Solved my laptop wont boot in safe mode

May 21, 2011 at 20:47:56
Specs: Windows XP, T4200@2.00Ghz 2.93 GB
Recently Avira found W32/Sality on my laptop. I cleaned it with the antivirus, but when I tried to boot it in safe mode I get a message that windows can not be botted in since there is a problem/virus in my computer...something like that...I tried to boot it in all other modes and the laptop get booted only in normal mode. I cleaned the computer with other antivirus as well and it says that the computer is cleaned but the booting problem is still there. I don't have Windows XP CD with me and I am not really an expert in computer fixing. Anyone willing to help me?



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May 21, 2011 at 21:52:15
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As the computer is booting into Windows, turn it off with the power on/off button.
When the computer is turned on the next time, Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Options Screen.
From the Options Screen, can you get into Safe Mode?

If not, try the following:

Download/install SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition:

It has an option to restore the SafeBoot key that is deleted or corrupted by malware.

Download the program
Save to the Desktop
Double-click on the SUPERAntiSpyware setup file to launch the installer.

When done installing, open SuperAntiSpyware
Click on Preferences
Click: Repairs tab
Scroll down and select Repair broken SafeBoot key
Click Perform Repair and follow the prompts.

When done, start SuperAntiSpyware again, select:
Scan your computer > Perform a Complete Scan

Once again, on the main screen, click on the Preferences button.
Click on the Statistics/Logs tab
Double-click on the most current log.

Please provide the SuperAntiSpyware log in your reply.

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May 23, 2011 at 07:16:50

Thank you! Your post really helped me. The program cleaned lots of s--- from my computer and it fixed the safe mode key. Can I use Super Anti Spy toghether with an antivirus (Avira, AVG or whatever)?

Thank you again!!!!!

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May 23, 2011 at 07:46:18
Yes, you can use SuperAntiSpyware along with an AntiVirus program. That is fine.

Just make sure you do not have more than one AntiVirus installed, though. They conflict with each other, and you will end up less protected!!

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