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Q: IE runs better in safe mode.

Hi everyone. I hope someone here can help me. I'm at wit's end and have talked to everyone who's computer literate that I can think of. No one's been able to help.

Here's my problem: Opening my computer normally and opening IE8, (I use Windows XP) I can't get into most of the websites that I have visited numerous times before. BUT sometimes I can. For example. I can open my facebook page. I can post and visit other walls, but if I try to play a game, the page loads on my screen, then the screen goes white, then it loads again, then it goes to that page that says it could not load and what do you want to to. (Try again, go back to home page, etc ). This also happens when trying to open other websites, such as yahoo or hotmail. I can pull up the main page and even log in. But when I go further, I get the same thing. Loading, then stopping, loading again then error..........When I'm in safe mode, I don't have this problem at all. I can get into my hotmail or yahoo and I can go anywhere on facebook. I've also had problems loading other sites as well when I'm in regular mode.

I've talked to every computer guru I know who would give me free advice. Here are their suggestions and the things I have done:
Made sure my virus scan is updated and run regularly. (Trend)
Update and run Spybot Search and Destroy
Update and run CCleaner
Update and run Malwarebytes' Anti Malware.
Update and run Ad Aware
I've also run Defrag and have attempted to restore my system to an early date. That didn't work. I've also deleted temp files, browsing history, etc.

Any suggestions you could give would be greatly appreciated. This has just been sooooooooooo frustrating!

Thank you so much!

Preferred Solution: IE runs better in safe mode.

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: IE runs better in safe mode.

Look at your startup items (msconfig) and determine if some can be unchecked. The difference between safe mode and full windows is what's actually running/available. Also look in the task scheduler to see if a task can be eliminated or set to a more reasonable time.

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I recently re-formatted my Sony VAIO since it was starting to run super slow. Now that I re-installed Windows 7 on it through recovery disks, it worked fined for about a day but then the problem came back. The computer is slow at bootup and runs super slow while freezing so many times. I am running it on safe mode right now and its working fine.

I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

I installed Norton Antivirus and Windows Live Messenger after the re-install.

Please help me.

A:Computer runs really slow in normal mode, but runs fine in safe mode


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Hello ladies and gents , im having a problem with my emachine T1120. It starts up and goes through the welcome screen then goes to bios settings , I click on "start windows normally" and enter it and the machine runs right back to the original bios screen , cant figure, unplugged and pressed the power button several times plugged in same result, why? I added no new hardware or software just turned it on and wa la

A:Win.xp emachine starts and runs safe mode, safe mode with networking

hello and welcome to BleepingComputer,,
     this is reminiscent of BIOS settings that need to be reset to default. you can do this by using that option in BIOS. do you see the option there? 
if this pattern exists after BIOS reset, then there are other XP level options to try like console command /sfc scannow and chkdsk /r
 not to long ago, i was dealing with a PC that was doing this same thing, and it was the hard drive (SATA) protocol setting in BIOS, it had to be set to IDE.
one more thing, this could be blue screen error that isn't halting, just looping boot. is there an option at the boot screen (the one with the safe mode options) about halting on errors?

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I was browsing the internet the other day when I clicked on a link and my computer shut down. I immediately knew it was a bad link. My computer rebooted and it wouldn't let me on IE after that at all. I then did a restore to the previous day. I was about to get online so I went and downloaded Kaspersky IS and scanned my computer. My laptop messed up and rebooted itself. Then got Anti-Malware Bytes in Safe mode and ran a scan, still had issues Kaspersky not running right and my computer freezing after just a couple of minutes. Went back and did a restore again to the same spot and this time said forget Kaspersky and jsut did AMWB. It showed my computer is clean, yet about 2 minutes after booting, my computer reboots and the safe mode option pops up. I can run ok in safe mode but cannot get it to work in normal mode. I did trend micros housecall and another online scanner and all say my computer is clean. Yet, when I start IE, I am redirected on every link I click to scour..... or another site with links on it. Any help is greatly appreciated, as well as a recommendation for a better Anti-virus. I jsut had McAfree that came with this laptop. Thanks!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Mom at 1631 on 2011-06-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1805 [GMT -4:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A:Only runs in safe, redirects even in safe, reboots in normal mode..no virus' found

oh and Malwarebytes did block a 91-207-192-22 port 49179 svchost.exe

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Hello, the computer I am concerned with is running Windows 7 with IE8, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I am currently in Safe Mode with Networking without issue.

The owner of the computer says that something happened earlier today while he was online that sounds like some false antivirus popup, but he's unsure. Here are the symptoms in normal mode. Every application, from moving through them to opening and closing them, runs exceptionally slow - one to three minutes to open, at least a minute to open internet pages. I noticed that, when in IE, as the pages are loading the IE page disappears and reappears. I am not very familiar with Windows 7 so I don't know if it is related. The computer seems to be getting slower as the day goes on. CPU usage is very high.

So far, I have disabled many startup items that were unnecessary. I ran CCleaner and cleaned up. MBAM was run in both normal and safe mode, full scans, and found nothing. This is also posted in Viruses and Malware, but I'm unsure where it should live.

