recently i was prompted to remove the file idechndr.sys from the sytem 32 folder. before doing this i followed the instructions and checked the box to restart in safeboot
of course removing the file created problems. after restarting i got the "we're sorry windows did not start properly" message. it gave me the options of
restart in safe mode (3 different ones)
restart in last known good config
no matter which option i selected it would always come back to the same page. there was a countdown timer and if i didn't select it would continue the loop on its own
f8 (which i now know i should have used in the first place) had no effect
i tried f12 but it said no boot was found
with f1 i switched to the cd drive as 1st priority for booting. i loaded the original xp disc to restore the missing file(s) which it did.
at restart i got the familiar xp logo and thought things were looking good. unfortunately it started it safemode (thanks to my early flub-up) and i get a dialogue box saying "windows xp setup cannot run under safemode. setup will restart now." if i click ok it restarts and i get the same thing. there are no other options other than clicking ok. my desktop is not shown and i can not get into my computer like normally under safemode because the setup is not complete.
control-alt-delete has no effect either. so my question is how do i get my bleeping computer out of safe mode so the setup can finish?
can anyone please help?
thanks in advance,