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May 16, 2004 6:14:43 AM

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Asus P4C 800E Deluxe, Intel P4, 3.2 with 1024 Kingston Memory.

I would like to be able to boot into safe mode because I want to be able
to defrag from there - and because I may need to some day.

As soon as the bios info comes up and the memory is checked, I start
hitting f8. Eventually I get a box which asks whether I want to boot
from a floppy, my regular hard drive, or a CD (in that order).

I choose the regular drive and it proceeds to boot and function in the
normal way - not in safe mode.

Is there a trick? Am I doing it at the wrong time in the cycle?

TIA

Louise
Anonymous
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May 16, 2004 11:53:04 AM

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yup, you need to keep tapping F8 just before the OS starts to load or else
as you have found, tapping in earlier brings up the one off boot menu.
cheers

"Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Asus P4C 800E Deluxe, Intel P4, 3.2 with 1024 Kingston Memory.
>
> I would like to be able to boot into safe mode because I want to be able
> to defrag from there - and because I may need to some day.
>
> As soon as the bios info comes up and the memory is checked, I start
> hitting f8. Eventually I get a box which asks whether I want to boot
> from a floppy, my regular hard drive, or a CD (in that order).
>
> I choose the regular drive and it proceeds to boot and function in the
> normal way - not in safe mode.
>
> Is there a trick? Am I doing it at the wrong time in the cycle?
>
> TIA
>
> Louise
Anonymous
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May 16, 2004 1:37:35 PM

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On Sun, 16 May 2004 07:53:04 +0100, "Ayoub" <she1@hotmail.com> wrote:

>yup, you need to keep tapping F8 just before the OS starts to load or else
>as you have found, tapping in earlier brings up the one off boot menu.
>cheers

Just holding it down works too!

Cheers,

Guy

** I may not be perfect, but I'm
** English, and that's the next best thing!
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Anonymous
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May 16, 2004 1:43:10 PM

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Or, if your running XP Start>Run>msconfig>Boot.ini then put a tick in the
/SAFEBOOT box. Next time you restart it will start in safe mode. Remove the
tick to start as normal.
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"Louise" <none@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Asus P4C 800E Deluxe, Intel P4, 3.2 with 1024 Kingston Memory.
>
> I would like to be able to boot into safe mode because I want to be able
> to defrag from there - and because I may need to some day.
>
> As soon as the bios info comes up and the memory is checked, I start
> hitting f8. Eventually I get a box which asks whether I want to boot
> from a floppy, my regular hard drive, or a CD (in that order).
>
> I choose the regular drive and it proceeds to boot and function in the
> normal way - not in safe mode.
>
> Is there a trick? Am I doing it at the wrong time in the cycle?
>
> TIA
>
> Louise
May 17, 2004 3:01:12 AM

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In article <c879ic$p99$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk>, big_badger@NOSPAM.com
says...
> Or, if your running XP Start>Run>msconfig>Boot.ini then put a tick in the
> /SAFEBOOT box. Next time you restart it will start in safe mode. Remove the
> tick to start as normal.
>
Thanks everybody - I felt kind of stupid posting this but I'm glad I
did!

Louise
Anonymous
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May 18, 2004 1:02:29 AM

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On Sun, 16 May 2004 23:01:12 -0400, Louise <none@nospam.com> wrote:

>Thanks everybody - I felt kind of stupid posting this but I'm glad I
>did!

Louise,

Never feel stupid asking for help.

Take care.

Cheers,

Guy

** I may not be perfect, but I'm
** English, and that's the next best thing!
Anonymous
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May 18, 2004 6:57:45 PM

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In article <MPG.1b10d0df72e0a1489896bf@news.newsguy.com>, none@nospam.com
says...
> Asus P4C 800E Deluxe, Intel P4, 3.2 with 1024 Kingston Memory.
>
> I would like to be able to boot into safe mode because I want to be able
> to defrag from there - and because I may need to some day.
>
> As soon as the bios info comes up and the memory is checked, I start
> hitting f8. Eventually I get a box which asks whether I want to boot
> from a floppy, my regular hard drive, or a CD (in that order).

Are you running Windows 95?

The bootkey for 98 is Ctrl. Possibly different on other versions of
Windows.
May 18, 2004 6:57:46 PM

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In article <MPG.1b1442d38acf8eea989763@news.paradise.net.nz>,
patrickdunford@nomail.invalid says...
> In article <MPG.1b10d0df72e0a1489896bf@news.newsguy.com>, none@nospam.com
> says...
> > Asus P4C 800E Deluxe, Intel P4, 3.2 with 1024 Kingston Memory.
> >
> > I would like to be able to boot into safe mode because I want to be able
> > to defrag from there - and because I may need to some day.
> >
> > As soon as the bios info comes up and the memory is checked, I start
> > hitting f8. Eventually I get a box which asks whether I want to boot
> > from a floppy, my regular hard drive, or a CD (in that order).
>
> Are you running Windows 95?
>
> The bootkey for 98 is Ctrl. Possibly different on other versions of
> Windows.
>
>
Thanks for thinking of that but I'm running XP Pro

Louise
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