If you can help, thanks!! I have to work on the Win7 computer from LogMeIn, and may have to get around in safe mode there.

A:Win7 runs extremely slow in normal mode, but nicely in safe mode

I suggest you wait for a response from the malware specialists before looking elsewhere.

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I am looking for help 
My windows 7 start in normal mode is very slow.  System is in a loop or is hanging waiting for the hard disk to be free.  The hard disk indicator light is on  all the time ... 
When I start the system in safe mode with networking, the system is fine and nothing is holding the hard disk anymore.
I ran minitoolbox and got the following error indications 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 20-06-2014
Ran by Toshiba (administrator) on 21-06-2014 at 22:59:54
Running from "C:\Users\Toshiba\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Network
========================= Devices: ================================
Name: Security Processor Loader Driver
Description: Security Processor Loader Driver
Class Guid: {8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}
Service: spldr
Problem: : This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)
Resolution: The device is installed incorrectly. The problem could be a hardware failure, or a new driver might be needed.
Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal.
After you remove the device, this error disappears.Remove the device, and this error should be resolved.
Name: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
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A:Windows 7 very slow in normal mode, runs fine in safe mode with networking

Could have crap ton of stuff starting up with windows.
perhaps corupt driver or installed the wrong driver.

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all of a sudden Windows 7 became extremely slow in normal mode. This doesn't happen in safe mode.
The laptop now also makes 3 beeps on startup, but the beeps disappear when Windows login page comes up. The only thing I did is updating Java and the beeps started.
I'm sending in attachment DDS, OTL and ComboFix logs.
Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Windows 7 runs fine in safe mode, but very slow in normal mode

Hello maestrale,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
   If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
   Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

   Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.  1.Download AdwCleanerDouble click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
***Note: Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:
Right click in the adwCleaner.exe and select "Run as administrator"Click the Scan button.

Once the scan complete click Clean to finish cleaning any thing it has found.A logfile will automatically open after the scan h... Read more

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Honestly, I really don't know where to begin. Every time I try to run my computer in normal mode it restarts and gives me options to run in different safe modes or try normal mode again. My computer runs perfectly fine in safe mode. I haven't added any new programs. It's been this way for some time. I'm currently running sfc /scannow to see if this helps, which I seen it helped on a similar forum on bleepingcomputer. If anyone has anything else to contribute, please feel free.

A:Computer runs fine in safe mode but restart when run in normal mode

This is what it's telling me.

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I'm not sure what causes my BSOD. The errors range from BAD_POOL_HEADER to ntfs.sys to drivers-something.

I am currently running Safe Mode with Networking and things seem stable.

I ran Anti-malware (nothing found), VIPRErescuescanner (nothing), fakereanfix (didn't help), ComboFix (probably made things worse).

Are my drivers up to date? No, probably not, but at this point, I'm scared to change anything else.
Is my windows 7 up to date? No updates installed since Jan 2012, I'm too scared to update anything lest I cause more BSODs.

Minidump attached in next post.

A:BSOD in normal mode (various errors), Runs fine in Safe Mode

minidump per SF_Diagnostic_tool

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Hi, I'm having some problems fixing my bleeping computer (Windows 10 desktop computer, to be specific) and could use some assistance.
On Friday 15 December 2017, my computer ran fine when I woke up and used it for a few minutes in the morning. Before that date, I had very few problems with my computer running; the biggest issue was some freezing occurring while playing games demanding on processing power such as Civilization 5. However, I don't believe that is related to my current issue, as I last played it on Sunday 26 November 2017, and I had no issues with it on that day.
When I returned home later that day (15 December), I found my computer stuck on a blue screen. I'm not sure quite what happened, as my computer was not used during the day at all. I restarted several times, but I was not able to even make it to the user login screen before getting a blue screen. I've received error code 0xc0000142 for every blue screen.
Startup repair did nothing to resolve the situation. I am still able to run my computer in safe mode with networking and that's how I'm writing this post. For the past two weeks, I've been using safe mode to use my computer. I've looked online for solutions, but haven't gotten much. I've had some problems in safe mode with random freezes, but at least the computer runs most of the time, although with limited functionality.
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A:BSOD - Computer runs in safe mode, not regular mode

If you work OK in Safe Mode - but not in normal mode, it's most likely a software problem.
Hardware problems are possible, but nowhere near as likely as a software problem.
First thing I'd suggest is trying a clean boot.  It's similar to Safe Mode - but works in normal mode by disabling stuff.
It's also similar to disabling the services - but you'll disable more when doing a clean boot.
If a clean boot fixes the problem - then the problem was caused by one (or more) of the things you disabled for the clean boot.
Then it's just a matter of re-enabling things one at a time until you find the problem.
Perform a Clean Boot:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-clean-boot-state-in-windows
If that stops the problem, then re-enable things a few at a time until you figure out what's causing it.
Then uninstall the problem program (from Start...Settings...Apps...Apps & Features - if you don't find it there, check the right sidebar for Programs and Features and see if you can remove it from there).
Backup your stuff now.  There's no telling exactly what the problem is - so a backup is the best way to be prepared in case the system dies on you suddenly.
If this doesn't work, then post back and we'll ask for some reports to try and figure out what's going on.
Good luck!


