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Shortcut For Safe Mode?


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#1 sirfredrico

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:38 PM

hi everyone, i just joined the board, looks pretty cool. :thumbsup: .....

i was wondering if anyone might know of a shortcut that will get me to safe mode with one
click to put on the desktop.im on xp pro. i found one that supposedly works with 98 i saved to
wordpad.


A Shortcut to Safe Mode

(9x) Safe mode is a great way to troubleshoot your computer. To enter it, you usually have to reboot your PC, press Ctrl or F8 to see the boot menu, use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode, and then press Enter. Vic Ferri of Timmins, Ontario, describes how to make a shortcut that restarts Windows in Safe Mode with a click or two.

First, open the folder where you'll keep the shortcut. If you want to put the shortcut on the Start menu, right-click the Start button and choose Open or Explore. Navigate to the subfolder corresponding to the menu you want to use for your Safe Mode shortcut, right-click in this folder, and choose New, Shortcut. In the Command line box, type win /d:m and click Next. Type a name for your shortcut and click Next again. Finally, select an appropriate icon and click Finish (see Figure 5

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:21 AM

When you reboot press F5 instead of F8. This will take you straight to regular safe mode. I don't know about a desktop short cut. Sorry.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:27 AM

thanks, ill try it and let you know if it does the trick. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:30 AM

I know it's not extactly what you wanted, but it's one less step.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:35 AM

thanks for the welcome. :thumbsup: and merry christmas to you too, i hope you have a good one.
i tried F5 though and it didnt work.... the only 2 options i get is esc to resume and press delete
to enter setup.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:39 AM

Never had that happen. I use it regular because I'm impatient. I use safe mode to Defrag, AV,... I find it's more effective.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 01:01 AM

i dont know why it wont. ive even tried altering my boot ini file
as suggest you could do to add the option to the setup menu and that didnt
work either.
i did find a shortcut for 98, but this is xp. lol

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:08 AM

i got it finnaly with the help of a friend in another forum.....
in case anyone else has the problem, heres the solution..

when booting tap F8 until it says esc to resume or del to setup.
then press esc, and istantly press F8.....strange i have to press esc
before continuing with F8, but thats what did it.


all bios are different, here is the bios my computer has in case
someone needs this info...


Dell Computer Corporation XPST700
System Service Tag: 1PCD10B (support for this PC)
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
700 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation SE440BX-3 AA722396-303
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. A09 03/22/2000

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:48 AM

Are you referring to Safe Mode or BIOS? Safe Mode is Windows with the drivers stripped out. BIOS is the computer setting before Windows ever starts. Generally on the first page of the BIOS you have the system clock and the hard drive information. In Safe Mode, the screen looks just like the windows desktop but the resolution is much lower and you have the words "Safe Mode" in the four corners of the screen.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:00 AM

lol...yes, i know that,... but what im saying is that if you boot up its the bios screen you
see... it depends on the bios whether the info on how i got "in" safe mode is applicable.

for example>>>> i have a 98 computer, when it boots uo, the menu is different, ib other words, you dont use the same method to get to safe mode as i do with this computer. different buttons are pressed and the screen doesnt look the same...if youve ever used more than one computer im sure you know what i mean..


what i posted has nothing to do with actual "safe mode" but rather how you would get there "if" the bios setup
was like this one.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:08 AM

Cool.
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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:37 AM

speaking of cool yea it is, lol..... im in alabama and its around 40....could be worse though,

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:20 AM

It's 51 here and raining.
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