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My computer is rebooting over an over ....dont have time to do anything....now i open my computer on safe ....mode what should i do??? i have window xp

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The first thing you should look for is a virus, some of them can have that affect on your system. The fact that you can start you computer in safe mode means that the likelyhood of this being a hardware problem is very low.

If you dont have any antivirus program loaded, then try AVG, it's free. just google AVG to find a download.

Next, try the following: go to the start button, click on the run button and then typr msconfig in the run line. In the window that pops up, select the staartup tab and uncheck all of the checkboxes on the left side. Then click ok and reboot you computer again. If your computer stats up without any further problems, then you have your cuplrit. just unselect one item after each reboot and use your computer for a while until it is long past the time you would normally have the reboot problem. Then, do it over and over again until your computer starts rebooting again. once it does, turn that program off and uninstall it. IF it's something you really need, install it again.

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If your computer fully loads Windows, than starts a restard process you are looking at having an annoying virus. Since there are several different viruses that can cause this problem, if this is the reason for the restarting, you would be best off loading Windows in safe mode (using the F8 key before Windows starts to load will give you a menu with options like SAFE MODE) and than trying to scan it for viruses.

If your computer doesn't actually load Windows, but restarts after the Windows loading screen, you could have a corrupt driver causing Windows to restart. If your computer were slow, you would see the error message, faster computers go through the error screen too fast. The best way to determine this would be to start in SAFE MODE and see if the same problem exists.

Let me know what happens after you start in SAFE MODE.
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Disable safe mode


Which operating system and do you have Norton antivirus ???
Turn Off Safe Mode

You rebooted your PC at least 10 times now, and still it refuses to start in anything other than Safe Mode.
Your many attempts to perform a system restore have yet to be victorious. It just will not boot up normally.
According to Microsoft, if you have Norton Antivirus 2001 installed on your computer, it is the root of the problem. Microsoft suggests you disable it.

Restart your computer. Let it load completely in Safe Mode.
Press "Run" on your Start menu.
Once you see the Open box, enter into the provided text box: misconfig.
Then press "Enter" or Select "OK."
Select on the new dialog box that has appeared "Selective Startup."
Select "NAVAP.VxD" on the Static VxD tab.
Remove the check in the check box you now see.
Select "OK."
Remove the check in the check box next to Norton Auto Protect.
Select "OK."
Reboot your system and it will be in Normal Mode.
Turn Off Safe Mode in Windows XP
The purpose of booting your computer in safe mode is to resolve issues.
Only your basic, most dire drivers and programs will run to block viruses and surreptitious software from executing on your system.
But once the issue is resolved, you need to get back to the standard Windows mode. In order to turn off safe mode in Windows XP, you must go through the same steps that you took to turn it on.

Reboot your Windows system.
Press the "F8" key several times as soon as you see the first Windows XP logo appear on your screen as the computer is booting.
This will bring up a black screen that displays the "Windows Advanced Options Menu."
Press the down arrow button on your keyboard to scroll down the list.
Select "Start Windows Normally" and then hit "Enter."
Allow the system to boot.
Enter your Windows XP user password (if you set one) and log in as usual.

Nov 14, 2013 | PC Desktops

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NEED,HELP,TOTURN,OFFSAFEMODE


You rebooted your PC at least 10 times now, and still it refuses to start in anything other than Safe Mode.
Your many attempts to perform a system restore have yet to be victorious. It just will not boot up normally.
According to Microsoft, if you have Norton Antivirus 2001 installed on your computer, it is the root of the problem. Microsoft suggests you disable it.

Restart your computer. Let it load completely in Safe Mode.
Press "Run" on your Start menu.
Once you see the Open box, enter into the provided text box: misconfig.
Then press "Enter" or Select "OK."

Select on the new dialog box that has appeared "Selective Startup."
Select "NAVAP.VxD" on the Static VxD tab.
Remove the check in the check box you now see.
Select "OK."

Remove the check in the check box next to Norton Auto Protect.
Select "OK."
Reboot your system and it will be in Normal Mode.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305671

Aug 24, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Y my key board & mouse dont work wen i open my cpu


Make sure you have them in the correct ports in the back of the computer. If the end that goes into the back of the computer is round then you have PS2 serial type keyboard and mouse. If it is flat you have usb type mouse and keyboard. If it is round, the keyboard goes into the purple colored port and the mouse goes into the green port. If you put them in or remove them while the computer is on you will have to reboot the computer. They are not plug and play like the usb types.

If they still don't work try booting up in Safe Mode.

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will look different to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this is normal. If the work in Safe Mode then you probably have a virus or infection that has hijacked the keyboard.

Take the steps above to reboot in Safe Mode, but this time when the safe mode options appear, select Safe Mode With Networking option (this will give you internet connectivity). Open your internet browser when it finishes booting up and download and install MalwareBytes.


