How to start your PC in Safe Mode

Latest update: July 15, 2022 ID: 493
 
 
 
 

Start your PC in Safe Mode if you need to troubleshoot any issues. When you start Windows in Safe Mode, a limited selection of drivers and files is used. This decreases the likelihood of errors occurring during startup and allows you to fix any issues in the operating system.

To start the computer in Safe Mode, you must know the password for the account with local administrator privileges.

 
 
 
 
 

How to start a PC running Windows 10 and 11 in Safe Mode

 
 
 
 
 

How to start a PC running Windows 8/8.1 in Safe Mode

 
 
 
 
 

How to start a PC running Windows 7 / Vista in Safe Mode

 
 
 
 
 

How to start a PC running Windows XP in Safe Mode

 
 
 
 
 

How to select a hard drive at startup and enter Safe Mode

 
 
 
 
 

What to do if you cannot start the PC in Safe Mode

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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