My laptop is running Windows 7 64. I need to get into my run it in safe mode but when I press F8 upon startup but I am not given the option. I get Start Windows Normally or a prompt to fix the startup process because apparently my laptop is not starting up properly. I get the same screen when I press F12 and F5 so there is something definitely wrong with this. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this and if so, what can I do about it?
When booting, hold down one of the function keys (like F2, F12, etc) until you hear a bunch of beeps. That should force the system into the bios setup. Some systems have a special key to do this (Lenovo Thinkpads, for example).