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My Windows Vista Home premium will bring me to the safe mode menu whenbooting up after pressing F8, but will not go into safe mode screen. It looks like drivers are being loaded but it reboots like it isrestarting and goes into normal Windows mode. Does anyone know a fix for this?
You can usually get into safe mode by powering on the unit to desktop then holding the power off till the unit powers off then on startup it should give you an option for safe mode.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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Tip: If you are running Safe Mode because you cannot get into Windows, you may want to first try loading the last known good configuration.
To get into the Windows 2000 and XP Safe mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use yourarrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.
Note: 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.
Trouble Getting into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe mode- If after several attempts you are unable to get into Windows 2000 or Windows XP Safe Mode as the computer is booting into Windows, turn off your computer. When the computer is turned on the next time Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot and give you the Safe Mode screen
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