Whenever I reach a Windows Advanced Options Menu screen by repetitively pressing F8 while booting up in order to try to choose the Safe mode option, the screen is frozen on the highlighted choice of “Start Windows Normally” and neither pressing <enter> nor trying to use the cursor to reach the Safe Mode choice will work. My operating system is Windows XP.
I have no idea whether there is some magical key combination that will release the freeze or some file that needs to be altered to enable keys to function. This used to be a fully functional screen allowing the use of any of the choices on that screen. An additional question might be whether there is any other way to boot into safe mode except from that screen?