Every time I restart my computer, it boots into safe mode. F8 has never worked on my computer, for whatever reason, so I wasn't able to change it that way. I created a Recovery Disk and performed a startup repair, but it found no problems. And this is what happens when I go through msconfig -
Under the "General" tab, "normal startup" is checked. If I click the "Boot" tab, "Safe boot" is checked. I uncheck this, and click apply.
Now, I click the "General" tab, and "Selective Startup" is checked! Load system services and load startup items are both checked. What is going on here?! If I re-check "normal startup," and click apply, and then go back to the "Boot" tab, then "Safe boot" is checked once again! It seems that I can't have both "normal startup" checked and "safe boot" unchecked.
I am really at my wits end. I hope I am just being stupid and that there is something obvious that I'm missing, because I would rather not have to reformat.
Thanks so much for your help!
(For further information: This all started when my computer came down with some rogue fake anti-spyware virus called "Vista Anti-Virus 2011." I was able to get rid of it through downloading a fix and using Malwarebytes, which required me to boot into safe mode. Once the virus was gone, Windows Explorer kept crashing and restarting. This went away when I did a system restore. So now my computer seems to be clean and is working okay, except for this problem.)
Edited by hamluis, 09 March 2011 - 04:53 PM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected.