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Changing IDE to AHCI caused no boot

  1. #11


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    Unfortunately, if you don't use OPTION FIVE, then there's really no option that doesn't require some advanced preparation.

    Personally, I think OPTION ONE is the most useful and helpful when needed.

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    I reviewed the Option Five again. There are five options to do the Option Five. Is there any in these five options that does not require any advanced preparation before no boot happens?
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  3. #13


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    Unfortunately not unless you just happen to dual boot to use OPTION THREE.

    I could help you with OPTION ONE if that's one you would like to use.
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    OK, what I understand so far is that there is no longer Safe Mode that can be prompted by hitting F8 key.
    It is however, possible to let the system boot to Safe Mode, but that requires pre-arrangement when the system is bootable.
    One of those is adding Safe Mode option to Windows Boot Manager.
    Does this mean the menu is displayed every time when the system boot?

    Is there a way to modify the W8 Repair Disk to have "Safe Mode" option included in it.
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  5. #15


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    Safe Mode was done this way to help tighten security by preventing unauthorized users from using Safe Mode to bypass set security measures.


    Quote Originally Posted by churin View Post
    OK, what I understand so far is that there is no longer Safe Mode that can be prompted by hitting F8 key.
    It is however, possible to let the system boot to Safe Mode, but that requires pre-arrangement when the system is bootable.
    One of those is adding Safe Mode option to Windows Boot Manager.
    Does this mean the menu is displayed every time when the system boot?

    Correct on all.

    You could change the amount of time to display the OS at boot to say 5 seconds or to be long enough to select Safe Mode if needed, then make Windows 8 the default OS to automatically run at startup. This way you will only have to wait however many seconds you set before Windows 8 starts up automatically.

    Quote Originally Posted by churin View Post
    Is there a way to modify the W8 Repair Disk to have "Safe Mode" option included in it.

    Not that I'm aware of.
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  6. #16


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    Thanks for the clarification.
    Unfortunately not unless you just happen to dual boot to use OPTION THREE.
    I assume the above does not mean the pre-arrangement can be done using any working W8 machine.
    Could one of the dual boot be W7? I can add another W8 if required.
    If I click the above link, then a list of five options are displayed, clicking one of those may displays another page where a new set of options. . .
    Please provide a path for me to get to your recommended tutorial page.
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    Churin,

    That link is for that tutorial. The "OPTION THREE" is for that option 3 in that tutorial out of the 5.

    The one I recommend it OPTION ONE in that same tutorial to add Safe Mode to Windows Boot Manager.
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  8. #18


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    I am afraid that questions I am going to ask as follow may make our communication further convoluted:
    Can the OPTION ONE or adding Safe Mode to Windows Boot Manager be done to repair a no-boot W8 by using one of the dual-boot system that is still working? Can one of the dual-system be W7 or can it be an independent another W8 machine? I asked these question already in my previous post.
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  9. #19


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    LOL, no worries Churin. Please feel free to continue asking questions until I hopefully get all of them answered.

    It doesn't matter if you dual boot your Windows 8 with Vista, Windows 7, or another Windows 8.

    If you use OPTION ONE to add Safe Mode to the Windows Boot Manager, then it's specific to the OS it was created for. You don't have to have a dual boot to use this option. If you do dual boot, then you could add a Safe Mode for each OS to the Windows Boot Manager.

    If you do dual boot, then it may be easier to just disable the Windows 8 GUI Boot menu to be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to boot to Safe Mode for either OS whenever needed.
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  10. #20


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    The reason I mentioned the dual-boot and so forth is because of the following statement in one of your earlier post:
    Unfortunately not unless you just happen to dual boot to use OPTION THREE.
    The above gave me an impression that the OPTION THREE could be implemented if the system is dual-boot.

    By the way I never see the Windows 8 GUI Boot menu because of the way the dual-boot is set up.

    Having said the above, which one do you recommend that I try? Could you point a specific web page where the procedure is, rather than referring to the option number?
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