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Methods to start safe mode in windows 8, windows 7 & XP

Safe mode can also be called as the  diagnostic mode of an OS. It has fixed most of the problem related to the operating system.. An operating system in safe mode only loads some specific sets of drivers and programs which are required for the basic functioning of the operating system. An OS, which only boots into safe mode by default typically has a problem, such as disk corruption, installation of software that prevents the operating system from successfully booting into its normal operating mode. Safe mode provides access diagnostic features of an OS  so a user can troubleshoot what is preventing the operating system from working normally. Thus, we can say that safe mode is only meant to fix an OS.

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If you installed something which isn’t allowing you to boot due to bad configuration, then it can be eliminated by entering safe mode.

It is not only useful to repair your computer, but it is also needed while installing some drivers.

Here in this blog today I’ll tell you how to fix your computer by entering safe mode.

Steps to start safe mode in windows 7.

There are various methods to enter safe mode in win7.

1. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 key when the BIOS screen appears. If the Windows logo appears you need to restart your computer and try again, even before it goes to bios. CTRL+ALT+DELETE can come handy to restart when windows haven’t started.

2. Insert a win7 installation disk and navigate to fix startup problems and select boor to safe mode.

3. Navigate to MSCONFIG by pressing WINDOWS+R and then type MSCONFIG. Go to boot tab and select safe mode from downstairs. Next time while booting you will boot in safe mode.

Way to start safe mode in windows xp.

The most loved windows yet which has been discontinued easily lets you go to safe mode. You can use any of the methods used to enter safe mode in win7 to enter safe mode in windows xp. I have still listed them below.

1. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts. You need to press F8 key when the BIOS screen appears. If the Windows logo appears you need to restart your computer and try again, even before it goes to bios. CTRL+ALT+DELETE can come handy to restart when windows haven’t started.

2. Navigate to MSCONFIG by pressing WINDOWS+R and then type MSCONFIG. Go to boot tab and select safe mode from downstairs. Next time while booting you will boot in safe mode.

3. Insert a windows XP installation disk and navigate to fix startup problems and select boor to safe mode.

Easy way to safe mode in windows 8.

With windows 8 it gets complicated to enter safe mode in win8 as to start up the computer faster your hard drive goes into hibernation and does not shut off completely so the f8 key becomes useless. But there are another ways to enter safe mode in windows 8 which are as follows:

1. Navigate to MSCONFIG by pressing WINDOWS+R and then type MSCONFIG. Go to boot tab and select safe mode from downstairs. Next time while booting you will boot in safe mode.

2. Hold the Shift key and click Restart from the Power menu. It will take you to Startup Settings after the computer reboots. From there choose troubleshooting then advanced options then to startup settings and then finally click on restart to start win8 in safe mode.

3. There always is going to be the option of recovery from disk.

4. Some say that SHIFT+f8 does, works, but only some. Mostly slow computer as the amount of time that Windows 8 looks for SHIFT+F8 is so small on Windows 8 devices and PCs that it is impossible to get it work.

Hope you like our article on ‘How to enter in safe mode in windows‘, if you have any query then let me know by below commenting.

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  1. Thank you Harshit for the tutorial, Harshit i have suggestion for you, if possible then please attach some screen shot with the steps.

    Thank you

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