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Problems starting XP in safe mode

Q: Problems starting XP in safe mode

Hi there, I'd really appreciate some help on this.

When I try to start XP in safe mode, I tap f8 as usual, and that's all fine - it brings to me the screen where I can select safe mode etc. I do this.

It then seems to be loading something (lots of lines of writing, yes I know I'm not being very technical) but gets stuck when the line:


appears....it just doesn't do anything after this point, even when left for many minutes. I have to restart the computer then.

Would be very grateful if someone could shed some light on this problem and help me with a solution, thank you

Preferred Solution: Problems starting XP in safe mode

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Problems starting XP in safe mode

Does it boot all the way into Windows though?
If yes read here:

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I started having problems with my computer after I moved it (it's always been a bit funny about being moved). When I turned it on it would get to the windows screen and then the monitor would turn off, although I could hear my desktop and stuff loading up normally. Could this have been a problem with my graphics card getting dislodged or something?

So I started it in safe mode, and that worked fine, so I just thought I could use that until I could get some advice about the problem loading windows normally. THEN, the next time I came to turn it on in safe mode it loaded but got stuck at a screen full of words, the last ones being mup.sys. So I've searched on google about this and there's loads of different advice, like unplugging usb cables and disabling POST (i think that's what it said). I did both of these but it hasn't helped.

What should I do? Are these two things related or will the mup.sys thing fix itself if I fix the original problem or something?

please help!

A:problems with safe mode starting

Maybe see if your hunch is correct... check inside for loose cards/cables/dust etc,.

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I am having a problem with a laptop, I am getting a blue screen when starting in normal mode, but if I start in safe mode it starts up and logs in fine.

I am not being told what is causing a problem, just to uninstall any new programs/hardware, but nothing has been installed at all.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks for any help :)

A:Starting up fine in safe mode but blue screen with normal mode

Go here Windows Vista/7 BOSD Posting instructions follow all instructions to the letter, using all tools illustrated. Then proceed to the next steps by posting your logs. Keep your posts and logs (logs mini dumps etc...) in BOSD, App crashes, and hangs.

Be patient they get a lot of inquires. Someone will be along to help you.

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XP sp3 4 gb ram'

I got a bogus PC Scan virus which cripple my computer:
The desktop was wiped clean of all files.
The quick launch vanished
Internet was disabled

The PC Scan icon appeared in the clock tray. I got bogus warning about buying their product to fix the problems.

I tried to restart in Safe Mode and got the BSOD after the Windows flashscreen appeared at startup.

The tried to restart in normal mode and i got the BSOD.

I disconnected all hardware and tried to restart in safe mode and in normal mode several times and every time I get the BSOD.

I don't know if the PC Scan virus caused the BSOD or not.

I am able to startup from a bootdisc, but the only option is to reinstall Windows

My data is backed up but I would like to recover files from the desktop and program files.

What are my options.

A:[SOLVED] BSOD when starting in normal mode and safe mode

Hi dzz and welcome to TSF,

At this point, considering we cannot acces the operating system, you're left with two options.

1. Perform a System Repair. Boot from the installation DVD and choose "Repair my system". Choose to repair any faults found automatically.

2. A complete reinstallation of your operating system.

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When I try to start my comp. in safe mode I get an "input not supported" box floating around the screen.The hard drive sounds as if it still loading but I never am able to really tell.It starts fine normally but I'm having printer problems and need safe mode to correct them i.e. deleting everything and reinstalling.Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.I'm running XP SP2 with all updates.I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with an Acer monitor.

A:Starting In Safe Mode

I'm pretty sure it has to do with your screen resolution. While this box is floating around, can you still see your icons and stuff? or is the box floating around a blank screen

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hey guys,

so this is a strange issue and any ideas would help and ill try anything here.

So i start up this laptop and the hp screen comes up and loads, then it goes to the safe mode option screen, and no matte what option i choose (even last known good config.) windows begins to load, then it shows an error for literally like .1 of a second then goes back to the hp splash screen. in regular mode it loads the winxp splash screen and the bar goes through once then stops at the beginning again (then i see this split second error screen) the back to the hp splash.

this has me confused because i tried doing an xp repair from disc and it said no HD was found (yet somehow i can get the xp splash screen). I did a HD check in the bios and it came out good on both tests, i tried to access the recovery partition from the hp screen and it doesnt recognize the hotkey (ive tried em all).

