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Can't see any files in safe mode.

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

It started by having a bunch of command prompts pop up trying to do who knows what. Then a bunch of different windows came up including ones that just had question marks all over and just all kinds of different stuff. I couldn't close it all. Loads of stuff was running. I knew I was screwed then but the computer was going too slow to put my USB in and back anything up. Couldn't open a lot of things like the task manager and whatnot. Surprisingly could run msconfig. Restarted in safe mode.. okay. looking good.when it loads up, there's nothing on the desktop but the recycle bin.inside the recycle bin I can see plenty of files I personally deleted.Not much appears in the start menu. In my computer, there's plenty of folders.. but no files appear inside of any of them.I know the files are still in them because it tells me how much memory is in them. Absolutely nothing will show up.I've been crying so much. This is a music studio computer that has absolutely tons of work on it and I'll be devastated if I lose it. I have plenty of it backed up but a lot of recent stuff isn't backed up entirely.Does anyone know if there's a way I can fix this or at least get my files off of it?edit: so, I put a USB drive that had Yahoo's Anti-spy loaded on to it. I know the program works by just dragging the folder so I ran it. Here's a list of what it found:
Name Objects Category
PornDialer PluginAccess 2 Dialer
FakeAlert 1 Trojan
Disable Task Manager 1 Annoyance
SillyDl DNB 1 Trojan
GbDoor A 1 Trojan
Vundo 1 Trojan
Search Toolbar 1 Adware
Haxdoor E 1 Backdoor
Meldsimp 1 Trojan
I cleared it all out, but it didn't do much of any good apart from letting me use the task manager.If I copy folders, I get the files in them. I tried something on the usb hopefully I can put another harddrive in and get everything I need off of there because I really doubt I'll find a way to fix this.I'm going to try and run my main virus scan on there next.. it seems virus scans never do anything at all though.. but maybe I'll get the name of the main target or .dll out of it and will be able to get it out of the registry.edit 2:Virus scan wouldn't run. I tried every .exe in the folder. The safe mode scanner would open but none of the buttons on it would work so I couldn't scan the computer.Here's the hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:45:40 AM, on 4/2/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:

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: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: C:\WINDOWS\system32\hw5w4te4z1.dll - {B1B220C1-A500-99BD-F110-04B53A2C8952} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hw5w4te4z1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Search Toolbar - {9D425283-D487-4337-BAB6-AB8354A81457} - C:\Program Files\Search Toolbar\SearchToolbar.dll (file missing)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeltTray] DeltTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UVS11 Preload] C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead VideoStudio 11\uvPL.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -scheduler
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nView\nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [M-Audio Taskbar Icon] C:\WINDOWS\System32\DeltaIITray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeltaIITaskbarApp] C:\WINDOWS\system32\DeltaIITray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [conhost] C:\Documents and Settings\FNR\Application Data\Microsoft\conhost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [guyik45hbh] C:\WINDOWS\system32\guyik45hbh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [guyik45hbhx] C:\WINDOWS\system32\guyik45hbhx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgrA] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\win16.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgqd] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\lsass.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgkvb] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\cdthkxd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MKctc] C:\WINDOWS\msmgm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgutc] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\sysmgm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTguuc] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\system.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgpta] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\services.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MKevc] C:\WINDOWS\setup.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgotd] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\install.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgl/] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\gdi32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTglb] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\debug.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgta] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\user.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgtrf] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\svchost.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MKeta] C:\WINDOWS\services.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgcuc] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\t3ntpi.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgnb] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\cmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Glojorefub] rundll32.exe "C:\WINDOWS\udunufew.dll",Startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MKdw+] C:\WINDOWS\nvsvc32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgmve] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\hexdump.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HNUQHTgrrc] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\winamp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [wextract_cleanup0] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\advpack.dll,DelNodeRunDLL32 "C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\IXP002.TMP\"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [wextract_cleanup1] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\advpack.dll,DelNodeRunDLL32 "C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\IXP003.TMP\"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [wextract_cleanup2] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\advpack.dll,DelNodeRunDLL32 "C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\IXP004.TMP\"
O4 - HKLM\..\Policies\Explorer\Run: [flkxx] C:\DOCUME~1\FNR\LOCALS~1\Temp\4ilrkwl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: yshbef87w3hubdjnjksdf - {B1B220C1-A500-99BD-F110-04B53A2C8952} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hw5w4te4z1.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Capture Device Service - InterVideo Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\DevSvc.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NICSer_WUSB11 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-B USB Network Adapter\NICServ.exe
O23 - Service: NIHardwareService - Native Instruments GmbH - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Native Instruments\Hardware\NIHardwareService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PACE License Services (PaceLicenseDServices) - PACE Anti-Piracy, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\PACE\Services\LicenseServices\LDSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
O23 - Service: Yahoo! Updater (YahooAUService) - Yahoo! Inc. - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe

