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Windows Xp Home Will Not Boot To "safe" Mod


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#1 Hornet

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 03:19 PM

No matter how many time I hit F8 system will not boot to safe mode. Other boot process is normal. Any Ideas?

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 03:49 PM

Do you have Nero In CD? If so update it. It can cause the computer to not boot in safe mode but will boot normally.

If not run a chkdsk /r

If that don't work do a repair with your windows disk.

If you have upgraded to SP2 then you need a windows xp SP2 disk, here are instructions on how to "slipstream" your windows xp into a SP2 disk. www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 06:50 PM

What about holding down the Ctrl key while booting?

Click Start>Run then type msconfig.

Under the 'General' tab select 'Diagnostic Startup', close and reboot.

Just remember to run msconfig and return the selection to normal at some time or you will always boot in Safe Mode.

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:45 AM

What about holding down the Ctrl key while booting?

Click Start>Run then type msconfig.

Under the 'General' tab select 'Diagnostic Startup', close and reboot.

Just remember to run msconfig and return the selection to normal at some time or you will always boot in Safe Mode.

hth :thumbsup:



Rimmer I'm at work and cannot access MSCONFIG but does XP have the "Show boot menu at startup" option under the ADVANCED tab like '98 and ME? This would solve the issue if it is available?
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:31 AM

Acklan - No, there is no 'advanced' tab and no "Show boot menu at startup" at least not in XP Home.
There is however a BOOT.INI tab which, it would appear allows you to edit the Boot menu, it also includes a tickbox for "SAFEBOOT" which looks like it might do the trick.

No experience experimenting with these options, sorry. :thumbsup:

More info here.

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 12:24 PM

I can't play here at work. The Admin has me locked out. I'm to much of a coward to hack the puter. :thumbsup: Besides I am sure they are keylogging us.
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