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Older laptop hangs at , Start windows normally , safe mode , safe w networking

Q: Older laptop hangs at , Start windows normally , safe mode , safe w networking

Hi Guys n Gals , my name is Mark , I have an old laptop I am trying to get going , it has never been online so its not a virus , and the cd rom does not work , and no USB sticks have ever been plugged in all it was used for was playing bejewelled the old one and windows games , not pad then kind of tasks . once shut down moved to new place , unpacked , it would not start up.   by this I mean ... the screen that shows up usually after a improper shut-down .... Safe mode ... Safe mode with network .....  Start windows normally ... that screen ...  no matter what selection I make it freezes there and I can no longer move or alt cntr del ... nothing works .. power button . also Its so old i cant figure out how to boot from usb as the cd rom does not work . I thought I figured it out , but it kept bringing me to the start normally ,,, safe mode ... safe mode with networking screen after 15 seconds of black screen , witch is the reason I thought it was working because generally when I boot other computers the screen goes black with the small flashing thing in the corner for a few seconds then starts booting windows , but this one brought me to that menu then froze ...   
here is a pic of the menu i speak of .
 ACER TravelMate 4000 Series MODEL: ZL1
Thank you very much for reading my post!

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Recently my dad's computer had a corrupted hive and boot.ini. Via this website, I was instructed to run a chkdsk /r while in the recovery console. Everytime I used his OS disk to get into the recovery console, it prompted me for a password and I didn't know it (nor could I leave it blank). I decided to use my OS disk from my computer and I could fix the problem. Now, though, everytime I startup the computer, it prompts me to start windows normally, in safe mode, in safe mode with networking... To give further information...on that same screen there is an option for Windows XP and Windows XP Home Edition. Don't know if that has something to do with it. They both work though when I press enter on either one. Could anyone help me stop the computer from prompting me??? Thank you for any help.

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Alright this is a family's laptop that is about 5 or even more years old...has windows xp on it dont know the exact one -.-...alright.

My sister has been using it and says she has never done anything to it...which i dont believe but anyways this computer will not boot up what so ever...everytime you power it on it goes to the screen that says unexpected error software/hardware problem yada yada yada...and then it gives you the options of boot in safe mode, safe mode networking, safe mode command prompt, last known good configuration...and none of those will work...we do have the recovery disks to wipe it but are trying to find a better way if possible...and when you try to load into any of the safe mode choices it stops at multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys...will stay at that for about 5-10 mins and then just turn off...if you try to just do normal mode or last known configuration it just acts like it loads with the windows and the little green loading bar then shuts off...the more i type the more i think the harddrive is toast but im new and learning so i probably could be wrong. Just looking for suggestions =)

Oh and this pc will run very hot...so if its a hardware issue i would not be surprised.

A:HP Pavilion will not boot in safe, safe w/networking, safe command or in normal mode

I'm heading to work now ill be back later tonight so just post suggestions and i will try them. =)

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Hello, I'm hoping someone would be able to help me resolve this so that I can avoid having to reinstall Windows. Here's the situation: my laptop suddenly cannot boot up anymore; it usually hangs when the "Please wait..." dialog shows up with the text "Windows is starting up...", but sometimes it goes as far as the login prompt, then hangs after I enter my credentials and press Enter. When it hangs I cannot even move my mouse cursor. I can only think of two things I did out of the ordinary that created this mess:
I installed the driver for the Turtle Beach AudioAdvantage Micro USB stick audio card before my PC started hanging. However, after I installed the driver I was forced to reboot, and my computer rebooted just fine.
I closed my laptop's lid to put it in sleep mode while MyDefrag (formerly JkDefrag) was running. I have done this in the past without any issues, but this time when I exited sleep mode my computer was hanging, so I forced a reboot. This trouble started after I rebooted.

I am able to boot up in Safe Mode, but not Safe Mode with Networking, which leads me to think that maybe some network related drivers got corrupted. Some more info on my setup:
I have Windows XP Pro SP3 installed (v5.1.2600)
I have Avira AntiVir and Comodo Firewall installed
I am not using Hibernation
Audio: SigmaTel STAC9751
Graphics: Intel 945 GMS
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 GMS Express
Netcard: Realtek RTL8101L
Wifi: Intel PRO/wireless 3945

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Model: HP g7-2204sd
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
HDD swapped for SSD
So my father's laptop has been working without problems for 3 years now up until now. 
It will no go beyond the "starting windows" loading screen and when I try to boot it in safe mode it will hang on loading "classpnp.sys".
After maybe a 100 reboots it started and it worked for a while only to crash again showing a bsod (of which I have a picture) which I hope will help some. 
I have already tried multiple fixes from the internet by looking up things like "safe mode freezes on classpnp.sys" but none of them have worked. 
startup repair says there is nothing it can repair.
I will try to add a bsod dump if I can get it to boot again.
Your thoughts are very much appreciated. Many thanks!

A:Windows 7 laptop not startig, hangs on classpnp.sys when loading safe mode

I see that you had swapped the HDD with SSD. Did you reinstall the OS using a disk. Or you have a separate recovery partition ?
If you have an OS disk, you can boot from it and perform in-place upgrade.

