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XP Stuck in Safe Mode


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CAHummingbird

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:blink: Problem started with freezing cursor. Ran full system scans of Norton Anti-virus, Spybot Search & Destroy, Adaware, AVG Anti-Spyware, Super Antispyware, Spyware Guard, Spyware Blaster and Panda Active Scan Pro. Somewhere along the line, I got into Safe Mode and can't get out of it. I tried to go back to a restore point. Doesn't work.

I've got the XP-CD. When I rebooted with it in the drive, I still end up in safe mode (I can get on the internet but after a while, the cursor freezes.) What do I have to do to boot from the CD so I can run the repair?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me! :whistling:
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This can sometimes be the result of a change in msconfig. When it opens to the "General" tab, is "Normal Startup" marked?
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Yes it is.
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In my msconfig, everything under the SYSTEM.INI and the WIN.INI is checked. Nothing is checked under theBOOT.INI.
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If you wish to repair xp follow the instruction from this link. Make sure that your cd drive has first priority on bootup (setup in the bios).
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Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm back in normal mode and everything seems to be running fine.

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Thanks for letting us know.
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