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Can't use keyboard in "Safe Mode Screen"

Q: Can't use keyboard in "Safe Mode Screen"

Hi, when entering the safe mode menu, I can't use my keyboard. I just have to wait the 30 seconds until it boots normally. As a matter of fact, pressing F8 doesn't seem to be able ot get me into the menu. I have to turn off the computer while booting so it goes there on next startup.

At first I thought it was because I used a wireless keyboard, but I tried it with a wired USB keyboard and it still doesn't work.

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Preferred Solution: Can't use keyboard in "Safe Mode Screen"

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Can't use keyboard in "Safe Mode Screen"

It would be my feeling that if you are using a USB keyboard try a PS/2 keyoard.
Safe Mode loads fewer device drivers,
and USB wouldn't be supported.

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Hi.

I accidentally pulled the plug out of my computer when it was in the middle of shutting down. Now that I've tried to reboot it, I get a screen saying:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking
Safe Mode With Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally

Whenever I click on any of the options above, I always ends up back at the same screen, suggest the above options again. I've tried rebooting I again a few times but nothing works?

Any ideas?
Thanks.
 

A:Stuck on "Safe Mode"/"Last Known Good Configuration" Screen

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I'm trying to fix my brother's computer after he opened a trojan attached to an email. The email was the one saying your credit card had been charged for airline tickets.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP SP2.

The first problem is that after normal login there is a blue screen with a yellow window in the window with the message

"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

There are no icons visible. The only action I can perform is CTL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Windows Task Manager. I told my brother to start in Safe Mode from which he scanned the computer using AVG Free Edition which was installed before the infection. This did not fix the problem.

Starting Safe Mode I now get a black screen with Safe Mode in the corners and the operating system name at top. The blue login screen then comes up with Administrator and my brothers account. I click on Administrator and I get the same black screen as before with Safe Mode in the corners and the writing at top. My brothers account does the same. There are no icons or Start button visible.

Again, the only program I can bring up is the Windows Task Manager. Using that, I managed to install and run SmitfraudFix which was given as a solution to "Spyware detected" screen. After rebooting this did not fix the problem. I also installed SpyHunter 3.5.11 which found Zlob.Trojan, Rogue.AntivirusXP 2008 plus some other ... Read more

A:Safe Mode "Black Screen" and "Spyware detected" screen

Anyone want to answer this?

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Hi, I am having a problem with my newer computer, I just got this rig a few months ago and never had a problem until last Thursday. It Blue Screened on me while I was installing ARC GIS 10.1. From then on it randomly crashes. (I have previously installed ARC GIS 10 and never had a problem.)

I keep things updated (windows and drivers) and I do think windows forced through an update earlier that day. I un installed ARC GIS 10.1 and the windows update, didn't make any difference. I have also ran the Windows Mem test and Auslogic BoostSpeed/ Registry repair. I keep getting "Bad Pool Header" and "Page In Nonpage Area" and I can't seem to find something that triggers it. So far it hasn't crashed in Safe Mode without network access. I tried it once with access and it crashed. Currently have windows checking the drives for errors ( I have 4).

I think I attached the proper dump files. This is my work computer so this is kind of causing a big problem. Thanks in advanced for the help!!

A:BSOD "Bad Pool Header" and "Page In Nonpage Area" Runs in Safe Mode

Welcome aboard.

The crash dump you supplied, suggests the display driver failed there.

Code:
fffff880`0c995858 fffff880`10018000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
nvlddmkm+0x980000
Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, follow option two to search for the appropriate driver for your system automatically, and install it.
Let us know how it worked.

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Hello,

I've been having this nasty problem since yesterday. I have no knowledge of viruses whatsoever so I am at a complete loss as to what to do.

I'm using a 7-year-old laptop and Windows XP. At a guess, the problem comes from my friend's USB. This is what happened: I inserted the USB and noticed a RECYCLER and some Shorcut to (1) etc. viruses. I thought this wasn't serious so I ignored it. An hour or two after that my Internet connection crashed (I don't know if it has anything to do with the virus). By checking randomly, I found out that gpedit.msc and my Antivir setup file also refused to run.

I then shut down my computer and have been unable to boot ever since. Every time I try to start up, I am faced with a dozen of "out of memory" pop-ups, all of them with "xxx" in their title bar. I tried closing them all, but new ones kept springing up. I opened Task Manager and found at least 20 processes named FONTS.EXE. I guess this was what caused the "out of memory" error, so I tried to end those processes, but they kept re-appearing over and over again.

The taskbar and the desktop icons won't show up. The screen is blank - there's just my wallpaper background, my cursor and the nasty error pop-ups. I can't run any virus check or do anything else.

I've also tried rebooting in Safe Mode, but it took me to the blue screen of death.

Another problem, my laptop's CD driver is out of order (as I said... Read more

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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have been through the Windows self repair program which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"
Further details:
"Driver Provider: Microsoft"
"Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions for this? I have been googling for a solution for hours and haven't came across any solutions, apart from that it could potentially be to do with video card/drivers or RAM.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Can only start PC in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

BTW here is my basic system details:

Philips Freevents, (desktop PC)

Windows Vista, Home Premium, Service pack 2
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40 GHz
2 GB RAM
32 Bit

NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Thanks.
 

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Yesterday my PC crashed and now I can only use it in Safe Mode. I have tried the self repair thing which has done nothing. The first time it happened, it allowed me to start from a system restore point, but then it crashed again and now doing a system restore doesn't even let me start up windows normally.

I looked in the "device manager" driver section and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and It says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything, and I have tried uninstalling and restarting the computer, and also the "update driver" option but it says windows has determined it is up to date.

Does anyone have any solutions, this is soooooo frustrating!!!

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Please help! can only start in safe mode: "Consumer IR Devices" not working "code31"

Welcome
Lets try to diagnose, go in with safe mode and set up clean boot. Does that worK
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If yes follow instructions to find the problem
If no
Go in via safe mode find out the necessary information about the driver then go to the website to download to desktop. Then install.
Follow this tut to up date the driver
Device Manager - Install Driver
If it cannot be updated in this way, follow to step 7 and go to website and explained above.

