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Q: Stuck in Safe Mode because I used msconfig?

Ok, here's the deal. I ran msconfig, and checked "safe boot" just like I used to do in XP when I wanted to restart my computer in vista. It started in safe mode and worked.

But now, I can't uncheck it! When I run msconfig again and "uncheck" safe boot, It automatically goes to "Selective Startup." And when I select "Normal Startup" it always rechecks "safe boot" automatically, so basically if I want windows to start properly, it HAS to me a selective boot, because thats the only option that allows me to uncheck safe boot. For some reason, Vista thinks that safe mode in normal lol. I'd like to get it back to where normal startup has safe boot unchecked in msconfig. Anyone have a clue???? Thanks

Gary

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A: Stuck in Safe Mode because I used msconfig?

anyone????

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OK, here it goes. My parent's Desktop was having a side x side error and i've been trying to help her get it repaired. Her problem is that none of the programs will open except for internet explorer. All other applications give the sxstrace.exe error and won't open. I advised her to hit F8 and get into safe mode so I could try and help her further. She couldn't get that to work so I had her force safe mode through msconfig. That worked and got her into safe mode and she's still getting the sxs error and can't get anything to work for her. I advised her to go back into mconfig and uncheck the safe mode boot and wait til I come home and fix it. Now the problem is when she tries opening the msconfig, she gets an error on that saying it can't open the application with the error code 0xc000142 Now she's stuck in safe mode with no networking and the computer is basically useless. I need help getting her going if anyone has any suggestions. I'm 800 miles from home and won't be there until thanksgiving and i'm trying to help her over the phone so im kind of limited here. I was trying to get remote assist going for her but she couldn't install that either without the sxstrace.exe error. Thanks in advance.

they're running windows 7, If i remember correctly it's the x64 version.

A:stuck in safe mode msconfig application error 0xc000142

I guess the best bet is to reinstall windows.

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Hi all, looks like a good forum here, hoping I can finally find a solution...

This has not been a week that's made me much enamored of Vista.

In order to troubleshoot my parents' Vista PC after their wireless
mouse/keyboard suddenly stopped working after 4/9's automatic updates, I had
to a do a system restore from Safe Mode. Their corded USB keyboard we got to
work (along with a PS2 mouse) to do the fixing wouldn't work using the
F8-method to get into Safe Mode, so I had use MSCONFIG to force a safe mode
boot.

The system restore worked, and I've disabled automatic updates until MS
comes out with a fix for the apparently widespread original problem, but now
I'm stuck with a very frustrating situation.

My parents' computer will only boot up into Selective Startup (which leaves
some important things such as graphics drivers unloaded) or into Safe Mode.
Within MSCONFIG, when I choose "Normal Startup", it automatically checks the
"Safe Mode" Box in the boot tab, and when I uncheck that box, it
automatically selects "Selective Start" on the previous tab. (I've tried
hitting apply on each of the tabs, but it doesn't help).

I've found a few other threads with this same problem across the web, but
never found a solution. Can anyone help?

Thanks very much.
 

A:Solved: MSCONFIG - Stuck in Safe Mode/Selective Startup

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this is a many faceted and increasing in facets issue (ill try to make it as short as possible);

backstory:
the male side of my video cable connection (the part on the motherboard) had bent pins; the pins were unbent and the cable was able to fit back in, BUT

problems:
the picture was garbled--wrong colors, moving lines, etc. the people at a tech store told me the video cable was pinched and knowing that it had been jammed in the hinge for a while, i believed it extremely feasible. I finally ordered a new video cable but replaced it, and to no avail. the picture may have been slightly better--but not significantly if so; additionally (and im not sure if it was this way the first time as well) the computer was displaying at the size of the external.

i restarted, and reazlied that the laptop screen displayed nothing at startup, until logged in--exactly like the external. i figured that at least a portion of what was going on was the computer was sending the external screen signal to the laptop.

things i've tried:

-reseating both ends of the new video cable MANY times
-turning the computer off, taking out battery, holding start button, putitng battery back in, restarting
-every variation of screen resolution/external monitor setting
-pluggin in the external, putting laptop to sleep, unpluggnig external
-reinstalling video/image drivers
function key combinations

when i tried to put in safe mode via F8, the screen went blue or light gray and stayed that w... Read more

