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windows xp only loads in safe mode

Question: windows xp only loads in safe mode

I'm working on sons dell demnssion 4400 with xp home edition.

I can only boot up in safe mode all other times screen is blank.

I've checked bios. It does seem to boot normal but i get nothing on the screen unless I'm in safe mode.

help

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Answer: windows xp only loads in safe mode

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Originally Posted by ken_janssen


I'm working on sons dell demnssion 4400 with xp home edition.

I can only boot up in safe mode all other times screen is blank.

I've checked bios. It does seem to boot normal but i get nothing on the screen unless I'm in safe mode.

help




its the os,

in safe mode get you windows cd

run a sfc /scannow from the command promt this will correct all system files
(most likly the reason for the blaack screen)

it could also be drivers so you may want to remove all drivers ( everything but the network card so you can download the drivers again)

Test that and post back

thanks
Wolf~

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Windows XP will freeze after about 10-15 seconds after starting up. I cannot move the cursor or right-click. I have no other choice but to hold down the power button and shut down. However, it loads OK in Safe Mode. Where do I go from here to fix this?

Answer:Windows XP freezes on startup in normal mode, but loads OK in safe mode. What do I do?

Arrrgh! Now when I go into Safe Mode none of the icons appear, and I can't see the Start menu! It's a totally black screen except for "Microsoft ® Windows XP Build..." and "Safe Mode" in the four corners. Please help!

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Hi,

I have been fighting with my daughters computer for hours and hours.

It is an new model emachine with Windows XP.

The problem is I can load it everytime in safe mode and it works fine. Actually I use safe mode with networking for internet and it works fine.

When I just try to load windows normally it gets to the dark Windows screen and the blue loading thing runs across the screen for about 20 seconds then just stops and nothing happens. It just will not load.

The computer was bought refurbished so I do not have any kind of reload disk. I have used safe mode to restore to earlier points a month back and it still does the same thing. I just updated my video driver to make sure that was not the problem, same thing.

Could this be a virus or is it most likely drivers? I keep thinking it is a virus because safe mode works and I tried to load the computer normally with very minimal drivers and it still hung up.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows XP only loads in safe mode?

How about trying a check disk repair from safe mode? This should correct any errors/corruptions in system files which would be a good start at eliminating some software possibilities. Here's how:

Disk/repair (Check Disk)
Left click on My Computer(open)
Right click on "C" or your OS drive if another letter.
Left click Properties and then click Tools Tab.
Left click on "Error Checking"> Check Now.
Left click to enter check mark in BOTH boxes offered.
Left click on "Start".
Computer will have to reboot to begin repairs.
Just leave alone (you're locked out anyway) 'til process finished.
If computer normal after process complete you might want to create a new
restore point and Label it POST ERROR REPAIR.
This is based on using an onboard copy of sys
files if copy is ok.
If copy is corrupted, it may tell you to insert XP or SP2(if patch applied) disk or to indicate location of SP2 info to get new,
clean copy inserted. Good to have disk at hand.

Could be CMOS battery but I would expect one to last 5 years from new (more or less by a month or two).
Also possible overheating (dead or clogged fans) or power supply dying. Likely if fans have never been cleaned. Check for this by removing side panels on unit and aiming a desk top fan at unit to help cooling. If symptom stops, overheat is likely problem
 

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Whenever I startup it locks up during the Windows XP Home Screen where the thing goes back and forth.

I really don't want to format but let me know if that's my only option. I can startup in Safe Mode with Networking so I know the problem can't be that serious since I'm posting from the computer right now.

I looked at my Event Viewer and here's what I found:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
cdudf_XP
Fips
intelppm
NPPTNT
UdfReadr_xp
VET-FILT
VET-REC
VETEFILE
VETMONNT

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
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The Application Management service terminated with the following error:
The specified module could not be found.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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The server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{9B1032C8-F9AD-4936-96AE-A41FFA75065A}.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
{1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B726-00C04FB926AF}

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper servic... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Locks During Bootup - Only Loads in Safe Mode

Two choices
1) Do a System Restore to when it was last working.
2) Do an in place install as Rick's post.
 

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Hello all,

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

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

Answer:Windows Explorer neither loads in regular or safe mode

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

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Hi everyone.I have strange issue with windows 7 32bit. I have tried searching for similar issues, but I couldn't find anything relevant to my problem.So here is my problem.

When I turn on the computer it loads windows, then the deskop & the taskbar icons starmenu icon, the clock etc but the tray items don't.

When I try to click over something it shows the loading mouse cursor (hourglass) ... and I cant click anywhere.
I also cannot enter ctrl+alt+del to enter task manager.

Then after I restart the computer from the button and I enter in safe mode ... after I shut it down from safe mode I turn the computer once again, and I enter in windows without any problems. But if I shut it down again the next time I boot, the same problem happens again .. so any ideas ?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 only loads properly after i boot on safe mode previously

Do you have an antivirus software? If so which? Have you tried Microsoft Security Essentials (FREE)? If you want to, disable or remove any old antivirus and install it (You cannot run two AVs together; I am not sure if you can install it in safe mode or not either). Let it update and then do a full scan (will take some time).

If you have no viruses, you can try this: Optimize Windows 7
(remember, no one is asking you to buy anything or to change settings you do not feel comfortable changing. This is just an exhaustive list)

If none of these options work, let me know. Have you previously removed viruses or have changed important windows settings?

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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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Hey there,
Just like the title says it, I can't get into windows on normal mode, because it freezes when I'm on the page where the windows logo loads.
Then I can't get into Safe mode, because the PC simply restarts.
I can't seem to find the problem!

What I know is this list of "not it"

-it's not the Hard Drive because, I took that hard drive and installed windows on it from another working PC and no problem interfered.
-it's not the Processor because I can see the PC start and I can get in the BIOS no trouble, and I can also clarify that the Processor temp is about 38C. The PC freezes when the windows logo is loading.
-it's not the Power Supply, because I replaced it with a well working one but the problem was still there.
-it's not the DVD-RW drive because I replaced it with a CD-Drive that worked and the problem still occurred.
-it's not the floppy drive...because I simply disconnected it....and the problem was existent.
-it's not the Video Card because I replaced it for the integrated one, but the problem was still there.

So what else can the problem be? the motherboard? .....I really don't know...

Answer:PC freezes when windows logo loads and restarts when entering Safe Mode

You took a drive with Windows already installed on it and put it in another system with a totally different hardware configuration. Try reinstalling a fresh copy to have Windows perform the needed detection of the new hardwares it will find now. With a fresh install seeing this a bad install or bad memory?

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The problems started when I was watching a .avi file in windows media player 10, and the screen started blinking to black for about 2 seconds then it would go back to the video for about 2 seconds. The sound was freezing and unfreezing at the same time as the video. I could move the mouse around but only when the video and audio were unfreezed. So I tried restarting it and now whenever I boot up in normal mode, after the black screen with the Windows logo that says loading, my monitor turns off and says "no signal" as if it's been unplugged.

