Safe Mode without using F8

Safe Mode without using F8

Post by jim.macint » Fri, 27 May 2005 20:02:13

I believe I can re-start my PC in Safe Mode without using F8 - can anyone
help? I have a wireless keyboard with an F Lock key and it takes ages
sometime to get the option to start in safe mode to work!

Safe Mode without using F8

Post by Alia » Fri, 27 May 2005 20:06:29

So use a cheap wired keyboard.




Safe Mode without using F8

Post by R. McCart » Fri, 27 May 2005 20:08:07

Use MSConfig.Exe. Click the Boot.Ini (Tab) Tic/Check the
/SafeBoot option. When done with Safemode - Reverse the
steps to return to normal mode.


Safe Mode without using F8

Post by S.Sengupt » Fri, 27 May 2005 20:17:29

Click Start > Run > type msconfig and then click OK.
In the System Configuration Utility, on the BOOT.INI tab, check
When you are asked to restart the computer, click Restart.The computer
restarts in Safe mode.

ssg MS-MVP

Safe Mode without using F8

Post by Darrell » Sat, 28 May 2005 08:28:03

Hello Jim,
You can add additional entries in the boot.ini to start with the safe mode
833721 Available switch options for the Windows XP and the Windows Server
So at boot time the boot menu will present whichever safe mode options you
want to see and you can simply select them. This doesn't requiore the use
of a function key on the keyboard.
Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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