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Safe mode message during bios Startup

Q: Safe mode message during bios Startup

Hey guys i have a slight problem.. When i press the power button on the cpu to turn my computer on it takes about 20 seconds for the Display to actually show up.. and when the bios starts it always tells me to press F1 to continue or DEL to enter setup..
gives a message saying that " Setup is running in safe mode please change you overclocked settings or something like" i havent overclocked my computer and everything is in default what should i do to remove this message appearing everytime i start my computer

AMD ATHLON 64 3200+
512 MB DDR
MS- 7030
Geforce 6800

Preferred Solution: Safe mode message during bios Startup

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A: Safe mode message during bios Startup

If you go into your bios settings the save and exit that should cure the problem. If it doesnt then let me know and i will do my best to help further. Rik.

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i rebooted my pc and got this message: "the system was not correctly shut down and now working in safe mode speed" (asus / nforce setup)
i can only get in to windows by disabling 'halt on errors' in the bios;
the cpu is now running at about half its normal core speed - if i try changing any bios settings it hangs on warm boot - i have to manually kill the power.
weird part is i didnt change anything before this happened. Any ideas?

A:Solved: bios message: 'cpu in safe mode speed'

In BIOS has what you have tried included setting BIOS to default?

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Recently my computer was infected with a virus.
-I ran RKill and combofix which seemed to remove all the malicious proccesses the virus ran. 
-I was then able to use bitDefender and Malwarebytes which removed various files. 
Now my computer appears to be functioning normally however when I restart my computer:
-the screen remains black until the windows log in screen shows. (No bios splash screen shows, I have an ASUS mobo)
-If I try to enter safe mode the computer freezes and is inoperable until it is restarted again.
Note: I can post particular logs if necessary or more information is needed. I am capable with computers however this is the first time I have been infected.
Thank you so much for any help, it is greatly appreciated!

A:Virus Blocks Bios and Safe Mode on Startup

Please follow Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html and submit the requested DDS log, along with your ComboFix log, in a new topic in the forum containing the Prep Guide.
Once that is done,..come back to this topic and post a link to your new topic.  Once that is done, this topic will be closed to avoid confusion.
Thanks .

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From request I have made a new thread in this section (original thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/524717/virus-blocks-bios-and-safe-mode-on-startup/)
DDS log : 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16450  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by THOMAS at 13:33:25 on 2014-02-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.64.1033.18.8140.5971 [GMT 13:00]
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Bitdefender Firewall *Enabled* {A23392FD-84B9-F933-2C71-81E751F6EF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
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A:Virus Blocks Bios and Safe Mode on Startup

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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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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Hello all, I've been messing with and Googling this problem all day and am stumped. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My laptop:
Toshiba A105-S4134
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core

1. Two days ago I had a glitch - a bunch of browser windows were open and the system just sort of froze up. I ended up doing a hard restart. The PC then took a longer than normal time to boot back up.

2. That made me nervous, so yesterday I made True Image images of both partitions on the HD, that is C: (OS and apps) and D: (data).

3. This morning I decided to run a memory diagnostic disk (I had memtest86+ and Windows Diagnostics CDs on hand). I set boot priority to CD/DVD ROM using Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware Settings > Boot Priority

4. When I restarted the PC, I heard the CD Rom drive spin for a few seconds, but the screen stayed lack and didn't boot. After some time passed with no activity, I hit control/alt/delete a couple of times and XP then booted form the HD.

5. I unsuccessfully tried multiple times with three bootable CDs (that worked on another Toshiba laptop), including the Recovery and Apps disk that came with the laptop. Same result. I re-checked boot order a few times and the setting priority was still as I had set it.

6. I then found that I was unable to get into either safe mode or BIOS, or to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM during startup using any of F12, F8, F2... Read more

A:Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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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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Windows XP will freeze after about 10-15 seconds after starting up. I cannot move the cursor or right-click. I have no other choice but to hold down the power button and shut down. However, it loads OK in Safe Mode. Where do I go from here to fix this?

A:Windows XP freezes on startup in normal mode, but loads OK in safe mode. What do I do?

Arrrgh! Now when I go into Safe Mode none of the icons appear, and I can't see the Start menu! It's a totally black screen except for "Microsoft ® Windows XP Build..." and "Safe Mode" in the four corners. Please help!