I can boot up in safe mode, but it's frozen up a couple times, over about 20 hours of usage, and I've had to restart.

I've tried running adaware, windows defender, housecall, kaspersky online scanner. They came up with 4-5 items but it didn't fix the problem.

I've got an amd athlon xp 1800, nvidia geforce 2 64mb, and 1gb of ram. And the computer is about 4.5 years old, the power supply is about 2 years old.

Answer:Win xp loads in safe mode but not normal mode

You might like to try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD).

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

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The problems started when I was watching a .avi file in windows media player 10, and the screen started blinking to black for about 2 seconds then it would go back to the video for about 2 seconds. The sound was freezing and unfreezing at the same time as the video. I could move the mouse around but only when the video and audio were unfreezed. So I tried restarting it and now whenever I boot up in normal mode, after the black screen with the Windows logo that says loading, my monitor turns off and says "no signal" as if it's been unplugged.

I can boot up in safe mode, but it's frozen up a couple times, over about 20 hours of usage, and I've had to restart.

I've tried running adaware, windows defender, housecall, kaspersky online scanner. They came up with 4-5 items but it didn't fix the problem.

I've got an amd athlon xp 1800, nvidia geforce 2 64mb, and 1gb of ram. And the computer is about 4.5 years old, the power supply is about 2 years old.
 

Answer:Win xp loads in safe mode but not normal mode

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I am helping a co-worker get his daughter's Dell computer (running XP) up and running again. He only told me that it was running slowly. When I boot it up it never seems to load completely. Task list is not accessible, several error reports come up asking if I want to send them and then twice I got booted to the blue and white screen telling me that windows was shut down due to errors. Each time that I booted a virus scan found and deleted a Trojan or two. Currently running in safe mode. Where should I begin? Hijack log attached below. Thanks for any help with this. Currently running Trend Micro scan but I don't know if it accually works in safe mode. Has been running over 35 minutes now on a DSL connection showing 99 % done for most of that time.

Jeff

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:59:37 PM, on 10/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
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Just out of nowhere, I turn on my computer, starts as usual with the Windows XP logo with the scroll underneath. Then at the welcome page a box pops up titles User Environment. In the box it says: Windows can not load user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system. It goes through a countdown and acts like it is going to load but the screen is just blue, no screen saver, nothing. I tried turning it on and off a few times. Other times on the blue screen it would have my icons, but will not open any of them, an error box comes up. Now, when I reboot in Safe mode it works fine, although I noticed audio does not work. So why work in safe mode and nothing else? If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated!!!! Thank you!!! I have to add, my computer is getting up there, I got it in 2001 for college. People tell my I should get a new one, but everything is on there, files, music, etc... I really don't need a new computer at this point in time, this was still getting me by.

Answer:Window XP only loads in 'Safe Mode'

Tried creating a new user account yet?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783

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Windows security center and XP internet security 2012 still loads in safe mode so I cant get rid of it like i would any other virus? any suggestions?
 

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Hi, I've searched around for quite a long time on this one, and although I've seen a few people with similar problems, I haven't seen anyone posting a solution. So here goes...

My computer works! However, I really want to change some of the security settings and to do this I need to start in Safe Mode, which won't work.

(If anyone knows how to change the security in Windows XP Home without Safe Mode I'd like to know, but I really want to fix the Safe Mode problem).

When I boot up in Safe mode, it starts to load, runs a list of drivers down the screen, then just stops and freezes (at one called mup.sys, although I have a hunch the problem is caused by the driver immediatley following this one) and then restarts the computer.

I have been through a long toruous process of buying a new harddrive and reinstalling windows because this problem got worse (although that was probably my fault) and having reinstalled all of my software from scratch... it's there again!!!

There must be something different about the way that Safe mode uses the
drivers than a normal boot, which is causing this!

My best guess it's a hardware problem (I recently bought a mains powered 4-port usb hub) but I don't seem to be able to stop it be removing the hardware. It could also be a software thing, so to ease the process here's a list of the main things I run: (Windows XP SP2 Home, Panda Titanium 05, Zonealarm, Nero (all of it) and a whole bunch of (I think) harmless other stuff.

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Answer:Window XP loads... but Safe Mode doesn't

have you an ups, as mups can be the advanced settings in it

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I think my PC has a virus, right now I'm posting from my laptop. I can only boot up my PC into Safe Mode. If not the start up screen just counts down and reboots itself. I tried system restore (reversed it one day) but still no luck. When I turned it on today morning (when it did work) Zone Alarm pulled a warning up about LSASS. Which I denied the file acces because I remembered that it was the "sasser" virus title.
It's up to date on all microsoft updates but I think I have a several month old AV definition file

Answer:My desktop won't boot up..Only loads into safe mode

XP SP1 or 2? lsass.exe isnt the virus....You might want to try the windows repair. Check msconfig>startup and make sure nothing is in there that dont need to be. Download msconfig cleanup and remove everything but your antivirus and firewall entries and then try to boot

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Hello, my Vista Home Premium 32 bit is fast on normal, but when it goes to boot into safe mode, and shows the files and drivers it's loading, it goes SUPER slow, and just loads 1 line at a time for like 5 seconds.

And even when I go to choose an advanced option, it takes a while for the choice screen to load, it will load like 1 line at a time, and its very annoying.

The Picture below... It will load 1 line at a time, and it will take like 10 mins to boot to safe mode.

Answer:Vista SLOWLY loads to safe mode?

Hi

Seems that your problem is the reverse of most that I have seen. I can only think of one suggestion. The absence of a process that normally loads is slowing you down. Why not do a clean boot, to determine the culprit. You can possibly fix the problem, once you know the source.

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

Hope that this helps.

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Hi

My Dads PC recently started freezing when loading windows XP (at the splash screen before the login screen). This seems to be an intimitant error at the moment. Windows also apears to load without problems in Safe Mode.

I have attempted a clean re-install of windows XP and he has informed me that the problem persists. Any help and suggestions in troubleshooting and solving this problem would be apreciated. Below is a list of the PC's hardware.

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core @ 2.2GHz
2GB RAM
WDC WD2500AAKS-22VSA0
ATI Radeon HD 3400
Creative SB Audigy 2

Thanks in advance.
An Amateur
 

Answer:Win XP freeze before login, loads ok in safe mode

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Topic says it all. Event viewer says msvcr80.dll faulting module. Lot of bsods lately. Run malwarebytes on every download. Zonealarm firewall. File properties show some 300 mb of files in my user folder that it can't account for when asking for visible and hidden files directly. I'm a pretty good geek, but this one has me in tears. No backups.

Answer:msvcr80.dll errors, FSX only loads in safe mode

Hello?

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Hi,

Had Issues for a while with being directed to random sites while using google and random pop ups,

Had the Yellow shield pop up in the task bar telling me i had to restart the system, after restart the Colour of the font in Firefox had changed to black and was running slow and freezing, 3-4 minutes in and the system would freeze only relief being the restart button.

