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Q: Safe Mode has asus startup

Im so ****ing confused how this is possible, please help

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A: Safe Mode has asus startup

Hello Brandon and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you happen to have your Asus M/B disk in the DVD drive on boot up ?

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Recently my dad's computer had a corrupted hive and boot.ini. Via this website, I was instructed to run a chkdsk /r while in the recovery console. Everytime I used his OS disk to get into the recovery console, it prompted me for a password and I didn't know it (nor could I leave it blank). I decided to use my OS disk from my computer and I could fix the problem. Now, though, everytime I startup the computer, it prompts me to start windows normally, in safe mode, in safe mode with networking... To give further information...on that same screen there is an option for Windows XP and Windows XP Home Edition. Don't know if that has something to do with it. They both work though when I press enter on either one. Could anyone help me stop the computer from prompting me??? Thank you for any help.

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I have an Asus which has been giving me fits.
This U56E-BAL7 will only run in safe mode. It's running Win 7 Home Premium, Svc pk 1, 2GB Ram with an i5-2450 CPU @ 250 GHz.
I have run all of the cleaning and security tools that I'm aware of: MBAM, CCleaner, Superantispyware, ESET and the list goes on. I have also reinstalled the operating system.
In addition, I purchased and installed a new CPU fan, and replaced thermal compound.
There is no error warning, it just shuts itself off, then reboots itself. In "Safe Mode", it runs fine.
Please help!

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Hello, I'm hoping someone would be able to help me resolve this so that I can avoid having to reinstall Windows. Here's the situation: my laptop suddenly cannot boot up anymore; it usually hangs when the "Please wait..." dialog shows up with the text "Windows is starting up...", but sometimes it goes as far as the login prompt, then hangs after I enter my credentials and press Enter. When it hangs I cannot even move my mouse cursor. I can only think of two things I did out of the ordinary that created this mess:
I installed the driver for the Turtle Beach AudioAdvantage Micro USB stick audio card before my PC started hanging. However, after I installed the driver I was forced to reboot, and my computer rebooted just fine.
I closed my laptop's lid to put it in sleep mode while MyDefrag (formerly JkDefrag) was running. I have done this in the past without any issues, but this time when I exited sleep mode my computer was hanging, so I forced a reboot. This trouble started after I rebooted.

I am able to boot up in Safe Mode, but not Safe Mode with Networking, which leads me to think that maybe some network related drivers got corrupted. Some more info on my setup:
I have Windows XP Pro SP3 installed (v5.1.2600)
I have Avira AntiVir and Comodo Firewall installed
I am not using Hibernation
Audio: SigmaTel STAC9751
Graphics: Intel 945 GMS
Chipset: Mobile Intel 945 GMS Express
Netcard: Realtek RTL8101L
Wifi: Intel PRO/wireless 3945

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Windows XP will freeze after about 10-15 seconds after starting up. I cannot move the cursor or right-click. I have no other choice but to hold down the power button and shut down. However, it loads OK in Safe Mode. Where do I go from here to fix this?

A:Windows XP freezes on startup in normal mode, but loads OK in safe mode. What do I do?

Arrrgh! Now when I go into Safe Mode none of the icons appear, and I can't see the Start menu! It's a totally black screen except for "Microsoft ® Windows XP Build..." and "Safe Mode" in the four corners. Please help!

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I can't figure out how to boot in safe mode on my new computer. I just put it together. Here's the system:
Windows XP Pro
Asus a8v-deluxe mother board
AMD Athlon 3200+ chipset
2 Hard drivers, 1 is my old 5200 RPM 8 mb cache Western Digital, the other a newer, RAID only, 7200 RPM 16 MB cache Western Digital. Windows boots from the 5200.
Gefroce BFG 6800 256 MB (agp x8)
I think that covers about everything, just except that i need to boot into safe mode in order to put in a new login screen in Windows without having to install StyleXP. I tried F8, but it brings me to a screen to let me choose what i want to boot from, IE like which hard drive, CD/DVD drives. I tried hitting F8 again and picking the Hard Drive to boot from, like someone said HERE
Any help's appreciated. Thanks.

A:Asus a8v-deluxe safe mode help

Ok .. your motherboard uses F8 for its boot menu ... No problem ... F8 till you get the boot menu (just like you have), select the hard drive you want to boot from (use the arrow keys), now press Enter then F8 a few times right away.

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Okay i got a virus some how dont know how that really isnt relevant surpisingly.
i noticed it because avg picked it up and i then qaurentined it.
afterwards i used Four diff AV programs just to verify it precense.
All three found it in the exact same place under the same name and all that.
so i rebooted in safe mode, and proceeded to delete it.

