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.EXE Files Do Not Open - even in safe mode!

Question: .EXE Files Do Not Open - even in safe mode!

this has been occurring ever since my computer was diagnosed with a trojan. i removed it, and ever since then no .EXE files will open. I will click on any .EXE file, the revolving circle signifying loading will show for a second, and then it won't load at all - the program is not present in the task manager.

the weird thing is, there is no difference in safe mode. no .EXE file will run in any variation of safe mode. this prevents me from running ANYTHING apart from the command prompt, viewing folders, and notepad. i cannot load the internet, a virus scanner, NOTHING. it is difficult to fix something when one is literally unable to access anything.

i have attempted the 'repair my computer' option when i press f8, but it says it can't be repaired automatically. i downloaded a registry fix from a different computer, but it reads the message "Could not import exefix.reg: Not all data was successfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes".

I cannot load a registry fix, virus scanner, or the internet. i STILL cannot open .EXE files in any variation of safe mode. i do not have the windows 7 disc so i cannot reformat. additionally, the trojan appears to have erased all my system restore points, so i cannot restore to any previous time.

i have literally run out of ideas. i can't even install any fixes! any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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Preferred Solution: .EXE Files Do Not Open - even in safe mode!

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Answer: .EXE Files Do Not Open - even in safe mode!

A long time ago, I had something similar happen to me. I found my computer infected with some variant of the WinA Lizard (or something like that) virus that infected every .exe file I ran while it was on my system. It hosed every executable on the HD b/c it actually infected my command.com (in windows 95 - shows you *how* long ago). I got lucky b/c I loved making all of my .ZIP files self extracting executable files, and hosed every single one of the. I was able to still manually open the files using WinZIP, but I learned then not to make self-extracting executable files anymore.

At any rate, though, I found so many residual problems with that system I eventually formatted and reinstalled my OS. In this case, unless you can figure out how to restore your system to work correctly, this may end up being your only option.

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Whenever I boot my computer normally, it works fine until I try to run a program, or open a folder, or do anything, and then my computer freezes. It works fine in safe mode. I have run virus scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, and found nothing. A couple days ago, avast started telling me that it was automatically running some program (C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Utils\FjOddUnl.exe) in sandbox for some reason, but it never came up with any concrete problem, so I'm not really sure how much that matters. This laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook T-series) is a couple of years old, but I just had it repaired (under warranty) a couple weeks ago, and they replaced the HDD and the motherboard, and I really wasn't expecting to have problems like this again so soon.

Answer:can only open files in safe mode

Take it back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My desktop after a while will not open any programs or files. I would say after 30 min to an hour. I have to reset the computer manually and the whole issue happens again. This doesn't appear to happen in safe mode though. I've used multiple virus programs to remove them but the issue still remains. I run windows 7 32 bit. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

Answer:computer unable to open files after a while, ok in safe mode

Hello prerunner97,

You could try a Clean Startup and see if you can determine a startup program you have that is causing the issue.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

You stated "I've used multiple virus programs to remove them but the issue still remains."
Does that mean you found malware, and removed what was found?
If so, maybe there are still some malware problems?
I'm no Malware expert, but there is a SF System Security forum where you could add a thread explaining your issue, and experts there might be able to help you.

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Hey guys,

Was tasked to fix another laptop. Oddly enough this issue is similar to the one I fixed a few weeks ago, found here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic475072.html

This is for a Windows XP Media Center edition laptop. I attempted to run Last Known Good Configuration, however that didn't resolve anything. Reading the preparation guide, I attempted to download and run DDS.com, however it would not run on the laptop. When attempting to run that, as well as any of the internet programs on the laptop, I see the hour glass real quickly and then that's it. I didn't notice anything in the error logs regarding the applications attempting to run.

I attempted to run both Safe Mode and Safe Mode w/ command prompt. Safe mode will load, however it only gets me to the black splash screen saying it's in safe mode and the mouse cursor. ctrl+alt+delete won't work for me to load explorer.

Please let me know where to start so that we can resolve this issue. I have a feeling where to start but I know as well as any it's very annoying when people want to jump 5 steps ahead.

Thanks!

Answer:Can't open any browsers, install files, no safe mode

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on my friends laptop he can not open any programs only folders. i tried in safe mode and same thing only folders. i tried to use the register merge fix i saw on another tread on the site. i cant run hijack this or any other program to post. can any one help or will i have to reinstall windows? it started after he came back from work. windows updated on Wednesday could it have a result of this?

thanks nick
 

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Can't open "my computer" or "control panel" or any other programs in normal or safe mode. In normal or safe mode, when I click on icons or shortcuts, instead of opening or starting the target, a shortcut is created on the decktop???

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Here's the HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:40:29 AM, on 10/31/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
C:\malware\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSRunScript] "C:\Program Files\Support.com\Charter\bin\SSRunScript.exe" /script "C:\Program Files\Support.com\Charter\vbs\verifyconnection.vbs" /args //b startupdelay
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHUPD04] "C:\Program Files\HP Photosmart 11\hphinstall\UniPatch\hphupd04.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPHmon04] C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

Answer:Hjt Log; Virus; Can Only Open Files In Safe/command Line Mode

I have read the list of things that should be done to a hijacked computer before you post a HJT log but the only item on that list that the computer is able to do is to run HTJ from the command prompt (only in "safe mode with command prompt", not even from normal "safe mode"). So if there is anything else that should be done from "safe mode with command prompt" before posting another HJT log I will do it.

Any help is appreciated,
A

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Here is the Hijack this log: I could use any and all help from here! Thank You in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:01:28 PM, on 7/7/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\James Marchisio\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.noaa.gov/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

Answer:All executable files will not open, when opening AVG to scan computer freezes...malware bytes and AVG in safe mode will not fix...

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Please help!  Over the past week or two my computer has been running slower and slower.  Then lost the ability to download anything unless in safe mode.  Now when opening computer in normal mode get nothing but black screen.  Think I got something when my antivirus software lapsed and I wasn't protected for a bit?
 
Running Windows 7 64
 
Tried running Malewarebytes, Avast, SuperAntiSpyware, Microsoft Defender, sf scan, CCleaner and nothing has helped.  Everything comes back fine. 
 
I'm not very computer savy but from what I have been reading you all can help!  Much appreciated and many thanks for any assistance. 
 
 

Answer:I'm lost. Only open in safe mode. Normal mode give black screen.

Hello ,what is the sf scanBoot to safe mode with Networking and try running these......MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double clic... Read more

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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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I own a Windows 7 PC. I am having trouble turning on my computer. Each time I try to access my user account or that of others I either end up with a black screen with only the mouse pointer visible or it opens to the user desktop but I really can not do much else; the only programs I can open are things like My Computer and the Control Panel, but when I try to access anything within these, the pointer has the little blue circle that says it's working, but nothing happens even after 20 mins or so; and I have to end up restarting via the button on the front of the computer. It does not recognize my home network so I can not get any Internet. I tried retiring the computer back about three days but each time it fails and says something about my anti-virus software interfering, I turned off that software and it still gives me the same message.
I can open the computer in Safe Mode with networking, and I can access my home network as it should and access the Internet. I can also access the basic programs as I should and have tried system recover but it gives me the same message as in normal mode.
I have an external hard drive that I tried booting from but I don't even know if it worked, because I have the same problems. The external hard drive has a back-up/restore function but it says I can not do that from safe mode, and when I clicked restore options after I opened the file on the hard drive while in normal mode it just froze again.
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Answer:Trouble loading in normal mode have to open in safe mode

Hi, it sounds as if something suspect is running on your computer or as if too many applications are trying to open when you boot the machine. Do you remember installing or using anything new prior to the issue occurring?

The easiest way to fix this would be to strip down the startup programs and see if that helps the issue. There is however some risk associated with doing this, you have to be confident that you can turn off a start up program without it diminishing your computer's functionality. If you're interested in trying this then there's instructions on how to disable start up programs here. And if you're unsure of whether or not to disable a program googling it's "startup name" will give you an idea of what it does, essentially what you're trying to do is stop un-necessary programs from running when the computer starts. So things like updaters, monitering programs, a lot of things that show up in the system tray can be disabled. If you're still unsure then post a list of the start up items and we can give you an idea of what's going on. You may have to do this from safe mode (ensure you're logged in as an administrator) however once you restart you should notice an immediate difference. If you don't then the problem could be with OS damage or something a little more difficult to fix, if that's the case i'd advise that you possibly post in the virus/spyware/trojan help forum and the people there can give a little more in depth analysis of what's going on.... 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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I'm not exactly sure with what I downloaded, but all that i think i have downloaded in the past week are PDF docs and videos from hdvideo (when the problem started to happen). From there, I could only surf on Safe Mode with networking, whereas when I start windows vista normally, things do not open when I attempt to do so. Moreover, it takes forever when i press Ctrl Alt Dlt, but there it says the system "failed to start security options" and from there it's an eerie black screen with the start logo on the bottom left that cannot be clicked. The only method I could get the computer to restart was to manually switch it off and on.
I recently used Malwarebytes but it did not detect anything.

