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Old 04-05-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
JIP
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Default Shortcut to boot into safe mode

Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe mode?

I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win versions,
but none of them are working so far with Win 7.

Thanks

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:30 PM   #2
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Hi, JIP.

MSCONFIG.exe has "Safe boot" on its Boot tab. Does this do what you want?

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Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe mode?

I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win versions,
but none of them are working so far with Win 7.

Thanks

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:30 PM   #3
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JIP wrote:

> Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe mode?
>
> I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win versions,
> but none of them are working so far with Win 7.
>
> Thanks


BootSafe
http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.html
Doesn't list support beyond Windows XP but then this web page doesn't
appear to have been updated in quite awhile.

Add a shortcut on your desktop or as an icon in a toolbar in the Windows
taskbar. I'm not sure that is really much easier than simply rebooting
Windows and hitting F8 to select Safe Mode.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:30 AM   #4
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Default Re: Shortcut to boot into safe mode

In System Configuration, Select "Boot", "Safe Boot", "Minimal" or other,
Apply, OK, Restart. Wait for reboot to complete.

On 4/5/2011 13:39, JIP wrote:
> Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe mode?
>
> I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win versions,
> but none of them are working so far with Win 7.
>
> Thanks
>

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Old 04-06-2011, 07:30 AM   #5
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Default Re: Shortcut to boot into safe mode

But that means being able to get into Windows in the first place. What if
you can't even get into Windows in Normal mode?
Surely Win7 has a method of dealing with this.
Am I mistaken in thinking that the shortcut key that boots into Safemode is
not actually a Windows thing but is individual to computers? Although most
have been F8, I'm sure I had one that used F5 (many eons ago) and one that
used the Space bar.
Evi


"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> In System Configuration, Select "Boot", "Safe Boot", "Minimal" or other,
> Apply, OK, Restart. Wait for reboot to complete.
>
> On 4/5/2011 13:39, JIP wrote:
>> Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe mode?
>>
>> I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win versions,
>> but none of them are working so far with Win 7.
>>
>> Thanks
>>

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Old 04-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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"Evelyn Woolston" <evwool@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> But that means being able to get into Windows in the first place. What if
> you can't even get into Windows in Normal mode?
> Surely Win7 has a method of dealing with this.
> Am I mistaken in thinking that the shortcut key that boots into Safemode
> is not actually a Windows thing but is individual to computers? Although
> most have been F8, I'm sure I had one that used F5 (many eons ago) and
> one that > used the Space bar.


As far as I know, all versions of Windows that have had Safe Mode use F8 -
it's a Windows thing rather than being PC-specific.

What *is* PC-specific is the key to get into the BIOS when the PC is first
powered on. That may be F1, F2, DEL or anything else - but *hopefully* the
initial POST screen will tell you what key to press.

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #7
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R. C. White wrote:

> Hi, JIP.
>
> MSCONFIG.exe has "Safe boot" on its Boot tab. Does this do what you
> want?
>
> RC


Hi RC thanks for the reply, I was aware of the process you mention -
but what I want is a lazy shortcut to just click on and away it goes.

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #8
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VanguardLH wrote:

> JIP wrote:
>
> > Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe
> > mode?
> >
> > I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win
> > versions, but none of them are working so far with Win 7.
> >
> > Thanks

>
> BootSafe
> http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.html
> Doesn't list support beyond Windows XP but then this web page doesn't
> appear to have been updated in quite awhile.
>
> Add a shortcut on your desktop or as an icon in a toolbar in the
> Windows taskbar. I'm not sure that is really much easier than simply
> rebooting Windows and hitting F8 to select Safe Mode.


Thanks - I'll have a look at Bootsafe - I know it's lazy, but since
booting into safe mode takes longer that normal boot, I want a lazy
solution that will let me set off the process with a click, then go
make a coffee!!

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Old 04-06-2011, 05:30 PM   #9
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VanguardLH wrote:

> JIP wrote:
>
> > Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe
> > mode?
> >
> > I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win
> > versions, but none of them are working so far with Win 7.
> >
> > Thanks

>
> BootSafe
> http://www.superadblocker.com/bootsafe.html
> Doesn't list support beyond Windows XP but then this web page doesn't
> appear to have been updated in quite awhile.
>
> Add a shortcut on your desktop or as an icon in a toolbar in the
> Windows taskbar. I'm not sure that is really much easier than simply
> rebooting Windows and hitting F8 to select Safe Mode.


Tried it, and as Stubbo reports, it just forces a reboot into normal
mode

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:30 AM   #10
Bob I
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No, Windows is watching the F8 key. The F5, F2, F10 or Esc keys are for
intercepting the POST and entering the BIOS configuration.

On 4/6/2011 01:37, Evelyn Woolston wrote:
> But that means being able to get into Windows in the first place. What
> if you can't even get into Windows in Normal mode?
> Surely Win7 has a method of dealing with this.
> Am I mistaken in thinking that the shortcut key that boots into Safemode
> is not actually a Windows thing but is individual to computers? Although
> most have been F8, I'm sure I had one that used F5 (many eons ago) and
> one that used the Space bar.
> Evi
>
>
> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:IWNmp.12013$yp3.939@newsfe09.iad...
>> In System Configuration, Select "Boot", "Safe Boot", "Minimal" or
>> other, Apply, OK, Restart. Wait for reboot to complete.
>>
>> On 4/5/2011 13:39, JIP wrote:
>>> Anyone know of a shorcut to click on and force a reboot into safe mode?
>>>
>>> I've done some Googling and see suggestions for earlier Win versions,
>>> but none of them are working so far with Win 7.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>


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