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    Default ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    For the ThinkPad T61P what key is for safe mode?

    I'm exhausted and the usual combinations aren't working...>.<
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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    F8

    LOL, I have to type more so I can post that.

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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    Yea just keep tapping F8 as it's booting up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkit3kt View Post
    Yea just keep tapping F8 as it's booting up.
    Thats the thing, F8 isn't working...
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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    Run...msconfig...Boot.INI tab...check box for /safeboot...restart.

    When you're done with safemode, just uncheck that box and restart in normal mode.

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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    Start tapping F8 right after the IBM/ThinkPad screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkit3kt View Post
    Run...msconfig...Boot.INI tab...check box for /safeboot...restart.

    When you're done with safemode, just uncheck that box and restart in normal mode.
    I'm aware of that workaround, but I would like to figure out why F8 won't work. What happens if I need to start in safe mode and can't access reg mode for the switch?
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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    Has it worked before?

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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    I just looked at your sign and it says XP Pro Custom. Custom in which way?

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    Default Re: ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Arkit3kt View Post
    Has it worked before?
    This is the brand new replacement laptop I just recieved from Lenovo...

    Quote Originally Posted by optomos View Post
    I just looked at your sign and it says XP Pro Custom. Custom in which way?
    Its stripped of numerous components, none which would cause this issue though...
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