How to get into Safe Mode

Packard Bell
December 4, 2007 at 14:42:31
Specs: Windows XP Pro Media cent, 3.2 Pent 1GB
Hello All, cannot get into Safe Mode at all.
Trying to delete a video which brings up a Microsoft close message. Cannot open it, delete it, or anything because of that Microsoft message. I produced the video myself.

How can i delete it, or, get into safe mode.

Packard bell XP Media.

When i click F8, a list of realtek options, inc my DVD's, floppy drive etc comes up, but, no Safe Mode.

Please can anyone help.

Thanks, GEP


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#1
December 4, 2007 at 14:58:22
start-run-msconfig. click on the boot.ini tab and under boot options and select /safeboot.


You get the error when you try to delete it?


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#2
December 4, 2007 at 14:58:25
If the video file is corrupted you may not even be able to delete it in safemode.
Download a prog called moveonboot and see if you can get rid of it that way.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveon...

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#3
December 4, 2007 at 14:59:59
Sounds like you may have more wrong with that system then just the video.

Packard Bells bios [which is what you describe concerning seeing the dvd/drives etc] are usually accessed via F1 F2 or delete.

No Bios I am aware of uses F8 for access. This could mean you have a depressed Fn [function key] and the F8 key under the Fn has a different function.

Start by seeing if you get the same bios screen by hitting F1 or F2 or Delete.

Concerning deleting the video as long as you have rebooted and DONT DOUBLE CLICK on the video file you should be able to delete it. It's you starting the video and its resulting crash [file is marked as open] is what prevents you from deleting the file.

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#4
December 4, 2007 at 15:28:31
gep, If you're still having trouble getting into SAFE mode you could download "BootSafe" for Free at the link below.

http://www.superadblocker.com/boots...

Tufenuf


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#5
December 4, 2007 at 16:38:26
Hello All, thanks, choose the first option, start-run-msconfig. click on the boot.ini tab and under boot options and select /safeboot.

Sorted it.

Thanks for all your replies, will keep all these suggestions for the future.

Thanks all for your help, GEP


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#6
December 4, 2007 at 21:44:04
The problem with that solution is: how the heck would you now plan on getting into Safe Mode if (one of these days) you cannot get into "Real Mode" Windows in the first place?

I would suspect that your statement: ""...a list of realtek options, inc my DVD's, floppy drive etc comes up..." neglected to also mention your HDD as one of the list of options... and there's the rub...

My next suspicion is that if you then select your HDD, and immediately start pressing the F8 key, that would bring up the "regular" options menu, with Safe Mode (1st option) and all the other "regular" options, right down to "Last known good configuration", followed lastly by "Start Windows Normally".

I know, that means F8 twice, with a different function each time... but, hey, I did not engineer it that way...some OEMs (not just Packard-Bell) have made some really "dense" design decisions on the boot sequence.


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