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Trouble Entering Safe Mode


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#1 dc3

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:32 AM

Three months ago I built my new computer using a Biostar TForce 6100 939 motherboard and it has given me no trouble since it first started. I had suggested that a friend use Asquared in safe mode to scan for a Trojan and was told that it wouldn't run the scan. Just to make sure that there wasn't a problem I tried to enter the safe mode on my computer to run the scan, and I can't get into safe mode. Pressing F8 is supposed enable system configuration, but pressing it during the start of the boot nothing happen.

I'm stumped and could use some suggestions. Thanks, dc3

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 06:58 AM

Some systems use a different key from F8 for this. Try F5, ESC or DEL and see what happens.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 07:22 AM

If you can't get the right keys pressed in time, try this.

* Download BootSafe and save it to your Desktop (or any location of your choice)
* Double click the BootSafe icon to start the program
* Select which Safe Mode you wish to boot - Minimal, Networking (typical), or Repair
* Click the Reboot button
* Once you have booted into Safe Mode, you can perform any actions needed, such as scanning for viruses, spyware, adware, malware or repairing a system component
* When you have completed your tasks, simply run BootSafe again and select the Normal Restart option and click the Reboot button and your computer will reboot in Normal Mode

http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.htm


Pay particular attention to the last instruction. Those who rebooted from the normal Start menu ended up having to rearrange all their desktop icons and/or just looped back to Safe Mode.

My system has a strange safe mode boot and my fingers are too slow. This works like a charm for me.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 10:57 AM

I got it sorted out, I had been using a USB keyboard and changed back to my old PS2 and I could then enter the safe mode. I will look later when I have more time to see if there is some place in the BIOS to enable the USB keyboard in the POST.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:57 AM

Ensure that legacy USB devices are enabled in your BIOS. Even so, the mobo may not recognize the USB devices in time to use them. I keep a PS2 mouse and keyboard on hand for just such an eventuality.
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