Original Title: XP will not open in any safe mode.
XP will not open in any safe mode. It just restarts over and over until I stop it. I tryie "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure" and the blue screen had these codes; I guess this is the BSOD, although I don't know what BSOD is right now. The codes were--STOP:0x0000007B (0xF78AA524, 0x0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). I conclude this tells a knowledgeable person what is wrong but I don't know what it is or how to fix it. I consider myself an intermediate level person; I am comfortable with some things and others I am not. I am reluctant to make settings that I don't know what the results will be. I don't experiment.
Until this, my Toshiba L300 laptop (about a year old) worked okay; I think it has a virus as a "news 11 window" kept popping up in IE. I ran the Windows scan and it didn't find anything. I was trying to run a Norton software check which is supposed to run in the safe mode and that is when this happened. I may have inadvertantly done something incorrect; I don't know what. Is this enough information for someone to help me fix this problem or do I need to take it to someone smarter than I am?
Thanks, Al H