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I'm new here and in hopes of getting this resolved. I just installed the new Norton Systemworks 2005 and rebooted after installation. When the boot screen got up to the blue screen with the Windows XP logo before displaying the login names where you put in your password, it just stops. I restarted a few times and waiting a few more times thinking it may need to 'finish' installing. But each time gave the same results. Finally, I went in with 'Safe Mode' and got in with no problems. Tried again in normal mode after looking around for any obvious problems (none found)... back to square one. Tried again in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and it failed like normal mode so I suspected a networking problem??? The last thing I tried which made me mad is that I tried to uninstall Norton Systemworks in 'Safe Mode' and that failed!! Anyone in these forums know the cure? :dead:

A:Unable to get to login screen, works in Safe Mode but in Safe Mode w/ Networking

Just a thought

Start \ Run \ msconfig \ diagnostic startup
disable any services attached to your most recent install and restart
should get warning next boot about using msconfig, its ok
One key service that needs to be available is the installer service
Try the uninstall, if doesn't complete
Try the uninstall string in the registry only if you know what you are doing


Under it you will see a list of installed programs. Some don?t show up as words but you can figure out what they are by looking at their values. What you are looking for is the uninstall string. Double click that key as if you were going to modify its value. Do a CTRL + C to copy and then exit the registry editor.

Go to START \ RUN and paste the uninstall sting and hit enter. This should launch the uninstall.

Just a thought though as I am not infront of a test system at the moment. You should research this a little further so you have a clear understanding of what you can and can't do with msconfig.

or simpler yet


Start \ Programs \ Access. \ System Tools \ System Restore

Select restore point prior to install of whats giving you the problem.

Again, Good Luck

PS If you try to install it again, turn of antivirus and other open programs etc..

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When I boot into the safe mode and log onto to either the Administrator or my user accounts, it does go into safe mode fine, but when I try to either do a shutdown or a restart, it just hangs on the windows XP shut down screen and with the hard drive lite on steady too. So then I need to do a "hard off" by pressing and holding the PC power button. It does work just fine from booted into regular windows for a shut down or a restart. I have a Gateway desktop from spring 2006, with a AMD Athlon64, 3700, 2 GB memory, XP Media Center Edition.

A:hangs on safe mode re-start

I use a USB optical type mouse, can not using a standard PS2 type mouse connection cause this hung on a re-boot issue ? I did try switching the video from digital DVI, to the standard VGA analog connection with my LCD monitor, but the problem still occured.

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Hello ladies and gents , im having a problem with my emachine T1120. It starts up and goes through the welcome screen then goes to bios settings , I click on "start windows normally" and enter it and the machine runs right back to the original bios screen , cant figure, unplugged and pressed the power button several times plugged in same result, why? I added no new hardware or software just turned it on and wa la

A:Win.xp emachine starts and runs safe mode, safe mode with networking

hello and welcome to BleepingComputer,,
     this is reminiscent of BIOS settings that need to be reset to default. you can do this by using that option in BIOS. do you see the option there? 
if this pattern exists after BIOS reset, then there are other XP level options to try like console command /sfc scannow and chkdsk /r
 not to long ago, i was dealing with a PC that was doing this same thing, and it was the hard drive (SATA) protocol setting in BIOS, it had to be set to IDE.
one more thing, this could be blue screen error that isn't halting, just looping boot. is there an option at the boot screen (the one with the safe mode options) about halting on errors?

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This morning we had a power outage and when I turned my computer back on, it would not boot. I tried several times to hard boot, with no luck. Then I tried safe mode. Ran an antivirus scan and it showed malware and several infections which it cleaned. The computer still would not boot normally. I then ran chkdsk, still would not boot normally. I have ran malware bytes, registry repair and the registry defrag program as well as done a disk clean up. It still will not boot in normal mode.
Since my last problems that you helped me with, I have upgraded to a broadband internet connection and have a home network. The 2 other computers on the network are fine.
A week ago, I had purchased Avast internet security and had problems immediately. It would not allow me to connect to the internet. That was uninstalled and I went back to the free Avast antivirus, Zone alarm and Spyware blaster. I was very unhappy with Avast customer service and support iYogi and decided I did not want Avast on my computer at all. I have since downloaded PC tools free antivirus. Once I have my computer operational again, I am open to suggestions.
Fortunately, I did not change anything on the other 2 computers. Just mine.
Running Windows XP 3 .
Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] computer will not boot except in safe mode or safe mode with networking.

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

the outage may have damaged the psu

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Hello, I am having a lot of problems with a new computer that was given to me. But the main thing that I need help with right now is getting my computer to start in safe mode with networking. It will not boot in regular mode. It will go to regular Safe Mode but when I try to go to safe mode with networking it just loads and never boots up. You know I get the black screen with all the writing, like it does when you load safe mode but it stays there and never starts up. I have even left it overnight to load with no luck. Can someone please HELP me????????

A:Computer won't start in Safe Mode With Networking!!

Get warranty help. A new computer should not have such problems.

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Hello all,

I am having trouble with my fiance's laptop computer with Windows XP Home SP2. I am not able to establish a connection to the internet so I cannot run any of the online scanning tools, however I scanned and cleaned the computer in safe mode with Spybot S&D which was installed on the computer. I tried to download and install via jump drive AVG Free 8 and a current version of SpybotS&D. Unfortunately the installations failed due to the lack of internet connection. I ran Hijackthis and saved this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:48:52 PM, on 7/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...lion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...lion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://bfirst.info/in.cgi?2&key=mobile+home+refinace
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Prog... Read more

A:Cannot start in normal mode or safe mode w/ networking.

Hello skate2him and welcome,

While I see the many infections present on the system, I'd prefer to see a more comprehensive set of logs before I begin.

As noted in the final step (Step 5) of our sticky topic IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help....

