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Stuck in Safe Mode with minimal networking

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#1 simcityandrew


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Hello everyone,

I am new here, and i just ran into a problem today that i can not fix. Had some issues initialy with windows explorer timing out, fixed a few things ended up going into safe mood by running msconfig and changing the boot tab. Now i can not get out of it, logged on as admin. Tried to use bootrec.exe in windows recovery environment. I am trying to not lose all the files and programs on the computer with a recovery install but i can not do that in safe mode or use upgrade install in boot from usb. I dont know why msconfig wont let me change the boot options nothing is clickable in that tab, but the rest of it works fine. Also tried using f8, even when selecting normal mode it boots in safe mood.

Any help would be much much appreciated.


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#2 noknojon


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

Hello and Welcome -
Please read http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/#windows7
Scroll down to see if you can reverse the process as described in this Safe Mode tutorial

Thank You -

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

Just to add to what 'N' said - you can copy your data in safe mode to another drive - either another drive in your system or an external one. This will save your work, photo, music and whatever.

If worst comes to the worst, and you have to do a complete re-install, at least you will have a copy of your data.

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