Ingress and egress from Safe Mode appears to be different


PeterL

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Getting into Safe Mode is easy with MSConfig but getting out of it is not as easy. What am I missing?
 

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Hello Peter, :-)

The tutorial below can help show you how to boot back into normal mode from Safe mode to help.


If you like, you can use the context menu below for Windows 10 in Windows 11 to make it much easier to restart into Safe Mode and back into normal mode on demand.

 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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Thank you Brink for those so helpful short cuts, but as an addendum I must explain why I wish to go into Safe Mode, I wish to delete the windows Old folder but cannot seem to achieve that, firstly it tells me the folder is not empty, so I go to the bottom- sub folder but then it tells me various things like stack overflows etc My file manager is Directory Opus, perhaps I should be using File Explorer, so how do I delete Windows OLD ?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Bespoke
    CPU
    3.70 gigahertz Intel core i7-8700K
    Motherboard
    MSI 7B22
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    on board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 27" Ultrasharp
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x1440
    Hard Drives
    Drive c: 1tb SSD
    DriveD: 1TB SSD
    DriveE: 2tb HDD
    External drive Samsung T7 2TBSSD
    Cooling
    no
    Internet Speed
    52MB/sec
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes & Microsoft Defender
You could try the options below to delete the Windows.old folder. The steps should still almost be the same in Windows 11.

 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
You have to be patient it take a while for UAC to come up when the graphics driver isn't loaded. same with command prompt
 

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    Gigabyte Aorus AX
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    PNY 1TB 2.5" Sata ssd
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    Coolermaster h500
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    Noctura HL15
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    Tewell model TGKB100
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    Tecknet
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    Window Defender

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