Solved Unable to boot into XP PRO.MSCONFIG set to diagnostic

Micro-star international / K9n6gm
July 11, 2012 at 17:01:39
Specs: Windows XP PRO, AMD 2.6 dual core/ 4gigs
I have a simple question but have not been able to find a simple answer. I run Windows XP Pro. I have been trying to uninstall the Avast Free Antivirus but to do so I needed to run the uninstall program while in safe mode. I had been unable to get my computer to boot into safe mode even though it was booting normally with no problem. I made the mistake of going into MSCONFIG and changing the boot method to diagnostic and now I am stuck in a loop where the computer will not boot normally or any other way because I think of what I entered on MSCONFIG. I keep ending up on the boot menu after the computer fails to boot in diagnostic mode. When I stopped it from automatically rebooting on Stop, I get the BSOD with the error message: IRLQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, and the following codes
STOP: 0x0000000A(0xF79B0354,0x000000FF,0x00000001,0x804E563).
Is there any way to access MSCONFIG from the XP recovery console to change the boot method back to normal? Does anyone have any other solutions to my self inflicted predicament? I did try a FIXMBR from the recovery console but that did not help. I am hoping to avoid trying a repair install. Help! I know just enough to be dangerous.

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July 12, 2012 at 04:24:19
I've just read Microsoft's tutorial on using the XP Recovery Console and there's no mention of being able to access MSCONFIG at all using RC

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July 12, 2012 at 18:57:07
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I was able to accomplish what i needed to do (stop the computer from automatically booting into safe mode because of the entry on MSCONFIG) by using the BOOTCFG command to remove the safe mode extension from the boot.ini file. I was able to boot into my computer but now i have other issues that i need to work on: The device manager won't open and i have hardware that is not working. The first thing though is to back everything up in case i end up having to do a reinstall. Thanks for posting.

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