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to usb stick and transfer it to the Desktop of the infected computer.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
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Hey guys,

First I'd like to thank you for the help you've provided me to finding answers in the past. With any luck the hive mind here will be able to help me solve this new very frustrating problem, with is severly effecting my livelihood. Basically, as the title states, the computer I use for work, after I downloaded ALL of the windows updates I could, now hangs on start up, and at the crcdisk.sys file when attempting to boot into safe mode or any other kind of start up.

So far i've searched around online only to find a various responses about what may be the problem, however most of them I'm unable to attempt, and this is why. Many of them say to use the command prompt, by using the Vista OS CD. So I went ahead first and attempt to use it to use the "Repair Mode". The first time I did this, I got to where it asks me to select my OS, however, my OS wasn't listed, when I click "Load Hard Drive Drivers" or whatever, it listed a bunch of files, I have no idea what I'd select there, and so I thought I'd click back and see if it would show up, however, the whole deal froze.

After that, it wouldn't load to past a black screen with the mouse cursor showing, or the default vista background, and just sit there. So, after 50+ times of trying that, I decided I would try something where you hit F10, and bring up something along the lines of /option and type in /debug, I also removed my CMOS battery and then tried it agai... Read more

A:Vista hangs at start up, crcdisk.sys at safe mode.

If your OS isn't listed in the Repair screen, then most likely the hard drive has problems. I would start backing up things of importance.

Go here to download Ubuntu 10.04 ( There is a newer version, but I am going by my existing setup, so follow along and choose 10.04 ) http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download Save the iso file.

Then download ImgBurn from here: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Install ImgBurn and run it.

Choose "Write Image to Disc"

At the top of the Imgburn window, where it says "Source" click on the folder with maginfying glass icon; Then navigate to where you saved the ISO file.

Then click on the bottom area of the window depicting hd write to CD.

That should create the CD.

Now you want to boot with the CD on your PC. Check your BIOS so that it chooses to boot using the CD first. You are looking for the Boot menu, boot priority, or something along that line.

Once you boot into Ubuntu, pull down the Places pull down menu. Choose the ## GB Filesystem. That would be your hard drive. You will be able to see all folders in your drive. Now copy off the files you want to a USB memory stick.

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Please help! A couple of weeks ago many functions of my computer ceased to work all of a sudden. It was just after I'd used Photoshop for the first time in ages as I don't usually work from home any more. The program had been producing errors when loading ever since I installed an updated version of Cry Engine, which installed a plugin for PS, so might have been something to do with PS if that helps?

Here is a list of the issues, all began simultaneously:

Computer will not shut down properly - just hangs on the logging off screen.
Safemode is just a black background. The only thing that appears is a wacom virtual keyboard interface.
Can't access control panel functions like system restore (asks for permission as normal but doesn't appear. When attempting to relaunch it says it is already running), networking, and can't add/remove programs.
Windows cannot install updates. It either freezes or tells me that another update is currently being installed.
Internet is intermittent but always appears offline in the tray at the bottom right. Clicking on or hovering over the network symbol does not bring up a menu.
Task manager does not open but the green square appears on the tray at the bottom right to say it's running.
Photoshop does not run. Also itunes, windows picture viewer and maybe more that I haven't tested yet. However, autodesk programs seem unaffected.
Sometimes startup fails in normal mode as well - following logging on there is j... Read more

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There is no malicious software.I have gone through Malwarebytes,TDSSKiller,Kaspersky,etc.Nothing was found.
It doesn't entirely freeze.I can move the cursor which usually is a blue circle.Sometimes more things like highlight icons w/ the cursor or the clock keeps going.
Sometimes when I press ctrl+alt+del and open task manager,the programs that didn't open when I clicked on them will open up.Most times pressing ctrl+alt+del does nothing though.
It works fine in Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking.I have disabled all start ups and every service except Microsoft ones and restarted in Normal mode.Still the same problem.
I used checkdisk and it said nothing is wrong.
There are random times where it works fine.No specific time of day.It just happens.Most times it is this way though.

A:Laptop only works in safe mode.Hangs w/ blue circle in Normal mode.

Did you disable the startup items and services in Safe Mode, and then restart in normal mode?
Essentially what you are trying to do is a Clean Boot, this has to be performed in normal mode.
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
Step 1
(1)  Click on the Start orb , then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
Step 2
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 

Step 3
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
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Not sure exactly what happened but couple days ago the laptop started to hang up or freeze when I tried to run any application, such as a browser, control panel, and even task manager. If I need to turn it off I have to hold the power button which I know is not good but otherwise I would not be able to reboot. If I go into safe mode I can use the computer somewhat sluggish but I can at least open up programs and even get on the internet. I cannot do system restore as this had been turned off. I had a conflicting driver issue that I installed, but that has not helped, I dont know what else to do. Please help this is my only computer.

A:Solved: Help, laptop only works in safe mode, hangs up in normal mode.

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PC keeps freezing on start-up though works in safe-mode with networking ...coincidentally this started to happen after upgrading my dvd-writer to the dvr-108d...though i reinstalled my old one +the prob. persists...ive uninstalled most of the start-up items viewed in msconfig start-up...e.g zonealarm,my ati vid card drivers,nero6,mcafee 2005,incredimail...but still problem persists..sometimes pc freezes on winxp pro logo screen before even properly starting up...anyone please help??

Windows XP Pro SP1
AMD 2400
512 Ram
120GB HD
ATI Radeon 9500pro
Asus cdrw 52x

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:30:04, on 12/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\PC GAMES\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.nforce.nl/
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: ReGet Bar - {17939A30... Read more

A:Help..PC keeps freezing on start-up though works in safe-mode with networking

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download Index.dat Suite to clean out all the temp folders. Do not run it yet.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure
that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up).

