If you cannot start up your Windows 8 like normal, Safe Mode is the first option to troubleshoot the problem. If you can enter Safe Mode on Windows by pressing F8 or other tricks and tips in this post (How do you boot in safe mode windows 8), then congratulations! However, disaster is often coming one after another—you cannot even enter Safe Mode, either. A computer that you cannot boot is basically a useless wreck.

What can you do this time? You have to fix the problem that prevents your PC from booting up. By then, you can enter Safe Mode in Windows 8. Luckily, it is not a complicated trick.

The thing you need to do is to create a recovery drive and boot from it. A recovery drive is best to be prepared before problems occur. If you have not done this on time, you can also create it from another healthy Windows 8 computer.  

First of all, prepare a flash drive with at least 512 MB capacity. This process won’t take a long time— 10 minute will do. Here’s how:

1. Find a good-shape Windows 8. Open Windows 8 Control Panel, where you find a tool to create a Recovery Drive.

2. On the top-right search box, type in Create a recovery drive and search. Choose the option link.

3. Connect the flash drive that you plan on using as the Windows 8 Recovery Drive, if it's not already connected.

4. Check the Copy the recovery partition from the PC to the recovery drive checkbox if it's available. Click on the Next button.

5. Wait while Recovery Drive Creator searches for drives available to be used as a Recovery Drive. Choose the flash you want to use as a Windows 8 Recovery Drive. Click on the Next button.

6. Wait while Windows 8 creates the Recovery Drive. You'll see a message says The recovery drive is ready when the process is done. Click on Finish button.

When the recovery drive is ready, you may try to boot from the flash drive. You need to go into your BIOS setup and make it to try booting from the flash drive before it tries booting from the internal drive.

Once successfully booted, the recovery drive will ask you to select a keyboard layout. On the next page, under Choose an option, select Troubleshoot. After the problem fixed, you can boot in Windows 8 Safe Mode or just system like normal.

Tips: Instead of using Safe Mode to troubleshoot your system problems after you cannot even boot in, using Neptune SystemCare Ultimate is strongly recommended. It repairs common computer errors, protects you from crashes and freezes that would prevent your Windows from unsuccessful boots and optimizes your PC for maximum performance.