End of file - 6535 bytes
not sure if that even was able to find anything since I was in safe mode and I was on the administrator account instead of the regular one. (not sure if that makes a difference)I was able to see some files in the administrator account but I couldn't find a way to find the files from the main account.edit 3:Looked up every virus that anti-spy found and compiled a list of the registry keys, .dlls, and just other files into a notepad file. Going to go and manually clear them all out. Also downloaded a few scans including some specifically for Vundo since it said it found that as well. so going to run those as well..Anyone know of a site I can post this on and get some help?edit 4:Tried doing the above. Not even the tiniest bit of luck came from it. Couldn't find anything in the registry that needed to be deleted. Also, the registry doesn't work on my main account but it did in the administrator one.Anyways, the Vundo scans worked but found nothing.. and AVG + Malware bytes anti-malware or whatever it's called.. wouldn't work.I've pretty much given up. There's nothing else that I can do..Guess I can try and use another drive to get my files off it and wipe it for the 500th bleep time.edit 5:Going into safe mode on the normal account rather than administrator gave me nothing but a blank locked up screen. Great. I went back into the admin which still opened.. but still couldn't really do much.Decided to see what would happen without safe mode enabled.Loaded up. The background appeared but turned black shortly after. A program instantly started up and appeared on the desktop. Task manager worked so I closed a bunch of stuff.Tried using the search to find some of my files. It won't find anything that's in the documents and settings folder.. Yet the folder itself is 80gb. I don't understand how everything can just be invisible from seeing it is pretty much ruined. guess it's going to have to be wiped.I've had plenty of virus issues throughout the years but this has to be the most stressful one. definitely one of the worst days ever.I guess it's over.Thanks for lurking.'EDIT: Moved from Am I Infected to Malware Removal Logs, member edits done 2 Apr ~ Hamluis.

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

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerMy name is etavares and I will be working with you to fix your computer. We should be able to get your files back.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting. If you will be unable to respond (e.g. vacation, travel, etc.), please let me know ahead of time.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.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.If you have already posted a log, please do so again as instructed below, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:We need to create an OTL report,Please download OTL from this link.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:

drivers32 /all
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\system32\*.sys /90
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s

Click the Quick Scan button.The scan should take a few minutes.Please copy and paste both logs in your reply.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREWe also need a new log from the GMER anti-rootkit Scanner. Please note that if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows you will not be able to run GMER and you may skip this step.Please first disable any CD emulation programs using the steps found in this topic:Why we request you disable CD Emulation when receiving Malware Removal AdviceThen create another GMER log and post it as an attachment to the reply where you post your new DDS log. Instructions on how to properly create a GMER log can be found here:How to create a GMER logIn your reply, please post both OTL logs and the GMER log. Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Absolutely nothing will show up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I guess it's over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows Vista Home Premium X64.


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

Does this sound like a Sircam virus or variant therof?

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

Thanks for info.

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Recover Files in Safe Mode

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

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

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

Is there another way to do this?

Thanks in advance!

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

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

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

Here's a log from when I ran it in regular Windows XP.
Fragments File Size Files that cannot be defragmented
2 420 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Desktop\Warcraft III\war3.mpq
75 440 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop\d8541706a902\rpm1m.cf1
404 450 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\source models.gcf
167 460 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop\d8541706a902\rpm.cf1
72 620 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop\d8541706a902\dbeam
24 671 MB \System Volume Information\_restore{4E015214-6BB0-4181-B365-456CF1DEC069}\RP349\A0183127.exe
29 704 MB \Documents and Settings\Nathan\My Documents\My Videos\Two Heads Are better Than None\Kenan And Kel - Two Heads Are Better Than None.mpg
5 706 MB \RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1517058887-1443211527-2734774989-1006\Dc577\Final Fantasy 9 Disc 1.iso
8,875 841 MB \Program Files\Steam\steamapps\half-life 2 content.gcf
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i have windows xp. some mp4 files are not delete in safe mode also. how can i delete.

