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I can't boot my computer up in Safemode!


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#1 wigginst

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:23 AM

Hello! This has just recently started happening. I noticed that my computer was acting a little funny, so I tried to do what I usually do to fix my computer, hold the F8 button down and boot the computer up in safe-mode. Well..the thing is, I tried that and it's refusing to let me boot the computer up in safe-mode. This makes me feel a little on the uncomfortable side, because, the best way to fix the problems in the computer from my experience is running it in safe-mode. But, I can't do that, please help! I am running Windows XP Media Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3. Thank you! I have also ran AVG Internet Security, Malwarebytes, and Spyware Doctor, and neither one of them has fixed the problem! :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:39 AM

Try Last known working configuration (something like that) where you normally select safe mode.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:54 AM

Did any of your scans turn up any malware? Often times malware will disable safe mode. Do you have SuperAntiSpyware? It has a repair section in it with a repair for Safe Mode. I have never used it so I really do not know how well it works, but it might be worth a shot, I would certainly try it.

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:55 AM

Did any of your scans turn up any malware? Often times malware will disable safe mode. Do you have SuperAntiSpyware? It has a repair section in it with a repair for Safe Mode. I have never used it so I really do not know how well it works, but it might be worth a shot, I would certainly try it.



I tried SuperAntiSpyware but no luck, thank you for your help tho :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 07:56 AM

Try Last known working configuration (something like that) where you normally select safe mode.


I tried doing that and it just booted my windows normally, and was still not able to boot with safemode, but thank you tho :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:44 PM

Is this for the same computer here?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/289769/serious-possible-malware-infection-please-help/
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:17 AM

Is this for the same computer here?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/289769/serious-possible-malware-infection-please-help/


yes and i just posted logs about it in the hijack this logs forum where your supposed to post the logs, i'm new here and was not aware.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:53 PM

Since your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.


To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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