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mikeinstlouis

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Hello
I have winXP on my system and I have a virus (flec006 I believe). I tried to run my antivirus in safe mode, but I can't get into safe mode. It just keeps rebooting

I read in a help site to change my mscofig boot.ini to boot into safe mode....well, to make a long story short, I can't even boot into windows anymore. It just keeps rebooting.

My question is...can I change this setting in anyway, or somehow get my computer to just go into safe mode?

Otherwise, I need to reformat.

Thanks

Mike in St. Louis
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Instead of reformatting/re-installing, you might first want to try doing a repair install using the XP CD. It will replace any damaged or missing system files. http://www.microsoft...ips/doug92.mspx
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Do you think that I can at least get into safe mode by doing this? Then I could change that boot.ini command to boot normall?
Thanks
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That was not a good idea. The Repair mode won't boot into safe mode.
I have to now reformat.
Please, don't make that recommendation in the future.

Thanks anyway.
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You don't boot to safe mode when you do a repair install.... You boot from the cd and tell it to repair the installation ( if the installation isn't so damaged that it won't detect it. ) And just because it didn't work for you doesn't mean it wont' work for someone else so there is no reason not to recommend it in the future.
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