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How do you reset the entire computer back to a previous state through safe mode?

Question: How do you reset the entire computer back to a previous state through safe mode?

I downloaded avg anti virus & a day later I tried logging into my side. I got all these error messages, after clicking ok to all of them the screen went blank n you cant get anywhere unless you shut it down by the button. what can I do to get it back to normal???

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Preferred Solution: How do you reset the entire computer back to a previous state through safe mode?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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

Answer: How do you reset the entire computer back to a previous state through safe mode?

How to Start the System Restore Tool from a Command Prompt

%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe

Reference Here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/en-us

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Dear Expert, Unfortunately I put zero brightness for My Lenovo Laptop ( G580 Model 20150), for I lost my laptop screen, and it was keep presenting dark screen so I was unable to fix the screen brightness for want of knowledge about the Windows 8. And I reboot the laptop by pressing power button to fix the brightness, but instead of giving that option it gave me several option, and I picked refresh option, so after done the refresh, the system removed bunch of important file along with the McAfee Antivirus Plus. Under above those circumstances, I need to know that how do I restore back to previous state for Windows 8? Thankshi folks what is new!message edited by MOHAGIAN

Answer:Restoring back to previous state for Windows 8?

Screen brightness is usually adjusted by holding the Fn key & tapping either the Home or End key."I picked refresh option, so after done the refresh, the system removed bunch of important file along with the McAfee Antivirus Plus"I don't think you can undo what you did. You should have gotten warnings that your files & programs would be lost if you did the "refresh"?

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New to the forum so hello all.
A few days ago my Pc started to act slow and slugging so i restarted it a couple of times and on the 3rd reboot it started a disc check. Once it finished it worked flawlessly BUT it had reverted to a previously unknown restore point. Ok i thought and reinstalled some programs that were missing and went to bed. Next day i booted it up and all the programs were missing again.....The same unknown restore point was back! Curious now, i installed a program, rebooted the pc, and once again, same restore point! Just what is happening?
T I A Michael.

Answer:Windows 10 reverts back to a previous state on EVERY reboot

What happens if you delete the restore points using Disk Cleanup?

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New to the forum so hello all.
A few days ago my Pc started to act slow and slugging so i restarted it a couple of times and on the 3rd reboot it started a disc check. Once it finished it worked flawlessly BUT it had reverted to a previously unknown restore point. Ok i thought and reinstalled some programs that were missing and went to bed. Next day i booted it up and all the programs were missing again.....The same unknown restore point was back! Curious now, i installed a program, rebooted the pc, and once again, same restore point! Just what is happening?
T I A Michael.

Answer:Windows 10 reverts back to a previous state on EVERY reboot

What happens if you delete the restore points using Disk Cleanup?

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My idiot self put a password on my computer to protect it temporarially, then by gods sense of humor the computer shut down through loss of pwer. But the password didn't save correctly and now I can't get on my account. It's the only user, and whenever I try using safe mode with command prompt, it goes to the user log in screen, which defeats the purpose.

In short, I need to reset my passdword, while not being able to log on in any way through the username. I would rather not have to wipe my harddrive, I have no recovery disc, nor partition for some reason. If I have to I will wipe my harddrive then download win7 again, but I need to know how to do that first. Any help?

Answer:Password reset, unable to access new computer, safe mode not working

Hello Data, and welcome to Seven Forums,

The tutorial below may be able to helo with this. It sounds like you may need to use OPTION FIVE.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Black screen (black screen of death) upon start up, computer won't run, help?

I got this issue after an unfortunate power cut, the system started up but then restarted again unexpectedly, after that i got this 'black screen of death'. Everytime I start up my computer it ask to enter in 'safe mode', 'safe mode with command prompt' or 'last know configuration settings' or something in that sort.

It acts as if it is going to start then it restarts and brings me back to the black screen with ALL of the choices, no mattter which I choose!

(I'm on my brother's computer, if you must know haha)

Sorry, I'm new to posting so if this is the wrong section, I apologize.
 

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I am having major issues with my computer. It says CPU usage 100% and it is running VERY slow. I have tried to restore to a previous point and also within safe mode but it says I can't. I have Norton Antivirus and have also run Malwarebytes and Registry Mechanic. Any ideas????

Answer:Can't restore to previous point (Safe Mode too)

You shouldn't rely on Registry Mechanic, but since you've already used it after the following System Restore, Bleach the HD with it. Back up first. In Norton>Settings>Miscellaneous>Product Security/Turn off Norton Product Tamper Protection. System Restore should now work.

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And followed up to running FRST64 below is the report. Please help trying to help a co-worker fix this issue for over a week. Any fast help much appreaciated. Thanks, Pablo   Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-LSHIN9U on 12-10-2013 16:27:51Running from H:\Tools and Apps\Antivirus Security Pro CleanupWindows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)Internet Explorer Version 10Boot Mode: RecoveryThe current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] - C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [ ] ()HKLM\...\Run: [cctray] - C:\Program Files\Total Defense\Internet Security Suite\casc.exe [2733576 2013-10-03] (Total Defense, Inc.)HKLM\...\Run: [RadioRage Home Page Guard 64 bit] - C:\Program Files (x86)\RadioRage_4j\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe [548936 2013-09-02] ()HKLM\...\Run: [BringMeSports Home Page Guard 64 bit] - C:\Program Files (x86)\BringMeSports_1c\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe [548936 2013-09-21] ()HKLM\...\Run: [AS2014] - C:\ProgramData\ahrpDn37\ahrpDn37.exe [537240 2013-10-06] ()HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] userinit.exe,C:\ProgramData\ahrpDn37\ahrpDn37.exe -sm,Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdev.dll (Intel Corporation)HKLM-x32\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] - C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Antivirus Sec Pro, can't boot safe mode read previous thread...

Hello spy7722 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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...and followed them to boot into the System Recovery Options and through the Command Prompt I've ran FRST and here is the log it generated-- trying to fix my dad's laptop, any help appreciated!
 
Yoni
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-10-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-G8V99FN on 12-10-2013 17:56:56
Running from E:\
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet002
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [AtherosBtStack] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\Bluetooth Suite\BtvStack.exe [627360 2011-05-20] (Atheros Commnucations)
HKLM\...\Run: [AthBtTray] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Wireless\Bluetooth Suite\AthBtTray.exe [379552 2011-05-20] (Atheros Commnucations)
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] - C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [608112 2011-03-29] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] - C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [1128448 2011-05-27] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [AS2014] - C:\ProgramData\7ga7sn37\7ga7sn37.exe [683632 2013-10-10] ()
HKLM\...\Winlogon: [Userinit] userinit.exe,C:\ProgramData\7ga7sn37\7ga7sn37.exe -sm,
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdev.dll (Intel Corporation)
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Answer:Antivirus Security Pro, can't boot to safe mode, read previous threads...

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
Download the following file => [attachment=142702:fixlist.txt] and save it to the USB Flash Drive.NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.
Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.
 
 
 
Regards,
Georgi

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On December 18th 2011 the Vista Security 2012 virus appeared on my computer. I followed all the instructions on http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-vista-internet-security-2012 website to help me delete the virus. But now the virus comes back every 2-4 days. I thought that websites that had pop up's were the reason why I would get the virus but it seems that even if I avoid those websites I still get the virus.
My questions is: Would resetting my entire computer, wiping the memory to it's original factory settings, delete the virus permanently?
I am so frustrated with this right now. When I tried downloading the DDS, Norton came on and said it detected a virus therefore it deleted it. Then my computer froze. When I was downloading GMER my computer said that there was an error and to save the computer it had to restart itself. So both those programs will not work on my computer.

Can somebody please help me? I'm ready to punt this computer out of my window.

HijackThis:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:00:38 AM, on 1/5/2012
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO PC Wireless LAN Wizard\AutoLaunchWLASU.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Easier to reset entire computer over virus?

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I am about to start using Linux again, which means partitioning my hard drive. Last time I did this I screwed everything up about four or five times, although I'm much better at it now. Anyway, is there a way to back up my entire computer? I mean operating system, my documents, programs that I have installed- all of it? I've spent alot of time costumizing every little thing and I don't want to lose it. Any ideas? I've heard of something called a ghosting program but I'm not sure if it's what I need or not... thanks in advance!
 

Answer:How to back up an Entire Computer...

Its called Symantec Ghost and is exactly what you want.
 

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I booted my compaq evo 510 into safe mode (using win xp sp2) by running msconfig. That is click Start, then Run, type in msconfig, then click OK. But then I cannot change it back to normal mode. The run option is missing in safe mode. Any one knows what to do here?

