Make the safe mode option appear every time you Boot your system

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Make the safe mode option appear every time you Boot your system

Post  Admin on Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:35 am

So, you needed to boot your XP Workstation or Windows 2003 server into safe mode. You found that it's a pain to get the F8 sequence just right, or the darn thing just won't do it. So, you go into 'msconfig', check the BOOT.INI tab and check the box labeled '/SAFEBOOT'. Click OK and reboot the box.

How 'bout that, SafeMode comes up... every time you boot. From SafeMode, you have to go back into 'msconfig' to remove the same checkbox.

What if you aren't quite able to get done in safemode what you wanted... and decide to boot to SafeMode Command line. From 'msconfig' -> BOOT.INI just check the '/NOGUIBOOT' option and reboot.

Now... once you get done with the command line, how do you get back into the server???


Enter the command line tool 'bootcfg'!!

This little goodie will let you modify boot options from the command line. Here's the command to remove the /NOGUIBOOT from the 1st boot entry in the list.

bootcfg /rmsw /ng /id 1

Be sure to check out 'bootcfg /?' and 'bootcfg /YOUR_OPTION /?' for all the info.

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