Problems starting up and being stuck in safe mode


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I was on a friends windows xp (SP1), and they were having trouble connecting
to the internet, so i had a go at fixing it. I put the computer into safe
mode and restarted it. it started up normally although this time a new blank,
black screen came up during the startup (before the windows logo is
displayed) saying: "This PC is protected by pc-angel!" my friend said that
they had never installed any program of that name. Regardless of the message
all started up fine and i got to the login screen, but within ten seconds the
computer switched itself off and began starting up again, as if i had
unplugged it and the re-plugged it in, not displaying any "shutting down"
message. This happened continously, it reached the login screnn the restarted
abruptly. So i went and fetched the restoration cd, to restore the computer
back to its factory state, this all ran perfectly, but when i started it up
again, i found it was still booting in safe mode, and because it was in safe
mode it could not finish the windows xp setup (where you type the owners name
and the desired computer's name etc.) it gave me the message "Windows xp
setup can not be completed in safe mode. System will now reboot" the computer
then reboots itself and repeats itself. I have desperately tried to get it
out of safe mode but nothing works, i have gone through every possible option
on the "F8 menu" How can I fix this problem?
Thanks
 
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Joe Wright

Aidan_Staples said:
I was on a friends windows xp (SP1), and they were having trouble connecting
to the internet, so i had a go at fixing it. I put the computer into safe
mode and restarted it. it started up normally although this time a new blank,
black screen came up during the startup (before the windows logo is
displayed) saying: "This PC is protected by pc-angel!" my friend said that
they had never installed any program of that name. Regardless of the message
all started up fine and i got to the login screen, but within ten seconds the
computer switched itself off and began starting up again, as if i had
unplugged it and the re-plugged it in, not displaying any "shutting down"
message. This happened continously, it reached the login screnn the restarted
abruptly. So i went and fetched the restoration cd, to restore the computer
back to its factory state, this all ran perfectly, but when i started it up
again, i found it was still booting in safe mode, and because it was in safe
mode it could not finish the windows xp setup (where you type the owners name
and the desired computer's name etc.) it gave me the message "Windows xp
setup can not be completed in safe mode. System will now reboot" the computer
then reboots itself and repeats itself. I have desperately tried to get it
out of safe mode but nothing works, i have gone through every possible option
on the "F8 menu" How can I fix this problem?
Thanks

Dunno, but here are some possibilities:

http://groups.google.com/group/za.a...6f?lnk=st&q=pc-angel&rnum=15#a3ce3c59b8a6c76f
Remove, or disable the "card".

http://groups.google.com/group/alt....88?lnk=st&q=pc-angel&rnum=20#a0df14671fccef88
More of the same.

http://groups.google.com/group/uk.a...47?lnk=st&q=pc-angel&rnum=22#c2c24a1c7fa95347
A review of the card.

http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=pc-angel&start=30&sa=N&
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