XP will only start in safe mode and System Restore does not resolve the problem
Don't know not if this is related to the same reported people of BSOD problems after recent updates, but from Tuesday my computer does not start in normal mode. I can get it to boot in safe mode, however I tried to restore to several different restore points and nothing seems to solve the problem. Any suggestions?
Many people face this problem after the latest version of windows update on the XP machine. I would like to know where are the updates that have been installed on your computer Tuesday. You can view them from the Windows update history by examining it from the Windows update site.
In case, if the KB977165 has been installed then, take a look at this thread and check if this helps you boot normally to the desktop.
If the update history shows the other updates in the history list, please let us know the xxxxxx KB (number) updates, so that we can try to help you the best.
We hope to hear from soon.
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Updates to auto (windows Update) using. Downloaded automatically update yesterday (10thFeb10) and when I shut my computer down it started to install them - as usuall. However start my computer than this 11thFeb10 am and he began to run through regestry files when starting up. Then it is impossible to load windows. Just went to a blank screen. Rebooted several times and were able to start it in safe mode. Tried system restore but the same thing happens. Obviously there was something to this update that 'changed' my computer and I'm not happy about it! Also thought that there could be new updates (perhaps to fix the last update) but I can not even Windows Update to open it. Tried online and he tells me that I have never downloaded updates and that none are available.
I use Windows Ultimate x 86. I hope someone can help me!
Got a response from Ms. Good all who have this problem - you have an ATI Radeon graphics card? Driver is causing the conflict. Uninstall all the stuff ATI goes on ATI web site and install the download of 'single driver '. Reboot and then you can download and install other fancy programs that come with your graphics card.
Hello. I have a problem with my Windows 7 desktop. A few days ago I can't run my iTunes, I searched it upward into the Apple tech support website and as said: uninstall, remove remaining files, delete the temporary folder. When you delete the temporary folder, I created another folder inside and moved the files to the folder I created. Some aren't s mobile because they were still running (active). I just deleted the folder that I created that contains the files that were inactive. When I turn it on yesterday (December 20) and log in to my user account (standard user), there's a pop window saying "windows Explorer crashed. Please close the program. We will notify you when a solution was found"I closed the window and waited. After that the window was closed, none of the desktop icons and the taskbar is visible. I waited for an hour and nothing happened. This also happens to other user accounts. I shut down the computer by using the Task Manager. I did the same thing today (21 dec) and it's the same thing. I tried the system restore, but it's always the same. I tried to boot in SafeMode as administrator to perform the clean boot. The taskbar is not visible. I pressed windows on the keyboard button and the taskbar appears. But the bar 'start' is no upward. I clicked on the Start button and the bar 'start' is not yet up. Help, please. Thank you.
Hi Yan Sheng,
Welcome to the Microsoft Community and thanks for posting the question.
It appears from the description of the problem that you are unable to find the desktop icons and the taskbar on your computer. I understand the inconvenience.
- How did you perform the system restore?
Let us perform the following methods and check if you are able to solve the problem.
Method 1: Run the WINRE Startup Repair
Method 2: Restore the system of Windows recovery environment
If restarting fails, then restore the system using your restore disk system mode of the Windows recovery environment.
It can also refer to article and perform the steps mentioned there. You can skip the steps you have already performed as safe mode, boot etc.
Error: Windows Explorer has stopped working
Warning of virus scan: The Microsoft Safety Scanner ends 10 days after being downloaded. To restart a scan with the latest definitions of anti-malware, download and run the Microsoft Safety Scanner again.
The data files that are infected can be cleaned by removing the file completely, which means that there is a risk of data loss.
Warning for upgrade on site: Make sure you take the backup of all your files of important data before performing the upgrade on the spot.
We know the State of the question. For any other corresponding Windows help, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you.
After a clean install of windows xp family, with nothing but Pctools virus installed and disabled, Xp will only start in safe mode, all 3 choices, it does not start in Msconfig service diagnosis either. Eventvwr said service control module has failed. I tried to uncheck that service figure, but he said that the computer will not start if it is disabled. I uninstalled 3 times and reinstalled with the same results. A last one being a service pk 3 that I downloaded and installed in safe mode.
It has been installed and working before the clean install of windows with pk3. I removed the patration from the hard drive, write 000 to the dick and reformatted before clean install of xp. It will work with service pk 2 is installed.
I checked the forums and he Goggled and could not find a solution
any help will be appreciated
You must install SP3 before you install your antivirus program. This can be done safely by downloading the file in advance and install while physically disconnected from the Internet. In addition, you should keep IE at the level before installing SP3 IE6.
Link to the standalone SP3 Installer file:
Original title: help
computer will only start in safe mode, always samekh in normal mode.any ideas?
do this work in Mode safe mode with networking:
Run the sfc/scannow command.
Use the (SFC.exe) System File Checker tool to determine which file is causing the problem and then replace the file. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click principally madeprograms,Accessories, right-clickguest, and then clickrun as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or a confirmation, type the password, or clickallow.
