Windows looks like it's in Safe Mode, but isn't....

Hello. I've been having problems with my Windows 7 since about a month ago. It would work perfectly fine until after 2 hours of it being on, the display would change to something that appeared to be a much older version of Windows, and my internet would stop working. I dealt with this for a few weeks, and then one day my computer wouldn't get past the startup screen. I tried system restore and my computer finally was able to get past the startup screen, but would go to a black screen. I then attempted CHKDSK, and although everything started up regularly, my desktop now looks almost exactly like Safe Mode (black background, old display) except with the normal display size, and I cannot open up the internet, and certain application and services. I rebooted into the actual Safe Mode, and then rebooted back to it's regular setting, but to no avail. I am positive that my computer is not in Safe Mode. Has anybody else ever had this problem, and know how to solve it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1 answer Last reply
More about windows safe mode
  1. How old is your graphics drivers?
    Check your graphics for dust etc, clean and replace.
    Check device manager for yellow exclamation marks.
Ask a new question

Read More

Safe Mode Windows 7