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How to booting safe mode in HP DL360 G3 server

This is for HP DL360 server on Windows 2003 server. I am trying to use F8 key during memory testing to boot the server in safe mode, but did not work.

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As soon as the server turns on and you see a BIOS screen press the F8 key constantly. This should be you to the safe mode screen. If not then try another keyboard, or another USB slot.

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Setup is starting services


Hi,

First try to check if you can log to your computer via Safe Mode, if you can then there is a few possible things happened to your computer:
1. Corrupted software installation that is messing up with your startup services.
2. Hardware problem (memory or bad sector in the hard disk)
3. Or Operating system or malware.

Anyway for the step to test if you can log in via Safe mode try the steps below:
Reference: Safemode
Open Safe Mode with the F8 key

All Windows versions can be booted into Safe Mode by this method. Note that it is somewhat tricky to time this procedure and it may take several attempts.

1. Turn on or restart your computer.
2. Hold down the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. If the computer makes a complaining noise, tap the F8 key repeatedly instead of holding it down.
3. If a Windows logo or "Windows starting" appears, wait until Windows loads. Then restart the computer and try pressing F8 again.
4. Once you are successful, a menu will appear with a number of boot options. Use an arrow key to navigate to "Safe Mode" and press the Enter key.

Trying to get to Safe Mode by using the F8 key can be frustrating and there is another way that uses the System Configuration Utility (msconfig).


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Feb 26, 2013 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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My computer is not working....i am stuck in windows system32 drivers disk.sys when i try the safe mode...and the installation stops and just turn into black... can anyone help me ragarding this problem?...


If computer does not start normally, use this checklist to identify specific symptoms and take the recommended corrective actions to resolve the problems.Perform a Hard Reset Do these actions first to clear all temporary setting before troubleshooting the problem.Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove all USB devices and media cards Disconnect the AC power adapter, remove the battery, and then press and hold the power button for at least 15 seconds to drain residual charge
  1. Reconnect the AC power adapter (do not connect the battery), press the Power button and look for the LEDs to blink or glow, and listen for the sound of a disk drive and fan turning.
Perform each recommended corrective action and then attempt to restart the computer.Symptom 1: LED lights do not glow, display is black, no fan or drive sounds are heard, and computer does not startIf LEDs do not glow or blink when AC power adapter is attached and power button is pressed, there is no power available to the notebook.
  • Check AC adapter wiring and power connection to the notebook.
  • Connect a different AC power adapter and remove battery, then restart notebook.
  • Connect a different battery and disconnect AC power adapter, then restart notebook.
  • If there is no power available at the notebook, contact HP to purchase a replacement battery or AC adapter.
Symptom 2: LEDs blink or computer beeps but does not start Blinking LEDs or beep tones indicate a hardware failure during the pre-start up testing.
  • Count number of blinking LEDs or beeping tones to help with diagnostics testing.
  • Contact HP for technical assistance. There are no other user-initiated troubleshooting actions until error codes are resolved.
Symptom 3: LEDs glow, fan noise may be heard briefly, display remains black, and computer fails to startup or boot Usually occurs if a component is installed incorrectly, or there is a device conflict or failure.
  • Connect an external monitor to check if the problem is the built-in LCD display or graphics card.
  • Remove all CD/DVDs, SD cards, USB devices, peripherals and do a Hard Reset .
  • If memory or hard drive components were replaced, reinstall original components.
  • Remove memory modules and replace one-at-a-time.
  • Remove and reseat hard drive.
  • If possible, turn on power, press F10 to enter BIOS mode, and run Memory Test and Hard Drive Test .
  • On newer notebooks, turn on power, press Esc to enter UEFI mode, and run Memory Test and Hard Drive Test .
  • If possible, turn on power, press F8 to enter Windows Advanced Boot Options , and select Repair Computer option, or enter Safe Mode and run Memory Diagnostics .
  • If all other methods fail , but computer can boot to BIOS, use recovery disk to recover the computer to original condition.
    Note: All programs and data are destroyed during recovery.
Symptom 4: Computer may display an error message on a black screen during startup or boot
  • Search www.microsoft.com for terms in error message.
  • Search www.hp.com for terms in error message.
  • If possible, turn on power, press F10 to enter BIOS mode, do the corrective actions listed under Symptom 3 to run memory and hard drive tests.
Symptom 5: Computer displays a blue screen or continually re-starts After an error message is displayed, you can usually bypass the error and continue to run the notebook in Safe mode to install an updated BIOS or driver.
  • Search www.microsoft.com for terms in error message.
  • Search www.hp.com for terms in error message.
  • If possible, turn on power, press F10 to enter BIOS mode, and run diagnostic Memory test and Hard Drive test .
  • If possible, turn on power, press F8 to enter Windows Advanced Boot Options , and do one or more of the following:
    • Select Disable automatic restart on system failure to view error message.
    • Run Repair Your Computer .
    • Run Last Known Good Configuration .
    • Select Boot into Safe Mode and then select Run a Microsoft system restore .
    • Select Boot into Safe Mode and then select Uninstall recently installed programs .
    • Select Boot into Safe Mode and then run Windows Update .
Symptom 6: Computer displays the Windows logo screen and stops respondingIf no error message displays, turn on power, press F8 to enter Windows Advanced boot options ,and select Disable auto-restart to view error message.
  • Search www.microsoft.com for terms in error message.
  • Search www.hp.com for terms in error message.
  • If possible, turn on power, press F10 to enter BIOS mode, and select Restore the BIOS defaults (F9) .
  • If possible, turn on power, press F10 to enter BIOS mode, and run Hard Drive Test .
  • If possible, turn on power, press F8 to enter Windows Advanced Boot Options , and select Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced) . .
  • If possible, turn on power, press F8 to enter Windows Advanced Boot Options , and select Boot into Safe Mode and then Uninstall recently installed programs .
Update Computer After Resolving A Problem When the computer starts into Windows normally, you should install the latest updates and patches to prevent other start-up problems.