- Type the following command and press ENTER:sfc/scannow
The sfc/scannow command analyzes all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with appropriate Microsoft versions
Download update and scan with the free version of malwarebytes anti-malware
You can also download and run rkill to stop the process of problem before you download and scan with malwarebytes
safe mode with networking
Using the F8 method:
- Restart your computer.
- When the computer starts, you will see your computer hardware are listed. When you see this information begins to tap theF8 key repeatedly until you are presented with theBoot Options Advanced Windows Vista.
- Select the Safe Mode with networking with the arrow keys.
- Then press enter on your keyboard to start mode without failure of Vista.
- To start Windows, you'll be a typical logon screen. Connect to your computer and Vista goes into safe mode.
- Do whatever tasks you need and when you are done, reboot to return to normal mode.
fix my computer when windows start dump then launch startup, but does not solve the problem. Can you help me solve the problem
Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
I understand from the description of the problem, the computer freezes in the commissioning on the Windows 7 computer.
I would appreciate if you can help me with the following information.
1 were there any hardware or software changes made on the computer before this problem?
2. are you able to boot into office?
3. you receive an error message/code?
I suggest you try these methods and check if it helps.
Disconnect all external devices (printers, scanner, USB (universal serial bus) drives, etc...) Except the keyboard and mouse and then start.
If this solves the problem, then add back devices at a time until you discover the piece of hardware causing the issue. Then download drivers software updated for this particular device.
Try to start in last good known Configuration and see if you can start very well.
Using the last good known Configuration
Start the computer in safe mode and check if the problem persists, if the question does not persist then perform the clean boot and check if the problem resolves.
Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs do not work in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. Please click the below mentioned link.
Put the computer in a clean boot state to see if there is a software conflict as the clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
Note: After completing the steps in the clean boot troubleshooting, follow step 3 from the link to start the computer to a Normal startupmode.
If the problem persists, I suggest you perform a startup repair and check if it makes a difference.
Startup Repair: frequently asked questions
What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?
In addition, you can do a System Restore the Windows Recovery Console.
It will be useful.
Let us know if you encounter problems with Windows in the future. We will be happy to help you.
We have seven Windows XP SP3 computers. All are set to download/install automatic updates every day at 03:00. Today, one of them does not start in normal mode. When the user arrives at 08:30, screen was black and would not, if power to monitor and PC were in. The user powered PC turned off/on. He came normally too far that the screen blue, just before the login box appears, sucked to boot options. Boot in safe mode and safe mode with networking mode. Restart in safe mode after shows the same result. The event log shows a SaveDump:
Event type: Information
Event source: Save Dump
Event category: no
Event ID: 1001
The computer was restarted after a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007f (0 x 80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000008, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in the: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini020911-01.dmp.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Installed updates: KB2393802, KB2476687, KB2478960, KB2478971, KB2479628, KB2483185, 2485376
Word and Excel will not run. The office is OpenLicense. Says can not verify the license for this application.
A suggestion: as stated above, I thought I was wrong this posted in the Windows 7 Forum. In fact, the link under XP for updates takes you to the Forum Windows 7 > Windows Update. It seems that it would be less confusing, if questions update go to a forum, out of Windows 7 and Windows Update as a stand-alone speaker.
Thank you for all your help,
Original title: HELP!
I HAVE A DELL STUDIO XPS WITH WIDOWS VISTA 64 WHICH STARTS ONLY IN SAFE MODE. WHAT CAN BE DONE TO FIX THIS?
do not post in all capitals
all the capitals make it very difficult to read
- Close all running programs and open the windows if you are back on the desktop.
- Click on the Start () button.
- In the search box of the Start Menu () type msconfig and press enter on your keyboard - follow UAC prompt.
- The System Configuration utility opens
- Make sure the Normal startup is selected
- then click on the STARTUP tab at the top
- Make sure that the startup is disabled
- Apply - OK - then follow restart guests
This problem started in 2010 object. I had to reinstall Windows for the second time, the problem started on 30-45 days after that.
Maybe you should explain the prolem and why you had to reinstall.
Now after back with all the information necessary to help you further.
It is even possible that all you need to do is reset WU
How to reset the Windows Update components?
Harold Horne / TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2011. The information has been provided * being * with no guarantee or warranty.
I recently had a virus on my computer, when I finally had removed my windows update does not work, my system restore will restore to any previous point and my computer seems to generally work more slowly. Also groovemonitor seems still exists but is not really available to use, it runs in the process but is not available anywhere else. Any suggestions?
1. do you get an error message when you try to run the restore system or Windows updates?
I suggest you run a complete antivirus scan using Microsoft Safety Scanner to make sure that there is no virus infection:
I hope this helps.
My problem is with IE - 8 on Vista 64-bit.Following the instructions to "bypass" of Microsoft for the Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760).I changed a number of privacy and security settings block access by the attack vehicle. To restart the computer, Google doesn't let me sign into my Gmail account because my browser does not accept cookies.I tried recommendation Google next to allow cookies, then the empty browser history and delete cookies. Always without success.I have reset the IE setting privacy and advanced security "by default". Always without success.I just downloaded the hotfix from Microsoft security for the same problem, but Gmail still insists on the fact that my browser is NOT enabled to accept cookies. All cookies related pick boxes are enabled.This is as far as I know.
