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Solved: cant reach safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fuzztailed, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. fuzztailed

    fuzztailed Thread Starter

    Feb 29, 2008
    I found out I can’t reach safe mode when I got the “blue screen” after the logon screen several times. Then out of the blue it started and I restored a week back I have a duel boot sys Win 2000 Pro on C & XP Pro on G (trying to wean my wife off of Win 2000) f8 does nothing on either drive or before selecting the drive
  2. jrbuergel


    Jan 17, 2004
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    Try to write down that stop code error message when it occurs again, and post that here. It can be related to a hardware device driver issue, have you updated any drivers recently, or did you install any major programs lately ?
  3. Fastair


    Feb 15, 2009
    I too have this problem after recently updating my graphics card driver for the ATI X1600 on my laptop. I'm running XP Pro.

    I get the blue screen 4 or 5 times before it settles down and starts up.
    The error message is : C:\DOCUME~1\PJPIMA1.000\LOCALS~1\TEMP\WER6550.dir00\Mini 021509-02.dmp

    and : C:\DOCUME~1\PJPIMA1.000\LOCALS~1\TEMP\WER6550.dir00\sysdata.xml

    Any ideas please ?
    Many thanks
  4. padutch


    Sep 1, 2001
    fuzztailed . add the following lines to your boot.ini .

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode 2000" /safeboot:network /sos /bootlog
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode XP" /safeboot:network /sos /bootlog

    this will add this choice to your boot menue and may help you to enter safe mode.
    you may have to reverse XP and Win2000 to match boot order.
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