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Can only start up in Safe Mode...Normal Mode Blank??

Q: Can only start up in Safe Mode...Normal Mode Blank??

Ok here is the problem that I am having. When I start in normal mode it is just a black screen and the only thing I can do is hit ctrl, alt & delete. NOTHING else is working. I can go into safe mode and move around but I am limited due to only certain processes running. I can not even run restore on it because it freezes up. Unable to use the cd-rom to restore that way either. I have tried to run HJT on it but not having that much luck with it. I can't sign online with it in safe mode either..no modem running. Can anyone help me???

Ran HJT in safe mode..not sure if it will show everything??

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:18:10 AM, on 10/4/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\welcome.html
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {01C5BF6C-E699-4CD7-BEA1-786FA05C83AB} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYSAI\PLG0\APROPOSPLUGIN.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\COMMON\YCOMP5_0_2_6.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\MSN TOOLBAR\01.02.2001.0001\EN-US\MSNTB.DLL (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ashMaiSv] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\AVAST4\ashmaisv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CMESys] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfigReminder] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\msconfig.exe /reminder
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [avast!] C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [*StateMgr] C:\WINDOWS\System\Restore\StateMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [AolAcsDaemon1] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*Restore] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\RSTRUI.EXE /f
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0a\aoltray.exe
O4 - Startup: AOL Companion.lnk = C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/SEARCH.HTML
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YHEXBMES0819.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {A80F2DB2-80A9-4834-8F5A-4AB70F4EF4C3} - (no file)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IMI - {A80F2DB2-80A9-4834-8F5A-4AB70F4EF4C3} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {9DBAFCCF-592F-FFFF-FFFF-00608CEC297C} - http://download.weatherbug.com/minibug/tricklers/AWS/minibuginstaller.cab
O16 - DPF: Word Whomp Whackdown by pogo - http://whackdown.pogo.com/applet/whackdown/whackdown-ob-assets.cab
O16 - DPF: {00000EF1-0786-4633-87C6-1AA7A44296DA} - http://www.addictivetechnologies.net/DM0/cab/nce9rck.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: Texas Hold'em Poker by pogo - http://holdem2.pogo.com/applet-5.9.1.18/holdem/holdem-ob-assets.cab
O16 - DPF: {1D0D9077-3798-49BB-9058-393499174D5D} - file://c:\counter.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab

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A: Can only start up in Safe Mode...Normal Mode Blank??

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Hi, All of a sudden a day before, my computer froze and when restarted it started exhibiting horrendous symptoms-1. windows logo appear,then2. blank screen and no cursor login etc nothing display just sits thereAfter that, I tried to do startup repair but failed.Coming over to Safe Mode it is working fine.I also tried bunch of repairs from there still nothingused the clean boot from msconfig to see if any software causing issue or conflicts and did a system restore, still nothing.checked device manager and there is no exclamation point either that may depict hardware failure.My recent activity-installed "Advanced System care 9" 2 days back but have now removed using safe mode.1 more point it has been a month since my primary HDD is showing SMART error.but if safe mode is working can't we get normal mode backup and running.Please help me out of this conundrum, Any help would be sincerely appreciated.possible options I have in my mind-1.get new HDD and reinstall os2.format existing HDD and install fresh copy but doubt if this issue might returnreadily looking out for other options and would prefer rectifying old one first so that I can avoid a long tedious process of reinstalling everything from scratch.Sincere thanks to any responses.

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Hi guys. I have a Sony vaio model number: vpcee23fx. Ever since last week my computer freezes after start up. Like I turn it on, it gets past all the boot up animations and what not and everything works perfect. Then like 5 minutes later it completely freezes I can't move my mouse or push any keys. Nothing works and I have to manually shut it down by holding the power button. It works perfect in safe mode. It never freezes and I'm free to use it how ever long I want. But not in normal mode, nope. Just freezes. Please help I need my computer for school work :(.. Ps. I I'm a nooby when it comes to computers

A:Computer freezes few minutes after start up in normal mode but not in safe mode HELP

Hello EyyJayy & welcome to TSF

Perform a Clean Boot & see if the problem persists.

Post back.

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - 4.9.218.0 (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.
 
I am extremely curious why this happens to many but not all MSE users running Vista. If more advanced forum members ask you for further information, I hope you will cooperate. Above all, I wonder if any other security software with real-time protection is installed (or perhaps improperly uninstalled)? Of course there is a possibility that your issue is something else...

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I had this machine built just over a year ago, and only had occasional crashes (no particular activities seemed to generate the issue). About 2 months ago the crashes became more persistent, and upon restarting the machine would have trouble loading normal mode. At the screen that reads "welcome" the spinning wheel would simply freeze, and the computer would lock up. As this problem persisted the computer would either automatically reboot itself each time, or crash into a BSOD and run a dump. I can, however, start it in Safe Mode without issue.

