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    Post Bell & Safe Mode

    I can't get into Safe Mode consistently. With my older machine I'd listen for the POST completion bell and a key click would do it. WINDOWS XP, 3.2 Ghz goes fast and I suspect that one better hit the F8 key blind within a 1/10 second interval, or the machine just drops into WINDOWS. Tapping the F8 key works one out of fifteen times or so

    I'd like to think there was a setting in BIOS that controls the POST completion sound. Not so?

    Tnx - Andy.

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    Re: Post Bell & Safe Mode

    Andy,
    None that I know of, but then again?
    I usually just hit F8 a few times right after the initial screen where you can get to the BIOS and it works consistently, at least on my system.
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    Re: Post Bell & Safe Mode

    If you are comfortable modifying boot.ini see A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP. You should be able to add a second entry for a safe mode boot and then get the boot menu each time you start the PC. For a more exhaustive list of MS KB articles see Search The Knowledge Base - boot menu.

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