A:Not starting even in Safe mode

When did this start happening? Did you recently install a new driver or encounter a virus?

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I need to irradicate a virus and in order to do so, I have to start in safe mode. I used the Help and Support feature of XP to find out how. The instructions state "When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8". This information is incorrect, so I'm back to square one. Can you please tell me how to accomplish this task? Thank you.

A:Starting XP in safe mode

Take a look here,it may be of some help http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=4&Src=sec_doc_nam

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Computer has been acting up for a few days, programs not responding, clicking links to internet web page searchs can't find page but copying and pasting address opens page. Downloaded and installed windows update and restarted computer. Now it continues to restart. Screen comes up with options for starting in safe mode etc., but the "start normally" option is highlighted and the up and down arrows won't work, nor with the function buttons.

What can I do??

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I am running Win 7 64 bit and would like to start in Safe Mode to run a security scan. The problem My keyboard is bluetooth so there is no way I can restart and push F8 and get an option for Safe Mode prior to Windows starting up in normal mode. I understand this can be done from the command prompt and am willing to try but I am not really an advanced user. Any ideas????? Thanx
Worked like a charm. Yes, MalwareBytes and Security Essentials. Thanks again. Please excuse, I don't know how to reply only to you.

A:Starting Win 7 in Safe Mode

How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode Through System Configuration (msconfig)http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html(Method Two in the tutorial)This will set Windows 7 to start into Safe Mode until you set it back to the normal boot mode in step 2 of the tutorial.Hope this helps, let us know.Edit to add: would like to start in Safe Mode to run a security scanHope you're not planning to run that scan with your Anti-Virus prog, it won't run in safe mode. MalwareBytes, perhaps??

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I would appreciate any advice on starting my compute in safe mode. I have a System Tools Virus and am trying to follow the directions on how to fix it, but my computer will not let me get into safe mode. I have tried restarting it while pushing F8 and going to the start menu, selecting run, opening msconfig, but nothing happens. I have malwarebytes on my computer, but I am not able to open anything.

Please Help!

A:I need help starting my xp in safe mode

Good Evening,

This is what I found here on BC. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-floppy-boot-disk-in-windows/ You need a boot disk.

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I need to start is laptop in safe mode, but everything I've read is telling me to press F8 on startup, but the only Options I have available are F2 for Setup and F12 for Boot Menu. The system I am running is as follows:

Dell Latitude X300
Windows Xp Professional
640Mb RAM
Intel Centrino 1.6 GHz
64Mb Integrated Graphics

Is there an alternative method to starting in safe mode sing those options?

A:Starting in Safe Mode

Pressing f12 for the boot menu should bring up boot options such as safe mode and others.

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I try to start Windows Xp in safe mode and I get this Message
stop: c00000139 {entry point not found}
the procedure entry point rtlextendheap could not be located in the dynamic link library ntdll.dll.
Can you help me?

A:Starting in Safe Mode

The system boots normally?
Why are you trying to boot in safe mode?
System manufacturer and model?

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About 3 months ago I was having problems with viruses. I thought I got rid of them but ever since then I'm still not able to start my computer in safe mode...I get the 'blue screen of death" with the error STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x80537009, 0xF7C635, 0xF7C63204).

About 2 weeks ago I began getting the error message " Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly". During one of those reboots Checkdisk began running automatically, I remember that it stated the "volume is dirty" and that it deleted some files and repaired or replaced some orphaned files. For the last week I haven't gotten the DCOM Server error again.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Donmat at 15:02:45.50 on Sat 01/16/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11

============== Running Processes ===============

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://safesearch.cyberdefender.com/smallsearch.html
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uStart Page = hxxp://att.yahoo.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride =
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEH... Read more

A:No starting in Safe Mode

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When i log in to my computer everything seems to run as normal. However once everything has started up and i try to uninsatall anything i get a message telling me that my computer is in safe mode.

I spotted the problem as my virus checker's realtime protection will not work. Wheni tried to reinstall it i was told i was in safe mode.

Can anyone help me solve this without formating my harddrive and starting again?