It had been running the same install of windows 7 ultimate x64 until a couple of weeks ago when I attempted to reinstall. This solved nothing, so I reinstalled again, this time deleting the partitions and formatting the drive. Again, the problems persist. I'm inclined to think they're hardware related at this point, but I'm in no way an expert.

From the most recent BSOD:




Quote:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009500010
BCP2: FFFFF880108EAF10
BCP3: FFFFFFFFC000009A
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1


My system stats:
MB - Asus P6X58D-E
CPU - Intel i7 950
RAM - 3 x 2gb Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 SDRAM
HD - Western Digital 640gb 7200 rpm SATA 6gb
Vid - EVGA GeForce GTX 460 ... Read more

A:BSOD during startup for normal mode. Can only start in safe mode.

Look at Computer lags every couple seconds

Try the following:
1. Download and install Driver Sweeper
2. Download the latest driver for your display card
3. Click Start Menu
4. Right Click My Computer
5. Click Manage
6. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
7. Click the + next to Display adapter
8. Right click your display/graphics card device
9. Click Uninstall
10. Check the box to Delete driver software for the device
11. Click OK
12. Restart your computer in safe mode
13. Run Driver Sweeper, select display card manufacturer's drivers, analyze, clean
14. Restart your computer
15. Install the latest drivers

Update to SP1Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [August 2011]

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [August 2011]

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

Service Pack 1 Download site
Links to Service Pack 1 (SP1) and preparation for SP1 courtesy of JMH

Also, it appears if it is hardware, it is probably your graphics card. Recommend trying a different display card and seeing if it resolves the issue (borrow one from someone if you can since buying one and replacing the old one may not fix the problem and may be a waste of money).

Edit: I know you may not be able to do all above steps in safe mode, but do what you can.

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Hey guyz,

I am really in a great trouble. I wonder if some one could help me out with this issue.
My os details: Windows XP service pack 2.

My machine is unable to start normally. It always shows me the black screen with mouse pointer on it.
When I restart my machine it shows me the options to start my windows in:
Safe mode
Normal mode
last known good configuration

I am only able to start my windows If I select 'last known good configuration'. With the rest two I again go back to black screen.
I really cant continue my work like this any more.

Can any one give me a good solution for this?


Regards
swetha
 

A:Unable to start windows XP either in safe mode nor in normal mode

What is the brand and model of your computer, or motherboard, and what sort of Windows operating system disk you you have... OEM, Dell, Gateway, HP, or other recovery disk?
And how old is your system?
You either have a bad infestation, or a defective hard drive, video graphics, or memory module.
We can perhaps help more when we know what you have available.
 

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Hello, I'm trying to help a friend whose computer (OS Vista Home Basic with SP1) has been having a lot of trouble, and it's getting worse.
Their computer can only start in Safe Mode, trying regular mode just makes the screen go black, and it crashes. Below is a Hijack This scan log done in Safe Mode.

Any help or suggestions are most appreciated

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:53:08 PM, on 8/15/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18639)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_268.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_3_300_268.exe
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.emachines.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACEW&l=0409&s=1&o=vb32&d=0109&m=et1161-05
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A:Safe-mode works only, won't start in normal mode

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After encountering a couple virus, I was suggested to sue ComboFix and after the program took control of my system, it had to restart and when it did, it wouldn't let me back into Windows.

I'm using a cracked copy of Windows XP and there is information in the computer that I don't want to lose. However, every time I try to start safe mode, it will just load all the drivers and restart the computer and when I boot the computer in normal mode, it asks me for product key which I do not have. I used to patch it when I was able to get into Safe Mode.

I'm stuck in the normal mode, looking at the popup that states.

"Windows Product Activation"
This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate Windows now?
Yes No"

I do not have a bootable Windows XP to access Recovery Console and I'm not sure if it will help me either, will it? Please help, as there is data I need.

Thanks!
Flowerpoddess

A:Cannot start in safe mode nor normal mode [Windows Xp]

Makes me laugh when people request help for cracked copies of Windows.

Get a genuine copy.

Get a life.

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I have a Windows 8 laptop and I just ran into a problem where it will not start at all. I need to fix it because it is my main PC.

A:Windows 8 will not start in normal mode or safe mode

What is it exactly that the laptop's doing, just prior to its: not starting at all?  What is on display?  What happened when you tried troubleshooting by booting from either a DVD or USB stick?

