get server out of safe mode

I have a Domain Controler that rebooted and came up in safe mode.  NTDSutil says that the files are in a restored state. restart the directory instance to finalize the restore porcess.  I have rebooted the server a couple of times and it always come back in safe mode.  I have tried the F8 and specify normal and last known good, and it still comes up in safe mode. I have tried recovery mode then reboot and it still comes up bad.  what now?
afalkAsked:
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afalkAuthor Commented:
I have also removed the network cable so that it cannot be a DNS issue.
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jameso99Commented:
Was there a recently installed update you can un-install?
Do you see anything listed as starting up in MSCONFIG?
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afalkAuthor Commented:
when I looked in MSCONFIG i noticed a check box under boot for safe mode and DS repair.  I uncheck that and restarted and all was right with the world.  tested replication, fine.  No updates have been run since the first of the month.  

When I go back into MSCONFIG I noticed that the general tab has selective startup checked.  if I change it to normal and apply the boot tab goes to safe mode and ds repair.  I cannot get it to have normal in startup and not safe mode in boot.

I wonder what that is all about.

thanks
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jameso99Commented:
Good job.  Try to verify the boot.ini file, that sometimes corrects the boot mode.
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afalkAuthor Commented:
I could not find the boot.ini file.  where do the stash that in server 2008?
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jameso99Commented:
Sorry, I didn't realize Windows Server 2008 does it differently without the boot.ini

Try this to edit boot configs:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721886(WS.10).aspx
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