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How to start in "Safe Mode"

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#1 GaiaSmith


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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

Can it be done from the Start>Run ? Do I have to try to hit "pause" at the right second during boot-up? All this because I need to run sfc.exe, and was told by my BFF I need to start in safe mode, but don't know HOW... :killcomp:

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:18 PM

This is the safe way ro do it.

Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)
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 or Safe Mode with Networking if you want the internet, using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode

sing the other method,known as "Forcing" safe mode can gave adverse affects and is not recommended.

Edited by boopme, 20 August 2012 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:25 PM

sing the other method,known as "Forcing" safe mode can gave adverse affects and is not recommended.


why do you want to run sfc /scannow and why do you want to run it in safemode?

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Take a look here: How to start Windows in Safe Mode By Lawrence Abrams

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