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Safe mode loop - unrecognized partition - How do I fix w/out losing my data?

Question: Safe mode loop - unrecognized partition - How do I fix w/out losing my data?

Hi everyone,

Well, I had a terrible night last night I was helping my father. I will make a very long story short in explaining that he definitely has a virus. He mistakenly opened an email that purported to be a greeting card or something, he probably ran a file, and then he soon had his browser hijacked. Many virus checks later, fixes, etc. and still no luck fixing the system - might have been a virus called virtumonde, maybe that and other stuff. Who knows.

Anyways, things happen. I figured I would need to restore a drive image I had made of his c: drive for just such an occasion. BTW the drive has a few partitions on it and I have all his data on D:

I asked him to reboot and lo and behold the comptuer froze with a black screen. I had him try safe mode and none of the options (boot from last known good configuration / boot in safe mode / boot normally / etc.) worked - it kept trying, and then coming back to that screen offering the same choices. I think that sometimes he saw the windows xp logo, but only briefly.

So I had him put in the Windows XP cd to try a repair. Sure enough it showed that the C: drive was not formatted, and asked him if he wanted to do so. It did recognize the other partitions and their formatting (NTFS), but it said that the C: drive had an 'unknown' format. Therefore I suspect a boot sector issue.

I would like to avoid reformatting c:, as it will be considerable work to reinstall everything on that drive. More significantly, I have some data - mainly his desktop - on the c: partition that I would like to recover before cleaning house.

I am wondering if I should try running the recovery console, but I am concerned because I have read that fixmbr can mess with the other partitions, and his data on D: is the most important thing here.

I also wonder if I should try to use a program I have had luck with once before called MBRtool. Back when my father-in-law messed up his mbr it was able to repair it with a bootable cd I made on a different computer. Yes, I am everyone's tech guru, but I have very limited skill - I do my best

If neither of these options are palatable, and there are no other good ones, I will just have to take the offending drive out of his machine, offload all the data from his D: drive and see what I can do to get things running on his machine knowing that (most of) his data is safe on my drive.

Any advice? Sorry for the long-winded story.

Thanks,

Dave

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Preferred Solution: Safe mode loop - unrecognized partition - How do I fix w/out losing my data?

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Hello.
my Laptop corrupted and I want give it to a store for fix but I have sensitive data on it. How can I encrypt Partitions without losing data? Can Windows 7 offer any tool?

Thank you.

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I have a Sony Media Centre which insists on dividing my hard drive into 2 partitions.I also have a backup drive which is smaller. When I use Acronis to back-up it insists on dividing THAT disk too. I once managed to copy C to the back-up drive with a partition and then copy back and that did remove the partition. However, I cannot get that to work any more. Can anyone suggest a cheap, reliable program to do that or is there a "freeby" somewhere?I have scanned the net looking for a quick fix using Computer Management or something but the only one gave a route I could not find.I am running Windows XP.

Answer:Removing partition without losing the data

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can someone help me install win 7 ultimate x64 on a partition?
hello I'm currently trying to install win 7 Ult x64 on a separate partition for my backup partition without deleting my backup partition

currently I have one disk with 2 partitions and a allocated space
the first one is newly created (yes I wiped windows completely >.<)
the second one is where I backed up my files before I tried to reinstall and messed everything up

all 2 partitions and the unallocated space have the error
Windows cannot be installed to this disk. the selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks

so basically I'm trying to fix this in the cmd at the windows install screen
both partitions are of the Primary Type and I don't know if this is causing it.

also I can't seem to use the new button on my Unallocated space inless I select less then 2 mb for the size

Answer:Help installing onto partition without losing backup data

Wait till you see '"Press any key to boot from dvd" flash up the second time and then press any key.

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Could you help me to resolve the problem with my HDD extenal wich is gpt protective partition ?

Answer:how to remove gpt protective partition without losing my data

Hi and welcome to TSF why do you wish to remove it ? have you made a back up first before doing anything just in case, Please see the info here Tutorial: Delete GPT protective partition in Windows 7 | Windows 7 Themes

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Is it possible to increase the size of a partition without losing data?

I have an 80GB HDD and I put Windows on a 20GB partition, and I thought it would be better if I just partitioned the whole thing to 80GB.

Also I have a 320GB HDD that I still haven't partitioned, I should probably partition this and fix the 80GB partition at the same time.

I have a Hiren Boot CD which has a ton of programs, the problem is I have no idea how to use them.

Answer:Increase partition size without losing data?

GParted should be able to do this.

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Hi,
My external hard drive (WD Passport) is not showing up on my computer. I think it must have disconnected from my laptop before it had finished writing the files. I can find it in 'disk management, hard drives' but its not showing up in partition managers. See pics below. I really need the photos that are on the hard drive so re-formatting is not an option.





TIA

Answer:How do I partition a hard drive without losing data?

You can't, to my knowledge, partition a hard disk without losing the data that is on it.

It sounds as though your drive has failed. There are recovery options that are sometimes available. I'll let more experienced members of the forum help with that. Just don't do anything with that drive until a more experienced member can help you, please.

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My primary hard drive is seen (by Windows/apps) as being twice it's real size. Is there any way to resize it without losing all of the data I've loaded onto it?

Initially, I tried to stripe two drives, but gave up and removed the disk array. I installed a lot of software before I discovered that the boot disk partition table was still twice it's actual size. It's not causing a problem, but I suspect that somewhere down the road it will. I really don't want to start from scratch, if I can help it.
 

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I have a virut i believe its the reader_s.exe trojan, well its really starting to feel impossible to delete so i want to know if it is possible to save my files on my D: partition and delete and reinstall windows on my C: so that i do not lose my files? And also would it be possible to clean install windows without deleting my second partition with my files on them so that i do not get the virus again. (this would be my second reformat because the virus came back after a format) Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Is it possible to save files on partition to avoid losing data?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Virut infections can infect every single executable file on ALL partitions of all hard disks and also any removable devices plugged into your infected system. Thus, if your other partition contains any executable files or if you have backed up any executable files, you can respread the infection to your freshly reinstalled drive in a very short time frame. If it does not come back immediately, all it takes is for you to run anyone of the possibly infected executable files from your other partition or drives, and this will spread the infection again. The safest option with these kinds of infections is to delete everything and start over totally from scratch.
 

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I am sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't sure...

I have a PC and it has 2 hard drives in it. The master drive died a month or two ago. I want to know if it is possible to add a partition to the slave drive and install windows XP on that partition without losing the data on the rest of the hard drive. Please let me know if you need more specs on my machine. It's a pentium III with a 3.0 ghz processor and the slave drive is 160 gb western digital IDE with around 30 gigs free. Thanks!
 

Answer:Can I install Windows XP on a partition without losing data on other partitions?

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I'm using Windows 10 on my laptop. Few days ago, I found a process in task manager (I forgot the name) which seemed suspicious. So I searched the internet for it and found out that it is a cryptocurrency mining app so I looked for up how to remove it. I downloaded Malwarebytes first it cleared some stuff. Then I downloaded HitmanPro after which all the problem started, I guess. It scanned my pc for a while without showing any result. After a minute it showed some files that were scanned and all of them were Firefox Browser's cache. But at the exact same time Windows Defender started showing virus detected notification. I panicked and stopped the HitmanPro scan and restarted my pc to remove stuff from Malwarebytes scan and this scan. After this restart, everytime I start my laptop, it shows the error "Your PC will automatically restart in one minute". Tried a lot pf fixes from the internet but to no avail. The final option I think I have is to reset my pc. But here's the problem. My laptop is only starting in safe mode due to "Your PC will automatically restart in one minute" error. I can't select the option of 'Keep my files and reset pc' from settings cause it isn't working in safe mode. I started the System recovery by F11 option while starting the pc and there's a reset option too. Please tell me will I get to keep my files if I reset my pc from there?
Also the salesperson already created a Recovery drive on the hard disk itself. I also have the Recovery CD with me.

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Question: Safe Mode Loop

Yesterday the computer worked fine. Today when I switched on, the bootup goes into the Safe Mode screen. No matter which selection I make, the system makes a bit of effort (windows starting screen etc) and then promptly reboots itself and I end up back at the Safe Mode screen.No changes have been made to the BIOS and the only new programmes loaded within the last day or two was Norton Internet Security 2007 and the 2nd Life Virtual Reality Client update, both worked fine.A blue screen does flash up, but its to quick for me to read (how do you pause a blue screen mid flash????)Any help in sorting this out is greatly appreciated.Fox

Answer:Safe Mode Loop

Auto-reboot disable:When Running windows and it crashes you will get a blue screen and it will automatically restart, often it will restart too fast for you to see the error message. To disable auto restart on system failure, so you can see the error message.1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)2. Go to Advanced3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"Post the error message for further help.

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Question: Safe mode loop

Please help. When my computer starts up, it goes to the screen where you select safe mode, normal mode, etc. Whatever you pick, it goes to the Windows XP logo then back to the safe mode, normal mode screen. When I F10, I tried to select the floppy option so I can reinstall windows, but it's not highlighted so I can't select it.
What else can I do????
Thanks.

Answer:Safe mode loop

Hello Gypsie, Welcome to TSF!

A couple of things first please....

How old is this computer?

What make/model is this machine?

Once we have this information we will be in a better position to assist you.

Kind regards,

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Question: SAFE MODE LOOP

Trying to Help a friend out who is not especially computer literate. She's in Florida I'm in Connecticut.
Her operating system is Windows 8 - she continuously gets herself into Safe Mode on her computer and doesn't know how it happened. Can anyone explain how this would happen..??
Is she NOT shutting her computer down properly...??

Any HELP would be Greatly appreciated.

Skeywest
 

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Question: XP Safe mode loop

I'm trying to fix a problem on my other PC. I was told to restart into safe mode, and run malware bytes to finish off the process, but when I tried restarting in safe mode it wouldn't let me select anything and would just send me back to the log in screen. I ended up looking online to see if there was a way to specifically log out and back on into safe mode without doing the f8 thing, since for some reason my keyboard wasn't working on that screen. The solution I found though had me do something with Run, and now that computer is in an infinite loop of restarting it's self onto the screen that's supposed to let me pick safe mode. Once it times out and sends me back to the log in screen it will restart it's self and try again... how can I stop this?
 

