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Q: possible problems from booting out of safe mode

I wasn't really sure what forum to post this in, but this is my problem:

First of all, I run Windows Xp...I was moving some folders containing pictures, word documents, notepad documents, and a couple programs like some Spyware scanners and WinMx from the C: drive to the D: drive and meanwhile I found some files that could be removed.

I decided to scan and fix some of the noticeable problems with Spybot Search & Destroy, Hijack This, and CWShredder. To fix some of the problems I needed to reboot into Safe Mode, I did so, fixed it, and restarted to go back to Normal Mode. It kept rebooting into Safe Mode so I decided to use the System Restore and go to the last system checkpoint which was just the day before.

Once I was back in the Normal Mode, I went to my D: drive where all my folders were and only about half of them were there. Some of them appeared to have made it in my transferring them, but some didn't. I checked the C: drive and there were only two in it. There are approximately 3 folders missing and some programs like WinMx and CWShredder, Adaware and Hijack This went missing and I don't know where they are. I even used the search option in the popup menu and that yeilded no results.

Was this possibly an effect of the System Restore or what? Anything that you guys can possibly suggest would be great. These folders were important and I would be forever greatful if I could get them back...

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Preferred Solution: possible problems from booting out of safe mode

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A: possible problems from booting out of safe mode

I have two things you can try:
1)try logging on as an administrator to see if you can find the files.
2)try to unhide files and folders in folder options

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Hey guys,

My laptop seems to be having problems.
I was using it this afternoon and shut it down, then later I went to boot it up and it wont load to Windows.

The status bar icon just keeps going and going!

I am able to get into safe mode without any problems though. I can figure out why its doing this!

In any case, I cant runa restore as I disabled system restores.

Ive been wanting to re-load the thing for a while, its been running a little slow. But I have NOT made any changes to the OS or anything in a long time. only thing I did was I recently changed my password. but its been working through shutting it down and rebooting over the past 24 hour since...

any ideas??

I am running disk-defreagger now, what else should I do??
I am admittedly more of a hardware guy, but its still embarressing that I cant think where to really begin...

A:xp Pro problems - only booting in safe mode

do you have your windows xp disk?

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Hi,

Apologies, this is gonna be long!

Hopefully someone has the answer I am looking for! I have searched for hours looking for the solution but I cant seem to find anyone who has had the same problem I have on my other PC.

I have not turned it on for about a month but turned it on today to be greated by the wonderful BSOD. Now from what I can tell I have had about five different error messages so far ranging from the IRQL not less etc... message to Page fault in none page area. Also had one that just said the computer has shut down (no numbers at the bottom etc that you normally get with BSOD)

I have had no new hardware or software installed since the last time it worked so cant see it being a new install issue. My first thought was to hit F8 and boot up to the last known good config or safe mode and see what the problem was once loaded - first issue is whilst I can press F8 and get the option for this, the keyboard will not respond and move up and down to select an option so after 30 seconds it just loads up normal and gives me BSOD.

This also rules out loading it in safe mode as I cant do it the F8 way and obviously cant get into msconfig to run it that way!

So... the first question is why does it respond to F8 to load the menu screen but then stop responding once it gives me the options?

It is probably a simple fix one I can get into windows but so far I am stumped! Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks

MJ
 

A:BSOD and problems booting in safe mode...help!!!

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Iv got a problem with my sony vaio laptop. The laptop had been working if a little slow for a few weeks, but when i got up this morning and turned it on windows didn't boot up properly. It powers up then goes to windows xp loading screen, it then takes about 10 - 15 min before the screen goes black and all i end up with is the mouse cursour on screen. Occassionlly a timer bar appears and re appears but i still get a blank screen. Iv tried booting through safe mode but same thing happens just a blank screen with safe mode written in the corners.

Any know what to do?

thanks
 

A:Problems booting xp? - tried safe mode and last good system setting!

sounds like a malware infection.

When you go to safemode and you get that blank screen with safemode in the corners.
Try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del . I've found on systems when this happens that you will then continue to log in.

But you may need to use your setup disc to do a repair install.
From there log in and fix/clean your system properly.
 

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Hello everyone,

Please bear with me here as I attempt to explain all of the issues I'm having with my computer right now. I'll try to explain everything as throroughly as possible, but if you need more information and/or log files to provide a more accurate solution, just let me know.

