Starting in safe mode.

  jtw 09:45 17 Aug 03
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Am having trouble starting in safe mode. Press f8 as told. It says which thing to boot up with disk, cd etc and then no matter how many times I press f8 nothing happens.

Also everytime I turn off I have to go through the routine of start, turnoff twice. Is this normal?

  User-312386 09:46 17 Aug 03

If you tap F5 you will find it easier as this goes straight to safemode

  JIM 09:53 17 Aug 03

what win os?

How to Start a Windows 98-Based Computer in Safe Mode

Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition

To start a Windows 98-based computer in Safe mode, use any of the following methods.
Method 1-------Restart your computer.
While your computer restarts, press and hold the CTRL key until the Windows 98 Startup menu is displayed.

If you are using the EZDrive tool, press F8 instead of CTRL.

Select the Safe Mode menu option from the Startup menu, and then press ENTER.

Method 2

Click Start, point to Programs, point to

Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Information.

On the Tools menu, click System Configuration Utility.

Click Advanced, and then click to select the

Enable Startup Menu check box.

Click OK, click OK, and then restart your computer when you are prompted to do so.
Select the Safe Mode menu option from the Startup menu, and then press ENTER.

Method 3
Insert a non-bootable floppy disk in the floppy disk drive, and then restart your computer.

When you receive the "Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready" error message, remove the floppy disk from the floppy disk drive.

Press F8, and then press F8. When you do this, the Windows 98 Startup menu is displayed.
Select the Safe Mode menu option from the Startup menu, and then press ENTER.

Method 4
Restart your computer in MS-DOS Mode.
From a command prompt type "win /d:m" without the quotation marks.

  JIM 09:56 17 Aug 03

forgot to ask,what problem are you having,that you need to start in safe mode?

  jtw 09:59 17 Aug 03

Jim

Am trying to defrag

  jtw 10:01 17 Aug 03

Using xp.

  User-312386 10:24 17 Aug 03

you dont need safe mode in XP

Just defrag

Takes about 30 mins

  jtw 12:39 17 Aug 03

Brilliant.

Thanks.

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