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Starting Win 7 in Safe Mode


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#1 Kirkinak

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:32 PM

I am running Win 7 64 bit and would like to start in Safe Mode to run a security scan. The problem :) My keyboard is bluetooth so there is no way I can restart and push F8 and get an option for Safe Mode prior to Windows starting up in normal mode. I understand this can be done from the command prompt and am willing to try but I am not really an advanced user. Any ideas????? Thanx


Worked like a charm. Yes, MalwareBytes and Security Essentials. Thanks again. Please excuse, I don't know how to reply only to you.

Edited by Kirkinak, 22 February 2011 - 08:55 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:58 PM

How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode Through System Configuration (msconfig)
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/69585-safe-mode.html

(Method Two in the tutorial)

This will set Windows 7 to start into Safe Mode until you set it back to the normal boot mode in step 2 of the tutorial.

Hope this helps, let us know.:busy:

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would like to start in Safe Mode to run a security scan


Hope you're not planning to run that scan with your Anti-Virus prog, it won't run in safe mode. :whistle:

MalwareBytes, perhaps??

Edited by Union_Thug, 22 February 2011 - 12:03 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for the tip on BCDEdit, that is a good one!

To the OP - I always keep a spare corded keyboard/mouse in the closet JUST IN CASE. :thumbup2:

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:29 PM

@ Sector 17 U're welcome. 7 forums tutorials is a TREASURE TROVE of useful info/tips.Posted Image

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:58 AM

Worked like a charm. Yes, MalwareBytes and Security Essentials. Thanks again. Please excuse, I don't know how to reply only to you.



Posted Image Thanks for posting back & letting us know. I wasn't aware that Microsoft Security Essentials could be run in Safe Mode, also running MBAM in safe mode is not as thorough as running in normal. Is there a particular reason why you "needed" to run these scans in safe-mode? If you're unsure as whether you have any Malware present on your system, start a topic in Am I Infected? forum after reading this topic and following the instructions.

You can just click the add reply button, or if you really need to address a specific member's post you can just click the "quote" button after that specific post, or you can just do something like this:

@Kirkinak: You're welcome, glad I could help!


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