win xp starting in safe mode -urgent please

  holly polly 22:52 19 Aug 03

hi mate has the ms blast virus on system ,downloaded symantecs removal tool ,followed instructions on here previously removed the virus from a relatives comp no problem.i am unable to boot this comp into safe mode to run removal tool,tried hitting f8 on boot up -all i get is the boot sequence ,is there another way to start in safe mode ,as usual all answers greatfully recieved cheers -hol pol...

  Forum Editor 23:00 19 Aug 03

you should see a boot option menu, from which you can select safe mode, but if that doesn't work for you do this:-

1. Go to Start and click on 'Run'.

2. Type: msconfig and click on OK

3. Select the tab marked 'BOOT.INI'

4. Tick the box marked: /SAFEBOOT and click OK

5. Click the button marked 'Restart'

The computer will now restart in safe mode, and you can run the removal tool and apply the Microsoft patch. Restart the computer normally, and go back and remove the /SAFEBOOT tick.

Good luck.

  powerless 23:01 19 Aug 03

Start > Run > Type: msconfig

Click ok.

Click BOOT.INI up at the top.


Click ok.


Your in safe mode.

  holly polly 23:11 19 Aug 03

a very big thankyou forum editor and powerless for the prompt reply -much obliged -cheers -hol pol...this posting is now resolved....

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