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I can't open In Safe mode


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#1 PinkPanther3719

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:26 PM

I can start my computer normally, but whenever I try to start it in safe mode it gives a list of files and stops on the last one and it just sits there.

What can I do to fix it. It worked previously, but just stopped all of a sudden.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:39 PM

Open Start Menu > Run and type SFC /SCANNOW. Throw in your XP CD in the CD ROM drive and let it finish.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:42 PM

And if I can't find my XP disc? I've recently moved and I have no idea where it is otherwise I would've just redone my computer because I have a virus or something. This has been occuring since before I had the virus though.

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:51 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

My thinking is...if you have a known malware situation...is it not possible that you also have unknown malware situations?

The suggestion by Romeo29 would elliminate the O/S itself from suspicion...however, it won't do anything for malware or hardware problems which may contribute to your situation. Generally, I find that problem-solving computer situations starts with eliminating possible causes for whatever went wrong.

At what line does your attempt stop loading/proceeding?

As a precaution, I suggest that you try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal


If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

Let us know the results of this effort, if you choose to follow that line of reasoning.

Louis

FWIW: How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

Edited by hamluis, 26 April 2009 - 09:53 AM.





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