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Old 11-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Kenny
 
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Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.
Using XP Home/SP2.
Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
still won't start in Safe Mode.
Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
Replies appreciated.

Kenny


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Old 11-04-2009, 09:48 PM
JD
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.
Kenny wrote:
> Using XP Home/SP2.
> Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
> then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
> Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
> still won't start in Safe Mode.
> Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
> Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
> Replies appreciated.
>
> Kenny
>
>


I use what they call a multi-media keyboard where some of the F# keys
perform two functions. When the keyboard is activated they no longer
work as F# keys. For example, right now, with my keyboard activated, the
F6 key will start spell check if the open program has a spell checker.
There is a key on the upper left of my keyboard that deactivates my
keyboard and then my F6 key returns to it's normal function. Maybe your
keyboard is like mine?

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Old 11-04-2009, 09:54 PM
Jim
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.
On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:35:34 -0000, "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

>Using XP Home/SP2.
>Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
>then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
>Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
>still won't start in Safe Mode.
>Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
>Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
>Replies appreciated.
>
>Kenny
>


Did you start tapping F8 as it started booting ?
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:01 PM
Kenny
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.
Thanks for the replies, it is a multimedia keyboard and I had been tapping
F8 without using the F Lock key.

Kenny
"Jim" <bojimbo261@aol.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:35:34 -0000, "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>>Using XP Home/SP2.
>>Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
>>then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
>>Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
>>still won't start in Safe Mode.
>>Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
>>Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
>>Replies appreciated.
>>
>>Kenny
>>

>
> Did you start tapping F8 as it started booting ?



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Old 11-04-2009, 10:11 PM
Rick
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.
Kenny wrote:
> Using XP Home/SP2.
> Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
> then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
> Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
> still won't start in Safe Mode.
> Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
> Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
> Replies appreciated.
>
> Kenny
>
>

try F5 that will give you the options for booting up
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:13 AM
M.I.5
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.

"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
news:%238Rz5vVXKHA.408@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Using XP Home/SP2.
> Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
> then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
> Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
> still won't start in Safe Mode.
> Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
> Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
> Replies appreciated.
>


Some wireless keyboards are encrypted when installed into windows (either
you are prompted for a key or one is generated automatically). Such
keyboards won't work before the windows encryption software is loaded. The
really good ones turn off the encryption as part of the shut down process
(so they will work at boot time), but they are not all that common.

Others rely on a windows driver (which obviously isn't loaded at boot time).

In your case, it sounds as though a wired keyboard is required.


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Old 11-05-2009, 12:52 PM
Kenny
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.
Thing I couldn't figure is why the keyboard works whilst in BIOS setup which
is before Windows loads.

Keny
"M.I.5" <no.one@no.where.NO_SPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
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>
> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
> news:%238Rz5vVXKHA.408@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>> Using XP Home/SP2.
>> Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
>> then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
>> Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
>> still won't start in Safe Mode.
>> Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
>> Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
>> Replies appreciated.
>>

>
> Some wireless keyboards are encrypted when installed into windows (either
> you are prompted for a key or one is generated automatically). Such
> keyboards won't work before the windows encryption software is loaded.
> The really good ones turn off the encryption as part of the shut down
> process (so they will work at boot time), but they are not all that
> common.
>
> Others rely on a windows driver (which obviously isn't loaded at boot
> time).
>
> In your case, it sounds as though a wired keyboard is required.
>
>



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Old 11-05-2009, 02:02 PM
Jim
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.


Drivers are not loaded .



On Thu, 5 Nov 2009 12:52:30 -0000, "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

>Thing I couldn't figure is why the keyboard works whilst in BIOS setup which
>is before Windows loads.
>
>Keny
>"M.I.5" <no.one@no.where.NO_SPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:4af2a513_1@glkas0286.greenlnk.net...
>>
>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> news:%238Rz5vVXKHA.408@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Using XP Home/SP2.
>>> Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe Mode
>>> then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to Windows.
>>> Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
>>> still won't start in Safe Mode.
>>> Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
>>> Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
>>> Replies appreciated.
>>>

>>
>> Some wireless keyboards are encrypted when installed into windows (either
>> you are prompted for a key or one is generated automatically). Such
>> keyboards won't work before the windows encryption software is loaded.
>> The really good ones turn off the encryption as part of the shut down
>> process (so they will work at boot time), but they are not all that
>> common.
>>
>> Others rely on a windows driver (which obviously isn't loaded at boot
>> time).
>>
>> In your case, it sounds as though a wired keyboard is required.
>>
>>

>

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Old 11-06-2009, 10:47 AM
M.I.5
 
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Re: Safe Mode (F8) doesn't work.

"Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> Thing I couldn't figure is why the keyboard works whilst in BIOS setup
> which is before Windows loads.
>


If the keyboard works with the BIOS setup then it should be able to select
F8 (or any other F at boot time) as the keyboard appears to the PC as a
standard wired keyboard. I assume that the other end of the wireless link
is a USB dongle type device.

> Keny
> "M.I.5" <no.one@no.where.NO_SPAM.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:4af2a513_1@glkas0286.greenlnk.net...
>>
>> "Kenny" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
>> news:%238Rz5vVXKHA.408@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>> Using XP Home/SP2.
>>> Initial problem was AVG wouldn't uninstall, thought it might in Safe
>>> Mode then discovered F8 didn't work, it simply carried on booting to
>>> Windows.
>>> Solved the AVG problem by finding an AVG uninstall on their site but PC
>>> still won't start in Safe Mode.
>>> Using a wireless keyboard, is this why?
>>> Must it be a wired keyboard for F8 to work?
>>> Replies appreciated.
>>>

>>
>> Some wireless keyboards are encrypted when installed into windows (either
>> you are prompted for a key or one is generated automatically). Such
>> keyboards won't work before the windows encryption software is loaded.
>> The really good ones turn off the encryption as part of the shut down
>> process (so they will work at boot time), but they are not all that
>> common.
>>
>> Others rely on a windows driver (which obviously isn't loaded at boot
>> time).
>>
>> In your case, it sounds as though a wired keyboard is required.
>>
>>

>
>



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