Additional details about my laptop:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz)
Windows vista home premium
Memory 2GB
Hard Disk drive 250gb

Any help or advice is greatly appreciated, I really need printing back <3

Answer:Windows Vista can't open anything... I only can open stuff in Safe Mode

Did you try System restore to go back to a date prior to this happening?

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Hey guys:

I picked up a bunch of viruses. I noticed when my computer started slowin g down. They seem to have disabled my realtime McAfee antivirus and firewall. I was able to run it manually and it found and quarantined 3 trojans. I

I then ran the TrendMicro housecalls online scan and it found and deleted another 11 or 12 trojans and worms. I deleted them.(I did not run this with my System Restore turned off.)

My computer still won't boot-normally. I gets to the screen where it shows Windows XP and the dotted line blinking from left to right. The screen goes black and then just stays black. I have to then do a hard reset and when it asks if I want to start in Safe Mode, Safe Mode w/Networking etc... the only choice that lets me in is The Last Known Good Configuration. All the others get the quick blue screen of death and then it restarts.

I tried a system restore and went back about a week. That failed too.

Windows Task Manager Show I am using 67% to 100% cpu usage depening on whatever small tasks I have opened on the desktop(like Mozzilla Firefox.)

I a running Windows XP. It's an Asus P4C800E mobo, 3.4 Extreme cpu, 2 gig of memory, and about a terabyte of hd space. Let me know if you need any more info.

Thanks for your help,

John

Edit:

I just turned off my Sys Restore and I am re-running the online scan.

Answer:Can't open in Safe Mode, can't open Hijackthis!!!

Hi, if you still need assistance, please follow all the instructions outlined here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Then post all the required logs.

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Hi everyone! I have quite a bit of a problemo with my computer. I have an HP probook 4510s. It has a vista sticker, but boots up as xp, so I guess it's xp. I have been in the habit of just closing the monitor when I am not using it, but 2 days ago I copied all my files to an external hard-drive and shut down. Now when I restart, the windows loading page loads forever and no keys work so I have to force quit. When I restart again I can only boot into safe mode or safe mode with network. When the desktop comes up I am shown a runtime error alert about an asghost.exe file. When I shut down says something again about asghost.exe and I have to click end so the computer will shut down.my friend gave me a win xp pro sp2 disk, so I tried to boot from that, but halfway through set up a blue screen appears and tells me my computer has a virus which needs to be fixed before the disk boot can be completed.I ran an AVG scan but it did not find any viruses. Now my computer has started to get slow ...I don't know what to do next!!! I am a total beginner and know nothing about drivers or recovery or anything. Also, the worst part is my computer has a Japanese OS, which means everything is in Japanese!! I can read a bit so I can navigate all right, but I can't understand any complicated messages. I have nothing on my computer now, so I don't care if I have to wipe everything and start fresh. Can anyone help!!!!!!!!???!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:will only open in safe mode!!!

QuoteAlso, the worst part is my computer has a Japanese OS, which means everything is in Japanese!! I can read a bit so I can navigate all right, but I can't understand any complicated messages.Wow! How did that happen?I would suggest just wiping it out and starting over. You say that your computer has a vista sticker on it so, do you have a vista disk?

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I have Windows XP Pro on my Fujitsu Siemens Laptop. Laptop will only boot up in safe mode. I have reformatted the hard disc and reinstalled windows plus the laptop drivers but still have the same problem. I have also defragmented and run chkdsk. I have not yet reloaded any other programmes or anti virus software. I would be most grateful for any help or ideas. With many thanks.

Answer:Lap Top will only open in Safe Mode

it sounds as though maybe the BIOS settings are incorrect, go into the BIOS and select the option to load default settings.Is this a new laptop?

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HP 500-070   i have been having trouble logging on my computer,  I   have forgotten the pass  word  and have tried to do the phone call, I am unable to get it to open in  safe mode to make changes

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Can anyone help with this one please?

System XP Pro, IE 6

PC was working fine last night. Tonight tried to connect to the net and just keep getting the MS Window "IE could not open and will close down" message.

Ive run virus checker and done a system restore but still cannot open ie in normal mode.

Outlook will open and connects to the net in normal mode

I tried a re install of IE 6 but with the same result ie will not open. I can only open ie when in safe mode. I cannot open any browser application or window.

Thanks!

Answer:IE will only open in Safe Mode.

Have you tried running antivirus program or anti spyware in normal mode?

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I think I have something bad going on, but I don't know what to do.
I can only restart my computer in Safe Mode. I cannot run antivirus programs. They start and just disappear after a few seconds. I cannot update windows or even access the windows update site.
I also cannot access antivirus sites.

Here are my logs:
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by HP_Owner at 19:29:19.54 on Sun 05/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.503.216 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\VRT1.tmp
C:\WINDOWS\System32\reader_s.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Can only open in Safe Mode

Hi djm1971,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum and sorry for the delay. I am farbar. I'm afraid I've got bad news.Your system is infected with one of the nastiest file infectors:Virut is a polymorphic file infector with some additional features. It spreads all around the drive and infects even files infected by another virus previously. The only symptoms are a strange HDD activity while infecting, and also unwanted TCP traffic. Virut tries to connect you into an IRC network under the user name "Virtu" and zombify you. Unfortunately, the cleaning of this virus is very difficult or almost impossible.http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virus...s.aspx?id=55141The virus remains resident in memory and infects executable files with ".EXE" and ".SCR" file extensions.It's damage to the system is almost beyond repair as it disables Windows File Protection:The virus disables Windows File Protection by injecting code into the "winlogon.exe" process that patches system code in memory.http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virus...s.aspx?id=55141Therefore all those running processes are most probably now the virus agent. There is a claim by Grisoft that the following tool can remove the infection:http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Win...t-Remover.shtmlThis claim is hard to believe. Not only almost all the running processes are infected but also their copy in i386 folder and in the dll cache are patched.Therefore the only fast and safe answer to the vir... Read more

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Im dual booting vista and xp, using easyBCD. Vista is the c drive, and xp is the e drive. When i get to the boot menu, i am able to press f8 to bring up the vista boot options while i have.
When i highlight xp, i get no such option, i get nothing at all in fact. All i can do is hit enter, and boot up xp. I tried holding f8 at this point, and it did nothing. Id really like to get xp into safe mode to uninstall and update some drivers, so any suggestions you have would be great.

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I can start my computer normally, but whenever I try to start it in safe mode it gives a list of files and stops on the last one and it just sits there.

What can I do to fix it. It worked previously, but just stopped all of a sudden.

Answer:I can't open In Safe mode

Open Start Menu > Run and type SFC /SCANNOW. Throw in your XP CD in the CD ROM drive and let it finish.

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Hi, my computer has been getting chkdisc nags and windows firewall nags " No firewall is in place" when my norton says it is working fine. I tried smitfraudfix and ran it in reg mode, but the computer won't open in safe mode anymore. on the advise of a IT manager I d/l combofix and read all the instructions and follwed them exactly. I am including the log. Thanks for your help Spiv.ComboFix 10-07-26.04 - HP_Administrator 07/27/2010 18:09:29.1.2 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.330 [GMT -4:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\windows\system32\404Fix.exec:\windows\system32\Agent.OMZ.Fix.exec:\windows\system32\dumphive.exec:\windows\system32\IEDFix.C.exec:\windows\system32\IEDFix.exec:\windows\system32\o4Patch.exec:\windows\system32\Process.exec:\windows\system32\SrchSTS.exec:\windows\system32\tmp.regc:\windows\system32\VACFix.exec:\windows\system32\VCCLSID.exec:\windows\system32\WS2Fix.exeD:\Autorun.infK:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Drivers/Se... Read more

Answer:win xp cannot open in safe mode

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I had an issue today where one of my kids shoved a flash card into the computers card reader and it went up into the drive.  I had to remove the entire drive to remove it.  After replacing everything I was unable to boot up the computer correctly.  I can do an f8 but it won't open into any form of safe mode.  Also, with f11 I can get to reformating options but nothing will open and I lose control of the mouse and the keyboard.  I have no choice but to hard reboot.  If I do nothing I just get a continous loop through the start up process and back to safe mode options.Did I fry something?  The computer is a Gateway 7200 series P4 running windows xp.

Answer:Cannot open safe mode

Was the flash card shoven in when the computer was turned on? When removing the drive, you may have accidently disconnected certain cables. I suggest that you recheck the wiring.If all wiring is properly inserted, you should remove the card reader bay and see if booting without it does work. I actually suggest that you do so immediatly if you suspect that it is damaged.

