My Windows XP SP2 is stuck in Safe Mode. I would like to get it out without doing a "Repair" from the CD, if it will do that. I have checked the boot.ini and it appears to be consistant with some I have looked at online. It appears I may have some startup programs, missing although not sure.
Here is what it will not do:
It will not go into safemode using F8, it only offers bootup OS choices, of which I have only 1,Windows XP
It will not allow you to boot into the Recovery Mode of Windows XP using the CD-- it reboots.
The only way that I can get it into, "SafeMode", is to wait until I see the Windows Splash Screen, and then shut it down. It comes back up and offers me the choices of SafeMode, and I selected, /with networking, so I can get on the Internet.
It will not restore the computer to a time when the settings worked.
It will not do a "system restore" from the numerous choices I have selected
It will not run sfc/scannow in Dos or SafeMode
HELP PLEASE! Thanks in advance.