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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:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009500010
BCP2: FFFFF880108EAF10
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
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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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Okay i got a virus some how dont know how that really isnt relevant surpisingly.
i noticed it because avg picked it up and i then qaurentined it.
afterwards i used Four diff AV programs just to verify it precense.
All three found it in the exact same place under the same name and all that.
so i rebooted in safe mode, and proceeded to delete it.

I deleted the actual file, which was annoying like usual...
i had to right click on the .dll and go to the properties and remove all the permissions.
Very pety and frustrating... anyways after i deleted them,

I ran the same Four AV programs and they picked up nothing.
then i ran a specific scan with avg, only in the "system volume information folder"
i would have deleted it from there it manually, but it take like an hour,
to go through all the CMD crap, and changing variables, anyways..
it picked it up in there as i hoped it would, i then deleted it from there

afterwards i defragged my whole machine to make sure there wasnt pieces of it anywhere
after the defragging was done, i scanned again w/same 4 AV programs & found nothing
OBVIOUSLY it was gone lol.
i rebooted the system and let it boot up normal this time

when it started up in normal mode after i did all of the above it seemed pretty happy...
keyworrd there "seemed" i waited a lik for the startup programs to load.
gave um a lil extra time just in case i clicked on my computer for the first thing
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A:freezing at startup after logon in normal mode (not safe mode)

im not going to bump this yet,
but i really need someones help i have to already explain today now why i am a day behind on my paper,
i really dont want to have to explain to my of a professor why i am two or three days behind, for obvious reasons something along those lines lmao

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I am having an issue where my computer will start fine in normal mode, but if I try to go into safe mode, it goes into startup repair mode.

Windows 7 Home 64bit, Lenovo desktop. Webroot Secureanywhere.

A little bit of background: OPENVPN was giving me a lot of messages like, "TCP: connect to [AF_INET] failed, will try again in 5 seconds: The system tried to join a drive to a directory on a joined drive". Contacted my VPN provider regarding this, they questioned where that IP address was coming from because it was not theirs. The IP address is this message would sometimes change, but according to WHOIS all were registred to:

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
Address: P.O. Box 10096
City: Amsterdam

I have no idea personally who this is. Ran the widely accepted malware scanners (Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Rkill, Adwcleaner, Combofix "feel free to scold me...", and I think some rootkit scanners) found Somoto PUP, which I seem to have removed. OPENVPN ceased giving me the "system tried to join a drive" messages.

I want to run Malwarebytes in safe mode to make sure the infections are gone, but every time I F8 and select SAFE MODE or SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING, the computer goes into STARTUP REPAIR mode. I have not selected the RESTORE option, but selecting the REPAIR option just results in the computer hanging and I have to force power off the computer.

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A:Starts in normal mode but safe mode goes into startup repair...

Run the tool below

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 <===== Download Link

Drag the FRST64.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

FRST will let you know when the scan is complete and has written the FRST.txt to file

The first time Farbar Recovery Scan Tool is run, it makes also another log Addition.txt

Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .

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Consistent BSOD during Windows startup for both normal mode and safe mode. BSOD problem started shortly after buggy installations of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 x64, Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1, and AMD Catalyst Drivers 13.9; and turning off Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.1.

Startup Repair is consistently unable to fix: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff800033bf6d6, 0xfffff880009a7578, 0xfffff880009a6dd0).

I accessed the dump file of the BSOD-inflicted drive by usb-connecting it to the same pc, but that's now running a functioning, system hard-drive.

BlueScreenView shows these following files to be problematic:

The hash of the atikmpag.sys from the BSOD-inflicted drive is identical to the one in the functioning drive, so I don't think this is the root problem.
However, the hashes of the two dx files (dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys) are different. I have replacement files for the broken dx files, but I don't have, nor know how to get, the access permission to replace them.

I'm at a loss for what I can try at this point. I used DM Log Collector and uploaded the resulting file. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:BSOD during windows startup; can't safe mode; startup repair can't fix


The cause of the problem may be related to a Windows 7 installation which has never seen any updates.

Host Name: HENRY-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
Can I just confirm, you have no way of booting into Windows at the moment. Correct?

