Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Menu


Add Safe Mode to Windows Boot Menu/Show Safe Mode without pressing F8 or F5 :

                                  Usually we get the option to boot into safe mode by pressing F5 or F8. But this option can be shown in Windows Boot menu so you don’t have to press those buttons again.

1. Select Run command from the start menu.

2. Type in Control Panel and press enter.

3. Open the "System" icon from there and go to the Advanced Tab.


4. Click Settings under Startup and Recovery.




5. Now you will see a window in the windows click the option "Edit".Actually when you press edit you are actually opening the boot.ini file of windows.




6. Now you will see Notepad opening up with some codes.


7. Copy the last line and paste it under it and now change the newly pasted code to the one line. See Below:


8. multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

9. The final code looks some thing like this(This is the boot.ini file in my system).

10.[boot loader]
timeout=8
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

11. Change the code accordingly.

12. Now save the file and quit and restart windows.

13. You will now get the option to boot into safe mode in the windows boot menu.

14. Make sure you don’t make any mistake while editing the boot.ini file(The file which we have changed just now). 

3 comments:

Windows 7 do not have boot.ini file. It is now Boot Manager. You should know how to EDIT BCD. Or you can download EasyBCD and third party tool. Here is the link. http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

Does it works with dual boot also?

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