Safe mode is a feature of Windows operating systems used to troubleshoot hardware issues or software conflicts, and it cannot be removed. A computer that starts up in safe mode has issues that need to be resolved, although Windows defaults to restarting in safe mode if the computer crashes.

If a computer refuses to start up in normal mode but boots into safe mode, removing or reinstalling recent software or unplugging new hardware can sometimes resolve the issue. Looking through download history on a browser to root out any potential spyware or unwanted programs can reveal malicious items that might be creating crashes. As the laptop starts up, using the F8 key can bring up a menu of start-up options that can potentially get around safe mode issues. An option marked Repair Your Computer can provide access to the Windows Recovery Console, which can also fix potential boot errors causing the safe mode problem.