If you unistall the driver, you can use automatic update.

I am not sure if that is your problem, however.
You may want to go in via, safe mode and set up a new account.
Download Security Essentials
and Malwarebytes and check for virus and malware. Do the full scan and update first.
If the new account does indeed work for you.

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Hello, I have a bit of a problem here. Last night my roomate was using my computer and kicked my surge protector off. The result was my computer wouldnt boot up. I played with it for a couple of minutes turning it on and off. Finally I opened the case and blew any dust out and tightened a few connectors. Turned it back on again and it seemed to boot up normally. I logged into my account and the desktop started to load up. The icons began coming up and then it froze. Control + Alt +Del would not work. So I manually turned the computer off. I attempted to boot up again and this time when I typed in my password I got stuck on a "Loading Preferences" screen. I attempted turning the computer on and off a few times hoping XP was just having an XP moment. Not the case. Next I tried booting in various safe modes. Right now I'm in Safe Mode with Network and it works perfectly. I tried to restore to a last known setting, didn't help. I did it both via the list after hitting F8 and within safemode. I played around with some account settings and now have it so I don't have to type in a password when logging in.

I tried booting up again, and now I'm stuck on the "Windows Welcome" screen. Its terrible. I've done virus and adware scans. Nothing has helped. Right now I don't know what else to do. I'm not sure if I have the actual WinXP MCE CD. I have to search for it, but I'm fairly sure it did not ship out with the computer. Obvio... Read more

A:WinXP MCE '05: Stuck on "Windows Loading" Screen. Safe Mode works fine

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Vista freezes with "pink screen," unless in safe mode. Problem persists after factory image recovery.

Windows Vista freezes with a "pink screen" and horizontal dashed lines. Sometimes after freezing, I'll get the BSOD and my PC will restart. The freezes used to happen about 3-5 minutes right after I logged in to my user account, but nothing happened up to about 5 hours yesterday.

Today, I wasn't even able to get past the login screen without freezing, so I went into safe mode, where I spent 2+ hours transferring the files I wanted onto a hard drive. My PC didn't freeze once. After I moved my files, I went and reformatted my windows partition of my hard disk drive with the HP factory image recovery.

But as soon as I finished that, before I could even set up my first account, my computer freezes (with the pink again). I tried going into safe mode, but it won't let me do that unless I have an account set up.

Help please! Thank you in advance.
 

A:Vista freezes with "pink screen," unless in safe mode. Problem persists after factory

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Hi there.

I've got a problem.

I thought that I had a virus on my computer, and therefore I installed a vcleaner, which told me to start my computer in "Safe Mode". I tried to do it with the F8 button during the start up, but every single time a blue screen was showing, and the computer restarted.
I searched on the internet to find another way to let the computer start in "Safe Mode". I found a way: to write "MSCONFIG" in "RUN". Then I could let the computer start up in "Safe Mode". Now I thought it would work, but it just got worse. Everytime I start my computer either in Safe Mode, Normally Mode or any of the other options you have in the "F8" menu it just do as when I chose "Safe Mode" before. A blue screen is showing, and the computer restart.
One of the buttons in the F8 menu make the screen stay so I can read what is on it. "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer" is written and many other things. Also something with the letters CHKDSK/F, what does that mean??

Please tell me what to do, so that I can start my computer again.

- xJohan

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I read all the responses to the exact question as mine as well as similar questions, none are applicable, as not even Safe Mode will load past black screen with "Safe Mode" in each corner, and at the top "Microsoft (R) Windows (R) (Build 7601:Service
Pack 1)". Thankfully, i had just recently backed up most of my files!  I want to get it working so I can wipe it clean and get rid of it. Please help, thanks!

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A couple of nights ago Windows requested to do some updates. It had 2/3 it automatically picked but I decided to look at the optional updates it recommended but didn't select. I went ahead and asked to install all of them. After restarting and rebooting computer since then my computer hangs/gets stuck on "Starting Windows". It's not a freeze I guess as the logo is still animated whilst booting but I've had it like that for 2 hours without success. I searched the issue up on google and it seems very common after windows updates (never happened to me before however) but every fix/solution suggested seem to vary drastically between HDD Fault/Motherboard dying/You downloaded something naughty etc, etc.

I can't make any progress on many of these "solutions" though. When pushing F8 upon boot and then selecting "Repair my computer" the screen will turn black and I will only be able to see a low quality cursor. The other route to many solutions was via safe mode but that doesn't load either anymore. I booted from safe mode successfully once, restored from a previous point on the 12th of February (maybe the last boot before the updates) and stupidly let windows shutdown and install the same updates again, I think. Since then it also gets stuck loading files.

Running Windows 7 Professional Edition

Any help is appreciated!

A:Stuck on "Starting Windows", can't access repair mode or safe mode

Hi there Dougy282,

Do you have your Windows OS CD by any chance? If so, I recommend performing a "REPAIR-INSTALL" and see if that resolves this. You would definitely need your legitimate copy of Windows OS CD though.

Hope everything works out well for you and feel free to ask more questions, thank you.

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As title says, my internet in safe mode with network activity is 10x times faster than in normal mode, i've removed a lot of services but the problem insists.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\AsRoutineController.exe
C:\Windows\DAODx.exe
C:\Users\Escrotorio\AppData\Local\Skillbrains\lightshot\4.4.2.10\LightShot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\TurboV EVO\TurboVHelp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6931688-DA2B-4E16-8539-3D323D69C677}\AiChargerPlus.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\EPU\EPUHelp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\AI Suite II.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\Sensor\AlertHelper\AlertHelper.exe
C:\Users\Escrotorio\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.search.us.com/v/2/?guid={BD2E1507-439B-4E77-A250-026E71185413}&serpv=5
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
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A:Internet faster in Safe Mode, slower in "normal mode"

Hello and wwwwwweeeeeellllccccccoooommmmmmeeeee Ray LOL!! now something very odd and unless I ma really badly mistaken I have never been able to access the net using safe mode so I would suggest you run these two for starters.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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I named the thread to attract attention.