3/4 restarts down the line im here , after the Windows XP loading screen goes off the screen just stays black no welcome page

EDIT EXTRA: It seems the wpa.dbl fil was modified at the time of the attack

Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 23:40:42, on 15/07/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.micros... Read more

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I've posted this whole story on another forum, but if anyone here has any suggestions then I'd love to hear them.

Basically, my computer seems to be fine, but I need to get into Safe Mode, and I can't! It runs the drivers down the page and then reboots itself!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?p=123358

Thank you everybody
 

Answer:Window XP loads... but Safe Mode doesn't

Have a gander here, but be very sure you know what you are doing if you choose to update the BIOS ...

http://www.mcpmag.com/columns/print.asp?EditorialsID=729

Find Ntbtlog.txt (in c:\windows) and see what the next driver is.

On my system it is: agp440.sys

Hangs here indicate a problem with the VGA drivers being loaded. I've seen this a few times and it can be resolved by updating the Video drivers.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324764
 

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o, i was cleaning my sister notebook because it was full of unwanted programs,alot of unnecessary startup programs, so i downloaded tuneup utilities 2011(with registration key) and did all tuneup availables.
I also unninstalled like 40 programs plus++
I performed full avast scan, Full malwarebytes scan, Full trojan remover scan.
I had like 30+ restarting requests from the programs I was going to do them all in only one.
So after all the cleaning I've made, I decided to reboot it, But after that loading screen that says "Microsoft corporation", when it is going to enter account selection(doesn't show nothing) it gets black, blink, and then reboot.
I choosed to system not reboot in case of fail, then just stay a black screen, nothing else.
I can use safe mode normally(I'm posting from the notebook)
So I would apreciate some help, cuz if my sister know this, she would kill me because everything is always my fault.
And I don't have the vista installation CD(If there's no option i can download it no problem)
Things done so far:
-CHKDSK
-Prevent system from rebooting in case of system fail(Before this was just a reboot loop)
-Scan for Virus,Malware
-Driver update(Actually video driver only)
-Let it cooldown turned off
-Disable all startup programs at msconfig(Even thinking this wouldn't work because it doesn't even load windows)
Note: Tune up utilities made me delete alot of unused files, like old backups and system restores, and it cleaned alot of registr... Read more

Answer:Vista Loads only safe mode-BLACK SCREEN

Use Windows DVD or HDD recovery partition and boot into Recovery. Select "Windows System Restore" - choose restore point prior to commencement of cleanup.

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Hello and thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to assist me with my problem.

Specs:
A8N32 SLI Deluxe mobo
Enermax 400w ATX PSU
1024mb Corsair Memory
Jaton 118PCI GeForce2 MX400 32MB
Win XP Pro SP 2

The story is about a week ago my computer that has been great for the past year started rebooting when the desktop would begin to load (all desktop icons would show, programs start to appear in system tray, and then it reboots). I adjusted some settings and the problem seemed to go away, only to reappear the next day.

Now, it happens every single time, in the same way that I described. I tried loading safe mode and it works fine, ran an online virus scan and apparently there were 5 viruses on my computer, unfortunately I can't install or update any AV software while in safe mode. I took turns removing both memory sticks from the system to see if that was the cause, and nothing changed. I tried uninstalling my video card drivers (in safe mode), and nothing changed. Could it be the PSU is dying? If it were wouldn't the computer reboot when using safe mode as well?

Much appreciation for anyones input...thank you.

EDIT
HiJackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:29:47 PM, on 10/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
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Answer:(XP SP2) reboots after desktop loads, safe mode works okay.

You may still be infected with viruses, spyware and malware. Safe Mode doesn't require much to load... You could have damaged Windows files that aren't loaded in Safe Mode
 

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Hi, my computer wont load. it gets as far as teh loading screen, and at the poin where i would expect teh desktop to load, it resets. the only way i can get it running is in safe mode. i have scanned my comp using the newest definitions of my scan programs, but nothing works, here is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:58:52, on 23/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: McBrwHelper Class - {227B8AA8-DAF2-4892-BD1D-73F568BCB24E} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\mcbrhlpr.dll
O2 - BHO: McAfee PopupKiller - {3EC8255F-E043-4cae-8B3B-B191550C2A22} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\popupkiller.dll
O2 - BHO: McAfee AntiPhishing Filter - {41D68ED8-4CFF-4115-88A6-6EBB8AF19000} - c:\program file... Read more

Answer:Computer continually resets, only loads in safe mode

Let's have a look at Windows Event Viewer. It might give us a clue as to what is causing these issues

Go to Start > Run - type in eventvwr <Press Enter>


This is a picture of what the event viewer looks like. You will see Application, Security & System listed in the left pane. In the left pane click on System. Click the gray title “Type” at the top of the source name column in the right pane to sort by type name
Look for “Error” & double-click on recent events, and evaluate the event description for any indication of the cause of the problem.
Make note of the Description, EventID and Source of these Event Properties.
From the right pane, doubleclick on the line where it says error & you should get a window like the example below


In the upper right corner of this picture, you should see 2 arrows. One is pointing up & the other, pointing down. There is another button below the 2 arrows. Click once on it. (this will copy some information to clipboard)
Open notepad & paste the info there. Then, show me your findings

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I have a relatively new HP Pavilion p6610f w/ Win7 Home Premium. Nothing has been installed in it but I have tons of documents and pics.

All of a sudden, the thing stops loading. With safe mode and regular mode, it loads to the welcome screen (the light-blue screen displayed just before the logging icons), and it just stops there. The PC is not frozen because I can move the mouse and the caps/num keys turn on and off, but it just stays in the screen.

I tried booting with another Windows DVD I have, and it also gets stuck.

What else can I do?

I was thinking that it could possibly have a virus, but I'm not sure how to run an AV if Windows doesn't load.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Win7 Home Premium never loads completely. Happens in safe mode also...

Have you tried a startup repair ?

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I have a dell Inspiron 9100 (Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz) desktop running Windows XP SP3 only. I have one fixed 160GB Hard Drive. I have not changed any settings/ installed/removed any programs recently. My last shut down was normal.
When i started up the pc i got as far as the xp splash screen which i believe it would have stayed on indefinitely. The scroll bar was still scrolling. So I attempted restart and tried again and the same problem occurred. I then attempted to start in safe mode were the BSOD occurred at what appeared to be the end of the driver loading. I got the message unmountable_boot_volume with the error code 0x000000ED (0X869C45CO, 0XC00000BS, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
The first thing i did was dissemble my pc, unplug/replug all the insides, remove all dust and i even reinserted the drive battery. I tried restarting again and the same issue.
I then went on to google the issue to read what felt like hundreds of similar but never the same issue.