My problem is with IE - 8 on Vista 64-bit.
Following the instructions to "bypass" of Microsoft for the Microsoft Security Advisory (2757760).I changed a number of privacy and security settings block access by the attack vehicle. To restart the computer, Google doesn't let me sign into my Gmail account because my browser does not accept cookies.I tried recommendation Google next to allow cookies, then the empty browser history and delete cookies. Always without success.I have reset the IE setting privacy and advanced security "by default". Always without success.I just downloaded the hotfix from Microsoft security for the same problem, but Gmail still insists on the fact that my browser is NOT enabled to accept cookies. All cookies related pick boxes are enabled.This is as far as I know.
Use Firefox or Google Chrome. ;-)
(Seriously - you will have a better experience for the most part.)
I think my computer is sick.
I can't update Windows XP SP 3. I get the same error 0x800A0046. Automatic Updates does not work either. When I run the system restore, I can't stop pck a restor point I get a hourgalss and just process, no warning or messages.
I tried all the patches on the Microsoft Web site, and none of them work. I also scanned for viruses and malware, and nothing is detected.
Any help would be appreciated
What are the causes of error 0x800a0046 0x800a0046http://www.updatexp.com/ .html>
December 16, 2005 when looking for updates available on the update site, you receive the0x800A0046 error. http://update.Microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/showarticle.aspx?articleid=20&LN=EN>
February 7, 2006 error message when you visit the Windows Update Web site or the Microsoft Update Web site: "0x800A0046" http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910338/en-us>
July 2, 2010 you may receive an error message when you search for available updates on the Windows Update Web of the site or on the Microsoft Update Web site http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=883821>
Running Vista SP2 64 bit on a Dell Inspiron 530. System will come up to the login window, if there is no connection - will restart on its own, repeatedly. It will allow me to log in, but as soon as I get on the desktop, in a short period of time, it will restart.
I am able to connect through safe mode and safe mode with networking mode. I tried the system restore by selecting many different restore points using rstrui.exe / offline: C:\windows command safe mode. The operating system is running on the C drive. Status on C «Ready to restore» watch
He always enough immediately cause the error:
System restore failed... System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The parameter is incorrect. (0 x 80070057)
I did not knowingly install something again before that happens.
What to do next?
Here's how to use the system without a command restore.
And information of Dell.
How ro reinstall from the Dell recovery partition:
Reinstalling the printer Dell supplied disk:
Reference Dell troubleshooting with startup problems:
Run the built-in diagnostic software:
And if this does not resolve your problem, please contact Dell or their Support Forums:
See you soon.
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Windows starts only in safe mode or safe mode with network. My screen is messed up (black and gray with horizontal lines and the screen looks like it scrolls continuously).
I connected the laptop to an external monitor and it still does not start normally and I need to recover contacts from my iphone from itunes.
Is there something I can do? I really don't want to lose all my contacts! I have to remove the hard drive and it burst in another machine and try to start windows normally to have access to my current drive with all the data that is on it, but I don't know if it works or if it's a bad idea.
What could be causing the screen get all dirtied upwards and at the same time windows does not start normally? I have never had a virus before problems!
Help! Thanks :)
> Windows will only start in safe mode or safe mode with networking
It seems that the bootmanger is corrupt or something like this
> I really don't want to lose all my contacts!
I know, I Safe mode, you have access to all data on the hard drive. So, you can move all the important data on USB or on the partition (if available) 2 nd on your hard drive and you don't need to remove the hard drive
Then you can reinstall Windows with a recovery disc or by using the disk copy of Win. This is the best solution in your case, try to fix windows can take a lot of time as a new installation.
I have windows XP after the installation of service pack 3 I can only start in safe mode?
· You get the error message?
· What happens when you try to start in normal mode?
Windows XP can in every start Safe Mode by default. Even if you select the option Start Windows normally, it always starts in Mode without failure. IOW, you can't get out of safe mode.
This happens if the switch/SafeBoot is added to the Boot.ini file. / SafeBoot parameter forces a boot in safe mode by using the specified parameters. The available parameters are:
(c) safeboot: minimal (alternateshell)
For more information about the boot.ini switches, see visualization and correction of the settings of the boot on x 86 systems
(a) click Start, run and type MSCONFIG
(b) click the Boot.ini tab
(c) If you have a dual-boot system, select the entry that is appropriate under the [operating systems]
(d) in section downstairs, Startup Options uncheck / hisFEBOOT
(e) click OK
(f) restart Windows
The entry/SafeBoot are removed from the Boot.ini file.
If the above method is not the cause, it seems that Service Pack 3 is not installed correctly.
Step 1: You try to run the system restore from safe mode that will repair return the computer to the point while it was working fine.
I suggest you follow the troubleshooting steps form the article and check if it helps.
How to troubleshoot an installation fails on Windows XP Service Pack 3
Hope the helps of information.
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