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Q: Continuous reboot before windows xp loads, unable to enter safe mode.

Hello everyone,

Recently my computer was infected with some malware. I used cCleaner, Ad-aware, spybot sd pro, and malwarebytes antimalware to get rid of it. after removing what i thought to be all of them, i found that i had also picked up the providefeed and thefeedwater browser redirect. i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue. i got super antispyware and modified the scan peramiters. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properly and after showing the windows xp logo and loading bar it would reboot again. I have already tried booting from disk by pressing f2 on startup and setting cd drive to first boot device. i have also tried taking out the coin sized battery that controols the date and saving of some settings for about 60 seconds. i would really rather not loose all my data on my hard drive as much of it is not replacable. My computer is a gateway desktop computer. my OS is windows xp media center edition.

thank you for your help and please reply.

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A: Continuous reboot before windows xp loads, unable to enter safe mode.

i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue.You should not be following specific instructions provided to someone else. Those instructions were most likely given under the guidance of a trained staff helper to fix that particular member's problems, NOT YOURS after careful evaluation of the malware involved. Before taking any action, the helper must investigate the nature of the infection and then formulate a fix for the victim. Although your problem may be similar, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. and the presence of other malware. Using someone else's fix instructions could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properlyUsing MSConfig to access (force) safe mode with the /Safe boot option when there is malware on your system could have disastrous results and render your computer unbootable. The Safeboot option modifies the Boot.ini file by adding the /safeboot:minimal argument to your operating systems startup line. Some types of malware can delete or alter the safeboot key in the registry resulting in the inability to reboot fully into safe mode or back to normal mode. When this occurs, you may be locked in a continuous reboot loop afterwards where you cannot get back to MSConfig and undo your selection until the /safeboot argument is removed from the boot.ini. See Booting into Safe Mode safely.If you cannot bootup or logon in normal or safe mode, then your options are limited....If a situation like this has happened to you it is possible to fix this problem by renaming your boot.ini file. The first step would be to use a boot disk to start your computer. If your computer does not have a floppy disk, then you can typically boot off the Windows CD that came with your computer in order to access the Windows Recovery Console...Once booted to a command prompt, you would simply rename your C:\Boot.ini file to another name like C:\Boot.ini.bak. The command to rename the file at the command prompt is:ren C:\Boot.ini Boot.ini.bakOnce the file is renamed, you can then remove the boot disk and reboot your computer to get back to normal mode. When booting up after the rename, do not be surprised if you see an error stating that you do not have a valid Boot.ini file. When you get back to normal Windows mode, you can then rename C:\Boot.ini.bak to C:\Boot.ini file and run Msconfig again to remove the /safeboot flag...Problems that can occur by forcing Safe ModeIf you don't have your XP CD you can download a Recovery Console ISO file and burn it as an image to a disk to get a bootable CD which will startup the Recovery Console for troubleshooting and fixing purposes. This is especially useful for those with OEM systems with factory restore partitions or disks but no original installation CD. Also read Creating A Windows XP Recovery Console CD Image.Other options to consider:10 things you can do when Windows XP won't bootWhat to Do When XP or 2000 Won't BootSystem Restore Rollback in XP using ERD Commander System Restore found in the Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT)
System Restore from Recovery ConsoleAnother option is to create a Bootable CD:How To Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVDHow to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup Disk on a Preinstalled/Preloaded Windows SystemUltimate Boot CD - a script on the CD can be used to prepare your USB drive so it can be used on machines that support booting from USB devicesBart's way to create bootable CD-Roms, Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE)Making a bootable Windows 2000 CDMaking a Bootable Windows 2000 CD with Service Pack integratedYou can try doing a "Repair Install with Recovery Console". The Recovery Console is a Windows utility that provides a DOS-like command line from which you can run some repair programs. If you have a Microsoft Windows CD-ROM, you can get to the Recovery Console by booting from that CD and pressing any key when you told to 'Press any key to boot from CD'. At the 'Welcome to Setup' screen, press r for Repair.How to perform a Repair/Reinstall (with screenshots).Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild OptionHow to install and use the Windows XP Recovery ConsoleIf you don't have your XP CD you can download an ISO of the Recovery Console files:Recovery Console ISO fileNTFS4FreeDos ISOXP Recovery Console zip fileBurn it as an image to a disk to get a bootable CD which will startup the Recovery Console for troubleshooting and fixing purposes. This is especially useful for those with OEM systems with factory restore partitions or disks but no original installation CD. If you are not sure how to burn an image, please read How to write a CD/DVD image or ISO and Creating A Windows XP Recovery Console CD Image.Note: If you're using an IBM, Sony, HP, Compaq, Toshiba, Gateway or Dell machine, you may not have an original XP CD Disk. By policy Microsoft no longer allows OEM manufactures to include the original Windows XP CD-ROM on computers sold with Windows preinstalled. Instead, most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific Recovery Disk or Recovery Partition for performing a clean "factory restore" that will reformat your hard drive, remove all data and restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. Also be sure to read Technology Advisory Recovery Media. If you lost or misplaced your recover disks, contact and advise the manufacturer. In many cases they will send replacements as part of their support..

