My computer has recently started booting in compatibility mode even though when I checked msconfig it showed that my computer was not only on normal startup, but also safe boot was off. I have to hard reset my computer everytime i use it to game because the first time i boot it up it says that my security won't allow me to access the programs I use daily (Steam, AVG, etc.) I have AVG security if that wasn't already obvious. Please help me!
My guess is Windows runs in compatibility mode to accommodate a driver or some startup module that isn't fully compatible with Windows 7.
Find out what it is and you take the required action, which may be either updating whatever it is or just plain removing it.
Use the various startup options in msconfig to help you pinpoint the culprit.