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Windows XP will only boot if it has booted into safe mode, and then been restarted into normal mode, anybody ever seen this?

Windows XP will only boot if it has booted into safe mode, and then been restarted into normal mode, anybody ever seen this?

I have a workstation with an impressively strange problem. If you boot the computer, it will load up to the "select user account screen" and then freeze completely before I can select a user account. No mouse, keyboard, anything working.

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Guest [Entry]

"It seems like the safe mode is either clearing out, or resetting something to allow windows to boot normally.

Have you taken a look at the system processes that load on startup using msconfig.exe and disabling everything you humanly can (one at a time)?

There could also be a corrupt driver that needs re-installing? It may get over ridden with a generic one on booting into safe mode, and then goes in the first time to normal windows, and when you reboot, it has detected a new driver and that one won't work.. low possibility but I have seen it before.

Good luck!"