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Computer Only Functions In Safe Mode


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#1 teecee

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:31 AM

hi there everyone this is my first posting on anything like this i didn't even know these type of forums existed, can anyone explain why my pc will only function on safe mode? if i try starting it the normal way it just freezes before i can even type in my password, please help
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 10:17 AM

Hi teecee and Welcome to Bleeping Computer. :thumbsup:

Right click on the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop and go to Properties, then click on Delete Cookies and Delete Files. Check the box that comes up asking you if you want to delete all offline content.

Now see if it doesn't work better.

You may want to have a look at the Tutorial How to Start Windows in Safe Mode and check that your computer hasn't been set to start up in Safe Mode from the System Configuration Utility.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:40 PM

Windows starts in Safe Mode when something is preventing it from loading in normal mode. You can check the "Enable bootlogging" option in the same menu with the Safe Mode options. Then try to boot into normal mode once, then boot into Safe Mode once. Then copy the bootlog file (I think it's ntbtlog or something similar in the C:\ or C:\Windows directory) to your desktop.

You can copy and then paste this file into a spreadsheet, then cut the Safe Mode boot off the bottom and paste it next to the normal boot log - and then compare the 2 to see what the differences are. One of those differences is what's preventing you from booting into normal mode.
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