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Safe Mode F8? Rebooting Back To Normal?

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#1 kilo2304


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Posted 16 February 2006 - 06:41 PM

On my instructions to clean up my computer it says:

reboot in safe mode
hold F8
use arrow keys to safe mode
press enter

then after a few instruction it says:

Reboot system "back" to normal mode

can anyone be more specific like

my first step is to restart my computer and as its restarting I should hold the F8 key???

and how do I reboot BACK to normal mode???

it just sounds risky to me

can someone please walk me through this

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#2 Cyclica


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Posted 16 February 2006 - 07:30 PM

Hi. Those directions refers to the menu that appears when pressing F8 key at boot. Depending on Windows version, one or more options are labeled as "safe", meaning Windows will load with only the essential components so you can fix what could be wrong with normal boot. "Back to normal" means rebooting out of "safe mode" once the problem is fixed.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:30 PM

As Cyclica Safe Mode boots with minimal items and allows a more thorough scan. Pressing the F8 key takes you to a black and white screen where you choose Safe Mode, among other options. Booting back to normal mode is a simple matter of going to Start>Shut Down as you would normally do when turning off the computer but you instead choose Restart. Its not really risky and won't harm your computer. Safe Mode is used for diagnostic purposes also. The screen will look funny but that is normal.

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Posted 16 February 2006 - 10:44 PM

You may need to gently and repeatedly tap f8 when starting your computer to get into Safe Mode. You will see a rather drab screen with around 4 options that you can choose with the arrow keys. Use "Safe Mode."
To exit Safe Mode, simply shut down the computer and reboot.
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 01:20 PM

Hi kilo
You may like to take a look at BleepingComputer's own tutorial. You can view it here.

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