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#1 Badcat

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:53 PM

Howdy folks! First time poster here and I'm seriously stuck! My home computer is a sony vaio with windows XP HE and it picked up a few viruses. I was following the directions from nortons to remove them. I first turned off the system restore then ran the scan and followed the directions to start in Safe mode and run scan again. I went through the control panel - system -msconfig route to select /safeboot. Afterwards the computer restarted, I choose f8 selected safe mode and XP HE. opened adminastrator and was given a dialog box about continuing in safe mode "yes or no". I choose yes and 1 and a half hours later all I have to show is a black screen with "safe mode" in all four corners and has "microsoft®windows XP ® build2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254:servicepack2) across the top.

Help Please!!!!

Edited by Badcat, 21 July 2007 - 06:05 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 06:28 PM

Howdy folks! First time poster here and I'm seriously stuck! My home computer is a sony vaio with windows XP HE and it picked up a few viruses. I was following the directions from nortons to remove them. I first turned off the system restore then ran the scan and followed the directions to start in Safe mode and run scan again. I went through the control panel - system -msconfig route to select /safeboot. Afterwards the computer restarted, I choose f8 selected safe mode and XP HE. opened adminastrator and was given a dialog box about continuing in safe mode "yes or no". I choose yes and 1 and a half hours later all I have to show is a black screen with "safe mode" in all four corners and has "microsoft®windows XP ® build2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254:servicepack2) across the top.

Help Please!!!!


Can you get to task manager? If so you can click shutdown and have some options there.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 06:48 PM

Is the /SAFEBOOT option now unchecked in the System Configuration Utility?

Try the "Last Known Good Configuration" from the Safe Mode logon options.
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Posted 21 July 2007 - 10:23 PM

I made it into task manager. I don't seem to get anywhere with restarting and trying to Start windows normally. Any ideas on how to get out of safe mode?

Edited by Badcat, 22 July 2007 - 12:40 AM.

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 10:10 AM

Is the /SAFEBOOT option now unchecked in the System Configuration Utility?

Try the "Last Known Good Configuration" from the Safe Mode logon options.


Did you try the options set out in post #3?
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