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Can u help me as im havin trouble with loadin up my pc all i get is the safe mode options screen all time

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  • garside1984 Aug 06, 2008

    wen i power up my pc it starts loadin up the windows xp screen with the bar at the bottom then i get a blank screen then it gose back to the safe mode and last know good configuration screen and it dose that all the time and i can not load up pc in safe mode to system restor my comp. i dnt no what to try

  • garside1984 Aug 06, 2008

    i can not find the hard drive diagnostic in the F8 or F12 is it called something els?

  • IQUIT May 11, 2010

    Sure we can help, if you provide us with detailed information.



    1. When system boots to "Safe mode options all the time" exactly what does this mean? Are you getting a Windows Startup menu? Does the system boot to the desktop and say "SAFE MODE" in each corner of the screen?

    2. What version of Windows? (XP Home? Vista Ultimate?)

    3. What brand PC? What Model? What Video Card?

    4. By "Loading up my PC" do you mean you are installing Windows and need assistance with installing drivers?
    DETAILS, lots of Details will help us fix your issue, a 20 word sentence is not enough information.


  • IQUIT May 11, 2010

    Sure we can help, if you provide us with detailed information.



    1. When system boots to "Safe mode options all the time" exactly what does this mean? Are you getting a Windows Startup menu? Does the system boot to the desktop and say "SAFE MODE" in each corner of the screen?

    2. What version of Windows? (XP Home? Vista Ultimate?)

    3. What brand PC? What Model? What Video Card?

    4. By "Loading up my PC" do you mean you are installing Windows and need assistance with installing drivers?
    DETAILS, lots of Details will help us fix your issue, a 20 word sentence is not enough information.


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OK, we have Windows XP and we cannot boot to the Desktop in Normal, Safe or last known good configuration.

You definitely have a windows OS issue, and you may have a hard drive problem.

If you post the Brand and Model of the system, that would help us to be able to give better info on running a diagnostic on the Hard Drive.

Many brands have an option for diagnostics on the F8 or F12 menus. See if you can run a hard drive diagnostic. It the hard drive fails diags, then you'll need to replace the drive. If it passes diagnostics, then try booting to the XP CD, entering recovery console and run CHKDSK /R

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

  • IQUIT Aug 07, 2008

    Since you've never identified the system brand and model, I'm limited in the advise I can give you on diagnostics.

    If you don't have diags listed on those menus, boot to recovery console using the Windows XP cd AND RUN THE COMMAND chkdsk /r

    If it's a damaged file system case then:-
    1.Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.

    2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.

    3.If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.

    4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

    5.At the command prompt, type chkdsk /r , and then press ENTER.

    6.At the command prompt, type exit , and then press ENTER to restart your computer.



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