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Vista Home Premium SP2
I get error message ?Out of scan range 92.8 Khz/58Hz? when trying to access Safe mode (F8 key)
Nvidia 7300LE Graphics card (Latest Drivers installed)
Monitor refresh rate set to lowest 60 Hertz.
Same problem even if I change resolution to lowest 600x800 (& then try Safe mode)
Same problem if I use another monitor, 19" Sony SDM-S95A, & a 15" Taxan 680 TC099-S
If I uninstall drivers (device manager) I get error message ?Out of scan range 92.8 Khz/58Hz?. Which means I have to restart the machine, but that means I get the same error message when it restarts (safe mode or normal)? So have to use Acronis Bootable rescue media to restore backup image.
Have tried using integrated graphics display (Motherboard), same error message.
Would appreciate any help with this.

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My PC has been acting up lately (WinXP-Pro) with a lot of programs not responding. I tried to download Combofix to run it in safe mode or run it period. That isn't working- says installation failed. Tried 3 times. Ran Malware Bytes, Spyware Doctor and did a Chkdsk. Only some spyware cookies came up.

So I tried Safe Mode and kept getting an error that it wouldn't start in Safe Mode because of either a new hardware installation or software problem. Sometimes it would give me an error about my keyboard not working....but it's working fine.
I did install a new printer 2 wks. ago, but that hasn't caused the problem. Haven't installed any software lately either.

Here is my Sysinfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3070 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232864 MB, Free - 102680 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0HJ054, , ..CN6986167J07AA.
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Error message in Safe Mode

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Vista Home Premium SP2
I get error message ?Out of scan range 92.8 Khz/58Hz? when trying to access Safe mode (F8 key)
Nvidia 7300LE Graphics card (Latest Drivers installed)
Monitor refresh rate set to lowest 60 Hertz.
Same problem even if I change resolution to lowest 600x800 (& then try Safe mode)
Same problem if I use another monitor, 19" Sony SDM-S95A, & a 15" Taxan 680 TC099-S
If I uninstall drivers (device manager) I get error message ?Out of scan range 92.8 Khz/58Hz?. Which means I have to restart the machine, but that means I get the same error message when it restarts (safe mode or normal)? So have to use Acronis Bootable rescue media to restore backup image.
Have tried using integrated graphics display (Motherboard), same error message.
Would appreciate any help with this.

A:Safe mode error message

Well you are correct. This is referring to the monitor (good for you!)
And I would have suggested trying another video card and monitor, which you have done.
What if you bring it up in safe mode, use a driver cleaner, completely uninstall the drivers, then reinstall?

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I`m a newbie! Bear with me. I`ve caused the fault but I don`t know what I did or how to correct the consequence!
Unless I go into MSCONFIG, I cannot invoke SAFE MODE.
STARTUP should automatically go into the SAFE MODE Menu, if there was a prior failure. Mine will not.
I cannot invoke the SAFE MODE menu from STARTUP by presssing the appropriate function key.
Normally Windows 7 is very resilient, I would rarely have to go into SAFE MODE but if I leave my PC with the Internet on the screen turns off and no matter what I do it will not restart till I`ve pressed the Power Off button on the PC. I use the SAFE MODE in the event of some sort of Systems crash.
Thank you.
Alan Beckley

A:Safe Mode within Startup

Just checking that you are tapping F8 before the Windows spash screen shows up, correct?

And were you able to get into safemode before?

Are you able to get into the bios (F2 or del)?

I want to make sure your F8 key is working.

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ok here's a good one .... have a HP Pavilion dv7, uses Windows 7, last night start menu error box pops up, cannot load start menu or desktop, cannot system restore or any suggested ideas, figured I'd go to safe mode .... nothing, completely ignores F8 key tapping or holding .... any suggestions ?

A:No Startup - No Safe Mode

Windows repair.

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I have an ASUS CM5570 with Pentium Dual Core CPU, 2.60GHZ each, 6GB Ram, and 630GB HDD running Vista Home Premium OS. I've tried several times to start in Safe Mode pressing F8. Each time a blue window appears with 2 options: SATA:PM-Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 or CDROM: SM-ATAPI DVD A DH20A6S. I've always chosen the SATA option. The computer just boots in normal mode. How do I get this to start in Safe Mode? HELP! Thanks!

