That could be a symptom of a malware infection. Using MSConfig to access (force) safe mode can be problematic when there is malware on your system and can make your computer unusable.
Some types of malware can delete or alter the safeboot key in the registry resulting in the inability to reboot into safe mode
. If you use the /Safeboot
option on the Boot.ini Tab to force safe mode when booting into safe mode when the F8 key does not work, it could have disastrous results. The Safeboot option modifies the Boot.ini file
and you may be locked in a continuous reboot loop
afterwards where you cannot get back to MSConfig and undo your selection.
Try using System Restore from a command prompt
in "Safe Mode
" to return to a previous state before your problems began?