Computer keeps turning off? Only runs in safe mode

  harryandalison 16:36 15 Jul 2005

After updating ad-aware and norton virus definitions my cumputer now keeps restarting after only a few seconds. It now only runs in safe mode.
I want to undo the changes I made so I can get back to normal. Any ideas?? All help gratefully received!! Thanks

  VoG II 16:55 15 Jul 2005

From the boot menu choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

At the > prompt type


and press Enter to launch System Restore.

  mattyc_92 17:00 15 Jul 2005

If WinXP...

A more simple way to do what VoG has said, is just to keep tapping F8 until the options for Safe Mode, Normal Mode, etc... displays.... Select "Use last known congation thats worked" (well, the option is something on those lines)

  VoG II 17:27 15 Jul 2005

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Thanks for posting your advice. I am running xp home edition. I tried doing as you say but get dialogue box which states "System Restore has been turned off by group policy. To turn on system restore, contact your domain administrator." unfortunately that person is me and I need help!


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Try mattyc_92's suggestion - the option that you are looking for is 'Last known good configuration'.

  mattyc_92 17:30 15 Jul 2005

I weren't far off, well I wouldn'y of been if I spelt "configuration" correctly... lol

  harryandalison 17:31 15 Jul 2005

Sorry guys, Matty's idea didn't work either do you have any other idea's? Thanks

  VoG II 17:35 15 Jul 2005

You can try a repair installation of Windows (assuming that you have the CD). click here

  harryandalison 18:51 15 Jul 2005

Sadly no disc.
Bought system as OEM and don't have a proper disc.

  mattyc_92 18:54 15 Jul 2005

You can lend one of your friends installation disks if you wish, but you are not allowed to copy it and your friend shouldn't include his/her key code. You just need the disk.

As long as the installation disk is for WinXP Home Edition, all should be fine.

  woodchip 18:56 15 Jul 2005

You are having one Hell of a Day

  VoG II 18:59 15 Jul 2005

Right. I think the next thing to try is the System File Checker. Ordinarily this would ask for the Windows CD. However it is possible to change this to look for the files in your i386 or servicepacks folder. Here are the instructions click here

The alternative is to borrow somebody's XP CD - SFC does nor seem to care which CD is used.

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