Safe-mode is a stripped down version of an OS or application, used to diagnose issues.

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Prevent Windows 7 from booting in Safe Mode [duplicate]

I've found myself in quite the unusual situation, through my own thoughtlessness. Using a computer of which I do not have an (or the) administrative account on, went to msconfig, to 'boot' and ...
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Windows 8 desktop constant reloading, “thumbnail handler extraction host”

I have recently install the Nikon NEF codec and the Nikon nx d viewer on a Windows 8 laptop, after I restart Windows this happens: after i get into the desktop, it shows a full screen theme ...
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windows7 hangs on boot into safemode

I was having trouble booting windows7 and running it, slow operation etc. so i went into msconfig, and set the boot to safe-mode check box. Unfortunately, the computer hangs before getting into ...
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Run in non administrative mode [closed]

I mostly run in safe mode in my win8 but I have to run a desktop app in non administrative mode I tried searching internet but found nothing I hope it gets solved here What I mean by running safe ...
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Wireless connection on windows 8 after reboot to SMWN

I've been trying to find some information on this but good old google shows me nothing useful, I was looking for a way that I can tell windows to remain connected to the wireless network after is ...
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BSOD STOP 0xF4 Dump Fail 0XC0000010

System Info: Laptop: HP Envy 15 3040nr OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 ...
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Windows 2003 Server doesnt start

My pc with W2003 server have this problem: It doesnt start in normal mode, in safe mode it hangs-on the acpitabl.dat. I have tried reset BIOS and disconect all devices, without sucess. I have tried ...
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How to add a program in safe mode start up registry using batch script?

We have a custom student computer activity monitoring software. I need a batch script to add this program in start up registry so no one can avoid by using safe mode. I want edit this registry ...
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Copied Mac OS Image, now I must boot into safe mode and reinstall OS on every restart

We copied one of our Mac Mini's hard drive images to another Mac Mini that we use as a build server for our iOS app. Every time we restart the new Mac that we copied the image to it doesn't start and ...
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Enable safe mode with an external USB installer?

Is it possible to enable safe mode with a USB Windows Installer or Recovery Drive? For Windows 8.1.
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sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now

Today I used sysprep.exe to rebuild my windows image. But it always said "a fatal error occurred while trying sysprep". Then I went to check log file , it shows that "microsoft internal media ...
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Videocard only working in safe mode

I am writing from safe-mode, because for some reason it does work in safe-mode (windows 7) though either black screens, or bluescreens on my normal windows mode, but I am extra sure, that the hardware ...
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windows 8.1 extremely long login

Hello I have just bought new computer. Asus g550jk. It came without Os, so i have installed win8.1 . It worked fine at the start but after few drivers and windows updates it developed very long login ...
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Change msconfig settings when unable to boot?

I under the "Start" tab in msconfig I set my Windows 7 to start in minimal safe mode, however as it turns out safe mode is broken somehow. When I try to boot it it shows a list of .sys files, tells me ...
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Virtualbox Windows 7 safe mode

I'm running OSX Yosemite. I have Virtualbox 4.3, and I use a Windows7 virtual machine for IE development. I am having an issue where every time the machine boots to safe mode it reboots to normal ...
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Ways to get into windows 7 safe mode

Long story short, i own an Asus Zenbook (UX32A) which is running windows 7, the only user on the system has a corrupt profile (user profile service failed the login error). I've researched how to fix ...
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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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Can I use my Nvidia graphics card in safe mode?

Can I run in safe mode while using my graphics card? I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 430, but when I run in safe mode, it uses my basic built-in graphics. Is that normal? Is it possible to run in ...
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How to disable drivers on offline Windows 8.x? [duplicate]

I have the same scenario that this user so excellently delineated on his "black screen of death" experience. Ultimately the crux of the issue seems as though there is no way to bring up safemode or ...
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How to start Chrome without plugins?

I have created a separate question Google Chrome completely unresponsive on the problem that may be fixed in this way. The browser cannot open any page, not even the settings, plugins and addons ...
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Make a User Account same as it is in Safe Mode

I have Windows 7 in my laptop which has Single User Account. I noticed that in Safe Mode laptop is much faster than usual. So I want to create a User Account which has all properties same as when ...
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Domain Controller: Can't Log Into Safe Mode

Today I've removed the DSRM password with PCUnlocker, and I can then boot to Directory Services Restore Mode and logged into the local administrator account with a blank password. But the most strange ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen and no safe mode [closed]

PROBLEM Cannot run Windows 8.1 due to black screen. No mouse pointer. Sometimes white cursor in top left. Cannot enter safe mode: get black screen but with a row of blue pixels at the bottom or a row ...
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How to enter safe-mode from command-line in Windows 8.1

I would like to enter safe-mode in the next booting but only using command-line. By using GUI, what I typically do is to run msconfig and choose safe-boot option in the menu. Without this GUI ...
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Unable to browse internet, unless in safe mode with networking

I have tried using Firefox, Chrome, and IE. No programs can connect to the internet. There is one oddity, though: pinging and tracert(ing) 8.8.8.8 (and perhaps any other site) works perfectly fine, ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen + flickering mouse after update

So, my Windows 8.1 Computer announced that it needed to update, so I hit "Update and Shutdown". Normally, everything would be Ay-Okay, but apparently not this time. This time, whenever I boot my ...
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Windows 8.1 explorer.exe crashing in safe mode without networking

yesterday I tried to test a new security solution (Emsisoft Internet Security) so I deinstalled Emsisoft Anti-Malware (which is the same product, just without firewall) and tried to install IS. But ...
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PC will be turned off in safe mode

I wanted to scan a Dell inspiron N5010 laptop in safe mode. When I took it to the safe mode environment and ran the AV to scan, after some while the PC went out! The power options menu options (when ...
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How can I make external monitor to work on safe mode?

