How to get into safe mode on Toshiba satellite

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  1. dencal's Avatar
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Try the following....
    Hold down Shift Key and restart computer.
    Click on Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options.
    Click on See More Recovery Options, then Startup Settings.
    click on Enable Safe Mode, then click on Restart button on same page.
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  2.    #12

    Can't you use msconfig to enter safe mode? in Run box type msconfig, then click on diagnostic startup. I never tried that in W10, only XP, so I don't know for sure that's the answer.
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  3.    #13

    Here is a summary of how I understand your situation along with some comments

    You have a 5 year old toshiba satellite c850d
    --- Is this your computer?
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-011 - 15.6" - E2 1800 - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD - Canadian English/French
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-011 Specs - CNET
    CPU AMD E2 1800 / 1.7 GHz
    The original OS was Windows 8
    --- One of the original features it came with is Toshiba PC Health Monitor.
    --- You can't get into yet because you can't log into Windows
    --- However does Toshiba have a pre-boot diagnostic utility?
    --- If so, try it.

    Your issues are: Upon startup there isn't a Toshiba logo and the computer keeps looping with an alternating black screen/blue screen with solid cursor.
    --- Coincidently this started after a after creator update fail.
    --- Do mean from 1709 to 1803 and how long ago did the failed update occur?

    You did start the computer w/o the HDD, put it back in.
    --- Upon startup, this time you did get as far as the Toshiba logo but that's it.
    --- If you can duplicate that, it might be a good time to see if you can get into Safe Mode
    --- But then if you can't duplicate that try getting into Safe Mode again just the same

    On how to get into Safe Mode
    --- Instructions have been posted in post #2 by spunk & post #11 by dencal.
    --- Have you tried either one or both of them?

    On your InsydeH20 bios it is a UEFI BIOS, the good news is that you can boot into it.
    InsydeH2O® UEFI BIOS | Insyde Software
    --- In post #5 "The bios is set to slow boot, the boot is not slow."
    --- Please ensure the BIOS is set to default settings.
    --- Go back in set it to slow boot.
    --- Also set it to disable Secure Boot.

    A few other things you can do is disable fast boot if the above doesn't take effect but leave those settings there just the same.
    Run powercfg.exe /hibernate off to eliminate FastBoot.
    --- From what I understand FastBoot can bypass some of the normal Bios startup processes.
    Visit Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    With all of that said, would you consider a clean install?
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    The OP that started this thread has not replied for approximately 10 weeks.
    The problem may have been fixed?
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  5.    #15

    @Spaz123, I didn't realize it's been quite a while since we haven't heard back. I hope your problems have been fixed.
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  6. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro

    I have had run into this problem:
    Laptop Boots and a Stop Error code X (BSOD) - BSOD Code List is useful but not Important, or just want to get to into SAFE MODE -Holding the Shift Key, F8, Shaking it, lighting Sage and Chanting would not Boot into Windows, so could not run MSCONFIG, Shift +Restart Options,etc.

    Toshiba and Microsoft will try to recover and won't start until it tries automatically. A good thing and bad thing, and when it fails to do so on their own it will turn it over to you. These are the screen option steps to get to Safe Mode.

    1. Press [Power Button] OFF (If On), then [Power BUTTON] ON - When the Toshiba Screen shows up, [Power BUTTON] OFF
    On the 3rd Attempt, (or before) - "Preparing to Auto Repair, then Diagnosing ... and arrive at Blue screen, TO GET TO SAFE MODE:

    [STARTUP SETTINGS]-Change Startup Behavior.
    The screen will describe the what Safe Mode settings
    On this Restart, you SHOULD Arrive at The Safe Mode you desperately seek.

    If this it fails to Restart in Safe Mode, you have discovered the source of the problem. I disagree with nearly everything posted about what to do next, because it is complicated and not only didn't help, it caused more harm than good. Without venturing into those issues and going off topic, I offer the Safe Mode procedure which worked for me; I can share what worked beyond when Safe Mode boot didn't work or could not there using the above either.
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  7.    #17

    Thank you for sharing what worked for you.
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