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Can't get to Safe Mode


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Draconian

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When I reboot and press the F8 key nothing happens and I can't get to Safe Mode to perform any of the procedures outlined elsewhere on this site. I've tried pressing F8 at different times during the reboot cycle but it just boots normally.

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Try pressing F5 instead of F8, see if that works.

Also, what kind of keyboard do you have? Wireless, USB or PS2? If Wireless or USB it may not be active at that point and you will need a PS2 style keyboard (round connector) to make this work.
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My keyboard and mouse are Logitech wireless. I'm, not sure I understand. Why F5? The instructions given say to press F8.

Is there some way to verify which keys are active and their function?
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Why F5? The instructions given say to press F8.

because sometimes F5 will work when F8 doesn't
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I don't know if a wireless keyboard will function at that time during the boot process, which is why I suggest using a USB or PS2 keyboard. Doing so, F8 will then most likely work.
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one other thing to try is tapping the F8 key about once per second as soon as you press the power button to start the computer
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Ahhhhhh. (light comes on) Didn't think about the wireless not working until the full boot cycle had completed. I do have a PS2 keyboard attached in addition to the wireless for those times the wireless hangs or my batteries crap out. I'll try the F8 first with the other keyboard and if that doesn't work I'll try the F5 key. Thanks for the help!
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