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Advanced boot options - Safe Mode not working

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    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Pro x64

    Advanced boot options - Safe Mode not working


    After going through the advanced boot options and restarting in safe mode, my PC always boots in normal mode, safe mode no longer works from the advanced boot options.
    I have to use msconfig to boot in safe mode.
    Any ideas ??

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  2. #2


    Hello xaudiox. Welcome to EightForums.

    Safe mode is not included in 8 boot manager.

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=2758
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello xaudiox. Welcome to EightForums.

    Safe mode is not included in 8 boot manager.

    www.eightforums.com/showthread.php?t=2758
    I mean the "Startup Options Menu" within Win 8, when i reboot into safe mode it never does.
    I am sure it worked the last time i tried.
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  5. #5


    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64


    Do you have an Easeus product installed? Todo backup home/server 5.0 prevents safe mode from working. Uninstalling or updating Easeus software is the fix in this case.

    Do you get a quick glimpse of a blue screen with an unhappy face when you try to get into safe mode before it reboots again?

    Just making sure; you are doing this aren't you?... see image below...
    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Yes, I get a normal startup no matter what.

    No easus products, no blue screen, just a normal startup.

    Safe mode will only work from mscofig option.
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    Hello again. Could you fill out specs in profile or post them here so to be able to help you better? How did you install system?
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    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello again. Could you fill out specs in profile or post them here so to be able to help you better? How did you install system?
    Clean Install, Retail DVD.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Xaudiox, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check the tutorial below to see if it may help.
    You might see if this may work better for you to add Safe Mode to your boot manager.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  10. #10


    Posts : 9
    Win 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Xaudiox, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check the tutorial below to see if it may help.
    You might see if this may work better for you to add Safe Mode to your boot manager.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks but i already know exactly how to boot in safe mode and how to add it to the boot manager.
    What I want to do is fix what's broken, which is entering safe mode from the startup settings.
    When I use the advanced options to boot a command prompt (for example) it works fine.
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