Need a little help, please.
Dell desktop PC - Win 7. Been working fine until the last four days.
Go to boot up, but the screen just hangs after I enter my password. Did the "repair" part of the menu. It says that there is no problem, but still will not boot. Starts in safe mode. Selecting different menu option - "directory service repair mode" - instead of normal safe mode, allows it to boot - with icons etc normal size, and antivirus working.. Apparently that's not usual whilst in "safe mode" (I'm using avast).
All I can think of is that I downloaded a free HDD cloning program - which MSE (in use before problem - changed to avast afterwards) said was virus free - then the problem came!
Removed all traces of said program, and uninstalled a few other programs not used for a while. but the problem remains.....
Have run full scan, including SuperAntiSpyware, but nothing shows.
It did show "txtsetup.sif code 14 error", before I ran the repair (1st option in safe mode): that appears to have gone now. At one point error 0 x 490 showed.
Any help much appreciated
4GB DDR2 memory
Am using in safe mode now - but the obvious limitations are a pain in the backside!
I can turn off and restart anytime, but can only boot using an option from the safe mode menu. If using normal safe mode choice, all icons are large - as would be normal.
Cheers, Les. (oh yes, I no longer have the original Win 7 CD, so can't use that in any way
Edited by lelboy (Mon 07-Jul-14 10:42:59)