Safe Mode Inoperable

By miksah2001
Aug 27, 2006
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  1. Hey I have a big problem (I think)...
    Whenever I restart WinXP in Safe mode, it screws up...

    Right after I click "OK" to continue in safe mode (or before I even get a chance to click it) the desktop icons and start icon disappear. I'm just left with the black desktop and "safe Mode" around the edges..
    does anyone have any idea why?

    I recently had to do some stuff for spyware, but I was forced to do it in normal mode

    thanks
  2. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    I'm guessing explorer.exe didn't load..

    Press CTRL+ALT+Del (task manager) and go to your Processes tab. If you don't see it there, then create a new task and type in explorer.exe

    Otherwise, you can try repairing windows and/or do a sfc /scannow in command box (you'll need access to winxp cd of your OS)
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