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Safe Mode isn't really safe mode on Lenovo G780?

Question: Safe Mode isn't really safe mode on Lenovo G780?

I'm trying to run some repair tools in Safe Mode to fix a busted Windows Update. Only to discover that safe mode on a Lenovo G780 doesn't list "All" applications in all applications, doesn't have my actual desktop shortcuts on the desktop, doesn't show anything in the download folder. Basically all it has is the bloatware the computer came with. Even McAffee, that I purged from the systems a while back, is there installed in safe mode. But not the current AV, nor any other program installed. Not even via command prompt. So this leads me to conclude that safe mode on the system is actually some alternate boot image, or strange user account or something. It's basically totally and completely useless. You can play solitare in safe mode, but not run virus or malware scanners, or repair tools. Brilliant! Any way to get to the REAL safe mode and use actual tools?

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Preferred Solution: Safe Mode isn't really safe mode on Lenovo G780?

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Answer: Safe Mode isn't really safe mode on Lenovo G780?

Hi jowilhnson, welcome to the forum.

Please see these MS pages to know what loads in "safe mode"

Win 7

"Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using."

Win 8.1

"If you have a problem with your PC, you can troubleshoot by starting it in safe mode. Safe mode starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start your PC in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers and services as possible causes. There are three different safe mode options:
Enable Safe Mode: Starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services.
Enable Safe Mode with Networking: Starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.
Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Starts Windows in safe mode with a Command Prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface. This option is intended for IT pros and system admins."


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

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

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

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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've got a peculiar and suspicious problem, but an expert in the Malware Removal forum found no infection on my computer (see the thread here.)

One of the symptoms I'm seeing is that the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) installer will not complete without errors in Windows XP Pro SP3 after a normal boot. After acknowledging the errors during the install routine (which are always the same, a screenshot is attached to this thread), the installer seems to finish. However, the second symptom is that MBAM then will not run due to the same pop-up error message. It's a Visual C++ Runtime Library error that says, "This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the application's support team for more information." Please see the screenshot in this Malware Removal thread.

I know that normally, some malware will disallow running the normal filename for MBAM, so the first thing I tried was renaming the file to something else, including using different file extension such as .com, .bat, .scr, and .pif. None of these renaming attempts worked. This is where I started to observe really strange behavior. After uninstalling my first MBAM install attempt, I found that I could install MBAM when booted to Safe Mode (after changing the registry to allow this and starting the installer service in Safe Mode). After the install I could also run MBAM in safe mode. I then rebooted to normal mode, and MBAM sti... Read more

Answer:Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Runs in Safe Mode, but not in Safe Mode With Networking

Re: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Runs in Safe Mode, but not in Safe Mode With Networkin

I just found the solution to this issue in Malwarebytes' own forums here. Apparently this is a known bug.



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I'm new here and in hopes of getting this resolved. I just installed the new Norton Systemworks 2005 and rebooted after installation. When the boot screen got up to the blue screen with the Windows XP logo before displaying the login names where you put in your password, it just stops. I restarted a few times and waiting a few more times thinking it may need to 'finish' installing. But each time gave the same results. Finally, I went in with 'Safe Mode' and got in with no problems. Tried again in normal mode after looking around for any obvious problems (none found)... back to square one. Tried again in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and it failed like normal mode so I suspected a networking problem??? The last thing I tried which made me mad is that I tried to uninstall Norton Systemworks in 'Safe Mode' and that failed!! Anyone in these forums know the cure? :dead:

Answer:Unable to get to login screen, works in Safe Mode but in Safe Mode w/ Networking

Just a thought

Start \ Run \ msconfig \ diagnostic startup
disable any services attached to your most recent install and restart
should get warning next boot about using msconfig, its ok
One key service that needs to be available is the installer service
Try the uninstall, if doesn't complete
Try the uninstall string in the registry only if you know what you are doing


Under it you will see a list of installed programs. Some don?t show up as words but you can figure out what they are by looking at their values. What you are looking for is the uninstall string. Double click that key as if you were going to modify its value. Do a CTRL + C to copy and then exit the registry editor.

Go to START \ RUN and paste the uninstall sting and hit enter. This should launch the uninstall.

Just a thought though as I am not infront of a test system at the moment. You should research this a little further so you have a clear understanding of what you can and can't do with msconfig.

or simpler yet


Start \ Programs \ Access. \ System Tools \ System Restore

Select restore point prior to install of whats giving you the problem.

Again, Good Luck

PS If you try to install it again, turn of antivirus and other open programs etc..

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i have windows home xp edtion on parkard safe mode it is fine,but when on normal bootup mode it will hang up after 2mins aprox(then restart saying crit error,check hardware etc and being to dump files kernel),on a blue screen.

i tried a different graphics card,but no i replaced the hdd drive and put a fresh copy of windows xp pro edtion on,but it loads all the files(i have not pressed f6)i just let it run its course on the disc,then it hangs up on the blue screen again with the words(crit error 0x0000007f)check hardware etc and if this is the first time you have seen it try starting windows again.

Thankyou for all your time.

Answer:Solved: xp safe in safe mode fine...mormal mode blue screen

Start in Safe Mode and look in C:\Windows\Minidump for crash log files with a dmp extension, like Mini071008-01.dmp. Zip 4-5 of the latest ones and post here as a ZIP or RAR attachment. The log file contains information useful to determine what caused the error, most likely hardware.

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Recently my dad's computer had a corrupted hive and boot.ini. Via this website, I was instructed to run a chkdsk /r while in the recovery console. Everytime I used his OS disk to get into the recovery console, it prompted me for a password and I didn't know it (nor could I leave it blank). I decided to use my OS disk from my computer and I could fix the problem. Now, though, everytime I startup the computer, it prompts me to start windows normally, in safe mode, in safe mode with networking... To give further information...on that same screen there is an option for Windows XP and Windows XP Home Edition. Don't know if that has something to do with it. They both work though when I press enter on either one. Could anyone help me stop the computer from prompting me??? Thank you for any help.

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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
power supply

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

the outage may have damaged the psu

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I recently attempted to clean my brother's computer after he aquired a virus from the torrent file program he uses. Regardless, I cleaned a trojan and a backdoor from his system from safe mode. I can not boot in normal mode. Everytime i try the system gets hung up at the windows loading screen then the screen turns black and sits there. I have to hard reboot. I ahve used a repar CD and i have come across an error 0x800700b7, i have also recived this when i tried to work around this problem "identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}"

OS= Win 7

Answer:System will only start in Safe mode, Clean virus in safe mode

You can spend a lot of time trying to fix the boot problem and clean the virus from the computer, or you can nuke it and reinstall Windows. I wouldn't bother trying to fix it, personally - I'd back up what I could and then I'd install Windows again.

