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By Chester Peterson ·
I have an IBM aptiva 380mhz, 128mb, 4gb, win 98.
I installed a game onto the system which it didnt like (error messages). I unistalled the game and still had problems. I used the snapshot that comes with IBM to recall good registry from 1 week previous and now the PC will only boot in safe mode.
What can I do?

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by TheChas In reply to only boots in safe mode

Un-installing the game may have damaged one of the files or registry settings for your video card.

Start by setting your display settings to 16 color 640*480 mode in safe mode (this is the safe mode default)
Right click on an open area of the desktop,
select properties, and click on the settings tab.
Click apply.

Upon reboot, you should be able to boot into "normal" mode.

Go to device manager, and look for errors. ("?" "!")
Re-install the drivers for any device that has an issue.
When I have a driver concern on my systems, I start by installing the latest chipset driver for the motherboard.
Then, DirectX (Microsoft)
Followed by the video card and monitor drivers.

This usually corrects boot errors caused by bad un-install programs.

Chas

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by pmirlekar In reply to only boots in safe mode

press f8 when windows start & select step by step .check at what point it hangs

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by RCOM In reply to only boots in safe mode

Stevie,
Please provide a more information.

Would like to know what game?
What video and sound card?
How far does computer boot?
Does it stop responding, go into blue screen of death and any error message?

As Chas stated, the video driver was probably corrupted by the install or uninstall of the game. May have been a non-supported patch. Speaking of Direct X, some of the games install versions of direct X and often people don't pay attention to the choice to do so or not. If it's anolder version then problems will occur.

This would be a good time to get lastest version of video drivers and Direct X.

AS most people know pc gaming requires more resources than allmost any other software. Also they can be very hard to setupto run correctly. Before purchasing games I suggest going online to the games support page to get system requirements see what video and sound cards are supported and any known issues with any other software or components.

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