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Old 08-29-2008, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you enter safe boot?

I got windows xp home edition, and when I press F8, it tells me what I want to boot from.

Like floopy
Dvd
Hard drive and so on.....

So F8 I am sure does not work.

My friend forgot his password to xp, so thats why I want to go into safe mode, so I can switch it back, anyone got any idea on how to fix this?
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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wait a few extra seconds to hit F8, or just select hard drive and then keep hitting F8
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Old 08-30-2008, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Windows Password Reset Disks/Tools etc.

Try those..

When you were hitting F8 did you do it before the Windows XP Load Screen came up? because that's the right way to do it
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Default Re: How do you enter safe boot?

yes, I tried that vernong.

I typed f8 every sec, every different time, kept it hold, I have tried everything except pressing f8 when selecting hard drive on boot
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Default Re: How do you enter safe boot?

You tap F8 after the BIOS loading screen goes off the screen and before the Widnows Loading Bar comes on.

That is it. There is no more to it. No other way to do it.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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you can try this one two.

Ophcrack

the Ophcrack cd's are very easy to use.
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So I dl ophcrack iso and boot from disc? and then reset password?

Is there a USB version I can use instead? Thanks for all your help guys
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I use password genius to reset forgotten passwords, works great.
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Default Re: How do you enter safe boot?

Also try the READ FIRST topic. I know there is a topic in there with all sorts of XP Password reset tools.

Wonder why it says read first....
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Also try the READ FIRST topic. I know there is a topic in there with all sorts of XP Password reset tools.

Wonder why it says read first....
Didn't you get the memo, Mak? Read now means 'Ignore'...Figured somebody woulda told you .
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