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Can Boot in Safe Mode...but not Normal ?

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gas-man

Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2002
Location
ON, Canada
Hey all,

I'm using WinXp Pro, and whenever I boot up it asks for safe mode or normal boot. If I select safe mode, no problem I get safe mode. But if I choose normal, WinXP either freezes at the loading screen, or loads forever and nothing happens and I have to reset and continue the process.

Ideas?
 

Audioaficionado

Sparkomatic Moderator
Joined
Apr 29, 2002
How long have you had XP installed?

How long have you been overclocked?

Have you tried going back to default clocking speeds?
 
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gas-man

Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2002
Location
ON, Canada
I don't overclock anything.

I was able to get into windows in safe mode and just format and re-install. Having some tweak problems, but for the most part I'm good.
 

Audioaficionado

Sparkomatic Moderator
Joined
Apr 29, 2002
Oh I must have misunderstood your sig numbers and thought your were o/ced. Glad you got it going again.
 

cmcquistion

IT Director Senior
Joined
Oct 15, 2001
Location
Tennessee
Did you happen to update your video card drivers recently? I totally FUBARed a Win2K installation, just by installing ATI's newest drivers. I had the same symptoms. Couldn't boot, except in safe mode.
 

Caffinehog

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Dec 27, 2001
Location
In the lab
Corrupted drivers or system files! God I love Microsoft operating systems. *oozing sarcasm* I know with windows 98, there was a system file checker tool, which I could use to fix most of these problems. I don't know if XP has it.
 

64026402

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Jul 7, 2002
Location
KC,MO USA
Caffinehog said:
Corrupted drivers or system files! God I love Microsoft operating systems. *oozing sarcasm* I know with windows 98, there was a system file checker tool, which I could use to fix most of these problems. I don't know if XP has it.

Next time just go into safe mode and set the scandisk to run on startup. You can also load a different video driver or disable any drivers that are suspect.

You can use the install disk on boot up. When it identifies the partition pres r and it will reload windows but keep your settings.

The dual athlon systems have had some Audigy driver problems.