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Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

Q: Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

Hello all, I've been messing with and Googling this problem all day and am stumped. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My laptop:
Toshiba A105-S4134
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core

1. Two days ago I had a glitch - a bunch of browser windows were open and the system just sort of froze up. I ended up doing a hard restart. The PC then took a longer than normal time to boot back up.

2. That made me nervous, so yesterday I made True Image images of both partitions on the HD, that is C: (OS and apps) and D: (data).

3. This morning I decided to run a memory diagnostic disk (I had memtest86+ and Windows Diagnostics CDs on hand). I set boot priority to CD/DVD ROM using Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware Settings > Boot Priority

4. When I restarted the PC, I heard the CD Rom drive spin for a few seconds, but the screen stayed lack and didn't boot. After some time passed with no activity, I hit control/alt/delete a couple of times and XP then booted form the HD.

5. I unsuccessfully tried multiple times with three bootable CDs (that worked on another Toshiba laptop), including the Recovery and Apps disk that came with the laptop. Same result. I re-checked boot order a few times and the setting priority was still as I had set it.

6. I then found that I was unable to get into either safe mode or BIOS, or to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM during startup using any of F12, F8, F2, or C. Always the same result as in step 4 (although not always with the CD ROM spinning).

7. A System Restore to a point about one week ago did not help.

So, I realize I'm probably looking at a full OS reinstall (pretty tedious with reconfiguring the tuners with MCE) since the images I made yesterday presumably have the same problem I am experiencing. At least I don't anticipate losing any data.

I'm grateful for any advice or thoughts, including whether there's a way to figure out if this problem is hardware related.


Preferred Solution: Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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A: Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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Hello,I'm not very tech-savvy, but I'll attempt to articulate my issue:I have a Z70, it runs Windows 10 64-bit. A few weeks ago I noticed it was taking longer and longer to boot. Soon 10-20 minutes, and as of this week, sometimes it won't boot at all. The power buttons come on, I can hear the fan and various rustlings of the motherboard working.  Things I have tried:Took out the battery, disconnected power cable, pressed power button for 30 seconds. Tried to boot up with battery alone -failed, tried to boot up with power cable alone -failed, tried both and it booted up within ~5 minutes. This strategy does not always work. Booted via Novo button - it doesn't provide me with the Novo menu, it sometimes boots normally, sometimes doesn't boot at all. Reinstalled windows 10, didn't work. I cannot access safe mode, and I cannot access the BIOS menu. Any solution that requires restarts is already iffy because my laptop most often will not restart at all.  I've seen some other posts that mention corrupt BIOS, is there any way to diagnose that without entering the BIOS menu? Or any other way of entering the BIOS menu without restarting my laptop? I've been looking at a lot of tutorials but, frankly they are intimidating if you know nothing of computers. Like, "simply remove the motherboard battery" isn't simple for me, I'm not even sure where my CMOS is and I don't want to mess around disconnecting bits of the motherboard because I'd probably break ... Read more

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I have an Intel D101GGC motherboard. On most computers the Del button is used to enter BIOS. But on mine it is F2. I dont which keys to use to enter the Boot First options and which key to use to enter Windows Safe Mode...

How do I find this??

Please Help...

A:Which keys to enter BIOS, Boot, and Safe Mode??

Read the manual? Propably all are done by the F keys, so you might just want to test each one and see what they do.

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Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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Hello forum,

Wish to enter into "safe mode with networking" under XP in a system where I am treble booting XP, Vista & Windows 7.

How do I go about entering safe mode for XP?

Do I select XP from the boot option and imediately press F8 . . . or ?

Your comments are most welcome.


A:[SOLVED] How to enter safe mode in a treble boot system?

Hi, thanks for a good question, the answer depends on how you have your dual boot set up I use Easy BCD. The simple way is to boot to the OS and enable "msconfig" set boot to "safe" and restart select the OS from your boot options and you will boot to safe mode (do not forget to uncheck "safe mode" from msconfig when you exit the OS).

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Hi,guys , im brazilian so.. sorry for my english... I have a problem.. how do enter in safe mode without enter in windows?
I tried this mode but, dont show this option. help me

thanks for all

A:How do enter safe mode without enter in windows ?

Command prompt > bcdedit /set {default} safeboot network then restart.