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stuck on safe mode tried f8 also properties please help

Answer:i am suck on safe mode dell laptop safe mode in all 4 corner

Boot to repair tools either by F key or by booting to a Windows 7 dvd. Google is evil

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

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

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

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I booted into safe mode to try an fix a issue I selected to boot with command prompt butb I have a all black screen an can't get out of safe mode now I restarted the laptop a few times still the same 'anyone know how to fix this?

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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 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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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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I'm having a real bad problem with xp,
Over the past week I had to reinstall XP last week because windows locked me out of my own system. I had rebooted into safe mode to check for a hardware problem, plus before that problem occured I had bought a 3 month old 20 gig hard drive from a friend of mine at college he didn't tell me that the disk lock up's every once in a while. When the hard drive try's to read a sector on the hard drive and when it does it will do this it goes: tick, tick, rick, brack! brack! its nothing dangerously loud.... whens it loading heavy files or programs that are over the size of 125MB it act's like its going to have PC heart attack.........

But anyway, every time I restart my PC and press F8 to Log into safe mode I get the BSOD ( which means Blue Screen of death) I have reinstalled XP 4 times over that past 2 months either due to the system locking me out or file corruption with the OS.... each time windows installs, safe mode is working perfectly but when I put my BU files and programs on it after a week or so safe mode is once again F***** up.......!

also my old 10 gig has the same problem plus I can't use it now because it is slow and can barely handle the stress of my work, examples: ROM hacking, college work. internet playing minor space hogging games, website development minor video editing and word processing. after all that I just named that is on my 10 gig HD I have 4.92gigs left. since I have 20 gig I can do alot more now if its p... Read more

Answer:Safe mode issue or dangerous problem with safe mode WTF now ?

The first thing I would do, is get a new HDD. That could be your only problem. I have a HDD that I cant install windows on, for some reason, it ust wont load, so I used another drive, loaded XP, and formatted the other drive winthin XP and used it as storage and there are no problems. So thats what I would do.

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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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Yea trying to get ino safe mode. When I do hit safe mode and choose my account to log on instead of going to my desk top the screen goes blank and the words safe mode appear in all four corners.
Any help would be great!
Have a good day

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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:
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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ok i have a huge problem, i no virus scan capabilities in safe mode and in safe mode with networking, now i have tried to go back to reg. booting, and see if it is installed corectly, and from the looks of it, it is all icons and file folders are there and when im in either one of the two safe modes wither im on the amnstdr or mine the software will not open and it won't open, here is what comes up when i try to open it from program files:

"Faild to start the Symantec Management Client service. Error code returned:
i am getting frustrated badly with this, i am running XP home ed. on an ACER aspier one, (say what you want but its practical) and as you can tell i am running live update/Symantec Endpoint Protection
and yes everything is up to date, i have waxxed the backdoor troj. with no prob. but i am needing help tring to fig. out how to solve this prob so i can make shure i completly killed the attack...thanx

Answer:No virus scan in safe mode or safe mode with netwrkg

Hi and Welcome to BleepingComputer,

Not all anitvirus programs work in safe mode, I don't know about Symantec but I do know my ZoneAlarm does not. I do not see the reason to run it in safe mode. If you are really wanting to run stuff in safe mode, run SuperAntiSpyware in it and just run your antivirus program in regular windows.

Btw, it sounds like you had something on there that has backdoor capabilities and if that is the case, then unless you reformat the computer, it will never be truly safe again.

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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,

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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

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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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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I detected various trojans etc so ran a registry cleaner but some still remained so i booted into safe mode and ran a deep scan with Dr Web and cured issues but suddenly i got a blue error screen "crql not less or equal",that old chestnut!
My system would not boot into Windows (Xp prof. corporate) and after lots of various attempts decided yo try and "repair" Windows via the installation disk option.So off it went,copying all files etc. but then only got to a certain point and was halted with a message stating Disk 0 at i.d. 0 at bus 0 and something atapi
(sorry,it moved so quick i didnt write it all down but there was not much more than ive mentioned).Again after several attempts with nothing i started taking drastic action and decided to just try a full re-install after formating the drive but again it would not let me.
To cut a long story short,my pc boots up and gets to the initial "Windows Xp" loading bar but then freezes and reboots and does this in and endless cycle! I cant reinstall Cause it wont let me and there seems to be nothing in the Bios menu that can help???
I dont know what else i can try,how do i get Windows running again if it point blank refuses? I know it is only through stupidity that i have erased something important but i dont understand why it would prevent me doing a restore/repair or full reinstallation and i have had a fair few problems over the years but nothing like this,that simply prevents me from accessing an... Read more

Answer:After safe mode Dr Web check,cannot boot Xp even in Safe mode!

P.s. I cannot even use the "repair" option in windows,i believe this to be the recovery console.Is that correct?
If it is correct then how on earth can i gain access to my Pc if eveything i do is ignored and it just rotates in this endless cycle of resetting.
Somebody must have had this problem at some point,surely?
I dont think its hardware as it started to blue screen after my system virus scan with Dr Web in safe mode.

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My laptop hung up on an update and I was forced to reboot it. When I did, It opens up up the welcome screen. After I put in my password, it tries to load my screen. All that happens is I get a black screen and my icons flash on and off. It is my understanding that the 50-45 auto loads if it fails to boot up three times. Since mine is opening the welcome screen, it will not auto load the the safe mode. Does anyone know of a way I can force it to laod in safe mode?

Answer:Cannot get my Lenovo 50-45 in safe mode

Litoa wrote:
My laptop hung up on an update and I was forced to reboot it. When I did, It opens up up the welcome screen. After I put in my password, it tries to load my screen. All that happens is I get a black screen and my icons flash on and off. It is my understanding that the 50-45 auto loads if it fails to boot up three times. Since mine is opening the welcome screen, it will not auto load the the safe mode. Does anyone know of a way I can force it to laod in safe mode?

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

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I can't seem to figure out how to boot my computer in safe mode.  When shutdown I press the "one key recovery" button next to the power button and assume that safe mode is under the boot options but there is nothing relating to safe mode in any of the options. I can access the BIOS and what not but I cant figure out how to boot in safe mode.  Can anyone direct me futher? All there is under boot options is Windows 8 Boot Manager  IPv4 bootIPv6 boot    if i remember all the options correctly.  Thanks,Nick 

Answer:How to boot Lenovo G500s in safe mode?

