Windows screen become smaller when load in safe mode

By ashiu
Jun 15, 2005
  1. When my laptop is booted in safe mode for windows XP, the entire window becomes smaller instead of filling the screen. However when I boot it normally the window fills the entire screen. Moreover, when XP is loading, the loading screen also becomes smaller. Why is this happening?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    This is happening because a lower resolution than your LCD's native is used during Windows startup and in safe mode. The picture is not scaled to full size because you turned off the screen expansion feature in BIOS setup.
  3. ashiu

    ashiu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so how do i go about rectifying it?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Go to the place where you turned it off and turn it back on.. You have to press some key after turning on the laptop to get into the BIOS setup. Just look around there for some video/LCD settings.
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