Now that we know your PC is malware free, I've reopened this topic. Let's keep it on the subject of Safe mode with networking.
As I mentioned in your HJT thread
, there is not much of a reason to go into safe mode with networking
and it is only available for certain OS's and setups. There is not much information that I could find researching the web. I do know it is only availabel for XP and 2000--but XP Pro, not Home, and it may be that it is available for 2000 Pro only also.
I also heard somewhere that one must be set up with DSL for networking to work in safe mode. Since you're on cable that might be why you can't get it to work. Or it may be because of you hardware setup and configuration.
If anyone knows exactly what Safe mode with networking
is limited to and how to achieve it, I hope they will post here as I can't be much more help than that.