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keep restarting after i change msconfig boot to safe mode

Question: keep restarting after i change msconfig boot to safe mode

hello everyone,
 
well, the problem is my pc actualy infected by virus
so i try to fix it with safe mode, when i chage boot from msconfig to safe mode. my pc keep restarting.
if anybody know how to fix it, please help me

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Answer: keep restarting after i change msconfig boot to safe mode

In safe mode open msconfig and uncheck safemode to normal mode. You can startup msconfig either by opening run and msconfig, or open CMD and type msconfig.

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hello everyone,
 
well, the problem is my pc actualy infected by virus
so i try to fix it with safe mode, when i chage boot from msconfig to safe mode. my pc keep restarting.
if anybody know how to fix it, please help me

Answer:keep restarting after i change msconfig boot to safe mode

In safe mode open msconfig and uncheck safe mode to normal mode. You can startup msconfig either by opening run and msconfig, or open CMD and type msconfig.

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Hi! I had a malware and decided to run malwarebytes anti-malware in safe mode. The problem was that my computer took too long to boot up before it lets me choose my operating system (i also have linux mint installed, just FYI) and I didn't want to wait 10 minutes just to miss hitting F8 so I changed msconfig to automatically load in Safe mode, so i went ahead and checked that. It booted up fine in safe mode, malarebytes found nothing (I also ran this in normal windows right before...again just FYI).

Now the problem is that I cant get out of safe mode. I tried changing msconfig back but it wouldnt save the settings and the check box that I had checked on normal windows (on the second tab) was unchecked and wouldnt even let me interact with it. I even tried selecting 'normal mode' on the first tab. Anything I did to it would result in a message saying 'windows configuration could not be saved' or something (I'm at work, I don't remember exactly what the message was but I will post it later) after I clicked ok or apply.

I also waited and pressed F8 to select how I wanted to boot and went to normal mode and it still went into safe mode. I tried repairing too but it didn't even find an operating system on my computer, but that probably has to do with the fact that I use linux to boot up.

Any ideas on what to try next?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows keeps booting in Safe Mode after msconfig change

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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I did the one thing that was not recommended. I changed the config to load up in safemode. I am running windows XP, and I do not have an XP disc because I bought the computer used. Now nothing happens. The system wont even load into safe mode. I just get a black screen. Any help that would get me to boot back into normal mode would be really appreciated. :-o
 

Answer:Tried to boot in safe mode using Msconfig

I had this happen to me and the way I fixed it was editing boot.ini file from recovery console but you don't have the XP CD.

One way would be to download a Linux Live CD (I like Linux Mint). You would burn the .iso file to a CD as an image file. Then start the computer from the CD. It will load a Linux desktop and give you access to your C: drive. Browse to C:\boot.ini then edit the boot.ini file deleting the /safeboot part of the line that looks like this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /safeboot

to this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /fastdetect

The Linux Mint CD is very easy to use. If you know how to burn an iso file you should have no problem.
 

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I'm in the process of following instructions to eliminate some spyware and used the symantec msconfig procedure referenced here http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407 to boot into safe mode. Unfortunately I now know that my system will not boot into safe mode. Since I used msconfig to get into safe mode and not the F8 key I'm stuck.

How do I get to a place where I can modify msconfig back to normal boot? I have the reinstallation cd provided by Dell when I bought my system but don't really want to reinstall windows if I don't have to.

Specifics of what happens when I boot:
Basic Dell bios load screen and then windows splash.
Black screen with "safe mode" in the 4 corners of the screen
Windows is startup up... screen
Login screen with all user accounts showing.
I log in as administrator or another account with admin privileges.
Loading personal settings screen.
Black screen with "safe mode" in the 4 corners.
Dialog box with "Windows is running in safe mode, etc." appears briefly and then goes away. Quickly clicking yes doesn't make a difference.
Then nothing. I'm sitting with a black screen, safe mode in the 4 corners, MS Windows XP...SP2 on the top, a mouse cursor and nothing else. The only thing I can do is press "windows-key L", which presents me with a "Unlock Computer - this computer is in use and has been locked" window. If I use the account I originally c... Read more

Answer:safe mode via msconfig - now won't boot

When you log in using safemode try hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del and look at the task manager

In the task manager hit File -> New Task(Run) and type in msconfig

If you can get this working you can reconfigure msconfig.
 

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Hi guys,

My problem is somewhat complex so please bear with me. I had malware and adware on my laptop which was really annoying and I tried really hard to get rid of it. So I decided I was going to do a system restore. The system restore kept saying "System restore is initializing". I tried it three times and it didn't work. I looked around on the internet, and someone suggested to do the system restore while in safe mode. This is where I made my mistake. I set safe mode in msconfig.exe (not knowing you could go into safe mode while booting). msconfig forces the computer to boot into safe mode everytime, but my safe mode won't boot. I get a b;ack screen with a cursor. I have noticed that the cursor gets reset to the middle of the screen every five seconds or so. I also see the words safe mode flash in all four corners sometimes. I have tried re-installing windows 8.1 from a bootable usb, but whenever I change the boot priority, it doesn't seem to save my settings. Please tell me what my options are. Will replacing my hard drive do the trick. Thank you in advance.

Answer:I set safe mode in msconfig.exe and safe mode won't boot.

Can you restart and get into your log in screen ? If you can, enter safe mode by pressing the power button icon (lower right corner) then Shift + restart. That gets you to Advanced Settings where Safe Mode and, if that fails, Reset PC to orig settings. If you can't, try a hard reset by removing battery and all external usb attachments and then pressing and holding power button until it shuts down. Repeat a few more times to drain memory, then see if powering up will get you to log on screen.

A system restore in safe mode will just restore the malware. You need to boot into safe mode and run your anti-virus or malware program and have them quarantine and then remove them while in safe mode. Use Malwarebytes free or Adwcleaner or Hitman to clean the system. If that does the trick, manually create a system restore point that you know is clean after the system is to your satisfaction.

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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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Just had to share this free utility. I've tried it, works great.

Here's a utility that makes booting into Safe Mode easy. You
don't have to hit the F8 key or make changes in msconfig.
BootSafe:

http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.html
 

Answer:Boot into Safe Mode, no tapping F8, no changing msconfig

kniht, Regarding the BootSafe program see Posts #4 and #5 by Mosaic1 in the thread at the link below. She is very sharp with computers and on her word I don't recommend BootSafe anymore. This is just my opinion.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/662339-cannot-boot-into-safe-mode.html

Tufenuf
 

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Hello there, I really need help here..

I've booted into safe mode in windows 8.1 by setting the safe mode option in msconfig..

However, when I booted into safemode i realized that I've forgot my password because i usually use a pincode.

How to I get it out of safe boot again? - I've tried to access command prompt, but everything needs that password.

Please help, is there any way to force it to boot up normally again? ;(

- Thanks in advance

Answer:msconfig boot settings sat to safe mode, forgot password

When it reboots into normal mode, won't you still need the password?

Do you have the ability to boot into the recovery environment using the install media and not recovery media?

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I opened msconfig and after clicking on the Services tab --> hide all Micorsoft services --> disable all and then clicked on 'apply' System Configuration Stopped responding [and I could not even restart my PC]. I did so manually. I tried again this time instead of selecting 'Disable all'' I just disabled one of them (Adobe update service) to see if I could do this one at a time. but still it stopped responding and froze everything.
Having no choice I rebooted manually and then pressed the F8 key to reboot in safe mode BUT I got a boot menu asking me which HD I wanted to use to boot into and not the DOS screen giving me a choice for safe mode.
BTW my Win 7 OS HP 64bit is now booting from an SSD drive on a PCI-e card and am wondering if this has anything to do with it.
Anyhow, having done my usual monthly virus scan as well as malaware by using 3 different sources (mine and 2 online ones) just yesterday this virus/trojan/malware is probably not the cause.
Why do I want msconfig or a safe mode boot. Trying to reinstall my HP scanner software and drivers which I am having a little bit of problems with--so not related.

Answer:urgent; Can't boot in safe mode and msconfig stops responding

Not knowing what was in startup originally, it's hard to say what you deleted but I'm guessing it had to do with a driver for your PCI-e SSD. If that's the drive you boot from, the startup boot is saying it's not there. What's the BIOS say for the order of boot devices? What other drives are installed?

