How to get into Safe Mode with OS Selector? I'm a little frantic, so my scan of previous posts might have missed this: How do I get into safe mode instead of the OS Selector Boot Menu? Here's what happened (probably a lot more info than you need): I've long used the free version of Anti-Vir and got a notice today saying I hadn't updated in 14 days. When the that update failed to connect, I opened the program and clicked on update. It took a lot longer than usual and after rebooting I found I now had a trial version of their not-so-free program. So I disabled it in the startup menu and instead went with a trial of BitDefender, which I wouldn't mind paying for. After the installation's reboot, Windows loaded very slowly, so I rebooted again. My Windows XP Home goes OK until the wallpaper appears. After several minutes the bottom bar has yet to appear, let alone load the sys tray or get to the Start button or Control Panel. On that first reboot after the install, I noticed the Bitdefender icon appeared first, while Anti-Vir previously showed up later in the string. I'll gladly use System Restore to wipe away both anti-viruse programs, but pressing F-8 doesn't let me into Safe Mode. I keep getting the OS Selector screen, and I can't figure out how to get to SafeMode orSystem Restore. Please help!!!