My Machine is now working only on safe mode I'm using windows 7 64-bit pro edition I want my external monitor to work, is there any way doing it? I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad W-530
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Need workaround for starting sound services [closed]

Hello im looking for a workaround to enable the sound drivers in safemode. im using safemode for normal use because starting normally jams programs and causes alot of problems. + if there is a way to ...
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How to start computer in safe mode?

I have an IBM thinkpad and suddenly when i turned it on it came up with an error message saying: \windows\system32\config\system is corrupt or missing. I am trying to start it in safe mode but still ...
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Dell 8400 XP Blank Screen [closed]

My wife has a dell 8400 XP which was working fine yesterday. This morning the screen was blank. The on/off button is flashing (not sure if did that before or was constantly on). I tried holding the ...
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defrag command line in Windows 7

I'm trying to consolidate my system partition volume by running defrag in a command prompt in command line recovery mode. This is the command I'm trying to have executed: defrag C: /X /H /U After I ...
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Windows will not open processes

I recently I come upon an unexplainable issue concerning my Windows 7 partition. When I woke up Thursday morning and logged into Windows, I discovered that it was acting really slow. It didn't take ...
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Internet connection is slow when in normal mode but works fine in safe mode

When I use Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Networking, my download speed is 16 MB/s. In normal mode it's about 4 MB/s. It is not a virus issue. I use Microsoft security essentials. I think I have ...
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Monitor “out of range” error when entering Windows 7 safe mode

I have a working Windows 7 Professional installation on my computer that seems to be working properly. There are some changes I'd like to make to the system with an administrator account, and my ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot Issues - Possibly Graphics Driver?

Yesterday I was notified my desktop was going to restart in 15 minutes. So I quickly finished what I was doing and I clicked "Restart and Update." I let it shut down and restart like normal but when ...
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Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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Surefire safe mode for Windows 8.x? [duplicate]

I'm having a devil of a time trying to get Windows 8.x into safe mode. From what I've read it seems nigh impossible to do this without doing a jig and catching a leprechaun first. The shift-(mash)F8 ...
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How do I turn off safe mode while it also blocks me from logging in with a domain account?

There is a machine that we log in to with only windows domain user accounts that can be used across different machines on our network. I tried to restart into safe mode using msconfig without ...
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Can't access other drives in Windows 8 recovery/safe mode command prompt

I'm trying to use the recovery (safe mode) feature of Windows 8 to back up my user directory. I've done this by going to Settings > Advanced Startup > Restart now. When it restarts, I select Choose an ...
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Windows 7 VERY slow internet connection outside of safe mode?

I have a very annoying problem with Windows 7 and its network connection. In safe mode, i get a speed test of around 12 mbps. However, in normal mode, I get a speed of 0.06 mbps. Naturally this is ...
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Administrator account disabled, can't boot into safe mode

I recently obtained a used windows 7 computer. The only visible user had administrator privileges, and its name was that of the previous owner's. I changed the name via User Accounts ► Change your ...
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Recovery Mode will not load

My computer broke over the weekend. I came in and it was on the "setup windows" screen. Now I can't even get safe mode to boot. Stalls on classpnp.sys. All the help for this uses recovery mode. So ...
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How to get into safe mode on windows 8 on boot camp?

I need to get into windows 8 on boot camp. My Windows 8 won't even start. I heard in Windows 8 you cant get into safe mode without a installation dvd. But my mac doesn't come with a dvd drive. How can ...
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Virus that disables keyboard and doesn't allow me to open drives?

I am now typing from a virtual keyboard. Minutes ago I downloaded a program called Downlite, subsequently, my keyboard, both native [notebook] and external. Mouse buttons don't do their jobs, when I ...
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How to boot into Windows 8.1 using safemode? [duplicate]

I changed a setting on my Windows 8.1 PC and now the screen has gone black. Ive tried to get into safe mode using F8 / Shift-F8 but it never gives me safe mode. All the guides on how to get into safe ...
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cannot start Apache service in windows 7 safe mode

My PC has a problem(blue screen etc) and can operate only in safe mode.The problem is that Apache service will NOT start in safe mode.Is there a workaround to it? I have tried numerous times but with ...
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No input upon boot

Firstly, I know many people have this problem, but none of them seem to be the same situation as me. I just installed a new graphics card, and a new power supply. Once I had everything connected, I ...
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My computer turns off right after Windows Loads?

I built a new computer about 2 months ago. 3 days ago the following problem started occuring - When I turn on the computer and Windows loads, instead of letting me put my password, it just turns ...