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After turning the computer on, it asks to select from the following options: safe mode, safe networking, go to last known safe program, start as normal and one other one dealing with safe something. when any of these are selected i either get a blue screen stating windows has shut down for safety or i get a screen full of letters and numbers appearing to be encrypted.

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Ok, your Hard drive has dropped the boot manager the easy way to solve this is to re-install your operating system ( windows xp vista windows 7 )
this is also a sign of the cpu on its way out also the same for the hard drive if your computer has been getting really hot the cpu may need re-seating.

sorry is not good news
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The Operating System got corupted. You will have to reinstall the OS using the OS disk provided by the PC manufacturer along with the drivers. This will erase and format the hard drive completely hence do take a backup of the important documents before doing it.

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Its called a BSOD, it can either mean hardware or software. Best bet is to take it to a computer technician to have the diagnose which one it is.

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That mean - maybe software problems or hardware problems. If with hardware- check memory modules and hard drive. If problem with softw. make recovery. or new soft.

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What sort of a problem ?
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer

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
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
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.

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Step 1:
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
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
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. 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.

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My labtop came to a boot up screen that has the options: safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, and start windows normally. i have windows xp....


Hello xderekhx716, to choose the [least] likely {Mode} in order not to "Lose any Data," you want to choose; "Start Windows in Safe Mode." If an incident 'occur' before this 'window' [Popped-Up], then you want to "Start the Computer in {Safe Mode}. This 'way if you have been "Infected by a 'Virus' or any of the Computers Configurations have been 'changed,' or "Windows Shut Down 'Unexpectedly' than Safe Mode is the 'choice,' because the; least amount" of Operating Systems, applications will be deployed at "Startup," ie. Drivers, Programs... This will 'protect' the System' from further 'damage', if there was any? You will have the opportunity to analyze the situation safely. Next, if the Computer is having 'problems' starting, or the "Operating System is not 'responding' or there is "no change, than a "message" will identify the 'still' remaining problem; "Starting Normally." Then you want to 'choose,' start Windows at the "Last Known Good Configuration" also known as "System Restore." Finally, if this was just a "simple "Shut-down?" Than, "Starting Windows Normally" is OK! Follow all the instructions "carefully" in any of the "Modes" you may need to [Choose]. I hope this information is helpful? Thanks for using FixYa, paul7of9"

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I cannot boot up laptop it says control alt delete then nothing


You need to try booting in Safe Mode with Networking and if that fails then Last known good configuration should work. Below are the steps to perform Last known good configuration howver Safe mode with networking is also an option under "windows Advanced option". Now if you succeed logging in to Safe mode with networking then try performing system restore by going to Start....All Programs....System Tools and System restore.

Follow the steps below,

Step 1: Shut down your PC completely.
Step 2: Turn on the Power button.
Step 3: As soon as you turn it on start hitting the F8 key on your keyboard until you get to a black screen called "Windows Advanced option". (If you don't get to that that screen but you end up reaching the blue screen than that means you have delayed in hitting the F8 key. start again from step 1.)
Step 4: As soon as you reach "Windows Advanced option" use your down arrow keys to choose an option called "Last know good configuration".
Step 5: Select that and HIT ENTER.
Step 6: your PC will boot to the windows.


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If computer does not boot into Windows, turn on the power and press f8 . On the Windows Advanced Boot Option screen, select one or more of the following options. Select them one at a time and press the enter key to attempt a system restart.
  • Disable automatic restart on system failure to view error messages.
  • Repair Your Computer allowsUninstall recently installed software programs Windows to run diagnostic tests.
  • Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced) to return settings to an earlier point in time.
  • Boot into Safe Mode and then Uninstall recently installed software programs . When in the computer is running in the Safe mode, click Start , Control Panel , and select the Uninstall a program option. When the computer is operating again, go to program manufacturer's web site for support information.
In Windows XP Click Start , All Programs , Accessories , System Tools , System Restore . Select a windows restore point from a time when the computer operated properly, and then restart the computer. hpweb_1-2_plus.gifhpweb_1-2_minus.gif In Windows Vista or Windows 7 Click Start, type restore in the search field, and select System Restore from the list. Select a windows restore point from a time when the computer operated properly, and then restart the computer. If the computer does not boot into Windows, you can restore the computer settings to an earlier point in time. Turn on the power and press f8 . On the Windows Advanced Boot Option screen, select Safe Mode and boot into Windows.

