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Question: Unable to start PC in regular or safe mode, reset or restore

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

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

What should I do?

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Preferred Solution: Unable to start PC in regular or safe mode, reset or restore

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I can't start up the pc at all,

1. when starting the pc
We apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have cause this. Start in :
safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration
start normally

doesnt matter what i do I get a black screen with windows logo and the scrolling thingy(the first thing that comes up when it boots normally) and within about half a second it automatically shuts down and restarts.
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2. if I do F-10 system recovery i get this error message:

The section IDA_CREATE_USER_DRIVE_U does not contain a valid dialog template. after I lick OK it shuts downs and restarts the pc again
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3. if I do Microsoft Windows Recovery Console

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

If this is the first you've seen this stop error screen (more like the 31st :|) restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Disable/uninstall anti virus, disk defragmentation, or backup utilities,. Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers. Run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption, and the restart ... Read more

Answer:computer won't start in regular/safe mode

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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I recently came home to my computer off and when I went to turn it back on, it started up with a black screen after the windows logo with just the cursor available. Things like ctrl-alt-delete did nothing so I tried booting up in safe mode which ended up with same black screen and cursor.

I then went to search the internet for possible fixes and have done/verified the following:

Used boot CD and ran Start-up repair, told me to remove any mp3 players or USB devices and try starting again, didn't work (nothing was connected in the first place). The start-up repair log appears to identify no problems with the system.

It's not a hardware issue, the drive itself has been checked on another computer and I've already used a new drive and installed a new copy of windows using the same computer.

Not a virus issue, scanned the drive for viruses and did a chkdsk on it, neither of which turned up anything.

Unfortunately there are no restore points saved so I can't just revert to an older profile.

Since I can access the drive on another computer, is there any program I could run to try and fix the problem? This seems to be the only thing that hasn't been covered in other topics similar to this one which I've found online.

This is my last resort so any help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks!

Answer:Black Screen on start-up in regular and safe mode

Did you take the cover off and make sure all cables are connected, make sure that your RAM is seated properly. Just anything that might be loose. From what you say, the HDD seems to be OK. It would seem that making sure everything is connected OK would be the next step. Let us know.

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Hi,
My CIO's Outlook is starting in "safe Mode" and have ran detect and repair and it did not fix it.

Any suggestions on how to get it to come up in regular mode??

Thanks

Michael Henderson
 

Answer:Solved: Outlook is starting in Safe Mode, I need it to start regular

You are getting this message?
Outlook failed to start correctly last time. Starting Outlook in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to successfully start the program. Some functionality may be disabled in this mode.

Do you want to start Outlook in safe mode?
Click to expand...

If so, what happens when you say No?

Also, what version of Outlook?
 

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My friend has a Windows 7 Starter-based netbook. He has asked me to help but I can't seem to find where the problem is. 
Each time I try to boot the PC, the log-in screen appears, I provide the credentials, and then the white screen appears and nothing can be seen or done. The only thing I can do is pressing ctrl+alt+del, which gives me the normal lock screen, but from here I can only lock the PC or turn it off, nothing else works.
 
 
If I try to boot up in safe mode, the PC, after asking for credentials, reboots within 10-15 seconds.
 
Can't seem to figure out what to do.
 
Please, could you help me?
 
 

Answer:Windows 7 start-up White Screen in regular & safe mode - help needed

Hello Paolo26 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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hi,
I really need some serious help.
When I run my PC in Regular and Safe Mode my desktop doesnt load, no Icons, Start Menu or anything shows up, only the desktop background picture. My mouse works perfect and the Task Manager (when I press ctrl+alt+delete). Im able to go through my PC when I run New Task Manager which I backed up my files on CDs just incase I might have to reinstall XP.

any help is most apprectaied, I wish I knew what was wrong.
thanks
 

Answer:Desktop vanshined no icons, start menu, nothing Safe mone and regular mode

Go here and scroll down to Line 195. In the second column there is a utility called: Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I just recently installed the Windows 8.1 update earlier today. Immediately after the required restart, my computer has not been working properly. As soon as I log on, the desktop flashes back and forth from the desktop picture to the color of the menu background. It flashes back and forth pretty quickly and while this is happeneing I can't perform any functions. When I try clicking on the internet or anything else it is nonresponsive. I tried doing a system restore but after my computer restarted it said the restore was unsuccessful. I tried it again, as well as trying it from a different restore point but neither would work. I then attempted to restart my computer in safe mode but immediately got a pop up saying: "The instruction at 0x35f7649c referenced memory at 0x35f7649c. The memory could not be rewritten. Click OK to terminate the program." After clicking OK, the popup immediately came back and neither clicking OK or pressing the X in the upper right would make it go away and it would just immediatley pop back up and I could not click on anything else while it was up. Also while in safe mode, my desktop shortcuts and desktop picture were again flashing. I'm concerned I have a virus but not exactly sure how I got it or how to fix it. I have Webroot installed and it alerted me to a potential virus a couple days ago but when I tried to fix it, it said something about my product key expiring it and since it wasn't causing my any problems I ignored it. I also have... Read more

Answer:Flashing desktop, unable to restore, unable to safe mode

Sounds like incorrect Video driver installed.

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

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

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

Hello Data, and welcome to Seven Forums,

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

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guyz,

I am really in a great trouble. I wonder if some one could help me out with this issue.
My os details: Windows XP service pack 2.

My machine is unable to start normally. It always shows me the black screen with mouse pointer on it.
When I restart my machine it shows me the options to start my windows in:
Safe mode
Normal mode
last known good configuration

I am only able to start my windows If I select 'last known good configuration'. With the rest two I again go back to black screen.
I really cant continue my work like this any more.

Can any one give me a good solution for this?


Regards
swetha
 

Answer:Unable to start windows XP either in safe mode nor in normal mode

What is the brand and model of your computer, or motherboard, and what sort of Windows operating system disk you you have... OEM, Dell, Gateway, HP, or other recovery disk?
And how old is your system?
You either have a bad infestation, or a defective hard drive, video graphics, or memory module.
We can perhaps help more when we know what you have available.
 

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My computer was having a personality disorder so I decided to save all my
files from the hard drive and do a system restore back to the original
factory settings. I don't have the installation disks anymore and would
like to avoid having to order them. When I started the process, the
desktop locked up on me. The keyboard wasn't recognized and I couldn't
mouse to any programs or functions. It didn't even complete it's startup
sequence, and the icons on the right side by the clock never showed up.

So I restarted the computer in safe mode and saved my files. When I tried
to do a system restore from safe mode, I got an error stating that system
restore was disabled and couldn't be enabled in safe mode. I'd have to
restart in normal mode and change the settings. Therein lies the problem:
when I start in normal mode the computer locks up immediately, and
I can't change the settings.

is there any way I can fix this without having to order the cd from Dell?
I can't afford that at all.

Computer is a Dell Dimension DIM2400 desktop with a Pentium 4 2.66 GHz
processor, and 640 MB of RAM. It's running Windows XP Home Edition 2002
with SP3.
 

Answer:Unable to System Restore in Safe Mode

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I noticed my BitDefender was not running and sent an email to the company.  They sent me back a response that the licensing code was not valid (after two years) and they had disabled the software (without notifying me).  I downloaded AVAST and immediately started having lots of problems such as unable to shut down, screens freezing.  I unstalled, but the problems continued.  I did a system restore back to the installation of AVAST, but stil having problems  I purchased a new BitDefender, but it will not install.  I tried updating Windows Security Essentials, but it will not install.  I think something has hijacked my internet as it does not come on for a few minutes after I start the computer.  I am unable to start in safe mode to try to install that way.  Please help!

Answer:Unable to load antivirus; unable to start in safe mode

Exactly...what AV programs are currently installed on this system?
 
Installing more than one is a known invitation to unpredictable system problems.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on Dell XPS 8100 with Intel Core i5, [email protected] GHz, 8Gb RAM, worked flawlessly out of the box in April (for five months). For a few weeks, powering off had produced "Installing Windows Updates, 1 (etc) of 8" - each and every time. Two days ago, power on results in normal system start until Windows Log In screen, which lasts about 2 seconds; then monitor displays all sorts of pretty colors. Left alone, the system restarts and ends in Black Screen with Start options; Start in Safe Mode works fine. System Restore works fine. But, removing power and starting again (cold) repeats above performance. Have attached zip file of Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2; but could not figure out how to include a Performance Monitor Report (no User Defined, or System reports shown).

Answer:BSOD on Start - able to start in Safe Mode and Restore

  
Quote: Originally Posted by peteinkent


Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on Dell XPS 8100 with Intel Core i5, [email protected] GHz, 8Gb RAM, worked flawlessly out of the box in April (for five months). For a few weeks, powering off had produced "Installing Windows Updates, 1 (etc) of 8" - each and every time. Two days ago, power on results in normal system start until Windows Log In screen, which lasts about 2 seconds; then monitor displays all sorts of pretty colors. Left alone, the system restarts and ends in Black Screen with Start options; Start in Safe Mode works fine. System Restore works fine. But, removing power and starting again (cold) repeats above performance. Have attached zip file of Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2; but could not figure out how to include a Performance Monitor Report (no User Defined, or System reports shown).


