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getting out of safe mode!


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#1 feh728

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:05 PM

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Hey!

I am running Windows XP Pro on a custom PC and tried starting my computer in safe mode. I know, I know, I AM A LOSER IF I CANT START MY COMPUTER IN SAFE MODE. I tried the F8 way about 10-15 times and could not get it to work. Then I went to Run>msconfig and did it the way it shows in the "How to Start Windows In Safe Mode" tutorial located here.
<http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/>
Surprise! it worked. Now my problem is trying to get back into the regular mode. Again, I tried the F8 way and failed. Then I did Run>msconfig and unchecked the box that says "/SAFEBOOT" under the "BOOT.INI" tab and then selected the "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" option under the "GENERAL" tab. Pressed Apply. Pressed Close. and it prompted me to restart my computer. I clicked "Restart" and magically it DID NOT work. I keep rebooting into Safe Mode. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :flowers:

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#2 Shadow Bird

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:03 AM

Restart to a Windows XP cd (with your service pack on it.) When it finishes loading drivers, press the designated button for "Repair an existing installation." Now, follow any prompts until you get to a command line. Now, type the following (without quotes): "fixboot"

And for good measure, throw in "fixmbr" you never know when your Master Boot Record is slightly corrupted.

Your boot.ini file should now be in working order. Restart your computer, and make sure it worked. If it doesn't, please let us here at BleepingComputer know.

Have a good day!

#3 hamluis

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:50 AM

To your knowledge...was there malware on the system?

Why were you trying to get into safe mode?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:54 AM

Is the post date wrong on the original entry? :mellow:

Posted 25 May 2005 - 12:05 PM

WinXP Pro sp3 \ Firefox, Panda, MBAM, SAS, SpywareBlaster


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:01 AM

I didn't notice that post date before...thanks :).

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