How to Use Safe Mode with Command Prompt in Windows® XP®
Get to know more about using safe mode with command prompt in Windows XP.
Safe mode is a special execution mode that can be used to troubleshoot issues. In Safe Mode, you will be able to reset some settings or disable add-ons that might be the source of the issue. Safe mode is a debugging startup mode where all added extensions can be disabled. Safe mode with command prompt loads safe mode without the graphical interface and it gives you only the command prompt. Safe mode with command prompt is really useful to system administrators who need to quickly enter a few text-based commands in safe mode. There are very few situations where the safe mode with command prompt mode will work when the other safe modes will not. In order to start the computer in safe mode, you need to press F8 when the boot menu appears. From there you can select the safe mode with command prompt.
Following lines explains about the safe mode with command prompt option in Windows XP and discuss the components and use of the option:
- Run system restore
- Command line options
- Advanced boot option
Run system restore
When you try to restore the system from within the Windows, there might be chances of getting failed. In this situation you have to try recovering your Windows XP system using system restore from the safe mode with command prompt. In order to do this, you need to start the computer in safe mode with command prompt. When the command prompt appears, type %systemroot%system32restorerstrui.exe and then press enter. Then the system restore wizard will open and then you can select a suitable restore point.
Command line options
There are various command lines options are available to perform advanced, troubleshooting or system administration tasks. The command line helps to install extension and theme into the application directory such as global extension and global theme. The safe mode launches the application with all extensions disabled, for the particular launch only. The extensions cannot be permanently disabled in extension manager data source.
There is an advanced boot option in the Windows XP system. Then boot your computer into advanced boot option and select safe mode with command prompt from there. Then the system will take little time to load to enter safe mode with command prompt. Then you can change the advanced settings with the commands. In order to exit from here, you need to press ctrl +alt +delete key.
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