For starters, I am running an HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6748us to be exact) with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) installed. (Service pack 2.) About 6 months ago, I recovered this laptop from what I believe was the conflicker virus (kept redirecting pages, stopped updates and antivirus programs, etc.) and I managed to get Windows Update up and running again. My Help and Support wasn't working though, it was only working in Safe Mode, so I did some research and tried a bunch of suggested fixes (updating the registry, etc) and got that to work again as well. I am not sure if one of the diagnostic tools that I used while fixing Help & Support might have caused the problems I am having now (as I literally tried everything under the sun until I got it to work), but my Windows Update is not functioning correctly again, amongst other things.

A couple of weeks ago, I installed some updates and restarted the computer, but the updates didn't finish installing during reboot. It said the usual "Configuring Updates, do not turn off your computer," but never showed percentage complete or anything. It restarted, and when I opened Windows Update, it said the last time I checked for u... Read more

A:Problems with Windows Update, running sfc /scannow, and booting in safe mode.

It could be a hard drive problem but you definitely have some corruption. Check Disk - chkdsk

If that doesn't work I would do a repair install. I think that you have exhausted everything else. Repair Install For Vista

As for the restore points it is a good idea to purge them after a virus since it could have infected a restore point.

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Hello everyone,
 
Please bear with me here as I attempt to explain all of the issues I'm having with my computer right now. I'll try to explain everything as throroughly as possible, but if you need more information and/or log files to provide a more accurate solution, just let me know.
 
For starters, I am running an HP Pavilion dv6000 series (dv6748us to be exact) with Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) installed. (Service pack 2.) About 6 months ago, I recovered this laptop from what I believe was the conflicker virus (kept redirecting pages, stopped updates and antivirus programs, etc.) and I managed to get Windows Update up and running again. My Help and Support wasn't working though, it was only working in Safe Mode, so I did some research and tried a bunch of suggested fixes (updating the registry, etc) and got that to work again as well. I am not sure if one of the diagnostic tools that I used while fixing Help & Support might have caused the problems I am having now (as I literally tried everything under the sun until I got it to work), but my Windows Update is not functioning correctly again, amongst other things.
 
A couple of weeks ago, I installed some updates and restarted the computer, but the updates didn't finish installing during reboot. It said the usual "Configuring Updates, do not turn off your computer," but never showed percentage complete or anything. It restarted, and when I opened Windows Update, it said the last time I checked fo... Read more

A:Problems with Windows Update, running sfc /scannow, and booting in Safe Mode.

Hi,
 
i had the same problem a couple weeks ago.
 
I was googling so much, but in the end, solution was very simple.
Program tmpFix worked fine for me, and issue was removed.
After download just extract and run START.vbs, then reboot computer and it should be ok.
 
You can download tmpFix from here: http://uptobox.com/o0jx98q3y3ue
 
Cheers

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BOOTING PROBLEMS Cannot even boot to safe mode with command prompt after failed windows vista updateCan't format laptop but couldn't even boot in command promptI installed some Windows Updates requested by Windows Vista, and when booting to terminate the installation... lights went out and now I cannot boot in:Safe modeSafe mode with networking Safe mode with command promptLast Known Good Configuration (advanced) Directory services restore modeShould I run System Restore?I DO NOT want to lose my data, or format the hard drive.When try to boot in Safe Mode what I get is the black windows "safe mode" desktop, and in the corners of the desktop "Safe mode" as usual but only mouse responds. no keyboard. No Explorer, no command promptWhat should I do???Thanks!!!

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I bought this laptop at a local department store here in Thailand (where I actually reside) almost 3 years ago.  Been fairly trouble free EXCEPT when I experienced a major power outage almost three weeks ago.  I cannot get it to boot in normal
mode for the life of me -- I AM IN SAFE MODE at the moment trying to get answers.  I went to a local computer repair center last night to see if they had a boot disc available but they did not.  I really need the data that's stored here, all the
documents, the pictures, music and videos, and other data.  So, actually two questions: 1.)  How do I get the laptop to boot in normal mode and 2.) how do I migrate files, folders, and other needed data to DVD+RDLs as a back up in case I do in
fact need to go out and spend to get a new laptop?   Your help is much appreciated !!!
Very respectfully,
Jon
aka Tetsuyama511

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I have been getting BSOD errors whenever booting into regular mode. Safe mode is fine (I have tweaked the registry so I have sound in safe mode) My system specs are in my profile, but used Winaudit for full specs. The winaudit report in formatted text is too big for an attachment. I have 2 attachments to this post, including zipped up minidumps.
Could my registry tweak for sound have something to do with this?
Perfmon /report was run, but it says:


An error occured while attempting to generate the report.



