How do I boot into safe mode?

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  1. RonBurgundy

    RonBurgundy Stay Classy

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    How do I boot into safe mode? I've tried the obvious by pressing Esc, F8, F5, Del etc before Windows posts, but it only brings up the following menu on my computer...

    "Boot from Hard Disk"
    or
    "Boot from CD-ROM"

    Where is my safe mode option!?
     
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    it is f8

    I know I got to tap it fast during the bios bootup on my machine
     
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    Its not on that list. That's the BIOS asking what device to boot from. You have to hit F8 after the BIOS hands off to the hard disk and Windows starts to load. (its after the beep)
     
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    I've tried that. Is it something with my computer or what? I have a Medion M3 4100 Composer.
     
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    the only other thing if your machine is a bought machine from a main manufacturer they could have changed the keys for safe mode booting
     
  6. RonBurgundy

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    That's what I'm thinking.
     
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    I did a quick search on google the Medion does use the f8

    maybe you are not hitting it fast enough

    Or you got a worm or some shit blocking access to the safe mode feature
     
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    you're hitting it too soon. You must wait until after BIOS decides to load from the HDD but before NTLDR starts loading Windows.

    If you hit f8, you should be able to select "Boot from Hard Drive" and continue to hit F8 to bring up the Windows boot options menu.
     
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    Thank you.
     

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