windows server 2003 standard edtion

Posted on 2011-02-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to get into safe mode on 3 of my servers. As you know thats almost impossible. Can I modify the boot.ini file with a 2nd choice that will allow me to boot into safe mode directory?

I'm a novice with the servers so if this is possible can you also put the coding needed. I know how to get into the boot.ini file.

Thanks in Advance

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Although I just hit F8 repeatedly as the last POST item completes.  Never had a problem getting into safe mode that way...

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I try to do the f8 and i get keyboard failure. Could be cuz i have them on a switch. Not sure.
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don't hold it down, just press it about 2 times a second after you see the post completing, if you hold it down you can kill the keyboard before it gets the f8

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any word?  nto getting into safe mode is unlikely unless you're completely hosed.  also take the switch out of the mix if you're even suspect, but i bet you're just holding the button down too long.

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Sorry I've been offsite the last 2 days. I'm not holding the button down. Just tabbing on it. I will try with a keyboard direct into the server first this weekend. If that doesnt work I will create an option in the boot.ini file. I will update either later this week of Come monday with the results.

Thanks for all the help and suggetions.

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Thanks for all the help. I was finally able to get this taken care of and set up. Thanks To everyone for the help special thanks to DVation191 for the solution.


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