how to boot in safe mode?



Louise
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
Win XP Pro

I know that I'm supposed to hit the F8 key at the "right" moment - just
before windows actually starts.

But everytime I do it, I either hit it too soon and land up being asked
which boot device I want, or it's too late and Windows has already
started :-)

Is there another method of booting into safe mode other than trying to
hit f8 at the "exact right moment"?

TIA

Louise

peterk
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
No
try tapping it continously from the moment the BIOS info screen disappears
peterk

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"Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Win XP Pro
>
> I know that I'm supposed to hit the F8 key at the "right" moment - just
> before windows actually starts.
>
> But everytime I do it, I either hit it too soon and land up being asked
> which boot device I want, or it's too late and Windows has already
> started :-)
>
> Is there another method of booting into safe mode other than trying to
> hit f8 at the "exact right moment"?
>
> TIA
>
> Louise

Ricky
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
Go to start..run..type in msconfig and hit enter. Go to the boot.ini
tab and put a check in safeboot and restart. Be sure to uncheck it
when you're through.

--
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they
foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
Joe Martin

"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
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| No
| try tapping it continously from the moment the BIOS info screen
disappears
| peterk
|
| --
| It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too
much about
| the problem
| "Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
| news:MPG.1d23e28d1256669698989b@news-server.nyc.rr.com...
| > Win XP Pro
| >
| > I know that I'm supposed to hit the F8 key at the "right" moment -
just
| > before windows actually starts.
| >
| > But everytime I do it, I either hit it too soon and land up being
asked
| > which boot device I want, or it's too late and Windows has already
| > started :-)
| >
| > Is there another method of booting into safe mode other than
trying to
| > hit f8 at the "exact right moment"?
| >
| > TIA
| >
| > Louise
|
|


how to boot in safe mode?