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5100 series Desktop does not give F8 Safe Mode Option

I was wondering if a setting can be enable to disallow the F8. Windows has not booted  at this point, I think we're pretty much running in BIOS. I was t-shooting a friend's PC (a system restore to a prior restore point solved the issue), and at cold boot if I pressed F8 I would get to a stalled black screen indicting I could press F1 to boot, but there was no way to get a safe mode boot. Thoughts?

 

I was able to put the PC into safe mode by logging in normally, then through msconfig setting a safe mode boot, but the F8 should usually be the trick at a full boot. Hmmmmmm.

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Re: 5100 series Desktop does not give F8 Safe Mode Option

Hi,

 

If you are running Windows 8 then that is the way it is. F8 for Safe mode no longer works.

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Re: 5100 series Desktop does not give F8 Safe Mode Option

No. It's Win7
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Hi,

 

Please post the HP product number for your PC.

 

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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Re: 5100 series Desktop does not give F8 Safe Mode Option

I'll get that the next time I'm over at my friend's house where the computer resides....
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