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To get any comp into safe mode, when you turn the computer on, just keep pressing the F8 key, dont worry about beeps or errors and you might even get a keyboard error message its all good,

This will take you to a menu with the boot options and safe mode will be at the top

Hope that helps

Posted on Aug 23, 2008


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