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I have a HP Pavilion A6352c desktop pc. I have recently installed a clean copy on win 7. I have listed the issue I am having below. I hope you can assist me in getting this system to a stable state.

1. System locks up running in Normal Mode - I will take about 3 minutes before the entire system locks up, I have to do a hard shutdown when this happens. I can start the system in Normal mode, but only if I use the diagnostic startup option in MSConfig. I can enable some services, but I am in the process of trying to figure out which one is making it lockup.

2. The system will run fine under safe mode with networking and such. I have the normal startup option in msconfig enabled in safe mode and no issue except it's in Safe Mode!

I have attached the requested documents/files in the attached zip file. I was unable to get the Perfmon report.

I look forward to your response.

Thanks in advance


A:Systems runs in safe mode - Normal mode locks up

The dumps are all over the map, but they all are having issues in amdk8.sys (the OS's CPU driver). What's really interesting is one of these dumps looks almost exactly the same as the issue that is documented in KB 975530, but that's for Intel CPUs running hyper-v. However, you *are* running into a watchdog timeout on the CPU (it's causing other drivers to crash and confuse analyze, but it's not that code's fault that the CPU stopped processing it's requests). This means you might have a bum core on that CPU when entering/exiting C-states. Try running this:
reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Processor /v Capabilities /t REG_DWORD /d 0x0007e066

Reboot, and see if it still causes problems in regular boot mode. Either way, you probably need to have that CPU looked at as a potential bad part.

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I'm having problems when I load windows in normal mode. When I turn on the computer everything starts as normal. It's after clicking my name and the desktop loads, nothing responds. It just freezes.

I have no problems when loading windows in safe mode with networking.

I ran a full scan through my virus software, Kaspersky. No threats were detected.

I also tried System Restore twice while in safe mode. I'm still having issues.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

A:Solved: Pc freezes in normal mode, but runs in safe mode

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I was shocked when I downloaded TFC.EXE and installed it on my computer AND installed it on my friends computer too from THIS website.now we BOTH have the SAME problem. ha ha I boot to regular mode and nothing works. rightclick on taskbar and then click on taskmanager it stops. doubleclick on AOL or mirosoft update and the hourglass goes around forever. I tried to print something and the printer is gone.I cannot start adaware or avast. sometimes the taskbar loads but most of the time in does not. it is getting worse.. I hope you can help get this thing running.
windows xp home 32bit sp3 thanks again SAL

A:runs good in safe mode.nothing works in regular mode

Can you boot into Safe mode with Networking?You said that nothing works. Please offer more description, what does not work? Can you run or install apps?If you can get into safe mode with networking try a boot scan with Avast and post the results. (Make sure that Avast is up to date first)See here if you need help getting to Safe Mode.

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Hello guys,
you are my last hope! I do not know what I am supposed to do anymore, I spent the last 8hours looking on the net what I could do. I am a computer noob and have little experience with computers at all.

Here's my problem. My laptop doesn't start anymore. The first thing I noticed on my boot screen were four parallel vertical lines of dots, then four parallel lines of vertical dashes then dots again and so on. This is in the background from the time when I start my samsung R70, even on the boot screen, as well as on the windows vista loading screen (these little boxes floating from right to left...). These really weird dots are however NOT present in the DOs menu and neither is it after you pressed F8 to boot in safe mode. They are also NOT present in safe mode that means they disappear after the boot screen and are not evident on the black background of the safe mode desktop.
However at the time when the windows vista sign is supposed to flash up and you'd be prompted to enter your password (this is when I start it normally), nothing happens and a greyish-white screen comes up, after which the system just restarts and the whole process happens again (including the dots mentioned earlier). I can run the laptop in safe mode, in fact I am running it in safe mode with network drivers right now to type this, but I cannot, under any circumstances, run it in normal mode. When I start it in safe mode I get the following notice:

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A:Help! Laptop runs in Safe mode but not in normal mode


Originally Posted by XQlusive

Weitere Informationen ?ber das Problem [Additional information]
BCCode: 50
BCP1: A33100F8
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 820818F8
BCP4: 00000002
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0

Please guys, help me!

I am a year 12 boarding student and I desperately need my laptop to get my work done!

Do you guys reckon that installing a completely new windows vista will solve the problem?

- I do not have the original vista CD with me since I am German and on an exchange to Australia. My dad has the CD and he's about 22.000km away right now.

Hi -

The BSOD bugcheck (STOP error) = 0x50 = invalid memory referenced

As you said - no service packs installed, which is probably one of the problems here. You need to see if you can re-install Windows and then see if it is stable or not.

I do recommend another re-install of Vista using the manufacturer's (OEM) recovery DVD. This must be the first item on the "to do" list. Contact your father or the system manufacturer and obtain the Vista recovery DVDs. Do you have a recovery partition? Many do. Usually, the key to invoke the recovery partition if F10 - during boot-up.

