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[SOLVED] I can't see batch files in safe mode?

Question: [SOLVED] I can't see batch files in safe mode?

I have a problem with svchost.exe making my CPU 100, so I followed this guide to fix it. When I'm at the point of finding and opening the "fix_svchost.bat" file, I can't.

To try to resolve this problem, I went to here and downloaded the "Batch File Association Fix", but it didn't work and I noticed no difference.

Please help me solve this problem.



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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] I can't see batch files in safe mode?

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

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

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

Answer: [SOLVED] I can't see batch files in safe mode?

Fixed it, sorry I'm not writing on the original post; I can't find the edit button. It turns out that my svchost.exe problem was actually not a problem after all. Multiple svchost.exe's running is normal. The reason for my CPU usage being so high is because of a process called MsMpEng.exe, not svchost.exe. Here is a picture.

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Question: Batch in safe mode

Hello, I'm trying to get a batch file to run automatically as soon as windows starts up. I made a registry for the file in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

When I start Windows, the program runs. Success. Now, how do I get it to run in safe mode startup? Also, on startup, the DOS window stays open, how do I make it so it doesn't do that?


Answer:Batch in safe mode

I open their properties dialog to check Close on exit. I also choose to run minimized, so the window never comes up to bother the user. It just stays on the taskbar until it's done. =)
A downside to using the properties dialog is that it makes a shortcut to each batch file to store these properties, which can make it more messy. If you need to move the batch file, you need to also move the shortcut to keep these properties with it.

The only thing that I have seen run in safe mode is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, which means you need to set it up again each time, after it's removed.

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Trying to clean my soon-to-be father-in-law's laptop, and it is an absolute mess. He had worked with it for months w/o firewall/antivirus-program etc.... It has become unbearable for him (too slow, hardly any interent access, pop-ups, security warnings too many to mention...)

It's a Dell laptop with XP Professional 2002, Service Pack 1.

I tried to clean it in Safe Mode: there I ran CCleaner, Ad-Aware, and Avira, each a couple of times. Avira told me after scanning that some files were locked, and they would be deleted on reboot, but after restarting, it found the same files again.

I located those dll files myself and tried to delete them manually (still in Safe Mode), but they couldn't be deleted or moved...
Some of them are:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qopml.dll (TR/Dldr.ConHook.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rxmfpocj.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vuowpofk.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\qxmkabqt.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hdowabki.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)
C:\DOCUME~1\RONPROS~1\rxmfpocj.dll (TR/Vundo.Gen Trojan)

I am at a loss. Usually I was always able to manually delete those kind of files in Safe Mode.
Here is my Hijack log (scanned in Safe Mode, after multiple cleanings):
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:42:38 PM, on 5/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cannot delete dll files even in Safe Mode

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Hi, I was wondering if someone could help me please? I have some files on an external hard-drive that I've had problems accessing and have finally managed to figure out how to take ownership of the files by booting up my PC in safe mode (I have Windows XP Home), logging in as an administrator and then changing to administrator in the owner tab. I've now transferred all the files to the desktop on my PC but I now have the problem that I can only access them in safe mode and am unable to transfer them onto a CD or DVD rom and my memory stick won't register either. The files don't appear on my desktop when I boot up my PC the usual way, even though my setting in user accounts is admin. How do I go about transferring these files for use on my laptop (Windows 7 Professional) or on my PC in normal mode? Help!!!!

Answer:Solved: Transferring files from safe mode

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Hi All,

Can some one help me with the creation of a batch file which when run from normal mode it should take me to Safe mode with networking.

considering the OS to be Xp and above, and with the next restart it should stay normal .

Thanks & Regards,
Ganesh Kumar AC.

Answer:Batch file to enter Safe mode with networking...

I don't think you could do this with a single batch file.

Your options for booting into safe mode:
1) F8 key at boot up.
2) Msconfig: Check the safeboot option on the boot.ini tab
3) Create a separate entry in your boot.ini file that gives a normal boot option like you have now and another one for safeboot with networking. Set the TimeOut value to 5 seconds so that you have time to select which boot option you want. This way you don't have to tap F8 at startup.

Now I do recall us having talked about this in the past and I think there be another option with 3rd party software but I cannot find the thread that talked about this.

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

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

Thankyou for all your time.

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

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

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

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

what are you running
video card
power supply

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

the outage may have damaged the psu

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I have a question I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update, which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size.

Answer:is that safe to delete windows batch files?

Would be interesting to know what code is inside them. Right click them and chose edit from the context menu. Copy and paste the code here.

Shouldn't be a problem if you delete them

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I have several questions
1. I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update, which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size.

2.I have about 6 Restore points, unneeded, that were created when Technician was trying unsuccessfully to resolve the problem over the phone. They are taking too much space off my hard drive. i had 551 GB, now I am down to 548 GB.
3. I also have a issue with an Update Software or software manager by Copyright (C) 1997-2008 Acresso Software Inc. and/or InstallShield Co. Inc.. This is program for updating software, came pre-installed on my PC. I clicked on it and it asks me to insert CD of Roxio Burner . Apparently, the program detected new update for Roxio? I am not sure.
I hope you can help me!

Answer:is that safe to delete windows batch files?


Yes very safe to delete the batch files, but you can just copy and paste them into a folder in your Documents folder just in case you may need them again for a similar issue, I tend to save any fixes into a folder of fixes I have for various tasks and issues.

As for restore points yes you can delete all bar the last good known one can do this from Disk Cleanup (just right click any blank space in your C: drive folder and choose Properties then Disk Cleanup or click Start > Run and type cleanmgr and hit enter) and click in Windows Vista/Win7 Cleanup system files and then More Options then Cleanup, or in Windows XP then just click More Options and Cleanup on System Restore.

But do tell us your Windows version and Service Pack as it helps to give your the steps to fix issues, as my above is a guess knowing the routes to multiple Windows versions, but its not an exact science to guess.

On Roxio, I dont know to be honest, but it maybe that the pre-installed version wont update from Roxio direct vai the app, so check on the Roxio page for your version of Roxio burning software for a downloadable update, ROXIO HERE

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I have several questions
1. I have two batch files on my desktop that were created by Microsoft Technician(while accessing my PC remotely). Technician couldn't fix the problem with failed update for Microsoft works 9. I had problem with installation of Security Update for Microsoft Works 9 (KB2092914). Now, the problem IS FIXED. i applied another update, which took care of the failed installation.
My question, is that safe to delete windows batch files?There are two icons on my desktop. White background with an image of circular tool. 2.93kb size. looks like Register the Windows Update files

2.I have about 6 Restore points, unneeded, that were created when Technician was trying unsuccessfully to resolve the problem over the phone. They are taking too much space off my hard drive. i had 551 GB, now I am down to 548 GB.
3. I also have a issue with an Update Software or software manager by Copyright © 1997-2008 Acresso Software Inc. and/or InstallShield Co. Inc.. This is program for updating software, came pre-installed on my PC. I clicked on it and it asks me to insert CD of Roxio Burner . Apparently, the program detected new update for Roxio? I am not sure.
I hope you can help me!

