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RonT22

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My computer keeps booting up in safe mode. What can I do to get it to boot up normally, without performing a complete restore?
 

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Hi what system are you using?
If Win 98..start>run>type>msconfig.
Click on boot ini>make sure Safeboot is not ticked>apply>ok>reboot.
 

RonT22

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Sorry, I didn't specify. I'm running Wins98. Trying to get by with 98 until I get a new puter.
I got lost after msconfig. I don't see any boot ini or safeboot. Can you get me a little closer?
 
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There wouldn't been any boot.ini in a Win9x operating system.

What you can do is from MSCONFIG, go to the Startup tab and start unchecking items to start automatically. Hopefully one will be the cause of the problem.
 

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Hi correction to post #2.
In msconfig>advanced>remove checkmark [tick] enable startup menu or enable boot menu.

As Bob says above check startup tab..the only ones needed at startup are>ScanReg and SystemTray.
 

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The only thing checked in the advanced troubleshootingsettings is use scsi doublebuffering.
Nothing else is or was checked. In the system config there is a dot in the circle next to selective startup. Then process configsys file,process autoexec.Bat file, process system.ini file, process Win ini file are the only boxes checked, except another shaded box checked=load startup group items.
I did what Bob said and The only boxes I have checked are system tray and scanreg. That didn't help. I still bootup in safe mode What now? Any ideas? I repeat I am running Wins 98. Everything's a blur pretty much. If I had to be in safe mode all the time I would never get on. How frustrating. Help.
 

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I think I am having more of a resolution problem then a safe mode starting problem. When it starts in safe mode it tells me it is in sm and it is displayed in all four corners and explains I can fix starting problems while in sm etc. My problem is when I choose the normal start it starts with the same resolution as it does in sm, but doesn't advise me that I am starting in sm. It's like the pictures are perforated, out of focus, the print seems normal, everything seems to have a grayish color. I ran a quick restore and it had no affect. Got any ideas where I'm at here? It's like it is a different format then what I have been used to using. Hard to explain.
 

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Hi you may need to update your display drivers.
R/click My Computer>properties>device manager>check what listed under Display Adapters..are there any yellow exclamation marks?
 

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Hi check what settings you have in Display Properties.
Control panel>display>settings.
Change screen size..colours.
Under performance>move H/ware acceleration slider down to none and reboot.
If it helps move slider up one notch at a time.
 
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