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Windows 7: Removing safeboot:minimal from bcdedit in dos

2 Weeks Ago   #21

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This is just a thank you to this forum!!
what a nightmare I created for myself and what a big help this forum was. I have about 10 laptops in a stack, all feeding the same 27" monitor and keyboard/mouse via an HDMI & USB switch. My Lenovo Win 7 64 ultimate has a cracked screen couple of years--can't see a think. Not usually a problem (all the lappy lids are normally closed) but I had occasion to want to boot into safe mode. Because it's own screen doesn't work on F8, used bcdedit. THEN I couldn't revert back to normal boot and booting in safe there were no drivers for the big screen. Then discovered that MSCONFIG wasn't working due to some corrupted Bitlocker files. I mounted the HDD as an external and I'm sure there's a way to reset that way but I wasn't finding it.

By some miracle I had made a bootable USB recovery pen drive using the laptops own hidden recovery partition. Made it years ago and had totally forgotten it existed. I had to install that HDD in ANOTHER laptop with a working screen but Then I was able to get to DOS and bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot worked a treat.

This is ALL stuff I should pretty much know and EVERYTHING is easy once you know how. I'm not exactly mourning the fact that MS has stopped writing crap OS's or that they aren't coming out with monthly bug fixes AKA updates. Places like this are very essential now as MS isn't a go to store of information and fixes for 7.

And BTW--I go from XP to 7 to 10 to Ubuntu, Debian and even Apple. XP remains my workhorse.

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