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I think you found your issue. Please pick ONE EACH firewall and antivirus.
it was a mistake...
Yeah i had simply forgotten that ZoneAlarm was still installed. But how do I get rid of Agnitum Outpost without using Winxp? (seeings how it won' startup)
System Restore to before the mistake.
1. Try SAFE MODE.
2. Failing step 1, read COMMAND LINE SAFE MODE (or whatever it reads since I don't want to look up the exact words) and run RSTRUI. Hint about that at http://www.cpfools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2944
Starting to understand but not quite there...
Ah ok. yeah I'm getting a little closer and starting to understand.
Now the problem is, pressing F8 at boot does nothing. It doesn't bring up a boot menu where I can select safe mode and run that command line (as in the link) I've tried other buttons at startup, because someone suggested perhaps it's not F8, but I've pressed F8 multiple times with no success. Thank you for the link though.
Any suggestions? I'm getting closer.
I see, yeah that is deep stuff haha. but i found somethin in the link about /safeboot: parameter that i can run from the recovery menu when i start up from the cd. And i think that will bring me to the safe mode.
You think this is right? I'm not exactly sure what it's referring to but I think I can just enter these commands and it'll bring me to safemode options (?)
Well I'll give it a try I suppose.. (i guess this is automatically initiated when hitting the F8 key) I guess I'll keep studying.
Is the F8 key not working or failing sometimes a common occurance?
I appreciate all the help so far Proffit.
(NT) USB keyboard? if so change to PS2...
Attempt to boot to Safe Mode then un-install one firewall
How do i reboot in safemode without using WinXP? (because it won't startup) -or delete one of the programs while using cd boot?
To access safe mode, I repeatedly tap the F8 key during boot. Start tapping as soon as you press the power button, to be sure you're not missing the window of opportunity.
You should get the option screen to select safe mode.
Hope this works for you.
Best of Luck
Stop error on Safe Mode as well...
Ah the safe mode boot menu is working fine.. I think you were right in saying I shouldn't miss my "window opportunity" cause that's exactly what it is, haha.
But when I get to the menu and attempt to select safemode and the OS I want to boot, the error still occurs. I tried debugging and From last good settings mode as well but the error still occurs.
Thanks so far, any suggestions?
Use a non USB keyboard
Or use an adaptor so you can plug it into the PS2 connection. Some people have problems with the computer not recognizing keyboard commands during boot up using a USB keyboard.
Not the Problem
your assuming I'm using USB. Like I said F8 does work, but after I select safe mode options the error occurs again. I use a PS/2.
Have you gone to your computer's website
and checked how you get into the safe mode? Not all computers use F8. I've known of computers that used the F12 key. Check it out.
Just an FYI, when someone suggests you try something, like using a non USB keyboard, it helps when you post back whether it worked or is needed. Trouble shooting and problem solving is a process of elimination. When you provide feedback, it helps everyone.
Like I said...
Well like I said I got F8 to work, it's all in timing i suppose, but the error occurs when I attempt to boot via safemode as well.
Also, I did let you know that I am not using a USB keyboard and it was not needed. I am using PS/2 keyboard like I stated before.
Thank you anyways though.
"How to troubleshoot
Thanks for the Link... Getting Closer I think
Ah thanks for the link. No luck so far but I appreciate the help. ha, it's kinda frustrated when you have a problem like this before and you know it's happened to other people before, and you know there is a cure but not quite sure what it is! I tihnk I'm getting closer though.
I can get to the boot menu using F8, but when I attempt to boot via Safe Mode and all those options the error still occurs. Even recovering with the XP Pro CD isn't working.
Hopefully we'll get this nailed.
Possible firewall conflict
Never run more than one firewall as this will cause all kinds of conflicts.Find one good firewall and
stay with it.
ha no kidding whorton, I didn't even mean to do it I had just forgotten to uninstall the first one. But my problem now is how do I erase one or go back to the point where my computer was fine if Safe Mode is even stopped by the error?