Option 3 here Safe Mode - Start Windows 10 in - Windows 10 Forums

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My laptop is taking forever to startup, and when I try to start in safe mode I get error 0000007B. The computer is also slow all the time.

I could not find the Supplementary.txt file.

ComboScan v20070226.18 run by SStrickland on 2007-03-01 at 11:23:21
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- HijackThis (run as SStrickland.exe) ------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:24:17 AM, on 3/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\D-Link\RangeBooster G WNA-2330\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Rockwell\EventServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

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turned on computer and found my onecare was not opening up. Onecare removed several viruses yesterday which is not normal since I do not go online much with this computer. I didn't write down the names. I completed all steps in your guide and used all the programs you listed as well as, I went to the Onecare site and ran the update malware repair and got onecare working and ran it and removed Ferbink.B and Ntlin.A. Didn't find anything online about these. I did HiJackThis and removed about 6 items,,,once again, did not write them down. Down below is a copy of the latest HiJackThis and it appears the only file to come back is ctfmon.exe which I believe is for my windows office software. The comp is working fine and onecare is working but I can still not log in to safe mode or bios. It appears my keyboard does not function until windows is completely loaded. Nothing happens when pressing f2 or f8 and once I made it to the screen that has the selection for safe mode, by turing off then on the computer before it shut down properly which made the computer go to that screen on the next boot, but my up and down arrows did not function and it automatically went to regular windows after timing out. Also tried to boot to my windows disc but when the screen read "hit any key to boot from cd" the keys did not work and it booted to the drive....by the way it says "invalid boot ini". It appears I need to rebuild my boot.ini but don't know how to do that since I can not ... Read more

A:Unable To Enter Safe Mode Or Bios!

was it something I said?

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Hi all, 
Sorry for not following the posting instructions but I am unable to download anything on the PC in question. 
My mom has an Inspiron N5050 which she recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10. Today it said it was updating and not to restart it, but after several hours of a black screen she decided to force off and on again. Now it will only say "preparing automatic repair" and "diagnosing your PC" before leading to the blue screen.
Can't figure out how to get into safe mode, F8 does nothing. Can't use system restore (no restore points), can't use reset pc or "startup recovery" (they give unspecified errors), "Startup Settings" claims it can get me into safe mode but upon restarting I'm brought back to the old blue screen with no new options. Is there something I can do from command prompt? I tried "msconfig" but it won't recognize it. 
Also ran the Dell diagnostic test from setup (F2) which reported no problems. 
Any ideas?
Thanks so much. 

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Right now I cannot get my Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to boot up. I get to the "Starting Windows" screen and it just hangs there.

General troubleshooting:
Unplugged all USB devices on start up
Reset BIOS to default settings

Here are some troubleshooting steps I have taken so far:

1. Attempt to boot into safe mode (pressing f8 on startup)
result: While loading files the system stops and hangs after loading

2. Attempt to repair computer from safe mode menu (f8)
result: windows loading files screen>Starting windows screen>system stops and hangs at the blue background screen for Win7 sign in, but there is no sign in window.
all other options in Safe mode yield the same or similar results.

3. Attempt to repair computer with install disc
result: Get to the "System Recovery Options" screen. My drive with OS appears in the selection box and appears highlighted, however I cannot advance past this screen. On further attempts I plugged in a USB mouse and tried to use the pointer to hit the "next" button, but I get the spinning blue ring and the screen hangs.
I have tried repairing from multiple discs. One an install disc, another a repair disc I made on my laptop. Both times I got the same results.

I had this happen to my system 2 weeks ago, and then again 1 week ago.
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A:Windows 7 x64 startup errors, can't enter safe mode or repair system

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup?

If so run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan on it, followed by Disk Check from the installer's Recovery Options Command Line.

Next run the RAM test and start working through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

You will have to be able to boot a disk, which failure is almost always due to user error. The last resort is to boot PW CD provided which will boot itself, wipe the HD, which will force installer to autostart to reinstall. The Paragon Rescue disk to rescue your files will also boot itself.

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I am running Windows XP Professional (SP3). It shut itself off and Windows won't restart; it goes to the logo/splash screen and hangs there.

I get a choice of several options, all of which don't work:

- Last known good configuration and Start windows normally; these lead to it hanging at the logo screen (for hours).

