Archive for December 31st, 2007

Vista Reduced Functionality Mode nightmare…

…or what I learned over the weekend

This entire saga starts Thursday morning. I was able to get about three hours of work in when I felt the need lo reboot my computer.

When my computer came back up, I found myself in “Reduced Functionality Mode.” I didn’t even know what reduced functionality mode was until this happened to me Since I have to expect that you don’t either, I’ll explain.

RFM (not to be confused with RTFM. which I should have done when I got this computer) is a state you can end up in for one of several reasons which I’ll cover next.  You get a blank screen with a couple dialog boxes on them and no explorer interface.  You also get one hour before you are logged out.

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