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XP boot problem - only starts in safe mode. . need help

Can you help me troubleshoot this problem to completion.  System won't start in normal mode - and windows defender scan finds nothing. . .??  Please help.

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You will need to use the xp setup cd and perform a repair installation on the current windows.

Insert the cd, start from cd, press enter to install windows, ones it scans the harddrive and finds your windows select Repair, follow on screen instructions and complete the setup,.

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Start>Control panel> Add/Remove programs

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  2. In the text box in the Run window, type msconfig and click OK. This will open the System Configuration Utility program.
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  10. After the restart, the PC will boot into Windows XP normally and will continue to do so.

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    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/ht/smsysconfig.htm

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