Two other options until your Vista DVDs arrive from your father -
1. Download and burn Server 2008 - it has the same build as Vista, with a few features that have been disabled. It is a trial offer that can be renewed up to 240 days - http:/... Read more

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around feb 10 or later my system got infected with mydoom, juice-etc.i had files like worm.etc and belt.exe on my system.
i deleted worm and belt files and the startup entries.
i ran stinger.exe and removed certain trojans.
i tried systemrestore but it would only show the current date
i had saved an old restore point on the d: drive but it would not accept it.
after that i could not boot normally- i tried safe mode with networking and then i could access trendmicro & panda online anti virus- they both checked and cleaned my system.
i yet cannot boot normally- i am running safe mode with networking
i had taken a backup of my registry on jan 5th- but - it is accepted partially only as some programmes are running.

my printer and cdrw are no longer recognized.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:32:03 PM, on 2/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\eLitecore\Cyberoam Client for 24Online\CyberoamClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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A:xp only runs in safe mode

My suggestion would be to back up the data and clean install the OS. This is the easyest way out.

Or you can go the longer way, by tshooting each issue one by one by:

1) Use msconfig utility to diagnostic issue
2) Uninstalling/reinstall any of the programs/device drivers that are not working properly hoping that once you get them working you wont have any issue.

But here is what you can try to do if you decide to go the hard way:

Go to start run , type msconfig <enter>
choose "selective startup", uncheck all the check boxes below , apply , reboot and see if you can get to normal mode.

If not, then you will have to boot back to safe mode, disable 3rd parties services, and then reboot, test again.

If still fail, you can go to device manager and disable devices hoping that you can boot back to windows.

Anyway lets hope for the best, so go ahead and use msconfig, then post replay, with the details of what happen when you boot to regular mode. Also check event viewer for errors.

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I run on XP, and can only run in safe mode, or safe mode with networking. I restored my computer to the last known good config, but can't go any earlier because I deleted all but the most recent. In the last couple of days I've added norton av an anti keylogger, and zone alarm firewall.
Before I started having issues I put on a fan. After installation I couldn't get windows to load. I've since disconnected the fan (though I can't see that being an issue), and uninstalled zone alarm, and the anti keylogger. I still can't get it loaded other than in safe mode. What do you guys think.

A:Only runs in safe mode

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my daughter got to my computer and i think she deleted something. i have windows xp and can run it only in safe mode but i dont know what to do to fix it. it says something about a driver missing but im not sure to what. someone please help me

A:my xp runs in safe mode only

without knowing the exact error message its difficult to help. However, in safemode, trying doing a system restore to a previously saved restore point just prior to the problem.

If that does not work, please give the exact error message you are getting when booting to normal mode.

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I got windows VISTA. last week I installed speedfan to check the status, could be pure coincidence, but few days ago,
my laptop would not run in normal mode, only in safe mode.......

Did a scan with ESET, found 4 trojans, removed them, restarted, same prob, windows loads, desktop appears, and soon after it freezes....

Here is the hijackthis log, any help appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:50:50, on 01/04/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://uk.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://uk.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Sof... Read more

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Just installed XP Pro onto a lap top I've inherited, and I can't get the damn thing to run full XP.

Safe mode will start up ok, and I can do the usual stuff in there, but I wanna use the regular mode!

When I try to boot normally, I either get the blue screen of death flash up, but not long enough to read any of it, or it all freezezs up with a black screen,

Any thoughts out there??

Mikey B

A:Only Runs In Safe Mode! Please Help

Hi mikeyb101

What is the make/model of the laptop? How much memory does it have? / processor?

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Installed new HD...Installed XP Pro. Will only start in SAFE MODE. Played around in BIOS...boot sequence etc, nothing changes. Plugged in an old HD with Win 95 on it, and it will also only runs in SAFE. Machine was given to me without HD but was supposably working. Pretty green at this (but want to learn) so please use plain english and assume I know squat about this. Thanx, Joe.

A:XP in runs SAFE MODE only

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Hi every one

I am stuck and now getting no where

A week ago I got a virus called Anti Virus pro

Managed to get rid of this using Malwarebytes and also run registry cleaning tool (Eusing) and between the two of them this seemed to do the trick

Then my pc started crashing when I log on as normal ? it was just outlook and ie8 that would freeze (I have office 2003 and Ie8 installed with xp sp3)

i uninstalled ie8 and went back to ie7 but when I start it up it would just flash up then quit ? if I do this a couple of time it then seems to open

however outlook keeps freezing


as an experiment, I created a new user account to try this out and when ever I try and run any office programs (outlook, word, excel etc) the windows installer starts (as if it was a new user install) I would expect this first time but it starts every time I use one of the ms office applications

I went back to my original user log in and all the ms office app (other than outlook and internet explore work and run fine)

So logged on in safe mode (f8 with networking) and everything runs just fine if I log on as my existing user but if I log on in safe mode as my new user account , all the ms office application still try to start windows installer every time ? all then finally load the application except outlook with says install failed

So that the story ? happy to forget about the new user account and focus on my main user account

So the issue is

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A:Computer only runs in safe mode

Run a HJT and post into this link http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ the fact that you used a reg cleaner can always cause more problems than its worth, but by the sounds of it your still infected somewhere ! Good Luck !