- Safe Mode, three kinds (plain, with command prompt, with networking) -- a series of commands or file names scroll down the screen, then they freeze; nothing else happens The file names are all in windows\system\drivers, and the last one (where it hangs?) is Mup.sys

I tried booting from the original Win XP CD to get to the Recovery Console or do a repair installation. When I did this yesterday, it copied files and tried to start windows and then gave me an error message (windows has detected an error and needs to shut down), but then when I tried to restart Windows normally, Win XP started up fine. So that seemed like the solution. Except -- today WinXP shut itself down while I was working again and couldn't restart itself, and now the "fix" via booting from the Win XP CD doesn't work. I get stuck at the logo screen. I've tried repeatedly, but it doesn't work.

I can get into the BIOS by pressing "Delete", but don't know of anything to do in BIOS to help Windows start up.

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A:Win XP won't start up (boot up) or enter safe mode

System manufacturer and model?

If custom desktop...consider the PSU as a suspect.

Have you tried running the chkdsk /r command from the Recovery Console? If not, please do so.

If chkdsk /r completes with no errors/interruptions...I would follow that up with the appropriate hard drive diagnostic, long test.

I suggest...that you refrain from your inclination to run multiple AV programs...and uninstall all except one.

In the event that chkdsk /r cannot complete...please write down any onscreen error message exactly as it appears.


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Hi guys,

I am new to this forum as I came across it while searching for a solution to revive my dead laptop. I hope someone can direct me what to do or even tell me if its become a lost cause!

I am not techy at all so please let me know if I should give you any other info you require to help me find a solution ( and how to get that info as well!) I would like to save all the data within my computer but am happy to let it go if it cant be done. My priority is to get the machine work!

My ACER 5517 stopped working 2 days ago. It would freeze at the welcome screen when I started Windows normally. After few attempts it stopped doing that and gave a black screen. So, I tried rebooting it with F8 and going to safe mode but it fails to do that saying theres some problem. I have tried startup repair which didn't work either. I dont have a repair CD.

I hope you understand what I am trying to say as I am typing this message at work while remembering what the laptop did. I dont have a repair CD but could I buy one if thats the solution?

Thanks very much in advance for your help.


A:Acer laptop not working, Cant enter safe mode and Startup Repair fails

From another pc.

Download Ubuntu Live CD ISO image and burn the ISO image to a cd using Imgburn (how to burn an ISO image using Imgburn). With the newly burned cd boot with it then select "Try Ubuntu" not "Install Ubuntu" access the Windows partition or what ever partition or hdd you which to backup files from by going to the panel on top, select "Go" click on "Computer". Select the partition, or Hard drive then directories, and files you wish to back up, Backup the files to DVD, an external hard drive or thumb drive(s).
Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The make and model of your hard drive, Seagate, Maxtor, Drive Fitness which is Hitachi, Or Western Digital. Perform a short and long test. Could also be called "Standard" and "Extended" test or also "Comprehensive" test.

If you can not find the right test for your hard drive your OEM computer may have it's own hard drive diagnostics testing tool. Refer to your OEM computer documentation to find out how to access these test. Also try going to the manufacture of your machine to find documentation about it. Also consider going to the manufacture of your hard drive to look to see if they have hard dri... Read more

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Hey everyone,

Recently, my computer was infected with spyware. I ran Spyware Doctor to eliminate it, and that worked fine. It deleted a lot of adware and trojans. However, my computer was still acting strange, so I performed a full system scan with Spyware Doctor. This time, it found a lot of high-risk spyware.

Half-way through the scan, my computer started to initiate a shut-down. I couldn't stop it. I assume the spyware caused that. Now, once I turn my computer on, Windows won't boot. I just get a blank black screen with a cursor.

I tried to start it in safe mode by pressing F8 at the start-up, but that doesnt work either.

Can anybody help me out?

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Hello community

I?m facing a problem that i can?t solve. I have windows 7, upgraded to windows 10....

I had "Avira" installed on my Acer, but the constant publicity made me uninstall it with revo uninstaller, in the end, when i reboot, i couldn?t enter in my BIOS, safe mode, or windows.

After reading numerous forums, i can?t seem to find a solution, the only thing i could fix was entering in the BIOS again, by removing the "BIOS battery" and plug it in again. After this, windows shows up again the load screen, he also shows the log in screen, but after the login screen i only get a Black Screen where i can only see the mouse pointer.