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Hi,

Last week my home computer got a virus - PRO ANTI VIRUS 2009. I panicked and shut down my computer. When I got to the office, I searched on how to remove it and was advise to download MALWAREBYTES and run it on safe mode. I did that and run the program on my home computer three times. The last run showed 0 infection. Thinking that I now have a virus free computer, I tried to run it on Normal Mode. But my home computer won't open on Normal Mode!!! I tried pressing F8 and running everything from Safe Mode with Networking, Normal Mode, even system restore, etc.

Oh I also tried to run the system restore disk and just start from scratch, but my computer says it cannot be run on Safe Mode.

Please help as I think it will be expensive to bring to a technician...unless I really have no choice!

A:Computer does not start in Normal Mode, Only in Safe Mode

Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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Hello, I'm trying to help a friend whose computer (OS Vista Home Basic with SP1) has been having a lot of trouble, and it's getting worse.
Their computer can only start in Safe Mode, trying regular mode just makes the screen go black, and it crashes. He can't download hijack this while in Safe Mode.\

I tried having him run a scan with BlueScreenview, but nothing is showing up, here's a screenshot of that in case it helps:
http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m93/okuni2/?action=view&current=bluscreen.jpg

Any help or suggestions are most appreciated

A:Safe-mode works only, won't start in normal mode

HJT is an outdated malware-removal tool...your suggestion to run it implies the possibility of system infection.

Is that correct? Have you run any scans for malware from safe mode?

Louis

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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
copy and paste th... Read more

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guys, i am stuck in an infinite loop it seems. i was trying to start my pc in safe mode, to delete a .exe file from C:\Windows\System32 which was suggested by a post to fix the "windows not genuine problem". To be able to do that, i ran msconfig and selected /safeboot under BOOT.INI tab. now everytime i try to reboot my pc it asks me to select an operating system (windows xp pro/microsft windows) if i select windows xp then it asks me to select a startup mode (safe/normal/last successful) and then no matter what i select it will reboot it self, and do the same again. If i select microsoft windows (instead of xp) then it shows MS Windows 98 screen and then goes into DOS prompt. from what i have read in some of the threads is that, i have a virus which is preventing my pc to boot in to safe mode, and because i have selected /safeboot from msconfig windows will only boot in safe mode, meaning i am stuck. the workaround these threads were suggesting was to find the boot.ini file and rename it to something else, which would fix the problem, because this file holds the info about in which mode your pc should boot. i tried to rename this file from command prompt (i cant get into windows, thats why), using "ren c:\boot.ini boot.ini" but it says file name invalid. i think this is because its a hidden file. then i tried "attrib -h boot.ini", but it says attrib cannot be used in DOS mode. urghhh. anyone has any ideas?
 

A:windows xp will not start in safe mode/normal mode

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Hi,My Computer which has Win Xp Sp3 is behaving like it is in safe mode , eventhough it is in normal mode .I noticed this because ,1. Avira Antivir Guard and Update cannot be launched bcz Scheduler is not running.2 . I tried to start scheduler ( under services.msc ) , but can't start it bcz of error 1084 ( safe mode situation ) .3 . I can't use Windows Update , bcz of error Error number: 0x8007043C ( same safe mode condition )4 . I ensured that BITS was set to automatic , but it can't run bcz of 1084 error.I have scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D , SuperAnti Spyware ( in real safe mode) - No DetectionHere is the dds log ,DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 16:45:23.03 on Mon 09/28/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.112 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop�... Read more

A:Safe Mode Error, WinXpSp3 behaves like it is in safe mode even in normal mode

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Yesterday I ran Malware Bytes and McAfee because I started to get random pop-ups when I normally do not. Both programs showed no problems. I also cleaned the disk space, which had not been done in a while. This morning, all icons were missing from the screen--it was just a blank black screen, so I shut down by pressing the power button. When I turned the laptop back on and I try to boot in Normal and Safe mode, it will not do so. With Normal mode, it goes to a blank black screen and does not even go to the "Windows Loading" screen. For Safe mode, it begins to list a bunch of drivers, etc, but it seems to get stuck with only half the screen filled with the list and will not move past that point.

I wish I could install HijackThis and run it as it has worked for me in the past, but I cannot even get my laptop to load.

I do not have an XP installation disc, but do have the Recovery Console on my boot up menu. I have tried running ChkDsk, FixMBR, FixBoot but to no avail.

Help!

A:XP will not boot in normal or safe mode--blank black screen

Can you do a CTRL+ALT+DEL and start a new task called explorer.exe?

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When my PC worked fine I would get a graphics driver error but Win 7 would recover from it and I would continue as normal.
Now when I boot, my monitor recieves "no signal" from the PC. The PC boots fine except I cannot see anything. This means that I cannot format my PC because I can't see what I'm doing.
Right now I am in safe mode with network connection and I would like to know if I can format in safe mode, and how do I do this. Thanks in advance.

