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How to turn off safe mode in a command prompt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Son of Magni, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni Thread Starter

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    Ok, this is so screwed up you just won't believe it.

    I had a problem that I won't go into now but I got to the point where I decided the only recourse was to re-install XP. After the install, it told me I needed to register before I could log in. Ok, fine. So I hit OK and it crashes. I figured out that it would let me log in if I booted into safe mode. At some point I set msconfig to automatically boot into safe mode. Now when it boots into safe mode I get the message requireing me to register, but then I get a message saying I can't register when in safe mode. But until I log in, I can't set msconfig to boot normally. So I'm stuck. Where do I find the ini or whatever file that is booting it into safe mode?:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    well, if you can enter safe mode - go to run -> msconfig -> boot.ini -> and uncheck boot in safe mode.

    You only need to activate windows, registring is optional.
     
  3. Son of Magni

    Son of Magni Thread Starter

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    I guess I'm too pissed off to be clear. I can't get logged in in order to run msconfig. It says I have to register or whatever and won't let me log in. Also it's booting into safe mode and you can't register in safe mode and also can't re-install from the CD when in safe mode...

    Ahh, actually you inadvertantly answered my question. I found boot.ini and turned off safe mode. Now my only problem will be that after I install XP again, it will say "You need to activate windows" and when I say OK, it crashes. Is there no way to activate from safe mode or some other way? The last time I had to re-install XP I thought it gave me 30 days again...
    SoM
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Welcome to Microsoft's idea of an improved system! :rolleyes: :mad:
     
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