I deleted the actual file, which was annoying like usual...
i had to right click on the .dll and go to the properties and remove all the permissions.
Very pety and frustrating... anyways after i deleted them,

I ran the same Four AV programs and they picked up nothing.
then i ran a specific scan with avg, only in the "system volume information folder"
i would have deleted it from there it manually, but it take like an hour,
to go through all the CMD crap, and changing variables, anyways..
it picked it up in there as i hoped it would, i then deleted it from there

afterwards i defragged my whole machine to make sure there wasnt pieces of it anywhere
after the defragging was done, i scanned again w/same 4 AV programs & found nothing
OBVIOUSLY it was gone lol.
i rebooted the system and let it boot up normal this time

when it started up in normal mode after i did all of the above it seemed pretty happy...
keyworrd there "seemed" i waited a lik for the startup programs to load.
gave um a lil extra time just in case i clicked on my computer for the first thing
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A:freezing at startup after logon in normal mode (not safe mode)

im not going to bump this yet,
but i really need someones help i have to already explain today now why i am a day behind on my paper,
i really dont want to have to explain to my of a professor why i am two or three days behind, for obvious reasons something along those lines lmao

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I am having an issue where my computer will start fine in normal mode, but if I try to go into safe mode, it goes into startup repair mode.

Windows 7 Home 64bit, Lenovo desktop. Webroot Secureanywhere.

A little bit of background: OPENVPN was giving me a lot of messages like, "TCP: connect to [AF_INET] failed, will try again in 5 seconds: The system tried to join a drive to a directory on a joined drive". Contacted my VPN provider regarding this, they questioned where that IP address was coming from because it was not theirs. The IP address is this message would sometimes change, but according to WHOIS all were registred to:

OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
Address: P.O. Box 10096
City: Amsterdam

I have no idea personally who this is. Ran the widely accepted malware scanners (Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, Rkill, Adwcleaner, Combofix "feel free to scold me...", and I think some rootkit scanners) found Somoto PUP, which I seem to have removed. OPENVPN ceased giving me the "system tried to join a drive" messages.

I want to run Malwarebytes in safe mode to make sure the infections are gone, but every time I F8 and select SAFE MODE or SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING, the computer goes into STARTUP REPAIR mode. I have not selected the RESTORE option, but selecting the REPAIR option just results in the computer hanging and I have to force power off the computer.

Tried googling for this issue, but all I fi... Read more

A:Starts in normal mode but safe mode goes into startup repair...

Run the tool below

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

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Drag the FRST64.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST64.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .

Press Scan button.

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I had this machine built just over a year ago, and only had occasional crashes (no particular activities seemed to generate the issue). About 2 months ago the crashes became more persistent, and upon restarting the machine would have trouble loading normal mode. At the screen that reads "welcome" the spinning wheel would simply freeze, and the computer would lock up. As this problem persisted the computer would either automatically reboot itself each time, or crash into a BSOD and run a dump. I can, however, start it in Safe Mode without issue.

It had been running the same install of windows 7 ultimate x64 until a couple of weeks ago when I attempted to reinstall. This solved nothing, so I reinstalled again, this time deleting the partitions and formatting the drive. Again, the problems persist. I'm inclined to think they're hardware related at this point, but I'm in no way an expert.

From the most recent BSOD:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8009500010
BCP2: FFFFF880108EAF10
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

My system stats:
MB - Asus P6X58D-E
CPU - Intel i7 950
RAM - 3 x 2gb Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 SDRAM
HD - Western Digital 640gb 7200 rpm SATA 6gb
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A:BSOD during startup for normal mode. Can only start in safe mode.

Look at Computer lags every couple seconds

Try the following:
1. Download and install Driver Sweeper
2. Download the latest driver for your display card
3. Click Start Menu
4. Right Click My Computer
5. Click Manage
6. Click Device Manager from the list on the left
7. Click the + next to Display adapter
8. Right click your display/graphics card device
9. Click Uninstall
10. Check the box to Delete driver software for the device
11. Click OK
12. Restart your computer in safe mode
13. Run Driver Sweeper, select display card manufacturer's drivers, analyze, clean
14. Restart your computer
15. Install the latest drivers

Update to SP1Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 (KB947821) [August 2011]

Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB947821) [August 2011]

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

Service Pack 1 Download site
Links to Service Pack 1 (SP1) and preparation for SP1 courtesy of JMH

Also, it appears if it is hardware, it is probably your graphics card. Recommend trying a different display card and seeing if it resolves the issue (borrow one from someone if you can since buying one and replacing the old one may not fix the problem and may be a waste of money).

Edit: I know you may not be able to do all above steps in safe mode, but do what you can.

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Consistent BSOD during Windows startup for both normal mode and safe mode. BSOD problem started shortly after buggy installations of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 x64, Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1, and AMD Catalyst Drivers 13.9; and turning off Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5.1.

