How to run Safe Mode in Windows 10 for troubleshooting

Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that allows you to use the operating system (Windows 10) with basic drivers, that is, by using a specific set of files and drivers.

When a problem appears with your device and then disappears when running in safe mode, it means that the default settings and basic device drivers are not the cause of the problem.

Therefore, monitoring Windows 10 in safe mode allows you to limit the causes of the problem, allowing you to easily troubleshoot the true cause of it.

On older operating systems, you can enter Safe Mode by starting the computer and pressing the F8 button on the keyboard when Windows loads for the first time, but Windows 10 does not follow this rule.

How do you turn on Safe Mode in Windows 10?

First: What safe mode do you want?

In Windows 10 there are several different types of (Safe Mode) that you can choose from:

Safe Mode: Safe Mode runs Windows with minimal drivers and services.

Safe Mode with Networking: Safe Mode works with Networking, allowing you to access the Internet and your network.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt: This option may not be available in all versions of Windows 10, and is usually only used by IT professionals.

Second: How to run safe mode:


You can enter Safe Mode on your Windows 10 computer in several ways:

Method 1: From the login screen or when the operating system freezes:


If you find it difficult to open some applications or become unresponsive suddenly, or the operating system stops suddenly, follow these steps:

– Press and hold the power button to force the computer to shut down.
– Wait a while (a minute or at least 30 seconds), then press the power switch again.
– While the login screen loads, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard.
– Click on the power button on the screen.
– Choose (Troubleshoot).

– Choose (Advanced options).
– Choose (Startup Settings).
– Choose (Restart).

– In the window that appears, you will find a list of the various startup options, press the (F4) button to turn on safe mode only, or (F5) to start the safe mode with network connection.

Method 2: While using Windows 10:


While working on Windows 10, you can run Safe Mode directly from Settings. This method is more useful if you want to shut down Windows 10 to troubleshoot some of the problems that suddenly appear.

– Press the (Start) button and select (Settings).
– Click on (Update and Security).
– Click on the option (Recovery) in the right sidebar.
– Under the (advanced startup) option, click (Restart now).
– Your computer will restart, and another startup settings screen opens, displaying a list of the various startup options.
– Press F4 to turn on Safe Mode only, or (F5) to turn on Safe Mode with Networking.


Third: How to exit Safe Mode:


Once the Windows 10 problem is fixed, it is time to restore the original settings and return to using the computer in normal mode.

– In the search box next to the (Start) button, type: msconfig, then press Enter on your keyboard.
– Click System Configuration.

– In the dialog box that appears, click the (Boot) tab.
– You will be presented with a number of options; Select them all except for the (Safe boot) option.
– Click (OK) or (Apply).

– Restart the device as you normally would to get back to work again.

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