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Cant boot in safe mode


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gilligan128

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I have a Dell computer that is running WIndows 2000. It only has one problem: I cannot boot into safe mode. Whenever I try, I get a BSOD that says either PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGE_AREA or IRQL_NOT_GREAT_OR_EQUAL. I have researched this problem extensively, but I cannot find the problem, either in the software or hardware. Any helpyou can offer I would greatly appreciate.
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Hello there!

The problem could lie in your RAM. here is a link to the Windows memory Diagnostic Tool which tests your RAM for errors or damage.

http://oca.microsoft.../en/windiag.asp

Hope this can help you out. :tazz:
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The Skeptic

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try looking here, at the top of this forum:

Pinned: Windows XP Blue Screen of Death STOP Codes
A list of most BSoD errors and solutions
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I did. However, two separate BSODs under the sma conditions is different, since the problem is not Error-specific. Most likely its a hardware problem, but I am prettyr sure it is not in the RAM.
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Have you tried repair installation of windows? I think it is worthwhile because it will help to determine whether the problem is of a software or hardware origin. My feeling is that you have some corrupted windows files which relate to safe mode booting. If this is the case then re-installation could solve the problem.
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