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My brother's 2 years old Asus Eee PC 1000HD, which runs on Windows 7, crashed one day ago after a Windows 7 update (sadly, he doesn't remember which update it was ). When reboot it goes to "Windows Boot Manager" with the ff message:

"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive....

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred. "
I detached everything that is connected to his notebook and restarted it, but I got the same error.

I tried to enter Safe Mode by pressing F8 during start-up, but nothing happened; it won't enter safe mode. I tried pressing other keys, but the only key that works is F2, which enters the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.

Another problem is that the notebook only came with "Eee PC Supprt DVD Rev.1.0" CD that only runs in XP, so when I tried to run it when I restart his computer, it did not work. I don't have a Windows 7 recovery disk because we got his notebook on Ebay.

Is there any hope for his computer? Also I am a novice on computers, so please help. Thank you all in advance.

A:Windows 7 won't reboot (Error 0xc00000e9) and can't enter Safe Mode?

Run Startup Repair

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On starting up my PC I am unable to get past the initial BIOS readout it gets as far as 'Mouse Initialized' and then freezes. Pressing F8 does not work nor following the displayed message 'Press F2 to enter SETUP' any suggestions please.
 

A:unable to enter windows or safe mode - HELP!!

When did this start?
 

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

A:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

That would typically indicate a hardware issue. If there are multiple sticks of RAM present, try only one at a time. You may also want to try a different video card if possible, or test the current video card in another system.

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

A:Continuous reboot except safe mode boots up

In Safe Mode, right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks
 

A:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

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A couple days ago my laptop, a 7 year old Compaq Presario X1030US, running WinXP, began restarting itself after about 1 to 2 minutes. It booted up normally and I could browse & check email as normal but after a couple minutes it would restart/reboot. Then I could browse & work for another 2 minutes. Restarted in Safe Mode and problem goes away (until I go back to regular mode). Here is my HJT log:Logfile created: 2/9/2011 14:34:05Ad-Aware version: 9.0.2Extended engine: 3Extended engine version: 3.1.2770User performing scan: Phillip*********************** Definitions database information ***********************Lavasoft definition file: 150.270Genotype definition file version: UnknownExtended engine definition file: 8364.0******************************** Scan results: *********************************Scan profile name: Smart Scan (ID: smart)Objects scanned: 29059Objects detected: 75Type Detected==========================Processes.......: 0Registry entries: 0Hostfile entries: 0Files...........: 0Folders.........: 0LSPs............: 0Cookies.........: 72Browser hijacks.: 0MRU objects.....: 0Uncategorized...: 3Removed items:Description: http://www.infospace.com/info/people.htm Family Name: Possible Browser Hijack attempt Engine: 1 Clean status: Success Item ID: 0 Family ID: 538Description: http://www.infospace.com/_1_4NH4UK702CMT5H4__info/wp/index.htm?ver=25809 Family Name: Possible Browser Hijack attempt Engine: 1 Clean s... Read more

A:Possible malware--continuous reboot--OK in Safe Mode

I started a thread at 7:44PM yesterday, for this problem, but I didn't include the requested files. I'm sorry about that. I reread the instructions and hopefully will include the correct files this time. You can look at that thread for extra, possibly helpful, info. Close it when you wish.I can log in and work/read email, etc, for a minute or two then sys. reboots/restarts. This started last week when I took the laptop (Compaq Presario running WinXP) with me on vacation. I can work forever in Safe Mode.Thanks,Phil
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  5 downloadsDDS log:DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Phillip at 19:19:45.26 on Wed 02/09/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1431 [GMT -10:00]AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

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Hello everyone,

Recently my computer was infected with some malware. I used cCleaner, Ad-aware, spybot sd pro, and malwarebytes antimalware to get rid of it. after removing what i thought to be all of them, i found that i had also picked up the providefeed and thefeedwater browser redirect. i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue. i got super antispyware and modified the scan peramiters. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properly and after showing the windows xp logo and loading bar it would reboot again. I have already tried booting from disk by pressing f2 on startup and setting cd drive to first boot device. i have also tried taking out the coin sized battery that controols the date and saving of some settings for about 60 seconds. i would really rather not loose all my data on my hard drive as much of it is not replacable. My computer is a gateway desktop computer. my OS is windows xp media center edition.

thank you for your help and please reply.