Answer:is that safe to delete windows batch files? and other problems

1. Yes, it is safe to delete them. Those files were run one time by technician and now they are unnecessary, but you may just move them to other localization. Maybe they'll be useful later.
2. If you don't need them and have other restore points, then you can delete them.

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

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

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


Originally Posted by wleger2981

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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i have mozilla firefox 3 and yesterday, i did a system restore because my computer was not working, you know, the usual viruses etc. system restore has made my computer normal again except for some problems.

first, a message popped up every time i logged into my account: "one of the libraries needed to run this application could not be found." i'm not sure what application it was referring to! mozilla firefox is not working, every time i open it, it says the connection is interrupted. internet explorer also does not work but msn does work, so i am connected to the internet. mozilla does work in safe mode though. i've turned firewalls off as well. also, my trend micro internet security doesn't work, i can't open it, so i removed it frm my pc and installed avg free 8.

please, i'm not that great with computers so any help will be REALLY APPRECIATED!

Answer:Solved: Firefox Works in Safe Mode not in Normal Mode

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I'm having problems when I load windows in normal mode. When I turn on the computer everything starts as normal. It's after clicking my name and the desktop loads, nothing responds. It just freezes.

I have no problems when loading windows in safe mode with networking.

I ran a full scan through my virus software, Kaspersky. No threats were detected.

I also tried System Restore twice while in safe mode. I'm still having issues.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

Answer:Solved: Pc freezes in normal mode, but runs in safe mode

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I am new to this forum. I have dell inspiron N5110 laptop that started acting up about a month ago. Internet works sometimes in normal mode. Works in safe mode every time. Have tried everything suggested on web to get working. Restored to factory defaults, tried removed and reinstalled drivers. Any help would be appreciated. Running in safe mode now.
Some background:
Wireless issue, have wired to router with no internet problem.
ISP is Comcast
Cable wireless gateway is a Xfinity Arris TC8305C
Came with McAffee which I removed. Was using Malwarebytes and Spybot search and destroy. Removed them only using Microsoft essentials. Have tried turning off firewall and essentials.
Kids have PC and Xbox wired to router. Also have another laptop and wireless XBOX connections, all with no problems.
Sys info: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4003 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1809 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 408628 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 02KWJK
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Solved: internet works in safe mode but not normal mode

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I am new to this forum. I have dell inspiron N5110 laptop that started acting up about a month ago. Internet works sometimes in normal mode. Works in safe mode every time. Have tried everything suggested on web to get working. Restored to factory defaults, tried removed and reinstalled drivers. Any help would be appreciated. Running in safe mode now.

Answer:[SOLVED] internet works in safe mode but not normal mode

I'd guess you have some kind of malware on your computer, have you run a virus scan? I'd followup with something like malwarebytes.

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XP sp3 4 gb ram'

I got a bogus PC Scan virus which cripple my computer:
The desktop was wiped clean of all files.
The quick launch vanished
Internet was disabled

The PC Scan icon appeared in the clock tray. I got bogus warning about buying their product to fix the problems.

I tried to restart in Safe Mode and got the BSOD after the Windows flashscreen appeared at startup.

The tried to restart in normal mode and i got the BSOD.

I disconnected all hardware and tried to restart in safe mode and in normal mode several times and every time I get the BSOD.

I don't know if the PC Scan virus caused the BSOD or not.

I am able to startup from a bootdisc, but the only option is to reinstall Windows

My data is backed up but I would like to recover files from the desktop and program files.

What are my options.

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD when starting in normal mode and safe mode

Hi dzz and welcome to TSF,

At this point, considering we cannot acces the operating system, you're left with two options.

1. Perform a System Repair. Boot from the installation DVD and choose "Repair my system". Choose to repair any faults found automatically.

2. A complete reinstallation of your operating system.

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

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

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

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I am running a Dell Dimension 8200 with XP Home SP2. Was working flawlessly until this a.m. when it would not reload icons after I tried to get back on from log-in screen. Shut it down and then found it would hang when trying to load windows on reboot. I get a black screen with only a mouse cursor visible when log-in screen should be coming up. No BSOD's or error messages seen. Boots fine in Safe mode, however. I have tried two systems restores and two "return to last working configuration to no avail. Scanned with McAfee Antivirus and Counterspy V2 antispyware - nothing bad detected. Very frustrating.

Answer:[SOLVED] XP boots in Safe Mode but not Normal Mode

in safe mode go into msconfig/startup
unticl all the boxes not m/soft related and see if it then boots normally
check the device manager for any yellow alongside of anything

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I have a dual boot linux/xp system.
I was looking at partitions - just listing them - in linux, and now win xp won't come up in normal mode. It will come up in safe mode, however.

Can you help me get my "normal mode" back?

When the horizontal moving bar comes up in normal mode, it just goes on forever. I see the disk light go on for about 8 cycles of the bar. It usually runs 11 cycles before giving me the user selection screen. Now the disk light goes out after cycle 8, and the bar keeps going. I waited 32 cycles before giving up.

I also recently tried to install a Dell XP reinstallation CD I had onto a new partition. I have Partition Commander, which I only run against Windows partitions. The program correctly identified an empty partition and said it had hidden all other partitions. This may or may not have anything to do with my current problem. It did happen in the time frame of the problem appearing. The CD was not able to install XP. It said something about analyzing my system. I left it to do that as I went out for the evening, and when I returned 3 hours later, it was still in that state, so I killed it.

Answer:Solved: win xp can boot safe mode, not normal mode

I had done a full back up using Acronis backup software (a new product for me) 3 weeks ago. When I exhausted what meager options I could think of, I rebooted with the bootable Acronis CD and restored that backup. Acronis won my 4 vendor test (others were Norton Ghost, Argentum, NovaStor NovaBackup) for best backup product. It is capable of taking a backup of any partition (linux or windows). I have now tested the restore to all of C. It first deletes the C: partition, then recreates it and copies the image there to. Worked like a charm. Access to XP has been fully restored. Backup took 1 hour, restore took 37 minutes. I'm now a believer.

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First things first, I've had a serious issue ever since my computer was reset through recovery mode..the second Firefox loads in normal mode, it completely freezes up, and I'm not even able to end the process through task manager. I tried loading with Internet Explorer, still no luck. Safari same deal. I can only go on the Internet normally through Safe Mode. I have a Windows XP Professional, specifically a Media Center PC. Also, when I log in on windows, there is a "Found New Hardware" box for video controller. I also saw that there was a yellow exclamation near Video Controller and Video Controller (VGA compatible). Is it possible that my video card got corrupted, and is this an easy fix? Please help!


