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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 3:31:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't boot into
safe mode.

Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error message:

"There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to "0028,"
service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup to
correct this problem. System halted."

I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or corrupted
device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s). Any ideas?
Thanks!

Herman
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 5:48:47 PM

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TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe

May be worth taking a look at :-
http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html

BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF - could be
related to your problem. Try also :-
http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...

Mart


"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't boot
> into
> safe mode.
>
> Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error message:
>
> "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
> correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
> reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
> "0028,"
> service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows Setup
> to
> correct this problem. System halted."
>
> I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or
> corrupted
> device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s). Any
> ideas?
> Thanks!
>
> Herman
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 8:14:14 PM

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Mart--

Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no longer get
that error message when I select safe mode.

However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like AVG,
Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when they
shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I really in
safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other than
reinstalling the OS?

Thanks again.

Herman


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
|
| May be worth taking a look at :-
| http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
|
| BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF - could be
| related to your problem. Try also :-
|
http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
|
| Mart
|
|
| "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
| news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
| > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't boot
| > into
| > safe mode.
| >
| > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error
message:
| >
| > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able to run
| > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
| > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
| > "0028,"
| > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
Setup
| > to
| > correct this problem. System halted."
| >
| > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or
| > corrupted
| > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s). Any
| > ideas?
| > Thanks!
| >
| > Herman
|
|
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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 9:05:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Herman wrote :-

> However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode...

Does the screen say 'Safe Mode' in each corner of the display?

If not then you are NOT in Safe Mode.

For your information, the 'Official' MS method of starting in Safe Mode is
by holding down or 'stabbing at' the Ctrl or the F8 keys, BUT you do need to
do this IMMEDIATELY you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them before
the WinMe splash screen shows. You may even need to keep them pressed
throughout the boot process. You could also try the same using the Shift
key.

Another alternative is when your machine is running in Normal Mode. Run
msconfig.exe and on the General tab, select Advanced and check the 'Enable
Startup Menu' box.

Don't forget to uncheck the box when you've finished with it <g>

Mart


"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:GR2Td.34284$nC5.7847@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Mart--
>
> Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no longer get
> that error message when I select safe mode.
>
> However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like
> AVG,
> Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when they
> shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I really in
> safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other than
> reinstalling the OS?
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Herman
>
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
> |
> | May be worth taking a look at :-
> | http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
> |
> | BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF - could be
> | related to your problem. Try also :-
> |
> http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
> |
> | Mart
> |
> |
> | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> | news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> | > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't boot
> | > into
> | > safe mode.
> | >
> | > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error
> message:
> | >
> | > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able to
> run
> | > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore. Otherwise
> | > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
> | > "0028,"
> | > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
> Setup
> | > to
> | > correct this problem. System halted."
> | >
> | > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or
> | > corrupted
> | > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s). Any
> | > ideas?
> | > Thanks!
> | >
> | > Herman
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
February 23, 2005 10:24:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Mart--

I hold down control when booting up. The "WinME Startup Menu" appears. I
select #3, safe mode. Text at the top of the screen indicates "windows is
bypassing your startup files." However, the subsequent screen does *not*
say safe mode in each corner.

Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!

Herman


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:o 2IC8IdGFHA.3068@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Herman wrote :-
|
| > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode...
|
| Does the screen say 'Safe Mode' in each corner of the display?
|
| If not then you are NOT in Safe Mode.
|
| For your information, the 'Official' MS method of starting in Safe Mode is
| by holding down or 'stabbing at' the Ctrl or the F8 keys, BUT you do need
to
| do this IMMEDIATELY you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them
before
| the WinMe splash screen shows. You may even need to keep them pressed
| throughout the boot process. You could also try the same using the Shift
| key.
|
| Another alternative is when your machine is running in Normal Mode. Run
| msconfig.exe and on the General tab, select Advanced and check the 'Enable
| Startup Menu' box.
|
| Don't forget to uncheck the box when you've finished with it <g>
|
| Mart
|
|
| "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
| news:GR2Td.34284$nC5.7847@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
| > Mart--
| >
| > Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no longer
get
| > that error message when I select safe mode.
| >
| > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like
| > AVG,
| > Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when
they
| > shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I really in
| > safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other than
| > reinstalling the OS?
| >
| > Thanks again.
| >
| > Herman
| >
| >
| > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
| > news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
| > |
| > | May be worth taking a look at :-
| > | http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
| > |
| > | BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF - could
be
| > | related to your problem. Try also :-
| > |
| >
http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
| > |
| > | Mart
| > |
| > |
| > | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
| > | news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
| > | > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't
boot
| > | > into
| > | > safe mode.
| > | >
| > | > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error
| > message:
| > | >
| > | > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able to
| > run
| > | > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore.
Otherwise
| > | > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40 to
| > | > "0028,"
| > | > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run Windows
| > Setup
| > | > to
| > | > correct this problem. System halted."
| > | >
| > | > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or
| > | > corrupted
| > | > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s). Any
| > | > ideas?
| > | > Thanks!
| > | >
| > | > Herman
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 2:36:19 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Herman wrote:-