These were both caused by hardware. Please read these to find out what it means and what to try

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .. A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it... Read more

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my PC was running incredibly slowly, i discovered in task manager that my disk was running at 100%, being unable to do almost anything normally i decided a system restore would be my best bet. in safe mode it generally runs fine, however i can not search anything in the bottom left search bar, and when i click on settings and then update & security, the tab just freezes, and this doesnt happen if i click on system for example. any ideas on an alternative way to perform a system restore? or another way to solve my disk problem? thanks

Answer:unable to access system restore in safe mode win10

Run cmd as administrator and type in rstrui.exe and press enter on the keypad.
or copy and paste it in.

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This is a Dell Laptop I purchased in 2012. Unable to access internet accept in safe mode, can't restore to factory setting using Dell datasafe, runs very slow, can't open/run Macafee or Microsoft Defender. At a loss as to what to do.

Any help would be great. 10 years ago I thought I was computer savy but now ask my 13yr-old for help.
 

Answer:unable to access internet (unless in safe mode), can't restore system, ect..

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I have problems with my HP laptop. When I switch it on, it goes straight to 'restore your PC to factory state' and if I click no, laptop turns off immediately by itself. If I try to use any of the other option: start normally or safe mode options, when I click on them it takes me back to 'restore your PC'. I don't mind restoring it but at first I should take out some important files and documents which is not possible if it even doesn't wants to run in a safe mode. Hope someone can help.
Thanks very much

Answer:can't start normally or in safe mode, just gives restore option

At least there are programs who can run in stand alone mode from a self starting Cd with which you can copy all your important data. I own a mini Windows that runs like a normal stripped version independent of what kind of operationsystem you have.
Perhaps you can use a restore DVD which you prepared on another PC. Most of the time a minor fault disrupts startup.
So you can also try to restore the bootsector or use a restore-point.
Most of the time checkdisk can repair minor errors.
It may be the BIOS.
If nothing works you can take out the harddisk en copy all important data elsewhere.
Cheap USB equipment is available to copy it to another plugged in hard disk.
Self programmed units are independent of operating systems.
Pop in both drives and it copy's. Or write it to another PC as backup.
With these units you can also read out your old taken out drive after a fresh installation on a new one.

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All signs point to a pretty nasty infection that somehow edited my registry.
 
As stated, Trying to boot in safe mode gets me the BSOD. Trying to Repair results in a 'Cannot Repair' message. Trying to Restore from a Restore Point gives me a similar error.
 
When I try to start it normally, I get this error:
 
"The program can't start because COMCTL32.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
 
I do, however, have a laptop and an internal hard drive dock. I've docked it, ran Avast and Malwarebytes and got a few hits, but nothing that helped with the startup problem (After 2 days Avast was STILL searching, as a hard drive connected via USB is pretty freakin' slow), so I ended up ending that one prematurely.
 
I also ran Windows "Official" Malicious Software Removal Tool, and strangely it automatically restarted my computer about 4 hours in both times I ran it.
 
Unfortunately, reformatting is strongly undesirable
 
I tried finding a tool that could rebuild/repair/clean the registry, but it seems most programs do the local registry, not a secondary registry on another drive.
 
Any help is GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for reading.

Answer:Cannot Start in Safe Mode, Repair or Restore. Where to go from here?

Run the sfc /scannow System File Checker command to replace a missing or corrupt copy of the comctl32.dll file. If this DLL file is provided my Microsoft, the System File Checker tool should restore it.
 
 Here's a good tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/298689-comctl32-dll-missing.html
 
 
Regards.................

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HI I have a dell m1210 which has got the live security platinum virus on it,, I am unable to start the laptop in safe mode to remove it please can you help

Answer:unable to start in safe mode

What happens if you try to start in ordinary mode?

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I am unable to start in Safe mode, will only give Bios setup screen.

All started with black screen and floating "input not supported"

Please help

Answer:unable to start in safe mode

http://blog.didierstevens.com/2007/02/19/restoring-safe-mode-with-a-reg-file/

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Trying to get into safe mode, after selecting it, begins to boot, list comes up on screen but restarts itself.
Any ideas?
 

Answer:Unable to start in safe mode

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Computer was running fine, until recently where it will automatically restart once windows has loaded. My guess is that avast! (a virus program) is causing this, as it has happened to me once before on another computer.

avast! ran fine for a while, then the most recent update arrived and seemed to cause my computer to restart, so I had to uninstall avast! through safe mode.

However on this new computer, pressing, tapping, holding F8 during the boot sequence doesn't let me get to safe mode. I can either enter the BIOS, or a small screen with "select boot device" comes up, where my options are FDD, CD ROM or HDD to load first. Which doesn't help me at all.

All I would like to know is suggestions on how to get the computer to boot in safe mode.

Any help would be appreciated.

Specs:

Windows XP - Service Pack 2
Dual Channel 512Mb Kingston RAM
Pentium 4 3.0GHz 630
Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe Mobo
Asus 128Mb 6600GT TD PCIE

Answer:Unable to start in Safe Mode

Hey what's up, I'm new here...

I don't know how much time you have when your desktop is loading but, here's another way:


Start-Run-type msconfig-BOOT.INI tab-Check SAFEBOOT-select Minimal if it isn't already selected.

Just wanted to say, make sure you CPU fan is running. I had 2 cases last year where the CPU fan was clogged with dust, and the other wasn't even plugged in to the motherboard. If your CPU is overheating, your computer can restart while the desktop is loading or at other random points

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Hi all, I was looking for information on why windows won't start in safe mode and happend on a post from this site (thread closed though). After reading it, I attempted to follow the instrutions givin about using recovery console. After entering "fixmbr" I recieved a caution message that this could potentually damage the partion and render all partitions inaccessable. "fixboot says it will rewrite a new boot sector. My question is should I continue with "fixmbr" and 'fixboot"? and will this reformat the HDD?
I'm trying despratly NOT to reformat and lose all my info on this HDD.

(long story as to how and why I'm at the point I am)

can anyone help???
 

Answer:Unable to start in safe mode

First, see Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive

As to fixing your hard drive... when you say it won't boot into safe mode are you saying the computer fails to boot? or just where during the boot into safe mode process does it fail?

As fixmbr only makes sense if disk failing on bootup.

Fixmbr only rewrites the Master Boot Record. (Corrupt MBRs are often the reason a disk won't boot up). Rewriting the MBR doesn't overwrite your data. (but is still wise to back it all up first)
 

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I am using xp sp2. i have a trojan vundo in my system. symantec 10.1.6.6000 pro is detecting and deleting it every time i restart my system. they also have a tool to delete the trojan. but for that i need to start in safe mode. that is when i found out the problem. in safe mode the window will not come up, even after waiting considerable amount of time. so i restarted my system in vga mode and hopefully the window started this time. but the tool did not detect vundo. (i also have avg antispyware in my system)
now my problem how to get back the safe mode. and second i have seen a thread here about vundo.
1. is this trojan causing the safe mode problem or it is something else?
2.is there any way to get back safe mode without the trojan being cleaned first.
3. my system has become unexpectedly slow probably due to the trojan.
4.and just few min back there was a warning where my antivirus warned me that the auto protect has been turned off.
 

Answer:unable to start xp sp2 in safe mode (plz help me)

You said you tried the tool, was it vundofix? http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4954.html, you don't have to start in safemode to run it. Also, if you can boot normal, you might want to try SUPERanitspyware - http://www.superantispyware.com Also, before you do any of this, go to system properties and turn of System Restore, once clean, you can then turn it back on, if you are using it.
 

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I am running Windows 98se and ME on different partitions on my computer, in none of the partitions am I able to restart in safe mode despite having no obvious problems in actually working within the drives. When attempting to start in safe mode I receive the message: D:\WINDOWS\DBLBUFF.sys missing or corrupted files.I have checked the drives and this file is present, I extracted and restored this single system file from 52.cab but I continue to be locked out of safe mode.Any help appreciated, at the limit of my ability, and I have to write everything down to remember it.Thanks in anticipation, Sue

Answer:Unable to start in safe mode

You could try running sfc on 98 partition (ME hasn't got it) to see if any system files have gone, and put in 98 disc (note, all changed files will show).

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Hi,
I tried to start in all safe and normal modes. Recieved same response. Computer keeps recycling to start in safe mode but will not start. Windows come on for a second. I am recievinga a message that new software may have caused the problem and I had recently download a purchased disc for a webcam. I also downloaded same disc to my laptop with no problems. Windows vista is on the laptop.
Problem #2.
I had a problem with the laptop not recognizing my dvdrw drive. I had the drive replaced, it worked once and never again. What can I do?

Answer:unable to start in safe mode

Hi Chercher116,
Boot the sytem with "Last Know Good Configuration" and check.

If that doesn't work boot in command prompt and enter the command "chkdsk C: /f/r" (without quotes " ")

If the Check disk command work for you, than enter the command "sfc /scannow" (Without quotes " "). It might required the Windows XP installation CD.

