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Friday, September 2, 2011

How to Boot in Safe Mode

This How-To Guide will walk you through how to boot your computer into safe mode via either a basic, or an advanced option.

Basic Instructions
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn the computer back on then immediately begin tapping the F8 key across the top row of keys on the keyboard repeatedly.
  3. The display should then show the screen below. Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode and press the Enter key.

  4. When prompted log into your normal account. Should you be using Windows XP. click Yes on the window that appears upon login. Your computer is now operating in safe mode.

Advanced Instructions
  1. Click Start.
  2. Windows XP users click Run, type "msconfig" (without the quotes) in the box and click Ok. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, type "msconfig" (without the quotes) in the bar directly above the start button and press Enter.
  3. Click the Boot or boot.ini tab in the System Configuration Utility window.

  4. Click the check box to the left of Safe Boot.

  5. Click OK.
  6. Select Restart and your computer should then boot into safe mode.

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