[/b]Uninstall the following via the Add/Remove Panel (Start->(Settings)->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs) if they exist:


Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: ReGet Bar - {17939A30-18E2-471E-9D3A-56DD725F1215} - C:\Program Files\ReGetDx\iebar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [msci] C:\DOCUME~1\Kevin\LOCALS~1\Temp\20041012102713_mci nfo.exe /insfin
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cleanup] C:\DOCUME~1\Kevin\LO... Read more

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My laptop hangs up/ freeze in normal mode. Now I can only open it on safe mode. I was only copy pasting some files couple days ago when it happened. I have to hold the power button to turn it off. I already tried system restore and reformatted it twice. I'm using HP Pavilion dm4-1160us, windows 7 64-bit. HELP!!!

A:Help: laptop only works in safe mode, hangs up in normal mode

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Just recently started to get BSOD in normal mode, error was registry error. Systems run fine in safe and safe w/networking. I have run chkdsk, anti-malware, CCleaner to fix registry issues, and have not detected any virus. I am lost. Can you help me?
Thank you

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Hello everyone, my first post here.

To make a long story short, a USB video adapter that I was using with Windows 7 stopped working with Win 8, because the drivers are no longer compatible with the latest drivers for my older Nvidia graphics card (7900GS). So the manufacturer suggests on their website to try installing an older Nvidia driver thats still compatible with Win 8.

To make a long story short, the driver installed, the screen went black and stayed black from that point on. Panicked, I powered off the PC and thinking I could just get into Safe Mode and uninstall the driver, rebooted. Lo and behold I get a Boot Disk Failure error. So I then used the Win 8 install DVD to get to repair options, but the Automatic Repair does nothing whatsoever. I then started reading up and tried the usual bootrec commands to try and fix the issue but to no avail. Finally I booted Hiren's Boot CD,, and used the first Boot From Hard Drive option and the PC boots, but the screen stays black. The crazy thing is, the mouse cursor appears but the screen is black.

So I know Windows is working but for the video driver.

The solution is obvious - get to Safe Mode and uninstall the driver to get windows back to the default microsoft drivers.

Unfortunately, not so simple to get to Safe Mode as I am running Win 8 on an old Abit IP-35pro board without any of the UEFI goodies that newer boards have. I have tried the tutorials here but nothing seems to work.

When I try any of the bcdedit co... Read more

A:Windows 8 on older PC...need to boot into Safe Mode

Start to the install DVD; see if you can see system restore points. Try system restore to before you installed the new driver if you can.

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After attempting to start my Laptop in Safe Mode, it loaded drivers normally only to crash a few seconds later. A prompt message appears but is impossible to read because Windows immediately reboots upon showing the prompt.

Safe Mode with Networking loads normally.

Any ideas or advice?

The computer is an Acer 4743G running Windows 7 Home Basic x64.

A:Cannot access Safe Mode but can boot in Safe Mode with Networking

Hello Zarmaki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it will startup in "Safe Mode with Networking", you might see if using the tutorial below to troubleshoot may help to find a cause.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps for now,

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Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...
Good Evening,I could do with some pointers on resolving an issue. I can only boot into windows in safe mode in Windows 10. Normal mode and safe mode with networking doesn't work. The problem occurred after a windows update. I have removed the latest updates that were installed and cleared any pending ones but it still won't boot properly. I have also run the troubleshooter and tried to recovery to an earlier date which also doesn't work.The laptop is a HP ENVY 17 notebook. At boot it just gets to the HP logo with the circular loading icon and no further and can only boot it into safe mode. Can anyone recommend the next steps? I have also tried the following;stopping startup items
uninstalling hardware drivers
removing recent software
running troubleshooters at boot
sfc scan
diagnostic/selective startups with minimal services running
Would the fact that I cant boot into Safe Mode with Networking imply its a network driver related issue?Bit of a dead end really, any help would be much appreciatedKind regardsTrevor

A:Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...

It's uncertain what the problem is - although a networking problem does sound likely.
Start with trying a clean boot:
Perform a Clean Boot:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-clean-boot-state-in-windows
If that stops the problem, then re-enable things a few at a time until you figure out what's causing it.
Then uninstall the problem program (from Start...Settings...Apps...Apps & Features - if you don't find it there, check the right sidebar for Programs and Features and see if you can remove it from there).
Let us know what happens there and we'll move on from there if needed.

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I just received a ThinkPad P52 with Windows 10 Professional. I put in a new SSD, installed Windows 10 Professional, and installed all system updates and the appropriate drivers. Strangely, there are a handful of older apps that work fine on my other Windows 10 machines but NOT on this particular laptop. The only way I can get these apps to run is to launch the computer into Safe Mode. My hunch is that there is a driver specific to this laptop that is interfering in some way with launching these older apps. My other Windows 10 machines are set up relatively the same way as my P52 laptop, using nearly all of the same programs (and same installers for those programs). Two of the apps that are not working are these:Papagayo, a free application that you can download as a zipped archive here: http://www.lostmarble.com/papagayo/Paint Shop Pro 5, which, in non-Safe Mode, shows its initial splash screen but then dies immediately afterward.Looking at Event Viewer for either application shows me that the application failed at C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll. Here's an example from Event Viewer of Papagayo crashing:Faulting application name: Papagayo.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x53bc31baFaulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1, time stamp: 0x9bbcb4a9Exception code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x0008654fFaulting process id: 0x9c4Faulting application start time: 0x01d53296725c3326Faulting application path: C:\Programs\Papagayo_Win32_2.0b1\Papagayo\Papagayo.ex... Read more

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My laptop has just started hanging just after I log in and the desktop icons appear - the spinning circle next to the mouse pointer won't disappear and I can't click on anything - It runs ok in safe mode. Can you guys help? My laptop's a dell xps, running windows vista

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3581 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464012 MB, Free - 59963 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 4822 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0D501F, , .DF9N04J.CN7016687Q0D3G.
Antivirus: None

Many thanks!


After the latest round of hangs/crashes, my laptop performed scandisk before starting up in safe mode, and I got a 'windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown' message with this info in the window:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 8086
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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I have a toshiba satellite P750 running windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
When you boot it loads into the desktop but then freezes, you can still move the mouse but nothing works
I have done all hardware diagnostic tests
Can boot to "safe mode with networking" so i figure my network drivers are alright. I try t odo a sfc /scannow but it crashes at verification 70%
I have also tryed to do sfc /scannow from disk but it doesnt work. I have no restore points to do a system restore to.
I have these events in the event viewer

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date: 3/01/2013 4:08:09 PM
Event ID: 10
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Christine-PC
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
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A:Laptop hangs but works fine on safe mode

Could try running MSCONFIG in safe-mode, de-select start-up applications & non-windows services (selective startup) and see if that gets you past the lock-up issue. That would at least help identify if its a possible software / service issue on load.

Additional information, if disabling everything appears to fix the lock-up issue, then its simply a matter of process of elimination. Re-enable services & programs one at a time, and see if you can determine which program is causing explorer / desktop to hang.

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I recently reformatted using the recovery program that's built in with this computer because it was cluttered and virus plagued. So i reformatted but it started to hang every once in a while after i started refilling it, it was rare and occassional at first but then it got to happening more and more often. Eventually it got to a point where i had to do something drastic. i've done memory tests and checked the hard drive and it all comes out fine, and then i read somewhere someone had similiar problems and it was due to SP3 so i uninstalled it and then was without internet and my browsers stopped functioning. Once again i was forced to reformat and it functioned properly with internet and no hangs for about one session, then i updated the factory version of norton that comes with computer and restarted and now only one out of ten times im even able to click my name on the login before it freezes and if i do get in its only a matter of minutes untill it locks up again. The mouse just stops the keyboard doesnt respond and i'm forced to restart. (oh ya and all sound stops too.) So now i'm in safemode and it works fine, and i've now started experimenting with selective startup doing trial and error with different services and start up items. but basically im lost and just dicking around cuz it feels like im doing something... (>_<) so if anyone has any words of wisdom lemme have em!!

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I recently attempted to clean my brother's computer after he aquired a virus from the torrent file program he uses. Regardless, I cleaned a trojan and a backdoor from his system from safe mode. I can not boot in normal mode. Everytime i try the system gets hung up at the windows loading screen then the screen turns black and sits there. I have to hard reboot. I ahve used a repar CD and i have come across an error 0x800700b7, i have also recived this when i tried to work around this problem "identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}"

OS= Win 7

A:System will only start in Safe mode, Clean virus in safe mode

You can spend a lot of time trying to fix the boot problem and clean the virus from the computer, or you can nuke it and reinstall Windows. I wouldn't bother trying to fix it, personally - I'd back up what I could and then I'd install Windows again.

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I am looking for help 
My windows 7 start in normal mode is very slow.  System is in a loop or is hanging waiting for the hard disk to be free.  The hard disk indicator light is on  all the time ... 
When I start the system in safe mode with networking, the system is fine and nothing is holding the hard disk anymore.
I ran minitoolbox and got the following error indications 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 20-06-2014
Ran by Toshiba (administrator) on 21-06-2014 at 22:59:54
Running from "C:\Users\Toshiba\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Network
========================= Devices: ================================
Name: Security Processor Loader Driver
Description: Security Processor Loader Driver
Class Guid: {8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}
Service: spldr
Problem: : This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)
Resolution: The device is installed incorrectly. The problem could be a hardware failure, or a new driver might be needed.
Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal.
After you remove the device, this error disappears.Remove the device, and this error should be resolved.
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A:Windows 7 very slow in normal mode, runs fine in safe mode with networking

Could have crap ton of stuff starting up with windows.
perhaps corupt driver or installed the wrong driver.

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I'm tearing my hair out !
(And there's not that much of it.)

I have a set of laptops (used in a school classroom). They connect to the LAN via wireless .. or, at least, they used to.

Specifically: Toshiba SP2100 with D-Link AirPlus G+ wireless PCMCIA cards.

After trying many, many things:

- Boot SP2100 from XP CD (SP2)
- Don't fix any of the driver issues
- Plug wireless card in
- Cancel plug&play
- Install correct driver with d/loaded Setup_v204.exe
- WZC managing wireless connection
- Sees wireless network (WEP) but
- Won't connect automatically (after setup wizard)
- Won't connect manually
BUT ..
- Boot into "safe mode with networking" and wireless works faultlessly

I've got to be missing something really simple.
Please, please can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !

A:Solved: Laptop wireless networking only works in "safe mode with networking"

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I got Windows 8. When I boot into safe mode, it tells me I cant get networking in safe mode. I have option safe mode with networking, if try that I cant get networking in safe mode. In normal windows pc works fine. My computer skills are just average is all. Thanks Chuck

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Can't get into safe mode. Windows hangs halfway through driver loader screen. Doesn't matter what sort I select. (networking, cmd)

A:Windows hangs on Safe Mode loading.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 72159 MB, Free - 25300 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U7077
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I was in my yahoo email account several days ago and noticed emails returned that I didn't send. I later got notice from Yahoo that someone from Bulgaria had been in my yahoo account and that I should change all my yahoo account settings.