The system cannot find the path specified.

A:BSOD booting into full mode, safe mode works stop error 0x0000003b

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nrabus


I have been getting BSOD errors whenever booting into regular mode. Safe mode is fine (I have tweaked the registry so I have sound in safe mode) My system specs are in my profile, but used Winaudit for full specs. The winaudit report in formatted text is too big for an attachment. I have 2 attachments to this post, including zipped up minidumps.
Could my registry tweak for sound have something to do with this?
Perfmon /report was run, but it says:


An error occured while attempting to generate the report.



The system cannot find the path specified.


You have several issues. It might be easier to simply clean install.

You choice, here are the most obvious problems

Avg

Kaspersky

Pctools

Symantec

One or all of the above are causing an issue with tcpip.sys which need to be fixed.
If you decide you want to remove instead of clean install we have the removal tools inks.

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I was working with Adobe After Effects CS3 on my Windows XP and it exported my movie as a 1GB big swf file for some reason. I figured, hey, After Effects has done worse, so I opened it. That completely locked up my computer and I had to hard reset it. I tried to restart it, but it gave me a blue screen STOP error so fast that I couldn't read it, then it reverted back to restarting. Now whenever I try to boot my computer, it immediately sends me to the Windows Advanced Options Menu where I can pick a number of booting options. NONE of the options I can choose from work. Not even Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration. They ALL start booting as a computer normally should, then it flashes the blue screen STOP error and starts restarting again, sending me back to the Windows Advanced Options Menu.

NONE of the options work! I cant get to the desktop no matter what, not even in Safe Mode. What can I do??

I have search all over the internet and other people have had the same problem, but no one seems to be solving it fully. I hope I can find the genius that can do this.
 

A:No booting modes (Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc.) work!...

If you have a Windows XP CD you may be able to fix it. For details see: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx

Good luck.
 

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Hi
I have Thinkpad T43, with windows XP professional.

Since few days whenever i launched my ATI catalyst control center I would get BSOD and laptop will boot automatically and then everything would be fine.

Then while browsing my wife downloaded some media player exe, and since then my IE was redirecting to unknown sites (xalab etc) not to mention various ad pop-ups. One of the online video sites gave a message that I have TROJ/Rustok-N. (Also I would like to mention since couple of months my System Restore was not working although everything else was working fine)

I ran spybot, malawarebytes, trojanremover and removed whatever was reported. But the problem persisted, so I renewed my Norton Internet Security (actually got Norton 360), ran scans but it couldnt find anything.

Then I booted in safe mode and ran all these again, last thing I remember trojanremover prompted to remove something like sv~.exe and i did, when i restarted the system in normal mode I got BSOD and laptop rebooted, I disabled automatic restart on failure but it keeps on doing that.

I then went to Access IBM and restored by configuration which brings back the system files to previous state (the most latest point available was 07/2006)
I still got the BSOD while booting into normal mode, but safe mode was working fine.

I then went into safe mode and disabled couple of services on startup, then my laptop booted fine in normal mode, I found that now windows xp was reset to SP2, so i ran windows update w... Read more

A:BSOD 8E while booting into normal mode, Safe mode fine. Disable automatic restart doesnt work.

FWIW: http://kadaitcha.cx/xp/stop_error.htmlAs stated, it's a matter of hide-and-seek, with no guarantee of finding the culprit.Another link that may be useful: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htmLouis

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Hi all,

I've got a Dell Dimension 4550 running windows XP w/ SP2 and ALL the latest patches here in my shop, and I've got the weirdest problem. I wanna sweep it clean of viruses and spyware, but can't boot to safe mode.

It boots completely fine in normal mode, no errors or anything.

The BSOD I get is:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
0x000000D1 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Thoughts?
 

A:BSOD when booting to Safe Mode, not Normal Mode?

Bump for great justice.
 

