How To Run Your Computer In Safe Mode
Learning about how to run your computer in safe mode is much simpler than most know. If you are needing to start your computer in safe mode, odds are your computer has crashed, and you are unable to enter windows normally. A good example of this would be if you get a blue screen that is displaying an error, running your computer in safe mode sometimes will bypass this allowing you to check your computer to figure out what the problem is. Below you will find the exact process necessary to run your computer in safe mode.
Power down your computer if it has not already been done.
- Wait 30 seconds, afterward turn your computer back on.
- Wait for the prompt to come up stating that your computer has not been shut down properly, and to select how you would like to enter windows. Currently you will want to select "run windows in safe mode". This will bypass your basic .ini files of windows, and boot using your safe mode .ini to run your computer. Please note that for older computers you will need to replace this step with the following. During your boot sequence you will see a prompt that says push F8 to run your computer in safe mode. At that time you will want to push F8, this will run your computer in safe mode. If you miss the prompt hard shutdown your computer by holding the power button, and try again.
- You should now be looking at windows with the words "Safe Mode" or "Test Mode" in each of the corners of your screen.
These are the steps on how to run your computer in safe mode. You are now able to further check your computer to fix whatever problem that may have existed like missing drivers etc.