How to boot XP in safe mode and use mouse

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  1. Consciousness macrumors newbie

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    So thanks to hunterjoules i can now restart windows normally, however i still need to boot into safe mode with the use of my trackpad (mouse) are there any fixes for this?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Consciousness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Boot camp XP Safe mode Problems!!

    I still cannot boot XP into Safe Mode using Boot Camp without losing all functionality of my keyboard and mouse, can anybody HELP! Is there a way around this?

    MacBook White 2Ghz OS X Leopard
    Boot Camp 2.1
    Windows XP SP3
    Partitioned NTFS
     
  3. ZMacintosh macrumors 6502a

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    you have to press F8 immediately after selecting the XP partition.

    might need to do fn+F8
     
  4. Consciousness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, ZMac, I have tried this and still get the results no mouse or keyboard.

    Any other ideas?
     
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  6. Consciousness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a feeling a USB Keyboard or mouse might work also, unfortunately i don't have access to on at the moment, so was looking for some other solution.

    So far i have enabled the autologon feature and am looking into disabling the logon screen to see if i can go straight to the command prompt.

    We'll see.
     
  7. Consciousness thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still no luck! i am out of ideas. I cant believe something as critical as mouse and keyboard operation would be unoperable. What kind of half baked solution is this to seamlessly intergrate windows and OS X.

    Well if i havn't come up with a solution soon i will just have to buy a usb mouse and see if that works, although i have read reports of none of these working at times with parallels install issues. It seems Boot camp has some of its own.

    Waiting in hope.
     

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