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Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

Question: Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

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Answer: Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

That would typically indicate a hardware issue. If there are multiple sticks of RAM present, try only one at a time. You may also want to try a different video card if possible, or test the current video card in another system.

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

Answer:Continuous reboot in XP but safe mode does fine

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I am working on an XP Prof desktop and when I turn it on it goes to the login and a little further and then single beeps and starts the boot again. I can boot in safe mode fine. I stopped the auto reboot in boot failure and got the error and blue screen "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" on the next bootup. I have run scans and cleaned up some adware with malware bytes...What should I look for now? Thanks

Answer:Continuous reboot except safe mode boots up

In Safe Mode, right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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Hi Everyone,

First, I would like to say hello to everyone as I am new to the board....

Okay, I do not concider myself a newbe to the computer world but I have something that has stumpped me...hopefully, someone with more knowledge than I can enlighten me...

Let me first discribe issue #1. I have an SATA set-up on my MOBO with two HD's running RAID 0 and a couple other HD's. I oringinally had this configuration running flawlessly. However, I experienced an issue a few months ago and had to reload XP. I removed my SATA set-up and went for the ATA HD's. Everything was working fine. I have a laptop that I use to surf the net with but want to start video editing and want my desktop back.

Issue #1. I want to set up my SATA's again b/c they are 10k RPM and will be perfect for editing large files. To do this, I need to reload XP Pro. I remove my old ATA's for now b/c I don't want any corrupy files jumping from my ATA to my SATA drive (just call me paranoid). I am running an ABIT MOBO (IC7-MAX3) with a Prescot 2.8 800FSB CPU WITHOUT a floppy XP does not recognize my SATA set-up so I need to hit F6 on the first startup screen. Since I do not have a floppy I can not do this. I did some surfing pn the net and found a way to creat a Win XP disc that contains the SATA drivers so I do not have to press F6 at start up.

I got all the way through the XP set-up process with the "custom" xp install disc that I created. When my system trys to log into XP i... Read more

Answer:Continuous reboot loop, even in safe mode

sounds like sassa worm

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A couple days ago my laptop, a 7 year old Compaq Presario X1030US, running WinXP, began restarting itself after about 1 to 2 minutes. It booted up normally and I could browse & check email as normal but after a couple minutes it would restart/reboot. Then I could browse & work for another 2 minutes. Restarted in Safe Mode and problem goes away (until I go back to regular mode). Here is my HJT log:Logfile created: 2/9/2011 14:34:05Ad-Aware version: 9.0.2Extended engine: 3Extended engine version: 3.1.2770User performing scan: Phillip*********************** Definitions database information ***********************Lavasoft definition file: 150.270Genotype definition file version: UnknownExtended engine definition file: 8364.0******************************** Scan results: *********************************Scan profile name: Smart Scan (ID: smart)Objects scanned: 29059Objects detected: 75Type Detected==========================Processes.......: 0Registry entries: 0Hostfile entries: 0Files...........: 0Folders.........: 0LSPs............: 0Cookies.........: 72Browser hijacks.: 0MRU objects.....: 0Uncategorized...: 3Removed items:Description: Family Name: Possible Browser Hijack attempt Engine: 1 Clean status: Success Item ID: 0 Family ID: 538Description: Family Name: Possible Browser Hijack attempt Engine: 1 Clean s... Read more

Answer:Possible malware--continuous reboot--OK in Safe Mode

I started a thread at 7:44PM yesterday, for this problem, but I didn't include the requested files. I'm sorry about that. I reread the instructions and hopefully will include the correct files this time. You can look at that thread for extra, possibly helpful, info. Close it when you wish.I can log in and work/read email, etc, for a minute or two then sys. reboots/restarts. This started last week when I took the laptop (Compaq Presario running WinXP) with me on vacation. I can work forever in Safe Mode.Thanks,Phil
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  5 downloadsDDS log:DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Phillip at 19:19:45.26 on Wed 02/09/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1431 [GMT -10:00]AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

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I?m having an odd problem I haven?t seen before.My computer was working fine all day yesterday.  I turned it on last night to do some work and noticed that the mouse arrow was not on the screen.  If I move the mouse around I can highlight different icons.  I chose to shutdown the regular way but could not get to the final ?shutdown? prompt.  I finally did a hard shut down (which I have to do a few times in the past without a problem).  The computer wound startup, give me the black screen saying that I shut it down improperly, and I tell it to startup normal anyway.  This time, the windows XP screen comes up I get a quick blue screen that I cannot read, and the computer reboots.  I cannot boot up in any safe mode and cannot startup using the Windows XP disk.  I cannot even get to the point of reinstalling windows.  I was able to turn off the command that restarted the computer upon system fail and saw what was on the blue screen.  It read:A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.  If this is the first time you?ve seen this stop error screen, restart your computer.  If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities.  Check your hard drive configuration, and check for any updated drivers.  Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.  Technic... Read more

Answer:Continuous reboot before XP login, safe mode unavaliable

From MSFN:QuoteA problem occurred within NTFS.SYS, the driver file that allows the system to read and write to NTFS file system drives. There may be a physical problem with the disk, or an Interrupt Request Packet (IRP) may be corrupted. Other common causes include heavy hard drive fragmentation, heavy file I/O, problems with some types of drive-mirroring software, or some antivirus software. I suggest running ChkDsk or ScanDisk as a first step; then disable all file system filters such as virus scanners, firewall software, or backup utilities. Check the file properties of NTFS.SYS to ensure it matches the current OS or SP version. Update all disk, tape backup, CD-ROM, or removable device drivers to the most current versions.It sounds like the main HDD is having never completed the disk check ? ?You can DLoad and run the diagnostics on it from the drive manuf. website...follow the guide to creating a bootable CD.If the drive is failing it does not have to be running Windows to retrieve your can be hooked up as a slave on another machine to do this.Slave Drive Tutorial.Best of Luck and let us know...

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Hello everyone,

Recently my computer was infected with some malware. I used cCleaner, Ad-aware, spybot sd pro, and malwarebytes antimalware to get rid of it. after removing what i thought to be all of them, i found that i had also picked up the providefeed and thefeedwater browser redirect. i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue. i got super antispyware and modified the scan peramiters. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properly and after showing the windows xp logo and loading bar it would reboot again. I have already tried booting from disk by pressing f2 on startup and setting cd drive to first boot device. i have also tried taking out the coin sized battery that controols the date and saving of some settings for about 60 seconds. i would really rather not loose all my data on my hard drive as much of it is not replacable. My computer is a gateway desktop computer. my OS is windows xp media center edition.

thank you for your help and please reply.

Answer:Continuous reboot before windows xp loads, unable to enter safe mode.

i followed some steps from a reply to another poster who was having the same issue.You should not be following specific instructions provided to someone else. Those instructions were most likely given under the guidance of a trained staff helper to fix that particular member's problems, NOT YOURS after careful evaluation of the malware involved. Before taking any action, the helper must investigate the nature of the infection and then formulate a fix for the victim. Although your problem may be similar, the solution could be different based on the kind of hardware, software, system requirements, etc. and the presence of other malware. Using someone else's fix instructions could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system. i then ran msconfig and checked the safe mode box under boot.ini. I then found that my computer was unable to boot properlyUsing MSConfig to access (force) safe mode with the /Safe boot option when there is malware on your system could have disastrous results and render your computer unbootable. The Safeboot option modifies the Boot.ini file by adding the /safeboot:minimal argument to your operating systems startup line. Some types of malware can delete or alter the safeboot key in the registry resulting in the inability to reboot fully into safe mode or back to normal mode. When this occurs, you may be locked in a continuous reboot loop afterwards where you cannot get back to MSConfig and undo your selection until the /safeboot argument i... Read more

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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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First I see the two startup screens, then the windows logo screen, then a flash of a blue screen for an instant and back to the startup screen again. Over and over. I tried to repair xp using the method suggested in information week (Langa Letters) and no luck. Any ideas? Thx

Answer:xp in continuous reboot mode

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

Now getting a BSOD error 50.

any help?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Yes HKLM:Run StartCCC Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
Yes HKLM:Run KillProcess Orange Lamp Software Solutions "C:\Program Files (x86)\KillProcess\KillProcess.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run HydraVisionDesktopManager AMD "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\HydraVision\HydraDM.exe"
No Startup User Stickies.lnk Zhorn Software C:\PROGRA~2\Stickies\stickies.exe
No Startup User 3.3.lnk C:\PROGRA~2\OPENOF~1.ORG\program\QUICKS~1.EXE
No Startup User 1-Click Answers.lnk Answers Corporation C:\PROGRA~2\1-CLI... Read more

Answer:Win7 fine in Safe Mode, extremely slow responses in Normal Mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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

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

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

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I'm not sure what causes my BSOD. The errors range from BAD_POOL_HEADER to ntfs.sys to drivers-something.

