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  1. Pacalis

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    Hello everyone. I tried booting into "Safe Mode" to defrag my computer. Before it goes into "Safe Mode" I get a blue screen stating that "I must remove improperly installed software to proceed". I have not installed any software. I have replaced my cd-rom burner and it is working properly. Any ideas on how a I may access "Safe Mode"??:)
    I am running 2000 pro.

    Also is there a way I can see what the "Administrative Password" on Win 2000 pro.?
    I set up a friends computer with 2000 and I didn't enter a password. Apparently, someone else has entered one but can not remember it, thus their computer is useless without the password.

    Thank You !!!!!

    edit: I have remove "Nero" and have disabled the CD Rom burner, with no success.
     
  2. joel33

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    To get into the Windows 2000 / XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.

    Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP safe mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the safe mode screen.

    Note: With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.


    Or: go into the Configuration Manager (msconfig) and go to the Boot.ini tab and check "Safe Boot" then restart.
     
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  4. Pacalis

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    Thank You JOEL33. I was able to access "Safe Mode" by deleting "Nero" from my registry. Whether this was the problem or not, I can not say. But I was able to get in after doing this.

    Any thoughts on how I may find the "Administrative Password" for my friends computer?

    THANKS AGAIN, for your help & knowledge. It is appreciated.
     
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  6. joel33

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    Try Lance's link or try this:

    Go here to see how it's done (pw issue) in XP and see if it works for you. Or search this site for solution in XP2000 pro.

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321305
     
  7. Pacalis

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    Thanks for the information JOEL33 & LANCE1. You have been a great help and your assistance is appreciated.
    THANK YOU !!!(y)
     
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