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Boot into Safe Mode (Win8 & Win10)

Discussion in 'General Tips and Tricks' started by starbuck, Feb 28, 2017.

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  1. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

    Sep 26, 2009
    Midlands, UK
    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    AMD Athlon II x2 250 Processor 3.00GHz
    8gb DDR3
    Hard Drive:
    500gb SATA
    Graphics Card:
    ASUS GeForce GTX 960 2gb
    Power Supply:
    650w PowerCool X-Viper
    One of the most common steps when troubleshooting a PC is to boot into safe mode.
    For a long time this has been achieved by pressing the F8 key, this all changes with Windows 8 and Windows 10.
    You still have the Safe Mode option, however, it is buried deep into the recovery options of Windows 8 or 10.

    The easiest way to access Safe Mode ( if your system will boot into normal mode )

    Press the 8d74a022c5662f2335b746c70e97e1be.jpg key combination on the keyboardand type msconfig in the run box, then press the enter key on the keyboard.


    Switch over to the Boot tab, and click on the Safe Boot check box.


    You can also choose the type of Safe Mode you want to boot into:
    • Minimal is normal safe mode.
    • Alternate Shell is safe mode with command prompt
    • Network is safe mode with networking.
    The Active Directory repair option pertains to restoring a server that is a Domain Controller for your network.

    Once you have chosen your options click the OK button and then click to restart your machine.


    Your PC will be booted into Safe Mode automatically.

    When you have finished with Safe Mode and restart you PC you will just keep getting booted into Safe Mode, to stop this open msconfig again and uncheck the Safe Boot option, click the ok button and then click to restart your machine.
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