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I can never be able to boot into safe mode, I was lucky to be a fast finger and end task EVGA Precision before crashing over and over due I switch driver and forget to reset the overclock to default and it ends up multi color crash my screen on every start up.

So my problem is I want to figure out how to get into Windows 8 safe mode in case if anything else happens. I tried F8 leads me to device boot selection... F5.. nothing F1 nothing F12 Nothing....

Sabertooth X79.. why Asus intercept F8 key?
     
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I can never be able to boot into safe mode, I was lucky to be a fast finger and end task EVGA Precision before crashing over and over due I switch driver and forget to reset the overclock to default and it ends up multi color crash my screen on every start up.

So my problem is I want to figure out how to get into Windows 8 safe mode in case if anything else happens. I tried F8 leads me to device boot selection... F5.. nothing F1 nothing F12 Nothing....

Sabertooth X79.. why Asus intercept F8 key?

Press the F8 key as you are and when it gives you a boot selection menu, select your drive and hit enter then immediately after hitting enter spam the F8 more and you will be presented with the safe mode options you are looking for.
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This happens on our systems that we build here too. Screwed us up too since we had some rebuild documentation telling customers to hit F8 to access Advanced Boot Options. Basically since Asus took F8 first, you'll go into their boot device selection screen (at least on the Z77 boards we're using) then when you select the correct boot drive, you immediately have to start spamming that F8 again. And when I say immediately I mean right after you hit enter when selecting that boot drive or you'll miss it. Booting off an SSD requires you to be even more fast... frown.gif
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Oh good to know, thank you!
     
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Hi, I've recently ran into problems with windows 8 on an asus motherboard, for me F8 did nothing, neither did a rumoured shift + F8.

So I decided to press all of the F's starting from F1 which was a short Journey because F1 seemed to do the trick for me, so try spamming F1 if F8 still doesn't work.
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i found that if you press long the power button while the system is still booting up. the next attempt to boot will take yo to the advanced options
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