Windows 95! loading up in safe mode


Village Idiot
Has anyone any advice for an old ailing computer running Windows 95. Everytime the computer starts up it always goes into safe mode. I cannot see any problems within the control panel, I have reinstalled all the drivers that I have been using before and still no joy. I have not altered anything in windows either.

Is this a hardware problem or is this old computer on it's last legs?

Any advice would be much appreciated.


I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
couple of things to try
look in the MSDOS.SYS file for a line that say 'BootSafe=1' set it to 0 (if its not there try adding it)

Try running a scandisk, or reinstalling windows over the top


In the beginning......
Political User
Windows 95 would start in safe mode if it detected that it failed to start up properly last time around.


Village Idiot
Many thanks for your replies. I have restarted Win95 many times but the same thing happens. How do I edit the MSDOD.SYS file?

Again many thanks for your prompt replies


Computer Genius
Start, run:

notepad C:\MSDOS.SYS

also, post your Config.sys

i had a similar problem recently...and the problem was from within, although i can't remember exactly how i fixed it.

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