Hi I am unable to boot (my Dell Studio 15 running Win 7) into Safe Mode using F8, however many times I try the PC still ignores my F8 presses and boots normally! On one of the threads there is a warning that if you are having trouble entering Safe Mode via the F8 method you should not use the System Configuration Tool Method to force it to start up into Safe Mode. Does anybody have any ideas about how I can get into Safe Mode so that I can get rid of Avast 5 using their removal tool? Better still to get my F8 key working as it should!!