In General, can I assume that Safe Mode is "fully-functional" for the purposes of installing and uninstalling programs ?

I know that there are some things that are disabled in Safe Mode, but I need some assurance that I can depend on programs that are either installed or uninstalled in Safe Mode will not have the procedure messed up due to the fact that it was done in Safe Mode.

Thanks in advance,

Mez

A:Is Safe Mode "Crippled" or just "Safe" ?

NOOOOO!

Safe mode is just enought operating system to run trouble shooting and file copying.

Do not attempt to install anything in safe mode.

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Hi.

Here are my specs:

-- Sony Vaio laptop (2 years old)
-- Windows Vista
-- 3 gig ram

Here's what happened:

I was watching YouTube. Then an error came up saying "IGRX failed" (it was too quick for me to remember). Then YouTube crashed. In its place it said something like "Flash crashed".

Then the computer froze. So I hit the power button to restart.

It asked me to start Windows normally or in Safe Mode. I chose "Start Windows Normally". Instead of loading, it just had a blank screen. I could hear the computer working but there was no display.

I hit the power button again. This time, I chose "Safe Mode". It works fine. Every time I use it in "Safe Mode" it's all good. Even YouTube works.

But Every time I try to start in "Normal Mode", just a blank screen.

What I've tried:

-- Vaio Diagnostic: I'm not sure if its because I was in "Safe Mode" but it failed ALL video tests. There were no other problems.

-- Virus, Malware scans (I did AVG and Malware Bytes): None found.

-- Tried reinstalling video drivers (no effect, although I'm not really sure if I did it correctly).

Uneducated opinion:

I have a hard time believing its a hardware or overheating problem because like I said, in "Safe Mode" everything is fine. There is not even a hint of a problemo.

HELP!!!

So...any advice would be appreciated.
 

A:Sony Vaio only shows video or display in "Safe Mode"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796
 

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I'm trying to fix my brother's computer after he opened a trojan attached to an email. The email was the one saying your credit card had been charged for airline tickets.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP SP2.

The first problem is that after normal login there is a blue screen with a yellow window in the window with the message

"Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer."

There are no icons visible. The only action I can perform is CTL-ALT-DEL to bring up the Windows Task Manager. I told my brother to start in Safe Mode from which he scanned the computer using AVG Free Edition which was installed before the infection. This did not fix the problem.

Starting Safe Mode I now get a black screen with Safe Mode in the corners and the operating system name at top. The blue login screen then comes up with Administrator and my brothers account. I click on Administrator and I get the same black screen as before with Safe Mode in the corners and the writing at top. My brothers account does the same. There are no icons or Start button visible.

Again, the only program I can bring up is the Windows Task Manager. Using that, I managed to install and run SmitfraudFix which was given as a solution to "Spyware detected" screen. After rebooting this did not fix the problem. I also installed SpyHunter 3.5.11 which found Zlob.Trojan, Rogue.AntivirusXP 2008 plus some other ... Read more

A:Safe Mode Black & Login "Spyware detected" Screens

Hello etssp and welcome to TSF...
Since you have attacked by trojan better make a new thread to Security Center...
Also before you do anything, read this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Hope you will clean your PC...
Good luck...

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I've a friend's laptop here that is in dire straights.

It is a Compaq Presario V3000 running Windows XP Home edition. Beyond that I don't really have any information to post because I can't even get the thing to boot in Safe Mode.

A regular boot will anchor this thing in a Windows start up loop. It loads Windows then the blue sceen flashes with an error message and is too quick for me to read what it says .. then it starts back to loading Windows .. insert vicious circle here.

A safe mode boot will get me to the "Windows is starting up" screen, but no further. It sticks there.

Anyone have a suggestion?

A:Compaq Presario V3000 - Win XP Home - can't even boot up in "Safe Mode"

I went in and disabled the "auto restart" function and have nailed down the BSOD error message.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

Maybe this will help pinpoint the problem?

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I have recently been having this problem with my Compaq Presario Cq56 laptop. It used to be working fine for years and this problem suddenly came up a few weeks ago.

Whenever I turn on my computer it would seem to load but then when it frayed the starting windows screen nothing else happens. The screen remains black with just those words. An indication that windows would load was I the animation of the orbs coming together to make the windows logo appeared.

I have tried loading in safe mode but it would always hang on Class.pyp or ssomething like that. I tried system restore but it would only show the green loading bar and then the screen would black and nothing happens.

It seems the only way to have a chance of my computer booting is to do Primary Hard disk tests from the bios or System self diagnosis scans then try to load system restore while the windows 7 disk is in the drive but it's annoying to have to wait up to an hour or more to see if my computer might work.

I have tried some disk scans from the command prompt as well as a sfc scanthat seed to have fixed the problem but then it would happen again. I have also tried reformatting and reinstalling windows and that would work for a while but then it's back to square one. Of some one could helpe with this it would be very much appreciated.

