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Is there a way to force a boot to safe mode without having to hit the f8 key.  I am writing macro and need to boot tosafe mode. Do you know what commands I need.

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Whiwex
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Gary Dewrell earned 250 total points
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Hi whiwex,
You did not mention what os you wanted to do this in but check this out and see if it will help.
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/213/

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I'm using XP but I need to do it for 98 and ME also.

Where in the registry should this be added?

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by:Gary Dewrell
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For Windows 9x/ME It actually is in a file called msdos.sys.

Edit that file.
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by:dguribe
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Hello

hope you are not designing a virus!!
i check here and there is interesting information
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/213/

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by:Dragonmen
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Try this:
Win98/ME:
Edit the autoexec.bat so that it's first line have this: C:\WINDOWS\ WIN /D: M
Win2000/XP:
Add a new value of 'BootSafe=' to MSDOS.SYS.
Set the value to '1' to always boot in Safe mode or '0' to run normally

Don't forget to delete these lines when finished, and don't forget that msdos.sys is hidden+readonly.

I hope this helps
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by:whiwex
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dguribe

I'm not designing a virus. I'm writing a macro that will run several anti spyware removal programs. When one program is  finished I want to reboot and run the next program. It's best to run these programs in safe mode.

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I can't find msdos.sys. Im using xp pro.

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