A:stuck booting safe mode, which doesnt work; stuck in external monitor mode?

i managed to change the safe mode option, unfortunately the laptop screen still isnt working correctly (the external is)

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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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Hi guys,

My problem is somewhat complex so please bear with me. I had malware and adware on my laptop which was really annoying and I tried really hard to get rid of it. So I decided I was going to do a system restore. The system restore kept saying "System restore is initializing". I tried it three times and it didn't work. I looked around on the internet, and someone suggested to do the system restore while in safe mode. This is where I made my mistake. I set safe mode in msconfig.exe (not knowing you could go into safe mode while booting). msconfig forces the computer to boot into safe mode everytime, but my safe mode won't boot. I get a b;ack screen with a cursor. I have noticed that the cursor gets reset to the middle of the screen every five seconds or so. I also see the words safe mode flash in all four corners sometimes. I have tried re-installing windows 8.1 from a bootable usb, but whenever I change the boot priority, it doesn't seem to save my settings. Please tell me what my options are. Will replacing my hard drive do the trick. Thank you in advance.

A:I set safe mode in msconfig.exe and safe mode won't boot.

Can you restart and get into your log in screen ? If you can, enter safe mode by pressing the power button icon (lower right corner) then Shift + restart. That gets you to Advanced Settings where Safe Mode and, if that fails, Reset PC to orig settings. If you can't, try a hard reset by removing battery and all external usb attachments and then pressing and holding power button until it shuts down. Repeat a few more times to drain memory, then see if powering up will get you to log on screen.

A system restore in safe mode will just restore the malware. You need to boot into safe mode and run your anti-virus or malware program and have them quarantine and then remove them while in safe mode. Use Malwarebytes free or Adwcleaner or Hitman to clean the system. If that does the trick, manually create a system restore point that you know is clean after the system is to your satisfaction.

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A:Why does msconfig shut off in normal mode but not in safe mode?

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I was working on a clients computer that was running W2K Pro on a W2003 Server. I was trying to install Symantec Client Security but it would stop in the middle of the installation. I ran the latest Ad-aware and I ran the latest Stinger from McAfee - no problems. Client Security still would not install - so I thought I would install it with a clean boot. I copied msconfig.exe from an XP computer and ran it on the W2K computer. I clicked on Diagnostics mode and rebooted. It took a little longer to come up the Ctrl-Alt-Del window and when I pressed Ctrl-Alt-Del it took longer than usual for the username/password window to come up (about 15 secs). After that it logs in and then I only get a cursor - nothing else. I am able to move the cursor. Nothing happens when I press Ctrl-Alt-Del. I waited 10 minutes - nothing happens. I do a hard shutdown and try logging in again an then in safe mode. I try an F8 at startup and then "last known good configuration". All the same result - just a movable cursor on the screen.
 

A:W2K-msconfig-diagnostic mode-stuck

Sorry to bump this but I really need help on this. I'm going to be in really big doodoo if I don't find a solution - Does anyone know if I can manually undo the msconfig diagnostics mode - maybe in the repair console?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP. I changed the msconfig settings to safe mode to try to remove a virus. When I try to turn it on i get a blue screen informing me that there is a reason that will not let windows start and to restart my computer, when i restart again, I get the same blue screen. No matter what option I choose; safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows regularly, or last known good configuration, I get that same blue screen, and I was wondering if there is a way I can change the msconfig back to regular boot even though i can not get passed the blue error screen.
 

A:Msconfig set to safe mode

Bobbye said:





You are looking for Errors that correspond to the time of the BSOD. Try to find Error from the last normal Mode.

You will see Errors that are specific to Safe Mode and don't give us the information we need- such as "DCOM didn't start. DCOM won't start in Safe Mode." You are the second person in two days who enabled Safe Mode using msconfig instead of booting into safe Mode using the F8 key. It most like will be an Error in the System Log.

Start> Run> type in eventvwr

Do this on each the System and the Applications logs:
[1]. Click to open the log>
[2]. Look for the Error>
[3] .Right click on the Error> Properties>
[4]. Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow >
[5]. Paste here (Ctrl V)
[6].NOTES
You can ignore Warnings and Information Events.
If you have a recurring Error with same ID#, same Source and same Description, only one copy is needed.
You don't need to include the lines of code in the box below the Description, if any.
Please do not copy the entire Event log.

