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Old 03-26-2008, 05:21 PM   #1
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Hello to anyone who can give me a hand.
I was using safe mode to do my virus scan, etc..., and when i rebooted
into regular windows there were no users on the welcome screen, except
for the "Administrator" account thats supposed to only show up in safe
mode. (i have my other regular admin account hidden, so it doesn't
show up anyways, otherwise it would have), and all the limited
accounts are hidden. I fixed using system restore, but when i simply
go into safe mode, login, click restart, its back to the problem.
I am running Windows XP sp2.

These are all the other things that are screwed up after returning to
regular Windows XP, but I think they all point to that windows still
thinks its in safe mode after the restart:
-all accounts show Windows Classic view (the grey start bar, etc)
-screen resolution is at regular resolution, not the one from safe
mode (which is samller)
-no accounts show up on welcome screen, except for the Administrator,
as mentioned.
-able to logon to limited and admin account using ctrl-alt-del method
at welcome screen.
-no services are loaded, except for the same ones that load in safe
mode (theyre the same ones that are running in safe mode, i checked):
-wont let me connect to internet/network.
-startup programs load, but my antivirus (Antivir) has its umbrella
closed (meaning that the guard isnt active), because its service isnt
loaded. Zone alarm works fine because it doesn't have a service.

Im assuming that the computer still thinks its in safe mode somehow,
because I fixed it by system restore and once by a registry backup.
So basically all i need help with is that the computer somehow still
thinks its in safe mode after restarting into regular windows, and i
want to stop it from doing that.

i could live with this by not using safe mode, but it would be nice to
have it fixed.
i have no idea how to make the problem go away permanently, So if
anybody knows whats up with this, thanks in advance.
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