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Situations in Which Windows May Not Start in Safe Mode
Article ID: 199175 - View products that this article applies to.
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NoticeThis article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center
(http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000)is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy
You can use Safe mode to start Windows using a minimal set of drivers and services. If a faulty driver or program is causing problems, you may be able to use Safe mode to bypass the problem and start Windows so that you can diagnose the problem. However, Safe mode may not work in all situations.
Safe mode may not work in these situations:
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216417/EN-US/ )How to Install the Windows Recovery Console