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Windows Xp Is Starting In 'safe Mode'


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#1 sheikhs

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:43 AM

When i log in to my computer everything seems to run as normal. However once everything has started up and i try to uninsatall anything i get a message telling me that my computer is in safe mode.

I spotted the problem as my virus checker's realtime protection will not work. Wheni tried to reinstall it i was told i was in safe mode.

Can anyone help me solve this without formating my harddrive and starting again? :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:50 AM

Go to Start and click on Run, type in msconfig and click on OK. In the window that opens click on the tab BOOT.INI, does the /SAFEBOOT box have a check mark in it? If it is uncheck it.

Edited by dc3, 06 June 2008 - 04:52 AM.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 05:56 AM

Hi dc3,

When i go to msconfig i do not appear to have a Boot.ini tab.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 08:09 PM

Try looking at your drivers,scanning your computers and any other area you want to check.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 05:14 AM

Hi dc3,

When i go to msconfig i do not appear to have a Boot.ini tab.


When you go to Start> Run, and type in msconfig, and click on ok, this page seen below should be seen.

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Is this page not opening?

*You should be able to click on the image to enlarge it.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 09:11 AM

Attached is an image of what i get when i type go to the MSCONFIG dialog

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 06:09 PM

I think that your BOOT.INI file is missing.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

When I go to 'system properties' of my computer, 'Advanced Tab' and then select the 'Startup and Recovery' option I get the option to edit my boot.ini file which is as follows

[boot loader]
timeout=1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect

However when I search for the Boot.ini file I am unable to find it. Where should this file be located? and should it be searchable

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:24 PM

Boot.ini is a file if, tamper too mush may cause unable of booting of your computer.
And it's a system file.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:34 PM

Have you done a thorough series of scans for malware?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:17 AM

I have run the online version of F-secure as well as the latest updated versions of Spybot, Spyware Doctor and Adaware.

Because the computer is in safe mode the realtime protection of Norton does not work but you are able to do manual scans. Once this forum has helped me restore my computer back to it's former glory i will probably replace Norton with PC-cillin. This is how i found out i had a problem in the first place. As i am unable to unintall Norton.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:40 AM

Boot.ini is a file if, tamper too mush may cause unable of booting of your computer.
And it's a system file.

Richard Fu , I don't agree with what you say.I think the answer you gave is jiba!

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:36 AM

Norton (or any other AV program) is of no value if it is not maintained properly and current.

Removing your Norton program using SymNRT - http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...005033108162039?

There are other free AV programs that do the job as well as NAV does.

I suspect that your system is infected...or you have a serious case of file corruption.

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 09 June 2008 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

Norton is bang up to date and i have used the online version of F-secure and Kaperskey to check my PC. Both of those programs seem to think everythink is A OK.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:42 PM

Sooo...how's the system behaving?

Just for the heck of it...you might take a look in Event Viewer for errors that need attention.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

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