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This is my first time posting so I hope I posted in the correct place. I am pretty computer illiterate, but am having the following issues:

1. The computer will only run in safe mode. Even in safe mode, if left unattended for a while a blue screen appears but it appears to be a screen saver of sorts b/c if I hit the space bar my desktop appears.

2. I am unable to install antivirus software from a CD in safe mode. I receive the error stating that the administrator has set a policy preventing the install. I can install other programs that are not security related. This is a personal computer and I'm logged in as the admin so I'm sure this is related to the virus.

3. I've run Trend Micros HouseCall. Some items it found were troj_zlob.iaw, troj_zlob.don, vbs_fakealer.hj, cryp_fakeav-2, bkdr_frauder.ba, joke_bluescreen.

4. I ran the hijack this program and here is the log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:22:19 PM, on 9/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Flock\flock\flock.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main... Read more

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Hello all,
this is the first time that I have ever written on such a board. I am a complete novice when it comes to the computer but I thought with the help of the internet I could reinstall xp.

Out of the blue, I got a malware (I think) virus...Bundespolizei and the only option for getting rid of it was to reboot the whole thing. My computer is a little Samsung N10.

Originally someone had made two partitions and I had to select one (C wasn't it the first time around). I rebooted the whole thing again and found out now that I am not able to access safe mode and if I put the usb stick in to access the xp download....it goes straight to the opening page Windows page but in safe mode only.

Have I destroyed my hard-drive beyond repair? Can I fix it or should I just take it to someone who really knows what they are doing?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.


A:reinstalled xp..only runs in safe mode

I'm a bit confused. Are you trying to reinstall Windows or repair it?
And what does this mean? "if I put the usb stick in to access the xp download"

Also is this a brand name computer or home built. If so make and model, etc. Are you using a recovery partition or setup disk from the manufacturer or an original hologram disk from Microsoft?

Also, also do you back up your personal files and if so do you have a current backup?

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satellite L505-S5986 Laptop. It started out with a problem with the speakers not working and the USB ports also didn't work when that happened. It now freezes up at the desktop when I power up. It will only run in Safe Mode. I have reset it back to factory defaults 3 times and nothing seems to work to fix this problem. I am able to run it in Safe Mode with Networking and managed to get Hijackthis downloaded. I have a log file ready if you want it. Please help! I've been working on this thing for 5 days now and am ready to round file it. Below is the system information for that computer.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, x64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2812 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228862 MB, Free - 210574 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Base Board Version, None
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

It says it has Norton, but the subscription for that ran out and it now has AVG instead. I don't know why it says it has Norton.

Thank you very much for any help you can give me. I'm at my wit's end. (some days that's a very short trip, lol)


A:Windows 7 runs only in Safe Mode

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My friend has a computer that only runs in safe mode. Someone already did system restore to it, but once she restarted, the same thing happened.

I took a look into device manager to see that the problem is with the video card or the driver. I got the driver onto my USB drive to install it.

When I attempted this, her computer told me that autoexec.nt would not let her run msdos or windows based programs. This even happened when I tried to open command.exe.

Well, I fixed that problem by replacing autoexec.nt.

So I finally was able to install the video driver, BUT after I restarted, it acknowledged nothing. I still see the yellow circle with the exclamation point under display adapters.

Does this mean that her video card is bad? If so, I guess that means there's no use because it's on board video.

Does anyone have any resolutions for this?

btw, her computer is an hp pavilion. If more specifications need to be known, please let me know.

A:Windows XP only runs in safe mode

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Hello. My gradnson's pc Dell desktop will only run in safe mode

he has done a diagnostics and can not repair anything via diagnostics.

I think he is having problems because he let his antivirus expire, but wanted to do everything to rule out any other technical problems before installing new antivirus.

Or should we install antivirus before we do anything else such as system repair, clean install, etc.?

Thanks for your help


A:Vista runs only in safe mode

boot to safe mode
go to START - RUN and enter msconfig
press ENTER

When msconfig opens, go to the BOOT tab and uncheck "safe boot". Now go to the GENERAL tab and make sure "Normal Startup" is checkd. Close msconfig and reboot.

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Today my processor fan has been running at a high speed continuously. I've done virus scans, looked for unwanted programs, did a system restore, and performed a clean boot, but it still runs and runs.

Right now I'm in Safe Mode and the fan is operating normally so I'm assuming it isn't an overheating issue. There must be something running in the background that I can't find. Nothing abnormal appears under processes in the control panel. The CPU usage hovers around 50% in normal mode but 0-1% in Safe Mode.

I'm out of ideas as to what I might try next.

A:Fan runs constantly but not in Safe Mode

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I was doing disk defragmenter and it looked like it froze d, so i left the power button pressed so it would shut down, after i rebooted the PC again it would freeze after like 5 to 10 seconds after i had login and now i can only run it on safe mode. I did the automatically fix file system errors and it didn't help and when i do the scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors is freezes in face 4.

