Unable to launch Safe mode by pressing F2 or F8 key at start-up!
If you are already familiar with Windows 8, you may have noticed that it's almost impossible to boot in Safe Mode at startup (using the F2 or F8 key) ... Windows 8 boots almost instantaneously!
How to access Safe-mode?
From the Start Screen, press WindowsKey + C to access the Charm Bar.
Click on " Change PC settings".
For Windows 8 : Go to the General section > Advance Start up > Restart Now.
For Windows 8.1: Go to the Update & Recovery section > Recovery.
Under " Advanced Startup", click on " Restart Now".
A new screen shall be displayed > Select " Troubleshoot"
Select " Advanced options":
Click on Windows Startup Settings:
In this window you will have a summary of the different startup options > Click on Restart PC.
In the next window simply tap on the Function key (F1-F9) corresponding to the Safe Mode.
Open the " Run" menu and type the following command " msconfig.exe".
Go to the " Boot" tab
In the Boot options section, select " Safe boot".
Click on Apply and then OK.
Restart your PC to access the Safe Mode. Method 3
For the last method, we are going to use the
NB: THIS ONLY WORKS FOR TRADITIONAL AND NON-UEFI BIOS!!!
If you are using UEFI you can achieve the same thing with the
Download and install EasyBCD.
Launch the program
Click on " Edit Boot Menu".
Clear the " Skip the boot menu" checkbox.
You can also choose on which OS to boot by default (Dualboot configuration).
You can now close EasyBCD.
Restart your PC.