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Starts normally, then click on the menu is started, then Run, then typing msconfig, go into the boot.ini tab, and select "safe boot ".

valid all his, and restarts, you will arrive in safe mode.
Redo the reverse procedure when you want to restart your computer normally.

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As soon as you turn the power on--start pressing the F8 key about every second or so.

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As the computer boots up, press the F8 key several times.

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Safe mode on a computer


When you start the PC, as soon as it hums up start hitting F8 button. The black window with a bunch of safe mode options will show up, select the one you need.

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Set a Password for Safe Mode in Windows XP


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As a special diagnostic operating mode of Windows, safe mode which starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers helps you to diagnose and troubleshoot various computer problems. Whenever your computer crashes or a spyware or virus affects your PC, you can enter safe mode to fix these problems. So when you want to <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/bypass-windows-xp-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">bypass Windows XP password</a>.<br /><br />There are 3 safe mode options, here only shows you detailed instructions on <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/bypass-windows-xp-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">how to bypass windows XP password</a> by safe mode with command prompt, which will starts Windows in safe mode with a command prompt window instead of the usual Windows interface. Before proceeding the following steps, please make sure that you never set a password for the built-in administrator account on your Windows XP machine or you can remember password of a Windows account with administrative privileges.<br /><br />Step 1. Turn on your computer.<br /><br />Step 2. Repeatedly tap F8 key as the computer is booting. It will bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below.<br /><br /><img src="yaoch.png" /><br /><br />Step 3. Use your arrow keys to select "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and press Enter.<br /><br />Step 4. Windows will load files until you see a logon screen similar screen with all your account user names displayed. Enter password for your administrator account to get in safe mode.<br /><br />Step 5. You'll see Windows command prompt after entering safe mode.<br /><br />Step 6. Enter "net user" on the command prompt, and press Enter. It will list all the user names of your Windows accounts. Here we assume that there is a user name of "Jack" in the list and you want to bypass the "Jack" account password.<br /><br />Step 7. Enter "net user Jack 123456" on command prompt and press Enter. This command line means that you want to reset the lost "Jack" account password to "123456". When it takes effect, you'll be able to logon the Jack account with the new password of "123456".<br /><br /><img src="yaoch_0.png" /><br /><br />Step 8. Now all the operations compete and you can exit safe mode by restarting computer.<br /><br />Please note this method will not work for you if you cannot enter safe mode with an administrator account. Under this circumstance, what should you do next? Well, don't feel impressed. Windows password recovery solutions aren't limited to this. <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/" style="font-weight: bold;">Rekeysoft Windows Password Recovery</a> is another good choice. It only takes you 4 steps to bypass Windows XP password in less than 5 minutes.<br /><br />Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Recovery.<br /><br />Step 2. Burn a bootable Windows password reset CD/DVD/USB flash drive.<br /><br />Step 3. Insert the CD/DVD/USB flash drive in the locked computer and set BIOS of the computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB flash drive.<br /><br />Step 4: <a href="http://www.anypasswordrecovery.com/reset-windows-xp-password.html" style="font-weight: bold;">Reset Windows XP password</a> under Win PE with a few clicks.<br /><br />Of course, if you had created a password reset disk after creating a Windows password, you can easily use this disk to change the lost login password to a new one with ease. It will save you from a lot of troubles when forgot login password to your Windows XP computer.

on Apr 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to recover my windows xp passwords


For Xp, usually we use Safe Mode to reset windows password.

First, restart your computer, keep pressing F8 before Windows XP loads, then select safe mode and enter, you will see the default administrator account appears in the login screen, click that account and enter your system, go to control panel to change your other account password. When it finishes, restart the computer, log in the related account with the newly created password.

If the method above can't help you ,try to use the Windows PassWord Reset ,it is very easy and safe.

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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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I can't get into the safe mode ...windows XP when I highlight "safe mode" and "enter" I get a screen saying windows XP. It says to highlight and enter so when I do I just get the same "safe mode" again...


Hmm, you generally need to hit F8 at power on to get to safe mode. Sounds like you have a boot loop.
At power up hit F8 many times, choose safe mode, choose do not restart on error.

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XP won't boot up.screen shows safe mode


Hi,

The operating system files got corrupted.You can try repair the windows using operating system cd.

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Reboot the computer. Press and hold the f8 button. Select safe mode from the menu. You should be able to see the admin login. Then you can make the changes.

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If u an go IN SAFE MODE with admin privileges so install it :

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and scan.The trojan will be delted and just reinstall OS

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