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Can't get into safe mode in Vista

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Old 06-09-2007
hurricaneharry62
 

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Can't get into safe mode in Vista
I have been trying to get into safe mode by pressing F8 at startup, but all I
get is "which order do you want to boot from? I choose my hard drive and then
hold the F8 key again and it just starts Vista in the normal mode.
What am I doing wrong?
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Old 06-09-2007
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: Can't get into safe mode in Vista
You're pressing the F8 key too early and starting the boot selection process
for the computer, not for Vista.

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"hurricaneharry62" <hurricaneharry62@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:241A0F52-60C9-4584-9D44-9C823A63FA6A@microsoft.com...
>I have been trying to get into safe mode by pressing F8 at startup, but all
>I
> get is "which order do you want to boot from? I choose my hard drive and
> then
> hold the F8 key again and it just starts Vista in the normal mode.
> What am I doing wrong?



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Old 06-09-2007
Kerry Brown
 

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Re: Can't get into safe mode in Vista
"hurricaneharry62" <hurricaneharry62@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:241A0F52-60C9-4584-9D44-9C823A63FA6A@microsoft.com...
>I have been trying to get into safe mode by pressing F8 at startup, but all
>I
> get is "which order do you want to boot from? I choose my hard drive and
> then
> hold the F8 key again and it just starts Vista in the normal mode.
> What am I doing wrong?



The first menu is from the computer's BIOS. After that menu do not press and
hold F8 but keep pressing it repeatedly. Alternatively, if you can boot into
regular mode then you can set Vista to boot into safe mode. In the Start
Search box type msconfig and press the Enter key. Allow the UAC prompt.
Click on the Boot tab. Put a check mark beside Safe Boot.

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Old 06-09-2007
Chad Harris
 

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Re: Can't get into safe mode in Vista
Harry--

Tap F8 about once per second like the tick of a clock when you see the
firmware screen with your computer manufacturer's logo.

CH

"hurricaneharry62" <hurricaneharry62@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:241A0F52-60C9-4584-9D44-9C823A63FA6A@microsoft.com...
>I have been trying to get into safe mode by pressing F8 at startup, but all
>I
> get is "which order do you want to boot from? I choose my hard drive and
> then
> hold the F8 key again and it just starts Vista in the normal mode.
> What am I doing wrong?


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Old 01-21-2009
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Re: Can't get into safe mode in Vista

I posted a message here in error. Please ignore it


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