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#1 alexpeters

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 03:44 PM

Hello, maybe somebody can help me with my IBM 600E, I know that when you want to boot in safe mode you press the F8 key several times but in this case with this computer I cant boot in safe mode, it gives me a different screen, seems to me like a screen to view the computer with all the components, if someone can help I'll appreciate it.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:24 PM

What exactly does the screen say?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:53 AM

Try F12

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 09:02 AM

It may be that you've entered the computer's BIOS - or a boot device popup screen.

When pressing F8, you've gotta do it at the exact time that the BIOS turns stuff over to Windows and Windows starts to boot.

So, try waiting a bit longer and try tapping the F8 key when the BIOS screens have finished.
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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:31 PM

I need to press F5 to access safe mode on my Packard Bell.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:30 AM

F5? I wonder how P-B managed that?

Asus mobo's use F8 to popup the boot device selection menu - so if you hit it at the wrong time you don't know what you're going to get.

It'd be helpful to know how this was done - so that we can advise folks on how to map it to another key. That will make Safe Mode access easier for the average user.

Anyone got any ideas?
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:24 PM

Hi John.
You got me worried then so, 'when all else fails etc etc', I dug out my users manual which has been tucked away since first setup, and it definitely says to use F5 to access all the options including Safe Mode. F2 to enter BIOS.
When I press F8, I get the boot devices order menu, which I believe is the 'delete' key on some other machines.

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 06:49 AM

Wow! Thanks! I'd really like to know how to do that so I could change the order of my F keys! Anyone?
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

I don't know if this will change F numbers but it will create shortcut keys for anything you want:

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