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Solved Why my pc won't go into safemode?

April 16, 2011 at 13:53:56
Specs: Windows XP

Hi
when I turn off the computer and turn it back on, I press F8, it goes into that black screen with the several options for safemode
I've tried Any of the safemode options
when I press enter the computer i can see for a fraction of a second a blue "screen" then it restarts and enters into a black screen but this time it gives only the option to start windows normally,
I've tried this with every safemode option and it always happened like this
so i can enter into F8 mode, i can press safemode but when it comes for the computer to enter into safemode, it just wont
Is this a virus? Or is it some option that I have to fix in my windows?

I have windows xp service pack 2


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April 17, 2011 at 09:14:04

If selecting Disable automatic restart on system failure on the boot choices menu that appears when you press F8 does not result in you eventually getting a message on a blue screen that stays on the screen, then you need to try other things.

Try selecting Enable VGA mode.
That loads everything in Windows normally except that it forces Windows to use default VGA drivers, rather than loading the specific drivers for your video adapter.
If that gets you to the desktop screen, your problem is probably related to the specific drivers for your video adapter. Uninstall the specific video adapter drivers listed in Control Panel - Classic view - Add or Remove Programs, then you can probably boot normally and install the proper software again.

Try selecting Last known good....
However, that usually doesn't help.

If nothing you select in the boot choices menu gets you to a normal desktop...

you may be able to fix your problem by running CHKDSK / R in the Recovery Console.

For more info,
see response 11 in this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


starting at, scroll down to "If that won't work....."



#1
April 16, 2011 at 19:01:59

You have Auto Restart enabled upon a System Failure. This is a default (and stupid on Microsoft's part) Windows setting. If you can't get into Windows Safe Mode to disable Auto Restart, select the Disable The Automatic Restart On System Failure item and press [Enter]. When it stops or errors again it will display a stop message & error code so you can use to diagnose the problem.

Another option to disable Auto Restart is to use a Boot CD like UBCD to do it.

RE: SP2 - get that thing on SP3 when you get it up & running; SP2 is no longer supported and you can't get newer Windows updates w/o having SP3 installed.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!


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April 17, 2011 at 04:31:51

Hi, thanks for your post, I tried your suggestion but it didn't work
It just restarted like it happens when I go into safe mode, I even tried to restart in safe mode again but still the same issue. Nevertheless I noticed that when it went to the screen where I get to choose from safe mode etc... it said that the system did failed to do what asked most likely due to a change in a driver or software.

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April 17, 2011 at 04:37:08

Hi, thanks for your post,
I tried your suggestion but it didn't work
It just restarted like it happens when I go into safe mode, I even tried to restart in safe mode again but still the same issue. Nevertheless I noticed that when it went to the screen where I get to choose from safe mode etc... it said that the system did failed to do what asked most likely due to a change in a driver or software.
Also when it is trying to go into safe mode on the bottom screen there will appear a message that sayus something like "Press Enter to keep loading STP system" I have tried pressing enter and NOT pressing enter but nothing, the problem is not solved.

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April 17, 2011 at 09:14:04
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If selecting Disable automatic restart on system failure on the boot choices menu that appears when you press F8 does not result in you eventually getting a message on a blue screen that stays on the screen, then you need to try other things.

Try selecting Enable VGA mode.
That loads everything in Windows normally except that it forces Windows to use default VGA drivers, rather than loading the specific drivers for your video adapter.
If that gets you to the desktop screen, your problem is probably related to the specific drivers for your video adapter. Uninstall the specific video adapter drivers listed in Control Panel - Classic view - Add or Remove Programs, then you can probably boot normally and install the proper software again.

Try selecting Last known good....
However, that usually doesn't help.

If nothing you select in the boot choices menu gets you to a normal desktop...

you may be able to fix your problem by running CHKDSK / R in the Recovery Console.

For more info,
see response 11 in this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


starting at, scroll down to "If that won't work....."


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