For many reasons, you may want to start your Windows PC in Safe Mode, but it’s not a clear option. So keep reading to know how to do it with windows 7, 8, and 10.
Starting Windows in safe mode can be a solution for many problems especially those involving device drivers and DLL files. Also, Blue Screen of Death errors and other problems that prevent Windows from starting normally can be solved in safe mode.
If your PC runs Windows 10,8 or 7 here’s how to start it in safe mode.
How to Start Windows 10 & 8 in Safe Mode?
- Open the Settings window by pressing Win+I. The other way to do this in Windows 10 is by right-clicking the Start button and choosing Settings.
- In Windows 10, select Update & Security and then Recovery.
- In Windows 8, go to Change PC settings > Update & recovery > Recovery.
- Select Restart Now from the Advanced startup section.
- After your computer restarts, follow this path to get to the Safe Mode options: Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
- After another restart, you’ll see several startup options. Choose 4 or F4 to enter Safe Mode, or 5 or F5 to enter Safe Mode with Networking if you need the networking drivers activated as well.
- Now, it will start up in Safe Mode.
How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode
We will start PC in Safe Mode from the System Configuration utility:
- From the Start menu, search for and select MSConfig.
- Select the Boot tab.
- Enable Safe boot at the bottom, under the Boot options section.
- Select Minimal to enable Safe Mode, or choose Network if you’ll need network connectivity while in Safe Mode.
- Select OK, and then choose Restart. If you don’t see the restart prompt, restart normally from the Start menu.
Note: Safe Mode doesn’t solve, prevent, or cause any kind of problems. It’s a simple way to start with a minimum set of drivers and services with the idea being that the operating system will run correctly enough to let you fix the problem.