safe boot

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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    I would like to boot up in safe mode to remove some software. Seems that the usual procedure using F8 before windows starts (xp) does not work. Would that be due to F-ISR running? I don't want to use a snapshot but just boot up in safe mode - should I disable F_ISR for this purpose or is there a better way?
     
  2. thanatos_theos

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    Try using this.

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  3. beethoven

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    thanks but I don't want to install another program just for this purpose. I was hoping that I can switch into safe mode despite using F_ISR or if necessary will disable it for this purpose.
     
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    It's free and portable/standalone.

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  5. USAAlone

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    Hi,

    You can put safe mode access in your boot.ini file.
    Find out from an expert what safe mode switch is.
    Paste it in your boot.ini save it back to the root directory of your C drive.

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /fastdetect /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

    Daniel
     
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  6. Peter2150

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    I have no trouble booting to safe mode using F8. FDISR isn't the problem.

    Pete
     
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    I also have never had problems booting to Safe Mode with FD on my system.

    Acadia
     
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    You could always do start-run-msconfig- ok and choose boot.ini tab.

    select safeboot and restart when prompted.

    After your work in safe mode reopen msconfig and untick safeboot, now you will be prompted and will boot back into normal mode.
     
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    If you have a wireless keyboard(like I do) you can't use the arrow keys to navigate the page so F-8 is useless to me. I have to initiate Safe Boot as you suggest.
     
  10. beethoven

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    thanks everyone - as some of you already mentioned, the problem was not with F_ISR. I now managed to boot into safe mode using the normal F8 procedure. Not sure why it did not work before, guess I was not hitting the key at the exact right moment. Seems this is always a bit tricky:doubt:
     
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    Using the BootSafe app is a breeze. In certain computers, it's tricky to press F8 at the right moment.
     
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    I find you have to press the keys quickly,intermittently and continuously,not just a dab:)
     
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    It can't ger easier than this :D (for lazy people like me :D)
    bootsafe.png
     
  14. EASTER

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    I used that app before nice one in a pinch.

    Refusing to boot into SAFE MODE can stem from everything like keyboard to apps to other quirks, some are unexplainable just as you mentioned.

    I still sometimes have to reboot twice to 3 times occasionally just to enter the GUI and press the START WINDOWS NORMALLY just to get up there.
     
  15. NonSuch

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    Please note that using a program like Bootsafe and/or selecting safeboot in msconfig both carry the very real risk of sending the system into an endless loop if the system, for any reason, cannot boot into safe mode. In other words, if a problem exists, perhaps as a result of changes made by malware, that will not allow your system to boot into safe mode and you have made changes that instruct it to boot into safe mode and therefore prevent it from booting into normal mode, the system, unable to reboot into either safe mode or normal mode, will just keep rebooting... again and again.

    It is possible to make system changes that will provide a safe boot option, as noted by USAAlone. However, it is only safe to make such changes if you understand exactly what needs to be done and how to go about doing it. (Do not attempt to do this by copying the example in USAAlone's post. That's only an example). If you don't have the expertise to do this, then you should seek help from someone who does have that expertise. To do otherwise can easily result in a system that is no more than a very expensive paperweight.
     
  16. EASTER

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    Also note:

    All is not hopeless in such situation regardless of cause.

    There are boot discs, some are free, others not, but they can easily enter the affected system which can not boot loading that O/S in itself and thus allow for examination of file system, registry, access to other tools such as system restore from the parallel CD/DVD disk. I read many users like BartPE, personally i use WinInternals ERDCommander to investigate a system where entry to one or either is obstructed.

    Just something to keep in mind, where theres a will (determination + program) theres a way (results).
     
  17. NonSuch

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    I agree. However, it is an extremely unpleasant situation in which to find oneself, and one that's better avoided if at all possible. ;)
     
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