I also notice that if i press Ctrl+Alt+Del, i can get into task manager, i can also bring up command prompt running it through the task manager, but my desktop is completely dark/gone......

I also try to run explorer.exe from the task manager but nothing happens, i checked if any other instance of explorer was runnig but no luck, there isn?t any......

I also did a command in my cmd, "taskkill /f /im explorer.exe" that i read in a forum to reset explorer.exe, but in the end it only shows up an Error saying he can?t connect to the server.......

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Do you have installation media ?
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Hey everybody!
I just bought an Asus U31S laptop a couple of weeks ago for school and all was great until today. It suddenly crashed and gave BSOD. I was just on youtube or something, nothing special, but it had been running for a few hours.
So now it won't boot up, it simply reboots constantly. I can't even get into safe mode. BIOS I can get into, but I'm unable to do anything, since it appears to freeze, when I get in there.
I searched for a solution, but so far I've been unable to find one. Any suggestions?

PS English isn't my native tongue...

A:Laptop stuck in boot loop - can't enter safe mode

first suggestion is this.
Startup Repair

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Hello, guys!
Yesterday I've bought a new PC and successfully installed Windows 8.1.
After a few installations of software (vlc, utorrent...) I've had a blue error screen, after that I can't even get into login screen, windows just won't load "an unexpected i/o error has occurred 0xc00000e9"
I've tried to boot from usb with my windows 8.1, but after Asrock logo (sometimes even without it ) it is just a blank screen.
I can't get into safe mode either ( don't know how. F8 won't work ). First time I've managed to do this while booting the same usb, but now it won't work.
I've tried to install windows 10 on usb and oh yes... it booted after almost 2-3 hours of waiting and everything was very slow. I could not install it due to mbr error. Windows sees my SSD and HDD, so they must be fine, right?
So I installed a new copy of windows 10 into my usb ( gpt, fat32 ).
And... now I can't get past black screen after booting. I see basic screen with windows 10 + memory test. I select windows 10 install or recovery tools, I see Asrock logo and... black screen.
Same with windows 7. "Windows is loading files" and then there is just a black screen.
My motherboard is Asrock z170 Pro4s.
Help me please, I don't know what to do.
I am very sorry for my english.

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Hello, guys!
Yesterday I've bought a new PC and successfully installed Windows 8.1.
After a few installations of software (vlc, utorrent...) I've had a blue error screen, after that I can't even get into login screen, windows just won't load "an unexpected i/o error has occurred 0xc00000e9"
I've tried to boot from usb with my windows 8.1, but after Asrock logo (sometimes even without it ) it is just a blank screen.
I can't get into safe mode either ( don't know how. F8 won't work ). First time I've managed to do this while booting the same usb, but now it won't work.
I've tried to install windows 10 on usb and oh yes... it booted after almost 2-3 hours of waiting and everything was very slow. I could not install it due to mbr error. Windows sees my SSD and HDD, so they must be fine, right?
So I installed a new copy of windows 10 into my usb ( gpt, fat32 ).
And... now I can't get past black screen after booting. I see basic screen with windows 10 + memory test. I select windows 10 install or recovery tools, I see Asrock logo and... black screen.
Same with windows 7. "Windows is loading files" and then there is just a black screen.
My motherboard is Asrock z170 Pro4s.
Help me please, I don't know what to do.
I am very sorry for my english.

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Hello .
We have a problem .i am working on a friends computer .
she installed a program and all was ok after that . she turned off the computer and went on holiday for a week . came back started the computer and received an error message
"Windows cannot start " if windows doesnt start normally . windows will restart " a mesage similiar tothis ..and she receives the same message everytime .. ( she isnt available ATM for me to get hte exact error msg ) i have tried to get into safe mode to remove this program . but safe mode isnt available . i have tried F5 on start up . and safe mode isnt in the options ..& the same with F8 no option to enter windows in safe mode . what would anyone suggest to try next ? im almost positive that it is this program that has caused the problem . but i will run all the proper tools to find out ONCE i get INTO windows .. thanks for the help .
Cheers timo

A:Solved: cant enter safe mode

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A few months ago I seemed to have picked up a google redirect virus. I ran Malware Bytes and it didn't seem to identify anything out of the ordinary, and since it was more of a nuisance than a crippling virus, I ignored it.

Bad idea.

