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I cannot boot into my Windows version due to a virus, I was able to boot into another partitioned copy of Windows and access msconfig, which I then selected the virus ridden partitioned and checked "safeboot minimal" but DID NOT select "make change permanant". However now when I boot up it always boots to the Windows 8 partition with the virus, and doesn't even give me the option of selected a different partition (boot manager). So I stuck in a Windows 7 installation disk and hit, Repair you computer, selected the virus'ed partition and opened up command prompt. I tried:

bcdedit {default} /deletevalue safeboot

but no avail, and I'm not sure why. I get an error to do with '/?'

full output of bcdedit is below. F:/ is the virus ridden im trying to remove safeboot from.

identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
inherit {globasettings}
desc windows boot manager
bit and pieces irelevant
identifier {default}
device partition=F:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
desc windows 8
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoveryenabled yes
osdevice partition=F:
systemroot \Windoiws
safeboot Minimal
safebootalternatshell No

so {default} safeboot is registered and bcdedit is found and runs ok. what would be the command to remove the safeboot value as the above didnt work?


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The format of the command is a little different, the actual use would be:

bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot  
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