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OS: Windows xp. PCwill not boot normal mode or safe mode w/networkingrunning malware bytes scan last night and as was ending, mssgs popped up "critical disc error", "low disc space", etc. tried to close those out, but then could not open ANY internet pgs. Computer froze & had to restart. Hit f8 to go to safe mode w/networking to run maleware bytes again as certainly seemed like virus, but would not allow. could only go safe mode. Ran system restore twice and used 2 different points. Says successfully restored, but will not boot up normally. Gets to windows splash screen and scrolling status bar rolls along for a minute then stops, then restarts and automatically goes to f8 screen again. Did run msconfig and uncheck 3 suspicious looking items in startup tab: 1)6-number sequence that was a .exe and i found in adaware quarantine also; and 2 entries that had small, odd, little boxes (10 or more).... after uncheccking those, tried again and still does same.Have not been able to find original install cd -still looking. Any thoughts? appreciate any help. thanks

Answer:Can only boot to safe mode. keeps restarting

Go into the registry. Look for suspicious items in:HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrenVersionRunThe same for HKCU.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi everyone i hope someone can help.

My computer came up with the following message this morning

windows no disk

exception processing message c0000013 parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c

when i clicked cancel the computer kept flashing!

I restarted the computer and the computer started flashing again!
When i went into task manager i noticed that the "flashing" was being caused by explorer.exe keep restarting.

I went into msconfig and selected the /safeboot option to start windows in safemode and now the computer just keeps restarting when it reaches the windows loading screen!

Any help would be much appreciated

Thanks Chris
 

Answer:Explorer.exe keeps restarting and won't boot into safe mode

Flashing GUI

What version of Windows do you have?

If you have Windows 7 and you updated your video driver, that can be it right there. If that's the problem, then you might have to roll back your updates and go back to your former ones.
 

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The log is attached, and the thread title basically explains the issue. The only way I've been able to start my computer this morning (after some system hangs and general wonkiness last night) without blue screens is via safe mode (luckily with networking). I've tried system restore, resetting the computer, but neither has worked. (Haven't been able to get any motherboard BIOS functions to work either on startup.)

I believe the culprit may be (at least in part) the Razer Synapse driver--people on this forum have advised me that it can cause problems, but I'm unable to uninstall it. I get this error message: "The Windws Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

Answer:Only able to boot in safe mode; constant blue screens/restarting

All dumpfiles blames

Code:
BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption

This is the driver of your nvdia geforce card.
The driver might be corrupted uninstall with DDU download ddu and reinstall.

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The log is attached, and the thread title basically explains the issue. The only way I've been able to start my computer this morning (after some system hangs and general wonkiness last night) without blue screens is via safe mode (luckily with networking). I've tried system restore, resetting the computer, but neither has worked. (Haven't been able to get any motherboard BIOS functions to work either on startup.)

I believe the culprit may be (at least in part) the Razer Synapse driver--people on this forum have advised me that it can cause problems, but I'm unable to uninstall it. I get this error message: "The Windws Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

Answer:Only able to boot in safe mode; constant blue screens/restarting

All dumpfiles blames

Code:
BugCheck 133, {1, 1e00, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption

This is the driver of your nvdia geforce card.
The driver might be corrupted uninstall with DDU download ddu and reinstall.

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reg change now XP Pro won't boot in safe mode. everything was working before small reg change of 1 to 0. Stupid mistake, didn't set roll back point recently, boots 20 files and hangs, mups.sys last loaded.
 

Answer:reg change now XP won't boot in safe mode

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I've been having a problem with one of the svchost.exe using up all my resources and I've tried everything I know to fix the problem but have gotten nowhere. When I boot into safe mode with networking the font size is so large you can't see the whole page so it's hard to get around to click on stuff you need to click on. I did manage to run several virus scans, Avast, malwarebytes, and superantispyware and they all came up clean, well accept for the last superantispyware scan it came up with 190 tracking cookies that the program deleted.

Is it possible to change the screen settings somehow so that when I boot into safe mode I can see whats on the page? I am writing this now in safe mode because the computer is useless in normal mode.

Oh This is a win xp machine with sp 3 installed.
 

Answer:how do I change the font size when I boot up in safe mode?

Hello

Hopefully some of our members will chime in soon.

@phillpower2 @Antman
 

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anybody know what i can do?
 

Answer:Why does msconfig shut off in normal mode but not in safe mode?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP. I changed the msconfig settings to safe mode to try to remove a virus. When I try to turn it on i get a blue screen informing me that there is a reason that will not let windows start and to restart my computer, when i restart again, I get the same blue screen. No matter what option I choose; safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows regularly, or last known good configuration, I get that same blue screen, and I was wondering if there is a way I can change the msconfig back to regular boot even though i can not get passed the blue error screen.
 

Answer:Msconfig set to safe mode

Bobbye said:





You are looking for Errors that correspond to the time of the BSOD. Try to find Error from the last normal Mode.

You will see Errors that are specific to Safe Mode and don't give us the information we need- such as "DCOM didn't start. DCOM won't start in Safe Mode." You are the second person in two days who enabled Safe Mode using msconfig instead of booting into safe Mode using the F8 key. It most like will be an Error in the System Log.

Start> Run> type in eventvwr

Do this on each the System and the Applications logs:
[1]. Click to open the log>
[2]. Look for the Error>
[3] .Right click on the Error> Properties>
[4]. Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow >
[5]. Paste here (Ctrl V)
[6].NOTES
You can ignore Warnings and Information Events.
If you have a recurring Error with same ID#, same Source and same Description, only one copy is needed.
You don't need to include the lines of code in the box below the Description, if any.
Please do not copy the entire Event log.

Errors are time coded. Check the computer clock on freeze.

IF you continue on this old thread, only those who have subscribed to it or who open it will see your post.Click to expand...


 

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

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

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

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Ok, here's the deal. I ran msconfig, and checked "safe boot" just like I used to do in XP when I wanted to restart my computer in vista. It started in safe mode and worked.

But now, I can't uncheck it! When I run msconfig again and "uncheck" safe boot, It automatically goes to "Selective Startup." And when I select "Normal Startup" it always rechecks "safe boot" automatically, so basically if I want windows to start properly, it HAS to me a selective boot, because thats the only option that allows me to uncheck safe boot. For some reason, Vista thinks that safe mode in normal lol. I'd like to get it back to where normal startup has safe boot unchecked in msconfig. Anyone have a clue???? Thanks

Gary

Answer:Stuck in Safe Mode because I used msconfig?

anyone????

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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'm running Windows 8.1x64. I booted to safe mode today by changing the boot options in msconfig.exe. Now, msconfig won't let me change back to Normal startup, and I'm stuck in safe mode. When I check the Normal Startup box under the General Tab in msconfig and hit OK, I receive this message:

"System Configuration cannot save the original boot configuration for later restoration. Boot changes will be reverted.

"The system cannot find the file specified."

No file is specified.

I've booted to safe mode on other occasions but never have experienced this problem. Windows 8.1 has been running normally with no problems. The reason I went into safe mode is that a non-bootable drive has disappeared from Explorer and I wanted to see if it showed up in Safe Mode.

Answer:In Safe Mode, msconfig won't allow normal startup

Hello John,

You might see if you may be able to use one of the options in the tutorial below to boot back into normal mode.

Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

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is there someway to get back to msconfig when I am caught in this limbo state between starting up in safe mode and normal mode? I would love to change the setting back to normal start up in msconfig.Just to help here are some more details on my problem. When the computer boots it tries to start up in safe mode and has a problem with agp.440.sys then goes back to the screen where you can select to start in safe mode, or regular mode, etc. If I choose safe mode it will have the same problem and go back to the selection screen. If I select start in regular mode it will try then fault and go back to the same selection screen again. I can't get beyond this screen. I believe this is happening because I have selected safe mode in msconfig and now I can't get at it to change the setting. I didn't have any booting problems before doing this

Answer:i used MSCONFIG process and got strucked in safe mode,help m

MSCONFIG has nothing to do with it.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324764

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Hi

My laptop was having some iexplorer bugs so I ran a virus scan with symnatec, and was then advised to log in via safe mode and run the scan again. I turned on safe mode in msconfig and restarted, but when the log in screen appeared in safe mode, my mouse or keyboard did not work so I can't get in.

