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Windows 7: Computer immediately reboots after Safe Mode login

10 Jun 2017   #1
msdunkel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Computer immediately reboots after Safe Mode login

My computer is unresponsive at login. I tried to login using Safe Mode but as soon as I enter the password the computer reboots. I thought I could get around this by changing the boot tab in the MSCONFIG to safe mode with minimal configuration. Now even F8 won't let me re-enter the normal mode and I'm 100% stuck in an infinite loop of restarting the computer, it automatically enters safe mode regardless of what I select at the F8 screen, windows comes up, I enter the password, and it immediately reboots into safe mode again. Any ideas short of reinstalling the OS?

I already tried a system restore. System restore claimed it worked but the system is still booting into safe mode with the infinite loop.


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10 Jun 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

msconfig/Boot/Safe Boot needs to be un-checked and then reboot.

Jack
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10 Jun 2017   #3
msdunkel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
msconfig/Boot/Safe Boot needs to be un-checked and then reboot.

Jack
I appreciate the attempt, but this missed the point of my question. If my question is unclear please let me know and I will try to reword it.
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10 Jun 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My impression was that you are stuck in safe mode as per your post #1.

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I already tried a system restore. System restore claimed it worked but the system is still booting into safe mode with the infinite loop.
Take a good read through this tutorial by Brink and see if it is what you are looking for.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack

PS
If this post is not helpful, then I don't understand your problem and I will leave help to others who do understand your problem.
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10 Jun 2017   #5
msdunkel

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
My impression was that you are stuck in safe mode as per your post #1.

Take a good read through this tutorial by Brink and see if it is what you are looking for.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack

PS
If this post is not helpful, then I don't understand your problem and I will leave help to others who do understand your problem.
Let me rephrase then.

My computer was running poorly. I was unable to uninstall what I believed to be the offending program so I decided to restart, hit F8, and start in safe mode. My computer boots in safe mode, takes me to the login/password screen, I type in the password, and instead of giving me a desktop the computer reboots. I cannot get IN to safe mode.

I restarted normally, waited a very long time until I could open MSCONFIG, selected safe mode minimal boot, and restarted. The computer again booted to safe mode, gave me a login screen, and after entering my password immediately rebooted. Once again, I cannot get IN to safe mode because the computer reboots as soon as I hit enter for my login password.

I then tried to undo what I did, I hit F8, selected start normally but that defaults to the boot tab from msconfig, which I last set at start in safe mode minimal. I tried system restore. At the conclusion of system restore I received a message that the system had been restored. When I went to start the computer it in fact had NOT been restored. Once again, regardless of what I do the system boots in safe mode, gives me a login screen, I type my password, and the system reboots before I get a desktop.
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10 Jun 2017   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We need more information.

Please complete this tutorial by Brink. It will help you fill in your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums


I have never had a computer where F8 give you a option of Safe Mode.
That being said I have only owned a few computers.

Did you or did you not read and understand this tutorial I posted?

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
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