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New boot.ini switches for Windows 2000

Mode: Safe Mode
Switch: /SAFEBOOT:MINIMAL /SOS /BOOTLOG /NOGUIBOOT

Mode: Safe Mode with Networking
Switch: /SAFEBOOT:NETWORK /SOS /BOOTLOG /NOGUIBOOT

Mode: Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Switch: /SAFEBOOT:MINIMAL(ALTERNATESHELL) /SOS /BOOTLOG /NOGUIBOOT

Mode: Enable Boot Logging
Switch: /BOOTLOG

Mode: Enable VGA Mode
Switch: /BASEVIDEO

Mode: Directory Services Restore Mode (Domain Controllers only)
Switch: /SAFEBOOT:DSREPAIR /SOS

Mode: Debugging Mode
Switch: /DEBUG


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This was first published in April 2001

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