A:Continuous reboot before windows xp loads

Hi .<<...i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue.>>IMO, this is not a good procedure in dealing with malware...things change, including techniques on how to deal with various malware problems and variations of malware items previously diagnosed.I would suggest posting in accordance with the admin instructions at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/.Louis

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A few months ago I seemed to have picked up a google redirect virus. I ran Malware Bytes and it didn't seem to identify anything out of the ordinary, and since it was more of a nuisance than a crippling virus, I ignored it.

Bad idea.

Tonight, while clicking on a Google link, I was redirected to a site that instantly installed a program that called itself Malware Defender. It appeared on my desktop, and the shortcut led to c:\users\MYNAME\appdata\roaming\defender.exe. Comodo firewall informed me that it was trying to access other files, and I denied it access. I then tried to delete the file but was unable to, Vista gave me warnings about not having permission to delete that file. I re-opened Malware Bytes and clicked "update". The program told me to reboot to finish the update.

So now, when I reboot, after the windows loading bar is finished scrolling back and forth, I am left with a blank black screen and a mouse cursor. If I turn off the PC and turn it back on again, it gives me the option of booting into safe mode, but my keyboard will not respond at that time. The keyboard DOES respond prior to that, as I can still enter BIOS, but as soon as I'm given the option to enter safe mode (along with the 3 other options), the keyboard is unresponsive and the PC automatically boots into Windows normally, which then leads me back to the black screen.

I previously had Avira and Comodo active, and am honestly surprised that I was infec... Read more

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Please forgive me if this has already been answered. I am at work and it is difficult for me to look thru the topics. This is my problem:I get the blue screen with the following error codes:0xC0000005, 0x8052E559, 0xBA4C66B4, oxBA4C63B0After I restart my computer, it will not allow me to get into Windows, and it wil not allow me to use safe mode to fix the issue. Would someone be so kind into assisting me or direct me to a link to the topic that helps fix this issue?

A:Blue Screen - Unable to Reboot into Windows or Safe Mode

Did anything happen before you started to get the Blue Screens? Any virus problems?

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Hi,

Entered safe mode a few months ago no problem. Using Windows 8 Pro.

Tried to get into safe mode today but have a problem.

I have tried all the various permutations to get into safe mode (ms config, start up options etc.).

This is what happens: I use MS Config or one of the other ways (tried them all!) to get into safe mode. The computer seems to be booting into safe mode when I get a blue screen (not BSOD) which pops up and very quickly disappears, and then the computer reboots normally (into Windows 8). The screen says something like 'Windows has encountered a problem and needs to restart'. I am not totally sure as it is too quick!

Any thoughts?

A:Unable to enter Safe Mode

Originally Posted by lafargeotte


Hi,

Entered safe mode a few months ago no problem. Using Windows 8 Pro.

Tried to get into safe mode today but have a problem.

I have tried all the various permutations to get into safe mode (ms config, start up options etc.).

This is what happens: I use MS Config or one of the other ways (tried them all!) to get into safe mode. The computer seems to be booting into safe mode when I get a blue screen (not BSOD) which pops up and very quickly disappears, and then the computer reboots normally (into Windows 8). The screen says something like 'Windows has encountered a problem and needs to restart'. I am not totally sure as it is too quick!

Any thoughts?



Restart your PC then hold the shift key whilst hitting F8, click "see advanced repair options then troubleshoot, then advanced options, then windows start up settings. Click restart then you will get a list of options select thge one you want and you should be good to go!!!

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turned on computer and found my onecare was not opening up. Onecare removed several viruses yesterday which is not normal since I do not go online much with this computer. I didn't write down the names. I completed all steps in your guide and used all the programs you listed as well as, I went to the Onecare site and ran the update malware repair and got onecare working and ran it and removed Ferbink.B and Ntlin.A. Didn't find anything online about these. I did HiJackThis and removed about 6 items,,,once again, did not write them down. Down below is a copy of the latest HiJackThis and it appears the only file to come back is ctfmon.exe which I believe is for my windows office software. The comp is working fine and onecare is working but I can still not log in to safe mode or bios. It appears my keyboard does not function until windows is completely loaded. Nothing happens when pressing f2 or f8 and once I made it to the screen that has the selection for safe mode, by turing off then on the computer before it shut down properly which made the computer go to that screen on the next boot, but my up and down arrows did not function and it automatically went to regular windows after timing out. Also tried to boot to my windows disc but when the screen read "hit any key to boot from cd" the keys did not work and it booted to the drive....by the way it says "invalid boot ini". It appears I need to rebuild my boot.ini but don't know how to do that since I can not ... Read more

A:Unable To Enter Safe Mode Or Bios!

was it something I said?

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Hi all, 
 
Sorry for not following the posting instructions but I am unable to download anything on the PC in question. 
 
My mom has an Inspiron N5050 which she recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10. Today it said it was updating and not to restart it, but after several hours of a black screen she decided to force off and on again. Now it will only say "preparing automatic repair" and "diagnosing your PC" before leading to the blue screen.
 
