winodos xp starts only in safe mode



noitisnotme
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
I have been working on a computer that started where it would only start in
safe mode most of the time. It leaves the windows xp window and goes to a
screen that I am sure is showing some type of error but it will not stay up
long enough to see what it is. I thought it was a memory problem since it
had three different brands in the computer but it had been working and
removing them one at a time did not work. I also took to sticks from my
spare that are matched and install and it worked one time but not again . I
have removed the cd drives and also run a memory test and hardrive test and
do not see a problem. My next step is to reload xp home if the person has
the disk for it. Any ideas on how I can see what error is coming up when
windows does not start since it will not stay up long enough for me to much
of anything? Also anyother ideas you might have would be great. Just hate
these problems that will not stay there all the time makes it hard to fix.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
If the machine will boot to Safe Mode, once there, right click My Computer, select Properties. Go to the Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery. Click Settings, and uncheck Automatically Restart.

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"noitisnotme" <noitisnotme@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A8E80217-4B0D-4E70-A961-73B58B2B548B@microsoft.com...
>I have been working on a computer that started where it would only start in
> safe mode most of the time. It leaves the windows xp window and goes to a
> screen that I am sure is showing some type of error but it will not stay up
> long enough to see what it is. I thought it was a memory problem since it
> had three different brands in the computer but it had been working and
> removing them one at a time did not work. I also took to sticks from my
> spare that are matched and install and it worked one time but not again . I
> have removed the cd drives and also run a memory test and hardrive test and
> do not see a problem. My next step is to reload xp home if the person has
> the disk for it. Any ideas on how I can see what error is coming up when
> windows does not start since it will not stay up long enough for me to much
> of anything? Also anyother ideas you might have would be great. Just hate
> these problems that will not stay there all the time makes it hard to fix.

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
noitisnotme wrote:

> I have been working on a computer that started where it would only start in
> safe mode most of the time. It leaves the windows xp window and goes to a
> screen that I am sure is showing some type of error but it will not stay up
> long enough to see what it is. I thought it was a memory problem since it
> had three different brands in the computer but it had been working and
> removing them one at a time did not work. I also took to sticks from my
> spare that are matched and install and it worked one time but not again . I
> have removed the cd drives and also run a memory test and hardrive test and
> do not see a problem. My next step is to reload xp home if the person has
> the disk for it. Any ideas on how I can see what error is coming up when
> windows does not start since it will not stay up long enough for me to much
> of anything? Also anyother ideas you might have would be great. Just hate
> these problems that will not stay there all the time makes it hard to fix.

In Safe Mode right click on My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Startup &
Recovery, uncheck Automatically restart.

When the system halts the blue screen will stay, write down the error it
it's entirety and post it.

Steve


winodos xp starts only in safe mode