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Windows 7: How can I reset "default" boot mode to normal startup

17 Sep 2014   #1
freerdj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How can I reset "default" boot mode to normal startup

So while in Win7 OS, I went to msconfig/StartUp/selected "Safe Mode - Minimal" checkbox so that the default startup is in Safe Mode. Now when I boot and run through the safe mode initiate, I get stuck on a black screen even though there's HDD activity. If I try to select any of the other options (Safe Mode, SM Network, SM CMD), the script lines get stuck at clientpnp.sys or something (maybe a faulty HDD). Either way, how can I reset default boot to start windows TRULY "normally" because even if I select "Start Windows Normally", it's set to think Safe Mode - Minimal is normal and I get hung up. Essentially I've bricked myself out of the normal OS since I get stuck loading any of the safe mode options.

I've loaded from the install CD and none of the three restore instances load successfully, so that's fun. I've tried Startup Repair ~6 times with no luck. I've opened CMD from the CD and run "bootrec /fixmbr" and "bootsect /nt60 all" with no help either. Again if I select "Start Windows Normally", it still tries to boot in Safe Mode - Minimal and hangs up. How can I reset the default boot?!

EDIT: Also, I have installed another instance of Win7 on a 3rd HDD just so I have an OS to use in the meantime.


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17 Sep 2014   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

There is a free version here that will let you reset and do numerous other things... EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies
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17 Sep 2014   #3
freerdj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This is beyond me. My original OS is in C:/ and I run this app in my E:/ Win7 environment, how can I change the original OS' boot configuration?
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17 Sep 2014   #4
freerdj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Aaaaand I might have made things worse. Now when I start my PC the BCD fails entirely and asks me to repair from the install disk.

nevermind, I'm back to my original issue.
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17 Sep 2014   #5
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why did you select "minimal" boot? If minimal boot hangs or crashes... most of the time normal boot has the same issue. So please explain.


Also can you enter F8 boot options and select "repair your computer"? If so do "repair your computer". Select "command prompt" (most likely last option in list). In that "command prompt" (black window) type:
Code:
bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot
succesfull?
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17 Sep 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why startup repair? (system boots fine)
Why bootsect? (no signals of a wrong bootsector)
Why bootrec/fixmbr? (the mbr isn't broken at all).

You instructed the boot manager to boot win7 in safe mode. Those settings are in the boot menu. bcdedit is the tool to edit the boot menu.

With easybcd you can graphically change all boot menu stuff. Also the safe mode! https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...nced-settings/
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