heh, there is a much better way to get into safemode, restart your pc and hit the F8 during startup (takes you to the boot menu.) Works for Win 98, Win ME, Win 2000 and Win XP.
Also a better way to go then Knoppix would be BartPE
. I've used this many, many times to run virus scans or rescue documents on pcs that won't boot.
I should expound on that, with BartPE you can have a bootable Windows enironment with the following plugins which help repairing, scaaning, browsing the web, rescuing documents etc, easier: (copied and pasted from the website.)
* Plugin included with PE Builder, no additional file download required:
o Nu2menu by Henk de Jong.
o BARTPE: Network Support by Bart Lagerweij.
o Bart's Stuff Test v5 by Bart Lagerweij.
o PENETCFG: PE Network configurator (theTruth) by Pierre Mounir (TheTruth).
o Boot Fix (Enabling "Press any key to boot from CD") by Bart Lagerweij.
o Check Disk (chkdsk.exe) by Bart Lagerweij.
o Custom by Bart Lagerweij.
o Profiles by Bart Lagerweij.
o Nu2 Ramdisk by Nu2 Productions.
o Remote Desktop Client by Microsoft.
o Startup Group (autorun) by Erwin Veermans.
o Dos support for BartPE by Erwin Veermans.
o Keyboard Layout by Boris Mebarek.
o A43 File Management Utility by B.G. Miller.
o BartPE Installer v2 by Bart Lagerweij.
o Serial Mouse by Bart Lagerweij.
o Drive Snapshot by Tom Ehlert.
* Plugin not included with PE Builder, but available as a separate download:
o Firefox web browser by Mozilla.
* Plugin included with PE Builder, but the user needs to download some files from the internet before using it:
o Total Commander by Christian Ghisler.
o Deep Burner Free by Astonsoft Ltd.
o BGInfo by Jeff Black.
o Ad-Aware SE by Lavasoft.
o IrfanView by Irfan Skiljan.
o McAfee commandline virus scanner by Network Associates.
o PuTTY by Simon Tatham.
o McAfee AVERT Stinger by Network Associates.
o UltraVNC by UltraVNC Team.
o Adaptec ASPI by Bart Lagerweij.
o RPCSS Service Security Patch (KB824146) by Bart Lagerweij.
* Plugin included with PE Builder, but the user needs to buy the program:
o Disk Commander by Winternals.
o ERD Commander 2002 by Winternals.
o Ghost v8.0 by Symantec.
o Nero Burning Rom by Ahead Software.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: VioletSkye on 2006-01-14 13:15 ]</font>