As i usually use my tv as a monitor i thought this could be the issue. So i put in an ordinary monitor and took out all my usb peripherals. Same issue again.
At the stage i thought i would post for help. Not wanting to seem like a newbie i went through all the steps that i did before so i could get the exact error messages to post when i noticed that when i retried safe mode it stopped at a certain point during the driver loading and along the bottom of the screen PRESS ESC TO CANCEL LOADING SPTD.SYS... I Hadnít notic... Read more

Answer:XP splash screen loads forever; Safe mode gives BSOD

SPTD.SYSClick to expand...

Remove your daemon tools program, restart and see if the problem goes away.
 

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Hi. This is my first post. Excited to be here. I've been having a problem for the last two days with my HP laptop running Windows XP. It started when I got a message from the Norton software saying spyware had been detected. I ran a complete Norton scan, it found the spyware virus, and removed it. After this, I rebooted, and everything looked okay. I was able to log in, all the desktop icons showed up. However, none of the icons along the bottom in the task bar showed up, and when I moved my cursor down there it turned into the hour glass, and nothing responded when I clicked on it. I let it go for about 45 minutes, and still got the hour glass, and still no response. I tried re-booting several times and had the same thing happen. Then I tried booting in Safe Mode and STILL had the same problem. It's frustrating because I can't access anything. The only thing that works is the Task Manager. I could list the processes that are running if someone thinks that might help. Also, when I reboot I get a message which says "Ending Program ccApp.exe" which I know is a Norton file. I'm not sure what to do. Any advice? Thank you so much.

Answer:Freezes After Desktop Loads, Even In Safe Mode, Norton Problem?

Welcome to Bleeping Computer, julie_emm:Try to run System Restore from the command prompt. Use a restore point just prior to when the problem appeared.The following steps came from http://bertk.mvps.org/How do I Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt?1.) Restart your computer, and then press F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in Safe Mode with a command prompt. 2.) Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.3.) Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe4.) Follow the instructions to restore your computer to an earlier state, or undo the last restore if available.For more information on System Restore, please see this Bleeping Computer tutorial.Windows XP System Restore GuideLet us know if that helped.

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I have a relatively new HP Pavilion p6610f w/ Windows 7 Home Premium. Nothing has been installed in it but I have tons of documents and pics.

All of a sudden, the PC stops loading completely. With safe mode and regular mode, it loads to the welcome screen (the light-blue screen displayed just before the logging icons), and it just stops there. The PC is not frozen because I can move the mouse and the caps/num keys turn on and off, but it just displays that screen.

I tried booting with another Windows DVD I have, and it also gets stuck.

What else can I do?

I was thinking that it could possibly have a virus, but I'm not sure how to run an AV if Windows doesn't load.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.

Answer:Win7 Home Premium never loads completely. Happens in safe mode also...

Howdy,

So absolutely nothing has been installed and only files have been transferred to it. How young is this system, and is it from retail? Are there any peripherals or extraneous USB devices (like an external HD) attached to the system?

Have ya tried running SFC at boot-up to ensure everything is in working order? You may wanna do that, as well as /chkdsk r while you're in the recovery console.

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I am having this problem on my other computer. I just installed 2 cold cathodes into the case then wired it all back up with the cathodes connected into the power supply and now windows wont boot for me. The motherboard settings and bios load fine... then the normal windows XP loading screen comes up and loads then as soon as it finishes the screen goes all black and my monitor (flatscreen LCD) says that it is not reciving a signal... So I boot it in safe mode and it boots fine. I have already reinstalled my VGA drivers and still nothing. I have been attempting to fix this for a little over 3 hours now and still nothing. HELP PLEASE!

Specs:
AMD athalon 64 3000+
Gig of DDR400
asus K8N mother board
Geforce FX5500

Thanks in advance!

-Zak
 

Answer:Bios Loads fine, Windows loads then black screen, boots fine in safe

Disconnect the cathodes and the try to boot. If it works then your power supply isnt putting out enough juice for all the extras.
 

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

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I reformatted an acer aspire 5100 laptop.
I partitioned it.
I installed Win98SE on the first partition, installation went well apart from not booting at all.
Now whatever system I load or install, 98 or ME I can only access safe mode in ME. 2000 refuses to install. Is this laptop vendor software specific as the drivers dont seem to be accessed from any normal Win OS I install.
 

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Hey all,

I recently updated the nForce sata drivers and installed BIOS updates on my Compaq Presario SR2173WM (Vista/1G Ram). The install and reboots went fine, although soon after the PC froze and i restarted to a BSOD stating the following...

Windows has shut down to prevent any harm to your PC, etc...

Check disk space, drivers, disable Shadowing, use Safe Mode, etc...

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x93F541C4, 0x8B86A898, 0x00000000)

Collecting data for crash dump, Initializing disk, Dumping...

Then the PC restarts and the same thing happens. I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but as soon as it loads "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CRCDISK.SYS" it BSOD's with the same information.

I have reset BIOS defaults, turned off sata ports 1 at a time and tested, unplugged/replugged hdd, unplugged RAM 1 at a time and tested, ran Windows Memory Diagnostic test successfully, ran CHKDSK successfully, have run other MEM/HDD tests successfully...

I can access the HDD from a Live Boot Linux CD and can boot to my BartPE Live XP CD.

One thing I have not tried is disabling Shadowing because this is not an option in my BIOS, although it does say "Shadowing Enabled" when booting... Is there another way to disable this with my MB/Chipset (nVidia/nForce)?

ANY help on this at all will be greatly appreciated, as I am at the end of my ideas...

Thanks in advance, Chris

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

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

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

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Hi everyone. I was on my computer a few days ago and an error came up while I was reading a news website, something about rundll32.exe had to be closed. The window gave me the option to select "OK" or to close the window by the x in the corner, and I chose "OK". Immediately the computer shutdown and tried to reboot. Upon rebooting, the computer went to a blue screen. I restarted again and tried to run in Safe Mode. Same problem, went to blue screen. The only option that worked upon booting was Debugging Mode. That loaded my desktop normally, and it appeared my files were still intact. I ran a few virus scans (Symantec, MBAM, etc.) and cleared a few minor threats, but nothing significant. The computer appears to be running normally, but I can't imagine that running in Debugging Mode can be good for the computer. Anyway, I backed-up most of my irreplaceable files and they seem to be okay. If anyone has any idea on how to get the computer back up to running normally, that'd be great. By the way, running Windows XP SP 3. I keep everything up to date, and have had the computer for a long time with minimal problems. I can give more information, let me know what you might need. Thanks guys.

Sorry if in the wrong forum section, didn't know which one to pick.

Answer:Windows XP only loads in Debugging Mode

I would try to initiate chkdsk /r from this debugging mode...then reboot and see if it will run.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot.

It helps if you post the content of the blue screen error message.