If I try holding F8 and choosing to boot normaly or under any other condition it reverts to safe mode, presumably because of the msconfig change, so I can't get back to msconfig to chane the setting back.

Any idea how I can get round this?

Thanks

Dave
 

Answer:XP Safe Mode / Msconfig / Keyboard problem

Forget about Symantec. Run your next scan with Avast or Avira, then SuperAntispyware and MalwareBytes...
You are apparently using USB mouse and USB keyboard which have not installed yet in the install run.
 

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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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I am try do safe mode at windows 8, but monitor tell out of range.
and now I even can not login to windows 8..
what I can do? need help asap, bozz pc.
now I hate win8

Answer:Safe Mode from msconfig, Out of range, cannot login

It should not state that with Safe Mode. Try pressing the Auto Calibrate button on your monitor.

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Hi,

I booted into the safe mode using the msconfig .
But iam stucked while booting in safe mode,the system gets hanged and also i could not log in normal mode also..please help

regards,
gautham
 

Answer:Problem after booting in Safe mode using MSconfig

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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
 

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okay... so i was trying to get into safemode so i could run an antivirus scan, problem is whenever i tried going in safemode the blue screen would pop up and computer would restart. now for some dumb reason i thought maybe i could get in safemode if i used msconfig and selected safe mode from the boot menu. so the computer restarted and now it boots in safemode but the blue screen and restart happen everytime now. ive tried "start windows normally" but that boots in safemode.... ive tried "last known good config..." and that too boots in safemode. so now im stuck, i cant get on windows. any help please?

im willing to start over but i dont know how to do that from here
 

Answer:STUCK in safe mode boot, safe mode doesnt work and restarts, REPEAT

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I have the HP beats special edition laptop. Processor model is: AMD A10-7300 APU with Radeon R6 Graphics 1.9 GHz, 4 MB cache. Is this processor safe to change this setting on?

Answer:Is it safe to change CPU core setting in msconfig on HP laptop?

Use Task Manager, Performance tab and click on Open Resource Moniter at the bottom, see how many of the 4 cores are showing. Could be if all 4 cores are showing you may not want to limit the CPU to a lesser number of cores which I've found will usually affect performance.
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I have the HP beats special edition laptop. Processor model is: AMD A10-7300 APU with Radeon R6 Graphics 1.9 GHz, 4 MB cache. Is this processor safe to change this setting on?

Answer:Is it safe to change CPU core setting in msconfig on HP laptop?

Use Task Manager, Performance tab and click on Open Resource Moniter at the bottom, see how many of the 4 cores are showing. Could be if all 4 cores are showing you may not want to limit the CPU to a lesser number of cores which I've found will usually affect performance.
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Hi, I had a virus on my laptop that I wanted to remove, so I downloaded some software to remove it, but when I went into safemode all I got on my screen was a blue screen that said that Windows had been shut down to protect my computer and it just stopped, never did anything else. It also told me to restart my computer, so I did. Then I stupidly went into msconfig and made it safeboot and restarted my computer. Well now all I ever get when I start my computer is the same blue screen, it doesn't matter what I do or how I choose to start Windows, it just stops it and shows that blue screen and I have to restart it. Ive tried all the different types of starting up the computer, with normal, or last settings that worked, but nothing seems to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Problem with safe mode in msconfig, always blue screen

Keep in mind that using MSConfig to access (force) safe mode when there is malware on your system could have disastrous results and render your computer unbootable. Some types of malware can delete or alter the safeboot key in the registry resulting in the inability to reboot fully into safe mode or back to normal mode. The Safeboot option modifies the Boot.ini file and you may be locked in a continuous reboot loop afterwards where you cannot get back to MSConfig and undo your selection. The same thing can occur with BootSafe as you may not be able to get back to Normal mode and undo your selection. See "Booting into Safe Mode safely".How to fixhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...#force_safemodeAll the way at the bottom of the page

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I was trying to get into safe mode on my T61. Went to cmd prompt. typed msconfig went and clicked statrt in safe mode in the boxes you can click. All this just to get it to start in safemode... Now it repeats over and over in "safe mode restart.  Wont stop cycling through. I have been trying to remove this **bleep** NOD32 antiviris software.  Had to get it to boot in safe mode to get to properly "uninstall"...CAme to the forum here to find out why after pressing F8 a million times it would still pass by safe mode into normal startup windows.   After I read goto cmd prompenter msconfigclig on safe mode now it wont stop cycling... How to I get back to the cmd prompt?  Or does anyone know what I am dealing with? Thank you in advance.

Answer:T61 will not stop rebooting after msconfig safe mode cycles over and over and over........

Hey there Pyroplantfreak,
 
What version of windows are you using? I found an article that seemed to be dealing with a similar issue to your own over on the microsoft forums, it may be of some interest to you. It recommends you try going into the recovery console, which may help you get back to the command prompt. Hope this helps.





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Running XP, SP3. Have run avast antivirus in both regular and doot scan with no results. Tried to run MalwareBytes but it hangs when trying to update definitions.
 
When I reboot and select Safe Mode it hangs while loading files.
 
Can't find files like Syetem Restore or msconfig.
 
Ran Unhide with following results:
 
Unhide by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
Copyright 2008-2013 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Unhide.exe can be found at this link:
  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html
Program started at: 11/23/2013 02:45:10 PM
Windows Version: Windows XP
Please be patient while your files are made visible again.
Processing the A:\ drive
Finished processing the A:\ drive. 0 files processed.
Processing the C:\ drive
Finished processing the C:\ drive. 186756 files processed.
Processing the E:\ drive
Finished processing the E:\ drive. 1234 files processed.
The C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\smtmp\ folder does not exist!!
Unhide cannot restore your missing shortcuts!!
Please see this topic in order to learn how to restore default
Start Menu shortcuts: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html
Searching for Windows Registry changes made by FakeHDD rogues.
 - Checking HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer
 - Checking HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer
 - Checking HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\polic... Read more

Answer:Can't get to Safe Mode, System Restore msconfig or Malwarebytes

Hello John, please try this, it will create a shortcut to your system restore.
 
Right-click the desktop
Choose New-Shortcut
For the location of the item, enter:%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\restore\rstrui.exe
Click “Next”
Enter a name for the shortcut
Click “Finish” 
After that try to restore your PC. I hope this will help. Give us updates.

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

I am running windows xp on an older dell desktop.

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

Answer:safe mode loop using msconfig, no floppy bootdisk

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

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

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A friend brought me a computer because Anitvirus Security Pro would keep running on his moms laptop. I have had probably 5 different computers that have had this on them and have been able to clean them but this one is really a beast.
His system is running Win 7 and he tried a number of things before bringing it to me with no luck.
I printed off the Anitvirus Security Pro Removal instructions from this site but the laptop is not allowing the system to boot in Safe Mode and It will also not allow access to Regedit or MSCONFIG.
Any suggestions on getting control of the system back?
 
Thanks
John
 

Answer:Antivirus Security Pro - won't allow Safe Mode, Regedit or msconfig

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.    Scan with FRST (Recovery Environment)To run FRST on Vista and Windows7:For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into ... Read more

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One of my salesmen's laptops is infected with Anitvirus Security Pro. His system is running Windows 7 Professional SP1. The system will not boot in Safe Mode (it loads through the welcome screen and then immediately logs out and restarts in normal mode) and It will also not allow access to task manager, Regedit or MSCONFIG.
 
Any assistance would be appreciated! Thanks.
 
Beth

Answer:Antivirus Security Pro - won't allow safe mode, regedit, msconfig

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

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Hi all, looks like a good forum here, hoping I can finally find a solution...

This has not been a week that's made me much enamored of Vista.

In order to troubleshoot my parents' Vista PC after their wireless
mouse/keyboard suddenly stopped working after 4/9's automatic updates, I had
to a do a system restore from Safe Mode. Their corded USB keyboard we got to
work (along with a PS2 mouse) to do the fixing wouldn't work using the
F8-method to get into Safe Mode, so I had use MSCONFIG to force a safe mode
boot.

The system restore worked, and I've disabled automatic updates until MS
comes out with a fix for the apparently widespread original problem, but now
I'm stuck with a very frustrating situation.