> ... However, the subsequent screen does *not*
> say safe mode in each corner.
>
> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!

Frankly, No. - Other than maybe, some other utility/application is
'overriding' option #3 (which also could explain "However, when I boot into
what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9,
etc. are all running in the background when they shouldn't be.")

Or (and I haven't got TweakUI for WinMe here to confirm, but) I *think*
TweakUI *may* have an option to 'turn-off' the Safe Mode alerts.

Pass - Mart


"Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
news:GL4Td.37224$H05.35830@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> Mart--
>
> I hold down control when booting up. The "WinME Startup Menu" appears. I
> select #3, safe mode. Text at the top of the screen indicates "windows is
> bypassing your startup files." However, the subsequent screen does *not*
> say safe mode in each corner.
>
> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
>
> Herman
>
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:o 2IC8IdGFHA.3068@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | Herman wrote :-
> |
> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode...
> |
> | Does the screen say 'Safe Mode' in each corner of the display?
> |
> | If not then you are NOT in Safe Mode.
> |
> | For your information, the 'Official' MS method of starting in Safe Mode
> is
> | by holding down or 'stabbing at' the Ctrl or the F8 keys, BUT you do
> need
> to
> | do this IMMEDIATELY you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them
> before
> | the WinMe splash screen shows. You may even need to keep them pressed
> | throughout the boot process. You could also try the same using the Shift
> | key.
> |
> | Another alternative is when your machine is running in Normal Mode. Run
> | msconfig.exe and on the General tab, select Advanced and check the
> 'Enable
> | Startup Menu' box.
> |
> | Don't forget to uncheck the box when you've finished with it <g>
> |
> | Mart
> |
> |
> | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> | news:GR2Td.34284$nC5.7847@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> | > Mart--
> | >
> | > Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no longer
> get
> | > that error message when I select safe mode.
> | >
> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs
> like
> | > AVG,
> | > Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when
> they
> | > shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I really
> in
> | > safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other
> than
> | > reinstalling the OS?
> | >
> | > Thanks again.
> | >
> | > Herman
> | >
> | >
> | > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> | > news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > | TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
> | > |
> | > | May be worth taking a look at :-
> | > | http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
> | > |
> | > | BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF - could
> be
> | > | related to your problem. Try also :-
> | > |
> | >
> http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
> | > |
> | > | Mart
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> | > | news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> | > | > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't
> boot
> | > | > into
> | > | > safe mode.
> | > | >
> | > | > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error
> | > message:
> | > | >
> | > | > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able
> to
> | > run
> | > | > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore.
> Otherwise
> | > | > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40
> to
> | > | > "0028,"
> | > | > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
> Windows
> | > Setup
> | > | > to
> | > | > correct this problem. System halted."
> | > | >
> | > | > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or
> | > | > corrupted
> | > | > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s).
> Any
> | > | > ideas?
> | > | > Thanks!
> | > | >
> | > | > Herman
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 2:45:38 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Or - clutching at a couple of straws - do you have a disk overlay utility,
maybe?

Wasn't GoBack an issue somewhere along the line?

I've lost much of your previous thread, but seem to recall quite a catalogue
of issues. Clean install perhaps?

