If this is the case, have you considered the Recovery Console feature from the Windows CD? You can boot into a command prompt to perform actions such as disabling drivers, stopping services, accessing the file directory, etc. You can also install this feature as a startup option so you do not need the CD. Or you could hit F8 at system startup and use the Boot to Safe Mode - Command Prompt option.
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