How to enable Safe Mode in Windows 10?


Safe mode in our computer is nothing but operating system diagnostic modethat will help us solve our problems related to the computer or other device. Safe mode will detect problems caused, for example, by malware infection of the system. However, if we are unable to start the emergency mode, it may indicate a mechanical failure.

There are two versions of Safe Mode

Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking also includes network drivers. For users of older Windows versions, such as Windows XP or Windows 7, the safe mode is very well known. IN Windows 10 a slightly different tactic was adopted. Previously, we used to get into safe mode whenever the system had a problem with starting or not shutting down properly. The screen immediately showed the possibility of entering emergency mode to diagnose the fault.

In Windows 10, if there are errors at startup, the automatic repair tool is launched, and if it does not work, we have to use the safe mode, which we can open in several ways.

Starting Safe Mode from Windows 10:

  1. Click on the menu Start and the shutdown option and then holding down the key Shift click on restart.
  2. A window will appear on the screen. We click Solve the problems, and then Startup Settings -> Restart. Thanks to this, we unlock the ability to start in emergency mode.
  3. We will open the startup settings. Click on the number 4 - Enable Safe Mode or number 5 - Enable Safe Mode with Networkingif we want to additionally run this option. After logging in, a characteristic black desktop will appear.

Starting Safe Mode from the Installation CD in Windows 10:

  1. When our system does not start, we can use another option to enter the emergency mode using installation or rescue tides.
  2. In the case of the installation media, click on Repair your computer -> Troubleshoot problems -> Command Prompt.
  3. We enter the command bcdedit / set {default} safeboot minimal and click the key Enter, to confirm.
  4. We close the command prompt and click continue.
  5. The emergency mode opens.

WARNING!! To restore the default system startup, press the keys Start + R and enter msconfig and click Ok. We go to the tab Start, select the entry of our system and deselect the option Safe boot.

Adding a special Windows 10 boot entry:

By far the most convenient method to enter Safe Mode is to create an additional entry in our system. This entry will allow us to enter the mode without the disc and when the system will not start. How to do it?

  1. We find Poem commands and run it as administrator (right click on the icon).
  2. Enter the command in the field bcdedit / copy {current} / d "Windows 10 Safe Mode" and we approve.
  3. We click the buttons Start + R and enter msconfig. We click OK.
  4. We go to the tab Start. Select the newly created entry and click on the option Safe boot.
  5. We confirm by clicking OK. Ready!


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