After a long battle with malware, I needed to repair XP. Now the computer will not start due to a stop error and cannot be put into safe mode due to the install not having been completed. It is stuck in a loop.
I tried to start the computer in Safe Mode but am unable to because of a "setup cannot run in safe mode" indication which kicks you out.I have seen a posting indicating that there is a registry indication that indicates that Windows is in a setup mode which causes the Safe Mode to indicate "setup cannot run in safe mode" but failed to copy the information.
Does anyone know what registry key indicator is used to block the use of safe mode during setup?
I have the drive attached to another computer and have set it up so I can modify the registry.
I would like to be able to open in safe mode to perform a system restore.
Any help would be appreciated.