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whenever i click F8 and then click on safe mode in dos, the computer after a few seconds all of a sudden restarts improperly automatically. i think it maybe a virus. here is my hijack log . help me out please .Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:47:54, on 30/01/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\WINNT\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blankO2 - BHO: AskBar BHO - {201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dllO3 - Toolbar: Foxit Toolbar - {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dllO3 - Toolbar: MSN Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\01.01.2607.0\en-us\msntb.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logo... Read more

Answer:i can not log in or open my xp in safe mode .

Download Disable/Remove Windows Messenger to the desktop to remove Windows Messenger.Do not confuse Windows Messenger with MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger because they are not the same. Windows Messenger is a frequent cause of popups.Unzip the file on the desktop. Open the MessengerDisable.exe and choose the bottom box - Uninstall Windows Messenger and click Apply.Exit out of MessengerDisable then delete the two files that were put on the desktop.----------Download DDS from |HERE| or |HERE| or |HERE| and save it to your desktop.Vista users right click on dds and select Run as administrator (you will receive a UAC prompt, please allow it)* XP users Double click on dds to run it.* If your antivirus or firewall try to block DDS then please allow it to run.* When finished DDS will open two (2) logs.1) DDS.txt2) Attach.txt* Save both logs to your desktop.* Please copy and paste the entire contents of both logs in your next reply.Note: DDS will instruct you to post the Attach.txt log as an attachment.Please just post it as you would any other log by copy and pasting it into the reply.

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Hello,

I am running XP Home on an Hp desktop. I seem to have a nasty virus that just won't go away. I am using McAfee, Malware Bytes, AVG and Avira. Earlier I couldn't get to the web and I was getting the DCOM error. I used Hijackthis earlier and now I am back on the web and seemed to have fixed the DCOM Launch error, but I cannot open Windows in safemode. I would love to hear some tips. The Hijackthis log file is as follows:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:05:34 AM, on 1/25/2010
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
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Question: Open In Safe Mode

When I F8 and select safe mode, all I get is a blank screen. I am following the instructions to remove SpyLock malware. Any ideas?ThanksModerator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Open In Safe Mode

Have you tried doing a Clean boot in Windows XP? For more info on performing a Clean boot see here.

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can't open 'safe mode'by pressing f8 repeatedly along with windows startup.i can see pc was loading,trying to open windows xp for awhile(about ten sec.) on my monitor. then ,black Screen & nothing can go on.wishing your helps.

Answer:other way to open safe mode without using F8

original post
I guess you are new to these forums, so you are very much Welcome!
However, please stick to this one Thread only, until you are satisfied there is nothing else we can do to help on your chosen subject.
F8 is correct for XP Safe Mode so I would keep trying for a little longer, it might take quite a few attempts. Meanwhile, other members here might come up with additional suggestions.
To prevent confusion, please mark your other thread with a Green tick - you can do so by opening it and then clicking on one of the grey ticks down the right-hand side. That way, others will know that you are watching this particular thread.

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Had P4 1.9 Socket 478, Albatron MB w/ old ATI All in Wonder, Old SB Audigy.

MB & mem went out so upgraded to:
ABIT AN8 SLI, Socket 939
1GB DDR
AMD 64 3200+
Leadtek Winfast PX6200 TC TDH PCI Express 64MB on board
MB has "Audiomax 7.1 daughter card that plugs into a PCIe1. So not using the AIW video or the Audigy sound card. Have 2 HD's, DVD ROM, DVD R/RW & 3.5 floppy. Same drives alway had.
XP Home - same as before

Each time I boot up, it gets to the XP logo then goes back to initial boot screens then shows Win did not shut down normally asking if I want to open safe. If I open Win normally, it goes back to the same and will only let me open in safe mode.

I cleared CMOS. Same result. Tried running Win update, but it would not display. Maybe because in safe mode?

I checked the sys info, & there are no warnings/cautions, etc. The post code LED shows FF. Defined in manual as "Boot attempt (INT 19h)" Have only had beeping post codes w/ old MB, so do not know if this is normal, is because in Safe mode or never completed the boot process. But, am posting this inquiry using this PC so I do not think it is an error.

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:New MB & AMD CPU-Only can open in SAFE mode

You didn't expect Windows to just boot up on different motherboard did you?

The hardware changes are too drastic in your case. What you need to do is a Windows XP Repair Installation: http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/rep... XP by Installing Over top of Existing Setup:

Of course the best way to do this would be to have a clean install of Windows XP to avoid any driver issues and to remove any software problems that have accumulated over time.
 

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Hi,
 
I think I may be infected or something. My computer won't open in regular mode, it's eventually goes to a black screen. However I can open in Safe Mode. Any ideas if this is an infection or just a malfunction with the lap top?
 
Thanks,
Ted

Answer:Won't let me open regular way, only in Safe Mode

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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I am running a PC with Windows XP .

Recently started getting blue screen with message that my computer is infected and I should go to their site and purchase their software.
I am also getting a bubble from an icon in my tray that pops up every few minutes with one of several messages: your computer is under attack, Your computer is running slow, etc. All of which end up at the web site selling repair software. I also have a floating box in the upper left of the screen that says I am running low on memory and a few other things. When it appears every few minutes it means that the icon bubble will be comming up.

I have and run AVS, Spy Bot and Ad Aware. SpyBot found several problems and fixed them all except this one. AVS did not find this one. I downloaded SmitFraudFix but could not get it to show up on the screen in Safe Mode. I then ran it in regular mode and it killed the blue screen but the floating box and the icon remain as constant nags.

I have tried several times to get the SmitfraudFix program to run in Safe Mode but have had no luck so far.

If anyone has any suggestions I will appreciate them. Dave

Answer:Cannot open SmitfraudFix in Safe Mode

Hi Dave, and welcome to BleepingComputer Let's start here:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the mai... Read more

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I have a virus in AVG virus vault. After putting it there nothing will open not even in safe mode. Cant down load because internet wont open. Cant systems restore because it ask what to open it with. Anything I do ask what to open the program with and it doesnt mater what I choose to open it with it wont open. Any Ideas ?

Answer:no programs will open not even in safe mode

brad1994,Just plug your USB flash drive into the USB port of your infected computer. Wait for the hardware to automatically install on your computer. (If the flash drive has not been used previously on the computer.)After the hardware is installed, the flash drive is ready to useIn most cases, an Options Window automatically opens. Select: Open folder to view filesClick: OK(If the Options window does not appear, go to Start > My Computer. Locate the flash drive and double-click on it. Doing so will open the flash drive.)You will see what files are in your flash drive. Select the exeHelper file, and double-click it to open.If it does not run, drag the exeHelper file to the Desktop by doing the following:-Click and hold the mouse pointer over the file (Do not release the click as this will merely highlight the file and not prepare it for dragging.)-Move the mouse pointer over to the Desktop. -You should see the file visibly "moving" on the screen to indicate where it is going.-Release the mouse pointer over the Desktop to 'drop' the fileNow, double-click the exeHelper file on the Desktop and see if it runs. On connecting to the Internet:Check to see if the Internet Explorer connection setting is set to use a proxy server:-Open Internet Explorer, click on Tools, and select Internet Options from the drop list.-In Internet Options, select the Connections Tab, and press the LAN settings button.-In LAN Settings, check the box next to: ?Automatically detect settings?-Click: Apply... Read more

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I have a Gateway PC that was working until I uninstalled the printer driver and all other files associated with it. When I restarted the computer after everything was removed, I could not open Windows XP. When I shut it off and turn it back on, the Gateway logo appears immediately and then the status bar, but it does not follow thru on the loading of Windows. I have tried many, many times to restart so that I can get into SafeMode, but I have not been successful. I have tried taping all of the F buttons, but still can't get past the status bar. I don't know what I did or what happened, all I know is that if I can't open in safe mode, I don't know what else to do. I have even tried using the Windows CD, but that also didn't work. I get the message to press any key and then it goes back to the Gateway logo and the status bar. Can anyone help me??
 

Answer:Solved: Cannot open in safe mode

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Hellouu i have again problem with my computer. so my problem is that when i open windows in normal mode it works first normal but if u try open any programs e.g taskmgr its give error which is this: Windows have stopped something cant remember Users\blabla\AppData\Local\Temp\WERE201.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml Users\blabla\AppData\Local\Temp\WER203.tmp.appcompat.txt Users\blabla\AppData\Local\Temp\WER1362.tmp.mdmp So i can only use my safe mode with internet and here all working fine. All this started when i downloaded newest windows updates (New framework 4.0 and update to x64 system, also tried update nvidia gtx 260 display but it failed) after updates i tried log in but after done that it give me black screen, so i rebooted computer and gone to f8 and selected last worked line-up, then it worked normally but only with this method. today tried fix that error by downloading new drivers from geforce, 320. something and it worked normally and rebooted my comp. but after that it give that error windows have stopped blablabla. Have tried system restore but it give error cant find something. all problems have started since i done that last week: downloaded new themes to windows where i had to change shell32.dll and explorerframe.dll so i did change both and backup them too, but after rebooted it give me black screen,blue screen etc. so i had to repair install and then it worked normally until now.

