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Old 06-13-2011, 05:48 PM
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trouble How do I resurrect F8 commands?

For some odd reason, I cannot access anything from the F8 button...which cuts me off from "Safe Mode." ...and the other commands. Searched the net but don't seem to find a workable solution that I have not already covered. It's probably some short simple process, or a tick that wasn't ticked... My senior's brain is having more "moments" than usual lately.

Please do not offer up "beginners" processes. I'm too long in the tooth to have missed any of those. Not to say, that I don't need reminding once in a while.

Respond to me directly well as here, I forget about my posts as soon as I post them...bummer.

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:21 AM
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Default "msconfig" command or bootsafe program

For Windows XP:

Click the Windows Start button
Click RUN
Type MSCONFIG, press Enter
Click on the Boot tab

Put a check mark on /SAFEBOOT
Put a check mark on Minimal
Click Apply, click OK, restart your computer


For Windows Vista:
(its essentially the same process, but take note of the slight difference in the interface of MSCONFIG
Click the Windows Start button
Click RUN
Type MSCONFIG, press Enter
Click on the Boot tab

Put a check mark on /SAFEBOOT
Put a check mark on Minimal
Click Apply, click OK, restart your computer


When you done with your work in safe mode, open msconfig in safe mode and unclick the check box Safe boot and click Apply and OK


Some also suggest using the program "BootSafe"

Download BootSafe here: - Downloading File

Features as said from the BootSafe website
  • Supports booting into Safe Mode (Minimal, Networking and Repair)
  • Easily boot back to Normal mode
  • Supports Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP
  • No installation required, no setup, just download and run - it's that simple!

Instructions from the boot safe website:
  1. Download BootSafe and save it to your Desktop (or any location of your choice)
  2. Double click the BootSafe icon to start the program
  3. Select which Safe Mode you wish to boot - Minimal, Networking (typical), or Repair
  4. Click the Reboot button
  5. Once you have booted into Safe Mode, you can perform any actions needed, such as scanning for viruses, spyware, adware, malware or repairing a system component
  6. When you have completed your tasks, simply run BootSafe again and select the Normal Restart option and click the Reboot button and your computer will reboot in Normal Mode

i hope this helps

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