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>How to start Windows 7 , Windows Vista , or Windows XP in safe mode

Technozan Staff December 13, 2011

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To Start Your Computer in safe mode, Follow These steps. I recommend using The 2nd method before. Use the 1st One Only if the 2nd one doesn’t work.


WINDOWS XP




METHOD 1:

  • If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
  • Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a “keyboard error” message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.



METHOD 2:

  • Close all open programs.
  • Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • The System Configuration Utility appears, On the BOOT.INI tab, Check the “/SAFEBOOT” option, and then click OK and Restart your computer when prompted.
  • The computer restarts in Safe mode.
  • Perform the troubleshooting steps for which you are using Safe Mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck “/SAFEBOOT” and click OK to restart your computer



WINDOWS VISTA


METHOD 1:

  • Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a “keyboard error” message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected (the top option)
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.



METHOD 2:

  • Press the WinKey + R to open the Run dialog box and type or paste msconfig then press enter.
  • Click on the the Boot tab
  • Click the box for SAFEBOOT to check it
  • Minimal should be selected, if not select it
  • Click Apply then OK. Your computer Will restart in safe mode.
  • When You are finished troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the Boot tab, and uncheck The Box Next to SAFEBOOT. Click Apply then OK. Your computer Will restart in Normal mode.



WINDOWS 7


METHOD 1:

  • Turn the computer on or Restart the computer
  • Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a “keyboard error” message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
  • Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected, not Repair Your Computer
  • Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
  • When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would



METHOD 2:

  • Press the WinKey + R to open the Run dialog box and type or paste msconfig then press enter.
  • Click on the the Boot tab
  • Click the box for SAFEBOOT to check it
  • Minimal should be selected, if not select it
  • Click Apply then OK. Your computer Will restart in safe mode.
  • When You are finished troubleshooting in Safe mode, open MSCONFIG again, on the Boot tab, and uncheck The Box Next to SAFEBOOT. Click Apply then OK. Your computer Will restart in Normal mode.

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