Answer:Can only open windows in safe mode

Hello tikkari mate try this in safe mode http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

and http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

plus some system specs mate would be real helpful

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I think i have some sortave virus. I cannot open Task Manager, when booting into safe mode, i select administrator, and box pops up real quick, i cant read it because then my pc reboots. Heres my HJT log
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:23:27 PM, on 7/11/2009
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\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version4\TeamViewer_Service.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
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Hello folks ,,,,
i need ur help please ,,, i m writing this thread in conjuction to one i had posted in the " ALL OTHER SOFTWARE " part of the forum.
Their i had posted i could not run Norton Ghost 14 after restore was done. It showed .Net Framework Error. ( However that is not my real concern here).
i stopped using Malwarebytes n Antivir, cause now i had my backup , so i thought if my PC has any viruses n is badly infected i can do the restore.
Also i m using Windows Defender.
U see i m not able to open Symantec.com website thru Firefox n IE. i think i h a low level or a back door trojon or malware something. i went thru this forum n checked , their were few many post , where some guy could not open Symantec. Their , someone suggested using SDFix from Safe Mode.
So i went ahead n downloaded SDFix n tried to run Safe Mode ,,,,but the PC wont boot into SAFEMODE, [ i tried safe mode with command prompt n safe mode with network] nothing has helped...
i also think this trojan or malware is the reason behind this .Net Framework error.
So i saved a log from Hijack this :
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:11:58 PM, on 7/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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
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Answer:Solved: Cannot open Safe Mode! Please Help..

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Hi Guys, my Dad's been having problems with his laptop of late and picked up a virus which caused all sorts of trouble, he appeared to have cleared it. However yesterday when he came to log on to the net the browser wouldn't open, he normally uses Firefox, but has IE and Chrome installed but likewise neither will open. You double-click on the icon a window goes to appear but then disappears.

Any help would be greatly be appreciated.

One small note when I tried to run Hijack this, it came up with a message Denied Access to Hosts file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:31:46, on 06/07/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16611)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Users\Bob\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Answer:Browsers Only Open in Safe Mode

Hi guys.

I was unable to run System Restore

But i have tried,

Running IE with no add-ons
Run Malwarebytes
Run MSConfig and unselected startup options

Has anyone any ideas that i could try?
 

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So, about a week ago the sound stopped working on my laptop. A customer service guy from Dell wlaked me through installing a new sound card. It fixed my sound! I was so happy. Oh, but the excitement was short lived. About a half hour after installing the sound card, my computer randomly shut down. When i turned it back on, i could not open it correctly. Upon typing in my password , I encountered a BSOD. The happened many times.

I tried the whole 'last known good configuration' but it did not help.
For awhile I was able to boot it to safe mode but now it will not due that. I encounter a BSOD attempting to open anything. This is why I am unable to attached the files that I am supposed to in a BSOD thread.
research online has me convinced that it was some type of faulty sound card I installed.

any advice on what to do from here?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that has Windows 7, which was installed when I got the computer.
annnny advice would be so appreciated!!!!!
thank you!!

Answer:BSOD, won't open in Safe mode

Do you have a Windows CD you can boot from? Since you get a BSOD booting into the safe mode, I suspect a hardware problem.

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Bonjour,

I have this problem for 5 days ago from now. I'm running on Vista home 32bits. I can't open programs when I boot in normal mode. They appear in the task manager, but they don't show up. I've tried Steam, WoW, Firefox, IE etc... The only program that works perfectly, and this is weird, is Skype. This one works. I've tried planty solutions that Ive found around the internet,I don't remember them all, but none worked. I've tried the registry thing. I've tried the .exe fix, it did'nt work.

Everything works in Safe mode(Firefox, Steam, etc) I first thought it was my anti-virus (Live Onecare) but no, it wasn't(I uninstalled it). I've disable startup programs with msconfig, no chance this way neither...Even a backup restore failed.

I'm sorry for my bad english, i'm trying to be clear as much as possible. Leave me feedback for more details! I really need help

Thanks and this is much appreciated.

Mistercatz-
 

Answer:I can't open any programs unless in safe mode

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833/en-us

after that if it does not work run your anti virus full scans but may not be very helpful in safe mode post back if you suspect anything and click report button and ask to move to malware/virus forum
 

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I have recently installed an old copy of office X pro + frontpage on my Sony Vaio laptop (I know its an old version but I do like it) and now I cant get I.E. (0r any other programme) to open, the home page comes up and yahoo IM opens up but when I click on any of my programmes and I.E or Google it will not open, I am currently only on-line with opening the laptop in safe mode with networking - I dont want to have to go through all the rigmarole of another "restore to factory settings" (which I have recently done due to another problem) but I particularly need the internet today so can only get into internet via safe mode+networking, Is it my installing of the old OfficeXP pro that could be causing this problem? I cant un-install it via the start menu in normal mode as I cant even open the start menu, if I click on it a little round icon keeps whirling round adinfinitum but nothing happens, but I am on internet fine in safe+netwrking, but my BBC radio wont play in safe mode, what can I do??? I am really sick to death of this bl**dy computer!! and its not a year old yet!! thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

Answer:CANT GET I.E. TO OPEN - ONLY IN SAFE MODE+NETWRKING

AFAIK Office XP Pro and especially Outlook 2002 (doesn't save passwords and any Outlook/Office integration) sort of work, if you can get it to install properly, but are not fully compatible with W7. I believe there are problems with the 'mini installer' that keeps popping up or running in background (something like that anyway).

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HP Pavilion dv9000
Windows XP SP3
Avast Antivirus
Comodo Firewall

Since this morning after starting up, when we click on an icon (Google Chrome, our regular browser, and then Internet Explorer when that didn't work) the hourglass shows up for a little while (less than a minute) and then disappears as though nothing had been clicked. Nothing opens... CTRL-ALT-DEL shows no tasks. I don't know enough about processes to give you useful info from there.

We tried (after a simple restart and the same thing happening) in Safe Mode: CCleaner, ScanDisk (had to reboot), Avast, MBAM, Auslogics Defrag. No bad files/viruses/malware showing up. I'm now using Safe Mode with Networking to post this.

I've followed the preparation instructions, here are the DDS logs. GMER would not work although I tried a few times (either I got a blue screen and computer died, or the one time that didn't happen and the scan worked, the computer completely froze so I couldn't save the results). Do you see anything of concern that could be causing our problem? It is an older computer but we've tried to keep up on maintenance (cleaned/replaced fan once when it started making noise) so has worked well thus far (besides a few infections over the past few years that we were able to clean up with Spybot S&D and then MBAM). We haven't installed any new programs recently (unless my fiance is too embarrassed to tell me about some websites he's looked at, which wouldn't sur... Read more

Answer:Programs won't open (except in Safe Mode)

Hi,Please do the following:Please download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.
Double click aswMBR.exe to start the tool. (Vista/Windows 7 users - right click to run as administrator)
Click Scan

Upon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.
You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well. NEXTPlease download TDSSKiller.zipExtract it to your desktopDouble click TDSSKiller.exePress Start Scan
Only if Malicious objects are found then ensure Cure is selectedThen click Continue > Reboot nowCopy and paste the log in your next reply
A copy of the log will be saved automatically to the root of the drive (typically C:\)

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Recently, whenever I click on any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla), the icon highlights for a few seconds then fades without opening a window. I did virus scans and went back to the farthest restore point I could, but no dice. Strangely, I am able to open browser windows when my laptop is in Safe Mode. My OS is Windows 7. Any ideas why this could be happening? Assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can only open browsers in Safe Mode...?

Try a clean boot
 
http://www.askdrtech.com/solutions/post/How-to-perform-a-clean-startup-%28clean-boot%29-in-Windows-7.aspx
 
If browsers still fails,create  a new user account and let me know if that helps.

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Please help.... My computer has suddenly had a heart attack and refuses to recover. I tried changing BIOS settings to do a repair from MS install disc after going right through to agree (F8)but it still says it cant enter the partition.
Tried the Recovery Console but wont do chkdsk or bootcfg commands.
I did an awesome restore point about a week ago after doing CCleaner Registry Cleaner and all MS Updates, but all commands to enter RP ignored by Setup i.e. cd /....
I have over 18 months schoolwork on the HDD and please please can someone direct me to get these back as I am in trouble and have not attended school since this happened last week as I sit glued to my screen. I have now also tried to use an external USB device called Astone ISO Gear 250, which I put my HDD into. This was possible as I used the original 40 GB HDD to get my system up and running again (had to get all latest updates, but is also XP SP3) The 160GB HDD shows up on My Computer, but when I go deeper into Documents and Settings, although the folders are there, they are all empty. Even some .docx and pdf show their correct sizes in kb, but willl not open.
If anybody can help me get into a restore point or safe mode I know I can do the rest. Oh, also over the week-end, got annoyed and was going to do complete system install. Setup then says can't enter partition. Retailer has said he will replace my HDD, which is in the mail, but has let me keep this one to let me try to get my school work back...thanks... Read more

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This is my friend's laptop that was running slow and having a lot of issues. He gave it to me to fix up, but I believe there is a much bigger issue. Here's what I've done so far:
 
Installed and ran TuneUp Utilities 2012. Defragged and fix issues with the registry and hard disk (via TuneUp's Disk Check). All bad sectors removed. This sped up the computer considerably and fixed the boot failure issue.
 
