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booting in safe mode

by kzolady / November 22, 2004 8:41 AM PST

A friend's computer won't boot. He is getting a message to do a system restore to an earlier. He has XP. Is it the same as Millennium? F8>safemode>system restore Thanks

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by Steven Haninger / November 22, 2004 8:58 AM PST
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You need to interupt just as the system starts to boot from the OS. With XP, you are greeted with several options. One of these is "Last Known Good". I would try that first and system restore next.

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Re: Yes
by kzolady / November 23, 2004 10:13 AM PST
In reply to: Yes

By Interrupt do you mean hit F8? Thanks

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Re: booting in safe mode
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 9:29 AM PST
In reply to: booting in safe mode

kzolady,

Safe Mode can be accessed by pressing the F8 key once per second as the computer starts and when the selection screen loads, use the up/down arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode", then press the "Enter" key. Once the computer starts in "Safe Mode", you can access System Restore by clicking on Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Restore. When the page loads, choose "Restore My Computer to an Earlier time".

Hope this helps, too.

Grif

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