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Re: my system will only work in safe mode
If you have the XP pro disk. You may want to put it in your Cdromand restart your PC. When it asks you "boot from CD" press enter. On the setup menu chose repair. It may fix your XP problems. Second solution could be upgrading your service pack.
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did you remove all power and sata connections
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 click start control panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred 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 optionif it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work
restart your computer tapping the F8 key repeatedly to enter safe mode where the only things that will be working are keyboard and mouse allowing you an 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 then
select restart if the problem still persists f8 back into safe mode you might
need to select your operating system to load into safe mode click start control
panel administration tools computer management in the left panel events + to
expand then system you will see all errors in right panel right click select
properties this will tell you what has occurred and the time it occurred then you will no what the error was and you might be able to work your through it or 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
optionif it is a hardware
issue the system restore might not work hope this helps
Starting the system in Windows XP Safe Mode can help the users diagnose and solve many serious issues, especially when starting normally is not possible. Safe Mode is an important component of Windows that allows the users to access the Windows interface without having to load unnecessary software and drivers. Safe Mode is a standard feature of Windows and sometimes it is also quite useful for various problems.
If able to load win XP or any operating system that mean your system is booting and is in good condition. if there is issue with load of OS in normal mode then you try using last used configuration. follow this steps
1) keep press F8 when bios screen goes off until you see win xp option
2) then choose "last used configuration".
it will try to boot the system even though the system does boot properly then repair the os by booting xp dvd or cd from cd & dvd drive.
i hope this will resolve the issue.
When you get to the Safe Mode, click on Last Known Configuratoin. Depending if you have booted while your computer was working correctly or if you booted while your system was not working, then this will not work. So then go to Option 2:
The Windows software has an option called System Restore that will restore your settings to an earlier date for cases like this. But for it to work, you need the operating system that automatically creates a restore date, XP and Vista have it. I'm not sure about Win2000. So let's try that first before you try to reinstall everything because you will lose all of your data if you reinstall.
When you boot to the Safe mode, click on it so you can get to your Windows. Once you are in Windows click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore. If you have a Restore point set then your computer will set it back to the time it worked last.
If neither of the above options work then you will need to reload Windows.
A bad driver is being loaded when Windows starts. Most drivers are not loaded in safe mode so the problem won't happen there. If you have recently added any new hardware, then locate it in device manager and uninstall it.
Bad memory can cause this. Windows running normally uses memore memory then it does in safe mode. If it hits a patch of bad memory while it is loading, then it can collapse instantly.
There are of course hundreds of things that can go wrong at any time..even brand new components can fail or cause issues.
Start with the 2 options above and see how you go.
what is happening is that the screen resolution of the notebook is not matching the capabilities of the monitor and is therefore going into power saving mode, unfortunately you wont be able to change it as the screen is damaged, that is why it works in safe mode as the resolution is only 640 x 480 without any graphics drivers