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PC UNABLE TO BOOT UP WITH SAFE MODE

My PC (XP) is stuck in a cycle of attempting to boot up. When I switch it on the screen gives me the choice of booting up in: "safe mode safe mode.

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    pc unable to boot it comes back to safe mode,last known configuration,start windows normally

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Hi when you switch your computer on you need to enter the setup mode you might have to press one of the f keys or the escape key to enter the dos setup mode then you need to change the boot up order if you have xp cd then you could boot up the cd drive first then hd or you can change it so it boots up off the hard drv first depending on what the problem is but if you have disk then you can boot up off this and then see what error occures when it boots up to the windows screen.
Also if you have a setup disk you can boot up off the disk then thsi should sort the problem allowing comp to boot up.
you could boot up in safe mode then do system restore if it lets you and restore it to a date that you know your computer was working fine.
Let me know if you need further assistance ok

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run
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This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
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If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
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  3. If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
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2. Logged (\BOOTLOG.TXT)
3. Safe mode
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5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
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4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
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  2. Click Run or click in the "Start Search" field if you're running Vista
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