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Add Safe Mode To Your Boot Options
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Tapping F8 while Windows XP is booting will bring you to the Advanced Boot Options screen where you can choose to boot into SafeMode. This guide will show you an easier and more configurable way to boot into safe mode


Disclaimer: Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. Modify the registry at your own risk, Every effort has been made to ensure that registry edit instructions are correct and safe. MyPCHell cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your system by using this guide.



 
Note: Click on any image for a larger view of that particular image.
 


Before beginning this guide, please do this

Click backupreg_01.jpg then backupreg_02.jpg

Type control sysdm.cpl,,3 then click backupreg_03.jpg (note: alternatively, you could Go to your Control Panel, and then choose System)

Then under Startup and Recovery click on Settings





Boot

Then Click on Edit

Edit

Now highlight the current boot line and then right click and select Copy (for more clarification, see the below pic. Click On Pic to Enlarge)

Boot.ini

 





Place your cursor on the next line (you may have to hit your enter key to get to the next line) and then right click and select Paste Then add the word ‘Safeboot after ‘Windows XP Professional’ (for more clarification, see the below pic. Click On Pic to Enlarge)

Paste

Now Click File then Save

Now, Click backupreg_01.jpg then backupreg_02.jpg

Type msconfig then click backupreg_03.jpg

Boot

Click on the Boot.ini tab, then you will see an identical version of what you had in your Boot.ini file. Use your mouse and click on the bottom line (the one that has the word ‘Safeboot’), then check mark the box next to /SAFEBOOT. You can then choose what options you want:

 





  • Minimal - Minimal set of drivers
  • Network - With Network Support
  • Dsrepair - Directory Services Repair
  • Minimal (Alternate Shell) - Standard Explorer Desktop

 

Boot

Click Apply and reboot. You should now see a screen during the boot process that allows you to select to boot into Safe Mode



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