• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Windows 8: Cannot boot into safe mode; tried everything


uncuuncu

New Member
Posts
2
#1
My current setup is a dual boot with Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04.

-> I've tried F8 and Shift + F8 before the Windows 8 splash screen, neihter works.

-> I've tried the advanced startup method where I restart and eventually select Startup Settings, but when it restarts it just boots normally. I don't get to see the Startup Settings menu.

-> In the System Configuration menu on the Boot tab I have selected safe boot - minimal but when I restart it just boots normally.

-> I've added Safe Mode to the Windows Boot Manager but I guess I'm not able to see it since I use GRUB?

What else can I do?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer
    Browser
    Google Chrome

znod

New Member
Power User
Posts
2,156
#2
Welcome. Are you dual booting using two drives. Not sure what would happen if you unplugged the Ubuntu drive--if it would boot to Win8. Then, maybe you could boot into safe mode. Think about it; I am not sure.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)