How To Fix Msconfig set to safe mode

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Msconfig set to safe mode is the name of the error that contains information about the error, including the reason why it occurred, which system component or application was malfunctioning that caused the error, and other information. The numerical code in the name of the error contains data that can be decoded by the manufacturer of the faulty component or application. An error using this code can occur in many different places in the system. Although the name contains some details, it is still difficult for the user to find and eliminate the cause of the error without specialized technical knowledge or the appropriate software.

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Paste here (Ctrl V) [6].NOTES You can ignore Warnings and Information Events. IF you continue on this old thread, only those who have subscribed to it or who open it will see your post.Click to expand...   DCOM won't start in Safe Mode." You are the second person in two days who enabled Safe Mode using msconfig instead of booting into safe Mode using the F8 key.

Click on Copy button, top right, below the down arrow > [5]. No matter what option I choose; safe mode, safe mode with networking, start windows regularly, or last known good configuration, I get that same blue screen, and I was wondering if there is a way I can change the msconfig back to regular boot even though i can not get passed the blue error screen.   Bobbye said: ↑ You are looking for Errors that correspond to the time of the BSOD. If you have a recurring Error with same ID#, same Source and same Description, only one copy is needed. You will see Errors that are specific to Safe Mode and don't give us the information we need- such as "DCOM didn't start.

Check the computer clock on freeze. It most like will be an Error in the System Log. When I try to turn it on i get a blue screen informing me that there is a reason that will not let windows start and to restart my computer, when i restart again, I get the same blue screen. I changed the msconfig settings to safe mode to try to remove a virus.

Start> Run> type in eventvwr Do this on each the System and the Applications logs: [1]. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP. Errors are time coded. Try to find Error from the last normal Mode.

Look for the Error> [3] .Right click on the Error> Properties> [4]. Click to open the log> [2]. You don't need to include the lines of code in the box below the Description, if any. Please do not copy the entire Event log.

What causes Msconfig set to safe mode

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "Msconfig set to safe mode" is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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I set safe mode in msconfig.exe and safe mode won't boot.

I get a b;ack screen with a cursor. A system restore in safe mode will just restore the malware. You need to boot into safe mode and run your anti-virus or malware program and have them quarantine and then remove them while in safe mode. Repeat a few more times to drain memory, then see if powering up will get you to log on screen.

So I decided I was going to do a system restore. I also see the words safe mode flash in all four corners sometimes. Use Malwarebytes free or Adwcleaner or Hitman to clean the system. I tried it three times and it didn't work.

I set safe mode in msconfig.exe (not knowing you could go into safe mode while booting). If you can, enter safe mode by pressing the power button icon (lower right corner) then Shift + restart. If that does the trick, manually create a system restore point that you know is clean after the system is to your satisfaction.

I looked around on the internet, and someone suggested to do the system restore while in safe mode. msconfig forces the computer to boot into safe mode everytime, but my safe mode won't boot. I have tried re-installing windows 8.1 from a bootable usb, but whenever I change the boot priority, it doesn't seem to save my settings. Will replacing my hard drive do the trick.

The system restore kept saying "System restore is initializing". I have noticed that the cursor gets reset to the middle of the screen every five seconds or so. This is where I made...

Why does msconfig shut off in normal mode but not in safe mode?

anybody know what i can do?

Safe mode msconfig? what's it all about?

Tried to boot in safe mode using Msconfig

I am running windows XP, and I do not have an XP disc because I bought the computer used. I just get a black screen. If you know how to burn an iso file you should have no problem.

Now nothing happens.

I changed the config to load up in safemode. Browse to C:\boot.ini then edit the boot.ini file deleting the /safeboot part of the line that looks like this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /safeboot

to this:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP" /fastdetect

The Linux Mint CD is very easy to use. One way would be to download a Linux Live CD (I like Linux Mint).

