Windows 95! loading up in safe mode


Village Idiot
14 Dec 2001
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.
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
Windows 95 would start in safe mode if it detected that it failed to start up properly last time around.
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
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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