[SOLVED] Can boot into safe mode. CANNOT boot into Windows 10 NORMAL Mode. Need help.

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CPU Ryzen 7 2700X
GPU GTX 1080
Motherboard B450-HDV (There is 2 or 3 different types of these on pcpartspicker. Not sure the exact type)
RAM Corsair 32 Gigs 2X16
PSU P750GM (Previously PSU due to circumstances, had probable power surge. Then stopped working - Replaced with new PSU - Suddenly shut off probably due to water, then tried to immediately turn on again. Computer instantly turned on, and then off)
SSD 1 Terabyte (I forget the specific specs - I think it was an 860 Evo)

Motherboard has some damage, due to possible corrosion - Doubtful that the cause is the motherboard. Most probable cause is the SSD, and more specifically a driver initialization failure. Working hypothesis, si due to the way, in which the problem presents itself. It takes a few seconds for display to show POST / brand or inital screen, or whatever it is called. Then it shows, and after approximately 5-10 seconds it goes to black screen and then back to boot / POST inital screen. After the second time, it goes to screen where it shows the LOADING WHEEL/ / DOTS or whatevre it is called. After the wheel . dots goes around approximately 2 or 3 times, the computer does a hard shut down sort of thing, where it does NOT immediately allow the computer start button to work. At this point, out of fear of damaging computer components, i always unplug the computer. Then after approximatey 10-20 seconds i plug the power cord back in. Sometimes, if i plug the power cord in too soon, i still ahve to wait for the aproximate 10-20 seconds to pass, before the computer power button, THE ONE AT THE FRONT works again.

Only thing i have not tried yet is, enable bootlogging (to see if i can possibly idenifier any drivers causing this), and ALSO, "Reset this PC", which will reset the computer back to factory default settings, whiel saving personal files.

So it is most probably an SSD / software issue, though, there is a SLIGHT probability that it is, in fact, a hardware / motherboard issue. Please help.
 

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I always advocate trying to boot with a Linux live distro. If that boots and you can access your essential files, at least you can copy them off to a safe place.

https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=293


Someone i happen to know gave me an external HDD which i already used to back up all files. I already thought of using a usb with a linux OS on it. Problem 1. I do NOT currently have enough money to even afford a usb,
 

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I always advocate trying to boot with a Linux live distro. If that boots and you can access your essential files, at least you can copy them off to a safe place.

https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=293


Also, side note. I CAN boot into SAFE Mode. Just not Windows 10 NORMAL Mode. Right now i am using Windows 10 Safe Mode With Networking. I even got the sound to workn by changing a registry file for the first time.
 

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If you can borrow an external HDD, see if you can also borrow a flash drive to reinstall Windows 10.


Not to mention. I am CURRENTLY in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING IN WINDOWS 10. If the problem was an ESSENTIAL windows 10 file. It would NOT be possible to get into safe mode. Also, if the problem was hardware, it is doubtful i would be able tog et into safe mode. Therefore, a NON-essential file on the SSD must be the issue, unless it is a very specifc/niche problem winth the mothboard booting into windows normally.
 
Safe mode boots with a minimum of known safe drivers.
Look in device manager for a device with a yellow !
It likely needs a driver.
If not a driver, then a start up app.
Look to see what is starting. If there is anything you do not recognize, disable it.

It can be tedious, but start with disabling all startup tasks.
Then reinstate them one by one until you find the software that is the culprit.
 

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I actually have a few of those. Speakers. Stereo Mix. (Side note - I changed registry editor key/sfile to enable sound in safe mode). Genreic PnP Monitor. Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth (In software devices). Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualization Infrastructure Driver (In system devices).

Side note - not sure if this is helpful. But it seems the amount of RAM i can use is limited in safe mode to 8 gigs of the total 32 gigs. Also, GTX 1080 graphics card seems to be limited as well.

Some even say it cannot be used while in safe mode. When checking properties fo some drivers.

Also, i am NOT familiar with any of the startup apps when booting into windows 10 normally.. THereofre, i am unfamiliar with it, and do not want to risk accidentally stopping a system critical task by accident.

Also, since i CAN get into safe mode. Just not normal mode. I presume the software/app that is the culprit will probably ALREADY be "disabled" in safe mode. Otherwise, safe mode, would presumably, NOT be accessible, as is currently the case with normal mode.

Thankyou for the information though. If there is any other advice you have, please share any necessary information.
 
It is easy to see what tasks are started:
None of these will be started when in safe mode.
Look first to suspicious apps. If you see something you do not recognize, use google to learn more about it.
 
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