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HP Z230 Windows 7 stuck in startup repair cycle, unable to boot into safe mode - option missing

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HP Z320 Workstation
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Good Morning,


Can someone help me. I have a HPZ230 workstation with Windows 7 that keeps cycling in start-up repair at boot and fails. I have carried out a hard drive check and it's passing SMART and short checks. I am trying to boot into safe mode but F8 does nothing and when I press escape to bring up all the list of startup options Safemode/F8 isn't mentioned. Is there any way to get into safemode on these machines at boot, or does anyone have any advice to I can fix this issue and get Windows booting up properly again?


Many thanks!



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