Answer:How to change from safe mode back to normal mode?

Hi -The usual option is to just click on the top dial in the display you can see - The middle one will keep you in Safe mode -This will automatically uncheck the center dial that is for Safe mode - You will then be asked to reboot -This should then restart your computer in normal mode - http://www.manualshark.org/m/hewlett-packard-compaq-evo-d510-e-pc-compaq-evo-d510-e-pc-troubleshooting-guide-27723/Link above for HP Compaq evo d510 trouble shooting manual -EDIT - Do not play in "msconfig" without reading the manuals first -Is there any reason why you have not installed XP SP3 - You are missing out on latest updates - [attachment=90609:mscinfig.JPG]

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Hi everyone! Yes, I'm new here.

My laptop seems to be infected with some malware, so I attempted to start it in safe mode to run the smitfraud fix tool. I typed misconfig in the run dialog box and checked safeboot, but at restart my system will not accept my password (I don't have admin privileges on that computer), and now it only restarts in safe mode - and I can't log in. Is there any way to restart the system in normal mode, or will I just have to wait until I go back to work Wednesday and get the system admin's help (and lip)?
 

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This morning we had a power outage and when I turned my computer back on, it would not boot. I tried several times to hard boot, with no luck. Then I tried safe mode. Ran an antivirus scan and it showed malware and several infections which it cleaned. The computer still would not boot normally. I then ran chkdsk, still would not boot normally. I have ran malware bytes, registry repair and the registry defrag program as well as done a disk clean up. It still will not boot in normal mode.
Since my last problems that you helped me with, I have upgraded to a broadband internet connection and have a home network. The 2 other computers on the network are fine.
A week ago, I had purchased Avast internet security and had problems immediately. It would not allow me to connect to the internet. That was uninstalled and I went back to the free Avast antivirus, Zone alarm and Spyware blaster. I was very unhappy with Avast customer service and support iYogi and decided I did not want Avast on my computer at all. I have since downloaded PC tools free antivirus. Once I have my computer operational again, I am open to suggestions.
Fortunately, I did not change anything on the other 2 computers. Just mine.
Running Windows XP 3 .
Thank you.

Answer:[SOLVED] computer will not boot except in safe mode or safe mode with networking.

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

the outage may have damaged the psu

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I know I f* up, I've done torrents and nothing has ever gone wrong but now this time something went wrong. I try to download a series and it opens up an external link. I thought I downloaded it but it downloading another program from that it downloaded multiple other programs. I've tried to uninstall all the programs that it installed but some of them don't want to uninstall and now my web browser on my PC is having DNS problems and can't connect to a server. I've tried to reset my PC but every time the PC exit out the reset and when I try to boot up from safe mode I can't use my keyboard. What should I do,I'm so lost and I've regretted ever doing something that stupid.

Answer:Pc doesn't want to reset and boot up to safe mode.

Make and model?
What operating system? I assume win 10?
you are probably going to have to boot from a windows disk or a rescue disk to be able to run antivirus and malware removal tools
click here

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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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i have a hp 2000 its in safe mode I cant get it out of it. need to reset to factory settings

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Okay, so sorry, im a total newb at this.

I seem to be bad luck for any computer I touch. I just got a new laptop at the end of last summer, and since then I have been having a bunch of problems. I have been able to solve them all up until now. I have no clue what's wrong, and stupid me, I never backed it up so anyway, currently my computer won't go on the internet (doesn't think it has a wifi card installed) won't play audio (doesn't think it has speakers--haunt tried plugging in external ones, but my guess is it would work fine) won't open any Microsoft office programs or files (no clue why) won't recognize my external hard drive, or flash drive, or any USB device. And the list goes on. Basically, I'm giving up and wanna just wipe the whole thing, restore it to factory state, and start over. Oh yea, and did I mention that it been partitioned like 7 times because I gave it to my friend to install linux, and when it wasn't working, he just kept trying and ended up installing ubuntu over and over again in a new partition. Yea.

So anyway I really wanna back up all my stuff, but how can I do that 1: in a way that won't transfer the problem whatever it is, and 2:that I can do with only CDs. I'm running windows seven home premium 64bit

Any help on the backup, and any tips in general would be really appreciated. I am at the end of my role here and about to go crazy.

Sorry for the weird long crazy post. I'm just like about to lose it

Answer:Backing up computer in order to reset to factory state

Now I'm trying to back up my whole system using windows backup or whatever it is onto a disk, but it's been stuck on 25% backed up for 45 mins

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Friends:

Windows XP has a function that allows you to turn your computer back to a certain date. How do I get to that setting?

Thnks,
Charles
 

Answer:Setting Computer Back To a Previous Date

Start / All programs / Accessories / System tools / System restore
 

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my computer keeps going back to a previous page on its own. it logs me out of any site i might be on or makes me lose any unsaved work

Answer:my computer keeps going back to a previous page on its own. it logs me out of an

This   is where i sent you from Chat...

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1.Computer will back to first page you open.
2. If playing a game, it will restart to beginning of game
3. I am a member of "weather underground,com radar stations . The Animate Map when turned on will not move right. Page will be very jumpy if you try to scroll up or down.If you open Favorites arrow will jump all overand you can't put pointer ona pick you want.
Seems like something is running. I have deleted several programs and run a surch to clean up anything left behind.
I just can't find whatthe problem is. Need help Please
 

Answer:Computer will change back to previous page

When this happens to me, it's because I'm unwittingly pressing one of two buttons on the side of my mouse - one for back and the other forward. Could you have a similar mouse?
 

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I use Firefox, but I don't think that's a problem. I just ran Malwarebytes and it said there were no issues. I have Norton Security for my anti-virus program and it also said I have no problems.

So why won't my computer stay on the page I go to instead of jumping back to previous page I was on? My Flash Player is up-to-date, if that matters.

Answer:My computer jumps back to the previous page often

sounds like you have a stuck key on your keyboard. Is this a laptop or desktop? If using an external keyboard, turn it upside down and blow out the spaces in between with a can of compressed air, remove all food and dust particles.

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I have windows xp home edition. Whenever I get online, my computer will not stay on the page I go to. It reverts back to the previous page that I was on. I have ran virus scans, malware scans, reset IE8, cleaned out cookies, registry, etc. Nothing has worked. I cannot use my computer like this because it will not stay on whatever I am doing. When I ran virus scan, it did detect some trojans. There is also this "image" that keeps coming up on my computer screen: it is about 2 inches in diameter, brown in color and cut into 8 pie sections. these sections all have an icon on them. I also did a highjack scan. I am pasting it in here:

Logfile of IObit HijackScan v1.0.2.0
Scan saved at 22:26:4, on 2011-5-6
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\IS360tray.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF-XChangeSDKEU\PDFSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\PMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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Ok. This is the furthest I've seen a computer go, and I don't have much hope left.

My brother has a laptop (~4 yrs old). The battery went bad a couple of years ago, and so it now need to be plugged in all of the time. The laptop was asleep when he unplugged it to move it, and when he opened the lid again, it had shut down (very likely because it died). Upon starting it, he got the BSOD and 0xc000021a error code.
The startup repair couldn't fix his problem. Two restore points he had on the system from installing DirectX a few days earlier didn't work. I tried entering safe mode, no luck. Now thinking I was at a last resort, I tried to refresh Windows, keeping his files but removing all the installed programs. I got a message at around 60% telling me Windows encountered a problem and couldn't complete the procedure. Same deal with the full reset. At this point, a reboot greeted me with "No operating system could be found".
I got a large USB and made it into a recovery drive, checking the box that said to include OS files or something (can't remember the exact wording). I tried again using startup repair, then reinstalling windows.

Shockingly, no luck. It failed once again.

A big thankyou in advance!

Answer:BSOD 0xc000021a, No safe mode, reinstall or reset.

Hello DrGlick and welcome to the forums. Have you been able to recover all of your Brother's personal files? Please upload the BSOD Posting instructions BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums. Upload them here. This will tell you how Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums, if you can boot into the Operating system now.

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Ok. This is the furthest I've seen a computer go, and I don't have much hope left.