My parents' computer will only boot up into Selective Startup (which leaves
some important things such as graphics drivers unloaded) or into Safe Mode.
Within MSCONFIG, when I choose "Normal Startup", it automatically checks the
"Safe Mode" Box in the boot tab, and when I uncheck that box, it
automatically selects "Selective Start" on the previous tab. (I've tried
hitting apply on each of the tabs, but it doesn't help).

I've found a few other threads with this same problem across the web, but
never found a solution. Can anyone help?

Thanks very much.
 

Answer:Solved: MSCONFIG - Stuck in Safe Mode/Selective Startup

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Lenovo ideapad 710s . after selecting safe mode, switch off and switch on, I get black screen with LOGO and I see the BIOS does not recognize the ssd anymore. After a new samsung with a pc board factory defective (well known board problem that the model was withdrawn from the market), now i fall again in a big problem with lenovo. i m a little bit boring. did I loose all my data on ssd? and how to get back this new computer, now?

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OK, here it goes. My parent's Desktop was having a side x side error and i've been trying to help her get it repaired. Her problem is that none of the programs will open except for internet explorer. All other applications give the sxstrace.exe error and won't open. I advised her to hit F8 and get into safe mode so I could try and help her further. She couldn't get that to work so I had her force safe mode through msconfig. That worked and got her into safe mode and she's still getting the sxs error and can't get anything to work for her. I advised her to go back into mconfig and uncheck the safe mode boot and wait til I come home and fix it. Now the problem is when she tries opening the msconfig, she gets an error on that saying it can't open the application with the error code 0xc000142 Now she's stuck in safe mode with no networking and the computer is basically useless. I need help getting her going if anyone has any suggestions. I'm 800 miles from home and won't be there until thanksgiving and i'm trying to help her over the phone so im kind of limited here. I was trying to get remote assist going for her but she couldn't install that either without the sxstrace.exe error. Thanks in advance.

they're running windows 7, If i remember correctly it's the x64 version.

Answer:stuck in safe mode msconfig application error 0xc000142

I guess the best bet is to reinstall windows.

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Lenovo ideapad 710s . after selecting safe mode, switch off and switch on, I get black screen with LOGO and I see the BIOS does not recognize the ssd anymore. After a new samsung with a pc board factory defective (well known board problem that the model was withdrawn from the market), now i fall again in a big problem with lenovo. i m a little bit boring. did I loose all my data on ssd? and how to get back this new computer, now?

Answer:Lenovo ideapad 710s safe mode from msconfig, and does not recognized the ssd. Please help...

I m now downloading the win10 recovery usb key software >(thanks to the current guarantee it is on). anyone knows if it is going to restore the Bios so that the SSD come up again?

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I have had this problem for the past year and a half or so...

Windows XP Home, SP3
Fully updated
No adware/malware or viruses

When I try to log into any one of the Safe Modes, the computer restarts several seconds after the login screen comes up, regardless of whether I just wait or click on one of the login accounts. If I do it from MSConfig, the computer enters into an infinite restart loop. Rarely, if I restart my computer enough times and select Safe Mode, I am able to log in without a restart after these many attempts (but recent attempts did not let me do this).

Does anyone have any clue as to why this may be happening? I also tried "sfc /scannow," but that did nothing (maybe because I am using an SP1 CD with a SP3 system?).

Here is the System log during the Safe Mode reboots:

5/17/2009 10:23:59 AM Tcpip Information None 4201 N/A VLAD The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{394325E1-B5B2-494F-B060-00724DF717C1} was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter.
5/17/2009 10:23:48 AM redbook Information None 10 N/A VLAD This drive has not been shown to support digital audio playback.
5/17/2009 10:23:45 AM nvata Information None 2 N/A VLAD Device identified.
5/17/2009 10:24:12 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:24:12 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:23:10... Read more

Answer:Safe Mode always restarting

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hey,
i was having troubles with my account on the computer as it is set to limited but is the only account visible to actually get in to to use the computer.

i asked the guy who did the computer and he said to change the limited account to administrator i must press f10 when restarting this computer to put it in safe mode to change it.

it is not gettin into safe mode,
does anyone else know any other ways to possibly get into safe mode rather then pressing F10 when starting the computer??

thanks!
 

Answer:restarting in safe mode

You actually want to hit F8, not F10. You'll want to do this shortly after seeing the BIOS startup, (the initial screen either a logo for the manufacturer, or a bunch of white text,) and just before you see the Windows loading screen. Best advice is right after you power on the computer, just keep tapping F8 until you get a Windows boot option menu. You can choose Safe Mode from there.
 

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Hello,
I have multiple problems with my computer, and after reviewing some of the disucssions on this site, I could probably use some of the suggestions to help me except most of the them require restarting in safe mode and I am currently unable to restart my computer in safe mode. So I guess I should start there.....How do I get my computer to start in safe mode again? hopefully someone can help me
 

Answer:Restarting in Safe Mode

ljrobb said:

Hello,
I have multiple problems with my computer, and after reviewing some of the disucssions on this site, I could probably use some of the suggestions to help me except most of the them require restarting in safe mode and I am currently unable to restart my computer in safe mode. So I guess I should start there.....How do I get my computer to start in safe mode again? hopefully someone can help me Click to expand...

When the computer is booting, just after the BIOS screen goes away start tapping on F8. You may have to ensure that the Fn button has been pressed if your keyboard is so inclined. After 30 seconds or so the boot menu pops up, the Safe Mode being at the top of the list.
 

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Hi, my friends pc has a corrupt operating system, so i tried to install a fresh copy of xp, everything was okay until the pc rebooted, it booted into safe mode and i cannot prevent it from happening. i have installed xp many times but have never come across this problem. can anyone advise how to cure this problem.regardsrenegade

Answer:pc keeps restarting in safe mode

when you mention corupt,the prob you discribe has the hallmarks of the sasser virus click herewhile in safe mode try a scan for it, i hope this helps good luck...

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

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

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

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

the outage may have damaged the psu

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It seems that I have the same issue as this person http://forums.techguy.org/virus-othe...me-access.html . I can't use task manager or msconfig, stuff like malwarebytes doesn't work, safe mode crashes and won't allow me to do anything + I have performance issues in video games or music production software.

It seems that the virus is blocking other tech support sites other than this one too! I'm really scared, I would really appreciate help as soon as possible!

to sum up, I can't run task manager, msconfig, any kind of malwarebytes type program, MSE doesn't detect anything, it blocks certain sites, safe mode can accessed but I can't do anything with it - an error show up shortly after running it.
 

Answer:Bug won't let me access Task Manager, Safe Mode, MsConfig etc. + slowing down my comp

Welcome aboard

Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

 

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Spyware that removes msconfig and disables Add/Remove Programs, even in safe mode. simple as that. and adaware does not find it at all. what would you guys do? websearch is on there, and so is the homesearch hijacker. any thoughts?
 

Answer:Spyware that removes msconfig and disables Add/Remove Programs, even in safe mode

Hi, Your first step, if you can get it to run, is to post a Hijackthis log--

http://tools.radiosplace.com/HijackThis.exe

Make a new folder somewhere like Program Files....download the file to that folder and run it from there. Hit the Scan button, when the Save Log button shows, save the log as hijackthis.txt and copy/paste it to a blank reply here at your thread.
 

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Hi,

It seems that I have the same issue as this person http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1144834-virus-wont-let-me-access.html . I can't use task manager or msconfig, stuff like malwarebytes doesn't work, safe mode crashes and won't allow me to do anything + i have performance issues in video games or music production software.

In the following post(s) I'll attach the results of the scans with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool after the scans are over (First, Addition and shortcut).
 

Answer:Bug won't let me access Task Manager, Safe Mode, MsConfig etc. + slowing down my comp

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I am writing here from another system as my main PC has caught something nasty and is not working for squat.

Ok, I was getting pop-ups for yet another fake anti-virus warning, so I guessed I had gotten a nasty malware thing as I have in the past. So, I run my antivirus/malware removal software (SpyBot SD), and it found a boatload of junk and supposedly fixed. I rebooted and now it restarts itself approximately 10 seconds after it is finished booting up. over and over it does this.