I am currently running Safe Mode with Networking and things seem stable.

I ran Anti-malware (nothing found), VIPRErescuescanner (nothing), fakereanfix (didn't help), ComboFix (probably made things worse).

Are my drivers up to date? No, probably not, but at this point, I'm scared to change anything else.
Is my windows 7 up to date? No updates installed since Jan 2012, I'm too scared to update anything lest I cause more BSODs.

Minidump attached in next post.

Answer:BSOD in normal mode (various errors), Runs fine in Safe Mode

minidump per SF_Diagnostic_tool

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

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

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks for any help :)

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

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

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

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Hi All: I've been smashing my head against the wall with this one. I have uninstalled ALL unnecessary applications I could find. Basically all that is left is Windows XP, Drivers and Patches in Add/Remove Programs. I have removed the wireless driver, downloaded a newer one and installed it, still nothing. I have tried it using no Wireless Security on the AP, and also using WPA, and wouldn't work with either in Normal Mode, but worked with both in Safe Mode. I ran a virus and spyware check (before uninstalling Norton), and it came out clean. The weirest thing is, sometimes it does connect and get an IP in Normal Mode, but when I run a ping to my local gateway, half the packets are lost (timeout), and the ones that do reply I see a response time ranging from 2ms to 5000ms with no other traffic. I have no idea what can be causing this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If all else fails, I will resort to formatting it and installing WinXP from scratch, since I doubt it's hardware.

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

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

Hello maestrale,

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is what it's telling me.

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Not sure what I have stumbled upon here. Was trying to download some music from SugarSync that I had from another PC, realized I did not have a music player installed and tried to download VLC and that's when things went bad.
I had run my Anti-Virus (Avast ) and it found nothing,
I just now opened it (in safe mode) to obtain the official name/version and found it to display a large red banner declaring I am unprotected and the Avast service turned off.
None of those controls on that panel work 
Am assuming some infection did this as I did not turn it off!
When I clicked Scan it displays "Unable to start scan. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper"
This is an Asus G73JW Laptop
Windows 7 SP1
I use
Avast Internet Security
Spybot S&D
Any Idea as to what I have run into here?

Answer:Fine in Safe mode, but in normal mode, icons and Startmenu don't work

Have you performed a System Restore recently?
Download your version of Avast, but don't install it yet.
With the computer offline use the Avast uninstall utility to uninstall your current installation.
Once you have uninstalled the old version, install the version you downloaded.

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by amitshahc

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

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

Now disable verifier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try the following possible steps for diagnosis in safe mode

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

How to use msconfig in Windows 7

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

Thanks guys

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys I've checked through some of the tuts and what-not on this forum and still can't find a way to get me out of trouble..
i turned my computer on yesterday (23rd September) and there was an automatic update. Ever since the update my computer has been extremely slow (will take several minutes to open firefox -or anything for that matter). I booted safe mode and it's running fine. I opened up msconfig and did a clean boot but the problem was still there.
It's a fairly new build and I was stupid and forgot to get a virus protection i can't install it in safe mode either..

Can anyone help?

Answer:Explorer running slow in normal mode, fine in safe mode.?

Windows Defender Offline

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

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

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

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It's my first post here, so hey all.
I don't know if it's the right section for my problem, so sorry if it's not.

I've got a problem with my PC. Yesterday, my PC has started working really slow, and the sound ''lagged'' aswell. I've tried running Quake 3, but it was hanging after few secs, tried it a few times, while Starcraft was running fine for around 1 hour, and no hanging or restarts. I've tried reinstalling Windows (I have Windows XP Pro.), and the PC didn't work slow anymore, but it STILL was hanging in normal mode and in Q3... So, I've tried to run antivirus scan, and defragmenting, but during the defragmentation Pc hanged. I restarted it and it took really long to load Windows.. And the sound was lagging again, with PC running slow again. Tried reinstalling the windows again, but after some time the same thing happens. Tried formattic drive C:, and reinstalling windows, but after some times the same thing occurs. So... It takes really long to load Windows, the sound lags, everything is working slow, and after a few seconds it hangs on pretty much every game, just Starcraft works fine. Hangs while just in Windows, doing nothing, too. I took a log from HijackThis, but only in safe mode... It just hangs in normal, so sorry for this. =/ I run Spybot search and destroy in Safe Mode, it found like 6 things and I deleted them, but it didn't help. So, I could really use some help, and I'd appreci... Read more

Answer:PC working slow, and hanging in normal mode.. fine in safe mode,

Welcome to Major Geeks!

It is very unlikely that your problems are related to malware especially if you have already formatted.

However if you want to be sure there is no malware then please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions. If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am using Windows XP home edition with SP3. It was working normally. I used to get a popup "Windows cannot find "syssetup.exe"....When i opened yesterday morning I found it taking longer and never go to the desktop after giving the username and password. It stops at Welcome screen with a msg "Loading your personal settings" and no more response. I followed below steps to trouble shoot the issue.

1.I have tried opening in both "safemode" and "safemode with networking", found its working fine. I ran "msconfig" in safemode and unchecked some unwanted applications(nothing related to windows process) and tried again opening in normal mode.... Not worked

2. My internet works normally in safemode. Found some virus by running antivirus in safemode and cleared all the viruses.

It would be really appreciable if any one could solve my issue..


Answer:XP home stops loading at Welcome Screen in normal mode, but working fine in Safe mode

try using system restore in safe might help...or try selecting the last known good config that worked...if still not work...try repairing it with you windows xp bootable cd..

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I started having said problem during virus removal.
I had removed multiple virus via malware, SAS, aSquare, combofix, and, I could not connect to any websites.
Via my wireless connection, windows said my signal strength was good and it was connected to the wireless network.
I tried pinging different websites like,, etc and all my requests timed out.

So I decided to trouble shoot.
Booting into safe mode w/ networking worked fine. I was able to ping and connect to websites via Internet Explorer.
I ran SpybotS&D, and it removed a win32.agent and some sort of malware that had firewall in the name... forgot exactly what it was, and I don't have the log on hand.
Anyways, after this removal I tried again to ping website like,, etc, and the ping worked fine.
However, I still could not connect to any websites via Internet Explorer. I tried reinstalling IE, but its the same story.
During this whole process, I have been able to use Internet Explorer succesfully only in safe mode.

Any ideas? I doubt it is a virus directly causing my problems. It's had a thorough cleaning. Maybe some left over wreckage?
I doubt its a firewall issue. CA's personal firewall is installed on the machine. I know CA antivirus is running in safe mode, I'm not so sure if the firewall does or not. I'm assuming it does.
I don't know where to even start on this. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Can't browse in normal mode, works fine in safe mode.

Hello,You should not browse in Safe Mode because your security programs do not function in safe mode which means that more malware finds its way onto your computer.This issue is related to the issue you have posted here: Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response ... Read more

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Recently purchased this all in one PC on second hand. It initially had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Japanese OS. I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit English OS after purchasing and installed the Drivers from the DVD which came along with the PC. Ran windows update till date. But got BSOD many times. Thinking of Hard drive issue, changed the hard disk first time with another used one and next time with newly purchased one.

All the time installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit English OS and installed the Drivers from the DVD which came along with the PC. Ran windows update till date. But in all 3 hard disks getting the BSOD error.

Installed Microsoft Security Essentials each time and checked for virus. Ran Dell Diagnostics downloaded from Dell website and found no issues.

Got "Session "Microsoft Security Client OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D" error on Event viewer many times. After searching some forums deleted MSE.

Ran the SF diagnotic utility and uploading the file for your reference.

Please help me to overcome this issue.

Answer:BSOD in Normal mode but works fine in Safe mode

Attachment in the first thread is SF Diagnostic Tool run in Safe mode.
Attachment in the current thread SF_02-09-2013.rar is SF Diagnostic Tool run in Normal mode. (Somehow no BSOD during this short time, able to get the file and post it).

