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Safe Mode using msconfig.sys - boot.ini tab

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Could not log into Safe Mode after getting Sphere spyware. I want to run spyware software in safe mode to make sure everything has been cleaned. I already ran in normal and seems okay. Someone suggested using the msconfig.sys - boot.ini tab and forcing to log into Safe Mode. Now I am in a loop. Still cannot log into Safe Mode but now cannot get into my computer.

Is there a way to edit the msconfig? I tried the Windows disk and tried R for repair got as far as C:\windows...looks like the old DOS command. I tried edit command but does not recognize.

Any suggestions.

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The following commands are valid in the RC.

attrib del fixboot more set
batch delete fixmbr mkdir systemroot
bootcfg dir format more type
cd disable help net
chdir diskpart listsvc rd
chkdsk enable logon ren
cls exit map rename
copy expand md rmdir

What you can do is boot the RC, change to teh root of the boot drive then use the attrib command to unhide boot.ini, then type it to see what is in it.
On another computer create a boot.ini without /safeboot:parameter at the end of the line. Copy it to a flash drive.

Put the flash drive in the damaged computer then exit and restart the RC. That should give you access to the flash drive, no idea what drive letter it will get though.

Now ren the existing boot.ini to bootsafe.ini then copy boot.ini from the flash drive to the root of the boot drive, probably C:\

As follows:

cd \ to change to root of boot drive
attrib -h boot.ini
attrib -s boot.ini
attrib -r boot.ini
(need to do them one at a time I believe)

ren boot.ini bootsafe.ini

copy x:\boot.ini .
(x: is the drive letter of the flash drive

attrib +h boot.ini
attrib +s boot.ini
attrib +r boot.ini
(restore attributes)

Remove flash drive, exit RC and see if computer boots normally.
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