Louis

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Hi Guys n Gals , my name is Mark , I have an old laptop I am trying to get going , it has never been online so its not a virus , and the cd rom does not work , and no USB sticks have ever been plugged in all it was used for was playing bejewelled the old one and windows games , not pad then kind of tasks . once shut down moved to new place , unpacked , it would not start up.   by this I mean ... the screen that shows up usually after a improper shut-down .... Safe mode ... Safe mode with network .....  Start windows normally ... that screen ...  no matter what selection I make it freezes there and I can no longer move or alt cntr del ... nothing works .. power button . also Its so old i cant figure out how to boot from usb as the cd rom does not work . I thought I figured it out , but it kept bringing me to the start normally ,,, safe mode ... safe mode with networking screen after 15 seconds of black screen , witch is the reason I thought it was working because generally when I boot other computers the screen goes black with the small flashing thing in the corner for a few seconds then starts booting windows , but this one brought me to that menu then froze ...   
here is a pic of the menu i speak of .
 
 ACER TravelMate 4000 Series MODEL: ZL1
 
Thank you very much for reading my post!
 
Mark

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

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

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

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

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

Just a thought

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

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

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

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

or simpler yet

Safe-Mode

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

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

Again, Good Luck

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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


Thanks,

krellkraver
 

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

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

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

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

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Hi
 
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}
Manufacturer: 
Service: spldr
Problem: : This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)
Resolution: The device is installed incorrectly. The problem could be a hardware failure, or a new driver might be needed.
Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal.
After you remove the device, this error disappears.Remove the device, and this error should be resolved.
 
Name: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Description: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapt... Read more

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

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

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

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

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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

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

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

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

Can anyone offer me advice?

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

We can offer the best assistance if you would upload the following information
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hi,

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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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:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/42397-63-windows-runs-safe-mode-freezes-normal
 

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

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

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

See if selecting Last Known Good Configuration helps.

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

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Hi, today I decided to restart my PC but it got stuck at the "logging off" screen, so I just held down power button to turn it off.
When I tried turning it back on, it got stuck at the windows logo. Safe-mode won't work, nor will system recovery.Note: I had not made any hardware changes in the past 3 years. I also don't think I have made any big software changes in the past couple of weeks.
 
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What I was doing before I decided to reboot:
I was reinstalling different versions of firefox because I was having flash issues (FF and Flash arent very compatible on some of the newer FF versions)
 
So I installed 30.0 and it asked me reboot to finish the installation and here I am. I don't think it's related, might be just a coincidence.
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Full details of what is happening:
Normal boot-up freezes at the windows7 logo. The animation freezes too. PC does not auto re-boot.
Safe-mode gets stuck while loading components. Notably at storport.sys (not sure if I spelt that right) PC does not auto re-boot.
System recovery freezes after a while during the © Mircosoft Corporation screen with green loading bar. PC does not auto re-boot.
The little light that flickers when the PC is doing something is not lighting up during the loading screens. It flickers for the first couple of seconds and then just stops (or very faintly flicks every 3-4 secs) The loading screen animation then freezes after ~10-15 seconds.
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Answer:PC/Safe-mode/recovery mode won't boot (stuck at windows logo)

Sorry to double post...
 
Tried reseating the RAM, no luck...
 
Tried booting recovery mode from a rescue disk I made a couple years ago, same result...
Picture:
http://imgur.com/qw4Sdml
 
Freezes right there after 15~20 seconds...

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Hello,
 
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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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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When I open IE it just stays as a blank screen a warning use to appear saying something about an appcrash but I messed around with it reset the settings. Also system restore wont work neither will a recovery, Im really in need of some help here.

Answer:Help Internet explorer wont work in normal mode, only in safe mode Windows Vista

Please post the exact warning. It should mention a particular App.

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Hello there,
I really need help on this one. When I switched on my laptop ( Hp windows 7) , it started as usual and it screened the message " starting windows" as usual , after starting I was expecting the log on screen to come. But there it was, just a black screen while the standard windows tune was heard, there was NO log on screen. It was just black.
Then I went into safe mode with networking. And that's all how it works now.
Please I would be really greatful if you could help me out.
So basically the laptop is functioning all fine in safe mode but wouldn't go further the " starting windows" message in normal mode.
Please Please help

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Ok, so I'm helping someone can help me on here. I was origionally running Windows 7 but had to install Ubuntu alongside it. I was installing a game, then started playing it while it continued downloading (it was a streaming download.) It ran fine for about 10 min, and then the computer froze. I decided to restart it and now it wont boot back up. Everytime I try booting it into either safe mode or regular mode it gets to the windows loading screen and then goes to the bsod and restarts. When I try booting it in safe mode it will load all the drivers until it reaches aswrvrt, then bsod flashes and it restarts. I tried booting it into recovery mode but it will reach a gray screen and then hang. I can move the courser around but nothing loads. I installed Ubuntu on a sd card so I can try and fix the problem. I can access all the data on the hard drive, so I tried uninstalling avast and the game. I dont think it worked since I can still see the files.Does anyone know what I am talking about and can help me?
 

Answer:Windows 7 wont boot into safe mode or recovery mode

Your Windows installation has corrupted in some way. If you cannot enter the "Last Known Good" option from the recovery screen you should then be looking at booting from a repair disk and repairing your file system.
 
EDIT: that is a windows repair disk specific to your OS that I am talking about.

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Let me open by saying I'm too old to understand most of the jargon and directions found in a technical forum like this. I've been trying to fix this myself for about two weeks, and have made so many changes, I've probably made a complete hash of it.

The latest thing I did was to attempt a fresh install of Windows from a DVD. I had to format the C drive to have enough space for the installation, so I did. The installation seemed to running normally, so I took our dog for a walk. When I came back, there was this error message: "Installation was cancelled."

The details of the error message are as follows: "Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restate the installation. Error code: 0x80070070"

My fear is that my hard drive has failed. When it's trying to boot up, there's always a line that says something to the effect that no drives were found. However, when running GPart from a disc, it finds both C & D. I tried to use one of the GPart tools to repair C, but it didn't work. It said I need to "Run chkdsk /f, the reboot TWICE." I can't do that, because I can't get it to boot into a command prompt.

I think I already destroyed all of my data on D, where it was all stored, in trying to install Windows. At one point, it told me that Windows could not proceed with formatting if D was excluded, so I removed the exclusion. I think that was a bad mistake.

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Answer:Windows crashed. Now can't boot, even in repair mode or safe mode.

You did a few smart things. So do not despair.

As a first measure I would try to save as much of your data as possible. Since you have the Xubuntu disc, try that.

Then you really should run the chkdsk /f. If you load your installation disk and go to "Repair this Computer" (or something like that), there should be a Command Prompt.

If that is all done, try to reinstall again and come back to let us know how you are doing.

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I've switched my laptop to safe mode so I can run a virus checker but now I can't log onto my machine. In safe mode my machine will not recognise my logon password that I normally use to connect both to mainframe and as a laptop.

I change to safe mode by Running msconfig, then selecting safe mode.

I've tried hitting F8 and selecting normal mode but it just keeps reverting to safe mode.