Hope this will help.

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Is it possible for a video card to produce perfectly fine video in safe mode...but when I try to boot into normal mode...I get the XP splash with a bunch of blue vertical lines running through it...It looks like a blue pinstripe suit!! Then it flashes a very quick bit of a BSOD, then it reboots!!

The only thing I can think of is when I changed over into my new case...unplugging the SATA hard drive...but I've never had that problem before!!

Any Ideas!!??


Answer:Video, normal mode, fine

I'd love to know what that BSOD said. Can you turn off automatic reboot?

Just click the Windows key + Pause/Break
or right click on my computer and select properties
Or go to control panel and doubleclick system

Then go to the Advanced tab, the select Settings under "Startup and Recovery", next uncheck the box next to "Automatically Restart" within the System failure box.

Then make it crash and tells us what it says.

Another thing to try is perhaps some program at startup is causing you problems.

Bring up msconfig (start, run, msconfig (enter))
Select the radial button "Selective startup" and uncheck the box next to "Load startup items". Reboot and see if you can play the video. If you can play the video then one of those startup items is causing a bsod.

Good Luck!

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Hello everyone. I have a Compaq SR1954NX Desktop computer that I recently reformatted and installed Windows XP Pro SP3 on. After installing some games and applications, a few days later I shut the computer off for the night. Upon the next morning my USB Mouse, a Creative Fatal1ty 1010, stopped working on it. If I unplugged it and plugged it in a different USB port, it would say "Found device, Creative Fatal1ty Mouse, Your Device is now ready to use." However it still would not do anything. However, upon entering safe mode, it works fine.

I reformatted after this, as I thought it was my mistake, and had only installed one or two small games. However, it just happened again.

Can anyone here help me with this? Thanks in advance.

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ok... my father is begging help here.

he has a ctx computer, specs:

amd k6-ii 266mhz proc
~4gb hdd
unknown ram
integrated graphics
integrated sound

Father is trying to get some files off of the thing before resigning it to davy jones' locker, but is having a little trouble doing so.

when he boots into safe mode, the computer will function properly and everything's perfect. but if he tries to boot into regular mode, everything is fine until he clicks on something. then the screen blanks and redraws w/in a couple seconds, with no other effect... the clicked-on app, file, or folder won't open to save the planet.

i recall there being a clump of psu cables near the cpu hsf... i say that it's the cpu or northbridge overheating, and he says that i am crackers, it's gotta be a mem conflict within windows.

what do you guys think? is it the cpu overheating? the northbridge overheating? a soft mem conflict? or something neither of us are thinking of?

Answer:runs fine in safe mode but dies in normal mode? help???

How about plugging the drive into a spare IDE cable on your machine?

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2 days ago my computer randomly froze up when I had a few chrome windows open and a few other applications. The mouse can move around but nothing on the screen is responsive. I figured it was a one time thing and forced shut down and rebooted. It again froze up about 3 minutes later and now every time I use it it freezes from within a few minutes of logging in to up to an hour. Even if I just log in and don't touch anything it will freeze at some point in time. Last night I used it for 6 hours and thought everything was fixed but when I woke up it was again frozen. It also seems to be lagging a little when opening new tabs and applications which it never did. It works fine in safe mode and stayed on for over 24 hours with no problems.

Dell Vostro laptop
3ghz 2GB RAM
250GB HD 50% full

What I have done:

Restored to a date of last week when everything was working - didn't help
Ran updated versions of AVG and Malwarebytes - clean and didn't help
Turned off all start up items in MSCONFIG - didn't help
Turned off all non microsoft services in services in MSCONFIG - didn't help
All the drivers in my device manager seem to be working as I see no exclamation points or anything

I googled around and tried to figure it out on my own but can't seem to figure it out so if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. If you need any more information please ask and I will provide. Hope it was clear and concise.


Answer:XP freezing in normal mode working fine in safe mode

Please check the Event Viewer to see what errors are showing up at these times. Each error has a date and time.Go to Start> Run and type in eventvwr.msc then press Enter.When the Event Viewer opens click on Applications in the left pane. If you double click on an error a description of the error will open. Click on the copy icon, (the copy icon is highlighted with the red square in the picture below), once this is done you can right click and paste this description. Please post the error description/s in your next post in this topic.

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I have Thinkpad T43, with windows XP professional.

Since few days whenever i launched my ATI catalyst control center I would get BSOD and laptop will boot automatically and then everything would be fine.

Then while browsing my wife downloaded some media player exe, and since then my IE was redirecting to unknown sites (xalab etc) not to mention various ad pop-ups. One of the online video sites gave a message that I have TROJ/Rustok-N. (Also I would like to mention since couple of months my System Restore was not working although everything else was working fine)

I ran spybot, malawarebytes, trojanremover and removed whatever was reported. But the problem persisted, so I renewed my Norton Internet Security (actually got Norton 360), ran scans but it couldnt find anything.

Then I booted in safe mode and ran all these again, last thing I remember trojanremover prompted to remove something like sv~.exe and i did, when i restarted the system in normal mode I got BSOD and laptop rebooted, I disabled automatic restart on failure but it keeps on doing that.

I then went to Access IBM and restored by configuration which brings back the system files to previous state (the most latest point available was 07/2006)
I still got the BSOD while booting into normal mode, but safe mode was working fine.

I then went into safe mode and disabled couple of services on startup, then my laptop booted fine in normal mode, I found that now windows xp was reset to SP2, so i ran windows update w... Read more

Answer:BSOD 8E while booting into normal mode, Safe mode fine. Disable automatic restart doesnt work.

FWIW: stated, it's a matter of hide-and-seek, with no guarantee of finding the culprit.Another link that may be useful:

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Everything was fine until yesterday morning when my PC locked up and was
forced to do a hard reset with power button. restarted and worked for around 5 mins before doing same, this happened 3 or 4 times before finally
got a blue screen with error 124 ?
Seemed to only lock up when I started a browser either IE9 or Chrome, Ran Malwarebytes it found some stuff but seems to freeze before completing removal. Ran CCcleaner, Ran Spybot S&D, ran avg scan, deleted and reinstalled graphics card drivers as I noticed windows had updated during the night, opened up and hoovered out all dust around fans. downloaded speedfan to check temps, GPU was 62degrees rest were all around 35.
everything works in safe mode with networking, no lock ups, can use any browser fine. this makes me think it must be driver/software/malware/virus related ?
downloaded Hitman in safe mode and ran it, removed a fair bit but still no fix.
did a hard disk defrag, no joy,
System is an Advent, running Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2, Intel Core 2 quad cpu @2.40GHz 2.00GB RAM, 32bit system
Typing all this in safe mode, can boot and run most things in normal mode but starting any browser is sure to lock it up ??
As a photographer I am lost without my workhorse desktop machine

hopefully included all I know just now


Answer:Pc Locking up in normal mode but fine in safe mode

RogueKiller V8.5.4 [Mar 18 2013] by Tigzy
mail : tigzyRK<at>gmail<dot>com
Feedback :
Website :
Blog :

Operating System : Windows Vista (6.0.6002 Service Pack 2) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Andrew [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 04/16/2013 00:03:05
| ARK || FAK || MBR |

Bad processes : 0

Registry Entries : 1
[TASK][SUSP PATH] RunAsStdUser Task : "C:\Users\Andrew\AppData\Local\gameflakeSA\bin\\GameFlakeSA.exe" [x] -> FOUND

Particular Files / Folders:

Driver : [LOADED]

Extern Hives:
-> F:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE
-> F:\windows\system32\config\SYSTEM
-> F:\Users\Default\NTUSER.DAT
-> F:\Users\Mcx1\NTUSER.DAT
-> F:\Users\Mcx2\NTUSER.DAT

--> C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts localhost
::1 localhost

MBR Check:

+++++ PhysicalDrive0: Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 ATA Device +++++
--- User ---
[MBR] 00c7f93d1eaf97744ceab3209a93e38c
[BSP] 440213241063d1b64c1e2b52c0453d88 : Windows Vista MBR Code
Partition table:
0 - [XXXXXX] ACER (0x27) [VISIBLE] Offset (sectors): 2048 | Size: 5500 Mo
1 - [ACTIVE] NTFS (0x07) [VISIBLE] Offset ... Read more

