Windows Vista starting automatically in safe mode

October 2016


This is a very common problem that occurs for some users after having installed an update for Windows Vista, for example:

Update for Windows Vista (KB955302)” and other updates types.
After this update installation, Windows will restart in safe mode only.


To solve this problem you will have to use these instructions:
  • Click on Start
  • Type "msconfig" on the search bar
  • Click on the "Boot" tab
  • Deselect the "Safe boot"
  • Click on "OK" then "Apply"

This will stop Windows Vista from starting automatically on Safe Mode.

Related :

This document entitled « Windows Vista starting automatically in safe mode » from CCM ( is made available under the Creative Commons license. You can copy, modify copies of this page, under the conditions stipulated by the license, as this note appears clearly.