How do I boot into safe mode on windows server 2003 standard

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Roundy, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Roundy

    Roundy Guest

    I am running HP proliant ml370 and want to boot into safemode, I don't see
    the option on boot up like on regular machines, like press f8 for advanced
    options. Help, I got up extremely early to do this, and I can't get into
    safe mode to complete my task.
    Roundy, Jun 7, 2005
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  2. You still use F8, but you have to be fast and lucky. On most machines
    holding down the F8 key will not work - you have to keep stabbing F8 as soon
    as you turn the machine on and hope your timing is good.

    A workaround is to install the recovery console - a good idea anyway. This
    creates a boot menu. When the menu comes up, the server installation will
    be highlighted. Hit the Enter key and then immediately hit the F8 key.

    Doug Sherman
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Jun 7, 2005
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  3. Roundy

    Roundy Guest

    I wound up editing the boot.ini and adding a selection with a swtich for safe
    mode. But.. how do I install recovery console? I am not aware of this and
    why I would do it. Please advise.
    Roundy, Jun 7, 2005
  4. Roundy

    Daniel Guest

    from the CD. Run this command in DOS.

    winnt /cmdcons
    Daniel, Jun 7, 2005
  5. Doug Sherman [MVP], Jun 7, 2005
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