Answer:XP Safe mode loop

Sounds like your little metal machine is trying to do something it can't... i'd try pushing f2 and booting from your xp cd... try repair windows... it will come up with something but i can't say for sure... if it doesn't.... rebuild windows.
 

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Question: safe mode loop

Hi, recently my computer has been acting a little laggy, ex. not doing anything for a while when I try to shut it down. A bit later several symptoms came up, included a crash and restart, termination of explorer.exe, etc., so I knew I had malware on my hands. I used Superantispyware to complete scan and deleted everything it detected, but I still had the symptoms... anyway, I tried to boot into safe mode, which didn't work. here was my big mistake. I used the "bootsafe" feature of superantispyware, which I assume edits boot.ini to automatically start in safe mode. now everytime i try to start up my computer, it tries to start into safe mode, doesn't work, restarts, and cycles again. I have a xp cd, which i tried to use the recovery console of, but it stated "no hard disk drives found", and told me to check if the drives were on. i suspect the xp on the cd is a little older than the one on my computer. please help, I REALLY don't want to reformat, as I have priceless photos on my hard drive...

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Question: Safe Mode Loop

I was working on a friends computer and HP Pavillion 20 with Windows 8. It had some kind of virus. I was unable to do anything in normal mode so from command prompt I entered safe mode (using "bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network.") Because of how little he had on the computer I ended up doing a system recovery without exiting the safe mode loop. Now the recovery cant finish cause it is set to load into safe mode. However I don't know how to exit the safe mode boot. How do i exit safe mode in this situation?
Thanks
Scott

Answer:Safe Mode Loop

Hi
 
From an elevated command prompt . enter  bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot 
 
If that didn't work, try bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

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Hi,

My desktop was infected with a couple of viruses the other week. During a McAfee scan it removed them. Afterwards I couldnt connect to MSN, update windows or update McAfee, I hadnt used it since.

Last night I tried to reboot into safe mode to clear it completley but it wasnt having and after loading the safe mode modules would restart to normal mode.

I stupidly googled this and in windows configured it to force a safe mode boot on restart. I restarted it and now it is on a constant loop which I cant break by holding f8. It looks as though it is about to show the log in screen in safe mode (i can see the pointer) then restarts and this continues.

The problem is virus related but the initial hurdle is to get it out of this safe mode loop and thereafter find a way to get into safe mode.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
 

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ok, i have a p4 with HT, 3.0Ghz, windows xp pro, 120 ata HD, an Intel D875PBZ Motherboard, and Ati Radeon 9800 pro 128mb DDR, and nortan internet Security 2004.

The Problem is that after finding adware using nortan, the adware couldn't be deleted, so i followed the instructions on the nortan link on how to uninstall it. It told me to open msconfig, using run, and select the safemode reboot option and restart my computer to delete the adware in safe mode. What happened was after I restarted my computer it pulled up the option to start in safe mode, normal mode, ect. I've tried all of the options and nothing works. For the safe mode options it will stat to load but will suddenly stop. The last file to load is windows\system32\DRIVERS\agp440.sys. If i try any options that's not safe mode it will bring up the normal windows booting screen and will not finish loading also. After every attempt my computer will restart and bring up the same options as before.

I read somthing about booting from my xp pro recovery cd can fix it if i input "disable mup" somewear, can i do this without being in windows? I have also heard that if i reformat my HD that i can reintall windows and it will fix the problem. However reformating is last on my mind right now. How can i reformat my HD?

I've tried just about everything. Thanks for your help!!!
 

Answer:safe mode reboot loop

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324764
 

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I've got an old (3years) Dell Lattitude110L that kept bluescreening on me all of the sudden. I could fix that but I originally used MSconfig to make it boot to SafeMode w/Networking trying to pinpoint the problem . It still bluescreened on me and I had to go to work, forgot about it for 2 weeks and then attempted to do a repair using the 2nd option. I had forgotten that I had used the MSconfig and now I seem to be stuck in an eternal loop saying "Windows cannot complete the setup in safemode" So of course when you click ok it reboots giving me the same thing. So I am stuck! Is there a way I can stop the installation to set it back to the normal startup so I can actually repair it. I know I must be overlooking something but I'm not getting it.
Thanks

Answer:Safe Mode loop While repairing XP

See the following Bleeping Computer tutorial:How to start Windows in Safe ModeIn the tutorial, scroll down to this section:Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility

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Hi,

Machine: hp-compaq dx2390, celeron 2ghz with 1gb ram
o/s: xp SP 3

So a few days ago I installed an app called mobiledit to try and transfer files from my cell phone (motorola v3) to computer. It installed fine, but then asked for phone usb drivers to be installed. I had these from a long time ago from motorola's site, so I installed them. No problems.
Shutdown was fine.
Then I try restart, and the machine gets to the splash screen, the bar progresses 1 or 2 steps, and then hangs and reboots.
Last known config does the same. Safe mode does the same - although while loading the driver files it hangs at the same one each time, and it's some avg.sys file.
I've managed to get onto the c: drive using puppy linux on boot cd and got my data off, but I'd like to recover the machine without re-installing everything.
I've tried repair-install using the Xp cd, but that gets as far as the first required reboot, and then when it reboots it reinitializes the setup again (so it's also looping).

How can I edit the driver files that Windows is trying to load? I'm 99% sure there's a conflict or corrupted driver, and all I need is to figure out which one and disable. I've replaced kernel32.dll from cd, no change to anything.
What other solutions do I have besides re-install? Considering how the repair-install is failing, is that even an option?

All help appreciated.
 

Answer:Xp boot loop - no safe mode

I see you have SP3. For a Repair Install to work the Windows disc must be a genuine SP3 version (not slipstreamed).

If you have used a Windows XP disc to run a Repair Install which does not have the same Service Pack level (or higher) that is on the PC you have no choice now but to do a clean install as it will have corrupted the installation.
 

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Hi All,

I have a strange problem. My Win7 ultimate x64 is rebooting itself at the welcome/logon screen, in safe mode only. Normal mode is fine.

The reboot happens instantly, after a few seconds at the welcome screen, the screen goes black and the system is rebooted as though I had hit the "reboot" button on the case, with no clean shutdown taking place.

I am at a loss to know what could be starting in safe mode, that _doesn't_ start in normal mode, to cause this.

I have recently done a repair install of windows (the problem was there before that), I have tried replacing the safe mode parts of the registry with clean ones downloaded from an AV vendor website (mcafee if I remember correctly), and have tried doing sfc /scannow which resulted in a corrupted boot.sdi being replaced with the archived copy. None of these have fixed the problem.

Obviously, given that I have a usable normal mode, and good backups, this isn't the biggest problem ever, but it would be nice to get it fixed especially for the next time I need to fix a dodgy driver install or similar.

Can anyone help suggest what I can check next, particularly in regards to understanding the startup process and what will be loading at the welcome screen that might be causing the reboot.

Answer:Safe Mode Reboot Loop

Hello BorisTheSpider Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Downloading parts of the registry wasn't a good move from the start. When booting in Safe Mode you shouldn't be seeing any problems since only the bare essentials in Windows are loading to begin with.

The actual best solution anyone could offer for this would be either restoring a full system image if you made one while Windows was in 100% working order or plan a clean install to get everything back to normal again. Apparently the repair attempts have not fared well for you.

The other tool not mentioned so far you can try out but wouldn't solve the not able to boot in safe mode problem would be scheduling a run of the Check Disk tool. That will scan the main drive for errors but not fix any deep problems in the system registry. A fresh registry seen with a clean install still comes up as the best move.

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I have a Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server, that my brother converted into a PC.

It has a SCSI drive on it, my main concern/goal is to obtain my files on the hard drive. I have another desktop, if the server works, yay, if not. Just want the files!

I'd like to see if anyone here can fix it before either purchase the a SCSI to USB adapter which is expensive, or purchase a SCSI to IDE cable.


I believe I obtained a virus, restated the computer:

1. Goes to Windows loading screen, and stays there forever with the bar always loading.

2. Tried to boot in safe mode, unable to do so, seems like it freezes when loading to go into safe mode.

3. Tried the solution for "Windows stuck at loading screen" online, which is to put in Windows XP CD, tried to do a Repair, but it ask's for an extra file/disk which I do not have.

4. Don't know DOS, not even sure what to do with that.

Any help is greatly appreciated, I just want my files!! My brother is out of country and cannot help, and is unreliable even here.

Answer:XP loop - Not able to Boot in Safe mode

A couple of thoughts (could be way off tho)

1. The Windows XP CD that you put into to try and do a repair? Was it the original XP CD with no service pack or SP 1 slipstreamed, and the SCSI had Windows XP on it but with SP3. If this is the case then maybe trying to do a repair on it may work with a copy of XP with SP3 slipstreamed onto it instead? As the original installation of XP would have changed quite a bit from no SP/ SP1 to SP3, which is why it may be asking for the missing file/s? (Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that)

2. Remove the HDD and attach it to another PC/laptop (make sure to adjust the jumpers so that the problem SCSI HDD is the Slave). Then take ownership of it and copy over the files you wish to back up.

As I said, I could be way of with these suggestions, but it's worth looking into, especially the 2nd options as if it won't boot then your MBR could be screwed and needs replacing.

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Hello all,

I'm having a problem booting up Windows in anything other than Safe Mode. Whenever I try booting normally or with Safe Mode With Networking, everything acts fine and then a blue screen pops up for about a half second, at which point the loop starts back over again. I tried running MalwareBytes and at first it would run like it was checking the registry, but would then close itself. Now everytime I try running it I get an error message stating, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item".

I also tried running McAfee as well but to no avail. Again, I keep getting the same error message.

