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#1 janeygee

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:45 AM

Hi,

I keep getting an Adware detection on scaning so I wanted to do a scan in Safe Mode ( Windows 10.1)

Followed the article on how to boot into SafeMode, but when I get to the screen to choose a number using the F1 - 9 keys, I believe it is  F4 that selects Boot into Safemode w/o networking , the keyboard appears unresponsive, I can select nothing.

All I can do is Power Off. So cannot get into Safe Mode to do the scan.

Any suggestions would be great.


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#2 richcbro

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 04:59 AM

Try this way to go into safe mode:

 

1. Press Win+R on the keyboard, type "msconfig", this will open system configuration utility.

2. Click the "Boot" tab.

3. Under boot options, tick "Safe boot" and make sure Minimal is selected.

4. Click Apply and close msconfig.

5. Restart your PC and it will boot into safe mode.

 

Undo the changes to boot into normal mode.

 

Please note that do not change any other settings in msconfig because it can cause problems.


Edited by batman1234, 10 January 2016 - 05:03 AM.

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#3 janeygee

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:30 AM

Batman,
Thanks for that, worked a treat, scanned and removed the nasty.

Problem now is How do I get back to normal start up? I don't have a Windows key, I had to type msconfig in the run box.......that is not available in safe mode.

Solved.......stupid me.....right click start button. etc. etc.

Edited by janeygee, 10 January 2016 - 06:51 AM.

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