Safe Mode

  Jak_1 14:23 16 Dec 2004

I'm having a prob starting my pc in safe mode, it is an Advent with XP-Home installed. Holding doen the F8 key at bootup just results in booting straight into normal mode. The pc works fine otherwise but being able to boot in safe mode is essential in removing some trojan files from windos/sys32 as they cannot be deleted by the normal method.

Any advice would be appreciated.

  Stuartli 14:26 16 Dec 2004

Try clicking rather than holding down the key after the intial bootup page appears until the Safe Mode etc choices page comes up.

  Jak_1 14:31 16 Dec 2004

Thanks, will try that.

  Stuartli 14:48 16 Dec 2004

You may be one who has to use the Control key rather than F8 for the particular Bios - if so press and hold after the initial bootup and memory bleep.

  Jak_1 14:48 16 Dec 2004

Works a treat thaks, now why havn't Microsoft suggested that in their help file?

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