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Windows won't boot, startup won't work, safe mode dosent work

Q: Windows won't boot, startup won't work, safe mode dosent work

Today my laptop was working fine but then I shut it down and turned it on again, when I turned it back on, after the Starting Windows and windows logo disappear I get a blue screen for half a second then my computer try's to reboot, I've tried to use startup reapir but u just have a crusor with a background, safe mode also crashes, and when Im trying to boot up from my windows 7 USB, it is just stuck on setting up the installtion, please help, if this is a hardware problem im really gonna be Sad, if there is a way to wipe my hard drive please let me know, thanks

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A: Windows won't boot, startup won't work, safe mode dosent work

Have you tried a new AC adaptor?

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I shut off my computer earlier today and when I tried to turn it back on, it will not load beyond the blue login screen. I've tried starting it in safe mode but again, it won't go beyond the blue login screen. I've tried repairing it and it says that there is no problem. When I try to run the command prompt, it says hat it can not complete the task because a system repair is in process. Please help me, I have important files om there for clients.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, startup repair won't work, can't go into safe mode.

Welcome MahLiiSah

Sounds like you are in a rush and that you have an installation/repair disc.

I suggest you just boot to that and try running System Restore to a previous point (you will not lose any files, just perhaps a program or two you installed recently).

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Is my hard drive dead? Here's what I've already tried:
Chkdsk /r (which did find some bad files)
Startup repair (which did not identify the issue)
Starting in safe mode - result was a partial start with list of drivers, then a blank screen
System restore to earlier date - tells me there is no restore point (?!)
Can't reinstall Vista bc I no longer have the cd
Fortunately, I have Carbonite, so probably haven't lost any important files. Before I head for the Apple store, I thought I'd see if anyone has additional ideas to get this PC to boot?
Thanks in advance, Rachel

A:Windows won't boot, even in safe mode, startup repair doesn't work

I should also note that my PC downloaded a big Windows update yesterday. It did boot properly afterwards, but i had to do two hard reboots this morning bc the system froze, wouldnt even launch task manager.

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A few days ago, when I turned on my laptop, it said "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." I tried solving the problem via installation disc and Repair your computer, but Startup repair doesn't seem to do anything (ran it twice), System restore can't find a point from which to restore and Refresh your PC also doesn't do anything. By the way, every operation in Repair your computer takes really long, about one or two hours.

Also, I can't get into safe mode as pressing the f8 (or f5) button ends in beeping and command prompt starts with x:\sources instead of c:\windows so safeboot minimal/network doesn't work.

I've also tried using explorer.exe to copy the most urgent files to usb flash drive but it doesn't show the files from c:.

Any ideas?

Thanks and best regards.

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okay... so i was trying to get into safemode so i could run an antivirus scan, problem is whenever i tried going in safemode the blue screen would pop up and computer would restart. now for some dumb reason i thought maybe i could get in safemode if i used msconfig and selected safe mode from the boot menu. so the computer restarted and now it boots in safemode but the blue screen and restart happen everytime now. ive tried "start windows normally" but that boots in safemode.... ive tried "last known good config..." and that too boots in safemode. so now im stuck, i cant get on windows. any help please?

im willing to start over but i dont know how to do that from here

A:STUCK in safe mode boot, safe mode doesnt work and restarts, REPEAT

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Machine was working but for some reason all of my icons were gone. I got it to allow me to install chrome. That icon stayed. But I had nothing else showing. I could shut down and reboot. Just all of my stuff was gone. Now it just hangs at the windows logo and never goes past that. I can get to the repair program though. Safe mode just hangs at the windows logo too.

I appreciate any help.

A:Windows 7 won't boot, not even safe mode... Repair doesn't work either...

Hi 8SKIN8,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. I will be assisting you.I'll move the topic to malware removal forum.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Un... Read more

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Please help.... My Windows 7 will not boot. I tried Safe Boot...nothing...Repair...says It cannot repair. I've figured out how to bypass password issue getting into System Recovery. From there I tried System Restore but an "unexpected error" came up. System cannot find specified file.
Now, I did find an old post from 6 years ago recommending FRST, which I was able to run on my "Dead7". But now I'm not sure what to do because that thread went in a different direction than my issue. I do have the file FRST produced, but that's as far as I can go.
Can somebody PLEASE PLEASE ( i know, i'm begging...lol) help with this? This is not an "online" pc as I only use it for music, although it has been online recently but that was only for drivers..
I appreciate any and all comments and help..
Thank You...