A:Windows Xp Is Starting In 'safe Mode'

Go to Start and click on Run, type in msconfig and click on OK. In the window that opens click on the tab BOOT.INI, does the /SAFEBOOT box have a check mark in it? If it is uncheck it.

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Since last April I have been trying to install Service Pack 1 without success. Today I tried again and got to 18% of Stage 1 in configuration before the system reverted. I then decided to try and install it while in safe mode (though I didn't think this would make any difference. I pressed F8 at the appropriate time and selected Safe Mode. 45 minutes later the computer was still thinking and, though my screensaver was up, nothing was happening.

I cold-booted the computer so I could make the post.

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We cannot start any (malwarebytes antimalware, superantispyware, spybot) antispyware in safe mode. Normal mode doesn't work so what can we do.
The disk is allready scanned on another computer and cleaned but of course not in the registry.
Xp home, 2.8Ghz, 2GB mem.
Thanks in advance.

A:starting antispyware not possible in safe mode

What happens when you try to run them? Error? Nothing?A good "trick" is to outsmart the malware that may thwart attempts to run things by the name of the executable, so outsmart it.For MBAM, locate and rename mbam.exe to something like jose.exe and see if jose.exe will run.If the software won't even install, rename the installation executable because it can recognize that too.Hopefully, they have not caught on to me yet.

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trying to repair a computer across the net, following the "computer gone slow" guide as well as with advice from others on another (non-computing!) forum - however really I need to start running all the various anti-spy/mal/virus apps in safe mode. (xp home)

How do I do this, is it worth attempting if I can, or am I just going to have to bite the bullet and get in the car?

A:Starting In Safe Mode - With Web Enabled?

When the computer first starts begin pressing F8 and continue till the black page with white lettering a and Safe Mode shows. There will be three choices.

Safe Mode

Safe Mode With Networking

Safe Mode with Command Prompt

If you wish to use the Internet you will want the Networking option.

Good luck.

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Hi guys

When I start windows I get a blue screen telling me that it failed to load because of new hardware or software. Then I restart and it says sorry windows failed to load and gives me the option to start windows in safe mode. I start it that way and then I can usually restart it and it will load properly.

I haven't added any new hardware in quite awhile so I'm not sure what's wrong with it.

Here's a hijackthis log not sure if it'll help or not.

Thank You!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:56:02 PM, on 6/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://home.peop... Read more

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I had a trojan that my AVG quarenteened but now 2 days later my computer starts up with a screen that ask me which mode I would like to start in. I have never had this problem. I have Windows XP. If there is anything else you need to know I will be happy to get it to you!


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For years now I've been unable to start in Safe Mode because a windows file keeps freezing.

(My PC runs Windows Vista Home Premium x64)

I've tried to repair it many times even with a spc /scannow which results in corrupt file(s) but unable to fix.

Recently I rebooted my PC setting it to it back to the default settings and STILL I cannot open in Safe Mode...it gets stuck at the same place.

Has anyone else experienced this?
What was done?


A:PC freezes when starting in Safe Mode

Any problems in regular mode?

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I am trying to put a check in the safe mode when going to msconfig  but it is in gray and it will not allow a check to be marked in there.  Do you have to change the windows recovery console to another  option  to  get  the  safe mode  box to allow a  check in there?
It will not allow me to enter  safemode  when  clicking F8 before  windows boots  up..it keeps  going in a loop  saying windows encountered  some  problem  and  says  something about a recent  hard ware   change.

A:trouble starting xp in safe mode

Reset CMOS. Then try F6. Some computers (Like Dell) do not work with F8.

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Since last April I have been trying to install Service Pack 1 without success. Today I tried again and got to 18% of Stage 1 in configuration before the system reverted. I then decided to try and install it while in safe mode (though I didn't think this would make any difference. I pressed F8 at the appropriate time and selected Safe Mode. 45 minutes later the computer was still thinking and, though my screensaver was up, nothing was happening.

I cold-booted the computer so I could make the post.

A:Starting In Safe Mode: Problem

Use the 'stand alone' SP1 installation on this page:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enFollow all of the instructions.

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Hi, I just upgrade it my pc from window xp to window 7 and my pc doesn't start up and not even in safe mode, I changed the boot to start from cd drive and then from hard disk and not responding and the pc run for hours with window start.