I try to restart in safe mode, doing the usual F8, and select the option for safe mode, and it just brings me back to that options screen. It matters not if I am selecting Safe Mode, Safe Mode With Networking... the only thing it will boot back up with is normal standard mode. And of course as soon as it is done booting up, it restarts itself. I cant run any programs on it, it does not stay up long enough for me to even launch a browser.
 

Answer:Automatically Restarting and No Safe Mode

I am running Windows XP Professional
 

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Ok I was away from my pc while I was sleeping I came back after a couple hours and it keeps restarting?? It goes to the safe mode startup screen I choose safe mode and other modes and it wont boot up? It just keeps restarting?? Wat do I do? Is there option besides repair or format??

Answer:My PC keeps restarting and going to safe mode screen?

Try running chkdsk from the Recovery Console.

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hi all ,i know a bit about computers am in no way an expert i know how to use what things are and thats about it ! my windows 7 pc keeps turning it self off now for a few weeks i re-installed windows 7 but still the same have cleaned it all out there is no dust in there have run malware program and shows nothing am really stumped i have read a bit on the internet about the problems and am stuck not sure what to do am running windows memory diagnostics tool now but showing no problems i read it could be overheating problems but not sure will try and get hp monitor i think it called and get the temps up any help would be greatly welcomed thanks, bruce!

Answer:pc keeps restarting it self but stays on in safe mode?

try using the speedfan sofftware to see what it reads.do post logs here if the software gives you one, or a screenshot of what it tells you.

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I am using Windows 7... I recently had a virus. I installed a new antivirus (Avast) and now my pc shuts down when left unattended and when I go to restart it prompts me for Safe Mode, etc? Please tell me how I can fix this? I feel like the virus is still in my computer but I don't know how to find it as it doesn't come up when I do a scan.

Answer:PC Restarting automatically in Safe Mode

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
then make a new thread here Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum
and post all the info you can there and mention anything you cannot do

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My parent's computer kept restarting without getting completely loaded. The only way to keep it from endlessly restarting is to put it in Safe Mode. I scanned the computer with AVG Anti-Spyware and it was infected with a couple of Trojan viruses.They were Trojan.Kolweb.j located at C:\WINDOWS\system32\durvilz.dll and Trojan.Small located at C:\WINDOWS\system32\wtstr.exe. I deleted both of them. The computer continued restarting unless I went to Safe Mode.Then I tried to run some other spyware scans on it, but they wouldn't without getting updated Virus Definitions, which required getting connected to the internet. I still cannot get connected to the internet because it won't let me start Safe Mode with Networking.Anyone have any suggestions on how to remedy this problem? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer Keeps Restarting And Will Only Run In Safe Mode

Hello MondiBlue,In order to assist you we need additional information.What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?Then I tried to run some other spyware scans on itWhat were the names of these programs?What other security programs, besides AVG AntiSpyware are installed? Please name them.Orange Blossom

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I know there are many similair posts, but I can't seem to find one that is close enough. I've got a toshiba qosmio with XP media center. It boots up, goes to a desktop without any icons and will then restart repeatedly on its own. Safe mode won't even take it to the desktop without it restarting first. Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

Answer:keeps restarting, safe mode doesn't help

Do you have the Windows install CD?
1) If you do, put it in. When it says "Press __ to open Setup" or something similar, press the key it tells you to. Where it says Boot Order, make sure the CD rom is before the hard drive.
2) Reboot
3) It will say "Press any key to boot to cd..." (press any key)
4) Press R when it says "Press f8 to install, press r for recovery console"
5) Select your windows install by pressing 1, then enter
6) Type Administrator for the username, press enter
7) Leave password blank, press enter
8) type in fixboot and press enter. select y or yes if you get any prompts
9) when fixboot is done running, type in fixmbr. select y or yes if you get any prompts
10) when fixmbr is done running, type in chkdsk. select y or yes if you get any prompts
11) reboot and see what happens
 

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When i attempt to restart in safemode with my windows XP i press f8 to go to the boot menu but instead i receive a menu reading "select first boot device" followed by all my drives and no matter which one i select it boots normally. how can i get to safe mode?

Answer:problem restarting in Safe mode

When you have selected your boot device continue tapping F8Good luck

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Hi, I'm just wondering, is it possible to program a batch file to restart your computer in safe mode without you having to press the F8 button etc?

If not, is it possible with any other programming e.g. VB or C++?
It would be quite a handy tool for people who are not very computer savvy.
 

Answer:restarting in safe mode Automaticly

Ok so I have figured out that you can set your computer to start up in safe mode automatically by changing your boot.ini file to have "/safeboot:minimal" (without quotes) at the end.
Example:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /safeboot:minimalClick to expand...

The boot.ini file will be different for each user due to the fact that not everyone has the same opperating system etc,
So I would need to write a batch file that would simply add the /safeboot:minimal to the end of the file, Then I would need to make another batch file to delete the "/safeboot:minimal" line from the file to change back to normal boot mode.
I haven't written a batch file in a while, so I cant remember the commands to achieve this.

Could someone please refresh my memory? :/
EDIT: I figured out how to add the line using "Echo /Safeboot:minimal >>C:\boot.ini"
But not sure how to remove that line again with command.
 

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My parents' computer keeps restarting without getting completely loaded. The computer is running Microsoft XP Home Edition and Service Pack 1. The only way to keep it from endlessly restarting is to put it in Safe Mode. I scanned the computer with AVG Anti-Spyware and it was infected with a couple of Trojan viruses. They were Trojan.Kolweb.j located at C:\WINDOWS\system32\durvilz.dll and Trojan.Small located at C:\WINDOWS\system32\wtstr.exe. I deleted both of them. The computer continued restarting unless I went to Safe Mode.Then I tried to run some other spyware scans on it that were previously installed on their computer (Spybot and Ad-Aware), but they wouldn't scan without getting updated Virus Definitions, which required getting connected to the internet. I still cannot get connected to the internet because it won't let me start Safe Mode with Networking, so I can't run any of the other internet scanners.I haven't been able to go step by step through the proper processes, but was told that it was ok to post the HijackThis log here. I've been posting in the forum Am I infected? What do I do? and was directed here. Here's the link to that thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134938/computer-keeps-restarting-and-will-only-run-in-safe-mode/Here is my HijackThis log, thanks in advance for the help:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:52:14 PM, on 3/11/2008Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00... Read more

Answer:Computer Keeps Restarting And Will Only Run In Safe Mode

Hello MondiBlue and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. Let's see what we can find.Before running a new scan let's clean out the temporoary folders. Download ATF Cleaner to your Desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click Select All found at the bottom of the list.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose Select All from the list.Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser, do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose Select All from the list.Close ALL Internet browsers (very important).Click the Empty Selected button.NOTE : If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Now download OTScanIt.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named OTScanIt on your desktop.Note: You must be logged on to the system with an account that has Administrator privileges to run this program.Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.Open the OTScanIt folder and double-click on OTScanIt.exe to start the program (if you are running on Vista then right-click the program and choose Run as Administrator).In the Drivers section click on Non-Microsoft.Under Additional Scans click the checkboxes in front of the following items to select them:Reg - BotCheck
File - Additional Folder Scans
Do not change any other ... Read more

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My brother attempted to install Windows Media Center on his computer, the computer then restarted and now keeps restarting right after the first screen, the "PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP" one with the energy saver icon.

I tried to enter safe mode, all I got was the same restarting, even in safe mode. It seems Windows cannot load up

He is running on XP. Please help.

Thank you!
 

Answer:Computer keeps restarting, Cannot get into safe mode!

Darn, so no one has any suggestions?
 

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Hey all. I have a old Windows XP that my little brother keeps shutting it down by turning off the power switch. Though, this morning, after he turned it on, Windows XP keeps restarting for some reason.

I went to the black menu and found this: I tried Safe Mode, restarted. I tried Run Windows Normally, restarted. I tried Run Last Good Settings (it's something like System Restore except the settings), restarted.

Can a virus do this?? Or probably it's hardware problems.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
~Avascar

Answer:Windows XP Keeps Restarting Even In Safe Mode, Help?

It could be a virus. What I would suggest is trying to restore to an earlier point using the Windows restore. If that fails you may need to reformat the drive and do a fresh install. If that fails, then it is likely that your drive may be going bad (or is already). Most of the time, however, if you get that far then you are okay and it just needs to be restored/reinstalled. Hope that helps!