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I recently moved and since setting up my PC (Dell Studio) at the new house, I've been having trouble getting it to boot in normal mode (black screen of death).  It boots fine in safe mode.  I have done two system restores; both times, I have been able to boot normally following the restore.  However, both times I have come back to the computer later after hibernation and when the system "wakes up", the icons and toolbars have disappeared and I've had to do manual shut-downs.  I should add that this did not occur after every hibernation, just a few of them (note--I don't think the length of hibernation was a factor; one time the issue occurred after an hour, but the computer hibernated all last night and it was fine this morning, with the issue occuring later on in the day).  In any event, after forcing the manual shutdown, it only boots again in safe mode.  Also, on one occasion a few days ago, I booted in safe mode, didn't do anything (i.e, no system restore), shut down, and was then able to boot normally.  So, it seems that the computer can boot normally selectively.  It's very strange.  Since the move, the only think new I've done is plug in a new modem.  However, the problems occured the first few times before the modem was hooked up, so I don't think it's that.  Any ideas?

A:Safe Mode/Normal Mode Booting Problem

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.
 
Louis

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when i boot my laptop in safe mode my internet speed is high but when i boot in regular mode its low im wondering if anyone can help me with stopping the right programs for regular mode so my internet speed is high like it is in safe mode
 

A:booting in safe mode and regular mode

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hi,
my pc is not starting in normal mode as well as in safe mode please help

I wanted to start my in safe mode for that I went into msconfig and I ticked the safeboot option and after that my is not starting in any mode.

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Hello to all.
Recently my Toshiba Satellite laptop was infected by a virus.
After installing avast and done a virus check on boot the infected files could not be "repaired" and I chose to delete them.
I did get the warning that two out of the five infected files where Windows files but I still procedded to delete them.
Since then I cannot start the laptop in normal mode, only in safe or safe with networking.
Any help would be apreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Booting Only In Safe Mode

Unfortunately, the Vista disks for most Toshiba's don't allow a repair install of Windows Vista.

Have you tried running SFC.EXE /SCANNOW from an elevated Command Prompt?
Have you tried System Restore through the "Repair your computer" option in the Safe Mode choices screen?

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It won't boot in safe mode. I get the blue screen saying it's dumping memory when I try. Pleasaae help????

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I am running XP SP2 - for a long time the computer would freeze on the windows start up screen then restart the computer.

Then for a time it was possible to boot into safe mode with networking - so I could at least get online to sort things out.

But now I cannot boot with networking or normally.

I can only boot in safe mode and safe mode with cmd prompt.

The safe mode only started to boot at all after I did a repair installation - so that route has been taken.

Does anyone know of any particular reason why safe mode with networking would be affected in particular?

Thanks in advance....
 

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Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. I'm only able to use my laptop in safe mode. I am unable to go to websites by typing the URL directly. Clicking on icons in startup does nothing.

System:

Mfg: Dell
Model: Inspiron I1721
Rating: 3.0 Windows Experience Index
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64x2 Mobile Technology TL-50 1.6 GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System

Boot Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:12:59 PM, on 2/11/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Windows\vVX3000.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxdumon.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\TiVo\Desktop\TiVoServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\robotaskbaricon.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxduMsdMon.exe
C:\Program Files\SpyZooka\spyzooka.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe... Read more

A:Only booting in safe mode.

please click report button and ask to move to spyware forum, they are busy guys
 

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How can i boot my computer to safe mode?
Please help me...
 

A:booting to safe mode?

Boot to safe mode: Instructions Here
 

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Not sure what the damage is but my computer only boots in safe mode. When trying to start windows normally it does the splash screen then goes to a black screen before the monitor goes on standby. Please let me know anything I need to do. Thx[codebox]Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 1:09:00 PM, on 10/6/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://us10.hpwis.com/R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://srch-us10.hpwis.com/R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-us10.hpwis.com/R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://srch-us10.hpwis.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft... Read more

A:XP SP3 only booting in safe mode

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Hello, maybe somebody can help me with my IBM 600E, I know that when you want to boot in safe mode you press the F8 key several times but in this case with this computer I cant boot in safe mode, it gives me a different screen, seems to me like a screen to view the computer with all the components, if someone can help I'll appreciate it.

A:Safe Mode Booting

What exactly does the screen say?

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I am trying to fix my other computer, grrrrrr. Anyway, as soon as it comes up in regular mode it just seems to lock up. Could y'all help me if I can run boot in Safe Mode or Diagnostic Mode and run hijack?

Thanks
 

A:Can you help if booting in Safe mode?