This should fix. Regarding your DVD RW drive, Check your BIOS ROM to find whether its enable or disable. Also, check whether BIOS detects your DVD drive. If doesn't detects than remove it and check if any pin and other hardware things is damaged. If not, than reconnect while system is on.
Still your DVD drive is not working than call your laptop service provider request for a change of motherboard and DVD drive if its under warranty.

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Windows XP SP3 - Computer comes up with blue screen, too fast to read and lists options to SafeMode. It seems to work fine in Safe Mode but unable to do Windows Update- Dr FixIt states '1 or more components of Windows Update are not correctly configured'.

malwarebytes came up with various lines connected to files SavingApp.exe (Pup,. Crossfire.SA) and after instructions to delete them amd asked to restart I got message: 'Cannot Quit', although I could then do it manually.

On second scan malware was back and switched off computer when I try to read log.

I have done the scans required but Gmer than not produce a report...
PS - (I am now on a diffferent computer) Although I did not get any warning after unchecking the IAT/EAT Gmer started runnin for quite a lobng time, one file came up, but after some time the computer switched off on its own. it seems that there is avirus that protects itself when you try to trace it....

I downloaded and have tried also to run Secunia Software Inspector and Kaspersky Online Scan and they will not run. kaspersky disppears as soon as I try to install; Secunia just hangs at the beginning.

Gmer brings up a blue creen when it goes through the registry. I ran it box by box, copies the first two; the others up to files and registry came up with a boz saying there were no changes but the registry could never be finished as the blue screen came up: Driver irq not less...

I also tried to scan with Avast anti-root kit. It ran f... Read more

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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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PLEASE HELP!
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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\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

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Originally Posted by wleger2981


PLEASE HELP!
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,

My computer recently became infected with trojan antivirus programs. I wiped my computer with MBAM and SAS (both of which will not update). I tried to start my comp in safe mode, but it just reboots normally. My computer will also no longer go back to previous settings via system restore. Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:Computer will not start in safe mode or system restore

I had a similiar instance with a PC I fixed a few weeks ago where it would not go into safe mode. Gmer log caught suspicious activity from the atapi.sys file. I installed MS recovery console, and deleted atapi.sys file and put a fresh legit copy in it's place. Could be it, but probably would be very wise to let the pros do the talking

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I am trying to repair a friends Dell Inspiron One 2320, Intel i5-2400,  6GB RAM, and Win7 HP. It was running a little slow, so another friend of hers suggested she run some utility (the name of which she no longer remembers) which found some malware, she says. So she followed the software's instructions to Obliterate the malware found. After which the computer no longer boots in any mode. When I try a System Recovery - Startup Repair or System Restore, I receive an 0x800700b7 error much the same as another poster on this forum. I have followed the instructions given to repair that computer and have used the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to scan the system and create a FRST.txt file of the scan. At this point I don't know what to do with this file to get it analysed by some one on this forum, so I am attaching it and hoping that someone will help me out.
Thanks.

Answer:Cannot reboot, start safe mode, or system restore

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

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

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

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I used Malwarebytes to remove a bunch of spyware and other things from a friend's laptop (Windows 7) and now it won't boot up in anything other than plaing safe mode. When you try and start it normally it just freezes on a black screen. Any and all help is appreciated.

Answer:Unable to start computer in other than safe mode.

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.    HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs i... Read more

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Hello,

Ran spyware remover, might have deleted some essential files/settings.

After spyware remover deleted the stuff, none of my desktop icons worked and I couldnt even get into "My Computer".

Tried to start in Safe Mode, Last Known Configuration, and even did a Repair windows install...still will not even start windows.

It goes through the windows login screen, then looks to open some drivers and freezes.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks!

Answer:Unable to start windows...even in safe mode

boot to xp cd and press R to enter the recovery console. run chkdsk

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I have a Dell XP400 Desktop PC that I bought probably 5 years ago. I was having problems with my windows freezing and searched and thought I'd better defrag my HD. Tried that, but got a message that said to either do a CHKDSK or SCANDSK. After doing the CHKDSK, it was a read only and so after more searching I discovered I needed to use the command CHKDSK/F instead. I did this and it still didn't help because of some message about the volume.
Trying to start my XP Pro into Safe Mode by pressing F8 and even after continuing to press the button over and over, it didn't help and went to the Welcome screen. Then tried staring it again, but held the button in and it still went onto boot to the Welcome screen. I bought software yesterday called System Suite 11 since it had a defragger on it and it said to uninstall Spy Doctor. I don't have that and searched and still didn't find it. Any help would truly be appreciated.
 

Answer:Unable to Defrag or start in Safe Mode

One reason for a failure to defrag is shortage of hard disk space - how much do you have?
 

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I have an HP laptop, and here are the specs I know:

HP G72 Notebook PC
Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz processor
4 GB ram
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS

Recently I was streaming a TV show off of sidereel.com and firefox froze. I switched to Internet explorer and began to watch again, but the computer began to make a "dinging" noise occasionally. I then ran a norton anti-virus sweep which turned up only a few cookies.

After this, I watched lectures from my school's class that I had downloaded, and during this time, the computer froze and became unresponsive. I turned it off manually, and it has not been able to restart in normal mode since then. Every time I try to login, after I put in my password, it goes to a blue screen and says "System_Service_Exception" and then it restarts itself.

Occasionally it doesn't even make it to the windows login, and freezes at the "HP" screen in the beginning of startup.

Around the same time that this problem manifested itself, there may have been a new Windows 7 update that my computer was running in the background on its own.

I think the problem may be more related to the windows update than to other issues, but I have tried going to a system restore point (coincidentally, the only point available might be a restore point created by the windows update). I have no other restore points available, but I am able to access my computer in safe mode.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated!
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Answer:Laptop unable to start outside of safe mode!

More info:

In safe mode, a screen recently popped up about the "unexpected shutdown" and it said there are files that help describe the problem which are as follows

c:\windows\minidump\012112-36067-01.dmp
c:\users\myname\appdata\local\temp\WER-69763-0.sysdata.xml

I havent been able to do anything with this information but maybe it will help someone on here with a diagnosis of my issues.

Once again, any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi there,

I recently bought myself a lovely shiny new 19" widescreen TFT monitor and after plugging into my pc; I went about updating the drivers for my Nvidia GeForce 5600 graphics card to get the best screen resolution for said monitor.

Afterwards, my pc required a reboot which i did only to discover that Windows XP Home can no longer boot up. I can only assume it doesn't like the new drivers i installed for my graphics card. Unfortunately the boot up takes me to the Safe mode options screen and asks me to scroll up or down using the arrow keys to select "safe mode" "safe mode with networking" "last known safe config" and alas my keyboard no longer works...I cannot scroll up or down and windows will not reboot so i am stuck in an unending loop of despair and frustration.

I attempted to reboot windows from my CD but this too requires a "press any key to reboot windows XP from disc" which I cannot do.

I can however enter the "BIOS" menu and the keyboard will work here...but I am unsure how this helps me get back to windows and removing the offending drivers.

Thx in advance!

Answer:Unable To Start Windows Xp In Safe Mode...

I would say this maybe a issue with a USB keyboard or wireless keyboard. Try and find a wired keyboard and attaching that and restart in safe mode and roll back the graphics drivers.

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Issue is similar to recently resolved thread: My linkhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic436778.htmlI apologize in advance for the length of this post, my aim is to give the pertinent details.Removal of Win7 Internet Security virus, using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware in safe-mode. Also installed Avast, since no virus protection was present. Upon restarting, after the Windows7 welcome screen, only a black screen..no Windows. After waiting several minutes, restarted system with same result. Restarted in safe-mode with networking, launch Avast, I get a message saying, "The Avast program has stopped running or is an inconsistent state" There's a "Fix It" button but the program doesn't seem to be able to "fix" itself when I use the "Fix It" button. I go into Services, and try to restart the Avast service, however I get error msg that service cannot start. I start a full system scan. While scan is running, launch Google Chrome to search for solutions, keep getting redirected to strange websites selling items that have no relation to what I'm searching for. So now we also have the "Google redirect virus"..great!Avast finishes scan, move items into Virus Chest, Avast asks if I would like to do a boot scan and restart the computer? Yes, please. Upon restart, instead of hanging on the black screen, these options appear: Launch Startup Repair or Start Windows Normally. Choosing the Repair option, the system take... Read more

Answer:Windows7 unable to start normally, or in safe mode

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Hi
I am having some serious issues which I am 99.99% certain are not malware based.

I have an Asus motherboard (P5N-E SLi) that has a single nVidia 8500GT graphics card on.

I have been running this system without issue for ages now.
However, for some stupid reason I decided to see if there was an update for the graphics card and installed a "game ready" update yesterday. The installation went fine and the system appeared to work ok without issue.

However, today on booting I noticed that the bios splash screen had a load of dots on it (like the resolution was wrong) and the system would not boot up. It would get past the bios screen and then hang with a black screen and moveable cursor, then reboot in a loop.

