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System Check won't let me boot into safe mode


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#1 BillieCat

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:38 AM

I have System Check on my notebook and I have read the self help manual to get rid of it, but when I tried F8, that didn't work so I tried using the System Configuration Tool Method. When I click on start it disappears instantly and I tried it at least 10 times. I need some advice on where to go from here. Thank you so much in advance. I am using my desk top to communicate right now.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:54 AM

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

Yes yes I still need help. Thank you.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

Have you tried running the DDS scan that is requested in the "HelpBot" post above?

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:49 PM

I can't do anything because I can't get to the boot menu in order to boot into safe mode. When I keep clicking on F8, it hangs, I just get a black screen. When I stop, it boots normally and my whole screen fills up with pop ups and when I click on the start menu to try to get to system manager, the menu pops up for a half a second and disappears. I tried that about 20 times then turned of the computer.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:35 AM

Okay, which version of Windows are you running, and do you have your install disk?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

I am using windows 7. I am sure I have a disk somewhere here but the notebook is a little ASUS Eee and does not have a disk player. Can I copy the disk to a usb drive?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hello again. Thank you so much for getting back to me. It looks like we live in different times zones and or different schedules. I live in Arizona so if you tell me what the best time for you for me to be at my computer I can do it. I can totally work around your schedule.
Also, on my notebook I have Windows 7 Starter and the disk I have says 1005HA Win 7 Starter Support DVD Rev.1.0, but again, I have no disk drive.
Thank You so much, BillieCat

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

Hi :)

I'm in the Eastern Time Zone, so you are only 2 hours behind me.

You have a very interesting issue, and are running a scaled down version of Win 7. I'm trying to determine if the DVD that you have has a system recovery feature, if it does, we will copy it to a usb drive, make it bootable, and go from there. Just give me some time to research this, and I'll be back with you.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:01 AM

Bless You!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

Hey BillieCat :)

Please do the following. You will need a USB drive with no less than 64 mb of space.

  • Insert your USB drive.
  • Press Start > My Computer > right click your USB drive > choose Format > Quick format
  • Download xPUD 0.9.2 iso, saving the file to your Desktop.
  • Download UNetbootin and save it to your Desktop as well.
  • Double click the unetbootin-windows-latest.exe that you just downloaded.
  • Select the DiskImage option then click the browse button located on the right side of the textbox field.
  • Browse to and select the xpud-0.9.2.iso file you downloaded
  • Verify the correct drive letter is selected for your USB device then click OK
  • It will write files to your USB device and make it bootable
  • Once the files have been written to the device you will be prompted to reboot ~ do NOT reboot and instead just Exit the UNetbootin interface
  • Next, download dumpit and save it to the same flash drive where you installed xPUD.
    You may need to right click Dumpit > select Save Link/Target As (some browsers will open the file in a tab instead of downloading it as it has no extension).
  • Remove the USB and insert it in the ailing computer
  • Power on the computer and press F12 then choose to boot from the USB
  • After selecting a language and readying the system, a Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
  • Click the File tab
  • Expand mnt by clicking the plus sign to it's left
  • sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
  • sdb1 is likely your USB
  • Double click dumpit.
  • It will create some MBR copies on the USB drive.
  • When it completes press Enter to exit the Terminal window.
  • Remove the USB drive, then locate on it an mbr.zip file, and upload that here as an attachment please.
mbr.zip should be created on your flash drive, please attach it to your next reply.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:29 PM

Thank you oneof4,

i got the USB ready, put it in the notebook, pushed F12 and the screen that gives you the option to boot in safe mode came up but it would not let me move the highlighter to select safe mode and it booted normally. Up came the popups so I turned it off and tried again and got the screen that asked me to select between booting normal and repair and that God the highlighter was on repair so now it's hung on Windows is loading files for the past half hour. The USB is still inserted but not lit up.
I'm sorry this is such a pain,
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hey BillieCat :)

I've been doing a little research on your netbook, and have derived the following:

Follow this procedure to be able to boot from the USB drive:

  • Remove the USB drive from the netbook.
  • Start the system and press F2 on bootup to show the POST screen.
    Press F2 again to enter the BIOS setup.
  • Arrow over to the BOOT tab. Arrow down to BOOT BOOSTER, and set it to [Disabled].
  • Press F10 to save the configuration.
  • Shut-down the netbook.
  • Reinsert the USB drive into the netbook.
  • Boot your 1005HA from your flash drive by repeatedly pressing the ESC key on boot.
Now you can pick back up with the fourth step in the dumpit instruction.

Best Regards,
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:23 PM

Hi oneof4

That didn't work either. I tried 3 times but it still goes to the screen where you choose to boot normal or windows repair and gets hung up there. Also, if I try to scroll to choose to boot normally, it won't do that either. Could it be that it is not recognizing the keyboard? Is it beyond repair? Thank you so much for your patience oneof4!
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