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Microsoft KB Archive/255747

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Safe Mode Startup Takes a Long Time in Windows 2000

Article ID: 255747

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q255747


When you start Microsoft Windows 2000 and select Safe Mode on the Windows 2000 Advanced Options Menu, Windows 2000 takes a long time to start.


This behavior occurs because additional driver logging occurs and Windows runs debug code to help troubleshoot Windows 2000 start-up errors. The time it takes to start in Safe Mode will vary and will depend on the speed of the computer.

Additional query words: safemode F8 slow sluggish time-consuming

Keywords: kbinfo KB255747