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Login into safe mode.

You can use safe mode for a number of things...
Uninstalling programs that refuse to unistall in normal login;
Performing a system restore;
Scanning for dangerous viruses and Trojans;
and so many other things.
How ever, you can not install programs in safe mode because the installer is disabled.
In safe mod, you sound and graphics cards are also disabled, so you cant listen to anything or play video games.

To start your system in safe mode:
1. restart your system.
2. During system restart, press F8 before your Operating System (OS) is loaded, before the OS logo is displayed.
3. A list of options will be displayed, which include "Start Windows Normally","Safe Mode" among other options.
4. Select safe mod and press enter.
5. Give it a few seconds for safe mode to start, then log into your administrator account to start using safe mode.

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i can only boot in safe mode, if i try to boot reguarly it gets the blue screen right after i enter my password to log on

You most probably installed some software or driver before this problem started to occur. So while youre in safe mode try uninstalling recently installed programs. Other way around is to use system restore when your computer boots up in safe mode and gives you the options screen to do a restore. Restore it to a date before your problem started.

Mar 11, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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My daughter has windows vista installed on her computer, somehow she cannot login using her password she probably forgot..the error message states The User Profile Service service failed the logon..user profile cannot be loaded What is the fix?????Help

1. Login to the Safe Mode and then perform the steps as mentioned in this page to resolve it.

NOTE: To login to the Safe Mode, press the F8 key at startup or whn the Computer starts.

2. Try performing the System Restore.

System Restore removes system changes that were made since the last time you remember your computer working correctly. This feature allows the user to revert crucial operating system files back to a previous recorded state. System Restore does not affect your personal data files, so you won't lose changes made to these files.

Open System Restore by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking System Restore.‌ Administrator permission required. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Or check this link to perform the System Restore.

Check this link also for more information and resolve the error message.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 11, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Check if you are facing the same issues in the safe mode. To boot to safe mode press F8 as soon as you turn on.

Then choose Safe mode.

Uninstall software which you may feel is necessary and check by uninstalling the latest software.

Uninstalling can be done in the Control panel assuming the OS is Windows.

Turn off system. Remove battery and AC adapter and press the power button for 30 seconds.

Turn on system in normal mode and check for the functionality.

If no luck then login to safe mode once again and then try to use the system restore to restore the system back to a previous date. Choose a date when you feel the system was working fine.

If no then probably we need to consider a reinstall of OS or Restore factory defaults.

Sep 15, 2009 | Gateway MT3705 Notebook

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I'm getting a lot of errors on my PC. Would like some advice about safe mode. Is it wise to use it and what would I lose of my desk top if I went ahead and used it. Would I lose all my files. It is really just emails I want to save and I have already saved them on an external flash drive. I would be obliged if or when I get a reply it is in terms I can understand as I am a PC novice.

Safe mode will not delete any files or documents saved on the system.
Safe mode only loads basic drivers that the system needs to operate, it is used for resolving problems with the PC. The audio, graphics and network (internet connection) are all disabled when you boot into safe mode.
Don't worry, safe mode is exactly as its name describes itself.

If you need anymore advice please post back.


Sep 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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my computer not responding and totally black on my screen,what should i do.

it is a hardware problem. so pls checked it by hardware engg.

Sep 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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