Almost every version of Windows has a Safe Mode feature, and this lets you start your computer with the basic files and drivers it needs to run, with most additional features disabled, and programs will run slower.
Safe mode is not meant to be used every day, but you will use safe mode when your computer is not working properly, or when it won’t start at all, by loading only the essentials, it will help you narrow down the cause of the problem, which can include the system itself Or whatever you’ve installed, here’s how to boot into safe mode according to business insider and the different ways to run it.
There are many ways to enter safe mode. Here are the three easiest:
Use the power symbol
If you are logged in:
1. Click on the Windows icon in the lower left corner.
2. Hold the Shift key, tap the Power icon, then Restart.
3. Your computer will restart and it will open to a blue screen titled Choose an option, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced options.
4. Click Startup Settings, then Restart, and your computer will shutdown and turn on again.
5. Once the screen returns, you will get some options, press 4 to start the computer in safe mode, or press 5 to start safe mode with Internet access.
Using the Settings app
1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows Key + I.
2. Click Update & Security, then Recovery.
3. On this page, under Advanced startup, tap Restart now.
4. Your computer will restart in the Choose an option screen, here click on Troubleshoot, then Advanced options.
5. Select Startup Settings and then Restart.
6. When your computer restarts, you will be given some startup options, press 4 to start the computer in safe mode, or press 5 to start safe mode with Internet access.
Hold down the power button
This is how to use if you cannot boot into Windows normally.
1. Press the computer’s power button to turn it on.
2. Once you see something appear on the screen, possibly the manufacturer’s logo, hold down the power button until the computer turns off again.
3. Do this two more times, then turn on your computer, and when you start, the words Preparing Automatic Repair will appear at the bottom of the screen, let your computer go through this process, and it should eventually boot up in the Choose an option screen.
4. On this screen, select Troubleshoot, Advanced Options, Startup Settings, and when prompted, tap Restart.
5. When the computer restarts, press 4 to start the computer in Safe Mode, or 5 to start Safe Mode with Internet access.