My computer specs are
C2D 2.20ghz, 2GB RAM, XFX 8800GT Extreeme, XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard, Service Pack 2.

Programs installed
Trend Micro Internet Security Pro
DivX Player
File Planet's download Manager
Internet Download Manager

A:Computer Only runs on safe mode only

Try performing a windows repair and see if this will fix the issue. You will need your windows xp cd and boot the computer to the CD. Then on the main menu select enter like you are going to install windows for the first time.

Then press F8 to agree to the license agreement and for about 5seconds the windows cd will search for your current operating system. When windows finds the operating system, select "R" for windows repair. Hope this will help solve your problem.

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I have a Dell XPS410 with Windows XP Media Center. I have been recieving the blue screen of death several times a week. I started searching the internet and saw advice to pop the Boot CD that came with the PC from dell into the CD rom, and boot from disk and let it run the Repair to repair missing drivers that could be damaged.

I tried this and recieved several errors even during the repair setup. The first error was

"the file iaStor.sys on intel matrix storage manager driver is needed"
I was able to find the file and install it. before I found it I just tried to skip the file, and the computer wouldnt even boot windows, just kept cycling back to restarting.

after finding the above file, and trying complete the XP setup to repair, I got additional errors.

"ngen.exe - entry point not found
the procedure entry point GetRequestedRuntimeVersion could not be located in the dynamic link library mscoree.dll"

then I got this one

".Netframework initiliazation Error
C:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v2.050727\mscorwks.dll coulnd not be loaded"

then I got the Ngen error 17 more times, and the .net error 1 time.

After the setup finished and was complete with the above errors, the computer starts to boot up. It takes me to the normal login screen, and when I click the profile (any profile gets same results) I get blue screen of death.

"STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
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A:Windows only runs in safe mode

Hi and welcome to TSF please look in C:\windows\minidump and copy to a folder,next name it then right click on it and choose send to zip option,next use the go advanced button on your thread page,then the paper clip icon to attach to your next post

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In normal mode it starts up ok, gets to the desktop, but as soon as I click anything from there everything locks up, if not about 5 minutes later, and not even ctrl alt delete works. I have shut off all the start up programs an services, I have uninstalled and reinstalled my virus scanners, nothing worked, it still freezes every time. i cant do anything on it

A:computer only runs in safe mode


While in Safe Mode save this program to the desktop: http://live.sysinternals.com/autoruns.exe

Right-click on it -> Select run-as-admin.

Go to Options and make sure Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries is ticked.

Go to the Driver Tab and untick the boxes beside everything that doesn't look to be "Microsoft" that is in that list.

Then re-boot into normal mode.

Some things will not work as they should, but if it does get into normal mode without freezing then we have made some progress.

The next step is to use the same program to re-enable some of the entries (this can be done in normal mode) and then re-boot and see if you get the freezes.

Repeat this procedure until you have isolated the cause.


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My computer refuses to boot in any modes besides safe. When I try to boot it up I get a blue screen that says one of my core files is missing corrupted ect.

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No p2p activity. Crashes in normal mode. Occasional Blue screen,memory and crash dump, repair attempts were unsuccessful. Followed Microsoft instructions: installed and ran MSE, came up clean. Ran internal scans, Hitman, Malawarebytes, Eset online scan- all clean. At a loss.


A:Vista runs in safe mode only

If you are getting BSOD's click on this link and post in that section of the forum. http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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My laptop came with Vista. It will only start up in safe mode and I do not know why. If I try to load in normal mode, I see the windows logo and the green bar that moves from left to right. Then the screen goes black and nothing more.

Please Help!

A:Vista only runs in Safe Mode

hi,,,, has it always done this or has it just started to do it,,,, also have you installed anything ,,, programs/updates just before this started ???
when its booted in safe,,,, type msconfig into start menu search box and see if its set to force safe boot,,
in the system config utility click on the boot tab and look in the boot section and make sure there is no tick in "safe boot" ,,,, then click on general tab and make sure the normal startup or selected startup are marked
also while in there click on the tools tab in the box click on event viewer and click on the launch tab below and see if there's any info in critical and error sections,,, could shed some light on it,,,
good luck.

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I installed Win7 on a new HD (after much difficulty - PC kept shutting down) and it will only run in Safe Mode. It sometimes runs in regular mode but after a short while I hear a click and its gone but PC is still running - I have to shut PC off manually.

Can anyone please help?


A:Win7 runs only in Safe Mode

Welcome FrankNet.

I am actually not sure with this one. Although someone else might be, I have a few suggestions.

If you know the manufacturer of your hard drive, I suggest you go to their website and download their hard drive diagnostic tools. I suspect if there is an issue, it is with your hard drive.

You say you installed it on a new HD after much difficulty, what was the difficulty?

In Safe Mode, go into the command prompt and enter the following, after the chkdsk it will ask to restart, enter Y and restart your system.

sfc /scannow (might take a little while)
chkdsk /r c: (might take a long while...)

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A few weeks back I got a BSOD there was an error describing "value not less or greater than" and to uninstall any new hardware or programs. I uninstalled a new mouse and MP3 player, reinstalled windows sp3 and IE8 and everything seamed fine.

