I recently tried to update my graphic driver through Windows Update and it caused the screen to go black. I thought I would be able to boot in safe mode and restore the changes, but it does not seem to be as easy as that in Windows 8.
I can access BIOS with F2, but nothing happens when I hold down or tap F8. I have tried to search around for a solution, but they are either not working, require the OS-CD or me to be able to log in somehow...
Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8. It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.
Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.
The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.
Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.
My screen seems to have a grey filter overlaying it. See attached.
When i booted it in safe mode, the screen is showing the right vibrant colors. When i booted it back to normal mode, the screen is greyish but strangely the mouse is showing the correct white color.
I have googled across numerous website but none of them bring me closer to the issue. I have read the thread, Personalize Suddenly Greyed Out but this is not what i encountered. The options or buttons or selections did not grey out, it affects the screen only.
I cannot afford a system restore because i shared this laptop with my gf.
Does Windows 8 have a Safe Mode and were do I find it. the reason I ask this is because I have tried going into Safe Mode in Windows 8 by hitting the F8 key so I could run my virus scanner to see if there are any virus that it may not be finding under normal mode. But when I reboot my computer and try going into safe mode in Windows 8 nothing happens.
I was trying to get AMD drivers working properly so that FIFA would stop crashing. I read somewhere that installing the latest AMD Catalyst Beta with separate Intel drivers would work. I tried that, rebooted, and now I have a black screen after the Windows splash logo, with my mouse pointer visible if I move my mouse. So clearly something went wrong with the graphics driver installation.
No problem, I'll just simply boot into safe mode, uninstall the drivers, and experiment with some other drivers.But no. F8 doesn't work, I know. Shift-F8 doesn't either. So I got my installation media, surely there would be a way to boot into safe mode with it!
Here's what I get.
There's supposed to be a 'Startup Options' button here, but for SOME reason, it's not. I have no clue what to do. I cannot fathom HOW Microsoft managed to make booting into SAFE MODE such a puzzle for an end user.
Some more background: After a similar graphics driver adventure last week, I got into safe mode (phew), tried to uninstall AMD drivers. I got an error about how this the installer cannot run in safe mode (what?!). I tweak some registry key to get it working. It failed to uninstall properly. I rebooted, and then I was absolutely unable to get OUT OF safe mode. Nothing I did changed that, each and every time Windows booted to safe mode.
I can't remember the last time I had such a bad experience with a Microsoft product. backing up files in my C: drive and simply installing regular Windows 8 over this. BUT I can't access my C: drive via Ubuntu because Windows has LOCKED that partition because of it's fast-boot nonsense.
I can't boot into Windows 8.1 at all or even safe mode..I have tried startup repair etc etc ....I also tried the bcdedit trick to boot directly into Safe mode with the command prompt option no dice either..I would rather not do a refresh or reset pc..Matter of fact I have tried both options and even with a clean 8.1 disk I can't ....It gives me the error message remove cd or media and restart no matter whether i have the disk on or not. i think it might be a problem with the boot or something or its booting to the wrong device perhaps a USB ? i do have bitlocker on the drives and when i got to do a startup repair it asks for my key and i obv have it on other media which is my usb which won't read the key from it anymore..
I have Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1. I enabled safemode and restarted my laptop.on Login screen, it asks me to enter microsoft account password and my wifi is disabled. When i enter the password, it says password is incorrect. How do I login?
how to boot into safe mode in this final RTM or Msdn version of win 8. I know that in the release preview version of win 8 you had to manually activate safe mode through command prompt...is this still the case in this version of win 8?
I cant log in, into my account, I was trying to customize my windows 8 themes, folder, appearance .etc
I watch a vid in youtube were it showed me to change a file named Shared32.dll
I am sure it was this file that cause it to kinda mess up... Icant boot safe mode because of this...
When I turn the computer on it goes to my log in and password title... but I try to log in , and it does nothing....It shows this "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". I tried to boot in safe mode but it doesn't show nothing ...
I cannot log in... so basically I am logged out forever...
My computer lock-up after 2 secs log into windows (due to drivers problem). I need to boot my computer to safe mode directly and use driver sweeper to fix the problem. However, I'm not able to get into safe mode. (F8, Shift+F8) doesn't work neither.
My dad restored his computer to its factory settings while Windows 8 was in safe mode, attempting to remove a virus, and now every time the computer is booted, an error message appears, saying that Windows is not able to install because safe mode is still active. Is there a way to disable safe mode so that Windows set up can be continued?
now that windows 8 no longer has safemode or the old F8 menu how do you remove a stubborn virus or malware that after booting attepts to lockout the user and prevent other programs running. back in older versions you could boot into safemode or boot from a bootdisk and cleanup, so now whats the procedure ?
