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Safe Mode Won't Network


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#1 winigo

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 10:53 AM

on windows XP Proffessional SP2 :

I'm trying to scan for malware & trojans in Safe mode.
(I ran all sort of software on normal mode but malware is still present),
and -by the way i have a HJT log waiting for analysis in the appropriate forum)


Although i press on Safe mode with networking, i cannot access the internet.
i can access Outlook, but i have to confirm connectiion password everytime,
(the setting won't remember the password).

Even so, i still can't access the internet through or outside Outlook.
--my connection settings SEEMS normal..

I was able to not so long ago. I also tried as administrator,
i could access once, then not since. This is not a shared computer.

any suggestions?
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:50 AM

Hi winigo

We need to take care of any problems first via the HJT log that you have posted before some of the others
that you've noted in your two threads can be successfully addressed.

I'm going to close this topic for now and we can reopen it after the HJT log is reviewed if necessary.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 11:45 PM

Hi winigo,

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.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:24 AM

Safe Mode with Networking loads the normal Safe Mode setup and then adds the networking drivers to it.

I've used it (once only) successfully with XPPro and a cable modem without any problems at all.

But, I do notice a problem with connections if I disable a bunch of services when installing a program (y'know - the one's that say "stop all running Windows programs" before you install this). And it generally requires a reboot to get it up and running again. I'm sorry to say that I haven't researched this problem.

So, I suspect that there is a driver/service that isn't operating in Safe Mode that will affect your connection. I'd suggest printing a list of the services that are running on your system in regular mode - and comparing it to those running while you're in Safe Mode. There may be an internet aware application that isn't loading - but is needed to establish the connection.

If the inability to access Safe Mode with Networking is your only problem - I'd (if it were my PC) just live with it. If not, then I'd suggest running the System File Checker - and if that didn't work, then I'd go with a repair install of Windows.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:57 AM

I use it to run my AV and AS program in safe mode with networking so they can update prior to running. In one case it was the only way I could download and run HJT without transferring to disk then to the other computer.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:03 AM

I seem to remember that there was a problem of this sort with AVG a long time ago (service wouldn't run in Safe Mode) - don't know if it's relevant, so I thought that I'd mention it.
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:10 PM

possibly has to do with the cable,
but as many contributors said its not really needed in my case,
i thought it better to scan for malware in that mode (online scans)

IT did work a couple of times before though, its not that it never worked.
also outlook asks for password settings everytime you start it in this mode, does not remember the settings.
But i have so many other things to do that are more pressing that i will not investigate further unless necessary..

but anyone else is welcome to contribute on this, i will keep reading


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