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So here's the story.  I looked in my device manager the other day and my computer wasn't recognizing my Nvidia 750Ti.  Instead it only showed the Intel graphics card.  The day before, everything was working fine, so I thought it had something to do with a new graphics driver that updated.  So after uninstalling the latest graphics driver from Nvidia, I restarted my computer in safe mode through msconfig.  Big mistake.  Right after that, nothing would load on my monitor.  I'm sure that something is broken in the booting process, because the fan starts, the lights turn on, and my keyboard and mouse turn on.  But no matter what I try, nothing shows up on my monitor and it does not respond.  I'm sure that there's nothing wrong with my PC parts, as it just happened after 1 restart.  I tried to restart once in safe mode and boom, wouldn't boot up again.  Pls help?
 
I'm on windows 8.1

Answer:Restarting in Safe Mode broke my PC

Have you done a cold boot - power off and plug removed for several minutes?
If there is a video port on the motherboard you may have to connect there until you get the graphics card fixed.
A start up repair might also be called for to get things reconfigured for the change in graphics drivers. I'm assuming that you have the default drivers loaded.
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Alright this is a family's laptop that is about 5 or even more years old...has windows xp on it dont know the exact one -.-...alright.

My sister has been using it and says she has never done anything to it...which i dont believe but anyways this computer will not boot up what so ever...everytime you power it on it goes to the screen that says unexpected error software/hardware problem yada yada yada...and then it gives you the options of boot in safe mode, safe mode networking, safe mode command prompt, last known good configuration...and none of those will work...we do have the recovery disks to wipe it but are trying to find a better way if possible...and when you try to load into any of the safe mode choices it stops at multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys...will stay at that for about 5-10 mins and then just turn off...if you try to just do normal mode or last known configuration it just acts like it loads with the windows and the little green loading bar then shuts off...the more i type the more i think the harddrive is toast but im new and learning so i probably could be wrong. Just looking for suggestions =)

Oh and this pc will run very hot...so if its a hardware issue i would not be surprised.
 

Answer:HP Pavilion will not boot in safe, safe w/networking, safe command or in normal mode

I'm heading to work now ill be back later tonight so just post suggestions and i will try them. =)
 

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my system is restarting after running for about 30 minutes and restarting automatically, and its not opening in safe mode,my os is windows xp. some times iam not able to shutdown the pc as well. please help me out, what will be the problem?

Answer:system restarting and not running in safe mode

Goto Control Panel / System / Advanced tab / click on the Settings button under "Startup and Recovery" and uncheck "Automatically restart". This will allow you to see the BSOD and the error codes.

You may also want to boot from your XP CD and perform a Repair.

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I want to stop some programs from running at startup on my wife's computer. It is a Toshiba Laptop running Windows XP. I know how to do that using MS Config but if I disable something that I should not have disabled, can I restart in safe mode and re-enable it?

Her computer is running very slow and I think this is a good place for me to start.

Thanks for your help.

Joe
 

Answer:Editing Startup & restarting in safe mode

Making a restore point before making the changes is the best idea. You can always run System Restore from a command prompt or an ERD CD if you get stuck.

Just don't use "Safe Boot" in msconfig. That has led to problems. It is not the same thing as "Safe Mode" (which is why it has a different name, though people don't seem to notice that detail) and machines that have Safe Mode disabled by their manufacturers may not be bootable at all if Safe Boot is enabled.

Msconfig was a bad idea. It is not wise to have system-required and user-optional startups controlled in the same place where people can make too many errors.

But a startup manager is easier and safer. You can then be sure to be able to re-enable items in Safe Mode, they are saved in a sort of "recycle bin" when removed, and they don't stick around after the programs are uninstalled as they will if manipulated in msconfig. Over all, I'm against the use of msconfig because so many people here have disabled their machines with wrong choices.

Services should never be controlled by msconfig. Use the Services Console snap-in to MMC.

Startup Control Panel
MZ Startup Manager
Startup Control Panel (Exe version for Vista)
Emsa Startup Manager
EM Startup Manager
WheresJames Startup Manager

Startup Programs Reference
 

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Hi all. Got a bit of an issue with my laptop.

It started a few days ago and I put it down to an overheating issue, so I left it for a bit and turned it back on; no help.

When I log on I get about 2 minutes to do whatever on it before everything locks up. The "working" indicator by the pointer still moves and the pointer itsself responds but nothing else does. The accessing indicator on the case also indicates that it is not busy.

Went to try a system restore but somehow all my restore points are gone too.

I started trying to remove my videos and photos from it in safe mode but safe mode keeps freaking out; whenever I click the start -> documents menu I get a file system error 1392 and the help menu appears like it does when you first get on in safe mode.

Any help on this would be appreciated since a lot of irreplacable pics are on there and I use my laptop a lot!

EDIT: FRAK! It just died completely

Answer:Vista locking up, safe mode restarting

Right. After dying completely for a few hours its back to the locking up shenanigans. Same scenario as above. Anyone got any ideas of where to start with this one?

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I downloaded a file and thought that it was safe but when I installed it I saw a MS-DOS window open and something installing I knew right there it was probably something really bad. I then started to get pop-ups and redirects.

I kept using the computer for a few days and it booted fine. Except for the redirects it seemed to be working like normal. It wouldn't let me open up Internet Explorer though. That didn't matter because I was using Firefox anyhow. Everything else was working fine.

I then connected the drive from that computer to this one I am using now and I ran MBAM and SAS both and only SAS came up with a few tracking cookies and nothing major. Other then that they found nothing.
So I put the drive back and kept using the computer like normal. It still worked but I still couldn't open Internet Explorer. It would do nothing when I clicked on it and I was still getting redirects in Firefox. The redirects were for virus scanning software and other things.

Finally a couple more days later after I shut it down and went to restart it windows would not start. It would just get to the splash screen and then restart. It would keep doing this if I tried to start it normally. I even tried safe mode and it would still just restart. So now it just keeps restarting no matter which boot choice I choose.

This same thing happened to a friend of mines computer and I did a repair install of windows only it messed up alot of things so I would like to try to fix it with... Read more

Answer:Virus did something and now windows keeps restarting even when I try safe mode

So it looks like you pulled the drive and used another computer to scan it with MBAM and SAS. I would pull it again, update both of those and run the scans again. I would then scan the drive with an up-to-date AV program as well. Get rid of what they find and then place the drive back in the computer it came out of. Fire it up and see if you can install MBAM and SAS. If you can they update and run them again, get rid of what they find. Update your AV and run it, get rid of what it finds. You can also try using something like Hirens Boot CD 10.0 to run scans before the system boots.

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Hello,

My computer is restarting over and over again. I can run it in safe mode and have been using it to get work done that way, but I need to figure out a real solution to the problem. I'm hoping someone here might be willing and able to help.

My laptop is HP G60 Notebook PC with Windows Vista Home Premium. Service Pack 2. 32-bit Operating system. Pentium ® Dual-Core CPU; 3 GB.

A few days ago, I plugged my computer into one of the two HP printers we have. I've used this printer many times before. The paper ran out and rather than filling up the printer, I just decided to cancel the print and unplugged my computer quickly from the printer. When I picked the laptop up to take it into another room, I tilted it to the side and heard a strange sound-- like a fan dying or system failing. The computer was restarting at that point and then it didn't stop restarting. I was able to start it in safe mode and safe mode with networking just fine.

I ran spybot, malware bytes, and avg. No infected items showed up.

So, I started reading forums about printer drivers, thinking that was the issue. So I went into the driver information and printer information on my computer. I was not able to roll back the printer driver, so I just deleted the files for the hp printer that I was using when the computer crashed. That didn't help. And, I didn't really know what I was doing in the first place by removing the drivers for the printer.

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Answer:Laptop Restarting over and over again. Works in Safe Mode.

When I picked the laptop up to take it into another room, I tilted it to the side and heard a strange sound-- like a fan dying or system failing.The HDD could have been damaged.. that sound you heard could have been a platter being scratched.. I would suggest running a HDD diagnostic on it. When you attempted the system restore did you try to do it through safe mode or the recovery console?One thing you may try is a check disk.. but if that platter got scratched that drive needs to be changed..While in CMD via safe mode or recovery console"chkdsk /f"The system should schedule the check for the next reboot.