A:Windows 7 won't boot, not even safe mode and repair doesn't work either

FRST is a tool used with malware situations...which is why it's not allowed or used in this forum.  We do not address malware issues.
If you want to post your FRST log in the proper forum because you suspect malware...then please post it in the Malware Removal Logs forum (link is in my signature).
The only useful data which you have provided thus far...is that your system won't boot.  There can be any number of reasons for this, ranging from hardware to O/S to malware issues.
If it were me...I would check the obvious suspect, the hard drive itself, by running the long generic test of SeaTools for Windows on said hard drive.  If nothing else, that should help eliminate something from consideration.

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Dell Inspiron 1545 (think it is running intel celeron, however sticker is off so can't check!) had Windows 7 from new
My CPU was running at 100 percent nearly all the time
Virus & malware checked etc.. nothing came up
Some tutorials suggested System restore;;; tried several just got error messages tried to restore from an external hard drive as that was the last time computer was okay, now it won't reboot, not even safe mode and the start up repair just loops
Found this site and this advice
 this is the text after plugging in the USB on the infected computer ( currently using my sons computer)  - hope you can help - cheers, Sarah
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 25-07-2016
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-VEM8RTJ (26-07-2016 17:00:28)
Running from g:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
Default: ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restor... Read more

A:Windows 7 won't boot, not even safe mode... Repair doesn't work either..

Greetings Sarah and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me.When you post your reply, use the button instead.In the ... Read more

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Hello everyone,As the title says my laptop doesnt boot anymore. Yesterday it worked fine and I shut the system of just normal. Ive been reading on this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic435162.html post that I need to run a tool. The log is in the attachment.Mod Edit: FRST is a malware removal tool...no such logs are allowed in this forum and what you have posted thus far does not indicate malware - Hamluis.Normally my system32 folder is on the C drive but this time I think it was trying to boot from the D drive.Really hope someone can help me with this problem.Thanks

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So I was using a program called TuneUp Utilities, and I used this function called the Disk Doctor to check for errors in my computer.

While it was checking for errors, my computer shut down automatically and when I started it up again a black screen appears giving me the option to either load Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. When I start Windows Normally, everything goes fine until I see the cursor. Nothing happens and then the computer restarts on it's own. I've even tried disabling restart on system failure but when I did that the computer just stayed at a dark screen until I restarted it.

When I load Startup Repair, it searches for problems for like 5 minutes and then says it can't be automatically fixed. It says to remove all USB cables and everything (which I did but had no effect) and lets me have advanced recovery options.

When I load advanced recovery options, all that appears is Startup Repair again.

When I press F8 and do a Safe Mode, it starts up normally but once I see the mouse cursor the computer restarts.

Is there a way to fix this error without reformatting? I'm hoping for answers ASAP. Thanks.

OS: Windows 7, 32-bit
Model: Dell Latitude D430 Laptop

A:Startup Repair Loop, Safe Mode won't work

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Hello all,

Having a very strange problem and I've looked everywhere for a solution.

Monitor and keyboard are not functioning. When I boot up they work for a few seconds while the Dell desktop loads, then after loading XP the monitor goes to standby and the lights on the keyboard turn off. Safe mode works however. My computer was running all night, and I came to get it out of standby and it wouldn't react.

My attempts at solving:
-unplugged power supply, monitor, and keyboard
-tried restoring settings from a previous day (still went to monitor standby)

I'm really worrying it's a virus, and one I'd have no idea how to remedy. Any have suggestions?

Thank you.

A:Monitor/Keyboard fail to run after startup, but work in Safe Mode

How come no one in his forum can ever help me out, common guys I was quite thorough and explained. Can someone offer SOME advice please...?

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When I attempt to boot Windows XP Professional with SP 2 on my computer I get a blue screen with this error:
Stop: 0x0000008E (0xC000000E, 0x8056E2A2, 0xEEC5B96C, 0x00000000)
immediately after it loads to windows.
Safe mode comes up with a black screen that seems to list a bunch of files and freezes.
Any ideas?

A:Blue Screen on Startup, Safe mode doesn't work either

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Very simple problem; my Win XP computer will get up to the Windows XP loading page (the black page with the blue bar moving in the middle), it then gets stuck for about 2/3 minutes and just restarts time and time over again.

I do NOT have a virus of any kind, I know this for sure as Safe Mode works and I took an antivirus scan - no virus at all, so I need some help here... what can I do?

<-- this is where my PC stops working.

