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How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

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How to start Windows 10 in safe mode: For a few days now your PC with Windows 10 installed has become terribly unstable or does not start anymore and would you like to ask your most trusted and experienced friend to deal with it? Well, before proceeding in this way, why don’t you try to do everything yourself by starting the computer in safe mode? Maybe in this way you can solve with your own hands, without having to ask favors from other people.

How do you say? This would also interest you, but being very impractical in terms of IT and new technologies, you are not able to start Windows 10 in safe mode? Come on, don’t be a coward! Apart from the fact that, contrary to appearances, this is a very simple operation to carry out but then I don’t really understand what you are worried about if I am here with you, ready and well available to provide you with all the explanations you need.

Come on then, take a few minutes of free time all for yourself, make yourself comfortable and concentrate on reading this article of mine entirely dedicated to the matter. Unfortunately I cannot give you the absolute certainty that in the end all your difficulties related to the use of the PC will be solved but there are certainly good chances if the malfunctions are attributable to software problems. Then, as the saying goes, attempting does not harm. Do not you think? Enjoy the reading!

What is Safe Mode

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

Before explaining what are the operations that must be done in order to start Windows 10 in safe mode it seems right to give you some more info about the nature of this special feature, in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, of course.

Safe mode, as the name implies, is nothing more than a particular boot mode in which the operating system loads only its essential components, thus avoiding the execution of third-party programs or drivers that could be the basis of its malfunctions . Using it, it is possible to restore access to Windows and remove the software (usually malware or incompatible drivers) at the basis of PC problems without having to go to format them.

Its use is therefore very useful in all those situations in which the PC begins to “make tantrums” and cannot be resolved in any other way. However, as I already told you, the use of the safe mode does not guarantee the fact that the problems encountered can be solved and in the most extreme cases, formatting is still the only viable solution.

Start Safe Mode on Windows 10

Now that you have the clearest ideas about how Safe Mode works, let’s try to figure out how to enable it on Windows 10. As mentioned in the previous lines, it may seem like a difficult thing to do but in reality it is not so. Torvi therefore explained in detail how to proceed intervening from the system settings, from the Start menu and from the lock screen and in various other ways. Good job!

From the settings

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

If you have the possibility to access the system, you can start the safe mode on your PC equipped with Windows 10 by intervening from the OS settings. You ask me how? I’ll explain it right away. To begin with, click on button Start which is located in the lower left corner (the Windows flag) and choose Settings (the icon with the gear) from the menu you see appear.

In the window that opens, click Update and security, Select the item Restoration from the left sidebar and presses the button Restart now placed under the wording Advanced startup.

Once this is done, a few seconds will be loaded and you will be shown all the options available for advanced computer startup. To view the menu that allows you to access Safe Mode, click on the button Troubleshooting, then on Advanced options, subsequently on Startup settings and to conclude on restarting then wait for the computer to restart.

When the PC restarts you will be shown a screen with all the Windows startup options. To enter safe mode you have to press the button 4 on the PC keyboard, while if you want to activate the safe mode with the support of the network (i.e. with the Internet connection enabled) you have to press the key 5.

From the Start menu and from the lock screen

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

As an alternative to the method I have just indicated to you or if for one reason or another you cannot start your PC in safe mode as seen above, you can still succeed in your intent in another way. Which? Now I’ll explain it.

To begin with, click on Start button on the taskbar then click on the button stops (the Power symbol), bring the cursor up Reboot the system and click on it taking care to press and keep holding the button simultaneously Shift on the keyboard.

Wait a few moments and then you will see the screen appear with all the options available for advanced computer startup. At this point, to access the safe mode you will only have to proceed as I indicated in the previous lines, when I explained how to enable it by intervening from the Windows settings.

Keep in mind that in addition to as I have just indicated, you can enable safe mode in Windows 10 by holding down the button Shift on the PC keyboard also acting from the lock screen, going to click on Power button bottom right.

From Run

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

Another system to start Windows 10 in safe mode is that which uses the Run window and a special command.

Then call up the Run using the key combination Win + R on the keyboard after typing shutdown / r / o in the field next to the entry You open: and click on the button OK.

Windows will then restart and you will find yourself in front of the screen to access the safe mode in which you must first click on Troubleshooting, then on then on Advanced options, subsequently on Startup settings and to conclude on restarting. So wait for the computer to restart and proceed as I indicated at the beginning of the article, when I explained how to start the system in safe mode by intervening from the settings of the same.

From DVD or USB recovery

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

Does the computer not want to know anything about starting in safe mode following the procedures I have already explained to you? Then try to intervene by acting from the DVD or the USB recovery drive of the OS.

What you need to do is essentially insert the system installation diskette or its pendrive with the installation files on your PC, boot from CD or USB (if you don’t know how to do it you can read my article on how to enter the BIOS in which I proceeded to explain in detail how to proceed) and when requested choose Reset your computer then presses on Troubleshooting, then on Advanced options, subsequently on Startup settings and to conclude on restarting.

Then proceed in the same way as I indicated in the previous lines, when I explained to you how to start the safe mode from the system settings.

Automatic safe mode

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

If there are difficulties in starting the system or if the computer is not turned off in the correct matter, the safe mode is proposed automatically by Windows 10. In case of problems, Windows automatically opens an advanced start menu from which it is just click View advanced recovery options to access the menu to enter safe mode.

Then click on Advanced options, subsequently on Startup settings and then on restarting then proceed in the same way as I indicated at the beginning of the guide, when I showed you how to access the safe mode from the Windows 10 settings.

Exit safe mode

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode

When you have finished using Windows 10 in safe mode, you can exit the latter simply by restarting the computer. To do this, click on the Start button located in the bottom left corner of the taskbar, click on the button stops located on the left side of the menu that opened and then on the item Reboot the system.

If you prefer to restart the system manually, you can select the option Shut down the system and, when the computer has turned off, you can turn it on again by pressing the appropriate button Power button.

In addition to as I have just indicated, you can exit the safe mode on Windows 10 using the tool System configuration. To use it, therefore, open the dialog box Run using the key combination Win + R then type msconfig inside the attached field next to the entry You open: in the window that opened on the desktop and click on the button OK.

From the System Configuration window that went to open, make sure the tab General is selected (and if not, you provide) then choose the option Normal startup you find in the section Boot selection, select the card Boot options and remove the tick from the entry Safe mode that you find under the wording Boot options.

Finally, click on the button apply come on Ok in order to confirm and apply the changes made and then click Restart in response to the start you see appearing on the screen.

Alternative solutions to the problems encountered

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Even if you started Windows 10 in safe mode, you were unable to cope with your problems? I’m sorry but that certainly doesn’t mean you will have to throw your computer away. Before giving up I suggest you in fact to perform a good one formatting and to see if you can solve it in this way. If the problems are of a software nature, almost certainly proceeding in this way you will be able to cope with it. If not, you may have to replace a few pieces of your location.

As far as formatting is concerned, if you don’t know how to do it, you can follow the instructions that I have given you in my article dedicated, in fact, to how to format windows 10. As for the replacement of one or more parts of the PC, if you are not very expert on what to do I suggest you contact a specialized assistance center (even better for the brand of your PC) present in your area.

If, on the other hand, you have a minimum of computer skills, you own a laptop and you want to try your hand at the company, you can consult my article dedicated to how to take apart a laptop to understand what steps to take to be able to complete the whole procedure. I recommend, however, if something is not clear to you or if you do not know exactly where to put your hands, forget it … otherwise you risk doing damage far worse than the existing one!