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When I boot my PC it automatically starts in "Safe Mode."  I have been unable to find any documentation to explain how to troubleshoot this problem.  In safe mode I have no access to any devices other than the A drive (i.e., no printers, modem, sound, etc.)  The pc is an IBM Aptiva Pentium 166 w/16 MB RAM.  No hardware changes were made that might have initiated this problem.  I would appreciate any help or guidance.  Thank you.
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When you received the message "Starting Windows 9x..." Press F8 and choose Normal (1) This will allow you into Normal mode... Next time you reboot, you will boot back into normal mode.. All is well..

- matt
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It took several attempts, but I finally got back into Normal Mode using MasseyM's suggestion.  I am afraid that my troubles run deeper since I am experiencing numerous glitches with Windows 95.  It comes with the territory when 4 kids ages 3 to 17 are encouraged to use the PC freely.

Your site was easy to find and EXTREMELY helpful.  I am only too happy that I didn't need to access Microsoft's support site for this problem.  Many thanks!!
 
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