This is very strange. I've recently found that my Windows 7 PC boots normally but won't boot into Safe mode from the F8 menu. It starts in Safe mode (shows the files being loaded) but then re-boots into normal mode. I have forced it by setting the boot into Safe mode from msconfig, but then it kept looping until I managed to stop it and chose "last good configuration". Short of re-installing Windows 7, has anyone got a solution?
Three possible solutions 1. Reset your computer by removing the bios battery or
- Try this
- Boot into Windows Recovery Mode
- Open command prompt
- Type: sfc /SCANNOW /OFFBOOTDIR=C:\ /OFFWINDIR=C:\Windows
Or try this 1. Enter BIOS - ADVANCED - SYSTEM CONFIGURATION - SATA CONTROLLER MODE - and changed it to COMPATIBILITY mode.
or this 1. Boot the computer to windows recovery mode. 2. Click Commmad Prompt, type in: rename c:\windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys classpnp.old
Try a in-place upgrade to repair the corrupted files:
- Insert the Windows 7 DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
- Click Start and choose Computer.
- Please find the "setup.exe" file in the DVD-ROM and double click it.
- Click Install now.
- When we are prompted to input the product key, please click Next without inputting any key. The setup wizard will prompt and ask if you agree to install Windows 7 without the key. Please choose to confirm.
When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the system files of Windows Vista.
or just reinstall windows