How to get into Safe Mode & how to get Check Disk to run a full scan

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    brkkab123

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    I'm dual booting Windows 8 CP x64 & Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64. Qindows 7 is on my ssd and Windows 8 is on a 150 GB. partition of one of my Caviar Black 1.0 TB hard drives. A: How do I get into Safe Mode with this setup ? Also, how do you get Check Disk to run a full scan of your hard drives ? Considering it takes Windows 7 3 1/2 hours for each 1.0 TB. hard drive. I find it hard to believe that Windows 8 can run a full Check Disk scan in 5-10 seconds for all drives on my pc. The generic standard 3 area check maybe, but not the full 5 point check that repairs error's and looks for bad drive sectors, etc..
     
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    I have read, on forums, that it is a random business of using the conventional methods to get to safe mode. (F8 etc). When I have my back against the wall, and wish to do so, I open Msconfig (in Windows 8, for example) and, under the "boot" tab, select safe mode and reboot.

    Best way to ensure a proper check disk is run is to open a Command prompt. and run CHKDSK C: /F or CHKDSK C: /R
    Parameters like /F or /R fix errors on the hard disk or repair bad sectors and extract information from them.
     
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    I've tried that route for Safe Mode, too. Problem is that it apparently isn't the true Safe Mode we're all accustomed too. Ccleaner & TuneUp Utilities both find the same ActiveX key issue in Windows 8. I used msconfig's Boot, Safe Mode option and both programs still find the same issue.. For CheckDisk, I finally decided to try chkdsk C: /r and it kept freezing @ 38% for hours. I therefore reformatted the Windows 8 partition and will get back to it later. It's not my hardware, as Windows 7 is working perfectly on the same hardware.
     
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    What actually is the problem. Chkdsk in 10 secs?
    Not really sure what you mean by " Problem is that it apparently isn't the true Safe Mode"? Seems OK.
    But, have you tried Shift F8 on boot?
     
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    I like to run it routinely as part of the pc's maintenane routine. F8 no longer works with Windows 8. The 2 ways I've come across for getting into Safe Mode, don't work either. I'm wondering if both of those 2 were for pc's just running Windows 8.
     
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