How to start your PC in Safe Mode

MSConfig

Image via Wikipedia

If you are having problems with your computer like unexpected shutdowns or driver conflicts, you might boot it up on safe mode.

In safe mode, basic services and device drivers needed by window will be loaded at start-up. From there, you can figure out which driver or application has caused the problem, view event logs, and uninstall applications and drivers as well as restoring it to its previous state.

To start safe mode, choose one of the following approaches:

Approach A:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Press F8 repeatedly until Windows start-up options appear.
  3. Choose the safe mode option, from the list. If you prefer to be connected to the internet during the process, choose safe mode with networking.
  4. Enter your log-in credentials if needed.
Approach B:
  1. While your pc is on, go to the Start Menu then choose Run. If the run command does not appear, search for System Configuration then proceed to step 3.
  2. Type in msconfig then hit the enter button.
  3. Click the Boot tab then select safe boot.
  4. Minimal services will be fine. If you prefer accessing internet connection during the set-up, select the option Networking.
  5. Click Ok when ready.
  6. You have the option to Restart Now or Restart Later.
Don’t forget to repeat the steps above if you have chosen Approach B by unchecking the Safe Boot check box. Otherwise, your pc will always start in safe mode.
Advertisements

About cloudygearz

listens to music, is now on cloud computing, writes blog articles, designs something new and awesome, and dreams to have a worthwhile vacation

Posted on April 26, 2011, in Tech Stuff, Tips and Tricks, Troubleshooting and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: