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By jdowds ·
Its like this. I recently installed the following programs: ShellOnV2, Litestep and I also installed an anti hacking tool kit. All of these programs came from a magazine (PC Format UK) One of the anti-hacking programs prompts me for a password just before windows loads. but the main problem is this. when i load windows ShellOnV2 is meant to open allowing me to pick my shell, it does not open. On pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL the close program window shows ShellOn as running. I was told in the magazine (PC Format UK) how to rectify a problem with the ShellOn. Namely on loading, access safe mode, go to command prompt and edit system.ini. The problem is,m since installing this anti-hacking toolkit i am unable to access the options. I do not know the name of the anti-hacking program in question but i think it contains the word "red".
I am unable to use my start up disk to access the command prompt as it has an I/O error.
Please help

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by jdowds In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

I also have this to add.
Is there anywhere that I can get a start up disk or some thing else that allows me to access my command prompt

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

If you are using Win98 set boot from the CD rom and access the .ini file from there. If not, boot using any boot disk and get to a command prompt. From there you can access the hard drive and the directories.

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by jdowds In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

I cannot access the BIOS boot options, they are unselectable

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by kalmang In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

Did you try pressing F8 during boot up? That puts you into the boot menu where safe mode is one of the options.

If that does not work- you have a problem. If your computer can boot from a CD, (check your BIOS for that option) you can put the windows CD in and reload windows.

Let me know if these do not work.

Kalman

kalmang@teachers.org

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by kalmang In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

The Boot menu allows you to boot to a command prompt as well. You can also try the step by step boot up option- You may be able to avoid loading that software so you can fix the problem.

Finally, If you can get to windows, you can make a boot disk by going to:Control panel--add/remove programs--Startup disk( click on that tab).


Good luck!.


Kalman

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by jdowds In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

As I said above I am pressing F8 and it does not work, therefore I cannot chose step by step.

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by mphoffar In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

I'm assuming hitting F8 and selecting safe mode isn't working...

I would try would be to boot into dos and look at the system.ini and look for a line that starts with shell= and change it to shell=explorer.exe and then try to boot info safe mode.

Mark

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by jdowds In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

I know how to fix it when at the command prompt but my boot disk has an I/O error.

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by Longmanjay In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

Try the f8 key. If you still can get in, reboot with a boot disk and delete the antihacking file from the windows directory.

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by jdowds In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

I know how to delete it but as I said above i cannot access command prompt or windows.my boot disk has an I/O error.

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