A:Win XP will not boot... but Safe Mode does work...

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This is my first time posting here and I must say that I've felt very welcomed and I have been learning a lot through reading through all of the knowledgeable things that you guys have posted. My problem has been going on for a while but has recently gone over the edge and caused me some big problems. I play Second Life and from time to time, it would freeze up my computer but yesterday, the screen of the laptop just went black and I had to hard reboot my computer, only for it to come up with the Vaio screen looking horrible graphically. Then it would commence to the normal boot up and then to a black screen and it stayed there all night. I've tried removing everything with Second Life off of my computer and it still won't boot up completely. I tried leaving it on overnight to see if would bypass the black screen but it wouldn't. How should I go about fixing this? I can try getting my hands on the Vista DVD and or the recovery disks from my girlfriend. I would honestly just like to know what caused the problem and how to fix it because you can easily learn from your mistakes by fixing it. Oh, another interesting tidbit is that my brother used the computer beforehand to do some research then left it on and when he came back, the screen was black and when he rebooted it, the screen was messed up and he did a system restore to bring it back to normal but if I tried that now, it would still only boot up in safe mode and not regularly.

A:Vista won't boot up normally but safe mode will work.

try updating your video card drivers, also since you can get into safe mode you could try to do a system restore to an earlier date when you know it worked..

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I am new here. Hopefully someone can help me. My computer has several problems. The most serious is not being able to get Windows XP to load. I have tried booting in safe mode (F8) but I keep getting an error screen. I installed a game on the computer today that apparent has caused this problem. Any advice on how I can boot to safe mode to remove the program and do a system restore would be appreciated.


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A:Computer Won't Boot and Safe Mode (F8) Doesnt' Work

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Okay, here's the deal: Two nights ago i was incredibly bored and I downloaded an old DOS VGA version of The Oregon Trail from the-underdogs. I used VDMsound to run it, and everything seemed to work alright until i got sick of the game and tried to quit. It locked up, i used ctrl-alt-del a few times, got impatient and stupidly switched off the computer just as i was being dumped back to windows. When i turned the computer back on, i was given the "safe mode" prompt, so i chose to start in safe mode. It then showed that list of system files(?) it was loading until it gets to "d347bus.sys" and asks if i want to press escape to skip loading it. Regardless of whether i press esc or not, it moves on to "SPTD.sys" and asks the same question. After i press escape (or not), i get a black screen, then the computer restarts again back to the safe mode prompt. If i try to "start windows normally" i get to the Windows XP loading screen, the progress bar moves a bit then the whole thing restarts again. Safe mode with command prompt, safe mode with networking, last known good configuration, none of these work, they all result in this maddening infinite loop.

I am currently writing this from my work computer, as my personal PC is now totally incapacitated. I googled these "d347bus.sys" and "SPTD.sys" files and determined that they have something to do with Daemon tools, which was running at the time of the original problem but... Read more

A:Infinite boot loop, even safe mode won't work

Oh, i forgot to add that i'm using XP Media Center Edition, if that makes a difference.

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I am having issues running my pc. I have tried most of the usual avenues of fixing the problem already. I'm not sure what happened it was running fine then I started having crashing issues and eventually it stoped running altogether outside of boot and safe mode. I am using it now and can run diagnostics for you if you need them.
Also im planning on doing a clean install of xp home, i'm using vista now, but im having issues doing that as well.
any help will be appreciated.
Configuration: Lenova 3100 series desktop with Nvidia 8500 gt graphics card and 3gb of ram.stock 160gb hd, amd 3800 processor, pheonix trusted core bios

A:normal pc boot wont work safe mode is up

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I am just going round and round in circles, can anyone please advise next step!

I have a Fujitsu Siemens P4 2.4G Scaleo 600, running SP2 (updates turned off because SP3 ruined my system when it was first rolled out). Three days ago the Security Suite virus got past my firewall and antivirus software when I was using Chrome not IE, and since then my pc won't reboot past POST and just keeps restarting.

I've managed to get the BIOS safe mode screen up a couple of times with the F8 key (have to be quick!) but the keyboard then won't work, so am unable to choose any of the safe modes. The arrows don't work, nor the tab key. My keyboard and mouse are wireless. Obviously i get timed out and it goes back into its loop of constantly restarting.

I don't need help with the actual virus (I've burned to disk Malabytes and rkill, etc), I just need to get into safe mode! Can't find my product recovery disk at the minute, but wouldnt that wipe my files anyway? And would it even boot? I tried an xp mini boot disk but that didn't boot.