Hi Nick,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the ?Safe Mode? is not accessing in your G500s laptop, below is the link for the steps to access ?Safe Mode? in Windows 8 OS (Operating System):

Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Windows XP SP 2centrino duoLenovo T60 type 2007-46U I have this virus that will not allow me to open my anti-virus software, Malwarebytes, Windows update, windows security, msconfig or any other tool that might help me out.It tires to force scanning of some program called "Security System" (looks as if it wants to scan and clean my computer, but my feeling is that it's part of the virus) I wanted to start my computer in safe mode, but I can't seem to do it. I've tried spamming F2, F8, F10 each on different startups during the windows loading page but I get nothing! Any idea how I can get into safe mode on this beast? Thanks! Message Edited by bcschers75 on 07-20-2009 11:09 AM

Answer:T60 Lenovo IBM Thinkpad: Can't start in Safe mode!?

Have you tried to boot into the Rescue and Recovery environment (you should be able to do it by pressing ThinkVantage button on startup)? Here you should be able to access your antivirus and to clean your system. Or if nothing else works, to rescue your files at least.

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Hi. Last weekmy laptop stars buy says there is a problem and needs to restart. It continues in this cycle. So far it let me start in SAFE MODE but with the usual limitations(internet,etc)Some months ago I have a problem with the cover and someone fixed it with some screws(right side) so a few days ago the problem appear on the left side where the buton to switch on is. I don´t know if that is related to the problem. can someone give me some light about this. Thanks

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Hi guys,               I caught a Spyware Portection Virus this morning while i was doing research on fish disease. The virus isn't letting me run any programs except Internet Explorer. I have found the program to delete it but I need a way to run it so the best way is to run Windows XP on safe mode. So how do you run windows xp in safe mode. I can't access the Microsoft Configuration program (msconfig). Any ideas of how to work through bios to boot up in sade mode?

Answer:How to run Lenovo t400 with Windows XP in safe mode

Hit F8 at the splash screen

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

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Hi Guys n Gals , my name is Mark , I have an old laptop I am trying to get going , it has never been online so its not a virus , and the cd rom does not work , and no USB sticks have ever been plugged in all it was used for was playing bejewelled the old one and windows games , not pad then kind of tasks . once shut down moved to new place , unpacked , it would not start up.   by this I mean ... the screen that shows up usually after a improper shut-down .... Safe mode ... Safe mode with network .....  Start windows normally ... that screen ...  no matter what selection I make it freezes there and I can no longer move or alt cntr del ... nothing works .. power button . also Its so old i cant figure out how to boot from usb as the cd rom does not work . I thought I figured it out , but it kept bringing me to the start normally ,,, safe mode ... safe mode with networking screen after 15 seconds of black screen , witch is the reason I thought it was working because generally when I boot other computers the screen goes black with the small flashing thing in the corner for a few seconds then starts booting windows , but this one brought me to that menu then froze ...   
here is a pic of the menu i speak of .
 ACER TravelMate 4000 Series MODEL: ZL1
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I was browsing the internet the other day when I clicked on a link and my computer shut down. I immediately knew it was a bad link. My computer rebooted and it wouldn't let me on IE after that at all. I then did a restore to the previous day. I was about to get online so I went and downloaded Kaspersky IS and scanned my computer. My laptop messed up and rebooted itself. Then got Anti-Malware Bytes in Safe mode and ran a scan, still had issues Kaspersky not running right and my computer freezing after just a couple of minutes. Went back and did a restore again to the same spot and this time said forget Kaspersky and jsut did AMWB. It showed my computer is clean, yet about 2 minutes after booting, my computer reboots and the safe mode option pops up. I can run ok in safe mode but cannot get it to work in normal mode. I did trend micros housecall and another online scanner and all say my computer is clean. Yet, when I start IE, I am redirected on every link I click to scour..... or another site with links on it. Any help is greatly appreciated, as well as a recommendation for a better Anti-virus. I jsut had McAfree that came with this laptop. Thanks!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Mom at 1631 on 2011-06-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1805 [GMT -4:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes =... Read more

Answer:Only runs in safe, redirects even in safe, reboots in normal virus' found

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

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We've tried tapping F8, does not work. Just boots into Windows. Using default USB keyboard that comes with system.Nothing in the Setup as far as we can tell to disable/enable F8 key.Tried on 2 separate M83 systems, same problem.  fyi, can boot to Safe Mode thru MSConfig option. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you! P

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Okay, I really need to work on that essay and stuff for school. I have so much saved there.And my computer won't start properly.Turned on my computer.Pressing F8 brings me to F1 BIOS.I cannot get it to safe mode.Is there a trick to get into safe mode on a Lenovo? PLease help!please, please, please. It is a lenovo thinkpad R400.

Answer:lenovo thinkpad loops on starting. How to get to safe mode?

Hi Chocolatecake, Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums! Fixing this may involve either running a repair of windows through a disc or replacing the hard disc.As this may involve part replacement in case its a hard drive fault it would be best to contact our Technical Support Team at 1-800-426-7378 select "Option #1.

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As I explained in another thread. When I attempt to boot into Safe Mode, only a black screen appears and rarely the safe mode background flashes for a second. I'm able to move my cursor around, but that's it. I do not understand why this is happening and what I can do to remedy this situation. I would appreciate any type of help. Thank you. 

Answer:Lenovo y510p Windows 8.1 Safe mode won't boot.

I'm wondering if the graphics adapter used on the computer is not compatible with the generic VGA drive Windows 8.1 uses for safe mode. Has the driver for the graphics adapter ever been updated? I noticed this on the specs. If you have the model with the two adapters, it's possible they conflict with the safe mode video driver. I saw a post where the computer had both an Intel and Nvidia adapter.
Dual (2x) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT755M 2GB (on select models) via Ultrabay
Single (1x) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT755M 2GB
I'm not sure it would make a difference but what happens when you disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in BIOS. Does it let you access safe mode then?

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Hi all,

My lenovo laptop has been having a problem - the screen sometimes turns black for a few times and a blue screen occur after that. I usually just force the laptop off and restart it.
A few days ago this happened and I switched off my laptop, and it cannot be started normally since then I can only start it in safe mode. when i try to start it normally it just freezes in a dark screen. what could be wrong? thankssssss

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Just recently started to get BSOD in normal mode, error was registry error. Systems run fine in safe and safe w/networking. I have run chkdsk, anti-malware, CCleaner to fix registry issues, and have not detected any virus. I am lost. Can you help me?
Thank you

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Hi to allOk here's the problem I was given this to see if I could fix it the first thing I noticed is that the hard drive was bad I tried to reformat it but that turned out to be a no go so I got a new drive in installed windows 7 on it put in the computer booted up fine then about 2 minutes in it got stuck but booted up in safe mode seems work good. My question is where do I look to find out what's missing so I can get this working again or do I just make a driver disk?

