Not booting in safe mode with command prompt

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saras - Jun 14, 2010 at 02:39 PM
mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 - Jun 15, 2010 at 09:58 AM
Hello,



tried hitting F8 to start in safe mode with command prompt but in vein...please help.

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mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 119
Jun 14, 2010 at 03:57 PM
Here is a section of an article by Lawrence Abrams of
Bleeping Computer


F8 - By pressing the F8 key right when Windows starts, usually right after you hear your computer beep when you reboot it, you will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode. If it does not work on the first try, reboot and try again as you have to be quick when you press it. I have found that during boot up right after the computer shows you all the equipment , memory, etc installed on your computer, if you start lightly tapping the F8 key you will usually be able to get to the desired menu.

System Configuration Utility - You can use the System Configuration Utility, or MSCONFIG, found in Windows 98, ME, XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 to make Windows boot into Safe Mode on the next reboot. We will go into specific details in the sections below. Please note, that you should not force your computer to boot into Safe Mode using the System Configuration Utility if you suspect you are infected with malware as the malware may corrupt keys required to boot into Safe Mode.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,240
Jun 15, 2010 at 06:25 AM
MRigga,

You never cease to amaze me! Just a little addition to Lawrence Abrms's article. In many cases, one must keep taping on F8.

Farewell
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mrrigga Posts 196 Registration date Wednesday May 5, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen July 14, 2010 119
Jun 15, 2010 at 09:58 AM
Thank you
Have been reparing computers for about 8years or so.Had a businness in the Canaries and was getting ripped off with the people who done my repairs so thought I had better learn. Retired now just mess about with them as a hobby nowdays, and try to help on the forums when I can.
You seem to know a fair bit about computers.
As you say keep tapping
Best Wishes
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