Safe Mode Key

  Whooshka 11:41 30 Oct 2005

Sorry to be a pain. I've tried a quick search with no joy. Can anyone suggest another key, other than F8, which will take my friend's PC into the safe mode select menu? Every PC I've had it has been F8.

  VoG II 11:44 30 Oct 2005
  CLONNEN 11:44 30 Oct 2005

Sometimes holding down Ctrl will also bring up the Safe Mode menu.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:45 30 Oct 2005

F8 is the key

Whay do you want to boot in safe mode?

Can you boot normal if so then type msconfig in the run box
select the boot.ini tab
put a tick in the /safemode box and reboot.

  Splork 12:09 30 Oct 2005

Or for Win95/98/ME put the line BootSafe=1 in MSDOS.SYS. Delete the line or change 1 to 0 when you no longer need to boot in safe mode.

  ACOLYTE 12:41 30 Oct 2005

It can be either F8/F5 one my old pc pressing F8 opened the boot menu not the safe mode option,so try both.

  Whooshka 18:30 30 Oct 2005

Sorry for the delay. Been to PC F5 worked but on the post screen it did say "F8 Boot Menu"???
Friend had set refresh rate too high & got black screen. I Wanted to select VGA mode so I could get in & reset. All done now thanks.

  Strawballs 18:31 30 Oct 2005

Please click the green tick if all done

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