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Unable To Boot In Safe Mode

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#1 Cecilech


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Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:11 PM


i seem to have some kind of problem because I keep getting this svchost.exe error popping up. I have run virus scans, spyware scans, etc. but no luck removing it. went online to the virus folks, they sent me a tool to run a startup report, but want it run in safe mode. Everytime I try to boot pressing the F8 key it gives me the option to boot in safe mode, the drivers all list on the screen then it turns off and on again and starts normally. I am really getting frustrated - can anyone help me please.

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:17 PM

The problem you describe could be a corrupted driver. Can you boot the system normally? If so, you can check the event viewer for errors and the device manager for warnings.


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:54 AM

I would suggest removing any hardware that you have attached to the computer as a first step (this would include anything relatively new that you installed inside the case) and then trying to boot to Safe Mode

I'd run Startup Repair from your Vista recovery DVD to see if it can fix the problems for you: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:34 AM

to boot in safe> click on start orb then run type in msconfig, click on boot tab at the top of the window, than put a check in the safe boot box in boot options window and restart. to boot back into normal just revers the process.
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Edited by figgis41, 27 January 2008 - 07:34 AM.

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