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How do I bring up the etower 500is in safe mode?

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  • bly7822 Mar 18, 2011

    Tried that but all that came up was searching for Boot Record from IDE-0...OK and did nothing else

  • bly7822 Mar 18, 2011

    the first screen that comes up says emachines and then a black screen that shows devices. then it says searching for boot record from CDROM..not found; searching for boot record from Floppy..not found; searching for boot record deom IDE-0..OK. After that it just sits there with a blinking cursor and does nothing.

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Switch the machine on, while it is booting continually tap F8 on your keyboard. Eventually you will get an option screen. You can select safe mode from there. NB if you need to access virus removal software then select safe mode with networking!

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  • BobLC Mar 18, 2011

    Try this

    Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
    The computer restarts in Safe mode.
    Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
    When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer

    Souircehttp://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.s...

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You need to press F8 between when the BIOS finishes loading and before Windows starts. This can be tricky as holding it will sometimes cause it to beep and not progress until you let F8 go on certain models.

Once you get it right it should bring up a text menu offering a few safe modes, start windows normally, etc.

Please leave feedback if you found this helpful. Thanks.

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As soon as you see the post screen just as it turns on start pressing F8

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    Stephen Wilkins Mar 18, 2011

    Sounds like your hard drive is having issues. try replacing the cables if that doesn't work you might have to replace the drive

  • Stephen Wilkins
    Stephen Wilkins Mar 18, 2011

    Sounds like your hard drive is having issues. try replacing the cables if that doesn't work you might have to replace the drive

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