Any help that would get me to boot back into normal mode would be really appreciated. :-o

I had this happen to me and the way I fixed it was editing boot.ini file from recovery console but you don't have the XP CD. Then start the computer from the CD. It will load a Linux desktop and give you access to your C: drive.

I did the one thing that was not recommended.

The system wont even load into safe mode. You would burn the .iso file to a CD as an image file.

safe mode via msconfig - now won't boot

I choose OK and get back to the basic login screen with all user accounts showing. I log in as administrator or another account with admin privileges. How do I get to a place where I can modify msconfig back to normal boot? I have the reinstallation cd provided by Dell when I bought my system but don't really want to reinstall windows if I don't have to.

I'm sitting with a black screen, safe mode in the 4 corners, MS Windows XP...SP2 on the top, a mouse cursor and nothing else. Loading personal settings screen. Dialog box with "Windows is running in safe mode, etc." appears briefly and then goes away.

Specifics of what happens when I boot:
Basic Dell bios load screen and then windows splash. If I use the account I originally chose nothing happens - back to the same screen.

I'm in the process of following instructions to eliminate some spyware and used the symantec msconfig procedure referenced here to boot into safe mode. If I choose another userid with admin privs I get "This will log off the current user".

Any ideas?

When you log in using safemode try hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del and look at the task manager

In the task manager hit File -> New Task(Run) and type in msconfig

If you can get this working you can reconfigure msconfig.

Then nothing. Since I used msconfig to get into safe mo...

Not being able to open MSCONFIG in CMD or safe mode!

There is an option on my windows 7 Operating system to use CMD as part of the recovery process, however i've tried to open MSCONFIG in there but to no avail. Is this virus related? You might be able to open msconfig in this environment.

My two questions are quite simply: Can i open MSCONFIG in cmd? I guess a third question would also be, what can i do besides reverting back to default factory settings? and Why is safe mode not loading and shutting the computer down? I have been able to reach msconfig in this way often.

If yes then try and start in the Safe Mode with Command Prompt. I take it i need to de-select this option, but i can't even get beyond this blue screen which keeps shutting the computer down. I dont have any system restore points set up either, so all i have is the Regedit option as i can get into Regedit. I re-started and the computer loaded automatically in safe mode, however it got to the blue screen and the computer shut down automatically.

Do you get the screen with starting options.

Stuck in Safe Mode because I used msconfig?

It started in safe mode and worked. But now, I can't uncheck it!

Ok, here's the deal.

For some reason, Vista thinks that safe mode in normal lol. Anyone have a clue???? I'd like to get it back to where normal startup has safe boot unchecked in msconfig. I ran msconfig, and checked "safe boot" just like I used to do in XP when I wanted to restart my computer in vista.

When I run msconfig again and "uncheck" safe boot, It automatically goes to "Selective Startup." And when I select "Normal Startup" it always rechecks "safe boot" automatically, so basically if I want windows to start properly, it HAS to me a selective boot, because thats the only option that allows me to uncheck safe boot.

XP Safe Mode / Msconfig / Keyboard problem

If I try holding F8 and choosing to boot normaly or under any other condition it reverts to safe mode, presumably because of the msconfig change, so I can't get back to msconfig to chane the setting back. Run your next scan with Avast or Avira, then SuperAntispyware and MalwareBytes... I turned on safe mode in msconfig and restarted, but when the log in screen appeared in safe mode, my mouse or keyboard did not work so I can't get in.

You are apparently using USB mouse and USB keyboard which have not installed yet in the install run.

Any idea how I can get round this?

Safe Mode from msconfig, Out of range, cannot login

I am try do safe mode at windows 8, but monitor tell out of range. and now I even can not login to windows 8.. Try pressing the Auto Calibrate button on your monitor.

need help asap, bozz pc. what I can do? now I hate win8

It should not state that with Safe Mode.

