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mlese

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I am trying to get rid of some issues with my computer. Every time I attempt to boot in safe mode, my computer freezes on a blank screen (after stating that I am in safe mode). Does anyone know what could be causing this and how to fix it so that I can boot in safe mode? Thanks.
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If you can boot in normal mode

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes

When it gets to the desktop, you can run the PC then reboot and keep tapping F8 to choose safe mode
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Thanks for the tip. I was doing it incorrectly. Problem is now resolved. THANKS AGAIN!!

Maureen
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Thank You for letting me know
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