Start up in safe mode in XP

By KA3
Feb 20, 2004
  1. I'm wondering how i can get my computer to start in safe mode? I need to enable some services in MSCONFIG because after disabling nearly all of them, XP claims to not be activated and won't allow me to do anything... I hope safe-mode will allow me to circumvent this?
  2. ak_in_charge

    ak_in_charge TS Rookie Posts: 119

    When your computer first starts to boot up rapidly tap the F8 key and you should get a list of choices to choose from.
  3. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 387

    Some computers may have boot keys disabled...that might be a problem. Especially if it isn't your comp.
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    you will need to activate XP in order to fix that. Safe Mode isn't going to help unless you're doing something illegal to circumvent the activation. I'd recommend you call MS and resolve this if your copy of XP is legit, if it isn't, go buy a copy and install it. Sould fix you right up
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