Now I cannot run the machine in normal mode without the BSOD error coming up. (Running in safe mode now.)

If I try to download anything and the programs wont run. Same with trying to install from a CD.

Tried to run Bit Defender and it doesnt finish. Smit remove runs and finishes, but has no effect.

This has been the first time I have been able to connect in a week, so I am trying to provide as much info as possible.

If I can get the exact error after rebooting, I will provide......If not back in 10 minutes, send the search party.

Ding! Im Back.

Tried to startup in normal and got:

Aproblem has benn detected. Windown has been shut down to prevent damage


If this is the first time...bla bla....check hardware...bla.bla....

Disable BIOS memory

technical information ***stop:0x000000D1(0x10000492,0x00000002,0x00000000,0x8283c817)

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This past Monday ,I seemed to contract a virus, my computer was running slow, I was getting a lot of pop-ups and I was getting re-directed in Google. I ran MBAM, SAS and tdsskiller and quarantined what was found. After I rebooted I got the BSOD after the "welcome" screen. I rebooted in Safe Mode and everything ran fine. I ran MBAM, SAS and tdsskiller again and nothing was found, I rebooted again and got the BSOD again in normal mode.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista only runs in Safe Mode

Hello, if all the malware is gone then try resetting to a date before the infections started.Windows Vista System Restore GuideIf you still have problems,then see How to automatically repair Windows Vista using Startup Repair

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Hi! I ran into a virus today that acts a a fake spyware called "win 7 home security 2011". It runs under the process erg.exe. I thought ok, I'll go into safe mode and remove with malware bytes, but in safemode the virus still executes. Anytime I try to run one of the spyware removals, erg.exe runs instead and the whole fake anti virus thing pops up.

I read a thread from another site with someone who seemed to have a similar problem, and running rkill worked for him, so I downloaded it (from my desktop computer which im using now) and transferred it to my laptop through USB. rkill.exe did not work at all...erg.exe popped up instead. rkill.com *32 ran, but nothing was removed. malware bytes, spybot etc... still do not run.

What more can I do? I really do not want to reinstall windows completely. I am at the end of my semester and have a lot of work and notes saved there. Undecided

Thanks for any help Grin

I am running windows 7
also, regedit and msconfig do not work in safe or regular mode either...erg.exe *32 runs instead
firefox and iexplorer do not work either, virus pops for those programs as well

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Hi guys, glad I found your site... am female and a non tech person.. but am trying! My 4 year old Vista run Dell Inspiron laptop will only work in safe mode - I searched the net for solutions and ran sfc/scannow and got a message saying: "found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.lo" so googled how to get this log and found 3 files - CBS, CBS persist and filter log - I couldt open the first two as it said access denied and the final one open and said this:

AvgMfx86 6 0
luafv 1 0
FileInfo 6 0

Tried system restore to 3 weeks ago but it didnt work and am now back to safe mode. I dont want to lose my data... laptop is 4 years old and gets very hot so I bought a plug in fan especially for cooling laptops to help but not sure if there is a connection. I also replaced the RAM 3 months ago to 2g.

Any advice please how to fix this without losing files, dont want to do a clean install...!

A:laptop only runs in safe mode - help please

and welcome to the Forum

I would back up your files while you can . . then work on fixing the system. I would start with uninstalling AVG ( assuming you have it installed ) and Roxio ( DLAIFS_M 0 0 ), Cyber Power (luafv 1 0 ) and your Blackberry applications ( FileInfo 6 0 )

See what it does after that

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Lately my computer has been acting differently, it turned off on me the first time when I was on the internet and then it became more frequent. A few days ago it wouldn't start so I ran a system restore and it restored to a previous checkpoint and worked good for the rest of the day. Then it started having issues again. Now it keeps restarting and restarting and restarting all on it's own. If I get lucky it will give me the opportunity to go into safe mode and it works fine there. After alot of frustration (and internet searching) I decided to just redo the whole hard drive, I inserted my "system recovery" discs that restore it to how it was when I first bought it and it worked fine (for 30 min) until I tried to install my wireless card then it turned off. In safe mode I uninstalled it and started up normal again, it waited a few minutes and jumped back into the start, restart, restart cycle (it would go a few minutes less each time before restarting until now it won't even get past the windows screen).

I recently installed more RAM (2G) and after reading that that could be an issue tried each one seperatly and reinstalled my old ram (512MB) and that doesn't do anything. BIOS says that my computer is only at about 53 degrees so it's not the fan. I thought I had a something that had to be wrong with software or files so I erased everything and started from scratch, but, as stated, that didn't help (for long).

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A:my computer only runs in safe mode

Make and model of the PC
it would be worth cleaning out the dust
also maybe reseating the modules - depends on if thsi is a laptop of desktop - just how much you can do

if you can get into safe mode and

control panel>
advanced tab>
startup and recovery - settings>
under the title - system failure
untick - automatically restart


now when it crashes - it willnot restart and the blue screen should stay on the screen
post the info on the screen
it will give the errorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.

