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How do you boot in safe mode?

post #1 of 10
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erm sounds dumb but how do you boot in safe mode... sure isnt f8 on my computer... just kicked me into what boot order i want it to be:S somone help i need to boot into it ASAP....
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post #2 of 10
If your running xp it has to be f8.
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post #3 of 10
no - some mobo's (such as mine) take f8 and make it the boot selection screen. im checking now how to get into safe
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you know f8 doesnt work on mine either. i would be curious to hear some ideas. Del key gets me to bios no problem.
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post #5 of 10
It should be F5.
post #6 of 10
On some, you have to hold F2. On others you have to hold ALT and maybe with shift.
post #7 of 10
f5
post #8 of 10
Just wait till its done posting and through any raid checks before you start pounding F8. But thats what i've allways used.
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post #9 of 10
got start>run>msconfig>boot>tick /safemode

Just untick it when you dont want to boto in safe mode
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post #10 of 10
Hit F8, when the boot selection screen comes up, select your normal boot HD, then start hammering F8 again. Works for me!
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