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The timing of the F8 key can be tricky. You want to be sure to have it
pressed right before the boot screen comes up.
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"lesfr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have tried several times to restart in safe mode using
> the F8 key. Windows XP Home Edition just starts
> normally. Can't get to Safe Mode. Please help.