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Press F8 no SAFE MODE option for Asus Maximus Formula? AndyS Oct 13th, 08, 06:14 PM #1

when pressing F8 during startup only see "enter boot options" for my hard-disks and optical drive and floppy drive
there is NO indication to select boot into SAFE MODE...
argh !

Thank you in advance for the kind assistance people...

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DoCoMo Oct 13th, 08, 10:51 PM #2
Windows XP
Windows Vista is similar to Windows XP for starting in Safe Mode.

If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.

* If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
* Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
* Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
* Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
* Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
* When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.

To use the System Configuration Utility method

* Close all open programs.
* Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
* The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the "/SAFEBOOT" option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
* The computer restarts in Safe mode.
* Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck "/SAFEBOOT" and click OK to restart your computer
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ClementChong Oct 13th, 08, 11:03 PM #3
You pressed F8 too early.
F8 is also used by the ASUS BIOS for "Select Boot Device" (Lame, I know).

Just choose the boot device (HDD) and immediately press F8 after that.
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reddevil0728 Oct 13th, 08, 11:03 PM #4
u hv to quite that screen.. then press F8 again.. my friend got the same board and i hv to do tt
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