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How do I get my computer into windows safe mode

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#1 NanaKaren


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:57 PM

I have avast on my computer it has worked for quiet some time but now it says something is missing and if i reinstall it it might correct it but I cant uninstall it i dont know how to put my computer in safe mode or it says to turn someting off in the avast but i cant open it because it wont open can someone please help me.

Edited by NanaKaren, 13 May 2009 - 02:58 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:42 PM

First look by the clock.. mouse over the symbols to find Avast and right click that icon. In the popup,select clse or exit to shut down Avast . Then you can Un install it and Re install.

How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method
Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode

Edited by boopme, 13 May 2009 - 03:44 PM.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:44 PM

Read this Bleeping Computer tutorial:

How to start Windows in Safe Mode

It's important that you hit the key (usually f8) at precisely the correct moment.
I suggest that as soon as your system starts up, start tapping the key.

For the "turning off" issue, is the Avast icon still in your system tray?
If it is, place your cursor on the icon, RIGHT click. There may be an option to disable-click on that option, answer yes if you are sure you want to turn it off.
You can try this first-disable, attempt to uninstall.
If it doesn't work, then try safe mode.

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