XP Says it it is in Safe Mode after normal log in

  Jasper1973 11:08 25 May 2010

Hi - I am running XP and when I log in the PC using my normal credentials it appears to load up in normal mode, but I have tried to add a printer and I get a pop up saying that I cannot install a new printer whilst in Safe Mode? Any thoughts anyone - Thanks

  Jasper1973 18:12 25 May 2010

any helpers guys? thanks

  chub_tor 19:15 25 May 2010

This is a not uncommon problem click here= I have looked at a few of the threads with no definite solution. Most replies suggest first trying a System Restore, also forcing the system into Safe Mode by using F8 then rebooting. Several also suggest a good malware scan and if this fails a repair of the XP operating system. finally there are one or two suggestions for Registry changes - use these with caution unless you are familiar with the Registry.

  northumbria61 11:49 26 May 2010

Try this - restart your computer....press F8 key while booting...choose last know best configuration in the menu...u r in...

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