This morning I ran Microsoft Security Essentials in Quick Scan mode and found no problems. When I ran it in regular scan mode it came back and reported W32/TightVNC on my system and asked if I wanted to remove it. I attempted to remove it and it hung several minutes into the removal process. I rebooted and attempted several times to remove it and got the same results. I attempted to Boot in Safe Mode and a bunch of lines scrolled by on screen and the computer went to the Safe Mode user login in screen. When I attempted to login as either as either Administrator or My User name after I would hit the first key to enter the password the system would lock up.

I Restored Windows to an earlier date to attempt to repair the problem to no avail.
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Hi, I was speaking with usasma over on the BSOD Forums and was told to come on down here and ask for help in regards to Windows Update not functioning in Safe Mode w/ Networking. I am inquiring because usasma informed me that I only have around 190 updates when I should have something in the neighborhood of 350-400 or so.
I am not able to boot into regular Windows currently without a BSOD. I'm working with usasma on resolving that. He has been very helpful.
I did try (in Safe Mode) some of the steps he suggested before coming here which were these three:
Windows Update Troubleshooter:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/gp/windows-update-issues/en-usWindows Update Troubleshooter KB article:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2714434Reset Windows Update Components KB article:  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058
I did try all three options and I didn't get anywhere. Windows Update still wouldn't open. Does Windows Update even work in Safe Mode?
There was also a separate SFCFix tool which he asked me to run afterwards, but it didn't find any problems or errors to fix.
Is there anything I can do in getting Windows Update to work in Safe Mode?
I remember maybe a couple of years ago I played around with the registry so I wouldn't get automatic updates...I'm not exactly sure of what I did (if anything) but may that be why I can't access it?
Thanks for any and all help.

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Problem is Lenovo y50-70 touch Windows 10, but using an HP probook 4520s with windows 7 pro for post.
Can someone please help me...Microsoft can't until tomorrow.

My Lenovo is stuck in windows 10 safe mode without networking even though that is what I selected before the restart. Now I can log on the HP into my hotmail account, but can't get out of safe mode using win + r, x or l. I thought I had a usb boot and switched it to boot from my usb, but that doesn't work.

Not sure it will work and Microsoft doesn't want me to do it of course (through chat and phone), but it there somewhere to download and create a windows 10 64bit boot disk on this win 7 pro laptop?

Help please!

A:Windows 10 stuck in safe mode with no networking

From what I can determine, the Lenovo Y50-70 laptop originally comes with Windows 8.1 64-bit.
How long has yours been running Windows 10?

You can obtain the Media Creation Tool HERE so you can download the Windows 10 64-bit ISO file and create a bootable disc.


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Hi TS and thanks in advance for reading my post and any help you can offer.

I have an Acer laptop that came with Vista and crashed recently. It was upgraded to the trial version of Windows 7 64bit and has run great with no problems at all for a couple of weeks. Saturday morning I started it up and can no longer run normally. I can open up in normal mode but can't open anything and if anything does open, it takes many minutes but usually get the "not responding" message before then. I have only been able to run in Safe Mode with Networking. Could this be a driver problem? The only downloads I have done since the upgrade are Mozilla Firefox with a couple of add ons and Adobe Reader.

I have run CCleaner and the following is all that came up on it.....
Details of files deleted
Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files 5 KB 3 files
Internet Explorer - Index.dat files 0 KB 3 files
Windows Explorer - Thumbnail Cache 1,027 KB 6 files
Windows Explorer - Taskbar Jump Lists 4 KB 1 files
System - Temporary Files 1,950 KB 91 files
System - Windows Log Files 55 KB 5 files
Firefox/Mozilla - Cookies 0 KB 41 files
Firefox/Mozilla - Download History 2 KB 1 files
Firefox/Mozilla - Internet Cache 20,327 KB 221 files
Utilities - Windows Defender 6 KB 1 files

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My computer powered off and back on by itself (was lightly raining outside) and when it did,I got the dreaded blue screen of death. I took it to the I. T. guy at my job who reloaded the service packs on to my computer but could not get it to access internet with internet explorer. I downloaded the latest verson of internet explorer to a jump drive and loaded it onto my computer but it still would not work. I tried to update windows in safe mode and that does not work. I also loaded the windows service pack 3. Odviously I am a novice and have done way to many things to try to get the computer to work properly. by re-loading the service pack 3 I caused the computer to be eternally stuck in safe mode. I was finally able to get the internet explorer program to work so I could connect to the internet but that's all I seem to be able to do now. Any program I try to load gets hung up in installation in safe mode and I either have to shut off by holding the power button down or by pressing control, alt, delete to end the running of the program. I really cannot afford to purchase a new computer at this time and really hope someone can really dumb down how I can fix my mistakes.

A:windows xp safe mode with networking nightmare

Hi z_w,

Wow, what a story. I won't even ask why service packs were being installed on a nonworking PC. Updates are only applied after the PC is operational.

My first suggestion is to copy your data to something and wipe and reload the hard drive. The OS sounds so torqued that nothing will run.

You can try a system restore and see if that gets you back to a good starting point.

To start system restore click Start > All programs > accessories > system tools > system restore. Follow the steps there to revert to an earlier state before the troubles. Let me know if that was successful.

