Got a bizarre problem here; Got a friend who's running XP but they can't get into safe mode because the screen just displays "Out of Range" when you boot into it.
Tried it on a few other LCD monitors, all have the same problem.
Now, Out of Range usually means the refresh rate or resolution is too high for the monitor, which isn't hard since LCDs have a pitiful range compared to CRTs, but even so all LCDs should be able to handle safe mode's VGA!
Anyway, dragged out an ancient 17" CTX CRT behemoth just to be thorough and lo and behold, the Safe Mode screen!
But instantly you can see things are not right - First of all, Safe Mode is deffo NOT running in VGA - At a guess it looks like 1280x1024.
Even more weird is that the big ol' CRT reports that it's running at 640x480@87Hz!!!
This should not be possible in safe mode!!
Did a Repair install, started off okay until the first reboot, then even Windows Setup was afflicted with the same problem.
Don't want to do anything too drastic as the system works just fine in non-safe mode, but has anyone come across this before?! Any suggestions on fixes??