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Whenever I try to start my laptop, it runs a check of the C drive and then, afterwards, I can't get to my desktop without getting a blue sreen saying there is a problem with my C drive.


To use a Safe Boot option, follow these steps:
  1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
  2. Select an option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
  3. When the Boot menu appears again, and the words "Safe Mode" appear in blue at the bottom, select the installation that you want to start, and then press ENTER.

Description of Safe Boot options
  • Safe Mode (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Minimal): This option uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows.
  • Safe Mode with Networking (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Network): This option uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows together with the drivers that you must have to load networking.
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt (SAFEBOOT_OPTION=Minimal(AlternateShell)): This option is the same as Safe mode, except that Cmd.exe starts instead of Windows Explorer.
  • Enable VGA Mode: This option starts Windows in 640 x 480 mode by using the current video driver (not Vga.sys). This mode is useful if the display is configured for a setting that the monitor cannot display.

    Note Safe mode and Safe mode with Networking load the Vga.sys driver instead.
  • Last Known Good Configuration: This option starts Windows by using the previous good configuration.
  • Directory Service Restore Mode: This mode is valid only for Windows-based domain controllers. This mode performs a directory service repair.
  • Debugging Mode: This option turns on debug mode in Windows. Debugging information can be sent across a serial cable to another computer that is running a debugger. This mode is configured to use COM2.
  • Enable Boot Logging: This option turns on logging when the computer is started with any of the Safe Boot options except Last Known Good Configuration. The Boot Logging text is recorded in the Ntbtlog.txt file in the %SystemRoot% folder.
  • Starts Windows Normally: This option starts Windows in its normal mode.
  • Reboot: This option restarts the computer.
  • Return to OS Choices Menu: On a computer that is configured to starting to more than one operating system, this option returns to the Boot menu.
An environment variable is set when you use one of the Safe Boot options. The environment variable is SAFEBOOT_OPTION. This variable is set to either Network or to Minimal.

The default Microsoft VGA driver is used for display at 640 x 480 resolution and in 16 colors. You must log on in all modes by a domain or by the local Security Accounts Manager, depending on which Safe Boot mode you select.


Use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: sfc /scannowThe sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
To determine which files could not be repaired by the System File Checker tool, follow these steps:
  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
  2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: findstr /C:"[SR] Cannot repair member file" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txtNote The Sfcdetails.txt file contains details from every time that the System File Checker tool has been run on the computer. The file includes information about files that were not repaired by the System File Checker tool. Verify the date and time entries to determine the problem files that were found the last time that you ran the System File Checker tool.
  3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: edit sfcdetails.txtThe Sfcdetails.txt file uses the following format: Date/Time SFC detail


This information was obtained from Support.microsoft.com

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Answer:To load the last known good configuration in Windows 2000 / XP reboot the computer and as it's booting 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 "Last Known Good Configuration" and press your Enter key.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Advanced Options menu - 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.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message as the computer is booting. If this occurs instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key" tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

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.
As can be seen from the above example, you should be able to highlight and press enter to load the last known good configuration. Once completed the computer should restart and attempt to load into Windows.
Will running the Last Known Good Configuration delete anything?
No, running the last known good configuration will restore your last good system settings and will not delete anything. The only thing you may have to reinstall programs you have recently installed because the configuration for those programs may have been lost.

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Hello,

Choose Last Known Good Configuration. If that doesn't work, choose Safe Mode and then do a system restore to roll back your PC.

Any further questions, please use the comment box below to respond. Thanks.

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