Now I can't even downgrade to xp anymore as it not running the from cd .
Any solutions will appreciate .

A:Pc not starting up window and not even in safe mode

First, did you do a clean install of the the operating system? (formatting the hard drive and installing a fresh copy of windows 7? do you have compatible hardware/ software drivers? To me it seems like a compatibility issue or something went wrong during the install process.

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Hi guys,

Whenever I try to turn my computer on, it passes the Bios screen and the "Starting Windows" screen with the windows logo animation, but then goes black for 15 seconds and reboots.

I can boot up fine in safe mode. I've tried Startup Repair, chkdsk /r /f, and System Restore to no avail. I even tried what someone suggested on a forum by choosing selective startup in MSConfig and disabling all services but system services, but I got the same black screen & reboot.

I've tried to do a repair install but I can't do it from the disk and I can't do it from safe mode.

Anybody have any ideas? I know it can't be too big because windows safe mode works and all my files are there. My Ubuntu partition is working fine as well.

Running Windows 7 64Bit on an Alienware m9750 (yes Alienwares suck, I know)

I really appreciate any help.

A:Safe mode works, Starting Normally does not

Worst case scenario would be a virus. My old XP machine had a similar issue, where it showed the loading screen but then just restarted itself. These were in the days where I didn know about Linux, so you can probably still recover your data. By system restore, you mean the windows thing that goes back in time? If so, oh dear :/
Best thing I could recommend is fully delete any new stuff that you think may have causes it, and if possible, try and get Microsoft security essentials to run in safe mode to scan for viruses.

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I just tried to start my computer in Safe Mode with Networking and found I could not do it. The option is there but after I select it and it lists all the things that have loaded, it just stalls and does not go any further. I can start it up in regular Safe Mode but not with networking.

Does anyone know how I can get it to boot into this or even why I cannot?

The reason I was wanting to start it in that is because my virus program is never able to scan the boot sector and I thought maybe it would be able to in Safe Mode, but it will only run in Safe Mode with Networking. Does anyone know if it will scan it in Safe Mode with Networking or do they just not scan the boot sector even though the program has that option?

Also, the boot virus detection on my Asus motherboard has always been set to disable, is that the best setting or should I enable it? Since my virus scan is never able to scan the boot sector I was thinking I should enable that, but I don't know so I thought I would ask.

Thank you to everyone who will help.

A:Starting XP in Safe Mode with Networking

Hi,I just tried to start my computer in Safe Mode with Networking and found I could not do it. The option is there but after I select it and it lists all the things that have loaded, it just stalls and does not go any further. I can start it up in regular Safe Mode but not with networking. Does anyone know how I can get it to boot into this or even why I cannot?The reason I was wanting to start it in that is because my virus program is never able to scan the boot sector and I thought maybe it would be able to in Safe Mode, but it will only run in Safe Mode with Networking. Does anyone know if it will scan it in Safe Mode with Networking or do they just not scan the boot sector even though the program has that option?Would you please clarify which mode you can boot into?What are you running these scans with?

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The times are bad...really really bad...

because of some serious spyware/malware/virus issues .. my homepage was changed to a fake ""trying to load an unsafe page internet security at risk"" message which had a link that led to m? an antivirus site..

i installed spyware doctor to take care of it.. and i noticed while i was doin the scan there was a window tht popped up which had a fake message abt not havin any security..

anywyas.. after i restarted my computer.. everythign slowwed down and then jus stopped.. the mouse can be movied.. but nuin else happs.. i cant click on anything.. and do anything...

this kept getting wors with every restart and now its at a point where my desktop is a white screen and i can see the taskbar with the start bbutoon and nuin happns

so i decided to go into safe mode and thts when the shock came


nuin happns after AFTER THE BLACK SCREEN with safe mode writen on all corners comes...

please tell me what i can do..

thnk you so much

A:Vista Safe Mode not starting

i used the vista restore cd... used the system restore feature and restored the system to an earlier date..

now my start up is really reallly slow.. after teh start up application loads.. the computer jus hangs for abt 2 minutes.. adn then everything goes to normal....

by the way.. thnks so much for ur help.. on my first post..

