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I Cannot Access Safe Mode


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#1 atzero06

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 02:19 PM

I am trying to access safe mode, but whenever I press F8 during the boot, the Boot Menu comes up, and I have no way to access safe mode. My computer will not boot to windows, so safe mode is the only way for me to access windows. Is there any way to get to safe mode from the boot menu, or am I pressing F8 at the wrong time? Thanks for you help!

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 03:27 PM

Have you tried the System Configuration Tool method, described in this Tutorial?
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Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:04 PM

What do you mean by "Boot Menu"?

Use your up and down arrows and see if safe mode is not one (or actually several) of the options that menu gives you.

How long has the problem you have been having been occurring, and what is it? (the reason you want to go to safe mode)

Do you have a Windows XP Installation disk?

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:09 PM

You may also use F5 to go directly into safe mode, just after the BIOS screen goes away when you boot your computer. ;)

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:03 PM

What is the make and model of your computer?

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:34 AM

Generally, if you're getting a boot menu when you press F8 - this means that you're pressing it to early.

Try tapping the F8 key repeatedly as the Windows screen (NOT the boot screen) shows up. It's a bit tricky, but after a couple of tries you should get right in.
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