How to boot in Safe Mode?

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Hello guys,

How you get into Windows Safe Mode?

If you cannot boot into normal Windows mode or cannot troubleshoot because of errors in normal mode boot into Safe Mode.

Windows Safe Mode bypasses startup programs and drivers that are not required for Windows to load and will allow you to fix Windows problems.

Please explain.

Thank you.


Best Answer by lee hung
Answered By 0 points N/A #126705

How to boot in Safe Mode?


Good day!

your right the window safe mode allows you to fix window problems but you cannot get into the window safe mode so I will give you some advices or solutions.

For Window 2000/XP users,Window vista/7,window 98/ME users and Window 95 users-

When booting press the "F8 key"and hold it so the 'Window Advanced Option Menu" will appear and used the arrow keys to moved to "safe mode"then press the enter key.

If you have trouble getting into window safe mode turn off your computer and when the time you turn it on its window will notice that it did not boot so the window will give the safe mode screen and if your done doing the safe mode and if you now want to get back in normal mode you'll just have to restart your computer and just let it boot normally.

Remember:In some computers when you press a key and hold it when the computer is booting the key will stuck so if this will happen you'll just tap the "F8 key" continuously rather than holding and pressing to get to the start up menu. Some functions like connecting to the Ethernet will not activate in safe mode and a video driver will only cause possible change in resolution.

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Answered By 70 points N/A #126703

How to boot in Safe Mode?


Hi Jainul Abedin,

Yes, Safe Mode makes it possible for you to identify and resolve Windows issues due to the fact that it bypasses a number of startup computer software programs as well as drivers which are not really necessary for Windows to function. In case a symptom doesn't come back whenever you start up in safe mode, you may do away with the particular default configuration settings and minimum device drivers as probable root causes.

In cases where a recently added in hardware/device or perhaps an updated or a replaced driver is actually bringing about problems, you could make use of safe mode in order to get rid of the particular device/hardware and / or undo the actual modification or adjustment.

To Boot into Safe Mode in Windows XP:

  • Restart the laptop or computer and immediately after it powers up press F8 to be able to get to the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
  • Choose Safe Mode
  • Choose your operating system.
  • Login as the Administrator
  • Enter Password if required and if you've set up one.
  • So there you go, you should at this point be in the Safe Mode.


In the event that Windows XP begins just before you were able to choose a safe mode option, reboot the laptop or computer and attempt once more.

Within safe mode, you can gain access only to basic files and drivers for the computer mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system services.

You may also go for the Safe Mode with Networking alternative, which gives you access to all of the above mentioned files and drivers as well as the particular necessary services and drivers in order to initiate networking.

You also could opt for Safe Mode with Command Prompt , which is actually precisely the same with safe mode with the exception of it starting up under a command prompt rather than the visual user interface that we normally see.

Certainly , there are situations in which safe mode won't be able to assist you, such as in cases where Windows system files which tend to be essential in order to begin the actual system are corrupted or damaged. During this kind of scenario, typically the Recovery Console might be able to help you.


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