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shak4l 01

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#1 12 years ago

I recently downloaded a free spyware removal program that scaned and erased all the spyware off my machine. When the scan and removal was complete i rebooted the computer like it said. Everything went like normal until it takes me to the "Windows did not start successfully. because of a recent hardware change blah blah.." And then it gives me 30 seconds to make a choice to use the arrow keys to choose Safe Mode and the other 2 selections. Then after 30 seconds it loops back and so on. I tried using the arrow keys to select Safe Mode but it wont let me select anything its like the keyboard isnt responding. Im using a USB iMac Keyboard (hey it does the job.). The keyboard is working when i select the bios menu and the other stuff. Is there any other way to start in safe mode?

I can go into the Bios menu, Xpress Recovery, and Boot Menu with the F keys. But i cant use the arrows to select safe mode.

Btw, www.superantispyware.com is the program i downloaded and used to remove the spyware and virus's before rebooting and having this looping reboot problem.

Problem: Computer keeps rebooting after the Windows loading screen. And I cant select "safe mode"

My PC is up-to-date. Never had a problem like this.

Sorry about the grammar and such im in a hurry. lol




[CoUk]niu

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#2 12 years ago

I would try to boot from the windows cd,there is a "repair" choice that might be of use.At least that is the case with Win 2000.




shak4l 01

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#3 12 years ago

My Computer came with a recovery CD not a windows install CD. :bawl:




[CoUk]niu

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#4 12 years ago

Ouch.




Homer Gonerson

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#5 12 years ago

Yeah, USB keyboards have never worked for me there. I'd suggest finding a PS2 (standard) keyboard.




Enterprise2002

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#6 12 years ago

Try disconnecting all USB devices, except keyboard etc... Btu everything else is unplugged.




marvinmatthew

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#7 12 years ago

The program dosen't look terribly legit.




Dark Saint

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#8 12 years ago

If you have a windows recovery cd, that should do a safe recovery which is like doing a repair. It shouldn't erase any of your data from your drive if you choose to repair windows.




shak4l 01

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#9 12 years ago

What if PS/2 keyboards stopped working months ago... and still dont work? :bawl: Thats why I use USB now...




marvinmatthew

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#10 12 years ago
SharpShooter(US)What if PS/2 keyboards stopped working months ago... and still dont work? :bawl: Thats why I use USB now...

It shouldn't be too hard to find a PS/2 keyboard for a dirt cheap price. Or even for free. My school has tons of old ones just sitting around, and my dads office just sold about 30 of them for $1 a piece.