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Press the F8 key every few seconds after powering on the computer, you'll get a whole bunch of boot choices, choose safe mode ;)

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Start my pc on safemode


Windows 2000 and XP users 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 your arrow 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.

Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally. Click here to get additional information about getting out of Safe mode.
loading the last known good configuration.To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 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 your arrow 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 Safe mode - If after several attempts you are unable to get into 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.

Choose Advanced Options for: Microsoft Windows Vista
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640x480)
Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable automatic restart on system failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement
Start Windows Normally
Description: Start Windows with only the core drivers and services. Use
when you cannot boot after installing a new device or driver. Once you're done in Safe mode if you want to get back into Normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally.

Aug 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What does starting in safe mode acconplish?


Booting in safe mode simply launches the operating system with minimal services enabled, usually no network availability, and a limited ability of usage, safe mode is used when diagnosing possible threats or for emergncy data access. In the event that the computer has stopped you from gaining access to it. A computer should never forcefully start in safe mode, it is an option usually selected on a black and white screen, start normally or start in safe mode, or start in safe mode with network. Hope this explains is a little better

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My notebook will not powerup


Try tapping F8 from a cold start and see if you can start windows in safe-mode. If it is a Windows machine. Please advise if your machine does not use Windows or what happens, as to whether the system starts in safe-mode.

Here is a guide on how to start a Windows computer in safe-mode:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/start-computer-safe-mode#start-computer-safe-mode=windows-vista

Jan 29, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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What do I do?!


Try this:

Reboot your PC into Safe Mode With Networking:

Start your computer in safe mode


Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Startup programs don't run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed. For more information, see What is safe mode?

Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. If a problem doesn't reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes. If a recently installed program, device, or driver prevents Windows from running correctly, you can start your computer in safe mode and then remove the program that's causing the problem. For more information about troubleshooting problems in safe mode, see Diagnostic tools to use in safe mode.

  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
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  2. Do one of the following:

    • If your computer has a single operating system installed, press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you'll need to try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears, and then shutting down and restarting your computer.

    • If your computer has more than one operating system, use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode option you want, and then press Enter. For more information about options, see Advanced startup options (including safe mode).

  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.

When your computer is in safe mode, you'll see the words Safe Mode in the corners of your monitor. To exit safe mode, restart your computer and let Windows start normally.

Once in Safe Mode With Networking

Click on the two links below and go to the download now tab. Save Rkill and Malwarebytes to the desktop.

First run Rkill then Malwarebytes.


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

Aug 14, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet

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WHERE DO I FIND SAFE MODE IN LAPTOP OF HP 6735s


Enter Safe Mode at startup Follow the steps below to start Windows Vista in Safe Mode.
  1. Remove all CDs and DVDs from the computer.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. At the first screen on restart, before the HP or Windows logo appears, press the f8 key repeatedly.
  4. When prompted, select the Safe Mode with Networking option.
  5. Log onto the computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
Enter Safe Mode when PC is operating If the computer can boot into the Vista operating system, follow the steps below to enter Safe Mode.
  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the search field, and then press the enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab of the System Configuration window, select Diagnostic startup .
  3. On the Boot tab, select Safe boot and click OK .
  4. When prompted, click Restart to start the computer in Safe Mode. If the computer does not restart automatically, press the Power button to turn the power on.
  5. On the Tools tab of the System Configuration window, select and launch the desired diagnostic tool.
The computer is now operating in Safe Mode. Exit the Safe Mode After completing the required troubleshooting and repair, follow the steps below to exit Safe Mode and return to normal operation.
  1. Click Start , type msconfig in the search field, and then press enter to open the System Configuration window.
  2. On the General tab of the System Configuration window, select Normal startup and click OK .
The computer restarts in the normal mode.

May 18, 2012 | HP Compaq 6735s Notebook

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How do i shut off safe mode on my computer?


If you have started your computer in safe mode and your computer started in safe mode without any problems and you did a normal shutdown, your computer should restart in normal mode - you should NOT get the advanced starup menu which gives you the option to start in safe mode.

If you do get that menu, choose Normal Mode. If your computer starts OK, you should not get any more prompts to go into safe mode. If you do, further troubleshooting will be required to find out why your PC will not start normally.


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Jun 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Please explain step by step how to reboot a computer into a safe mode?


to boot a system in safe mode restrt your computer as the computer starts press F8 you will see a set of command like safe node safemode command etc click safe mode you will see set of files running wait till the safe mode starts the you will be able to see the mouse icon then it will ask do you want the computer to start in safe mode click yes now you are in the safe mode section in safe mode section the system starts in defult setting you wont be able function somefunctions safe mode is for correctiong your computer or to remove unwanted software or hardware

Oct 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do you put windows into safe mode?


Power on or Restart your computer, keep tapping F8 on the keyboard while it boots up. After few seconds, you'll be taken to the "Advanced Boot Options" with "Safe Mode" in the lists. Use the Up-Down arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode" and press enter on the keyboard to confirm the selected boot options. Black Screen with white texts will be displayed on the display, wait for few seconds until you see the windows logon Screen. You'll also see a confirmation message box asking you to confirm to boot into Safe Mode, click "yes" or "Ok" and proceed forward. There now you are in the Safe Mode.

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Sep 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Can't get computer out of safe mode


From Windows Safe Mode click Start / Shutdown and restart the computer. This should start the computer automatically back into Normal Mode.
Note: Many users believe that they are still in Safe Mode because the colors or video may not look correct. Unless in the corners of the screen it says "Safe Mode", you are not in Safe Mode.
If you are rebooting the computer and it is rebooting back into Safe Mode (it does say "Safe Mode" in each of the corners), it is likely another problem exists with Windows preventing it from loading into Normal Windows.

If this does not work try: http://www.computerhope.com/basic.htm

Dec 30, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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Cannot start up laptop; may be a virus


Try starting your computer in safe mode and do a virus scan once in safe mode. While in safe mode Windows only loads the basic devices to run your computer and usually viruses are not loaded untill windows starts in regular mode. Don't panic once you are in safe mode and your screen looks all grainy, this is normal. 
  1. Restart your computer and press F8 as soon as you turn it on.
  2. Click the "safe mode with networking" option
  3. Update your antivirus
  4. Do a full system scan
  5. Restart your computer and hope for the best.

Jan 05, 2009 | Balance CN6555 Notebook

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