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Fadi19
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Safe Mode

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Hello,

 

I don't know how to access the safe mode in win 8.1

 

I can't see the startup setting in the advanced option menu

 

Toshiba Satellite C55

 

 

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode

From within Windows, you can do it on the System Configuration utility (msconfig.exe). It's on the Boot tab and called Safe boot.

 

    msconfig.jpg

 

 

 

If you can't boot to Windows, you need to somehow reach the recovery environment: Choose an option.

  

 

    

 

 

From there..

 

   Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart > Startup Settings menu (#4) 

 

   settings.jpg

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

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I am able to access the safe mode but I can't see the Startup Settings option !

 

It seems that each time I want to access the safe mode I have to repeat this process

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode


I am able to access the safe mode but I can't see the Startup Settings option !


I have no idea what that means.

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

I am able to enable booting to safe mode from System Configuration utility

 

but I can't see the Startup Settings option, also I have to enable the Safe boot each time I want to boot to Safe Mode

 

I hope that makes sense

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode


I am able to enable booting to safe mode from System Configuration utility but I can't see the Startup Settings option


Of course not. Those are totally separate. The utility in Windows has nothing to do with that Startup Setting screen. Please read my message again.

 


I have to enable the Safe boot each time I want to boot to Safe Mode


So far as I know, when the System Configuration utility is set that way, you will always be booting into Safe Mode.

 

Does the setting change all by itself?

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

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No at all it doesn't, but what I meant is I don't want to do this each time I want to boot to safe mode instead, I want the old

 

F8 menu, how can I recover the Recovery Environment

 

how come I don't see the Startup Settings option

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode


I want the old F8 menu..


Me too. But when we have Windows 8.x, we get this one instead. Live with it.

 

    

 

 

Some claim they can reach it using Shift + F8 during boot after a complete shut down. Best to go to the Chose an option menu first then from there..

 

   Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart button

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart button

 

I went there but couldn't find the Startup Settings

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode

I can't see what you're doing. So I can't help more. Maybe Microsoft explains it better.

 

   Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode)

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

Believe me I did and followed all these instruction and didn't find Startup Settings

 

anyway I am also going to ask MS Community

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode


Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart button

 

I went there but couldn't find the Startup Settings


 You won't tell me what happens instead?

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

I found the solution in other forums

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode

Is it a secret?

-Jerry
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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

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Jerry_Lippey
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Re: Safe Mode

Got it. Thanks.

 

   BCDEdit /set

 

We didn't know what you were seeing.

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Fadi19
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Re: Safe Mode

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hmmm, you should've asked for it

 

I liked the link you posted