Errors are time coded. Check the computer clock on freeze.

IF you continue on this old thread, only those who have subscribed to it or who open it will see your post.Click to expand...


 

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Hi

I'll get straight to the issue in hand

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

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

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

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

Kind regards, your help is much obliged

Thanks

A:Not being able to open MSCONFIG in CMD or safe mode!

What happens if you keep F8 pressed immediately after starting? Do you get the screen with starting options.

If yes then try and start in the Safe Mode with Command Prompt. You might be able to open msconfig in this environment. I have been able to reach msconfig in this way often.

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Hi -- On my wife's computer I changed to "Diagnostic" mode with msconfig, but now it won't let me change back to normal startup. Annoyingly it won't allow me to launch my network either, so no internet connection. So I can't run any SysInfo programs...

The msconfig message is "An Access Denied error was returned while attempting to change a service. You may need to log on using an Administrator account to make the specified changes.". However there is only one user account.

No, I do NOT have any HP hardware or software. Running Windows XP with SP3. Dell PC.
 

A:msconfig gives access denied, now stuck in Diagnostic mode

I do NOT have any HP hardware or software. Running Windows XP with SP3. Dell PC.Click to expand...

What's the model name and model number of that Dell computer?

What's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?

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Assuming it hasn't been disabled and it still has a list of restore points, have you tried using System Restore to revert back to a date and time BEFORE you made that change?

Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Restore

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After a power outage 3 weeks ago I was having issues with the system going down at around 5 minutes and then less and less time after that. I was told it was a display issue and to uninstall and reinstall my display drivers. I uninstalled my drivers and it was still the same. I felt like it was temperature related. I found my graphics card (Radeon 5700) was dirty. I cleaned it and thought I was back in business. Everything was back to normal, all I needed to do was update my graphics drivers. Once that was done, my computer would no longer load past the Windows splash screen.

I used Puppy Linux on a flash drive and I have access to everything. I can use the internet and access all my files. This to me says that it is not a hardware issue.

The fact that when I try to go into safe mode it gets stuck for more than a day on classpnp.sys (when I finally give up). I understand that classpnp.sys has loaded but, there is something after that that the computer can't load. I have seen some people have atipcie.sys load after classpnp.sys and it makes sense to me that it would be a graphics driver that is causing the issue.

I need my Windows 7 up and running for school and work projects. Any ideas, thoughts, or help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on Windows splash screen, safe mode stuck on classpnp.sys

Hi ,
Follow this tutorial to run SFC /Scannow at boot.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
If you want to run the command from a USB drive follow this tutorial.
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
And apply it to the first link instead of the ERD (Emergency Repair CD).

Generally a good tutorial to read.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I am try do safe mode at windows 8, but monitor tell out of range.
and now I even can not login to windows 8..
what I can do? need help asap, bozz pc.
now I hate win8

A:Safe Mode from msconfig, Out of range, cannot login

It should not state that with Safe Mode. Try pressing the Auto Calibrate button on your monitor.

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Hi,

I booted into the safe mode using the msconfig .
But iam stucked while booting in safe mode,the system gets hanged and also i could not log in normal mode also..please help

regards,
gautham
 

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Hi

My laptop was having some iexplorer bugs so I ran a virus scan with symnatec, and was then advised to log in via safe mode and run the scan again. I turned on safe mode in msconfig and restarted, but when the log in screen appeared in safe mode, my mouse or keyboard did not work so I can't get in.

If I try holding F8 and choosing to boot normaly or under any other condition it reverts to safe mode, presumably because of the msconfig change, so I can't get back to msconfig to chane the setting back.

Any idea how I can get round this?

Thanks

Dave
 

A:XP Safe Mode / Msconfig / Keyboard problem

Forget about Symantec. Run your next scan with Avast or Avira, then SuperAntispyware and MalwareBytes...
You are apparently using USB mouse and USB keyboard which have not installed yet in the install run.
 

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Well, I've been scouring Google on our secondary computer all night, and I'm stumped. I'm also not completely tech savvy, so please forgive me.

