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Windows 7 Safe Mode

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  • I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and can't boot in safe mode.  I am pressing the F8 key and nothing happens - it continues to load Windows.  How do I fix this so I can boot in safe mode?

    Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:03 PM

Answers

  • Depending on the make and model of your rig, some uses F8 key, whereas some uses F5. Fyi you have to hit a few time once you restart your comp at the first sight of POST (power on self test)

    If after the above step and it still fail, the other alternative is to go to start>search programs & files box, type msconfig & hit enter. Next select boot tab, under boot options, tick on safe boot box follow by apply & ok.

    Once done restart your comp and that should lead you to safe mode.

    Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:50 PM

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  • please try methods below:
     

    Method 1:

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    1. Put the Windows 7 installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

    7. Type sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER.

     

    Method 2:

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    1. Put the Windows Windows 7 installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press any key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, time, currency, and a keyboard or another input method. Then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

    7. Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.

     

    Method 3:

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    1. Put the Windows Windows 7 installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

    2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.

    3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

    4. Click Repair your computer.

    5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

    6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

    7. Type BOOTREC /FIXMBR, and then press ENTER.

    8. Type BOOTREC /FIXBOOT, and then press ENTER.

    9. Type Drive:\boot\Bootsect.exe /NT60 All, and then press ENTER.

     

    For further information, visit the below mentioned links:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Startup-Repair-frequently-asked-questions

          http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/What-are-the-system-recovery-options-in- Windows-7

    You may also run Check disk for errors from the below mentioned link.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors

     

     Hope this information helped!


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    Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:27 PM
  • Depending on the make and model of your rig, some uses F8 key, whereas some uses F5. Fyi you have to hit a few time once you restart your comp at the first sight of POST (power on self test)

    If after the above step and it still fail, the other alternative is to go to start>search programs & files box, type msconfig & hit enter. Next select boot tab, under boot options, tick on safe boot box follow by apply & ok.

    Once done restart your comp and that should lead you to safe mode.

    Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:50 PM