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    Default Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    Hello, guys,

    As you know, I have updated my laptop system from win 7 to win 8. It has been working well since the updating. However, one day, when one of my friends used my laptop to search information, she remissly clicked the "Advanced System Settings" in "System Properties" of Win 8 and other buttons she forgot. Then we could not enter the safe mode of win8 any more, though I pressed F8 over and over again.

    Waiting for some computer talent's help!

    Your suggestions will be appreciated!

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    Pls try this way under the situation of Windows 8 opration:
    Start Menu--Run-- Enter msconfig and click Yes--Advanced--Start Boot Menu--Yes. And last reboot your computer. After rebooting, Boot Menu will appear and then check the third option"Safe Mode"

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    press shift-F8...

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    Shift F8 and F8 doesn't seems working.

    Go to "msconfig'' and switch to boot tab.

    Check the Safe boot option. Now check all boot settings permanent. Reboot. hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    On that screen shown, the boot delay time should have been set DOWN to 3 sec's.
    Then the No Boot Gui should be checked,

    Then in "Advanced Options" you can tell windows how many cores you want it to use.
    If you already know that you have only one CPU Core, don't waste your time with that.
    But if you have 2 or more CPU Cores, it's advantageous to let Windows know that, or it may just use ONE by default.

    That's not the only "SAFE DEFAULT" in windows that can be changed for improved performance. Eh?

    Cheers Mates!
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    PS: I've discovered that the standard Windows 8 shutdown is not necessarily a full shutdown. ???
    The Quick Shutdown routine we've discussed elsewhere DOES do a full shutdown. If in doubt, shut off the power to the PC after Win-8 shuts down.
    On a COLD restart the F8 key should work to enter Safe Mode.
    Last edited by TechnoMage; 03-23-2012 at 11:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    One more method is to add a safe boot option on boot loader, here is how:

    1. Press Windows Key + Q combination. Search for command prompt. Pick Command Prompt, Run as administrator. In the command prompt, type following command:

    bcdedit /enum /v

    2. Note down the identifier as located below (in notepad). Be careful and copy the identifier and don’t mess up with inherit or something like that.

    3. Now enter the following command:

    bcdedit /copy <IDENTIFIER STRING HERE> /d “Windows 8 Safe Mode”.

    Reboot and see the new safe mode option.

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    Cool Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    One more method is to add a safe boot option on boot loader, here is how:

    1. Press Windows Key + Q combination. Search for command prompt. Pick Command Prompt, Run as administrator. In the command prompt, type following command:

    bcdedit /enum /v

    2. Note down the identifier as located below (in notepad). Be careful and copy the identifier and don’t mess up with inherit or something like that.

    3. Now enter the following command:

    bcdedit /copy <IDENTIFIER STRING HERE> /d “Windows 8 Safe Mode”.


    Reboot and see the new safe mode option.

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    Do you want the Identifier for the Boot Manager or the Boot Loader? They are both listed. I know you said Boot Loader but I just want to clarify.

    Also I have a dual boot scenario. I assume since I am working in Win 8 CP that Win 8 CP is loaded as my C Drive.

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    Default Re: Can't Enter Safe Mode of Windows 8

    Do you want the Identifier for the Boot Manager or the Boot Loader? They are both listed. I know you said Boot Loader but I just want to clarify.

    Also I have a dual boot scenario. I assume since I am working in Win 8 CP that Win 8 CP is loaded as my C Drive.
    ^^ Yes! that's boot loader

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