Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Stuck in Safe Mode with minimal networking


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 simcityandrew

simcityandrew

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:10:16 PM

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.

Thanks!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 noknojon

noknojon

  • Banned
  • 10,871 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:01:16 PM

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

Chris Cosgrove

  • Moderator
  • 6,918 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland
  • Local time:04:16 AM

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.

Chris Cosgrove




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users