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My laptop (running XP) was infected with the AV fake virus removal program and I tryed to remove it with Spybot but each time I booted up it reappeared. I did some research online (but didn't come across you guys until now) and read that I should disable Windows recovery as it may be causing the computer to become reinfected. Anyway now when I go to boot up XP in normal or safe or any other mode all i get is a black screen.

I do have a complete back up on an external drive from about 6 months ago. Is that my best option and if so what do i need to reinstall?

Any advice greatly appreciated.

A:Not booting up, even in safe mode

Can't wait too much longer for help so if I don't hear anything soon I'll try reloading XP. I don't think there is anything else that can be done anyway...but I'm happy to be proven wrong.

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Hi. PC with Windows 2000 is booting in Safe Mode. How do I get it to boot in Normal mode or to fix it?
Can anyone please help? Thanks.
 

A:PC Booting in Safe Mode

Are you sure its safe mode?

It will have "safe mode" written in each corner of the screen if it is.

Loss of video drivers will cause the display to look just like safe mode without the writing in each corner.
 

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I'm interested in how Safe Mode boots.
I believe it uses ControlSet for instructions on what to load.
Is this correct?

I just want to learn more about safe mode.

Tx for any comments.

A:Safe Mode Booting

Safe mode is used when you have a problem. Possibly you crash or freeze etc. You go into safe mode and verylittle is loaded, just drivers. If it does not crash, this will help you determine the cause. You know that it is not drivers.
Then you go into the second mode of the testing, try a clean boot.
Going into safe mode can help you diagnose many problems
Safe Mode

The detailed version of what I have explained
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question575.htm

If you have a problem such as freezing, but it does not freeze in safe mode; you can try a clean boot to determine the precise cause
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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My PC boots into Safe Mode just fine. When I boot into normal mode it fails. I just get a dark screen with the disk drive light blinking. What's the next step? Is there a way to find out what is preventing it from completing the normal startup process?

A:What do I do after booting into Safe Mode?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by km4hr


My PC boots into Safe Mode just fine. When I boot into normal mode it fails. I just get a dark screen with the disk drive light blinking. What's the next step? Is there a way to find out what is preventing it from completing the normal startup process?


Do you get the win7 startup animation?
Black screen after login?

Try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup same problem? (revert to normal boot afterwards)

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I was asked some questions about booting in Safe Mode.

The fellow has two accounts. One an Administrator and one a Guest.

When booting in Safe Mode it looks like it is the Administrator account. Is this true?

Can Safe Mode be booted for the Guest account?

This has to removing infections on multiple accounts.

A:Booting in Safe Mode

If you boot up into safe mode with xp i believe it prompt you as to which account you want to log in with

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Hi,
My computer was working perfectly but a friend suggested I boot a program in safe mode only, so I tried to boot in safe mode and my computer would not do this, I searched online how to boot in safe mode and followed these instructions to boot manually in safe mode: How to get into Safe mode by the System Configuration Utility
Under XP
?1. Got to your Start menu and select Run option.
?2. Type in msconfig command and click OK. The System Configuration Utility program will then open.
?3. Select the BOOT.INI tab located at the top of the System Configuration Utility window.
?4. Check the box labeled /SAFEBOOT and click OK.
?5. When asked if you prefer to restart the PC immediately, or Exit Without Restart, choose to restart the computer manually.
?6. Your computer will automatically boot into Windows XP Safe Mode when you will restart it.
?7. When you are done with Safe Mode, go to the Start menu again and select Run option. Type in msconfig *and click OK.
?8. Select the Normal Startup radio button and click OK.
?9. When asked if you prefer to restart the PC immediately, or Exit Without Restart, choose to restart the computer manually.
?10. Your computer will boot into Normal mode the next time you switch it on.

I did this, restarted my computer only to find it started to boot windows then went to a black blank screen and nothing more happened, well my problems start here as I cannot get back into windows to change that configuration to boot normally,... Read more

A:Booting in Safe Mode

I'm using another screen now, and it keeps wanting to boot windows but cannot because the configuration I changed previously will not allow it to boot, for some reason my computer will not boot in safe mode at all and because the configuration I changed evrytime Windows boots its telling it to boot in safemode but it wont, so I keep getting a black screen, how can I change this configuartion back when I cannot get into Windows? Does any one know of a way please?

