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Can I create a desktop icon for restarting XP in safe mode?

Is it possible to create a desktop icon for restarting Windows XP in safe mode?

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Yes, but it's probably more trouble than it's worth. You must write a script that changes Boot.ini to add the /safeboot boot option. Then run the script from your shortcut. For more information, type "msconfig" in the Run dialog box. In the System Configuration Utility, click the Boot.ini tab.

This was first published in April 2003

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