I'll just go and open a fresh bale <g>

Mart


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%23UCv7BgGFHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Herman wrote:-
>
>> ... However, the subsequent screen does *not*
>> say safe mode in each corner.
>>
>> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
>
> Frankly, No. - Other than maybe, some other utility/application is
> 'overriding' option #3 (which also could explain "However, when I boot
> into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
> Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when they shouldn't
> be.")
>
> Or (and I haven't got TweakUI for WinMe here to confirm, but) I *think*
> TweakUI *may* have an option to 'turn-off' the Safe Mode alerts.
>
> Pass - Mart
>
>
> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:GL4Td.37224$H05.35830@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> Mart--
>>
>> I hold down control when booting up. The "WinME Startup Menu" appears.
>> I
>> select #3, safe mode. Text at the top of the screen indicates "windows
>> is
>> bypassing your startup files." However, the subsequent screen does *not*
>> say safe mode in each corner.
>>
>> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
>>
>> Herman
>>
>>
>> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:o 2IC8IdGFHA.3068@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> | Herman wrote :-
>> |
>> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode...
>> |
>> | Does the screen say 'Safe Mode' in each corner of the display?
>> |
>> | If not then you are NOT in Safe Mode.
>> |
>> | For your information, the 'Official' MS method of starting in Safe Mode
>> is
>> | by holding down or 'stabbing at' the Ctrl or the F8 keys, BUT you do
>> need
>> to
>> | do this IMMEDIATELY you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them
>> before
>> | the WinMe splash screen shows. You may even need to keep them pressed
>> | throughout the boot process. You could also try the same using the
>> Shift
>> | key.
>> |
>> | Another alternative is when your machine is running in Normal Mode. Run
>> | msconfig.exe and on the General tab, select Advanced and check the
>> 'Enable
>> | Startup Menu' box.
>> |
>> | Don't forget to uncheck the box when you've finished with it <g>
>> |
>> | Mart
>> |
>> |
>> | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> | news:GR2Td.34284$nC5.7847@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> | > Mart--
>> | >
>> | > Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no
>> longer
>> get
>> | > that error message when I select safe mode.
>> | >
>> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs
>> like
>> | > AVG,
>> | > Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when
>> they
>> | > shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I really
>> in
>> | > safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other
>> than
>> | > reinstalling the OS?
>> | >
>> | > Thanks again.
>> | >
>> | > Herman
>> | >
>> | >
>> | > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> | > news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> | > | TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
>> | > |
>> | > | May be worth taking a look at :-
>> | > | http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
>> | > |
>> | > | BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF -
>> could
>> be
>> | > | related to your problem. Try also :-
>> | > |
>> | >
>> http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
>> | > |
>> | > | Mart
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | > | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> | > | news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>> | > | > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still can't
>> boot
>> | > | > into
>> | > | > safe mode.
>> | > | >
>> | > | > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error
>> | > message:
>> | > | >
>> | > | > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able
>> to
>> | > run
>> | > | > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore.
>> Otherwise
>> | > | > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) + 00020D40
>> to
>> | > | > "0028,"
>> | > | > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
>> Windows
>> | > Setup
>> | > | > to
>> | > | > correct this problem. System halted."
>> | > | >
>> | > | > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing, or
>> | > | > corrupted
>> | > | > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s).
>> Any
>> | > | > ideas?
>> | > | > Thanks!
>> | > | >
>> | > | > Herman
>> | > |
>> | > |
>> | >
>> | >
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 3:24:53 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Vague recollections of a similar problem some time ago which was linked to
video driver.

Again, I don't have a complete copy of your previous thread, but recall a
mention of updated drivers. See if you can revert back to the 'original'
(OEM?) drivers.

If necessary disable/uninstall any non-WinMe applications in your Start-up
axis. See if there's anything (odd) listed in msconfig.