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I have a Sony Vaio laptop that will not bootup into Windows 7 Professional 64 bit w/ sp1  . 
I have been through the Windows Services from Black Viper and still can't get it to boot into Normal mode.
I have run various built in system utilities, I've Restored to earlier time frames, I've run System Repair, Repair Computer, etc.
I saw another post in this forum, although a few years earlier and it said to run MiniToolBox and Speccy. So I did.
 
My system is a mess as you'll see.
 
I don't understand why only the hard drive shows up and not the cd/dvd/bd drive doesn't show up.
I thought I removed the Original Sony Care and Sony Update programs in order to start over with Original Sony drivers which must be installed first. 
At some point my Administrator Account seemed to get corrupted, so I've created a new user with Admin privileges. 
IMPORTANT NOTE:  There is a device that I cannot locate that is not functioning (according to event logs), and not allowing my Intel Centrino Wireless to connect to  the generic Wireless Network Connection, instead it's connected to Wireless Connection 9!  ????
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Here is my MiniToolBox log.  
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 25-07-2015 01
Ran by Velvet (administrator) on 04-08-2015 at 09:02:50
Running from "C:\Users\Velvet\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional  Service Pack 1 (X64)
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A:Booting into Safe Mode only

Here is the Speccy screenshot:
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/lNDYBwpQp5HKVJe2lul4iks
 

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I was wondering if any of this forums people could help

here ive told the problem:


wrong video card update and black screen with a flashing dash on the top left corner


id be glad if anyone showed me the right place to post my problem.



thanks anyway,
regards,
sina

A:win 7 not booting even in safe mode

no need to post another question a few minutes later linking back to your original question

just keep the question in one forum, if it needs to be moved , you can use the report button to ask a mod to move to a different forum

you just need to answer the original post as you have had two replies

closing this one

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Yesterday when I turned on my computer, after about 5-10 minutes, the login screen finally appeared. I typed in my password and waited about 10 minutes as it hung on the Loading Windows screen (it never showed my desktop). I rebooted and tried again; the same thing happened. I used system restore to 6 days ago, and nothing changed. I am now using Safe Mode with Networking, which works, but I can't figure out how to get my computer to load normally again.

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance!
 

A:Only Booting in Safe Mode

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well, people got the impression I guess I was doing the wrong thing trying to boot into safe mode...

i am trying to uninstall and install programs that will not install for some reason... i've done it before, but i still cannot get into safe mode...

how to I access safe mode through a HP?

MSCONFIG won't work either
 

A:Booting to Safe Mode

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How do I boot XP Pro in Safe Mode?
 

A:Solved: Booting XP Pro in Safe Mode

Tap F8 repeatedly, twice a second from pressing the On button.
 

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I have just recovered from a virus, and seem to have everything back to normal except the startup. The startup always boots into safe mode now. If I use MSConfig and select "Normal startup" and then look at the "Boot" tab, "Safe Boot" is selected. Unchecking the "Safe Boot" results in the "Selective Startup" tab being checked. I cannot get the "Normal Startup" selected without the "Safe Boot" selected. When booting into "Selective Startup" everything is fine. Any thoughts on how to recover from this? With windowsXP I would look at the boot.ini file, but no luck with Vista.

A:Booting Into Safe Mode All The Time

Here's some links about editing the boot file for Vista:http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=79102http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74101http://www.vistabootpro.org/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry436714http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa468636.aspx

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Hi

I got an old Dell Inspiron E1505 here. I got a fake AVG popping up a trojan TR/ATRAPS.Gen5 a few days ago. I tried to remove it on safe mode but in vain. I must have deleted something accidentally while the notebbook was in safe mode. Now my notebook just keeps booting repeatedly. It started with the Dell (Dell and BIOS Revision A10) then the blue strip showing Dell and loading pbr for descriptor 2 ... done. And it went into this vicious booting cycle.

I can't get into the safe mode or any of the options F8 can offer as whatever I choose, it goes into the booting cycle. I downloaded Recovery Console on CD (I don't have any Window XP CD or Dell Recovery CD) but the freaking computer does not want to run on DVD/CD mode (using F12).

I am at loss now as I got a few Mathematics and Chemistry programs I use it regularly for my PhD thesis.

Please help . Please also be patient with me as my knowledge on computer is below average Thanks a million.