Answer:Solved: Problems after recovery mode (NOT SAFE MODE)

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I've had this PC for about 4 years now, and in the last year, it has done this twice. I boot up the PC as normal, and about 3-10 minutes later, everything freezes, except the mouse, which can move around. I have to hard reboot after this. I have done multiple tests on the PC, such as memtest86, disk check, core temp (39 degrees) and intel burn test, and got nothing from any of them. I am able to run in safe mode fine, it is just very slow.

PC specs:
Motherboard - Asus P5QPL - Vm EPU
Harddrive - Brand new Western Digital Red 1TB 64MB hard disk Drive SATA 6gb/s 7200rpm
Video Card - MSI N9600GT - MD512 DDR3
RAM - Corsair XMS3

Any help would be great
Thanks, Simon.

Answer:Solved: PC freezes in normal mode - Not in safe mode

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Just installed XP Pro on a new machine

Installed drivers - now it wont shut down in normal mode, but will do in Safe Mode

How do I find out what is holding it up

I uninstalled the graphics driver to no avail

I just end up with a blue screen with "Windows is Shutting Down" on it


Answer:[SOLVED] Shuts Down in Safe Mode - Not Normal Mode

Try just click once the power button of your computer, it should shutdown.
If that doesn't work take a look at the Energy Setting (Located at Control Panel)
You should not uninstall the graphics drivers you will need them, a computer without any graphic drivers is useless

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Here's the situation: my daughter and I open her computer to clean it and have a look at the video card. We pull the card blow out the dust and reinsert it. We also pull one of two memory cards (to see what's in there) blow out the dust and reset that.

Now hit start button: Windows begins to boot, it finds the drives, then we see the Windows screen - the three bars dance across their track - but we get a black screen that says: Sorry, We apologize Windows failed to start. There may have been hardware or software changes blah blah blah...then it asks if I want to start in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Normal Mode.

Safe Mode works just fine. No issues using any hardware or software.

But if I try to start normally, it quickly tries to reboot, shutting down the video output (the monitor goes into no signal - energy saving mode) then the process start a new.

We made no changes! We opened it back up and made sure all the cables and connections were secure. But no luck.

Any ideas?

yustr and baby yustr

Answer:[SOLVED] Safe Mode Works but not Normal Mode?

Hi yustr
It could be that something has happened to your video card. In Safe Mode Windows doesn't use the video card but uses the onboard graphics. Have you got another video card that you could try?

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Hey all, I have a massive problem with my internet connection, but first..the backstory..

I got a piece of malware through a bad download (i believe) which gave me Antivirus system PRO, I'm sure some of you have heard of it. It hijacked my comp, wouldn't let me open any programs, the internet, etc. Real nasty.

I went through safe mode and took it out manually, I believe I got it all, and now, everything in normal mode seems to be working okay, except the internet.

I have full connectivity while in normal mode, strong signal. However, IE will not open up any web page, RSS feeds arn't coming in, etc. HOWEVER, in safe mode, IE is a just fine, any page quickly and easily.

I've tried a few things thus far,

ipconfig comes back as media "disconnected"
tried sfc scannow, didn't help anything.
tried netsh winsock reset, and another netsh command, can't remember which one...nadda.
ipconfig refresh and renew didn't work, probably because everything is disconnected

I'm out of ideas! Anyone, please help if you can! I'm a student going into finals, and things arn't looking too hot not having my comp in good form.

Thank you for reading, and I would appreciate any kind of help. I've visited this site before, I know you guys are good!

Answer:Solved: No Internet is Normal Mode, ONLY in Safe Mode!

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It started by having a bunch of command prompts pop up trying to do who knows what. Then a bunch of different windows came up including ones that just had question marks all over and just all kinds of different stuff. I couldn't close it all. Loads of stuff was running. I knew I was screwed then but the computer was going too slow to put my USB in and back anything up. Couldn't open a lot of things like the task manager and whatnot. Surprisingly could run msconfig. Restarted in safe mode.. okay. looking good.when it loads up, there's nothing on the desktop but the recycle bin.inside the recycle bin I can see plenty of files I personally deleted.Not much appears in the start menu. In my computer, there's plenty of folders.. but no files appear inside of any of them.I know the files are still in them because it tells me how much memory is in them. Absolutely nothing will show up.I've been crying so much. This is a music studio computer that has absolutely tons of work on it and I'll be devastated if I lose it. I have plenty of it backed up but a lot of recent stuff isn't backed up entirely.Does anyone know if there's a way I can fix this or at least get my files off of it?edit: so, I put a USB drive that had Yahoo's Anti-spy loaded on to it. I know the program works by just dragging the folder so I ran it. Here's a list of what it found:
Name Objects Category
PornDialer PluginAccess 2 Dialer
FakeAlert 1 Trojan
Disable Task Manager 1 A... Read more

Answer:Can't see any files in safe mode.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer. We should be able to get your files back.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.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running t... Read more

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my computer wont run any programs without me running as administrator. When i log in i get error messages from my start-up programs Example( Firefox.exe- Application error The exception unknown software exception (0xc000000d) occurred in the application at location 0x75128b76. Click on ok to terminate the program) When i run as administrator or in safe mode it works. When I open the control panel it wont let me open anything unless im in safe mode. Can anybody help me out. My Operating system is Vista. all registry fixes i have downloaded haven't worked either

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This is copy+pasted from another forum.
I can't get any help from that one so I'm trying here..

It started by having a bunch of command prompts pop up trying to do who knows what. Then a bunch of different windows came up including ones that just had question marks all over and just all kinds of different stuff.
I couldn't close it all. Loads of stuff was running.

I knew I was screwed then but the computer was going too slow to put my USB in and back anything up.

Couldn't open a lot of things like the task manager and whatnot. Surprisingly could run msconfig.

Restarted in safe mode.. okay. looking good.
when it loads up, there's nothing on the desktop but the recycle bin.

inside the recycle bin I can see plenty of files I personally deleted.

Not much appears in the start menu.
In my computer, there's plenty of folders.. but no files appear inside of any of them.

I know the files are still in them because it tells me how much memory is in them.

Absolutely nothing will show up.

I've been crying so much. This is a music studio computer that has absolutely tons of work on it and I'll be devastated if I lose it. I have plenty of it backed up but a lot of recent stuff isn't backed up entirely.

Does anyone know if there's a way I can fix this or at least get my files off of it?

so, I put a USB drive that had Yahoo's Anti-spy loaded on to it. I know the program works by just dragging the folder so I ran it. Here's a list of what it found:

Name ... Read more

Answer:Can't see any files in safe mode.

edit 5: (no edit button? seriously?)
Going into safe mode on the normal account rather than administrator gave me nothing but a blank locked up screen. Great.
I went back into the admin which still opened.. but still couldn't really do much.
Decided to see what would happen without safe mode enabled.
Loaded up. The background appeared but turned black shortly after. A program instantly started up and appeared on the desktop. Task manager worked so I closed a bunch of stuff.

