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What Windows version are you using? You may be able to restore a previous registry if you are using Win98 or WinME.

This thread really belongs in the appropriate OS forum

Also verify that you are actually in safe mode and not just looking at a standard VGA screen. When you start up, does it actually say "safe mode" in the 4 corners and ask you to "ok" it?

If you are not actually in safe mode, try going to Display Settings and resetting your resolution and color depth. If that doesn't work, you may need to reinstall your video drivers, however reinstalling a previous registry often works for the problem.

Try holding the ctrl key down starting up if you have Win98. Choose the "command prompt" option if available. At the c:\> prompt enter:

scanreg /restore

use the arrow keys to select a prior started registry.

If you have WinME, use your WinME startup disk and select "minimal boot"; at the a:\> prompt enter scanreg /restore

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How to get out of safe mode step by step


PC stuck and cannot exit Safe Mode in Windows 10 8 7

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Steps that you need to go through in order to fix a Windows 10 computer that is stuck in Safe Mode:
Press the Windows Logo key and the R button at the same time to open a Run
In the Run dialog, type msconfig.
Click on OK or press the Enter
In the event that you are prompted by UAC, click on Yes.
In the System Configuration dialog that appears, click on the Boot
Clear the checkbox beside Safe boot by clicking on it. This will change the computer's default boot mode to normal.

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Start my pc on safemode


Windows 2000 and XP users Tip: If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.
To get into the Windows 2000 and XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.
loading the last known good configuration.To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Choose Advanced Options for: Microsoft Windows Vista
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
Description: Start Windows with only the core drivers and services. Use
when you cannot boot after installing a new device or driver. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally.

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Computer stuck pre boot screen


Hello,
Restart the computer and tap F8 until you see the options to boot to safe mode. Use the arrow keys to highlight safe with networking and hit enter. Once you are inside safe mode, then do a system restore.

David

May 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Computer stuck on E screen


Start in safe mode. Restart computer and continue pressing F8 during startup until the safe mode start up screen appears.

May 28, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Wont boot in safe mode


start your laptop before booting windows press f8 button continuously

ndows 2000 / XP users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode

Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.

Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 users

bulb.gif If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.

To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.

Trouble Getting into Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen.

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Screen locked on safe mode


you may have a "stuck button" this usually triggers safe mode.
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check for stuck buttons if you dont have any
do the following

1.Remove the batteries
2.Press and Hold the #2 Button
3. Plug into the USB port of a computer dont release #2
4. That should unlock safe mode

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

If you need further help, let me know.

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Stuck in windows error recovery window


Hello,

to get into safe mode, turn on your computer and press F8 immediately. Press the F8 constantly, till the safe mode booting option will come up.

Pressing F8, is the sure way of make your computer enter into safe mode.

Good luck.

Apr 16, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Laptop is stuck in safe mode Acer


I faced the same problem with my laptop. I tried several methods. But none of them worked. But finally when I tied the following procedure it worked.

The following instructions work on a computer running Windows XPmag-glass_10x10.gif only, this is assuming that your laptop has XP installed on it. Use this only if your computer wont come out of safe mode by restarting it.

Go to Start > Run and type "msconfig" in the dialog box that comes up. Press Enter or OK and the System Configuration Utility box should come up. Click on the "BOOT.INI" tab. Down in the bottom left corner of the window under where it says Boot Options there will be several checkboxes. Make sure that the /SAFEBOOT box DOES NOT have a check in the box. When it is unchecked restart your computer and you should be out of safe mode.

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Stuck on safe mode


goto start --> run --> type msconfig --> there should be a option to change to the boot tab, under boot options tick safe mode off. and press apply and then ok and restart your computer

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