when you select the option from the Safe Mode list to start normally?
How did this start Paul? What happened that you became stuck in Safe Mode?
I have managed to get my 'normal' boot stuck in safe mode. Tried F8 to Start windows normally, nothing, three system restores, said OK, but stuck in safe mode. Hijack this file shows nothing unusual or unrecognizable, CW shredder, spybot, ad aware Ms antispyware all clear. Am currently trying 'chkdsk f/c/', but otherwise looks like a repair install.
XP pro, 3 g Athlon XP, 1024 Mb Ram.EZ Armor fw and av.