Go to www.google.com and in the search box type: "Download cnet Malwarebytes" (without the quotes). Download and install malwarebytes from the sites download.cnet/malwarebytes. When the site opens up click on the Green Download button on the left. Do not click the Red Download button, that's junk. When it finishes installing the Gui Interface will open up with an offer to Accept a Trial Version or Decline. CLICK DECLINE you want the totally free version. Run a QUICK SCAN. As it scans, if it finds infections the number will be in red. When it finishes scanning, click SHOW RESULTS. A notepad text document will open up showing you the results. You can close the text document and go back to the Gui Interface where you will click REMOVE SELECTED RESULTS. The objects will already be selected for you. When it finishes removing the objects click ok and it will sometimes reboot your machine.






May 03, 2012 | Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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Iam stuck in safe mode


In safe mode go into the accessories folder thru the start menu and then into the system tools folder. Choose System restore. Choose the last known working date that the computer was behaving properly.

Let the system reboot, if it still won't to into safe mode then save anything important that you want onto the hard drive and at that point you'll need to reinstall the Operating system, device drivers and any software that you need on the computer.

Apr 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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My desktop computer says it's ''locked'' ??


Boot into Safe Mode and perform a System Restore

Aug 11, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have a HP a0310n desktop. I is rebooting in a


Well you can try in safe mode with command prompt and than

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:
  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
  3. If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
  4. Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
  5. At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.
See if that works



Jul 31, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1310n PC Desktop

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Rebooting windows vista back to when i first got without a disc


You might try system restore option and restore it to a date you know it worked well
1.
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.
On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.
3.
On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.
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Figure 2
4.
On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.
5.
Click Next if you are ready to proceed or click Back to change the restore point.
6.
The computer will shut down automatically and reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete page, and then click OK.

After reviewing the stability of your system, you can choose another restore point or undo this restoration. Just open System Restore and make the appropriate choice. After you use System Restore, you'll have an additional task, Undo my last restoration, on the System Restore Welcome page. Remember that you'll have to reinstall any programs that were installed after the restore point.
If System Restore doesn't work in Normal Mode, it might work in Safe Mode. To use System Restore in Safe Mode, press the F8 key during reboot and choose Safe Mode. When your computer starts in either Safe Mode or Normal Mode, System Restore can be used to capture a working previous state. System Restore can't be opened unless the system is bootable into one of these modes.

Oct 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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RESTORE THE SYSTEM


Is this Win XP?
Can you get into Safe Mode by hitting F8 as the unit starts up?
If you see the menu come up after you reboot and hit F* severl times, slect "Last Known configuration" The computer will reset itself to an earlier configuration.
If that does not work ,reboot while hitting F8 again, This time in the menu select safe mode with networking.
Once in Safe Mode, you can go to start > run> msconfig. then scroll down the list and see if anything suspicious is there, esp. if it has no text next to a box. Uncheck what may be suspicious.
Then update and run your anti-virus.
Let me know and I will help you further.
Joe

Oct 15, 2008 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Our competer crashed AND WINDOWS WAS TOTALLY UNABLE TO EVEN OPEN. wE BOUGHT OUR COMPUTER 2-3 YEARS AGO USED AND DONT HAve the original windows xp disk or registration numbers. Are we just out of luck on...


hi,
reboot the pc and press F8 for the boot menu,
select Last known good configuration.
else again come to boot menu and select safe mode. if it boots up to safe mode, let me know.

thanks for using fxnlogo_s.png

Jul 01, 2008 | PC Desktops

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WRITE PROTECTION


There are a number of reasons why you are unable to delete files and you need to be sure that the file is no longer required before you delete it. If a file won't allow you to delete it, it can mean a program on your computer is using it.

However, you can try the following...........

The simple way is to reboot your computer in "Safe Mode." To do this, reboot your computer, as the computer is booting, repeatedly press F8 until the option to select safe mode appears. Select safe mode and allow the computer to fully boot. Safe mode only loads all the critical and vital software to support your operating system and not all the programs installed on your computer. When the computer has booted, look for the file you want to delete and try to remove it. If you are able to delete the file, you can now reboot the computer normally, simply by restarting.

If this does not work a more complicated way of removing the file is to use DOS or Command Mode. This will definitely allow you to delete the file but is tricky if you have not used Command Mode before. Command mode will allow you to delete the complete folder so if there are other files in the folder that you want to keep, be sure to either put them in a different folder or move the file you want to delete into its own separate folder. Using command mode is irreversible so be sure you don't delete anything you are likely to need.

I will call the folder you want to delete FRED, just to identify it. Make a note of exactly where it is located on your hard drive, for example
C:\WINDOWS\Resources\FRED

Restart the computer pressing F8 like you did for safe mode.
This time select 'Command Mode.'
This will open a screen that looks old fashioned and there will be a prompt that will say something like
C:\Documents and Settings\Your_name>

Type del C:\WINDOWS\Resources\FRED
This will delete the folder called FRED which will remove your write protected file.
Then just restart you computer normally, the file will have been successfully removed.



Mar 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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