"You cannot do a repair install at boot or in Safe Mode"
Nope... I did it at boot - because I could not even get Safe mode start at boot: only: Normal (hanged
) and Repair... (said: recomended) - but it failed to resolve anything.
So I boot from original DVD - "repair someting" (don't remember) - it looked for files that needed repair: it listed them, did some settings - and everything looked fine; just user profiles were lost (and video drivers