I decided to go into safe mode and roll back the drivers, which I was apparently able to do (so the system told me).
However, the bios dotted screen is still there, and now I am unable to boot into any of the safe modes or normal mode - all result in a black screen with moveable cursor.
When trying to run into a safe mode all the drivers appear to load,and then it hangs.

I have available the Windows 7 Installation disk, a 32 bit Repair disk and HiRens Boot CD (feb 2013).

My details are:
Asus P5N-E Sli
8gb Ram
nVidia 8500GT
Win 7 Ultimate

I'd appreciate any help getting this back up and running asap.
 

Answer:Unable to start in safe mode or normal - Win 7

Forgot to mention:
When I get to the black screen with cursor in any of the Safe Modes, if I press shift loads of times it comes up with the Sticky Keys dialogue box. My options are just "Yes" or "No" and whichever I choose doesnt alter the black screen with cursor issue...
 

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This is a follow up to
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic403398.html

SweetTech just helped me clear out some malware and referred me to this forum when I ran into some interesting issues with Safe Mode:

1. I could not log into safe mode as administrator, it stalled at "getting personal settings". I am able to log on with as my regular user though.

2. In Safe Mode my C drive has 2 Gigs more of free space than in regular mode (is that normal? I though what's on the drive is on the drive no matter what mode I use...)

I have an HP Pavilion Laptop running WinXP SP3.

Many thanks for your input and advice!

Answer:Difference in disk space between Safe Mode and Regular Mode

In Safe Mode my C drive has 2 Gigs more of free space than in regular modeHow are you reading this , or from what program.I think this is only due to being in Safe Mode and in Safe mode you are not using all processes compared to Normal mode.Is the first item an issue for you, then you could have asked S /Tech during her help.Thank You -

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Hi all!

Today I started up my computer (an XP machine running SP3) and after it went through the BIOS, it showed the Windows startup screen (the Windows logo with the blue progress bar), but when that was done, it went to a black screen and won't do anything else.

I restarted and tried a few different things; Start Windows Normally, and Last Known Good Configuration both got me the same black screen.

CheckDisk ran, and it made it to the end, but froze when it said "please wait while your computer reboots" ... after waiting more than 10 minutes, i hit reset and tried to reboot it myself. It did the same Bios-Windows-blackscreen thing as before.

I also tried booting into Safe Mode, which DID work, and when I got in there I tried to do a System Restore (two, actually... for two previous dates) but both did nothing to resolve the problem. I tried simply copying my "important" files to my external HD (which it sees), but it won't copy in Safe Mode

When loading in Safe Mode, the driver list pauses and says "press esc to cancel loading of SPTD.sys" but I've tried it both ways and it doesn't make a difference that I can see.

I tried using my XP CD to boot from, which takes me into the Recovery Console, and I chose to hit "R" to repair, but when it asks me what drive I want to login to (which is C:) I don't really know what to do from there. I haven't booted from a CD before, so I assumed it would run a "Repair Wizard&... Read more

Answer:XP won't load in regular mode (black screen), but will in Safe Mode

Just to clarify, I don't really care if the XP installation is fixed, I just want to know if there's a way to get the files off the HD onto an External USB drive. There's gotta be a way... right?

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Just a general question:1. When doing a routine scan for viruses and malware, etc. (and just generally speaking), is it better to scan in safe mode or regular mode? 2. If you scan in safe mode, is there anything that wouldn't show up (that you could potentially miss) that *would* show up in regular mode? 3. Or is safe mode just better all around, and everything is covered (plus more) that you'd find with scanning in regular mode?(I'm referring to scanning with AVG A/V, AVG Anti-Spyware, SpyBot (old version), and Ad-Aware SE.)Thanks!

Answer:Better To Scan In Safe Mode Or Regular Mode For Virus/malware?

Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode designed to start Windows with minimal drivers and running processes to diagnose problems with your computer. This means some of the programs that normally run when Windows starts will not run.The Windows operating system protects files when they are being accessed by an application or a program. Malware writers create programs that can insert itself and hide in these protected areas when the files are being used. Using "Safe Mode" reduces the number of modules requesting files to only the essentials to make your computer functional. This in turn reduces the number of hiding places for malware, making it easier to find and delete the offending files. Using your anti-virus and anti-malware tools, in "Safe Mode" also speeds up the scanning process. Read "Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explained" and "What is 'Safe Mode' used for and why?"

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

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

 

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I was shocked when I downloaded TFC.EXE and installed it on my computer AND installed it on my friends computer too from THIS website.now we BOTH have the SAME problem. ha ha I boot to regular mode and nothing works. rightclick on taskbar and then click on taskmanager it stops. doubleclick on AOL or mirosoft update and the hourglass goes around forever. I tried to print something and the printer is gone.I cannot start adaware or avast. sometimes the taskbar loads but most of the time in does not. it is getting worse.. I hope you can help get this thing running.
windows xp home 32bit sp3 thanks again SAL

Answer:runs good in safe mode.nothing works in regular mode

Can you boot into Safe mode with Networking?You said that nothing works. Please offer more description, what does not work? Can you run or install apps?If you can get into safe mode with networking try a boot scan with Avast and post the results. (Make sure that Avast is up to date first)See here if you need help getting to Safe Mode.

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HELP!!!!!
I got attacked last night by one of the join our internet security things
it turned off my Norton and malwarebytes the installed several porn icons on my desktop. when I tried to shut down and restart it in safe mode nothing will happen now.
Black screen is all I can get now.

Answer:attacked by virus,unable to even start in safe mode

Can you log in back to the Normal Mode after you restart?

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Hello All,
I am running Windows 7 RTM on a 1.75Ghz, 3Gb RAM box. Windows 7 was working fine for me, but this morning i just restarted because i thought it was acting slow. It had a proper shut down(I use verbose mode..)But then it never restarted. It just showed the HP logo and stopped.. I am even unable to get into the safe mode box(by pressing F8). I have a windows Xp bootable CD right now... and that doesnt boot either (Yes, I have ensured the booting order is correct.) What could be the cause?
Is it a hardware failure - As in harddisk crash? Because the computer just sits idle!! Strangely, I went to BIOS and did a disk diagnostic test which it passed.. But the harddisk LED didnt blink during the test(It should blink right?)... Please help me, i am really stuck here...

Answer:Windows 7 wont start.. unable to get to safe mode even!

Some kind of bios setting. Check to see the plug and play os is set to yes. If that's not the cause, use "standard optimized default" as the global bios setting and see how it carries on.

Can't hurt to actually update the bios from the motherboard manufacturer's website too.

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Unable to start up my machine. NTLDR is missingSpecs of my computer:OS window xpIntel Pentium 4DesktopI've searched and read many many articles and information related to thisproblem, I've also asked and seeked help from many people with some computerknowledge (techs maybe, not sure how much they know), I've got some advises fromthem. I've tried resolving the issue by following all kinds of similarinstructions from those people, some were from forums, some were just foundonline.However, I got "stuck" at some point. I can't even get to safe mode whereWindows Advanced Option would normally shows when I tap F8. I tried copying the3 files I needed (NTDETECT.COM, NTLDR, BOOT.INI) from another XP machine. Got those copied to a floppy disk, screen displays "file cannot be copied onto itself" or " 0 file(s) copied..."I even tried copying them to a CD, didn't work neither, same messages displayed.People suggest me these ways:  1) Safe Mode 2) Safe Mode with Cmd to Sys Restore which is simply a cmd prompt in safe mode 3) Safe Mode with Neworking 4) LKG or Last Known Good ConfigurationWell, I'm "stuck" at the safe mode like I mentioned.  I do not wish to formatt or lose any files any programs or anything I had before I encountered this problem,I've not backed up any files yet. I spent so much time trying to figure out what else I could do in order to helpresolving the problem. It's very bothering that I can't use my own computer likeI al... Read more

Answer:Unable to start up/get to safe mode, NTLDR missing

I'm sure others will be along to advise the same things you have apparently tried without success. (That message about not bering able to copy a file to itself is a little worrisome. Did you try to do this with some sort of command prompt attempt?)What if you could save your files? Are you then able to format the drive and reinstall Windows? You could always boot with a Linux Live CD (free) and then copy the files to a pen drive, across a network, etc.www.knoppix.com for a file that you have to burn as an ISO and then boot your machine with. It writes nothing to your hard drive to run, but can access your data and save the day!

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Hi all,

I have checked other threads for a solution to this problem, but I cannot seem to find one.

Ive got a Dell inspiron 1420 and it currently will not start up. After initializing, it gives me the screen that states that it detected an unusual shut down (which it did initiAlly, the screen froze so I powered it off manually). But now it won't get past this recovery screen. It freezes so that I cannot move to the option to start in safe mode nor will it do anything when I press f8 during start up. It freezes on this screen as well.

I have no idea if I am infected let alone how to check if I can't even get on my computer. I may have some sort of operating info on another forum that I could find.

Any suggestions?? I'm a student and need this computer!!

Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer freezes at start up; unable to get to safe mode

luckylindalu,
A re-format as suggested will wipe all your docs, photos etc & it therefore very drastic and is only a last resort so don't try it yet please!

I'm not sure of the solution but, in addition to the alternate boots you've already tried is there a "use last good configuration"? Or some kind of "repair" option? If so, try those in that order.

Richard
 

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So I'm posting this for a friend of me, her laptop became really slow (10-15 min in loading screen, extremely slow reaction time when finally signed into Windows 8 etc.) But most of the time she couldn't even access Windows and an error came up: 'Critical process died'.
Or some weird errors when she finally managed to access Windows like:
'Framework\mscoreei.dll couldn't be loaded' or 'An write and read on the memory failed'

Basically I told her to try to Start in Safe mode and do a 'chkdsk' and/or ' SFC /scannow' as I thought her hard drive is badly corrupted or the laptop has been infected by a weird virus.
Unfortunately, the system is so slow and full of errors, she couldn't manage to start in safe mode because she can't get to the Settings, CMD or Run.

The next thing I did was trying to boot via a Recovery Drive (On a 8GB USB). But just as I thought, the boot order is on default 'Hard drive first'. You can change that easily by accessing the BIOS but ya... I can't help her to access the BIOS because she can't get into Settings->Troubleshoot->UEFI

Does anyone knows how to get into the BIOS or Safe mode without accessing Windows 8 itself to fix this huge Corruption/error/virus?
She has an ASUS notebook. Maybe some of you guys know a trick to press F2 or something when It's loading

Thanks!

Answer:Unable to access Windows 8 & Can't start in Safe Mode

If you can at least get to the Windows 8 logon screen, then you can start Safe Mode, see the instructions at this link: link







Originally Posted by RyanH


The next thing I did was trying to boot via a Recovery Drive (On a 8GB USB). But just as I thought, the boot order is on default 'Hard drive first'. You can change that easily by accessing the BIOS but ya... I can't help her to access the BIOS because she can't get into Settings->Troubleshoot->UEFI



- You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your computer's UEFI firmware (BIOS).
- Connect your Windows 8 USB flash drive or insert your Windows 8 DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (see this link for help). Or, if you have a Lenovo computer, you can also press the NOVO button when the computer is turned off and then select "Boot Menu".
- Select your USB/DVD from the boot menu.

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I am running Windows XP on a Compaq Presario.
The computer was on overnight but not online.
Suddenly, the following message appeared on a black screen:
"remove disk or other media. Press any key to restart"
No disks are running. Pressing Ctl/Alt/Del gives just briefly the red Compaq screen followed immediately by a black screen and the above message.
Turning off the power and restarting gives the same result but presing F8 repeatedly does not give the Safe Mode menu but the same message over and over.
Thus I am unable to run anything-not AVg, Hijack This, Spybot.
At a complete loss-please hlp
 

Answer:Complete Hangup Unable to start in Safe mode

Hey there

I have the same problem as the guy above. I went to download a music file and now I have a flashing icon in my toolbar. It flashes between an exclamation mark in a yellow triangle and a sort of metal ball with spikes in it

Can you help please?

Damian
 

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I started getting BSOD's right after login after boot up. I get a number of different ones and occasionally some repeat. When I come up in safe mode (with and without networking) I can function as long as I don't do too much. I've drive tested my system drive and I also did a memory test. I've also not made any changes recently. If I do too much it will BSOD though. When I start copying files off my system drive to my storage array, I BSOD if I'm doing more than a couple gigs.

I can't seem to get a consistent BSOD. I've listed most of the ones below, I haven't caugh them all.


Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance.Memory Management with Stop 1a
Cache Manager with 0x34 I think
Stop with 0X24
Stop with a 0x7f
Page fault in non-paged area with a Win32k.sys
got 2 more new ones today
special pool detected memory corruption 0xC1
pfn_list_corrupt 0x4E
Going to add new dump in reply here in a bit.

Answer:Different BSOD's upon login in regular mode and in safe mode

Lots of crashes but they are not showing any probable cause.

Do these, as a test:

Free up the startup.
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.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Stop nVidia automatic driver update:
Open nVidia control center.
Help> Updates. It will open the nVidia updates window.
Click the preferences tab.
Uncheck "Automatically check for updates"
Apply > OK.
If the crashes continue to occur after doing these, 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.



   Information
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.



   Warning
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.



   Tip


If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode.... Read more

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I RECENTLY PREFORMED SYSTEM RECOVERY ON THIS MACHINE
I AM CURRENTLY USING MY BROTHER'S LAPTOP BECAUSE THE ONE THAT NEEDS FIXING CANT ACCESS THE INTERNET.

# Version of IE (Internet Explorer) - Internet explorer 8
# Operating System - Windows XP service Pack 2
# What you have tried - Calling HP tech support and my ISP(Verizon FiOS) tech support.

# What the problem is - I CANT access websites like google or yahoo or anything with internet explorer even though my ISP is perfectly OK and everything is connected, and it says in network conncections i AM connected to the internet via highspeed LAN/Broadband. I noticed that when i turn my router on and off a message comes up and its says my IP has to be fixed or something. With the FiOS tech support they said i pinged everything fine and that i could go on google and yahoo via the command prompt but for some reason i couldn't in internet explorer. in my internet options i went to connections and i just ticked the auto detect under LAN settings and nothing else.

screen shot: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=r216z5&s=5

ALSO when i reboot in safe mode networking i dont even have to do anything it just automatically works in the browser and everythings fine except im in safe mode.

ALSO ALSO i think it somehow is windows media center version or something.. im not positive. when i open CCcleaner it tells me i have windows service pack 2. would media center affect this problem at all?

The HP tech guy said it was ... Read more

Answer:IE works in Safe Mode networking, but not regular mode.

did you try another browser to see if it is a browser issue or something else?

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My computer is a HP Probook 4710s running windows xp professional w/ SP3
When I started it up it was very slow, did not make the chiming welcome sound and none of the icons or taskbar came up.
I hit ctrl+alt+del and explorer.exe was there but clearly not doing anything.  Only 21 total processes were running.  I rebooted in safemode and all of my icons appeared.  I tried a system restore but it did not work.  I can reboot in safemode with networking but the following error message appears.  "Runtime Error!  Program  c:\ProgramFiles\Hewlett-Packard\IAM\Bin\AsGHost.exe    This application has requested to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the applications support team for further infomation."  I had contacted microsoft's tech support who thought the problem might be a corrupted user profile, so we attempted to create a new one and copy the files over to it, but the copy never worked and would fail part way through saying, "cannot access files" and then stop.  So those profiles were deleted and now I'm back to not being able to boot up with just the plain old default ADMIN user.  I don't want to shut down my computer since I'm worried if I do, it will stop booting up in safe mode too.  It's done that before, it cycles through all the files and then hangs up for about 3 minutes and automatically reboots.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Can only boot in safe mode no icons in regular mode

Duplicate, I moved your earlier post to Am I Infected...please pursue that topic and do not start another topic on same issues.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/492515/windows-will-not-start-up-properly-system-restore-not-working/#entry3033303
 
This topic is closed to avoid confusion.
 
Louis

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"http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic473449.html"
hello. When It is startup up in regular mode I have to move fast, I got it to run sfc /scannow this morning. I tried to system restore but the only restore point is today.the calendar won't to last month. So thats out. still when I double click on a program or internet explorer the hourglas stays there forever. Any ideas would be great.. thanks SAL

Answer:works OK in safe mode but regular mode. nogood

well, thanks anyway. but too late. now I can't do anything in safe mode. There is CDP1 On bottom left of taskbar. When I try to do anything it says An access denied error was retured while attempting to change a service. And also now It says the operation could not be completed due to low memory or harddrive space. I have plenty of both. SAL

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

Answer:computer freezes in regular mode but not safe mode

Have you tried a system restore yet?

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when i turn my computer on im not able to get on the internet, or access my networking in the control panel. If i go in to safemode with networking i can access the net no problem, just cant figure out why it runs super slow and i cant access the net in regular mode.
 

Answer:my internet is not working in regular mode only in safe mode

something is blocking in normal mode - it could be firewall/security suite

what firewall/security suite do you have ?

moved to networking forum
 

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I am struggling with a client's Dell Dimension 5150 which has Media Center Edition installed.
Had signs of trouble about 10 days ago, so ran Malwarebytes and removed many items. Unistalled AVG due to the things that got by it and installed Microsoft Security Essetnials. Upgraded RAM to 3GB (was two x512mb, added two x1gb). Had a Canon printer dropping first few characters of emails, so downloaded new drivers and installed - did not fix that problem. Computer was running fine until yesterday, when client informed me he had a strange alert show up near System Tray. He ran Malwarebytes again, and it found some things which he elected to remove. Malwarebytes asked for restart, which he did, but computer hung. After a time, he powered it down. On next boot, he got BSOD & Stop error 50. I removed computer to attempt to resolve, and after imaging hard drive using Acronis True Image, I ran SpinRite 6.0 on the hard drive & it passed. I booted UBCD4Win to check the Malwarebytes logs to see what it had found. It listed RootKit.0Access Trojan:Win32. Using EZ-PCfix, I removed the identified file from startup list, and rebooted. Still STOP 50. I removed the two new pieces of RAM - same error. I put them back in and ran MemTest86 ver 4.0 - all tests pass. Using UBCD4win, I have run CHKDSK with no errors found. Currently I have restored the original image, then booted UBCD4win & used Registry Restore Wizard to restore system to June 4th, which is before any of the above eve... Read more

Answer:BSOD - Stop 50 Win XP MCE - unable to start Windows Safe Mode

How about formatting and re-installing Windows fresh?
 