I am running a 2002 version of Windows XP Home Edition SP3.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Boot loop in everything but Safe Mode

Welcome aboard While in Safe Mode with Networking....Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Please download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped Mirror
This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
GMER ... Read more

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spybot found pws.ld.pinchIE this morning. but after reboot it showed back up and locked up the pc. i rebooted in safe mode and ran spybot again, same thing. googled to find a cure for pinchie and found combofix. im my haste to remedy i ran it. i followed the instructions including turning off avast, but it rebooted before i could turn avast to stay off. machine has been in continual safemode reboot loop since (4hrs). the reboot cycle takes <20seconds. i googeled safe mode reboot loop and found this link to a thread on this board.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic367199.html

followed the instructions by elise025, machine would not reboot from usb drive jumped right back into the reboot loop.

any ideas?

Thx
W

Answer:SAFE MODE reboot loop

I have managed to to stop the reboot loop in safe mode. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic367904.html

but tnow black screen.....

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have a dell latitude 2100 netbook running windows 7. Was running slow and locking up tried to start in safe ode to see if I could fix it by running a scan, however when I tried to start in safe mode it would just start up normally. I then changed msconfig to start in safe mode but now computer will not boot all I get is a blank screen. Since it does not have a cd tray can't run a rescue disk any suggestions anyone. My run malware checker and spy bot but did not show any spy ware same with mcafee

Answer:Stuck in safe mode loop

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Hey got a startup loop issue. I can't even get as far as having the keyboard recognized.
Comp w/ issues is Gateway 500c. XP, Pentium 4 1.8G, 40Ghard drive, DVD drive, CD-R drive, 2 512 RAM, 9350 Radeon Stealth 256 video card. Trinitron 20" tube monitor.
PROBLEM:
Press power button. Fans all come on. Display flickers to life, black screen with line of text flickers too fast to read (Captured w camera):
DM-R92503PCI-D3
Flickers again and Iget the Gateway logo screen for a fraction of a second.
Then its gone and monitor acts as if powering down.
Then flickers to life at the black screen w text, ad nauseum.
Meanwhile all this happens, Disc Drives are trying to read.
THis cycle takes about 5 seconds to complete.
I cannot get to any menus. Partly because keyboard doesnt respond. But I do not believe I am getting that far in the process.
I tried using my Gateway OS disc in both drives, but nothing changes.
Cycle seems unaffected.

Any help would be appreciated.
I am thinking it may be the video card, because the text is very similar to the identifiers for my current card.
I searched 5 pages of topics before posting a new one. Seems lots of things cause loops.
Thank you for your time.
 

Answer:Boot up loop, can't get to safe mode

Tapping F8 as it boots does not work - correct
you have disconnected all external devices attached, printers etc
is it a standard mouse or usb ?

are you OK to open the box and disconnect some devices
ie
disconnect the power on the DVD, CD, Floppy if you have one
 

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I am helping family with their PC. It's a Compaq running XP (Case has a Home Edition sticker, but prompts indicate it's Pro. Either way, it's the OEM)

Problem is, they installed Norton 360 and started to get a Win32 error (they didn't write it down so no clue). Then when they tried to reboot, they get the lovely "We apologize for the inconvenience" screen that offers Safe mode options and Last known good configuration.

Regardless of which option I choose, atfer about 45 seconds to a minute the PC reboots back to the same screen. What's interesting, is if I choose boot normally, it almost loads XP. The XP splash screen (with the blure bar the moves from left to right) appears for a few seconds, then reboots again. If I choose safe mode, it starts to load (showing the list of what's loading) and only shows maybe 15 - 20 and then freezes. After a short while it reboots.

I have tried also manually loading the Safe Mode options screen (F8) and get the same results when I attempt to boot those options (Google results indicated that this in many cases made a difference).

So, here's the problem. They have no XP disks, and doing a reinstall is not really an option. I have a Home and a Pro CD, but as I mentioned above there is a question of what version is installed. I can't do a repair install if it's Pro because of the CD key(even then, not sure if I can repair install OEM version with retail CD)....

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Answer:Boot loop - NO Safe Mode.

I can access the recovery partition using my Ubuntu LiveCD. Using the LiveCD is there anyway I can find the windows key and can I copy this partition to create a backup disk?
 

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Hi:
Noob to the forum here! I have a Win 7 64 bit pc that's I'm having an odd issue with.
The system will boot and load windows normally, but I can't get to safe mode. When I hit F8, I get the options for safe mode and repair, etc., but if I try safe mode it loads some stuff, then just stops and a get a black screen with "safe mode" in all 4 corners, a mouse, but nothing else.
When I hit "repair" it gets stuck in a repair loop. I've read the tutorial on how to get out of that loop, but was wondering if that's what I should try or if there's some other problem.
I'll need to ask a question later about why I need to get to "safe mode" but for now, anyone help on this issue?
thanks!

Answer:No safe mode - repair loop

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings, using the Snipping TOol in Start Menu.

After we confirm the correct flags are shown on the System partitions you can run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to repair the System boot files including the WInRE hotlink to F8 Advanced Boot Options.

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Virus From Keygen Can't boot in safe mode can't boot regular cant get into windows period continual reboot. Tried f8 get loud beep followed by reboot. My laptop is a brick. I have dual boot and can get onto vista. can my vista partition access xp files to back up??

Answer:No Safe Mode Reboot loop

It`s best to download & burn Linux Live CD, boot from it, and backup your files...then you`ll be able to reinstall Win XP without losing any data....Google is your friendwww.google.com-----------------------Keyboard not present,press F1 to continue...

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I have a Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server, that my brother converted into a PC.

It has a SCSI drive on it, my main concern/goal is to obtain my files on the hard drive. I have another desktop, if the server works, yay, if not. Just want the files!

I'd like to see if anyone here can fix it before either purchase the a SCSI to USB adapter which is expensive, or purchase a SCSI to IDE cable.
I believe I obtained a virus, restated the computer:

1. Goes to Windows loading screen, and stays there forever with the bar always loading.

2. Tried to boot in safe mode, unable to do so, seems like it freezes when loading to go into safe mode.

3. Tried the solution for "Windows stuck at loading screen" online, which is to put in Windows XP CD, tried to do a Repair, but it ask's for an extra file/disk which I do not have.

4. Don't know DOS, not even sure what to do with that.

Any help is greatly appreciated, I just want my files!! My brother is out of country and cannot help, and is unreliable even here.
 

Answer:XP loop - Not able to Boot in Safe mode

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I believe I had a virus... Protection services was forcing me to buy there product and I had all kinds of viruses according to the program they are offering. Part of problem I believe was this offer.. I rejected it and problems compounded. Computer went from loading windows and desktop to a black screen and nothing loaded. I entered safe mode once and attempted to install a antivirus software Webroot Spy sweeper in safe mode, when asked to reboot to complete install, I did that and now I've been stuck in this safe mode loop and cannot go back in? Need help please. I am running XP version home edition version 2002 with service pak 2. it is a pentium processor 4 with 3.2 ghz and 1.0 gb of ram???

Answer:endless safe mode loop

You have a root kit virus, the best thing to do is to wipe the drive and do a fresh install of XP. If you could get into Safe Mode with Networking you could download some malware removal tools, but if you can't then it's best to format and start again.

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I know there are numerous posts on this, but wanted to get feedback on the AMD 64 repeated reboot issue with XP SP2. The fix is simple enough IF you can get to safe mode, but I can't. It won't even let me get to a command prompt or anything at all, just constant reboot loops. This seems like a MAJOR issue given you can't get to safe mode which I always thought was possible or at least a command prompt. So, has anyone figured out how to solve this? I did a clean install, formatted hard drive and everything like you should. Put XP Pro on then installed SP2 next. Everything was working fine, then blammo out of the clear blue it started this. It's a little frightning if I had not backed up my files and game saves. I don't want to get along fine and then have it just go out, so has anyone got any thoughts on this? At this point all I can do is to reformat the drives and go again. Nothing on the MS site says how to handle it if you CAN'T get to safe mode.

Maybe the forum mod will read this and make a sticky thread about the AMD 64 repeated reboot loop issue and NO Safe Mode since a lot of people are wondering the same thing. Nothing is listed I can find on dealing with this issue if you can't get to the safe mode so maybe everyone here can find something or at least pool our resources together to help others. Please mod, make this a stickey so we can all work on this.
 

Answer:XP SP2 Reboot Loop on AMD 64 - Can't Safe Mode, Etc.

If you need to get into the command prompt, boot from the XP CD and choose from the recovery options.
 

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I'm having a problem with loading safe mode. I'm able to get to the page that gives me the option of loading safe mode but when I click on anything but "load normally", it brings me right back to the boot up selection screen. I had a problem with several trojan/viruses which you can find here. That problem has been solved but I'd still like to run in safe mode if I need to in the future.
 

Answer:Solved: safe mode loop

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Ok to make it short, I brought the Desktop 3 days ago and at Monday afternoon there seem to be a problem on my Desktop.

-Endless Reboot when enter Window Loading Screen.
-When try safe mode, the COM boot until CLASSPNP.sys then auto Reboot.
-Try F5 and choose to stop the auto restart, result in Blue Screen of Death appear with this error: *** Stop: 0x0000007B (0X80786B58, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Spec:

Motherboard-ASUS P7H55
RAM-Winova Memory 4GB*2Gx2*
HDD-WD
Graphic Card-ATI Radeon HD 5570
OS: Window 7 Home Premium

What wrong with it? Can I fix it with out taking back for warranty?
 

Answer:Reboot loop, Safe Mode also.

I would, firsthand, suspect a pending problem with the hard disk. In which case - take it back!
 

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My computer was working fine - then I put it to sleep and then unplugged it from the wall (and my computer has no battery life so it was shut down immediately) When I plugged it in and turned it on again, the lights went on and the about 4 seconds later, before the screen had even come on, the computer turned off again and tried to restart. It is like a boot up loop but I can't enter BIOS or anything because it's before anything really loads or comes up on the screen. I really need help as I don't have any backups of important work. (and I've tried F1, F2, F10, Delete key, F8 and F9 but none work)Thanks.

