"Test Mode" written on all four corners of the screen...

For some time now I have some problems with my Windows Vista 64 bit.

On all four corners of my monitor I have text “ Test Mode” written. And at the top center it says, “Microsoft (R) Windows (R) (Build 6002:Service Pack 2)” on screen.
• Windows doesn’t go to sleep either from start menu or by selecting a power plan.
• When PC boots from cold just as the boot completes I get BSOD, when it restarts it boots OK.

I haven’t had any hardware changes lately, though I regularly update my Windows. I have also installed new software (mostly music editing).
Other software I have:
I have Norton Internet Security 2009 installed (had no problems with it).
I also have Norton SystemWorks installed. I usually use it for clean ups.

Anybody know about the “Test Mode” thing? How can I cancel this “Test Mode” thing?
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  1. U are using an evaluation copy of vista :)
  2. Thank you for the answer, but as far as I know it's a licensed version. And I have been using it without any problems for more than 1 1/2 years. I think something triggers this "test mode".
  3. from the bulid version you have a test copy of vista you will need to use an oem or retail copy to get rid of this
  4. I think the problem is something else...
    I have found this and will try it at home tonight:
    http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/114249-how-turn-off-test-mode-vista-x64-ultimate.html

    Hopefully if I can solve it, I'll focus on the sleep problem:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63567-power-options-sleep-mode-problems.html
  5. At home, I right clicked CMD and selected to run as administrator.
    At the dos prompt I typed bcdedit /set testsigning off. It prompted back, "The operation completed successfully." I re-started the PC and the"test mode" texts were removed. It worked!

    Now I will concentrate on the sleep problem... :(
    Thank you very much for your response fowang...
  6. hmm sleep problem can be fixed with sp2 but thats if you have not installed it, i know that some hardware out there has a problem with it ie network card etc
  7. Kursun said:
    I think the problem is something else...
    I have found this and will try it at home tonight:
    http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/114249-how-turn-off-test-mode-vista-x64-ultimate.html

    Hopefully if I can solve it, I'll focus on the sleep problem:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63567-power-options-sleep-mode-problems.html



    I'm haveing same problem. how do I fix it?
  8. You mean the "test mode"?
    Well I did explain how I got rid of it...
    open a dos command window and just type
    bcdedit /set testsigning off
    and enter. Then reboot computer.

    I'm still working on the sleep problem.
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