Wife's Tosh laptop has Antivirus-Soft rogue spyware infection. Need to boot in safe mode to deal with it - but spyware has highjacked msconfig. Which function key boots into safe mode?
on 03/07/2010 – Made popular on 03/07/2010
I'm using an HP laptop that has a finger scanner, and I always use it to log into my account. I recently needed to go into safe mode, but forgot what f key to press (it's f8) . So, I went into msconfig and chose safe mode boot.
The problem here is that when I go into safe mode, the finger scanner does not work and I forgot my password.
This is very strange. I've recently found that my Windows 7 PC boots normally but won't boot into Safe mode from the F8 menu. It starts in Safe mode (shows the files being loaded) but then re-boots into normal mode. I have forced it by setting the boot into Safe mode from msconfig, but then it kept looping until I managed to stop it and chose "last good configuration".
Anyone know why ...I have a weird phone as it is...none of the button combos are correct but I have figured out how to work around this. Can't boot phone unless I push the menu, camera, and volume down button.
I'm looking for a fast ubuntu derivative without spyware.When I say "spyware" I mean as described by Richard Stallman here:
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This is for a laptop that my wife uses mostly for running kmymoney.
Has anyone booted there S3 into safe mode? Mine kept freezing and on one of the boots I noticed on the bottom of the screen it said safe mode. The was working in it but all the 3rd party apps were gone. I couldn't repeat it and the phone still kept freezing.