Startup Repair is consistently unable to fix: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff800033bf6d6, 0xfffff880009a7578, 0xfffff880009a6dd0).

I accessed the dump file of the BSOD-inflicted drive by usb-connecting it to the same pc, but that's now running a functioning, system hard-drive.

BlueScreenView shows these following files to be problematic:

The hash of the atikmpag.sys from the BSOD-inflicted drive is identical to the one in the functioning drive, so I don't think this is the root problem.
However, the hashes of the two dx files (dxgkrnl.sys, dxgmms1.sys) are different. I have replacement files for the broken dx files, but I don't have, nor know how to get, the access permission to replace them.

I'm at a loss for what I can try at this point. I used DM Log Collector and uploaded the resulting file. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:BSOD during windows startup; can't safe mode; startup repair can't fix


The cause of the problem may be related to a Windows 7 installation which has never seen any updates.

Host Name: HENRY-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
Can I just confirm, you have no way of booting into Windows at the moment. Correct?

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I have an ASUS G1S running Vista Home Premium SP2. I use Avast anti-virus now and have run an updated version of Malwarebytes. I have been unable to start my computer in Safe mode, but it will start in the regular mode. From what I have read, this is due to malware. I have run HiJackThis and below is the logfile, any help that you can provide would be appreciated:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:12:41 PM, on 5/30/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Net4Switch\Net4Switch.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
D:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
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A:ASUS laptop will not start in Safe Mode

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
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Hi there pals!
How can I start my asus machine in safe mode?
I'm a bit lost!


On post screen keep tapping F8 key

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Hi there pals!
Any idea how I can start my asus machine in safe mode?


This appears to be a duplicate of your topic here
to which I have replied

I have asked for this topic to be closed please reply on the other one

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The problem started out as i could start windows normally then it would say my wd smartware isn't working followed by freezing up. then the windows defender that came with the computer started to act up and now my computer will not even get to the login screen. it get to the Microsoft windows loading screen and stays there. the loading bar is there but the windows icon is not. when i go to device manager and look under System Devices the Consumer IR Devices has a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point over top of it. Any ideas how to fix this problem? As you can tell I know almost nothing of computers.

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My Asus Eee PC laptop stopped working; the cursor arrow is still visible and movable, but nothing is clickable, ctrl-alt-delete appears but nothing can be clicked. I have removed battery and tried the safe mode but noting changes.

I suspect it is a virus but I am unable start a McAFee virus check I have on my laptop.

It's been like this for three days, and I'm really worried. Any ideas?



A:My laptop Asus Eee PC is not responding to clics even in Safe Mode

Welcome to the forum monistoni,

Could you upload the MSINFO File.

MSINFO32:Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi. My mobo is Asus Z370 Pro Gaming.And rams: Gskill 2x8GB 2133mhz ( XMP 3000mhz ). Cpu 8700K. When i choose in UEFI first time XMP profile i saved and booted fine to UEFI. I turn off pc,turn on again after 2 hours, and then, i met screen:THE SYSTEM HAS POSTED IN SAFE MODE. This happened just once. Now its booting fine,but i dont know why it booted just once with this message.This is screen from internet ,but the same msg: 

My psu also is Corsair 750RM i
I tried to reproduce this warning but i am not able to do that. Reverting to standard and then again to XMP save. Turn off pc by power button. But not warning. Any ideas why it happened just once,and still its something wrong?Memtest not showing errors.

A:Asus Z370 Pro Gaming - systèm has posted in safe mode

I wouldn't worry about it unless it happens again.
If you're still concerned about it, I'd post over in the Internal Hardware forums for a more expert opinion:    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/ 

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I have an asus x401u that was given to me they said it wouldn't work and I could have it for parts, there is no cdrom drive on this it has windows 7 home premium os.

It wants to start up, if i hit start windows normally it gets to the wallpaper but a cmd box comes up (no task bar or anything I can select or click), and i can't type in the cmd box either, so I have to hard restart.

I choose repair (recommended) and it does the same thing (cmd box nothing else can't do anything).

So I went to the asus site and followed the directions of method 1 of how to recover your notebook

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Troubleshooting X401U

at step 3 of a language choice, after step 2 - choose windows setup EMS enabled hit enter, it starts windows (almost) and I end up just like above that cmd box but no task bar nothing I can do.

The cmd window that says X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe but I can't type in that cmd box area altho i do see a flashing prompt nothing happens. I can close that cmd window but nothing happens till i restart it with a hard reboot (powerbutton).

I tried also F9 then choosing F8 to get into safe mode options but that appears to load (i see safemode on all 4 corners) then I get that cmd box and again can't do anything but close that box, I went into the bios and set it to default settings, pulled the battery and power cord, held the ON button for a good 30 secs but still can't get windows to load.

