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I Used Msconfig Safeboot And Now My Computer Keeps On Restarting! Please Help! :)


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#1 crazycrazy

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 07:30 AM

Hiya, I wanted to try deleting some files etc because I believe they're causing problems but I haven't been able to access Safe Mode due to various viruses I thought I deleted them all and maybe I have but I still couldn't access Safe Mode. I looked on a website and someone suggested using MSCONfig and click SafeBoot on the BOOT.INI tab and now I've done that it now restarts WINDOWS but cuts off about 2 seconds after the WINDOWS XP loading screen appears and just restarts and asks me if I want to:

Start Windows Normally
Last Known working configuration
And 3 Safe Boot Modes

I've tried them all but my computer won't get passed the WINDOWS screen without restarting, and it's because of the SAFEBOOT setting on MSConfig and the fact that SAFE boot isn't working at present due to the virus etc. So is there anything I can do to fix this, because I can't get onto my computer? *I'm posting this from another computer on a training course* so a quick-ish response would be REALLY appreciated! Thanks alot!!!

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WINDOWS XP (Home Edition) Service Pack 2
CPU 2.00Ghz Intel Celeron

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 08:50 AM

Install the XP Recovery Console ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654 )

Then type "chkdsk /r" (without the quotes) and press Enter - and let it check your disk.
Then type "bootcfg /rebuild" without the quotes and press Enter - then follow the prompts to rebuild your boot configuration file.
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:02 AM

Install the XP Recovery Console ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654 )

Then type "chkdsk /r" (without the quotes) and press Enter - and let it check your disk.
Then type "bootcfg /rebuild" without the quotes and press Enter - then follow the prompts to rebuild your boot configuration file.


thanks for that but I can't actually do that, I don't have a XP disk (I'll have to dig around to check) and my computer just restarts all the time after I pick any option available on the black screen with options such as Start Windows normally, Last known working configuration etc. So I can't get onto my computer/logon etc to install anything... Is there not any other way?? thank you very much for your reply though! mwah! :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:09 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134660/serious-boot-problem/

if this sounds similar?

quite elaborate fixes?

many of these malware removals are not user friendly or tailored for a do-it-yourselfer
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 09:09 AM

You can download a recovery console ISO from here: http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/rc.iso (Direct download link)
Use an ISO burner to burn the ISO to a CD.
Then boot from that CD to get into the Recovery Console.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 07:59 PM

I've reinstalled XP but my mouse seems to be going crazy still, I've read that I should clean my BOOT SECTOR from viruses etc could someone suggest a tool I could use to do this please? thanks! :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:38 PM

I might try another mouse or update drivers after checking device manager before assuming I had a boot sector rootkit trojan
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