Can't get into SAFE Mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Victek, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Victek

    Victek Guest


    I'm trying to boot Vista into SAFE mode and for some reason the F8 key
    doesn't work. Is there another way to invoke it? Boot from the DVD media
    and then....?
    Victek, Aug 23, 2008
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  2. Take the DVD out and try it.
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 23, 2008
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    Brink Guest

    Hi Victek,

    If you have a multimedia keyboard, then you may need to press the "F
    Lock" key first before you can use the F8 key.

    Hope this helps,


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Aug 23, 2008
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    Phillips Guest

    Phillips, Aug 23, 2008
  5. Phillips' instructions for checking SafeBoot in msconfig should work.
    Once in Safe Mode, of course, you will then need to return to msconfig
    to *un*check SafeBoot in order to return to Normal Mode.
    Daze N. Knights, Aug 23, 2008
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    Si Guest

    What motherboard do you have? On my ASUS mobo I have to press F8 then F4 and
    then F8 quickly which brings up the safe mode options screen.


    Si, Aug 24, 2008
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    Kayman Guest

    I have to press the F5 key on my ('Genius' wireless) keyboard.
    Kayman, Aug 24, 2008
  8. It doesn't matter what motherboard I have. I am not the one with a
    problem getting into safe mode.
    Daze N. Knights, Aug 24, 2008
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    Flight Guest

    Is there anything to silence you besides killing you, blundering idiot?
    Flight, Aug 24, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    Thanks to everyone for replying. It turns out that it's necessary to select
    the System Recover menu first (F11). Then you can highlight the OS and F8
    brings up the usual options including safe mode. I don't know if this is
    the norm for HP's running Vista, but in any case I was able to get in and
    copy the user's data.
    Victek, Aug 25, 2008
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    Brink Guest

    Thank you for posting back your results Victek.


    *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    '*VISTA FORUMS*' (
    *Please post feedback to help others.*
    Brink, Aug 25, 2008
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Marry him
    Bill Yanaire, Aug 25, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    Yes, but that implies access to the desktop which I did not have.
    Victek, Aug 25, 2008
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    Ringmaster Guest

    Like you married Frank? How was your honeymoon? Were you the catcher
    or receiver or did you two Bozos takes turns? Now that you're married
    to Frank, you don't need to use condoms anymore. Just be faithful.
    Yeah right, who am I kidding. Either of you morons would sleep with
    any four legged animal you can catch. Nobody will ever forget the
    sheep fetish you two dolts have.
    Ringmaster, Aug 25, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    Frank's Ass Licker wrote:

    Like you married Frank?
    Frank, Aug 25, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    I would advise you not to keep crossposting your crap.
    you have ruined vista.general.
    Stay out of the others, you pathetic little "man?"
    Mick Murphy, Aug 25, 2008
  17. Ah. That was a very important bit of information that you hadn't
    previously provided.
    Daze N. Knights, Aug 25, 2008
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Sorry to burst your bubble. I like women. Oops.

    How was your honeymoon? It was great. With my WIFE.

    Were you the catcher
    Sorry, I haven't played baseball in quite a long time. Oops.

    Now that you're married
    Sorry to burst your bubble again. I am married to a woman. What are you
    married to: Your right HAND?

    Just be faithful.

    I am faithful.

    Sorry - That is YOUR world. Sheep fucker.
    Bill Yanaire, Aug 25, 2008
  19. THAT should put an end to those posts, old chap!

    Good on ya!
    Paul Montgomery, Aug 25, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    I'm sorry Frank. I know you are one of the Bad Boys
    in these groups, but I didn't have to lower myself to your level.
    I am getting to be a pathetic OLD "man"!!! I am forgetful sometimes
    I apologize!!!!!!
    Mick Murphy, Aug 30, 2008
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