Safe Mode: Control Panel Freezes!


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Ken1943

Ken1943 has written on 6/30/2013 7:05 PM:


I uninstalled the driver and it went immediately to native resolution
(1600x1200, not what I had posted earlier).

I went to the Intel site and used their Driver Update Utility. Then
downloaded and installed a new driver than what I had before.

I restarted into normal mode and got the resolution that I had used
previously.

Restarted in Safe Mode and got exactly the same behavior: 1600x1200, no
desktop icons, and freezing when Itry to change the resolution.
Can you look up the specs of your monitor and see what resolutions it
supports. My only other thought is a conflict between monitor and video
"card" or the desktop is very small and off the screen somewhere and I
don't know what to do about that.
I have Intel graphics on this net book. when I right click on my desktop
and select screen resolution, I can go to 800x600. This is not in safe
mode.


KenW
 
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Ken1943

My monitors have a menu. Maybe reset it to default.
At this point another guess.


KenW
 
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Juan Wei

Ken1943 has written on 6/30/2013 8:25 PM:
Can you look up the specs of your monitor and see what resolutions it
supports. My only other thought is a conflict between monitor and video
"card" or the desktop is very small and off the screen somewhere and I
don't know what to do about that.
I have Intel graphics on this net book. when I right click on my desktop
and select screen resolution, I can go to 800x600. This is not in safe
mode.
"Not in safe mode" works perfectly for me, too.

I see a sliding scale of resolutions from 800x600 to 1920x1280 by steps.
I tried a few steps in between and they all work.

I cannot get to that sliding scale in Safe Mode.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Ken1943 has written on 6/30/2013 8:25 PM:

"Not in safe mode" works perfectly for me, too.

I see a sliding scale of resolutions from 800x600 to 1920x1280 by steps.
I tried a few steps in between and they all work.

I cannot get to that sliding scale in Safe Mode.
Because that is in the driver, which is not loaded in Safe Mode.

Actually, it may be that the driver is loaded in safe mode, but in a
safe mode of its own. In Windows, all video drivers are required to have
such a fall-back mode that amounts to the VGA mode or similar.
 
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Juan Wei

Gene E. Bloch has written on 7/1/2013 6:41 PM:
Because that is in the driver, which is not loaded in Safe Mode.

Actually, it may be that the driver is loaded in safe mode, but in a
safe mode of its own. In Windows, all video drivers are required to have
such a fall-back mode that amounts to the VGA mode or similar.
Well, you had better tell Intel that their driver violates that requirement!
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Gene E. Bloch has written on 7/1/2013 6:41 PM:

Well, you had better tell Intel that their driver violates that requirement!
They don't listen to me either :)
 
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Juan Wei

Ken1943 has written on 7/2/2013 12:28 PM:
But it should have been installed when he updated the video drivers.
Are you saying that the Intel HD Graphics drivers include one for VGA,
one that loads when in Safe Mode?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

But it should have been installed when he updated the video drivers.

KenW
Seems so, but clearly something is amiss :-(

Video card? Drivers? Monitor? Revenge of the gods?
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Ken1943 has written on 7/2/2013 12:28 PM:

Are you saying that the Intel HD Graphics drivers include one for VGA,
one that loads when in Safe Mode?
Indeed we are.
 
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Ken1943

Ken1943 has written on 7/2/2013 12:28 PM:

Are you saying that the Intel HD Graphics drivers include one for VGA,
one that loads when in Safe Mode?
Yes. What is make and model of your monitor ?


KenW
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Gene E. Bloch has written on 7/2/2013 2:11 PM:

And you think that somehow I downloaded a corrupt one?
Corruption happens.

A bit on your hard drive can change. A transistor or memory cell in your
motherboard's BIOS or your video card's BIOS can get messed up.

Or none of the above, and we just don't understand what is wrong.
 
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Juan Wei

Gene E. Bloch has written on 7/2/2013 5:28 PM:
Corruption happens.

A bit on your hard drive can change. A transistor or memory cell in your
motherboard's BIOS or your video card's BIOS can get messed up.
It's too consistent across reboots to be a random bit.
 
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