Oct 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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ML150 G3 server starting hp proliant screen after it is going to automatically restart, what can i do?


check ram
try hitting f8 on boot see if you can get into safe mode?
if u can then try running chkdsk /f in dos mode
if that doesnt work run a scan in safe mode
if cant get into safemode at all,get a bootable erd commander 2007 and boot with cd,choose your windows installation if you see it and use restore option,if you dont see windows installation at all try backing up ure data if necessary using usb adaptor for hard drive n copy data to other pc nad re install windows

May 05, 2011 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML150 G3 Server

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I am trying to boot a HP DL360 g3 from a flash drive. I get to the boot order menu, but it is not showing up. Any ideas?


This is a long shot, but:

  • Get into BIOS settings
  • System Options, Diskette Boot Control, Disabled
  • Save on Exit
Machines from 2006 were really not very good at booting from USB.

Feb 25, 2011 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL360 G3 Server

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How can i boot my hp dl380 g6 server in safe mode ? the F8 key didnt help me to boot in safe mode


Hello,

Different system use different F keys to get to safe mode, If F8 is not it, try F10.

Good Luck
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Feb 14, 2011 | HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server

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How do i enter in safe mode on my poweredge 1800 ?


Hi,
If the server is running Windows, you can usually enter safe mode by repeatedly pressing F8 after you press the power switch.
You can also get into the dell utility, which lets you run memory and system tests. To access this, follow the on screen directions during boot up.

Jan 25, 2011 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Hi, I want to install an Ubuntu server edition on my HP proliant dl360 G3 series. This install is located on a USB-stick and I want to install it from there. How do I do this? Thanks in advance.


You firstly have to make your usb key bootable just google instructions on how to do that.
Set the boot order in the bios to boot from it and then transfer the image to the usb key and install from it.

Nov 18, 2010 | HP Compaq ProLiant DL360 G3 Server

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