My computer shut down by itself while I was typing an email. Rebooted and no exe files would open except IE 64 bit (as of six hours later, now that won't open either - opens, flashes, closes and says IE crashed). It has gone through numerous "windows won't start, repairing" screens. It has tried to system restore, but it doesn't fix the problem.

I cannot open in safe mode, and Task Manager is missing. I can open regedit but not msconfig (this is bothersome because I found a workaround for getting the system to reopen in safe mode by changing some configurations, but...) Can't open device manager as one option suggested looking for the possible virus culprit in the tools/drivers section.

I found a site that had an exe repair fix to either merge or import into the registry, but it keeps saying it can't do it because there are "processes running." Those boards suggested trying to the merge/import in safe mode, but as above..can't open in safe mode. Also since I have no task manager available, I can't manually end or suspend any processes.

Windows Defender runs but says everything is a-ok (clearly not).

Because I don't feel comfortable deleting anything from the registry, that's the only thing I haven't tried. Oh, I did find something that said to check the shell and one other place in the registry, bu... Read more

A:No exe files will open, nor msconfig or safe mode

Okay, I restarted and finally was able to get into msconfig. I set it up so the computer automatically starts in Safe Mode. Tried importing/merging that exe file again, and nope, says "other processes are running." Went into services through msconfig and shut down all services - still didn't work.

I also find a possible solution to create a new user - won't let me. Sigh....

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I'm running Windows 8.1x64. I booted to safe mode today by changing the boot options in msconfig.exe. Now, msconfig won't let me change back to Normal startup, and I'm stuck in safe mode. When I check the Normal Startup box under the General Tab in msconfig and hit OK, I receive this message:

"System Configuration cannot save the original boot configuration for later restoration. Boot changes will be reverted.

"The system cannot find the file specified."

No file is specified.

I've booted to safe mode on other occasions but never have experienced this problem. Windows 8.1 has been running normally with no problems. The reason I went into safe mode is that a non-bootable drive has disappeared from Explorer and I wanted to see if it showed up in Safe Mode.

A:In Safe Mode, msconfig won't allow normal startup

Hello John,

You might see if you may be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below to boot back into normal mode.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

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Hi

I'll get straight to the issue in hand

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

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

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

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

Kind regards, your help is much obliged

Thanks
 

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I tried using the driver CD to see if it will help with anything rebooting and I did some Express Test. It gave me this code:
 
Error Code:    650F:136C
Msg:    IDE device failed. Blank media or no media is present in optical drive. Test requires media with data (Resource CD, Installation CD).
 
Have no clue what it is. Ive done some reading on Mup.sys. It requires me to remove some 'USB card'. I dont really see any . Any advice would be appreciated or if you have anymore further queries let me know.

A:Stuck on Mup.sys (during safe mode) and stuck on Windows XP loading screen.

HI Jon,
Thats not  a error to worry about.
That error comes up when u run express test on the computer and the cd drive is empty.
Are we working on a notebook or a desktop.
And mup.sys is a system file .You can repiar mup.sys by following these steps.
1>Start the computer from the Windows Xp CD.2>At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair. 3>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: ren c:windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys mup.old4>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:expand <cd-romdrive>:\i386\mup.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys5>After the file is successfully expanded, type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Recovery Console. 6>Restart the computer.
Best of Luck.

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hello everyone,
 
well, the problem is my pc actualy infected by virus
so i try to fix it with safe mode, when i chage boot from msconfig to safe mode. my pc keep restarting.
if anybody know how to fix it, please help me

A:keep restarting after i change msconfig boot to safe mode

In safe mode open msconfig and uncheck safemode to normal mode. You can startup msconfig either by opening run and msconfig, or open CMD and type msconfig.

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One of my salesmen's laptops is infected with Anitvirus Security Pro. His system is running Windows 7 Professional SP1. The system will not boot in Safe Mode (it loads through the welcome screen and then immediately logs out and restarts in normal mode) and It will also not allow access to task manager, Regedit or MSCONFIG.
 
Any assistance would be appreciated! Thanks.
 
Beth

A:Antivirus Security Pro - won't allow safe mode, regedit, msconfig

Hello BethI would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", thi... Read more

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hello everyone,
 
well, the problem is my pc actualy infected by virus
so i try to fix it with safe mode, when i chage boot from msconfig to safe mode. my pc keep restarting.
if anybody know how to fix it, please help me

A:keep restarting after i change msconfig boot to safe mode

In safe mode open msconfig and uncheck safe mode to normal mode. You can startup msconfig either by opening run and msconfig, or open CMD and type msconfig.

