I can't help you at the moment with your first issue, the booting in Safe Mode only. Maybe somebody else.
For you second issue, let me notice that hard disks generally don't have passwords. Well, they might have if you installed and used special encryption or locking software, but I don't suppose so. So please tell more about this (mysterious at the moment) password. When does the prompt for this password appear, and what exactly is the prompt?
my husband is using a dell lap top, vista, and when we turn on the computer, it boots up in safe mode. I cant seem to figure out how to boot in regular mode?
now, on my computer, i have windows 7 , on dell as well, my son some how put a pass word on my hard drive and no idea how to get this off.
any one can help? pls?