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A:Asus X401U won't fully boot up windows 7 in safe or recover mode

I tried different F keys to see if I could find a diagnostic tool but no luck, F7 gave me an option of windows memory diagnostics tool, I ran that (took a while) but status says no problems at least that's one step down but I think it's some corrupted/missing/infected windows file, just not exactly sure how to do this without a cdrom drive on this machine.

I also tried the debugging mode same thing windows starts wallpaper only cmd box, nothing i can do (this time i even tried cnt alt del) but still nothing.

This machine has no service doors for hard drive or ram, kinda inconvenient to have to take the entire case apart to just check basic stuff (reseat ram, run diag on hard drive etc), but I hope I can get some ideas, directions etc of what else to try or do on this one before calling it a total loss especially when I feel like it might just be a windows thing.

Almost 4am so guess it's time to try and get some sleep, round one goes to the asus

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I have an ASUS CM5570 with Pentium Dual Core CPU, 2.60GHZ each, 6GB Ram, and 630GB HDD running Vista Home Premium OS. I've tried several times to start in Safe Mode pressing F8. Each time a blue window appears with 2 options: SATA:PM-Hitachi HDT721064SLA360 or CDROM: SM-ATAPI DVD A DH20A6S. I've always chosen the SATA option. The computer just boots in normal mode. How do I get this to start in Safe Mode? HELP! Thanks!

A:Safe Mode Startup

Click Start, Run, type in msconfig, and click OK. When the System Configuration Utility window comes up, click the BOOT.INI tab, select SAFEBOOT, and then OK. You will get asked to reboot and when you do, it will come up in Safe Mode.

When you're done in Safe Mode, go back to msconfig and remove the checkmark from SAFEMODE. Do this before you get out of safe mode or the computer may start continuously rebooting in safe mode.

See: Safe Mode

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I`m a newbie! Bear with me. I`ve caused the fault but I don`t know what I did or how to correct the consequence!
Unless I go into MSCONFIG, I cannot invoke SAFE MODE.
STARTUP should automatically go into the SAFE MODE Menu, if there was a prior failure. Mine will not.
I cannot invoke the SAFE MODE menu from STARTUP by presssing the appropriate function key.
Normally Windows 7 is very resilient, I would rarely have to go into SAFE MODE but if I leave my PC with the Internet on the screen turns off and no matter what I do it will not restart till I`ve pressed the Power Off button on the PC. I use the SAFE MODE in the event of some sort of Systems crash.
Thank you.
Alan Beckley

A:Safe Mode within Startup

Just checking that you are tapping F8 before the Windows spash screen shows up, correct?

And were you able to get into safemode before?

Are you able to get into the bios (F2 or del)?

I want to make sure your F8 key is working.

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ok here's a good one .... have a HP Pavilion dv7, uses Windows 7, last night start menu error box pops up, cannot load start menu or desktop, cannot system restore or any suggested ideas, figured I'd go to safe mode .... nothing, completely ignores F8 key tapping or holding .... any suggestions ?

A:No Startup - No Safe Mode

Windows repair.

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i have an ASUS piece of garbage thats not even a year old - model X751N - that opened up today with a series of start-up errors. one was "Inaccessible Boot Device" and it tried repairing itself multiple times. then it opened up automatically in ASUS Bios Utility which i couldnt get out of. i looked online and found a way to get around it, but my overall question is, when im getting these errors and auto-repairing and bios utility...is this generally a sign that the laptop is a goner? i dont think i can trust this unit anymore. its running windows 10 if you need to know.

thanks for reading.

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I dont know what has triggered this off but everytime I try to run windows normaly the loading animation sticks and I get a BSOD....Ive gone into safe mode and here are the BSOD details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 88B2106D
BCP3: 80758894
BCP4: 80758590
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Please help me fix this...I dont want to reinstall!

A:BSOD on startup...please help me fix im in safe mode right now....

Help Anyone???!!!!!

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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


A:Changing Safe mode on startup? How do you do this?

Try chkdsk /f/r in cmd. Try testing memory with memtest86+.
Sometimes blue screen are caused by memory or disk problems.

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ok, i have been having trouble with restarts while i was playing games recently (which is a whole other long involved story) and i have come to the conclusion it is the power supply, so i will be replacing that soon.

i have not used the computer in a good while and decided to work on it the other day. well, minutes after going into a game, it restarted. now the computer is running at 100% all the time, non stop. i checked the programs that are running, to see what is eating it up, and there are way too many programs jumping around between 0% and 40% i can barely see what they are.

I did however receive a STOP error once or twice during a restart:
STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x855D0020, 0x855D0194, 0x805F9F88)

the computer runs fine in safe mode, so i assume its not a hardware problem (although i have checked the ram, and hard drives and such). am i wrong for assuming this? so i used msconfig to restart it in Diagnostic Startup, which still ran like crap. What exactly is running during Diagnostic Startup that isnt running in safe mode that could be causing this problem?

