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#1 jmwcctx

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:09 PM

OK, though I knew what I was doing when I told the thing to do a safe boot. Apparently, I either hit the wrong button or things have changed since I last used this function. Anyway, I only get a cmd prompt, which I've managed to get to where I can see the System32 file in gui, but not sure what to do to restore the desktop (the directory of system32 is about half a mile long and I can't peruse the whole thing). HELP!

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#2 jmwcctx

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 04:55 PM

EUREKA! It's sad that it took me so long, but if anybody ever finds themselves in this problem (I'd accidentally checked the Safe Mode-Alternate Shell option), then just use the CNTRL-ALT-DEL to pull up your TASK MGR, choose NEW TASK at the bottom, and enter MSCONFIG. You'll get the gui menu (albeit on the black CMD prompt background). Now I REALLY feel stupid :thumbsup:

Edited by jmwcctx, 03 January 2010 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2010 - 05:00 PM

Good find and good info to tuck away.

Thank you for posting with the solution.




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