Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

Safe Mode

by poppybill / July 7, 2004 1:26 AM PDT

How do i get in safe mode with windows Me.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Safe Mode
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Safe Mode
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Safe Mode
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 3:42 AM PDT
In reply to: Safe Mode


This should get it done:

Restart the computer, pressing the F8 key once per second, till it loads a selection screen. Use the up and down arrows to select "Safe Mode", press enter, and the computer will load into a safe mode. It looks like a normal screen but with Safe Mode in each of the four corners. When you?re done, restart the machine and it will boot normally.

In addition to Larry's good information, there is a "tip" regarding that subject at the link below. Should the traditional method mentioned above fail to work, there are some additional instructions posted by others also:

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.


Collapse -
Re: Safe Mode
by kebabs / July 7, 2004 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Safe Mode

Or just tap f5 to go straight to safe mode
without going to selection screen

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!