I had just gotten hit with Spy Sherriff and had some of it contained but wanted to run HJT from safemode. What I did was go into "run" and then typed "msconfig" then went into the the "boot ini" tab and clicked on "start in safemode" and then restarted the comp.
Now what happens is that it tries to start up but then stops I get a screen with a number of options including
"start in safemode" and "start with last working configuration", "start windows normally" etc.. If I select safemode it starts as if it was going to load and then brings me back to the same screen with the start up options on it. I have tried to get it to start with the "run windows normally" option and the last working configuration option but nothing works. It appears that I have the start up stuck in a cycle of trying to start in safemode but since it is having trouble doing that then it just keeps going back to the same screen. Is there any way to break this cycling that is going on so I can get any form of windows to start up? Or am I going to have to wipe the whole thing clean and find my windows xp disc? (really don't want to do this)
I am running (well trying to run )windows xp home edition sp2 on an older Sony Vaio w/ a p4 2.0 in it.
Thanks in advance for any advice provided.