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Hi all,

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?

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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).

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Try running msconfig and select "Safe Boot" and "Minimal" on the Boot tab. Then reboot. If that doesn't work then try selecting "Diagnostic startup" on the General tab.

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As always, thank you very much
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USUALLY just hitting F10 will do it.

My HP uses ESC to get to a startup menu
- from there F10 gets to BIOS.
But F10 does it directly also.

U may have to resort to RTFM for ur unit to see what there process is.

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I've tried F2, F5, F8, F10, & F12 to no avail. Reverend Jim set me straight with this though, thanks ruggb.

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