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How To Start Windows Vista in Safe Mode

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Press F8 Before the Windows Vista Splash Screen
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Starting your computer in Windows Vista Safe Mode can help you diagnose and solve many serious problems, especially when starting Windows normally is not possible.

To begin entering Windows Vista Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC.

Just before the Windows Vista splash screen shown above appears, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options.

Not a Windows Vista User?

See How Do I Start Windows in Safe Mode? for specific instructions for your version of Windows.

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