A:Safe Mode Startup

Click Start, Run, type in msconfig, and click OK. When the System Configuration Utility window comes up, click the BOOT.INI tab, select SAFEBOOT, and then OK. You will get asked to reboot and when you do, it will come up in Safe Mode.

When you're done in Safe Mode, go back to msconfig and remove the checkmark from SAFEMODE. Do this before you get out of safe mode or the computer may start continuously rebooting in safe mode.

See: Safe Mode

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Does anyone know of the F key to activate the bios safe mode screen? I want to load xp but in safe mode.

A:BIOS safe mode key

Make and model of your computer would assist us in helping you. Different brands use different keys for bios.

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How do I boot up into BIOS and  safe mode? Does anyone have an answer this?

A:BIOS and Safe Mode

Windows 8 "safemode" - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/windows-startup-settings-safe-mode
BIOS - try pressing F2, F10 or F12 during boot-up.
Regards. . .

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When I try to boot into safe mode only I get an "out of range" message on my monitor. I suspect some kind of rogue registry entry, but I don't know which one. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Solved: out of range message in safe mode

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Hi guys,

I'm in pretty big trouble here. Since this morning, when I try to boot up my WindowsXP SP3, it just restarts the computer, I believe before the loading bars on the bottom of the screen appear. Sadly, no error message appears on screen. After the first unsuccesful try, I was greeted with the options screen, to start Windows normally or in safe mode.

When trying to boot into safe mode, you can see a couple of files loading, but after that, only the blinking cursorin the top left corner appears and just keeps on doing his thing forever, the keyboard doesn't accept any input any more.

How can I find out what is causing the resets? I have tried accessing the files on C: with a boot cd and everything works just fine.

A:Xp Won't Boot, Neither Will Safe Mode, No Error Message

If you have the Windows startup CD try using the Recovery Console.Note: You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order to be able to boot from the Windows installation disk.To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the]Recovery Console.4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.5. At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER. 6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654

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Hi all,

I've been handed my sister's friend's laptop and been asked to fix it and I admit I'm a little stumped.

The system boots as far as showing the boot menu for picking the last settings that worked, shows the splash screen and then locks up with a blank screen, or just a flashing prompt if you boot into safe mode.

My first course of action here would be to boot from the CD and run a repair install, but, alas, I only have my OEM CD for windows XP home, and I understand that repairing from that could be a bad move.

Using an old copy of Bart's PE, I can run a checkdisk, no errors there, but I'm not really any closer to getting the system running again.

The laptop has a sticker with a windows XP home licence key on it, but I can't tell if it's OEM or not.

Would running a repair install from my OEM CD with her key be a mistake?

Does anyone have any better ideas?


A:Solved: No safe mode, no error message, no CD

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Hello! I was browsing this fourum, as well as others, to figure out how to stop the InetKW error (familiar to some of you, I'm thinking- The one where inetkw is telling you that it can't load- "Error loading C:\PROGRA~\INTERN~2\inetkw. The specified module could not be found."). I was deleting a lot of spyware, must have deleted something needed by inetkw, because every 3-5 minutes I'm gotten this message.

I decided to research it, found out what I need to do what is said below:

The file that looks for inetkw.dll is inetmgr.dll which is located in the c:\windows\system32 folder. Find that file delete it and run hijackthis in safe mode that should clear up the problem. Click to expand...

Well, I was wondering if you most definately have to go into safe mode to delete it, or could I just go to the program and delete it now and be okay.

I just downloaded Hijack This! today, never ran a scan, but if you would like me to post my log I'd be happy to go in and do it. Please let me know what to do if the quote above is wrong.

I'm fairly new to all this stuff, and I am only 13 (noticed the birthdays today. I feel like a child on here with a whole bunch of you experts! Happy Birthday to everyone, btw!)

This is so helpful! Thank you!!!


A:InetKW message- Do I need to be in safe mode to remove?

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HI I've tried almost everything everyone in here has asked me to do, but still no luck. I thought I'd try again today with a new set of eyes and ideas.

A:Computer still will only startup in safe mode

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I'm trying to get to safe mode to run Vundofix, but when I start in safe mode, the screen goes to a black screen with "safe mode" in the corners, then shows login names for those with administrator access, then, once I click on either of those, it goes back to the black screen with "safe mode" in the corners, but never loads application icons, so I can't do anything.

