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Windows 7: Where is F8?

28 Jan 2011   #1
smalcom

Windows Vista
 
 
Where is F8?

Not sure if this is the right place, but let's try. I cannot get my system to recognize the F8 key at boot time (it used to.) I am running Windiws 7 Home Premium using a Logitech MX3200 Cordless Desktop. This is not a new system, and 7 has been up and running since launch. The cordless desktop has been attached since before the update to 7.

I make sure to update the system whenever updates are available. If I abort the load of Windows by powering down the system, I can get into safe mode (pain in the neck.)

I repeatedly tap the button during boot or hold the button until Windows load. Neither method seems to work.

Can anybody help, or at least direct me someplace that can?

Thanks.


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28 Jan 2011   #2
Bill2

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

One way of getting into safe mode if F8 is not working is to check its box in msconfig.

(METHOD TWO) Safe Mode

As for F8 not working, it may be a hardware issue, try out a different keyboard.
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28 Jan 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

You may have an Fn keylock which needs to be engaged before it will recognize those keys. I come across these occasionallly.

Try another keyboard to see if it is indeed your keyboard as is likely. Then have it handy in case you need to use F8, or use Bill2's workaround when you can access Windows.
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28 Jan 2011   #4
smalcom

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
One way of getting into safe mode if F8 is not working is to check its box in msconfig.

(METHOD TWO) Safe Mode

As for F8 not working, it may be a hardware issue, try out a different keyboard.
Only had another Logitech Wireless Keyboard, so I did that. Same problem. Will try the msconfig route. Thanks.
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