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Windows 7: Removing safeboot:minimal from bcdedit in dos

14 Oct 2010   #1
wrathloki

Windows 7
 
 
Removing safeboot:minimal from bcdedit in dos

So I set windows to boot in safemode minimal in msconfig.exe so I could wipe my video card drivers. What I didn't know when doing this is that I had a windows update waiting to apply so when the computer restarts into safe mode it says it can't configure the windows updates and restarts and then does the same thing over again. Changing to start normally after hitting f8 doesn't do anything since I changed the option in msconfig.exe. So that leaves me with changing it back to normal in dos using bcdedit. How do I change back to booting normal in bcdedit? It's so confusing.


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14 Oct 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Wrathloki,

You might see if you may be able to do step 2 in Method Two, or Method Three, of the tutorial below to return to normal startup.

Safe Mode

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Oct 2010   #3
James Colbert

 
 

Another option might be to do a System Restore (via a System Repair disk) pre-dating your MSConfig change:

System Repair Disc - Create

James
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14 Oct 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Boot from the win7 install DVD and enter Repair Computer, then go to command prompt.

Type bcdedit to see the options available.

Now type:

bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot

Restart, you should be able to boot into normal mode.
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27 Oct 2011   #5
InsideDK

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Boot from the win7 install DVD and enter Repair Computer, then go to command prompt.

Type bcdedit to see the options available.

Now type:

bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot

Restart, you should be able to boot into normal mode.
Sry for upping an old thread. But I have the same problem and I want to delete safeboot from bcdedit. But when I write "bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot" it gives me this error:



What to do ?
Thanks
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27 Oct 2011   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello InsideDK,

You might see if doing OPTION TWO in the tutorial below will allow you to no longer boot into Safe Mode afterwards.

Safe Mode

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Oct 2011   #7
InsideDK

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply. Will take a look at your link.

If you look under the default identifier at the screenshot it says safeboot minimal.
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27 Oct 2011   #8
InsideDK

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Cant use option two, as my computer is stuck at the safeboot loading sequence. It reboots before entering safemode
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27 Oct 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You might see if doing a startup repair may be able to help and allow it to boot afterwards. You may need to run it 3 times.
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27 Oct 2011   #10
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I could be wrong, but I'm actually pretty sure the correct command in this case would be bcdedit {default} /deletevalue safeboot ...
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