I have an HP machine running W7 with several drives. My computer boots and runs normally, but can't access via F8 or F10 function. When it starts in Error Recovery mode, I cannot select safe mode, only normal mode, and I cannot hit a key to skip the timer. It appears that I have two partitions on the main drive; a 2gig system partition that I believe is a recovery partition, and my main C partition which is 450gb. I ran HD Tune and it says Partition 1 is Bootable and Partition 2 (C-Drive) is not. In W7 Disk Management, Partition 1 shows as System, Active. Partition 2 shows as Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I don't know if this is indicative of my inability to F8/F10 at boot. I used Acronis TrueImage to create a clone of this drive a year ago for backup. Maybe Acronis cloning process disabled these features. Read somewhere not to make partition Active if is doesn't have a boot loader. Don't know how to tell if partition has boot loader, except that W7 Disk Management states status of drive as Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. But HD Tune says it is not bootable. Need to straighten this out and restore my ability to F8/F10 on boot.