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How do I get round a safe boot screen which

How do I get round a SafeBoot security system 3.3 screen which requires a password that I do not know.

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Best way would be to give the computer back to the owner and ask them to enter the password... If you have no idea what the password is, I can only assume that this does not belong to you.

If you bought it this way, sorry to say, the only way to get around that is to format the hard drive and reinstall the OS, as SafeBoot is a form of Whole Hard Drive Encryption.

You may need to enter the BIOS and set the machine to boot from the optical drive first so that you can boot the recovery/OS disc, this is, if the boot function key (F12) has been disabled. Try pressing F12 at the POST screen (Dell logo) and see if the Boot menu comes up. If it does, you can boot the disc from there, without messing with the BIOS settings.

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Why the system automatically go to safe mode


If you are using Windows XP then you may have the /safeboot set in the boot.ini file which will force XP to always boot into Safe Mode.
When the system has started, click on Start then Run and type MSCONFIG as the command to run.
Open the Boot.ini page tab and make sure that the /SAFEBOOT option is not selected in the Boot options section of the page.
Save the change and restart Windows and it should start normally.

Dec 27, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex 780 Desktop Computer 1 x...

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How to boot up in safe mode from Windows XP


Showing the steps to boot up in safe mode from Windows XP.
If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.
1.If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
2.Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
3.Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. 4.To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
5.Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
6.Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
7.When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
To use the System Configuration Utility method
1.Close all open programs.
2.Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
3.The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
4.The computer restarts in Safe mode.
5.Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
6.When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer.
Select your steps to boot up into safe mode to your Windows XP System.
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How do i log on to the safeboot mobile data security on my pc


Answer: To get into Safe Mode with Networking: 1.Log out and reboot your machine. 2.When the machine starts the reboot sequence, press the F8 key repeatedly. 3.Select Safe Mode with Networking from the resulting menu. 4.Login. If malware has changed your password, try logging in as Administrator. By default, Administrator has no password. 5.The machine will continue booting, but the Windows desktop will look different. 6.When you're finished doing what you need to do, log out and reboot back into normal mode. Hope that helps.

Mar 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My Acer Aspire One only loads in Safe mod. I cann't run any diagnostick tools like Hirm's Boot CD from an external CD drive, which is connected via USB.


This happens when set you PC on Safeboot Option.

Follow the steps mentioned below to boot in normal mode.

1: Once you are in the Safe Mode, Click on Start and then Click on Run.
2: Type msconfig (you will see system configuration utility).
3: Click on Boot.ini tab and check for the Boot Options.
4: You will see Safe boot options check.
5: Uncheck it then click on apply and then then ok.
6: Now your computer will boot in Normal mode.

Once you reach the desktop you will again see the system configuration utility screen. Just check the option don

Dec 18, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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I have s dell inspiron 6000 that is stuck in safe mode


This happens when set you PC on Safeboot Option.

Follow the steps mentioned below to boot in normal mode.

1: Once you are in the Safe Mode, Click on Start and then Click on Run.
2: Type msconfig (you will see system configuration utility).
3: Click on Boot.ini tab and check for the Boot Options.
4: You will see Safe boot options check.
5: Uncheck it then click on apply and then then ok.
6: Now your computer will boot in Normal mode.

Once you reach the desktop you will again see the system configuration utility screen. Just check the option don

Dec 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I set the normal mode to safe mode,but i dont know how to change back now


This happens when set you PC on Safeboot Option.

Follow the steps mentioned below to boot in normal mode.

1: Once you are in the Safe Mode, Click on Start and then Click on Run.
2: Type msconfig (you will see system configuration utility).
3: Click on Boot.ini tab and check for the Boot Options.
4: You will see Safe boot options check.
5: Uncheck it then click on apply and then then ok.
6: Now your computer will boot in Normal mode.

Once you reach the desktop you will again see the system configuration utility screen. Just check the option don't show this message again. You are all set.

Dec 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a acer aspier 3515-2153 laptop.It wont go to the user screen.it will turn on say configuring updates then it shuts off agin.How do i fix it i cant afford another computer pleasehelp!!!


HI Steel,

For this you dont need to buy another computer.
Follow the steps.
1. Try safe boot, F8 key @ BIOS screen just after you turn on the system. Choose safe boot from menu.
2. In safeboot.
Go to control pannel and choose option Show windows updates. else they may also be visible by default.
3. Minimise the window.
4. after you find the system is turned up completely.
close the opened window without touching anything.
5. give the system a complete shutdown.
6. reboot.
7. System may say " System has recovered after a serious error"


Still if it does not works.

1.insert the OS disk.
2. choose to follow wizard seriously reading each step.
3. It will ask you ro repair your OS.
Choose this option.
4. let the system recover (The process is slow; may take 30 mins or more)




Rate this solution, Write a comment to keep in touch, let me know how it worked the first way or the other.

WisBee

Sep 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My hp lap top keeps going into option safe mode then shows me the first screen windows xp then goes back to option safe mode and other options


Hi,

It is possible that your system boot was setup to safe mode everytime it boots up. You may try the steps below.

1. Boot your system to safe mode.

2. Go to Start then Run

3. On the run box type msconfig

4. Look for the tab boot.ini , under this tab uncheck the box that says safeboot then click apply

5. Restart the computer.

Keep me posted.

Thanks.

Nov 20, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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If you are still having troubles, try this. Click on start> run> type in msconfig> ok> click on the boot.ini tab> make sure the safeboot box is not checked.

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