Mart


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%23ybTHHgGFHA.2616@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Or - clutching at a couple of straws - do you have a disk overlay utility,
> maybe?
>
> Wasn't GoBack an issue somewhere along the line?
>
> I've lost much of your previous thread, but seem to recall quite a
> catalogue of issues. Clean install perhaps?
>
> I'll just go and open a fresh bale <g>
>
> Mart
>
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:%23UCv7BgGFHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Herman wrote:-
>>
>>> ... However, the subsequent screen does *not*
>>> say safe mode in each corner.
>>>
>>> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
>>
>> Frankly, No. - Other than maybe, some other utility/application is
>> 'overriding' option #3 (which also could explain "However, when I boot
>> into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
>> Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when they shouldn't
>> be.")
>>
>> Or (and I haven't got TweakUI for WinMe here to confirm, but) I *think*
>> TweakUI *may* have an option to 'turn-off' the Safe Mode alerts.
>>
>> Pass - Mart
>>
>>
>> "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:GL4Td.37224$H05.35830@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>>> Mart--
>>>
>>> I hold down control when booting up. The "WinME Startup Menu" appears.
>>> I
>>> select #3, safe mode. Text at the top of the screen indicates "windows
>>> is
>>> bypassing your startup files." However, the subsequent screen does
>>> *not*
>>> say safe mode in each corner.
>>>
>>> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
>>>
>>> Herman
>>>
>>>
>>> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:o 2IC8IdGFHA.3068@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> | Herman wrote :-
>>> |
>>> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode...
>>> |
>>> | Does the screen say 'Safe Mode' in each corner of the display?
>>> |
>>> | If not then you are NOT in Safe Mode.
>>> |
>>> | For your information, the 'Official' MS method of starting in Safe
>>> Mode is
>>> | by holding down or 'stabbing at' the Ctrl or the F8 keys, BUT you do
>>> need
>>> to
>>> | do this IMMEDIATELY you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them
>>> before
>>> | the WinMe splash screen shows. You may even need to keep them pressed
>>> | throughout the boot process. You could also try the same using the
>>> Shift
>>> | key.
>>> |
>>> | Another alternative is when your machine is running in Normal Mode.
>>> Run
>>> | msconfig.exe and on the General tab, select Advanced and check the
>>> 'Enable
>>> | Startup Menu' box.
>>> |
>>> | Don't forget to uncheck the box when you've finished with it <g>
>>> |
>>> | Mart
>>> |
>>> |
>>> | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> | news:GR2Td.34284$nC5.7847@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>>> | > Mart--
>>> | >
>>> | > Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no
>>> longer
>>> get
>>> | > that error message when I select safe mode.
>>> | >
>>> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs
>>> like
>>> | > AVG,
>>> | > Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when
>>> they
>>> | > shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I
>>> really in
>>> | > safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other
>>> than
>>> | > reinstalling the OS?
>>> | >
>>> | > Thanks again.
>>> | >
>>> | > Herman
>>> | >
>>> | >
>>> | > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> | > news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> | > | TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
>>> | > |
>>> | > | May be worth taking a look at :-
>>> | > | http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
>>> | > |
>>> | > | BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF -
>>> could
>>> be
>>> | > | related to your problem. Try also :-
>>> | > |
>>> | >
>>> http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
>>> | > |
>>> | > | Mart
>>> | > |
>>> | > |
>>> | > | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> | > | news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
>>> | > | > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still
>>> can't
>>> boot
>>> | > | > into
>>> | > | > safe mode.
>>> | > | >
>>> | > | > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following error
>>> | > message:
>>> | > | >
>>> | > | > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be able
>>> to
>>> | > run
>>> | > | > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore.
>>> Otherwise
>>> | > | > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) +
>>> 00020D40 to
>>> | > | > "0028,"
>>> | > | > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
>>> Windows
>>> | > Setup
>>> | > | > to
>>> | > | > correct this problem. System halted."
>>> | > | >
>>> | > | > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing,
>>> or
>>> | > | > corrupted
>>> | > | > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s).
>>> Any
>>> | > | > ideas?
>>> | > | > Thanks!
>>> | > | >
>>> | > | > Herman
>>> | > |
>>> | > |
>>> | >
>>> | >
>>> |
>>> |
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 7:05:28 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

AFAIK I do not have a disk overlay utility. GoBack was uninstalled a few
days ago; I'm using System Restore from now on. I think I'm about ready for
a clean install of either WinME or WinXP. :-)