A:Startup in safe mode won't complete

Firt attempt to run this uytility to delete the Vundo Trojan:


Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite:


Install Ewido.
During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
Launch ewido.
It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
On the left side of the main screen click update.
Click on Start and let it update.
DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode.

Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.


Post a HijackThis log and the results of the Ewido scan.


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Last night I dropped my computer, happily it was still on and working but froze after a bit. Once restarted it will freeze when attempting to open any program; can open start menu then will freeze. Started in safe mode and everything seems to work fine.

A:Freezes after startup unless in safe mode

I would try running the chkdsk /r command...something is amiss at normal boot, it seems.


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ok, i have been having trouble with restarts while i was playing games recently (which is a whole other long involved story) and i have come to the conclusion it is the power supply, so i will be replacing that soon.

i have not used the computer in a good while and decided to work on it the other day. well, minutes after going into a game, it restarted. now the computer is running at 100% all the time, non stop. i checked the programs that are running, to see what is eating it up, and there are way too many programs jumping around between 0% and 40% i can barely see what they are.

I did however receive a STOP error once or twice during a restart:
STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x855D0020, 0x855D0194, 0x805F9F88)

the computer runs fine in safe mode, so i assume its not a hardware problem (although i have checked the ram, and hard drives and such). am i wrong for assuming this? so i used msconfig to restart it in Diagnostic Startup, which still ran like crap. What exactly is running during Diagnostic Startup that isnt running in safe mode that could be causing this problem?

During Diagnostic Startup, i did manage to see 2 programs that were jumping the most (lsrass and csrss - i am really not sure if thats the exact spelling as i am not at the specific computer right now)

A:Diagnostic Startup vs Safe Mode

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Upon coming home from work, I found out that the plumber who was fixing our apartment decided to unplug my computer's power strip from the wall (of course while my computer was on) in order to run a power tool. I have no clue if this was the start of my problem itself or just first brought it to light as it was the first time I'd restarted my computer in at least a week.

I turned my computer back on and it makes it all the way to logging me in (as the only user) and loading my background. No icons, taskbar, programs.

I tried a Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to my task manager, and it made the screen go black instead of background. I can use the keyboard to Esc out and go back to background or use the arrow keys and Enter to run what should be the Task Manager (after using keyboard to choose something from the black screen, it goes back to the background as it supposedly runs the option I blindly chose) but the program does not display.

After vigorously shaking the mouse, I can manage to get the cursor to display on the blank background, and right click for some basic options, but anything I choose seems to do nothing (or is doing something but I can't see it because all I see is the background and my cursor).

I have tried running in safe mode to use System Restore, but when I went back to the old restore point, the same issues occur and now I've run out of System Restore points so that option is gone. My computer came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I have no CD to do a ... Read more

A:Issues with Startup (except in Safe Mode)

Nice plumber!

You should have a recovery partition on your system usually accessible via F10 during boot-up. Try the 'system repair' option; otherwise it will have to be a reset to factory defaults, leaving your system just as it was when you got it out of the box when new (I cannot speak for potential hardware issues here!).

Regards. . .



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Hi, I've been working on this problem for about 5 days now.
I have a compaq presario SR100
Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
AMD Anthlon 64 3500+ Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphics Card

I've had this machine for about 3 years now, and it's been running Windows 7 for close to a year. This was the same OS and version as i just put on. I did a routine reformatting to help speed up my computer. Setup ran smooth until it was preforming initial setup, where is had a BSOD (Driver_irq_not_less_than_or_equal). I haven't had a single BSOD since. After startup everything ran smooth. It wasn't until my first update where i began to have some issues. After startup (3 minutes in) my PC would begin to lag completely. This would occur for about 5 minutes until it would completely freeze, requiring hard boot. nothing else has been installed besides Windows Updates.

I have the minidump file here

And the Event Viewer Log of my machine the run where it did freeze up. There are a lot of, Installing Failed, errors but that's most likely because i cancelled the installer at one point.


If there's anything else needed i'll be happy to provide.

A:Freezing after startup (Not in Safe Mode)

bumping sorry

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Hi Guys, new here and not so techy so please be gentle! I'm doing this from work so I may not be able to supply lots of info immediately if you ask.

