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Dell XPS 8300 Will only Boot in Safe Mode

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#1 tinalive


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 06:37 PM

Even though I select the option to boot Normal, the system always boots in Safe Mode.


How can I escape booting into the Safe Mode portal?


Any good and tested advice will be appreciated.


I am using Windows Professional x64 with service pack 1.


If any other information will be helpful, please let me know.



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:56 PM

You can try the following. Press F8 at boot and select Last Know Configuration


Type Msconfig in the search box and under the Boot tab make sure Safe Mode is not checked.


How long have you had this problem? If you have a Restore Point before the problem you can do a System Restore. Any files or folders added to the desktop since the restore point will be gone so copy those to your documents folder before doing the system restore. Any programs added since the restore point would need to be re-installed.


Type CMD in the search box. Right click > Run as Administrator and type


sfc /scannow


This will look for any corrupt system files and replace them.

#3 tinalive

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Thank you.  I resolved this problem and was able to boot normally.


Than I ran a malware program and just selected quarantine, without really looking at what I choose to quarantine.  It was late.  No excuses.  Lesson learned.

Anyway, my computer would not boot in safe or normal mode after that.  After trying every method I could locate, I finally booted with the Dell OEM Win 7 Pro installation disk.  It does not include service Pack 1.  I do have Service Pack 1 installed.  I believe this is a new topic.


For the rest of the story check out my new posting in the Windows 7 forum.


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