can't turn off safe mode

  wood1e2 13:36 11 Aug 2007

Hi, My pc was re-booting for no reason. SO cleaned harddrive, installed Win XP pro. My PC was missing some drivers so I installed some..then PC re-booted for no reason again!!! Anyway, I re-booted in safe mode and run an anti virus...nothing. And it did not that was good.

The trouble is now I cannot get the PC to start in normal mode. It always starts in safe mode. ro a variation fo safe mode.

I have run msconfig and unchecked the Selective startup and /safeboot in boot.ini and yet it still doesn;t remember that I don;t want it is to run in safe mode. Also this means some of the drivers I have installed I can't tell if they have they don;t run in safe mode.

Anyway enough waffle...any ideas? cheers :)

  brundle 14:53 11 Aug 2007

Check your boot.ini file, start menu/run, type


press return. If any entries have SAFEBOOT, back up the file and change it.

click here

  wood1e2 07:01 12 Aug 2007

Hi, I run c:\boot.ini and got this

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

WHat does it mean and what do I change and back up?

  brundle 08:38 14 Aug 2007

It means your Boot.ini file is not at fault, no need to change it. Refer to Marg7's post. Or try this; click here. Select one of the Safe Mode options, reboot, run it again and select Normal, reboot again.

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