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Windows 7: Can't leave Safe Mode!

29 Sep 2016   #1
Joanne13

Windows7 64bit
 
 
Can't leave Safe Mode!

Thanks in advance for any help. Windows 7 started booting in Safe Mode two days ago. I can't get OUT of Safe Mode and can't get INTO Safe Mode to correct this problem. When I try to restart, press F8 it just goes on to restart and run IN Safe Mode. I'm trapped!!

I went online and found directions saying to open 'System Configuration' which I did where I found that 'Normal' was not checked under the 'General' tab so I checked it. Then I opened the 'Boot' tab and found that 'Safe Boot' wasn't checked at all. So essentially 'Normal' wasn't checked and that was the only problem according to the instructions I found online.

I closed out after making sure that opening in 'Normal' was checked, clicked 'Apply', then choose to 'Restart' and did so. I did this SEVERAL times! Each time my PC keeps starting up in Safe Mode even after having supposedly corrected the problem in 'msconfig'. I have NO IDEA how to get OUT of Safe Mode so I can view my PC normally! Please HELP!!
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29 Sep 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Joanne,

You should be able to use one of the other options in the tutorial below to boot back to normal mode.

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29 Sep 2016   #3
Joanne13

Windows7 64bit
 
 

I'll go there and check it out now. Thanks and I'm hoping it will solve my prob!
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29 Sep 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I hope so as well, but please feel free to post any questions or issues you may have with it.
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01 Oct 2016   #5
Joanne13

Windows7 64bit
 
 

I didn't work Brink. I tried repeatedly... did not try Option 3 'cause it kind of scares me. I guess I'm just to be forever stuck in Safe mode. I might try Option 3 tomorrow... it's too late tonight. If it doesn't work I'll just have to get Microsoft online I guess though I'm sure my warranty is out of date. Anyway, thanks so much. IF #3 works when (if) I try it I'll let you know. Thanks again, Jo
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01 Oct 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Just to make sure, it's completely normal to have "Selective startup" selected like below in msconfig. If all items are checked under "Selective startup" (same effect as "Normal startup" being checked) in the "General" tab, and "Safe boot" is not checked in the "Boot" tab, then you are not booting into safe mode.

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