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Originally posted by 4-Dak Recorder:

Originally posted by Is There Gas in the Car?:

On a PeeCee, press F8 a few times during startup to get to SAFEMODE.

On my laptop running XP Home I have to hold F4 to get to safe mode on startup. F8 puts me to a load device option screen, DVD/CD ROM, HDD, & one other I can't recall.
Well Dak... You need to return it for service! :P

 

 

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To start the computer in safe mode (in Windows XP)

 

You should print these instructions before continuing. They will not be available after you shut your computer down in step 2.

 

Click Start, click Shut Down, and then, in the drop-down list, click Shut down.

 

In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, click Restart, and then click OK.

 

When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press F8.

 

Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER.

 

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access using the arrow keys, and then press ENTER.

 

Notes

 

In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers (mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services, and no network connections).

 

You can choose the Safe Mode with Networking option, which loads all of the above files and drivers and the essential services and drivers to start networking, or you can choose the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, which is exactly the same as safe mode except that a command prompt is started instead of the graphical user interface.

 

You can also choose Last Known Good Configuration, which starts your computer using the registry information that was saved at the last shutdown.

 

Safe mode helps you diagnose problems. If a symptom does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as possible causes. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change.

 

There are circumstances where safe mode will not be able to help you, such as when Windows system files that are required to start the system are corrupted or damaged. In this case, the Recovery Console may help you.

 

NUM LOCK must be off before the arrow keys on the numeric keypad will function.

 

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i have not nor will i ever hooked a windoze machine up to the net. they all must run offline, period.

 

seen to many hose jobs on these 'almost a computer'.

 

i use both and snarl more drastically at the peecees than anything else. sometimes they need a good smack with a hammer....

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... the reality is macs would be as vulnerable as anything else...

but the better reality is... the kind of person that would write viruses and spyware etc etc would probably not use a mac! ;)

Touch wood!

These people write this stuff for maximum coverage.. so it makes sense to spend the focus on windows machines. as they are the majority... albeit a very misguided and sad majority! ;):D

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