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unable to open win me in safe mode

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Amith, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. Amith

    Amith Thread Starter

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    Hi, i am unable to open the system running on ME. wanted to open in safe mode and uninstall the anit virus software so that the system opens properly and then instal a new anti virus. But it is not possible to open the system in safe mode by presing F8 key. Even when F8 is pressed, it goes to a screen which will ask for system password and even after putting password and pressing F8, it won't go to safe mode. It will show ME background and then a blue screen showing ERROR OE:018:BFF8E64B and ask to enter to go back to windows or any key to continue. In both cases, it wont proceed towards opening in safe mode.
    Pls help me to open in safe mode and from there I feel I can manage.
    Thanks
    Amith
     
  2. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

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    Try holding down the Ctrl key while it is booting up
     
  3. Amith

    Amith Thread Starter

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    I tried Ctrl but is is not wroking.Even tried Windows flag key and not working
    Rgds
    Amith
     
  4. turner

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    Took this advice from another thread started by webzter in these archives. It gives an alternative method to the F8 key.
    Methods for getting into safe mode for WinME...

    1) To use the System Configuration Utility method
    - Close all open programs
    - Click "Start" button => Select "Run"
    - Enter "msconfig" in "RUN" window
    - In "System Configuration Utility" click "Advanced"
    - In "Advanced Troubleshooting Settings" select/check "Enable Startup Menu"
    - Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears
    - Click "Yes" to reboot. Computer will restart in Safe mode
    - When done go back into "System Configuration Utility" and deselect/uncheck "Enable Start-up Menu"
    - Reboot computer
    _____________________________

    2) To use the F8 method
    Restart the computer.
    As the computer restarts, press and hold down the F8 key until the Windows 98 startup menu appears.
    Choose Safe mode from the startup menu, and then press Enter. Windows starts in Safe mode.

    Links...
    - http://www.laplink.com/support/kb/article.asp?ID=102
    - http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...001052409420406
    turner
     
  5. NotRite²

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    Tapping the F5 key may also work. If so, it will take you directly into Safe Mode.

    Good Luck!
     
  6. Amith

    Amith Thread Starter

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    to Select RUN, it has to go to desk top and display everything including tool bar etc. but it does not go till that far. Before that only " appears the blue screen showing ERROR OE:018:BFF8E64B and ask to enter to go back to windows or any key to continue." In both cases, it wont proceed towards opening in safe mode.

    so the situation is, it is not going upto desktop so that we can sue the RUN and proceed and even F* is not working.
    Rgds
    Amith
     
  7. Amith

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    I mean F8 key is also not working
     
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