A:Computer does not load at "Starting Windows", no safe mode or restore

Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card:
Video Card Stress Test with Furmark Hard drive(s):
Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Software ToolsRAM (memory):
This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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So yesterday, my computer was in sleep mode, working fine. I was vacuuming my room and I blew a circuit, no biggie, happens all the time, so I turn off the vacuum and lights, went down to the fuse box, and flipped the switch back. I haven't tried to use my computer until I finished vacuuming. Once I finished, I sat down at my computer and turn it on.
Now normally, when I turn the computer on, it shows the motherboard screen, then goes to a black screen with white text which says "Verifying DMI Pool Data ............" at the bottom and then it goes to the windows start up screen. This time, after being stuck on the black and white screen for a while, under the "Verifying DMI Pool Data ............" It says "A disk read error occurred", "Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to restart". I though that was strange, so I did what it said, Ctrl+Alt+Delete and it restarted. Same message. I tried repeating this several times, nothing new is happening. I use the power button on my computer and shut it off, then turn it back on again. A different black and white screen showed up with an error message and said to press enter to continue. I pressed enter, nothing happens, so I shut off the computer and turn it back on.
Now it shows me the normal windows crash screen, where you can choose to start windows in safe mode or start it normally. I, not knowing what safe mode even meant, picked safe mode. Safe mode loads up, no issues that I could see, but I noticed t... Read more

A:"A disk read error occurred" and Safe Mode Issues

Ok, so it seems I have solved my own problem, but I'll leave the solution for anyone else who has this issue. I opened the start menu, typed MSCONFIG, pressed enter, and changed from "selective startup" to "normal startup." I restarted my computer and everything ran fine, and everything appears to be back to normal!

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Hello @all!

Sorry for my English... I'll try to explain it as simple as possible.

We have a computer where only remote access is done. We do not use keyboard or screen on it because we don't need to access it locally.

We had a problem to which I am looking for a solution. After a short power loss the computer started automatically up again but showed the message where you might boot into safe mode... and, as it seems, there is no time out. So we had to change the computer to another place for pressing enter.

Is there any possibility to avoid this message or put a timer?

We are using Windows 7 64bit.

Thanks for any ideas!

A:Avoid "boot with safe mode" message after energy loss

Enter into BIOS and under BOOT you will find "Next Boot after AC power loss" select "Normal Boot".

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Please help. I've inserted an SD card from a friends camera with my antivirus disabled and got fake security "System Tool 2011" all over my computer blocking .exe files, throwing warnings, changing background etc.

Can't get HJT, DDS and GMER to run in the normal mode (renaming, rkill and exefix don't help). Everything seems to be calm in safe mode so HJT and GMER logs are attached, DDS doesn't produce any files in the safe mode. Thank you for your help in advance!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:00:17, on 13.12.2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18975)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Users\Dennis\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://start.icq.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:Got "System Tool 2011" malware - HJT and GMER only in safe mode, can't run DDS

Bump. Please help!
 

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I reformatted an acer aspire 5100 laptop.
I partitioned it.
I installed Win98SE on the first partition, installation went well apart from not booting at all.
Now whatever system I load or install, 98 or ME I can only access safe mode in ME. 2000 refuses to install. Is this laptop vendor software specific as the drivers dont seem to be accessed from any normal Win OS I install.
 

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Can only start PC in safe mode W/Without networking: "Consumer IR Devices" with "code31"
It's happened that I am at my friend house and her PC is not working. It can only use in Safe mode with/without networking. I did try the "System Restore" but there is no restore point on that PC.

It's been a while that there is no software or hardware change except the installation of McAfee which I just removed it with the removal kit.

Details of the crash:
Problem: BlueScreen
OS version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
BCCode: 50
BCP1: A5C20464
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 81C81928
BCP4: 00000002
OS version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

I looked in the "device manager" in the "driver section" and it has an exclamation mark next to the "Consumer IR Devices" in the "System Devices" section and the "eHome Infrared Receiver (USBCIR) in the "universal Serial Bus Controller" and it says: "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)" for both.

Further details:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date:6/11/2006
"Driver Version: 6.0.6000.16386

I click on "check for solutions" it doesn't do anything. I also tried to uninstall and disable the 2 drivers to no avail as it's coming back after the restart of the PC. The "update driver" option was also used but it says "Windows ... Read more

A:Solved: BSOD - Safe mode only - "Consumer IR Devices - code 31"

Disconnect/remove the device and then try booting.
 

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my computer randomly went blank like its going into sleep mode before the battery runs out but it didn't go into sleep mode at all it just stayed blank so i "illegally powered off" and turned it back on after that it became incredibly slow it works fine for the first 30 seconds then stops and everything becomes unresponsive such a document folders things like skype and goggle chrome even the task bar and start menu
i have done the following
-checked for viruses on McAfee (if done correctly i should be free of viruses)
-disk cleaned
-system recovery
-chkdsk /r
-sfc /scannow
-uninstalling items
-ccleaner
i am really bad at the technical side of computers so if you can help please try be simple thank you

A:programs are slow and say "not responding" but works fine in safe mode

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Most people here view Mcafee as the actual virus please remove it using this,
How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)

If you suspect a virus use these instead,
Review Jacee?s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
Screen shot of the download button to use for Adwcleaner
You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,

Please Do Not clean/ Delete or Remove Any detections before posting the scan results first before review especially Malwarebytes,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

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My Vista randomly stopped working one day when I was watching a YouTube video. I thought "okay, whatever" and restarted my computer (a "hard-reset", also known as pressing the power button until it turns off). When it got back up, the computer wouldn't do anything except for the green-bar thingy at the beginning. It just keeps loading for hours on end, until it either does a CHKDSK or the screen flashes and it restarts. I am aware that many people had this problem years ago with vista, if the forums asking for help I read had their dates correct.

I know how to get to the Advanced Boot Options, I am currently in Safe Mode, and I have an intermediate understanding of the Command Prompt.

I don't have any System Restore points, and as I am in safe mode, I cannot make any. I also can't backup my computer at this point, and I used third-party backup software so I can't restore the backup with the "Repair your Computer" option at the Advanced Boot Options menu.

I had one small idea; I wanted to create a partition from my C: (or external J: ) drive that is at least 10 GB to install Ubuntu into. Unfortunately, I can't stop the pagefile thing and I have no knowledge of having snapshots at all.

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-NS325K Windows Vista Home Premium.
 

A:Solved: Vista won't start in anything but Safe Mode and "Repair your Computer"

If you've got a vista disc put that in on boot up and run a repair. You'll have to redo the updates.
 

