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How To Boot Windows Into Safe Mode

Booting into safe mode is one of the most common steps when troubleshooting a PC. Safe mode is useful for troubleshooting problems with programs and drivers that might not start correctly or that might prevent Windows from starting correctly. Safe mode starts Windows with a limited set of files and drivers. Start-up programs don’t run in safe mode, and only the basic drivers needed to start Windows are installed.


A situation whereby a recently installed program, device, or driver prevents Windows from running properly, you can start your computer in safe mode and then remove the program that is causing the problem. To go about this, follow the below steps..,

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Steps To Boot Into Safe Mode

  • Remove all CDs, DVDs and floppy disks from
    your computer, and then restart your computer by clicking the windows Start button, click the small arrow next to the Shut Down button , and then click Restart..
  • As your computer restarts, press and hold the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. If the Windows logo appears, you’ll need to try again by waiting until the Windows finish booting, and
    then restarting your computer again.
  • Now the Advanced Boot Options screen appears, use the arrow keys to highlight the safe mode
    option you want, and then press Enter
  • Now your PC should boot into Safe Mode, Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
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When your computer is in safe mode, you’ll see the word “Safe Mode” in the corners of your monitor. To Exit safe mode, Restart your computer and let Windows start normally. Need more help? Make use of the comment form below

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