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Running XP, SP3. Have run avast antivirus in both regular and doot scan with no results. Tried to run MalwareBytes but it hangs when trying to update definitions.
 
When I reboot and select Safe Mode it hangs while loading files.
 
Can't find files like Syetem Restore or msconfig.
 
Ran Unhide with following results:
 
Unhide by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2013 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Unhide.exe can be found at this link:
  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html
Program started at: 11/23/2013 02:45:10 PM
Windows Version: Windows XP
Please be patient while your files are made visible again.
Processing the A:\ drive
Finished processing the A:\ drive. 0 files processed.
Processing the C:\ drive
Finished processing the C:\ drive. 186756 files processed.
Processing the E:\ drive
Finished processing the E:\ drive. 1234 files processed.
The C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\smtmp\ folder does not exist!!
Unhide cannot restore your missing shortcuts!!
Please see this topic in order to learn how to restore default
Start Menu shortcuts: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html
Searching for Windows Registry changes made by FakeHDD rogues.
 - Checking HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer
 - Checking HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer
 - Checking HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\polic... Read more

A:Can't get to Safe Mode, System Restore msconfig or Malwarebytes

Hello John, please try this, it will create a shortcut to your system restore.
 
Right-click the desktop
Choose New-Shortcut
For the location of the item, enter:%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
Click “Next”
Enter a name for the shortcut
Click “Finish” 
After that try to restore your PC. I hope this will help. Give us updates.

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A friend brought me a computer because Anitvirus Security Pro would keep running on his moms laptop. I have had probably 5 different computers that have had this on them and have been able to clean them but this one is really a beast.
His system is running Win 7 and he tried a number of things before bringing it to me with no luck.
I printed off the Anitvirus Security Pro Removal instructions from this site but the laptop is not allowing the system to boot in Safe Mode and It will also not allow access to Regedit or MSCONFIG.
Any suggestions on getting control of the system back?
 
Thanks
John
 

A:Antivirus Security Pro - won't allow Safe Mode, Regedit or msconfig

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.    Scan with FRST (Recovery Environment)To run FRST on Vista and Windows7: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 ... Read more

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Hi! I had a malware and decided to run malwarebytes anti-malware in safe mode. The problem was that my computer took too long to boot up before it lets me choose my operating system (i also have linux mint installed, just FYI) and I didn't want to wait 10 minutes just to miss hitting F8 so I changed msconfig to automatically load in Safe mode, so i went ahead and checked that. It booted up fine in safe mode, malarebytes found nothing (I also ran this in normal windows right before...again just FYI).

Now the problem is that I cant get out of safe mode. I tried changing msconfig back but it wouldnt save the settings and the check box that I had checked on normal windows (on the second tab) was unchecked and wouldnt even let me interact with it. I even tried selecting 'normal mode' on the first tab. Anything I did to it would result in a message saying 'windows configuration could not be saved' or something (I'm at work, I don't remember exactly what the message was but I will post it later) after I clicked ok or apply.

I also waited and pressed F8 to select how I wanted to boot and went to normal mode and it still went into safe mode. I tried repairing too but it didn't even find an operating system on my computer, but that probably has to do with the fact that I use linux to boot up.

Any ideas on what to try next?

Thanks in advance

A:Windows keeps booting in Safe Mode after msconfig change

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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Just had to share this free utility. I've tried it, works great.

Here's a utility that makes booting into Safe Mode easy. You
don't have to hit the F8 key or make changes in msconfig.
BootSafe:

http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.html
 

A:Boot into Safe Mode, no tapping F8, no changing msconfig

kniht, Regarding the BootSafe program see Posts #4 and #5 by Mosaic1 in the thread at the link below. She is very sharp with computers and on her word I don't recommend BootSafe anymore. This is just my opinion.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/662339-cannot-boot-into-safe-mode.html

