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get into safe mode with disabled mouse

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jeromet, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. jeromet

    jeromet Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2013
    I have windows xp and I accidently unplugged my mouse with the computer on q. how can I get into safe mode using my keyboard to enable the mouse again[​IMG]
  2. C141


    Jun 7, 2011
    Assuming that your keyboard is functional there are a couple ways you can try.

    • On boot, as soon as the first screen appears, press F8 repeatedly until a menu appears.
    • Use the keyboard cursor directional keys to select "safe mode" and press "enter." The computer should boot again and the screen will have low resolution with the phrase "Safe Mode" in the corners.
    Boot Into Safe Mode from Windows

    • Click on "Start", then "Run". In the empty box, type "msconfig" and hit "OK"
    • After a window pops up, select the tab that says "BOOT.INI".
    • Look at the bottom of the tab and find the "SAFEBOOT" option. Check the box and the click "Minimal".
    • Click "restart" and the computer will go through the procedures for rebooting in Safe Mode.
    • When you are done with Safe Mode, you will need to access MSCONFIG again and uncheck the "Safeboot" box to return the computer's settings for a normal boot.
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