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Can't boot into Safe Mode

by martyn59 / August 21, 2011 10:28 PM PDT

I am having problems booting into Safe Mode. I am running Windows XP (SP3) and it is kept fully updated. I have no trouble booting normally. I can get to all the options by pressing F8 and can select Safe Mode from the list. It starts to boot but freezes when it gets to Bdisk.sys After a few seconds it boots into Safe Mode but crashes when I try to login with either my own login or Administrator. I can't select Disable Automatic retart either so I can't get a BSOD to see ant error message. I have completed a repair install but that hasn't helped. I have run CHKDSK and Fixboot from the Recovery Console but that hasn't helped either. Not sure what else to try now and don't really want to do a complete re-install.

Can anyone help?

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When SAFE MODE crashes
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 3:25 AM PDT

That's a sign the OS has sustained a fatal blow.

You can google the following for ideas.

1. XP REPAIR INSTALL.

2. XP PARALLEL INSTALL

Bob

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Safe Mode Repair..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 3:57 AM PDT
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