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after re-installing xp pro i can not boot in safe mode
when i hit f8 it goes straight to setup and then to xp
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    Some machines use F8 to get into the BIOS. This makes it difficult to use
    the F8 key to boot into the Windows Safe Mode. Instead of trying to hit the
    F8 key just right you can make some settings with the System Configuration
    Utility (msconfig.exe).

    Here's how to do just that...

    Using the System Configuration Tool Method
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=61#winxo

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:BC99506A-031B-493C-AB4D-54922C9F8F4F@microsoft.com,
    ben48 <ben48@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > after re-installing xp pro i can not boot in safe mode
    > when i hit f8 it goes straight to setup and then to xp
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