Tonight, while clicking on a Google link, I was redirected to a site that instantly installed a program that called itself Malware Defender. It appeared on my desktop, and the shortcut led to c:\users\MYNAME\appdata\roaming\defender.exe. Comodo firewall informed me that it was trying to access other files, and I denied it access. I then tried to delete the file but was unable to, Vista gave me warnings about not having permission to delete that file. I re-opened Malware Bytes and clicked "update". The program told me to reboot to finish the update.

So now, when I reboot, after the windows loading bar is finished scrolling back and forth, I am left with a blank black screen and a mouse cursor. If I turn off the PC and turn it back on again, it gives me the option of booting into safe mode, but my keyboard will not respond at that time. The keyboard DOES respond prior to that, as I can still enter BIOS, but as soon as I'm given the option to enter safe mode (along with the 3 other options), the keyboard is unresponsive and the PC automatically boots into Windows normally, which then leads me back to the black screen.

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I tried tapping F8 as suggested on another post and it did not bring up safe mode

I have NO taskbar or icons

the people of Microsoft are not helping at all
Are there any other Key combos to make Safe mode come up during start up??

A:Solved: What are the ways to enter Safe mode?

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I've tried several times to start in safe mode on XP. All of the guides I've referenced say F8 is the key. However, when I boot, the only functions I see on the screen that only lingers for a moment are F10 and esc.
I've tried the tapping method also. Nothing.
I'm talking about an hp notebook, if that helps.
Any advice that can be given will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: trying to enter safe mode / F8 does nothing at start up

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I tried tapping F8 while booting and tried holding F8 down while booting and I can't bring up Safe Mode. This is a particular concern tonight because I read that inability to boot into Safe Mode is a symptom of Conflicker infection. However, I downloaded MS patch 958644 last October and I ran both MS OneCare scan and BDTools.net Conflicker scan and both are negative.

A:Solved: Can't enter Safe Mode with XP Professional and Abit motherboard

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I have a Dell Inspiron 560 desktop about 3 years old. Running Windows 7, Intel Pentium chip. Last night I was watching a video online when the computer froze up completely and started beeping repeatedly. I held the power button down for 4 to 5 seconds to turn off the computer because the mouse was frozen in place. When I tried rebooting, the system powered on but Windows would not load. I repeated the hard turn off and turned the computer back on but I was met with a black screen (I tried this about 10 times before giving up). The monitor did give a message that it was not receiving anything from the computer system.

This morning I turned on the computer and Windows loaded and the desktop came in but the mouse was frozen. I again had to hold the power button in for 4 to 5 seconds to turn off the system. When I turned the computer back on I was met with a totally black screen.

When I try going into BIOS I can not enter BIOS mode.

I have unplugged the entire system for a minute or more to see if that would reset the system but it didn't help. I did some reading online and thought I might have to switch out the CMOS battery but I haven't had any trouble with my computer clock going wonky on me.

About 4 to 6 weeks ago the computer crashed 2 or 3 times but each time I could reboot it successfully but it would be a little iffy so I took to putting the computer into sleep mode most of the time to avoid turning it off and on as much as possible. I would reboot the whol... Read more

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Hey, I have a new laptop - Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z.
I want to knpw how to enter to the BIOS?
I have win 8.1


A:Toshiba Satellite S50-B-12Z - How do I enter to the BIOS?

Press and hold (or tap) the F2 key when powering the machine on.

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The thread at http://forums.techguy.org/windows-8/1113319-error-0xc000021a-surface-rt.html is closed without replies, so I can't post this there. I ran into similar issues on a Dell Venue Pro 8. I was trying to boot into safe mode. I was also confronted by the BitLocker error screen asking me for my recovery key. I also saw the "'you must enter your recovery key to access Startup Settings: to protect the privacy of your data, BitLocker has prevented the unlocking of your drive. You'll need to enter the recovery key." message and when I tried to enter my recovery key at the keyboard. nothing happened. I booted in normally and removed encryption. This time I got through the restart screen with the Safe Mode option, but again. the machine was totally unresponsive to any key I pressed. Then I realised the problem. I have a Bluetooth keyboard, and at this stage Bluetooth is switched off! No keyboard connected!! I solved my issues by borrowing a USB keyboard and plugging it into my tablet (on the Dell Venue Pro 8 you have to have a special connector to plug into the micro-USB port). Worked perfectly.

