Error, Screen messes up on boot but works in safe mode, Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by wesf90, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. wesf90


    Aug 12, 2012
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    I've recently crashed and re-installed Windows XP on my Dell M4300. Completely removing all old data. After installing windows, I updated everything via Windows Update so that everything is good to go.

    Now, when I startup windows xp, I get the normal Win XP splash screen:

    After it loads, the screen immediately changes to this:

    And it will stay that way until I manually shut it off. Upon turning it back on, the exact same thing happens. Notice that the messed up screen always looks differently: (notice the different colors)

    However, I can start up in safe mode just fine! No problems whatsoever!

    What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
    wesf90, Aug 12, 2012
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