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Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by irishkate89 on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 9:14 am

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8, unable to get it up and running, receive blue screen with message "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info. and then we'll restart for you." Then comes back with the Toshiba Leading Innovation screen along with a msg at the bottom "Preparing Automatic Repair" then it goes blank as in a black screen. I need to get into safe mode, but don't know how with Windows 8

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by Jan2011 on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 11:48 pm

I had to look that one up myself. Try Shift-F8 instead of F8.

You should then see a series of screens. Here's the path to follow:


    [1]Advanced Repair Options
    [2]Troubleshoot
    [3]Advanced Options
    [4]Windows Startup Settings

Then Restart

On reboot, you should see the familiar Advanced Boot Options window.

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by irishkate89 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 12:47 am

That doesn't work anymore I have already searched and done that procedure

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by Jan2011 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 12:58 am

I really haven't had to deal with any W8 problems yet.

Were you able to get to any of the Windows listed?  I'm wondering if you can force Safe Mode by getting to a command prompt as this article suggests. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/repair-recovery/a/force-or-stop-safe-mode-windows.htm

Are you familiar with chkdsk? You want to try that also.

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by irishkate89 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 1:14 am

I can't even to a screen to type command prompts.

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by Jan2011 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 2:39 am

Were you able to get to any of these screens using Shift F8?

[1]Advanced Repair Options
[2]Troubleshoot
[3]Advanced Options
[4]Windows Startup Settings


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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by irishkate89 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 2:50 am

None of them, only screens I get are what I stated in my 1st entry.....I loathe Windows 8...... 

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by Jan2011 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 3:54 am

Try booting to your install disk. Click past the language/keyboard screen. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options. Get to the Command Prompt and type in chkdsk /r. Then hit the Enter key.

This should check your disk for errors. That sometimes fixes situations like this.

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Re: Windows 8 how to reboot in safe mode

Post by irishkate89 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 4:09 am

It was pre-installed no disk, probably will need to take it in

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Post by Jan2011 on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 4:31 am

If should have come with instructions on how to make the install disks. You're not alone, no one ever pays attention to it.

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