Answer:Boot up Loop - CAN'T ENTER SAFE MODE

Pull power plug and remove battery. Press power button a few times. Then add back only ac adapter and try again. Might try an external keyboard too. Does it eventually bring up a welcome screen?A Pit Bull is like a gun you can pet. And there is no safety on it.

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Recently, my mother's computer has come across the infinite restart loop problem. I've searched a lot of places for fixes, but I haven't come across any threads with the same problem. When I try to boot up her pc, it comes to the menu to go to bios, system restore, or different boot options. This appears for a split second before it goes black, flashes the windows loading bar and then either restarting or just remaining as a black screen. If I try to go into bios or system restore it will load either of the two screens for a split second before restarting or going into a black screen. The only thing I'm sure of is that it's not having trouble booting because of the hard drive because I tried putting mine in from my pc and it resulted in the same situations above. Any help would be welcome.

Also I'd like to point out is that since my mother is kind of old, she forgets to turn off the computer when she's done with it, so it could be left on for hours at night time.

Answer:Win XP restart loop, no safe mode/no cd to boot

Leaving a computer on does not affect it other then you use more electricity and the HDD may wear out faster.
Download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature. Burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD, if you can and run the Short and the Long tests on the Drive. If either test fails the HDD needs to be replaced. You may need to boot into the Bios to change the Boot order to CD rom drive First Boot Device.
If you can't boot off of the CD, there may be another hardware problem like a failing Power Supply Unit.

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I have been dealing with what i think is a Malware issue.  I have not been allowed to get into the Windows 7 most of the time.  It has taken me through Startup Repair and i had no luck with it.  Once on the windows, i try to click on anything, it just spins. 
 
Can someone help?
 
I have run Farbar Recovery Scan software and got the following:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-01-2014
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-JG79J06 on 03-01-2014 18:44:12
Running from G:\
WIN_7 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Boot Mode: Recovery
Attention: Could not load system hive.
Attention: System hive is missing.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
ATTENTION: Software hive is missing.
ATTENTION: Software hive is not loaded.
HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Userinit]
HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Userinit]  [x]
HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Shell]  [ ] () <=== ATTENTION
HKLM-x32\...\Winlogon: [Shell]  [ ] () <=== ATTENTION
HKLM\...\InprocServer32: [Default-wbemess]  ATTENTION! ====> ZeroAccess?
HKLM\...D6A79037F57F\InprocServer32: [Default-fastprox]  ATTENTION! ====> ZeroAccess?
==================== Services (Whitelisted) =================
==================== Drivers (Whitelisted) ====================
========================== Drivers MD5 =======================
==================== NetSvcs (Whitelisted) ===================
==================== One Month Created Files and Folders ========
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Answer:Boot Loop, no safe mode - Malware or something

Did i not do this correctly?

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Hi Everyone,

First, I would like to say hello to everyone as I am new to the board....

Okay, I do not concider myself a newbe to the computer world but I have something that has stumpped me...hopefully, someone with more knowledge than I can enlighten me...

Let me first discribe issue #1. I have an SATA set-up on my MOBO with two HD's running RAID 0 and a couple other HD's. I oringinally had this configuration running flawlessly. However, I experienced an issue a few months ago and had to reload XP. I removed my SATA set-up and went for the ATA HD's. Everything was working fine. I have a laptop that I use to surf the net with but want to start video editing and want my desktop back.

Issue #1. I want to set up my SATA's again b/c they are 10k RPM and will be perfect for editing large files. To do this, I need to reload XP Pro. I remove my old ATA's for now b/c I don't want any corrupy files jumping from my ATA to my SATA drive (just call me paranoid). I am running an ABIT MOBO (IC7-MAX3) with a Prescot 2.8 800FSB CPU WITHOUT a floppy XP does not recognize my SATA set-up so I need to hit F6 on the first startup screen. Since I do not have a floppy I can not do this. I did some surfing pn the net and found a way to creat a Win XP disc that contains the SATA drivers so I do not have to press F6 at start up.

I got all the way through the XP set-up process with the "custom" xp install disc that I created. When my system trys to log into XP i... Read more

Answer:Continuous reboot loop, even in safe mode

sounds like sassa worm

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I was working on a friends computer and HP Pavillion 20 with Windows 8. It had some kind of virus. I was unable to do anything in normal mode so from command prompt I entered safe mode (using "bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network.") Because of how little he had on the computer I ended up doing a system recovery without exiting the safe mode loop. Now the recovery cant finish cause it is set to load into safe mode. However I don't know how to exit the safe mode boot. How do i exit safe mode in this situation?

Thanks
Scott

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Hi,

I am experiencing the following problems:

I have a Trojan, from downloading a free trial, I think.

Anyway, it is a very intelligent little guy, because it wouldn t let me start my computer in SAFE MODE, nor would it let me access the Admin side of my puter.

When I entered my admin password, it let me go to my admin side for about 5 seconds and then rebooted, only to let me access my admin side again for 5 seconds and then reboot.

I could access the net as a Guest on my own computer, tried to follow the steps mentioned here to post,and was unable to execute any spyware detector or REG cleaner once downloaded, could not open execute any programs online either.

Finally was able to get in SAFE mode and deleted the suspected file in REGEDIT. Then went into BOOT.INI and checked selective then checked /SAFEBOOT and OK. Restarted in normal mode. Then now computer starts in safe mode, whatever option I choose, it reboots in safe mode every 5 seconds.

I do not have a XP restore C.D and do not know much about computers, only was able to get rid of the SASSER virus through tutorials on the net,once. Hope this is not too dimwitted

I need a few computer wiz angels to help me out.

Answer:Safe Mode Loop Hell No Restore Cd

to BCTry disabling the automatically restart on system failure feature. Then you are able to read what messages appear on the blue screen and post that back here for some one to lol at.Click Start ButtonOn the Start Menu click Control PanelWhen the Control Panel window opens click on the System iconThe system properties window opensClick the Advanced tabIn the Advanced tab window locate the Start and Recovery section and press the Settings buttonWhen the settings window opens look for the System failure sectionRemove the check mark from the Automatically Restart optionand post back any BSOD. If that fails go to START RUN type eventvwr and post any of the red crosses here

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It says it's caused by an error with MFEWFPK.SYS . I have searched on numerous forums to fix my issue. Unfortunately no answers can help me. I have been able to figure out that the mcafee is the problem. It came pre loaded on my
pc. I'm fairly knowledgeable with computers but am stuck. Please someone help it's been down for 3 days.

Answer:Bsod -cannot log on on safe mode. Stuck in a loop

Sorry for the delay in responding.  At times life interferes with my activities on the forums :0)
 
What are you able to do with your computer?  Can you get into Windows at all?
Do you have recovery media?  If so, where/how did it get made?
If you can, can you run the McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool (free from here:  https://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS101331 )?
 
If not, what make and model is your system?
What OS and Service Pack are you using?
Are you able to remotely mount registry hives?

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Hey guys
I have a Satellite A55-S3061. It will not boot to up correctly.
So I install a FRESH copy of XP pro. But now during the XP setup first state when it restart the laptop automatically. Then when it starts it loop at Windows Advance Option Menu. Does not matter I DO, even tried installing windows with another copy that I borrow from a friend. Same issue.
BTW tried all option including Last known good configuration.
I did say I install a fresh copy with now file on the hard driver. ( Don't I )
I even remove the HDD from the laptop and place it into a desktop to make sure it was completely formatted correctly.
Even had the ram replace.
oh.......hmmmmmm the laptop keep beeping
Any ideas? :suspiciou
 

Answer:Satellite A55-S3061 loop into safe mode

The beep codes can tell you a lot. Look elsewhere on this site for Beep Codes

How old is the hard drive?
Could it be over-heating caused by air channels plugged with dust and lint?
How much memory do you have installed?
Did this happen after you upgraded something, or installed new software or a new device?
 

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You guys know how you have the option to use a 4digit pin instead of a password yeah? I've been using that ever since I learned about it.
Now I had a little problem which opted me to go into safe mode minimal via msconfig. Upon seeing the login screen there's no option to use the pin, instead it just requires the password which I've already forgotten.
Ive tried resetting the microsoft acct password and managed to restart into safe mode with networking but for some reason it won't connect to the wifi nor would it respond to LAN wire.
Now im thinking if theres a way to either start windows normally from here so I could just simply move on? Or is there a way to remove the password or recover it?
Hoping for some guidance.. Thanks

Answer:Forgotten Password in Safe Mode Loop

Due to the open, public nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures would then be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes.

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I picked up a virus/malware that wouldn't let me boot into safe mode. Genius me decided to change the boot.ini so it always boots into safe mode thinking that might do the trick...DOH!!! Now my laptop is stuck in the boot to safe mode cycle and I can't get it fixed. I can't boot up using the windows cd the computer came with because I can't locate it (thank you toddlers). Do I have any other options to fix this? Or is my only option to take it to a shop and fork over the money that I don't have? TIA

Answer:Safe Mode boot loop issue

the windows cd the computer came with because I can't locate it (thank you toddlers). Do I have any other options to fix this? Or is my only option to take it to a shop and fork over the money that I don't have? TIAAfraid sohttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...#force_safemodeAll the way at the bottom of the page

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Hello, I'm trying to repair a friend's computer that keeps blue screening. It mentions something about I should see if I can free up some harddrive space (I had heard this computer in the recent weeks had lost a significant amount of freespace). It then mentions the possibility of bad video driver or maybe other recently installed components. I can't see any newly installed components. I can use the "repair your computer" option though, that runs. All others blue screen after you type in the password to the user account. The stop error is:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000006, 0x82083673, 0x98479A5C, 0x00000000)

It is a Dell Inspiron 1521

Thank you for any help!
 