My brother has a laptop (~4 yrs old). The battery went bad a couple of years ago, and so it now need to be plugged in all of the time. The laptop was asleep when he unplugged it to move it, and when he opened the lid again, it had shut down (very likely because it died). Upon starting it, he got the BSOD and 0xc000021a error code.
The startup repair couldn't fix his problem. Two restore points he had on the system from installing DirectX a few days earlier didn't work. I tried entering safe mode, no luck. Now thinking I was at a last resort, I tried to refresh Windows, keeping his files but removing all the installed programs. I got a message at around 60% telling me Windows encountered a problem and couldn't complete the procedure. Same deal with the full reset. At this point, a reboot greeted me with "No operating system could be found".
I got a large USB and made it into a recovery drive, checking the box that said to include OS files or something (can't remember the exact wording). I tried again using startup repair, then reinstalling windows.

Shockingly, no luck. It failed once again.

A big thankyou in advance!

Answer:BSOD 0xc000021a, No safe mode, reinstall or reset.

Hello DrGlick and welcome to the forums. Have you been able to recover all of your Brother's personal files? Please upload the BSOD Posting instructions BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums. Upload them here. This will tell you how Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums, if you can boot into the Operating system now.

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I have a Laptop Acer Aspire 5515 with Vista It had an unexpected shutdown and since then will only work in Safe Mode. A blue screen always pops up. At first it would work in Normal Mode for only a little while. Windows said something about the 6 to 4 adapter and that I had to update my virus software.  I reinstalled the adapter and updated the virus software but now I am unable to work in normal mode at all. The blue screen keeps popping up. It says somthing about a dump and a few error numbers are shown. Confused because windows told me how to fix the problem but it still occurs. I called Acer and they ran me through a few things but the problem still persists. They said I would then have to restore to the computer's default system. Problem is I never did a backup and can't do it from safe mode. Is there any other way to do a backup on my computer if it won't run in normal mode? I don't know alot about fixing computers and could use some free advice. Acer charges $60 for 30min of my time:( That's alot of money for me right now being that I'm out of work.Any help I appreciate. thanks:)

Answer:Safe Mode only...back-up help

We need the EXACT error messages in order to assist you.

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Hi! I've seen several threads about Windows 10 and safe mode! Here's a great link from HTG about getting the F8 feature back. The link shows this is for W8, but it works well for W10 also. I have tried it. Please move or delete this thread if not appropriate! I like being able to boot into safe mode on startup with the F8 key.
Safe mode is a great feature to trouble shoot windows issues! This link will show you how to activate F8 and also how to restore it back to default. There are other ways to get to the safe mode,but the F8 key is my favorite. I'm from the old school. LOL How to Make the F8 Key Work for Safe Mode in Windows 8

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I'm not sure what happened, but now when I start up my PC it freezes after 2 minutes. Well it doesn't freeze but the actual Operating System stops responding. It works well in safe mode but just not on the normal mode.

Answer:Back In Safe Mode :-/

Boot into Safe Mode Go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD.exe icon in the Search Results and Run as Administrator at the command prompt type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors. Also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. And boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD.

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Hi there. I need to start my windows XP pro in Safe Mode, to fix an infection that has disabled it. You gotta love recursion!

The problem: on boot, I can choose to "start in safe mode" (with cmd prmpt etc or not) but when I do, a bunch of drivers load and then my machine reboots. I can "start windows normally" but I can't start in safe mode.

Please don't tell me to run msconfig and check /safeboot under Boot.ini. The problem is not that I can't start Safe Mode, it's that I can't complete it. So forcing /safeboot would just cause my machine to reboot endlessly. Not that it wouldn't be fun. Except I really need to finish some homework 'till next Tuesday.

Also, my floppy drive is busted. So I can't use remedies that come in floppy disks. But if you know of one, tell me anyway.

Btw, I accessed the windows recovery console and ran bootcfg and fixboot but nothing changed. I don't dare touch fixmbr because it gives me a warning that I have a weird mbr.

So, what do I do? Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your time :)

Answer:Please help me get back my Safe Mode

If you turn off your computer and continually press the F8 key when restarting
you should start up in safe mode.

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please help i dont know why my computer is flipping back to previous pages all on its own any advice i have windows xp if this helps

Answer:computer flipping back to previous pages i have windows xp

What do you mean by 'flipping back to previous pages'?

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This morning, after resetting my PC, I encountered the blue ': (' error screen. After trying to restore to a previous instance of the PC (there were two dates to choose from), the restore failed and the two dates are no longer available.

I am unable to reset, restore, start in safe mode, etc.

What should I do?
 

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Hi gang I have a problem Ive just downloaded the latest AVG. It must have been a cur-rupt file because when I start to run - restarted unit after the post windows started loading i got the blue screen on death. I rebooted it and put it into safe mode, from there I became stuck I know that you can get into add/remove programs this way its just that I cannot remember how? Please Help.

Lockeyp
 

Answer:Back door (Safe Mode)

Is this the same machine?
http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/871526-what-does-massages-mean.html
 

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Hello. I run Vista HP on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and I urgently need to back up my data ( approx 90Gb) while in safe mode. Is it possible to do that and in what way exactly ? Looking forward to your suggestions.

Answer:help ! back up data in safe mode !

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Could you tell us where you want to backup your data???
Do you want to backup data on external HDD or you have two partitions [for example C: and D:]???

In Safe Mode backing up data is exactly the same as when you copy normally.
Just Copy --- Paste and that is it.
I would suggest to backup small amounts of data, for example 9 x 10GB or similar size or if you use software like Total Commander, you can backup all of data in one action.

Keep us posted.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm in the process of going through the cleaning process and everything has been fine so far. I was currently on the combofix phase and it detected a lot of root kit viruses so it needed to reboot. So I rebooted back into safe mode and it did its thing and printed out a long. Once it said I could close everything out I noticed the safe mode screen stayed black for a long time. I'm talking about 2 hours so I figured it froze.

It didn't freeze, but I just had no screen except black so I control, alt, delete and then restarted from that menu after xlosing out one of the processes called CF something. It had some numbers behind it. Well I went to boot back into safe mode to run the next scan in the series of cleanings and now it loads all the drivers and comes up with press escpae for something, but safe mode for windows never opens.

It just stays at the loading screen for safemode which list all the different driviers. I have tried to reboot and have tried it three times so far with no success. Any help would be great to figure out how to get into safe mode again. Thanks.

If I can get this figured out I'll post logs soon

Thanks

JOsh
 

Answer:Ran Combofix and now I can't get back into safe mode

We can't help you unless you attach the requested logs from the READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

If something doesn't run, let us know, but continue on.
 

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My HP PAVILION dv4-2173nr Entertainment Notebook is stuck in "Safe Mode" and I can't get it back into "Normal Mode"

Answer:How can I get my laptop out of "safe mode" and back into nor...

Hi, Let the notebook start in Safe Mode.  Then hold down the Windows key and press R.  Into the Run Box type msconfig and hit enter.  In the System Configuration window, click the Boot tab and look to see if there is a tick in the box next to Safe boot - if there is, click the box to remove the tick and then click Apply to save the change.  Restart the notebook and see if Windows will boot normally. Regards, DP-K

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Hi,
I got into safe mode via System Configuration. However, when I restart my computer, it goes back into safe mode. How do i get out of it, please assist.
I'm using Windows 10
When I type "System Configuration" on the search bar, nothing comes up.

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Hello. So desktop computer is Dell XPS, I7. Windows 10 Pro. Normal office software, Quickbooks, AOL desktop, McAfee antivirus.
The date and time on the computer are correct to current date and time (5/4/2017). I go to change the date to 5/8/2017. The date changes when I click "Change" on that pop-up. By the time I am looking again at the white date/time settings page, the date reverts back to 5/4/2017.

Computer is set to NOT synchronize with an internet time server, Set Time automatically is OFF, Set Time Zone Automatically is OFF, Adjust for daylight ... is ON

Computer keeps the date and time accurately on reboot or off/on even if I left it a few hours "off".

I just cannot change it. Has anybody seen something like this before? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Changed date on computer reverts back to previous in 3 to 10 seconds

Joe Palka said:

The date and time on the computer are correct to current date and time (5/4/2017). I go to change the date to 5/8/2017. The date changes when I click "Change" on that pop-up. By the time I am looking again at the white date/time settings page, the date reverts back to 5/4/2017...



Welcome to TenForums @Joe Palka

I can change the date to 8th May and it stays that way - even after a reboot. It will only revert to today's date when I turn back on 'synchronize with an internet time server'.

I suspect it is something other than the Windows settings that's resetting your date. Are you signed in with a Microsoft account? I'm using a local account.

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I had a standard user account with some weird name, I deleted that account totally and I don't use that anymore. I took backups of my important documents before deletion and I think I don't have any use with that user account folder in Computer > C: > Windows > Users > "weird name" . It's about some 1.3 GB and I wish to delete that. Does that have any adverse affects ?

