How To Run Windows XP In Safe Mode
Want to learn how to run Windows XP in Safe Mode? Keep in mind that running Windows XP in safe mode means that not all items will run. There are limited things you can do in Window XP safe mode. Once you boot into Windows XP in safe mode, you will also notice how the graphics are not the same as in Windows XP normal mode. This is because Windows XP in safe mode does not run the video driver. Lets get started.
1. Restart the computer or turn it on. While the computer is rebooting or starting up you will want to push the f8 button every second. This will bring up a start up menu that will allow you to choose to boot Windows XP into safe mode.
2. Make a selection. You will not be able to use your mouse in this screen since the mouse driver is not activated in this mode. Use your up and down arrow keys to highlight one of the options. To boot into safe mode, you will want to highlight the "boot Windows XP in safe mode" option. After you highlight this option, press the enter key. Note: You will have to make your selection rather quickly since this screen stays on for about 30 seconds or so. If you don't select one, the computer will select one for you. So just beware of the time and making sure you select the right one. If it doesn't boot right, restart the computer and start all over.
3. Boot Windows XP into Safe Mode. As Windows XP safe mode is booting it will look similar to Windows XP normal mode. There will be a screen stating you are in Windows XP safe mode and if you want to continue. All you have to do is press "ok" or the "enter" button. As you can see, you have your desktop just the way it is in Windows XP normal mode but the graphics aren't as good as in Windows XP normal mode. Remember, not everything will work like it does in Windows XP normal mode. Windows XP safe mode is mainly used for troubleshooting issues that occur in the operating system.