Answer:Blue Screen Loop, safe mode too

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Hello,
I have an HP pavilion laptop,a new one.my brother was surfing the web on it untill all of a sudden the laptop restarts itself and just before the user account screen pops up,the blue screen pops up and the laptop restarts again and again,its killing me.
I googled everything to solve this but couldnt find any mainly because i cant get into safe mode, i tryed f1 to f12 and nothin,tried doing that with shift and cntrl and got nothing.
Would appreciate the help,i really need my data on it.
Thank you in advance

Answer:Blue screen loop and cant go into safe mode

Btw its a windows 7

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I have a dell 9300 its older (2005) but has worked fine until yesterday. Nothing new added to it. Running windows 7. Dont have disc. Anyway my wife turned it on, it went to startup repair and restarts itself periodically. I have tried to use F8 on startup but it will not do anything just returns to Startup checking for problems then restarts again after a few minutes.

Answer:Startup repair loop cannot get into safe mode

Oh I was able to use F12 and ran diagnostics and it says everything passed So HD is fine.

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I am currently caught in a Safe Mode reboot loop. This happened after I opted to enter Safe Mode via MSconfig (checked /Safeboot box in BOOT.INI tab). I am unable to boot through any mode, safe, normal, command, etc.

I do have Recovery Console installed already but I attempt to use it, I get the "UNMPOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error on blue screen.

I do not have a Windows XP CD so last night I successfully booted with Knoppix but cannot access the Boot.ini. I believe this is due to the encryption software (Encryption Plus Hard Disk by GuardianEdge) that came with the laptop. Before this happened, During the boot process I would get the Encryption login screen before Windows XP starts. Without that step, I cannot access any files.

My question is this: Is there any way to reach encryption login while booted via Knoppix?

I am completely locked out of my laptop. I appreciate any help you can offer.

Thanks,
N

Answer:Safe Mode reboot loop nightmare - Pls help!

At the very bottom of the page in this tutorial will tell you what you have to do:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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I am attempting to trouble shoot a Dell Inspiron laptop that runs windows 7 that will not boot up. Here are the symptons:

- Turn on laptop and get black screen for a minute or two
- Then gray text appears stating windows loading files with progress bar at the bottom (so far so good)
- Then the normal blueish/greenish background appears.
- At this point I am expecting the login prompt to appear but it doesn't.
- Screen stays like this forever, and then a Startup Repair window appears with progress bar "Attempting repairs..."
- This takes several minutes, but just fails.
- I get a prompt finish / exit and accept it, and then the process starts all over again in a vicious cycle.

I've tried booting into safe mode (pressing F8 a zillion times) on startup but it just ignores it.

Any ideas on how to fix?
 

Answer:Startup Repair Loop and Safe Mode

Slave your drive to some computer you can back up the data, then reinstall windows. If you don't have the disks, use the recovery partition.
 

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Oh, man.

Yesterday, my dell Inspiron, running Windows XP, got caught in and endless startup loop, telling me an error occurred. Choose Safe Mode or Start Windows Normally.

If I choose Safe Mode, I get a screen full of code starting "multi(0)diskpartition..." and then eventually I wind up with the option of Choose Safe Mode or Start Windows Normally. A loop.

If I choose Start Windows Normally, I go to the splash screen, a flash of a blue screen (I had to videotape it and freeze frame it to see what it says) and then back to Safe Mode or Start Normally.

The freeze frame tells me it's error 50, also known as PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

Other snags:

F8 at startup leads me to what looks like it'll be Safe Mode once I choose the operating system, then I'm into my list of "multi(0)" partition codes again, and right back to Choose Safe Mode or Start Normally.

As my final stab, I put in the original XP disc in the hopes of using the Recovery Console, but after spinning away, the computer tells me it can't proceed, might be a virus, check the hard drive controller, etc etc. Labels it as error 07B.

But how can I do any virus checking or beyond, if I can't get past this point?

Any help is much appreciated. Please don't offer the reinstallation of Windows. Not doing that.
 

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Hello,
 
I am trying to help a friend get their PC back up and running.  Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5201 running Windows 8 OS (unsure if 8.0 or 8.1).  The PC is in an infinite boot loop when all that comes up is the Toshiba Logo.  There is some kind of splash message about windows version (almost impossible to detect, no windows logo at all).  
I am unable to boot to safe mode.    The only place I can get to is the BIOS.    I don't know if this is a malware problem or something else has gone wrong.   
 

Answer:PC infinite boot loop no safe mode

Power off the computer. Power on and tap F12. Does a boot menu appear with HDD Recovery as an option? Select that and enter. You should get another menu with the option to use Advanced Options and Troubleshooting. Select Advanced Options and then Automatic Repair.

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This is my uncle's Windows Vista desktop PC.  Normal mode is nothing but the infamous FBI MoneyPak virus.  However, when I attempt to enter Safe Mode, as soon as the desktop appears, it immediately does a restart.  Any help is appreciated.

Answer:FBI MoneyPak but Safe Mode is in a restart loop

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

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Hello,
First of all this is an outline to the system I am running.Acer Aspire X1800Brought as a Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit, has now been upgraded to the equivalent in Windows 7.Intel® Core™2 Quad processorNVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 and nForce® 630i4 GB of DDR2 667/800 MHz SDRAM (single-channel support on two DIMMs)Serial ATA hard disk 1 TB
AMI PnP BIOS compatible with SMBIOS 2.4


PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot
PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot

Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 7100 graphics solution

PCI Express® 2.0 x16 graphics card support (low-profile)I have been running Windows 7 now for some time a month or two and have no problems until now. I wanted to put my computer into safe mode so I can install the second disc of Fallout 3 Game of the year Edition. Frist of all I restarted the computer and used the F8 trick which did not work. The computer just booted into regular old Windows 7. So then I went through the msconfig way of things.Now it is important to note that I had this problem when installing Fallout 3 on the same machine but running Vista. However the computer managed to "fix" it self back then.The computer loads through all the drivers until it gets to C:\windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sysIt stops loading here and tries to go into safe mode. The computer then comes up with a message saying entering Windows safe mode (or words to that effect) and lists some of the system details. The screen then cha... Read more

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Alright,

I have a big problem... I've installed windows XP and once the Windows page loads, it asks me right away to activate windows before starting a session... So I can't get into a session... The only option I have is to reboot or shut down. Now, I've tried pressing F8 and CTRL ALT DEL and also CTRL F11 while rebooting and nothing will get me to safe mode.. What can I do? My goal is to re-install Windows but how will I be able to do that without safe mode?...
 

Answer:Windows XP activation loop + cannot access safe mode... HELP

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When I try to start my Dell Inspiron 1721 with AMD 64X2 processor 2G RAM 80G SATA HDD it only goes into a loop. The pc was apparently closed during installing updates by someone other than me late last night. I cannot get to safe mode (and therfore cmd prompts) and it only loops immeadiately back to the same page stating the 2 choices of launch statup repair or start window normally. I have done diagnostics of the HD, processor, fan, board, video, screen everything! for many hours and EVERYTHING is working including the HDD so please don't give me the rudimentary change your HDD or re-install or clean installation, because it is fine and I no longer have the discs... moot point. It acts as though when it was shut down during installing updates it will only go into BIOS and the various options, safe, repair, etc. and only loops back to the same screens after windows tries for about 2 seconds to boot (literally). PLEASE HELP! Should I hook it as a slave to another pc (I have the cords to take it out and run externally or will I risk infection to the other computer?) or can I get to cmd prompt w/o safe mode?
 

Answer:Boot loop, no safe mode, no startup repair

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Hello,

Since yesterday,windows boots immediately in safemode and reboots in 10 seconds. This happens again and again and will not stop, unless I shut down the machine.

In addition, my keyboard is disable during boot and cannot press F8 to configure my boot.
Can anyone help me?
Thank you in advance

Answer:Windows 7 stuck in safe mode boot loop

What changes did you make just before this started happening?

Did you make any changes in msconfig?

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Hi there. Ironically, I've helped clean a bajillion computers of friends and coworkers, etc., while keeping my own computers clean for a few years now. I just got struck with something really nasty on my home desktop PC, however, and I have no clue how to fix it.

To start, I have XP Pro SP3. I was surfing the net and a bunch of popups came up. Naturally, I reboot and attempt safe mode, but I get a blue screen (which flashes before I can even read it) and reboot. Additionally, last known config also causes a blue screen loop.

-With my laptop, I created an Avira rescue CD and booted with it. It cleaned a few things that I've never suspected of having problems (I believe false positives). Nonetheless, after it finishes, I tried to reboot again in safe mode. No good.

-Next, booted with Windows CD > Recovery Console > chkdsk /r which claims to have repaired some issues... still can't boot.

-Finally, I attempted a repair at my MBR. Basically, loaded back into the recovery console, and:
ATTRIB -H C:\\boot.ini
ATTRIB -S C:\\boot.ini
ATTRIB -R C:\\boot.ini
del boot.ini
BOOTCFG /Rebuild
CHKDSK /R
FIXBOOT

Again, I can't boot. Now, granted, I've never done a repair of my boot.ini as I'm the kinda person that would rather just reformat under serious conditions. However, after the above procedure, I now have two Windows XP entries to boot from, which makes me think that I didn't properly delete my boot.ini... At any r... Read more

Answer:XP Pro SP3 stuck in BSOD loop, can't access safe mode

Just a quick question.

Why would you be using a recording studio PC to surf the net with? Especially if it takes a lot of time to reconfigure.

Have you tried a repair install?

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Obviously I can't click on anything or type anything because the loop is constant. I've been reading forums etc for the past couple of days for a fix for this Automatic Repair loop..nothing that would help and I notice many others the past year also never found a solution.

I burned on a dvd a Windows 10 bootup thing- as suggested by someone. That doesn't stop the loop either- and yes, I did get to the page via F12 that allows to change it to boot from the DVD etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Answer:How to get to Safe Mode when I'm having that Auto Repair loop problem?

When you try to boot from the DVD, when it prompts you to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD", are you hitting a key to continue the boot?

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Hello,
I know this is a quite common problem, but it's causing me no end of issues.
Windows fails to install updates and has to revert. It gets itself into a perpetual loop so I can't get into my system at all.

