Won't Boot

Hello,
Windows XP, crashed, starts to screen to start in safe mode but than arrow keys don't work. Trys to start normally, flashes blue screen and starts over again. How do I start in safe mode?
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  1. bandicoot said:
    Hello,
    Windows XP, crashed, starts to screen to start in safe mode but than arrow keys don't work. Trys to start normally, flashes blue screen and starts over again. How do I start in safe mode?



    Reinstall your OS from Windows CD
  2. ksiemb said:
    Reinstall your OS from Windows CD

    Thanks, but how?? Won't boot from CD in start up. Once I get to boot menu arrow keys won't work.
  3. bandicoot said:
    Thanks, but how?? Won't boot from CD in start up. Once I get to boot menu arrow keys won't work.



    Have to try boot with another KB.
  4. Can you check usb related setting and also keybord setting in your bios, or the keybord doesn't work in bios ?
    Can you at least go to recovery console?
  5. me 1 said:
    Can you check usb related setting and also keybord setting in your bios, or the keybord doesn't work in bios ?
    Can you at least go to recovery console?

    I can get to bios & keyboard works but in boot menu & screen to start normally or safe start, keyboard doesn't work. That's all I can get to. Won't boot from CD in startup either.
  6. I'll first quote my upstairs neighbour:
    "Have to try boot with another KB."

    Besides that:

    If you only have keybord access via bios, then:
    Reset bios to defaults.
    Change relaed setting you find in bios on keyboard and usb devices.

    (An odd thing if you want to try:
    I dunno if you have desktop, laptop, but if you have a laptop then try remoing the battery, and only run on cable.
    I know it sounds strange but I've had to deal with 3 similar cases, where the mouse and keyboard don't work until I got out the batery. And I let it run only on cable in which cases the mouse and keyboard would work fine... try this if you have a laptop, even if it sounds weird...)
  7. Best answer selected by bandicoot.
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    Impressive.

    You even supplied links to get what you were talking about. I like that.

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