Answer:Can I delete entire folder of a previous user?

Hello Bob,

Yes, you can safely delete the user profile folder since you deleted the account in Control Panel -> "User Accounts".

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So about an hour ago my computer decided to crap out on my, when on reset my ASUS informed me that there was a power surge and was prevented. But now all I can do is access my OS via Safe Mode even if I choose to "Start Windows Normally". If I do it simply forces it into Safe Mode again. I'm at a complete loss if this is a software problem (I'm hoping so). Or if my motherboard or something else internally has been compromised or damaged when said surge happened.

Any thoughts on this or possible solutions?

Answer:Power Surge detected upon reset, windows 7 only starts up in Safe Mode

Try unplugging the PC from the mains power for a minute or two. Also try loading defaults in BIOS.
Option 3 - Step 6 - Safe Mode

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A family member has come to me requesting help with a computer problem. Unfortunately, as she lives a few states away, I can't just pop in there to help. As of a few days ago, whenever she tries booting up her Windows Vista PC (an off-the-shelf HP desktop), she is greeted with the following screen:If the image doesn't show, it's a screen that shows an icon of a padlock, the words/logo "Windows Password-Reset", and a box that says:"Choose the userChoose the user whosepassword you want to reset:AdministratorGuestMy Relative's UsernameOkReboot"I was told that her account/username doesn't have a password, and that if she clicks on "Ok" she's prompted for some sort of authorization key. Choosing to reboot takes her back to that screen and she's not able to get to the OS.I tried directing her to get into safe mode via the F8 key, but she claims she can't; this screen pops up immediately as soon as she resets the computer or turns it on.Any ideas of what to do and where to start with this one?Thanks in advance.

Answer:"Windows Password-Reset" screen prevents booting into the OS or safe mode

What happened prior to this?

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Hi there , i know that there are a few threads posted about this problem but OP's never post enough info on the problem , after fiddling with the startup options and the general recovery process im going to post here before trying a clean install , i need to get to the bottom of this!

A Quick overview :

I made a clean install for windows 8 through my USB (used the windows 7 tool for that) , installed windows 8 without a single problem , used it for 3 days straight without any problems (some minor freezes here and there) , games were working fine and 3D applications (Maya , Unity3D..etc) worked fine. I updated my Windows to the latest update (some drivers were included through the update) , the night before this nightmare started i turned it off and went to sleep , next morning i woke up turned it on but i had to leave so i turned it off on the lock screen (before logging in). turned it on later that night and this problem happend.

Problem :

"Automatic Repair" saying "Automatic Repair Couldn't Repair Your PC".
The file is "F:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt".

I went to advanced options and tried the following:

1- Restore from system point :

gave me an error that the system Protection service needs to be activated.

2- CMD :

tried SFC / scannow and it gave me the same error above "system Protection service could not be started" .
tried chkdsk and it said that no problems were found.

3- tried through advanced star... Read more

Answer:Win8 Stuck Repair Bootloop - No Safe Mode / Refresh/ Reset

same thing happened to me... I bought a new hard drive, installed from the USB, and when I tried to activate WIN 8 the upgrade key wouldn't work. now I've spent a very very long time waiting for tech support (after they auto-called me back indicating that I was at the head of the line) and finally give up. looks like I'll have to waste all the work I've done setting up WIN 8, reinstall Win 7 and then upgrade again. That will probably take less time than actually getting reasonable help from Microsoft. Why don't I switch to Apple?

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I tried different programs such as seagate,Macrium, and Paragon.
It would begin to analyze the drive and then stall. I had backed up this computer previously
without any trouble. I had backed up my other computers in the last few days
without incident. I ran ckkdsk,defragged,removed system restore files,ran av programs,
removed files from 8 % capacity free to 30 % capacity free. Seagate didn't even give me the
disc wizard option like my other computers did as the backup drive is a seagate that I am backing
up the files to from my C drive. I have 1 gig memory, a lot of program files, and a lot of other files
so the computer is definitely sluggish. Any possible aspect that I have overlooked? XPsp3 and and
updates up to date.Ran ccleanner advanced system care, etc.

Will my backup be compromised? I was going to eventually start from scratch but do I have
a choice? {:}

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On my instructions to clean up my computer it says:

reboot in safe mode
hold F8
use arrow keys to safe mode
press enter

then after a few instruction it says:

Reboot system "back" to normal mode
can anyone be more specific like

my first step is to restart my computer and as its restarting I should hold the F8 key???
and how do I reboot BACK to normal mode???

it just sounds risky to me
can someone please walk me through this

Answer:Safe Mode F8? Rebooting Back To Normal?

Hi. Those directions refers to the menu that appears when pressing F8 key at boot. Depending on Windows version, one or more options are labeled as "safe", meaning Windows will load with only the essential components so you can fix what could be wrong with normal boot. "Back to normal" means rebooting out of "safe mode" once the problem is fixed.

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i tried to add:  bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy but i still cant access the safe mode?

Answer:how do i bring back the old f8 safe mode in windows 8,1

That should work so make sure you are running in an Administrator Command Prompt... Also Windows 8.1 has a feature called "Fast Boot" or "Fast Startup" that while it allows Windows to boot up faster it does restrict commands like this from running... Try turning that off and rebooting and you should be good...

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Is it possible to back up the hard drive while in Safe Mode?* Windows XP operating system. Toshiba Laptop. Thanks!

Answer:Back up Hard Drive in Safe Mode?

It is possible yes.

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Guys,

I've got a computer stuck in safe mode and can't figure out how to get it back out. I have tried all the different F8 settings and it keeps logging me back in to the safe mode versus normal windows. What n00b thing am I missing?

Additional Information:
I orginally set it to boot to the command prompt using msconfig in Windows.
When I try to say boot windows normally, it must think the command prompt is the normal way to boot.



 

Answer:How to get back out of Command Prompt Safe Mode in Windows XP

Well, I have never seen this, but I'll file this away somewhere in my head.


 

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i am at a loss i went to microsoft suport to get help with update problems for the past 3 days now they have left me over the weekend with no internet security and i can only get onto the net through safe mode can anyone help me please i would whipe it clean and load vista again 1 if i knew how and 2 if i did not want to loose 2 + years of games and data

Answer:[SOLVED] need help to get out of safe mode and get back internet security

ps am still having the same update problems will not update and error code 80240016

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Hi, I hope you can assist me. I got this trojan or whatever this malicious virus is caused last week, while trying to make a cd cover from a program someone sent me. Now, it attacked my Avast antivirus immediately and then the expression, all ____ broke loose.

Now, I got rid of some of it once, using Antimalwarebytes and then deleting the appropriate reg entries with some help. However, today, I ran a mbam scan again and it was back in its old stomping grounds. So, can you help me get this removed and my computer back to normal? I can't use some programs too, because it keeps saying, this is not a valid win32 application. Well, will await your assistance, thanks for listening, delray

Here is my DDS log

svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Easy Photo Print: {9421... Read more

Answer:Bagle Worm keeps coming back and can't use Safe Mode etc!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,
Extremeboy

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Several things wrong here
I had a weird freeze up yesterday and only option was to unplug.
Now I notice:
1. Cant double click icons on desktop but right click works
2. In Outlook Express mail has no previews and can only viewed by clicking attachment button
3. C/A/D no longer works so I have to unplug
4. When trying to use SAFE mode so I can try to roll back to an earlier time it just hangggggs ... so I have to unplug! wooo!
5. I work online and have to upload word files to my work site. I need to review work after doing so and click VIEW but now, it only wants to SAVE

This morning I tried a fix for the clicking issue and inadvertently D/L ilivid and searchnu came along. I uninstalled both but of course, searchnu remains. Now I am livid. ha. ha. pfft

I have never been at this point where I cant even save myself with SAFE mode. I work at home on here so I am a bit scared... I had issues before searchnu came along so I dont think this is the bad guy...

AND none of my virus scans catch anything.

So... I gotta know... how bad is it?

PS I had posted this on BSOD but think that was the wrong place. Sorry for reposting.