Installed and ran MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Removed 72 bad files, but 5 remain that cannot be removed. They are 5 instances of PUP.DownloadnSave (1 file, 4 registry key).
 
The Problem: After booting the computer normally, when I try to open My Computer, Control Panel, and any system folder, I get an error message. "explorer.exe  Windows cannot access the specified device, path,or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."
 
I also had to create a new user name and migrate all of the files from the old user name to the new one because the old name would give an error when I tried to log in.
 
DDS.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by Kenroy at 14:08:49 on 2013-03-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5883.4829 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1AC... Read more

Answer:Cannot open programs unless in safe mode

Hi  mgb856
I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
White Warrior
 

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and also this site wont load http://showmystreet.com/
I tried on firefox windows 7 pressing F8 on start up?
 

Answer:Firefox won't open even in Safe Mode

After pressing F8, you need to select Safe Mode with Networking. And that page just sits at Loading...
 

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I have helped several people clean up some pretty messed up machines in the past. Usually by simply browsing your forums and following the steps that you have laid out. But I am stumped.

My parents have some sort of redirect virus going on. Here are the details that I know.

OS is Wimdows XP Home Service Pack 2 32bit. IE gets 100% redirected to AV site, FireFox will operate. I cannot get any .exe to run, even beyond that I can't even get msconfig, regedit or taskmanager to open. I can actually see them open on the Desktop and then they are forced close. It blocks anything from running from the CD/DVD drive and I can't get it to start up in safemode. I have pounded on the F8 key at start up and it won't trigger it and obviously I can't do it through msconfig. I have found a variation of a tssd.exe file, I can't remember the exact name but was something like hsssddtssd.exe and of course I can't delete it.

I have tried running CCcleaner, Hijackthis, Panda online scan (can't update) and Housecall. They even went out and bought the Trend Micro AV from a electronics store. Basically the issue as I see it (which I am no expert by any means) I can't seem to get into safe mode and I can't get anything to run in regular ole Windows.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:AV redirect: No Safe Mode and can't open anything

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

Scroll down to the 9th fix ( the EXE File Association Fix) see if you can run that.

Then:

Please download and run the below tool named Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) which may help allow other programs to run.

There are 4 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.

Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Administrator

You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.

Rkill.exe
Rkill.com
Rkill.scr
Rkill.pif
Once you've gotten one of them to run then try to immediately run the following.

Now download and Run exeHelper from Raktor

Please download exeHelper to your desktop.
Double-click on exeHelper.com to run the fix.
A black window should pop up, press any key to close once the fix is completed.
A log file named log.txt will be created in the directory where you ran exeHelper.com
Attach the log.txt file to your next message.
Note: If the window shows a message that says "Error deleting file", please re-run the program before posting a log - and post the two logs together (they will both be in the one file).

Now run this: Using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Now run this: Using MGtools


Now you need to attach (See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post ) the below logs created while running the above scans

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how do i open in safe mode
 

Answer:how to open in safe mode/ windows 98

Restart your computer while tapping on the F8 key, it will prompt to open in safe mode.
 

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I have windows 7 and cannot open any programs except the internet. I spent the day yesterday researching online and trying everyone else's fixes so far no go. Even in safe mode I am unable to open any programs. Have tried a system restore but it did not work

Answer:Programs will not open even in safe mode

First download and burn an Antivirus LiveCD, which boots it's own operating system so that windows is not running, and scans your system for viruses.http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...When finished, reboot your computer in normal mode, download and install fresh antivirus software, even if there is already one installed to your computer.When installed, update the antivirus definition files.Download and install Malwarebytes and let it run.While it's scanning your system, the newly installed antivirus software also scans all files for infection.After that, download and install Ccleaner and let it run.When finished, reboot your computer and check if it's working as expected.

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Now I've gone and done it. In my obsession to remove Windows Live Messenger from my system, I screwed the whole pooch up. When my laptop starts up, as soon as the desk top comes up, I get a blue screen with a some sort of error message and it reboots. It would do it over and over I suppose. I booted in safe mode with networking and ran a Hi-Jack This, which is attached.

PS: when things started going wrong, I did a restore from my weekly back up. This is when I started getting the blue screen and the shut downs.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:16:02 AM Bill, on 10/29/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=81&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
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Answer:Laptop will only open in Safe Mode

Ok, when I went to start my laptop today it figured out on it's own that there was an issue and restored itself to a previous good configuration. I am going to mark this solved.

Thanks,
Bill
 

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Hi

I'll get straight to the issue in hand

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

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

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

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

Kind regards, your help is much obliged

Thanks

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

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

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

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I have a nation of viruses and spywares inside my computer. I can quarantine and delete the infected files . In fact, I have six or seven of programs that can quarantine and delete the infected files . Two or three seconds later, I can watch the infected files reappear, then I try again with another program . I cannot find a way to make them stay dead. I turned system restore off, too. Some people told me to try deleting them in safe mode and see if they come back then. I would like to try that, except when I try to go into safe mode now, it tells me it can't because I'm missing something called hal.dll. Here's what I got when I scanned with HijackThis, please help me exorcise the evil spirits.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:14:00 PM, on 10/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\WinTools\WToolsS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
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Answer:Have viruses. Cannot open safe mode. Help me.

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Hi guys! having a problem with my pc i cant open windows at all, even in safe mode, when i try to open it in safe mode it starts loading windows files then stops on driver 32 something (i can get the exact code if needed) pauses for a moment then the screen goes black with safe mode write in each corner, ive tried to make a bootable usb on my laptop but the bootsect wouldnt work as my laptop is 32bit version and i need a bootable 64bit, is there anyway i can get it to open, im an absolute novice when it comes to computers so any help would be appreciated many thanks mixxy

Answer:Cant open windows 7 even in safe mode help pls

If you do not have a Windows 7 installation DVD, or it's not up to the Service Pack level currently installed, you can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file. Just be careful during the install not to accidentally install some of the bundled junk that comes with it. Always take The Custom Install option.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO.

The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3
Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
Select your USB flash drive
Click Create
For techies or folks who work on computers:

Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.

This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

Once you have that, run chkdsk and System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Windows 7 installation DVD or Flash drive
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", pre... Read more

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Not sure what's going on but unless I'm in safe mode I can't open any programs. All the usual programs I have that start when I boot up just didn't open including AVG. I try to open firefox, IE, WoW, WMP, but nothing happens. I am running on Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit edition.

Answer:I can't open any program unless I'm in safe mode

The SFC may be of some use too. Click Start/ All Programs/ Accessories
Right click on the Command Prompt option, on the drop down menu which appears, click on the Run as Administrator option
If you haven?t disabled User Account Control (and you shouldn?t!) you will be asked for authorization. Click the Continue button if you are the administrator or insert the administrator password.

Start the System File Checker

In the Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow, press Enter
You?ll see ?the system scan will begin?.

The scan may take some time and windows will repair/replace any corrupt or missing files. You will be asked to insert your Vista DVD if it?s needed.

Close the Command Prompt Window when the job is finished.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833/en-us

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My computer (sony vaio laptop) shut down and now will only load in safe mode.  I have tried setting it back to a previous date, that didn't work.  I have tried going to the prompt and trying several things suggested from various website and still nothing.  I have gone to last known good configuration, nothing!  I can get to nothing on my computer but the very minimum.  I have files from I can't lose. Please help!

Answer:Windows XP won't open expect in safe mode

When you're in safe mode, try disabling/uninstalling all the obvious hardware -- mice, webcam drivers, sound card, etc.  See if you can boot into WIndows regularly after that.

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hi

i use Dell laptop with windows XP.
lately my outlook 2007 will open only in safe mode. when i open it , it gives a message that the lst time it was closed not propetly and them i have the option to open it in safe mode. at any case it will not let me open - only in safe mode.

please help me !!!!

dagan
 

Answer:outlook 2007 open only at safe mode

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hi, my comp is on one. os xp. my ie wont open media player wont play anything when i try to do a system restore it says system restore is not able to protect your computor restARt then run again. which i have several times.when i try to go safe mode it starts to boot up then freezes. all started when i uninstalled avg so i could install kaspersky. if i go on my comp to go to program files it says Recyclers\5-9-3-94-100006857-100005128-4318.com when i click cdrive or or ext hard drive. tried to do a hjt and it runs a few secs then says This applicationcannot be completed because the other application is busy and goes on to say switch to. but nothing happens. it wont recognise my usb data stick so i cant put anything on to create a log. and when i tried to reinstall avg it started then my pc shut down. im on my daughters laptop so any help will be much appreciated. iv lost my xp disc but have the key. :cry
 

Answer:help. cant system restore or open safe mode

my toolbar as also changed to the old grey looking one.
 

