Safe Mode.



I just had the LCD replaced on my laptop. Everything works now with one
exception... I cannot get Windows XP with Service Pack 2 to reboot in Safe
Mode by pressing F8. It just gives me a blank screen and I have to reboot by
holding down my power button.

Is there an alternate way to enter Safe Mode other than tapping the F8 key
on reboot?



Brian P.

Add a duplicate entry to the Boot.ini file and append the </safeboot> switch
to the end. For example, if your default OS line in the Boot.ini reads:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect
add an identical line below with the switch on the end as follows.
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP
Professional" /fastdetect /safeboot
Also change the text in quotes to reflect the modified startup option.
Save the changes and reboot.

Brian P.
A+, Network+, MCP


Possible answer = Start up normally, make sure you can see hidden files and
folders, and uncheck “hide protected operating system files†, search for
“boot.ini†file, open it (note pad)….
Depending on your operating systems you have installed you will see a line
something like this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows" /fastdetect

Copy the entry from your "boot.ini" file which is similar to the one above
and paste it right under it.... system will now give you options where you
can select safe mode on next start up. Save and restart.

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