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#1
System refuses to go to safe mode unless, 1. using the directory service repair mode, 2. in windows go to msconfig use diagnostic startup and then boot back and choose normal safe mode.

Other than that, when not using two statements above, when safe mode is used it restarts the computer, Is there a software/driver conflict? Or maybe disabled a used service so windows doesn't want to go to normal safe mode? Any help is welcome, :banghead:

Thanks in advance
 
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but.. normal mode works??

:wtf:
 
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Yes normal mode works, cant figure how safe mode doesn't work out for me except while in directory service repair mode and using diagnostic mode in ms config to boot to safe mode, pretty weird, it got me stumped
 
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Yes normal mode works, cant figure how safe mode doesn't work out for me except while in directory service repair mode and using diagnostic mode in ms config to boot to safe mode, pretty weird, it got me stumped
Perhaps some of the safe mode files are corrupted.

Disable auto restart on BSOD and see what error you get?
 
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Do you mean you can't get to the menu to choose safe mode, or the PC restarts?
 
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1st of all sorry for late reply, was busy with work and was not able to read here, uhmm

@Dippsy - It's already disabled, when I get to the point where I log on to my computer under safe mode, it then reboots.

@Darknova - I meant to the place where I log on to the computer at safe mode, and then it reboots...

It reboots after or before I could even type my user password.

BUT NORMAL BOOT WORKS, NOT SAFE MODE :(
 

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virus or corrupted/missing/accidentally deleted files. More than likely.
 
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Hmm no viruses here, and how do I repair these corrupted files, if so via the win xp cd repair disk? I don't like reformatting because its hard for me to back up all data, although I have my windows on a seperate partition but, formatting is my last resort... Any opinions/suggestions would do... Thanks

P.S. It might take me a while b4 I can post back again, gonna be busy with work soon.

Or run safe mode in directory services repair mode :) hehe anyway, just wondering why this happend... On it's first clean install after rebuilding the system, I can go to safem mode easily with no problems. Sigh I just thought I disabled some Services under the services.msc so It won't go to boot at normal safe mode.

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chkdsk /r

Is good for filesystem errors.
 
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@ Dipsy, gonna type that on command prompt while in normal mode? Well if all fails gonna get back up on external then do a clean winxp install again.... Noooooooooooo the horror of installing and getting updates lol
 
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Yup I have 1, although it's not fully updated only up to xp sp 2 and a few months of critical updates :( hehe. Anyway thanks for the help guys, I'll just reformat or do the chkdsk /r command. Ty again, more power