My systems guys are saying they cannot get my machine out of safe mode as there was no logon password loaded on my original machine build???

Can anyone advise me how I can restore normal mode before my systems guys wipe my C drive and start re-building my machine. Urgent help would be very much appreciated!

Neil.
 

Answer:Windows XP Safe Mode - How do I revert to Norma Mode - URGENT HELP PLS!!

Hi Neil, Robert here, ok just a couple of questions to clarify things a bit:
1. are you able to get to your desktop in safe mode then get into your start menu and typing in the run menu the "msconfig.exe" option? (Basically backtracking what you did before the incident)

2. If not have you tried to boot back up to the F8 list and select the "boot up last known good configuration...etc" ...something like that.. option?

But more importantly this question comes to mind, what made it necessary to boot into safe mode on your desktop just to do a virus scan? But most importantly, was there anything else that you may have done during the time of this incident or immediately beforehand that might have otherwise caused your angst? I am simply trying to get a better understanding of what exactly happened as this will better determine a possible solution than to just proceed to an extreme one ie. reinstalling a fresh copy of Windows on your laptop. Let me know how it goes, if not, you can email me or post your questions if you have any problems at all. Good luck, Neil! =)
 

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In MSconfig I set windows to boot into safe mode, now it will not boot at all. Previously it booted into normal mode.

I used a Windows recovery disc from which the only option that works is the command prompt. From the cmd prompt I can see all of C: drive and also run regedit.

Is there anyway from the cmd prompt to reset Boot from safe mode back to normal mode?

Answer:Windows fails to boot, into safe mode or normal mode

Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums
Option 3 and then number 5

Hope that works. Always worth checking the Tutorial section. Please have a look.

Or, if you have restore points, you can run System restore from your boot disk.

Failing those, it is possible to restore the backup copy of your registry.

When back running again (hopefully) I suggest you then do an in-place upgrade repair install.
Instructions also in the Tutorial section.
Keeps all your progs + data and most settings.

Once you have a stable working PC, I would urge you then to start using disk imaging e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage so you ca recover from many problems to a previous working state without technical help.

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Specs:i5-6600kGIGABYTE GA-Z170-MX 5 GAMING --> MSI Z270M MortarSamsung EVO 850 250GB SSDCorsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB)WD 1TB HDD

I installed some NVIDIA GTX1070 drivers around 2-3 months ago, and a week later I began to experience BSODs, usually MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. I initially thought it might be because of my overclock settings, so I reset my BIOS settings, but the BSODs persisted.

I then suspected either a CPU, motherboard, or RAM hardware issue, so I tested my CPU on my friend's z270 motherboard, and ran VR and prime95, which had no errors or crashes. I ran memtest86 for 10 passes, again with no errors, and I replaced my motherboard from the Gigabyte to the MSI motherboard shown in the specs. Still BSODs.I decided to try running in Safe Mode, which miraculously had no BSODs for over 2 hours, over the course of which I ran an hour long YouTube video, and ran prime95 for an hour, with no errors or crashes.

This made me think that it was a driver problem, so I wiped my SSD with Samsung Magician, and attempted to clean install windows using Windows Boot Media.Interestingly, the Windows Boot Media still had BSODs (keep in mind that at this point, the SSD was blank, and the HDD was unplugged).

I tried running Windows Boot Media with both the SSD and HDD unplugged, but still had BSODs. I suspected the Boot Media might be bad, so I first ran sfc /scannow, which said there were no errors with the Boot Med... Read more

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Hi there to who ever may be reading.

First of all thanks for taking a look at my issue, the problem as follows :

It shuts down (ie turns off, need to manually press the power button to boot up again) when getting to windows xp desktop.

what i have tried so far:
complete reformat windows xp home

complete reformat windows xp pro

taken the battery out of the motherboard for 30 secs then putting it back in(sometimes this works and it did for a while inabling me to install some softwarelike mobo drivers then after
reboot the problem persisted)

Following that i have tried different batterys and no battery at all each not solving the issue

started in safe mode and installed service pack 3

cleaned processor and heat sink

tried different psu

tried different hard drive (with fresh install)

I originally thought it would be a power issue but i have left it on overnight in safe mode as a test and it never shut down. It only seems to shut down in normal mode! i thought it might be a software issue but i have reinstalled it with different discs and different versions.

I dont think it is a hardware issue as it doesnt turn off when in safe mode, but then i dont think its a software issue because of the multiple clean installs that i have done. So i really dont know.

Please, sombody put me out of my misery. . . . What is wrong with my computer!

Answer:Help Please : Windows shuts down in normal mode, but works in safe mode.

Post all hardware specs, including power supply wattage and brand.

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Hey guyz,

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

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

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

Can any one give me a good solution for this?


Regards
swetha
 

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

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

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Please, can somebody assist me. When I try to log into vista normal mode all I get is 'Please Wait' where the 'welcome' logo used to be and it just sits there saying "Please Wait . . . ." forever. When I could login to safe mode I enable the verbose command and restarted and tried normal mode again and it would say "Please wait for the Local Session Manager . . ." and never get past that screen. Now, for some reason, I cannot even log into any safe mode options. After the safe mode drivers load, the computer just hangs at crcdisk.sys after it's loaded and not proceed. So, then I tried to boot to the cd to use the repair utility and my computer won't even acknowledge it, it just takes to me the three safe mode options. In the past I could boot to the cd and use the repair disk and now I can't. Please don't tell me I am screwed. I have so much valuable info that I would really not want to lose. So if anybody can please help me to try and resolve this, I would be greatly appreciative. Thnx

Answer:Windows Vista cannot boot into normal mode or safe mode

How do you normally boot from your DVD? Is there a key you must press in order to select the boot drive?
Also, what's the exact make and model of your system?

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MALWARE issues!!!I was having trouble staying in SAFEMODE to try to do some cleanup on my Laptop. The malware prevented my getting into safe mode and would cause the pc to just reboot normally. Because of this, I went into the msconfig>system config utility > boot.ini> then placed a check in the safemode box. I rebooted. Now its worse because it is now stuck with the BLACK screen safe mode choices. But It still wont go into safe mode and wont even reboot normally to reg windows mode.It trys to reboot on its own after a countdown of 30 seconds. But a blue screen quickly flashes once. Then it tries to reboot over and over again no matter which option I pick (last known config, safe mode networking, safe mode, safe with command, etc), it just tries to reboot over and over again like a broken record.I can get into phoenix BIOS by pushing F10 (or F12 I think), but I dont know what I can do there.At this point, i just want my pc to be able to boot normally into Window, and I will see what I can do in reg windows mode as far as cleaning the malware off my pc.Please help in easy terms.Thanks for your help in advance...PS: Windows Home edition OEM sp2 IE7-HP pavillion 8100 laptop-I have the original sealed discs that came with my 4 or so year old Laptop.I just need to be walked step by step if I need to boot from them. I dont want to have to wipe everything out or have to do a fresh install, if I can at all avoid this....Sorry for the hassle.My original main goal... Read more

Answer:HELP! My Laptop wont do safe mode or boot into reg Windows mode-

Hello and welcome. I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected forum for scans.Lets do these from normal.Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and yo... Read more

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my sysnative file collection is too big to attach to this post
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/B8ADIoyxcxAqZZcjvWqspE7

Answer:Windows 10 BSOD in normal mode, stable in safe mode

We need the Sysnative files.Please see if you can create 2 or 3 zip files out of the SysnativeFileCollectionApp folder; attach separately to a single post or create 2,3,4+ posts if necessary.We cannot help you without those files.Regards. . .jcgriff2

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After encountering a couple virus, I was suggested to sue ComboFix and after the program took control of my system, it had to restart and when it did, it wouldn't let me back into Windows.

