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16-01-2004, 01:11 PM
Hi, i just installed a Audio Driver but it is wrong and is causing VxD errors or such like.

How do i get into Safe mode on my Compaq Deskpro EP with win98se

Noel Nosivad
16-01-2004, 01:18 PM
Hi MrBeef,

Continually Press F8 after the Compaq Splash screen or after that Beep Sound is made. This should bring up the menu for you to select Safe Mode.

You could also try Pressing F5 which will automatically start safe-mode.

Noel Nosivad

16-01-2004, 01:22 PM
Yeh thanks, but i just keep continually pressing f8. It beeped at me lots of rpressing it and then i pressed it some more and it came up with the screen i wanted.

16-01-2004, 01:24 PM
try holding control after the first or second beep.

a note of interest. How would you get into bios on one of these machines?

Noel Nosivad
16-01-2004, 01:50 PM
Hi hamstar,

Compaq's BIOS is usually assigned the F10 key, the instructions were to wait for a flat cursor e.g. "_" in the top right corner of the screen before pressing it or when the beep sound was made.

Other vendors have different keys assigned.

Noel Nosivad

16-01-2004, 02:01 PM
Yes, press F10.

Although it is nothing like any other bios ya seen. If my comp did have AGP i dunno where i would change its options etc

Peter H
16-01-2004, 03:17 PM
Safe mode for W98se is the Control key. Have a read of the help file.