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ok..this is a strange problem. on this pc. i'm not the administrator. have done the f8 option. asked to boot into save mode. chose the right system to boot. then it comes up asking for user name and password. my question. and may seem dumb...but do i have to be admin to get into save mode...

A:Can't Enter Safe Mode

To enter Windows XP Safe Mode with Command Prompt, you must log on with an administrator account or an account that has administrator permissions.
let google be your friend.

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When I restart my computer and press F8, I get a boot menu to come up, and there is no "start windows in safe mode options" Any other ways to restart windows in safe mode?

A:Can't enter safe mode?

Yes you can do it from Windows, but first when you get the boot screen, select your boot drive and see if the option screen is next. If that doesn't work select your boot drive and hit F8 again.

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Updated and ran spybot, trying to do the same with AVG but it won't run. Log file looks pretty long to me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:46:02 PM, on 4/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\WiFiConnector\NintendoWFCReg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
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A:AVG won't run, can't enter safe mode, HJL Log inc


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PC restarts after loading all drivers up to the Mup.exe, it stops there then it restarts the computer, the computer boots fine in normal mode, I was trying to defrag it, but the defrag option is not available in normal. There must be some virus or something, can anyone help me with this? Im trying not to reload XP Pro

A:Cannot Enter Safe Mode

It's not at Start>Program Files>Accessiores>System Tools>defrag?Download and burn an image to disk of Ultimate Boot CD. This utility has several antispyware and antivirus bult in. You can also run many utilities from it.

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I am using windows Xp SP2 professional edition and i have problems logging into safe mode whenever it tries to login the system reboots but i can login to normal mode easily. i know its something related to system32 file but can't find it exactly. Please help

A:Cannot enter safe mode

You will need your OS CD to run SFCscannow to make sure you have no corrupt or missing .dll files. This takes some time and if all is well there will be no report at the end of the scan.

kind regards,

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Booted in safe mode.  Cannot enter because it doesn't recognize my password.  I can't go forward or backward.  How do I escape?

A:Cannot enter safe mode

I have Lenovo vibe k5 note but I got frustrated coz of unable to volte please help me anybdy

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Hi, I am new to the forum, but have found you site VERY useful in clearing up past problems.

I cannot enter Safe Mode--F8. However, then there seems to be a loop--with a choice to start up as normal or it returns to the startup choices, etc, etc, etc, (loop).

This started with AVG finding Trojan horse downloader Zlob

on startup this screen would display:

c:\windows\System32\driver\aec.sys Trojan Horse Downloader Zlob.ANMB Infected
(please note: I am not sure if "aec" couldn't read my writing on this-not sure about the "e")

c:\windows\System32\drivers\asynicmac.sys Trojan Horse Downloader Zlob.ANMB Object is whitelisted (critical system file that should not be removed)
(please note: I am not sure if "asynicmac" couldn't read my writing on this not sure about the "i")
AVG said it could/would not fix these 2 problems.
at this point I discovered that Safe Mode was not functioning.

Downloaded and ran (turned off AVG antivirus scan & Windows System Restore)

Avanced System Care --ran twice allowing "fix problems", but still could not use safe mode

Erunt and did backup

Stinger 1001624

Malwarebytes ran deep scan and found no problems (still no Safe Mode)

Enabled AVG and ran deep scan---no errors. Restarted and original pop-up error screen does not appear.

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A:cannot enter Safe Mode (XP)

A quick update: The computer seems to be clean & working, but:

How can I restore/repair Safe Mode? Still cannot start up in Safe Mode.

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I have a virus (most probably more than one) on my computer which allows me to start it normally but after a second or two the virus appears and blocks my computer saying i need to pay ?100 to remove the block, i know not to pay this and that i need to uninstall but the problem is when i have looked at the virus i need to go into safe mode to remove it, but when i press F8 and go on any of the options it just restarts my computer again and doesnt actually enter safe mode, so my question is does anyone know how i can actually get into safe mode?
Thank you in advance

A:Can't enter safe mode on xp

Hi and welcome to TSF please follow the steps here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
gather what info you can and make a note of what you cannot do then make a new thread here Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum post all the info there not here and mention what you could not do

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Help! I have changed the VGA settings for my monitor and after re-boot, I have a blank screen (after the windows start up). I've tried to start in safe mode, but it just runs a bunch of scripts and stalls. I've also tried to start it in any other safe mode, and they do the same thing. I've tried the "last known good configuration" - I get the blank screen. Since I just replaced the hard drive 2 days ago (the old one crashed) I've really got nothing to lose on it so I'll even wipe it clean and start over if someone could tell me how...???

