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Another Wierd Boot Problem


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#1 aprsl

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:57 PM

Dell Vostro – 2 years old running Win XP Home with SP2

The problem I encountered was computer would not boot in Normal or Safe Mode. Each time I got the dreaded blue screen saying Windows had shut down. I’m almost 95% sure this was a driver problem. It was after I uninstalled the suspect hardware (an Iomega accessory drive) that I started having problems

Ran the reinstallation disk after using F12 Boot Menu.

Now when I turn the computer on I get the Win XP splash screen and it looks like it will boot normally but then I get a light blue XP screen which says

“Setup is being restarted ………..”

Next I get a black screen with “SafeMode” in each corner (like the Safe Mode screen) so I think it’s going to boot into safe mode but instead I get a message in the center of the screen that says;

“Windows Setup cannot run under Safemode. Setup will restart now” It has an OK button

When I click OK the whole process starts over i.e. (WinXP splash, “setup is being restarted”, then partial Safemode screen with “setup cannot run under Safemode”

How can I get a normal boot or even a complete Safemode boot?

Thanks for all you help

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:11 PM

@aprsl-how old is ur computer?
i think if its not a virus its the old software and hardware that causes the problem!
but if its kind of a latest model-probably install an anti-virus! XD

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 03:39 PM

@aprsl-how old is ur computer?
i think if its not a virus its the old software and hardware that causes the problem!
but if its kind of a latest model-probably install an anti-virus! XD



It's 2 years old. Just before it went bad I ran 2 spyware programs (SAS and Malwarebytes) and my virus program and they all came up clean




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