Answer:multiple issues and cant roll back in safe mode to fix

Hi If you have a install or recovery disc you could try a repair Repair Windows XP by Performing a Repair Install (Part 1 of 2)

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I wrote a  sceince fiction like story about my experience but I was moving to this forum and my computer is in a mode where the security causes the browser to not save what I write and if my desktop is diverted away from thie window provided by this site it erases all my work.I went off screen it erased everything and since I am slow at typing I digress. So here is a shorter version of what I think may be helpful and left the very interesting and alarming nature of this virus out of this post. It came it saw they fought... Combo-fix lost... my fault.... I did not read the forums until after I ran combo fix.I just got in a furry and threw everything at this virus but did I know that you guys here had the good stuff because i read a lot 5 years agon so I knew that what I downloaded would be tested and found to be effective and.I knew not to mess with hijack-this and the registry stuff. I tried that before and found it harder to read those reports than i thought.it would be. Well combo fix turned to be a registry hacker also.   I think I picked it up in a force ware. which loaded extensions named Save right ahhhhh you tube blocker and something else. Volstead or something. I uhh went programs and features and found three programs installed themselves and back dated the time stamp to last year 2013. I goggled the name on the software and it called itself by a word that was coined by a science dealing with a theory in where time can actually be manipulated and ... Read more

Answer:Limited access only safe mode and It fights back.

I have an ssd that I was going to put on this laptop so If anyone could just help me tell me I have no bios infection and how to back up user files without bringing any nasties over and drivers. I have a Win. 7 pro disk that I will reload windows with.I have a refurbished Hp laptop now that was sold to me at a local computer shop that had some third party software and drivers running some of this Hp hardware like the camera. I wonder if anyone has and Idea of what folder I should copy SW setup? Let me know if I can do this and do it clean. 
 
I went back and read my service logs. It reads like a book that my computer is using 6 or seven malware programs and every windows service and process is completely in compliance and when im on it is tracking and what im looking at and putting up those grey out floating window ads. Its using window audio to eavesdrop it is using a user account and a net account and another switching the UI from the 3 many times a minute its fetching up servers and ip addresses opening up the firewall and taking me straight to its ip address it choosiness parameters are set to give me fake errors when trying to inter-fear with shutting them down. It reads just like a bird singing telling it's play by play. This is too much in control. The net bios is what I think their most rooted stronghold. It enables and disables according to the information sent on triggered by me at the laptop. Its to freaky for ads..Its way to sophisticated. I was able to ... Read more

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Several things wrong here
I had a weird freeze up yesterday and only option was to unplug.
Now I notice:
1. Cant double click icons on desktop but right click works
2. In Outlook Express mail has no previews and can only viewed by clicking attachment button
3. C/A/D no longer works so I have to unplug
4. When trying to use SAFE mode so I can try to roll back to an earlier time it just hangggggs ... so I have to unplug! wooo!
5. I work online and have to upload word files to my work site. I need to review work after doing so and click VIEW but now, it only wants to SAVE

This morning I tried a fix for the clicking issue and inadvertently D/L ilivid and searchnu came along. I uninstalled both but of course, searchnu remains. Now I am livid. ha. ha. pfft

I have never been at this point where I cant even save myself with SAFE mode. I work at home on here so I am a bit scared... I had issues before searchnu came along so I dont think this is the bad guy...

AND none of my virus scans catch anything.

So... I gotta know... how bad is it?

Answer:multiple issues and cant roll back in safe mode to fix

If this is in the wrong thread I apologize.. but not sure where to go with it.

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Seeking a solution to the problem with this:
DVD drive is powered off, Lenovo X230, Windows 8.1 64 bit
and found that in the safe mode (minimal), the problem does not exist.
For trouble I decided to try other options of safe boot to have further information.
After restarting in safe mode "?ctive difrectory repair"', I can not turn back to Normal Startup.
I see only pure blue screen with only one button with restart and shut down, there no any key on the keyboard who work, left click not working too. And I can not access to msconfig and startup manager to change this setting.

But I have a bootable disk and I can edit registry but I do not know what do I have to do to get back Normal startup.
Please, help me! Thank you all in advance!
Excuse me for my english.

Answer:After Safe mode I can not turn back Normal Startup

With your boot disk you get it to boot normally ?

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

If so see picture:

Post back with results please.

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1st post

So I spent all day today fixing my Sister's PC (Windows XP Pro, SP2) which was riddled with every nasty piece of #!?$ under the sun. I did a repair install (necessary, don't ask), cleared all the nasty stuff off and rebooted with no problems.

I then decide to do a clean up. I fear this is where something went 'fatally' wrong. I did a registry clean with TuneUp Utilities 2008, reinstalled the audio driver (C-Media AC97), used ATF File Cleaner to delete unecessary files, deleted Windows Update backups, fixed several HiJackThis entries, removed a few BHO's with Toolbar Cop and shut down the PC. I never checked to see if it would boot back up though, and when my Sister got home she told me there was a problem. A BSOD appeared after typing in the password at the Windows User Logon screen.

Here is the technical information: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80550CAD, 0xF5D69968, 0x00000000) Then it says "Dumping physical memory".

This also happens when both "Safe Mode" and "Last Known Good Confiuration" are selected. Frankly, I'm stuck for ideas. Without safe mode how can this problem be approached? I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks,

-AudiTy =o
 

Answer:WinXP Pro: BSOD after logon. Same with Safe Mode. Is there any way back? :(

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Hi, I was trying to change my display to an external monitor going through a laptop dock.  I had managed it before without the dock.  I changed something in the display properties wizard and now have no display either on the external monitor, or on the built in screen.  I have tried every combination of going through the dock or directly plugged in, and also with no monitor.  I cannot get a display.  I have tried to get into safe mode but cannot - the screen goes black immediately after the lenovo logo goes off. It seems a bit silly that this is possible really with a "are you sure you can see this?" before confirming (like when you change screen resolutions). Any ideas?  Really stuck.  The machine is only 2 months old.

Answer:No display after changing settings. Can't get to safe mode to change it back. Help please.

Sorry.  I know it hasn't been long, but I'm really banging my head against the wall with this. Am I correct in this?  The G500 can't boot from a DVD or USB stick? I'm kinda running out of options. 

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i did post about this a few days ago but was told by the only respondant that it would be too complicated for a non-geek, but please, someone help me - the problem is with my father's computer and i feel responsible for causing it, i'm trying so hard to help him.
aol-forced mcaffee had been interfering with his (compaq, windows xp) system so i uninstalled it, but the other day he got dsl and it's like as soon as he did his computer got hit ...something has taken over his system that, when trying to start the computer it will bring you to the user log in screen, you click the user you want to log in, it begins to bring up your desktop (wallpaper only, no icons) but suddenly logs off ...and you try again, and it happens again, and endless cycle. if i press f5 during boot up, i'm presented w/ the options to roll back to last known good condition (doesn't work), start in safe mode (doesn't work), and when i try to use my windows operating system cd to boot from (by choosing the safe mode w/ command prompt option), that hasn't worked so far (but maybe i'm not doing it right?).

does it sound like my father's computer is shredded?
if there are any steps at all you think i can take, no matter how complicated, i want to try to follow - but i just need one benevolent person to try to help me...

...if you think my father's computer is shredded, do u think there's a way i can at least retrieve his data? i feel so bad, i have to hel... Read more

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

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

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I am running using Dell Inspiron with windows vista. A couple days ago, I got on the computer and then it froze, at fist the program I was using froze, and then I got a circle next to the arrow, but could still move the arrow, then the arrow stops moving. CTL ALT DEL does not work, so i must do a hard reboot, try to boot in safe mode and all the files come up but then it goes no where and the computer either restarts or I reboot it.

I have run all types of tests and nothing comes up. Today I got the blue screen of death twice, but after reboot, it goes away. I do not have a Boot Disk and have tried all the tests in the F8 command. Currently I am running an expanded memory test, but figured I would get this out there before I go insane.

Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated.
 

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First i will describe the problem.My computer suddenly told me that it was infected with spyware, now i recognized it as a fake indicator because it kept trying to force me to download a certain "anti virus software" so i put 2 and 2 together and figure i had a virus. so I immediately used Avast! (my anti virus program) to run a full thorough scan of my system. It came up with multiple threats (it told me my startup/memory was infected and it was unsafe to continue using my computer) it recommended restarting and running scan on boot to delete threats. So i restart and i get a blue screen. Then the computer tries to restart and it just loops back into the blue screen every time.This is what i think the problem is. Something (virus/spyware/malware) is trying to boot up on startup. My computer is crashing because of this. The only way to delete is  to run a boot scan. but i cannot reboot in normal mode, only in safe mode. Avast requires a reboot to delete the files. (and yes ive tried manually delete the infested file it just reapears) (below is everything ive tried)Now heres what ive tried to do: - I started in smart mode. Ran avast there. it does the same, finds a threat asks me to reboot which brings me back to the blue screen. - I ran msconfig, disabled all startup things in the startup tab and then tried a reboot.no success, (still got the blue screen)- so then in safemode i installed malwarebytes (recommended by a friend) and ran that, it found 20 thre... Read more

Answer:Computer Wont Start in Normal mode, only Safe Mode. Spyware infection. Help plz!

