View Full Version : Safe Mode

10-07-2002, 11:54 AM
I wish to by pass Macfee in order to defrag. I'm told to do this in safe mode, how do I go into safe mode please. I tried pressing F8 after I -switched on to no effect.

10-07-2002, 12:29 PM
Try holding down the left Shift key as soon as you turn the PC on and keep holding it down until you see the Microsoft Windows logo as normal.

Then push Esc key and you should see somewhere on the screen that Windows is bypassing your startup files.

This is another way of getting into Safe Mode.

Sam H
10-07-2002, 01:20 PM
On my computer I normally press f8 when the computer is booting up.

Peter H
10-07-2002, 03:39 PM
In Win98, hold down the Ctrl key while it is booting.

mark c
11-07-2002, 02:48 PM
Have a look in the FAQs. Excellent one all about Safe Mode. Used to be a mystery to me too, mystery still why it is 'awkward' to get into but that's MS.