i want to do a virus scan in safe mode. however, i have an lcd screen that i added some years ago to my setup (which originally was a CRT), and it does not operate in safe mode. A small box with a resolution number floats about the screen. can i uninstall the lcd screen driver temporarily and substitute a VGA driver, for example. VGA works on my LCD, although not very good, but good enough for me to do my safe mode virus scan.
sony vaio pcv-rs850, HmEdtn XP, samsung lcd monitor
I resolved the issue in the end by looking to other sites on the web. I went to msconfig, and selected safe mode and vga mode there, rebooted and then got the desired result >> my lcd screen now functional in "VGA mode" and my operating system in "safe mode". From there, I ran my anti-virus and anti-malware programs from safe mode as recommended. My intent for doing this was to counter SLOW computer performance, and I wanted to rule out virus and malware as the cause. It turns out they were not the problem. I managed to speed up my computer somewhat by removing un-needed Services and Start-ups, but my old XP computer remains slow (over 2 minutes from boot to working, unfettered cursor).