How to Start Computer in Safe Mode

Starting Windows in Safe Mode is very useful when troubleshooting computer problems by limiting the resources it loads when Windows is started. While in Safe Mode, users will start with only basic options and will load only basic drivers. Starting this way can help users diagnose systems problems easil The computer must be in Off mode to enter the Safe Mode menu.

Safe Mode in Windows XP:

1. Turn on the power switch.
2. During boot-up process and before Windows launches, Press F8 on keyboard repeatedly until selection appears.
2. Use Arrow Up+Down to select SafeMode on the selections menu.
3. Hit Enter to proceed.

Safe Mode in Windows Vista and Windows 7:

1. Turn on the power switch.
2. As the computer starts but before Windows operating system begins to load, press F8 on the keyboard.
3. Advanced Boot Options will appear.
4. Use the arrow keys to highlight the choice. Please select Safe Mode.
5. Press Enter to run Windows Vista or Windows 7 Safe Mode.

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