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Can't boot in Safe Mode


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#1 zoso0

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:38 PM

Hi. I'm unable to boot in safe mode, but able to boot in normal mode. I performed chkdsk and everything is fine, running Norton anti-virus not sure if this will solve my safe mode boot issue. How can I debug this problem without having to repair or re-install windows XP. All this started when I got the 2010 Internet Security virus which I no longer seem to have.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:50 PM

Try this... SUPERAntiSypware has a built in "Repairs" feature to fix policy restrictions and certain Windows settings which are sometimes targeted by malware infection. To use this feature, launch SUPERAntiSypware.
  • Click the Repairs tab.
  • Click on (highlight) "Repair broken SafeBoot key" and then click the Repair button.
  • You may be asked to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:13 PM

is there a safe site i can download it from and will it destroy data files on my pc?

Thnank you for your response

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:32 PM

http://downloads.superantispyware.com/downloads/SAS_FREE.EXE
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:31 PM

Hi. Thank you my PC was able to boot up in Safe Mode I hope it keeps working. Thank you again.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

what if I don't have super anti spyware or don't want to install it just now?

Is there a way arund this in XP alone?

Reason I ask is that I can't activate the advanced startup menu by pressing the F8 key, windows just boots normally. Although it will bring up the advanced menu if I prevent windows from booting (ie by restarting during splash screen).

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:35 PM

Course it helps if the functionkey lock button is not activated on the keyboard..... I am a tard, advanced start up now works.




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