Here's my problem. I have a ASUS laptop/notebook which has been fine for months but over the weekend the Browser icons (IE8 and Firefox) stopped working and I couldn't access the internet. I tried to do a system restore to a week ago but apparently I had no restore points (I thought this was turned on automatically but apparantly mine wasn't!) so I did a restore from my external hard drive that I use for storage, (I store everything about once a month) this said system restore had been completed. Unfortunately I was still facing the non connection problem via the icons and, then I had to force a shut down as the arrow pointer just turned into a spinning circle anywhere near the start up button or task bar. When turning back on again I am faced with the pulsing Windows logo then the Welcome message but then a black screen. I've tried leaving it on this screen for over an hour to see if anything would happen but it didn't so I had to force another shut down. I tried safe mode and can access the internet by clicking on the desk top icons OK but now it wont load properly and I keep having to use safe mode to start up and/or connect to the internet. I'm also a little concerned that Avast! (free edition) may not be working in safe mode as it only states that 'Your computer is in safe mode' rather than 'Your computer is protected' (o... Read more

A:Startup Problem but OK in safe mode

Hello Steve and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you can get into Safe Mode I'd try running a systm file chedcker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) The SFC will search for dsamaged, corrupt, missing, etc system files and try to replace them with the correct version. If any problems are found, run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If this doesn't fix things you could also try these troubleshooting steps prepared by one of the Forum experts. The steps are time consuming but have helped many people isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I dont know what has triggered this off but everytime I try to run windows normaly the loading animation sticks and I get a BSOD....Ive gone into safe mode and here are the BSOD details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 88B2106D
BCP3: 80758894
BCP4: 80758590
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Please help me fix this...I dont want to reinstall!

A:BSOD on startup...please help me fix im in safe mode right now....

Help Anyone???!!!!!

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Im so ****ing confused how this is possible, please help

A:Safe Mode has asus startup

Hello Brandon and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you happen to have your Asus M/B disk in the DVD drive on boot up ?

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Upon coming home from work, I found out that the plumber who was fixing our apartment decided to unplug my computer's power strip from the wall (of course while my computer was on) in order to run a power tool. I have no clue if this was the start of my problem itself or just first brought it to light as it was the first time I'd restarted my computer in at least a week.

I turned my computer back on and it makes it all the way to logging me in (as the only user) and loading my background. No icons, taskbar, programs.

I tried a Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to my task manager, and it made the screen go black instead of background. I can use the keyboard to Esc out and go back to background or use the arrow keys and Enter to run what should be the Task Manager (after using keyboard to choose something from the black screen, it goes back to the background as it supposedly runs the option I blindly chose) but the program does not display.

After vigorously shaking the mouse, I can manage to get the cursor to display on the blank background, and right click for some basic options, but anything I choose seems to do nothing (or is doing something but I can't see it because all I see is the background and my cursor).

I have tried running in safe mode to use System Restore, but when I went back to the old restore point, the same issues occur and now I've run out of System Restore points so that option is gone. My computer came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I have no CD to do a Star... Read more

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I'm attempting to restart in safemode. It hangs trying to load agp440.sys. I did a google search and found some instructions that told me to disable the agp440.sys service. One of the steps in this process is to reboot from the windows xp cd and then start the recovery console.

My problem is that I am running a HPpavilion533w that did not come with a windows xp cd, it has a recovery setup that is on a partitioned area of my harddrive. Evidently newer versions of this setup allow you to create recovery cd's but it appears my computer is a little to old and doesn't have that feature.

I am a new to medium user and I would appreciate some guidance on how to get past this hang into safemode.

Many thanx,

A:safe mode startup hangs

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Hi there, this is my first time posting on these Forums and I'm not even sure if this is the right place to post this problem but about two days ago there was a thunderstorm and in fear of a power surge I told my son to go and switch off my new Acer Aspire PC. Unfortunately when he switched it off it had to install windows Updates so in a rush he just unplugged the PC from the wall while it was updating/logging off. I did not think much of this until the next day when I switched my PC on and before it got the the Login Screen I just get that wicked old Blue Screen of Death.. I restarted my PC and tried to start it up in Safe mode but strangely enough I once again had the Blue screen pop up before the Login Screen is fully loaded.. Now I am totally confused because I have no way of getting past my login screen to attempt to fix this problem. Please any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Computer Specs;
WIndows Vista
Intel Quad Proccesor Q8300
640GB Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB

Also the PC is not even a week old..

