Unfortunately, the F8 key is the only way to get into Safe mode in Windows 2000. See the steps below for booting Windows 2000 into safe mode:
- Restart the computer.
- When you see the black-and-white Starting Windows bar at the bottom of the screen, start tapping the F8 key.
- In the Windows 2000 Advanced Options Menu, select Safe mode if it is not selected. If it is not selected, use the arrow keys to select it.
- Press Enter.