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Boot into Safe Mode

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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Updated on September 21, 2021

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