How to start in safe mode?


I have 2 hard drives, i have 2000 on this and XP on the other. a day ago i got a game from the net, I was just playing it and when i quit the display settings changed from the usual 1024 X 768 that i have on to 800 X 600, When i tryed to change back the settings it didnt work and the screen went black and then came on with the 800 settings.

I shut down my pc and now i think it is still trying to boot with the 1024 X 768 but is staying blank, But its not changing to anything i can see either. So i cant see anything at all, I know its booting cuz i hear the boot up music. How can i change it to somat i can see???

I dont have any access to the Xp hard drive using this 1. The settings are fine on this harddrive. I cant reinstall the drivers because i cant see anything at all, the monitor light just goes to orange.

I cant see nuthin in bios to let me change how it boots. plz help


This question was answered on February 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You need to start in the safe mode to do any changes by press f5 or f8 when the pc is starting the boot process then you may mak any changes you need to try right click on your desktop then go to properties and then settings make sure the settings are at 800 by 600 pixel and then click apply this might help

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 16, 2003