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normal mode takes 30 mins to load Firefox, all programs continually freeze  every couple of mins, took 2 hours to start eset online scan.
Safe mode is fine, i went to msconfig and selected only ms starup and problem still remains
can anyone help??
I've used this site for amazing work before, any ideas?
I'm in safe mode at the moment as its the only way my system works., I've ran malwarebytes, spybot and in the middle of running eset online scanner

Answer:Win 7 64, safe mode fine normal mode unuseable

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

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my windows xp is not working in normal mode.. black screen comes up with cursor but it works fine in safe mode, safe with networking
I tried registry repair through some software but nothing worked out yet
plz help me out

Answer:Xp working fine in safe mode but notinnormal mode

Hi twistad_rulz,

When was the last time your computer worked successfully? Try performing a "Check Disk Repair" and see if this process will resolve your computer issue. Here is the link to the instructions on how to perform a check disk repair: How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP

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help, I believe I have a Trojan or worm, my PC (hp pavillion xt 993, winxp prof,) PC went down last night and I was able to do a winxp repair from cd. It went down again today but now it contionuously restarts. When I try to access safe mode it will just shut down and restart again. When I try to do a win xp repair again it checks the system and states thaT the drive has no problems and to use /p to do the chkdsk anyway. Well if I put in the /p or chkdsk/p it says error no such command. Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do next?
Thanks dgeyer

Answer:PC continuous restart Trojan? can't access safe mode!

This sounds an awful lot like the sasser worm. I too was a victim of this fairly old worm.

The symptom is this: You fire up your computer. Get a windows error and a count down to system shutdown which prevents your ability to patch you system which removes the virus.

If this sounds like what is happening to you try this to stop the shutdown process: Click on 'Start' then 'Run' type in 'shutdown.exe a'. That should stop the shutdown process. Now you can download this tool to remove the worm:

Hope that works for ya. Keep your system up to date with the latest security patches from microsoft and make sure you have anti-virus running in the background (AVG free is excellent and fully functional).

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Bootup proceeds to the phase with the little green bar moving across it's path repeating. It repeats several times, then freezes in place for good.

Answer:startup repair says all is fine; boot in safe mode w/ nworkg is fine. but can't startup

Try setting up a clean boot in safe mode, shows how to in Vista here.
Remember to Hide all Microsoft services in Services. Reboot as normal to see if you can log in. Re-enable half the service to see if still ok. Process of elimination but all the info is in the link.

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Thanks for any help. Windows 7 keeps re booting. start modes don't work either.
Screen has matrix effect but able to read.
Tried system restore, can't get back there anymore.
Wife loaded game, I think I might have lost graphics card.
Can that be the problem? Would that keep me from loading up?
Can't do anything but get into Bios.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 continuous rebooting no safe mode or command prompt

Do you have install media such as a retail copy of Windows? Did you make a recovery disk for your system? If the answer is yes to either I'd try booting to the install or recovery media and using the startup repair option. It can take a few runs to fix some issues.
If you have more than one memory module try running just one at a time.
If it is a desktop system reseat any cards especially video.
Tell us a bit about the system. Is it a laptop or desktop, memory configuration, etc..

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Hi - a couple of weeks ago - friend's computer - installed roboform and western digital external drive with apps. All fine and could be coincidental but always asking what changed. About 2 day after installs - computer after boot up very slow to impossible to open any programs or browsers. 14 microsoft updates were happening at same time and those stalled. Friend tried to run McAfee - bogged at 6% in and stopped on a jpg. Malwarebytes same thing. I got the computer now. I tried first a system restore. At first, gave me a list of dates, but failed on the attempts after reboot. Tried a microsoft repair. Could not repair and no specified whys. Uninstalled roboform. Could not uninstall western digital files. Could not uninstall McAfee or recent MS updates. Used ccleaner to safe reg and clean out garbage. Ran in safe mode sfc scannow. Ran malwarebytes in safe mode (won't run otherwise). Have backed up all my files and could go back to full factory but really don't want to do that. Suspect either rootkit or a few corrupted MS files. Windows 7 64bit.

Answer:Safe Mode Fine-Everything Else - not

Thanks.. moved to am I infected.. spit

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Hi, i am looking at friends computer which keeps BSOD on every reboot, except in safe mode where it works fine.

This started to happen after she pulled the plug to stop kids using it.

I have done chkdsk, and a spinrite test on drive.

I have installed and scanned it with malwarebytes and spybot search and destroy, these turn up couple of issues, but nothing serious.

Used ccleaner to clean out system and remove Mcafee, Norton software, plus used to check register and manually remove references to old software such as Norton and Mcafee.

I disabled all item from startup as well.

Have run a run memory check and this was all clear.

BSOD code in attached image.

Any pointers?


Answer:BSOD, but fine in safe mode?


Please refer to the following thread and reply back here accordingly:

If you cannot access normal Windows, do this in safe mode.



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My xp is dead I cant do anything without alt+shift+del

when I refresh it says Documents and settings is not accessible

No taskbar, nothing totally blank screen.

But when I start my laptop with Safe mode everything comes but everything comes in big size.

Answer:Why in safe mode my Xp works fine ?

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Thanks in advance.

I think I've infected with malware my emachines NV51 running NT Home Ed Win 5.1. (I used a USB that could have been infected from my other laptop).

It runs fine - and quickly - in Safe Mode but when I try to log in normally nothing happens - the log in screen does not move. Earlier it was letting me log in but the eggtimer was hanging - there was no action. And it was running very slow.

Also, it told me repeatedly that it had detected new hardware when I had n't installedI any.

But I had been deleting files and running updates etc so I could lend it to a friend, too - so maybe it is not malware.

Can anybody help? (These machines don't have CD drives, just USB)

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I have a Compaq Presario laptop that is a couple years old. I haven't had any issues with it until recently in the past couple months, it suddenly slowed down.

Windows bootup takes a while (about 5 minutes), programs load slow, multitasking is slow, sound and video skips. But sometimes when it just sits for a while it will be up to speed, such as browsing the internet... for a small spurt of a few minutes. One thing I did notice is that whenever this slowdown is occurring, the hard drive light is active. The CPU usage is usually at 100% during these moments as well.

Sometimes I even see hard drive activity when there should be a completely idle moment, such as when it sits at the desktop for 10 minutes.

I have Norton antivirus, I have scanned with both Spybot and Adaware for spyware. Honestly this computer is just used for school so there's no reason for anything bad to be on it.

The kicker is, in safe mode the computer works completely normal. This makes it seem as if this is not a hardware issue with the hard drive or processor, but a software issue. Would a repair install of Windows XP help? I was going to do it, but then I read you should back up all data because it may be lost... really?

Please let me know what I can try out to fix this problem!! Thank you for any advice.

Answer:Very slow computer, but fine in safe mode

Its possible that the drive has dropped back into PIO mode instead of DMA.

In windows xp, goto device manager and click on the IDE/ATA controller (not the disk drives) and click properties. Then click the "Advanced Settings" tab and it should bring up the drive and what access mode its using. Typically they should be using Ultra DMA 4/5/6, if there using PIO, then thats the reason.

If it is PIO mode, then microsofts fix from there website at


1. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
2. Click System Tools, and then click Device Manager.
3. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers node.
4. Double-click the controller for which you want to restore the typical DMA transfer mode.
5. Click the Driver tab.
6. Click Uninstall.
7. When the process completes, restart your computer. When Windows restarts, the hard disk controller is re-enumerated and the transfer mode is reset to the default value for each device that is connected to the controller.
If its in DMA mode, then the only thing i can think of is a dying HD. You can check the system/Event logs and see if your getting any dmio errors

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I'm getting the BSOD when I'm booting up my PC, and there are lines and such on the screen.

It's the following error:



(0xF8A33DBC, 0x00000000, 0x8052B8F8,0x0000000000)

I have a Dell laptop, Inspiron E1705. I'm using Windows XP, Service pack 3. When I run it in safe mode the following is across the top of the screen:

Windows XP (R) (build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435: Service Pack 3)

It BSOD'd the other night after I was browsing the internet. My computer was acting really sluggish, and I restarted it. Then I got the BSOD.

I left it for the morning when I re-started it, and it started fine, for a few minutes, but after a minute or so I got the same BSOD.

