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Windows Xp Only Starts In Safe Mode


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#1 looney2340

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:09 PM

Hi everone,
I will be working on a computer for someone at work i have not got it yet im trying to get a start on the problem. Its an H.P and it will only start in safe mode. It will not boot into windows at start up. He has not installed or uninstalled any hardware or software. Im thinking its a problem with a corrupt driver thats not allowing it to start. I was going to start by using the xp repair function and if that does not work do a complete install which im trying to avoid.
Can anyone give me some ideas so when i do start it will be easier going.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:14 AM

May be useful: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:14 AM

or if system restore was active(turned on)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449/
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:56 PM

At the Safe Mode screen there should be an option to enable boot logging. Enable it and then try to boot into normal mode. ONce that's done, then boot into Safe Mode and check the log. It's located at C:\Windows\NTBTLOG.TXT
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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

thanks for the quick replies i will have this computer on friday and will checkout suggestions over the weekend ill let post any other questions then

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 10:56 PM

Hi usma i have a question you stated......

boot into Safe Mode and check the log. It's located at C:\Windows\NTBTLOG.TXT

i have never used this feature what can i expect to find out within this log ?

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:32 AM

You'll find a huge list of things that Windows tried to do when it booted. Search through it for the words "error" or "fail" to see what didn't work properly.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:17 PM

Thank you everyone for all your adivce. I was able to get this computer booted and running....it was an H.P after 2 - 3 reboots it went into system repair and it seems to have repaired it self.....after many reboots and shut down and restarts seems to appear to have no problems....thanks again for everyones advice




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