Cannot get to safe mode

Clarence

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I'm using a dell optiplex 745 series using windows xp ...presssing F8 on boot up but cannot get the advanced startup option .any suggestions
 

iPwn

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Timing is everything here.
Are you pressing BEFORE you see the Windows XP screen?
 

setishock

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Set the USB to be one of the boot devices. Not all USB devices are recognized at boot up. If using a USB hub plug your keyboard directly in to a USB port on the back of the computer.
 

tmc8295

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The easiest and sureest way is have one finger on the power button and one finger on the F8 key. As soon as you hit the power button just start pumping away at the F8 key. This will bring up the safe mode option..... if it does not there is a problem with your computer which could lead to more serious problems down the road.

For what are you trying to use Safe Mode and what operating system?

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