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sad.gif Post 506824 posted on 5-3-2017 at 15:24 Reply With Quote
Safe Mode

I'm going to be away from tomorrow for 2 weeks, and my Windows 10 laptop decided to completely freeze on me:smash)

It started when I uninstalled Word 2000. It worked on Windows 8.1, but not 10. Then I was reading somewhere that some people got it working, so I uninstalled, hoping a reinstall would get it working, but it couldn't be re-installed:(.

Probably a coincidence.

Tried everything I can think of this weekend, including:
System restore (couldn't reinstall Word, and that was the only restore point),
sfc /scannow (no probs)
chkdsk (no probs)
Tweaked virtual memory
Freed up space on HDD, updated some drivers etc

Anyway, I don't have time to reinstall everything, so I have it on Safe Mode.

It works perfectly, internet, wifi, KF, flash pictures.
No sound, but unlike Windows XP safe mode, colour is normal.
Background is black, but all the icons are there.

Are there any reason not to continue using safe mode for the next couple of weeks?
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[*] Post 506826 posted on 5-3-2017 at 16:26 Reply With Quote

It's called safe mode for a reason hopefully. ;)
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[*] Post 506827 posted on 5-3-2017 at 17:34 Reply With Quote

You didn't mention whether you had antivirus/firewall/etc. working in Safe Mode--IF NOT, obviously you're well schooled in staying away from any/all financial/sensitive/etc., while in that state.
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