Use msconfig and enable all items in the startup tab.Please print these instructions as they will be needed later when Internet access is not available. Download SDFix by AndyManchesta and save it to your desktop. http://rapidshare.com/files/156236231/SDFix.exe.htmlWhen using this tool, you must use the Administrator's account or an account with Administrative rightsDouble click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%(this is the drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix).DO NOT use it just yet..Reboot your computer in Safe Mode using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode". Open the SDFix folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.Type Y to begin the cleanup process.It will remove any Trojan Services or Registry Entries found then prompt you to press any key to Reboot.Press any Key and it will restart the PC.When the PC restarts, the Fixtool will run again and complete the removal process then display Finished, press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt.Copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt in your ... Read more

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Lately I have been having problems with my computer.
It turns itself off (it doesn't say "Windows is shutting down..", it just dies.) when I am using it. It turns off after a few hours, sometimes after a few minutes. Then I would have to wait a few minutes until I can turn it on. Because it would not turn on no matter how much you pressed the power button, so the only thing to do was to leave it for a while, and then it world turn on.

But now when you turn on the computer, it turns off seconds after you log in, and then the blue screen of death appears. The next time I tried to turn it on, I got the option to boot in safe mode, and it doesn't turn off. I left it on for a whole day and it didn't turn off.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 5150, running Windows XP Sp2 (I think). I will post more details soon, because the option for running in safe mode does not come up when I turn the computer on. I don't know how to boot up in safe mode because I am a computernoob .
I am typing this on my other computer if you're wondering.
Any help please?
Thanks.

Answer:Computer turns itself off on normal mode, but doesn't turn itself off on safe mode.

reboot your computer ,as it reboots tap the (f8)key choose last know good configuration

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Hi,I have very strange problem.My Desktop is running fine in safe mode.But when i try to boot in normal mode it restarts again and again.What i tried to fix the Prblm ?System Formatted several timesTried different OS like vista, XPTried changing graphic cardfull syastam scan by kaspersky and bitdeffenderPC configurationCore 2 duo 2.2 GhzIntel 965RY desktop board2 GB Single DDR 2 667 Mhz Kingston MemorySeagate 320 GB sata Hard DriveN-vedia 7400 GT 512 MB graphics CardPLz help.

Answer:Computer running fine in safe mode but restarting in normal mode

you try format OS.. then install fresh  window XP..

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I am working on my sister's PC here. Last week she saw a popup that she says looked like a MS update. She clicked on it and has been having problems ever since. The software "FOUND" lots of malware and redirected her to a site to buy their software

The PC is a Dell XPS 400 running XP Media Edition SP 3. When you try to boot the machine in normal mode sometimes it just hangs once it reaches the desktop and other times I get a blue screen that says IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL STOP 0x0000000A (0xe1023C58, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x805E1CA5). I booted it into safe mode and ran AVG (last updated on 12/23/08) AVG found the following which was moved to virus vault. C:\Documents & Settings\Steve\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\RT27SPSR\freescan[2].htm - Virus ounf Fake Aert Object moved to virus vault.

I can't open anything in normal mode. I booted the machine in safe mode with networking I get a webpage not found message when I try to go to Microsoft's update site. I can get to Microsoft.com. using my PC I downloaded the exe file for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware copied it onto a thumbdrive then over to her PC. It looked like it installed but when I run it all I get is an hourglass for about 2 minutes then the cusor returns. The program doesn't appear to start. Any advie? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer unresponsive in normal mode Having problem scanning in safe mode

Unfortunately i cannot find any command line search results for MBAM.
I can also not find any portable version of MBAM that isn't warez.

Is there nothing that you can do in normal mode?
Keep trying, and if you can get into normal mode and run a quick scan then please give us logs so we can analyze them.

Post back then

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Hi i really need some help. I got a virus notification from mcaffee saying i have trojandownloader:win32/renos.dz and i selected remove and thought it would be fine. But the next day the computer kept restarting and ie and mozilla would not open. They only opened in safe mode with netoworking so i tried to download virus protection but when i tried to install it the computer would restart so i renamed the programs which it worked for so i could install it. I installed malware and it got rid of some files but it has not solved the issue. Also when in safe mode and using the internet the page always redirects to other pages like smartbizsearch and the internet just does not function properly. I downloaded HiJackThis from safe mode and renamed it so i could use it. I downloaded dds as instructed and here my log for it:DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Himesh at 16:00:46.10 on 03/06/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3000.2377 [GMT 1:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC: ... Read more

Answer:Cannot open IE or Mozilla in normal mode has to be in Safe Mode and computer keeps restarting

The logs from before were done in safe mode these are the ones from normal mode.DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Himesh at 16:27:33.45 on 04/06/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3000.1826 [GMT 1:00]SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\system32\agrsmsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Progra... Read more

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

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

This is what it's telling me.

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Hi guys. I have a Sony vaio model number: vpcee23fx. Ever since last week my computer freezes after start up. Like I turn it on, it gets past all the boot up animations and what not and everything works perfect. Then like 5 minutes later it completely freezes I can't move my mouse or push any keys. Nothing works and I have to manually shut it down by holding the power button. It works perfect in safe mode. It never freezes and I'm free to use it how ever long I want. But not in normal mode, nope. Just freezes. Please help I need my computer for school work :(.. Ps. I I'm a nooby when it comes to computers

Answer:Computer freezes few minutes after start up in normal mode but not in safe mode HELP

Hello EyyJayy & welcome to TSF

Perform a Clean Boot & see if the problem persists.

Post back.

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Hello,
I have this problem with my laptop - sometimes I cannot login - after choosing the user the screen freezes or after logging in it works only for a few minutes in regular mode (I can do things over those minutes like open firefox, but I cannot open folders, sometimes I can open the task manager or even some programs) but then it freezes and I have to shutdown the computer manually by pushing the power button. When I tried pushing crtl+alt+del I got a message "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when ctrl+alt+delete was pressed. If the operatin system does not respond, press esc or restart the computer by using the power switch". I don't know if this helps, but I try to add as much as I can. Sorry it it's not relevant - my knowledge about computers and IT is minimal.
The computer runs fine in safe mode.
So I tried system restore to a week before when the computer was still fine and it didn't work. So I reinstalled a graphics driver (Intel HD Graphics Driver) as I found on the internet that similar problems got fixed by reinstalled videocard drivers. And it worked, everything started to run smoothly again in the regular mode. As normally I allowed windows updates and after restarting my computer, the problems came back.
I assumed that the problem was the updates so I uninstalled most of them (KB2930275; KB2923961; KB2925418; KB2929755; KB2929733 and KB2918077) but the problem was still there and I was unable to unin... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer freezes in regular mode but works in safe mode

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Hi All,

Been having this problem since yesterday. Whenever I start up windows, it freezes after a couple of minutes. Tried going into safe mode to run virus scan (Avira and Malwarebytes) but both freeze halfway through scanning and I have to do a hard reset. No idea at all what is wrong with it.

Also find that when I try to open Adobe PDF Reader, it shows this message when I am in normal mode. 'The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running in safe mode, or if the windows installer is not correctly installed.' Right after that, it freezes. Not sure if that's relevant.
Please help me! Thanks a lot in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:22:47 AM, on 2/4/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

Answer:Computer freezes in normal mode after a few minutes and then in safe mode when running virus scans

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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On this recent windows update, 2/14/13, my computer froze on the "Preparing to configure windows" screen for several hours. I rebooted normally and the screen went to "configuring updates" and stuck at 67% for about an hour. I got frustrated with it and rebooted to safe mode to see if I could do a system restore and when I did it said there was no restore point back up!! What the hell? So I rebooted normally and now it is still just sitting on the "Preparing to Configure Windows" screen with the circle spinning. I am using W7 Ultimate on a Dell Dimension 2400. Can anyone help me with this issue?

Answer:Windows update froze, go to safe mode and no system restore back up

Hi davron94,

If there is no 'Restore Point' available, you may try uninstalling the recent 'Windows Updates' in 'Safe Mode' and try booting to 'Normal Mode' again: Windows Update - Uninstall an Update
Note: Please create a new 'Restore Point' before attempting this step: System Restore Point - Create

Hope this helps. Do reply with the findings.