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yes i know safe mode is needed which is why i jsut want to disable the networking part of it and keep the standard safe mode is there any command line or registry key for windows 7 that i can use to disable it ive ofound stuff before but it all seems to be for the old windows XP

A:How do i disable safe mode with networking in windows 7 pro

Not trying to be obtuse, but why not just disconnect the network cable?

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My hp laptop will only start in safe mode. When i try to start in normal mode, it gets to the log in screen and then automatically restarts. I was wondering what i should do?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 140545 MB, Free - 65717 MB; D: Total - 12080 MB, Free - 2067 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30CF, 85.24, None1
Antivirus: Rogers Online Protection Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

A:Laptop will only start in safe mode

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I have always had problems with my laptop. Sometimes when I start it, instead of getting the start up screen I get a grey fuzzy screen, which makes me have to force shut down and then restart it again. Some days I have to go through that 3 or 4 times in order to use my laptop. Last year, the grey fuzzy screen sometimes appeared during computer use, but so far it's only been limited to startups this year.

Today, something really weird happened. I got the grey fuzzy screen during my first attempt at starting up the computer, then the second time I got a blue screen with this error msg:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.


I forced shut down the computer, then restarted it. It brought me to this screen where I could choose whether to start windows normally, start in safe mode w/ or w/o networking, start in the last successful configuration, etc. I tried almost all these options including safe mode, but each time it would bring me to that blue screen with the same error msg.

Please help! Is there anything I can do? If I can't ust my laptop anymore, is there a way of getting all my files from the harddrive?

Thanks in advance,


A:laptop cannot start, even in safe mode


Originally Posted by arothx


I have always had problems with my laptop. Sometimes when I start it, instead of getting the start up screen I get a grey fuzzy screen, which makes me have to force shut down and then restart it again. Some days I have to go through that 3 or 4 times in order to use my laptop. Last year, the grey fuzzy screen sometimes appeared during computer use, but so far it's only been limited to startups this year.

Today, something really weird happened. I got the grey fuzzy screen during my first attempt at starting up the computer, then the second time I got a blue screen with this error msg:

STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
or its log or alternative.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.


I forced shut down the computer, then restarted it. It brought me to this screen where I could choose whether to start windows normally, start in safe mode w/ or w/o networking, start in the last successful configuration, etc. I tried almost all these options including safe mode, but each time it would bring me to that blue screen with the same error msg.

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Windows 7 Home Premium, Emachines E725 laptop.I just got through dealing with an infection. Details in this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic455917.htmlI restarted and F8ed my way to Advanced Boot Options and selected Safe Mode with networking. It started up normally, got to the Users page, I selected my profile, typed in my password and the puter suddenly restarted. Huh. So I tried again and typed faster. The puter at first began to start up in safe mode then suddenly restarted. I tried one more time but this time when it got to the Profiles page I left it alone and counted. 12 seconds later it suddenly restarted by itself. So, I can not enter Safe Mode.The infection has been removed and MSE shows that it is clear. Correlation is not causation so I can not say that the Safe Mode problem is related to the infection, and I can not even remember ever starting this particular machine in Safe Mode since I bought it new.I welcome any assistance. TIA.

A:Laptop Will Not Start In Safe Mode

Hello 58Custom,Can we assume that your system boots up into normal windows without problems and that it just reboots after logging into your safe mode profile?Things to try:1) Create a new administrator account as a test (with or without a password). Start-->Control Panel-->(view by large icons)-->User Accounts-->Manage another account-->Create a new account (i.e. name "Test")--> click Administrator--> Create account.Test it by first logging into normal windows and then in safe mode.Does it still reboot in safe mode with the "Test" Account?2) Check for hard drive corruption by running chkdsk /R: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.htmlOption oneBe sure to check both boxes (Step 8)Restart the computer. Check disk will proceed through 5 stages and can take several hours to complete. If errors are found, it should be run again.3) Run the System File Checker: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.htmlOption twoSteps 1-2."If SFC could not fix something, then run the command again to see if it may be able to the next time. Sometimes it may take running the sfc /scannow command 3 or more times to completely fix everything that it's able to."

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3031 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1291 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227472 MB, Free - 8243 MB; S: Total - 1499 MB, Free - 1449 MB;
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

Laptop will only run in safe mode, any suggestions what to do. Thanks.

A:can ony start laptop in safe mode

Hi, disconnect some Start Up programs/applications.
Start > Run > Type
Under the Start Up Tab.
Untick all entries Except
AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015

Apply > Ok > Reboot your Pc.
The System Configuration Utility box appear on restart - saying changes have been made.
Tick the box on the lower left and then OK.

Can you now enter Normal Mode?


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so i have my computer (HP laptop) with windows 7 home premium, setup to auto update everything. i selected that option when i had to do a system restore from the recovery discs back in july. managed to save all my data, and create the 4 discs. been going well. a week ago, it auto downloaded a windows update that would freeze the computer at installing updates. so i went in under safe mode, and did a system, restore to prior to the update. forgot to turn off the auto updater. it re-downloaded the auto update, and froze it again. this time when i did the system restore, it did not apparently work. ive tried it 4 or 5 times now. it will state that the system has restored, and allow me to type in my passowrd, but then hang at the welcome screen with the circle. sat there for about 24 hours this time. never moved off that screen. it boots quickly and operates fone in safe mode.

so what do i do?

im a mechanic, not a computer guy, so please keep the explanation simple. id prefer not to have to salvage all my data off thsi thing again to do the 4 disc deal.


