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You should end up with a boot.ini that looks something like this:[boot loader]timeout=3default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT[operating systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows XP" /fastdetectmulti(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="WINNT="Windows XP SAFEMODE" /fastdetect /SAFEBOOT:MINIMAL(ALTERNATESHELL) Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Will try tomorrow It anyone has ever gotten this to work on an XP I would like to know. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Thanks I gave it a go by galadriel2x / September 17, 2006 6:15 PM PDT In reply to: Another suggestion. You can boot using Windows setup disc and then try to repair Windows. check over here

DAVID thank u sir Manmohan Singh Well. Looks like I will have to live with this and just hope that most times I can use the config utility, and other times maybe boot from floppy and use config It'll open a new window. Report • #17 OtheHill May 9, 2009 at 08:45:15 OK, then that won't work. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/f8-key-does-not-bring-up-startup-menu-203559/

Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options F8 Doesn't Work

It's good for some things, like flash drives, but not for printers and such. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 29 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions Is there any EASY way to make an Fkey offer me the option to boot into safe mode please?

Windows 8 makes it harder for techs to troubleshoot problems. Try switching to a PS2 style or use an adapter and see if one of the Function keys(F8) gets you into the safe mode. Thanks for sharing! Can't Boot Into Safe Mode Windows 7 I even tried system restore and it keeps going into safe mode again and again.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Already tried PS2 keyboard:( by galadriel2x / September 14, 2006 2:00 AM PDT In reply to: Is it a USB keyboard? F8 Not Working Windows 10 The guy at MS that took this decision should be fired. If you’ve been using Windows for a while, chances are you’ve had to boot into Safe Mode at one time or another. Hi tobeach, thanks for your input.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Seems my PC was set up this way!! Windows 7 F8 Repair Your Computer Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - no safemode option by galadriel2x / September 14, 2006 8:32 AM PDT In reply to: Startup menu ? Report • #7 Supertrucker May 9, 2009 at 05:05:38 Did you auto update after the first install of the keyboard? Thanks for the reply.

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Hi Edward, Thanks for your input. http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/safe-mode-f8-doesnt-work/ When it prompts me for my password, it restarts again with no chance of getting into the desktop. Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options F8 Doesn't Work I'll get to the bottom of this (I hope) and then as a courtesy, I'll post here how I solved the problem, so you can help someone else with the same F8 Key Not Working Windows 7 HOWEVER - You do not offer any work-around.

This should bring up a Boot Menu including Safe Mode Option. http://allwebsitescripts.com/windows-7/how-to-run-chkdsk-windows-7-before-boot.html It is too late if you do it after the computer starts to boot up, e.g. Although you can use built-in BCDEDIT command to modify boot loader, its a bit complicated task. Then all of a sudden, the computer DID recognize the function keys during bootup. F8 Key Not Working Windows 8

It may be "Delete" "Shift+Delete", F2, etc. by Papa Echo / September 14, 2006 5:47 PM PDT In reply to: no safemode option I have never heard nor read that the F8 key will bring up the ''Boot Enable the checkbox, provide any desired name in "OS Name" text box which you want to set for new entry in boot loader to start Windows in Safe Mode. this content Locate the section titled Boot Option on the System Configuration window.

It'll open System Properties window. Advanced Boot Options Without F8 anand says: 6 years ago When You are finished troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the Boot tab, and uncheck the box next to SAFEBOOT. The BIOS is hardwired to recognize some keystrokes and if those keys are programmable the BIOS may not longer be able to pickup on them.As far as the keyboard functioning during

How does the F* key you mentioned that allows the keys to function in the alternate mode work?

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The F8 key brings up the boot menu (i.e. The f8 key does work it just brings up the boot menu not the startup menu (boot from floppy, ide etc.). Hi Christy thanks for your input. have a peek at these guys Charlie Charles 69,458 views 2:55 How to Repair your Windows 7 Installation if it won't Boot (Official Dell Tech Support) - Duration: 1:47.