Enable safe mode in windows 8 x64 enterprise

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  1. Pushkar112

    Pushkar112 MDL Novice

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    Guys,
    can you tell me how to enable safe mode in windows 8 enterprise as i cannot access it and aidax64 tells that my OS doesn't support it.
     

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  4. s1ave77

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    Should boot to advanced boot options :D.
     
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  5. MrMagic

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    Command Prompt:

    Enable:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy



    Disable:
    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
     
  6. HALIKUS

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    #7 HALIKUS, Jun 26, 2013
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    i use this in an autoit exe under win8 to add an extra menu option for safemode.

    Code:
    ;Win8 Safemode to BCD
    RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & @WindowsDir & '\system32\bcdedit /set {current} safeboot Minimal', "", @SW_HIDE)
    ;Runwait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & @WindowsDir & '\system32\reagentc /enable', "", @SW_HIDE)
    RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & @WindowsDir & '\system32\bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows 8 (Safe Mode)"', "", @SW_HIDE)
    RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & @WindowsDir & '\system32\bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot', "", @SW_HIDE)
    RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & @WindowsDir & '\system32\bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy standard', "", @SW_HIDE)
    RunWait(@ComSpec & ' /c ' & @WindowsDir & "\system32\bcdedit /timeout 10", "", @SW_HIDE)
    
     
  7. Pushkar112

    Pushkar112 MDL Novice

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    #8 Pushkar112, Jun 26, 2013
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    Dear All,
    My Problem is that whenever i try to boot in safe mode i just see a blank screen and nothing else.
    When i saw info in OS section of aida64 it is telling that OS is not supporting safe mode.
    I Installed Win8 Enterprise MSDN ISO.
     
  8. Humphrey

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    Would have been helpful if you had told us that from the beginning. I am going to install Win 8 enterprise to test this.
     
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  9. Jessica Alba

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    mine os is windows 8 enterprise x64 and have no problem going into safe mode.
     
  10. Humphrey

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    I installed Win 8 Enterprise x64 and used msconfig to change boot options which was successful in booting to safe mode.


    reagentc.exe /boottore allowed for entering windows RE environment. Have to navigate thru it to get to safe mode.
     
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  11. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just use this ^^^^

    Enter that into CMD as Admin, then the normal F8 at boot will give you the old Safe mode options screen again
     
  12. Pushkar112

    Pushkar112 MDL Novice

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    I Had tried all the methods.
    Then i installed the same iso in virtual machine.
    I cannot enter(boot) into safe mood in my pc but in vm i can boot into safe mode.
    The CONCLUSION is i think Bitdefender windows 8 security(as it uses elam feauture)/uxstyle core(due to microsoft (new)policy for changing system files) prevents windows from enter intro safe mode.

    in my normal pc i can only screen flickr for 2-3 times then blank.

    Thanks for your help guys
     
  13. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Is your keyboard USB ? And if yes, is USB Legacy Support enabled in the BIOS ?

    Bitdefender and UXStyle, Windows 8 etc haven't even loaded by the time safe mode options are shown so I doubt its any of them
     
  14. Pushkar112

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    yes legacy usb support has been enable in bios.


    Can you give me a tool to generate a log file?
     
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    #17 s1ave77, Jun 26, 2013
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    Check integrity of system files via admin CMD:

    Code:
    sfc /scannow
     
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  16. Pushkar112

    Pushkar112 MDL Novice

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    I declared the problem is solve i got it resolve by myself.

    Cause:EFI rom enabled in bios

    Solution:Just enable leagacy rom in bios.

    Note:This only applies if windows 8 is installed without UEFI.