PC freezes at safe mode menu

By Artzdelux
Dec 14, 2009
  1. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Could it have been a worn-out or mis-aligned cd or dvd drive, or a scratched or marred disk?
  2. Artzdelux

    Artzdelux TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    It could have just been a bad disc/ program. it was not a store bought version he tried installing.
  3. Artzdelux

    Artzdelux TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Computer has been repaired. i was able to reinstall windows, all necessary software/ drivers, and it is up and running.

    Thanks everyone for your help.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Artzdelux, thanks for this update. For information sake could you please tell us what was repaired? This helps greatly in adding to the pool knowledge.
  5. Artzdelux

    Artzdelux TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Well, the computer would not load in anything other than safe mode without getting a BSOD. I ran memtest, scandisk, defragmenter, and Avira but was still unable to boot into normal mode.

    I reformatted the hard drive and then re-installed Windows XP. It is working perfectly now (for a 6+ year old computer). I was never able to completely diagnose what was causing the BSOD and boot issues. I am guessing it was a combination of use and virus/ malware infestation.
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