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Xp Professional Problem

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#1 judyah


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:43 PM

Does anyone know if I can restore from SAFE MODE?

My system is taking at least 3 minutes per keystroke to do anything. Sometimes I even get the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.

I would appreciate any help you have.


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Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:17 PM

You should be able to do it from Safe Mode. (You may need Admin Rights though.)

In fact, you might even get a message asking if you want to continue to Safe Mode or go right to System Restore. I'm not sure about that message though because I use a little utility to switch to Safe Mode because sometimes my fingers aren't fast enough to get there the normal Window way. But I do know I get that message using Safe Boot.

You probably don't want to mess with it now since you're computer is acting funny, but if you are interested in BootSafe, here's some information about it.

Pay particular attention to the last instruction. Those who rebooted from the normal Start menu ended up having to rearrange all their desktop icons and/or just looped back to Safe Mode.

* Download BootSafe and save it to your Desktop (or any location of your choice)
* Double click the BootSafe icon to start the program
* Select which Safe Mode you wish to boot - Minimal, Networking (typical), or Repair
* Click the Reboot button
* Once you have booted into Safe Mode, you can perform any actions needed, such as scanning for viruses, spyware, adware, malware or repairing a system component
* When you have completed your tasks, simply run BootSafe again and select the Normal Restart option and click the Reboot button and your computer will reboot in Normal Mode


I just tested BootSafe to be sure. It opened with the Logon to pick Admin or myself. (I have Admin rights so I picked myself.) Then I get a box that asks me if I want to continue with Safe Mode or go directly to System Restore. When I click "No" (for Safe Mode), after a few seconds System Restore opens up for me. (But I'm still in Safe Mode.)

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:17 PM

Hi judyah, welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

The System Restore utility should work fine in Safe Mode. Are you getting any error messages when you attempt to do so?

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:27 PM

Thanks to both of you for responding so fast.

I will try it right now.

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