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Hello,

I orig. posted in the Vista section and got help from "USAMA" and a few others. USAMA recommended for me to come to this section for further assistance with the "prnky001.PNF" virus.

I have BSOD, unable to boot into windows. When I tried to get into SAFE MODE, the computer "hangs up" on CRCDSK.sys.

I can get to the "Windows Repair" program and to a command prompt as well. I don't know where to go from here.

Dell 530 (E5200) Vista32 SP1

Additional info: I do have Avast Anti-Virus and it was running normally, but all of a sudden......there were 6 process' running and it went down to ZERO! I didn't turn them off, so I guess the virus did it?


I read the STICKY, but couldn't supply the logs/reports requested.

Here are the test results that I have from TSF team "USAMA"

Thank you very much,




Did ?Startup Repair?
Prompted for ?System Restore? > clicked ?OK?
Auto-reboot

?Startup Repair? cannot repair this computer automatically

Problem Details:


Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: AutoFail
Problem Signature 02: 6.6.6001.1800.6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 2
Problem Signature 04: 131074
Problem Signature 05: CorruptRegistry
Problem Signature 06 CorruptRegistry:
Problem Signature 07: 999
Problem Signature 08: 3
Problem Signature 09: RollbackRegistry
Problem Signature 10: 0
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033... Read more

A:malware "prnky001.PNF", have BSOD, safe mode freezes at CRCDSK.sys

Hello pizza4life,

Do you, or did you have an Epson printer installed?

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I shut down the computer last night and when I restarted and tried to access the internet I got constant "connection interrupted" messages. I remember that I installed Microsoft.net framework 1.1 yesterday, despite the program's warnings about compatability. So I ran a .net removal utility to no avail, though I'm sure 3.5 is still here.

I called my ISP for support and we tried several things: restoring to an earlier time did no good, but we confirmed that there were no problems with my IP, ping-ing any website or releasing/renewing with ipconfig. I've tried disabling my firewalls and antivirus software but it makes no difference. I've also scanned my PC with multiple programs (Trend Micro, Malwarebytes, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool) and it didn't find anything. So I'm a little lost here...

A:Can only access internet in safe mode, constant "connection interrupted" otherwise

Hi this may help if you have not tried it http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...og-corruption/ it should be the same on win 7

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Hello,

I have a Dell XPS M1530 laptop, completely stock with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed.
Windows has recently installed some updates and when it rebooted it showed the "Preparing to configure Windows - Do not turn off your computer" Same as this but after about 10-20 seconds it automatically reboots.
I left it alone and watched it complete this cycle 5 times before I decided it's not going to fix itself!
I have tried booting with everything attached (keyboard, extHDD, mouse) and also with nothing attached.
I have tried using a recovery disc to "repair" but it found no problems, ideally I would just do a repair-install of windows but as it seems that requires me to actually be in windows it's of no use! I have also tried to boot into safe mode but it still tries to configure windows then reboots.
It's my university work laptop so I'm hesitant to do a "replace" install of windows as I am currently unable to back up everything and for obvious reasons I don't want to lose it!

Another thing is I have ESET NOD32 installed, always up to date. I have never had any troubles before though.

Any help is very welcome! Thanks for looking!

A:Reboot loop during "Preparing to configure Windows" - Can't safe mode

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Socktopus.

Please check this tutorial, which may be of help to you.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Essentially what the title says: I was trying to fix my brother's computer because I kept getting a website redirect and I know something's wrong with his computer. I ran Malwarebyte's, Ccleaner, and AVG and they didn't catch anything. I came here after googling and seeing some advice to another person with the redirect issue, and did the run: msconfig: checked the safemode box in the BOOT tab. So I restarted his computer (it's running XP) and kept trying to restart in safe mode but it kept taking me back to the screen that gives the option to start in safe mode or normal. No matter which mode I chose, it kept coming BACK to that screen so I finally just manually shut it down. HELP! This sucks!
 

A:Can't start windows after checking the "safe mode" box in the run command

Welcome to TSG!

You'll have to manually edit the boot.ini file.
See post 4 in this thread:
XP Safe mode loop
 

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https://imgur.com/a/s2fuz

Have a malware that disable my antivirus and currently has proxy control of my computer and closes any app that attempts to get online within in a few seconds. I was able to delete the registry line that was disabling Windows Defender, full scanned, removed it, but still am not able to use the computer or internet 100%. I booted in safe mode and this is what I got, not sure if it's from Windows or the virus, can't really do anything on this screen nor windows button + R, task manager, nada as far as I can tell. Computer only boots here.

I would've like to booted into safe mode and put malware bytes from a flashdrive onto to the computer but now I have this lovely issue. Is it just better to do a clean install of windows from USB. My main concern is keeping files, just wrote a term paper that I would very much not like to lose.

Sorry I can't pull up the exact malware name or details because the computer is just stuck on this screen
 

A:Stuck in "Safe" Mode - Malware Proxy Issues and More

Which version of windows do you have installed, do you have access to another PC, do you have a USB flash drive....
 

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Hi
I recently got the BSOD problem with "irql_not_less_or_equal" term. I found some hotfixes in microsoft website that installing them can help me fix this problem.
Unfortunately, these hotfixes need to perform in normal mode (with "windows update service" enabled) but I can't access normal mode because I recieved the BSOD in normal mode and I can only boot in "safe mode", and in "safe mode" the "windows update service" can't be enabled.

These are the hotfixes that are related to my problem:





Quote:
Windows6.1-KB976746-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB978571-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB979444-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB979711-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB979903-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB2547257-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB2549036-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB2582260-x86.msu



When I executed these hotfixes, I received this error:
"installer encountered an error: 0x8007043c"
"this service cannot be started in safe mode"


Can you show me a solution to install these hotfixes in "safe mode" ?


(I already tried adding the following registry item "REG ADD ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\
Minimal\MSIServer? /VE /T REG_SZ /D ?Service? net start msiserver" and also tried "SafeMSI.exe" tool, but they didn't help me")

UPDATE: I downloaded "Windows_NT6_BSOD_v3.03_jcgriff2_.exe" and executed it in safe mode and attached the result.