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Hello there,

My laptop died before Christmas and I've been given an old Dell Optiplex GX280 Desktop. It has 1.5GB of RAM memory, but I've just ordered another 2GB. It was all working fine (albeit slowly) until last night when Firefox and then Internet Explorer 8 would not open.
I know I can connect to the internet because I could get onto the iTunes Store, but clicking the Firefox icon did nothing. IE8 will open (after a long time) but won't connect to any web pages except in Safe Mode. Firefox wouldn't open in Safe Mode. I have now removed Firefox.

I have done a system restore to the very first point that I turned the PC on and I have removed Google Chrome, Google Toolbar and, finally Firefox - which I had to remove by deleting the folders because clicking Remove in Add/Remove Programs did nothing.

I still can't connect to the internet via the web browser (other than in Safe Mode) though. Can anyone help?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Web browsers won't open other than in Safe Mode - Newbie needs help

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I try to run either Spybot or Norton and they can't seem to be found, even though I know I have them installed. I also try to boot up in safe mode and it just reboots. I am able to boot up normally after clicking on start with last known good configuration. Here is the Hijackthis log.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:51:43 PM, on 8/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exeC:\Program Files\PopUp Killer\PopUpKiller.EXEC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\Program Files\Soulseek\slsk.exeC:\Program Files\eMule\eMule.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC... Read more

Answer:Can't Open Spybot Or Norton, And Can't Run Safe Mode

Hello Chris,I try to run either Spybot or Norton and they can't seem to be found, even though I know I have them installed. I also try to boot up in safe mode and it just reboots.Try uninstalling Spybot and reinstalling it. **********************Let's look in a different place for signs. Open HijackThisGo to 'config'Go to 'misc tools'Press the button 'open uninstall manager'Press 'save list'A notepad file will open. Post the content here in your reply.Close HijackThis. **********************From your log, I can see that Symantec Shared\Security Center is missing a file and that is probably the reason it will not run. I recommend you uninstall Norton and reinstall it. Here's a link to Norton's own removal tool, which they developed in response to complaints that the program did not uninstall completely. It contains instructions and a download link: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...005033108162039 After you run the tool, please confirm that the quarantine files are gone by navigating to C:\Program Files\ and checking to see if the folder Norton AntiVirus exists there. If it does, delete it. Let me know what you find and whether you manage to get rid of it.

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For some reason, I can no longer open Word, Excel, or any MS Office programs or files. This is for MS Office 2003 on a Vista 64 bit system. However, when I started in Safe Mode, I can open them. Obviously, I need it to work in regular mode. I was infected with a malware or rootkit or something not too long ago, but I thought I had accessed these programs and files after I had that cleaned up. New scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, Panda, and Hitman Pro, reveal no infection.

Please advise....

Thanks.

Answer:Can only open MS Office 2003 in Safe Mode

You can try to repair MS Office 2003 files. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821593

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I think I may have something but I'm not sure what it could be. I try to run either Spybot or Norton and they can't seem to be found, even though I know I have them installed. I also try to boot up in safe mode and it just reboots. I am able to boot up normally after clicking on start with last known good configuration. Can someone help? Thank you.

Answer:Can't Open Spybot Or Norton, And Can't Run Safe Mode, Can Someone Help?

Let's see what Bit Defender can find. Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

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can't open administrator account in safe mode! why? pls help!

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I have had this blasted virus before and have been able to kill it in Safe Mode but this one won't even allow me to go into Safe Mode. It will start opeing Safe but then logs out automatically. I am running Windows 7 64bit.

I did a bit of reading on this forum and saw a few things about running Farbar which I have but it didn't seem to do anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is my work computer and I can't go long without being able to use it.

Here is the FRST file Farbar generated.
 

Answer:Moneypak virus, can't even open in Safe Mode

It looks like I was able to resolve this one on my own (with an additional couple of hours of research). I was able to get to a command prompt and just run Malawarebytes from there to resolve to biggest problem then being able to log onto my system regularly I ran all the ancillary programs to make sure any leftover pieces were fixed or removed.
 

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This is my granddaughters computer.  We both have Toshiba Laptops.  She said two days ago there was an upgrade and she ok'd it.  The next day she could not get her computer to start normally.  I have tried to recover to an earlier date, have tried to recover the last normal start.  None of this works.  It will open up sometimes in the safemode, but of course not all of her settings are there, and we can not get the wireless connect to open up the internet.  I have been doing research on how to correct this problem, but have not found the solution yet.  Can someone please help?  I am on my computer, so I can try suggestions from here.Thanks so much!S.

Answer:Windows XPwill not open except in Safe Mode

Have you tried a Virus scan in safe-mode?

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Start tapping F8 before Windows starts. If your keyboad has an F-Lock key you may need to press it before F8.
 

Answer:Anyone- Urgent- does anyone know how to boot or open in safe mode

Can anyone tell me how to open or boot in safe mode when restarting the computer or how. F12 doesn't work.

Thanks alot
 

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Beginning a few days ago, my computer will only open Microsoft Word in the safe mode. I have a Dell computer and operate Windows XP, Office Student/Teacher Edition 2003. When I try to open word I get the following message:

"This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the applicationsupport team for more information."

When I close that window it then asks if I want to open in safe mode and does so. How can I get the system to open correctlyu as it used to? I tried restoring the computer to an earlier date...no luck. Two months ago I switched from my old dial up ISP to a satellite service. Since I was no longer protected from viruses etc by the provider, I installed Window Live OneCare. Is it possible there is a firewall or spam filter etc causing the problem? I've looked but don't see anything obvious.

I appreciate any suggestions.
 

Answer:Microsoft Word will only open in safe mode

Try openning Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > Microsoft Office and run (repair)
 

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For some reason, I can no longer open Word, Excel, or any MS Office programs or files. This is for MS Office 2003 on a Vista 64 bit system. However, when I started in Safe Mode, I can open them. Obviously, I need it to work in regular mode. I was infected with a malware or rootkit or something not too long ago, but I thought I had accessed these programs and files after I had that cleaned up. New scans with Avast, Malware Bytes, Panda, and Hitman Pro, reveal no infection.

Please advise....

Thanks.

Answer:Can only open MS Office 2003 in Safe Mode

You can try to repair MS Office 2003 files. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821593

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Because I am apparently an idiot, I tried to save some money a few months back and just purchase a hard drive for my wife's old Dell Vostro laptop, rather than spend the money on a new computer.  Since then, a couple of things have happened.  
 
First, my cd rom stopped working, saying there is no driver and my attempts to find a compatible driver have been in vain.  So reloading the software I bought (e.g. MS Office) has been a non-starter, but since I have used this computer very little, I just blew that off.
 
However, I needed to do some light word processing and send and check emails, but when I turned the computer on, I got the blue screen (attached) and can only get out of the blue screen, restart, blue screen cycle by opening windows in safe mode which, of course, means that I cannot connect to the internet.  In case the attachment is not clear enough, the blue screen says "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"...whatever that means.
 
Unfortunately, this laptop shaped box is all I have at the moment.  Is there any hope for me?
 
Thank you for your help.
 
Sincerely,
Chef Chad

Answer:Blue Screen - Can only open in Safe Mode

I should clarify that, if I need to download certain programs that I can upload to my computer in safe mode, I have access to my wife's work computer, so hopefully that helps.

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my PC wont stop restarting after i removed 3 virus' using Malware Bytes to ensure full removal i had to restart the PC, after i restarted it, it got stuck in a constant loop turns on, windows logo shows with loading bar, windows logo disappears black screen , power goes off and back on and it has restarted all over again, i can open 'DEL' and " F8 " during loading screen, but it wont open in safe mode when i hit open is safe mode screen goes black for a bit then restarts.. please im begging (im not a genius but im nifty on the PC so i can follow instructions =) )****please note i dont know what XP version i am running***

Answer:PC restaring constantly can open safe mode

http://forums.whatthetech.com/How_r...larry

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I'm tearing my hair out with this one. Suddenly, and for no apparent reason that I can see, Windows 7 won't load at all. Everything was working fine until today.

When Windows looks like it is starting, the "Windows is loading files..." message comes up. It then goes into Startup Repair, which either can't detect problem or "Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically". I have tried pressing F8 for the safe mode menu, but none of the options there work either as selecting any of them just ends up in Startup Repair again. Sadly I have no system restore point or system image to reload. I have run the Windows Memory Diagnostic, which found no problems. I know that reloading Windows is almost certain to fix this problem, but I have a handful of files that I really, really don't want to lose by doing this. Is there any way that I can save my files??

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:Windows won't open; safe mode won't work

I would think that a check of the hard drive itself would be in order...as for saving files, you can remove the hard drive and attach it to a different system as a secondary drive...and then move data files (not programs) to another partition/drive or removeable media.