During Diagnostic Startup, i did manage to see 2 programs that were jumping the most (lsrass and csrss - i am really not sure if thats the exact spelling as i am not at the specific computer right now)

A:Diagnostic Startup vs Safe Mode

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I have recently upgraded my pc and it was working fine, then this morning I turned it on, tried to log on and it crashed.
When I tried to log on again the BSOD popped up.
I tried to start it up in safe mode, it worked the first time then when I tried again it popped up with the BSOD.
I can't get the the info from the crash because it wont let me log on.
Any advice on this would be useful as I have run a memory diagnostic which came back as nothing wrong, and I have tried booting from my windows 7 disk with the BSOD replacing the logon screen.
After waiting a while, the BSOD has stopped appearing, instead it get onto my user and came up with error messages saying nothing could be loaded except my background, i tried again and it wouldn't even log in.

A:BSOD on startup, safe mode too

The BSOD has stopped appearing, instead it get onto my user and came up with error messages saying nothing could be loaded except my background, i tried again and it wouldn't even log in.

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HI, I have a PC problem I'm having a hard time figuring out and was looking for help.
I have a 2 year old HP Media Center with XP home. About a week ago the PC randomly rebooted twice. nothing had been installed or changed aside from a driver update for my video card about a week earlier. I tried a virus scan with trend micro, it rebooted. I started to back up some files on a USB harddrive and it rebooted.
I cleaned out all the dust and the fans work.
I ended up running the Windows Memomry Diagnostic ISO and the test came up with memory failures. (The test also ran overnight with no reboots, so I think that'd elimanate overheating) 2 1 Gig ram sticks. I replaced one of the sticks with a new stick, still failures. I tried the new stick with the other stick, no memory failures. So I thought I had it down to a bad RAM stick.
Ran fine for about 2 hours. I start backing up the hard drive to the USB harddrive and the screen went black. I reboot and it runs through scandisk and gets an unexpected error and reboots, runs through scandisk again, gets an unexpected error again, over and over.
I try running in safe mode and it hangs at mup.sys and will not go into safe mode. I went into the recovery console and did a chkdsk and it found an error, but doesn't detail what. I rebooted and it gets to the blue XP loading screen but freezes there. I ran the Mem Diagnostic test again and it's coming back with failures again as it had done originally.
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A:Pc Freezes At Startup And Can't Get Into Safe Mode

I guess that I don't understand why you keep putting RAM combinations in...that evidence problems.I don't know anything about the test you've run...but I suggest that you download and run Memtest86.com - Memory Diagnostic - http://www.memtest86.com/ If you have 3 RAM modules...I suggest testing them individually (initially) one at a time, letting the memtest series of exercises run for about 1 hour each time. If you get errors...don't use that module again, put it aside.Then...I would try different pairs together, again 1 hour minimum for each try.I also suggest that you save the reults of a given try to file on your hard drive.What I did when I ran Memtest for 4 modules...I marked each module (with a marking pen) A, B, C, or D...ran individual combinations (Memtest will show which module has errors on the results) and then eliminated modules from consideration.Ultimately I found a pair that produced no errors, at any time.Your modules may have different timings...and I suppose that memory, like anything else, can deteriorate over time.Louis

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Hi Guys, new here and not so techy so please be gentle! I'm doing this from work so I may not be able to supply lots of info immediately if you ask.

Here's my problem. I have a ASUS laptop/notebook which has been fine for months but over the weekend the Browser icons (IE8 and Firefox) stopped working and I couldn't access the internet. I tried to do a system restore to a week ago but apparently I had no restore points (I thought this was turned on automatically but apparantly mine wasn't!) so I did a restore from my external hard drive that I use for storage, (I store everything about once a month) this said system restore had been completed. Unfortunately I was still facing the non connection problem via the icons and, then I had to force a shut down as the arrow pointer just turned into a spinning circle anywhere near the start up button or task bar. When turning back on again I am faced with the pulsing Windows logo then the Welcome message but then a black screen. I've tried leaving it on this screen for over an hour to see if anything would happen but it didn't so I had to force another shut down. I tried safe mode and can access the internet by clicking on the desk top icons OK but now it wont load properly and I keep having to use safe mode to start up and/or connect to the internet. I'm also a little concerned that Avast! (free edition) may not be working in safe mode as it only states that 'Your computer is in safe mode' rather than 'Your computer is protected' (o... Read more

