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Safe Mode Utility

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Digidave, Mar 29, 2006.

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  1. Digidave

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    I just ran across this little utility on another forum. For those of you that find it hard to get into "Safe Mode", for whatever reason. Just download it to your desktop, click on it & you can get into "Safe Mode- Minimal", "Safe Mode-Networking", or "Safe Mode-Directory Services Repair". I've been experimenting with it just for a little while now, but it seems to work as it say's it does. With no spyware, adware, etc...
    Very Handy!!

    http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.html
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    Hi Digidave I use it on my 98se..haven't tried it yet on XP..good little program..(y)
     
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    Another way (XP) is via msconfig - boot.ini - safeboot (check).
    Of course you have to uncheck it to start XP normally again.:p
     
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    Found another way to get into Safe Mode from Reference: Steve Bass's Tips & Tweaks webpage, http://blogs.pcworld.com/tipsandtweaks/ extracted from Windows XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition (Microsoft Press, Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson; ISBN 780735620438) for a shortcut.
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    The Safe Mode Booting Trick

    1. Right-click My Computer on the Start menu and choose Properties.

    2. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button in the Startup And Recovery section.

    3. In the Startup And Recovery dialog box, click the Edit button to open Boot.ini in Notepad.

    4. Under [Operating Systems], select the entire line that contains the settings for your default operating system choice and copy it to the bottom of the list.

    5. Append the following set of switches to the end of the newly copied line:

    /safeboot:minimal

    (Replace minimal with network if you want the shortcut to start Windows in Safe Mode with networking.)

    6. Change the description in quotation marks to “Windows XP Safe Mode” and then save the file.

    -- Tom
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    Are you kidding me!!?:eek: That's supposed to be easier than 3 clicks & in you're in Safe Mode? Man, I don't even know what it say's! :eek: I try to keep things simple.;)
     
  6. blkwlnt64

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    Hi Digidave, Tried SMU using XP and found that you cannot just reboot to get back to normal mode. It will put you right back into safe mode. To exit to normal mode, you have to go into SMU and click the normal mode oprion.
     
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