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Safe Mode loop While repairing XP


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#1 Eggston

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:20 PM

I've got an old (3years) Dell Lattitude110L that kept bluescreening on me all of the sudden. I could fix that but I originally used MSconfig to make it boot to SafeMode w/Networking trying to pinpoint the problem . It still bluescreened on me and I had to go to work, forgot about it for 2 weeks and then attempted to do a repair using the 2nd option. I had forgotten that I had used the MSconfig and now I seem to be stuck in an eternal loop saying "Windows cannot complete the setup in safemode" So of course when you click ok it reboots giving me the same thing. So I am stuck! Is there a way I can stop the installation to set it back to the normal startup so I can actually repair it. I know I must be overlooking something but I'm not getting it.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:22 AM

See the following Bleeping Computer tutorial:

How to start Windows in Safe Mode

In the tutorial, scroll down to this section:

Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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