Louis

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I have a Compaq laptop running Windows Vista Basic that can only open in safe mode. Trying to boot normaly flashes the windows crash screen for a second as soon as the Windows login screen comes up, and the computer reboots...over and over. I have tried Last Known Good Configuration, Restore point but still does the same thing upon rebooting normally. I can open to the safe mode and have tried scanning with Malware Bytes Anti Malware and Superantispyware (and running Rkill to stop processes that might be stopping them from scanning properly). Rkill only pulls up the regular desktop file running and both Malwarebytes and Superantispyware find multiple malware/registry key malware files. When I tell the programs (after running each individually after a clean reboot to safe mode) to delete the files, it restarts to remove the files to normal boot and again crashes at the windows login screen.Is there anything elase I can try? I was under the assumption that if my malware scans found items, then they also would be able to remove the files in safe mode.I am out of things to try. I tried going into the registry to delete some of the files the scans found, but they are back once the computer is restarted to safe mode and the scan is run again.The scans also do not give me the name of the virus(s) affecting the computer. It pulls up 19 registry items and 5 Browser Hijacker Deskbar items.Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Only open in Safe Mode, cannot remove virus

Have you tried rebooting back to Safe mode to finalize the removals?

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anyone has an idea as to what would prevent an ms word file (2010) from opening in DM ? No lag in safe mode.
 

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This was originally posted in the malware forum. TimW found no viruses in my logs and suggested I report here for help. Issues described below are unchanged after going through the malwars process and finishing it up by removing the tools and closing out MGclean.bat. Avast was still not opening in regular nor safe mode so I'm reinstalling it in safe mode. I did not attach logs from malware scan to this post.
____original post____
Issues began Thursday night, I believe. I suspect someone is the family was using my machine and clicked yes to a pop up of some kind, though no one will fess up. Issues are sudden and different than anything previous.
A couple of program errors pop up when apps try to load at start up.
- acmon.exe the application was unable to start correctly 0x00000e5
- InsOnCfg.exe was unable to start correctly 0x00000e5
Most programs now won't start at all on regular boot up. Firefox opens but hangs unresponsive after 2-3 pages. When I can finally get firefox to close I get a breakpoint error
- The exception breakpoint . A breakpoint has been reached 0x80000003 occured in the application at location 0x0000000006C30EC83
Chrome & Edge won't open at all. Avast, MalwareBytes, etc. also won't open at all. Most open and seem to function normally in safe mode, though I still get "Tips can't be opened using the built-in administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again."
I did Repair_windows.exe twice in safe mod... Read more

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I have been having trouble with MS Office Home and Student 2007 on vista. Have been unable open files however I have discovered that that if the computer is started in safe mode I can open Ecell and word documents.Any suggestions please.

Answer:Word and Excel open in safe mode only

sometimes word/excel (maybe other office apps) crashes and only wants to open in safe modeThe reason is that the "normal" template is corrupt.to fix this you need to rename the normal.dot file since it is corrupt and useless.it is located in C:\documents and settings\*username*\application data\microsoft\templatesjust rename it to something like normal.old and windows will replace add a nice shiny new normal.dot file and word/excel etc will open normally

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Main Goal:  gain access to my files so I can save them without doing anything that would damage or erase my files because the files are what's important to me, I don't mind if I have to reformat as long as I can save the files first.Hello everyone, this is my first post on here and I would greatly appreciate any help.I want to give as much information as possible so you have a more accurate picture and you don't have to drag information out of me but at the same time I just experienced, over the last few days, a slew of problems with my laptop and have been recovering little by little over the last 3 days.  So I want to just address the Subject (Can't Boot Into Safe Mode or Open msconfig) I entered first instead of writing a novel about how after my laptop powered down:(1)CHKDSK started after a restart, did a bunch of crazy stuff including "Replacing invalid security id with default security id for file XXXX."  Did this on nearly 400,000 files.(2)Then windows wouldn't boot so I did a boot repair that didn't work.(3)Then tried to do a system restore but the first one didn't work and was "damaged or deleted" in the process.  I thought the second one didn't work either and tried it twice since I didn't get the "damaged" message on this restore point and then gave up for the night (the "novel" will include the error messages I received each time).(4)Then when I turned on my co... Read more

Answer:Can't Boot Into Safe Mode or Open msconfig

There are two ways to do this that I can think of.First way - do you have either a desktop PC you could hook the drive up to, or another PC of any description with a USB to SATA converter?  If so, you could hook the drive up that way, and copy your files off.Second way - do you have a Windows 7 install disk?  Not a restore disk, but a full install disk?  If so, you can install Windows back onto the C: drive, and your old install will be saved into a folder named windows.old.  Your files will still be there, so you will be able to copy them off and then delete the windows.old folder afterwards.Oh, bonus way - if you can download and burn a Linux LiveCD, you could boot from that, and try to copy your files from there.  Puppy Linux is what I usually use as it's quite easy to use, and has enough tools to be useful without being overwhelming for a Linux novice like myself.Regardless of the method you use, I'd be inclined to do a format and clean install of the laptop after you have your files safely stored away, sounds like something's gone really haywire there and even if you could get it up and running normally, I wouldn't trust it myself because you never know what else may be lurking.Hope this makes sense, if there's anything you're unsure about just ask, oh and welcome to the forums!

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i have a trojan spm/lx infection on my vaio running xp home. ive downloaded SmitFruadFix to get rid of this infection but i cant open it up in safe mode like the instructions tell me to. when i click on it, or any program a screen pops up and it reads "Application cannot be executed. The file is infected. Please activate your anitvirus software." is there away around this?
 

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Hello,

I hope you can help here. My kids downloaded some malicious adware and I managed to remove all of them with Adware/Spybot/Spycatcher. However I deleted a (virtual bouncer) file from my local registry and somehow I could not open my internet browser. I am able to open it fine in safe mode but I'm not sure how to reestablish connection in normal boot mode.
I am running windows 2000.
I appreciate any advice as I think I'm going mad with frustration.....

Cheers,
John Deehan
 

Answer:Internet explorer will not open, except in safe mode

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I placed a question about this about 45 days ago but now i´m back from holiodays ans still have the problem. I have a laptop Lenovo M30,inicially with W8 and upgraded to 10.Nearly 2 months ago refused to boot normally. It got the light blue screen with the diagnosis that didn´t complete.It boots only in SAFE MODE. I don´t have any RESTORE POINTS and the option RESTORE TO ORIGINAL doesn´t work.At the moment I ttok it out and connected to a PC using a cable. ANy ideas about what happens? Any help. thanks

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So my brother waits 3 weeks for NTL (virgin) to finally fix his internet. Soon as they do, his son goes on it and gets a really nasty virus that wrecks his laptop! Can you help?
He has Windows XP on a two year old laptop.
Basically, if you try and launch any executable file it reroutes it through the virus so that all that happens is it comes up with the 'Open With' pop up. I tried using the run command to no avail. It won't even let me run the dos command prompt. If I put it in safe mode, it still does it. Every fix I see on the internet (which seems to find lots of similar viruses), involves downloading and running a program - which I can't do. After several hours I gave up, but I did find one small chink of light: you can boot it up in safe mode with command prompt and that's the only way in I can see.
I figure it's a registry virus, but you can't get into system to do system restore, you can't get into anything that involves running something on the system. The only way you can browse folders is by going to 'run' and then clicking browse.
That's it, that's as far as I got. It took me two hours to get that far and then I went home.
Incidentally, mozilla firefox works. Don't ask me how, but credit to the guys over there - I can get internet through firefox on the laptop. Maybe that will help.
Anyway, any help or ideas appreciated before the poor guy puts it into a rip off shop who will charge him a lot of mone... Read more

Answer:All executables routed to 'open with' even in safe mode

Someone suggested it could be something like the SirCam virus? What do you think?
 

