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(Solved) - stuck in alternateshell safe mode

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  • Started 10 years ago by jrs994
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jrs994
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Hello
I wanted to get into safe mode and selected alternate shell by accident (Via the msconfig option in win XP)
Now when it boots I am in Dos with safe mode window in the back
If i type exit Dos closes but the safe mode window is black with no icons no start menu

the Prompt shows as something like c:\documents and settings\administator

Please note I have a wireless mouse does not work in Safe mode

Keyboard however does

My goal would be to get out of this mode and back to windows
or get to the standard safe mode ...
I have reboooted but it will go back to the same altmode safe mode

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jrs994
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does anyone now the command to do this or just to get me out of this mode any help thank you
I attempted the help menu but it gets cut off and unable to scroll up due to the wireless mouse
Thank you

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raphoenix
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jrs994,

In Dos emulation mode try typing:
c:\windows\system32\edit c:\boot.ini
Edit program should open Boot.ini file.
REMOVE "/safeboot:minimal" wording ONLY in the Boot.ini file. Nothing else !!!!
Save File, close all and reboot.
Report back as to results.
Regards,
Rick P.

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jrs994
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Thank you i will try later tonight at a freinds house right now

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LH
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Can't you just reset that in System Configuration (msconfig) ?

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jrs994
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Hello raphoenix when attempting to modify the file it came up as read only - unable to edit

Hello LH If i can reset the ms config Via the Dos Prompt that would be great too

Any Help would be great Thank you Floyd

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LH
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Presuming C: is your boot drive, type or paste what I writ below, into your dos box, and hit the go button.
C:\Windows\System32\msconfig.exe

Edit. And if you want to make that file writable, then it's
attrib -r c:\boot.ini

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