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How do you boot an HP G3 server into safe mode?

Trying to start in safe mode to remove a malicious file.  

Help menu says hit F8.

We have tried hitting F8 intermittantly during boot up, and also holding down F8 during boot up.  In both instances we get a blue screen labeled:

Configuration options:
Create logical drive
Delete Logical drive
View logical drive

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Tomster2
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Netman66Commented:
You have to wait until the POST is done.  You're getting it when the RAID controller hooks F8.  Right after the F10 screen, after everything is initiallized you'll see a quick blank screen - you gotta be fast.

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Hold down the shift key from the time you power it on and then during the entire boot sequence and it should go into Safe Mode.

Jeff
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Tomster2Author Commented:
Sorry for the delay... will be at the site this week to give that a go.
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Tomster2Author Commented:
Managed to find a way to remove the file without going into safe mode... do don't  know if these suggestions would work.  In any case, I appreciate the replies and am splitting the points.
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