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How to boot into Safe Mode

Press your power button on your CPU to power on your computer. Start pressing your F8 key on your keyboard above your number keys. Keep pressing it until a page with options such as:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking

and a number of other options come up. Use your arrow keys to select which option you want. To boot to safe mode, choose the first option at the top of that list that says "Safe Mode" and hit Enter key.

It will take you to another page that has the operating system, press enter again. Usually, when starting in safe mode, it will allow you to login as admistrator (i.e. if you don't know the password here, it may very well be blank, try a blank password and if it doesn't work, then someone may have put one in. In this case, simply login as the usuall Username).

Once you login, your desktop will open. However, you will notice that there are not too many processes running in the bottom right of your screen. This is because safe mode does not allow all processes to run, only necessary processes. This is why sometimes you are not able to start up normally because a particular process may be blocking the login. These processes may be due to viruses or spywares.

Once you are in Safe Mode now, you can scan your computer to remove infections if that is what is blocking your startup. Or you may do whatever else it is you wanted to reach safe mode for. This tip is just to get you in. You use Safe Mode booting for all different reasons.

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my computer is in power safe mode

if you want to get your computer out of power safe mode
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
Also you might try
Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
hope this helps

Jul 01, 2011 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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how to go in safe mode?


to go into safe mode, turn on your computer and constantly press F8 immediately. You will press the F8 button at the first black screen, that is, when your computer displays its log.

While pressing the F8, a windows option will be the next screen to appear, amongst the windows option, you will see safe mode there, use your keyboard arrow key to scroll to safe mode and press enter.

By now,your computer should be loading on safe mode.

Good luck.

May 18, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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screen stuck in hibernating mode compaq laptop with windows vista

Disconnect the Laptop from Power, remove the battery, Hold the power button for 6-10 seconds.
Restart the machine by connecting the power and battery, Hit the Esc key while windows is loading

Sep 29, 2009 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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i want to know how to restore my maxdata back to factory settings,any ideas please?

hi there !

depending on the windows installed:
for windows xp
-press the power button; as soon as the computer turns on, immediately press and hold "CTRL" key then press "F11" then the restore window will appear

for windows vista
-press the power button; as soon as the computer turns on ; keep on tapping the "F8" key
-select repair my computer then let it load
-just select next on the keyboard layout screen
-enter you username and password on the next screen
-the select Dell Factory Image restore

NOTE: if the hard drive has been formatted using the CD you may not be able to perform the above procedure ; the same is true if hard drive on the computer has been replaced.


Sep 28, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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reset my laptop to its factory default?

the first thing if it is windows xp on it then in order to reset ur computer back to factory settings u need tofirst shut down the computer and then press and hold down the ctrl key on the keyboard and then press the power button only once and keep tapping f11 key on the keyboard and after that select the option that says complete restore to the manufacturer's settings,and if u have vista all u need to do is shut down the computer and then press the power button only once to turn on the computer and i mmediately keep tapping f8 on the keyboard it will take u to the advance options u need to choose repair my computer and then select complete pc restore to the manufacturer's setting and follow the instructions.....thanks

Jan 22, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-UX280P Notebook

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