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E-MACHINEt1090 My computer only works in safe mode now what is wrong? how do I fix it without spending a lot of money?

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Its very hard to tell without seeing the computer, but, can you remember what happened the last time you ran it normally? What OS (operating system i.e. windows 98, windows xp, mac osx etc?)Try using a anti-virus software, but the last resort is to back up everything you want to, on CD or USB keys etc, and re install your operating system. This you can do from a CD you may have gotten with the computer, or, you may have to buy an operating system :(
If you can provide me with as much information as you can, I'll try and help (even if it seems irrelevant)

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This could be related to a lot of issues not enough ram causing memory dumps ,Virus or Malware , or Faulty ethernet lead.
Will it start without the ethernet lead connected ?

Does it start in safe mode ?
You might have a virus or malware or it could be a hardware issue
Reboot the computer As the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting
If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select the safe mode option
then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials
anti virus and malware
if this fails you might have to go back 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.
other than that you might need to do a format and then re install your operating system

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It sounds like you have a bad hard drive. Your best bet is to install a new hard drive and install the OS onto it, then attempt to recover any data from the old hard drive externally using an external enclosure. Note any noises from the old hard drive like clicking (it's usually very loud and consistently timed), if you do notice anything then you won't be able to recover any data without spending a lot ($600 + ) of money.

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You should be able to run system recovery by repeatedly tapping on the keys ALT and F10. They need to be pressed down at the same time.

1.Turn on the power.
2.Start pressiong on ALT and F10 at the same time, keep doing it until something comes on the screen and asks you to do something, you may get a simple black screen where you just need to press Enter to start the recovery software. it might actually look just like the windows was starting up.

Let me know how you get along with it. You can also try holding down alt and press on F10 repeatedly.

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Once you are in the desktop you are going to use System Restore. Choose a date in time on your computer before the incident happened.

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