A abro89 Contributor Joined Jan 14, 2014 Posts 34 Location Brattleboro, VT Jun 18, 2014 #1 folks: just a note to say W7E trial (evaluation copy) has no SAFE mode operation. This is a bug in the OS and not dependent on any driver installed. I have downloaded this OS from the MS web site, activated it, and determined that this software contains this mysterious bug. Upon partial completion of the password for the user, the OS will reset. Different CPU types (ie AMD or INTEL) may or may not display an error message. has anybody experienced this? I will re track this thread if I am proved wrong and will certainly apologize to all. thx for you input and expertise in this matter.