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    Default Cannot boot in safe mode

    Im running xp on an Acer Aspire.Deleted ie7 beta 3 with add remove now pc will not boot up even in safe mode and last known good configuration.

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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    Not much else u can do then, if u cant get into normal windows/safe mode or last known good config.

    Besides putting the hdd on a working system and scanning it, checking it to see why it wont boot, or formatting it.

    What does it do wihen u try booting into any of them?? Does it just hang?

    Did you delete IE's folder, or uninstall IE 7?? If u deleted the folder, it most probably deleted window files as well.

    NOT a good idea to delete folders, without uninstalling the program FIRST.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 26-08-2007 at 11:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Did you delete IE's folder, or uninstall IE 7?? If u deleted the folder, it most probably deleted window files as well.

    NOT a good idea to delete folders, without uninstalling the program FIRST.
    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Im running xp on an Acer Aspire.Deleted ie7 beta 3 with add remove now pc will not boot up even in safe mode and last known good configuration.
    One would have thought that was pretty much self explanatory if the post had been read with the correct context.

    Anyway, when you say the pc will not boot up, what does it do exactly? Any error messages?
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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    Oops

    Umm, must have been asleep too long.

    I doubt uninstalling that then, would have caused the prob.

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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    See if you can beg, steal or borrow a windows XP CD from some one if you dont have one yourself. Run chkdsk from the CD Here is how to do it, hopefully it will repair any damaged system files to at least allow you to enter windows in safe mode and do a proper repair.

    You can also try making a boot floppy if the Laptop has one, this bypasses the boot files on XP Here
    Last edited by wainuitech; 26-08-2007 at 12:52 PM.
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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    If you dont have a windows XP CD, then download This 4.46Mb Its the boot section of the XP CD that will allow you to enter you current system and run chkdsk.

    Unzip it then You will need to burn the ISO Image to a cd, if you dont have an image burner, one is located in my Sig below.

    As long as you can get back into windows, even in safe mode then others here will hopefully be able to help in getting your laptop going again.

    Good Luck
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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    Thanks all.Ran recovery console no change.Pc does boot up in normal mode but nothing works at all.As I said before it doesn't boot up in any safe mode config so I could try to reinstall ie7 files.

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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    Change to Mozilla Firefox. That will fix your problem

    Also, I agree with the above, why were you using th beta 3 of IE7 when the full version is already out?

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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    [Quoted] Pc does boot up in normal mode but nothing works at all.As I said before it doesn't boot up in any safe mode config so I could try to reinstall ie7 files.[End]

    When it boots in normal mode and nothing works what do you get on the screen, EG: desktop but no icons, desktop blank, every thing there, but freezing/frozen?
    It sounds like theres system file problems.?

    You can also try this: its longish------- Lets try to run restore and bring it back to a working system-- Hope this works, if not then it may be non distruct reinstall time. You mentioned you couldn't get into any safe mode config - did you try this one?
    1. Try booting into "safe mode with command prompt"
    2. Select the windows operating system
    3. Log onto Administrator
    4. Type in the following command C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui
    5. Press Enter, hopefully after a few moments the restore window will open and you can then wind back the system to BEFORE you uninstalled IE7, that way at least the system will be working again.


    If that doesn't work there is a few more things I can think of, but try the above first.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 26-08-2007 at 04:11 PM.
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    Default Re: Cannot boot in safe mode

    All icons etc come up on screen but they just flick on and off and nothing will work eventually freezes,Will not boot into safe mode with command prompt etc. says boot failed and totry last known good config,same result.Assume have deleted files when uninstalling ie7but dont know how to repair.Cheers,Max.

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