A:[SOLVED] KEYBOARD Won't Work in SAFE MODE, can't boot.

Right, I plugged a wired keyboard in and got keyboard access. I then ran through each Safe Mode option but every time the page hung on a list of partitions/system32/drivers, and then went back into its reboot loop.

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After I install LIBusb I could work futher. But after I put him off en reboot an hour later my wired mouse en keyboard didn't work anymore.
When I restart in safe mode both still doesnt work.

OS: W7 Home Premium 64b
Computer: HP Pavilion p6250

Please Help!!

A:LIBusb, USB ports doesn't work. Safe mode also no work

did you get sorted i have same problem


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You've probably had a bunch of people with this same error, however even after looking throgh possibly hundreds of websites, I have still yet to solve it. It's the old windows failed to start because boot\bcd is corrupt please insert the recovery disk. That's what I did and went throgh startup repair with no sucess,then I tried "bootrec /fix mbr" which responded "operation completed sucessfully" then and "bootrec /fix boot" which responded "element not found" then finally "bootrec /rebuild bcd" which again responded "element not found". Also when I go into the recovery cd, my os is not listed on the list of os's to repair. I'm not sure, but it seems to me that it can't find boot\bcd at All, how would I go about getting it back? Help greatly appreciated!!

A:Boot\bcd error, /fixboot dosent work

Hello, Welcome!

Looks like somehow your drive is not Active. Please follow my instructions in this post on how to mark the drive as active.

Hope this helps,

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My signature Pc, the one I had problems last week is misbehaving again.

It hangs while trying to Boot at the "glowing-pulsing colors" thingie.

If i try to boot in Safe mode it Hangs at CLASSPNP.SYS

If i boot from the Windows Setup DVD , or a repair DISK I've made, and i choose to do a repair, nothing happens, it either says it repaired the disk but nothing changes, or says it doesn't find anything to fix.

I'm attaching a ntbtlog.txt in case anyone makes heads or tails with it. It worries me that i see so many things not loading properly.

Thanks in advance guys, you;ve saved my bacon a couple of times in these forums, i hope you an help again..

A:PC Hangs on Boot And on Safe mode at CLASSPNP.SYS, Setup-fix not work

PS all this happened after it crashed 4 times in a row while playing Fallout New Vegas. the 4th time the PC froze, Ctrl-Lat-Del wasn't working, the mouse was dead and then the Keyboard as well.

I had to do a cold reset. and that was it.

Last week i had similar problems as detailed here: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...angs-boot.html but i solved them after copying a new version of CLASSPNP.SYS from another PC.

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I have the dreaded Vundo trojan, which is what got me into this mess in the first place. Hopefully someone can assist with helping me get out of my Catch-22.....

I have Windows XP....

1. Ran MSConfig
2. Under boot.ini tab, I checkmarked SAFEBOOT
3. Rebooted computer
4. PC boots with limited graphics ability, which I expected.
5. I click on my user icon
6. Windows begins to start, but nothing is displayed on the screen with the exception of a few white characters and a couple of labels that say "Safe Mode"
7. The only thing that I can get to happen is if I CTL-ALT-DELETE I get the Task Manager.
8. Because of steps 1 & 2, I'm unable to boot Windows in normal mode


1. Is there some way to get Safe Mode to work?
2. How can I undo what I've did in steps 1 & 2 without accessing Windows?

A:Safe Mode doesn't work, and now unable to boot in Normal

Hello dfreeze and welcome to BC.If you can get back to Task Manager, go to the Applications tab and click New Task. Type in msconfig.exe and uncheck Safeboot. On the screen where you choose Safe Mode (get there by pressing F8 as you turn the computer on (or restart) until you see the menu) is one of the options Last Known Good Configuration? If so try that.

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My computer encountered an error somewhere. Now when it reboots it goes directly to the boot screen. I tried to fix it from Safe Mode, but oddly, Safe mode doesn't work. It just reboots and goes back to the boot screen again. Every time. Can you help me?:

A:Comp keeps rebooting to boot screen/safe mode doesn't work

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I have recently installed windows ultimate x64 on my computer.

i have an asus p6t deluxe v2 mobo, i7-960 cpu and a wd velociraptor hdd. The install went ok, I even managed to restart my computer a few times after but after windows updates installed it won't boot. I tried to boot into safe mode, restore from the installer, and repair, none worked. After startup repair it says: "a patch is preventing the system from starting" and I get a 0x1f error code.
(Preventing windows from downloading any updates didn't work either)
I tried to look the answer up in the forum, but found no real solution.