I Have heard two main solutions:

1) Initiate refresh/repair by shutting down, powering up, and holding shift whilst spamming F8 or F9. Neither work for me.
2) The other option I have heard is to boot into safe mode from the BIOS. Except with windows 8, I can't find in the bios an option to boot into safe mode.
On my old acer, advanced boot options were hidden from the landing screen and had to be enabled by pressing F2 to get into set up. You then enabled a setting, and the next time you restarted, you pushed F10 and had new boot options.

My laptop is a Clevo with Windows 8 and I can't find a way to boot safely or get into my laptop at all.

Can anybody help?
I will appreciate it so much!

Henry

Answer:Failure reverting changes loop - boot to safe mode

After a re-install a few months ago, I had this happen when windows tried to install ~80 updates at the same time. I just re-installed again, and updated before installing most of my software, 2nd time it managed to update ok.

Hopefully someone has a better solution for you, since you might have stuff not backed up that you need to get to.

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Hi,
I got in over my head trying to remove a trojan "downloader". My next step was supposed to be restart in safe mode and run anti-virus. I pressed F8 and tried to start in Safe Mode but it stopped booting and gave me a blue screen.

So then I went into normal mode and ran msconfig and changed the BOOT.ini settings to start in Safe Mode.
Then I restarted the system and it tried to boot in Safe Mode but got caught in a blue screen again.

The problem is, the computer will not try to boot in normal mode anymore because I have told it to use safe mode. So I am currently stuck in a neverending cycle of reboot/blue screen/failure and have not been able to load windows to run msconfig and change the safe mode setting.

If I could figure out how to change the BOOT.ini setting back I could boot in normal mode, but I don't know how to do it. Can it be done from BIOS? Please use simple terms with me, I (obviously) don't really know what I'm doing.

Answer:blue screen safe-mode loop nightmare- pls help

reset your cmos/bios it should get you back to a normal boot!

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

I am running windows xp on an older dell desktop.

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

Answer:safe mode loop using msconfig, no floppy bootdisk

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

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

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Hi
I need help please.
I'm helping an elderly gentleman with his Windows XP desktop, he's forgotten the password and we're unable to get into safe mode ( it loads files then restarts) - don't really want to wipe it - can anyone help?
thanks


I have been a member of Major Geeks in the past but have forgotten my original password duh! so re-registered, which is why I have no history of posts...
 

Answer:Windows XP Password forgotten and Safe Mode on loop

Most forums will not provide password help due to the problem of proving ownership of the PC, but you could try this site: http://www.nirsoft.net/password_recovery_tools.html
 

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Here's the story:
---Computer running windows XP got a virus.
---Was going to run a program that needed to run in Safe Mode
---When I booted in safe mode I got a blue screen
---I (stupidly) changed the settings so that the computer automatically booted into safe mode thinking that would change something.

Now I can't boot into windows! The computer automatically boots to safe mode and I always get a blue screen (error: 0X0000007b, 0Xf7c7B524, 0XC0000034, lots of 0's)

Question: How do I change my settings to NOT automatically boot to safe mode without accessing windows! I can't get back to MSCONFIG and know no other way to turn off the automatic safe-mode boot option.

Ughhhhh, I wish I hadn't done that! Please help me!

Answer:blue screen safe mode boot loop!

Quote:





Originally Posted by lost42


How do I change my settings to NOT automatically boot to safe mode without accessing windows!




If you have a Windows XP installation disk, and wish to use the Recovery Console, see the following link ... (near the bottom of the page)
Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tuto...force_safemode

Otherwise, use a LIVE CD ...
Download Puppy Linux (105MB)
http://www.puppylinux.org/

When you have Puppy Linux burned to a CD, boot from the CD.
Load Puppy Linux into memory and use as a LIVE CD operating system: Do not install.
Navigate to C:\Boot.ini
Open the file: It is simply a text file, so use a text editor within Puppy Linux to open the file.
Delete the following switch: /safeboot:minimal
Save the file and close it.
Exit Puppy Linux and remove the CD.

Start your Windows system normally.

(If in any doubt, copy the content of the boot.ini file and post it here.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

OS: Windows 7, 32-bit
BIOS: A09
Model: Dell Latitude D430 Laptop
 

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

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If I go into Safe Mode in Windows 8.1 64bit, I'm greeted by explorer.exe constantly looping and crashing around once per second, with a message saying that "the instruction at 0x8000eef7 referenced memory at 0x00000018. The memory could not be read."

I don't need to go into safe mode right now, so it's not an immediate problem, but should I need to do so it would be unusable.

Anyway, I've tried:
reinstalling windowsrunning a full anti-virus scan (no problems)running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (no problems)running sfc (no problems)uninstalling Start8, on a hunch that it might be responsible (it wasn't)running y-cruncher to check stability (30 passes without problems)running memtest86 (12 passes without problems)running memtest86+ (4 passes without problems)

I guess the alternative would be to replace explorer with explorer++, which hopefully wouldn't suffer the same problem; I think that would allow me to dispense with explorer entirely?

Any thoughts?

Answer:explorer.exe loop in safe mode (0x8000eef7 / 0x00000018)

Windows overwhelms me at time ,the things it can do ,sometime I wonder do i really know windows and how it works ,and what 3rd party programs can do ,ect ect ,but I'm almost 100% sure Explorer++ will not fix you troubles ,Explorer.exe runs your desktop so you can use windows ,explorer++ is only a 3rd party file manager .
if its only happening in safe mode ,then don't go to safe mode ,easy fix I think

explorer ++
https://explorerplusplus.com/

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Hi all,
I'm running an ASUS g60JX laptop with windows 7.

I was recently infected with a virus that froze my startup screen. I went into safe mode and ran & insalled ta bunchl of anti-virus programs (avg,avast,drcureit, etc etc).

They found an infected dll & some tmp files that were "infected" in ie5 landing or something.
Now however, I cannot boot past the windows 7 logo and it auto-restarts. Safemode gives me a c0000135 xhs not found error.

Here's 'what I've tried:

startup repair cannot fix it and originally gave me a root cause but none now. All I get is:

Problem Event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem Signature 1: 6.1.760.16385
Problem Signature 2: 6.1.760.16385
Problem Signature 3: unknown
Problem Signature 4: 2120799
Problem Signature 5: AutoFailOver
Problem Signature 6: 19
Problem Signature 7: No Root Cause
OS Version: 6.1.700.2.00.2561
Local ID: K33

I've tried running sfc /scannow offbotdir=c:\ offwindir=c:\ (as well as D) & it finds no issues

I've run chkdsk /r and /f on both drives with no problems

I've renamed all of the avg folders and drivers

I don't have a windows 7 CD and am doing this though the f8 repair console (would that change the results?)

I've also tried to read the windows cbs.log to check for problem but couldnt make sense of it.

I am at my wits end! someone save me!

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 infinite restart loop , no safe mode

Please be patient, I have reported this topic to the people who deal with this type of issue.

Can you get access to a Windows 7 CD? It can be OEM or Retail, you may need files off of it.

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So, I've been having problems with my PC for 16 days now. Don't take this the wrong way, but it's about to go through the nearest windows

So I haven't been able to log into my computer for 16 days except safe mode. I finally got a repair install going, but that didn't fix it. I was going to log back into Safe mode to run the install again to do a full install, but windows now won't let me in because it's saying it's not activated it.

SO you aks why not just boot from CD? I try to load from the CD in DOS, but that doesn't work because I get BSOD when it asks for my raid drivers. I was surprised when I went into safe mode, double clicked the install there, and it loaded the files onto the hard drive. Every time I boot now, it gave me the option of Windows XP or Windows Xp setup in DOS, I run that setup, and I don't load raid drivers and it detects my raid array. weird.

But now I'm stuck. That XP setup it created when it was loaded from safe mode, is now no longer there. I can't get into safe mode to create it again. So I need to activate windows but can't login to do so which is the reason for the repair install ot begin with. So unless someone knows how to get that XP recovery install reloaded on the hard drive, I'm out of ideas.

Thanks for your help and understanding, anyone got ideas?
 

Answer:Can't get XP to boot, can't activate windows so no safe mode... loop?

Safe Mode still works when XP is not activated, so something else must be the problem. There is no DOS in XP, so anything you were trying to do with DOS is bound to fail. DOS is far too old to even "see" the file system and partitions.

Can you save your files and install a fresh copy? What happens when you try to do a repair at this point? You can always start a repair, even if XP won't boot.
 

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Hi Guys!

This is my situation. I have actually tried to find the solution on every forums but no success so I decided to open a topic here in Bleeping as I believe that yu guys can help me out. I have windows 7 home premium 32 bit dell laptop. Lately, it takes more than 10 minutes before it boots before the windows logo appears). From there the computer works normally. I got a suggestion to check for malwares or viruses so that is what I did. I started by going to msconfig and edited the boot options to start automatically to safe mode with networking, then rebooted my system. After booting, it loaded up the initial screen of safe mode, but then it restarted by itself. I am now stuck on this reboot loop going into safe mode, it won't even let me go back to normal mode. I went to startup repair, but it didn't find anything, so had to reboot again onto the same situation. I have searched for possible answers, and the best that I could get was to remove the safeboot options and go back to normal mode. The syntax to type was bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot but it didn't work, same with bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot. I am getting this :

An error occured while attempting to delete the specified data element. Element not found

Please help me out on this one. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 7 boot to safe mode reboot loop

When in safe mode with networking dowload Visual BCD Editor and install.Start it. Select your Windows 7 loader in tree view.On right tab you will get all elements listed - select "SafeBoot" element, click on delete and confirm.Alternatively in with bcdedit:bcdedit /deletevalue {GUID} safebootwhere {GUID} is Windows 7 loader GUID - get GUID usingbcdedit /v and find it in the printout.

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I had a problem with windows xp rebooting after everytime during the loading screen. I tried doing chkdsk /k with no use and then I tried to repair the installation.
Now i can't finish the setup and can't access safe mode because it says. Windows XP setup can't run in safe mode...

Is there anything I can do?
 

Answer:Windows XP reboot loop and can't access safe mode

I'm not sure if this will help but I get this error on the blue screen after the computer shuts down after the loading screen.

