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Can't access Safe Mode or run chkdsk

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    Can't access Safe Mode or run chkdsk

    Win 8 Pro..I am trying to fix an error that is causing my desktop to randomlly reboot.

    I wanted to run chkdsk from safe mode, however, tapping f8 doesn't work for me.

    Tried to restore a backup and paragon merged all the drives into one file and says the structure is different and I may lose data.

    Win 8 will not let me stop chkdsk with any key press. Kind of stumped what to do next. TIA

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    Will do...thanks for the links.
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    Now pc boots to safemode every time. My system is on an ssd so I can't run the hdd diagnotics. On the plus side chkdsk and scannow did finished as did ms malious removal tool.

    I have run win 8 rescue disk and it was no help. I tried doing the reverse of what I did to get in to safe mode and it didn't work.

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    Look at System Configuration, boot tab, see if it's now set to do a Safe boot every time?

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    Thanks a million times...that was the problem.
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    Great! Glad that was it. Take care.
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