Can't figure out how to get into safe mode, F8 does nothing. Can't use system restore (no restore points), can't use reset pc or "startup recovery" (they give unspecified errors), "Startup Settings" claims it can get me into safe mode but upon restarting I'm brought back to the old blue screen with no new options. Is there something I can do from command prompt? I tried "msconfig" but it won't recognize it. 
 
Also ran the Dell diagnostic test from setup (F2) which reported no problems. 
 
Any ideas?
 
Thanks so much. 
 
 

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Hello once again,

The computer that I am currently having trouble on was working just fine for the past 2-3 weeks since its several hardware upgrade. I experienced no major problems with it and was able to use it up until about three days ago. One night it was working just fine and the following day it just would not boot into Windows.

It would go through the BIOS check and whatnot, up to the Windows XP logo with the loading bar moving and right before it reach the user selection screen I would get a Blue Screen of Death. It went by really fast and immediately rebooted itself so I was not able to see what was the error message at the time.

It went for like this for a couple of reboots until I finally decided to enter into Safe Mode. I was not sure what was wrong and just ran Ad-Aware, Spybot and anti-virus but it found nothing.

I then decided to just try and use the repair option from booting up with the Windows XP CD and choosing the install Windows>repair method. I recall during this process, it had trouble copying various .dll and other files from the I386 file and I ended up just having it ignore that file and continue with the installaion.

After everything was done and it rebooted itself was when I started getting the various 0x000000** error messages. I got some 0x00000050 and 0x0000008E error message which I think is tied in to my video adapter and RAM when trying to boot into normal mode. And 0x0000007B error message when trying to boot into Safe Mode.

I loo... Read more

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Hi my computer is HP compaq presario SR1960AP 2 day ago, my computer was fine and now im using my laptop. I got error "ntlrd is missing Ctr+alt+dlt to restart"I cant enter safe mode because i dont know the shortcut key.Well I start pressing f8 after i restart my computer and nothing happen. Any tutorial is appreciated

A:Window Xp unable to enter safe mode/Reformat

Hi there

HP has a built in recovery function.

Press F11 on startup to reload your machine. Thats if the hard drive is still in working order.

**HP has an option to backup your files before it reloads. You will need an external hard drive or large flash stick depending on how many files you have to backup.

:)

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Hi,

Have the above virus on my XP machine. I cannot enter Safe Mode (it just recycles and ignores instructions - booting to Windows --> scam screen.

I cannot boot from USB with this bios, but have tried booting to AVG and Kapersky rescue disks - neither of which picked up the virus.

Any further ideas, or suggestions where to look for the virus using the rescue disk Regedit tools?

Thanks,
Chris

A:Metropolitan UKash virus - unable to enter Safe Mode

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HELP - Yesterday my XP quickly went through all the stages of infiltration by the Blaster worm, including RPC captions and random forced shutdowns. Unfortunately I was unable to secure a fix and used SYS RESTORE before I learned NOT to do that!

Now when I try to go into safe mode the screen fills with lines of text -- mostly looks like a listing of sys32 files -- and I am seemingly locked out of any actions.

Is there some other way I can go into safe mode and/or make any meaningful changes, or should I seek professional help?? At least I have access to another computer...

Thanks!
 

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This are the problems I have:
-A weird pop-up on startup (Shown in picture)

-Unable to enter safe mode or any other mode other than normal startup and restore to previous settings. (I shows a blinking "_" and 3 hours later nothing happened.
-A lot of blue screen of deaths, especially after hibernating.
-Mass attack of a virus. My virus cleaner said the virus was cleaned but when I try to start the hitted application it said something about virus attack and can't start up and force me to reinstall. Virus name is W32.Virut.W.

This is the HijackThis log


Quote:




Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Builder on 2007-11-30 20:30:21
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

System Drive M: has 0.07 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-11-30 20:38:56
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
M:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
M:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
M:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
M:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
M:\... Read more

A:Unable to enter safe mode, weird popup about a dll not found and a lot of others

Bumpz gee the time shown here is diffrent from my time I may have bump more or less than 72 hours after the post...

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RELEVANCY SCORE 81.6

I am unable to enter safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly. Instead, I am told to Please select boot device:
SATA: my drive
SATA: my drive
SATA: ASUS dvd writer
Enter Setup
Clicking any of the drive would bring me back to 'The User Profile Service failed the logon' screen. The computer is not a new build. I've had it for years. It was fine the day before so I have no idea what is going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to enter safe mode to fix 'The User Profile Service failed the login.'

Can you boot into Windows at all, or do you only get the option to select a boot device?
 
Have you tried restarting the computer?
 
Do you have the installation disc for this version of Windows 7?

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Hi,guys , im brazilian so.. sorry for my english... I have a problem.. how do enter in safe mode without enter in windows?
I tried this mode but, dont show this option. help me

thanks for all

A:How do enter safe mode without enter in windows ?

