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    Safe Mode

    Previously, whenever I had to reboot,etc. , I was able to see, after the startup screen, the options for normal/logon/safe mode/something...I had done this by going into Msdos.sys using Find/Files, adding 'BootMenu=1' to the Options section,etc.
    Well, since I had just finished doing a clean reformat/install of WinME, I fixed this again...but it doesn't seem to be working at all.
    I was wondering if I should just go back into Msdos.sys - using same method as the install - but removing that line, then closing out, rebooting...then start all over again? Or is there some Registry line that has to be done to completely remove the 'corrupted' line and then proceed to re-do the adding of said line?
    Have I <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> you all?
    Hope somebody can help me with this, because that added line in Msdos.sys for SafeMode was a real lifesaver for me <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>.

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    Re: Safe Mode

    Why are you reformatting and re-installing so frequently?

    Anyway, How to start Windows 95/98/Me in Safe Mode from Symantec should explain your options quite clearly - certainly safer than messing about with system files.

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    Re: Safe Mode

    I ended up having too many problems with the last install - corrupted files or whatever.

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    Re: Safe Mode

    I'd be inclined to try and find the cause of the "corrupted files or whatever". If you have a corrupt HD, a re-install is unlikely to prevent future problems.

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    Re: Safe Mode

    My HDD isn't corrupt...files,etc were...we had quite a few bad thunderstorms, and even with a surge protector and with power loss to entire areas of neighborhood, some of my things just became corrupted. And since I was having problems with certain actions (ending up on desktop for no reason while reading things at a certain forum - not this one - ), I decided that instead of hunting through the Microsoft KBase for answers (which I couldn't find anyway) and had hunted through other forums and finding no help and had disabled various apps while viewing said forum, I decided to just do a clean reformat and clean re-install of OS.
    I don't have much else to do during the day, so it wasn't a big deal for me to do all that...time consuming, but I just use what I have (basics) and since I am on cable, d/l updates,etc was no problem at all.

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