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Hello everyone. I have had my Lenovo y510p from October 2013, and problems recently have started to occur.About 3 days ago, my computer was working normally. I turned away from it for less than an hour, and then the computer naturally went to sleep.Whenever I input my password in the log in screen, I successfully log in, but: the screen remains black.My cursor is visible.Infact, the McAfee antivirus program even loads a pop up saying that my computer has been unprotected for 424 days(basically it is saying that I should buy the program).I can still access the Task Manager by Ctrl - Alt - DeleteHere is what I have already tried: I have disconnected the battery and the charger, and held down the power button for 20 seconds and rebooted the system and tried to log in, to no avail.I have reset the BIOS through the NOVO button by pressing F9, selecting yes, then F10 to confirm these changes.I have held SHIFT + F8 upon restarting, went into Advanced Options, and tried to Restart the computer in SAFE MODE. However, whenever I input my password, I get an error regarding "explorer.exe" and I cannot log into the computer using SAFE MODEI have System Restored the computer to the day things started going wrong, and whenever I try to log in, the screen is still black.  Please help. I feel like I am at my wit's end. I KNOW that I did not install anything illegal and this is not due to a virus. What do I do?

Answer:Lenovo Y510P Black Screen Problem. Cannot log in Safe Mode.

I have SOLVED this issueAll I did was system restore it to 5/3/15. The computer started experiencing problems on 5/21/15.I will be calling Lenovo Support and If I learn anything, I will post what I learn ehre.

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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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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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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 laptop with Win7 pre-installed.
Had it about 5 days, and just tried to boot F8 Safe Mode.
It refuses to acknowledge the F8 key and boot into the Safe Mode menu screen.
According to Microsoft website, F8 is supposed to work in Win7.
Is this a known bug in my hardware?  In Win7?
Or, I hope not, is my Windows installation corrupted?

Answer:F8 Safe Mode does not work, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545

Are you tapping the f8 key repeatedly or just one time . . .
If msconfig is working you could just use it to force safe mode on the next reboot.

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I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning.

The problem is this;
When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that moves about normally. I've waited for the normal desktop environment to appear (ie icons and taskbar) but this doesn't happen (btw, my desktop background color is always black).
The system boots perfectly in safe mode.

Yesterday was the first time in over a year I used utorrent. I used to get the BSOD when I used to use it. I couldn't rectify the problem and hence had stopped using it. It worked fine yesterday though.

Any idea whats happening and how I could fix the problem?

Answer:Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode

I've tried running SFC /SCANNOW a couple of times but I keep getting a message that there may be corrupted files. I also created the sfcdetails.txt file.
Going to try the system restore option now

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First i will describe the problem.My computer suddenly told me that it was infected with spyware, now i recognized it as a fake indicator because it kept trying to force me to download a certain "anti virus software" so i put 2 and 2 together and figure i had a virus. so I immediately used Avast! (my anti virus program) to run a full thorough scan of my system. It came up with multiple threats (it told me my startup/memory was infected and it was unsafe to continue using my computer) it recommended restarting and running scan on boot to delete threats. So i restart and i get a blue screen. Then the computer tries to restart and it just loops back into the blue screen every time.This is what i think the problem is. Something (virus/spyware/malware) is trying to boot up on startup. My computer is crashing because of this. The only way to delete is  to run a boot scan. but i cannot reboot in normal mode, only in safe mode. Avast requires a reboot to delete the files. (and yes ive tried manually delete the infested file it just reapears) (below is everything ive tried)Now heres what ive tried to do: - I started in smart mode. Ran avast there. it does the same, finds a threat asks me to reboot which brings me back to the blue screen. - I ran msconfig, disabled all startup things in the startup tab and then tried a success, (still got the blue screen)- so then in safemode i installed malwarebytes (recommended by a friend) and ran that, it found 20 thre... Read more

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

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

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About two months ago my HP Pavilion 6654y Win7, 8GB, etc.,
started running extremely slowly in Normal Mode. It takes several minutes to respond to mouse clicks, etc.
Basically, it just hangs. But it runs "ok" for a minute or two while still rebooting.

In Safe mode it runs just fine.
I've tried everything I can think of to narrow down the problem, to no avail,
including numerous scans such as AVG, Malwarebytes, Trend Micro Housecall.
Installed UnHackMe to check for rootkits. Even got Reimage and ran it several times.

I've used CCleaner to clean things up, and also to clear out Startup programs
and disable most scheduled tasks, as follows,
(though it is confusing to me since I still see some of the process when started up in Normal Mode):

Yes HKLM:Run StartCCC Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
Yes HKLM:Run KillProcess Orange Lamp Software Solutions "C:\Program Files (x86)\KillProcess\KillProcess.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run HydraVisionDesktopManager AMD "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe"
No Startup User Stickies.lnk Zhorn Software C:\PROGRA~2\Stickies\stickies.exe
No Startup User 3.3.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\OPENOF~1.ORG\program\QUICKS~1.EXE
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Answer:Win7 fine in Safe Mode, extremely slow responses in Normal Mode.

Please run Minitoolbox and include the List Installed Programs. Check HP desktop if it comes with a diagnostic test within windows or BIOS utility for memory sticks and hard drive and try running the complete test. Please post back if there are no such features as they would be provided. Try also doing some house cleaning for some dust and bunnies to make sure thermal events is not contributing to the problem.

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated.

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Some photos and mail seen only SAFE mode - - but not regular mode in BOTH Internet explorer AND Firefox. Hi for some reason I am no longer able to look at Just SOME photos on web sites on this One Win7 computer, nor See my email in Yahoo main INBOX , , , unless I am in SAFE mode. Not sure how to tell what I did wrong or if missing dlls or other settings. But does work ok just in SAFE mode. However I also get the Blue screen of death once in a while. Below is what I got when doing the "hijack scan" Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 4:09:06 PM, on 4/23/2013 Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1) MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16537) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\AsRoutineController.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Instant On\AsInstantOn.exe C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exe C:\Users\JIMMY\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe C:\Users\JIMMY\AppData\Roaming\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe C:\Users\JIMMY\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe C:\UPS\WSTD\WSTDMessaging.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Manager\AsShellApplication.exe C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-641PC_TEW-643PI\WlanCU.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ASUS Easy Update\ALU.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\AI Suite II\EPU\EPUHelp.exe C:\UPS\WSTD\UPSNA1Msgr.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\PDF Viewer Plus\pdfPro5Hook.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCent... Read more

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Hello.I have reached the conclusion that I need to format my laptop: acer travelmate 2414wlmi.and reinstall windows xp, however I am not sure if this is possible as the os does not load in either normal mode or safe mode.I picked up a virus a few days ago that redirected me repeatedly to *Blocked Russian URL*, a problem I've seen that others have had. But now that I have access to an external hard drive to save my work, windows does not get past the welcome screen in normal mode, and is only usable for about a second in safe mode. Is there anything I can do to save my work?Any help would be great. ThanksEd

Answer:Windows does not load in safe mode or normal mode. Need to save work and format.

