F8 safety mode Windows 7

  dugit 11:08 AM 10 Aug 11
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I tried using F8 boot device safe mode (in case I need to use it) With Windows 7 but when I press F8 it shows four possibilities: HDD: P0-WDC WDI0EARS-00Y5BI USB:GENERIC 1 CARD USB:GENERIC 2 CARD USB: GENERIC 3 CARD I have tried all four but it just takes me through to normal windows. Any suggestions please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:12 AM 10 Aug 11

On your machine it looks like F8 is taking you to Boot devices so you can select which device to boot from.

Try F5 for advance tools menu

  Secret-Squirrel 11:25 AM 10 Aug 11

"but when I press F8 it shows four possibilities: HDD: P0-WDC WDI0EARS-00Y5BI USB:GENERIC 1 CARD USB:GENERIC 2 CARD USB: GENERIC 3 CARD............."

Here's another tip for you:

When you're at that boot-device choices menu, hit the ESC key on the keyboard to close that screen and then immediately start tapping F8 again. That should get you to where you need to be.

  northumbria61 12:00 PM 10 Aug 11

Triple Post for some reason - You need to close the other 2

  dugit 20:31 PM 10 Aug 11
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Thank you Fruitbat and Secret Squirel I tried both: 1 At start up hit F5 when it asked for F8 and this took me to Boots Manager, then pressed F8 again and it came up with advanced options with SafeMode/ with networking/ with command prompt which worked fine. 2. At start up hit F8 to bring up boot options, then pressed Esc and tapping F8 afterwards it then took me to advanced options and SafeMode/ with networking/ with command prompt which worked fine.

So both worked , many thanks to you both Dugit

  dugit 20:43 PM 10 Aug 11

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