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Safe mode always restarting

by abstraqts / May 16, 2009 11:20 PM PDT

I have had this problem for the past year and a half or so...

Windows XP Home, SP3
Fully updated
No adware/malware or viruses

When I try to log into any one of the Safe Modes, the computer restarts several seconds after the login screen comes up, regardless of whether I just wait or click on one of the login accounts.. If I do it from MSConfig, the computer enters into an infinite restart loop. Rarely, if I restart my computer enough times and select Safe Mode, I am able to log in without a restart after these many attempts (but recent attempts did not let me do this).

Does anyone have any clue as to why this may be happening? I also tried "sfc /scannow," but that did nothing (maybe because I am using an SP1 CD with a SP3 system?).

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For your next research.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2009 11:39 PM PDT

You would google EVENT VIEWER to learn how to clear those logs then cause the reboot then back to the EVENT VIEWER to see what any of the 3 to 5 logs contain. Now back to google to research what you found.

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Re:
by abstraqts / May 17, 2009 12:38 AM PDT

Thank you.

I restarted five times in Safe Mode and checked the system and program logs and found nothing that looks out of the ordinary...

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To the usual eye maybe.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2009 12:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:

You may have to share this as well as find a HIJACKTHIS forum.

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The system log
by abstraqts / May 17, 2009 11:08 AM PDT

Here is the System log during the Safe Mode reboots:

5/17/2009 10:23:59 AM Tcpip Information None 4201 N/A VLAD The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{394325E1-B5B2-494F-B060-00724DF717C1} was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter.
5/17/2009 10:23:48 AM redbook Information None 10 N/A VLAD This drive has not been shown to support digital audio playback.
5/17/2009 10:23:45 AM nvata Information None 2 N/A VLAD Device identified.
5/17/2009 10:24:12 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:24:12 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:23:10 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:23:10 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:22:09 AM EventLog Information None 6006 N/A VLAD The Event log service was stopped.
5/17/2009 10:21:37 AM Tcpip Information None 4201 N/A VLAD The system detected that network adapter \DEVICE\TCPIP_{394325E1-B5B2-494F-B060-00724DF717C1} was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter.
5/17/2009 10:21:26 AM redbook Information None 10 N/A VLAD This drive has not been shown to support digital audio playback.
5/17/2009 10:21:23 AM nvata Information None 2 N/A VLAD Device identified.
5/17/2009 10:21:50 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:21:50 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:20:43 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:20:43 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:19:41 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:19:41 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:18:38 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:18:38 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:17:33 AM EventLog Information None 6005 N/A VLAD The Event log service was started.
5/17/2009 10:17:33 AM EventLog Information None 6009 N/A VLAD Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 5.01. 2600 Service Pack 3 Uniprocessor Free.
5/17/2009 10:16:36 AM EventLog Information None 6006 N/A VLAD The Event log service was stopped.

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Don't you find that entry odd?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2009 12:37 PM PDT
In reply to: The system log

"This drive has not been shown to support digital audio playback."

While you shared one of the three common logs that entry looks odd. Try the boot with this drive disconnected.
Bob

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Didn't fix it
by abstraqts / May 17, 2009 1:34 PM PDT

Thank you for the reply.

Disabling digital audio playback on my optical drive did not fix the issue.

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