A:Can I format my PC from Safe Mode? Monitor blank if I normal boot...

This isn't the type of problem you solve by reinstalling, except as a last resort.

Have you updated or reinstalled your Display driver in Device Manager? Let us know the exact device make and model and the driver version date and number you are running. If there isn't a newer one, uninstall the current one in Device Manager and reboot the PC.

To check for the driver Win7 wants, enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3)
then Check For Windows Updates and install all Important and Optional Updates as there may also be performance patches needed for your display.

Otherwise check for the latest driver on the PC or Display device model's Support Downloads webpage.

It would be best if you choose to reinstall to boot the Win7 installation Media to Clean Install Windows 7. Let us know if this method works.

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i have been having several different issues with my pc. Its a toshiba satellite a105. Seems that everytime my roomate uses it, something goes wrong. This time, i can't fix it by myself...i am not very experienced. At startup desktop flashes a few times, then disappears, leaving only my background. Boot in safe mode, and screen is blank. I can't seem to find the problem. Also note than in safe mode, that one of the administers now has a password that i did not create, and that sometimes on windows log in screen, in bottom left corner it says "turn off computer" and other times it says "turn off Laptop1". I don't know how this happened, or how to get rid of it. System restore has no checkpoints except today.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Cindy

A:Safe Mode=blank/Normal=desktop flashes then disappears

When you boot regularly press ctrl alt delete

under the applications tab right click and run new process.

run this

explorer.exe

your desktop should reappear, if it doesn't met me know.

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Hey guys. The problem first began when i was using google chrome and my laptop just hung and went completely unresponsive. When i force shutdown and restarted it started fine but the next time i opened chrome it hung again. This time the restart in normal mode just went from the windows logo to a blank screen. When i stared in safe mode and ran my avg command line scanner it found 106 infections but wasnt clear on its actions against it. Whenever i run this scan i can start it on normal mode again and seems to function normally but clicking on chrome brings back those problems. when i tried using firefox it slowed down and went unresponsive too. After a few days of normal usage i started getting BSODs quite frequently (usually a few minutes after normal startup and desktop access...and today after happening twice in normal mode ive only been able to see my screen in safe mode. the command line scanner brings the same results. Cant seem to do a boot time scan with avast as it just goes from the windows logo to blank screen. Any advice? 

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I have a Toshiba Satelitte and I had a problem with my Google toolbar so I used my recovery disk to repair the system. I didn't erase the hard drive, but I had to reinstall all of my programs. It worked as far as I could use the Google tooolbar but a error message still came up. I can't remember it exacltly but it was something like winn32.dll and I can't remember the rest. Now 3 days later I can't even get on my computer. Every time I boot it up it acts as though it wats to start but the screen keeps flickering. I hit the F8 key and tried every option on the menu and it won't boot up an any of them. What can I do?
 

A:XP won't start in normal or safe mode

can you boot to command line?
 

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Hi,

I'm having some trouble starting Windows. First I was having trouble with booting into safe mode so I done some Googling and I found this page and tried it Can&#39;t run Safe Mode on Windows 7&#63; - Microsoft Answers now not only can I not start my PC in safemode but not in normal mode either, with checking the option for safe mode in msconfig it now keeps trying to start my PC in safe mode over and over again. I also cannot start my PC with the last known configuration.

I tried repair my PC with my DVD but that cannot fix it. There is no system restore point or recovery saved.

I really need help can anyone help me?

A:cannot start pc in normal or safe mode

Your PC doesn't boot at all to windows? How far did it get? Did you do a repair installation, or a startup repair?

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I have recently used Driver Genius to update some drivers and had a power outage while installing the video card drivers. After the power was restored I could not boot normally (it would go blank after the loading screen goes away before the log on screen comes up.) So I boot into safe mode and install the drivers there, and then restart. It worked after about 12 tries.... Now, it will not load normally at all anymore.
While checking the system error logs, I find that (from 9/26/09 - 9/27/09) I am missing quite a few catalog files in the "system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}" directory. I also have many DCOM errors...

See "SysErrors.txt" in attachments
I have also ran chkdsk with many errors (I assume they are)

See "ChkDskOutput.txt" in attachments.

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Here's another possible culprit... Leftover video card drivers.... While I thought that my nVidia card somehow fried when the power went out, I put my ATI card in and tried to install the drivers for it, but to no avail... Oddly enough, the only way I could get it to work was by manually installing the drivers. While doing an automated install, I received the error message "Severe: Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system. Setup will now exit."

What could be wrong???

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A:Computer only booting in safe mode... Blank after loading screen on normal restart.

In order for me to boot normally, I must disable my display adapter (ATI) in Device Manager....

