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I cannot get through to safe mode

Ekse
when i boot, if i hit the recovery key i get an error message error 2146408000.

If i try to start in safe mode it seems to lock up.

so i cannot acces windows as jesper says

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Hey, ok so the safe mode locks up, have you tried disablein the automatic restart on system failure?

so if you start up with the xp setup disk and enter repair console with the r key, when do you get the error message? I haven't seen that one before.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

  • Ekse Jul 08, 2008

    well you know if noting works, you can just reinstall the windows, Im on xp and I don't have sp3 installed myself. so its not really a must, Im perfectly fine without it.

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