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When the computer begins booting, tap the F8 key several times. This will bring up the Boot menu.

See: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm

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Restart your computer and as your computer restarts but before Windows launches, press F8. Use the arrow keys to highlight the appropriate safe mode option, and then press ENTER.

Hope this helps.

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