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Results 1 to 6 of 6 Thread: [Home] Windows XP setup cannot run under safe mode. If I hit CTL-ALT and tap delete, I can get back to the blue screen with white letters that lets me edit BIOS and CMOS stuff but I have no idea It has been awhile since I've done a repair. Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? Source

Which now I'm in the process of cleaning up my system finally. The Look2Me removal tool seems to have worked, my Ewido log, AVG log, and SpyBot logs are clean for the laptop so I can stay on line long enough to read I'll do some research. I chose number 1 (the only choice) and hit return for the password and I'm now at a prompt. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/85242-45-setup-safe-mode

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Back to top #12 aelfgifa aelfgifa Topic Starter Members 101 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:21 AM Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:22 AM Hello again, First of all, I *DO* have I have the same problem today... when I choose any option, no response only start again and same screen: Report darkangel_beauty2 2Posts Thursday September 17, 2009Registration date September 18, 2009 Last seen › moonriaz - Sep 18, Why did you attempt a 'Repair' install of XP - couldn't you access Windows in 'Normal' mode.-- Will DennyMS-MVP Windows Shell/UserPlease reply to the News Groups"MSy" wrote in message news:[email protected]>

Thank you for your responses.> > I had tried using F8. still in the endless loop for startup. I always appreciate your help......PLX reply soon Helpful +18 Report Pete Rock Jun 18, 2009 at 08:12 PM I've got the same issue as Rakesh, anyone got a fix for this? Since at the time, I had no idea what that meant, I misunderstood and edited my CMOS and BIOS settings pretty much at random: the first two options I got in

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=221914&messageID=2340025 Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I've read it, thanks by henricks4 / December 8, 2006 1:04 AM PST In reply to: Flooder? At the same time their are a lot of people out their wondering what the heck really happened that they encountered these sets of circumstances. What we have to find out is what the error is that stops the repair install? It seems strange that Windows keeps telling you that you have an invalid key code.

That is why I tried the repair thing.> > As for the recovery console... https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/52275/repair-install-for-windows-xp-doesnt-get-past-setup/ I have already tried your suggestion. These files do not have an extension. I typed /fastdetect.>> Then I typed exit.>> The system rebooted and setup continued.

Same thing again. this contact form I had gotten this error message when playing around in the recovery console:"Error: Failed to successfully scan disks for Windows installations. Looking back, I wonder if the error message was referring to my hard drive (which I already know is messed up) because I do have a legal CD.From what you said This isn't one of my choices.

  1. and it does.
  2. Once inside look for 'boot order' and then change it so that it boots to cd first, hard drive second.Sorry if you have already said this, but tell us exactly what
  3. When it restarted it said setup cannot run in safe mode.I can't reinstall (at least I don't think so) because everytime you start it up it says setup is restarting.....

did you receive any suggestions that actually worked without having the cd to repair it?? Here's a link to my preferred method of doing a repair install: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm - John (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ ) **If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. Any suggestions? have a peek here So!

Some local store that has since gone out of business built it. I power it down. I set my xp to safeboot through msconfig per instructions from symantec for spyware removal.

Current screen show Setup will complete in 39 minutes.

All rights reserved. I wouldn't have taken the time to post this warning if it wasn't for the fact most people would have and have wound up having to either do a full restore I have > printed article 307654, so I have a list of the commands and rules, but I > don't have a clue what to do with them.> > Help me TimW, Dec 27, 2007 #9 falconsfan Private E-2 Not sure.

They put my hard drive in another machine, did something, and saved my data for me. Generated Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:21:08 GMT by s_hp102 (squid/3.5.23) Register Help Remember Me? same problem, both with regular boot (BSD's, and Safe Mode. http://upxpress.net/windows-xp/windows-xp-set-up-can-not-run-in-safe-mode.php You are likely to be eaten by a grue." Reply With Quote Quick Navigation Tech-To-Tech Top Site Areas Settings Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Drivers by

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I cannot get past this stage.I've tried rebooting from the C:\ drive and from the CD Rom drive. What is it in boot.ini file that makes windows boot into safe mode? "It is very dark here. I only wish that I had read it before trying to clean my system. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details.