A:Cannot enter safe mode

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I've been told I have to reload all my USB drivers to Win XPPro, and that to do this, I need to enter windows safe mode. How do I do this? I've tried pressing F8 or CTRL as the computer is starting up (told this would work), but it does nothing. There's probably an easy answer, but I haven't got it yet! Please give simple instructions -THANKS!

A:How Do I Enter Safe Mode?

Beginners Guides: Windows XP Safe Mode Explainedhttp://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1643http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question575.htmHow to Boot into "SAFE MODE" tutorial:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/How to Boot into "SAFE MODE" WITH MSCONFIGhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353

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today I got infected with a version of the FBI moneypak virus which displays a white screen whenever I boot my computer. I've tried reading around for solutions and it seems that most people start with entering safemode and running antimalware from there. The problem is I cannot enter safemode or safemode with command prompt or networking so I can't run malwarebytes.  PLEASE any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I apply the instruction in forum with subject " FBI Moneypak virus, can't enter safe mode, please help" until I create Both the FRST.txt report and the Search.txt and they are as below, please send me "fixlist.txt" and I will continue from that forum the remaining parts.
This is the FRST log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 14-11-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-0O7KKU2 on 16-11-2013 12:45:41
Running from I:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1436736 2011-06-15] (Microsoft Corporation)
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: C:\Windows\system32\igfxdev.dll (Intel Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [BCSSync] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\BCSSync.exe [... Read more

A:I can't enter safe mode, please help

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Recently I noticed that Avast! seemed to be blocking some actual programs that it shouldn't. I tried to uninstall Avast! from the uninstall a program selection but it would just crash during the install. I went to the Avast! website and found a tool called Avast Uninstall Utility. After installing on my computer it recommended to use the tool in safe mode and offered to reboot in safe mode for me. My computer restarted and upon trying to enter safe mode I am prompted with the BSOD. I have tried booting normally and through safe mode to no avail. 
Also when running windows startup repair, the repair finishes and says it finds no error, however, I am presented with the "send to Microsoft" screen but I am unable to navigate this menu with my mouse nor my keyboard to access other windows startup repair features.
I am typing this on my laptop. Thanks in advance for any help!

A:BSOD After Trying to Enter Safe Mode

Are you able to get into Windows at all?
Can you send these reports:  Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
If unable to get into Safe Mode, first try these bootable diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/initdiag.html
If using a UEFI system you may have to make some changes in the UEFI in order to boot from the disks.
If you have difficulties, please let us know the make and model of your system (or of the motherboard if it's a custom built system).

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I followed tutorial61 to enter Safe Mode for Windows XP using the system configuration tool method.

I changed boot.ini to Safeboot and then restarted the computer.

When the computer restarts it asks for my network password but won't accept it, which leaves me stuck.

I can't go back and unchange boot.ini from Safeboot and I can't seem to enter Safemode because of the password issue.

What can I do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:I can't enter Safe Mode and I'm stuck

Well Christian22 you can do a couple of things that might work. I would try a couple of things.

1) Try logging into the computer as the administrator and keep the password blank.

2) Oh this might help when the computer is starting up press f8 and try last known good configuration. ( That might work or it might not)

3) If you cannot get into the computer I would go to another computer and copy the boot.ini file boot into dos and copy the file from the floppy to your hard drive.

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Hello. I hope someone can help me =)

I use windows Xp pro, integrated video& sound. Hardrive Maxtor SATA, Motherboard Elitegroup GeForce6100SM-M, 2 gb Kingston 667 RAM.

The computer wont let me pass trought window load screen, the computer show a blackscreen with no text on it, not even a single _. And when trying to enter on safe mode, it shows a noise screen (with colors). When trying to repair windows or reinstall, just by pressing R or ENTER it goes black screen. Tried the hardrive on other computer as slave and worked. But since i had my files only for administrator, i wasnt able to recover them. I do have the hardrive partitioned.