A:Startup Problem but OK in safe mode

Hello Steve and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you can get into Safe Mode I'd try running a systm file chedcker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) The SFC will search for dsamaged, corrupt, missing, etc system files and try to replace them with the correct version. If any problems are found, run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If this doesn't fix things you could also try these troubleshooting steps prepared by one of the Forum experts. The steps are time consuming but have helped many people isolate their computer problems.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I am working on a:
Gateway GM5260 Intel Core 2 Duo system running Windows XP Media Center
2 GB RAM (2x1GB)
320 GB HD

I was cleaning up this PC for someone, removing programs and games, etc and doing updates. Well I had left it for the day and I came back and it was powered off. I went to turn it on and it gets to the Windows XP black splash screen and flashes a BSOD real quick and restarts itself, it's in a loop. It always asks how I want to start since it was not shut down properly. I have tried last known good, safe mode, safe mode with networking, and safe mode with command to no avail...same thing.

The BSOD did stay up when I tried to go to safe mode and it says:
A problem has been detctecd and Windows has been bleep down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop erro screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF78E2640, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Any recommendations next? I was planning on pulling the hard drive and running a check disk via slaving it over to my PC.

Thanks for the input

A:BSOD on startup cant get into safe mode either

Problem solved. Ran a CHKDSK /f on my computer and put it back into the Gateway and it boots up again.

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Upon coming home from work, I found out that the plumber who was fixing our apartment decided to unplug my computer's power strip from the wall (of course while my computer was on) in order to run a power tool. I have no clue if this was the start of my problem itself or just first brought it to light as it was the first time I'd restarted my computer in at least a week.

I turned my computer back on and it makes it all the way to logging me in (as the only user) and loading my background. No icons, taskbar, programs.

I tried a Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to my task manager, and it made the screen go black instead of background. I can use the keyboard to Esc out and go back to background or use the arrow keys and Enter to run what should be the Task Manager (after using keyboard to choose something from the black screen, it goes back to the background as it supposedly runs the option I blindly chose) but the program does not display.

After vigorously shaking the mouse, I can manage to get the cursor to display on the blank background, and right click for some basic options, but anything I choose seems to do nothing (or is doing something but I can't see it because all I see is the background and my cursor).

I have tried running in safe mode to use System Restore, but when I went back to the old restore point, the same issues occur and now I've run out of System Restore points so that option is gone. My computer came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I have no CD to do a ... Read more

A:Issues with Startup (except in Safe Mode)

Nice plumber!

You should have a recovery partition on your system usually accessible via F10 during boot-up. Try the 'system repair' option; otherwise it will have to be a reset to factory defaults, leaving your system just as it was when you got it out of the box when new (I cannot speak for potential hardware issues here!).

Regards. . .



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Hi, I've been working on this problem for about 5 days now.
I have a compaq presario SR100
Running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
AMD Anthlon 64 3500+ Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE Graphics Card

I've had this machine for about 3 years now, and it's been running Windows 7 for close to a year. This was the same OS and version as i just put on. I did a routine reformatting to help speed up my computer. Setup ran smooth until it was preforming initial setup, where is had a BSOD (Driver_irq_not_less_than_or_equal). I haven't had a single BSOD since. After startup everything ran smooth. It wasn't until my first update where i began to have some issues. After startup (3 minutes in) my PC would begin to lag completely. This would occur for about 5 minutes until it would completely freeze, requiring hard boot. nothing else has been installed besides Windows Updates.

I have the minidump file here

And the Event Viewer Log of my machine the run where it did freeze up. There are a lot of, Installing Failed, errors but that's most likely because i cancelled the installer at one point.


If there's anything else needed i'll be happy to provide.

A:Freezing after startup (Not in Safe Mode)

bumping sorry

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Last night I dropped my computer, happily it was still on and working but froze after a bit. Once restarted it will freeze when attempting to open any program; can open start menu then will freeze. Started in safe mode and everything seems to work fine.

A:Freezes after startup unless in safe mode

I would try running the chkdsk /r command...something is amiss at normal boot, it seems.


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On startup XP stops before loading desktop icons and start menu etc. I can load task manager, see there are no apps running etc but can't access anything else. If I try to run Explorer (or any other usefull utiliies) from Task Manager nothing loads. The same occurs in Safe Mode, or with last know good config or any other option from the F8 menu.

I have re-installed XP (repair option from the XP CD) but still the same problem. I have now experienced this with 2 PCs on my network (XP Home & XP Pro) this week and only have 1 PC left still working!

Could this be virus or corruption? Bit of a co-incidence to have 2 PCs corrupted at the same time but can't find any info about likely viruses, any suggestions?

A:Hang on startup - even in Safe mode

I had a simular problem on one of my PCs, which was caused by installing a new DVD drive. The drivers for a CD-ROM drive I removed were conflicting with the new DVD. And removing the DVD drive and reinstalling the old CD-ROM drive did not correct the problem as the DVD drivers were now conflicting with the CD-ROM.

