Re: Only boots into safe mode
> I have a computer I can only boot into safe mode.
> I recently rebuilt a cannabolized HP computer and I cannot boot the
> machine into windows. I have tried three different, working, hard drives
> on it, but have had no luck. One of the drives is the original to the
> machine and runs Vista Ultimate 32bit. Vista booted suceessfully prior
> to the cannabolization. The second hard drive runs XP Home and also
> boots into Safe Mode only. The third hard has no OS so I tried
> installing a commercial version of Vista which was unsuccessful.
> Computer would crash.
> I ran a few hardware tests and the memory, cpu, optical drive, and hard
> drive check out. I don't think anything is wrong with the motherboard as
> the computer worked fine before. The computer is stable in BIOS setup,
> and when booting to optical disc. No POST errors.
> The hardware I added should be compatible with the motherboard
> (M2n68-Narra2) as I checked with HP website.
> The hardware I added:
> Antec 500watt power supply, DDR2 8Gb Ram, Sony DVD drive, Samsung 640Gb
> HD, Thermaltake CPU cooler, AMD X2 5600+ processor.
> I am out of ideas on how to make the computer boot into Windows
The problem being seen there is rather simple. You have XP and Vista
32bit editions installed while the system has 8gb of memory as well. For
seeing Vista 64bit editions installed the solution there was to remove
all but 2gb until that installation was running.
The suggestion would be to assume too much for the 4gb limit on the
32bit side and problems with any 64bit install where removing 4-6gb out
of the total installed would be the first step.