SAFE MODE behaviour on NORMAL MODE RRS feed

  • Question

  • computer boot to normal mode with no problem. but normal services arent running. checked msconfig, it indicated that almost all of the services are stopped. tried using services.msc, they are set to automatic but when i try to start a service, it gives me a pop up saying that i cant do it on the safe mode. i verified that the computer is running on normal mode. i also checked the boot.ini file and it was set to normal. there are no checks on safe boots on msconfig's boot.ini tab. anyone encountered this kind of problem? 

    by the way, i went to safe mode with networking, services running on it is similar with the services running on the normal mode. 
    Friday, February 27, 2009 4:10 PM

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  • I faced the same problem before. The following solved the problem.

    Go to Start > Run > type regedit and click OK

    Then go to Edit > Find and search for SafeBoot

    When the SafeBoot key is found in the registry there should be two subkeys, 'Minimal' and 'Network', if there is a third subkey 'Option', delete the entire 'Option' subkey and the problem will be solved.

    Note : backup the registry first! (File > Export-> Save)

    Source : http://superuser.com/questions/42869/print-spooler-thinks-regular-mode-is-safe-mode


    • Proposed as answer by zin yaw Friday, October 9, 2009 2:58 AM
    Friday, October 9, 2009 2:58 AM