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Windows not booting to Normal mode – Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista

Windows not booting to Normal mode. When you try to start the computer, it takes a long time to boot from the welcome screen and will not respond. But, it will boot to the safe mode, safe mode with networking as well as the command prompt as well. Computer works fine as well in the Safe mode. This issue might be caused by any Windows Driver or any other third-party application installed in the computer.

There are different scenario where the issue with Windows not booting to normal mode occurs. If the issue is with any Windows Driver or any other third-party application, follow the step 1 in the below resolution steps. However, you can try the following steps one by one by checking if the issue has been fixed or not after each and every step.

Resolution Steps:

Step 1:
  1. Boot the computer to the safe mode.
  2. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit command in the Run Window.

3. Click on YES or OK, if prompted.

4. Navigate to the below registry location as mentioned in the below path.


5. Export this key on to the desktop and save it as SafeBoot.reg

6. Navigate to the below location.


7. Export this key on to the desktop and save it as Services.reg

8. Now edit SafeBoot.reg in notepad (make sure you disable word wrapping).

9. Find all the entries with:

and replace all with the following:


10. After replacing all entries save SafeBoot.reg file and double click on it.

11. Now restart your computer in Normal Mode.

Note: It is not recommended to make the registry changes in the computer without having the backup of the same. So, before making changes in the Registry Editor, take the backup.

Check if the issue is fixed after the reboot, if the computer rebooted back to the safe mode, proceed with the further steps.

Step 2:
  1. Check if the safe mode option is checked in the System Configuration settings.
  2. To check it, type msconfig in the Run Window and press enter.

3. System Configuration window will open. Click on Boot Tab.


4. Make sure that the option Safe Boot in this screen is unchecked. If it is checked, uncheck it and click on OK.

5. It will prompt you to reboot the computer, reboot the computer and see if the computer booting to the normal mode.

Step 3:
  1. Check for the unwanted application and remove them.
  2. Check if any free anti-virus application installed and remove them.
  3. Download and Run TDS Killer from the below link.

TDS Killer:

4. If the issue with Windows not booting to normal mode not fixed even after the above troubleshooting steps, try to perform System Restore to an earlier point when the computer was working fine.