Tufenuf
 

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Hi, I had a virus on my laptop that I wanted to remove, so I downloaded some software to remove it, but when I went into safemode all I got on my screen was a blue screen that said that Windows had been shut down to protect my computer and it just stopped, never did anything else. It also told me to restart my computer, so I did. Then I stupidly went into msconfig and made it safeboot and restarted my computer. Well now all I ever get when I start my computer is the same blue screen, it doesn't matter what I do or how I choose to start Windows, it just stops it and shows that blue screen and I have to restart it. Ive tried all the different types of starting up the computer, with normal, or last settings that worked, but nothing seems to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Problem with safe mode in msconfig, always blue screen

Keep in mind that using MSConfig to access (force) safe mode when there is malware on your system could have disastrous results and render your computer unbootable. Some types of malware can delete or alter the safeboot key in the registry resulting in the inability to reboot fully into safe mode or back to normal mode. The Safeboot option modifies the Boot.ini file and you may be locked in a continuous reboot loop afterwards where you cannot get back to MSConfig and undo your selection. The same thing can occur with BootSafe as you may not be able to get back to Normal mode and undo your selection. See "Booting into Safe Mode safely".How to fixhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...#force_safemodeAll the way at the bottom of the page

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First off let me start by saying hello. I am a newbie and would greatly appreciate any help or advice that the forum can give.

I am running windows xp on an older dell desktop.

While following the bc tutorial "remove antispyware soft" I was directed to the "how to start windows in safemode" tutorial. This tutorial instructed me to start computer in safe mode using MSconfig. Upon doing so my computer gets stuck in a re-boot cycle that I cannot get out of. According to the tutorial this is because of the malware, (see section titled, "Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility", unfortunately this section is at the very bottom and not sequential. It should be at the top for morons like me). The tutorial recommends using boot disk to reboot my computer. Unfortunately this is my old computer and I no longer have any XP associated disks. Can I fix this problem without any xp boot disk? I have no floppy disk drive (its been broken for years), but my cd-rom drive works. Again any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:safe mode loop using msconfig, no floppy bootdisk

Hello, we can create a bootable disk that allows you to access the Recovery Console.

However, first I would like to know what exactly happens when you try to boot. Does safe mode automatically load (you see the drivers rolling over the screen) and then you get a blue screen/reboot?

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Hi, today I decided to restart my PC but it got stuck at the "logging off" screen, so I just held down power button to turn it off.
When I tried turning it back on, it got stuck at the windows logo. Safe-mode won't work, nor will system recovery.Note: I had not made any hardware changes in the past 3 years. I also don't think I have made any big software changes in the past couple of weeks.
 
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What I was doing before I decided to reboot:
I was reinstalling different versions of firefox because I was having flash issues (FF and Flash arent very compatible on some of the newer FF versions)
 
So I installed 30.0 and it asked me reboot to finish the installation and here I am. I don't think it's related, might be just a coincidence.
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Full details of what is happening:
Normal boot-up freezes at the windows7 logo. The animation freezes too. PC does not auto re-boot.
Safe-mode gets stuck while loading components. Notably at storport.sys (not sure if I spelt that right) PC does not auto re-boot.
System recovery freezes after a while during the © Mircosoft Corporation screen with green loading bar. PC does not auto re-boot.
The little light that flickers when the PC is doing something is not lighting up during the loading screens. It flickers for the first couple of seconds and then just stops (or very faintly flicks every 3-4 secs) The loading screen animation then freezes after ~10-15 seconds.
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A:PC/Safe-mode/recovery mode won't boot (stuck at windows logo)

Sorry to double post...
 
Tried reseating the RAM, no luck...
 
Tried booting recovery mode from a rescue disk I made a couple years ago, same result...
Picture:
http://imgur.com/qw4Sdml
 
Freezes right there after 15~20 seconds...

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I opened msconfig and after clicking on the Services tab --> hide all Micorsoft services --> disable all and then clicked on 'apply' System Configuration Stopped responding [and I could not even restart my PC]. I did so manually. I tried again this time instead of selecting 'Disable all'' I just disabled one of them (Adobe update service) to see if I could do this one at a time. but still it stopped responding and froze everything.
Having no choice I rebooted manually and then pressed the F8 key to reboot in safe mode BUT I got a boot menu asking me which HD I wanted to use to boot into and not the DOS screen giving me a choice for safe mode.
BTW my Win 7 OS HP 64bit is now booting from an SSD drive on a PCI-e card and am wondering if this has anything to do with it.
Anyhow, having done my usual monthly virus scan as well as malaware by using 3 different sources (mine and 2 online ones) just yesterday this virus/trojan/malware is probably not the cause.
Why do I want msconfig or a safe mode boot. Trying to reinstall my HP scanner software and drivers which I am having a little bit of problems with--so not related.