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Okay, i am running windows xp, I played game on the computer and when it timed out the screen looked like it was in safe mode. It had all the icons big like it does during safe mode. There is nothing on the screen though that says safe mode. I tried restarting and hitting F8 and it says it is starting normally, not safe mode. So this may be some crazy video card mess up or something but i'm not sure. Thanks in advance for the help.

A:Windows Xp Looks Like Its Starting In Safe Mode

The first thing to do is to try updating your video drivers. If you don't know how to get them, let us know the exact make and model of your system and we'll see if we can locate them for you.

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my sons window vista computer starts up in safe mode and displays Techguys v4.8 it displays a menu saying:
1. start microsoft windows repair enviroment
2. reinstall windows
3. advanced options
4. exit and restart computer
All of which do nothing and so computer is none usable as cannot get passed this part. Tried looking for solutions but found nothing, can anyone help to solve this.

A:vista keeps starting up in safe mode but still cannot use computer

Click on the start button bottom left and type msconfig then hit <enter>. Go to the boot
tab and uncheck the Safe Boot option.

Safe Mode

See if that helps

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I know how to enter safe mode when in Windows 10.  What about after pressing the power button? I read somewhere f8, but that did not work.

A:How do I enter safe mode in Windows 10 when starting the com...

jwblue Here are the instructions you need: Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 ForumsGood Luck

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ok well i just moved into my on campus apartment at school that was built horrendously in the 1970's... there's one 2 socket outlet in the whole room which i guess has a weak current. i plugged in my computer and other peripherals through a surge protector and within 2 days, my computer got this nasty habit of just shutting right off wihtout warning. it took me a while to notice, but i saw that the fan on the back of the power supply wasnt spinning, and thought at first that it could just be dust. suffice to say i wasted a whole can of dust remover with little effect and actually got more use out of the little nozzle straw manually propelling the fan blades to get it to start spinning again.. once the fan started spinning the computer would run for a few hours and then do the same thing. after a few days of this, windows xp would prompt me to start up windows in safe mode, last good configuration or normally... last good configuration and normal config would just cause the computer to go right back through the booting up process with no result... i went on safe mode, chose the option to run chkdisk and it told me to restart... i restarted and tried to go back to safe mode, but the fan stopped spinning and it shut off again. frustrated, i unplugged my roommate's computer and plugged mine directly into the wall to see if it made a difference... it did, and the fan worked perfectly fine... this time however when i tried to load up safe mode, it got all the way to ... Read more

A:hanging problem starting safe mode on xp

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So yesterday the lights went out while I was using my computer. When they came back on, as I turned the computer on it asked how I would like to start windows. I selected to start it normally, but as it turned on it had the appearance like I was starting at safe mode. I restarted my computer to see if anything changed, but it continued this way.

It didn't seem to be a problem as I could still use my computer normally but then when I tried to use the cmd as an admin, I was met with a message that said:


The executable program that this is configured to run in does not implement the service.

It seemed that everything that included admin permission wouldn't start, as I tried many other programs and functions.

So I tried looking online to see if there was any way that I could make the computer not start in safe mode, and I ended up trying to enter in the msconfig but I was met with the same error message.

Does someone know the solution to this problem? Sorry if it's something simple, I just never really used safe mode before so I don't really know how to work it.

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My Dell laptop with Windows Vista build 6002 sp 2 won't fully start unless in safe mode. I have no restore points.

When I start Windows I can log in but then as the desktop and task bar are loading something happens and they stop fully loading.

I can move the mouse cursor but cannot click on anything. None of the keyboard keys do anything.

I've ran AVG in safe mode and it didn't find any viruses.

Is there anything else I can do in safe mode?

Many thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3033 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1293 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 137586 MB, Free - 23527 MB; E: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 8837 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

A:Locks up when starting - can only start in Safe Mode

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Using Windows XP Home and trying to start in Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key which brings me to a Boot Menu with no "Safe Mode" option listed. I can start in "Safe Mode" by going into the System Configuration Utility and selecting the BOOT.INI tab and putting a check mark at the /SAFEBOOT and then restarting my system, but I would prefer to tap a "F" key while restarting.

All the documents I read concerning starting in Safe Mode says to use the F8 key for Windows XP but it's not working on my system.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks ...

A:Solved: Starting In Safe Mode Options!!!

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I was removing programs & files which I deemed uneccesary on my brothers laptop. I then shutdown & now Im unable to start the laptop normally.

