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Inspirion laptop booting up in safe mode

My laptop boots up in safe mode and I can't go back far enough to use system restore to make any difference . can't get it out of safe mode !

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Go into your device manager (select control panel, clasic view, system, then device manager tab). search for any devices which are marked with an exclaimation point. if there are any denoted so, identify the device type and attempt to ereinstall the drivers for them. the drivers can usually be found at the computer manufacturer's website by searching the computer's model or serial number.

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Press shift+F8 to go to option menu when computer starting.from that select normal mode

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Launch startup repair

Check to see if there are any keys stuck/depressed.

If so, use a paperclip and fit it underneath the key and gently pry the end that is stuck.

Make sure the laptop is off before attempting this.

Observe where the boot process ends and starts over.

In most cases, this will give an indication where the problem occurs.

If the laptop reboots early on in the process, for example when it is detecting the hard drive, chances are good it is a hardware issue.

If the reboot occurs further along in the process, like when it is loading operating system files, there may be an issue with operating system software.

Boot in safe mode or the operating system equivalent.

Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac operating system have a mode that will load the minimum software needed to boot.

This is a standard approach in troubleshooting, as it only supports the minimum hardware needed to complete the boot into the operating system.

Once you are logged into the computer, device drivers can be updated, software removed and so forth.

To boot into safe mode in Windows, hit the "F8" key when the computer first starts up to get a submenu.

From there select a boot option. Many choose "Safe mode with command prompt" as this will go line by line through the boot process, allowing you to isolate where the problem might be.

To boot into a different run level in Unix/Linux, it depends on the version of Unix/Linux, but most have the option of a "recovery mode."

During boot hit the "Esc" or "E" key and select the mode appropriate such as "drop to root shell," etc.

If you have the ability to get into command shell, enter into run level 1 (single user mode) by typing in "init 1."

To start in safe boot on a Macintosh laptop, hold the "Shift" key as it boots up.

This forces a disk check and loads minimal software in efforts to complete the boot process, much like the other operating system's "safe modes."

Check to see if your laptop is overheating.

Laptops have a greater likelihood of overheating than desktops.

Either touch the laptop or download an application such as Mobile Meter to check laptop temperature.

If it is running hot, try using canned air to clear out of vents, etc.

Also, elevating the laptop off of its resting surface allows greater airflow in and out of the laptop

Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer.

You could select the option start at last known configuration that worked this will tell you if and what file has been corrupted or missing then you will know if its a hardware issue and
work your way through the problem.

if the problem still persists f8 back into safe mode you might need to select your operating system to load into safe mode.

You might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System.

Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly. This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.

3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.

5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.

6.Close all other programs.

7.To start the system restore, click Next.

8.Your computer restarts.

Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.
hope this helps

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Registry deleted accidently unable to start laptop can it be restored with command prompt

Try booting up in Safe Mode and if it lets you boot then run a System Restore.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal.

Run a System Restore. Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. (If you have Windows 7, click Start then in the search box type System Restore and look at the returned results from the search and click System Restore). Once you open System Restore you want to select a Restore Point (date and time) before you started having problems. In your case that would be before you deleted the registry). Don't worry System Restore does not delete any of your data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the Restore Point you selected).

System Recovery on the other hand will Delete Everything and set your system back to when you first purchased it.

If the above steps don't work then yes, restore the registry from a command prompt. The Registry is backed up automatically when windows create a restore point using System Restore. From a command line prompt simply type: rstrui.exe

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How to perform a hard reset in my laptop - Asus K52F?

When did you get this virus? have you tried booting into Safe Mode, then do a System Restore. Click Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore and select a restore point (date and time) before you started having the problem. System Restore does not cause you to lose any data, documents, music, pictures, videos or programs (unless the program was installed after the restore date you selected).

To get to Safe Mode:
Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn itback on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFEMODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will lookdifferent to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this isnormal.

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Need to do system restore from safe mode on thinkpad t41

When you begin to boot the system Tap the F8 key. This will give you several options for booting Windows in different modes. Select Safe Mode and boot the system.
Once in safe mode begin system restore by going to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard

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Dell Inspirion 1525 will not boot up. Stays on the Dell screen. The laptop does not respond to F2, F8 or F12 keys.

Try this once...
Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On.

Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.

Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->System Restore

Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next
Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.

The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.

Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.

If there is no response please leave a feedback

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Toolbar will not show up after the laptop starts, no desktop icons, nothing, I can not even load anything on there. It'll start and you can log in, but thats as far as it will go.

Try booting up in safe mode, press F8, & see if you can boot to safe mode desktop.. If you can at least you can troubleshoot from there. Perhaps even a system restore could be performed if it boots in safe mode.

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Laptop goes into loop upon startup...

How did you manually configure it to go into safe mode? Did you edit boot.ini? if so try editing this back to normal. You could try hitting F8 on startup and doing a different Safe Mode startup to break the loop. From there you may be able to get it stable enough.

Another option would be to make a Bart PE boot disk and use that to edit Boot.ini

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When i start up my dell inspirion 6000 laptop the logo comes up and then screen goes black

When you see the Dell logo, it means the system is booting and you see the splash screen that is generated on the motherboard.
Apparently this is where it is stopping.
Here's what I would do: First when you boot the computer, press F12 to get the boot options. Choose the diagnostics and run the system diagnostics.
You can also try to press F8 to get the computer into safe mode, but I'm thinking if you see nothing other than the splash screen, that may not work. If you are presented with Windows boot options, choose safe mode and do a system restore.
The last thing you can do if you have the Dell system recovery disk is try to do a repair from that CD if it allows you to do so.

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