Safe mode not being minimal Solved

  1. Posts : 48
    Windows of various sorts
       03 Dec 2016 #1

    Safe mode not being minimal

    Sorry for the crap title, I couldn't think of a better way to word it
    But anyway I'm having a strange problem on one of my computers, where when I boot into safe mode, the resolution is set to 800x600 as expected but all the drivers are loaded like a normal startup and the wallpaper isn't black like it should be. Basically, safe mode is booting normally except in a low resolution. Does anyone know what's going on?
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    Posts : 33,649
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18277
       03 Dec 2016 #2

    Hello yogalD, :)

    It sounds like you may have booted into "3) Enable low-resolution video" from Startup Settings instead of safe mode.

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help boot into safe mode.
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  3. Posts : 48
    Windows of various sorts
    Thread Starter
       03 Dec 2016 #3

    Nope, I definitely hit 4 instead of 3.

    Turns out it was my keyboard, I tried a PS/2 keyboard and it worked fine but for some reason hitting 4 on my main keyboard boots into low resolution video mode or whatever. Very strange.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,649
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18277
       03 Dec 2016 #4

    Odd, but I'm glad you got it sorted.
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