Safe Mode problem

  daveac41 14:50 11 Apr 2005

When I try to access Safe Mode via the normal F8 method - instead of the usual part coloured Windows screen - I get a page of text. This has been happening even before I replaced my Hard drive and had a new version of XP loaded onto it, which otherwise has worked OK.
Any ideas, anyone please??

  igk 00:21 12 Apr 2005

Try F5 next time,you should then see a menu that includes "safe mode" hth.

  daveac41 07:29 14 Apr 2005

Tks IGK - that worked, but I still don't understand why using F8 has the stated effect.....

  igk 14:35 14 Apr 2005

I've tried to emulate this on a pc with no luck and not wishing to tempt providence suggest we thank our lucky stars the alternative worked for you.

  daveac41 15:02 14 Apr 2005

Thanks anyway - IGK

  woodchip 15:05 14 Apr 2005

Did you read the TEXT to see what it said

  daveac41 15:12 14 Apr 2005

Woodchip - Please explain question?

  woodchip 15:13 14 Apr 2005

You said you get a page of text when you press F8 what does it say

  daveac41 15:17 14 Apr 2005

I will reply later - when I restart. Hope this is OK

  daveac41 15:17 14 Apr 2005

I will reply later - when I restart. Hope this is OK

  ukzz4iroc 15:32 14 Apr 2005

When I access safe mode- it takes a good 5 mins wait with a text filled monitor before moving on. Be patient and see if it eventually works?

Good luck!

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