windows XP safe-Mode

  sam 11:44 19 Jan 2004

when i try to get into safe-mode
by tapping the f8 key on bootup
all i get is a window giving me 3 options
1- boot from floppy
2- boot from CD
3- boot from HD
i understand that i should have an option
for to do other things but i dont
any ideas from the gurus out there
thanks in advance

  johnnyrocker 11:46 19 Jan 2004

try F5?


  sam 11:49 19 Jan 2004

Thanks johnny give it a try

  GroupFC 11:50 19 Jan 2004

or the delete key?

  sam 18:07 19 Jan 2004

Hi johnny
tried F5 safe-mode came up on screen but locked
up had to do a switch off job
thanks. sam

  hugh-265156 18:23 19 Jan 2004

if you cannot get into safe mode then see

"To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM" click here

try running "Chkdsk /p"

or "Fixboot" maybe not sure??

failing that try click here

  johnnyrocker 18:48 19 Jan 2004

is it not sfc /scannow?


  powerless 19:12 19 Jan 2004

click Start and then Run.

Type: msconfig

Now click OK.

Now click BOOT.INI at the top.

Now place a tick in the box next to /SAFEBOOT.

Then click OK.

  hugh-265156 19:42 19 Jan 2004

Powerless :-)

how is sam going to click start run/msconfig if he cannot get into windows?

  johnnyrocker 19:42 19 Jan 2004

nice one;)


  powerless 19:44 19 Jan 2004

He dont mention anything about not being able to get in Windows?

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