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Diagnostic tools to use in safe mode
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When using safe mode to troubleshoot problems with your computer, you might find the following tools and features helpful.
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BSOD Ox00000074: Cannot get into Safe Mode - System Restore doesn't help

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My pc has been doing fine with exception of IE 64 hanging and not opening. After much reading, resets, turning off helper apps, I went to msconfig and clicked "diagnostic mode". I rebooted, came to initial Windows Screen, then BSOD - Ox00000074.

I have read many threads to no avail, all talking about memory being bad. That is not the case.
I "CANNOT" get into Safe Mode, Boot Mode, well any mode from F8. I let Win7 do the diagnostics and repair, to no avail. I let Win7 do a System Restore, which it said completed fine, still BSOD.

I'm currently on a second drive on this same pc, but it is NOT up to date, however, I can access the other problem drive from this drive.

IS there a way or workaround where I can access the other drives msconfig and change diagnostic back, or access the registry on that drive and change msconfig back to regular start-up. There is no doubt in my mind that the "diagnostic mode" caused the problem.
 

What is safe mode?

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Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using.
 

What is Safe Mode

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In this article we're going to talk about Safe Mode in Windows 7. First, we’ll discuss what safe mode is and why you might need to use it. Then we will go over methods of getting in and out of it.
 

Troubleshooting problems while in safe mode

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Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer with only basic services and functionality. If an existing problem doesn't reappear when you start Windows in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes.
 

Problem can't boot into eithre normal Windows mode or safe mode

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I have a Sony VGN-FW139E with window vista. When my computer tried to boot into Windows, it just hangs on window vista loading screen.
If I selected Safe mode or Safe mode with Networking, I got this message.

Loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\crdisk.sys
Please wait…

Then it did not get any further.
 

Start your computer in safe mode

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Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes. If a recently installed program, device, or driver prevents Windows from running correctly, you can start your computer in safe mode and then remove the program that's causing the problem.
 

Safe Mode in Windows 7

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Learn about: How to use Safe Mode for removing software, running antivirus and antimalware scans, or rolling back, disabling and uninstalling drivers in Windows 7.
 

Which drivers get loaded in safe mode?

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Safe mode starts Windows with only the basic drivers and services listed here.
 

Safe mode with networking a startup option

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When I boot or reboot, I would like to have "Safe Mode With Networking" as one of the options in addition to the usual Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, Shutdown, Hibernate, etc.
 

Using DirectX Diagnostic Tool to Troubleshoot Problems

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One of the least known troubleshooting tools in windows is DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag.exe), which can be used to solve problems you have with hardware used by multimedia applications, such as audio players or video games. This tutorial presents this tool in detail, shows how to launch it and use it to get the information you need.