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