POSReady7x32 F8 Safe mode boot RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have just done a clean install of PoSReady7 32 bit.

    No additional drivers or Windows updates installed.

    OS boots to desktop ok.

    However, when I press F8 and select a safe mode boot option, the OS boots as far as the Welcome screen with the animated circle. At this point it reboots! No error message displayed.

    Does the same reboot when I use MSCONFIG to force a safe mode boot.

    When I use MSCONFIG to force safe mode boot and also select F8 boot option 'Last known good configuration' then OS boots into safe mode ok.

    Anyone got any ideas as to why I cannot get into safe mode by just selecting it from F8 boot menu?

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:43 PM


All replies

  • I think POSReady came with Safe Mode disabled. You might want to check the registry or do this command:

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes / / Book Author - Pro Guide to WE8S, Pro Guide to WES 7, Pro Guide to POS for .NET

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:11 PM
  • Thanks for the suggestion.

    The usual Windows boot menu is already being displayed ok when F8 is pressed before Windows OS starts loading.

    Anyway, I entered 'bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes' which completed successfully but it hasn't stopped the OS from rebooting when I use the F8 safe boot option.

    Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:27 PM
  • Issue resolved by obtaining replacement OPK disk from MS.

    • Marked as answer by whizza33 Monday, December 1, 2014 3:15 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2014 3:15 PM