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This is so frustrating! I have tried rebooting and starting in safe mode, but either get a Windows Repair window with two choices: 1. Launch Windows Repair or 2. Start Windows normally - of which it won't let me choose and automatically goes into Windwows Repair mode. When I try to cancel, it says you are unable to cancel yet gives you the choice TO cancel. It seems like that is part of the virus as well.

Then I try to reboot again and f8 into safe mode, occasionally I will get a blue screen that says, "Please select boot device" and I am given two choices, both go back to my desktop and you can see the virus taking over (it blinks and changes my desktop colors a bit) then I can do nothing.

I have tried to go into msconfig but won't let me do that either. I have went as far as trying to purchase the stupid software with bogus info but no go. Anyother thoughts?

Answer:Attacked by redirecting virus but unable to start in safe mode

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We 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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Windows XP [32 or 64 no idea] with Zonealarm and Avast.
 
Whilst surfing I managed to get my computer locked after it shut down and restarted of its own accord.
 
Within minutes of restarting a full page "Cheshire Police are on to you but if you pay pay us £100 by UKASH we will unfreeze your computer" type of message appears [as if the police would take money like this!!!]
 
Tried to start in Safe Mode but it just by passes it and goes to my password input page and then starts normally but quickly locks down to Cheshire Police again.
 
I can press ctrl alt delete but cannot close the page using the box that appears.
 
I do have access to a laptop.
 
Thanks in anticipation

Answer:Cheshire Police Hijack unable to start in Safe mode

what is the make and model of the computer? are you pressing f8 to get to safemode?

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I see that I'm one of several people that have been attacked by a trojan that makes their browser bring up the URL "http:// 67.201.36.16/nolink.html" (http://whois.domaintools.com/67.201.36.16) few minutes after a Google search.[topic="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/205491/ok-please-help/"]OK, Please Help!, I am infected with pop-ups![/topic] (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic205491.html)[topic="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/221800/series-of-strange-pop-ups/"]Series of Strange Pop-ups, Worried that I am infected[/topic] (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic221800.html)[topic="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/268035/infected-with-popupunder-http672013616nolinkhtml/"]Infected with popup/under http://67.201.36.16/nolink.html[/topic] (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic268035.html)HOW I GOT INFECTEDI did a Google search for Bleach 380, then I clicked a link (I don't remember which one but it was on the first page probably near the top and I think it said something about "raw"), a "SECURE" PDF opened in the Foxit PDF reader I normally use (it had Javascript enabled which I've now disabled). I tried to close it but apparently something must have gotten through anyway. HOW I TRIED TO FIX ITAt first, I got multiple browser windows opening but after running scans with McAffee (provided by Comcast) and rebooting with last known good configuration everything seemed to be fine. I removed, reinstalled and updated AdAware and Spyb... Read more

Answer:http:// 67.201.36.16/nolink.html trojan, unable to start in Safe Mode

To enter safe mode you will want to reboot the computer, wait until your motherboard info loads (IE drives, memory etc...) and then begin gently tapping F8 until you get the screen for safe mode. Select safe mode with networking.

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when i boot my laptop in safe mode my internet speed is high but when i boot in regular mode its low im wondering if anyone can help me with stopping the right programs for regular mode so my internet speed is high like it is in safe mode
 

Answer:booting in safe mode and regular mode

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My mother and I share a network, and both own Compaq Presarios from the dark ages . She is running XP and I'm running 98. I caught a virus (pretty sure it's Virtumonde) and I'm taking steps to deal with it. This is not about my problem... unless it's her problem, too.

She recently bought a laptop (which runs Vista) and is networked into the same system. For this laptop, she purchased ESET NOD32 Antivirus4. When she heard about my problem, she thought that it might be a good idea to install this same program to her PC before I reattached to the network to fix my problem. So we did that. Unfortunately, we didn't heed the extremely mild warning that there "may be conflicts" with the McAfee already on her system, and neglected to uninstall it.

As soon as I was finished with the uninstall, I attempted to enter the Add/Remove Programs menu to remove McAfee. It told me to wait while it populated the list, and ten minutes later, I gave up. The computer had frozen, so I did a hard shut down... and have not been able to do anything since!

We can restart it, sure, but it freezes somewhere between the time it launches McAfee and the time it launches Eset - any attempts to do anything either fail or cause the freeze. We of course tried booting in safe mode, but cannot get the options screen (we tried the tapping and holding methods for both F8 and F5).

Incidentally, her computer's symptoms do not resemble mine in the slightest.

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Answer:No safe mode, regular mode crashes

As soon as I was finished with the uninstall, I attempted to enter the Add/Remove Programs menu to remove McAfee.Do you mean "As soon as I was finished with the installation, I attempted to enter the Add/Remove Programs menu to remove McAfee." ?-----------Safe Mode: After you press the ON button, start tapping the F8 key ... and keep tapping .... until you are presented with the "Windows Advanced Options Menu". Try that please.Try F10 if no luck with F8.

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why?!?!? i tryed a lot of stuff but nothing ever works

Answer:why can i go on the internet in safe mode but not in regular mode?!?!?!?

You might be experiencing a sever infection or a system corruption ( the files that dont run in safe mode but real mode might have been corrupted such as drivers ) but these are all assumptions right now. Please get into safe mode with networking. Click on greyknights link below and follow the instructions for a malware clean-up. Get a hjt log and post it under hjt log help forum. Lets see what happens. Let us know.

regards.

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We had a power outage recently and even though the backup kicked in, our MS Outlook 07 (running on XP Pro) will only open in Safe Mode with limited features. When I reboot, I get an error message saying Outlook wasn't closed properly. It will not load at all unless I click on the offer to operate in safe mode. How do I get the system to function normally in regular mode with full features again? I'd appreciate any how-to help anyone can provide. THANKS!
 

Answer:Outlook 07 Safe Mode vs Regular Mode

Reinstall. It has been too badly damaged. Your settings have been preserved as has your mail, in most cases... but it is still wise to use Outlook recovery software (see www.majorgeeks.com and others) before you perform the reinstall... your files in process at the time of the failure are likely lost.
 

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Hi i have been having problems with my 5 year old computer for maybe 6 months, and I have some serious problems with it. One problem is, when the computer started up, it makes this click noise, like someone pushing a button. Me being a complete amatuer, ignored it until finally it totally effed up my computer. My computer wont go into windows xp, it wont even go to safe mode. I can only go to the system restore screen, and i cant even restore my computer since it says " cannot format user portion !" Any help?

I already have all my info stored on a network, so i dont mind like wiping it totally clean, I really just want to delete some stuff on there. (some games and some programs, cuz of serials) please help^^
 

Answer:No safe mode, No regular

That clicking noise is probably a sign your hard drive took a dive, along with your symptoms, and you need a new one.
 

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I purchased aan estimating program that runs in safe mode but NOT in regular mode. What gives??

Answer:runs in safe mode but not in regular

Why not send it back?See event logs for clues. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Whenever I try to boot into xp, one of two things happens.
I try to boot into normal mode or last known good config, and it goes to the login screen, I click on my account, it shows just the desktop, no icons, just the wallpaper, and then goes back to the login screen.
This repeats everytime I click on my account login.

When I try to boot it into safe mode, it flashes something about realtek boot and asks me to hit shift and some other variety of keys but then it disappears as soon as I have a chance to fully read it, it just loops back to the mode select screen, I don't even get to the login screen.

What should I do?
 

Answer:can't boot into regular or safe mode

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

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

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

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Hi all,

We were recently having issues with the new versions of Silverlight. My girlfriend tried to download an older version. Apparently the sight she tried to download it from was rogue. I tried to uninstall it (Silverlight) without success. I thought if I went into safe mode, I might be able to get rid of it that way. However, I was not able to boot into safe mode. The computer just went to black screen. I was able to reboot in normal mode by turning off the computer and restarting so I went into msconfig and checked the system boot box in an effort to force reboot in safe mode. Now it wont boot in normal or safe mode. (black screen) If i could uncheck the system boot box, the computer would not be trying to boot into safe mode, so it seems Iím stuck there. Any thoughts?
 

