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Can't boot into safe mode and system restore not working


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#1 Greywolf 1960

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 01:54 PM

Hello, can anyone please help me with this...can't turn on my system restore and computer won't boot into safe mode.
Whenever i try to get the "System Restore Service" service to start, it gives me the folowing message...(The System Restore Service service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service.)
When i click on Start/Control Panel/System/System Restore, it's all grey and ther's a check on Turn off System Restore (disabled by Group Policy).
I also can't boot into Safe Mode...all i get is a blue screen telling me that (Windows has been turned off not to damage this computer).
I've ran Spyware Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware 2008, Bitdefender Antivirus and Tune Up Utilities 2008, all with with no results.
I'm running Windows Xp Home (5.1.2600) Service Pack 3 on AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3000+ 1800 MHz 2,048 MB Ram.
I also ran Hijack This...please let me know if I should post it.
Thank you in advance, will be very grateful for any help.

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#2 Gabisonfire

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 12:59 PM

Try to do a Windows Repair, to do so :
1. Put your cd in the Drive and Boot on it.
2. At the first prompt, press Enter like you would do to install windows.
Windows will now search for previous versions,
When found, press the "r" key on at this screen and windows will start and do a repair,
This will NOT format your drive or erase any files or program installed.
See if that works, it should actually.
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