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Somehow stuck in Safe Mode

by Paul Roantree / October 9, 2005 3:35 AM PDT

I have managed to get my 'normal' boot stuck in safe mode. Tried F8 to Start windows normally, nothing, three system restores, said OK, but stuck in safe mode. Hijack this file shows nothing unusual or unrecognizable, CW shredder, spybot, ad aware Ms antispyware all clear. Am currently trying 'chkdsk f/c/', but otherwise looks like a repair install.
XP pro, 3 g Athlon XP, 1024 Mb Ram.EZ Armor fw and av.

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What happens
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 9, 2005 4:45 AM PDT

when you select the option from the Safe Mode list to start normally?

How did this start Paul? What happened that you became stuck in Safe Mode?


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thank goodness
by Paul Roantree / October 9, 2005 5:36 AM PDT
In reply to: What happens

Hi again Mark. Thank you for replying. I solved it, because I did something very stupid. I installed a new hard disk on Wednesday last and have been adding applications etc in my spare timeever since. I tried to do the icon for the forums by using the save link method and invoked the m/s synchronisation set up which highlit the text in lime green under all my icons. Not liking the aesthetics of the colour let alone the highlighting, I did a system restore successfully, or so I thought. BUT I forgot that I still had windows on my slave drive, and not wanting any change on that disk I unplugged it. When I went back to it I got the safe mode saga. SO I went back to the new disk, and re-did system restore and Thank the Lord both working fine. I've learned a nasty lesson and feel vey sheepish. Thanks for your regard.
The moral of this time consuming mistake is if you have system restore installed remember it serves two disks, and any interruption to thus is zero tolerated. When it occurred I tried F8 and 'open windows' normally' but to no avail at the time
good luck,


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(NT) (NT) We live and learn don't we...... :)
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 9, 2005 9:08 AM PDT
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