I also tried the "System ... Read more

A:BSOD "irql_not_less_or_equal" + Hotfixes Problem in Safe Mode

  
Quote: Originally Posted by raya2


Hi
I recently got the BSOD problem with "irql_not_less_or_equal" term. I found some hotfixes in microsoft website that installing them can help me fix this problem.
Unfortunately, these hotfixes need to perform in normal mode (with "windows update service" enabled) but I can't access normal mode because I recieved the BSOD in normal mode and I can only boot in "safe mode", and in "safe mode" the "windows update service" can't be enabled.

These are the hotfixes that are related to my problem:





Quote:
Windows6.1-KB976746-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB978571-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB979444-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB979711-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB979903-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB2547257-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB2549036-x86.msu
Windows6.1-KB2582260-x86.msu


When I executed these hotfixes, I received this error:
"installer encountered an error: 0x8007043c"
"this service cannot be started in safe mode"


Can you show me a solution to install these hotfixes in "safe mode" ?


(I already tried adding the following registry item "REG ADD ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\
Minimal\MSIServer? /VE /T REG_SZ /D ?Service? net start msiserver" and also tried "SafeMSI.exe" tool, but they didn't help me")

UPDATE: I downloaded "Windows_NT6_BSOD_v3.03_jcgriff2_.exe" and executed it ... Read more

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Hi,
I've got a wierd problem which has just repeated itself perfectly after a complete format and reinstall of winxp.

Heres what happens:
- Computer crashes/reboots
- On startup I get DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
- So I reset, hit f8, I then select a HDD, and it boots, no worries.
- The computer crashes/reboots again and this time, even selecting a HDD, I still get the disk boot failure message.

Funnily enough the crash occurs when I'm playing online poker, not exactly a stressful task for the PC!

After reformatting I told xp to display the error message before resetting. When it crashed again, the blue screen appears and it mentions nv4_disp.dll.

Has anyone got any idea whats happening here and how I can get my computer to boot again without reformatting? I found a possible fix to the crash and would like to put it on my machine but cant even get the thing to boot yet.

My machine is an AMD 4800x2 with an a8nsli mobo, 7800 gtx gfx card and 4 gigs corsair ram...

Thanks for any help,
Regards,
Jay

A:2 stages of "Disk Boot Failure", how can I get to safe mode?

That is a video card driver error. Nvidia, make sure mobo drivers are
installed, and then install video drivers.

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Hello. Whenever I start Firefox in Safe Mode, a window box will appear, that reads: "Firefox is now running in Safe Mode..", along with options to disable my add-ons and so forth. Is there a way I can permanently prevent this window from appearing, whenever I run Safe Mode? Googling only seems to find me methods on disabling Safe Mode, which is not the point. Thanks!

A:Firefox - Prevent "Safe Mode Window" from appearing

Hi! jacknicholson, welcome to 7f

Did some research, and I could not find anything on your subject either.
Best guess is no one at Mozilla ever thought that anyone would need to enter safe mode without making 'some' kind of change.

I even looked in, about:config and could not find any entry that might relate to turning off and/or bypassing that options/dialog box.

Do not know how long it would take to get an answer, but you could always make a bug report at https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

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So I just recently got some new parts and started putting together a computer, here are the details:

Windows 7
AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3
BIOSTAR TA790GXE 128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 790GX
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
550w Power Supply
SATA Hard Drive
IDE DVD-Rom
USB Mouse and Keyboard

So the only things that are not new are the power supply, hard drive, DVD-Rom and mouse/keyboard/monitor. Here's what happened:

I put all the pieces together, booted it up, and got stuck at "Starting Windows" with no logo coming up. Ok, I thought, may be I need to go into safe mode to install the new motherboard drivers. So i pressed F8 on startup and told it to go into safe mode (just safe mode, no networking). It loads a bunch of drivers and gets stuck on "classpnp.sys"

Well, I read some other threads that suggested that I just need to fix this one file and windows will boot. So I loaded up an Ubuntu live CD, put it in the drive and tried to launch ububtu. I got the ubuntu boot menu, said launch ubuntu from CD, and got stuck at a flashing text cursor.

So I tried to reinstall Windows 7, it loads up from the disk and then gets stuck at "starting windows" again. So I tried all sorts of things, and found that if I flash the cmos and start the computer, it will reliably boot into the windows 7 install disk. If I flash the cmos, restart the computer, and try to get into the windows 7 install disk, it ha... Read more

A:Monster Problem: New Mobo Hangs at "Starting Windows" and won't go to safe mode.

OK, so I did some more testing and finally got it working.

Turns out it was my KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch that was causing the problem. Once I unplugged the USB from the KVM switch and just plugged the keyboard and mouse in directly, everything started to work.

*sigh*
 

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This is my first time being on these forums. If this is the wrong place to post about this, I apologize in advance.
Background on how this all started
vvvvvv
I have a hp pavilion dm4 laptop with windows 7 home premium OS. This laptop is about a year and 2 months old. Warranty has expired. 2 months ago, my laptop started making this loud fan noise. I checked the CPU's temperature through software and it was at 78 F (which i thought was normla). I decided to sit my laptop higher by stacking books underneath it. I dropped the laptop on accident because I was sweaty and nervous. The fan noise stopped. That caught my attention. Every time the fan became loud, my FPS for the games I was playing lowered. That made me mad and frustrated. I remembered once the laptop was tapped a little, the fan would stop and my performance would go back to normal. The tap eventually progressed into a light smack then to a hard smack. I smacked my laptop everytime this happened because of frustration (Im 15 and i do dumb things a lot). Last week, the fan just continued and would never stop. I didnt stop smacking it either.
Situation
vvv
So today, I tried to smack the laptop as little as i could and then my laptop froze. It stayed frozen for about 1 minute. Then I restarted my laptop. When it was rebooting, I saw a screen I have never encountered before; "Windows is Loading Files Screen". I waited patiently and the fan of my laptop continued to be loud. Then, for about a second and ... Read more

A:Startup repair after "Windows is Loading Files".Cant start safe mode

Welcome to the Forum.
It sound like the first problem is overheating. This can cause many more problems all by itself.
If it was my laptop I would take it apart and clean completely. I would also check the operation of the fan. (If in doubt replace the fan).
If you don't feel comfortable taking the laptop apart and cleaning I would take it to a shop.
You must not use the laptop until the cooling problem is solved.