I'm using a cracked copy of Windows XP and there is information in the computer that I don't want to lose. However, every time I try to start safe mode, it will just load all the drivers and restart the computer and when I boot the computer in normal mode, it asks me for product key which I do not have. I used to patch it when I was able to get into Safe Mode.

I'm stuck in the normal mode, looking at the popup that states.

"Windows Product Activation"
This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate Windows now?
Yes No"

I do not have a bootable Windows XP to access Recovery Console and I'm not sure if it will help me either, will it? Please help, as there is data I need.

Thanks!
Flowerpoddess

Answer:Cannot start in safe mode nor normal mode [Windows Xp]

Makes me laugh when people request help for cracked copies of Windows.

Get a genuine copy.

Get a life.

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Hi Guys,

I upgraded to Windows 7 back in December and things were going smoothly until two days ago when my computer started freezing.Mouse cursor won't move, control+alt+delete would not work as well.I basically had to turn off the power switch.

Tried system restore the next day, things ran smoothly for the next day until problems returned.Now I can run things fine in safe mode but system freezes after about 10 minutes of use in normal mode.

Also, the processor light stays solid blue all the time now (before it blinked occasionally depending on the nature of the task being performed).

Any ideas?
My specifics:
HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop
Windows 7 Home premium
Intel Core 2 duo

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 freezes after ~10 min in normal mode but not in safe mode

What are you doing when it frezzes? Also what anti virus software do you use?

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I have a PC and its my work machine (music production) and yeah i know its bad but i have the internet on it. I have one folder that has lots of really important work on it that i would hate to lose.

I had an issue with a trojan/virus a few months ago and finally resolved it but it looks like its back a bit.

The problem is i get a 'blue screen of death' everytime i try to boot into Windows XP in both normal and safe mode. My restore points are all gone and i've tried Repairing the OS several times and that had no effect. Still getting the BSOD.

STOP: 0x0000007E

I've tried replacing my drivers folder and still got BSOD. And i've checked to see if its a problem with my RAM by only using one stick at a time. No changes, still BSOD. And lastly i've tried creating a bootable USB drive with UBCD and cannot get it to boot from USB.

I have a macbook to work and post with. Unfortunately it makes things a bit more difficult.

Lastly, if i cannot get into windows, a solution to get a folder or two from my harddrive to a usb drive or external HD would be helpful.
I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!

Answer:Cannot get into windows (BSOD) in any mode including Safe Mode

7E STOP errors are fairly common, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182.You can attempt to move data files (not programs) by removing the hard drive and attaching it as a secondary drive to another system (I would add well-protected to that) and then moving the files.Louis

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I have a Windows 8 laptop and I just ran into a problem where it will not start at all. I need to fix it because it is my main PC.

Answer:Windows 8 will not start in normal mode or safe mode

What is it exactly that the laptop's doing, just prior to its: not starting at all?  What is on display?  What happened when you tried troubleshooting by booting from either a DVD or USB stick?

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guys, i am stuck in an infinite loop it seems. i was trying to start my pc in safe mode, to delete a .exe file from C:\Windows\System32 which was suggested by a post to fix the "windows not genuine problem". To be able to do that, i ran msconfig and selected /safeboot under BOOT.INI tab. now everytime i try to reboot my pc it asks me to select an operating system (windows xp pro/microsft windows) if i select windows xp then it asks me to select a startup mode (safe/normal/last successful) and then no matter what i select it will reboot it self, and do the same again. If i select microsoft windows (instead of xp) then it shows MS Windows 98 screen and then goes into DOS prompt. from what i have read in some of the threads is that, i have a virus which is preventing my pc to boot in to safe mode, and because i have selected /safeboot from msconfig windows will only boot in safe mode, meaning i am stuck. the workaround these threads were suggesting was to find the boot.ini file and rename it to something else, which would fix the problem, because this file holds the info about in which mode your pc should boot. i tried to rename this file from command prompt (i cant get into windows, thats why), using "ren c:\boot.ini boot.ini" but it says file name invalid. i think this is because its a hidden file. then i tried "attrib -h boot.ini", but it says attrib cannot be used in DOS mode. urghhh. anyone has any ideas?
 

Answer:windows xp will not start in safe mode/normal mode

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Windows 8 makes it difficult to get into Safe Mode. You no longer get to use the F8 key and will have to go through several windows including Advanced repair options until you get to Safe Boot. If you are able to login to Normal Mode of Windows 8, you can easily restart it into Safe Mode. This post was originally written on FixNow Support - How to boot into Windows 8 Safe Mode from the Normal modeHere's the entire guide with screenshots:1) Open the Run window (Windows key + R) and type msconfig2) In the System Configuration window, choose the Boot tab. Under Boot options, place a check next to Safe Boot and click Apply and OK.3) In the popup, click on Restart.Windows will now restart in Safe Mode.4) If you want to switch back to the Normal mode open the Run window again, type msconfig and uncheck the Safe Boot option.

Answer:Windows 8: Boot into Safe Mode from within Normal Mode

It's Shift + F8...and not hard at all...

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I'm dealing with a windows 7 professional 32-bit operating system for a client of mine, ive tried everything to get their profile to boot but it keeps freezing after you put in the credentials. I have tried everything from combo fix to Microsoft root-kit  tools but no luck.    
 
i have  even cloned the hard drive and thrown it into another machine just to see if it is the motherboard or ram. I'm stumped and need some input.
 
 
Thanks   
 
Batdan

Answer:Windows 7 will boot in safe mode but not in normal mode

If you create a new account in safe mode, can you log into it in normal mode?

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I have a Windows 7 Laptop (Home Edition) that boots fine in SAFE mode, but takes an extremely long time to boot in normal mode. When it does get into normal mode, it runs so slow it is unusable.
 
I have run Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyWare and Spybot S&D (all in Safe Mode - of course) and it doesn't find any issues.
 
What else can I try?
 
Thanks,
Scott
 
 

Answer:Windows 7 very slow in normal mode, ok in Safe Mode

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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windows xp sp3 boots in normal mode ..However when I boot in safe mode I get the blue screen of death.
When i ran the chkdsk /f or chkdsk /r command in normal mode it tells me the volume is in process and prompt me whether i would like to run the chkdsk on next restart. However chkdsk never gets started on next restart.

