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Windows 7: Can't boot into safe mode

27 Jun 2010   #11
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try this.

Can't boot into safe mode-capture.png




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27 Jun 2010   #12
Cmate

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
That's how it normally is. My pics were meant to be an example of how I can click normally in all tabs except the boot tab.None of the buttons in the boot tab are clickable, all the rest of the tabs work normally.
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04 Aug 2010   #13
MJX

Windows 7
 
 

I'm having a similar issue as the original poster - I installed a new ATI driver and fubared windows (7) so I can't boot. However, when I hit F8 all I get is a list of boot drives with no option to Safe Boot.

Even if I immediately start hitting F8 after selecting the boot drive (an SSD drive if that helps) it only brings up a list of peripherals and my only option is "Press ESC to boot normally" or somesuch with an 8 sec countdown timer before it carries on. The next screen that appears is the one where have the option to try and repair the volume (while fails) or boot normally. And it doesn't matter how fast you hit F8 after that you cannot bring up the Safe Boot screen.

It's an Asus i7 motherboard and I'm hoping someone has found a workaround to get into safe boot with them.


Thanks,

MJX.
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04 Aug 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, let it run any offered repair.

If that doesn't start it up reboot into DVD/CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to System Restore to before the change was made that caused Win7 to not boot.

System Repair Disc - Create
Repair CD - System Repair Disk
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04 Aug 2010   #15
MJX

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, let it run any offered repair.

If that doesn't start it up reboot into DVD/CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to System Restore to before the change was made that caused Win7 to not boot.

System Repair Disc - Create
Repair CD - System Repair Disk
Tried both of those options. The DVD could not repair the problem and for some strange reason it says there are no System Restore points on the drive, though I know it's made them.
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04 Aug 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

I believe on that mobo you first have to choose the HD to boot at the F8 prompt, then tap F8 again as the HD tries to boot to interrupt it to enter Advanced Boot tools menu and Safe Modes.

F8 is used as the one-time BIOS boot menu, and then it is used by Windows to access Advanced Boot Tools menu.
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04 Aug 2010   #17
MJX

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe on that mobo you first have to choose the HD to boot at the F8 prompt, then tap F8 again as the HD tries to boot to interrupt it to enter Advanced Boot tools menu and Safe Modes.

F8 is used as the one-time BIOS boot menu, and then it is used by Windows to access Advanced Boot Tools menu.
Yeah, I've been trying this over and over and it will not bring up the safe boot menu...
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04 Aug 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Start another topic titled "How do I enter Safe Mode on Asusi7 mobo?" or contact Asus tech support to find out exactly how to boot Safe Mode.

You may have borked your OS which includes the Adv Boot Tools at F8.

Do you need to copy out files in case it requires a clean reinstall from boot or running the Recovery partition or disks? Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Clean Install Windows 7
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24 Aug 2011   #19
MrCraigly

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Fix is on this post. It works...

no safe boot, no os listed
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