A:HP Pavillion dv9500 only starting in safe mode

Hi and welcome to TSF if it starts in safemode try doing a system restore to a date prior to the changes

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When trying to start XP Media Center 2005 in safe mode, it completes loading Mups.sys, the screen goes blank and flickers slightly like it's changing video modes, and i get a "BSOD"/blue screen (photo attached). The computer boots normally in XP when booted normally, and in Kubuntu 7.04/Feisty and Kubuntu 7.10/Gutsy when booted normally and in recovery mode. I suspect the problem may have to do with the failed install of the Netscape Activex Wrapper Plugin from buzzen.com which (supposedly) lets Gecko-based browsers run Activex scripts intended for IE7, but I'm not sure as I haven't used safe mode in some time. . I really don't want to have safe mode unavailable in case of a failure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: BSOD starting in safe mode

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Hi there pals!
Any idea how I can start my asus machine in safe mode?


This appears to be a duplicate of your topic here
to which I have replied

I have asked for this topic to be closed please reply on the other one

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Win7 Starter not starting unless in safe mode. tried doing a system restore but will not allow me to do so because its not activated.. but it will not allow me to activate the back up under safe mode.. stuck! please help

A:PLEASE HELP!! Win7 Starter not starting unless in safe mode

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What happens to the computer when you try to start it normally? Do you have the Windows 7 CD?

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I'm getting an error when starting Microsoft Word and it's forcing to start in safe mode. I already deleted the normal.dot but it still the same. I'm not sure if winword.exe is corrupted so what I did was, I reinstall Microsoft Office 2003 and it's the same. Please help! Thanks

A:Microsoft Word is starting in safe mode

Try uninstalling Office, then deleting the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX (where XX is most likely the number 11, but may also be 10.)

Then reinstall, and you should be OK.

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Hey there.
I don't know what happened. One minute everything is all fine and dandy. The next I get flashing blue screen with scary warnings and 'crash debugging' countdown or count up! I started the computer in safe mode and deleted any software and anything I have been downloading recently. It still won't budge.
And I need the PC to start in normal because I can't function in Safe Mode with networking (many features are blocked), I mean, who can?

Please anyone help?

A:BSOD every 4 minutes when starting normally - currently on SAFE MODE

Downloaded the BSOD Dump & System File Collection app (EXE file)
waiting for results.

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I was on my computer today (Win 7) and programs just started shutting down and the computer reset. The computer starts back up (Asus) and when it gets to the point where windows starts, the screen goes black and there is a blinking cursor line. Not buttons work at that point.

In my manual for the Asus and it says to select a boot device, press f8 when he Asus logo appears, to access Windows in Safe Mode press f8 after post. I start pressing f8 at all different times, but all I can get is the boot device menu or a blank screen.

I put in the WIN 7 disc and told it to do a startup repair - it says nothing is wrong. I try a system recover from a few days ago, and it has an error and can't do anything.

I was running Norton Virus and it didn't pick up anything before the crash, I also have Norton Ghost and I think I have a backup from a few days ago. But I can't seem to access anything.

I'm not too big of a computer nerd, so I'm out of ideas. Can I get any help?

A:Windows not starting - can't access Safe Mode

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

But if you're running Norton crapware and the original corrupt factory preinstall then I'd skip to rescuiing my files and doing the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the best practices and using the tools and methods which get and maintain a perfect Win7 installation based on tens of thousands we've helped with here..

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Hi there pals!
How can I start my asus machine in safe mode?
I'm a bit lost!


On post screen keep tapping F8 key

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I spent all day on Saturday using my laptop with no issues, and shut it down as normal. On Sunday morning it would not startup in normal mode, and I can only get into it using safe mode.

It's been suggested it might be to do with the graphics card.

Any tips welcome. Thanks.

- Laptop will only boot in safe mode (and safe mode with networking [haven’t tried the other safe mode option])
- Reaches the "please wait" screen, then hangs

Things I’ve tried so far (not necessarily in this order)
- when on hung screen - ctrl+alt+del does nothing;
- system restore x 3 (going back up to a week);
- removed battery for approx 1 hr;
- tried to open Windows Update, but will not open in safe mode (seemingly) so can't check for recent updates;
- had not added/amended any progs (that I know of) the day before when everything was fine;
- virus check (Avast) finds nothing;
- in msconfig - "normal mode" is checked for startup, tried disabling all startup progs which made no difference (at one point it was checked as “selective startup” but changing to “normal” and rebooting didn’t help;
- also tried msconfig>services>uncheck “network location awareness”>reboot (this seems to make it worse - instead of the “please wait” screen, I get the same blue/green Vista screen but without the “please wait” loading thing.

