Safe Mode boots with most features restricted to prevent system damage. As such, there are several possible causes, each with their own solutions. These solutions are detailed below:
In this case, the affected display driver attempts to launch, crashes and prevents Windows from loading the display. To fix this:
One of the files included in the Startup folder may have become corrupted or damaged. When starting Windows, this file attempts to load, and prevents any other programs from launching. To test whether this is the case:
The primary user interface on Windows is handled by Explorer.exe. If it is possible to access the Task Manager you may find that Explorer.exe has stopped responding, or that it has been removed from the Startup folder. This can be rectified by:
Faults within the System can be repaired using the Windows Repair Tools. To utilise these:
Windows periodically saves the details of the files and programs on the Controller to allow the system to be restored to an earlier saved version. If a recent installation has caused an issue, this can revert the system to a state before that issue. This will, however, delete any files that have been added the PXIe-Controller after the saved version was created. To initiate this:
All National Instruments PXIe controllers are shipped with the Acronis disk imaging software. This saves a compressed version of the original settings and file structure (otherwise known as an image) in an otherwise inaccessible part of the hard disk. Acronis can then load this image onto the Hard Disk, reverting it to the original factory settings. This should be used with caution, as it will reformat the Hard Disk, and delete any data or files saved to the Hard Disk of the PXIe Controller. To do this:
This new installation on the PXIe-Controller will not have any updated drivers or software.
If the updates were installed from a disk prior to this issue occurring, then it may be that there is an issue with the files on the disk. To avoid the issue occurring again, download the required files from the National Instruments website either directly onto the PXIe-Controller, or onto a USB Removable Storage Device and transfer it over to the controller.
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