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Windows 7: Cannot boot into Safemode, not even with msconfig

03 Apr 2012   #11
Anak

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeff1 View Post
Thank you for your response.

In bcdedit, safeboot is not listed at all. I have 'nx' listed as 'OptIn' but nothing below that.

Under msconfig, it does show Windows 7 under the boot tab.

Is there a way to restore safeboot/safemode option when it is missing?

I am only using my SSD for the OS and programs while I have two other SATA hard drives for my data and storage. I was running a Raid0 setup before I reloaded the OS onto the previous single SSD. The Raid CTRL - I window does appear in startup but shows the drives are not part of a raid setup.
Please use your Registry Editor to check if this Key is present:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot

If it isn't then it is possible that it was removed by some form of virus/malware, your machine maybe clean now, but cleaning won't put the Key back.
See for explanation: The Undeletable SafeBoot Key Didier Stevens then check #'s 16, 17, 18 in Comments.

If it is, it may be related to your having your OS on the SSD, and or in how the Raid is set-up.
I wouldn't be able to help with that because I do not have experience with SSD's or Raid's.


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04 Apr 2012   #12
Jeff1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

That registry key is there so something else must be going on. I've also been having a problem with my video card not recognizing my monitor unless I unplug the cable and plug it back into the monitor. I think something didn't go quite right in my OS reload last weekend. I will back track a bit but I think I may do a fresh install and see what the system and see if anything changes. I may try the steps as noted in the comments as well. Thanks.
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