Tried using the search to find some of my files. It won't find anything that's in the documents and settings folder.. Yet the folder itself is 80gb. I don't understand how everything can just be invisible from seeing it anywhere.

computer is pretty much ruined. guess it's going to have to be wiped.

I've had plenty of virus issues throughout the years but this has to be the most stressful one. definitely one of the worst days ever.

I guess it's over.

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About 3 days ago I opened an mp3 file that someone had sent me in Windows Media Player. Apparently it was infected, but I didn't get any notice from AVG free. The screen flashed a few times so I suspected something was amiss. I right-clicked on the file where I had saved it and had it scanned by AVG; it said infected. So I told it to remove and I believe a message came up saying removal may cause problems with the system. I had it remove anyway, I guess my mistake.

Anyway, then the symptoms started. When I tried to run any executable I would get the message Windows cannot find <filename> make sure you typed the name correctly and try again. Now I don't even get that, nothing will start.

In Safe Mode most apps will start, but I can't connect to the internet. I think when it first happened I was able to connect via Safe Mode With Networking, but not anymore. I had to leave it for a few days to finish income tax on my laptop. In Safe Mode I get messages like Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall Service and The Security Center Service can't be started.

I downloaded Hijack This and burned it to a CD on the laptop. I can run it on the infected machine, but only in Safe Mode. I can also run the AVG command-line scanner in safe mode.

Any assistance you can provide in starting to find a resolution to this would be much appreciated.

Windows Vista Home Premium X64.


Answer:Can't rune .exe files except in Safe Mode

Does this sound like a Sircam virus or variant therof?

Do I have any hope of correcting the situation or should I just salvage what data I can and start over, either from a month-old backup or via reinstall OS?

Thanks for info.

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Hi There
Can u tell me what boot files are used when winxp boots.and secondly what are the boot files winxp uses when boots in safe mode........

Answer:boot files for win xp in safe mode

it uses the normal boot files it just stops any 3rd party drivers from being loaded

to repair the boot files boot from the xp cd into the recovery console and run


if a 3rd paty driver or app is causing a problem

in safe mode boot to msconfig

on the boot tab untick all non ms items and see if it boots normally

if it does add them back one at a time and reboot until you find the one causing the problem

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Evening everyone,

I have been trying to get assistance for this issue which can be found here:

Unfortunately the biggest problem that is causing me to be unable to fix the issue is that I can't install any files. I haven't seen anything worth noting in the Windows error logs. Per Naren after running ListParts, he suggested that the problem was found and to post a support request here. Attached is the listparts log. Please let me know if you have any questions.

ListParts by Farbar Version: 30-10-2012
Ran by Christine (administrator) on 10-11-2012 at 23:10:53
Windows 7 (X64)
Running From: C:\Users\Christine\Desktop
Language: 0409

========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 43%
Total physical RAM: 2008.36 MB
Available physical RAM: 1125.44 MB
Total Pagefile: 4016.73 MB
Available Pagefile: 2753.06 MB
Total Virtual: 8192 MB
Available Virtual: 8191.89 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: (OS) (Fixed) (Total:218.2 GB) (Free:173.66 GB) NTFS
3 Drive e: (Rocket) (Removable) (Total:15.12 GB) (Free:4.74 GB) NTFS

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 232 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Online 15 GB 0 B

Partitions of Disk 0:

Partition ### Type Size Offset
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Answer:No IE, Can't Install Files, No Safe Mode

Hello Punkrulz,Welcome to the forum.We see sign of a partition/MBR infection. Please refrain from doing any fixing or changing anything on your own unless you decide you require no assistance any more. Thank you.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File... Read more

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Ok... so my mom brings me her computer... almost like I have any clue what I'm doing. NOT. She would like a few files saved before I wipe it clean n start over. If I go into the regular startup... it slows to the point of nothingness, then norton comes on to say that a trojan was found, and can't seem to do anything without it locking up.

So... started it up in safe mode. Thought, silly me, that I could just save her files that way, then erase all the crap, reload everything n give it back to her. But no... CD drives dont work in safe mode... DUH. And since some of these files are pictures, floppy isn't gonna work. What is the easiest way to save some files before the whole dang thing freaks out on me?

Answer:WOuld like to save some files... in safe mode... ??

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Hey guys,

Had success posting here before so I am going to try it again. My friend gave me her laptop and stated her son had been on it and now they believe they have a virus (didn't provide me with additional details). This laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium. I open it up tonight and here is what I noticed:

1) McAfee is continually stating that the computer is at risk.
2) Internet Explorer does not run at all. iexplore.exe is where it belongs but nothing happens when attempting to run.
3) Installer is not installing files. I attempted to install Mozilla Firefox. From the thumb drive UAC did come up but that was it. Copying the file to the desktop and attempting to install did nothing. Checking through error logs, I did see a notice that the installer service is not running correctly and that it could be installed incorrectly (ironic eh?)
4) Safe mode did not work. After attempting to run safe mode (w/ networking), it loaded 3 files finishing with hal.dll. It then proceeded to the repair installer, stating to reboot and if it worked successfully Windows will run normally.

Unfortunately I don't have many details to give you on this one. There aren't any applications or error messages that scream "This is what I am!". If ya guys could lead me in the right direction I would appreciate it!

Answer:No IE, Can't Install Files, No Safe Mode

Restart the PCPress F8 on bootupSelect REPAIR YOUR COMPUTERClick on REPAIROn the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand PromptCan you get to this screen?If yesSelect System restoreRestore to a previous restore point and see if you can launch applications in normal mode

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My computers keeps crashing when I try to boot up in normal Windows mode. It only works in Safe Mode. The problem is, in safe mode, the USB ports do not work, nor does the disc burner. I have pictures and music files I need to back up onto an external hard drive. However, the external hard drive connects through a USB port.

Any advice as to how I can backup my files on to the external hard drive in safe mode?


Answer:Need help backing up files in safe mode

Take the hard drive out of the computer and mount it in an external enclosure. Attach it to a working computer by USB cord and copy out what you need.

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My old toshiba notebook has crashed. Yes, I dropped it....more than once to be honest. (RIP). I can only boot into 'safe mode". I get a blue screen when booting in regular mode and get caught in a continual loop.

I just purchased a HP Pavilion 8055. I have a CAT5e Crossover Patch Cable. I want to transfer all my files to my new computer.

In the past, I have used the XP wizard feature to create a network.... I can't do this in "safe mode".

Is there another way to do this?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:x'fer files from safe mode to new computer?