Answer:mp4 files not deleted in safe mode

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

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

Running Windows XP Home, SP1 (not my computer)

Any ideas?

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Evening everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Throttled

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

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

Answer:Recover Files in Safe Mode

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

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

Answer:bypassing files while i run in safe mode

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Need help backing up files in safe mode

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:can only open files in safe mode

Take it back.

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

Answer:boot files for win xp in safe mode

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

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


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

in safe mode boot to msconfig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It will however, fully boot in Safe Mode.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Transferring files from safe mode

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

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

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

Please help me solve this problem.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just a thought

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


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

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

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

or simpler yet


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

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

Again, Good Luck

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

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

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

Thankyou for all your time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

THANK YOU in advance!!!

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

thanks nick

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

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

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

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

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

Hello prerunner97,

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

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

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

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

what are you running
video card
power supply

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

the outage may have damaged the psu

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

OS= Win 7

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

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

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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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How do I surpass this?

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

It seems that after Windows updated something then this happened.

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

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

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

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

plzz Help.

my logfile of HijackThis is patsed below

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

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

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

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

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

All help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

Here's the HJT log:

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

Running processes:

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's do this in the meantime:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am familiar with System Restore, selecting earlier times, and the often-available option of undoing a System Restore. But I found out (too late) that according to Microsoft, System Restore done in Safe Mode is not able to be undone.

I lost 1,000's of photos doing the system restore, now the only restore point option visible is what I believe to be the new one after I did the restore. Prior to me doing the System Restore, there were a number of times from me to choose from, I just chose one that was 10 days ago.

Is there any software, method, or hack that I can use or do to recover the thousands of photos that were on my desktop and that were in folders on my desktop? It's a 1 TB HD, any help would be greatly appreciated!


Answer:How can I undo or recover lost files from System Restore in SAFE MODE?

If I lost thousands of photos by running System Restore, the first question I would have is why did that happen? Did you have your photos stored in some Windows system folder?

Or did System Restore malfunction in some way? As I am sure you know, it doesn't normally affect personal data.

You might be able to retrieve something with a standard data recover app like Recuva.

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When I boot to safe mode I cannot find Combofix or Rkill. 
I tried. I put them on my desktop. 
Even when I manually go to the desktop folder they are not there.
I had to run combo and rkill off a thumbdrive.
Is this normal?

Answer:Combofix and Rkill exe files disappear when I boot to safe mode. Normal?

ComboFix is optimized to run from normal mode where it is most effective. However, it should run in safe mode if you are having trouble getting it to run or loading Windows in normal mode. As to why it (or RKill) is not showing on your desktop after booting in save mode....not sure why without more information. Have you tried saving the files to a download folder instead of the Desktop?As a general policy, Bleeping Computer does not offer advice on how to run ComboFix unless we asked someone to run it or if there is a problem with the computer caused by running the tool. We recommend that people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert (see here) who is assisting them deal with a malware problem. When issues arise due to complex malware infections, problems running ComboFix (i.e. stalling, hanging, crashing) or with other security tools causing conflicts, experts are usually aware of them and can advise what should or should not be done while providing individual assistance. When false detections are identified, experts have access to the developer and can report them so he can investigate, confirm and make corrections. Those attempting to use ComboFix on their own do not have such information and are at risk when running the tool in an unsupervised environment.Also be aware that using ComboFix is only one part of the disinfection process. Preliminary scans from other tools like DDS, OTL, Zoek and RSIT should be used first because they p... Read more

