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Windows will no open normally or in safe mode. any ideas?

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Insert the operating system disk into the computer before switching it on, switch on and Run from Disk. This may enable you to at least get in to the computer to see what is wrong.

As a LAST resort try reinstalling the operating system.

You can Repair the install (though I have never had success in trying this - anyone else know how to?) or if I remember correctly, you can install and leave the files intact rather than formatting the disk (like an upgrade - can anyone help with this?).

Failing the above do a clean install.

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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Start my pc on safemode


Windows 2000 and XP users Tip: If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.
To get into the Windows 2000 and XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

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
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.
loading the last known good configuration.To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Choose Advanced Options for: Microsoft Windows Vista
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
Description: Start Windows with only the core drivers and services. Use
when you cannot boot after installing a new device or driver. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally.

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Internet only in safe mode


As you can still get Internet thru the safe mode then on google type REALTEK PCIE GBE FAMILY CONTROLLER open that page. Click on the link with Download Driver PC Pistop/ Library/ Realtek PCIE GBE family controller. Next choose your windows version and the right click Download. Give your email Adress and click ok, go to your mails and confirm by clicking on download link. The driver will be installed and system will restart. Here your Internet must be working normal without safe mode.

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I let the HP asst. Install a bios update and the install is stuck at 40%. What can I do to get out of the update?


Turn on the computer and begin hitting the "F8" key when you see the BIOS screen.

This will take you to the Safe Mode menu.


Use the arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode," then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.

This will boot your computer in Safe Mode, a minimalist manner of operating Windows that runs only essential Windows files.


If using Windows XP in Safe Mode, click the "Start" button and then click "Run." In the box that pops up, type "msconfig" and hit "Enter."


If using Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the Windows logo in the bottom left corner of the screen, type "msconfig" in the search field and then hit "Enter."

This will open the System Configuration Utility.


In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Services" tab, check the box that reads, "Hide All Microsoft Services," click "Disable All" and then click "Apply."


In the System Configuration Utility box, click the "Startup" tab, click "Disable All" and then click "Apply." Next, click the "Close" box.

A box will pop up that prompts you to restart your computer.

Select "Restart" and let the computer restart itself, allowing it to boot to Windows normally.


If the computer still stalls when trying to boot to Windows, restart the computer and boot to Safe Mode again.

Run your antivirus program in Safe Mode, deleting any files that are flagged as viruses, spyware or malware. Restart the computer and boot to Windows normally


hope this helps




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WHERE DO I FIND SAFE MODE IN LAPTOP OF HP 6735s


Enter Safe Mode at startup Follow the steps below to start Windows Vista in Safe Mode.
  1. Remove all CDs and DVDs from the computer.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. At the first screen on restart, before the HP or Windows logo appears, press the f8 key repeatedly.
  4. When prompted, select the Safe Mode with Networking option.
  5. Log onto the computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
Enter Safe Mode when PC is operating If the computer can boot into the Vista operating system, follow the steps below to enter Safe Mode.
  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the search field, and then press the enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab of the System Configuration window, select Diagnostic startup .
  3. On the Boot tab, select Safe boot and click OK .
  4. When prompted, click Restart to start the computer in Safe Mode. If the computer does not restart automatically, press the Power button to turn the power on.
  5. On the Tools tab of the System Configuration window, select and launch the desired diagnostic tool.
The computer is now operating in Safe Mode. Exit the Safe Mode After completing the required troubleshooting and repair, follow the steps below to exit Safe Mode and return to normal operation.
  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the search field, and then press enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab of the System Configuration window, select Normal startup and click OK .
The computer restarts in the normal mode.

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My ASus eee pc is in a constant loop. It starts up with start windows in safe mode safe mode with command prompt or start windows normally... After I select start windows normally it's in a loop and starts...


Ok-Go to Safe Mode-any-click on start menu-run:msconfig-hit enter-click on restore option-choose date-go! If you can't do that, on boot you machine should tell you what other option you have-like"push ESC button to aces setup" or something like that. Hit that button and go to RESTORE function.Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Stuck on the opening screen


try going to safe mode first... upon turning on your laptop, continuously press/ hit F8 key until it gives you options then select safe mode... after you're able to log into safe mode you can try and run a scandisk check or try to restart the computer to see if it would work in normal mode...

hope this helps you...

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try booting into safe mode? on a pc hit F8 repeatedly while you boot until you get a boot screen with the safe mode option. Some laptops have differant keys, eg F2, <Del>, F10, but ussualy they state this when it boots up.

when you get into safe mode, go to your run prompt and type "msconfig" hit enter. got to startup, disable all.Go to services, disable all. reboot. if this works, try running an pdated antivirus scan. I recommend using Avast! which is like AVG. It can do a start up scan. also try running something like 'trojan remover' which is free to download.

Good luck! :)

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Still a problem with safe mode


Upon start up, start pressing the F8 key until it takes you to a menu. In this menu there will be a " start Windows normally" selection. Select this and see if it will open normally or take you back into safe mode. If it does start normally, then shut it down from the start menu, and reboot to see if it will continue to start normally. Try this and let me know.

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