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When the computer is powered on it starts to boot up then it asks how I want to start(i.e. safe mode, normal, etc) when I make a selection it starts over again and come back up to the same screen that asks how I want to start...

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We have desktop xp and it is running on safemode how do we take this off


You can't take off Safe Mode, it's there for your protection. However, if you want to boot into Normal Mode, shut down the computer. When you hear the computer beep, start tapping F8 on your keyboard. Keep tapping it until you reach the Advanced Options menu. Once you've reached this, just select "Start Windows Normally".
Now it will boot you into Windows on Normal Mode, not Safe Mode.

Jan 01, 2011 | PC Desktops

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How do I enter safe mode using XP?


As the computer boots up, press the F8 key several times.

Dec 30, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have window xp and it is in safe mode. How do I take it out of safe mode?


Restart your computer and it should boot to normal mode. If you are asked to start windows normally, select yes.

Please post back your results if otherwise.

Oct 28, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When I power my Presario 2500 on, it starts to boot, then I get the black and white screen asking if I want to start Windows normally, in safe mode, by command prompt, etc. When I select any choice, the...


There seems to be some issue on your hard disk. You may like to boot with a CD or USB stick or something and fix your hard disk or move files from your hard disk and reinstall Windows or perform a factory default restore.

Oct 07, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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Sep 26, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My acer t180 won't start up in normal mode i have just intalled the new norton onto it i have 1gb of ram but it starts in safemode....do i need more ram.....?


1. You may have to go into "safe mode" 1st and then start you pc in normal mode.
2. if you have a virus you may not be able to recover with the Norton anti virus.
3. There is a free software that you can try called "Ccleaner" this may restore you to the boot screen. A google search will find the site.
4. You may have to "format" the drive and reinstall your Operating System.
I hope this helps.

Mar 17, 2010 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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The computer will not boot into normal mode without shutting off the power. If I go into safe mode and disable the video drivers then it will boot into normal mode and run for as long as I want.


Try start up in Safe Mode press F8. Choose Safe Mode, when at the choice window, to select either Safe Mode Desktop, OR System Restore, chooses system restore and choose a time before you had the "Problem" and follow instructions. This should get you back.

Feb 20, 2010 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

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Safe mode


Get windows 7, or downgrade to xp. lol kidding. During the start up, i beleve its either f11 or f12 press them it should bring you to a boot screen. follow option. or you can use the compaqs built in recovery system. reinstall your system. vista has a option to save its old files for transfer.

Dec 29, 2009 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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How to start in safe mode


Windows XP and Vista

Using the F8 Method:
  1. Restart your computer.
  2. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Advanced Options menu.
  3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
  4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
  5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode.

May 30, 2009 | Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

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Start up


try starting the computer normally, this usually happens if you computers power was cut while booting up, its just a small harmless glitch.  As for the returning back to the prompt try running it with command prompt. when you get to the command prompt, type (chkdsk) and let it run this might also fix any other problems that you are not seeing.   

Jan 09, 2008 | HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

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