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How to start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

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Follow this procedure to start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. On the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, press the UP ARROW key until Safe Mode with networking is selected.
  2. Press the ENTER key.

    NOTE: If a password prompt appears in the Type your password box, type the password and press the ENTER key.

Windows XP

  1. On the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, press the UP ARROW key until Safe Mode with networking is selected.
  2. Press the ENTER key.
  3. On the Please select operating system to start: screen, press the ENTER key.
  4. In the To begin, click your user name window, click the Administrator icon.

    NOTE: If a password prompt appears in the Type your password box, type the password and press the ENTER key.

  5. In the Windows is running in Safe Mode box, click the Yes button.