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I tried to reinstall Windows XP (XPprofessional instead of XPhome), and all went well untill my computer had to restart for setup. When the computer restarted I got the message: "Windows XP setup cannot run under Safe Mode, Setup will restaret your computer"
(I think I should have done the XP installation in the normal mode, shouldn't I)
But even when I choose "Start up in Normal configuration"(or something like that)in the Windows Advanced Option Menu, while restarting, It starts up in the safe mode.
So now my computer KEEPS RESTARTING IN SAFE MODE

Please Help me!!
 

Answer:Computer keeps restarting in safe mode after reinstalling XP

Be sure when your computer restarts you have your CD drive set as your first boot device. And then press the key to boot from the CD when it tells you to.
 

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Okay so it all started me being on Skype and making a phone call to a company and then Skype just froze up and I had issues with it. Blabla I forced stop it with Task Manager and then like 3 minutes later I got a random Blue Screen of Death (I tried to get the logs but I just get a error so I can't provide the BSOD logs)


Code:
The tool will now begin gathering files to help diagnose your issue,

this process will take a few minutes.

DNS name does not exist.

ANYWAYS.... I restarted my PC and logged in my account and instantly greeted with a explorer.exe has stopped working, trying to find solution then it attempts to restart explorer.exe

It's constantly doing this and it won't stop. (explorer.exe crashes about every 10 seconds in safe mode and in just normal mode it crashes but it takes a few minutes for it to come back up then it just crashes right away.

I AM IN SAFE MODE AND IT'S STILL DOING IT.

What I have tried:
sfc /scannow (gives me error at 8% something about windows security resource or something like that)

Opened up laptop to see if anything is loose (also cleaned it a bit)

Virus scans.

Checked something in REGEDIT that's in Windows LogOn it's talking about shell has to be explorer.exe but i dont have anything named shell...
I DO NOT WANT TO FACTORY RESTART MY LAPTOP, PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND

If anyone can help me I will appreciate it so much.

Answer:Explorer.exe constantly restarting (even in safe mode)

Can you access a restore point to roll back your computer to a date/time prior to the Skype incident?

System Restore

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I am having an issue on my laptop. It either keeps restarting or going to a BSOD with the following message:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

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

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing the video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remover or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0x830B7E7A, 0xF8A087B0, 0xF8A084AC)


My laptop is a HP Pavilion dx2000. Processor: Intel T1350/1860 MHz Mem: 512 MB Vid Mem: 128 MB.

I noticed that lately video had been running slow on my laptop and there was a message that I didn't have enough "virtual memory".

Can this situation be resolved by increasing the RAM? I am running AVG on this laptop and have noticed that some people are having issues with it. Could that be the culprit?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please be easy on me I am not that technically inclined when it comes to the computer. :-o
 

Answer:Laptop BSOD, no Safe Mode, and restarting

Greetings, rowhite405...

Couple of quick suggestions: boot into Safe Mode, see if your symptoms change...

Roll back to the last known good configuration, see if a newly installed program or driver is causing the problem...

Run a chkdisk /r from a safe mode command prompt...

You might consider heading over to the Malware forum and running the Read and Run Me First - I've seen several of these "Stop: 0x0000007E" messages lately, all caused by some pretty intense worms...
 

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Windows just downloaded an update to my ASUS x83V laptop and now I can't get it to boot up. I've tried booting in normal mode, last successful mode, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt and nothing works.

If trying to boot in safe mode it gets stuck on crcdisk.sys. When trying to boot in any mode it eventually hits the blue screen with a STOP error of 0x0000001E. I have also gotten 0x0000007E and 0x00000024.

I am positive it's the latest Windows Update that caused this because my computer at work, which also runs on Vista and is also an ASUS, had an update yesterday. When I came into work this morning and tried to start up it was unable to and did a start up repair. That didn't work but it gave me a system restore option which did work.

Unfortunately my ASUS laptop does not prompt me to do a repair nor a system restore. The recovery disk I have that came with the laptop only allows me to do a restore which erases everything on my HD.

I'm only somewhat computer savvy; better at working with them than fixing them so please try to put things in layman's terms. Thank you!

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Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...
Good Evening,I could do with some pointers on resolving an issue. I can only boot into windows in safe mode in Windows 10. Normal mode and safe mode with networking doesn't work. The problem occurred after a windows update. I have removed the latest updates that were installed and cleared any pending ones but it still won't boot properly. I have also run the troubleshooter and tried to recovery to an earlier date which also doesn't work.The laptop is a HP ENVY 17 notebook. At boot it just gets to the HP logo with the circular loading icon and no further and can only boot it into safe mode. Can anyone recommend the next steps? I have also tried the following;stopping startup items
uninstalling hardware drivers
removing recent software
running troubleshooters at boot
sfc scan
diagnostic/selective startups with minimal services running
Would the fact that I cant boot into Safe Mode with Networking imply its a network driver related issue?Bit of a dead end really, any help would be much appreciatedKind regardsTrevor
 

Answer:Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...

It's uncertain what the problem is - although a networking problem does sound likely.
Start with trying a clean boot:
Perform a Clean Boot:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-clean-boot-state-in-windows
If that stops the problem, then re-enable things a few at a time until you figure out what's causing it.
Then uninstall the problem program (from Start...Settings...Apps...Apps & Features - if you don't find it there, check the right sidebar for Programs and Features and see if you can remove it from there).
 
Let us know what happens there and we'll move on from there if needed.

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After attempting to start my Laptop in Safe Mode, it loaded drivers normally only to crash a few seconds later. A prompt message appears but is impossible to read because Windows immediately reboots upon showing the prompt.

Safe Mode with Networking loads normally.

Any ideas or advice?

The computer is an Acer 4743G running Windows 7 Home Basic x64.

Answer:Cannot access Safe Mode but can boot in Safe Mode with Networking

Hello Zarmaki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it will startup in "Safe Mode with Networking", you might see if using the tutorial below to troubleshoot may help to find a cause.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I have a yoga tablet 2 pro. I powered down the tablet one night. In the morning, I normally held down the power button for no more than 2 or 3 seconds to power it up agian until I saw the lenovo logo. Everything was going well, but then it went to an android reboot screen. I never took any action to reboot my tablet, but the screen popped up anyways. I didn't want to reboot my tablet, so I selected the "power off" selection on the reboot screen. It powered off, and then took me back to the reboot screen. I selected the same option once more, but I got the same results. I decided to end the nonsense and just reboot. It wasn't going to hurt anything. When I did, it took me to my home screen where all my apps were gone. I noticed my tablet was then on safe mode. I researched what it was. I'm not sure why safe mode even exists or why it is on my tablet, but I can't get to any of my apps. So I decided to restart my tablet, but after it restarted, I was still on safe mode. I looked up how to take your tablet off safe mode, and all the info I got was to either power off your tablet or restart it and your tablet would be off safe mode. So I restarted it again...still didn't work. I then powered it off again and it took me back to the reboot screen. I have done this multiple times selecting every option on the reboot screen and nothing has seemed to work. I also powered it off and left it over night but that didn't work either. I even tried to power it off, then turn it back on while ... Read more

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Good Evening,
I could do with some pointers on resolving an issue. I can only boot into windows in safe mode in Windows 10. Normal mode and safe mode with networking doesn't work. The problem occurred after a windows update. I have removed the latest updates that were installed and cleared any pending ones but it still won't boot properly. I have also run the troubleshooter and tried to recovery to an earlier date which also doesn't work.
The laptop is a HP ENVY 17 notebook. At boot it just gets to the HP logo with the circular loading icon and no further and can only boot it into safe mode. Can anyone recommend the next steps? I have also tried the following;

stopping startup itemsuninstalling hardware driversremoving recent softwarerunning troubleshooters at bootsfc scandiagnostic/selective startups with minimal services running
Would the fact that I cant boot into Safe Mode with Networking imply its a network driver related issue?
Bit of a dead end really, any help would be much appreciated
Kind regards
Trevor

Answer:Can't boot into Normal/Safe Mode with Networking, only safe mode...

