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Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #1
Frank Redden
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Safe Mode

I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will come
up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is locked.
This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB socket and
added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This time no go.
Any help would be appreciated.
Frank Redden


 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #2
nass
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RE: Safe Mode



"Frank Redden" wrote:

> I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
> machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will come
> up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is locked.
> This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB socket and
> added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This time no go.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Frank Redden

Or you could use the Up & Down Arrow on the Keyboard

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #3
nass
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RE: Safe Mode



"Frank Redden" wrote:

> I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
> machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will come
> up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is locked.
> This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB socket and
> added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This time no go.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Frank Redden


Get another mouse from a friend or a neighbour and try the selection.
Hoepfully the Serial port not damaged for the Mouse or try a USB mouse.
HTH.
nass
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Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #4
Bert Kinney
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Re: Safe Mode

Hi Frank,

Here’s an alternative method to using the F8 key.

Go to Start - Run and type or paste MSCONFIG then press enter
Click on the the Boot.ini tab
Click the box for /SAFEBOOT to select it
Minimal should be selected, if not select it
Click Apply then OK

Step by step instructions for starting Windows XP in Safe Mode:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode.html

Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org
Member: http://dts-l.org


Frank Redden wrote:
> I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
> machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will come
> up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is locked.
> This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB socket and
> added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This time no go.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Frank Redden
>
>

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #5
Frank Redden
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Re: Safe Mode

To Bert Kinney Re safe mode Your solution worked perfect Thanks very much
Bert
Frank Redden

"Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
news:eUu3XdlwHHA.5008@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Hi Frank,
>
> Here’s an alternative method to using the F8 key.
>
> Go to Start - Run and type or paste MSCONFIG then press enter
> Click on the the Boot.ini tab
> Click the box for /SAFEBOOT to select it
> Minimal should be selected, if not select it
> Click Apply then OK
>
> Step by step instructions for starting Windows XP in Safe Mode:
> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode.html
>
> Regards,
> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
> http://bertk.mvps.org
> Member: http://dts-l.org
>
>
> Frank Redden wrote:
>> I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
>> machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will
>> come up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is
>> locked. This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB
>> socket and added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This
>> time no go.
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> Frank Redden



 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #6
Bert Kinney
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Re: Safe Mode

You're welcome Frank.

Regards,
Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
http://bertk.mvps.org
Member: http://dts-l.org


Frank Redden wrote:
> To Bert Kinney Re safe mode Your solution worked perfect Thanks very much
> Bert
> Frank Redden
>
> "Bert Kinney" <bert@NSmvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eUu3XdlwHHA.5008@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Frank,
>>
>> Here’s an alternative method to using the F8 key.
>>
>> Go to Start - Run and type or paste MSCONFIG then press enter
>> Click on the the Boot.ini tab
>> Click the box for /SAFEBOOT to select it
>> Minimal should be selected, if not select it
>> Click Apply then OK
>>
>> Step by step instructions for starting Windows XP in Safe Mode:
>> http://bertk.mvps.org/html/safemode.html
>>
>> Regards,
>> Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
>> http://bertk.mvps.org
>> Member: http://dts-l.org
>>
>>
>> Frank Redden wrote:
>>> I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
>>> machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will
>>> come up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is
>>> locked. This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB
>>> socket and added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This
>>> time no go.
>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>> Frank Redden

>
>

 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:06 AM   #7
Harry Ohrn MS MVP
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Re: Safe Mode

As far as I know the mouse doesn't work with the Bootmenu screen and you
have to use the keyboard to get around.

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Harry Ohrn MS MVP [Shell\User]


"Frank Redden" <fredden@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
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>I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
>machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will come
>up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is locked.
>This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB socket and
>added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This time no go.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Frank Redden
>



 
Unread 16-08-2007, 05:07 AM   #8
Andrew Murray
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Re: Safe Mode

You're saying you simply swapped the mouse from a USB port, added the
adaptor for the PS2 port (round plug) or serial connector (similar to the
vga port).

Did you do a reboot of the system?

Did you ensure that the serial ports are enabled in your BIOS?

"Frank Redden" <fredden@eastlink.ca> wrote in message
news:%2357tLikwHHA.4516@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>I am unable to get into safe mode. I am using Windows XP. I reboot the
>machine and bring up safe mode by pressing F8 steady. The screen will come
>up on the display but I am unable to select anything. The screen is locked.
>This happened once before and I removed the mouse from the USB socket and
>added a plug to the mouse and up it came and worked fine. This time no go.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Frank Redden
>



 
 

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