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dualc

#1
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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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#3
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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D

dualc

#4
"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.
>
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88009-advanced-boot-options.html
>
> Hope this helps,
> Shawn
>
>
> --
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>
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> *Please post feedback to help others.*
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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"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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    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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