Windows Always Starts in Safe Mode



This can be caused by a configuration setting that may have been set by accident, or by malicious software. As a troubleshooting step, go to the System Configuration Utility (msconfig) and check that Safeboot is not selected (checked). You can find this on the Boot tab, under Boot Options - ensure the box is not checked for Safeboot.

To access the System Configuration Utility:

If you discover that Safeboot is checked, then simply uncheck it, click OK and then restart the system.

Example of a correctly configured system:

Applies to:

Article ID: 125
Last updated: 30 Sep, 2013
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