Boot into safe mode
Posted by , Last modified by Jason Williams on September 22, 2016 01:32 PM

In some cases your computer may not be booting normally.  By booting into safe mode you can sometimes get access to your computer allowing you to run a virus scanner or access important files until your computer can be fully repaired.


To get into the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Safe Mode, immediately after the system is powered on, repeatedly press your "F8 Key" which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" Use your arrow keys to move to one of the Safe Mode options and press your Enter key. 

Once you're done in Safe mode and you want to get back into normal Windows restart the computer like you normally would and let it boot normally.


Which Safe Mode option should I choose?

Users will get several different options for different versions of Safe Mode. For example, you may have options for "Safe Mode", "Safe Mode with Networking", and "Safe Mode with Command Prompt." Below is a brief description of each of these different modes.

Safe Mode

The basic Safe Mode option is usually what most users will want to choose when troubleshooting their computer. This is the most basic Safe Mode option and has no additional support.

Safe Mode with Networking

For users needing access to the Internet or the network they're connected to while in Safe Mode users may wish to choose this option. This mode is helpful for when you need to be in Safe Mode to troubleshoot but also need access to the Internet so you can get updates, drivers, or other files to help troubleshoot your issue.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt

This Safe Mode would also allow you to have access to the command line (MS-DOS prompt).

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