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trouble starting xp in safe mode


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#1 pigfoot

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

I am trying to put a check in the safe mode when going to msconfig  but it is in gray and it will not allow a check to be marked in there.  Do you have to change the windows recovery console to another  option  to  get  the  safe mode  box to allow a  check in there?

It will not allow me to enter  safemode  when  clicking F8 before  windows boots  up..it keeps  going in a loop  saying windows encountered  some  problem  and  says  something about a recent  hard ware   change.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

Reset CMOS. Then try F6. Some computers (Like Dell) do not work with F8.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

Since the Safe Mode check box is greyed out, that's definitely a problem

Can you post the exact message when trying to go into Safe Mode?

Since a recent hardware change is indicated, let us know whether or not this might make sense

 

Does your computer work ok in normal mode?

Can you do a Restore Point to a date prior to your problem?



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:21 AM

I took a photo of the screen with my camera and put it on the link below.  It shows  the message I get when trying to start in safe mode  by pressing F8.  I also made a video  showing what it does when I try to click on the safe mode option  from  msconfig.  I tried restore and this does  not  help.

 

 

http://d.pr/i/7VYr

 

 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:36 AM

You cannot get into Safe Mode but you were able to run System Restore

--- Does this mean you can boot up normally

--- Does this also mean the computer runs ok in normal mode?






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