"Safe Mode With Networking" means what exactly?

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Mark W. Schumann

I am having trouble booting in normal mode on an XP Home installation. Old
hard drive, new computer, you know the drill.

The computer boots fine in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode With Networking it
blue-screens with an 0x00000007E error, which seems to indicate a driver
problem. But I can't find anywhere in the Knowledge Base an explanation of
exactly which drivers and devices are loaded in "Safe Mode With Networking"
that are not already loaded by plain old Safe Mode. I'd like to go through
those differences one by one to track down the specific problem.

Suggestions, comments, and dry hankies all appreciated. But what I really
want is some documentation on what the "With Networking" part actually
entails. Thanks in advance to everyone.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Safe Mode
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/boot_failsafe.mspx

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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| I am having trouble booting in normal mode on an XP Home installation. Old
| hard drive, new computer, you know the drill.
|
| The computer boots fine in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode With Networking it
| blue-screens with an 0x00000007E error, which seems to indicate a driver
| problem. But I can't find anywhere in the Knowledge Base an explanation of
| exactly which drivers and devices are loaded in "Safe Mode With Networking"
| that are not already loaded by plain old Safe Mode. I'd like to go through
| those differences one by one to track down the specific problem.
|
| Suggestions, comments, and dry hankies all appreciated. But what I really
| want is some documentation on what the "With Networking" part actually
| entails. Thanks in advance to everyone.
 
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Guest

You might try bootlogging to find out exactly what loads.

But, presumably Safe Mode with Networking Support indicates that the network
devices are loaded in addition to the normal Safe Mode drivers/devices.

As such, I'd look at removing the networking drivers/software and then
installing the most up to date version of the software. This will remove any
corrupted drivers and should, presumably, give you a fresh network install.

Should that fail, I'd run SFC.EXE /SCANNOW as a precaution in case some of
the protected operating system files are corrupted.

Should this fail, I'd then work my way back down the chain to the
motherboard drivers, and then to the BIOS - ensuring that all updates are
applied

Should this fail, then I'd go with a repair install (
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341 and
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm )

Once you've gotten internet connectivity back - visit Windows Update and
download/install all the fixes that you system needs.

- John
 
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Mark W. Schumann

So there is no documented list of specific drivers and devices that are
loaded "with networking" but not in regular safe mode?

I've disabled all my network devices and still: vanilla safe mode boots,
safe mode with networking blue-screens. It seems odd that there is not a
simple list of drivers that are loaded in one case but not the other.
You might try bootlogging to find out exactly what loads.
Okay, explain this to me. I boot in safe mode with networking with logging
on, it gets to a certain point, and it blue-screens. Now to see my log...
do I have to boot in normal safe mode, with logging off?

In my case, by the way, the Repair Install rolls me back to a point at which
Windows Setup appears to be half-done, and it won't complete in Safe Mode,
and I am stuck again. Is there something specific I need to do in Repair
Install to prevent this?
 
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RWS

Mark W. Schumann said:
So there is no documented list of specific drivers and devices that are
loaded "with networking" but not in regular safe mode?

I've disabled all my network devices and still: vanilla safe mode boots,
safe mode with networking blue-screens. It seems odd that there is not a
simple list of drivers that are loaded in one case but not the other.


Okay, explain this to me. I boot in safe mode with networking with logging
on, it gets to a certain point, and it blue-screens. Now to see my log...
do I have to boot in normal safe mode, with logging off?

In my case, by the way, the Repair Install rolls me back to a point at
which
Windows Setup appears to be half-done, and it won't complete in Safe Mode,
and I am stuck again. Is there something specific I need to do in Repair
Install to prevent this?
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A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315222

To start the computer in safe mode
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/boot_failsafe.mspx

How to perform a clean boot in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310353

How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316434

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from
starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307545
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I too am having troubles with my driver's and am unsure of several things. Now bare with I am no computer expert. So with that being said, and with reference to the original post inquiry(ies), how will I know that this is all something I should consider doing?

When I try to shut my computer down, it goes to a blue screen with the whole screen in words, it doesn't allow it on there for very long. I am never able to read it, snap a photo, and/or write what it is "blue-screening" and saying to me. Then it doesn't shut down but rather restarts itself. So I am unsure of how it even got to be this way, and end up long pressing power button to shut off.

When I turn it on, and log brings up "user accounts" I login in, once I am logged in a rectangle box pops up, this one I will get the details for and provide hereto but in the meantime I feel it necessary to submit this and then will get the details. But not only does it pop up once, but another one and another one and another one. It just keeps creating new boxes of the same message/alert until you finally click the "x" buttons; all of them that it has created upon logging in. I gotta be fast at it too in order to close them previous one before a new one pops up. LOL. Please any insights would help.


Also, not sure if this is important info. but I may have acquired windows 7 via bootleg copy. And every disk drive is full. Please help!! THanks for listening.

Lastly, to the post's author, hope you were able to resolve your computer troubles. :)
 
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