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Help: computer will only start in safe mode!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by StinkyPete, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. StinkyPete

    StinkyPete Thread Starter

    Nov 11, 2008
    I have a computer with windows XP that will no longer "start normally..."

    When I shut it down, it brings up five options:

    Start in Safe Mode,
    Start in Safe Mode with MS Config (IIRC),
    Start in Safe Mode with Networking,
    Use last know settings that worked, or
    Start Normally

    And basically, it will no longer start normally, it will only start in one of the safe modes. When it does, it brings up a box that asks if I would like to run System Restore, but if I do, it will only go so far. I can get to where I would like to choose the date to restore it to, then when I click "Next" it does nothing.

    I really hope I can get this fixed as I have a lot of pictures and files that I would like to get off of the computer. The computer this is happening to is the newest one I have and I guess that's why I never really worried about this happening, but if someone could please help me that would be great!!

    Also, I have a few anti-spyware programs on the computer, but if I bring them up to find anything, it says something about the "hard delete disabled" or something like that - I don't remember. But I do remember it found some backdoor.tdss.something files on there, I don't know if that would have anything to do with it. I just know it was have a lot of problems with spyware/ads popping up trying to get me to download this antivirus crap.

    Thanks, Gary
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