Windows XP

By tosborne ·
I cant get windows to run under normal mode, I can get it to start in safe mode. But when I try to restore this system to a previous date it says it is unsucessful. I no longer have the recovery disks that came with this system. Any ideas what I can do to try and reslove this problem?

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Since you can get into Safe Mode

by The Scummy One In reply to Windows XP

all is not lost. :)

You need to identify the reason that it will not boot into the normal mode. Luckily, you have the ability to do that in Safe Mode.

Safe mode does not load everything up that standard mode does, therefore the problem is in a setting, driver, service, or software that runs on system startup.

You can try looking in the logs to determine what the problem is, or you can go through your startup environment.
If the logs do not help, try going to start -- run -- type msconfig -- press enter. Look through your startup items.

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More information required first ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows XP

Make and model of computer?
What flavour of XP?

Why can it not run in Normal Mode?
What are the symptoms of it's problem?

What anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall is on this system?

When did these problems start?

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Also you could try starting

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Windows XP

With Last Known Configuration that worked or whatever it's called.

If that works restart the system and get yourself a Cloning Utility and make a clone or Image of the working HDD. That you can recover from latter when the need arises.

Of course if you had an existing problem that you have tried to fix and resulted in the current situation you need the Original Disc's to rebuild your system. So you should contact your Computers Maker and arrange to buy replacement Recovery Disc/s. When these arrive after you have backed up your Data & Settings use the recovery Disc/s to rebuild your computer and then restore your Data and so on to it.

Or you could take your computer to a Computer Repair Shop and get them to fix your current problem. If you do this I would make sure that I had a Backup of all my current Data so prevent Data Loss and if you have any sensitive Data on the system it should be removed to prevent it getting loose in the wild.


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