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Windows 7: Unable to get into Safe Mode

01 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 
Unable to get into Safe Mode

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel mother board and CPU. I'm unable to get into safe mode using keyboard (F8 or F5). I have tried with F-lock on and off, no help. When I power off at the surge protector and turn power back on, (reboot) I get the option of safe mode. What in the heck I'm doing wrong.


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01 Aug 2010   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Layback,
I do not know what you are doing wrong, but--

Power on you computer and start tapping the SPACEBAR.

let me know the results.
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01 Aug 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello LB.





First you're going to brick the OS with all the disruptive shutdowns.


As soon as you start/re-start the PC do you start to continually tap the F11 key?
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01 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Layback,
I do not know what you are doing wrong, but--

Power on you computer and start tapping the SPACEBAR.

let me know the results.


Hey Karl, that's a good one, I'll remember that one.

click to enlarge
Unable to get into Safe Mode-f8.jpg


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01 Aug 2010   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Barefooting it,

Lots easier to find the spacebar key.

How did you make the snapshot? I need software to make a snapshot at an early stage of the startup/bootup procedure.
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01 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

To use the System Configuration Utility method
  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
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01 Aug 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Barefooting it,

Lots easier to find the spacebar key.

How did you make the snapshot? I need software to make a snapshot at an early stage of the startup/bootup procedure.


Howdy.


I took that with my camera as I tried that with my main system and made a snip of the pic so it wouldn't be so big to upload; but when I need to get snips of stuff like that for tutorials or something I do it in VirtualBox, like the snip below.

Unable to get into Safe Mode-f8_vb.jpg


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01 Aug 2010   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

thanks.

Guess I'm going to have to break down and install/use Virtual Box.
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01 Aug 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
To use the System Configuration Utility method
  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
Repeat the process and uncheck the box when you're through with Safe Mode.
One caveat: Don't experiment with the other settings on this tab. You could wind up unable to get back into MSConfig to undo your changes.
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01 Aug 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
thanks.

Guess I'm going to have to break down and install/use Virtual Box.


I keep taking this OT, sorry.

@Karl, it looks like you have Ultimate, have a look at this.


Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine
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