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Need help booting into windows 8 safe mode

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#1 acg515


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:14 PM

I was playing Star Wars the Old Republic, and I hit the 'windows' key. It caused my resolution to change to a frequency that's out of range of what my monitor can support. Now my computer boots into "Out of Range" as soon as the circles that blip around at startup go away. I am trying to boot into safe mode using command prompt having booted windows off of my disk.

I am trying to use the bcdedit commands to allow the F8 key to work again so that I can get into safe mode. However, none of them are working. I am starting out in a command prompt screen that looks kind of like this
Select Administrator: X:\windows\SYSTEM32\cmd.exe
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]


So far I have tried using these commands -
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

When I do these it says things like "The Boot Configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."

I notice on all these videos of people doing this stuff that it begins with showing 
C:\Windows\System32 Is that what is messing me up, that I'm starting on X:? I haven't done this stuff in so long I have forgotten how to get into the System32 anyways.

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#2 rockysosua


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:23 PM

If you are booting from your disc, there is an option in Recovery that can get you into Safe Mode, or is there a reason you want or need to do it from a command prompt.

BTW: I don't know how to do it from a command prompt as I've never had any call to do it that way.

Lastly, if I remember correctly, the option for the Advanced Start up is on the third page of the Recovery area.

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