First a brief background before the real issue I just purchased a brand new DELL Inspiron I530 to finally replace my antiquated DELL 700 MHZ with Millenium Edition OS. I am keeping the old DELL for my kids to learn off of. I want to defrag and wipe out the hard drive and restore the computer back to the way it was 7 years ago.
I'm trying to get to SAFE MODE. After booting up, I hold down the CTRL key waiting for the menu to appear to allow me to select SAFE MODE. Instead, I get a message that says "keyboard error". So I do CTRL/ALT/DEL and try it again...and again. I've also tried holding down the F8 key instead, but still get the same error message. If I don't hold down the key the whole time, or if I try rapidly pushing it, it will not give the message. Instead, it will bypass the option for SAFE MODE and proceed to fully boot.
Edited by garmanma, 30 July 2008 - 06:58 PM.