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Got a compaq laptop here that wont boot to windows. It gets to the blue splash screen for win 7 but does nothing.

Im hitting F8 and its not working, is there another way?
Edited by jacksknight - 12/30/10 at 6:32pm
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post #2 of 11
You can try to force it by shutting it off wrong.

I would suggest turning it off right at boot up or when it gets to the desktop.

Then it should have a menu of options listed at startup, and safe mode will be among them.
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It's not always necessarily F8. It might be delete. It depends on the mobo.
    
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type msconfig in starup menu search bar. select boot. Select safe boot. Hit apply. Reboot
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post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
type msconfig in starup menu search bar. select boot. Select safe boot. Hit apply. Reboot
You didnt read my post..

I tried del and i tried the shut down already to try and force it into safe mode, but no go.

Any other ideas?

Thanks guys!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MaCnRYdER View Post
You also didnt bother reading my post.
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post #8 of 11
you should automatically be going to the boot menu if you're forcing shut down after you get to "blue splash screen for win 7 but does nothing"
anyway try del, f8, or f5 AFTER the bios screen
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F10 for compaqs
Edited by PrimeSLP - 12/30/10 at 6:53pm
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hmmmm F5 brings up the boot menu, but there is no option for safe mode... Only windows 7 or a memory test...
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