F8 Not Working? How to Enter Safe Mode in Windows Vista And 7 via Boot Options

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How to enter Windows safe mode? There seems to be a bug or hardware issues where some users are not able to enter safe mode via the F8 button.

For your information, booting into Windows Safe Mode requires repeatedly pressing of the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. If Windows fail to boot up into safe mode via F8, you might want to try this other option:

F8 Not Working? How To Enter Safe Mode in Windows Vista and 7 via Boot Options
Type ‘msconfig’ into the search box, click on the link as shown in step 2

F8 Not Working? How To Enter Safe Mode in Windows Vista and 7 via Boot Options
Select the ‘Boot’ tab, check the ‘Safe Mode’ check box, save or apply the new settings.

When you click ‘ok’, the Restart Now button will appear and if/when you restart your computer, it will enter the Safe Mode.

6 comments on “F8 Not Working? How to Enter Safe Mode in Windows Vista And 7 via Boot Options

  1. India April 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Unable to Enter Safe Mode

  2. Dave Taylor April 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, as the computer is booting press and hold your “F8 Key”

  3. Eric Geier April 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    how to force Windows to start in Safe Mode on the next reboot?

    • Geckoandfly April 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Just hit F8, if all else fails, maybe you need to check your BIOS

  4. Amazon April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    how to enter Advanced startup options in Windows 8?

  5. Queen April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Booting into the Safe Mode in Microsoft Windows 8 can be tricky

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