0x0000007E (0x0000005, 0xf7817132, 0f79fb1b8, 0xf79faeb4)
 

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I think I just royally screwed myself over but here goes. God please tell me I didn't.My browser is being Hi-jacked through a virus I have no idea how I got. McAfee anti-virus detects a trojan (it was "generic.dx!" something along system path C:\windows\system\calc.dll). McAfee pops up every 20 seconds saying it stopped and removed the virus (of course it hasn't or it wouldn't keep coming up). I run McAfee anti-virus scan. Detects 5 things but never shows me the results when it finishes. I go online and download Malware's AntiByte software as I know I have a serious problem. After installing it, I cannot get the software to start. After many continuous reboots I decide to try and access Safe Mode. I use the F8 method but get a blue screen error and have to reboot. So here is where I make my mistake and should have just used system restore first but...I boot up windows, go to Run...Msconfig...set to boot in safe mode. Computer reboots. It gives me a blue screen error. I turn off and restart computer but when I make my selection start Windows Normally it gives me a blue screen, no doubt due to it being told in Msconfig to boot in safe mode.Troublesome and panic mode ensue. Editing to add what I've changed:I find the instructions on this site for Windows Recovery here. I follow the renaming instructions for the boot.ini file, exit out of the Windows Recovery, remove the CD and reboot which brings me to the current problem:"Wi... Read more

Answer:Safe Mode Infinite Loop and Calc.dll error

In Recovery Console rename the boot.ini back and try to boot into Last known Good configuration after pressing F8 at computer startup.In these cases, the best approach from my personal experience is to use a linux live cd/usb stick to edit the boot.ini. Quick and easy. You can also attach the hard disk to another computer as slave drive and then edit the boot.ini

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Dear all,

I guess I got myself burned this time so I'm hoping to see if anyone can help cause I have been reading around and all the stuff I tried doesn't seem to work.

Just for the FYI, I'm using a Asus N82JQ laptop on windows 7.

Essentially I tried to do a fresh install on Windows 7, and I followed the recommended procedures to allow Windows to update the drivers automatically. After that, my system just goes into a Reboot-loop and there isn't anything I can do about it because essentially here is what happens.

1. Asus Logo flashes as per normal

2. Black screen with a load bar shows that Windows is loading files

3. Normal Windows logo shows that it's starting Windows

4. Boots into a wallpaper and the mouse which the cursor moves but there are no icons and it reboots

The issue won't be that bad if I could access safe mode but it reboots as well. I doubt it is malware as it instantly reboots at that same moment

Is anyone able to advise??

Answer:Windows 7 Goes into Reboot Loop and Safe Mode doesn't help

Put the Windows 7 Disk into the computer and change the computer boot mode to the CD drive. In the Windows 7 Disk you can do a Repair/Recovery which should fix the problem.

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Alright, the only way I can accurately portray my predicament is via numbered flow chart:

1. Wake up sleeping computer, nothing happens, starts humming faster and faster, so I pull the plug.

2. Turn on computer, goes through the ASUS screen, then the mother board screen has some weird pixelation on the left scree, like some lines or something. Windows is loading....then black screen forever. do this 1 or 2 more times.

3. Go to System Repair and System Restore. Repair fails and tells me a Boot Driver is failing. Restore fails each time.

4. Hold F1, go to boot menu, hit F8, select Safe Mode. Safe Mode works, fantastic.

5. Do AVG Defrag, Disk Clean, and Disk Repair. Then restart...now I get a blue "Dumping Physical Memory" screen.

6. Go back to Safe Mode, use boot disk, tell it to un/re-install windows.

7. Come back later and find it in Phys Mem dump loop, pop it into Safe Mode again. I then see two Windows 7 OSs to choose from, pick the bottom one. Says it can't complete installation in Safe Mode, restart it normal, Phys Dump loop.

8. I do the same thing for the top Win 7 choice, same thing.

9. I've back up all my files, and have drivers/boots disks for everything I own. How do I wipe my hard drive and start fresh?
 

Answer:Windows 7 Safe Mode/Re-install Infinite Loop

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

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

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

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

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So i was changing the background on my computer. XP Home with Service Pack 3. Blue Screen Pops up

Sis GRV

Error is 0x000000ea (0x959b1508 0x85AEF2a0 0xF79D5CB4 0X00000001)

Well i restart and try to boot into safe mode. I can't It goes to windows recovery screen but when i press up or down the highlight doesn't move and stays on boot windows normally. so it trys to boot normally and goes back to the blue screen again.

I can press keys to enter setup but once xp starts to load i can't press anything to get into safe mode.
Help if you can.

Thanks in advance for your help

Brian

Answer:Infinite Loop SiSGrv Can't even boot into safe mode

Sis GRV relates to what is known as a Compatible Super VGA Display Driver for Windows XP programYour stop error 0x000000ea is a video device error.My guesstimation is that you have a corrupt video driver. I would start in safe mode and uninstall and then reinstall your video drivers.

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My friend's computer is currently in an infinite loop with check disc while in safe mode. A virus that exists may not have caused this to happen, but is apparently taking advantage of his having tried to clean the system by scheduling a check disc on next boot in safe mode. This infinate loop began after a scan with malware bytes. Malware bytes identified a number of problems and rebooted the system after fixing/deleting the problems discovered. It is unknown which virus or viruses are on the computer, but an HJT scan revealed kernel32.exe "possibly from" babylon, kernel, "1 or 2" others. My questions are" 1. How do we get out of the infinite ckdsk loop "in safe mode"? 2. How can we get back into the system? 3. Since malware bytes apparently didn't fix the virus problem, what can I do from here on out?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Stuck in an Infinite CkDsk Safe Mode Loop

Welcome to Major Geeks!





tyrali said:





but is apparently taking advantage of his having tried to clean the system by scheduling a check disc on next boot in safe mode.Click to expand...

For your friends education, chkdsk is not a malware removal tool and thus does not help remove malware.

You did not even tell us what version of Windows is being used. Thus I will assume Windows XP.
How was it scheduled?
Do you see a message saying To skip disk checking, press any key with xx second(s) ? If so, just press a key.
Does chkdsk run all the way thru to completion? If not, see #5
Does it find any disk errors to repair? If yes, did it fix them?
If chkdsk does not run all the way thru, you can try to run chkdsk /p /r from the Recovery Console ( see:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058 )
If the above does not work/help, you will have to try doing the below to use the Recovery Console to restore an older restore point from before this problem occurred. This may or may not work.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545&sd=tech



Additional note: Typically when chkdsk is schedule to run at boot time, the below registry key has modified. What I'm showing below is the default. ( Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158675 )

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager]
"BootExecute"="autocheck autochk *"

If may need to be changed back to the above ... Read more

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Can I use a Dell Reinstallation CD w/ service pack 1a. to repair an HP w/ service pack 3?    Will it allow me to open windows as long as all I'm trying to do is repair the drive and not reinstall it?

Answer:BSOD loop after trying to reboot in safe mode/now stuck.

Open Windows? You may be able to use it to get to the Repair Console, but that's it. Why don't you tell us what's going on?

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I'm not gonna lie to you guys, this is all going down on a computer that is not mine, I'm at work and I'm at a loss of what to do, so any and all help you can give me is VERY appreciated. I'm really worried about this one.

So I was doing some admin stuff on a computer installing a program, but it was having trouble so the guide that I was reffered to told me to boot up in safe mode. Against my better judgement I did it the way it said instead of the way I was familiar with ( F8 ). The way it told me how to do it was to go into msconfig and check the box for safe mode. I think that actually modifies the system.inf or whatever the file is.

Now... the problem is that this is a computer on a network, and network users are the only people who log onto it. In the past I've tried to log into it using safe mode and everytime my logins won't work and I just restart and choose "safemode with networking" which works great.

The problem is that now it automatically goes to just regular "minimum safe mode" no matter what I do, restart/turn off/choose a different option under F8. I've also tried to guess some local usernames/password (administrator, admin, user, guest for the username spot, for the password spot variation of the word password, the same word typed again, or just leaving password blank) but none of them have worked. If I could figure out one of these we could probably get it to go, but I don't know if anyone has... Read more

Answer:Windows Login/Safe Mode loop of Death

You will have to uncheck the box in msconfig but its actually in boot ini click on boot ini and uncheck safe mode.
 

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Hi! This is my first post here, but I couldn't find anything about it...I was running the disk cleanup, and a bit after it was done, an alert bubble popped up saying I need to run chkdsk. I decided to do so, then I restarted. When I did, my computer became stuck in a reboot loop. The message said ?Windows could not start properly? and gives me the option to boot into safe mode, but even if I choose to run safe mode, it will just reboot. No matter what I choose, it?s stuck in a continuous loop, and I can?t restore from the last good known configuration. Can anyone help me? It won?t even load to the welcome screen, I can?t get my disk try to open, either. I have a Gateway 2003 Win. XP Home Edition. Please help!
 

Answer:Reboot loop/unable to load safe mode. Help!

Choose the option to turn off automatic restart on error. Your maching is throwing a BSOD error and in order to begin assisting you, we need what is on that screen. Not all the words. Just some of the key stuff. The red arrows show you what is most important. After that, you probably need the Windows disc so that we can get to the recovery console.


 

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Obviously I can't click on anything or type anything because the loop is constant. I've been reading forums etc for the past couple of days for a fix for this Automatic Repair loop..nothing that would help and I notice many others the past year also never found a solution.

I burned on a dvd a Windows 10 bootup thing- as suggested by someone. That doesn't stop the loop either- and yes, I did get to the page via F12 that allows to change it to boot from the DVD etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Answer:How to get to Safe Mode when I'm having that Auto Repair loop problem?

When you try to boot from the DVD, when it prompts you to "Press any key to boot from CD/DVD", are you hitting a key to continue the boot?

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Farbar logs here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490721/fbi-moneypak-safe-mode-loop-farbar-logs-pasted-no-dds/
 
FBI Moneypak, my first experience with it.  Can't use Safe Mode, the bastids.  Found about Farbar in another FBI post here; hope I'm proceeding correctly.  Halllp....plaaze...

