Cannot boot in safe mode.

You: I have altered a setting in the display settings whilst in safe mode (I set something to automatic. Not sure what). It then froze my pc. I cannot now open windows in safe mode. It stops at the line ending agpCPQ.sys. Is there anyway of reversing what I have done.


can you boot normally?

 

do a system restore to a point before you altered the display settings.

 

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also run the recovery console with checkdisk and the /r parameter

 

chkdsk c: /r

 

you can run the recovery console through hiren's boot cd:

 

Courtesy of Jose Ibarra:

Anywho, to make a Hiren's boot CD, do this:

I am going to recommend you use Hiren's boot CD (it will also go on a USB drive).

This is good for you because it has many more tools on it that on the XP Recovery Console CD, does not care about your Administrator passwords and you will not have to futz around in your BIOS if any afflicted system has SATA drives - Hiren's can deal with that.

You will have a whole bunch of cool tools that you don't have in the XP Recovery Console...  a registry editor, password resetter, and a desktop that looks like Windows XP so you will feel comfortable maneuvering.

You can also easily copy your personal data (documents, images, music.) to an external drive.

From a working system, first download Hiren's Boot CD from here (it is a substantial download but worth it):

http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/    (look near the bottom of the page, do not click on any ads).
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/burning/

Instructions


Unzip the Hiren's to some folder where you can find it.  There is a Hiren's.BootCD..iso in there that you are going to need next.

Hiren's has instructions to make a bootable USB that you can use, but it requires you to first burn the .iso to a CD and some other steps, so I suggest another way...

Download RUFUS 1.20 from here (read some stuff on the page so you can know more about it):

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

I will caution you to be careful that you don't accidentally format any of your hard drives - be sure your USB stick is in and know what the drive letter is!  This part always makes me a little nervous, so be careful.

Launch RUFUS and all the defaults should be okay, for the Device, choose your USB drive letter, Quick format, FAT32, label it if you want to and in the Format options box, click the little icon that looks like a CD and a window will open.  Navigate that dialogue to point to the folder that contains the Hiren's.BootCD.15.iso that you unzipped earlier and the box should change to say ISO image (RUFUS understands the Hiren's ISO file).

Double check you have the right Device selected in the top (NOT you HDD) Click Start, acknowledge the warning and let it finish (it will take a little while) as it copies the files.   The Hiren's ISO is also good size.

When RUFUS is done, it will say 'DONE' in the bottom.

Put the USB stick in the afflicted machine and reset/reboot and press whatever key you need to press to get to a boot menu where you can select the USB as the first boot device (that is F11 for me).  If you don't see a boot menu choice, you will have to adjust your BIOS to boot from the USB first instead of the HDD.

When the Hiren's menu comes up, choose the Mini XP Mode and it will start loading (slowly from a USB drive) and eventually you should see a Windowsy looking desktop.  You should recognize that part and feel comfortable, but it is not your desktop - it is the Hiren's desktop!

Remember:  You did not boot on your hard disk - you booted into the Hiren's desktop

 

 

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd-on-usb-disk

Hiren’s for flash drive

                                                                                                                                               

Dell Dimension 3000, Firefox, WinXP Pro/Sp3, 360 TSE by Qiho, MBAM

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I can't boot normally. The old screen broke and when connected to a new screen I kept getting the message OUT OF RANGE in a red box. Thats why I was in safe mode messing with the screen settings.

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make the hiren's and you will be able to boot the the hiren's desktop and see if you can find out what is going wrong.

 

1. thru hiren's desktop: look at the event viewer for errors

 

2. look in device manager for warnings

 

3. if we can find the file we can replace it through the recovery console

 

when safe mode stops at a file, it is not that file causing the prob, it is the one coming after that.

 

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out of range?  Is this a wireless ?

 

what is the Make, Model, and Model number of pc?

Dell Dimension 3000, Firefox, WinXP Pro/Sp3, 360 TSE by Qiho, MBAM

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I am now on the effected PC through hiren's desktop. There are no problems highlighted on the drivers. Where do I find the event viewer, I searched it and the one that came up has no records after dec 12.


The PC is an old Packard Bell I MEDIA 5054.


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go to start, run, type in eventvwr.msc

 

or go to start, control panel, administrative tools, event viewer.

 

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edit:

ftp://ftp.download.packardbell.com/

 

driver download

 

http://www.packardbell.com/index.html

 

choose your country for support.

 

you can also try system restore through the recovery console, here are some sites that you can look through for the one with the easiest instructions for you to follow.

 

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=how+to+use+system+restore+in+recovery+console+xp&oq=how+to+use+system+restore+through+rec&gs_l=hp.1.1.0i22i30l4.90390.103343.3.106218.41.29.1.10.10.2.1422.11953.0j2j13j3j4j2j1j3.28.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.6.psy-ab.azGbMJp5sCw&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43828540,d.dmg&fp=e086204f65cfae40&biw=1024&bih=557

 

Dell Dimension 3000, Firefox, WinXP Pro/Sp3, 360 TSE by Qiho, MBAM

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