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#1 Tomo2

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:50 AM

Hello everyone :flowers:

I may be missing something obvious here but if i hit f8 during the boot up and select any safe mode option, it will load all the drivers (i think) and sit at the end of the list. but instead of carrying on into windows the computer reboots and only starts up in normal mode. Whats going on?? :thumbsup: (it may have something to do with the reason i tryed safe mode, random freezing when connected to a network.)

Thanks for any help in advance

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 02:54 AM

Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the time that this is happening. Each error will have its own date and time shown.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.

The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.

Warnings will appear as a yellow trinangle with an exclamation mark inside.

When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.

Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:00 AM

sorry nothing special there, just dns errors and me terminating services...
like i said it doesnt seem to get to windows, just manages to load all the drivers and reboots :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:14 AM

Have you run any scans for infections?

Try some of these online scans.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:19 AM

well i ran a boot scan with avast and nod32 and ran housecall - nothing found on any. really odd problem, i'll look though my device list to see if any have missing or corrupt drivers but in that case it wouldnt boot into normal mode :thumbsup:
any other ideas i could try?
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:45 AM

This wouldn't be a driver issue, this looks more like a problem with the OS. One of the things that can keep you from accessing the Safe Mode is an infection, that's why I suggested running the scans, no single scan will be able to detect all types of infections.

Another option would be to run chkdsk.

Go to Start and click on My Computer.

Right click on the drive in which you want chkdsk to run. The C: drive is usually contains your operating system.

Click on Properties and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.

Set up the Check Disk options by checking one or both check boxes displayed.

To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors, and then click Start.

To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, and then click Start.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:10 AM

nope that didnt work either....
bummer

i have no need to get into safe mode at the moment i just don't have a clue why its not doing it!!!!!

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