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#1 StephenR

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:12 AM

I did an Ad-aware scan in safe mode using the Run msconfig method, and then after the scan was complete I did the same thing and started in normal mode. After my desktop loaded, I could not use certain programs including the Internet.

Am I still in safe mode or some other mode, if so what can I do to get back?

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:40 AM

Simply rebooting should bring you back to normal mode.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:16 AM

A lot of times malware inserts a LSP(layered service provider) into the winsock/tcpip stack, basically filters and controls your interface to the internet, when you kill the malware that filter gets broken and you have to remove it.

Does this sound like it might apply in your case? You didn't say what adaware found and tried to fix.




don't ever use the msconfig method, use F8, malware can disable safe mode booting, when you tell windows to only boot into safe mode, you won't boot again to that hard drive without fixing it from a floppy or a cd.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:57 PM

Thanks, I've tried all of this and it still appears to be the same. Does anyone else have an idea?

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:17 PM

do a system restore
then start again with ad-aware scan, this can be run in normal mode

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:40 PM

Am I still in safe mode or some other mode


Everytime I have booted into safe mode, safe mode was in all 4 corners of my screen

I had no speaker icon, sound, my video drivers did not load and the desktop with all it's icons usually ran off the side of the screen

It looks like crap and is hard to use
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:39 PM

Am I still in safe mode or some other mode


Everytime I have booted into safe mode, safe mode was in all 4 corners of my screen

I had no speaker icon, sound, my video drivers did not load and the desktop with all it's icons usually ran off the side of the screen

It looks like crap and is hard to use


Ya I have the same for safe mode, but when itís in normal mode I cannot use anything with sound. It seems like itís almost like a partial load, where some things work and others don't.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:21 PM

Am I still in safe mode or some other mode


Everytime I have booted into safe mode, safe mode was in all 4 corners of my screen

I had no speaker icon, sound, my video drivers did not load and the desktop with all it's icons usually ran off the side of the screen

It looks like crap and is hard to use


Ya I have the same for safe mode, but when itís in normal mode I cannot use anything with sound. It seems like itís almost like a partial load, where some things work and others don't.



windoze doze that, so contrary to the post title you can boot into normal mode?
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:54 PM

No I can't get into normal mode, if I could I wouldn't be on here trying to get help!

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:35 AM

sorry you got me confused with the statement

but when itís in normal mode I cannot use anything with sound


did you go back into msconfig and undo the safe boot setting?
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:29 AM

I looked at my "msconfig" compared to another computer, and it seemed the same.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:38 AM

make sure there are no checks in the safe boot
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:45 AM

No there is none, mine looks exactly the same.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:34 AM

I would suggest running windows as a repair disk

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

you would need a generic xp oem disk that matches your installed version

note this is just to get you fixed enough to boot into normal mode and try to repair your computer

if that fails then you need to do a clean install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/restore.htm

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
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