Unfortunatley you may be stuck with bringing up a network. Im no PC expert, but I know you can get an adapter that will allow you to remove your old hard drive and use you USB port on your new laptop to make it a second drive. Then you can copy the files directly. I know some of the guys at work have the kit, its great, you can use it on any hard drive. I'll see if I can find it, its about $ 20.00

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I need to access an .exe file when in safe mode. The instructions say to put it on the deskstop, then reboot into safe mode, but that doesn't work. Apparently only installed programs show. I've put the file into folders that show files in safe mode, but the file doesn't show when I boot into safe mode. I put it on a CD, but while the CD drive is recognized, the file doesn't come up.

Running Windows XP Home, SP1 (not my computer)

Any ideas?

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i am having problem with my laptop i am seeing black screen with C:\>on typing dir c:\/p i seevolume in drive c has no labelvolume serial number is 3349-13F1Directory of C:\Command COM 93,890 04-23-99 10:22p 1 file(s) 93,890 bytes 0 dir(s) 245,950.41 Mb free

Answer:bypassing files while i run in safe mode

What does any of that have to do with safe mode?

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I recently did a defrag on my laptop hard drive, and i noticed that i'm getting errors on the same files, saying that some files were unable to be moved.

Here's a log from when I ran it in regular Windows XP.
Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
2 420 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Desktop\Warcraft III\war3.mpq
75 440 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop\d8541706a902\rpm1m.cf1
404 450 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\source models.gcf
167 460 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop\d8541706a902\rpm.cf1
72 620 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop\d8541706a902\dbeam
24 671 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{4E015214-6BB0-4181-B365-456CF1DEC069}\RP349\A0183127.exe
29 704 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\My Documents\My Videos\Two Heads Are better Than None\Kenan And Kel - Two Heads Are Better Than None.mpg
5 706 MB \RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1517058887-1443211527-2734774989-1006\Dc577\Final Fantasy 9 Disc 1.iso
8,875 841 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\half-life 2 content.gcf
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Answer:Can't defrag certain files - even in Safe Mode

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

Answer:can only open files in safe mode

Take it back.

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I have Windows XP sp3 and it fails to complete boot process every time. It reaches the desk top and variably shows desktop icons, sometimes explorer bar and some system tray icons. Moving the pointer over any of the icons or explorer bar produces the hourglass. I can only really boot up in Safe Mode but do not have Administrator password which according to the orignal seller, never set one.

I want to wipe out the XP and start fresh with Windows 7, but have important files to save before I do. I have tried everything. Help!

Answer:How can I copy my files in safe mode?

Welcome to TSF!
I'm afraid the rules won't allow us to provide any help with bypassing lost passwords, as there is no way to determine the actual circumstances.

If there was no password, it shouldn't prompt for one, so sounds like there actually is one.

Is the Administrator account the only one that appears in Safe Mode?

You can boot with the Win 7 DVD and use the command prompt to copy files to an external drive:
Boot with the DVD
Select your language and click Next
Click Repair your Computer
After it scans for Windows installations, select the Top option, then click Next
Click Command Prompt.

You can use a Ubuntu Live CD to copy files to an external drive, to another PC over a network, or bun them to disk.
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I can get in but I need to delete 3 files and 1 folder. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How Do I Delete Files When I'm In Safe Mode?

Hello Throttled

Please give more details, to help those that wish to help you.

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Need help please to recover files in safe mode. I am unable to boot to normal XP Pro SP2 OS. I cannot access internet with present computer. I have an onboard CD drive and have access to a USB external HP Drive. I tried copying MY Documents to this drive but it would not work. I inserted disc that came with HP drive, it would not start automatically. Went to Explore and opened folders. All the folders appear to be microsoft video files. Also attempted to load new Mcafee CD and aborted install due to Norton loaded originally. I have the new Dell Install CD and Driver CD, install CD is XP Pro SP2.

Please help need instructions to copy wanted documents, pictures, etc. and do an new install. Or detailed steps to take to get back into regular windows. I should add that i was reinstalling windows when all this started, thought all was lost on HD, Dell tech support had me remove it after running diagnostic. New HD would not install properly either. Put old HD in and ran the same check and HD passed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Recover Files in Safe Mode

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History - Dell said my 8400 HD was bad, after trying to install two different new Dell supplied HD's they said mother board was bad. Also had installed new memory. I do have two new Disc supplied by Dell - XP Pro SP2, and the Driver CD.Sent everything back to Dell except kept the CD's. Reinstalled my HD and memory. Started computer and ran a system drive diagnostic.  Results HD - PassedInserted install CD and Windows began setup, stopped during setup and gave error message that the system has a different version of Windows than the CD. Don't recall ever installing anything different.Tried booting to original HD ( Don't remember what Dell had me do to it prior to condemning it )computer will boot to Admin / other user Icon's once select Admin, started loading to my desktop. Once loaded all i get is my original screensaver or background picture. I don't have any ICONS on either desktop. Booted up into Safe Mode. Selected Admin again and this time i have my desktop items. Checked All Programs and all seem to be present. All my documents items or there and i can open them. Opened up start-up menu files and nothing is in that folder. I would like to recover MY Documents items.  I have a CD drive internal. Also have an external CD/R HP drive, but computer would not copy any files to this drive, or the other drives. Need help recovering files and reinstalling windows.Also when i booted in safe mode, there is a note at the top of the screen - a... Read more

Answer:Recover Files in Safe Mode

At Dell's logo, press CTRL+F11 and select non-destructive Windows reinstall.

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i have windows xp. some mp4 files are not delete in safe mode also. how can i delete.

Answer:mp4 files not deleted in safe mode

How large are the files?Have you tried CTRL>DEL to bypass the recyclebin?Other option is to get a prog such as moveonboot' Fishin' (Some day)

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

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

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

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I posted to the forums at Mcafee as well because originally I thought this was a virus.
Here is a copy of what I put up at Mcafee.

am not sure if this is the correct forum for this, but I couldnt find one more specific.
I will include as much info as I can.
I am not a computer whiz, but I am not toally ignorant either.

2 weeks ago my 1yr old shut off my PC via the surge protector. Then it would not turn back on. I called the Geek Squad and they said sounds like a power supply. I told a computer saavy friend what the Geeks said and he said you can do that yourself. He brought over an extra power supply he had and popped it in for me until the one I ordered from Tiger Direct came. Everything worked fine. Then I took his out and replaced it with the new one and the pc would not boot passed the windows log on screen. It would start up as normal and then get to the log on screen and completely shut down and cannot be restarted without resetting the power supply.

It will however, fully boot in Safe Mode.

I thought maybe a heat issue?? So I pulled the fan and put on the heat gel stuff and still will not boot past Windows log on screen and then completely shuts down.

