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Computer starts in safe mode

Every time i start my computer it goes into safe mode - i cant run anti spyware as i no longer have the discs and my computer will not connect to the internet. I have tried crtl alt del when booting up but it just takes me to the task manager page pls can you help?

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TRY RESTARTING YOUR COMPUTER IN SAFE MODE ( TAP f8 AS SOON AS YOU TURN IT ON AND UNTIL IT SAYS SAFE MODE) THEN CLICK ON TO LAST GOOD KNOWN START UP

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