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Hi all!
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3, and have run Runscanner and Autoruns in order to locate possibly missing system files (I do not want to run SFC /scannow as I think it is too powerful for me). Both tools found several ones missing, so I consequently ran several CMD (DIR) commands and SystemLook in order to locate any available backup copies of these. And luckily it turns out that seven missing files actually have existing backup copies.
These files are named as follows: isuspm.exe, CTDetect.exe, Changer.sys, i2omgmt.sys, lbrtfdc.sys, i2omp.sys and ViaIde.sys. The first two belong to Intel and Creative respectively, and the last five files are all Windows system files.
I would like to know: What is the best method to restore these system files safely; either use Safe Mode and the Recovery Console (from the Windows CD-ROM), or Linux Lubuntu or Xubuntu (on a CD-RW)?
I understand that I cannot repair this while running Windows, so anyway I obviously have to work with Windows offline.
Please let me know if you need to see these logs, and if so I will post them as necessary.
Thank you very much in advance!

Answer:Missing system files in XP - Use Safe Mode and the Recovery Console or Linux?

Autoruns will list some system files with a path of  "file not found". That is normal. (item #12)
Are you having some particular problem running Windows? 

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

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

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

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

When I press okay, I then get this message:

Why is this, and how can I fix this?

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2500 Series\lxddamon.exe
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I have no idea what happened or why. I was installing VZAccess Manager Software for a Blackberry and my computer froze and restarted. When I logged back on it loaded everything and then once done restarted again. After the second time I didn't have to log back on because there were no passwords in place and everything I had was deleted including system restore points. The internet will not work unless I am in safe mode. I am running on Windows XP. I would really appreciate any help anyone could give me. I'm not even worried about getting all my files back, if I could it would be great but if I can't I really just need my computer working normally again. If this is posted in the wrong location please just direct me where to go. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer constanly restarting, all files deleted, won't connect to internet unless in safe mode

Try this scan. You can copy it over from another computer if you need to.Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documen... Read more

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Hi guys,

I'm having an issue with my system that I hope someone will be able to help me with.

Basically I am stuck on a 'Startup Repair' loop. I am running Windows 7 64bit and did not have any startup / booting issues up until a few days ago.

When I was last using my system it was working perfectly. I left it for an hour or so and when I returned I was bemused to be greeted with a message from Startup Repair saying that it could not fix problems with my computer. Obviously it had crashed in my absence and upon automatically restarting began the startup repair process.

So I restarted it myself, and before having the option to hit F8 and open Advanced Startup Options (such as safe mode, I usually suspect dodgy drivers in such circumstances) I was instead greeted by "Windows is Loading Files ... " followed by Windows immediately attempting a startup repair that it fails. It said it was 'Attempting Repairs' but ultimately was unsuccessful in the end.

So I read up on the following threads here ...

Windows stuck at loading files, can`t run repair
Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install

... along with some other similar ones and tried the solutions.

I tried using my Windows 7 installation disc to use CMD to run bootrec /FixMBR /FixBoot /FixBCD. When I used /ScanOS it said "0 Windows installation found". After trying this a few times I was eventually presented with the "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is miss... Read more

Answer:Stuck on Startup Repair Loop (Windows is Loading Files ; no safe mode)

The more I think about it, the more I suspect this could be related to a dodgy Windows update having installed itself on my system.

A - when I left the system the system prior to the first crash it was scheduled to install a group of updates, which I suspect it did followed by an automatic restart which led to the Startup Repair loop that I arrived back to.

B - when I shut down the system last night it was installing the latest updates again (after installing a few hundred during the day) to bring it back up to date - and when I restarted the system this morning I was greeted by the Startup Repair loop. I have a feeling that a Windows update released in the last week or so is causing the issue.

Does anyone know how I can go about finding a list of Windows updates and uninstall them via command prompt?

(EDIT: In the meantime I have run sfc /ScanNow twice via command prompt. Both times it reports that it found and fixed issues, but the Startup Repair loop continues upon restart.)

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

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

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

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

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

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I'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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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 when im in either one of the two safe modes wither im on the amnstdr or mine the software will not open and it won't open, here is what comes up when i try to open it from program files:

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

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

Hi and Welcome to BleepingComputer,

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

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

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

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

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

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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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Upgraded from Win XP to Win 7 Pro - I am trying to install my original oem operating system & application programs to the vhd
I tried installing the original oem os & applications disk in win xp mode but it will not boot after installation.
so Now I am trying to install Parts of my original OEM operating system & all of the original application programs to windows xp mode.
before I installed win 7 I made a full file backup of  c: drive 
I mounted my vhd in c:\program files\Windows XP mode\windows xp mode base.vhd
I attached my vhd to windows explorer.
from Computer Management > Disk Management > More Actions > Attachvhd
Copied the files then detached my vhd
I can see all of my files in windows explorer in Win 7 but when I run the windows xp mode it only shows the original files
not the ones I added? What do I need to do to make these files visible inside windows xp mode?

