Getting off Windows XP Pro safe mode

November 22, 2009 at 14:50:48
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Hi,
My computer is having many problems and in the list
of things I think that the first one to take care of is
getting my computer to run normally without being in
safe mode. At the moment the only way my computer
will allow me to start up is is safe mode and none
other. I have no idea why and some programs wont
work correctly in safe mode and sound does not work
at all in safe mode. How do I get my computer to
startup normally without being forced to startup in safe
mode? Is this a virus/security problem? or something
to do with code or software problems or something
else?

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#1
November 22, 2009 at 15:24:33
We have no idea what's going on, you didn't provide enough info. But safe mode is there for a reason...to fix whatever the problems are.

Did you recently install anything that may have brought this on? Software? Drivers? Since you've been in safe mode, have you tried running your anti-virus or anti-malware programs to see if there's an infection? Have you checked the startup list to see if some rogue program has somehow installed itself?


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#2
November 22, 2009 at 18:32:47
i had that once and i just ran scranreg (or scanregw) and it went away. (might have to boot to command-prompt i think).

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#3
November 23, 2009 at 12:28:37
What is scanreg or scanregw and how do i get it? what do you
mean boot to command prompt?

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#4
November 23, 2009 at 12:32:16
I jusat tried to scan for viruses and removed them, or all that I
know of, and when I restarted the computer to see if anything
was different it still only would startup in safe mode. I have no
idea what the exact problem is. I have not recently installed
any software or drivers to make this happen. How do I check
the startup list and how do I know if there have been any rogue
programs installed?

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#5
November 23, 2009 at 12:44:29
All thats been going on is my computer recently crashed and
I got it started again but without the extra harddrive so there
is just less extra memory, there was nothing on this drive.
Also I have been working on removing any and all viruses
that may be on my computer. I am not sure how well this is
working. Also I have been cleaning up space and
defragmenting. The only othet thing really is I updated
iTunes briefly when my internet randomly decided to work for
a short moment. Also, at the start of things my internet
stopped working even though I have a direct connection, am
not stealing it, and for some reason my firewall disappeared
or something but it was suddenly off and there has been no
way of turning it back on.

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#6
November 23, 2009 at 16:45:38
Its still not obvious what's happened - though defragging can
definitely cause problems (I never defrag ntfs) - and depending
on what you've been running to 'clean-up'....

A repair reinstall (if you have an XP install CD) may fix the
problem - http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
scid=kb;en-us;315341 (You'll need to reapply service packs
and windows updates afterwards) or you may have to bite the
bullet, backup personal data and do a new clean install (or
factory restore if your machine has that option).


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