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I woke up and my monitor wasn't working

on the screen, it'll just show "digital" for a few seconds, then switch to "analog" and it'll continue to switch back and forth. I tried powering the monitor on and off, and restarting the computer. no luck.

however, if I go into safemode, everything works just fine.

it's a Samsung Syncmaster 910t. any help would really be appreciated
 

Answer:lcd works in safe mode, not regular. help !

in safe mode windows uses a vga driver - maybe you have a problem with the video driver.
have you checked the device manager in safe mode.
you may want to try updating the driver - and/or display driver
 

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Hey guys,

I know this has been outplayed over and over again but I was hoping someone could help me in my particular case. I have just updated to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit this morning, and now I am having issues connecting to the internet. Actually it seems to connect fine (opens Windows Messenger and everything) but says Page Cannot Be Displayed if I try and open something in Internet Explorer. I searched a few forums and found that I should try it in Safe Mode and voila it worked. The other forums stated that that usually means that I have some 3rd party software blocking my connection...but how do I find out which one it is?

Answer:Internet working in safe mode but not in regular

Try this

If it works we can find the cause, if it does not its a driver

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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The BSOD states:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Tech Info:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF789E524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

I had a number of infections that spybot and malwaybytes found and fixed, McAfee didn't find anything. I kept looking around for some of my same issues that still persisted, all files hidden, administrator tools empty, cannot run a system restore. I came across your forum that referenced one of my issues and I downloaded combofix, ran it and while it was running the BSOD came up. I tried to reboot in safe mode but still receive BSOD.

At this moment I am runnig ckdsk /r from the recovery console.

I orginally posted in malware forum but I think I need to resolve the boot issue before I can address any malware issues, is that correct?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS:XP
 

Answer:BSOD cannot boot in regular or safe mode

If the chkdsk doesn't help which it might.

7B is often associated with SATA drivers. If you can find your SATA configuration in BIOS, it might be worth a try to set it to ATA or IDE emulation.

If you give the model of computer or motherboard we might be able to figure out where the setting would be in BIOS. Usually it is under Drives or something like that.

I'm not sure that the setting switch on a running OS will help but it couldn't hurt to give it a quick try.
 

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i am only able to login to safe mode with command prompt as administrator and it took forever at the loaded stuff screen then it only popped up cmd and the desktop background so i had to try to open a file so i could get to the windows does not recognize this program then i went to browse then the taskbar popped up with the desktop icons
i currently dont have any system restores as i tried to restore once this worked
and i dont have a windows xp cd but i have a key
and i dont have recovery console installed
 

Answer:cannot login to any accounts normally or in regular safe mode

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I have been having the same problem I think. Using wireless I can connect in safe mode but not regular. When I try to connect it say's page cannot be displayed. It shows the internet is connected but it will not connect. I am able to connect to my wireless network with my phone and it works fine. Toshiba said since the laptop connects in safe mode that there is a program blocking the connection and that program needs to be found. I did not want to pay them $100 for a 1 time fix. So here I am. the above post sounds similar to what I am experiencing. does it sound like the above fix would work for this issue.
Thanks
 

Answer:Using wireless I can connect in safe mode but not regular.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc
 

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I can't access some websites on safe mode & normal mode.I tried accessing it through my moms laptop it goes through but Nod32 says it's a harmful program. But on mine it just says page load error BUT I can visit it through proxy.It's not my dns though I don't think it is.What else can be the cause of this?Can someone help me?

Answer:*HELP* Can't Access Some Websites On Safe Mode & Regular

Oh btw, I use windows vista 32 bit i think and firefox 3 & ie7

please can someone help me. i need this urgent.

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I've gotten various errors such as "machine check exception" and "uncorrectable hardware error" and 0X0000009C as well as 0X00000005 and 0X00000124 and others. I tried reseating the ram and cleaned dust from the motherboard and heat sink in case there was any overheating and now I can't even get anything to show up on the monitor at all (and I did check the monitor connections)

Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks !

Tags: windows vista, vistax64, tai game, doc truyen ngan

Answer:Vista can not boot in either regular or safe mode

I think this should explain what the error means-

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

Not much help in regards to which component it is. If you could see the POST, that would be helpful.

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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

Safe-Mode
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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

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

Safe-Mode

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 start up my computer just this day when I hear a strange clunking sound. Fearing some damage, I immediately press and hold the power button to shut it down. I start up the computer again to make sure it wasn't a one time occurance. It does it again and I repeat the same procedure.

Then I go open the case, clean out all the fans and the case with some compressed air, and put it back together. The noise is gone.

However, it won't boot up now. It comes to a screen that basically asks if you'd like to startup in safe mode, regular, or last configuration that worked. All of the options take me to a dark grey screen where nothing happens and I must restart (safe mode for some reason restarts with a touch of a key, the others are manual).

Now I pop in my windows cd and try to boot from it and it gets stuck on "Setup is loading files (Kernel Debugger DLL)..."

Another information tidbit that may be of use: When I start up my computer, at one point it says:

Serial_Ch0 Master: No Device
Serial_Ch1 Master: No Device

Also, I believe my hard drive is fine. It passed the SMART test and the computer seems to realize it's there. It just doesn't seem to boot to it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello all,

My wife's laptop (which is running Windows XP service pack 2) recently got hit with super anti virus pro. I ran malware bytes on the computer and on restart the computer would hang on a black screen with the cursor. I restarted in safe mode and was able to get back into normal mode after I used msconfig to disable all the programs that were running on startup. After re-starting I was able to log in, in normal mode. I also used msconfig and changed the startup selection to diagnostic startup.

Now windows explorer wasn't running, so I restarted in safe mode. Windows explorer won't run now in safe mode either. I restarted one last time in safe mode with command prompt. The command prompt works and when I tried to use that to run explorer.exe it came up for a second under windows task manager and immediately closed. I'm pretty much at a loss of what to do now.

Answer:Windows Explorer neither loads in regular or safe mode

<<I also used msconfig and changed the startup selection to diagnostic startup.>>Did you ever take the system out of diagnostic startup mode, using MSCONFIG?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310560Louis

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This is baffling me to no end. I can boot up fine in safe mode, and with networking. But I still manage to get a BSOD not too long into the session. I managed to capture a video of it and in the Technical information of the blue screen it said "STOP: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0X81CB6169, 0X807F09BC, 0X807F05AO)", not sure if that's of any use... I've also uploaded the minidump file if you can use that information.

The other issue is the OS doesn't load at all in normal boot. It'll show the windows logo animation screen, then go black, and do nothing until I hit the power button. These problems started arising not long after I installed W7 onto the computer (acer aspire, amd athlon 3800+ CPU, installed a dedicated nvidia 9700 gt card overtop of the dedicated one (the problem was there still before that), 1.5 gig of ram).

If anyone could please help me with this it'd be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:BSOD on Safe mode - No load on Regular boot

10 memory dumps - 6 different STOP errors, 5 different drivers blamed

I would suspect that there's a compatibility or a hardware issue here.
The most likely problem is with your wireless USB adapter as the driver is dated from 2006.

Please uninstall the software for your wireless USB adapter and see if that stops the BSOD's. If so, then either download the latest, Win7 driver for the USB adapter or (if there isn't a Win7 driver) purchase a new adapter. I'd suggest a PCI/PCIe adapter that plugs into your motherboard (rather than a USB adapter) as they have less problems than the USB one's.

Summary of the BSOD's:

Code:

Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Apr 28 21:13:01.352 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:43.052
BugCheck A, {5d42a941, 2, 1, 8287e028}
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiTryUnwaitThread+46 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Apr 28 18:58:32.420 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:08.920
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50
PROCESS_NAME: iexplore.exe
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Wed Apr 28 18:56:48.967 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:04:23.666
BugCheck A, {76bcd2e9, 2, 1, 82c1e839}
Probably cause... Read more

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Hello,

After reading some of the more recent posts, it seems I may have a problem similar to the following post "871963-browser-hijacked-keeps-redirecting." I think I was infected about 4 days ago. One night I received an error when logging off my laptop, I think I hit end program so it would shut down, the next day when I turned my laptop on I noticed the problem.

My symptoms include:

-Blue Screen when trying to boot to Safe mode - STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x80537009, 0xF7AEA508, 0xF7AEA204)
-Windows Media Center not working... when you double click, it does show an instance running in processes, it just doesn't ever open.
-Initially, I was getting redirects in firefox when using google or bing. Now I am getting tabs that randomly open of their own accord.

I too have CA security installed... have always been less than impressed with it's ability to detect and block anything. That's keep the free version of malwarebytes on my computer for backup. However, the current piece of malware infecting my computer has been illusive. In attempt to detect it, I have run the following:

1) CA (of course)
2) malwarebytes - I have a log
3) avira (online CD and rescue CD w/o update)
4) kaspersky (rescue CD w/o update) - free online scan is currently down - I have a log of rescue cd
5) bitdefender & chkrootkit (online quickscan and rescue CD w/o update)
6) trendmicro housecall (online)
7) superantispyware - I have a log
8) GMER - I have a log

Please fi... Read more

Answer:Firefox hijacked, Safe mode won't load but regular will

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This is baffling me to no end. I can boot up fine in safe mode, and with networking. But I still manage to get a BSOD not too long into the session. I managed to capture a video of it and in the Technical information of the blue screen it said "STOP: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0X81CB6169, 0X807F09BC, 0X807F05AO)", not sure if that's of any use... I've also uploaded the minidump file if you can use that information.

