Are you supposed to be able to connect to the internet when you've booted up in Safe Mode? When I try to do this, I consistently get a message about my modem not being connected or something, and when I click on Details (or Help?, whatever the choice is), this is what comes up:
"Is your COM port turned off? The troubleshooter detected that a COM port may be disabled. This may be the cause of the problem. Follow the steps below.
Warning - This procedure may involve changing your CMOS
settings and altering your BIOS
. Incorrect changes to the BIOS
of your computer can result in serious problems. [etc., etc.]
Make sure that your COM port isn't turned off in the BIOS
configuration settings for your computer."
If this is indeed the cause of my problem, can someone suggest to me how I might go about trying to fix it? It's probably not crucial, but I'm curious. I like to think I *could* access online help from Safe Mode if I should ever need to!