Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Surface Pro 2 lockout and boot to safe mode

Posted on 2014-11-07
9
Medium Priority
?
2,061 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-07
Seems windows 8 does not allow for safe mode via f8 key.

Ctl alt del not working either,so may be issue with keyboard or IO.

Need to boot to safe mode to trouble shoot startup issues without having to login first.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:pgm554
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40428930
These describe how to boot into safe mode with windows 8 (& 8.1)
http://www.7tutorials.com/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/ss/windows-8-safe-mode.htm

I've never used a Surface, but I presume that there is nothing special about it when it comes to basic windows 8 operations.
0
 
LVL 30

Author Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 40428939
Customer says it working again, must be ghosts.
Anybody got a clue as to how to get back to expert mode view in EE?
I switched to regular view and now when I ask question it doesn't allow for choosing point value and defaults to  500.
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
Eirman earned 2000 total points
ID: 40428941
Up near the top middle you should see "Switch View"

All questions are 500 points now (except for religion+philosophy+lounge)
0
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 30

Author Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 40428947
Manged to get it back,but you got to play around as it's just not easy to see.
view.PNG
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40428949
All tech questions = 500
religion+philosophy+politics+lounge = 50
Community = 0
0
 
LVL 30

Author Closing Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 40428950
saw the article,but didn't need to use it.
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40428953
To allow access to safe mode you need normal mode to be working first (but there are workarounds)
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Eirman
ID: 40428956
Thanks for the easy points pgm554
0
 
LVL 30

Author Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 40428992
So the default  for all tech is 500?
Been a while since I've asked.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem I recently had a lot of trouble with File Explorer hanging on my personal computer running Windows 8.1. It's important to note that this isn't Internet Explorer. This was happening when I attempted to access a local network location where I…
AutoHotkey is an excellent, free, open source programming/scripting language for Windows. It started out as a keyboard/mouse macros product, but has expanded into a robust language. This article provides an introduction to it, with links to addition…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 17 hours left to enroll

886 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question