Problem after booting in Safe mode using MSconfig

But iam stucked while booting in safe mode,the system gets hanged and also i could not log in normal mode also..please help


Safe mode shutting down? Plus MSCONFIG problem

Is this virus related? I guess a third question would also be, what can i do besides reverting back to default factory settings? and Why is safe mode not loading and shutting the computer down? I take it i need to de-select this option, but i can't even get beyond this blue screen which keeps shutting the computer down.

There is an option on my windows 7 Operating system to use CMD as part of the recovery process, however i've tried to open MSCONFIG in there but to no avail. I re-started and the computer loaded automatically in safe mode, however it got to the blue screen and the computer shut down automatically. My two questions are quite simply: Can i open MSCONFIG in cmd?

I dont have any system restore points set up either, so all i have is the Regedit option as i can get into Regedit.

No exe files will open, nor msconfig or safe mode

I set it up so the computer automatically starts in Safe Mode. Windows Defender runs but says everything is a-ok (clearly not). It has tried to system restore, but it doesn't fix the problem. Sigh....

My computer shut down by itself while I was typing an email. Also since I have no task manager available, I can't manually end or suspend any processes. THANK YOU! I found a site that had an exe repair fix to either merge or import into the registry, but it keeps saying it can't do it because there are "processes running." Those boards suggested trying to the merge/import in safe mode, but as above..can't open in safe mode.

Well, I've been scouring Google on our secondary computer all night, and I'm stumped. I also find a possible solution to create a new user - won't let me. ANY ANY ANY help would be appreciated before I resort to spending money I don't have for a repair guy. Running Windows 7 on an HP computer.

Because I don't feel comfortable deleting anything from the registry, that's the only thing I haven't tried. Rene'

Okay, I restarted and finally was able to get into msconfig. I cannot open in safe mode, and Task Manager is missing. I'm also not completely tech savvy, so please forgive me.

If there's something I need to run and paste here as far as log files or something goes, let me know. It has gone through numerous "windows won't start, repairing" screens. I can open regedit but not msco...

In Safe Mode, msconfig won't allow normal startup

The reason I went into safe mode is that a non-bootable drive has disappeared from Explorer and I wanted to see if it showed up in Safe Mode. Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

I booted to safe mode today by changing the boot options in msconfig.exe. When I check the Normal Startup box under the General Tab in msconfig and hit OK, I receive this message:

"System Configuration cannot save the original boot configuration for later restoration.

Boot changes will be reverted.

"The system cannot find the file specified."

No file is specified. I've booted to safe mode on other occasions but never have experienced this problem. Now, msconfig won't let me change back to Normal startup, and I'm stuck in safe mode.

Windows 8.1 has been running normally with no problems.

I'm running Windows 8.1x64.

i used MSCONFIG process and got strucked in safe mode,help m

I can't get beyond this screen. If I select start in regular mode it will try then fault and go back to the same selection screen again. I didn't have any booting problems before doing this MSCONFIG has nothing to do with it. When the computer boots it tries to start up in safe mode and has a problem with agp.440.sys then goes back to the screen where you can select to start in safe mode, or regular mode, etc.

I would love to change the setting back to normal start up in msconfig.Just to help here are some more details on my problem. is there someway to get back to msconfig when I am caught in this limbo state between starting up in safe mode and normal mode? I believe this is happening because I have selected safe mode in msconfig and now I can't get at it to change the setting.

If I choose safe mode it will have the same problem and go back to the selection screen.

Can't Boot Into Safe Mode or Open msconfig

Antivirus Security Pro - won't allow safe mode, regedit, msconfig

One of my salesmen's laptops is infected with Anitvirus Security Pro. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. His system is running Windows 7 Professional SP1. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.How to tell > 32 or 64 bitPlug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options.To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc.

The system will not boot in Safe Mode (it loads through the welcome screen and then immediately logs out and restarts in normal mode) and It will also not allow access to task manager, Regedit or MSCONFIG.
Any assistance would be appreciated! If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check...

T61 will not stop rebooting after msconfig safe mode cycles over and over and over........

It recommends you try going into the recovery console, which may help you get back to the command prompt.

