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Windows 7: Unable to get into Safe Mode

03 Aug 2010   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have scanned my computer with my antivirus,(Webroot with Spysweeper). I have also scanned with SAS and MAM and found nothing. Every thing works as it should except safe mode. I always scan with my antivirus at least once a week and use SAS and MAM several times a week. Unchecking safe mode in msconfig is easy to do if the start button is visible on the screen. My screen settings wouldn't allow this but of course I didn't know that until I tried it in safe mode. I have Google this subject several times and come up with the same things that you kind folks have. I will keep looking because there has got to be a answer some where. Thanks again.


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03 Aug 2010   #22
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you thought about a 'start up repair'?
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05 Aug 2010   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes I can get into safe mode using msconfig. Once I got there all my display setting as they are would not let me see every thing. Trying to get to start button that isn't visible to type msconfig is a challenge. If I remember correctly start up repair removes many things from my computer such as settings I have worked so hard to get them to my liking. Is that correct? I'm still trying many things I have found online, no luck yet. I could change my display settings before going into safe mode using msconfig but to what. I use a 40 in. across the room set to my eye sight; works great in normal mode. Thanks again to all for your thoughts and help.
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05 Aug 2010   #24
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Run an online scan with Eset Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner
Save the results log, then copy and paste it back here.
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05 Aug 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

You are confusing Startup Repair with Repair Install. One is used when the OS fails to boot, the other to reinstall the OS in place while retaining programs, files and settings.

If you can't get into Safe Mode with networking to run the online scan, then burn to CD to run a deeper boot scan: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

After you disinfect your HD with one or more of the free bootable apps, then try Startup Repair from the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD. If it won't start, copy out the files using one of Rescue Disks listed above or using the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

System Repair Disc - Create
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11 Aug 2010   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I dumb. I now know why remove keyboards don't work for F8 or F2. There drivers load to late in the boot process to recognize your key board input in time. I'm still looking into it some more.
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11 Aug 2010   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Let us know what happens!
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20 Mar 2011   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry it took so long to get back. Installed a wired keyboard, works now. Also changed screen resolution and that solved the problem of using msconfig and being able to use on screen mouse.
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