Hi Folks, I don't how many of you have had this problem but I want to post some info I discovered tonight about a solution. I found out when I needed it that all the instructions in XP's Help&Support feature for going into Safe Mode are wrong, wrong, and very wrong. After a lot of searching around the web, I found this PC Guru site. Here's what it said to do if pressing F8 or F6 simply doesn't work for you: 1. Click Start, then Run 2. type "msconfig" in the box, press Enter 3. Select the BOOT.INI tab 4. check SAFEBOOT, then click OK 5. when prompted, Restart 6. After doing whatever you went to Safe Mode to do, repeat all steps and uncheck the SAFEBOOT box. I have to tell you all this: I'd been trying for hours to access SafeMode and nothing worked. Till I found this.