By starting Windows 10 in safe mode, you can diagnose and troubleshoot the system errors. With the safe mode enabled Windows loads with some necessary set of files, drivers and programs. By starting Windows in safe mode, you can troubleshoot the Black screen error, Blue screen error, and other types of system errors.
Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode
In this guide, we will walk you through 4 easy methods to start the safe mode in Windows 10.
1. Using the System Configuration
System configuration (MSConfig) is a system utility to troubleshoot various startup process. By using the system configuration, you can change the boot parameters, control Device drivers, Windows services, startup programs, etc.
- First of all, press the “Window logo + R” shortcut key to open the run box.
- Type “msconfig” in the Run box, then hit the Enter button.
- It will open the System Configuration window.
- In the System Configuration, navigate to the Boot tab.
- On the Boot tab, under the Boot options, select the Safe Boot, then click the apply button.
- Once you do that, Windows will tell you “You may need to restart your computer to apply these changes. Therefore, close all the running programs and then restart the computer.
However, at this time, you may exit without restart, and later on, you can restart the computer. When you will restart the computer will boot in safe mode rather than normal mode.
2. Using Windows Startup Repair
In some situations, when Windows doesn’t boot, you may need to start the PC in safe mode to troubleshoot some errors. The following steps will show you how to boot Windows 10 in safe mode via Windows startup repair.
- First of all, Shut Down the computer if turned on.
- When the PC is turned off, press the power button to turn on the PC and when the Windows logo appears, hold down the power key until the PC shuts down. When you repeat this 3 to 5 times, Windows will start in recovery mode.
- Windows will start diagnosing the PC; after that, you will see some options.
- Select Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>Statup Settings>Restart.
- Here you get some startup settings options, and every option has been assigned a number. In my case, I will press 4 number key to start the Windows in safe mode. You can start the Windows in safe mode either without networking or with networking.
This will start the Windows in safe mode.
3. Using Windows Recovery Environment
This method is almost similar to method 2. You should use this method when you’re able to boot your computer completely in working mode.
- Press the “Windows Logo” key on the keyboard, then click the Shutdown icon, then hold down Shift Key and click the Restart.
- This will restart the Windows in recovery mode.
- In Recovery mode, naviagte to the Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>Statup Settings>Restart.
- Now you get some Startup settings options. To start the Windows in Safe Mode without networking or with networking, use the 4 number or 5 number key respectively.
This will start the computer in safe mode where you can perform some troubleshooting.
4. Using Advanced Startup
By using the advanced startup, you can also boot Windows in safe mode.
- First of all, open Windows 10 settings.
- Go to the Update & Security>Recovery.
- Under the Advanced startup, click the Restart now button.
- Now Windows will Restart with some Advanced Startup options.
- Select Troubleshoot>Advanced Options>Statup Settings>Restart.
- You will get some Startup settings. To start the Windows 10 in Safe mode without networking press the 4 number Key, and to start the Safe mode with networking use the 5 Number key on your Keyboard.
Now your computer will restart in safe mode.
To exit the safe mode, open the system configuration, then uncheck the Safe Boot option from the Boot menu. Next time when you will restart the computer, it will start in normal mode.
I hope these method are easy to use and helpful for you.