Question about Dell Dimension 4400 PC Desktop
I have a dell deminsion 4400 with xp. It already has sp1 installed but when i try to install sp2 or 3 it will only start in the safe mode. I have adaware and avast antivrus installed on this computer and have run both before install.
You likely have some software issue that prevents all the new services from loading, most likely it is related to the antivirus/security software.
try disabling all the non-MS Services and all statup items in MSConfig, if it starts normally with all this disabled, reenable them a few at a time until you find the offending software
type "MSCONFIG" withou the quotes
click the services Tab
check "Hide all microsoft services"
click disable all
click Satrtup Tab
allow to restart
during startup you will see a screen that says you have made the changes, this is normal (when you are all done, check the don't show again)
once you have found what causes the issue, Google the startup item and uninstall the related software.
Hope this helps
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