GHSC

A:My notebook keeps booting. Can't use safe mode or run on CD

Best think to do mate is flatten and start a fresh copy of XP sounds like the virus has infected most of your C drive files

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Hello there,

I have recently run into some issues on my machine that runs Windows 7. I can't run Windows Media Player; it just says the file name and then "Server Execution Failed". I was advised to go into safe mode and type a command into administrator cmd. However, safe mode would not work. At first I thought it was an F8 problem, so I was advised to go into msconfig > boot and change the system to boot into safe mode. I did that to find that safe mode gets into the driver loading screen and stops at windows\system32\drivers\ClassPnP.sys and seems to load. It shows the cursor, but then disappears and my computer reboots. However, since my computer is set to load into safe mode, it constantly tries to log into safe mode, which doesn't seem to work, so it just restarts, tries to go into safe mode, but can't, so it restarts again, going through the process again and again.

I have tried pressing "Delete" key at the beginning of boot up, but it does not show any thing else I can boot from. When I do get the F8 thing working, I select "Boot Windows Normally" but it just goes straight to the bootup of safemode.

I have an Acer Aspire M3800 that only has the factory restore discs that Acer eRecovery Management has asked me to make when I first bought my computer. I obtained Windows 7 through the "free upgrade" program Acer is running.

Please help... thank you.

A:Can't Run Safe Mode... computer just keeps booting over and over

You may be able to cure this Continual Rebooting issue by trying this method contained in thisBleeping Comp. Vista,Tutorial = http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/Under; Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility Although the problem may or may not relate to a Spyware attack, the Fix may produce the the same resolution. If all else has failed it may be worth the attempt, Good Luck.

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I'm updating my drivers on this PC - an hp pavilion g6-2002au laptop running windows 7sp1.  My first recent attempt covering 15 drivers - when finished - locked up the PC in the start cycle: a blue screen with text failure messages on it, related to a connected USB drive. Repeatable, meaning power down and restart got the same result.  I was able to remove what I thought may have been a related device and a new boot then worked fine, and then I used a restore point to get back to my starting point. So now I'm updating one driver at a time, followed by a re-start and when that works, a test of the device affected, eg sound or card reader. In extremis I have in the past used the windows safe mode start - F8 - to recover from software clashes that cause boot failure, followed by either an uninstall, or a restore point recovery.  I plan on leaving the USB stuff - root hubs, devices - to last.  But at some point in the current update process, based on experience so far,  I am expecting that restore point approach to be needed again. And a safe mode start just isn't obvious on this machine. The function keys F1 thru F12 are not only text labelled, but also have icons on them for various functions.  The F8 key has a fast forward to the end icon >>| So my question is, how can I invoke a safe mode start on this machine? Davidk10

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I am running windows XP so I followed this guide http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/ and decided to use the system config tool method. My computer loads to a blue error screen:A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUALIt tells me to make sure that any new hardware or software is properly installed (nothing has been recently installed) and that I should boot in safe mode. When I do that I still recieve the error message.Technical information:*** Stop: 0x0000000A (0x000000FF, 0x00000001, 0x804E2E4)Please let know if there is anything that I can do to fix this problem. Thanks, Liz

A:Error When Booting In Safe Mode

Hello Liz, welcome to BC

When you hit F8, what do you mean it says select first boot device?

Also, do you have the XP installation CD?

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The problem is that the computer has spy sheriff and some virus or something on it. It is a Windows XP Professional computer and it is part of the school network. In the regular mode things will not work especially task manager option is grayed out and will not let you use it to end tasks. When in regular mode nothing will work when trying to open a task explorer.exe apparently has an error closes and reopens it may not say this but I know what it is I am a computer tech. I have tried to boot in safe mode but it just sits there in idle and does nothing it just displays a black screen and says Windows XP Professional Safe mode yada yada yada. The only thing I can think of to fix the problem is to reformat but just to make sure that this is the only solution I just wanted to write here and make sure. It is my first time here I usually write to protonic for my problems but I am writing to them for some other problem and I did not want to open up another ticket with them. Protonic is free just to let you all know and it has a live support option except they are not on there much at all I have only seen it up once since it was there probally because it is in beta. I have never got to use the option so I can't tell you if it is good to use or not. But there support is exellent. They support you by email. I am going to be reformatting the computer by 6th hour in my class so if you can reply by then it would be great. I really would like to avoid reformatting the computer anyway ... Read more

A:Spy Sheriff And Safe Mode Not Booting.

See if this helps:How to remove SpySheriff / Winstall.exe / Spysheriff.exe

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Hello,
I used a remote support software (log me in rescue) to connect to a PC, this tool has a feature to boot the PC in safe mode.