I made a copy in floppy of the SATA Drivers to see if it was that, and pressed f6 it load it but then it collapse, also tried to make a cd with nlite, with the SATA drivers on it.

I'm not sure what i should do. I hope someone can tell me. =)

But the screen when trying to enter in safe mode is just... kind of scary.

A:Cannot enter safe mode or reinstall

Go into the Bios and try loading, failsafe settings. Sav and boot.

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Came here before, got great help from one of the team, JSntgRvr, and am back again after no success in trying to find out what is wrong with my brothers desktop.

Seems for a few months he's been having trouble, and he tried to run MBAM himself unsuccessfully, and then when he said he couldn't get into safe mode he thought it was just his bad timing. He dropped off his pc here.

I've since found I cannot access the internet via wifi on this pc, not set up for it, and.....
in trying to access safemode it just keeps rolling through, then back to the screen that asks which safe mode to enter to, etc.

I also noticed it reads in the upper corner during boot that it has an "invalid boot.ini - loading from c:/windows" problem (can't recall exactly what it said).

It boots slow.
Shuts down slow.
Has a fan running continously.
Freezes up unexpectedly and when it does this a shrill continuous beep tone occurs until we force shut it down.
He says he was having trouble logging onto the internet.

Again, any help here will have to be done on my end by USB drive, since I can't connect it to the 'net.

Thanks in advance for any help, and hopefully I didn't forget any of the issues!


A:Can't enter safe-mode for MW removal..

Is the crew off for the holidays?
Just wondering. Last time I came here the reply was prompt, and probably same day. This time, not fast. Thought it may be due to Good Friday and Easter.

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I cannot enter safe mode in Windows XP Home Edition by rebooting and pressing F8. The last thing I did to my computer was add a second hard drive, reboot, and, press F1. When I did that, I saw "entering setup". I looked around, didn't change anything and exited. I have re-installed WinXP and still can't enter safe mode. Can any one help me resolve this problem? Your help and time are greatly appreciated.

A:Can't enter Safe Mode in WinXP

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The way I usually do it is use the physical restart button(thank god for that) once the 'loading bar' screen appears:http://www.winsupersite.com/images/reviews..._rc1_rev_02.gifBut I'd like to know what makes it so that I cant boot it using f8. It's kind of worrying me, and quite annoying too.

A:Cannot enter Safe mode using the f8 button.. Help anyone?

Out to lunch again , removed post.

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First the problem is not with the system Im currently using. Although it is Windows XP ( no internet conntection). I recently turned on my old Windows XP system for my son and it is password protected. Unfortunatley I have forgotton the password. I tried to be smart and before the system turned on I pressed F1 and thought I was doing the right thing and entered a password in " system enabled". I then tried to enter the password I had just put in "security enabled", ofcourse it didn't work. I turned off the system. I then remebered it was F8 that put the system into "safe mode"and could access the system through "Administrater". . I turned the system back on and pressed F8. I got a black screen asking for a password ...then enter to secruity enable or "ctrl enter to secruity disable...well here is the problem I have no keyboard response to enter the password I created in F1 "secruity enable". I have tried to use another key board, still the same problem. I turned off the system, turned it back on to let it start on it's own and I continue to get the same black screen asking for a password for "security enable" or "security disable". No key board response to enter password.

A:Tryiing to enter safe mode.

Sorry but can't help
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pushed down start button whilst repeatedly pressing f8. Laptop opened up on login screen. Can't enter safe mode after repeated attempts.

A:Laptop does'nt enter safe mode

Hi,Try the steps given here: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03439317RegardsVisruth

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Hi dirs I wellcom to every one .
I have a problem that i can not enter in safe mode , but normaly is every thing ok ..
if i try to go in safe mode system start automatic and show nothing , or any screen

A:Windows xp can not enter in safe mode

not sure if this help or not, in other forums using spyware doctor has resolved this issue

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My computer will not let me enter into safe mode. Is there any reason why this is happening? I have a Trojan Horse Clicker.FM and RazeWare Spyware infecting my computer and I can't get into safe mode to run HighJackThis. Can anyone help?

A:My Computer Will Not Let Me Enter Into Safe Mode.

I am not sure why your computer will not boot to Safe Mode. Are you following the instruction in "Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log"? If not you need to review them prior to proceeding. There is no mention of running the HJT application in Safe Mode. According to the instruction you will run it from your Desktop.

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