1.    09 Dec 2016 #1

    How the hell do I boot into Safe Mode? Argh!

    Computer is blue screening with either a DPC Watchdog or a Driver Power State error before I get to a desktop to do anything. This rules our msconfig, shift+restart, or anything else that has to be done from within Windows.

    F8 doesn't seem to work anymore as that does nothing either.

    I've rebooted about 10 times and am not getting the "Windows didn't start, do you want to do troubleshooting" menu at boot. How the hell do I get this stupid thing to boot into Safe Mode so I can start figuring out what the problem is?
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 26,620
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074

    Hello Kelemvir,

    The tutorial below can provide a few options for how to boot into Safe Mode that may help.

    Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Jul 2017 at 21:38. Reason: updated link
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