This happened several months ago and I fixed it by opening up my PC and re-setting the video card. I did it again and this time it didn't help any.

I ran the diagnostics that pop up on boot up, on the hard drive and memory, and nothing turned up wrong. As previously mentioned, it will not boot up normally, but it will boot up in safe mode.

I checked all of my drivers in safe mode to look for a missing driver. All of my drivers either said that the status was fine, or that the status was unavailable in safe mode. I was missing one driver, for my ethernet connection. I went on Dell's website to look for the driver but I couldn't find one.

For anti-virus software, I run AVG Free, version 8. A friend mentioned that it might be messing up my system, so ... Read more

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I have an HP laptop that is about three years old. I has had issues over the years, but Windows suddenly bogged down to the point that I can't even use it.

In Safe Mode, the machine runs much better but still has issues.

I have run scans for Malware, but that hasn't helped. Strangely, I don't have any available restore points either. I have also removed the most recent software that might have created issues.

What is the next step in diagnosing this problem?

Answer:Suddenly very slow, fine in Safe Mode

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I rarely use ie6 but do need it from time to time for testing purposes. When I click on the ie icon the mouse cursor turns into the hourglass for few seconds then nothing happens. It I go into safe mode, it runs just fine. Here's the hijack log. Any help will greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:33:41 PM, on 2/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
d:\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
D:\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
d:\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.e... Read more

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I'm getting the BSOD when I'm booting up my PC, and there are lines and such on the screen.

It's the following error:



(0xF8A33DBC, 0x00000000, 0x8052B8F8,0x0000000000)

I have a Dell laptop, Inspiron E1705. I'm using Windows XP, Service pack 3. When I run it in safe mode the following is across the top of the screen:

Windows XP (R) (build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435: Service Pack 3)

It BSOD'd the other night after I was browsing the internet. My computer was acting really sluggish, and I restarted it. Then I got the BSOD.

I left it for the morning when I re-started it, and it started fine, for a few minutes, but after a minute or so I got the same BSOD.

This happened several months ago and I fixed it by opening up my PC and re-setting the video card. I did it again and this time it didn't help any.

I ran the diagnostics that pop up on boot up, on the hard drive and memory, and nothing turned up wrong. As previously mentioned, it will not boot up normally, but it will boot up in safe mode.

I checked all of my drivers in safe mode to look for a missing driver. All of my drivers either said that the status was fine, or that the status was unavailable in safe mode. I was missing one driver, for my ethernet connection. I went on Dell's website to look for the driver but I couldn't find one.

For anti-virus software, I run AVG Free, version 8. A friend mentioned that it might be messing up... Read more

Answer:BSOD on startup; Safe-Mode fine

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Anybody ever have this problem? It a first for me. Everytime I try to boot to safe mode it stops at acpitabl.sys and reboots.
EVGA 680i
EVGA 8800gtx
2 gb OCZ 7200
74 Raptors raid 0
OCZ 700 watt

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I've been getting various BSOD's for the past few days now (attached).
My system info:
8 gig of Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9
Asus P8Z68-V PRO
NVIDIA Asus GTX 570 graphics card.
850w power supply (Corsair TX850)
Intel i5 2500k @ 3.30ghz.
Crucial M4 SSD.
90% of the time I start my pc (after having it switched off for several hours) and within 10 minutes of normal use I'll get a BSOD.
When the system restarts, it's completely fine. I can run games etc for several hours with no problems.
Things I've tried:
MemTest86 - Tried both sticks in both slots at the same time and individually. No errors after 12 hours.
Rolled back nVidia drivers using safe mode and Driver Sweeper to a "safe" version that a lot of gamers seem to prefer as it's most stable.
Set BIOS to XMP Profile for the RAM. Which moved the "safe" value of 1333mhz up the normal 1600mhz. (As advertised on the box. i.e this is the proper speed.)
Ran OCCT and FurMark. GPU seems completely fine. (And plays high-end games fine.)
Defragged both HDD's.
Ran chkdsk and sfc /scannow
Let Windows Error Check all drives.
Ran full scan of MalwareBytes, Spybot Search + Destroy and Windows Security Essentials.
Ran the Windows Repair Tool from the Window 7 disc.
Checked motherboard for blown/leaking capacitors.
Ran Windows Update. (Got everything except language packs.)
Ran CCleaner and let it clean up.
Changed the... Read more

Answer:Various BSOD's - Seems Fine In Safe Mode. Any ideas?

Welcome to the Bleeping Computer forum.  
Thanks for uploading the dumps. It will be greatly helpful if you provide some additional log files.
A Speccy report about your system
 Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
A Minitoolbox log
Download and run Minitoolbox from the below link.
Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
    -List last 10 Event viewer errors
    -List installed programs
    -List devices
    -List users, partition and memory size
Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply

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Computer Information:(off the side of the tower)Gateway.Windows Vista, Home Premium500 GB SATA II Hard Drive3 GB [email protected] Dual-Channel Memory15-in-1 Memory Card ReaderNVIDIA GeForece 8500GT VideoThe Problem:Whenever my computer is booted up normally,I receive a "No Input Signal" Message, and the screen goes blank.This, however, does not happen until a few seconds into the loading screen.Shutting down the computer down, via the power button on the tower,I can then start it up in Safe Mode (w/ Network).While this allows me internet access & Basic functions,I can't access any usb storage devices or play music.Any and all help would be appreciated,&& if you need anymore information, just let me know [:

Answer:"no Input Signal", But Fine Safe Mode

Sounds like a corrupt video driver. Try downloading a new one from Gateway's support site

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My computer runs fine in safe mode but turns off randomly when run in normal mode no blue screens it just turns off.. have tried system restore and sometimes this cures the problem for a few days but the computer starts turning itself off again.

Thank you

System details

Vista Ultimate (32bit) SP1
2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Quad
Motherboard: ASUSTeK P5N-E SLI1.XX
BIOS: Phoenix Rev 0703 08/09/2007
4Gb Memory

Answer:Computer runs fine in safe mode but...

Have you checked your power settings in control panel ? My Vista desktop machine came with settings to shut off hard drives after 30 minutes of no activity.

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Hey guys,

I've just got back from spending the night at a friends and sat down at my PC, it was working perfectly, but since I'd left it on overnight, I gave it a restart.

When I came to login, all I could see was my background for a few seconds, and then my desktop appeared.

Problem is, when I click START, it takes seconds to load and half the icons are missing, clicking any of my favourite programs does nothing, and the 'shut down' menu has been replaced with the Windows 98/classic kinda drop down box, despite having the XP interface in safemode (I'm running XP Home).

Whenever I click icons on the desktop the icon (not the name) disappears and doesn't load.

When I press the 'full tab' button in the bottom right it takes about a minute to expand.

When I press Alt + Ctrl + Del to see if there's any malicious programs loading when I startup, nothing happens.

The only thing that DOES seem to work is right clicking and rearranging/creating folders, but clicking properties etc doesn't load anything.


Now, I went into safemode and ran Spybot Search & Destroy, HiJack This and AdAware. I found pretty much nothing and quarenteed/immunized/deleted what it did find.

This hasn't resolved the issue though and I'm having to operate my PC in safemode.

I begin Uni on Monday so I really need to get my PC working ASAP, since the connection I've bought in my accomodation only works on 1 re... Read more

Answer:PC unresponsive unless in Safe Mode - Was fine seconds ago!

Hi Heskey!
Welcome to Major Geeks! I'm sorry your computer is ailing! This may or may not be a malware problem. Have you tried going back to an earlier restore point, like to a day or two before you started to see the problems? I recommend this as the first thing. If that doesn't solve the problems, then I will post you a different set of instructions. If you've never done this, please ask for instructions!

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Okay, I've had my computer for two years, and over the years there have been minor problems, but nothing I couldn't work out how to fix within a couple of days, but for the past month or so my computer kept randomly shutting itself down, then a few days ago it when I tried to log in in normal mode the screen went black before the log in screen came up, although the noise to log in still came, and everything else seemed to be working fine. there's nothing wrong with the monitor or the connection, as in safe mode everything works fine, it makes one long beep, then two short beeps when i first turn it on, which I believe means it is a video adapter problem? I have tried replacing the ram, and nothing changed, I tried clearing out the dust, nothing changed, I tried running a virus scan all clear, I tried re setting the whole computer, and still no luck, so please, please help me? I have no idea what else to do????