A:BSOD During startup in Safe Mode..

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HI, I have a PC problem I'm having a hard time figuring out and was looking for help.
I have a 2 year old HP Media Center with XP home. About a week ago the PC randomly rebooted twice. nothing had been installed or changed aside from a driver update for my video card about a week earlier. I tried a virus scan with trend micro, it rebooted. I started to back up some files on a USB harddrive and it rebooted.
I cleaned out all the dust and the fans work.
I ended up running the Windows Memomry Diagnostic ISO and the test came up with memory failures. (The test also ran overnight with no reboots, so I think that'd elimanate overheating) 2 1 Gig ram sticks. I replaced one of the sticks with a new stick, still failures. I tried the new stick with the other stick, no memory failures. So I thought I had it down to a bad RAM stick.
Ran fine for about 2 hours. I start backing up the hard drive to the USB harddrive and the screen went black. I reboot and it runs through scandisk and gets an unexpected error and reboots, runs through scandisk again, gets an unexpected error again, over and over.
I try running in safe mode and it hangs at mup.sys and will not go into safe mode. I went into the recovery console and did a chkdsk and it found an error, but doesn't detail what. I rebooted and it gets to the blue XP loading screen but freezes there. I ran the Mem Diagnostic test again and it's coming back with failures again as it had done originally.
So tha... Read more

A:Pc Freezes At Startup And Can't Get Into Safe Mode

I guess that I don't understand why you keep putting RAM combinations in...that evidence problems.I don't know anything about the test you've run...but I suggest that you download and run Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic - http://www.memtest86.com/ If you have 3 RAM modules...I suggest testing them individually (initially) one at a time, letting the memtest series of exercises run for about 1 hour each time. If you get errors...don't use that module again, put it aside.Then...I would try different pairs together, again 1 hour minimum for each try.I also suggest that you save the reults of a given try to file on your hard drive.What I did when I ran Memtest for 4 modules...I marked each module (with a marking pen) A, B, C, or D...ran individual combinations (Memtest will show which module has errors on the results) and then eliminated modules from consideration.Ultimately I found a pair that produced no errors, at any time.Your modules may have different timings...and I suppose that memory, like anything else, can deteriorate over time.Louis

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Hi guys,
i already had a installed win7, but it got in to safe mood, i tried a lot but failed to start in normal mode, so decided to install a fresh copy of win7 n when installed a fresh copy (installation process went well) after installation when (DVD) (recovery media) was ejected system got shut down n when started again started giving message something like (reboot\select boot device n all), but windows did not start.
pls help, i am in lot of trouble...............

n if possible pls show me the way to completely disable safe mood.

thnx a lot in advance all u guys!

A:Safe Mode and installation will not startup

Hi all of u Genius Guys there,

Am going through Hell, coz of SafeMode in Windows7,

pls u guys help me to totally disable this safe mode feature or the best n easiest way to come out through it,

thnx in advance guyssssssssssssssssss.

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My HP laptop has been running slow and crashing for a few days. I downloaded and ran malwarebytes but it didn't find anything. My AVG 2011 stopped working yesterday and now tonight the laptop won't even start up in safe mode. Its launching straight into windows, then into system repair, which fails.

Your help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

A:Laptop won't startup in safe mode or normally

then into system repair, which fails. Click to expand...

Do you mean System Restore?

Do you get any error message or BSODs?


Do you have a Recovery Partition or Recovery Disk?

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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 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...indows-7/0489243d-de4b-44c3-8fb3-d9599ae30b08 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 startup pc in normal or safe mode

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Dell Latitude d810 gets the blue screen at normal startup, all versions of safe mode, and last known good configuration. The error is 0x0000000A (0x1D001C00, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x804E79AA). The user said he was updating his Garmin gps via usb when the computer froze. He restarted and received the BSOD.

A:BSOD at startup and safe mode

Go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063Scroll down to the section entitled "Error occurs after Windows XP is already installed"

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I have an HP Probook 4510s, and whenever I start Windows normally or in Safe Mode with Networking, I will receive a BSOD after ~2 seconds at the login screen.