Depending on the type of hard drive you have you can use one of these adapters to connect to a friends computer and get your data off.  If you do make sure your friend runs a scan on your drive before removing any data.Good luck!Alan <><  [attachment deleted by admin]

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There is no malicious software.I have gone through Malwarebytes,TDSSKiller,Kaspersky,etc.Nothing was found.
It doesn't entirely freeze.I can move the cursor which usually is a blue circle.Sometimes more things like highlight icons w/ the cursor or the clock keeps going.
Sometimes when I press ctrl+alt+del and open task manager,the programs that didn't open when I clicked on them will open up.Most times pressing ctrl+alt+del does nothing though.
It works fine in Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking.I have disabled all start ups and every service except Microsoft ones and restarted in Normal mode.Still the same problem.
I used checkdisk and it said nothing is wrong.
There are random times where it works fine.No specific time of day.It just happens.Most times it is this way though.

Answer:Laptop only works in safe mode.Hangs w/ blue circle in Normal mode.

Did you disable the startup items and services in Safe Mode, and then restart in normal mode?
Essentially what you are trying to do is a Clean Boot, this has to be performed in normal mode.
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
Step 1
(1)  Click on the Start orb , then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
Step 2
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 

Step 3
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
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After upgrading to SP2 about a month ago so I could take finals on my computer at school, i noticed that my computer wouldn't boot up in safe mode (i just get a blank dark screen and i can hear the computer doing something but giving it a reasonable amount of time it doesn't progress from that screen). It didn't concern me because normal mode was working and i was able to take my tests. But now I want to get to the bottom of this. I delayed getting sp2 because i had a feeling it would mess up my computer. (i've had other problems too with visual skins but i was able to resolve those).If it matters, i ran a scan of my system with spyware doctor and it said i had a trojan.dialer and needed to boot in safemode to get rid of it. When I tried, it wouldn't load. Oh, btw, any way to get rid of that trojan.dialer without using safemode?

Answer:Windows Xp Home, After Sp2, Safe Mode Doesn't Work, Normal Mode's Fine?

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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I need some help please as I do not know where to start.

I installed a Windows Update a few days ago and then got a BSOD the next time I turned my PC on. So I did a system recovery and this seemed to work.

Now, it's happened again without me doing a Windows Update and I cannot get into safe mode.

I am really sorry but I cannot even follow the BSOD instructions to run a diagnostic tool because I literally cannot get into anything to run the diagnostics.

Can anyone offer me advice?

Answer:Windows Normal Mode Crashes to BSOD and Safe Mode doesn't load

We can offer the best assistance if you would upload the following information

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OS : WIndows XP SP3
My computer (actually on loan from my mother in law!) is taking ages to start and when it does, it is very slow to respond and even freezes. Eventually an Avast alert pops up and tells me it detected a rootkit called "Catchme". I didn't try to delete it, I don't know if I should have or even if Avast was right.
The PC was already slow when I first got it. I ran Malwarebytes before and it found a trojan.agent that was apparently deleted. I also ran JRT that found bad things too (tell me if you need the log).
When I run in Safe mode, the PC seems OK, more responsive.
Anyone to help me?
Thank you.

Answer:PC slow in normal mode, OK in safe mode, Catchme rootkit detected by Avast?

I turned PC on this morning, it was still very slow to start, but the Avast message about the rootkit didn't come up this time! PC was still slow to respond though.
I decided to run AdwCleaner (saved on to USB key from my laptop and copied then on to the PC) just to see and it found 9 "bad" registry keys. I cleaned them and restarted the PC as prompted. PC seems a bit faster to repond now. I also ran Malwarebytes (quick scan) which didn't find anything.
Still think something is not right, can somebody help me check for rootkit or anything else please? Thank you

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Hello all
First time poster with problem after peforming sys restore on win7 pro 64bit.
Was troubleshooting a problem w/taskbar not staying hidden, tried to restore back 24hrs to when a java update occured. Restore seemed to proceed normally, but upon restart, it boots normally to just before the login screen would appear, then the screen goes black and all that is visible is the cursor , which I can still move.
But that's as far as it gets. Trying to boot in safe mode, or repair mode ends exact same way - can't boot in to try anything
Any ideas??

Answer:Black screen at boot with safe mode, system restore, or repair mode

no one has any suggestions? I also triedtoboot to my win7 dvd to see if I could attempt to repair but again, it only gets thru the windows bootscreen then goes black with only the mouse cursor showing as before.

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So my laptop only starts up in safe mode and when I try to access it through normal startup, a blue screen appears for a short amount of time and then attempts to startup again going on and on in a never ending cycle.

However, I got it running on safe mode and ran Malwaebytes Anti-Malware on safe mode (with networking). However, it didn't pick up anything wrong. What can I do to fix this???

Answer:Vista only starts in Safe Mode and blue screen appears in normal mode

Hi There ghostOnthestage!For a rather lengthy but very informative article on stop errors and what may possibly cause them go here: Perhaps this will help a bit until someone more knowledgeable on this subject can come along. Good luck!

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laptop has been randomly freezing. cursor disappears no keyboard function. only thing to do is manual shutdown.

Now getting a BSOD error 50.

any help?

Answer:BSOD BCCode 50. freezes in normal mode, works fine in safe mode

BugCheck 50, {fffff80040f9e3b0, 1, fffff80000b9a1aa, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt_fffff80000b95000+51aa )

Followup: MachineOwner
Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.


If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made ... Read more

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Hi, All of a sudden a day before, my computer froze and when restarted it started exhibiting horrendous symptoms-1. windows logo appear,then2. blank screen and no cursor login etc nothing display just sits thereAfter that, I tried to do startup repair but failed.Coming over to Safe Mode it is working fine.I also tried bunch of repairs from there still nothingused the clean boot from msconfig to see if any software causing issue or conflicts and did a system restore, still nothing.checked device manager and there is no exclamation point either that may depict hardware failure.My recent activity-installed "Advanced System care 9" 2 days back but have now removed using safe mode.1 more point it has been a month since my primary HDD is showing SMART error.but if safe mode is working can't we get normal mode backup and running.Please help me out of this conundrum, Any help would be sincerely appreciated.possible options I have in my mind-1.get new HDD and reinstall os2.format existing HDD and install fresh copy but doubt if this issue might returnreadily looking out for other options and would prefer rectifying old one first so that I can avoid a long tedious process of reinstalling everything from scratch.Sincere thanks to any responses.

