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Safe mode, now what? (how many ways can you spell 'newb')

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Details: months old Toshiba Satellite M305-S4910 running Vista

Problem 1) computer wouldn't finish logging off after downloading update.
solution1) finally just turned it off
Problem 2) got stuck at welcome screen; nothing worked -not ctrl+alt+del; not esc, not Fkeys, nothing. Even turning off & turning back on just put me back at the same screen.
Solution 2) [baka] left off for 30 minutes & restarted
Problem 3) Great, I'm in safe mode. How do I get out of it? :)

And yes, I'm using a different computer to ask.

Edited by Sewicked, 11 September 2009 - 01:19 PM.

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Restarted it, in normal mode. Was checking a disk. Then I got a "Please wait..." which lasted until the powersave mode turned off the screen, about 10-15 minutes later. Turned it back on again & it's the same screen without the words; it just says 'Windows Vista Home Edition' at the bottom.

I'm turning it off for half an hour again.
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I used different search terms & found someone whose problem sounded like mine (further on, it wasn't but it started the same). I followed this advice "type sfc /scannow then press enter"
Result: "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

I have the prompt now but I'm not certain what to do next. I'll go ahead & search & see if I see anything else similar elsewhere on the forums.

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I didn't do anything over the weekend, but on a whim I booted it up Sunday night. It came up just fine. :) So, it works again.

Edited by Sewicked, 15 September 2009 - 06:55 AM.

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