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Can not access Safe Mode


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richocki

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I can not access Safe Mode when booting. I press F8 but I don't think the keyboard is being read. I have a USB keyboard. I have had this computer for over a year and I have never been able to boot into Safe Mode.
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wannabe1

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Hi richocki...

You may have to use a PS2 keyboard for this, but boot into the BIOS setup by tapping the F1 or Delete key during the boot sequence. (It will tell you at the bottom of the first screen wheich key to press to "Enter Setup")

Once in BIOS, you'll want to find the setting for "Legacy USB Support" and enable it. Save the settings when you exit BIOS setup. You should then be able to use your USB keyboard to enter Safe Mode.

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Hey wannabe1... busy person tonight!

Someone at worked mentioned the the PS2 keyboard also. I'll give the BIOS change a try. Thanks
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Yup...gettin around a bit. :)

Legacy USB is not enabled by default, so that should do the trick for you. :tazz:

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Edited by wannabe1, 05 March 2006 - 01:42 AM.

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That was it wannabe1. Thanks a bunch. Now I just hope I never need it :tazz:

Edited by richocki, 05 March 2006 - 01:16 PM.

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Glad to help! :tazz:
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