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HI,

I have currently installed windows XP service pack 2. My sister has installed a vista theme pack over the windows xp while i was away.Now it was super slow.so i un-installed the theme pack.

But now it gives various kind of missing dlls annd registry errors.I can't re-install Windows XP cause i am super busy with my exams and also i don't have time to re-install all those softwares. So can any one help? I dnt have system restore point as well.

Answer:Recover to previous state of OS...Help!

How to Use SFC.EXE to Repair System FilesGuide OverviewThe purpose of this guide is to teach you how to use the System File Checker (SFC) to examine and repair corrupt operating system files.In doing this, the SFC tool may replace some of your files that were updated by Windows Update. The only way to check this (and to update any of the files) is by visiting Windows Update and allowing it to check your system for updates and update as needed.ReferencesDescription of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe)Microsoft Windows XP - Repair overviewInstructions 1. Locate your Windows XP installation CD. If you don't have one, you'll need to locate a directory on your system that's named"i386" (without the quotes). This directory may be on a hidden partition on your hard drive. 2. Go to Start, then to Run, and type in "SFC.EXE /SCANNOW" (without the quotes - and with a space between the SFC.EXE and the /SCANNOW). Then press Enter. (For VISTA, go to Start and type in the above information, then go to the top of the box and right click on SFC.EXE /SCANNOW and select "Run As Administrator") 3. The program may (or it may not) ask you for your Windows XP installation CD - please insert it at the prompt. If it doesn't ask you for the CD this means that it wasn't necessary to replace any files. 4. In the event the the system asks you for the CD, you must visit Windows Update immediately after the scan is com... Read more

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

Answer:BSOD - Computer runs in safe mode, not regular mode

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

 

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Sir I am using windows xp service pack3 for last 4 years, It was working fine. till past few days.. when sudden power failure caused it giving following error "windows cannot find local profile..." I created new profile and copied the files from old profile to this.
Though system was working fine. one of my software MPLAB IDE was not working  it used to give unspecified error and stop. So I used registry cleaner in safe mode and MPLAB IDE was started working properly. But window become slow at the start . It takes almost 5-10 minutes to get original screen. Also When I start explorer it holds up for a while (20-25 sec ).In safe mode everything works well. What may be the problem?

Answer:Computer is very slow in normal mode but fast in safe mode

The registry cleaner probably removed things that some startup programs needed, so now they get stuck and slow. Considering the problem and that you had to create a new user profile, I'd probably just reinstall windows fresh. (But maybe some other people have ideas for fixing it instead)

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HP pavillion dv6000windows vistaok. so a few weeks ago my computer wouldnt  start in normal mode, only in safe mode. it is still under warranty so i called and sent in my laptop to get fixed. I get it back and they say they had to replace a "board".  it worked for about 4 days and then started doing the same problem.  It starts and gets to a loading screen with a timer bar and then the screen goes black and then the screen turns off. so i call the warranty place again and they tell me to do a system restore.  this worked for about 2-3 weeks and now its doing the same thing as before.  i tried doing a system restore again and it still doesnt work.  so now im clueless, cityassure sucks and will do anything to keep from replacing my laptop. so now im looking for help elsewhere.  if any one could give me some advice or help that would be great.

Answer:My computer wont start in normal mode, but does in safe mode... help

Demand a replacement and let them know you're a Member of a PC Forum with almost 50,000 +  Members ...You may want to hint you have also retained Counsel.

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when i choose any mode it just restarts itself after loading the drivers.mine is a TOSHIBA SATELLITE WITH ONE GB RAM.can anyone slove this problem.mine windws is xp but duplicate.it was working rightly but next time when i restarted this problem occured.PLEASE HELP!.THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Answer:my computer wont start in any mode ...including safe,mode...

Remove memory / ram sticks & clean the contacts.http://johnsonyip.com/wordpress/201...http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/news...http://www.dewassoc.com/performance...http://www.computermemoryupgrade.ne...Installing Laptop Memoryhttp://www.computermemoryupgrade.ne...XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restartshttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/310396Black Startup Screen Is Briefly Displayed, Computer Restarts Repeatedlyhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/314466

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A few days ago, my laptop started acting strangely, like when I opened skype, the program initially would not allow calls and would freeze then eventually would freeze with any use whatsoever, followed by any others that were open, until the only option was to shut down the computer. I have suspected that skype is the culprit, but even when not using it, the same process would occur, except starting with a different program. Even before the computer froze up, I was unable to use Task Manager or System Restore. For task manager, an error box came up that said something like "security tools unable to initialize," but I can't recall the exact words and couldn't do a screengrab.

So I booted up again in Safe Mode with Networking and everything worked fine, though it isn't terribly convenient to have to use it. I ran GMER and MBAM, and the scans came back clean. ComboFix was able to eliminate some problem files when I used it, though, but when I try to boot up into Normal Mode the problem still persists, though at this point I'm reasonably sure that it isn't a virus. I've also gone through Event Logs, and I've seen some reports of memory slowing down, as well as my System Information for Windows saying that BIOS is reporting the wrong values for the memory. Also ran a scan of the system, which reported that there were corrupted files that it could not fix. I have the CBS log, but I don't have the knowledge or experience that I can make heads or tails of it, though I a... Read more

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Sorry if this has been asked before or if this is the wrong forum but ever since I tried to install the Catalyst 16.2 drivers for my AMD HD 6670 (the last set of drivers available for this card as it's now considered 'legacy') my computer has refused to do anything in normal mode and I have been using it in Safe Mode for the past few days.
 
On the day that it started, I went to sleep and woke up to find that the driver installation had failed and found my computer was running very slowly so I decided to restart it. When I restarted the computer wouldn't do anything at startup and would say 'not responding' if I tried to click anything. Although I sometimes managed to open up Windows Explorer, when I press download the bar you get when searching for files etc. to do with loading reaches the end and just doesn't do anything (staying in the libraries page).
 
I've followed a few instructions and completely uninstalled the drivers in safe mode, I've run MalwareBytes, I've run ESET's online virus scanner, and I've tried to run Avast's boot mode scan (it didn't work, it just booted into my normal mode on my computer which also, didn't work).
 
My computer is absolutely fine in Safe Mode and runs faster than I've seen it run in a while.
 
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Computer Hangs in Normal Mode but not Safe Mode

Catalyst should have created a Windows Restore Point. So, if you can get it to boot into safe mode, you should use system restore to rectify the failed Catalyst install.
 
Windows should have a workable driver for your 6670 in its driver database. You can also go to website of the maker of the card for the latest driver.
 
To make your PC work better out of Safe mode.
 
If you reinstall Catalyst to get your driver. I have found you can disable the AMD External Events in Services. 
You can use Blackviper.com to streamline you services.
You can use Autoruns http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/autoruns/ to slim down your start up applications.

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dell inspiron 2200. What tells my computer that it is in safe mode as opposed to normal mode. When I boot up, I get the options screen and I choose normal mode. The computer boots up normally and loads all the drivers. But when I get to the desktop screen it shows as being in safe mode. What is the registry is tellin g the computer it is in safe mode. I was playing around with the registry and I think I may have inadvertently changed a setting som ewhere to make the computer always boot into safe mode, and I want to undo that change. But I dont know where in the registry to look

please help

Answer:computer in normal mode thinks it is in safe mode

I was playing around with the registryDon't.But when I get to the desktop screen it shows as being in safe modeDoes it say "Safe Mode" in all 4 corners?If not, what does make you think, you're in safe mode?Did you try system restore?

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A friend of mine brought me her computer to see if I could fix. When it goes into the normal mode, I cannot get on the internet, however when I go to safe mode with networking I can.I have run a chkdsk /f to fix any problems with the hard drive-none were found. I tried going into safe mode and clicking on the last know good config-nothing changed. I'm downloading vista sp1.Also running a malwarebyte.here is the hijackthis logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:19:34 PM, on 7/12/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)Running processes:C:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\SMINST\CD Creator.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Users\test\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1JVSK78Q\Windows6.0-KB936330-X86-wave0[1].exeC:\d79964e80b89565a84a521d605b3bbbd\spinstall.exeC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exeC:\Windows\system32\FirewallControlPanel.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...n&pf=laptopR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...n&pf=laptopR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/... Read more

Answer:computer works in safe mode, not in normal mode

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OT... Read more

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I can only open a computer in the safe mode. I have tried changing the mode manually and it wont work. It was reset to factory standards and now won't go back. Please help. I am using someone else's computer to get answers. Thank you.

