Solved Win 7 laptop will only run in safe mode

May 20, 2013 at 09:35:26
Specs: win 7
I have to boot my laptop into safe mode only. if i boot normal it comes up but as soon as i do anything with files or folders or try and run any program it freezes and i have to hard boot. in safe mode it wont let me install software or do any real kind of diagnostics.. any ideas?

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May 20, 2013 at 10:50:39
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Typically caused by installing third-party drivers or software that is conflicting with other drivers or applications on your system. Safe Mode doesn't load any third-party drivers, hence it is able to run in that mode when a bad or incompatible third-party driver is the cause of normal mode not working.

Try to remember what you installed just before the problem started. Chances are that will be the culprit so you need to uninstall it (in Safe Mode obviously).

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May 21, 2013 at 15:01:51
If all else fails and you know when this happened, you could use System Restore (back to a date/time before the problem came along).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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