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Can get the aspire to boot to windows

I have no recovery disk and when I press alt F10 it doesnt go into recovery, not sure how to go into safe mode any suggestion?

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Try F8, that's usually safe mode. press it like once a second as it's booting.

what's your specific problem-- cant boot windows?

can you try putting a windows install disk in and choosing "repair" when it boots? (you want to make sure you dont format your drive though, repair wont do that usually if youre careful)

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