Using Safe Mode Options
|The various forms of Safe Mode—with networking, without networking, with command prompt—load a minimal version of Windows with only the drivers and files needed to support that minimal version (like NTOSKRNL). These tools can be handy when something is preventing your system from booting and you suspect an errant driver. Whichever mode you choose, during boot, Windows will display a list of all the drivers and services as they’re loading. When you log out, the machine will restart as usual.
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
The Last Known Good ConfigurationFor example, if you load the wrong driver for your keyboard, then you can boot to the Last Known Good menu to unload that driver and tell Win2K to use the one you had been using.