1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “ms-settings: recovery” and click OK to open the Recovery settings.
3. Under “Advanced startup”, click the “Restart now” button.
4. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced options” > “Startup Settings” > “Restart”.
5. After restarting again, you will see a list of startup settings. Press F4 or 4 on your keyboard to initiate Safe Mode.
6. Windows will then restart in Safe Mode. You can also press F5 for Safe Mode with Networking or F6 for Safe Mode with Command Prompt if needed.
7. When you are done troubleshooting or repairing Windows in Safe Mode, you can restart your PC normally to boot back into normal mode.
The key things to remember are accessing the Recovery settings to get to the Advanced startup options, selecting Startup Settings, and then using F4 to force a restart into Safe Mode. Let me know if you have any other questions!
The keys to enter different Safe Mode options have changed over different versions of Windows. Here’s a quick breakdown:
The key thing to remember is that F4 has replaced F8 for getting into Safe Mode in newer Windows versions like Windows 10. Let me know if this helps explain the change!
Here are the steps to force restart your computer into Safe Mode:
1. Click the Start button and select the Power option.
2. Press and hold the Shift key while clicking Restart.
3. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
4. After your PC restarts, you will see a list of startup settings. Press 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode.
5. If you want other Safe Mode options:
- Press 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking
- Press 6 or F6 for Safe Mode with Command Prompt
6. Windows will now restart in Safe Mode. Do any troubleshooting or repairs needed.
7. When done, restart your PC normally to boot back into normal mode.
The key steps are holding Shift while clicking Restart, choosing Startup Settings, and then pressing 4/F4 to force a restart into Safe Mode. This method works for Windows 10 and 8. Let me know if you need any clarification!
How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode while booting from BIOS?
Here are the steps to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode from the BIOS while booting:
1. Restart your computer and press the key to enter BIOS, usually Delete, F2, F10, or F12 depending on your system.
2. Once in the BIOS, go to the Boot tab or Boot Options.
3. Look for an option called “Boot Mode” or something similar. Set this to “Safe Mode” if the option exists.
4. Some BIOS may not have a direct Safe Mode option. In that case, look for “Enable Safe Boot” or “Minimal Boot” and enable that.
5. Save changes and exit BIOS. This will make your PC boot into Safe Mode directly.
6. If you don’t see relevant options in BIOS, you will need to use the Shift + Restart method from Windows instead.
7. Don’t forget to set Boot Mode back to normal after troubleshooting in Safe Mode.
So in summary, enable Safe Boot or Minimal Boot in BIOS if you want to force Safe Mode right from system boot. Let me know if you need any other details!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why would I need to restart in Safe Mode?
A: Safe Mode is useful for troubleshooting problems like system crashes, driver conflicts, malware issues, or diagnosing hardware problems. It starts Windows with only essential drivers and services.
Q: How do I access the Safe Mode options in Windows 10?
A: You need to access the Advanced Startup options. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and click “Restart Now” under Advanced Startup.
Q: What are the Safe Mode boot options in Windows 10?
A: The main options are:
4 or F4 for Safe Mode, 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking, and 6 or F6 for Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Q: Does pressing F8 work to enter Safe Mode on Windows 10?
A: No, F8 no longer works to access Safe Mode in Windows 10. You need to use the Advanced Startup options.
Q: Can I access Safe Mode from the sign-in screen?
A: Yes, hold the Shift key while clicking the Power button and then select Restart to get Advanced Startup options.
Q: How do I exit Safe Mode and restart normally?
A: Choose Restart from the Start menu or sign-in screen. Windows will restart normally and load all drivers and services.
Q: Does Safe Mode work on Windows 11 too?
A: Yes, the method to enter Safe Mode remains the same in Windows 11.
Let me know if you have any other Safe Mode questions!