Afterwards the PC is not booting back up in normal mode, what I've already tried:

- getting to the boot menu with the F8 key, choosing normal boot > same configuration
- start > run > msconfig > checked up 'normal boot' in the general tab > in the boot.ini tab removed the hook from safeboot > apply > reboot

after the reboot the PC starts again in safe mode and the hook for safeboot is back again

clueless,
john
 

A:Windows XP always booting in safe mode

I am also clueless, regarding logmein rescue.
It seems basically in many respects to be remote desktop help.
However, unless anyone else comes in who has knowledge of the program, the place to get the answer is presumably
https://secure.logmein.com/US/solutions/personal/access/

Have you checked the boot.ini file.
Any chance the program has altered that.
 

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Thanks in advance for any help and please tell me if I am on the wrong forum, but I thought that my problem may be with a privacy produce ...... namely the HP Credential Manager. My problem starts with finding the AV Security virus this morning on my HP laptop.I got on my desktop to find a fix for the problem and go back to the laptop to start it in safe mode and all is well until I get to the "HP Credential Manager" and it will not take my password or even allow me to type the password. I called HP support and the tech person that I talked to was of no help at all and knew no way for me to get past the Credential Manager to get into my Windows XP in safe mode.I am somewhat computer tech challenged and have worked only a few times in safe mode before, but how do I work around my HP Credential Manager get to my start button to finish up my work in safe mode to clear up the AV Security virus problem?Thanks ~ Dan

A:Problem - booting in safe mode

Hello Dan.This sounds like a bad interaction between an infection and a security software.Am I correct in assuming that you have access to the machine in normal mode?If so, you should attempt to uninstall Credential manager via Add/Remove Programs in normal mode. If successful, attempt the Safe Mode boot again and see if your obstacle has been removed.If this fails, let me know and I'll walk you through removing the infection in an alternative manner.~Blade

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Hi all

Don't know what found it's way into my PC last night but I was suddenly hit with the BSOD showing the following error:

Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x87AB43B2, 0xF79AD270, 0xF79ACF6C)

Normal reboot results in the same screen and trying to boot up into sfae mode just returns me to the setup (F8) screen. So, I figured on a repair for which I've managed to get hold of an XP disc from my mother of all people.

So far I have, based on what I have found from searching the net, via the Recovery Console on the disc I have:

run chkdsk /r
followed by a reboot - no change

COPY D:\i386\NTLDR C:\
COPY D:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:\
FIXBOOT
followed by a reboot - no change

FIXMBR (yes to proceed)
followed by a reboot -- no change

bootcfg /rebuild
WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL
/Fastdetect
Those procedures sounded pretty safe to me and I don't think I've damaged my PC any further but just in case I have and before I do any more damage I thought I'd best ask for some expert help.

Can anyone help or have I just made the problem worse ???

Thanks

DD
 

A:BSOD even when booting in safe mode (XP)

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Hello all. I am working on a friends computer. He asked me if I could speed it up and get rid of any viruses I found. It is a Gateway laptop running XP home SP3. It should be known that this person had no anti virus or firewall on said laptop. I ran Mcafee security center 2009, super anti spyware and Spybot S&D It found and removed a ton of junk. Problem is when I try to boot into safe mode I get a bsod. The computer will boot into normal mode without a problem. The computer seems top be running fine. My question is this. Can a bad program be blocking my access to safe mode or is it a hardware problem. I really wanted to run Super anti spyware in safemode but as of now this is not possible. Can anyone suggest my next step. Sorry if this should have been posted in anti virus forum.

A:BSOD while booting to safe mode only

Welcome to BCPlease try theseThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the... Read more

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PC keeps booting into Safe Mode and I have no mouse showing. All started when I changed the power extension lead to my pc to a shorter one (didn't require the long one I was using).
450 Mhz, Slot 1 PIII, 128RAM, Win 98SE.
Any ideas?
Terry.
 

A:Keeps booting into Safe Mode & No mouse

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I pressed f8 and chose start in safe mode but then it still wouldn't let me go in the administrator account, and it didn't even let me go on guest it said cannot connect to your SNES.. I had to restart and choose start windows normally to get back on. Any help?

A:Having trouble booting in safe mode?

Is there any more to the error message?
Do you have a game cube or Xbox attached?

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