The other issue is the OS doesn't load at all in normal boot. It'll show the windows logo animation screen, then go black, and do nothing until I hit the power button. These problems started arising not long after I installed W7 onto the computer (acer aspire, amd athlon 3800+ CPU, installed a dedicated nvidia 9700 gt card overtop of the dedicated one (the problem was there still before that), 1.5 gig of ram).

If anyone could please help me with this it'd be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Answer:BSOD on Safe mode - No load on Regular boot

Try this:

Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.

System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
Repair Install

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hello, my computer's screen froze the other day and now when I turn it on again it tells me that it didn't shut down properly. Gives me the options of continuing on safe or regular mode. What should I do?? how do I get it back to normal?

Answer:safe mode or regular mode??

Boot to Safe Mode, then shut down normally, then boot to normal mode.
While in Safe Mode you can attempt to troubleshoot the issue, and in Safe Mode with Networking you can even update your drivers (such as your video drivers).

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I have Vista on a Sony Vaio laptop, and at this point when booting it starts booting - shows Microsoft Windows with the bar moving at the bottom of the screen. After a few minutes a Blue Screen quickly flashes (can't read it) and the system reboots. Tried Safe Mode and it starts booting, then the last drive that loads is CRCDISK.sys, then the hard drive flashes for a while and the system freezes. I can boot from the Vista disk and ran the repair from there, but it does not do anything. With the Vista disk I was able to get to the restore options and tried the system restore, there are about 10 restore points that it lists but I tried them and get a message that the point is corrupt. One restore point did not get that error, but started the process but the message that it is restoring stays on the screen and looks like it is doing something but I left it for an hour or more and it never finishes.

I am familiar with the standard malware removal procedures on this site, but can't follow it because I can't get it to boot Windows. Any help would be great!

Thanks,
Rich
 

Answer:Vista can't boot safe or regular, restore points corrupt

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Your thread has been moved to the Software Forum which is a more appropriate starting point then the Malware Forum.
 

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I'm working on a coworkers computer that runs Vista 64 Professional, and we cannot get Outlook to run. Here are the errors that its given me.

1. Microsoft Outlook has stopped working (A problem causes the program to stop correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.).

2. Outlook failed to start correctly last time. Starting Outlook in safe mode will help you correct or isolate a startup problem in order to successfully start the program. Some functionality may be disabled in this mode.

3. Outlook failed to launch in safe mode. Do you want to start Detect, and repair?

- It still wont run, and I've tried these commands in Run:

outlook /clearviews: Gave me the error "the command line arguement is not valid. verify the switch you are using."

outlook /safe: Gave me error 3 that I noted above.
- Then I tried repair in the Programs/Features section, and that didnt seem to have any effect.

- I've also looked in the task manager to make sure that I was not running multiple instances of the application.

- I tried to reinstall w/out uninstalling (she doesn't want to lose any of her saved information).

This is a new thing that just started happening after the weekend, and my guess is that its due to one of the automatic updates?

Answer:Outlook 2007: Wont open in regular, or safe mode.

This morning I tried to repair using the Outlook 2007 disks, and I noticed as soon as I run the disk I get the error...

"dwdcw20.dll has stopped working"

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Yesterday I started getting the "Congratulations, you won" audio as well as some other adverts randomly playing without any popups or browsers open. I tried a series of malware removals (Malwarebytes, spybot seek and destroy) I got hijackthis and tried to look for out of place items by matching with others posts. Anyways, did all that and then then ran an antivirus scan (AVG free) and went to bed. When I woke up I was at the Start windows normal/safe/safe with network/last known screen so I went to last known. When I did that, it never booted just goes to the windows logo and then blue screens saying memory issue or update BIOS. Tried to boot in safe mode, same story. When I run the diagnostics test it says "Error loading operating system." All remedies online so far require getting online (computer wont start) and downloading BIOS updatesHELP!!!

Answer:Congratulations virus now cannot boot (regular or safe mode) I get the BSOD

Hi, figsahaas42 It seems that the issue is related to the Master Boot Record due to the Whistler Trojan. You will need the Windows VISTA Installation DVD to fix this. Please be advise that there is always a slight possibility that you may lose your Data repairing the Master Boot Record.You must access the Vista Recovery Environment throughout the Vista installation DVD.At the Install Windows screen, select Repair your computer. Then the command prompt.Type the following command at the prompt, then hit Enter.bootrec /fixmbrOnce finished, type Exit and press Enter. Restart the computer in Normal Mode.

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I have an HP desktop, and I was on my computer. My foot accidentally hit the power strip off (which everything was plugged in to).
For some reason, every time I try to turn the computer back on, the blue HP screen comes up, then the black screen which asks me if I wanted to open in (safe mode, safe w/ networking, safe w/ command prompt, or open windows normal)
Whenever I click safe mode or open normal, it takes me to the Windows XP loading...

It loads, however when it's done loading, the computer RESTARTS! and does the same things again...
Perhaps it was a disk failure? What can I do to fix this?

Please help!

Answer:Computer keeps restarting when tying to open regular/safe mode?

as you start the computer, try pressing the F8 key up and down to see if you can get in to safe mode that way.

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Have a laptop here that was virus infected. AVG pro removed 157 viruses including trojans. Now windows crashes after windows 7 icon. Restore last setting just runs and runs with no completion. Safe mode gets only so far in loading drivers and then reboots (suspiciously stops at the AVG driver, hangs and reboots). There is no restore disks for this laptop. Is there a way to stop certain drivers from loading during safe mode? Any help or guidance is appreciated.

Answer:Remove viruses and now windows won't boot regular or in safe mode

Hi.
157 virus? It's seem that avg is not working well or you make something wrong.
Try these steps,in this order,
Advanced Boot Options
System Restore
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Then if its possible remove avg and use this Good and Free system security combination.

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Can someone help? This started acting up around 1:30pm (February 3rd) at school. Everything works with a Live CD (Ubuntu 8.0.4) and nicely with Safe Mode Networking and a System restore.

I tried uninstalling my drivers and updating them and it didn't help. Any other options?

Laptop specs (Inspiron 1520) :

Core 2 Duo T7200
160GB HDD 7200RPM Sata
Intel Wireless Pro a/b/g (I think it was 395 or something)
10/100Mbit NIC
8600M GT 256MB
And of course Windows XP Pro SP3

This was working fine before Tuesday and then it just decides to bug me.

HELP? Need this working for school.
 

Answer:Wireless/Ethernet Works in Safe mode but not in Regular Windows??

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Hey guys, I have been reading around and posted a bit on reddit and still no solution, although it seems like it should be simple.

2 weeks ago tuesday my work laptop had regularly scheduled windows updates that everyone loves to see right before they shut down. the next day it began with the circle of death after 1-3 min after start up, sometimes upwards of 30 minutes of functionality. but eventually the circle of death comes and i can't click on anything, however the mouse will still function.

i have gone back to every restore point possible and still get the freezing. i have updated/ran MSE in safe mode as well.

It's not a huge deal if I have to reformat, I just really feel like the solution shouldn't be that hard.

Anyways, thanks for your time.

Answer:BSOD, after regular updates, works fine in safe mode

Hello and welcome aarondsp well if you can get safe mode run these mate

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 >in safe mode if need be

Forgot

SYTEM SPECS ADD IN

matecan we have some system specs please as what you have posted gives us not thatmuch to work with and given there are so many manufacturers of components andconfigurations that do influence what goes on within any given machine and OS.
System Info - See YourSystem Specs

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This is currently after a fresh install of windows 7 when I was encountering problems yesterday morning when I booted up my computer.
 
Problem 1: Runs fine in safe mode but slow in regular boot up.
Problem 2: Says I have 8gb ram available but says I have 16gb installed in BIOS.
Problem 3: Internet speeds start really fast then drop to around 3kb/s but not on any other computer in the house. was fine before fresh install.
I have tried updating my BIOS as well as only loading necessary start up programs and services through msconfig with no visible change.
 
I dont know what logs I have to provide as I am a novice with PCs.

Answer:PC running fine in safe mode but exceptionally slow in regular

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

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I'm trying to get into Safe Mode so I can do a proper Defrag, but I get the Windows logon prompt...problem is it does not accept my normal Password ( I have no problem logging in Normal mode).... What's up with that, would there be 2 different Passwords?
 

Answer:Logging into SAFE Mode? regular Password doesn't accept?

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Hi,

I have a laptop that randomly freezes up for a few minutes over and over. I have ran malwarebytes, HijackPro and webroot. I also have Ran chkdsk /r, ccleaner, and have defraged it. No substantial problems have been reported and all that were have been repaired. But my computer continues to freeze every few minutes in safe mode and regular processes. Please help me into what I should do. I am so lost here

Jippys

Answer:[SOLVED] Laptop randomly Freezing safe mode and regular

Hi and welcome to TSF please post the make and model of your laptop please list all the things you have already tried so we can try to avoid repeating unless entirely needed when in safe mode have you tried system restore to a point when it all worked without issue

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