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Hi guys,
it is my first time to join to this forum. I really need the solution of my laptop Problem. I Have my
Gateway EC38 and it has been
freezing while I am using in normal mode.
But in Safe Mode works well. I tried uninstall my video card driver and also my sound card but nothing works. I also do
sfc/scannow in safe mode/safe mode with command prompt, but yet it says I have corrupted file but he doesnt show any file. I check in log file but I dont understand much.
Im always maintaining my laptop hardware status specially ventilation and change every year the cpu thermal gel.
Please help me find solutions to this kind of problem.
My Laptop Details:
Windows 7 64bit
x64 Base processor
factory OS windows Vista
Processor: Intel Centrino 2

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

Answer:Windows 7 very slow in normal mode, runs fine in safe mode with networking

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

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My internet will not work in regular mode, only safe mode with networking. My trading platform works perfectly in regular mode so I know my connection is ok. I have done HijackThis and have come up with this report..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:19:52 PM, on 10/10/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Big Wayne\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Canon Camera Access Library 8 (CCALib8) - Canon Inc. - C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Internet explorer will not work in regular mode, only safe mode w/networking


Originally Posted by wleger2981

My internet will not work in regular mode, only safe mode with networking. My Norton is out of date as well, but as soon as I get back up and running I will install a newer version..ANy help on this matter is greatly appreciated..

Please do not post your Hijack this logs here. Due to Forum Rules we cannot assist in malware removal here. Have you tried a different browser (Chrome, Firefox etc)? When you say IE only works in Safe Mode with Networking, Do you mean you boot the computer normally and use IE (safe mode) or are you booting the computer into Safe Mode with Networking? In other words you can't boot normally?
If you feel you are infected, please click on the Virus/Trojan link in my signature and post there for more help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2549 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 52348 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAKAA
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I can no longer see my external monitor. I have hooked it up because my laptop monitor no longer has a functioning backlite/

In the past when this happens I used system restore, but now when I try that it says there is no restore point.


Answer:Solved: External monitor black in normal mode but visible in safe mode

The external monitor toggle was somehow unset. fn f5 fixed it.

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

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

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My laptop is slow to boot and will run for 5-10 minutes in normal mode before it freezes and the mouse cursor disappears. At this point it will be completely frozen and I must hold the power button. In safe mode, it seems to run fine without any issues. I have gotten the BSOD twice with this problem, but never long enough for me to actually read what it said. If it makes a difference, my battery is nearly dead and I have to leave the laptop plugged in almost always.

The following symptoms could be entirely in my head...but I figured I would just give all of the information. I think I hear a slight ticking noise on startup and it seems like the fan is working overtime.

The requested .zip file is attached.

Thank you very much for any help. I'm willing to upload any more information you need if you'll tell me how to do it, I'm not overly computer-savvy.


Answer:all good in safe mode, freezing in normal mode w/ occasional BSOD

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

While we await a BSOD expert to take on your thread, maybe you can work thru these steps...
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
...since you mentioned that thing work in the safe mode.

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I have tried to run IE7 in normal mode and I always get a "The address is not valid" window. I have a good internet connection and Firefox works flawlessly. I do not have connection problems. If I ran IE7 in Safe Mode with Networking, I can bring up webpages with no problems. I thought that upgrading to IE8 would cure the problem but I am still getting the exact same problem. I have tried checking many things and have tried many suggestions that I have found through web searches but nothing works. Please help!

Answer:Internet Explorer will work in Safe Mode with Networking but not in normal mode

what firewall do you have

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Hi guys,

I am having this problem since couple of days, my wireless internet connection is working fine i can go in my messenger but i cant browse any websites at all in normal mode.. i tried piniging these websites it comes back fail. but it works totally fine in safe mode, pls pls help me out as I have to study for my exams.

Thanks guys

Answer:My internet not working on normal mode but works fine in safe mode PLS HELP

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OK ... Not sure what caused this but ....

When I got home, computer was in blue screen. Unplugged and rebooted. Hung at Starting Windows. Unplugged again and rebooted. Selected user and continued on. Hung after desktop image was downloaded and normal desktop was presented. If I moved the cursor to the task bar, got hour glass. Could not get task manager to appear and could not start any program.

Booted in safe mode with networking. Opened firefox in safe mode and it was really funky. Could not get to Showed some porn. Basically, it was highjacked.

Ran hijack this (probably an older version) which I then copied onto flash drive and copied onto my laptop for posting here.

Need help, thought I'm concerned that I won't be able to download any programs you suggest onto the affected computer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:42:33 PM, on 12/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = h... Read more

Answer:Virus - browser issues in safe mode/hangs in normal mode

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Hello everyone.  I am trying to fix my mom's computer but have so far been unable.  The laptop is running but it is incredibly slow.  When I first got on it a bunch of pop ops took over the screen.  The computer would randomly go to other sites on it's own.  It would go to a search sight called "clarosearch".  Worst of all, it's incredibly slow.  For example, from the desktop, it take about 45 seconds for the IE window to open when I click on the icon.  It takes about that long to navigate to a page and so fourth. I downloaded and ran a registry cleaner, spybot search and destroy, malwarebytes, and ad-aware.  These found a bunch of problems and cleaned some up, I guess.  The pop ups are gond and so is the strange search site, but the computer is still running just as slow.  It's a paperweight.  Getting another computer isn't really an option right now as my mom is unemployed and we're actually trying to get her resume online but we can't even do that right now with the way the laptop is acting.  I downloaded hijackthis and ran a scan.  Here is the log.    Oh, and as the subject says, the computer runs fast and fine in safe mode.  Please let me know if there is any other info that is needed as I'm not sure what to provide.  Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions you can provide.  Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 6:26:57 PM, on 4/26/2014Pl... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Laptop very slow in normal mode but fine in safe mode

Hello scoobyjax,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.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.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check... Read more

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

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

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Everytime i open my pc up in normal mode, it seems to restart itself within a few seconds to a few minutes, It tends to happen when i open up a program like Chrome. I',m currently on safe mode with networking and have done registry cleaners, updated video card drivers and looked for viruses, yet nothing has seemed wrong, I've also done a system restore to when my pc was working fine, but it still was happening, I saw on another post here that i should post my msinfo32 so here you go, Thanks.

Answer:BSOD only occurs in normal mode, Works fine on safe mode.

Just tried opening in normal mode again, got a blue screen within 2 minutes. Didn't open chrome, only programs i had opened was mozilla firefox, and startup programs

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ok my pc works like it should in safe mode but it doesnt in normal mode im getting annoyed with this as i have to put internet filters on my pc to block nasty sites and i ahve a feeling that disableing acces to services.msc and gpedit and also changing the safe mode boot in bcedit on cmd may have something to dow ith this im not sure please help

Answer:windows runs fine in safe mode but normal mode is broken

There are many situations where Safe mode can work well and the normal mode hangs, it may be a suspect/culprit of a hardware/software.