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Hey all,

I recently updated the nForce sata drivers and installed BIOS updates on my Compaq Presario SR2173WM (Vista/1G Ram). The install and reboots went fine, although soon after the PC froze and i restarted to a BSOD stating the following...

Windows has shut down to prevent any harm to your PC, etc...

Check disk space, drivers, disable Shadowing, use Safe Mode, etc...

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x93F541C4, 0x8B86A898, 0x00000000)

Collecting data for crash dump, Initializing disk, Dumping...

Then the PC restarts and the same thing happens. I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but as soon as it loads "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CRCDISK.SYS" it BSOD's with the same information.

I have reset BIOS defaults, turned off sata ports 1 at a time and tested, unplugged/replugged hdd, unplugged RAM 1 at a time and tested, ran Windows Memory Diagnostic test successfully, ran CHKDSK successfully, have run other MEM/HDD tests successfully...

I can access the HDD from a Live Boot Linux CD and can boot to my BartPE Live XP CD.

One thing I have not tried is disabling Shadowing because this is not an option in my BIOS, although it does say "Shadowing Enabled" when booting... Is there another way to disable this with my MB/Chipset (nVidia/nForce)?

ANY help on this at all will be greatly appreciated, as I am at the end of my ideas...

Thanks in advance, Chris

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How can I boot into safe mode from either a desktop shortcut or an item in the "Normal" Boot Menu?

Hitting the F8 key at bootup is too finicky, and I don't like having to reset the boot mode in msconfig everytime I need to use Safe Mode.

Please help!

Thanx,

Randy

A:[SOLVED] Access Safe Mode From Shortcut or "Normal" Boot Menu

Hi, don't understand your problem it would take as long to click on a .bat file as it would to use msconfig to boot to safe mode. Use Msconfig.. far less likely to corrupt your boot loader.

Go to start all programs administrative tools "system configuration" right click and send to desktop as shortcut.

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Hi, all -

First, thanks for all you do to voluntarily help noobs like me keep our stuff working.

2 months ago, I had the HDD replaced on my laptop. Yesterday, it started "freezing" about 5 minutes after booting up. It isn't a true freeze as the mouse still works, but all programs stop responding and I have to force a shut down. No error messages (except that it will tell me that programs are not responding).

When I open in safe mode, everything works beautifully for as long as I want it to, but as soon as I boot normally, it does the same thing.

I've defragged, run memory tests, and everything comes up as operating as it should.

Other suggestions?

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Intel Core Duo T6600 @2.20GHz

Thank you!

A:Windows 7 "Freezes" (kind of) after boot, runs fine in Safe Mode

run chkdsk /r from the command prompt.

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Okay, i've been through all manner of fun stuff with this computer and i recently reformatted to vista(long story), and everything has been fine for months. a few days ago windows media player stopped responding, and now after starting windows normally, after a few minutes everything stops responding. i see this person had the same problem- "Runs fine in safe mode but runs like Mud otherwise" - and it sounds like it was fixed but i read on another post that doing ComboFix without any real knowledge could be very harmful. i did run a kaspersky scan and windows full scan and no threats were detected. if anyone is patient enough to help me fix this blasted thing please let me know. thanks for your time!
 

A:My Dell Vostro 1500 running Vista works well only in "safe mode"

May be caused by a dying power supply
 

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Hi there!

I have recently come down with the Smitfraud trojan and have downloaded the command prompt program "SmitfraudFix" to hunt down and terminate my infection. However, the actual "killing process" that SmitfraudFix undergoes requires SafeMode to work correctly (I would assume so it does not harm other normal files).

It would seem simple: log into Safe Mode and execute the prompt. Yet here is my problem! I have a laptop that was given to me by my college and instead of having my primary user account (which is given full administrator capabilities, but is not the actual Administrator account) as a "this computer" domain to log in, it logs in under the "GCC" domain (I go to Grove City College).

I would not have imagined this to ever be a problem, but when I start up Safe Mode to execute my trojan-killer I am given only two login fields, not three. Thus I have username and password inputs, but no "log on to" option to choose "GCC." So when I type in my username and password in Safe Mode they are (I presume) assumed to be "this computer" domain inputs. I think you can see where this is going...

This has been so frustrating because after I finally found out what to do to get rid of this annoying trojan I cannot ENTER INTO SAFE MODE TO DO IT! So rather than being asked to enter username, password AND choose a domain for Safe Mode, as I am in normal log on, I can only enter my username and password witho... Read more

A:Unable to "log on to" correct domain in Safe Mode - Help!

Bump
 

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Hi I found this place dedicated to windows 7 [so far the version of windows that I like the most]. I hope you can help me in this weird problem. It's hard to explain so I will try explain my myself the best as I can.

My laptop got a virus, so before erasing the entire hard drive I needed make a copy of my files. All my files are in a folder with many subfolders so it was easy to copy all of them. For making the copy I used Teracopy. The laptop was pretty unstable, it was randomly restarting after some hours. So, to make the copy of all of my files I used the safe mode. Today I finally finished erasing the hard drive, reinstalling all my drivers, programs and getting all my files back to the hard drive of the laptop.
All seemed to be ok but after creating some new documents and downloading new ones, I place them into my big folder [with the files that were backed up]. And a small icon of a padlock appeared in one of the corners of the new file. After making a big research and trying several things I noticed that there was nothing wrong with the new files [or the old ones]. If I make a new folder replacing the folder that was made from the safe mode, the padlocks were no longer visible.
I spoke with a friend that told me that, all the folders created in the safe mode where created with the properties of the safe mode.
No matter what I do with the security options of the old folders, nothing happens. The only way, is to cut and paste the old files to a new folder made on ... Read more

A:Folders stuck with the properties of the "safe mode"?

