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

This post will help you if you find that your PC is stuck in the Safe Mode and you simply cannot exit Safe Mode in Windows 10/8/7. We often boot in Safe Mode if we need to diagnose or troubleshoot Windows problems since when you start Windows in Safe Mode, the operating system only loads those minimum set of Drivers, files, and applications that are required for it to load.

But what if you find that you are unable to get out of Safe Mode and every time you restart your computer, you are back in Safe Mode!? can be pretty stressful! So let us see how to get out of or exit Windows Safe Mode.

Cannot exit Safe Mode in Windows

cannot exit Safe Mode

1] When in Safe Mode, press the Win+R key to open the Run box. Type msconfig and hit Enter to open the System Configuration Utility.

Under the General tab, ensure that Normal startup is selected. Next under the Boot tab, make sure that the Safe Boot option, under Boot options, is unchecked.

Click on Apply/OK and restart your computer.

This should help you!

2] If it does not, then do the following.

While in Safe Mode, press the Win+R key to open the Run box. Type cmd and – wait – press Ctrl+Shit and then hit Enter. This will open an elevated Command Prompt.

You will now have to use the BCDEdit /deletevalue command.

The BCDEdit /deletevalue command deletes or removes a boot entry option (and its value) from the Windows boot configuration data store (BCD). You can use the BCDEdit /deletevalue command to remove options that were added using BCDEdit /set command.

So in the elevated command prompt, type the following and hit Enter:

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

Now restart your computer and see if you have booted in Normal Mode.

Hope this tutorial helps you get out of Safe Mode.

See this post if your Safe Mode not working & you cannot boot into Safe Mode.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.