A:urgent; Can't boot in safe mode and msconfig stops responding

Not knowing what was in startup originally, it's hard to say what you deleted but I'm guessing it had to do with a driver for your PCI-e SSD. If that's the drive you boot from, the startup boot is saying it's not there. What's the BIOS say for the order of boot devices? What other drives are installed?

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Hello there, I really need help here..

I've booted into safe mode in windows 8.1 by setting the safe mode option in msconfig..

However, when I booted into safemode i realized that I've forgot my password because i usually use a pincode.

How to I get it out of safe boot again? - I've tried to access command prompt, but everything needs that password.

Please help, is there any way to force it to boot up normally again? ;(

- Thanks in advance

A:msconfig boot settings sat to safe mode, forgot password

When it reboots into normal mode, won't you still need the password?

Do you have the ability to boot into the recovery environment using the install media and not recovery media?

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Lenovo ideapad 710s . after selecting safe mode, switch off and switch on, I get black screen with LOGO and I see the BIOS does not recognize the ssd anymore. After a new samsung with a pc board factory defective (well known board problem that the model was withdrawn from the market), now i fall again in a big problem with lenovo. i m a little bit boring. did I loose all my data on ssd? and how to get back this new computer, now?

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Lenovo ideapad 710s . after selecting safe mode, switch off and switch on, I get black screen with LOGO and I see the BIOS does not recognize the ssd anymore. After a new samsung with a pc board factory defective (well known board problem that the model was withdrawn from the market), now i fall again in a big problem with lenovo. i m a little bit boring. did I loose all my data on ssd? and how to get back this new computer, now?

A:Lenovo ideapad 710s safe mode from msconfig, and does not recognized the ssd. Please help...

I m now downloading the win10 recovery usb key software >(thanks to the current guarantee it is on). anyone knows if it is going to restore the Bios so that the SSD come up again?

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Spyware that removes msconfig and disables Add/Remove Programs, even in safe mode. simple as that. and adaware does not find it at all. what would you guys do? websearch is on there, and so is the homesearch hijacker. any thoughts?
 

A:Spyware that removes msconfig and disables Add/Remove Programs, even in safe mode

Hi, Your first step, if you can get it to run, is to post a Hijackthis log--

http://tools.radiosplace.com/HijackThis.exe

Make a new folder somewhere like Program Files....download the file to that folder and run it from there. Hit the Scan button, when the Save Log button shows, save the log as hijackthis.txt and copy/paste it to a blank reply here at your thread.
 

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It seems that I have the same issue as this person http://forums.techguy.org/virus-othe...me-access.html . I can't use task manager or msconfig, stuff like malwarebytes doesn't work, safe mode crashes and won't allow me to do anything + I have performance issues in video games or music production software.

It seems that the virus is blocking other tech support sites other than this one too! I'm really scared, I would really appreciate help as soon as possible!

to sum up, I can't run task manager, msconfig, any kind of malwarebytes type program, MSE doesn't detect anything, it blocks certain sites, safe mode can accessed but I can't do anything with it - an error show up shortly after running it.
 

A:Bug won't let me access Task Manager, Safe Mode, MsConfig etc. + slowing down my comp

Welcome aboard

Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

 

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Hi,

It seems that I have the same issue as this person http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1144834-virus-wont-let-me-access.html . I can't use task manager or msconfig, stuff like malwarebytes doesn't work, safe mode crashes and won't allow me to do anything + i have performance issues in video games or music production software.

In the following post(s) I'll attach the results of the scans with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool after the scans are over (First, Addition and shortcut).
 

A:Bug won't let me access Task Manager, Safe Mode, MsConfig etc. + slowing down my comp

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I've had this computer less than a week. It tried to do an update and keeps getting stuck at 12%. Researching online, I've found ways to put it into safe mode but none work. Please help.

A:Stuck in Update mode, unable to get into safe mode

Same problem here... Help!