Answer:Black Screen - Fine in Safe Mode

Please check the website of your bios provider to check the beep codes. If it is the display adapter, you may need to replace it.

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Hp DV6 Laptop / Vista. Running Norton Internet Security and using Advanced System Care.

Has been slowing down the past few months, but recently (and I can't figure out what changed at this point), Any program I run lags, and if I click a second time in the window, the window turns white (translucent white, where i still see the window contents, but kind of greyed out), and I get a "Not Responding" message in the title box of the window next to the program name. Then it takes another 20 seconds or so, and THEN it resolves.

Prior to this, and continuing now, I've been having curser trouble. In any text field I type in, the curser sometimes jumps around to a different spot while I'm typing, and I have to manually "click" it back into place. Also, the curser sometimes leaves a "ghost" image of the "blinking text curser" that obscures any type around it.

And last... sometimes when I get the "white screen" I described above, the window briefly switches back to an an image or screen of whatever program or window I was previously on... and the images or graphics are messed up and out of place.

I've had this happening in Adobe PS CS3, Adobe Bridge CS3, Firefox, Chrome, and Advanced System Care... pretty much any program I try to use.

No problems running in SAFE mode.

You guys have helped me out of malware trouble before, but this just seems like something else.



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Hi all,

About a week ago I started getting this BSOD on startup, happening at about the time consistently every time I boot Windows normally when the Windows login screen appears (if I login immediately, the BSOD happens right afterwards - sometimes the desktop can display in time; if I wait at the login screen, the BSOD will occur a few moments later before logging in).

It's the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error, and initially I thought I could solve this myself by searching online. Because I'm able to run in safe mode without any problems, I decided to try updating as many of my drivers as I could (thinking it was an outdated driver problem). However, this was only partially successful as some of the drivers require rebooting normally (not back into safe mode) to finish their installation (so I wasn't able to finish them, or else after booting back into safe mode it would say the driver installation failed).

In the zip file, in addition to the dump info, I also included a screenshot of the BSOD - it displayed long enough for me to quickly take a picture of it with my camera, if that helps.

I don't think this is related, but during the last successful session before my first BSOD occurred Windows Update downloaded and installed a fairly large service pack, I believe for Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, I just discovered that I never configured the system restore tool, so I can't go back in time...

Again, safe mode works like a charm (other than not being to inst... Read more

Answer:BSOD on startup - but can run in safe mode fine

Hello Jason.

The BSOD is caused by avast! Self Protection Driver.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff80002ce096c}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswSP.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswSP.SYS
Probably caused by : aswSP.SYS ( aswSP+4133e )

Followup: MachineOwner
Description here: Driver Reference Table - aswSP.SYS

Uninstall Avast using Avast Uninstall Utility. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than... Read more

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I have a BFG GTX 260 video card, when I turn it on in normal mode it displays BSOD but when I turn it on in safe mode it works fine, my motherboard (MSI K9N2 Diamond) has 3 PCI-Ex slots I tried all of them but it still crashes. I also uninstalled and installed the video drivers but no luck, I even formatted my hard disk and installed windows 7 and also 8 but it still not working, I tried another video card and it works....could it be that my video card is damaged?


Answer:BSOD GTX 260, works fine in safe mode.

Hello Antonio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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so, i turn off my computer last night. wake up, and it wont boot up.

this is the first time in months that i've had it off for a whole night.

so i try to boot up, it gets stuck at the loading screen. restart, same thing. since my processor is overclocked, i downclocked it to see if that could be doing it. still nothing.

try safe mode, boots fine.

so i try a system restore, still nothing when i try to boot up normally.

i was thinking about doing a repair with the install cd. but i think i've lost my cd key. its not with my disk, and im not sure where it could be.

is there anything i could do/check?


Answer:Freezing on normal boot, but fine in safe mode.

Download and use this, then you can do a repair.

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The machine shuts down almost immediately when the Intel HD300 drivers are loaded.  Not a driver issue, it blows up when higher res graphics are employed. Apparently the imbedded Intel HD3000 graphics chip is bad but I can't find anything that says it can be repaired or replaced.

Answer:works fine in safe mode or if I use the standard VGA graphic...

Check for hardware functionality:

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One day I came back to my computer in power save mode and it would not wake up. So I restarted the system and from there on it would hang midway through loading the items on my desktop and freeze there. A couple times I was able to boot enough to back up data by use of the Vista disk on startup for start up repair or whatever it was called. Safe mode worked just fine this whole time. After giving up on a fix I did a complete clean install with the disks shipped with the system from Dell.

However, it went immediately to having an issue where windows boots up completely, but it hangs after a short period of time has elapsed or I try to do anything past opening a window or two at best. I've had windows search errors and windows explorer errors, etc. I tried the SFC /scannow only for it to tell me "windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation" at about 50%.

I don't use P2P file sharing, look at porn, download cracked software or anything like that. I mainly use this computer to look at game film etc.

From my event viewer here are some log errors:

Faulting application svchost.exe_PolicyAgent, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47919291, faulting module ipsecsvc.dll, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x4791ad75, exception code 0xc0000005, fault offset 0x000000000001a2f0, process id 0x60c, application start time 0x01ca65e85e991618

Faulting application svchost.exe_WinDefend, version 6.0.6001.18000, time stamp 0x47919291, faulting m... Read more

Answer:Vista Hangs, runs fine in safe mode

Does it also run fine in Safe Mode with Networking?

If you open the Task Manager once at the desktop in "normal" mode, and look at the processes tab -- does any process remain at high CPU usage and not settle down in a few minutes?

Any "NTFS" errors in the "System" Log?

Has chkdsk been run on the drive? >>


How about trying a "Clean Boot" test >>


First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode


Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup items" on the general page.
Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in &#8220;selective&#8221; startup mode &#8211; you should note w... Read more

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I am assuming that this is some sort of spyware, running invisiblde to avast. I have tried all the normal things(Defrag, full scan, ending all non-essential processes) but nothing seems to help. However in safe mode it runs fine. I posted my HJT log in the attachments. Oh, and this problem started while I was playing Mass Effect, although I don't think that it had anything to do with it.

And here are my specs
Homebuilt Windows 7 Ultimate
500GB Main HD, 100 GB Encrypted Secondary
2 SLI-Enabled GeForce 9800 GTs
XFX nForce 790i Ultra 3-Way SLI
Intel Core2 Duo @3.00GHz

Answer:Computer running very slow, fine in safe mode.

Also I am running 64bit.

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

Answer:Computer Keeps Restarting but works fine in safe mode

I moved this out of the FAQ section...

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Last night i closed my laptop when it had about 2 mins of battery remaining. This is normally fine.

However, when i went to turn it back on again and went throught the 'windows did not shut down properly... choose a mode etc'

The screen went white after the little windows sign came up. I could not do anything like task manager etc.

Then i ran in safe mode and the screen loads fine etc and i get to the desktop.

I want to do a system restore but you cant do anything on safe mode -.-

Any ideas?


Craig :'(

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I have vista 32bit home premium. Here is the link to the specs page for the machine.

HP Pavilion Elite m9150f Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion Elite m9150f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

I have bitdefender internet security 2012 installed and no overclocking or customizing.
I am a newbie when it comes to PCs and anything therein.
March 1 I updated vista, bitdefender, and downloaded kies for samsung galaxy s 2. i was on the pc for a couple of hours and went to sleep with it off. I turned it on the next day and it took 30 minutes for it to even get to the desktop. Although I could do ctrl+alt+delete and that would show as well as the task bar. When i open the task bar, i found that the processors were not active and barley any ram was being used. Which i thought to be weird for a startup sequence.

I restarted in safe mode and it came up like normal in 2 minutes and i rolled back a few days with system recovery which didn't help. I also uninstalled kies program and that didn't make a difference.
I am just very confused and frustrated at this problem any help would be appreciated.

Answer:strange start-up in normal but fine in safe mode.

I know you said you uninstalled Kies but, run msconfig.exe and look in the Services and Startup tabs to see if it's still there and enabled.

While there, you could also set up to do a clean boot to see if any other program might be causing the problem.

In the services, checkmark the box for hiding the Microsoft apps and then disable the rest.

