Sorry about not rersponding. I remember reading your post earlier today and thought I had responded.
Glad you got it fixed though.
You can also enable the old F8 brings up the Advanced Boot Options menu if you want, read here:
Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
The last entry under Notes at the top says:
If you disable the Windows 8 Startup Options GUI boot menu, then you will be able to press F8 at boot to boot to the Advanced Boot Options screen.
Once there, you should have Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking and all the other choices.