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How to run windows xp in Safe mode

When starting your computer press F8 key continously untill the os list is not apear. using arow key go to safe mode and press Enter key.

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get out of safe mode


if you cant turn it of try shutting it down from command prompt

press windows key+r t
when the run box apears type CMD and press enter
type the following command without quotes "shutdown -s" then press enter and it should shut the computer down, if your computer goes back into safe mode when rebooting turn it off then back on and keep pressing the F8 key until a dialog with text comes up, use your arrow keys and navigate down to the last known good configuration box and hit enter it should work

Dec 17, 2012 | HP Compaq 6735s Notebook

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cannot get into safemode; using F8 repeatedly or continously does not work


which OS you are trying?
if it is Windows Xp then the option must working
With some computers if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the "F8 key", tap the "F8 key" continuously until you get the startup menu.
if not done then try the following method.

Close all open programs

Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK

The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
The computer restarts in Safe mode.
Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.>
When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer


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Jul 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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ai turn the computer on and nothing comes on the monitor. it was working ok last night , then we had a windows update and the computer shut down. Monitir works fine i checked it on another computer.


try starting in safe mode, when you turn on the pc keep pressing f8 till you get a menu up use the arow keys to highlight safe mode then press enter, see if you can boot up into windows that way. Reply here if you can

Mar 20, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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I'm using windows vista and I cannot delete STiNH files created by genuine fractas 3.0 le - help


You cannot delete the files because they are in sure by the software. Follow these instructions to get into safe mode, once you are in safe mode, find the files and delete them.

Using the F8 Method:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. When the computer starts you will see your computer's hardware being listed. When you see this information start to gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with the Windows Vista Advanced Boot Options.
  3. Select the Safe Mode option using the arrow keys.
  4. Then press the enter key on your keyboard to boot into Vista Safe Mode.
  5. When Windows starts you will be at a typical logon screen. Logon to your computer and Vista will enter Safe mode.

Mar 06, 2011 | LizardTech Genuine Fractals 3.0 LE Full...

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