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smmalis

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I recently found a small tweak to XP that I want to apply. I need to be in safe mode and be able to run cmd to do this. However, when I try to boot in "Safe mode with command prompt" it hangs while loading driver gagp30kx.sys. It will stay there forever unless I turn it off by holding in the button. I looked it up and found out that it is my "VIA CPU to AGP Controller" but that didn't help any. I reinstalled my video drivers and that didn't help either. How can I get safe mode to work again?
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why do you need "safe mode with command prompt" and not just safe mode ?
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Because I need to be able to run cmd once inside windows. I tried booting in regular safe mode and got the same hang at the same place.
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what tweak are you trying to do that has to be done in safe mode...
you can get to a command prompt by START..RUN..type in CMD...try your tweak
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I'd rather not say what the tweak is, but can we please focus on the task at hand? I can't boot into safe mode, it hangs at gagp30kx.sys, can you please help me fix it?
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your response makes me uncomfortable--happyrck might have an alternative way of doing what you want. When you ask for help, please be open to alternatives.

I would start by loading the chipset drives. If the drive is what you think it is, you should be able to get that driver from your motherboard maker..
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doesn't pass the sniff test with me either
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That worked, thank you.
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