Boot XP in safemode??

#1
Hey everyone! I have been racking my brain on how to boot XP into safemode when I first turn on my computer or reboot it... here are my 'debug' settings:

Code:
Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
default {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
resumeobject {362afebb-2578-11dc-ab97-89fed7a4f419}
displayorder {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
{362afeba-2578-11dc-ab97-89fed7a4f419}
toolsdisplayorder {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
timeout 30
Windows Legacy OS Loader
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identifier {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP (SP2)
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {362afeba-2578-11dc-ab97-89fed7a4f419}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {362afebb-2578-11dc-ab97-89fed7a4f419}
nx OptIn
Now, some additional info that may be of importance, XP was installed first on the C drive and then I installed Vista on the separate physical drive D. I still have FULL access to all my files on the C drive (XP)- also, I have been running both OS's without any problems using EasyBCD as the boot manager for about 2-3 months now and recently XP has been shutting down with an infamous BSOD with an error message of 'BAD_POOL_CALLER'

I have been doing a lot of enhancements to both OS's recently but I can't boot into safe mode in XP using the standard 'F8' option after POST due to the dual boot configuration (not sure if this is common but only Vista has the 'F8' option when highlighted/selected)

Any help anyone has would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in Advance!!
-*-,darwin323,-*-
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi Darwin,

EasyBCD | Tools | Edit Legacy Entries
Add
Code:
[B]/safeboot:network
[/B] to the entry and reboot.

Good luck :smile:
 
#3
Forgive me for my delay and ignorance but where exactly should I input the code--

in the 1st example or the last?
ex. 1
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\safeboot:network
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

ex. 2
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN/safeboot:network
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Good question: the second. :smile:
 
#5
Thanks for your help and your consistent assistance in the resolution of not only my technical questions, but everyone that you aid that posts their inquiries in the NeoSmart forums as well! You truly are a life saver and I just wanted to commend you for that!

Sincerely,

Darwin

ps- where did you get those cool tags/banners at the end of your posts and are they available for anyone?

 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#6
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V@no

New Member
#7
all you have to do is select XP in your boot menu, and right after you hit ENTER start hitting F8, you must do it quick, almost at the same time hitting ENTER..