Somewhere I read how to extend how long the Safe Mode screen stays on, rather than repeatedly hitting the F8 key. It involved using the registry, an h_key, and extending the seconds at the end of that line. But now I can't remember how I did it! Can anyone help??
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See if screen is okay when booting to cmos or to safe mode. Can be spyware causing this. Should not affect cmos screen and may not affect safe mode screen (hit F8 repeatedly when booting to bring up safe mode choices). Run Malwarebytes in safe mode.
Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn itback on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFEMODE. Take the Safe Mode option and let it boot up. Safe Mode will lookdifferent to you, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger, this isnormal.
If it is showing a blue scree of death (BSOD) and shuts downbefore you can read the error message try this: Turn the computer off, then turn it on and immediately start hitting the F8 keyrepeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Scroll down below Safe Mode and youwill see an option to Disable Automatic Restart. Select it and rebootyour machine. Next time it boots up you will be able to read the errormessage. You'll probably need a system disc or repair disc to fix theblue screen error message.
If it is showing a blue scree of death (BSOD) and shuts down before you can read the error message try this: Turn the computer off, then turn it on and immediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see SAFE MODE. Scroll down below Safe Mode and you will see an option to Disable Automatic Restart. Select it and reboot your machine. Next time it boots up you will be able to read the error message. You'll probably need a system disc or repair disc to fix the blue screen error message.
In order to get into Windows safe mode, you need to begin pressing the F8 key repeatedly AS SOON as you see the BIOS/manufacturer name come up, WELL before you see the Windows splash screen. Basically as soon as it goes to 'black screen', begin hitting the F8 key and while it may take a couple of times, you should get there!
Best of luck! Hope this helps!
While the computer is initially booting up, press F8 (repeatedly if necessary), you should be presented with a selection screen to boot into safe mode (various levels such as with or without networking) or to boot normally. The F8 key only works while the computer is going through the BIOS startup procedure.
Just after post(the computer boots up) and just before you see windows booting press F8, it will bring up a blck page with different selection options to boot your pc, use the arrow keys to go to the top of the page where it says safe mode and hit enter,, the computer should now boot to windows in save mode. hope this helps.