what can I do if I cant get into W7 safe mode

Lenovo / 3000 g530
October 3, 2010 at 16:13:02
Specs: Windows 7
I restarted my computer and pressed f8 several times to get my computer into safe mode and it won't do anything. Are there any other ways I can do this?

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#1
October 4, 2010 at 07:37:14
I'm interested in this myself actually. Hoping you get a good response.

Maybe there's an option/temp setting you can set in windows to boot in SafeMode on next restart? I don't know, its just a theory.


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#2
October 4, 2010 at 10:22:33
use the recovery/repair cd, http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windo...

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
October 4, 2010 at 12:15:33
Are you using a USB keyboard? If so, Legusy USB support may be disabled in the BIOS. If that is the case, you will need to use a PS/2 keyboard at least once to change that setting in the BIOS.

Wireless keyboards can also be problematic working in the pre-Windows environment.


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#4
October 5, 2010 at 04:00:49
Open msconfig and click Boot tab. There, you will find a checkbox for Safe Mode. Put a checkmark there and reboot. Now you are in Safe Mode.

If you want to go out of Safe Mode, go back to msconfig and clear the checkmark before you restart. Otherwise, you will be trapped in Safe Mode.

CoolGuy


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#5
October 5, 2010 at 05:00:43
'Open msconfig and click Boot tab. There, you will find a checkbox for Safe Mode. Put a checkmark there and reboot. Now you are in Safe Mode.'

I used that once on a pc repair and it totally messed up the PC to the point where it had to be reformatted.

The safest way is to tap f8 at the right time on start-up. Start tapping immediately AFTER the logo and you should gain access to safe mode

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#6
October 5, 2010 at 05:07:54
I used the 'msconfig' method several times with no ill effect. Besides it is Microsoft's own program, nothing external to Windows. Messing up the PC should be due to something else.

CoolGuy


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#7
October 5, 2010 at 09:29:52
Open msconfig and click Boot tab. There, you will find a checkbox for Safe Mode. Put a checkmark there and reboot. Now you are in Safe Mode.

I am not the Original poster, But thanks. I knew there would be an option within windows to boot into safe mode on next start-up. Just didn't know where it was.

If its not broken, Fix it until it is


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