I've got a Windows 7 Dell Inspiron N1070 I need to fix up, but for some reason I cannot access safe mode. I've obviously already used F8 on bootup, and got this far. However, annoyingly, I only have only two options: start Windows normally and startup repair. How can I access safe mode?
I should also note that I cannot start Windows normally, as the problem I'm trying to fix in the first place includes not being able to boot up Windows normally.
Please do try these troubleshooting steps that may help.
- Start by doing a hard reboot, remove the battery and unplug the AC adapter then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds then try accessing Safe Mode by tapping F8 until it loads Advanced Boot Options.
- If it doesn't work your last option would be to reinstall Windows 7 unfortunately.
- Here's how: http/www.dell.com/support/Article/us/en/19/DSN_362066/EN