Windows Does Not Boot In Normal Mode - Driver Issue

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Article ID: 555996 - View products that this article applies to.
Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP
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This article explains in a situation when Windows does not boot in Normal Mode due to a driver issue.

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This article explains in a situation when Windows does not boot in Normal Mode due to a driver issue or Windows just hangs while loading the module.
 
The problem might be either with Windows Driver or Third Party applications. In 99 cases, the problem is with any third party driver which is causing this problem. If you are Windows is not booting into Normal Mode but Windows is booting successfully in either Safe Mode or Safe Mode With Networking then you can follow the steps outlined below to make Windows to run in Normal Mode.
 
  • Go to Safe Mode.
  • Start Registry editor > navigate to the following registry key:
                     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal
 
  • Save or Export this key to SafeBoot.reg file.
  • Next navigate to the following key:
                     HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services
 
  • Save or Export this to Services.reg.
  • Now edit SafeBoot.reg in notepad (make sure you disable word wrapping).
  • Find all the entries with:
                     [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal
 
  • and replace all with the following:
                     [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
 
  • After replacing all entries save SafeBoot.reg file and double click on it.
  • Now restart your computer in Normal Mode.
 
Please note editing registry is not recommended by users only experienced administrators should edit the registry.
 

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Article ID: 555996 - Last Review: September 21, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
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