ThinkPad T61P Safe Mode

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  1. Hackez

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    For the ThinkPad T61P what key is for safe mode?

    I'm exhausted and the usual combinations aren't working...>.<
     
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    F8

    LOL, I have to type more so I can post that.
     
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    Yea just keep tapping F8 as it's booting up.
     
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    Thats the thing, F8 isn't working...
     
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    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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    Start tapping F8 right after the IBM/ThinkPad screen.
     
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    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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    Has it worked before?
     
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    I just looked at your sign and it says XP Pro Custom. Custom in which way?
     
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    This is the brand new replacement laptop I just recieved from Lenovo... :(

    Its stripped of numerous components, none which would cause this issue though...
     

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