I have tried it with both nVidia and ATI cards and I must disable both in order to boot correctly.. I installed them seperatly so there wouldn't be any conflicts.... How am I supposed to get my video card working If I can't enable it...
 

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hi, i started to load a program and then windows froze and went to a black screen and stopped dead. turned off computer and tried to reboot and nothing. hit f8 key, tried to boot in safe mode and nothing, tried restore and nothng, tried safe mode again and it started to run but stopped dead at following:

windows\system32\drivers\viaide.sys and sat there.......

can not get into the command prompt, can not use last known good configuration andcan not restore

system came preinstalled and i do not have a windows xp home edition disk to repair

is there anything i can do ??????
 

A:Windows will not start in normal or safe mode

You are not giving us much to work with such as what programs you were trying to download when you got the message. Viaide.sys - Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver:
Control Panel> System> Hardware tab> Device Manager> Check the status of this device. You may need to troubleshoot from there.

IF you cannot get into the system, you are going to need to get into the BIOS right after the logo loads by pressing the appropriate key for your system right after the logo, before the place when Widows would load. Once in, change boot sequence to boot first from the CD, next from the hard drive. Put the Widows XP CD in and access the startup> see if you can boot into the Recovery Console.
 

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Windows Vista Ultimate

When I woke up this morning I tried to use vista but explorer and desktop were not responsive. When I right clicked I would just get an hour glass with no response. I was forced to hit the reset button.

Now after logging back into vista I have a major problem. Anytime I try to start a program (example firefox, IE, vlc player, anything) they just open up and immediately close when viewed in the process list.

Fortunately I can run all my programs just fine in safe mode (i'm in safe mode now).

Any advice? Think its a virus or corrupted files?
 

A:Can't start programs in normal but I can in safe mode.

Have you tried running System Restore?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista - Saturday my computer booted up just fine I downloaded a couple of clean up programs and tried doing to many things at once and froze my computer. I forced it to shut down and now it wont boot up at all. I ran the start up repair several times and sometimes it wouldn't find a problem but most the time it told me that it couldn't automatically fix the problem. I've tried booting up in safe mode and it doesn't boot. I've tried restarting with the last known good configuration and that doesn't work. I don't know how to do system recover or if I can even do that. I have also tried using the installation CD to repair it and that doesn't work either. Is there any hope? Is this something that can be fixed without losing the stuff on my hard drive?

A:Vista won't start in either Safe/normal mode

Your primary concern seems to be your stuff. Save your stuff and then we will see what can be done
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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Hi, I am running a Windows XP SP2. I was trying to install macdrive 7.2.2 (trial) (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/) After the install, it asked me if I wanted to restart now. I chose yes. Soon after, my computer went to a blue screen. I tried to reboot. The desktop came up and was loading when it blue-screened again. When I tried to reboot again, my computer hung at the windows logo for a long time, then got to the logon screen. When I type in my password and press enter, it blue-screens again. I tried rebooting a couple more times and it did the same thing. Then I tried rebooting in safe mode, but that hung at the windows logo also. Both "safe mode with networking", and "use last working windows configuration" do the same thing.

The BSOD says:

*** STOP: 0x00000022 (0x000F00CF,0xEC66E7CC,0xEC66E4C8,0xF82F3154)

*** MDFSYSNT.sys - Address F82F3154 base at F82BB000, DateStamp 48863529
I've a Dell Dimension DIM 4700 with 512 mb RAM, 2.79 GHz. XP is Home Edition SP2 2002 version. The hard drive capacity is 71.7 gig.

I ran some hdd diagnostics. My hdd manufacturer's diagnostics tool said "passed." Memtest86 said "pass complete, no errors."

I've tried typing FIXBOOT in the recovery console on my Windows installation disk. No luck.

I do not have a recent backup, and while it would not be catastrophic to lose what's on my hdd, I would like to avoid it. I also have not used the system restore. I know, I... Read more

A:XP won't start in normal or safe mode after BSOD

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Yesterday, I added malware bytes protection and also last night installed avg 2012. Ran scans, everything was moving faster. Shut down last night...and this morning windows will not come on in normal or safe mode. When try to start in safe mode it says STOP: c0000135 program cannot start %hs is missing. On another post with similar code it had a link to put on usb drive and to put in infected laptop and restart with f8. When I did that it said no bootable partition in table. When usb is not in it just goes back to stop message. I have a dell inspiron core i3 (I don't know if that matters). I have tried running restore to previous time and it did not work. when i click on repair it goes to the launch window or start in safe mode option. I am really hoping to restore without losing info on computer. All my pictures and itunes are not backed up. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 won't start in normal or safe mode

My son just told me he ran combo fix yesterday after reading somewhere it gets rid of security alert virus....he said he never uninstalled it...I don't know if that comes into play. He said that it was restarted a few times after and it still worked fine.

