Solved Cannot boot up in Safe Mode

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June 6, 2013 at 19:09:13
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core I5 3.3
As my computer is booting up I press F8 and tap it until it opens but it is bypassing Safe Mode and booting up into Windows 7 Pro. Any idea why this is happening? TIA

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June 8, 2013 at 19:43:04
You can also change the boot.ini file within System Configuration and enable Safe Mode there.

Start orb > Search > type: msconfig > Boot tab > checkbox: Safe Mode > option: Minimal (default option and probably sufficient)

When you boot up, you'll likely see a notice about this utility being accessed even if no changes were made. Just place the checkmark on the dialog window to stop it from coming up again until you access System Configuration next time.

To boot normally, open the utility back up, disable Safe Mode, reboot, then place that "close dialog window" checkmark again.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.



#1
June 6, 2013 at 20:54:20
sounds like you are not hitting the right sequence (timing) when booting up. Try tapping f8 as soon as it starts booting up.....

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#2
June 7, 2013 at 13:50:05
You may be using a USB keyboard and your BIOS is not set to enable legacy USB support.

Do you have a PS/2 keyboard port and keyboard? If so, use it to enter the BIOS (setup) screens and enable legacy USB support.

#1 above may also be the issue.


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#3
June 7, 2013 at 21:37:47
OtheHill it is not a usb keyboard. I will try again tapping like the first poster said. Thanks to both of you.

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June 8, 2013 at 19:43:04
✔ Best Answer
You can also change the boot.ini file within System Configuration and enable Safe Mode there.

Start orb > Search > type: msconfig > Boot tab > checkbox: Safe Mode > option: Minimal (default option and probably sufficient)

When you boot up, you'll likely see a notice about this utility being accessed even if no changes were made. Just place the checkmark on the dialog window to stop it from coming up again until you access System Configuration next time.

To boot normally, open the utility back up, disable Safe Mode, reboot, then place that "close dialog window" checkmark again.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.


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#5
June 9, 2013 at 13:20:01
The timing can be critical. The right time to start pressing F8 is after the boot screen. I usually start just as it is about to disappear. That way you won't overload the keyboard buffer. If you don't have a bios splash screen, you can go into the bios and disable quiet boot, so you can time this better.

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#6
June 10, 2013 at 12:52:48
Thank you Paul1149. I appreciate your advice.

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#7
June 10, 2013 at 21:32:28
I followed your instructions and everything went great...I was in Safe Mode and ran the Checkdisc Utility from Properties in my C Drive. I changed it back in the Boot.ini and all is good again. Thanks to you guys. We are lucky to have guys that know their way around the Windows OS to advise us. Take care.

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