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Can't boot into Safe Mode?

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)

    Can't boot into Safe Mode?


    I'll try to boot Safe Mode, but as soon as it boots, I get nothing else appearing on my screen but my cursor, and only if I move my mouse. The start menu isn't there, the taskbar isn't there, shortcuts don't work (ctrl+shit+esc, windows+r, etc), basically no Windows services work properly. Can someone help me?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

    Do your still need help with this problem?
    I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.
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  3. #3


    UK
    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

    Do your still need help with this problem?
    I will be notified if you reply to this topic and will respond within 48 hours.
    Hey! Thanks for asking.
    I tried repairing from the CD, command prompt, and typing 'bootrec /fixmbr', 'bootrec /fixboot', and 'bootrec /rebuildbcd'
    One of those three worked, so I will mark this as solved.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    I'm glad that you were able to fix it!
    Thanks for letting us know.

    If the BSOD's return, just post back here and I'll be notified by email of your post.
    Good luck!
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