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How to turn off Windows XP Safe Mode

by kandyl39 / January 10, 2012 10:41 AM PST

I have tried virtually everything possible, using the F8 key, typing msconfig and turning off safemode start, and system recovery and it is still stuck in safe mode.

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I suppose it could many causes, but...
by ahtoi / January 10, 2012 11:02 AM PST

my first check would be a corrupted video driver. Try reinstalling the driver.

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Follow the second ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 10, 2012 1:16 PM PST
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by kandyl39 / January 11, 2012 5:44 AM PST
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What is this link going to do? Does it wipe out my computer to back to its original state when I bought it? (I am not very good with troubleshooting). Do I just open the file?

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That link is to a zip file ...
by Edward ODaniel / January 11, 2012 9:08 AM PST
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that contains an ISO file with which you can create a Windows XP Recovery Console bootable CD.

Once you have written a new CD with the ISO Image file you use the new CD to boot to the Recovery Console and fix your problem as follows:

1. Boot from the XP CD and into the recovery console.
2. Once you chose the number OS you want to repair (usually 1) type in this command: bootcfg /list to see what was going on in the bootcfg. (could skip this step if not curious)
3. Then enter the command bootcfg /rebuild and re-enter the necessary info. If you've never done this, first you select the Windows installation to use and enter the corresponding number (default is "1"). Then it asks you to enter the load identifier. (Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Home). Finally, it will prompt you for the OS load options. Here you would type in: /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
4. Restart the machine and it should boot normally.

If you don't want to go the Recovery Console route you can manually edit your Boot.ini file from within Safe Mode per these instructions:

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