|...everything loads in Safe Mode, and it is through Safe Mode I can access the internet, Microsoft Word |
MS word will load in safe mode but not IE6/IE7. In safe mode you will get the notorious "Internet explorer cannot display the webpage" message with its useless suggestion that you diagnose connection problem. If you were running AOL, you will be told "AOL connection failed - unable to establish TCP/IP connection."
The option Safe Mode with Networking only uses a minimal set of device drivers and services to start Windows together with the drivers that you must have to load networking. It does not mean that you have instant Internet access.
Now could you please enlight us as to how you got yours working in safe mode?