Solved: XP wont boot except Safe Mode

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

tssman

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
86
Hey, I knew it would be sooon!!
My computer refuses to boot into Regular Windows XP. It will boot in Safe Mode. Only recent install is SpyBot S&D. Roller Coaster Tycoon Continues to grow in size could be problem. Forgot to mention, no error message. Just continues to show the black loading screen with the XP logo.
Edit again-- I have like 1000 of these .IDX files in My Documents. I just noticed them as i never use My Docs.
 

blues_harp28

Moderator
Joined
Jan 9, 2005
Messages
19,431
Hi one thing to try.
Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG
Select the Boot.ini tab

If you have dual-boot setup, select the appropriate entry under [operating systems]

In the Boot Options section at the bottom, uncheck /SAFEBOOT option
Click OK
Restart Windows
 

tssman

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
86
/SafeBoot is unchecked as I am in Safe Mode right now.

I have been trying to fix the problem myself and backup files and am getting no where.
 

tssman

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
86
still nothin but safe mode

Should I just do a Reinstall, not Format and Reinstall but the Repair install
 

blues_harp28

Moderator
Joined
Jan 9, 2005
Messages
19,431
Hi try a repair install.
Insert the XP cd in the CD ROM Drive then switch on the computer.

You will receive the following message:

This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

DO NOT at this point select R.... DO NOT SELECT R

Select ENTER

On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen
Press F8 to agree to the license agreement

Select current installation of Windows XP.and then
Press R to repair Windows XP.

Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to repair Windows.
After you repair Windows , you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP



http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2000
Messages
2,984
In the Safe Mode, you might try and uninstall Spybot. See if that fixes your problem.
 

tssman

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
86
thanks for the help I always forget about system restore and I went back before Spybot and everything worked fine.
 
Joined
Jan 20, 2000
Messages
2,984
Thats one way to do it. I Have found that after loading software, the computer refuses to boot to normal mode, then you can almost always bet the software installation was bad and removing it via the Add/Remove Programs icon in the Control Panel from the Safe Mode usually fixes the problem. System Restore works also. Glad to hear you are back.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top