A:win7 won't boot, system repair, restore, safe mode won't work

Hi there Welcome to SevenForums.com,

What do you mean by it wont boot? How far can you get into Windows? Login screen? Desktop then it crashes?

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how do i fix this ?i.e. the "did not load driver x" issues ? kind regards & thanks in advance for your replies and tips ! PS: and ahem YES - of course i do NOT have a CD Rom drive or anything of that sort..... here is the bootlog:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600)10 26 2010 10:10:15.375Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exeLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\halmacpi.dllLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dllLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dllLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dllLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\BOOTVID.dllLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYSLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dllLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYSLoaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYSLoaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYSLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sysLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYSLoaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRI... Read more

A:X200 hangs at Welcome screen - will boot to safe mode and then work after restart

I would probley try a factory reset before anything else at this stage

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

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

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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Hello, i have a Lenovo P50 with an m2000m, and it came with a 16gb kit of samsung ram, 2x8gb ddr4 2133Mhz M471A1G43DB0-CPB. So i bought a G.SKILL kit of 2x16gb ddr4 2133mhz, and when i install this kit on its own, under the keyboard, i can not boot into windows 10 pro, but the kit works in safe mode. I also tried with both samsung sticks at the bottom and the gskkill sticks under the keyboard, and it works in safe mode too.  4 sticks with windows 10 pro safe mode:http://i.picpar.com/TQGd.jpgGskill kit:http://i.picpar.com/6PGd.jpg  I also tried with a bootable ubuntu usb stick, it works as well with gskill kit:https://ibb.co/7SF9fWq  

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When I open IE it just stays as a blank screen a warning use to appear saying something about an appcrash but I messed around with it reset the settings. Also system restore wont work neither will a recovery, Im really in need of some help here.

A:Help Internet explorer wont work in normal mode, only in safe mode Windows Vista

Please post the exact warning. It should mention a particular App.

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Neither of my CD-ROM drives will work (actually, both are DVD/CD I believe). But they do work in safe mode, perfectly.

Dell actually came and replaced the drives but they still didn't work so they put the old ones back in. Hours on the phone with Dell, their final suggested solution was to reinstall the OS. Frankly, I don't have time for this; I have to use my computer every single day and can't afford the downtime and the potential for not being able to reinstall some of my programs, do the configurations of the programs, etc.

We (me and the Dell guy) updated the drivers, including "firmware" (whatever that is).

This all seemed to happen after installing XP Service Pack 3, so we (me and the Dell guy) tried to do a system restore; that didn't work; uninstalled SP3; that didn't work.

I found a suggested fix by Googling, but that didn't work either -- checking the Device Manager for conflicts. I saw no yellow conflict flags (is that what I'm looking for there?)

I also went to the RUN prompt and typed sfc /scannow because someone suggested that to see if there is a driver conflict. Nothing came up (it appeared to be running through its paces for a while and then finished up and closed; not sure if that definitely means no problems?).

The computer is a Dell Vostro 400 (desktop) with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (was 3). I bought it new from Dell December 2007. I run AVG antivirus.

The drives are:


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A:BOTH CD-ROMs won't work; they DO work in Safe Mode

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Hello all, im new here, i found the site looking for topics like this one I am about to post.

A family members sony vaio will not boot up, the computer doesnt load windows XP (The windows XP loading screen appears but will then goes blank and reboots automatically.) When the computer first turns on a blank screen appears with text saying "we're sorry for the inconvienice, etc..." then has a 30 second timer for which option i would like to choose.
These are my options below (which none work).

It doesnt work on Safe Mode, Safe Mode (Networking), Safe Mode (Command Prompt) or even the "last known to work configurations".

Im totally lost on what i can do from here. I need assistence people!!

A:Sony Vaio Wont boot and Continues to Restart (doesnt even work on safe mode)

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I'm tearing my hair out with this one. Suddenly, and for no apparent reason that I can see, Windows 7 won't load at all. Everything was working fine until today.

When Windows looks like it is starting, the "Windows is loading files..." message comes up. It then goes into Startup Repair, which either can't detect problem or "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically". I have tried pressing F8 for the safe mode menu, but none of the options there work either as selecting any of them just ends up in Startup Repair again. Sadly I have no system restore point or system image to reload. I have run the Windows Memory Diagnostic, which found no problems. I know that reloading Windows is almost certain to fix this problem, but I have a handful of files that I really, really don't want to lose by doing this. Is there any way that I can save my files??

Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:Windows won't open; safe mode won't work

I would think that a check of the hard drive itself would be in order...as for saving files, you can remove the hard drive and attach it to a different system as a secondary drive...and then move data files (not programs) to another partition/drive or removeable media.


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I have a HP dx2400 PC, Intel Core 2 duo E7400 processor, 3.25GB ram, running XPSP3.
Until yesterday it appeared to be working perfectly. I installed nothing yesterday and noticed no unusual behaviour. When I booted up this morning the CAD drawing package that I use daily would not start and gave an error message saying that it could not find its security dongle. I tried to run Firefox, this started and then immediately froze, locking the pc so I had to restart from the power button. The same happens with Thunderbird and any other exe files I try. When I look in explorer at 'My Computer' I just get the egg timer and it will not show any files.
Everything works fine in safe mode, except the CAD software, however this uses a serial dongle on an expansion card so it may not work in safe mode anyway.
In safe mode I ran Malwarebytes and it found certain items which were removed. This made no difference. I have run full scans with stinger, spybot S&D and Avast antivirus, all report no errors.
I use the CAD software as a self employed designer so i am pretty desparate to get it up and running again. I would appreciate any help or advice please!!
Many thanks in advance,

A:Windows XP programs will only work in safe mode

Okay, I have just been into MSCONFIG (in safe mode) and set it to Diagnostic Start Up and everything works fine in normal mode!!!
So I guess it is one of the 'turned off' startup items that is causing the problem.........
I'll try turning them on, one by one and restarting.
It is not related to startup items, but is definitely related to Services. If I enable all services the problem is there, if I disable all services the problem is gone............

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When I boot the computer will sometimes freeze and stutter and it will always fail to open anything at all from Firefox to even just Notepad and such. From googling around and checking it out myself most answers point to Malware but I have tried a multitide of Scans and fixes suggested to me and none have managed to fix the problem at all, I'm beginning to think perhaps Malware is not the cause of the issue at all, I really have no idea. Booting in Safe Mode with networking has allowed me to come here and ask for help just fine. Does anyone know what could be causing the issue and what I could do to find and fix the problem?

A:Windows 7 will not work correctly outside of Safe Mode

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every time i install netframe work in windows pe using windows adk it says not enabled and dosent launch my app
i tried reinstalling enabling installing other stuff etc but still happens 
is there anyway  of fixing this?
windows 8.1 adk
x86 pe version
netframework 4 package + required packages

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Keyboard and mouse both die as soon as Windows 8 installation CD's  'Choose your keyboard layout' screen appears.   I cannot
go any further.
  My Windows 8.1 installation is OK and ready for Windows 10 update.  I installed a new Wi-Fi driver and the computer 'got into trouble'  but I cannot start in safe mode to restore the
system to an earlier date.  Asus told me that this is an OS problem, bios and USB settings are correct.

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I'm wondering if this is a virus problem and its preventing connection in windows. The IP address is aquired correctly and everything looks good but the internet just won't work. I checked all settings and it seems to be fine. When I go into Safe Mode with networking, it works. I'm using housecall now to scan for viruses but no luck yet. Any idea on what might be causing this? Thanks.

BTW, Its a dell running Windows XP Home SP2. When I tried "repairing" the connection, it gives me an error saying it can't clear the DNS cache. It does this in safe mode as well.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:52:52 AM, on 7/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Sally Collins\Desktop\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

A:Solved: Internet won't work in Windows but will in safe mode

LOL, it was Norton Internet Security blocking it. SOLVED!

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Edit updated Sat 1015 I just tried the Dell Inspiron 660 repair disc. The PC wont run it, I have no way of getting to Safe Mode, I have tried every Key sequence to boot up F2 F12 F8 nothing works! It seems a common. Fault with win 8.1 and I have had this comp for 9 months and had non thing but trouble? Please can someone help or do I have to chase Dell for a new hard drive Dasha
Installed updates, tried restart but Dell Logo then black screen pause then says " collecting info critical process died will restart for you". Cycles back to Dell Logo again. I cannot get into safe mode F8 doesn't work. I can't try any repairs on computer because I can't start computer. Any help please. Cheers Dasha.

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Help web buying/zedo hijacker. Can't bring up in safemode either. Windows 2000 SP4.

Tried Ad-Aware, Clamwin they run but don't delete anything.
Can't get Trend Micro Housecall to work.

I can get to my web through task manager.

