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Unable to start in Safe Mode with Command Prompt in XP Media Center 2005

Hi, My system is a Dell Dimension E520. OS is Windows XP Media Center 2005. After installing a windows update, I received the dreaded blue screen error 0x7000000E. I contacted Dell by phone and after 8 hours on the phone with tech. support, this issue appears resolved (Memory tests passed). Although I have my computer back and can see all items on the desktop, the keyboard and mouse are not working. Messages pop-up on my screen indicating New Hardware Found and the system asks for the installation disc, but I am unable to proceed with installation without a recognizable keyboard or mouse. I have tried several different keyboards and mice without success (including a brand new Microsoft wireless set with installation disc). I re-started in Safe Mode and ran a complete Systems Test (including keyboard and mouse test of course) and All Tests Passed. However, now when I try to re-start in Safe Mode, the system goes directly to a Windows screen asking me to click on my username, which is impossible as the system will not respond to the keyboard or mouse. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Hi there. My name is Alex and I am here to help solve this problem

Depending if the BIOS has legacy USB support for keyboard and mouse enabled, you should be able to run safe mode by pressing F8 before the computer boots into windows. I would not recommend going into the BIOS if you do not have much knowledge to the computer as one wrong configuration could cause some behaviour problems or even damage to the pc's components

I recommend connecting a keyboard and mouse that have cable and the PS/2 connectors (purple and green) which can be found at back of the computer at the top. Then restart your computer, hold down F8 and you will be able to run safe mode. The mouse and keyboard will then work

Keep both the keyboard and mouse plugged in and boot windows. When you get into windows, plug in the USB keyboard and mouse into a USB slot and wait whilst it detects it. After a couple of minutes you should be able to use your USB mouse and keyboard and take out the PS/2 keyboard and mouse

I hope this has helped. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further assistance.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

Su haber. lo que pasa es que me regalaron una camara star tec de referencia Q.C passed S y no erncuentro el programa de instalacion, carachas. lo he buscado por internet gratis y no esta, donde lo encuentro?????????????????

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
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  2. Click Run
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This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
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If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
  1. Reboot the computer
  2. As the computer is booting, press the F8 key when you hear a beep or when you see "Starting Windows 95" or "Starting Windows 98". Windows 98 users sometimes may find it easier to press and hold the left CTRL key as the computer is booting.
  3. If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.
Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
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3. Safe mode
4. Step-by-step confirmation
5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
Enter a choice: 1
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4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
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  2. Click Run or click in the "Start Search" field if you're running Vista
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