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Cant run windows xp in safe mode?


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mrtypr

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Hey guys

Im just trying to start my pc in safe mode in order to run SDFIX to removal a worm i have on my PC

For some reason when i press F8 to start in safe mode it lets me get to the list of options "safe mode" "safe mode with command prompt" etc...

but it wont let me use my arrows keys to go up to choose safe mode? So i dont know what is going om, because if the keyboard is letting me press F8 to even get to the option it should work as for the arrow keys. Im using a wireless keyboard and i dont have any usb generic keyboards. If I cant get this keyboard to work i might have to borrow just a generic one maybe and see how that goes
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do you have a USB keyboard or PS/2? if you're using USB try to get your hands on a PS/2 keyboard and try that
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He states:
"Im using a wireless keyboard and i dont have any usb generic keyboards"

It's possible that the generic drivers used in safe mode will not support the use of a wireless keyboard.
I would follow Dsenette's advice and try a standard PS2 keyboard.

Edited by rshaffer61, 02 April 2009 - 07:33 AM.

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sorry my mistake

I only have a wireless keyboard of which the receiver is a usb connection

I have a usb/ps2 adaptor. I will connect that to another keyboard I have that is a cord usb keyboard and try that and see if that works

What i dont understand is, why does the computer detect the keyboard when i press F8 on start up? But not the arrow keys to select safe mode? Weird...
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