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    dualc Guest

    Safe Mode

    I am running Vista Home Basic. When I reboot and try to go to safe mode I
    find that there is no F8 button to take me to the boot up menu. How do I
    boot up in Safe Mode?

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    Re: Safe Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by dualc View Post
    I am running Vista Home Basic. When I reboot and try to go to safe mode I
    find that there is no F8 button to take me to the boot up menu. How do I
    boot up in Safe Mode?
    Hi Dualc,

    The F8 key should be on your keyboard. This tutorial will show you how to boot into safe mode. Just select "Safe Mode" when you go to the "Advanced Boot Options" menu.

    Advanced Boot Options

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: Safe Mode

    Open the Run command Windows key + R
    type 'msconfig' without qoutes, hit enter
    Select 'Boot' tab
    Under 'Boot Options' check the Safe Boot check box
    Select 'Minimal' radio box or 'Network' if you need Internet Access in safe
    mode
    Click OK, a dialog box will appear, click OK to restart

    When you want to return to 'Normal Mode' follow the same instructions above
    in 'Safe Mode' but uncheck "Safe Mode" click OK then then your computer will
    reboot.
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    "dualc" <dualc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I am running Vista Home Basic. When I reboot and try to go to safe mode I
    > find that there is no F8 button to take me to the boot up menu. How do
    > I
    > boot up in Safe Mode?


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    dualc Guest

    Re: Safe Mode



    "brink" wrote:


    > Hi Dualc,
    >
    > The F8 key should be on your keyboard. This tutorial will show you how
    > to boot into safe mode. Just select "Safe Mode" when you go to the
    > "Advanced Boot Options" menu.
    >
    > Advanced Boot Options
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    > --
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    >
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    Brink
    The tutorial site had the answer. I of course know there is an F8 key on my
    keyboard. I was hitting it, but only once and at the wrong time. I did as
    the tutorial said and got the menu, and I got into safe mode.

    The reason I wanted safe mode is that I have been trying to run system
    restore, and I kept getting a message that it could not complete due to an
    unknown error. Running is Safe Mode solved the problem. Thanks to both you
    and Shawn for your imput.

    >

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    Re: Safe Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by dualc View Post
    "brink" wrote:



    Brink
    The tutorial site had the answer. I of course know there is an F8 key on my
    keyboard. I was hitting it, but only once and at the wrong time. I did as
    the tutorial said and got the menu, and I got into safe mode.

    The reason I wanted safe mode is that I have been trying to run system
    restore, and I kept getting a message that it could not complete due to an
    unknown error. Running is Safe Mode solved the problem. Thanks to both you
    and Shawn for your imput.
    Dualc,

    Glad to hear that you got the problem resolved. That timing to hit F8 can be tricky. Just not enough time.

    Thank you for the feedback,
    Shawn

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