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How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10?

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  • How do I start Windows 10 in Safe Mode?
  • How do I boot up in safe mode?
  • Does Windows 10 have safe mode?
  • How do I get Windows 10 out of safe mode?

Answer:

Before learning how to boot in safe mode in Windows 10, we must know what the safe mode is and why it is used.

What is Safe mode?

Safe mode is an introspection mode of a computer's operating system. It is a mode of operation by application software of an operating system and used to diagnose the issues that occurred in an operating system. The safe mode only allows essential system programs and services to start up at boot, so it is very useful to fix the issues.

Why is the safe mode used in Windows 10?

Safe mode is used when a user finds a critical problem that interferes with Windows's normal operation. Using the computer system, if a user finds any issue, he/she is advised to open Windows in safe mode. Safe mode is a special loading way for Windows.

By using safe mode or starting your system in safe mode, you can troubleshoot Windows and determine what is causing it to not function correctly.

There are many ways to start Windows 10 in safe mode. Let's see some ways how to start Windows 10 in safe mode:

Method 1:

  • Go to the search bar or Cortana of Windows 10 and type msconfig and press Enter button.
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Now, you will see system configuration in the search result. Click on the system configuration.
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Now, a popup window will be opened. Click on the BOOT tab next to the general tab
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Down there, you will see the SAFE BOOT button. Check it on, and it will highlight Minimal. Press ok. See the image below:
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • It will ask to restart or exit without restart. Click on the Restart button. See the below image:
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Now your PC will go into safe mode automatically.

Note: After using this method, your PC will always be open to safe when you open your PC. If you want to go out of safe mode, go to the start menu, follow the above instructions, and change the settings back to uncheck the safe mode in the system configuration. Now, your system will work fine in normal mode.

Method 2:

To start your computer system in safe mode and access the boot manager of your operating system, press the keys Ctrl + F8 together during the startup process. Now, you will get the desired safe mode to start your system.

Note: Sometimes it may be difficult to press Ctrl + F8 keys at exactly the right time during the startup process. This case mainly occurs with fast computers that start quickly or the laptops which are equipped with a fast SSD. To overcome this issue, there is also an alternate way to start Windows in safe mode.

Method 3:

We can launch Safe mode directly from Windows or via the Windows System Configuration

Follow the steps given below:

  • Click on the Start menu and go to the power option. Click on the power option, and you will see multiple options such as sleep, hibernate, shutdown, and restart.
  • Press down and hold the shift key and click on the restart option.
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Now, a popup window will appear. Click on the Troubleshoot option.
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Troubleshoot option, click on the "Advanced options."
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Click on the "Advanced options" and again click on the Startup Settings.
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • After clicking on the "Start-up Settings," a new popup window will appear. Click on the Restart button.
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • After clicking on the Restart button, you will see various boot options on the screen. See the below image:
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10
  • Here, the most relevant options for booting in Safe Mode are numbers 4, 5, or 6. Select an option according to your need. Press one of the above numbers or function keys F4, F5, or F6.
  • It will take some time, and now, your Windows 10 is started in the Safe Mode. You can check the Safe mode written on your screen. See the following image:
How to boot in safe mode in Windows 10

The above options explanation

4. Enable Safe Mode: This mode is used to start your operating system with a minimum of installed drivers. It uses only the main Windows functions.

5. Enable Safe Mode with Networking: This mode is used when you need to start your network drivers also.

6. Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt: This mode starts your operating system in text mode. You should have knowledge of computer commands to use this mode. So, this mode is suitable for professionals only.






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