In the Startup, disable everything.

Reboot and see if you get the same problem.

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My friends PC restarts automatically no BOD or any error message that usually comes after the restarts.

Motherboard: Gigabyte 945 GCMX S2 on Windows 7

I check to replace RAM but same thing.

One more interesting thing is that it works fine in Safe mode. restarts time is random.

Please help me.

Answer:PC restarts automatically but in safe mode it working fine

If comp works in safe mode then you would suspect driver/3rd party software issue

Have you checked event viewer to see if there are any entries, this would be the first step

After this you could try entering msconfig and selective startup/disabling non MS startup items/non essential stuff temporarily to see if you can identify the offender
Under the services tab you can tick to hide all MS services

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Hi, there. I've been experiencing this problem for several weeks now and it's quite annoying. After several minutes of operating normally, the 'hardware connection' sound clip is played and the monitor goes dark. The monitor acts as if the computer is in standby and it cannot be brought out of this.. even though the computer is still on and functioning normally. The only way I can seem to reset this is through pulling the power cable from the tower. Even at that, the computer only resets after about five to six pullings-out of the cable. Once Windows loads, wash, rinse and repeat. I've only had luck running the computer in Safe Mode, as I am right now. I've rolled back my video card drivers, I've upgraded them, checked the cables.. nothing seems to help. My system specs are as posted:QuoteDell XPS710Intel Core2 CPU 6400 @ 2.13 Ghz2 GB RAMMicrosoft Windows XP Professional SP3Dual nVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS cards (driver - 06/10/09)DirectX 9.0c

Answer:Monitor turns itself off.. runs fine in Safe Mode

Quote from: CPitalo on June 18, 2009, 09:57:11 PMOnce Windows loads, wash, rinse and repeat. uh, did you remember to add fabric softener, and be sure to only tumble dry on low heat  Nice looking computer...It kind of looks like one of those portable living room heaters.. Anyway, could you describe the "hardware connection sound clip" a little better...not exactly sure what you mean...Have you looked inside the computer lately?  Is there any dust that needs to be blown out?  It seems like you've tried everything.......If it is going into hibernation or standby, you might be able to prevent it...Check here:  START>control panel>Display>Screen Saver tab>Under "monitor power", click the "power" button, under "power schemes" tab & under "settings for presentation power scheme", make sure all those settings are set to "NEVER"  Be sure to click the "APPLY" button after changing the settings. Like I said, this will not correct the problem of not being able to come out of hibernation or standby, but it will prevent your PC from entering either one, period..Most likely, there are settings for your video card as well....LOOK in Control Panel for your video card settings...If all else fails, you could just reinstall your OS, because the monitor works in safe mode, so the problem is NOT with the monitor...The problem exists between the video card driver and Operation sy... Read more

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Hello, my computer qorked fine yesterday but started to keep restarting every time my computer was done loading the desktop. I went on Event Viewer and found errors like this:The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

It told me this:
Source: Service Control Manager Version: 5.2 Symbolic Name: EVENT_BOOT_SYSTEM_DRIVERS_FAILED Message: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: %1

Answer:HELP! computer keeps rebooting but works fine in safe mode

Also,it gave me other errors like:The System Restore Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at

and many more ]:

reinstall windows?

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After a windows update patch about 3-4 weeks ago I started getting a weird error message saying I wasn't connected to the internet when the router is working for phones, blu rays, etc. Letting IE run its own 'fix' would say something about it not having a valid ip address and it reset the lan card and that would sometimes fix it or sometimes not (and I would need to reboot and try again). I did a system restore to a point before the windows update which fixed the issue for a couple days until the update pushed again and after that I get bsod screens on boot with the iqrl_not_less_or_equal more than 50% of boot attempts but no longer have the inexplicable unconnection to the internet. I've got a factory computer which I've not altered or opened in the 4-5 years I've had it. It boots fine in safe mode every time so far.

Please help, I'm way over my head trying to figure this out on my own and 4 hours of conversations with Microsoft tech support convinced me they should really just be called support plan sales reps.

Answer:bsod on normal startup safe mode always fine

Hello zyba welcome to the Forum. You have a lot of BSODs in your files. I checked several of the most recent ones and they were all the same.

BugCheck A, {0, 2, 1, fffff80002ec90cf}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMNETS.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMNETS.SYS
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!WfpExpireEntryLru+17 )
That is your Norton NIS/360 Anti virus. Please uninstall it from Control Panel > Uninstall a Program and use the Norton removal Utility and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows).

Try that and see if you have better results.

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Good evening,
My gaming PC was working fine until this morning. I booted my PC and it failed to boot properly. I tried again and it posted and booted without issue so I thought nothing of it. I tried to play Dark Souls this afternoon and it wouldn't load. Knowing that this game relies on Games for Windows Live and that GFWL is often the cause of many problems, I tried to uninstall and reinstall. Ever since then, my PC has been unable to boot normally.
I can boot into safe mode just fine and I have scanned using Malware Bytes. It found 1 seemingly benign object which was removed, but the issue continues to happen.
On a couple of different occasions, I was able to boot using the "last known working configuration," but even this seems to be failing now.
I noticed that Windows installed a Windows Defender update this morning, about an hour before I tried to boot the PC. This is the only change that I know of. 
I have tried repeatedly to use the Startup Repair, but it says the issue cannot be resolved and it asks me to restore the system back to a working point. But it appears I don't have any restore points (even though I thought Windows automatically created these periodically). When I view the log of the Startup Repair, it says that it is looking through the Windows directory in the D:// or F:// drives - but my Windows is installed on C://
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can post whatever else you need, be it specs, test results, etc.

Answer:Everything was working fine until this morning - now safe mode is only option.

Try performing a Clean Boot to see if this is a Service or a Startup item.
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
(1)  Click on the Start orb , then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.

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

(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
(3)  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list, then click on Restart.
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Computer was slow and we were getting the 'end program now' box and explorer was locking up. Then, great, husband was playing Stratigic Command and the screen would go black for about 30 seconds then come back. After that, all hell broke loose now we can't get past booting up. I've deleted the game and any other high mem. stuff. Have plenty of mem. and have run Malwarebytes atimalware, spybot and have Norton. Also defragmented. What else???? Thanks!!

Answer:Freezing but fine in Safe viruses found

Please describe what happens when try try to boot normally. What is the last thing you see on the screen?When you started having the issue, what other troubleshooting steps did you perform besides those listed? Did you make any changes using msconfig to try to figure it out?When the system locked up, what did you do - use the power button to restart? Is that Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer? If Internet Explorer, what version?What do you think happened in the time between the system working and not working? Did you update or install any new hardware and software?If you can boot in Safe Mode, have you tried booting into Last Know Good Configuration?Do you have a genuine bootable XP installation CD? This is not the same as any system recovery CDs that may have come with your systemIf you can boot into Safe Mode with networking, please perform the following steps (MBAM is included for completeness).To eliminate questions and guessing, please provide additional information about your system.Click Start, Run and in the box enter:msinfo32Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name), and whatever appears to be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted information.Perform some scans for malicious software, then fix any remaining issues:Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware detect... Read more

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Can someone help me to figure out what is making this happen ? its driving me nuts, my cpu usage goes through the roof, and I am clueless as to what is causing this... but in safe mode with networking it runs fine.... can someone help me ??? many thanks!!!!

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

steps taken:

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

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

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

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

don't know whats the problem Please any one Help

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

Processor: Intel i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10 GHz

RAM: 4gb

Answer:Computer Keeps Restarting works fine safe mode

Hello Sudheer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps for now,

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I've been working on my girlfriends pc (windows xp) and the cd-rom stopped working.

I've tried a couple things another site recommended.

1) Put the computer in "Safe Mode" and see if the cd-rom works. Well it did work in Safe Mode.

2) Uninstall cd-rom and let windows reinstall after restart. Tried this a couple of times and it did not fix the problem.

If anyone has any suggestions I can try please let me know. Thanks.

Answer:Cd-rom quit working. Work fine in Safe Mode, help!

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So a few nights ago, there was a bad storm. I turned the computer off manually (by holding the power button in) and unplugged it before the storm hit. When I turned it back on, I noticed that it was taking around 20 minutes to start up. When it gets to the point where I can open programs, it takes them forever to respond. At first I thought this was related to the storm or the way I turned the computer off. I took out the CMOS battery and let that sit for a while, thinking that might have been a problem, but it wasn't.