I corrected the problem by removing the hidden drivers within Windows, for instructions how to view and remove them see: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;283658&sd=tech

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Hi guys,
i already had a installed win7, but it got in to safe mood, i tried a lot but failed to start in normal mode, so decided to install a fresh copy of win7 n when installed a fresh copy (installation process went well) after installation when (DVD) (recovery media) was ejected system got shut down n when started again started giving message something like (reboot\select boot device n all), but windows did not start.
pls help, i am in lot of trouble...............

n if possible pls show me the way to completely disable safe mood.

thnx a lot in advance all u guys!

A:Safe Mode and installation will not startup

Hi all of u Genius Guys there,

Am going through Hell, coz of SafeMode in Windows7,

pls u guys help me to totally disable this safe mode feature or the best n easiest way to come out through it,

thnx in advance guyssssssssssssssssss.

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I'm attempting to restart in safemode. It hangs trying to load agp440.sys. I did a google search and found some instructions that told me to disable the agp440.sys service. One of the steps in this process is to reboot from the windows xp cd and then start the recovery console.

My problem is that I am running a HPpavilion533w that did not come with a windows xp cd, it has a recovery setup that is on a partitioned area of my harddrive. Evidently newer versions of this setup allow you to create recovery cd's but it appears my computer is a little to old and doesn't have that feature.

I am a new to medium user and I would appreciate some guidance on how to get past this hang into safemode.

Many thanx,

A:safe mode startup hangs

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Upon coming home from work, I found out that the plumber who was fixing our apartment decided to unplug my computer's power strip from the wall (of course while my computer was on) in order to run a power tool. I have no clue if this was the start of my problem itself or just first brought it to light as it was the first time I'd restarted my computer in at least a week.

I turned my computer back on and it makes it all the way to logging me in (as the only user) and loading my background. No icons, taskbar, programs.

I tried a Ctrl+Alt+Del to get to my task manager, and it made the screen go black instead of background. I can use the keyboard to Esc out and go back to background or use the arrow keys and Enter to run what should be the Task Manager (after using keyboard to choose something from the black screen, it goes back to the background as it supposedly runs the option I blindly chose) but the program does not display.

After vigorously shaking the mouse, I can manage to get the cursor to display on the blank background, and right click for some basic options, but anything I choose seems to do nothing (or is doing something but I can't see it because all I see is the background and my cursor).

I have tried running in safe mode to use System Restore, but when I went back to the old restore point, the same issues occur and now I've run out of System Restore points so that option is gone. My computer came with Windows Vista pre-installed so I have no CD to do a Star... Read more

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HI I've tried almost everything everyone in here has asked me to do, but still no luck. I thought I'd try again today with a new set of eyes and ideas.

A:Computer still will only startup in safe mode

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I'm having some trouble starting Windows. First I was having trouble with booting into safe mode so I done some Googling and I found this page and tried it http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...indows-7/0489243d-de4b-44c3-8fb3-d9599ae30b08 now not only can I not start my PC in safemode but not in normal mode either, with checking the option for safe mode in msconfig it now keeps trying to start my PC in safe mode over and over again. I also cannot start my PC with the last known configuration.

I tried repair my PC with my DVD but that cannot fix it. There is no system restore point or recovery saved.

I really need help can anyone help me?

A:Cannot startup pc in normal or safe mode

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I'm trying to get to safe mode to run Vundofix, but when I start in safe mode, the screen goes to a black screen with "safe mode" in the corners, then shows login names for those with administrator access, then, once I click on either of those, it goes back to the black screen with "safe mode" in the corners, but never loads application icons, so I can't do anything.

A:Startup in safe mode won't complete

Firt attempt to run this uytility to delete the Vundo Trojan:


Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite:


· Install Ewido.
· During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
· Launch ewido.
· It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
· On the left side of the main screen click update.
· Click on Start and let it update.
· DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode.

Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.


Post a HijackThis log and the results of the Ewido scan.


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Dell Latitude d810 gets the blue screen at normal startup, all versions of safe mode, and last known good configuration. The error is 0x0000000A (0x1D001C00, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x804E79AA). The user said he was updating his Garmin gps via usb when the computer froze. He restarted and received the BSOD.

A:BSOD at startup and safe mode

Go here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063Scroll down to the section entitled "Error occurs after Windows XP is already installed"

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Hi there, this is my first time posting on these Forums and I'm not even sure if this is the right place to post this problem but about two days ago there was a thunderstorm and in fear of a power surge I told my son to go and switch off my new Acer Aspire PC. Unfortunately when he switched it off it had to install windows Updates so in a rush he just unplugged the PC from the wall while it was updating/logging off. I did not think much of this until the next day when I switched my PC on and before it got the the Login Screen I just get that wicked old Blue Screen of Death.. I restarted my PC and tried to start it up in Safe mode but strangely enough I once again had the Blue screen pop up before the Login Screen is fully loaded.. Now I am totally confused because I have no way of getting past my login screen to attempt to fix this problem. Please any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Computer Specs;
WIndows Vista
Intel Quad Proccesor Q8300
640GB Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB

Also the PC is not even a week old..