Command prompt > bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network then restart.

Option 3 here Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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Hi,

I need help in repairing my laptop, I believe it was recently infected by a Virus / Malware. Below is a summary of what I'm experiencing for reference.

Operating System: Windows XP SP3
Laptop Model: MSI-GX620 Series

*Unable to enter Safe Mode. It basically shows a blue screen but will quickly reboot afterwards (Registry Keys are already missing).
*Unable to finish HijackThis scan, it runs but it will stop once it reaches the hosts section. Checked my host file and its a whopping 4MB file. Basically it is not able to generate any log file for review.
*Cannot enable my Antivirus (Avira Free).
*Unable to run Malware Bytes.
*Multiple Running Process: ipconfig.exe

I'm on a different computer now, I can download files from here and I can just transfer the required files to my laptop if its needed.

Best,
Brian
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 80.8

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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Hi all, my name is Greg, several years back I had a problem and it was cleared up here(thanks again) and now I am having problems again.
 
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with XP home sp3. I started having problems when it started rebooting continuosly even prior to logging in. I was able to boot into safe mode but w/o networking (all my devices in the device manager are gone(as in there is nothing there) so also all my networking connections are missing as well)).
I ran the latest Dr. webb with no results and also ran malware bytes numerous times and it keeps finding problems so I fix them, reboot and run again.
I have tried starting windows to last known good startup and that does nothing but reboot and while in safe mode I am unable to revert to an earlier time as it says unavailable.
 
I tried running windows recovery console but it failed and is no longer an option as it is missing now.
 
I am running chkdsk now

A:Unable to boot(auto reboot)except in safe mode

Ok chkdsk came back clear rebooted automatically the rebooted into blue screen saying unmountable_boot_volume followed by a string of nubers OXOOOOOOED(OX8B953108, OXCOOOOOO6, OXOOOOOOOO, OXOOOOOOOO
 
Also each attempt to reboot in safe mode results in a blue screen saying the same thing with a diffferent string of numbers and letters.
I did get into the bios and run the scans there and they all came back clean.
 
GC

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On starting machine today, detaults to dos screen which offers safe mode,, safe mode w/ networking, safe mode w/ command prompt, last known configuration and start windows normally.

I've tried all options without success.

On clicking safe mode, I get a reading multi(0), disk (0), rddisk (0), partition (1).

How to get PC back to normal?

Tks
 

A:Solved: Unable to get past Safe Mode on reboot

Are there any other specific error messages that you see on screen during any of your safe mode menu boot attempts ? I did find this Microsoft article here which may help; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184/en-us It shows steps to re-build the boot file called; boot.ini which in XP is used by the NTLDR other main boot file.
 

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I'm working on sons dell demnssion 4400 with xp home edition.

I can only boot up in safe mode all other times screen is blank.

I've checked bios. It does seem to boot normal but i get nothing on the screen unless I'm in safe mode.

help

A:windows xp only loads in safe mode

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Originally Posted by ken_janssen


I'm working on sons dell demnssion 4400 with xp home edition.

I can only boot up in safe mode all other times screen is blank.

I've checked bios. It does seem to boot normal but i get nothing on the screen unless I'm in safe mode.

help




its the os,

in safe mode get you windows cd

run a sfc /scannow from the command promt this will correct all system files
(most likly the reason for the blaack screen)

it could also be drivers so you may want to remove all drivers ( everything but the network card so you can download the drivers again)

Test that and post back

thanks
Wolf~

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Hi,

I have been fighting with my daughters computer for hours and hours.

It is an new model emachine with Windows XP.

The problem is I can load it everytime in safe mode and it works fine. Actually I use safe mode with networking for internet and it works fine.

When I just try to load windows normally it gets to the dark Windows screen and the blue loading thing runs across the screen for about 20 seconds then just stops and nothing happens. It just will not load.

The computer was bought refurbished so I do not have any kind of reload disk. I have used safe mode to restore to earlier points a month back and it still does the same thing. I just updated my video driver to make sure that was not the problem, same thing.

Could this be a virus or is it most likely drivers? I keep thinking it is a virus because safe mode works and I tried to load the computer normally with very minimal drivers and it still hung up.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows XP only loads in safe mode?

How about trying a check disk repair from safe mode? This should correct any errors/corruptions in system files which would be a good start at eliminating some software possibilities. Here's how:

Disk/repair (Check Disk)
Left click on My Computer(open)
Right click on "C" or your OS drive if another letter.
Left click Properties and then click Tools Tab.
Left click on "Error Checking"> Check Now.
Left click to enter check mark in BOTH boxes offered.
Left click on "Start".
Computer will have to reboot to begin repairs.
Just leave alone (you're locked out anyway) 'til process finished.
If computer normal after process complete you might want to create a new
restore point and Label it POST ERROR REPAIR.
This is based on using an onboard copy of sys
files if copy is ok.
If copy is corrupted, it may tell you to insert XP or SP2(if patch applied) disk or to indicate location of SP2 info to get new,
clean copy inserted. Good to have disk at hand.

