Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 only working in safe mode

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 only working in safe mode


I downloaded Windows 7 64 bit home professional last night through the student deal. The program installed well, and was activated through the product key I received. However, when the actual desktop started up it immediatly said Windows Explorer stopped working. I tried to restart but it didn't work and kept restarting the program over and over, which kept refreshing the desktop. I also couldn't get on the internet so I couldn't submit the problem online.

Everything works in safe mode, but nothing works in normal mode.

Does anyone know what the issue may be?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86


You can boot to safe mode + networking for internet access.

But what you really want to do is go into the bios and look at a setting called "Plug and Play OS."

If you have that (and I'm guessing you have an Asus motherboard) - set it to yes and reboot to Windows normal mode.

Let us know if you've found that and it helped.

Good luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2010   #3

Win7 Ultamate 64bit
Login only works in safemode suddenly

I have Win7 Ultimate 64bit running on my HP pavilion laptop. I shutdown my pc for a short while and when I returned I logged into my computer with no issue but then after excepting my password the login screen would display the welcome message but never complete, just hang there. After numerous attempts with the same results I tried safe mode and was able to login to all three versions with no issues. After going through numerous steps including going into msconfig; I ran a list of commands to fix boot sector along with many other things while I was venturing in the command line side of safe mode. Finally I tried to uninstall programs I never use and rid myself of useless startup services. NOTHING....

After that I was done with everyone else and the hours of wasted time. I decided to venture on my own since nothing was working and it seemed that no one had any ideas left. After uninstalling another random program I decided to try one more thing before yet another reboot attempt.I checked installed updates. It was the flipping Windows Security Updates. So secure that no one can log in LOL. I updated yesterday which was the 11th if it helps anyone. I don't know which update it was other than one of the 11 security updates. I have had enough expirience with all the other Windows products breaking stuff after updating what I thought were "Secure Updates".

So Yea I never post in forums but I felt after spending so much time on this why not. Hopefully it will keep someone else from wasting hours for a 5 minute fix.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 only working in safe mode

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Browsers working in safe mode with networking but not in normal mode
Hi , I'm using windows7 32-bit operating system. I have internet explorer 8( it never worked since installation, always shows "No network connection") and Google chrome installed in my computer. I had been using Google chrome which crashed yesterday. I re-installed Chrome and now it says...
Browsers & Mail
Internet working in safe mode but not normal mode
I have tried the following: No proxy server is being used (box is unchecked) All of the drivers appear to be working fine I have run Hitman, Superantispyware and Malwarebytes (in safe mode). They each detected different problems. Any other ideas before I take this to the computer shop?
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 repair install-Normal boot not working-Safe mode accessible
Hello guys.I have been using this installation for like 3 years or so and it used to work like a champ until recently i got a load of issues which ultimately lead to corrupt windows installation. Well my laptop restarted during PREPARING to CONFIGURE WINDOWS UPDATES DO NoT TURN OFF YE COMPUTER...
General Discussion
windows 7, 64, safe mode, windows installer not working after regedit
I followed these steps to enable it: Keep getting error 1084. I am working in safe mode w/networking. Really, the biggest problem is the BSOD, but after having it analysed (dmp files), it turned out to be a...
Performance & Maintenance
normal mode acting like safe mode and now internet not working
Hi all, my laptop has been acting crazy the past couple of days. First of all, I was watching a movie on it and it just shut down. when I tried restarting it in normal mode i would get to the welcome symbol after what seemed an eternity of loading, but then the screen just went black. when I...
General Discussion
Window 7 64bit stuck at windows startup and safe mode not working
Can someone please help me my pc wont load into the desktop it keeps geting stuck at windows start up logo with just 2 dots on it. I have tryed booting it from the windows 7 disk but it starts up windows logo and gets stuck again. I have tryed repairing it from systems repair (and other like it)...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App