Software Problems and Solutions (Free Self Help Computer Repair Advice) http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?fid=2 <![CDATA[Computer will not boot]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p54 And since the machine will work in safe mode I would assume it is a software problem also.

Are you able to log in from the welcome screen?

If not try going into safemode WITH network support
Procedure is to tap on the F8 key while windows is booting, this will bring you to the screen where you can choose safe mode, once there choose "safe mode with network support".
open your browser and go to "http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index/"

Try and run a virus scan.
Also uninstall the plug-in, it sounds like it has corrupted a driver.

Let me know how that works out and we'll go from there.
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:25:41 GMT http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p54
<![CDATA[Computer will not boot]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p53
The click looked like mechanical only. The screen goes blank with the monitor switched off. The monitor switches on again and  the welcome screen comes back again. The computer stays on during all this.

I tried switching off the computer and switching on again a few times. On one of these attempts I was prompted to start on the safe mode and the windows worked well and I got the desktop icons. I tried restart but the original problem came back again. But i could not get to get the prompt for 'safe mode' again.

I used the recovery disks that came with the desktop. The recovery process went through completely and the prompt for restart came up. But the monitor problems persisted. Can this be due to a monitor trouble?

Thanks for the help.

Arun Sekar
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:28:06 GMT http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p53
<![CDATA[Computer will not boot]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p51
First, you say that you received an update from a Firefox plug-in that required you to reboot your PC???
I am not an expert on all the Firefox plug-ins, but I have never seen one that asked to reboot the entire PC. I use quite a few and ALL the ones I have only required me to RESTART Firefox.

Second the click sound you mention is rather vague...
Where is the sound coming from?
  Speakers
  HDD (mechanical)
  Monitor
etc...

Some monitors make a click sound and go black momentarily when changing resolution. Could that be the click you are hearing?

Another question is, what is the Plug-in you mention?

Your, problem at this point in diagnosis could be anything, more than one thing that may not be related, etc.

Please elaborate in as much detail to the events you are currently having, as well as what you have done so far to try and remedy the problem.

Also do you have a Windows XP disc at your disposal, not a factory restore disc?

Try and not do too much to it until we have answered these questions.
Sometimes in the beginning of a problem it is better to gather facts and think things through before beginning an attempt at repair. :neu:
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:21:33 GMT http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p51
<![CDATA[Computer will not boot]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p49 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:13:39 GMT http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=27&tpg=1#p49 <![CDATA[Help~ways to disable parental control]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=17&tpg=1#p36   I really hate to be such a stick in the mud, but helping children to overcome the efforts of their parents to protect them is not something I am prepared to help you with.
  Please try and realize parents have tons of responsibility and they are not just doing this because they have nothing better to do and are bored.
  When I was young I used to think my parents were being unfair too, but as I got older there were many times, and still are, when I had to stop and say, "Wow, I guess Mom and Dad were right. Holy crap, did that just come out of me!", and as you get older and have children of your own you will discover the same as I did.
  Wisdom is an elusive thing that usually doen't happen until 30, if it happens at all.

  In the mean time I would suggest you love your Mom and Dad, they won't be there forever and they are the only ones you ever get. Just as children are blessings and gifts so are parents, the pendulum always swings both ways.

Sorry I could not be of assistance on this one.  :squi:

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<![CDATA[Help~ways to disable parental control]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=17&tpg=1#p35 Tue, 22 Dec 2009 19:19:38 GMT http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=17&tpg=1#p35 <![CDATA[Helpsystems]]> http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=13&tpg=1#p19 Ads are forbidden in topics other than General Service Ads.]]> Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:51:40 GMT http://www.thehelpclinic.com/free_help_forum/index.php?tid=13&tpg=1#p19