Could be CMOS battery but I would expect one to last 5 years from new (more or less by a month or two).
Also possible overheating (dead or clogged fans) or power supply dying. Likely if fans have never been cleaned. Check for this by removing side panels on unit and aiming a desk top fan at unit to help cooling. If symptom stops, overheat is likely problem
 

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Whenever I startup it locks up during the Windows XP Home Screen where the thing goes back and forth.

I really don't want to format but let me know if that's my only option. I can startup in Safe Mode with Networking so I know the problem can't be that serious since I'm posting from the computer right now.

I looked at my Event Viewer and here's what I found:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
cdudf_XP
Fips
intelppm
NPPTNT
UdfReadr_xp
VET-FILT
VET-REC
VETEFILE
VETMONNT

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
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The Application Management service terminated with the following error:
The specified module could not be found.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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The server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{9B1032C8-F9AD-4936-96AE-A41FFA75065A}.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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A:Windows XP Locks During Bootup - Only Loads in Safe Mode

Two choices
1) Do a System Restore to when it was last working.
2) Do an in place install as Rick's post.
 

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Hello all,

My wife's laptop (which is running Windows XP service pack 2) recently got hit with super anti virus pro. I ran malware bytes on the computer and on restart the computer would hang on a black screen with the cursor. I restarted in safe mode and was able to get back into normal mode after I used msconfig to disable all the programs that were running on startup. After re-starting I was able to log in, in normal mode. I also used msconfig and changed the startup selection to diagnostic startup.

Now windows explorer wasn't running, so I restarted in safe mode. Windows explorer won't run now in safe mode either. I restarted one last time in safe mode with command prompt. The command prompt works and when I tried to use that to run explorer.exe it came up for a second under windows task manager and immediately closed. I'm pretty much at a loss of what to do now.

A:Windows Explorer neither loads in regular or safe mode

<<I also used msconfig and changed the startup selection to diagnostic startup.>>Did you ever take the system out of diagnostic startup mode, using MSCONFIG?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560Louis

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Hi dirs I wellcom to every one .
I have a problem that i can not enter in safe mode , but normaly is every thing ok ..
if i try to go in safe mode system start automatic and show nothing , or any screen

A:Windows xp can not enter in safe mode

not sure if this help or not, in other forums using spyware doctor has resolved this issue

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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
XP SP2
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core
2 GB RAM

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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Hi everyone.I have strange issue with windows 7 32bit. I have tried searching for similar issues, but I couldn't find anything relevant to my problem.So here is my problem.

When I turn on the computer it loads windows, then the deskop & the taskbar icons starmenu icon, the clock etc but the tray items don't.

When I try to click over something it shows the loading mouse cursor (hourglass) ... and I cant click anywhere.
I also cannot enter ctrl+alt+del to enter task manager.

Then after I restart the computer from the button and I enter in safe mode ... after I shut it down from safe mode I turn the computer once again, and I enter in windows without any problems. But if I shut it down again the next time I boot, the same problem happens again .. so any ideas ?

Thanks.

A:Windows 7 only loads properly after i boot on safe mode previously

Do you have an antivirus software? If so which? Have you tried Microsoft Security Essentials (FREE)? If you want to, disable or remove any old antivirus and install it (You cannot run two AVs together; I am not sure if you can install it in safe mode or not either). Let it update and then do a full scan (will take some time).

If you have no viruses, you can try this: Optimize Windows 7
(remember, no one is asking you to buy anything or to change settings you do not feel comfortable changing. This is just an exhaustive list)

If none of these options work, let me know. Have you previously removed viruses or have changed important windows settings?

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

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

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

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Hey everyone,

Recently, my computer was infected with spyware. I ran Spyware Doctor to eliminate it, and that worked fine. It deleted a lot of adware and trojans. However, my computer was still acting strange, so I performed a full system scan with Spyware Doctor. This time, it found a lot of high-risk spyware.

Half-way through the scan, my computer started to initiate a shut-down. I couldn't stop it. I assume the spyware caused that. Now, once I turn my computer on, Windows won't boot. I just get a blank black screen with a cursor.

I tried to start it in safe mode by pressing F8 at the start-up, but that doesnt work either.

Can anybody help me out?
 