Try the following possible steps for diagnosis in safe mode

1) Go to Control panel -----> Device Manager ------> then check for warnings or error marks which makes the hardware made trouble thus your OS freezes;/ try to uninstsll then check if still persist.

2) Go to Start Menu ----> Click Run -----> then type msconfig -----> go to services and startups then try to untick any possible problems, assume it should not be from Microsoft. Check if still persist.

This option managed to fix by most users which going to BIOS by tapping del key or f2 key (depends on the manufacturer default key command) then change all settings by default, restart and check if still persist.

This link has been label SOLVED upon the problem by a user:

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My Toshiba satellite will only boot in safe mode tried sfc/scannow getting this message

Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

I've tried a system restore but that wasnt very successful either, if I uploaded the CBS log of the scan could someone try help me with the problem. Thanks

Answer:BSOD when trying to boot in normal mode, safe mode works fine

You may need to run SFC up to 3 times for it to have a chance to repair all files.

If it won't then you can consider a Repair Install.

However be aware that factory preinstalled Win7 is one of the worst possible installs of Win7 one can have, larded with bloatware and duplicate utilties that intefere with better versions built into Win7. So I would strongly consider doing the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you decide to try to repair you can also capture the BSOD file and post it up for one of our BSOD analysts as shown here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Forums

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I have ran multiple malware removal programs, including hijack this. I have a clean network connection in safe made. Something is blocking the lan network connection in Normal Mode.

Here are a few log files

View attachment mbam-log-2010-09-22 (22-03-03).txt

View attachment hijackthis.log

Answer:Virus Removal (no network connection in normal mode) only in safe mode))

You did not complete all of the below:

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to lo... Read more

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

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

This is what it's telling me.

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My computer was running slow with the HD churning away, so I ran the anti-ware (Malwarebytes and Trend Micro) and found no infections.

Then I ran defrag, but had only 5% free space, so I deleted and moved files and got to 15%, but defrag runs for 10 minutes and declares itself done, but it looks like only about 20% of the drive is getting defragged and the rest is badly fragmented.

I ran CCleaner, chkdsk /r & /f, and went to run defrag in safe mode only to find trying to boot in safe mode causes the dreaded BSoD! But WinXP SP3 runs fine in normal mode!

Stop: 0X00000007E (0XC0000005, 0X80537009, 0XF7C5E3E0, 0XF7C5E0DC)

No hardware changes in more than a year, the last time I ran in safe mode was a couple of months ago to get rid of a nasty Trojan.

So, why will defrag not finish? Why does safe mode cause the BSoD?

FWIW:clearing up the HD space had reduced the HD churn.

I ran chkdsk /r in the recovery console and System File Checker, with no apparent change.

Results of chkdsk from Event Viewer:

CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
Free space verification is complete.
31768537 KB total disk space.
25785876 KB in 98131 files.
35884 KB in 11699 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
364105 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
5582672 KB available on disk.
4096 bytes in each alloc... Read more

Answer:Safe mode causes BSOD; WinXP OK in normal mode; defrag not completing....

Running processes can cause this like Toolbars if you have toolbars I'd say remove them completely as they will conflict with I.E.'s toolbar as with other programs like defrag, ( to remove a program make sure it's not running then click Start/ Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs then restart the pc Always restart the pc after installing , removing , or updateing a program ). Then disconnect from the internet and right click on any icons next to the clock and click exit or end to stop them till your done doing the defrag. Then run cleanup disk and try to defrag. If no joy please post a HiJackThis log so we can see if there's other issues

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

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

Hello maestrale,

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

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

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

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

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whenver i start the system in normal mode it shuts down after a few second (or atleast until the avg antispyware program detects the malware and asks me what i want to do with it then it shuts off and gives me a blue screen of death) but whenver i boot it on safe mode it will never find it so i am not able to get rid of it, is there a solution to this problem

Answer:malware can't be found in safe mode and the system shuts off in normal mode

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, renaming, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat

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Hi i really need some help. I got a virus notification from mcaffee saying i have trojandownloader:win32/ 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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From last 2 days I am facing constant crash in windows 7 normal mode (Lenovo notebook G580). but when I do boot the pc in safe mode with networking, crash never occurs. I am posting this thread in safe mode only from the same laptop. I have dmp file generated using verifier. and the same with provided exe here. I will try to upload both. I think some driver is causing the crash but can't find which one. please help to resolve this as I hope must not be the hard disk issue.

Answer:PC working fine in safe mode but crashes (BSOD) in normal mode

Quote: Originally Posted by amitshahc

I think some driver is causing the crash but can't find which one.

The thread title gives the exact impression. And it was a good step to enable verifier.

Now disable verifier.

Then ....
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Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus (MSC) and the touchpad driver SynTPEnh.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Then run the laptop normally. Let us see any further BSOD crash dump after doing it.

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

Answer:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.
I am extremely curious why this happens to many but not all MSE users running Vista. If more advanced forum members ask you for further information, I hope you will cooperate. Above all, I wonder if any other security software with real-time protection is installed (or perhaps improperly uninstalled)? Of course there is a possibility that your issue is something else...

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Lenovo Laptop

Windows starts normally, but after login displays a black screen with only cursor showing. Mouse is okay, ctrl-alt-del opens a window and task manager works okay.

Safe mode with networking works normally.

Restored from to a restore point prior to an install of "proformax Cleaner", no change to behavior.

Used task manager to take note of services running in safe mode.

Restarted in normal mode and used task manager to stop all services not running in Safe Mode.
Stopping the "Group Policy Client" caused the desktop to reappear. However on restart in Normal mode the "Group Policy Client" had the service's stop etc choices greyed out.

Running MSconfig to eliminate all startup programs and most services, the "Group Policy Client" choice rechecks the box when "Apply" is clicked.

My guess is that a virus changed a registry entry to prevent the desktop from being displayed. Any suggestions as to how to proceed would certainly be appreciated at this point.

Answer:Win7 Prof no desktop or icons in normal mode; safe mode okay

Hello WWilliam50 and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you run a full scan with your installed anti-virus of choice? Even if you AV comes back "no malware found" it wouldn't hurt to run some additional free on-demand scanners. (No AV product is 100% effective 100% of the time.) Some of the free software recommended by Forum members include: Malwarebytes; SuperAntispyware; and ESET Online Scanner.