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I have an Acer laptop, with Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, and it didn't have anti-spyware for about a year. Then it got infected with spyware and adware. So I put Mcafee on my computer, which seemed to clean up all my viruses (except for some that it only partially removed, but which didn't bug me). Then a week later my laptop crashed (first blue screening and giving me a stop message for 1 second which i didn't have time to read). It rebooted getting as far as telling me to diskcheck which I skipped, and then crashing (with same blue screen as last time). It rebooted again getting to the same place, this time I allowed the diskcheck, and it still crashed. I tried starting with last good configuration and it again got as far as disk check (tried twice, once allowing and once skipping disk check) and it still crashed. I tried starting it in safemode and it started loading drivers, got as far as mup.sys then told me to "press Esc to skip loading Stpd.sys", I did, and it froze. I manually rebooted retried safe mode, it got as far as mup again, asked me same thing as last time, this time I didn't press Escape and it froze again.
I took a picture of the blue screens I was getting on my phone, and downloaded it to another desktop I have at home, and got a stop message of:

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005,0xBF841D43,0xF86A4AEC,0x00000000)
*** win32k.sys - Address BF841D43 base at BF800000, Datestamp 45f013f6

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A:Windows won't start in normal or safe mode

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For all the minidumps that were in my working copy of windows (all except the first, probably describing dumps that happened on the failing Windows while my working Windows was installed), it found all the symbols it needed and blamed win32k.sys (just like the stop message, and something about drawing a rectangle, probably to do with graphics). Exact wording as follows:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.6.0007.5
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel\Desktop\MINIDUMPS\Mini041707-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: C:\Windows\Symbols
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254
Kernel base = 0x804d4000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x80557620
Debug session time: Tue Apr 17 07:30:51.343 2007 (GMT+2)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:13.890
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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I noticed a problem with my mcafee real time scanning and firewalls earlier today (kept turning off) and thought I might have a virus. My intentions as to download superantispyware, update it, then restart in safe mode to scan my computer to check for viruses. I got as far as the restart and now my computer won't restart in normal mode or safe mode. In both cases it stalls on the startup screen. I tried windows startup repair, but that stalls also. Any suggestions or options?

A:Dell desktop won't start in normal or safe mode

Welcome to the forums!

Do you have a windows 7 disk? If so, start and keep tapping F12 to boot from DVD. Choose recovery options, then command prompt. Type C and hit enter. Type dir then hit enter. Make sure you're in the right drive (it'll show windows, users, program folders etc.) Then type chkdsk/r and enter it. That will run check disc and depending on your drive size, take approximately and hour more or less. When thats finished type bootrec.exe/fixmbr and enter it. When its done reboot and try safe mode again.

If you don't have the dvd you can try hitting F8 and pick repair your computer and do the steps above. if you dont have that you can get a copy by following the links in this tutorial and use your coa sticker for the activation. (just click on this link and scroll down to the link for the download) : Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps!

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Win 7 pro
Asrock w/AMD A6 w/GPU
Nothing external
SSD as boot
2 mirrored drives and an additional drive

Machine has been up and running for a long time.
I assume/figure that since it runs in safe mode that there is some sort of driver error. Unlike all the people that say 'I haven't changed a thing' I have changed something.

I took a PATA HD (20 years old) and used a SAbrent IDE > USB connector to attempt to get the data off the HD. It did not work. Device mgr does not install the connector as a device but it did install the HD in device manager. It did not work, I assume, because W7 cannot read the file system of the ancient drive.
PC seemed to work fine...I shut it down and unhooked the connector. Left it off because of thunderstorms.
Fired it back up and problems. At first I could boot up and it would work for a while.
I tried repair etc...and restoring but nothing is working.

I have looked in dev mgr and the drive is no longer there. I don't see any errors in dev mgr (in safe mode)

The stop error was 0x0000007E - I don't have any more information at this point.
Guess I should go read the sticky at the top of this sub-forum now Probably should be checking out the error file and posting it...

A:Win 7 Pro - OK in safe mode, instant BSoD in Normal Start

Hi ChrisPbass.

Boot into Safe Mode and supply the necessary data following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I have vista 32bit home premium. Here is the link to the specs page for the machine.

HP Pavilion Elite m9150f Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion Elite m9150f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I have bitdefender internet security 2012 installed and no overclocking or customizing.
I am a newbie when it comes to PCs and anything therein.
March 1 I updated vista, bitdefender, and downloaded kies for samsung galaxy s 2. i was on the pc for a couple of hours and went to sleep with it off. I turned it on the next day and it took 30 minutes for it to even get to the desktop. Although I could do ctrl+alt+delete and that would show as well as the task bar. When i open the task bar, i found that the processors were not active and barley any ram was being used. Which i thought to be weird for a startup sequence.

