Tired of hitting all sort of keys to access safe mode? (Windows XP)

Just modify your boot loader and add safe mode as an option.

       multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos /bootlog

when the computer reboots, you will be given a list of option to choose from and safe mode is of them

Here are the safe mode flags (msconfig)