Make sure you don't install unwanted/unneeded crapware. Some sites are now bundling extra "stuff" with the main product. Uncheck any boxes for things you don't want.
Once you've completed all scans, see if you can rebuild your icon cache.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

If still no joy see if you have any damaged or corrupt system files by running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Not sure exactly what happened but couple days ago the laptop started to hang up or freeze when I tried to run any application, such as a browser, control panel, and even task manager. If I need to turn it off I have to hold the power button which I know is not good but otherwise I would not be able to reboot. If I go into safe mode I can use the computer somewhat sluggish but I can at least open up programs and even get on the internet. I cannot do system restore as this had been turned off. I had a conflicting driver issue that I installed, but that has not helped, I dont know what else to do. Please help this is my only computer.

Answer:Solved: Help, laptop only works in safe mode, hangs up in normal mode.

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Hello everyone,

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 with a pentium 4 processor, yes I know, old, but it works. It is running on Windows XP Pro, version 2002 with service pack 3. I have cable internet connected to a Linksys WRT100 router. As of late, my computer has been acting a little funny. I cannot seem to browse the internet for more than 5 minutes (with either Firefox 3 or IE 8) in normal mode, but the computer shows that I am connected to the internet. I was connected via a usb wireless adaptor, but since it has been acting strange, I have removed the wireless adaptor with the software and am now connected through an ethernet cord to the router which is connected to the cable modem.

The internet works fine in safe mode with networking though. Plus, in normal mode, I am able to update services such as McAfee virus scan and Spybot, as well as remote connect to another computer, which require internet although the internet browsers say that it is not connected. I have ran Spybot, Ad-Aware, and McAfee virus scan already as well, all have not found anything. My roommate's laptop is able to connect to the network, via ethernet and wireless adapter, thus I do not believe it is either the router or modem. In device manager, my network adaptor icons did not show either an "x" or "!" icon. I have tried "WinsockxpFix" but that does not seem to solve my problem. I have tried going into "msconfig" to disable all of the "startup" pro... Read more

Answer:Internet only works in safe mode or for short time normal mode

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I have a Sony VGN-FW139E with window vista. When my computer tried to boot into Windows, it just hangs on window vista loading screen.
If I selected Safe mode or Safe mode with Networking, I got this message.

Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\crdisk.sys
Please wait?
Then it did not get any further. Is there any solution to fix this problem? Thx..

Answer:Problem can't boot into eithre normal Windows mode or safe mode

See if selecting Last Known Good Configuration helps.

If that doesn't work then try this Repair Install For Vista - Vista Forums

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idea z560  freezing in normal mode but working in safe mode  with windows 7 OS.plz help

Answer:idea z560 freezing in normal mode but working in safe mode

my laptop freezes several times in these first 2 days!!! I am so disappointed!!!! When it freezes, I can't do anything even Ctrl + alt + del doesnt work too!!! I have just received it for 2 days!!! And it freezes without running anything hard!!!

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Win 7 Normal Mode won't start, will go past Starting up Screen and just hit a Black screen and will hit a Crash Dump (blue error screen)..... I can boot into safe mode fine and I have fun CHKSDK and after a reboot it fixed a few problems but I hit the same Crash Dump Screen. I have also made sure my whole pc is all clean and connected, no corroding parts etc etc, made sure my pci-e slot is default etc etc, no luck at all...

Its a new installation and worked fine last night and early this morning after separate boots. But as soon as I booted this afternoon it wouldn't load and would hit the blue error crash dump screen....

So any suggestions?

Just last night My main HDD died also which is why I had to use my secondary HDD as my main....


Answer:Win7 Normal Mode wont boot, Safe Mode works though... Help?

1) When you "ran checkdisk" dis you run it with the "/r" switch? If not, please run chkdsk /r now.2) Download BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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My performance is 30 Mbps download, and between 0.3 and 2.0 Mbps upload. If I start in safe mode with netorking, I get download and upload speeds of 25-30, my contracted speeds. Obviously, something loading in the full mode interferes with upload speed. I have tried restarting in safe mode with all of the items checked in the services and programs tabs in msconfig, and still get excellent up and download speeds. How can I figure out what is interfering with my upload speed in normal mode, but not in safe mode?

Answer:Poor upload speed in normal mode, fine in safe mode

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

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I just recovered from accidentally disabling my display adapter (*****). I logged into linux to get on the net and found the thread solved by Spike and also by glowingnissan07 on this issue and found that neither of these threads solved the problem exactly. Spikes solution finally ended up working with one change and I thought I would post it here in case anyone else had the same gut wrenching experience (thanks Microsoft).

Phenomena: accidentally disabled the display adapter and after the XP loading screen you get nothing. Dead monitor. Safe mode hangs each time and "VGA Mode" does nothing different.

Solution: Here is Spikes original solution (thanks Spike) with a note for step 5. Also beware of "found new hardware" wizard etc popping up at system startup interfereing with these instructions. I recommend pressing alt-f4 a few times after startup to make sure any startup programs get closed and then doing these instructions. Good Luck.

Log in. If you log in automatically, all well and good. if not...

1, use the up and down arrow keys to go to your user, and hit enter to select. if you normally have to enter a password, then do it now, and hit enter again.

2, press and hold the windows key, and tap 'R' (this is the keyboard shortcut to the run box)

3, type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and hit Enter (this opens device manager)

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Answer:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.

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my laptop is only 5 months old and has started crashing after around 1 hr, interestingly it almost mirrors my last laptop which also got the blue screen crash but i never got it looked at, it stared off crashing after 1 hr or so but gradually crashed in less time to the point it crashes as soon as normal starts but is fine in safe mode.
my new laptop i'm not sure if its an email link i've clicked on thats given me a virus or a hardware error these are the details.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: fe
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000000000006
BCP3: 0000000000000005
BCP4: FFFFFA8008545160
OS Version: 617601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Answer:BLUE SCREEN ERROR crashes in normal mode okay in safe mode

If it is OK in Safe Mode and blue screens in normal mode it is usually a faulty driver error. Have you installed any new hardware lately that is permanently connected? Maybe a web-cam, printer etc. or have you updated any of the driver software such as graphics, WiFi, blue-tooth or allowed some new Windows update to automatically update your system drivers?
Can you roll back via System Restore to a point where the blue screen stops occurring?
If it is only 5 months old it is still under guarantee and you might want to take it back to where you bought it from.

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I am having a problem with a laptop, I am getting a blue screen when starting in normal mode, but if I start in safe mode it starts up and logs in fine.

I am not being told what is causing a problem, just to uninstall any new programs/hardware, but nothing has been installed at all.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks for any help :)

Answer:Starting up fine in safe mode but blue screen with normal mode

Go here Windows Vista/7 BOSD Posting instructions follow all instructions to the letter, using all tools illustrated. Then proceed to the next steps by posting your logs. Keep your posts and logs (logs mini dumps etc...) in BOSD, App crashes, and hangs.

Be patient they get a lot of inquires. Someone will be along to help you.

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