I was trying to get into safe mode on my T61. Went to cmd prompt. typed msconfig went and clicked statrt in safe mode in the boxes you can click. All this just to get it to start in safemode... Now it repeats over and over in "safe mode restart.  Wont stop cycling through. I have been trying to remove this **bleep** NOD32 antiviris software.  Had to get it to boot in safe mode to get to properly "uninstall"...CAme to the forum here to find out why after pressing F8 a million times it would still pass by safe mode into normal startup windows.   After I read goto cmd prompenter msconfigclig on safe mode now it wont stop cycling... How to I get back to the cmd prompt?  Or does anyone know what I am dealing with? Thank you in advance. Hey there Pyroplantfreak,
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I found an article that seemed to be dealing with a similar issue to your own over on the microsoft forums, it may be of some interest to you. Hope this helps. Did some...

safe mode loop using msconfig, no floppy bootdisk

I am a newbie and would greatly appreciate any help or advice that the forum can give. Upon doing so my computer gets stuck in a re-boot cycle that I cannot get out of. I have no floppy disk drive (its been broken for years), but my cd-rom drive works. However, first I would like to know what exactly happens when you try to boot.

While following the bc tutorial "remove antispyware soft" I was directed to the "how to start windows in safemode" tutorial. Again any help would be greatly appreciated. Can I fix this problem without any xp boot disk? According to the tutorial this is because of the malware, (see section titled, "Problems that can occur by forcing Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility", unfortunately this section is at the very bottom and not sequential.

Unfortunately this is my old computer and I no longer have any XP associated disks. I am running windows xp on an older dell desktop. It should be at the top for morons like me). The tutorial recommends using boot disk to reboot my computer.

Does safe mode automatically load (you see the drivers rolling over the screen) and then you get a blue screen/reboot?

This tutorial instructed me to start computer in safe mode using MSconfig.

Can't get to Safe Mode, System Restore msconfig or Malwarebytes

The C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\smtmp\ folder does not exist!! Give us updates.

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Searching for Windows Registry changes made by FakeHDD rogues.
 - Checking HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer
 - Checking HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer
 - Checking HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\System
 - Checking HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
No registry changes detected.

Program finished at: 11/23/2013 02:54:39 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 9 minute(s), and 6 seconds(s)
I posted this at the XP forum and they sent me here. Have run avast antivirus in both regular and doot scan with no results. Unhide cannot restore your missing shortcuts!!

Restarting Explorer.exe in order to apply changes. Processing the A:\ drive
Finished processing the A:\ drive. 0 files processed. Processing the E:\ drive
Finished processing the E:\ drive. 1234 files processed. Tried to run MalwareBytes but it hangs when trying to update definitions.
When I reboot and select Safe Mode it hangs while loading files.
Can't find files like Syetem Restore or msconfig.
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Windows keeps booting in Safe Mode after msconfig change

I had a malware and decided to run malwarebytes anti-malware in safe mode. I even tried selecting 'normal mode' on the first tab. Anything I did to it would result in a message saying 'windows configuration could not be saved' or something (I'm at work, I don't remember exactly what the message was but I will post it later) after I clicked ok or apply. I also waited and pressed F8 to select how I wanted to boot and went to normal mode and it still went into safe mode.

The problem was that my computer took too long to boot up before it lets me choose my operating system (i also have linux mint installed, just FYI) and I didn't want to wait 10 minutes just to miss hitting F8 so I changed msconfig to automatically load in Safe mode, so i went ahead and checked that. I tried changing msconfig back but it wouldnt save the settings and the check box that I had checked on normal windows (on the second tab) was unchecked and wouldnt even let me interact with it. Any ideas on what to try next?

It booted up fine in safe mode, malarebytes found nothing (I also ran this in normal windows right before...again just FYI). Now the problem is that I cant get out of safe mode. I tried repairing too but it didn't even find an operating system on my computer, but that probably has to do with the fact that I use linux to boot up.

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