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Unable to access safe mode

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 rgravelle In reply to Unable to access safe mod ...

You may have a hardware problem.Check to make
sure your bios is set correctly then shut down your machine.Disconnect your hard drive
and see if you can boot your machine with
your floppy.If it boots ok then you will
know that your floppy drive is ok.Your "boot
from floppy" may be turned off in your bios.
if you manage to boot your machine from a
floppy and your hard drive is back on line,
use the fdisk /mbr command at the DOS prompt.
Your master boot record could be messed up.
Good luck.

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

I cannot boot from floppy as my boot disk has an I/O error.

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

Short the motherboard battery to the case for a few seconds. This will override any previous settings and should allow you access to the BIOS. The shell program you are using can't prevent you from entering the BIOS as the BIOS has control prior to the other program's execution.

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

Thanks a lot. I tried that and I can now access the boot options meaning i can boot from CD and edit my system.ini file.

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