I figure, I must have a virus. I had Norton on the PC. I figured it must suck so i went out and bought McAfee Total Protection. I installed Mcafee in safe Mode and it ran a virus check and found nothing. I am unable to access the Mcaffee product via the icon or programs list. It just does nothing when I click on it.... Read more

Answer:OMG! I need major help! Win XP stuck, NO safe mode, I need my files!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I cannot get into my computer even in safe mode and as of now my biggest concern is to get my existing files off, therefore I need assistance getting into my computer by I am fine with rebuilding the computer once I get my personal files off. When I try to run in safe mode, a string of code come up and then it bounces to this message:A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to computer. Disable or uninstall any antivirus, disk defrag or backup utilities. Check your hard disk config and for any updated drivers. Run chkdsk /f to check for hard disk corruption and then restart your computer. Stop: 0x0000024, 0x00190203, 0x82DDf430, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000.Thank you.

Answer:I cannot get into my computer even in safe mode, how can I fix or at least personal files off

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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Hello,I have a ZBook 15 G2 with Win 7 64-bit. It boots OK but will not let me run any EXE files. As such it is rather hard to troubleshoot. Furthermore I cannot get the computer into safe mode. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might deal with this?Many thanks,harry_t

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I'm using Windows 10 on my laptop. Few days ago, I found a process in task manager (I forgot the name) which seemed suspicious. So I searched the internet for it and found out that it is a cryptocurrency mining app so I looked for up how to remove it. I downloaded Malwarebytes first it cleared some stuff. Then I downloaded HitmanPro after which all the problem started, I guess. It scanned my pc for a while without showing any result. After a minute it showed some files that were scanned and all of them were Firefox Browser's cache. But at the exact same time Windows Defender started showing virus detected notification. I panicked and stopped the HitmanPro scan and restarted my pc to remove stuff from Malwarebytes scan and this scan. After this restart, everytime I start my laptop, it shows the error "Your PC will automatically restart in one minute". Tried a lot pf fixes from the internet but to no avail. The final option I think I have is to reset my pc. But here's the problem. My laptop is only starting in safe mode due to "Your PC will automatically restart in one minute" error. I can't select the option of 'Keep my files and reset pc' from settings cause it isn't working in safe mode. I started the System recovery by F11 option while starting the pc and there's a reset option too. Please tell me will I get to keep my files if I reset my pc from there?
Also the salesperson already created a Recovery drive on the hard disk itself. I also have the Recovery CD with me.

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iv been getting the blue screen here and there but eventually i was still able to use my laptop regularly, but now it wont let me and i have to use safe mode with networking, now all my files are gone and i dont know what to do

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Dell 2400, Windows xp sp3. An odd file showed up in my documents called My Sharing Folders, when I clicked on it the screen came up blank indicating to me they were hidden, deleted file but it keeps coming back. It's appeared now in My Computer along with others that are also blank. I removed Windows Media Player, Live Messenger, MSN Messenger in add and remove programs. Now I can't access anything in Sysinternals programs. I decided to use the Symantec Dell pc restore and start over, now I can't access anything in safemode, the keyboard locks out and I can't type in dialog box, I run AVG 8.0, Spybot S and D, Malwarebytes finds nothing. Avg picks up malware.generic, malware.Isearch,malware.antispywareshield and malware.newdot, it removes them but thier back the next day, when I could still access hijack this it found a string in Avg called, couldn't do anything about it started losing control, my control now is limited, this thing must be sleeping to let me type this much. Any input would be helpfull provided I can get back here and read it

Answer:Cannot Access Safe Mode, Mystery Files Come And Go

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

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Im doing a computer course and have been asked to make a batch file of windows directory so the folders appear in 3 columns.

I can do it in one (standard) but cant find the command/switch to do columns.

Could anyone point me in the right direction please?


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

Just a thought

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


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

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

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

or simpler yet


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

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

Again, Good Luck

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

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I can't run any .exe files even in safe mode - I'm not really computer literate but I know I'm completely hosed on my Toshiba laptop - its about 4 years old.  It seems I can't run any virus scans at all. All files are block.  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I can access the internet through safe mode but that's about it.

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My Win7 laptop only boots in safe mode (safe networking also works) but not in normal mode. It shuts down right after logging into normal mode. I ran sfc scannow thrice and it says that it found corrupt files but was not able to fix some of them. I can't upload the CBS log file due to size limitations (it's 7MB).
What should I try next?

Answer:Laptop only boots in safe mode - sfc can't repair all files

Here are some of the failing entries from the CBS log:
CSI 0000011e [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"mfplat.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-MFPlat, Version = 6.1.7600.16385, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9),
Cannot repair member file [l:18{9}]"sdclt.exe" of Microsoft-Windows-SafeDocs-Main, Version = 6.1.7601.17514
Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"sdengin2.dll" of Microsoft-Windows-SafeDocs-Main,

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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


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

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My notebook is infected with flec006, srosa, bagle, downld, hldrrr, mdelk, etc. Run ComboFix, OTCleanIt, Malwarebytes, SpywareBlaster, SuperAntiSpyware, HJT, with no luck. Since I have no wireless connectivity, I can't post the log files. I tried using a USB drive, and as soon as I hooked it to this PC, my AV software poped-up a warning window notifying me of an infection in the drive.
If I can get back to my wireless connectivity, then I can post the logs. Please help.

THANK YOU in advance!!!

Answer:notbook no safe mode, no wireless, no hidden files

One way or the other, we need to see the logs. Are you saying that our thumb drive is infected or that the av on the thumb drive recognizes the infections on your computer? Do you have a different thumb drive> Can you copy the logs to a cd? We would also need you to run the MGTools and get us the

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

thanks nick

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As of a couple days ago, I have not been able to connect to most websites. If I do, it's after repeatedly attempting, and even then it may only load half way. Google will load most of the time, as will other low information websites. After doing a little experimenting with streaming media, I found that it will allow a small amount of information in every minute or so. While in safe mode with networking, everything internet based works perfectly fine.
I have run many different scanners (tdsskiller, avast, malwarebytes, ccleaner, adwcleaner, etc), which do find things, but nothing that ends up fixing the issue. I am using windows 7. I am not sure if this is malware or maybe even something that is occurring due to user ignorance. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Cannot access most websites or download files except in safe mode

Welcome tmorg First Clear cache and cookies Next run MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.   Now run RKILL and before any rebooting run your MBAM and ADWCleaner again. Post all the logs. Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.

