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Can't boot in normal mode


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#1 Brian2010

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:56 PM

On Windows Vista, I adjusted MSCONFIG to safe boot with network because I was udpating my wireless driver and marking some config and system files for that driver as read only. However, when I was done and clicked on normal startup on the general tab of MSCONFIG, the boot tab still shows safe boot with network even after I apply my changes and rebooted. So, I unchecked safe boot, but when I do this the general tab changes to selective startup even after a reboot. So, I can only boot in selective startup mode OR in safe boot mode, but not normal mode. I tried manually changing the registry to rid it of safe boot with network, but that didn't work either.

Does anyone have ideas on how to get the computer back to normal boot to load all drivers without the safeboot getting checked? It's very strange....thanks.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:04 PM

If any changes are made through "msconfig", your "normal" startup will be called "selective startup". There is nothing to worry about, as long, as everything works.
This is how my "msconfig" looks like:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:45 PM

Ok. It just looks odd to me in that it was marked as normal originally. Mine shows the same as yours. I do get a message now that the system configuration utlity is blocked at startup and needs permission to run. It didn't used to do that. I do have the UAC controls to ask for permission. But when it booted in normal mode, msconfig was not blocked.

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:51 PM

I do get a message now that the system configuration utlity is blocked at startup and needs permission to run

It's normal too. "msconfig" need admins privileges to run. When any changes are made, you'll be asked to grant permission to run it in edited ("selective") form.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:57 AM

Okay. Thanks for your help!

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:26 AM

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