A:BSOD During startup in Safe Mode..

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My HP laptop has been running slow and crashing for a few days. I downloaded and ran malwarebytes but it didn't find anything. My AVG 2011 stopped working yesterday and now tonight the laptop won't even start up in safe mode. Its launching straight into windows, then into system repair, which fails.

Your help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

A:Laptop won't startup in safe mode or normally

then into system repair, which fails. Click to expand...

Do you mean System Restore?

Do you get any error message or BSODs?


Do you have a Recovery Partition or Recovery Disk?

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I have an HP Probook 4510s, and whenever I start Windows normally or in Safe Mode with Networking, I will receive a BSOD after ~2 seconds at the login screen.

The BSOD says DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and under technical information it says:

*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000004, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8B459A0C)
*** ndis.sys - Address 8B459A0c base at 8B422000, DateStamp 5a499063

Whenever I start my computer in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Command Prompt, while loading Windows files it will freeze at \Windows\system32\drivers\aswbidshx.sys, and stay there for a few hours. Afterwards, I will get the same BSOD as I did before. However, I was able to use Safe Mode up until today, when all of a sudden I started getting BSODs while trying to start it up.

At this point, I'm desperate, and will try basically anything. My computer has been getting these errors for months now, and I have tried almost every solution on the Internet. I'm hoping I can find some help here.

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When I start safe mode now in Win 7 Pro 64bit...both my mouse and keyboard are non responsive...so...I can not start "Safe Mode"

Same mouse and keyboard (Logitech K260) has be running without issues for a long long time.

There is no issue when running in normal mode...and also running Acronis True Image in what I think is Linux mode at boot ?

Have tried Logitech USB toggle in a number of open USB ports and no change in safe mode startup

Any suggestions on how to get the mouse/keyboard back and functioning in Safe Mode?


A:No mouse/keyboard in Safe Mode startup

Are they wireless. Logitech k260.
Safe mode loads only basic drivers. Try a wired keyboard in Safe mode.

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When I start my laptop, after a while on Starting Windows I get a BSOD (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DRIVE). I cannot go in safe mode, it is stuck on'Loaded: windows/system32/DRIVERS/CLASSPNP.SYS'.

When I run startup repair, it tells me that startup repair cannot fix the issue. However, the next time I start, it's working.

I do not think this is hardware based, as startup repair fixes it for one boot. Chkdsk tells me there are no problems.

This started about a month ago, I don't remember installing anything, but it might have being a automatic windows update. Thanks for any help.

OS: 64 bit Windows 7 OEM

A:BSOD on Startup (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_DRIVE), Can't go safe mode

Update: I ran bootrec /FixBoot and now I can't start windows at all. Startup repair doesn't work anymore.

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I hope you can help me as I have a bit of a problem :/

Just out of the blue my laptop won't load up, just after I downloaded AVAST my laptop has been playing up..

It freezes just at the windows logo and when trying to load safe mode it freezes at the driver atipcie.sys.

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

A:Windows 7 freezes at startup and safe mode

finally got past atipcie.sys but now is just the cursor and a black screen. I think this might have something to do with an update i downloaded as well. Might be the service pack but i'm not 100%

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I have a Lenovo V570 laptop. Windows 7 home premium, 64bit, intel I5 chip, 4 gb ram.
The issue:
Computer was running fine and suddenly BSOD.
Upon restart, it will get to windows logo and the BSOD.
upon more restarts...
Will give options to repair and such, which I did...no help
Tried to recovery to last know good settings...no help
Tried to go back a few weeks...no help.
Keeps crashing around windows logo.
HOWEVER...I run with no issues in SAFE MODE with networking.
 The BSOD error:
STOP 0x000000124
After my research and talking with customer service at Lenovo...
They say it is probably main board or ram (NOTE: I took ram chips out and tried one at a time with same results)
others in the PC world say it may be drivers, but I keep everything up to date and protected with antivirus/malware/spyware etc...
Just want to run it by you all to see if you may have something I did not try before I go buy another laptop (Cost for new mobo is around $200 - this model currently sells for about $400)
Thank you all for looking and helping

A:Laptop BSOD on startup...but not in safe mode

STOP errors have varying causes...none of the data you have provided enables me to provide a specific answer, but you should review the data at http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-lockup-debug-how/35349-stop-0x124-what-means-what-try.html .

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