Windows 10 Safe Mode for Beginners..

Having problems with Windows 10? Perhaps safe mode can help.

Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC.

If an existing problem doesn’t reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers as possible causes. If you don’t know the cause of the problem, you can use the process of elimination to help you find the problem. Try starting all of the programs you commonly use, including the programs in your Startup folder, one by one to see if a program might be the cause of the problem.

If your computer automatically starts in safe mode without prompting, a problem with your computer might be preventing Windows from starting normally. If you think the cause of the problem might be a recently installed program or device, try using Recovery in Control Panel.

There are two versions of safe mode: Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. They’re quite similar, but Safe Mode with Networking includes the network drivers and services that you’ll need to access the Internet and other computers on your network.

The following sections describe how to start your PC in safe mode.

From Settings

  1. Press Windows logo key Windows logo key+I on your keyboard to open Settings. If that doesn’t work, select the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen, then select Settings.
  2. Select Update & security > Recovery.

  3. Under Advanced start-up, select Restart now.

  4. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start-up Settings >Restart.

  5. After your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you’ll need to use the Internet, select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

From the sign-in screen

  1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select PowerPower icon > Restart.
  2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Start-up Settings >Restart.

  3. After your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you’ll need to use the Internet, select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

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