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Can't get into Safe Mode


Yimbo
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I've used F8 on start up - holding it down as well as continual pressing! Neither seems to work!

I would appreciate any help!

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Yimbo

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Sorry - should have said I use XP home with SP3

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Nontek

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Try again, repeatedly tapping F8, do not hold it down. One can sometimes just miss the point during start-up to press F8.

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buteman

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Try F5 it may work on that one.

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Secret-Squirrel

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Yimbo, if you can't get any F keys to work, and providing you're able to boot into XP normally, you can try this instead:

Click the Start button, click Run , type msconfig then hit the OK button. Click the BOOT.INI tab, put a tick in the /SAFEBOOT option, click OK, and when you restart the PC it should automatically go into Safe Mode. Make sure the tick's removed when you want XP to boot normally.

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Yimbo

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Got into Safe Mode via your suggestion, Secret-Squirrel, and got things sorted!

Thanks to all for your help!

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