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Trying to fix a laptop thats stuck booting into safe mode

Tried

- msconfig, changing to normal start up
- chkdsk, for any issues
- last known good config via the startup menu (f8 at boot)
- starting windows normally via the startup menu (f8 at boot)
- letting it boot into safe mode and restarting (for all the good that did!)

Now its got me stumped, its refusing to boot into anything but safe mode even when told to boot into normal mode, it ends up in safe mode!

Any ideas guys?
    
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Hard shut down? (Press and hold power button until shutdown and restart. Then an option menu should popup when starting it up)
Because I've never had my computer go into safe mode. But I remember that menu showing up.
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you should be able to run an anti-malware program in safemode, preferably malware bytes.

if everything checks out, run CCleaner to check for registry errors.

is there data on this laptop you need? maybe reinstall windows is an option.
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Originally Posted by dutchgenius View Post
you should be able to run an anti-malware program in safemode, preferably malware bytes.

if everything checks out, run CCleaner to check for registry errors.

is there data on this laptop you need? maybe reinstall windows is an option.
Yeah i was thinking of reinstalling windows but only as a last resort, its something I'd want to avoid really
    
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post #5 of 8
Boot into safe mode.
Start > Type "msconfig"
Boot tab. Make sure that Safe Boot is unticked, and just for additional security, untick all the other fields too (No GUI Boot, Boot log etc)
Reboot.

That might do the trick.
Edited by [Adz] - 7/26/11 at 9:46am
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post #6 of 8
run MSCONFIG.exe in the "Run as Administrator" option you can get to by typing "msconfig" into the start search bar and right-clicking on MSCONFIG above.
If you don't do that then everytime you choose normal mode its going to revert back to previous setting. ITS VISTA! Remember Vista UAC always use the run as for such tasks
Edited by Spooony - 7/26/11 at 10:55pm
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Boot into safe mode.
Start > Type "msconfig"
Boot tab. Make sure that Safe Boot is unticked, and just for additional security, untick all the other fields too (No GUI Boot, Boot log etc)
Reboot.

That might do the trick.
Indeed it did, cheers, reps all round for your help guys
    
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Indeed it did, cheers, reps all round for your help guys
Glad it worked. If it ever reverts, tick the box that says "Make all boot settings permanent".
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