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Windows 7: Advanced boot option F8 not appearing

01 Jul 2011   #1
dhaneshka

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Advanced boot option F8 not appearing

Hi,
I have just upgraded to windows 7 last week.The problem is when I am trying to hit F8 button and get into advanced boot options.I tried holding it down instead of repeatedly pressing it too ..tried everything possible, All the time only a screen appears that give me the option to select the boot device with 3 options(My HD, USB Drive and DVD). I can't get into safe mode.. Please help Me

I am having 32 bit with Intel i3



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01 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check in BIOS for USB legacy is enable, & not disabled.
or
Try a PS2 keyboard.
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01 Jul 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're tapping F8 too soon, you need to wait for the bios screen to clear first. The trick is timing it right from when the bios screen clears off to when Windows starts to load.
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01 Jul 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If all you want is to get into safe mode there're a couple of other ways. One is via msconfig

Force Windows 7 / Vista to Boot Into Safe Mode Without Using the F8 Key - How-To Geek

the other is to hold down the power button till the computer shuts down, on restart it'll tell you windows was not shutdown properly and give you the safe mode option.
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01 Jul 2011   #5
dhaneshka

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

@theog
I am using a PS2 keyboard..
@stormy
I think the tapping is correct, that's why the screen for boot device selection is coming up on pressing F8
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01 Jul 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mine is the exact same way, F8 for the bios boot selector screen as well. Like I said the fun part is timing it right to catch it between the bios loading screen clearing and before Windows starts to load.

The msconfig method above works as well, just need to remember to set it back to normal boot when done or you'll be right back in safe mode upon restart.
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01 Jul 2011   #7
dhaneshka

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

@bill2,stormy
Ok thanks..I heard about msconfig method early but I was just wondering whether there was any problem with the board .. I had replaced the board last week and replaced the smps 2 times within a week..anyhow those problem were because of my faulty UPS..

So there is no other way to get the other options in advanced boot options screen other than safe mode?
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02 Jul 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello dhaneshka, welcome to Seven Forums!


As soon as you hit the PC power button, start continually tapping the space bar and don't stop until you get the Windows boot manager screen like in this snip below.
click to enlarge
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02 Jul 2011   #9
dhaneshka

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Thanks a Lot Barefoot..It really worked...


.SOLVED.
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02 Jul 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad I could help and thanks for the update!
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