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Extend time Safe Mode is on screen

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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  • Beetles Nov 02, 2008

    Joed911--Thanks for the hints. This still wasn't exactly what I remember doing, so I did some more searching on my own. I did find this:







    Open System Properties...
    Start | Run | Type: sysdm.cpl | Click OK |
    Advanced tab | Settings button under Startup and Recovery


    Time to display list of operating systems
    Specifies how much time will elapse at startup before the default
    operating system starts automatically. Type the number of seconds in the
    list, or click the arrows to select the time.

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You can add Safe Mode to the Boot menu:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/add_safe_mode_to_boot_menu.htm

or here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial61.html

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • JDTec
    JDTec Nov 02, 2008

    You are welcome. Thanks for response.



    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.

    Thanks, Joe

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