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I can only run my machine (OS: Windows XP Prof. 5.1 SP3) in safe mode. When I try to start Windows XP in normal mode I get the blue screen after a few minutes and a message that says ?Driver IRQL not less or equal? and then a series of Stop codes. This situation started after I had been using the hibernate option for a few days. After I had shut down fully and restarted I got a message stating that Windows had successfully installed the following update: Microsoft Browser Choice Screen Update for EEA Users of Windows XP (KB976002). At the same time I got a Microsoft Security Centre message telling me that McAfee Virus protection was not operating. Then my computer crashed and I got the blue screen.It may be relevant that a week earlier I had received a pop-up advertising virus protection. When I tried to close it, it started to download so I closed my browser quickly and ran both a McAfee and Malwarebytes scan. The Malwarebytes found and dealt with the following:Registry Keys Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4d25f926-b9fe-4682-bf72-8ab8210d6d75} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Registry Values Infected:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft... Read more

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

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

Hello prerunner97,

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

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

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I was curious if anyone knew VBA code that when you push a button in Excel, would add the files of a directory to batch touch modify the system time to "Now" then move the files to a different directory.

Answer:Solved: VBA to add files to Batch Touch

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Hey Guys

I've been dabbleling with Batch Files to automate file transfers (copy and xcopy), so far with success!

I am having a problem with getting batch files to do other things though...

I am trying to change the file so that when the file transfer is complete, a .mp3 file starts playing to notify that all is well. (and also to play a different .mp3 file if the script ends up at ERRORLEVEL1.)

Is this possible?

I have tried a few different commands - run/open/start <filename> - non of which work. Not had much luck using the help command either. Tried Google but not really sure what I am searching for!

Using "call C:\Users\<username>\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" I managed to get Media Player to open but totally stumped on how to proceed.
All suggestions appreciated and welcome


Answer:Solved: Batch files in Vista

wmplayer.exe <path>\song.mp3

wil play the designated file.

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I'm trying to make a batch script which will copy the currently selected files to an external hard drive and deletes them afterwards.
(Files I want to delete, but might be important)

Can you put the paths of the currently selected files into a variable?
Or do you need a program to do that?

I select file:

I run the script and the three files will be exported to my external harddrive. The previously selected files will then be deleted.

Anyone knows how to do this?


Answer:Solved: Use selected files - batch

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Does anyone know how I could allocate two passwords to 1000 pdf files ?

I can open each one manually and add them using a few commands but i am aware of the batch processing tool in Acrobat and wondered if anyone knew if adding passwords from say a spreadsheet was do-able?

Thanks, Simon.

Answer:Solved: Batch Processing PDF FIles ...

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I have lots of jpg pics. I want to be able to do a batch rename, adding in the date
in front of the file name. Example:
file is IMG_1234.jpg
and so on for 50 of so pictures.
I want to do a rename that will allow me to insert the date IN FRONT of the file name. IE

Is the above possible? I have been doing each jpg separately and it's a tedious process.
I want to keep the original file name, but add in the date.
Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: batch rename jpg files

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I want to write a batch file that starts an .exe, and then either closes the .exe, or keeps it running depending on what you choose in the CHOICE command.

So far I've just got the open and close, but no clue on how to do ERRORLEVELs

So far:

@echo off
start /d "C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP" SynTPEnh.exe
echo Would you like to close Synaptics?
taskkill /f /im SynTPEnh.exe /im SynTPHelper.exe

Any ideas much appreciated!

Answer:Solved: Anyone good with batch files?

Nevermind, figured out you had to put the == in front of the number of the errorlevel. XD

Marking as solved.

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Can someone tell me if there is a way to write a batch file to compare the dates of 2 files and if they are not the same return a txt file? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Solved: Batch to compare files

This link may help you. This guy uses a batch file to compare the dates of two files. If the one on his pc is newer, he copies it to the server for backup.

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stuck on safe mode tried f8 also properties please help

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

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

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

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

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

OS= Win 7

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

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

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Since some days I have, probably (?) the lilyjade virus on my computer, as I am constantly redirected when using Internet Explorer (or even Firefox).
I have gone through some of the topics to try to post some logs, but the computer freezes every time with I run DDS or Combofix. TDSS killer could not find anything.
I can also not reboot in safe mode, as the systems says that it is not possble (?).
AVG did not find anyrthing, but keeps coming with a message that my Rundll32.exe file is infected.
Also the computer starts to become more and more slow....
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:LilyJade Virus - cannot boot in safe mode │no log files possible

Hello obelus 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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By mistake i ran DEL C\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\*.dll in safe mode with command prompt so as to remove one of .dll files which seemed to be a Mal ware which i am still not able to delete. But because of this i have lost all files with extention .dll got deleted from system32 folder . After this i have to repair the windows using windows C.D as my Windows went corrupt .

Now that i have Repaired windows i am still getting lots of error regarding various file name with extension .dll

I was wondering If anyone can tell me if there is any way to recover the lost files. or can suggest any alternative way to get this fixed .

plzz Help.

my logfile of HijackThis is patsed below

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:19:48 PM, on 3/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\PsCtrls.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus 2008\PsImSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus ... Read more

Answer:how to recover deleted files in safe mode with command prompt

plz help.....................................

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How do I surpass this?

I have tried testing UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD) however I do not know which tools to use to fix this.

It seems that after Windows updated something then this happened.

Anyways, if there are no options, I would prefer to know how to just reformat my drive and reinstall Vista without starting up (because it does not, as prev. said). I am using a Dell Inspirion 1525 and it comes with a recovery disk (however when I boot the disc it loads but then just shows a mouse pointer and a black screen behind it). So, my question is, how do i reformat and can i Reformat using UBCD? I just want to start all over again. ( i have saved all my files in my seagate backup disk)

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I have an external drive which I'm trying to reuse as a storage only medium. It's a usb drive on which at one point I managed to install a limited version of windows xp,to run on my first netbook (which I no longer use). I have put other stuff on the drive so I don't want to format it, but there are two files I can't get rid of.They are macromedia flash files. (ocx and exe). I tried taking ownership, running cmd adminstrator, going into safe mode with command prompt, and running admin powershell. I can see the attributes - A and R but I can't change them. I've also tried deleting them via filemenutools delete locked files, but that does not help me either. I want them gone, can anyone help me? I've read one other post where the OP had the same problem, but his problem was solved because his antivirus program eventually decided his file was a virus and got rid of it. So it is possible, but I can't find what to do. I guess it's not a big thing but it bothers me that I'm not able to remove these files no matter what I do. Help would be appreciated...

Answer:access denied when I delete files in safe mode admin

I would just reformat it personally. Start from a clean slate.

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First off, please forgive me. I can only supply my HijackThis and Malware Bytes logs as they are the only programs I had installed prior to this problem.

It started a week or so ago when I had the stupid Security System Pro problem. I downloaded HijackThis, Malware Bytes and AVG at that time and it took care of it. Or so I thought. After that all of my searches on Google started to be redirected unless if I opened the cached version.

Today I could not open any of my .exe files. It would open the "open with" dialogue box and I would have to go to the C drive, find the program file and click on the program there to get it to open. Basically telling it to open with itself.

