Windows 10: Win 10 MSCONFIG limited startup has locked the computer

  1.    12 Jan 2017 #1

    Win 10 MSCONFIG limited startup has locked the computer

    RE: Win 10 MSCONFIG locked up issue:

    I thought I was entering Safe Mode, but instead clicked on Limited Startup & rebooted. Now I cannot get to the normal Win 10 login screen, instead the screen only shows Power (Shutdown, Restart, Sleep) / Ease of Use / No Internet Connection. I have tried the Shift+Restart & that does nothing.

    I saw Byteman21 posted the identical problem in November 2016, but cannot see where anyone responded to help. Can anyone please share with me what it took to solve this? I have 3 machines locked up & it has shut down my business, unfortunately thinking I was doing the right thing.

    Thank you in advance for ANY help you can offer to solve this.
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  2.    12 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi, one option would be to boot from an external bootable medium (DVD/USB drive...) and either restore the backup registry, or if you boot from a Win 10 bootable medium, run System restore from that, if you have any usable restore points.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    12 Jan 2017 #3


    Welcome to TenForums!

    By Limited Startup, what exactly do you mean? Can't see this option in MSConfig...having a brain lapse! Do you mean Selective Startup?

    Does this help (Option Three):
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