A:Toshiba laptop only starting in safe mode

some computer specs would be good

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I have this laptop for a year now and it didnt make me much trouble. Some blue screens sometimes, without reason (in no case i did exactly the same thing like last time) and i thought it happens to all of us. Today i was playing League of Legends and it was running really slow, i had no lag though, the internet was doing fine (i was using Facebook and other sites). So i tried to restart it but after my desktop disappeared the screen was black and didnt restarted. So i unplugged it. After i turned it on again, after the "Starting Windows" screen, in the middle of the screed was the mouse, i heard the Windows log in sound but the users screen with password or finger print reader didnt appear and the mouse was alternating with that circle that appears when loading, sometime even the blue background in the users screen but just for a second. Those 2 were alternating continuously and i unplugged it again and now i am writing to you from safe mode. I will attach the debug file and i hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your help!

A:Windows not starting, in safe mode says its BSOD

The driver causing your BSOD is the Intel Wireless Driver. Uninstall it or upgrade it.

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Hi - hope someone can help?Windows XP Home tries to start up - gets so far, then I get the following screen:We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this.Blah, blah, blahSafe ModeSafe Mode with NetworkingSafe Mode with Command PromptLast known Good ConfigerationStart Windows normallyRegardless of which option I choose, it just restarts & cycles back to this screen. I do not have any discs for this pc - 2nd hand.Any help will be seriously appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

A:Windows Not Starting - Will Not Allow Start-up In Safe Mode Either

Two things to try: first, boot from the Windows XP cd, and once in Windows setup it will tell you to press f2 if you want to repair your XP installation using Recovery Console. do this. Once in RcoveryConsole, choose your windows installtion and type chkdsk. This will check your HD for errors. Ifit finds any, your HD is probably bad, and is causing the eroor you keep getting. If it does not find any errors, type in fixboot. This will fix the bootsector on your HD. After this completes, type fixmbr. This will fix the master boot record on your HD. Once your done with these things, restart and see if you can get into Windows. If you still cannot get into Windows, boot from the windows cd again, and this time instead of going into recovery console, elect to install windows XP. It will search your HD for previous installations, and when it finds it it will give you the option of doing a repair installation. Do this. What this does is reinstalls all the system files, but leaves all your programs and files intact. This will certainly fix the problem, if the previous method did not.

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A couple of nights ago Windows requested to do some updates. It had 2/3 it automatically picked but I decided to look at the optional updates it recommended but didn't select. I went ahead and asked to install all of them. After restarting and rebooting computer since then my computer hangs/gets stuck on "Starting Windows". It's not a freeze I guess as the logo is still animated whilst booting but I've had it like that for 2 hours without success. I searched the issue up on google and it seems very common after windows updates (never happened to me before however) but every fix/solution suggested seem to vary drastically between HDD Fault/Motherboard dying/You downloaded something naughty etc, etc.

I can't make any progress on many of these "solutions" though. When pushing F8 upon boot and then selecting "Repair my computer" the screen will turn black and I will only be able to see a low quality cursor. The other route to many solutions was via safe mode but that doesn't load either anymore. I booted from safe mode successfully once, restored from a previous point on the 12th of February (maybe the last boot before the updates) and stupidly let windows shutdown and install the same updates again, I think. Since then it also gets stuck loading files.

Running Windows 7 Professional Edition

Any help is appreciated!

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", can't access repair mode or safe mode

Hi there Dougy282,

Do you have your Windows OS CD by any chance? If so, I recommend performing a "REPAIR-INSTALL" and see if that resolves this. You would definitely need your legitimate copy of Windows OS CD though.

Hope everything works out well for you and feel free to ask more questions, thank you.

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My Outlook 2007 refuse to start. I have tried to start the programme in the safe mode but with no luck.

Where do I go from here?

A:Solved: Outlook 2007 not starting in safe mode

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