Safe Mode

Posted on 2009-12-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Cannot open computer in safe mode (F8), regardless if F Lock on Microsoft keyboard toggle position (F lock on; off).
Any utility of trick that will do this?
Question by:tinman2372
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    Expert Comment

    Hi there;

    Could you check your bios regarding such setting and inform us?

    Best regards.

    Author Comment

    not sure how to do that

    Author Comment

    I hit F2 at startup and all the BIOS settings appear - all lool OK to me
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    Accepted Solution

    I don't think you might find any software to do that for you, but you could do this:

    Do the following when you are in Windows:
    1. Go to Start >> Run
    2. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
    3. Now click the BOOT.INI tab and select the check box /SAFEBOOT
    4. Just check if MINIMAL is checked or not. If its not checked, check it.
    5. Click on Apply and then OK.
    6. Now you are done. Next time you reboot your computer, it will start running in Safe Mode.

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    Expert Comment

    Have you got a generic keyboard and see if that gives the "F8" function
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    Expert Comment

    I know this question has been closed...

    But I just hope your reason for going to safe mode is not due to an infected system because it is not a good idea to force safe mode when the system is infected.

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