A:windows hangs on normal startup at welcome, but not in safe mode

You are supposed to be able to uninstall updates.
Open the "Start Menu"
Type "Installed" in the Search box (no quotes)
Select "View installed updates" in the results
Sort by "Installed On"
Right click on the update you wish to delete
Choose "Uninstall"
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Hi I am using windows xp and just moments ago I get a problem. windows will not boot at all. Nothing unusual at start up but no windows icons/usual windows start up appear and computer sits there fans running. If I try to start in safe mode the computer hangs at ...system32/config/system along with the usual prerequisites and does nothing after that.

Circumstances right before this started:
I plugged in an old IDE harddrive(making 2 harddrives plugged in) in order to retrieve some old data. Everything starts up fine but windows freezes 30 sec into startup and the mouse moves but nothing happens(much like my previous registry problems). Restarting leads to the problem stated above. Any help?

A:windows doesnt boot, safe mode hangs...

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My Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit works only in Safe Mode with Networking.

If I try to start Windows Normaly; it crashes and restarts with the message that Windows has recovered from an expected error. It's a blue screen with some memory dump message... I can't really read it as the screen disappears... It keeps happening.

It is Lenovo Laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium (SP2) with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.10GHz; 3GB (2+1) RAM, 32-bit OS.

It had C: & D:

(i) I have taken backup of my Data.
(ii) I have tried to run on both the RAMs (1 GB & 2 GB) to see if the problem was with any of the RAM. It still restarts.
(iii) It runs fine in Safe Mode with Networking
(iv) I have formatted D:
(v) I have run chkdsk to check any error on C: it didn't find any error.
(vi) I have re-installed Windows Vista Home premium (using lenovo product recovery DVD) & upgraded to Service Pack 2.
(vii) I have also updated Device Drivers.
(viii) I couldn't run OneTouch System Restore as I had increased size of my C: partition.

However problem remains. It keeps restarting. I cannot run Windows Update to look for an Windows Patches as my machine restarts.
and I assume I cannot run Windows Update in Safe Mode.

If it is an hardware Issue then how come it is working in Safe Mode with Networking.

What could be the problem? Someone please help.


A:My Windows works only in Safe Mode with Networking but not Normally. Help needed!

Windows Safe Mode loads Windows with minimal drivers. If it works in Safe Mode but not normal mode, it is one or more of the drivers. You should not have removed the Recovery partition, this included all your default drivers and would have been real easy to restore your computer.
Try to start Normally. When it fails, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and go to Start/Search and type event viewer and press enter open up the Windows and Systems logs and look for anything with a Red X (critical) double clicking it will give you the properties and tell you what driver or program is that is causing the problem. You can also download Resplendence Software - WhoCrashed, automatic crash dump analyzer which will tell you as well. If you are getting BSOD, please click on this link Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista and do those things and post in that section of the forum and not here please.

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I've run into an issue with a fairly fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64, formatted 12/23/16.

All updates are installed and everything seems in order. However, the machine will not STAY booted in Safe Mode With Networking. I get to the login screen and the system just reboots. Not sure at what point this stopped working, there was never an issue booting into this mode before.

I do have Acronis Images to go back to before the last updates were installed a couple of days ago but was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this before I get myself into a restore, install updates, back to the problem loop.

Are there any log files I may be able to check out to see if there is more info there ? Never ran into this issue before and searching for Windows 7 Won't stay in Safe Mode does not provide the same issue.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 51622 MB, Free - 34620 MB; D: Total - 6999 MB, Free - 5143 MB;
Antivirus: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

My daughter-in-law's "eMachine T3624" Desktop XP Home Edition machine crashed and the mother board died.
I chose to extract her HDD from the old tower and install it to a new Desktop tower. The new one uses a AMD 64x2 processor.
I discovered that the HDD would not boot. I fixed the boot loader (NTLDR repair) and proceeded.
I was able to boot the machine to Safe mode, only.
When ever I tried to boot to Safe mode + networking, it would tell me
when I clicked on the Administrator icon ,that Microsoft Windows was not activated
and it will not be activated in Safe mode.
The problem is that it won't boot in Normal mode,
when I select it from the Safe mode menu.
I have no choice but to use Safe mode. Otherwise, the computer tries to boot Windows,
goes to the splash and then abruptly the machine restarts, and it is endlessly looping like that.
Additionally, when I first tried to boot the HDD, I saw a quick program come up
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A:Solved: Cannot activate Windows XP from Safe mode+networking

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I have a Fujitsu Amilo laptop running Vista, approx 4 years old. Over the weekend it stopped working and if anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it.

When I attempt to start it up (normally)
- shows desktop, start menu etc, but soon after (usually before I can do anything) it freezes - I can move the mouse about, but it's unresponsive to clicks and to keyboard commands.
- a few times it's given a specific BSOD message but I don't know what it was referencing.

When I attempt to start it up (safe mode)
- usually doesn't make it past the black and white screen with a list of file names
- when it does reach the stage of showing the start menu etc, it's much the same as with normal start up. It freezes in the same way, or powers off without warning.

I have tried restoring the system to previous dates which didn't make a difference (occasionally the system restore program is interrupted by powering off in the same way as above).

I have also been prompted to run CHKDSK a few times and it completed but didn't change anything.

Recently I have:
- Had the power jack repaired - the connection still looks to be good
- Before that I had some issues with overheating; I took out a load of fluff from around the fan, replaced the heat conducting paste and it subsequently was fine for good few months - upon inspection this doesn't seem to be an issue right now and the laptop isn't getting hot even when left on.
- The battery isn... Read more

A:Vista Laptop won't start (inc Safe Mode)

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