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Hey,

my problem is rather odd (or at least I haven't seen it before). Whenever I boot up the netbook it goes right into startup repair, without the option to cancel it, even if I try to start windows in safe mode (or any other startup options for that matter), the system launches the startup repair.

The repair itself runs fine (doesn't freeze or antyhing like that), however it is never able to fix the issue ("Startup Repair is unable to repair this computer automatically").

The problem details read as follows:

Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature01: 0.0.0.0
Problem signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03: unknown
Problem signature04: 6
Problem signature05: AutoFailover
Problem signature06: 1
Problem signature07: OsVersionMismatch
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LocalID 1033

When I check the diagnosis and repair details, no errors where found, there was only one repair attempt, and there is only one root cause:
"The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"

As for advanced revocery options, I have tried the Windows Memory Diagnostic, which didnt yield any results and completed without problems, and the system restore, which did not work.

The error message displayed upon attempting to perform a system restore is as follows:

System Restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive C:\
The drive might be corrupt. You might want to restore a chkdsk /R on this disk.
An unspecif... Read more

Answer:Statup stuck on startup repair loop (No Safe Mode etc. possible)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Wellwisher


Hey,

my problem is rather odd (or at least I haven't seen it before). Whenever I boot up the netbook it goes right into startup repair, without the option to cancel it, even if I try to start windows in safe mode (or any other startup options for that matter), the system launches the startup repair.

The repair itself runs fine (doesn't freeze or antyhing like that), however it is never able to fix the issue ("Startup Repair is unable to repair this computer automatically").

The problem details read as follows:

Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature01: 0.0.0.0
Problem signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03: unknown
Problem signature04: 6
Problem signature05: AutoFailover
Problem signature06: 1
Problem signature07: OsVersionMismatch
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LocalID 1033

When I check the diagnosis and repair details, no errors where found, there was only one repair attempt, and there is only one root cause:
"The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"

As for advanced revocery options, I have tried the Windows Memory Diagnostic, which didnt yield any results and completed without problems, and the system restore, which did not work.

The error message displayed upon attempting to perform a system restore is as follows:

System Restore failed while scanning the file system on the drive C:\
The dri... Read more

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 that is stuck in a Startup Repair Loop. I have read through some of the postes here and other sites including Microsoft and not been able to 1) Stop this infinite loop or 2) access Safe Mode.

I thought it would be better to begin a new thread instead of adding to an existing one.

I have gotten to the point where the Startup Repair says it has found a solutiona nd will reboot to complete but it continually returns to the Startup Repair 'software' after rebooting.....

Any one been able to get out of this loop?

I do not have a recovery disk or other disks. We did not receive and disks as everything was loaded on the laptop when we purchased it.
 

Answer:Startup Repair Infinate Loop can't Enter Safe Mode

See if the process here will help. It is a long article so it may help to read through it first. You can click on any image to get a larger view. In step 14 it says to type the command.

copy *.* ..

You have to include a space after the last * and then two periods. This copies the files to the parent directory of Regback which is config.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139576-startup-repair-infinite-loop-recovery.html
 

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Hello, all. I heard about this forum a few months ago when my sister came here for help with her laptop; now it's my turn. Forgive the long post, but this has been a long process that I've been trying to fix for almost a week now; I hope someone here will be able to help me out, too.I'm running Windows XP (I can't recall the Service Pack, but I believe it's 3; I always make sure I keep Windows updated and keep Automatic Updates turned on) Home Edition on a Lenovo J115, Machine Type 7387.Long story short, I was stupid and let my Norton subscription run out and suddenly, I got hit with Antivir 2010. That in and of itself was a grueling process; Antivir's a nasty little thing and wouldn't even let me open programs or open up the Task Manager, so after every restart, I'd literally have to open the programs as soon as I saw my desktop wallpaper pop up; if I waited too long, Antivir would start up and block all processes again. The virus was also preventing me from booting up in Safe Mode, and would force a restart of the computer every time I tried. After using CCleaner, MalwareBytes, HiJackThis, and PCTool's Spyware Doctor, I thought I had finally fixed the problem. Antivir was gone, and my computer was finally back to normal.Well, that's what I thought, anyway.I had to update Spyware Doctor's definition files, and I also updated my Firefox; both of these programs require a system restart, so, thinking everything was back to normal, I ... Read more

Answer:Stuck in a never-ending restart loop; can't boot in Safe Mode or otherwise.

Please be patient...I've asked one of our Malware Team personnel to take a look .Louis

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Hi, I am here once again as my computer has decided to die again.

The problem is that when I boot my PC it will go black and restart after getting to the windows logo boot part. If I try Safe mode it will get to SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\DISK.SYS and then just bluescreens and restarts again.

Before it got to CLASSPNP.SYS but I tried to rename it to CLASSPNP.OLD and now it didn't really change much. I also tried using this code but it just tells me that some files are corrupt and it cannot repair it.
If I try the automatic repair option it will just try and repair for a couple of hours and then say it cannot repair and rebooting the PC.

Answer:Windows restart loop while booting. Safe mode crashes.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hey everyone my system is stuck in a boot loop while booting in safe mode

I was updating the drivers on my video card. I used driver cleaner pro to remove my old drivers. I then used msconfig to boot in safe mode with the minimal option selected. When the computer reboots I get to the screen to type in my password for 5 seconds an the computer reboots itself.

I've done several system restores and attempted a boot loop fix posted on these forums with no success. Can someone point me I. The right direction please?

Thank you

Answer:System stuck in boot loop while booting in safe mode

Try running Startup Repair a few times.

If that fails, work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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My friend's new computer is a mess - I'm game to get this fixed tonight if anyone can help.  Thanks much.
 
Trying to boot into plain Safe Mode doesn't work; reboots.  I can't run DDS, but I found the Farbar suggestion from another FBI post here.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 13-03-2013 (ATTENTION: FRST version is 21 days old)
Ran by SYSTEM at 03-04-2013 19:13:33
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US) 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [BeatsOSDApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\beats64.exe [37888 2011-12-13] (Hewlett-Packard )
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1425408 2011-12-13] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\program files (x86)\hewlett-packard\HP odometer\hpsysdrv.exe [62768 2008-11-20] (Hewlett-Packard)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [StartCCC] "c:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun [630912 2012-01-20] (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [HP Software Update] c:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe [49208 2011-05-10] (Hewlett-Packard)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: []  [x]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [PDF Complete] C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe [658424 2011-08-12] (PDF Complete Inc)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BrMfcWnd] C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe /AUTORUN... Read more

Answer:FBI Moneypak / Safe Mode Loop / Farbar logs pasted / No DDS

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

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I did the ms config and I have a problem. it won't boot in safe mode and keeps kicking out to that screen..over and over!! There is some virus that won't let it boot in safe mode, so I tried to force it per the msconfig, but now it won't boot at all, just continuously loops back to the same screen just like I read a different poster had. I ran malaware and Avast, and nothing was found. However, when I had run Avast and scheduled a boot scan, I got an error.

NT wait for multiple objects error 192 status_user_acp

win32:sinowal-GP[trj]

I did the msconfig and forced a safe mode and now I am stuck! I don't have any of the disks for this Dell computer, lost them in a move.

Please help!
 

Answer:Stuck in safe mode re-boot loop! Probable virus, see below

The msconfig file is actually a configuration file for the inital start up of microsoft so you need to be specific what you actually did.. and I'm assuming your playing with things under the services tab? As the startup tab is only the program that boot after xp has already booted. Are you getting a bsod? Or an error code or is it just a black screen and then u see ur bios splash screen again?
 

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Hi Forum,
 
Just joined today in the hope that someone here has the knowledge to assist me in a really annoying issue.
 
4 days ago my pc decided that explorer.exe would crash constantly after booting. The only function I can enter is Task Manager. This happens even in safe mode. This issue has effectively rendered my pc useless.
 
I have installed Windows on another hard drive in order to get me back online, in the hope that I can fix my original install without having to reinstall all of my software and transfer everything over.
 
Now I have been trying to fix this issue for a few days now and I have searched and searched for a suitable solution. To date nothing has worked.
 
I have replaced the following files (from the installation DVD):
 
Explorer.exe, ExplorerFrame.dll and shell32.dll
 
I have also done the following:
 
Deleted the explorer and iexplorer keys entirely within HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution.options
 
I copied explorer.exe to system32 folder
 
and most recently followed a thread on this forum http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/482595/win7-explorerexe-crashrestartcrash/ without success.
 
Any guidance would really be appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Jaystroke
 

Answer:Win7 explorer.exe constant crash loop even in Safe Mode - HELP!

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hey There,

I'm working on an IBM ThinkCenter Desktop PC.

On bootup, it goes through the IBM logo and then the Windows logo flashes quickly and then is gone and then the Safe Mode screen appears. No matter which option I choose from the Safe Mode screen, the result is the same: The Windows logo flashes quickly and then the system reboots, and then the IBM logo and then the Safe Mode Screen.

I have tried running the repair module from an o/s disk I have here, but when I get to the c: prompt and type "dir" it says "error occurred during directory enumeration".

There is only one partition.

I have a copy of UBCD4WIN, if that would be helpful in diagnosing the problem.

I do not have the o/s disk that belongs to this computer.

Any help would certainly be appreciated. Thank you.
 

Answer:PC Stuck In Safe Mode Loop - Wont Boot Windows - Can Someone Help?

See what you think of this.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306615
 

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Hey everybody!
I just bought an Asus U31S laptop a couple of weeks ago for school and all was great until today. It suddenly crashed and gave BSOD. I was just on youtube or something, nothing special, but it had been running for a few hours.
So now it won't boot up, it simply reboots constantly. I can't even get into safe mode. BIOS I can get into, but I'm unable to do anything, since it appears to freeze, when I get in there.
I searched for a solution, but so far I've been unable to find one. Any suggestions?


PS English isn't my native tongue...

Answer:Laptop stuck in boot loop - can't enter safe mode

first suggestion is this.
Startup Repair

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