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Hello Guys, Am using windows XP on my notebook and while going to the Safe Mode i'd realised that i wasn't getting thru. At one of the forums it was posted that Safe Mode could also be accessed by "run<msconfig<BOOTINI". After checking on /SAFEBOOT, my system restarted and now i couldn't even access to the Normal Mode. I Have tried all the options but am stuck on a Black and White Sceen with the options of SafeMode/SafeMode with Networking/Normal Mode and Last Known Configuration....

Is there any way i could get rid of that problem without reinstalling my system?

A:Can't go to either the Normal mode or safe mode, am stuck in the middle

Hi Faisal ,


Shut Down Ur Nb .
Unplug The Ac Adapter.
Remover The Battery .
Reseat The Ram And The Hdd
Restart The Nb .

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Having a problem with computer stuck in safe mode. I have tried restoring but it does not help. I have not tried to install anything new recently. Also my computer runs very slow. Can anyone help.
 

A:Stuck in Safe Mode

hiya,try this while in Safe mode go to> Start> Run,and type "msconfig" click OK. put a tick in
the box before Normal Startup, click Apply and OK. Restart your computer.
 

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I have tried to uncheck the safe mode boot, it keeps coming back every time I reboot the computer.  How do I make it stop?
using: Windows 8.1.
Help!!!!!!
thank you

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Hello,
My XP SP2 is stuck in Safe Mode. When I use Msconfig , uncheck the save mode + apply , it seams OK. When I "check" normal boot and apply it seams OK BUT if I control the settings it is again in Safe mode and of course when I boot I am again in Safe Mode .
I only find a "boot.ini.backup" file and the contents is :
";
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /safeboot:minimal"

Where is the boot.ini file?

How to solve?
Thanks in advance

A:Xp Stuck In Safe Mode

boot.ini is in the root of your hard drive, usually C:\Remove the /safeboot:minimal part so it's:[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTINSave as boot.ini and replace original.

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This morning I was having problems with Bit Defender & had gotten an email back from them telling me what to do after getting into safe mode. I clicked on safe mode and when it came back up it asked for my password. I put in the password that I use to get into computer and it said incorrect. I turned it off and back on several times but it keeps coming back to that screen & also no internet since it was trying to go to safe mode without. I can't do anything. Tried putting the windows 10 repair disk etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am now on my other computer, but do all my work on the one that isn't working.
 

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in windows xp i tried to start in safe mode to remove some malicious files and it asked me for a id and password which it didn't recognize but should have. I realized my mistake and started in "safe mode with networking" .....still didn't recognize my pass and id. So I restarted in normal mode......and It will only boot up in safe mode now and won't recognize my password. Please help!
 

A:stuck in safe mode

I don't think you have any choice. You will have do a re-installation of the OS.
You should be able to install the new installation over the old. Since you are stuck in Safe mode, if you cannot see you CDROM, then you will have to create a set of boot disks for XP. The necessary software to do this will have to be gotten from www.bootdisk.com.

If you can see your CDROM, then type X:\setup, where X is your CDROM drive letter.
 

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Hi,
First time poster here.
I've got an HP xw8600 workstation that will only boot in safemode. It's running Win 7 pro. In Firefox I was trying to access my mail account in yahoo but was redirected to neo. something or other page. I went into safemode and ran mbam and microsoft essentials but they both came up with nothing. I've read through the safe mode article here and tried booting with F8 and msconfig options. Still comes up in safe mode. I will await advice before trying anything else.
 
Thanks,
 
Tim
I should add that this is 64 bit edition.
 
Thanks,
 
Tim

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I have a malware issue on a computer. I was in the process of fixing it when I tried to restart the computer in safe mode. The typical press F8 at the beginning of bootup did not work so I went to msconfig and told it to boot in safe mode. When I restarted, it did go into safe mode like I had hoped. However, I was not thinking ahead very far. This computer is connected to a domain so the user name and password I was using was from the network active directory. When going into safemode, obviously that will not get me logged in to the computer. The problem is that I did not load the OS originally and never logged in locally so I do not know a user name or password to allow me to log in. So now I am stuck with the computer booting in safe mode and no way to change it. Do you know of any ways to get past this? Please HELP.
 

A:Stuck in safe mode

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