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tvjoe

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I got into Safe mode and I can't get out . Question - how do I get out of safe mode . I've tried rebooting and went into run and unticked safe boot that puts it in a restrictive boot . anybody help please .
 

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when booting hold down the shift key and keep tapping f8 and see if you can bring up the options screen
 

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Yes I did that , it offers a selection of drives , my selection still comes up in the safemode . Surely there is a straight forward way to close safe mode.
 

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try holding down the shift key and tapping f8 a bit further into the post screens so it skips the drive options and picks up the menu options screen
 
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Does it actually say "Safe Mode" in the corners of the screen, or does the video just look "basic"?

You may need to install better drivers for your video card (from manufacturer website). If they don't have Win8 specific drivers, the Win7 drivers should work.
 
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Have you looked in msconfig/boot tab to see if the Safe boot box is checked?
 

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I was just coming on to say that fixed it msconfig -boot untick safe . Why is it such a run around to find something so straightforward.
 
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Why is it such a run around to find something so straightforward.
No one really understands the inner workings of the Great God Microsoft (even Microsoft). It just IS :rolleyes: :D

In their defense (which I do hesitantly), on my system (Dell Inspiron 5720) when I tested out accessing Safe Mode using the msconfig safe boot method, the OS cleared itself after doing so one time. My best guess is just the difference in computers. Shouldn't be like that, but it appears to be the case.
 
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