Hi y'all, Last night I wanted to boot Windows into safe mode. I currently have a dual-boot setup with Windows 7 and Ubuntu, with Win7 as most-used OS. So I chose my GRUB entry and repeatedly pressed F8 as soon as I pressed enter. What previously worked before, does now result in the standard GRUB "loading-screen," the purple screen with a white line around it, and my fan stopped spinning, indicating my laptop isn't doing anything at all. To fix it, I had to stop pressing F8 and press enter twice. I could hear my fan blowing again, and Windows started loading the bootloader. When I pressed F8 just when it started loading, it resulted in a screen, seen below: As the typical, purple color suggests, I think this is a GRUB screen. I don't want to find another way to access safe mode, just how to access it through the normal way of booting it. This doesn't happen with normal booting. I am able to boot into Ubuntu to change GRUB settings.