What is Safe ModeWINDOWS users might need to run their PC on safe mode. In other word, there is opportunity for them to run computer in safe mode if necessity arises. What is this Safe Mode? Safe Mode is a troubleshooting option for WINDOWS that starts computer in a limited state. In Safe Mode, WINDOWS starts with a limited set of basic files and drivers necessary to run WINDOWS. That means you cannot do all your computer functioning opening in Safe Mode. Only the following devices and drivers start in Safe Mode—
Devices and Drivers that start in Safe Mode1. Floppy disk drives (internal and USB)
2. Internal CD-ROM drives (ATA, SCSI)
3. External CD-ROM drives (USB)
4. Internal DVD-ROM drives (ATA, SCSI)
5. External DVD-ROM drives (USB)
6. Internal hard disk drives (ATA, SATA, SCSI)
7. External hard disk drives (USB)
8. Keyboards (USB, PS/2, serial)
9. Mice (USB, PS/2, serial)
10. VGA display cards (PCI, AGP)
What to TroubleshootWhen any program or driver, existed or recently installed, does not start correctly or is preventing WINDOWS from starting correctly, we can trouble shoot it getting the PC run in Safe Mode. Certainly it is in the case of simple problem with any device or driver that you can easily guess. If the problem appears to be difficult, we recommend fixing it by using WINDOWS RECOVERY method. However there are other reasons for choosing to run PC in safe mode.
Other reasons causing to work in Safe Mode
When you like to open your PC in virus-free state or avoiding any possibility of virus attack for some reason or other, you can decide to run it in safe mode.
Reasons to use Safe Mode at a glance1. To diagnose a problem with a software, device or driver.
2. To fix or solve the problem.
3. To help WINDOWS run properly.
4. Opening computer in virus-free state to work with Operating System.
5. Opening virus-affected computer in virus-free state.
6. To safeguard computer from all kinds of virus-attack for a certain period of time.
Limitation to boot computer in Safe Mode:
1. Safe Mode does not run the autoexec.bat or config.sys files.
2. Most device drivers are not loaded.
3. Network is disabled. But you can enter Safe Mode with networking which is described in relevant step below.
How to boot your PC in Safe Mode in WINDOWS 7Here is a step by step guideline on entering Safe Mode—
1. To enter Run menu, do one of the following—
Go to Start>All Program>Accessories>Run
Click Start. Type Run in search box. Click Run from the displayed list.
Press from keyboard WINDOWS logo key + R.
2. Type msconfig and click OK.
3. System Configuration window will appear. Now, Select Boot from the command tabs above.
4. From the Boot Option, click check box left to Safe Boot and at the same time click Minimal radio button under Safe boot.
5. Click OK.
You are done. Now you have to restart your computer to enter Safe Mode. A window will appear prompting you to restart. Click Restart and your PC will open in Safe Mode.
Watch up this youtube screen tutorial to get clarified-
If you want to exit Safe Mode, go to Boot Option again shown in step 4 above. Reclick Safe Boot check box and Minimal radio button to make them selection free. Now Click OK and restart your computer. You will enter the Standard Mode.
Another way to boot PC in Safe Mode:
There is also another way to boot your computer in Safe Mode. This is a shortcut way and can be applied if you have to go to Safe Mode very often for some reason. This process is as follows—
1. Immediately after starting or restarting your PC and, certainly,
before the WINDOWS logo appears, Press F8 from the Keyboard.
2. Advance Boot Options menu will appear. Select safe Mode by using Arrow key from the Key Board as mouse pointer will not be in functioning yet.
Select Safe Mode with Networking if you like to keep Network enabled.
Now your computer will start in Safe Mode. To exit this Safe Mode, just restart your computer and do nothing.