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XP Pro won't boot in safe mode

By TonyH
Sep 4, 2004
  1. athabaska

    athabaska TS Rookie

    Here it is

    The regfile did not work for me,
    i believe it depends on your exact version of Xp and your hardware and software installed. I would not like to mess the registry up, the consequences could be way too painful

    I tried Safe Mode Fixer , it did work after rebooting again (though not at the first hit).
    I do not know why, but i am quite happy that it solved it.
    I guess that the old good kick on the case helped (at least that's what my wife likes to believe...)
    For whom needs it
     
  2. ITBlur

    ITBlur TS Rookie

    error 0x00000024

    I have a problem with my windows. i cannot even enter safe mode. an error with blue screen will appear. i tried to do recovery using the windows XP disk, but once the disk want to setup windows, the blue screen appear again. Please help.
     
  3. juliancanada

    juliancanada TS Rookie

    re: help

    hi,
    safe mode fixer can help you fix the safe mode, but it look like you need to fix everything,
    if the windows cd does not work it could be an hardware failure
     
  4. rcandrew

    rcandrew TS Rookie

    folks, let me ask you, if my safe mode does not boot anymore but i already removed the virus, assuming the problem was caused by the virus, would that software help me
     
  5. toshibaman2

    toshibaman2 TS Rookie

    Windows xp home edition. When pressing F8 I scrolled to each safe mode, the pc freezes, I tried "start windows normally", it counts down to zero...suppose to start....it freezes again. Each time I power off to try again. Windows 7 cd was tried...nothing. Where can I get a safe mode repair cd?

    Thank you
     
  6. toshibaman2

    toshibaman2 TS Rookie

    My Xp would not load

    It's been awhile since I was here. To reflect, my pc would not load at all. I ddi try the F-8 and F-12, installed new mother board, no good, bought new cd for my pc...no good. I ended up replacing the CPU ! that worked, I didn't loose any data, pics, vids...etc. All is good
    I want to thank everyone that gave me support, ideas and solutions to my problem.


    Thank you all again

    Toshibaman2
     
  7. toshibaman2

    toshibaman2 TS Rookie

    My pc won't load....Oh yea one more thing

    The new CPU was 20 dollars
     
  8. wightrash

    wightrash TS Rookie

    Help

    Pressing F8 does nothing for me. My computer is looping or freezing right before the login screen. I can't start in safe mode, I'm stuck...
     
  9. toshibaman2

    toshibaman2 TS Rookie

    I ended up replacing the CPU

     
  10. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 99

     
  11. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 99

    You should update your A/V program first and or get an antispyware program, install, update then run a full scan of the system. A spyware, virus and the likes always attempts to block all possible avenues that could be used to get rid of them, so dont hope you can get to safe mode safely

    If this doesnt yield, consider backing up your files and doing a fresh install of your O/S.
     
     
  12. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Posts: 99

    When you do a forced shut down, the HDD drive could do a alittle coughing (I have experienced this a couple of times). Go to the recovery console, run "chkdsk /r" after which you might need to repair your windows installation
     
  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,481   +233

    akannitaoheed, edit your posts to add information instead of adding consecutive new posts.

    Also, the post to which you are responding is over six years old. No need to revive long dead threads even though others may have done so before you.
     
  14. Kosta4u2c

    Kosta4u2c TS Rookie

    I have the same problem as manwex

    manwex I have the same problem as you. Can you tell me how they walked you through getting Normal Mode to boot or could anybody else help please?
     
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