A:Windows XP won't boot due to spyware/ can't enter safe mode

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First I see the two startup screens, then the windows logo screen, then a flash of a blue screen for an instant and back to the startup screen again. Over and over. I tried to repair xp using the method suggested in information week (Langa Letters) and no luck. Any ideas? Thx
 

A:xp in continuous reboot mode

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Hey guys,

Upon trying to turn my comp on, I get the blue screen and cant start up, on restart it lets me in safe mode. The problem seemed to start when I had a redirect malware. I downloaded both Malware Bytes and AdAware to try and fix it. Once Adaware installed, it went to blue screen and since then i can only enter in safe mode. I did some research and found that having 2 adware programs may cause this problem, so i unsinstalled both from safe mode. No luck.

I'm out of ideas, so here are my logs can someone help me? Otherwise it looks like I'm going to have to take it into a store and have it fixed for a huge fee, or reboot windows. I have no system restores

EDIT: this is what the blue screen says:

A problem has been detected and windows has beens hut down to prevent damage to your computer.

NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS

If this is the first time youve seent his stop eror screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.....

*Didnt want to type it all, seems generic*

Technical information:
***STOP: 0x00000035 (0xFFFFFA800FDE1240, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Brian at 17:33:38 on 2012-04-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12193.11222 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
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A:HiJack This + DDS log - Blue screen - cant enter windows w/o safe mode

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello everyone.

I've had great success with computer problems here in the past and am hoping someone can help me out again. I've read through some of the 'booting to black screen' posts on here, and it seems like I need a Windows XP recovery disk, which I do not have.

A little bit of info on my problem:

I was given a Gateway desktop by a friend when it stopped working for her and she bought a new one rather than dealing with it. She is not a computer person at all, and could only tell me that it stopped working, no other specifics. When I try to boot the computer, the Gateway screen comes on for a second or two, then it goes straight to black screen. I've tried hitting F2 or F8 or F10, but nothing happens. My friend says that she doesn't think that the computer came with a recovery disk, or if it did, she doesn't have it any longer.

Is there anything else I can try, or do I have to get my hands on a Windows XP disk? I don't think I know anyone who has one, so is there anywhere that I could get one online?

Thanks in advance,
~MR

A:Windows XP booting to black screen, won't enter safe mode

Black screen...black screen with cursor in upper left corner?Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503 The XP Recovery Console can be downloaded as an .iso file and then burned to CD...which, in turn, allows it to be used to access the Recovery Console commands. What's the model number of this desktop? Should be on the case.Louis

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When I try to boot my Dell Latitude E6410, it moves past the product screen, but never shows the windows logo, or boots.. I've tried going into safety mode, but can't, the screen just shows a blinking cursor after the dell screen. can anyone please help me? I'd greatly appreciate it.
 

A:Booting error; Windows 7 won't start or even enter safe mode

Try and download an ubuntu live cd image. If your laptop boots straight in ubuntu then you will know that your hardware is ok and you can reinstall windows 7 with out worry. whilst you are in ubuntu you can plug in an external hard drive at the same time and backup all of your files pre the w7 reinstall!
 

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Right now I cannot get my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to boot up. I get to the "Starting Windows" screen and it just hangs there.

General troubleshooting:
Unplugged all USB devices on start up
Reset BIOS to default settings

Here are some troubleshooting steps I have taken so far:

1. Attempt to boot into safe mode (pressing f8 on startup)
result: While loading files the system stops and hangs after loading
Windows\system32\DRIVERS\AtiPcie.sys

2. Attempt to repair computer from safe mode menu (f8)
result: windows loading files screen>Starting windows screen>system stops and hangs at the blue background screen for Win7 sign in, but there is no sign in window.
all other options in Safe mode yield the same or similar results.

3. Attempt to repair computer with install disc
result: Get to the "System Recovery Options" screen. My drive with OS appears in the selection box and appears highlighted, however I cannot advance past this screen. On further attempts I plugged in a USB mouse and tried to use the pointer to hit the "next" button, but I get the spinning blue ring and the screen hangs.
I have tried repairing from multiple discs. One an install disc, another a repair disc I made on my laptop. Both times I got the same results.

I had this happen to my system 2 weeks ago, and then again 1 week ago.
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A:Windows 7 x64 startup errors, can't enter safe mode or repair system

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup?

If so run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan on it, followed by Disk Check from the installer's Recovery Options Command Line.

Next run the RAM test and start working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

You will have to be able to boot a disk, which failure is almost always due to user error. The last resort is to boot PW CD provided which will boot itself, wipe the HD, which will force installer to autostart to reinstall. The Paragon Rescue disk to rescue your files will also boot itself.

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My son's HP laptop was giving him a strange message that he must pay $300 to the FBI and then would go to a black screen. I guessed that he had gotten a virus. A few days later I tried to get into safe mode to do a system restore, but all 3 options of safe mode take me to the windows login screen, and his password no longer works. Also, in looking for answers, I found others who were having the pc hang while loading classpnp. I did notice that this is also occurring just before it goes to the windows login screen.