I ran the chkdsk (read only mode in the normal mode) and it says there are errors at stage 2 and cannot continue.
Before all this happened I was affected by malware/spyware. I ran the antispyware/antimalware and was able get rid of them..

Any help greatly appreciated...

Answer:windows xp sp3 boots in normal mode but not in safe mode

Phase 2: Checking indexes (directories) During this pass, Chkdsk examines each directory that is on the volume, checking for internal consistency and verifying that every file and directory that is represented by a file record segment in the MFT is referenced by at least one directory. Chkdsk confirms that every file or subdirectory that is referenced in a directory actually exists as a valid file record segment in the MFT and also checks for circular directory references. Finally, Chkdsk confirms that the time stamps and file size information for the files are up-to-date in the directory listings for those files. Just a guess...but the fact that chkdsk cannot run could mean MFT problems.http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/file/ntfs/archMFT-c.htmlhttp://www.ntfs.com/quest14.htmSee data under Repair NTFS MFT at http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Advanced_NT..._and_MFT_RepairI've had one bad MFT experience, I just did a clean install after deleting the partition. Some things cannot be repaired.Maybe others have better ideas...Louis

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Okay.... I am writing about my mother-in-law's computer so I don't have all the specs as of right now.  I will just start by telling you the problem and hopefully someone can help me...Here is what I did step by step:Step 1:  I started to update from sp2 to sp3Step 2:  Somewhere in the updating process the computer froze up and I ended the taskStep 3:  I then restarted the computer and it gave me a couple of options:              Safe mode              Safe mode with networking              Safe mode with command prompts              Last known configuration              Star windows normallyStep 4:  I clicked on start windows normally and it just brought me back to the same optionsStep 5:  This time i clicked on safe mode and it workedStep 6:  However, when i shut down the computer and started it back up, it won't let me start normally...only in safe              mode......Please help!!!!!!!!!!I am still learning so please be kind....Thank you so much....alicat2727

Answer:Can't start my windows xp in normal mode...only safe mode Please Help!!!!

Re-boot into safemode....run auto updates and let it finish this time.Then boot normally and you should be good to go...P.S. It's never a good idea to cancel/inturrupt an update of any kind.

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Hi,My computer froze the other day. I happened periodically whenever I am on Yahoo! fantasy sports web page. I don't know what it is about that site but my computer for whatever reason does not like it. So after freezing on that site, computer was unresponsive to anything I did. I shut it off, restarted, put in my password and then it froze while loading on the "welcome" screen for windows. I cannot get past this screen in normal mode anymore and I am working on my old desktop right now as I try to figure out what is wrong. Last time I was having problems, not as bad as this mind you, I had to download a BIOS update from the manufacturer. What other info do you need from me? Any thoughts as to how I can fix it? I think my drivers are up to date, I checked the device manager and nothing says it needs to be updated.ThanksJohn

Answer:Cannot boot windows 7 in normal mode. Only able to use safe mode.

Can you boot to safe mode?

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Hi all,

Windows 7 x64 does not boot into Safe Mode or Safe Mode with command prompt. Normal mode boots perfectly. Are there any suggestions on how to resolve this? I've tried startup repair and attempted fix boot, etc. No affect. The unit is free of infection. I also tried using SFC, but it said everything was fine. Any suggestions? Thanks

-Mike

Answer:Windows 7 only boots in normal mode, not safe mode

Download SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users:http://www.superantispyware.com/SUPERAntiSypware has a built in "Repairs" feature to fix policy restrictions and certain Windows settings which are sometimes targeted by malware infection. To use this feature, launch SUPERAntiSypware. Click the Preferences button. Click the Repairs tab. Click on (highlight) "Repair broken SafeBoot key" and then click the Repair button. You may be asked to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.If you upgraded Superantispyware to version 5.0, the instructions are a little different.From the Main Menu, click the Repairs button at the bottom.Scroll through the Repairs list and click on (highlight) Repair broken SafeBoot keyThen click the Repair Selected Item button.You may be asked to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

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Hello Friends....
my friend ask me to check his PC as he has encountered any problem, according to him he turned off the PC properly yesterday but today when he turned on the PC it was not working

when i checked it happens that when you run the PC it shows options for safe mode, safe mode with networking , starts windows normally and run in last good configuration etc

but when i select any of the mode option the black screen disappears and Windows XP startup icon gets displayed on the screen but after loading again system moves back to those safe mode n all other options and again after selection it happens the same... PC not showing the desktop..

Can any one help me in this regard that what the problem could be and how to resolve it?

Thanks in advance

Wajid Malik
 

Answer:Unable to run Windows XP on my PC either in safe mode or normal mode

Under this situation, does this mean that your system had crushed and you need to reinstalled your system or repair your system immediately?
 

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stuck on safe mode tried f8 also properties please help

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

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

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

OS= Win 7

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

the outage may have damaged the psu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safe Mode with Networking loads normally.

Any ideas or advice?

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

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

Hello Zarmaki, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Faild to start the Symantec Management Client service. Error code returned:
0x8007043c
i am getting frustrated badly with this, i am running XP home ed. on an ACER aspier one, (say what you want but its practical) and as you can tell i am running live update/Symantec Endpoint Protection
and yes everything is up to date, i have waxxed the backdoor troj. with no prob. but i am needing help tring to fig. out how to solve this prob so i can make shure i completly killed the attack...thanx

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

Hi and Welcome to BleepingComputer,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A couple of nights ago Windows requested to do some updates. It had 2/3 it automatically picked but I decided to look at the optional updates it recommended but didn't select. I went ahead and asked to install all of them. After restarting and rebooting computer since then my computer hangs/gets stuck on "Starting Windows". It's not a freeze I guess as the logo is still animated whilst booting but I've had it like that for 2 hours without success. I searched the issue up on google and it seems very common after windows updates (never happened to me before however) but every fix/solution suggested seem to vary drastically between HDD Fault/Motherboard dying/You downloaded something naughty etc, etc.

I can't make any progress on many of these "solutions" though. When pushing F8 upon boot and then selecting "Repair my computer" the screen will turn black and I will only be able to see a low quality cursor. The other route to many solutions was via safe mode but that doesn't load either anymore. I booted from safe mode successfully once, restored from a previous point on the 12th of February (maybe the last boot before the updates) and stupidly let windows shutdown and install the same updates again, I think. Since then it also gets stuck loading files.

Running Windows 7 Professional Edition

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", can't access repair mode or safe mode

Hi there Dougy282,

Do you have your Windows OS CD by any chance? If so, I recommend performing a "REPAIR-INSTALL" and see if that resolves this. You would definitely need your legitimate copy of Windows OS CD though.

Hope everything works out well for you and feel free to ask more questions, thank you.

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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