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I have a dual boot configuration: Windows 8 Consumer and Ubuntu 11.10. I tried to install the Asus drivers for my motherboard (P8Z68-V LE EFI) in windows 8, and i now get bluescreens when starting windows. Holding F8 or Shift-F8 doesn't seem to be working, so is there another way to get into Safe Mode, or uninstall the errant driver? I need to get into Safe Mode in windows to fix the issue. Things I have tried:

  • Disabling overclock
  • Holding F8 or Shift+F8 How can i get GRUB 2 to boot windows 8 in safe mode?

Or is there another way to disable a driver that is making it impossible to boot?

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Windows 8 recovery is accessed by pressing F8 as soon as you press Enter after selecting Windows 8 kernel (probably listed as Windows Recovery Environment) from the GRUB list. If you aren't quick enough then this does not work. From there this should give you repair/command options, etc. Another way to fix Windows is you could try is using installation media (.iso) from boot.

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Thanks. I eventually got the CD to recover it :) –  Tim Apr 14 '12 at 0:43

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