Many of the suggestions I have found for fixing errors require you to either be logged in or in safe mode, which is not possible. My son's father bought him the laptop, so I don't know if there was ever an installation disk. I believe it came with windows 7 pre-installed. It was purchased new about a year ago. My son does not want me to wipe the hard drive or do anything to lose his music, games, etc., but I don't know if that is possible

At first I thought I just needed to know how to reset the windows password, but at this point, I think the problem is beyond my capability to figure out on my own.

Has anyone else heard of a similar issue and how to repair it with or without losing all of the data?
 

A:Windows 7 problems: cannot enter safe mode, windows password does not work

Hello,

Funnily enough I have just finished repairing a computer with this issue. What I did was a fresh install of windows 7. With the recovery disk.

Do you have the model number please?
 

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I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8, unable to get it up and running, receive blue screen whave encountered a problem, need to re-start, its a vicious cycle. how do i get it into safe mode?
 

A:Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

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Hi guys. Really hoping someone can help me out here.

The BSOD I'm getting is telling me...

Page Fault in Non Paged Area; win32k.sys

I have tried starting in Safe Mode but that blue screens also after the win7 logo.

A few reboots prior to the BSOD suddenly starting, I installed a piece of software - plugin for a video editor. But system did reboot just fine the first few times after that. Also, not sure if this is related, but I noticed my system making a weird noise earlier. I have SSDs, so I'm not sure where the sound was coming from. Do SSDs make weird noises?

Apologies if I've not provided the right info - new to this troubleshooting thing.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD after reboot - can't get into Windows even in safe mode

Welcome to Seven Forums, I will try to help with your issue. The first thing to try is to restore your system to a previous point in time to before you installed the plugin you described in your post. this will tell you how. You will probably need to try option 2. System Recovery Options

If that does not work, try running Startup repair. Startup Repair . You may need to run it 3 separate times with attempted reboots between each time.

To answer your question, SSDs do not make any noise. You should not be able to hear any noise at all from them.

Try these options, if they work please run Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions and upload the zip file here. This will tell you how to do that or upload most files here. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums. Most screenshots are better using the Snipping Tool which is a part of Windows. This will tell you how to use it. How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista but, if you have problems, using paint will work fine Screenshot with Paint

Please let us know how these work for you. Hopefully we can get you up and running again soon.

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My system failed to start automatic repairs, so I decided to enter safe mode by pressing f8 in the blue screen and f4. However, it does nothing to my computer, it just reboots and no safe mode.

If you need more information I will be glad to provide.
Thanks

A:Windows 8 Safe Mode not Working on reboot.

Hello, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to boot to Safe Mode.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

In addition: Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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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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I have Windows 7 Professional version installed. After it boots up and it goes to Login Screen. I click on user name icon and it tries to look for the password and it comes back to same USDER ID Icon. It goes in a loop.

I tried to book in SAFE mode and same thing happens.
I tried to do SAFE Mode in Command network. It does not go to Command prompt. Goes back to same login screen.
It is running on my Leonovo laptop.

Thanks,

A:Windows 7 unable to get the password prompt when I click on user id Icon. Unable to run safe mode with command

Hi,

I found several users who had the similar issue as yours, they gave the advices may help you, please refer to the link:

Unable to log into Windows 7, no password prompt on welcome screen:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/unable-to-log-into-windows-7-no-password-prompt-on/9b3e65c9-c9c3-418a-8a96-f445359d475b

If the problem still persists, I?m afraid there is something wrong with your Leonovo laptop, you may need to connect manufacturer for further help.

Best Regards,
TaoPlease
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Hi Guys!

This is my situation. I have actually tried to find the solution on every forums but no success so I decided to open a topic here in Bleeping as I believe that yu guys can help me out. I have windows 7 home premium 32 bit dell laptop. Lately, it takes more than 10 minutes before it boots before the windows logo appears). From there the computer works normally. I got a suggestion to check for malwares or viruses so that is what I did. I started by going to msconfig and edited the boot options to start automatically to safe mode with networking, then rebooted my system. After booting, it loaded up the initial screen of safe mode, but then it restarted by itself. I am now stuck on this reboot loop going into safe mode, it won't even let me go back to normal mode. I went to startup repair, but it didn't find anything, so had to reboot again onto the same situation. I have searched for possible answers, and the best that I could get was to remove the safeboot options and go back to normal mode. The syntax to type was bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot but it didn't work, same with bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot. I am getting this :

An error occured while attempting to delete the specified data element. Element not found

Please help me out on this one. Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 boot to safe mode reboot loop

When in safe mode with networking dowload Visual BCD Editor and install.Start it. Select your Windows 7 loader in tree view.On right tab you will get all elements listed - select "SafeBoot" element, click on delete and confirm.Alternatively in with bcdedit:bcdedit /deletevalue {GUID} safebootwhere {GUID} is Windows 7 loader GUID - get GUID usingbcdedit /v and find it in the printout.

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