I restarted in safe mode and it came up like normal in 2 minutes and i rolled back a few days with system recovery which didn't help. I also uninstalled kies program and that didn't make a difference.
I am just very confused and frustrated at this problem any help would be appreciated.

A:strange start-up in normal but fine in safe mode.

I know you said you uninstalled Kies but, run msconfig.exe and look in the Services and Startup tabs to see if it's still there and enabled.

While there, you could also set up to do a clean boot to see if any other program might be causing the problem.

In the services, checkmark the box for hiding the Microsoft apps and then disable the rest.

In the Startup, disable everything.

Reboot and see if you get the same problem.

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As the subject says, my laptop will not start up in normal or safe mode, I have tried to enter Safe mode with command prompt to run chdsk but it still restarts. I turned off auto restart and this is the BSOD STOP error I am getting.

STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x825827D0, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000)
 

A:BSOD, computer will not start in normal or safe mode

you may want to start with first trying to get your data off the disk. See How to recover your folders/files when Windows won?t boot
 

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I'm using a Toshiba Laptop(L750-X5317) with windows 7 home premium. Last week while starting the laptop, it got stuck at "Starting Windows" screen. I then switched it off and restarted it again. It asked for "Start up repair" or "Start windows normally". I chose start windows normally. It started fine. Later on i didnt face any problems that day. Everything was normal. The next day again the same problem.

I chose start up repair. But it couldnt find any solutions. I tried to run it in Safe mode then. It gets stuck at "loading screen" every time. Then i tried clean boot method. Didnt work.
When it gets stuck at Starting windows screen and I turn d power off n switch it on again and select start windows normally, it works fine.

Then I tried this method:
" Sounds like you have hard disk errors. Use Advanced Boot Options to select Repair Your Computer and get to the System Recovery Options. Then select the command prompt. Do the following:

chkdsk /r c:
chkdsk /r d:
chkdsk /r e:
chkdsk /r f:"

There were no errors in any other drives except the f(i.e volume label/ OS installed drive) It starts "Inserting an index entry with id xxxx into index $SII of file 9." After completing it says: "Repairing the security file record segment. 165376 file SDs/SIDs processed." And stops after that. I dont know what to do next. Should i just reinstall ? Please Help !

A:Windows 7 gets stuck during both Normal and safe mode start up

Hi,

Do a system restore

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I have an HP Pavillion 553W and my husband thinks he is a computer technician at times and messes things up. He for whatever reason tried to install Service Pack 2 on our computer yesterday and when we tried to get on the computer this morning it will not open in normal or safe mode. IT tried to start up goes to the HP screen then to the XP screen and starts over again. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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This started out as somthing i thought i could handel. Not long after startup the system shuts down and says it was initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM. "Windows must now be restarted because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly." I thought i would be able to get rid of this by installing adaware and removing it that way. (I have no antivirus installed on the computer, i know im stupid, im sorry, please dont turn this into a 'your an idiot' thread ) so i downloaded adaware on another computer, burned it to a disk, (because the internet didnt work anymore on the infected computer) and figured i could install it. Well that didnt work. It would not let me install, i got about half way and it gave me an error. I attempted to start it in safe mode, and it just froze. a couple tries of that left me in a worse spot than i was. I did also try restoring it to a previous point, but it wouldnt let me click the next button....that weirded me out. Now the computer wont start, it keeps giving me a blue screen. then restarts itself. I hope i gave enough information and i hope someone can help me. Thank you for any help!

Scott

Sorry i have windows XP SP3.

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Hi my problems started last night when I tried to open my laptop (Toshiba Satelitte A300 on Windows Vista)*
In normal boot up the screen loads fine up to Please Wait...*
I left it on until this morning which by then the screen had turned black and nothing was clickable.*
I cannot start up in Safe Mode either as the same thing happens.
Occasionally when I try and boot up it tells me the C disk has something wrong with it and is fixing it.
A warning saying this file is corrupt and unreadable left me with a flickering screen which fluctuated between black and the vista background.
I did manage to log in once though my desktop soon froze and I had to shut my laptop down.*
Startup repair cannot detect any problems. I did restore Windows to an earlier date with System Restore but that didn't do anything to help and when I tried to restore the system to an even earlier date the Catastrophic Failure sign comes up.

I really am out of ideas apart from restoring to factory settings.

