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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Deanznet, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. Deanznet

    Deanznet Thread Starter

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    Hey when i go to boot into safe mode. i select an safe mode off the boot menu but all it dose is restart back to that menu.... Same with the other options any idea?
     
  2. Solartide

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    Huh, hope that doesn't happen to me soon
     
  3. ozrom1e

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    Is this the screen that has the last known configurration on it?

    Also can you boot normally into windows?
     
  4. Deanznet

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    Yup its on the screen that last known configurration is on..

    And yes I Can you boot normally into windows.

    Heres a Screen Shot!

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Solartide

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    Disable auto restart worked for me once, don't know if it will help you.
     
  6. The Hound

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    Was there an issue that had you going to safe mode?
     
  7. Deanznet

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    Uh no i just wanted to do some spyware/virus scans in safemode.
     
  8. ozrom1e

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    If you have a Full Operating System on CD then you can try this:

    1. Configure the computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. For information about how to do this, see your computer documentation, or contact your computer manufacturer.
    2. Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
    3. When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
    4. When you receive the "Welcome to Setup" message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    5. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you have to use from the Recovery Console.
    6. When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER (if none was set, leave it blank and press ENTER).
    7. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
    8. At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER. This command scans the hard disks of the computer for Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows NT installations, and then displays the results. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to add the Windows installations to the Boot.ini file. For example, follow these steps to add a Windows XP installation to the Boot.ini file:

    a. When you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
    Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
    [1] C:\Windows
    Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)
    Press Y hit ENTER.

    b. When, you receive a message that is similar to the following message:
    Enter Load Identifier
    This is the name of the operating system. Type the name of your operating system, and then press ENTER. The name is either Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

    c. When you receive a message that is similar to the following:
    Enter OS Load options
    Type /fastdetect, and then press ENTER.

    Take the CD out of the drive.

    Type exit then press ENTER.

    Note: The instructions that appear on your screen may be different, depending on the configuration of your computer.
     
  9. Deanznet

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    Alright But will this delete any files? or emails...?
     
  10. ozrom1e

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    As with any procedure I would backup all of the important data to another media like CD-R's, DVD or thumb drive first just to be safe. You should always backup you will never be sorry for that.
     
  11. Deanznet

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    Hey Did what you said but now when a reboot it shows a Dual Boot Menu Screen with Microsoft Xp Pro As Both Options

    Also safemode still dosent work.
     
  12. Deanznet

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    Anything?
     
  13. The Hound

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    Try this:

    Click start, run, type msconfig, click ok.

    On the boot.ini tab, put a tick in /SAFEBOOT , click apply, ok, reboot, and tell us what happens.
     
  14. Deanznet

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    Ya i would but wouldent that just boot up in safemod? and than i would prob not be able to get back into windows. and would have to repair the boot.ini again
     
  15. The Hound

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    If you get to safemode that way, when you finish, you do the start, run, msconfig, boot.ini, uncheck the box, and back to normal mode on reboot. It won't fix your issue (I don't think), but it might get you into safe mode--

    I'm fresh out of ideas on why you can't get safe mode the old-fashioned way...
     
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