This thread has several possible fixes but they all involve changing the permissions for the root folder (Documents or My Documenst) and all sub-folders. Give your account full permission seems to work.

how do I get a lock icon on my folder to come off?

Read through it and try them.

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Hi.

Here are my specs:

-- Sony Vaio laptop (2 years old)
-- Windows Vista
-- 3 gig ram

Here's what happened:

I was watching YouTube. Then an error came up saying "IGRX failed" (it was too quick for me to remember). Then YouTube crashed. In its place it said something like "Flash crashed".

Then the computer froze. So I hit the power button to restart.

It asked me to start Windows normally or in Safe Mode. I chose "Start Windows Normally". Instead of loading, it just had a blank screen. I could hear the computer working but there was no display.

I hit the power button again. This time, I chose "Safe Mode". It works fine. Every time I use it in "Safe Mode" it's all good. Even YouTube works.

But Every time I try to start in "Normal Mode", just a blank screen.

What I've tried:

-- Vaio Diagnostic: I'm not sure if its because I was in "Safe Mode" but it failed ALL video tests. There were no other problems.

-- Virus, Malware scans (I did AVG and Malware Bytes): None found.

-- Tried reinstalling video drivers (no effect, although I'm not really sure if I did it correctly).

Uneducated opinion:

I have a hard time believing its a hardware or overheating problem because like I said, in "Safe Mode" everything is fine. There is not even a hint of a problemo.

HELP!!!

So...any advice would be appreciated.

A:Sony Vaio only working in "Safe Mode"

Hi -

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the apparent Adobe Flash related crash -
START | type rstrui

Check Reliability Monitor - see if anything installed prior to crash -
START | type perfmon /rel

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A friend called and said that he'd tried using the Repair Console to fix a missing file in MS Office (I wish he'd call me before he tries crazy stuff) and now no matter what he does the PC begins to go into Safe Mode, then displays the message "Windows cannot enter Set Up while in Safe Mode". It doesn't finish getting into Safe Mode where you see your icons, it stops at the black screen with "Safe Mode" displayed in the corners.
I told him I can stop by tomorrow but I don't know what to try when I get there. Does this strange Safe Mode behavior ring any bells with anyone?

Should I try the MVP directions for performing a Windows Repair? He doesn't have his original XP CD, but a relative loaned him one. I'm pretty sure that doesn't make a difference. Right?

Another weird deal...while talking on the phone he went into BIOS to look at the boot order. In my BIOS the Seagate HDD is identified as "ST10080" or something like that. His BIOS just said HDD0, HDD1, HDD2, etc. He's only got one non-partitioned drive inside the box and an external HDD. Does that seem right?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A:"Windows can't enter setup in safe mode"

try this
run the system file checker = put in your windows disk

go to the run box on the start menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not recognized ) [ space between c and / ]

hit enter

he never partitioned the seagate

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hi.i can get internet only when pc 1 is in safe mode,on my client pc.

running crossover ics xp pro sp2

.good packet flow and showing connected to modem on client.

was not connected to modem untill i had to enable full privileges on admin for client
which ics didnt say.

is there another box i have to tick in "advance setting"
 

A:Solved: internet on client pc "but only when pc 1 in safe mode"

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Hi everybody

I am getting these purple verticle strips running down the screen of the PC, and the startup text is white and purple, what is wrong with my PC? It will only load in safe mode, with clear screen and resolution, but wont start widnows normally? Any help is appreciated

I have Windows Media Centre PC with 7600 GS gfx

A:Only start in safe mode, and "no input signal"

did you install any hardware or software recently?
try resetting the cmos. pop the battery out for 30 mins after you unplug it and destatc yourself.

what power supply is installed?
what antivirus is installed?

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I installed my Yamaha XY50 software synth the other day but i didn't reboot immediately because i was dialed up at the time and I don't have broadband currently so dialing is a pain. I didn't use the new software before rebooting 10 min later. After I rebooted I got a series of error messages.

unexpected exception "hercplgs.cpl, boot entry point"

-hercplgs.cpl is for my hercules sound card, this could be related to the yamaha synth installation.

and then a series of "...has encountered a problem and needs to close" errors

they are

itouch.exe
explorer.exe
msmsgs.exe

once explorer closes I cannot do anything, ctrl alt del doesn't work, so I press the restart button.

So I boot into safe mode and try system restore. there is a restore point from a few days ago, but I cannot change the month out of august, system restore is stuck in august. So I select the 11th aug system checkpoint. wait 20 min and it still hasn't rebooted.

Start\turn off computer\restart does not work either.

If I try to open 'my computer' I get windows explorer "needs to close."

I've tried Start\run\sfc /scannow

but it says cannot find the file.

I downloaded hijack on my bro's computer to try and run their test but I cannot open my A:\ drive because explorer crashes.

I I try to open any programs in safe mode they "have aproblem and need to close"

now when I boot into safe mode I get a system restore did not finis... Read more

A:"Windows explorer needs to close"... even in safe mode!!

OK I'm fixed

I found a microsoft article

Error Message in Explorer.exe with the Yamaha SoftSynthesizer Software in Windows XP
Applies To
This article was previously published under Q311395
SYMPTOMS
After you install Yamaha SoftSynthesizer S-YXG50 version 3 on a Windows XP-based computer, your computer may become unstable, you may not be able to use Windows Explorer, and you may receive a Dr. Watson error message in Explorer.exe.


I deleted the file it mentioned and all fixed.

so adodgy uninstaller is to blame for all of that

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