Someone please help.
Thanks*
 

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After upgrading to SP2 about a month ago so I could take finals on my computer at school, i noticed that my computer wouldn't boot up in safe mode (i just get a blank dark screen and i can hear the computer doing something but giving it a reasonable amount of time it doesn't progress from that screen). It didn't concern me because normal mode was working and i was able to take my tests. But now I want to get to the bottom of this. I delayed getting sp2 because i had a feeling it would mess up my computer. (i've had other problems too with visual skins but i was able to resolve those).If it matters, i ran a scan of my system with spyware doctor and it said i had a trojan.dialer and needed to boot in safemode to get rid of it. When I tried, it wouldn't load. Oh, btw, any way to get rid of that trojan.dialer without using safemode?

A:Windows Xp Home, After Sp2, Safe Mode Doesn't Work, Normal Mode's Fine?

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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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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laptop has been randomly freezing. cursor disappears no keyboard function. only thing to do is manual shutdown.

Now getting a BSOD error 50.

any help?

A:BSOD BCCode 50. freezes in normal mode, works fine in safe mode

Code:
BugCheck 50, {fffff80040f9e3b0, 1, fffff80000b9a1aa, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt_fffff80000b95000+51aa )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



   Tip

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
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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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Hello,

I have a Satellite Pro C850 1KU running Windows 7 Enterprise. When it is started in normal mode, it will load until the login page, then just reboot about 20 seconds afterwards. Over and over. The computer runs fine in Safe Mode. I have tried many different things, the recovery tools all say that the Windows installation is fine, the hard drive is in good shape and rather cool (41 C). I have tried all possible power setting combinations, have disabled all CPUs but one, stopped all programs and services in msconfig, ...

Having looke through various forums, I noticed that a frequent problem with Toshiba Satellite laptops seems to be the NEC/TOKIN capacitor on the mainboard. It dies after some time and seems to cause just the problems that I observe. There are many videos (search youtube satellite+toshiba+nec+tokin) and forum entries which describe the problem quite accurately (e.g. thread 8991 on badcaps dot net)

So before I disassemble my laptop, I have a few questions which hopefully someone has an answer to:
- Is there also a NEC/TOKIN capacitor on the mainboard of the Satellite Pro C850 1KU and could this cause the problems I have?
- Would it be in principle possible to just exchange the complete mainboard without having to reinstall Windows? Which mainboards would work, any of the C850 series (e.g. with 2.6 instead of 2.3 GHz)?

Thank you very much and best regards.

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Hi
 
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}
Manufacturer: 
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.
 
Name: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Description: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapt... Read more

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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 52348 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAKAA
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I can no longer see my external monitor. I have hooked it up because my laptop monitor no longer has a functioning backlite/

In the past when this happens I used system restore, but now when I try that it says there is no restore point.

HELP!!
 

A:Solved: External monitor black in normal mode but visible in safe mode

The external monitor toggle was somehow unset. fn f5 fixed it.
 

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Hi guys,
it is my first time to join to this forum. I really need the solution of my laptop Problem. I Have my
Gateway EC38 and it has been
freezing while I am using in normal mode.
But in Safe Mode works well. I tried uninstall my video card driver and also my sound card but nothing works. I also do
sfc/scannow in safe mode/safe mode with command prompt, but yet it says I have corrupted file but he doesnt show any file. I check in log file but I dont understand much.
Im always maintaining my laptop hardware status specially ventilation and change every year the cpu thermal gel.
Please help me find solutions to this kind of problem.
My Laptop Details:
Windows 7 64bit
x64 Base processor
factory OS windows Vista
Processor: Intel Centrino 2

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Please help!  Over the past week or two my computer has been running slower and slower.  Then lost the ability to download anything unless in safe mode.  Now when opening computer in normal mode get nothing but black screen.  Think I got something when my antivirus software lapsed and I wasn't protected for a bit?
 
Running Windows 7 64
 
Tried running Malewarebytes, Avast, SuperAntiSpyware, Microsoft Defender, sf scan, CCleaner and nothing has helped.  Everything comes back fine. 
 
I'm not very computer savy but from what I have been reading you all can help!  Much appreciated and many thanks for any assistance. 
 
 

A:I'm lost. Only open in safe mode. Normal mode give black screen.

Hello ,what is the sf scanBoot to safe mode with Networking and try running these......MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double clic... Read more

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So my laptop only starts up in safe mode and when I try to access it through normal startup, a blue screen appears for a short amount of time and then attempts to startup again going on and on in a never ending cycle.

However, I got it running on safe mode and ran Malwaebytes Anti-Malware on safe mode (with networking). However, it didn't pick up anything wrong. What can I do to fix this???

A:Vista only starts in Safe Mode and blue screen appears in normal mode

Hi There ghostOnthestage!For a rather lengthy but very informative article on stop errors and what may possibly cause them go here: http://www.updatexp.com/stop-messages.html Perhaps this will help a bit until someone more knowledgeable on this subject can come along. Good luck!

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