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Keeps looping into safemode

My Thinkpad keeps looping into Safemode. I've tried System Restore and I've tried disabling all programs in msconfig. Any other suggenstions for a fix?

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When restarting, try pushing F12 until the boot menu comes up and then choose "Last Known Good Configuration" or the Windows XP (or other OS) non-safe mode option.

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If these good solutions do not work. You could try a Program disk called System Suite and as far back as System Suite 5 should work with Windows XP. It will allow you access to System Restore and the restore data base of the said program if installed and activated. It works in a non-windows environment or DOS. Just put the CD in Reboot if not you will have to go to the Bios and select the CD as the Boot Drive.

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