ok cheers implausible this seems to have work both are now working
1 question do i have to continue running in safe mode or should this have cleared the prob?
Well safe mode sets the game at the lowest values. If your video card is in the middle or on the lower end of the system requirements you might be able to bump up some of the settings but not all of them. I would slowly scale up these options and if you run into issues go back to safe mode.