Hi Trevor and welcome to Tenforums. There are several ways to approach your problem. When I was reading your post, my initial impression was the same as yours, the Network driver was causing your issue. To be safe, go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features uninstall a program and sort the drivers by date installed. See which drivers were installed at the time you began having the problem. If you find any, I think it would be safe to assume the problem would be one of them. If you have another computer, go to the HP website for your model computer and download those drivers to a USB Flash Drive. Do one at a time and install the drivers you just downloaded and reboot until you find the offending driver. I would do this one at a time so you will know which driver it is in case Windows Update decides to install it again. See if that will work for you.

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Background: Have had a few failed boots recently, but ignored these as XP would boot up fine after pressing reset. Had a power failure (OK, OK, I switched it off at the wall by mistake as it was shutting down) - since then, can't boot.

Situation now:
It gets as far as the Window XP logo with the blue blobs scrolling and then restarts. Sometimes I get the "Overclocking failed..." error, sometimes a CPU temperature failure message. Can't start in any of the safe modes, can't start with last good config, can't start normally.

Tried repairing / recovering using the XP disc, but it didn't recognise my Windows install on my C: drive. It only recognised an old install on my D: drive. Cancelled the recovery. Went into XP set up, which discovered the C: drive but said it was empty and couldn't recognise the format (FAT or the other one N-something something). Booted up in old D: drive XP set-up (successfully) and managed to save my personal files onto a memory stick.

Please help!

SOS.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP restarting after Logo - no safe mode

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i am using windows 8 suddenly my computer started restarting no error and no messages

steps taken:

checked for viruses, memory test,windows diagnostic tools,etc found nothing

Finally Changed My Operating System to Windows 7 Ultimate Even Then Computer Keeps Restarting but works fine safe mode


Thought it is a Hardware Problem swapped my hard disk and ram with my friends
my hard disk and ram working fine in his system but when i try to check his hard disk and ram there is no display and i checked with my hard disk and ram still there is no display

i have given my motherboard in servicing center and got it today got display and the computer keep restarting but works fine safe mode

don't know whats the problem Please any one Help

Details of PC Desktop:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Processor: Intel i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz

RAM: 4gb

Answer:Computer Keeps Restarting works fine safe mode

Hello Sudheer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since it works fine in safe mode, you might troubleshoot with a clean startup to see if it may reveal a culprit.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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I will start by saying I'm a dork about computers. My husband's computer has the virus Spy-Agent bv!inf. Couldn't clean, quarantine or delete. Now the computer keeps restarting itself and I can't even go into safe mode. Please help. Don't know what to do. It is an older HP (windows 98) that we have installed XP on. If we use the Recovery disc we got with the computer, we lose the XP plus everything else on there. Any suggestions??
 

Answer:Comp. keeps restarting, has virus, can't enter safe mode

I would love to follow all the steps you suggested, however the computer shuts off and restarts before I can do anything. I have tried every option after pressing F8, hoping to get in to some form of safe mode but just keep getting a restart. Please help!
 

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here's the file. I could not get the perfmon /report to work. it says "path" was wrong.
I also tried to do the registry and driver update programs provided here and both gave me "windows installer cannot be accessed" error. everything done in safe mode because I'm having trouble with normal mode.

basically, I was on a website that I visit often before and everything was good and dandy then suddenly, a popup said something along the line of having to update java or something in order to correctly view it so I just said "accept" and then it said that I have to restart so I said "ok" to that as well. so it did and the desktop showed up but after few seconds it gave me the BSOD and stayed there 2-3 seconds before restarting on it own again. if I don't go into safe mode and do it normal mode, the whole process would repeat over and over again. the BSOD is a page fault in a non paged area type I believe. I tried malware clean, system restore, chkdsk /fix, and restarting many times. < all done in safe mode.

thank you if anyone can help.

I have windows 7 home 64 oem.
the computer is less than a year old.
dell inspiron intel i3

Answer:BSOD. it keeps auto restarting, safe mode works tho.

anyone?

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i am using windows 8 suddenly my computer started restarting no error and no messagessteps taken:checked for viruses, memory test,windows diagnostic tools,etc found nothingFinally Changed My Operating System to Windows 7 Ultimate Even Then Computer Keeps Restarting but works fine safe modeThought it is a Hardware Problem swapped my hard disk and ram with my friends my hard disk and ram working fine in his system but when i try to check his hard disk and ram there is no display and i checked with my hard disk and ram still there is no displayi have given my motherboard in servicing center and got it today got display and the computer keep restarting but works fine safe mode don't know whats the problem Please any one HelpDetails of PC Desktop:OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bitProcessor: Intel i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz RAM: 4gb

Answer:Computer Keeps Restarting but works fine in safe mode

I moved this out of the FAQ section...

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Hello.
So at the begining, I though it may be a hidden virus in my system, but after I followed the steps to clean my computer from thread "Am I infected", it appears everything is fine- no virus or harmfull software.
The main problem is that my pc randomly freezes- it happens like this:
While using any other software than video games (literally everything), at some point computer just.. stops working. I can't move my mouse, can't type anything- it literally freezes for a moment (including sound, though while using windows media player, sometimes program just doesn't work but audio goes on), usually about 30 seconds (sometimes longer). And it wouldn't be that much of a problem, if it wouldn't happen so often.
While playing video games- that's when hell starts. It can happen once a minute, and sometimes even more often. During that freez, audio starts to loop last half a second untill it unfreezes.
Just to clarify- I'm not playing/using any kind of software that my PC can't handle. Most of the things that I use require really small amounts of ram or cpu. And surprisingly- while game requiers small amounts of ram and cpu and freezes constantly, my other software that sometimes can take almost all of my ram and 90/99% of the cpu, freezes very rarely and it's all ok.
It was something that just started happening one day, and never stopped. Just got worse.There's nothing going on in the background that could possibly cause that big problem.
I've tried to track down maybe some patte... Read more

Answer:System is constantly freezing, and safe mode restarting.

Hi,
First and foremost get a backup solution in place NOW!
You can get your data off now but if you have a hardware failure in progress it may be the HDD and if so you may not be so lucky later.
Have you opened up the box and made sure that it's dust free and that all of the fans are working properly? What are the temperature ranges for the graphics card and the CPU?
What's your security software, is it current, have you run any scans?
How much RAM is installed?
Keep us posted
 
Dick

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Hi,
I dont know how it happend, ok well acually i have a fairly good idea how, about a week ago i got a virus and it stopped my computer from stating up normally, it kept reseting on the windows XP loading screen, so i went into safe mode ran my virus busters one after the other, they picked up a few things but didnt fix my restarting problem. It was then that i remembered that when somthing like this happends it usally means that kernel32.dll is gone or corupted so i did what fixed a problem like this last time, i got my windows XP disc and followed the instructions i had in one of my books to fix this problem. The instructions were as follows
Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows XP CD. To do this, follow these steps:
a. Insert the Windows XP CD, and then restart the computer. If you are prompted, select any options that are required to start from the CD.
b. When the text-based part of the Setup program starts, follow the instructions that appear on your screen. To select the repair or recover option, press R.
c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the recovery console.
d. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password.

At the command prompt, type cd system32, and then press ENTER.
Type ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old, and then press ENTER.
Type map, and then press ENTER.
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Hi,
This may be right or wrong but I have been told that there is a way of restarting windows with only the basics running(not safe mode). Is this true and if so how is it done?

Answer:Restarting Windows, No Services Running!not Safe Mode.

See the following Microsoft article:How to configure Windows XP to start in a "clean boot" state

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Answer:PC Keeps restarting, wont go to safe Mode or logon to windows

Strip the system of everything but the motherboard / video / RAM.  Boot the system.  Do you POST?  If so, start adding one component at a time, starting with the keyboard, mouse, etc., until the system fails.  Usually the last component installed is the culprit...though not always. Alan <><   

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Answer:Explorer keep restarting and I cannot run in Safe Mode with command prompt

Could somebody please tell me how to proceed with this?
Thanks in advance!
/bomiba

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

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MSCONFIG >selected>safe boot--NO activity at monitor, tower has power, but cannot work PC.

Answer:MSCONFIG >selected>safe boot----Bad choice!?!?

We need more information: make/model, desktop or laptop and why using Safe Mode?
In the meantime, try another monitor via VGA connection.

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