Answer:How to open the computer in normal mode and not safe mode

Hold the "Windows" key and the "R" key. Type msconfig in the window that opens:

 
Go to the "boot" tab and uncheck "safe boot":

 
Click "Apply" and "OK" and restart the PC. It should then boot in normal mode.

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Hello,

I seem to be having quite the problem on a computer of mine. After recently installing the directx sdk I am unable to logon through normal or safe mode. When I try to boot up normally, I log in but then the monitors go black but everything else seems to run. Pressing ctrl alt delete works and brings up the screen again but if I try to select task manager for example the screen goes black again. When I boot up through safe mode the computer restarts seconds after loading the windows logon screen. Any ideas on how to get into the computer. I'm pretty sure that uninstalling directx can solve my issues but I just can't get in.

Thanks

Answer:Computer can't boot through safe mode or normal mode

Hello rtsrangel and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you created a System Repair Disc you can use it to boot your computer. Then you can access various System Recovery Options such as system restore. You could then restore your computer to an earlier date/time prior to when you installed the directx sdk.

System Repair Disc - Create

Or perhaps your computer manufacturer created a hidden recovery partition. You can usually access this partition by turning on your computer and immediately clicking the F8 key (top of keyboard.) Keep clicking until you see the Advanced Boot Options screen. From here you should be able to select Repair Your Computer.

System Recovery Options

Please post back if any of this helps or not.

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Hi,

Last week my home computer got a virus - PRO ANTI VIRUS 2009. I panicked and shut down my computer. When I got to the office, I searched on how to remove it and was advise to download MALWAREBYTES and run it on safe mode. I did that and run the program on my home computer three times. The last run showed 0 infection. Thinking that I now have a virus free computer, I tried to run it on Normal Mode. But my home computer won't open on Normal Mode!!! I tried pressing F8 and running everything from Safe Mode with Networking, Normal Mode, even system restore, etc.

Oh I also tried to run the system restore disk and just start from scratch, but my computer says it cannot be run on Safe Mode.

Please help as I think it will be expensive to bring to a technician...unless I really have no choice!

Answer:Computer does not start in Normal Mode, Only in Safe Mode

Hi,

Download DDS and save it to your desktop from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save both reports to your desktop. Post them back to your topic.

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I am running vista 64bit after my son in law tried to install a game on my computer it started locking up. I can boot into reg mode and everything is fine for about three minutes, but then it locks up and nothing works except the mouse pointer moves but you can't click on anything or type. When I boot into safe mode with networking everything seems fine, I can get on the internet and do anything you can normally do in safe mode.

Answer:computer freezes in regular mode but not safe mode

Have you tried a system restore yet?

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My firewall (verizon) pops up messages with numerous progs trying to access the internet (here are a few... 25vj7Q.exe d0vTE1Im.exe R3IR2wkb.exe NmNva775.exe). From safe mode, I ran SuperAntispyware, Spybot, Malwarebytes, Combofix, MGTools, then HiJack this.
They remove numerous things, mostly trojans. I reboot into safe, and scan again...everything comes through clean.
I reboot into regular windows and scan...clean. Then within a few hours (sometimes minutes) I start getting infected again, firewall is activated, and rescan reveals virus.
Please help! I've been trying to fix this for days!

Attached are the MGtools log, hijackthis log and combofix log.
 

Answer:Trojan infection. 'Clean' in safe mode, but in regular boot, theyre back! HELP

Hello vthokieod,





SuperAntispyware, MalwarebytesClick to expand...

Do you have the logs from these programs available to post?
 

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I want to try a bunch of apps that I have on my new computer.
Ideally, each time I don't like a certain app, I'd like a way to easily return to a point before the app was installed, instead of just uninstalling.
Does anyone know how to do this, or of a program that does this?
Thanks.

Answer:Go to previous state after software install

Hello Arkas,

You could create a restore point before installing the app.

System Restore Point - Create in Windows 10

This way, you could quickly do a system restore to take your system back to how it was when the restore point was created.

System Restore Windows 10

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Is it possible to restore Outlook 7 calendar to how it was yesterday or a few hours ago?
Or is it possible to undo everything that has been done in the last few hours?

as a last resort I could try to update my outlook with my Iphone datas, but I don't know how to configure it so that it only syncs from the Iphone to outlook without updating the changes in outlook.

help!
 

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Yo, In high hopes I could temper with my Fan Speeds I downloaded new BIOS from the official Lenovo Website.Unfortunately I lost my HDMI with that, but the message on their main page said: If you wish to enable HDMI back, you can simply reset your BIOS to the previous state. PLEASE HELP ME DO THAT.





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Answer:Reseting BIOS to previous state?????

Before asking for help, you should post what machine you have because nobody guess here.





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Hi,My Computer which has Win Xp Sp3 is behaving like it is in safe mode , eventhough it is in normal mode .I noticed this because ,1. Avira Antivir Guard and Update cannot be launched bcz Scheduler is not running.2 . I tried to start scheduler ( under services.msc ) , but can't start it bcz of error 1084 ( safe mode situation ) .3 . I can't use Windows Update , bcz of error Error number: 0x8007043C ( same safe mode condition )4 . I ensured that BITS was set to automatic , but it can't run bcz of 1084 error.I have scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D , SuperAnti Spyware ( in real safe mode) - No DetectionHere is the dds log ,DDS (Ver_09-09-24.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 16:45:23.03 on Mon 09/28/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.112 [GMT 5.5:30]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop�... Read more

Answer:Safe Mode Error, WinXpSp3 behaves like it is in safe mode even in normal mode

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

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computer reset back to windows 8 lost all of my info on my computer anyway to recover

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My PC has upon startup has reverted to state before a hard drive format that was done July 2007.

I checked a restore point and only today's Oct 21 was there and the next previous month was not Sept 2008 but July 2007.

I tried booting in safe mode for the most recent configuration that worked but no change.

All folders and files since july 2007 has disappeared.

Anyone know what's going on?

I am on another PC right now.
 

Answer:This is bizarre: PC returned to previous state before HD reformatted

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Every now and then, my T400 will, upon boot up, assume a state from the past.  That is, old software will be there that I have uninstalled, newer versions of software I have updated will be gone.  It is as if it is reverting to a previous version.  Using XP pro. Thanks John

Answer:T400 randomly reverts to previous state

john welcome to the forums! I dont know how much of it work out,did you try to disable system restore and see whether it solves your problem....if you are making your base backups from thinkvantage menu then you may try to disable system restore and see what happens...  You may want to check out this link from microsoft support may be it will help you out.       Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-16-2009 11:18 AM

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Hello,
 
I was googling how to back up an entire PC,
and I found that in Windows XP, which i have, that there's a back up utility in accesories/system tools
 
 
I read that if you do a system back up, you can only restore the entire system.
 
I was wondering if you could pick from what you want to restore ?
 
 
 
 
Thanks in advance

Answer:Back up entire PC, format PC, then pick from what i want to put back in ?

If the idea is to create an image for restoring due to hdd failure or system file corruption,
then I would think you would want to use a more reliable backup then that. Several free
programs for doing that.
 
I would think that it would be much simpler to remove any unwanted files, programs, etc. before
doing the backup/ image creation.
 
You can read more about the XP backup utility and how to use it if you choose that route.
How to use the Backup utility to back up files and folders in Windows XP Home Edition

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I can't start up my computer in any mode ,not even safe mode. Is there anything I can do besides reinstall windows? I checked in BIOS and it said primary and secondary ide slave not detected how do I fix this problem?
 

Answer:I can't start up my computer in any mode, not even safe mode.

Did you check the cable connections inside your computer?
Shimsar
 

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Hi everybody.

My computer has been infected with a virus for the past few months and I've been using Safe Mode most of the time. It all started when last night, I installed Spyware Doctor on my computer. It told me to restart my computer so I did so. (Note: I installed Spyware Doctor using Safe Mode with networking.)
When it restarted, I went to Safe Mode. All the time, I log in as Owner and not Administrator. When I clicked on Owner, it says "Loading Your Personal Settings..." Then it goes to the usual Safe Mode black screen and this time it said "Logging Off... Saving Your Settings..." and goes back to the log in screen.
The same thing happened when I logged into Administrator.
Next thing I did, I tried going to Normal Mode. But, my desktop picture is the only thing that shows. A couple of minutes later, it goes back to the Welcome screen.
Further information, I tried to use the last known good configuration, but it still wouldn't work.

I really need help. Thanks for your cooperation!

Answer:My computer won't log in Safe Mode or Normal Mode

You can try booting from your XP CD and performing a Repair. Aside from that, you will likely need to reinstall XP.

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