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HELP - computer in error mode. How can I get it back to normal?
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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:49
Swedish to English
Apr 11, 2006

Can anyone help with this problem? I posted it some days ago but only got one reply. Additionally, the problem is slightly different in that the “restore system” option I thought I had is not there (message saying that a date to restore the system on is not available).
Problem: When booting up I forgot to connect the skart plug from my monitor and did so as everything was starting up. A friend said I was lucky not to damage my image card. Now I can only use the machine (10 years old, running Windows Millenium) in error mode. How can I get it back to normal, or is it time to get another computer?
I have tried to get to MSN Computer Central but it seems it’s not available.
Thanks for any suggestions,
Mike


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:49
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German to Spanish
Try this Apr 11, 2006

Press F8 during the start, you will (I hope) come in Save mode, then run Scan Disk.

But, if you can, buy a new one!


When business are running OK I prefer to spend the money in my equipment then to make a present to Hacienda

Good machines (and monitor, maybe 2?) and good connections (ADSL, WLAN, Skype, etc.) are very helpful to reduce working time.


Regards


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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Running Scan Disk Apr 11, 2006

Thanks for the advice Fernando, I'll try that, but as you say, I might be better off getting a new computer!
Mike


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xxxtlmurray
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Doubt you actually hurt anything Apr 11, 2006

In all my years of computing, starting at IBM in 1979, I have never heard of anyone damaging a video card by plugging in a monitor while the power was on. I really doubt that you damaged anything. However, if you did, it would only be the video card, which you can replace very easily for very little money.

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Enote  Identity Verified
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What is "error mode"? Apr 11, 2006

Is it VGA resolution (640x480x16 colors)?
If so, you can check selected videoadapter and display resolution
I never worked in Win Me...
These instructions are for Win 98
Power on -> F8 -> Save Mode -> Start -> Settings -> Control panel -> Display - >Settings
Check resolution and color mode. If you have VGA driver installed, you should change it for your actual videoadapter
-> Change Display type ->Change -> then select your videoadapter.


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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Feedback appreciated Apr 11, 2006

Thanks for the feedback you all. I'm taking home a sheaf of notes about System Restore and we'll see what I need to do.
Trouble about posting a solution - the query is way down the line by then. Still, people can check on a resolution of an issue by entering relevant keywords.
Thanks again,
Mike


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Maximiliano Jozami  Identity Verified
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Confusion Apr 12, 2006

Hi, I agree with the comment that suggests it is not possible to damage a computer by connecting the monitor to the video card while running, so that's not the problem. Anyway, you should format the HD and reinstall all the software. It is a brute solution, but it will work, and it is the best I can suggest since the description of the problem is pretty general. Other options: a) hire a technician; b) buy a new PC.
Regards,

Max


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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Option b Apr 12, 2006

Maximiliano Jozami wrote:

Other options: a) hire a technician; b) buy a new PC.


Hi Max,
I´ve decided on option b! Oddly enough I had it running normally last night having removed the Trados dongle, but this morning, nix. Well, I´ve had ten good years from it!
Mike


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