I know normally it is the other way around, but after some hacking in the registry on two Windows XP Home SP3 machines, they boot fine in normal mode and work without problems but when booting into Safe Mode, I get a Stop Message 0x0000007B.
The story is that the client had DeepFreeze 5 installed (which we tried to get rid of), they forgot all passwords and don't have the original Setup files to uninstall it.
So I searched around and found a tip to manually remove the kernel mode driver from the registry. After doing this, I got the behaviour above.
Does anybody has any insight on why safe mode could fail, while normal mode works?