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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.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
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Re: 5100 series Desktop does not give F8 Safe Mode Option

No. It's Win7
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Re: 5100 series Desktop does not give F8 Safe Mode Option

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Hi,

 

Please post the HP product number for your PC.

 

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HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Intern
Posts: 33
Member Since: ‎02-04-2013
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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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