I am using Windows 8.1 with all the latest updates.
I'm trying to get into safe mode, but when I do it is only a black screen with in each corner it says "Safe Mode" and the whole screen blinks every few seconds resetting the cursors position. The cursor and text are only visible when I am moving the mouse, otherwise it's all black. I can't do any button combinations like CTRL ALT DEL or anything.
Normal mode works fine, and I can't think of any viruses/malware that work allow you to work in normal... but not safe mode.
I have all my Windows 8 options disabled (Windows 8 mode, fast boot, secure boot) to see if it was those but to no avail.
Every time I try, I have to go into safe mode. It sticks, so I can't just reboot/reset and go back into normal mode. I have to go into the emergency cmd and do bcdedit to delete the safeboot value.
I usually clean my PC every so often, the same with OS re-installation but nothing is wrong with the normal mode and the OS still seems quite fast with the SSD.
I have never seen safe mode function, this is the first attempt at running it in safe mode. What could cause this? I can't get into safe mode but can get into normal mode...
I had to boot into safe mode for virus removal and now all it will do is boot and start safe mode, then reboot again. It just keep doing it over and over. This is a new upgrade to a windows 7 pro OS and I am using 8 pro.
Cannot boot in normal mode. Tried to do that by going into the advanced repair and doing a normal startup, just keeps going back to safe mode and as soon as the screen starts to open it reboots.
I've discovered that Win 8 dumped the F8 key on reboot to enter safe mode, now it seems that you have to go through a convoluted process within Win 8 to set up boot into safe mode or alternatively through "msconfig".
What if you can't boot into Win 8, wasn't that one of the uses of safe mode?
Win 8 looks quite messed up to me and more complicated to use, maybe a little faster to reboot and more flashy, but apart from that not very convincing.
I am using ASUS (S550CB) and given installed win 8 at purchase time so, no cd,key&backup provided to me. And unfortunately i also didn't make the backup. And now a BCDBoot file is missing as a result at boot time a blue screen come.
But now i pressed the F9 at boot time so, a screen open in which option's are available to open windows(I think it is a safe mode) or to troubleshoot(for image recovery back up), I select image and it is saying that there is no recovery image in this computer add a cd/dvd for backup/recovery image.
So, my question is can i open the openwindows(Safe Mode)(pressing F9) and take a back up in my USB and then again to recover image. Is that possible because my BCD/Boot/ file is missing?
How I might create a bootable USB for our ASUS T100? Since it has no CD drive, it obviously came with windows installed, so I have no product key or ISO (whatever that is). I have also had much difficulty trying to get it to boot in safe mode...
With Nero 2014 I was forced to install it in safe mode (I got strange error "1158" otherwise). However when the installation reached MSI files, it was unable to continue.
This REG file below enables MSI installer in Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking.
Reboot is required after REG is imported:
Code: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootMinimalmsiserver] @="Service" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlSafeBootNetworkmsiserver] @="Service"
After windows 8.1 update (via windows store free upgrade) the system will go through its initializing sequence then go to a black screen w/ pointer.
I have this issue both in windows and safe mode. I have attempted to follow these steps and while I can try this, non offer the ability to install anew driver. Here it stays.
I have read this is normally caused by a graphics driver issue. In several cases the thread was closed, as the user was able to resolve the issue... but left no conclusion.
Laptop is ASUS Q400a Asus Q400A-BHI7N03 Specifications:
Display: 14″ LED-backlit TFT-LCD HD widescreen display (1366 x 768 resolution) Processor: 3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3632QM CPU, 6MB L3 cache, 2.2GHz processor speed, max. TurboBoost frequency 3.2GHz Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics Memory: 8GB DDR3 1,600MHz RAM Storage: 500GB SSD Optical drive: DVD burner Webcam: 1.0MP webcam Audio: stereo speakers Network: Wireless-N, Gigabit Ethernet, no Bluetooth Input: Backlit chiclet-style keyboard with numeric-pad, multitouch touchpad Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x HDMI, media card reader Battery:
It would appear (now), during step 8 here, that the ASUS driver (VGA_Intel_Win81_64_VER101810330802) should be updated for 8.1. This seems to have been the missed step. This doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere. This is an observation is from self deduction.
Windows 8 has suddenly stopped to recognise my friends keyboard. Mashing Shift-F8 seems to let the keyboard work (for several minutes). All drivers are up to date, works perfectly in Safemode and BIOS. I have reinstalled windows 8 (its only used for web browsing) and nothing has worked. It is a Toshiba Satellite.