if the F8 method doesn`t work then.
- click start
- click run
- type msconfig click ok
- click on the BOOT.INI
- tick /safeboot
- click and reboot
i know this is a bit long winded but i could
t get into safe mode by F8 because my key board has duel funtion keys and ive only just found out how to get the F keys to work.