The Desktop disappears until I run file from task manager .. windows explorer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:29:13 PM, on 1/2/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\ACT\act.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

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A:[SOLVED] Windows 2000 SP4 Safe Mode will not work


I can get rid of the trojan that I have if I can bring the computer up in Safe Mode any fixes?


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hope someone can help,

I dont know much at all about computer so I hope you will understand what I am saying!

My PC is dell inspiron 1525. My battery was dying and my pc shut down before I could plug it in. When I tried to restart I got the annoying dell media center screen (I have trouble with this from the beggining, sometimes I cant get out and have to shut down the pc and restart)
and straight away the blue screen with the following message

Plug and play detected an error most likely caused by a faulty driver... etc

I pressed F8 as indicated but safe mode wont work

the error code is
0X000000CA (0X00000001, 0X82FD5620, 0X82FDOA68, 0X00000000)

The day it happened, I have dowloaded Divx and Jdowlnoader
I also have plugged in my HDMi cable from my Tv to watch a film.

can someone help!

thanks a lot

A:BSOD and safe mode won't work. Windows XP Home

This indicates that the Plug and Play Manager encountered a severe error, probably as a result of a flawed Plug and Play driver.

What driver does it list on the Blue Screen? It will be under the error code.

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I was setting up my network, and when i was finished and enjoying my Internet..... I noticed that my WMP 11 dosent play any files. It says...."Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct"....

The proxy settings are correct.I would try to reinstall WMP but the webstie dosent have it for vista, and i cant access WMP through control panel. Is their a way to reinstall it??? Or does anyone know what files could cause this if interupted.

A:Windows Media player 11 dosent work

come on guys

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Greetings my future hero,
I have recently compressed the Program Files(x86) folder(to save disk space).After the relog, I got the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon.User profile cannot be loaded.",which doesn't seem to get fixed by removing the ''.BAK' from the regedit folder(I also need to mention that I only had the .bak file,not 2 separate folders like I had seen in the tutorials)
Does anybody have any idea how to fix this?

Thank you in advance,Potasiu
ps:I tried a system restore from the Command Prompt,but it tells me that I don't have a restore point on the computer.

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Hi there!
A friend gave me his Acer notebook  running on Windows 7 because it stopped working hoping that I can fix it.
It fails to start, safe mode doesn't work, last known configuration doesn't work, system repair doesn't work, system restore doesn't work.
The computer is extremely slow.
The Windows Repair Problem SignatureProblem Event Name: StartupRepairOfflineProblem Signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385Problem Signature 3: UnknownProblem Signature 4: 21200033Problem Signature 5: AutoFailoverProblem Signature 6: 4Problem Signature 7: NoRootCauseOS Version: 6.1.7600. ID: 1040
I'm pretty much in this situation
So, in the meantime I've used Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, so I'm attaching the log file hoping that it can help.
Thank you for now.

A:Windows fails to start. Safe mode doesn't work

After some a few clean up tries, no changes all remain the same...here's the latest log.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 08-02-2015
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-J1LFDSN on 11-02-2015 16:22:53
Running from H:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: Italiano (Italia)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Power Management] => C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\ePowerTray.exe [1831016 2011-08-02] (Acer Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BackupManagerTray] => C:\Program Files (x86)\NTI\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe [297280 2011-04-23] (NTI Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [StartCCC] => C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe [336384 2011-02-08] (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [NUSB3MON] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe ... Read more

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Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. I have an HP laptop dv9428nr with windows vista. Yesterday i was surfing and trend micro seemed to find something but i clicked the wrong button and dont think i prevented it from loading into my computer. After i rebooted that day i could no longer access the internet via IE of Firefox. I verified it was not an issue with my cable modem or router. When i am in safe mode with internet connection i can access the web (as i am doing now) but as soon as i boot normally i get the message that IE cant connect. I have downloaded and installed multiple applications that i have seen posted about in the forums and they each provide different results and then want a fee to remove the trojan. I now have spyware doctor, superanitspy, webroot antivirus, ccleaner, and registry mechanic and followed the directions for all but have not had any success even though some of them say i sucessfully cleaned the machine.One application stated i had Clicker.vb, Rootkit.tdss another found acnxoswmcr.exe adn mewmacsexo.exe (may be an N), and a host of other items.I was told to download and run hijackthis and post the log here for assistance. Please note that i am very new to anything technical and any step by step instructions would be most appreciated. NOTE - task manager is also disabled so is add remove programs.UPDATE: I posted this in the wrong forum and was given the directions to how do update the post correctly. I was able to run the requested... Read more