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%23ybTHHgGFHA.2616@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Or - clutching at a couple of straws - do you have a disk overlay utility,
| maybe?
|
| Wasn't GoBack an issue somewhere along the line?
|
| I've lost much of your previous thread, but seem to recall quite a
catalogue
| of issues. Clean install perhaps?
|
| I'll just go and open a fresh bale <g>
|
| Mart
|
|
| "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
| news:%23UCv7BgGFHA.3964@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > Herman wrote:-
| >
| >> ... However, the subsequent screen does *not*
| >> say safe mode in each corner.
| >>
| >> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
| >
| > Frankly, No. - Other than maybe, some other utility/application is
| > 'overriding' option #3 (which also could explain "However, when I boot
| > into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs like AVG, Palm Alarm,
| > Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background when they shouldn't
| > be.")
| >
| > Or (and I haven't got TweakUI for WinMe here to confirm, but) I *think*
| > TweakUI *may* have an option to 'turn-off' the Safe Mode alerts.
| >
| > Pass - Mart
| >
| >
| > "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
| > news:GL4Td.37224$H05.35830@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
| >> Mart--
| >>
| >> I hold down control when booting up. The "WinME Startup Menu" appears.
| >> I
| >> select #3, safe mode. Text at the top of the screen indicates "windows
| >> is
| >> bypassing your startup files." However, the subsequent screen does
*not*
| >> say safe mode in each corner.
| >>
| >> Any idea why I'm not getting into safe mode? Thanks!
| >>
| >> Herman
| >>
| >>
| >> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
| >> news:o 2IC8IdGFHA.3068@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| >> | Herman wrote :-
| >> |
| >> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode...
| >> |
| >> | Does the screen say 'Safe Mode' in each corner of the display?
| >> |
| >> | If not then you are NOT in Safe Mode.
| >> |
| >> | For your information, the 'Official' MS method of starting in Safe
Mode
| >> is
| >> | by holding down or 'stabbing at' the Ctrl or the F8 keys, BUT you do
| >> need
| >> to
| >> | do this IMMEDIATELY you power up your PC and keep 'stabbing' at them
| >> before
| >> | the WinMe splash screen shows. You may even need to keep them pressed
| >> | throughout the boot process. You could also try the same using the
| >> Shift
| >> | key.
| >> |
| >> | Another alternative is when your machine is running in Normal Mode.
Run
| >> | msconfig.exe and on the General tab, select Advanced and check the
| >> 'Enable
| >> | Startup Menu' box.
| >> |
| >> | Don't forget to uncheck the box when you've finished with it <g>
| >> |
| >> | Mart
| >> |
| >> |
| >> | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
| >> | news:GR2Td.34284$nC5.7847@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
| >> | > Mart--
| >> | >
| >> | > Thanks for the info and links. I have uninstalled SPF and I no
| >> longer
| >> get
| >> | > that error message when I select safe mode.
| >> | >
| >> | > However, when I boot into what *appears* to be safe mode, programs
| >> like
| >> | > AVG,
| >> | > Palm Alarm, Hotsync, K9, etc. are all running in the background
when
| >> they
| >> | > shouldn't be. I can see their icons in the system tray. Am I
really
| >> in
| >> | > safe mode if this occurs? Is there a way to repair safe mode other
| >> than
| >> | > reinstalling the OS?
| >> | >
| >> | > Thanks again.
| >> | >
| >> | > Herman
| >> | >
| >> | >
| >> | > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
| >> | > news:u7eNIbbGFHA.392@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| >> | > | TEEFER? Teefer.xxx is NOT part of WinMe
| >> | > |
| >> | > | May be worth taking a look at :-
| >> | > | http://www.2-spyware.com/file-teefer-vxd.html
| >> | > |
| >> | > | BTW - There's plenty of Google hits on teefer and Sygates PF -
| >> could
| >> be
| >> | > | related to your problem. Try also :-
| >> | > |
| >> | >
| >>
http://forums.sygatetech.com/vb/showthread.php?s=830188...
| >> | > |
| >> | > | Mart
| >> | > |
| >> | > |
| >> | > | "Herman Berliss, MD" <hberliss@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
| >> | > | news:fI_Sd.25654$vK5.3541@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
| >> | > | > Thanks to Noel I can now boot into normal mode, but I still
can't
| >> boot
| >> | > | > into
| >> | > | > safe mode.
| >> | > | >
| >> | > | > Whenever I try to boot into safe mode, I get the following
error
| >> | > message:
| >> | > | >
| >> | > | > "There is a problem with a system file. Windows may not be
able
| >> to
| >> | > run
| >> | > | > correctly. You may be able to fix it using System Restore.
| >> Otherwise
| >> | > | > reinstall Windows. VxD dynamic link call: TEEFER(01) +
00020D40
| >> to
| >> | > | > "0028,"
| >> | > | > service 800A." Your Windows configuration is invalid. Run
| >> Windows
| >> | > Setup
| >> | > | > to
| >> | > | > correct this problem. System halted."
| >> | > | >
| >> | > | > I believe that this may have to do with incompatible, missing,
or
| >> | > | > corrupted
| >> | > | > device drivers, but I don't know how to determine which one(s).
| >> Any
| >> | > | > ideas?
| >> | > | > Thanks!
| >> | > | >
| >> | > | > Herman
| >> | > |
| >> | > |
| >> | >
| >> | >
| >> |
| >> |
| >>
| >>
| >
| >
|
|
!