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Windows 7: Help Please - Safe Mode Boot Startup Option - Gone

13 Mar 2013   #11
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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Thanks for you reply Benji.

I have done that. That is where I get the 'Windows 7' boot option rather than the standard ones (like safe mode). When I do select the 'Windows 7' option, I continue to hit F8 (because that is supposed to bring up the other options) but it just continues to boot normally.

I honestly have never seen this before.
Ok that is strange. So basically when you are pressing f8 it gets the boot devices instead of the advanced menu? Did you try to use the boot button instead of the f8 button?
Thanks Benji - I've used every key I've got - although I don't know which one is the boot one. Ignorance shown here, I didn't know there was a boot key.
Not all PC manufacturers have the quick boot menu. It would be listed in the manual for your laptop if it did. The BIOS splash screen on my ASUS desktop lists it but you can't blink or you'll miss it. reading though this thread again it sounds like you don't have that option and I may have lead you down a dead end, sorry if that's the case.


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13 Mar 2013   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Also, if you are just telling Windows to reboot, try actually shutting completely down. Then boot up and press F8. There are some things skipped on a reboot so going at it from a dead start might improve the odds.
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13 Mar 2013   #13
moondog99

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Ok that is strange. So basically when you are pressing f8 it gets the boot devices instead of the advanced menu? Did you try to use the boot button instead of the f8 button?
Thanks Benji - I've used every key I've got - although I don't know which one is the boot one. Ignorance shown here, I didn't know there was a boot key.
Ya so basically what he is saying here is that it has to be at the perfect time to press the f8 to get into the menu, but if you don't it will get you into the boot menu. So I would just try and keep doing it maybe. I've seen a few people with problems like this so it will just take practise
Timing - my goodness, I finally got it to show up. It's like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. But at least I know it's still there.

Thanks for your help everyone - sorry if I wasted your time.
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13 Mar 2013   #14
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Not at all we are here to help
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13 Mar 2013   #15
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

You could also try going into msconfig.exe and selecting the option to boot into safe mode on next boot.

Force Windows 7 / Vista to Boot Into Safe Mode Without Using the F8 Key

The virus might have disabled safe mode. This can be done by editing the registry. I would say startup repair would be able to fix this, but I am not entirely sure. you can check the command string in msconfig as well to see if it includes any commands: Tips for Windows.

Further info on how to disable safemode:
Disable F8 Key to Block Access to Safe Mode during Windows Startup



Edit: good to see you got in. I would also run some other diagnostics regarding the virus if you have only ran Avira... http://www.wiki-security.com/wiki/Parasite/UkashVirus/
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13 Mar 2013   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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