I have encountered a problem booting up in Safe Mode. Trying to delete some pesky spyware .dlls, I tried booting up in Safe Mode. The computer booted up no problem, but after the 'Windows is starting up' screen, it went black, with a red rectangle from my LCD screen's interface saying "Out of Range".
Dumbly assuming this was not Safe Mode, I decided to force the computer to boot up in Safe Mode by running msconfig and switching to "Safe Mode" in BOOT.INI.
This means that the same thing happens, but now I'm locked in Safe Mode. I keep getting a black screen with the red rectangle. I figure the problem is that the default video display settings in Safe Mode are conflicting somehow with my LCD screen.
Can anyone tell me how to get out of this mess?
So far, I've tried booting from the XP startup CD, going into the Recovery Console and using "bootcfg /rebuild" to create a new boot.ini file, which is not locked in safe mode. This didn't work. (Maybe I didn't enter the correct commands.) The computer starts up, looks like it's booting, then reverts to the black screen.
I really don't want to do a clean install of XP, so any advice would be gratefully appreciated.