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Tech support for Safe Mode boot in Dell® Inspiron 1012 system

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If you are looking for a complete solution to boot your Dell Inspiron 1012 system in safe mode, then follow the easy 4-step resolution given below and get full information about the error.

Sometime there is a requirement of Windows XP system in Safe Mode for your laptop to start, and when you need to uninstall certain malware – viruses, Trojans, adware, etc., which cannot be erased in standard mode. Then you have to learn how to start Windows XP in safe mode from the ‘Start’ menu automatically.

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  • Click ‘Start’
  • Click ‘Selective Startup’
  • Click ‘OK’
  • Click ‘Restart’

Click ‘Start’

You have to close all programs that you have opened. Then click on “Start” and then ‘Run’. Now type in “msconfig” into the text box and click ‘OK’.

Click ‘Selective Startup’

The window that pops up in your screen, you have click on the ‘BOOT.INI’ tab. Check the box for ‘Check /SAFEBOOT’. Click ‘OK’. This will open the ‘System Configuration’ Window.

Click ‘OK’

When prompted, click on ‘Restart’ to reboot your computer. Your PC will now reboot in Safe Mode. Wait for the process to complete, as it may take a few minutes.

Click ‘Restart’

Once you have resolved the issue you were working on, reset your PC to reboot in its default mode, rather than into Safe Mode. Simply repeat all the steps above, being sure to un-check the box next to ‘/SAFEBOOT’.


You have successfully booted your Dell Inspiron 1012 system laptop in safe mode with iYogi’s expert technical assistance.

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