A:Possible Trojan Windows Vista internet will only work in safe mode

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

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OK, so I got some kind of malware/virus where i kept getting the same "important security alert" pop-up every time I clicked on something. So, I ran a system restore thinking that it would take care of it. Well, it didnt. On top of that, after I completed the system restore, my internet browsers now only work in safe mode. I definitely have an internet connection and when I try to run the automatic troubleshooting it says there is nothing wrong with the connection. After that, I downloaded Super AV and malwarebytes and ran them. They found a ton of stuff and I got rid of it. Still, my internet browsers would only work in safe mode. So, I looked on this forum and read about a clean startup. So i used msconfig, hid all the microsoft processes and disabled all the remaining applications. Still, no internet browser. Then, I read having two anti virus applications can cause this problem. So, I uninstalled my Norton 360 that had long since expired. Nothing. Uninstalled Super AV and malwarebytes. Still nothing. I have no idea what it could be. If someone could give me some guidance I would really appreciate it. Ive surfed every forum I could find and tried everything that my level of computer expertise allowed. Now Im at the point that I don't want to screw anything up.

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(sorry for the long post, but it's all relevant to the problem)

Okay, here's the deal: Two nights ago i was incredibly bored and I
downloaded an old DOS VGA version of The Oregon Trail from the-underdogs. I used VDMsound to run it, and everything seemed to work alright until i got sick of the game and tried to quit. It locked up, i used ctrl-alt-del a few times, got impatient and stupidly switched off the computer just as i was being dumped back to windows. When i turned the computer back on, i was given the "safe mode" prompt, so i chose to start in safe mode. It then showed that list of system files(?) it was loading until it gets to "d347bus.sys" and asks if i want to press escape to skip loading it. Regardless of whether i press esc or not, it moves on to "SPTD.sys" and asks the same question. After i press escape (or not), i get a black screen, then the computer restarts again back to the safe mode prompt. If i try to "start windows normally" i get to the Windows XP loading screen, the progress bar moves a bit then the whole thing restarts again.

Later, i tried repeatedly pressing F8 at startup and accessed a different safe mode menu with more options. When i chose to start windows normally, it gave me the option to start the Recovery Console, so i did. However, all i got was a blue screen with the following error messages:


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A:Windows fails to start, safe mode won't work, BSOD

Hi disinfestator, welcome to TSF.

Do you have the Windows XP CD?

Place the CD in the CD-Rom and reboot the PC, to boot off the XP CD.
XP will present a screen for installing or setting up Windows XP. Choose 'R' for Recovery Console.

The Recovery Console Command Prompt will load. Type the following:

chkdsk /r
allow Check Disk to complete.

Remove the XP CD and reboot.

Does Windows load?

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i go to my friends today and shes starting up her windows and as soon as it starts the bar at the bottom i believe called explorer and all the desktop icons dissapear, all that works is the task manager.
Anyways, so we tried again and then i ran it in safe mode which worked till it actually tried running windows and there is that popup that i believe asks about restore point dissapears in a split second and then nothing loads.
So then i try a different safemode. same problem.
so then we restarted windows and then spy weep hada notification of infected computer. So we ran it and she said it froze last time it ran but this time it did so then it "quarentined" all the problems on the computer.
so then we restarted without internet, which had the explorer and desktop icons back. so i started up the web browsers up i needed and i got a few popups from spysweeper that things were trying to access the internet. some RUNDLL tried running and it was c:\windows\system32\asabmgev.dll.
so then we plugged the internet back in, the explorer disspeared and desktop items but i still had my browsers so i got on here. now we don't know what to do since we cant acess anything on the computer like this. also some weird processes are running on here if anyone knows what they are some dissapear after a second of popping up.
so there is ycommon.exe, hpqimzone.exe, motiveSB.exe, wuaudt.exe, vVX3000.exe, PCLient.exe, ehtray.exe, hpqimzone.exe, and all this othe... Read more

A:Explorer And Desktop Gone. Can't Run Windows Normally, Safe Mode Doesnt Work!

The files you listed have a legitimate use except for one that allows remote control of your computer, but it may be part of the camera software. Follow the instructions below. If you have a problem installing or running Hijack This, change the name by right clicking on the Hijack This.exe and choosing rename. Any name will do such as "mylastchance".http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum by following the directions in the link below if the programs above have not removed ALL malware. DO NOT post the log in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------How To start Windows in Safe Modehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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