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I need help. My laptop won't open windows, not even in safe mode. It is a Compaq v2000 with windows XP home version & SP2. Here is what happened. I have MSN dialup service, but I went to the local library & downloaded McAfee free antivirus for MSN at my local library via wireless high speed there. Then I started having blue screen issues. I used the automatic reporting system to report the problem. Microsoft sent me back an automatic response with recommendations to fix the problem. One of the things they recommended was to go to My Computer, right click the drive and then properties, click on tools and then scan the disk. That sounded innocent enough, so that is what I did for the files. Well then I got a message:insufficient disk space to correct errors in index $SII of file 9. Now I thought I had about a third of my hard drive free, but maybe it got filled with the dump files from the blue screen errors? Anyway, after that message when I try to start my computer I get the initial screen, and then a screen with choices to start in safe mode. But no matter which choice I try, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with command prompt, the last configuration that worked, normal, they all have the same result. There is a page that quickly fills with lines of I guess steps the computer tries, it is too fast for me to read, and then I get another blue screen, again too fast for me to record what it says. Then the computer shuts down, starts again and repeats the process and continues... Read more

Answer:Laptop won't open windows, even in safe mode

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Issues began Thursday night, I believe. I suspect someone is the family was using my machine and clicked yes to a pop up of some kind, though no one will fess up. Issues are sudden and different than anything previous.
A couple of program errors pop up when apps try to load at start up.
- acmon.exe the application was unable to start correctly 0x00000e5
- InsOnCfg.exe was unable to start correctly 0x00000e5
Most programs now won't start at all on regular boot up. Firefox opens but hangs unresponsive after 2-3 pages. When I can finally get firefox to close I get a breakpoint error
- The exception breakpoint . A breakpoint has been reached 0x80000003 occured in the application at location 0x0000000006C30EC83
Chrome & Edge won't open at all. Avast, MalwareBytes, etc. also won't open at all. Most open and seem to function normally in safe mode, though I still get "Tips can't be opened using the built-in administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again."
I did Repair_windows.exe twice in safe mode but it did not fix the issues. Chrome would fail to open during the fixing process with the administrator account error.
Friday, I downloaded a Samsung update & repair program for my phone. Thought that might be it. When I tried to uninstall it, settings would open, but uninstall programs wouldn't. I can't remember the error specifically, but it was something like "windows uninstaller was not registered and to ch... Read more

Answer:Programs/apps Won't Open Except In Safe Mode

One note: Hitman pro ran in safe mode and found two items: "Ask toolbar" and "Funmoods" at f\HKLM\software\classes
But the program crashed during the export of the log file so I don't have one to attach. I tried it twice and was unsuccessful both times. "HitmanPro has stopped working". Sorry.
 

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Windows was stuck, so turned it off. Scndsk ran when restarted. Stuck again. Now at every option at the F8 reboot screen, screen goes to blue screen saying windows xp has shut down. uninstall scndisk and any anti viral, new software, etc. I have a winsows XP and SP2 OS disk that came with another computer, that I thought might work, but don't want to try this without checking. If I can use it, will I loose files? tried to attach a photo of screen. thanks

Answer:xp won't open in safe mode-goes to blue screen

Hi

STOP 0x00000024 NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM usually indicates a corrupt file system.

First you are going to need the Windows XP CD. If you do not have one you can download the Windows XP recovery Console ISO from here.
Write it to CD using a program like ImgBurn.
Once written to CD, boot your PC with the CD or with the Windows XP CD.
On the first screen press "r" to enter the recovery console (3rd option).
When asked which Windows you want to log in to type in the number that corresponds to the correct installation (Usually "1")
Enter the Administrator password (if asked) else just press enter if you do not have one.
Then at the command prompt type

Code:
chkdsk c: /r
and enter.
Allow chkdsk to run.
If any errors are found then run chkdsk again until no errors are found.
Restart the PC once done.

For a more detailed document (with screen shots) on how to enter the recovery console see How to Enter Windows XP Recovery Console

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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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Running XP SP3 and followed all your instructions on removing mal/adware, and couldn't beleive the difference in my speed and performance.

So the last step in avoidiing continued malware was not to use the administrative account while on web, so I created a User Account. Now I can't even install the income tax software as I have forgotten my administrative password which was set two years ago..

Is there anything I can do to bypass this?

Thx, Sue Hart
"pissed at password in Canada"
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Saw another posting suggesting to use "Safe Mode"/Control Panel/User Settings/ Change Administrator Password
I Can't figure out how to get into Safe Mode - XP Support says Start/Shutdown/Restart/Select OS.. - choose F8 and select Safe Mode
- no such option for XP
 

Answer:Forgot Admin Password/HOw do I open Safe Mode

First question is, did you have an admin password? Try leaving it blank.

To get into SafeMode, tap the F8 key while the computer is booting. That should open a menu from which you can choose SafeMode. I don't think you can do that without the Admin password though.
 

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background:

My old pc's motherboard stopped working so I recently purchased an external enclosure for the hard drive to access it from my old-school laptop. I applied permission for my laptop to access the files on the external hard drive. Originally it said "access denied" whenever I tried to access the old pc's desktop. I fixed that and now I can see the files, photos, everything.....but only in safe mode as an administrator. From my regular login I can see that all the files are there...but I cannot open them or modify them.

my laptop is running xp home edition, the hard drive on my laptop is smaller than the external enclosure content so I can't simply drag and drop into a shared folder.

I'm not sure if this is a simple fix or not...does anyone here have any ideas?

Answer:photos from external enclosure won't open unless it's in safe mode

Haven't seen this before. Did you have encryption or some other form of protection set up on the old system? What error are you getting when you try to access the files?

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Hi I'm having some serious problems since last night. All of a sudden my computer restarted on its own and when it restarted none of my programs loaded up in the taskbar and only certain programs will open like IE 64. I tried doing "sfc /scannow" about 5 times with no results and most of the other threads I've followed turn out to be dead ends involving the subject. Not sure if its a virus or what. The one thing that did happen though.. was I was tinkering around with settings and restarted it in normal mode yesterday and everything loaded up(after it had been giving me the problems with nothing opening) So I ran AVG, Malware Bytes, and AD-Aware while I had the chance but when I restarted nothing is working again. Also I tried downloading .exe and .ink registries and merging them as I read in other threads but this didnt work either. Any ideas? And keep in mind I cant run any programs except IE 64, I can't open up any type of compressed file because winzip/winrar wont open. I did however download a few registry's and they opened fine but they were straight up registry files unpacked. I tried to do a system restore and all my restore points were deleted aside from ones that were created after I had restarted my computer to find it not functioning properly so thats useless. And I have no access to my OS disc to do a repair. Please help.. normally I can find fix's when I have computer issues but I'm clueless here. Thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 Programs wont open even in safe mode.

Also.. Flash/Javascript things like that arent functioning either. If I try to goto a website that requires activex, flash, or adobe it'll ask to install but when I click install it does nothing.

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Just renewed Security Center (Virus Scan Plus and firewall) this spring...unlike my previous McAfee program, this one only opens in normal mode. Safe mode is where I usually run my scans. Anyone have thoughts on this? Can't seem to find an answer in McAfee support or FAQs.
 

Answer:McAfee Security Center won't open is safe mode

Many programs don't run in safe mode and this may be normal for McAfee. If it used to run in safe mode, and now it doesn't, try uninstalling, and reinstalling. Use this for the uninstall: http://www.majorgeeks.com/McAfee_Consumer_Product_Removal_Tool_d5420.html
It's probably best to scan in normal mode anyway, as some viruses won't be 'active' in safe mode and may not be detected....

hd2k
 

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As the topic title says really. Randomly surfing the net and was interrupted with a "win 7 security" box and a defragment warning. I restarted the laptop but was quickly greeted with the Win 7 Security box so I decided to restart in Safe Mode.

However, when I run Safe Mode I'm unable to start up any programs so can't run a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan.

Help urgently needeed and appreciated!

Answer:Win 7 Security message - Can't open programs in Safe Mode

Panic over - I think.

Used this and it seems to have worked....
http://malwarehelp.org/win-7-security-removal-2010.html

I was able to run programs by running as administrator.

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Im not really that great with computers so bare with me here. I recently cleaned my computer of a virus but I'm pretty sure it messed up some of my drivers because I got the blue screen of death. I got some kind of message saying which one it was and I was going to fix it but then I got the blue screen again, only this time I was unable to get back on my computer. I tried using safe mode but I got the screen yet again and my computer just restarted. If I could just get back on my computer I'm sure I could fix it, but I can't. I really have no clue what to do, please help. And again, I'm not that great with computers so please try to explain things simply. Thank you.

Answer:Blue Screen of Death, can't open in safe mode

Post the BSOD error message that you are receiving.

Do you have the Windows re-installation disc?

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System froze booting normal mode can't open safe mode
get below over and over again


Default= multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows[operating systems

Nothing with F8 works

Was told to wait 10 minute and will get into safe mode but has not happen.

Any help would be great
 

Answer:System froze in normal mode can't open safe...

what were you doing on your computer before the problem?
 

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i just bought a computer and used it for two days, i didnt even realize that the virus software was out of date. Befor i knew it the computer was going crazy. I installed norton antivirus 2005 and it couldnt even remove everything. then one day it shut down by itself and when i restarted the computer and got to the windows xp logo screen and progress scroll, it just freezes after the blue dots have passed by twice. I attempted to reinstall xp and everything went fine until the system had to reboot, once again the system froze at the xp logo screen. i have tryed everything from booting up in safe mode to restarting from the last know working config. and nothing works. Please help

Answer:Xp freezes at start up and wont even open in safe mode

When you reinstalled xp, did you do a clean install? Or just reinstalled over it? I suggest formatting and doing a clean install. If it still doesn't work, it could possibly mean that the hard drive is going bad. Find out your hard drive brand, download their diagnostic tool and do a scan. Good luck.

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