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Old 01-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i tried to install a program and it told me that i might be running windows in safe mode

how can i check that???
and what is safe mode and how to access it

i have HP a400n
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you get into safemode by pressing F8. Do you see the version of window in the middle of the screen on top? what about the word safe moe in all 4 corners of the screen? you probably dont but if you are, thats what it will look like
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no i dont see anything
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well then your not in safemode
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you probably dont have the vid drivers installed, or at least 16bit color chosen (256 or something maybe selected). Check that, because if you run a program requiring at least 16bit, and it isn't set then it will error and saying something similar.
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