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    ripped from here - http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml


    Windows XP

    * If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
    * Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    * Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
    * Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
    * Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
    * When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.

    To use the System Configuration Utility method


    * Close all open programs.
    * Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
    * The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
    * The computer restarts in Safe mode.
    * Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
    When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer


    Windows as part of a multiboot system


    Use this method ONLY if you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer.

    * If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
    * Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    * When the Boot loader menu (list of the available operating systems) appears, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the version Windows what you want
    * Press Enter, and then immediately begin tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.


    Windows 95


    * Restart the computer.
    * Just after the POST diagnostics and memory count, start pressing the F8 key
    * On the Startup Menu, choose Safe Mode

    Windows 98/Me


    * Restart the computer.
    * Just after the POST diagnostics and memory count, start pressing the F8 key
    * On the Startup Menu, choose Safe Mode

    or you may use the System Configuration Utility Method.

    * While in Normal mode, Close all programs.
    * Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
    * In the System Configuration Utility, on the General Tab, click the Advanced Button
    * In the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings dialog box, check Enable Startup Menu. Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears.
    * You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes. The computer will restart in Safe mode.
    * When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again and uncheck "Enable Start-up Menu." under the Advanced Menu, then click OK and restart your computer

    Windows 2000

    * If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
    * Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    * When you see the black-and-white Starting Windows bar at the bottom of the screen, start tapping the F8 key. The Windows 2000 Advanced Options Menu appears.
    * Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected. In most cases, it is the first item in the list and is selected by default.
    * Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
    * When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.



    * Scroll to and select the Safe mode menu item, and then press Enter.
    Last edited by 100%; 03-30-2005 at 02:28 PM.

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    Very good for people who dont now how to use safemode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco
    Very good for people who dont now how to use safemode.
    Or Google, for that matter.
    http://www.google.com.au/search?q=Ho...s+in+Safe+Mode


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