At this point, I'm thinking it's coincidental that this happened right when the storm hit and the problem is actually malware or something.

I have the latest version and updates for AVG, but it didn't find anything on a full computer scan. Does it sound like there's something I should be able to do?

Answer:Vista runs fine in safe mode, VERY slow otherwise

Hello ElectroSpecter,My name is swagger and I'll be assisting you.Could you tell me what OS you are running?regards,swagger

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Can anyone help me here? My laptop locks up especially when I try running anti-virus. Malwarebytes and Spybot run clean in Safe Mode. I think a virus has taken over. What steps can I take next?

Answer:CPU locks up but runs fine in Safe Mode - Virus?

Hello my name is Sempai and welcome to Bleeping Computer.*We apologize for the delay. Forum have been busy.*I want you to understand that I'm still a trainee here. I will be working with my Coach who will approve all my instructions before posting them to you, so there's a possibility to have some delays in my responses. But the good part is, there are two people reviewing your problem instead of one.*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.1. Let's do a scan with OTS.Download OTS (by Oldtimer) to your Desktop.Close all other programs and don't do anything while the scan is in progress because it may freeze.Double-click on OTS.exe then click Run to start the program. (Do not change any settings).Notes:1. If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select run as administrator.2. If you are using a Windows 64bit machine, please make sure the checkbox next to 64Bit box is checked.Click the Run Scan button to start the scan.When the scan is complete, It will produce a report and a notepad will open.Click Format tab in the notepad and make sure that Wordwrap is uncheck.Post the entire content of the text file when you reply.Note: If the text file is too big to post, you can attach it instead. The log is located on your desktop as OTS.txt2. We Need to check for Rootki... Read more

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So yesterday my laptop shut down. Atleast is thought it shut down, but it actually just got a black screen. This has something to do with the nvidia graphic driver. So i updated that one but now everything randomly freezes and i have no idea why... Really would appreciate help

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I have an Acer Aspire 5732 laptop from 2009. It has recently started to run very slowly. The only way I have got to tis site is using safe mode. Can you help?

Answer:windows 7 laptop very slow, but fine in safe mode

Use AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool to remove junk.Disable unneeded startup programs (I use CCleaner for that). Be careful not to disable important Windows processes.Run a scan with your antivirus to ensure that there is nothing lurking on your system and using up resources.Defragment your hard drive - my choice is Defraggler. Don't do it if you are using a SSD though.Edit: Tips for cleaning up a slow computer can be found here. If you need any specialized help then please post in the Am I Infected section - the staff there are better equipped to deal with things better than I am.

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I have a toshiba satellite P750 running windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
When you boot it loads into the desktop but then freezes, you can still move the mouse but nothing works
I have done all hardware diagnostic tests
Can boot to "safe mode with networking" so i figure my network drivers are alright. I try t odo a sfc /scannow but it crashes at verification 70%
I have also tryed to do sfc /scannow from disk but it doesnt work. I have no restore points to do a system restore to.
I have these events in the event viewer

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date: 3/01/2013 4:08:09 PM
Event ID: 10
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Christine-PC
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
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Answer:Laptop hangs but works fine on safe mode

Could try running MSCONFIG in safe-mode, de-select start-up applications & non-windows services (selective startup) and see if that gets you past the lock-up issue. That would at least help identify if its a possible software / service issue on load.

Additional information, if disabling everything appears to fix the lock-up issue, then its simply a matter of process of elimination. Re-enable services & programs one at a time, and see if you can determine which program is causing explorer / desktop to hang.

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Hey everyone,

I had 50meg cable broadband installed today. With a wired connection and on my friend's wireless laptop speeds are as expected.

But on my Dell Windows 7 laptop the connection is unreliable (it doesn't disconnect, but hangs whilst saying "looking up www...." or "connecting to www......") and shows speeds as low as 0.3MB (it also hangs on these speed tests).

The strange thing is, though, in safe mode with networking it's fine - speeds reported at 47MB and browsing is lightning-fast.

Assuming the problem to be with a conflict between programs, I removed McAfee and ran the extra removal tool, but it made no difference. I then tried booting with no startup programs ticked in msconfig, and it made no difference. But if I switch back to safe mode it goes back to high speeds....

Really annoyed because I'm desperate to use my new fast internet! lol

Any help or advice would be gratefully received.



Answer:Windows 7 Wireless Problem - Fine in Safe Mode

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I am new here, posting with an extremely inconvienient issue. I am running Windows Vista on an HP Pavillion dv6626 laptop. My issue is that Vista is constantly freezing upon startup, without any error message or indication whatsoever. It started once every week or so, then to everyday within 30 minutes of startup. Now, its within 5 minutes sometimes the desktop doesnt even load before the freeze. After the system freezes, I have to hold down the power button to shut off the machine.

There's a couple details that lead me to belive the issue is software related and not a hardware issue. First, when the system freezes, I can still move the cursor via the touchpad, 95% of the time. I just cannot select a window, toggle between screens, or get any keyboard functionality or any other response at all. Second, I can boot up in safe mode and have all the functionality as safe mode will allow with no issues. I can also startup in Diagnostic mode with no issue at all, but again, tasks are limited.

I have deleted countless files and uninstalled probably 60% of my programs including the most recently installed ones. I've updated windows, and cleaned temporary files, and I just received extensive assistance to solve a malware issue which I beleive to be fixed. (This issue began before I had a virus issue)

So.. I'm out of ideas. I'm posting this now in Safe Mode With Networking, and hoping for some help. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Vista.. Freezes! But works in Safe Mode fine

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Hey guys! I hope you can help me, I am getting desperate ! 2 weeks ago I got infected with a file encrypting-virus, so I gave someone my PC to clean it,format it and reinstall my windows. And now I am stuck with another problem which I used to have in the past but someone else (I don't know how) fixed it for me. No matter the size of the torrent, my PC freezes while downloading in the first 10 secs. I uninstaleed my AV, I turned my indexing off. When it freezes, in task manager-proceses, utorrent gets a value almost to 100, as well as the PC usage. And today I got a new error during the freeze, " display driver stopped responding and has recovered" . And I noticed that in safe mode this display driver isn't enabled. Do you think it has anything to do with it? Please help me! Thank you!

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I could use some help. My Toshiba Satellite laptop is having issues after the normal startup with slowing down dramatically after it goes to the desktop. It will basically freeze with commands taking between 5-50 seconds to be recognized and sometimes it just freezes. When I boot into Safe Mode, I am running everything smoothly. I could really use some help figuring out whats going on.

Answer:Everything runs very slow in normal, but fine in Safe Mode.

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel ( to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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My computer is so slow, I can barely stand to work on it.  It runs fine in safe mode, which is what I'm using to access this forum.  I'm running Windows 7, Home, Service pack 1.  I have Avast anti-virus which doesn't detect any problems, and I've run Malware bytes which also doesn't detect any problems.  I run defrag about once ever 6 months, but I don't install or uninstall a lot of programs, so it only every shows about 6 - 8% fragmented.  I have gone through my uninstall list and have eliminated anything that doesn't look usefull or installed on the system.  The only question I have on these are some E-machine programs that look like I don't need them, but they were there when I first got my computer and it ran fine then.  Can anyone help me?

Answer:My Computer Has Bogged Down, but Runs Fine in Safe Mode

Welcome to BC !
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
After running the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner:
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.
At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next
post. Please do that.
Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you
will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
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I hope someone out there can offer some guidance on this.

My HP laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium takes forever to boot to the desktop, and when it finally does, it runs extremely slowly and locks up after a few minutes. I seem to have no problem running in safe mode, however. I have Norton antivirus, and I've run several scans, but it's not finding anything. Please help if you can.


Answer:Runs fine in safe mode, but extremely sluggish otherwise

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,

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I recently re-formatted my Sony VAIO since it was starting to run super slow. Now that I re-installed Windows 7 on it through recovery disks, it worked fined for about a day but then the problem came back. The computer is slow at bootup and runs super slow while freezing so many times. I am running it on safe mode right now and its working fine.

I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

I installed Norton Antivirus and Windows Live Messenger after the re-install.

Please help me.

Answer:Computer runs really slow in normal mode, but runs fine in safe mode


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