I tried to download ComboFix as it was suggested as well as the other downloads in the thread to read before posting. I cannot open or download any new programs. They won't open period. When I tried to download all the required stuff to post here, I am getting the message "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" and it won't even let me get to the page or it will download but it will pop up with the "Open With" dialogue box.

I also cannot boot in ANY safe mode. It just restarts over and over when I try to boot in safe mode.

AVG found and removed (so I thought) Manson\liser.exe but that's the only Trojan it's found other than some tracking cookies.

Can anyone help? My HijackThis and Malware Bytes logs are below. As I sta... Read more

Answer:Various Issues - Google Redirect, Can't Run .exe files, can't boot in ANY safe mode

Re: Various Issues - Google Redirect, Can't Run .exe files, can't boot in ANY safe mo

You need to download the programs to a different computer and transfer via cd. We need to see the logs from running ComboFix and MGTools. There is no reason MGTools will not run.

Let's do this in the meantime:

Please disable all anti-virus and anti-spyware programs while we do the following (re-enable when you are finished):

Run HJT by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator). Select Do a system scan only and select the following lines but DO NOT CLICK FIX until you exit all browser sessions including the one you are reading in right now:

F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINDOWS\system32\mswwyd.exe
F3 - REG:win.ini: run=C:\WINDOWS\system32\msegt.exe
O1 - Hosts:
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {d76ab2a1-00f3-42bd-f434-00bbc39c8953} - (no file)
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [kell] C:\Program Files\Manson\liser.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [kell] C:\Program Files\Manson\liser.exe (User 'Default user')
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\Manson\liser.dll
O23 - Service: ghe3uydrt57iw54wuaehaamg80 - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\ghe3uydrt57iw54wuaehaamg81.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: lgjrt6uiriri4u435846urhess80 - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\lgjrt6uiriri4u435846urhess81.... Read more

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

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Here's the HJT log:

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

Running processes:

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated,

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Greetings my future hero,
I have recently compressed the Program Files(x86) folder(to save disk space).After the relog, I got the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon.User profile cannot be loaded.",which doesn't seem to get fixed by removing the ''.BAK' from the regedit folder(I also need to mention that I only had the .bak file,not 2 separate folders like I had seen in the tutorials)
Does anybody have any idea how to fix this?

Thank you in advance,Potasiu
ps:I tried a system restore from the Command Prompt,but it tells me that I don't have a restore point on the computer.

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I am trying to make a batch file that can rename all files in the folder with a new name which contain the last modified date, time and 6 digits of randomly generated number, with the format [YY_MM_DD_HH_MM_SS_######.jpg]. I tried to google myself but I do not know what to do with the results. Here is what I have at the moment:

The following batch command renames my files with a bunch of random numbers. Used most of the code from here

SETLOCAL EnableExtensions EnableDelayedExpansion

FOR /F "tokens=*" %%A IN ('DIR /A:-D /B') DO (
IF NOT %%A==%~nx0 (
SET Use=%%~xA
SET NewName=!random!_!random!_!random!_!random!_!random!!Use!
RENAME "%%A" "!NewName!"
Then I found the following from here, which can identify the last modified date for me. Should be relevant to what I need.

FOR %%? IN (file_to_be_queried) DO (
ECHO File Name Only : %%~n?
ECHO File Extension : %%~x?
ECHO Name in 8.3 notation : %%~sn?
ECHO File Attributes : %%~a?
ECHO Located on Drive : %%~d?
ECHO File Size : %%~z?
ECHO Last-Modified Date : %%~t?
ECHO Parent Folder : %%~dp?
ECHO Fully Qualified Path : %%~f?
ECHO FQP in 8.3 notation : %%~sf?
ECHO Location in the PATH : %%~dp$PATH:?
Lastly, I found this from here. It has the option for me to define 8 digits, so it seems useful.

set number=
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Answer:[SOLVED] [batch file] renaming files need help

is it just me or there is no Edit button? anyway,

I just found this, which could be extremely useful
Rename Files to Match Date/Time Stamp |

In their example, they compiled the following

FOR %%V IN (%1) DO FOR /F "tokens=1-5 delims=/: " %%J IN ("%%~tV") DO IF EXIST %%L%%J%%K_%%M%%N%%~xV (ECHO Cannot rename %%V) ELSE (Rename "%%V" %%L%%J%%K_%%M%%N%%~xV)
with some rearrangement (if i got it right)

FOR %%V IN (%1) DO (
FOR /F "tokens=1-5 delims=/: " %%J IN ("%%~tV") DO (
IF EXIST %%L%%J%%K_%%M%%N%%~xV (
ECHO Cannot rename %%V
) ELSE (
Rename "%%V" %%L%%J%%K_%%M%%N%%~xV
The code in the example above did no work right out of the box, so I used some of it, combined with what I had earlier and made the following. This one do not generate random numbers.


FOR /F "tokens=*" %%A IN ('DIR /A:-D /B') DO (
IF NOT %%A==%~nx0 (
FOR /F "tokens=1-5 delims=/: " %%J IN ("%%~tV") DO (
RENAME "%%A" %%L%%J%%K_%%M%%N%%~xV
but it did not work, and in return,

A duplicate file name exists, or the file
cannot be found.
A duplicate file name exists, or the file
cannot be found.
Press any key to continue . . .

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what commands do I add to a batch file so that it runs without a window? tia

Answer:Solved: running batch files minimised


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First-time user of Windows 8.

I use batch files a lot. My batch files have many lines. Problem is that a new COMMAND window is opened with every line in the batch file. This interferes with other programs I am running. This did not happen under W7.

How can I correct this so that all lines in a batch file run in the same command window?

Answer:Solved: Problem running batch files in W8

If you open a cmd window first and type in the batch file name to execute it, does it do the same thing?

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I have a TON of Temp MS-DOS Batch Files in my C:/ dricve, and I would like to know if it is safe to delete all or some of these numerous temp files?

That's it!

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Deleting Temporary Batch Files?

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How can i make my batch file open new batch files in new windows? I have tried everything but it just overrides the one i have open currently.Please help!

Answer:How can i make my batch file open new batch files in new windows?

Show us what you have.

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Okay, I'm posting about a few concerns here, and I'd -really- appreciate any help I can get.

I also posted this in another forum, as I figure two heads are always better than one, and I can see what I get for suggestions on both sides.

Concern number two and three are my main priorities at the moment.

*****Concern number one***** (NOTE: apparently resolved on other forum... on Vista, Hosts files are blocked from access? )
When running Hijackthis, I get this error:

When I press okay, I then get this message:

Why is this, and how can I fix this?

Here's the HJT log I get, anyways. Not sure if it has everything scanned because of the above errors:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:50:25 PM, on 5/25/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16643)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddamon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Fi... Read more

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