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Here is the Hijack this log: I could use any and all help from here! Thank You in advance!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:01:28 PM, on 7/7/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\James Marchisio\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
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Answer:All executable files will not open, when opening AVG to scan computer freezes...malware bytes and AVG in safe mode will not fix...

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

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

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

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

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

Hi jowilhnson, welcome to the forum.
     Please see these MS pages to know what loads in "safe mode"
Win 7
"Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using."
Win 8.1
"If you have a problem with your PC, you can troubleshoot by starting it in safe mode. Safe mode starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start your PC in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers and services as possible causes. There are three different safe mode options:
Enable Safe Mode: Starts Windows with a minimal set of drivers and services.
Enable Safe Mode with Networking: Starts Windows in safe mode and includes the network drivers and services needed to access the Internet or other computers on your network.
Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Starts Windows in safe mode with a Command Prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface. This option is intended for IT pros and system admins."

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This is my first time being on these forums. If this is the wrong place to post about this, I apologize in advance.
Background on how this all started
I have a hp pavilion dm4 laptop with windows 7 home premium OS. This laptop is about a year and 2 months old. Warranty has expired. 2 months ago, my laptop started making this loud fan noise. I checked the CPU's temperature through software and it was at 78 F (which i thought was normla). I decided to sit my laptop higher by stacking books underneath it. I dropped the laptop on accident because I was sweaty and nervous. The fan noise stopped. That caught my attention. Every time the fan became loud, my FPS for the games I was playing lowered. That made me mad and frustrated. I remembered once the laptop was tapped a little, the fan would stop and my performance would go back to normal. The tap eventually progressed into a light smack then to a hard smack. I smacked my laptop everytime this happened because of frustration (Im 15 and i do dumb things a lot). Last week, the fan just continued and would never stop. I didnt stop smacking it either.
So today, I tried to smack the laptop as little as i could and then my laptop froze. It stayed frozen for about 1 minute. Then I restarted my laptop. When it was rebooting, I saw a screen I have never encountered before; "Windows is Loading Files Screen". I waited patiently and the fan of my laptop continued to be loud. Then, for about a second and ... Read more

Answer:Startup repair after "Windows is Loading Files".Cant start safe mode

Welcome to the Forum.
It sound like the first problem is overheating. This can cause many more problems all by itself.
If it was my laptop I would take it apart and clean completely. I would also check the operation of the fan. (If in doubt replace the fan).
If you don't feel comfortable taking the laptop apart and cleaning I would take it to a shop.
You must not use the laptop until the cooling problem is solved.

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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!

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I was browsing the internet the other day when I clicked on a link and my computer shut down. I immediately knew it was a bad link. My computer rebooted and it wouldn't let me on IE after that at all. I then did a restore to the previous day. I was about to get online so I went and downloaded Kaspersky IS and scanned my computer. My laptop messed up and rebooted itself. Then got Anti-Malware Bytes in Safe mode and ran a scan, still had issues Kaspersky not running right and my computer freezing after just a couple of minutes. Went back and did a restore again to the same spot and this time said forget Kaspersky and jsut did AMWB. It showed my computer is clean, yet about 2 minutes after booting, my computer reboots and the safe mode option pops up. I can run ok in safe mode but cannot get it to work in normal mode. I did trend micros housecall and another online scanner and all say my computer is clean. Yet, when I start IE, I am redirected on every link I click to scour..... or another site with links on it. Any help is greatly appreciated, as well as a recommendation for a better Anti-virus. I jsut had McAfree that came with this laptop. Thanks!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Mom at 1631 on 2011-06-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1805 [GMT -4:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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Answer:Only runs in safe, redirects even in safe, reboots in normal virus' found

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone offer me advice?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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