The BSOD says DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and under technical information it says:

*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000004, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8B459A0C)
*** ndis.sys - Address 8B459A0c base at 8B422000, DateStamp 5a499063

Whenever I start my computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt, while loading Windows files it will freeze at \Windows\system32\drivers\aswbidshx.sys, and stay there for a few hours. Afterwards, I will get the same BSOD as I did before. However, I was able to use Safe Mode up until today, when all of a sudden I started getting BSODs while trying to start it up.

At this point, I'm desperate, and will try basically anything. My computer has been getting these errors for months now, and I have tried almost every solution on the Internet. I'm hoping I can find some help here.

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I have recently upgraded my pc and it was working fine, then this morning I turned it on, tried to log on and it crashed.
When I tried to log on again the BSOD popped up.
I tried to start it up in safe mode, it worked the first time then when I tried again it popped up with the BSOD.
I can't get the the info from the crash because it wont let me log on.
Any advice on this would be useful as I have run a memory diagnostic which came back as nothing wrong, and I have tried booting from my windows 7 disk with the BSOD replacing the logon screen.
After waiting a while, the BSOD has stopped appearing, instead it get onto my user and came up with error messages saying nothing could be loaded except my background, i tried again and it wouldn't even log in.

A:BSOD on startup, safe mode too

The BSOD has stopped appearing, instead it get onto my user and came up with error messages saying nothing could be loaded except my background, i tried again and it wouldn't even log in.

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I have a virus on my laptop, i was in the process of sorting this out, however i clicked on run - Msconfig - Boot - safe boot and selected minimal. I re-started and the computer loaded automatically in safe mode, however it got to the blue screen and the computer shut down automatically.

I take it i need to de-select this option, but i can't even get beyond this blue screen which keeps shutting the computer down. There is an option on my windows 7 Operating system to use CMD as part of the recovery process, however i've tried to open MSCONFIG in there but to no avail. I dont have any system restore points set up either, so all i have is the Regedit option as i can get into Regedit.

My two questions are quite simply: Can i open MSCONFIG in cmd? and Why is safe mode not loading and shutting the computer down? Is this virus related?

I guess a third question would also be, what can i do besides reverting back to default factory settings?

Kind regards, your help is much obliged


A:Changing Safe mode on startup? How do you do this?

Try chkdsk /f/r in cmd. Try testing memory with memtest86+.
Sometimes blue screen are caused by memory or disk problems.

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On startup XP stops before loading desktop icons and start menu etc. I can load task manager, see there are no apps running etc but can't access anything else. If I try to run Explorer (or any other usefull utiliies) from Task Manager nothing loads. The same occurs in Safe Mode, or with last know good config or any other option from the F8 menu.

I have re-installed XP (repair option from the XP CD) but still the same problem. I have now experienced this with 2 PCs on my network (XP Home & XP Pro) this week and only have 1 PC left still working!

Could this be virus or corruption? Bit of a co-incidence to have 2 PCs corrupted at the same time but can't find any info about likely viruses, any suggestions?

A:Hang on startup - even in Safe mode

I had a simular problem on one of my PCs, which was caused by installing a new DVD drive. The drivers for a CD-ROM drive I removed were conflicting with the new DVD. And removing the DVD drive and reinstalling the old CD-ROM drive did not correct the problem as the DVD drivers were now conflicting with the CD-ROM.

I corrected the problem by removing the hidden drivers within Windows, for instructions how to view and remove them see: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283658&sd=tech

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I am working on a:
Gateway GM5260 Intel Core 2 Duo system running Windows XP Media Center
2 GB RAM (2x1GB)
320 GB HD

I was cleaning up this PC for someone, removing programs and games, etc and doing updates. Well I had left it for the day and I came back and it was powered off. I went to turn it on and it gets to the Windows XP black splash screen and flashes a BSOD real quick and restarts itself, it's in a loop. It always asks how I want to start since it was not shut down properly. I have tried last known good, safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command to no avail...same thing.

The BSOD did stay up when I tried to go to safe mode and it says:
A problem has been detctecd and Windows has been bleep down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop erro screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF78E2640, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Any recommendations next? I was planning on pulling the hard drive and running a check disk via slaving it over to my PC.

Thanks for the input

A:BSOD on startup cant get into safe mode either

Problem solved. Ran a CHKDSK /f on my computer and put it back into the Gateway and it boots up again.

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