safe mode

How do you get into safe mode with out using F8 or msconfig's boot ini file? This is in windows xp.
chsmithchAsked:
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tigermattCommented:

There's no other way of accessing Safe Mode in Windows other than the two methods you describe. It's either F8 or the trick to modify the boot.ini prior to restarting the computer.

-Matt
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CrashDummy_MSCommented:
Other than the methods you mentioned, the only other one that comes to mind is pressing reboot while Windows is booting a couple of times in a row. That should trigger the same recovery menu that comes up when you use F8.
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Logos077Commented:
I found another way or Hack as you like:  
           If you cannot use the F8 key on your Wind with XP Home or Pro (I couldn't because on startup there is a prompt for the F3 key), then an alternative is to switch the power off by holding the power key down during Windows boot-up (when you see the Microsoft Windows XP splash screen against the black background). If it doesn't work for you on the first time, try a few times. Eventually you will get a message stating that "Windows has recovered from a serious error during startup", and you will have many options to boot into Windows including in Safe Mode.
NOTE: This operation can corrupt the OS I have actually had it happen. Just a word to the wise.
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chsmithchAuthor Commented:
thank you for your help
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