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A few days ago a friend got Antimalware GO. We tried everything to remove it using the guide but http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-antimalware-go it doesn't allow us to run anything except skype, internet explorer and Firefox. We can't work into safe mode because it is still there and shuts down the computer within 1-3 minutes. Is anything else we can do?

Her OS is Windows 7

A:Antimalware GO runs even in safe mode-Help!

Can you post the logs from Malwarebytes?

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hii posted this original in xp forum but was asked to post a hijack this log hereso all the information is in one place , the original post readHi every one I am stuck and now getting no whereA week ago I got a virus called Anti Virus proManaged to get rid of this using Malwarebytes and also run registry cleaning tool (Eusing) and between the two of them this seemed to do the trickThen my pc started crashing when I log on as normal ? it was just outlook and ie8 that would freeze (I have office 2003 and Ie8 installed with xp sp3)i uninstalled ie8 and went back to ie7 but when I start it up it would just flash up then quit ? if I do this a couple of time it then seems to openhowever outlook keeps freezingso as an experiment, I created a new user account to try this out and when ever I try and run any office programs (outlook, word, excel etc) the windows installer starts (as if it was a new user install) I would expect this first time but it starts every time I use one of the ms office applicationsI went back to my original user log in and all the ms office app (other than outlook and internet explore work and run fine)So logged on in safe mode (f8 with networking) and everything runs just fine if I log on as my existing user but if I log on in safe mode as my new user account , all the ms office application still try to start windows installer every time ? all then finally load the application except outlook with says install failedSo that the story ? happy to forget about the... Read more

A:computer only runs in safe mode

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Ok my computer is all mess up lol. Anyways. I have a vista 32 bit computer. what the issue is that it is only able to run in safe mode when i start the computer in regular mode it is super slow and wont load all the way at all. when i click on something it just thinking and thinking but it doesnt load it says not responding. Do anyone have any ideas. Let me know if u need more info on the computerEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Computer only runs in Safe Mode

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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every time i turn on my computer, I first get a message from AMI - "SATA 1:S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD". When I press F1 to continue, it progresses normally, until recently when i got "windows is loading files" then "startup repair" instead.

Startup Repair searches, then finds a hard disk problem which it cant fix, and I can choose to reboot or try "advanced options"
I've already tried safe mode, same thing happens.

I've looked around, still not sure how to proceed - what caused this and can it be fixed without replacing my hardware?

A:startup repair runs, cant use pc, no safe mode

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have a look at this tutorial, which gives you various options for running a disk check on your hard drive.

Disk Check

However, I think you also need to be prepared to face the fact that your hard drive may need replacing.

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My friend currently has a virus, she can't post on here because her keyboard isn't working. A process called 1085553197:3536145343.exe is running, even in Safe Mode. And she can't end it. Malware Bytes also is not running, it stops scanning after 5 seconds and closes. It's one of those Fake Anti Viruses. Any help is appreciated.

A:Huge Virus, still runs in Safe Mode

Welcome aboard Please download and run the below tool named Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) which may help allow other programs to run. There are 4 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one. Vista and Win7 users need to right click Rkill and choose Run as AdministratorYou only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.* Rkill.com* Rkill.scr* Rkill.exe* Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.* If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.* A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.* If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.* If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.* Do not reboot until instructed.* If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Try to run MBAM right away.

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Any help would be most appreciated,
My computer randomly freezes. Sometimes it goes a day with no issues, other times its five seconds after loading my desktop. I have the latest Norton anti virus and had Bit defender prior to that. No virus or malware issues were ever detected. I have eliminated most start up apps using the guides on this site and no improvement. I defraged and ran skndsk /r multiple times. still no improvement. Yet i am able to run in safe mode with no crashes. I just started using Wise Disk Cleaner to look at my registry. I however don't know what i am to look for. Any pro tips for me?

A:Freezing Comp. Only runs in Safe Mode

1) Boot to the XP cd and choose the first repair option. Once in the Recovery Console, run chkdsk /r 2) Download memtest, burn it to cd, and check your ram: http://www.memtest.org/

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I have a Q9550 2.83 cpu gtx 460 gpu 8 gig ram 3 hard drives 4 optical drives. My hardware seems to be ok as I have cleaned and reconnected all slot devices and checked all cable attatchments. My pc was running win 7 ultimate and had been working perfectly for weeks. With no software or hardware changes at all I turned if off one night and the next morning it froze on loading after login password. I have since reformated with win 7 pro 32 and 64 on each hard drive to test them for faults the hard way. I am currently dual booted win 7 pro 32 and 64 i have done a ntbtlog and my pc will occasionally load normally if I do "load last known good settings" but its rare and it will freeze once I use a browser and go a few pages or start an app like a game. I downloaded a game with steam and it allowed me to dowload the whole game and froze 2 times. took bout 2 hours total. Just wanted to see it do a non graphic task and it still froze. It will run in safe mode. Im making this post and have been working to diagnose this problem in safe on the broken pc.
Attatched is the ntbtlog.zip hope it helps

A:Win 7 32&64 pro freeze on load but runs in safe mode.

I apologize in advance for bumping, but I really need my pc for school...any help would be greatly appreciated.

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