You installed a computer program from an untrustworthy website and now your system is prohibited from booting. Or your computer has been attacked by malware or spyware and you tried your best to start the computer but it keeps showing you Loading….. for the never-ending time.
What do you do in such scenario?? You keep surfing the web about the solution of the problem, Right??
But let me inform you, every guide you’ll try to follow will ask you to boot your system into the Safe mode.
Now here comes the important question, do you know how to boot computer in safe mode???
There are a number of windows available and all the windows have their own way to enter into the safe mode. Without starting your computer in the safe mode, you can’t even think of troubleshooting the system errors.
So, are you ready to learn the ways to start a computer in the Safe Mode?? Let’s get started with the guide!
But before we move further, let me inform you our guide will specify the method to enter into the safe mode for two Operating Systems i.e windows 7 and windows 8. You can take a look at starting windows on Safe Mode on Windows 7.
How To Boot Computer In Safe Mode
After knowing the utility of safe mode, I’m sure you desperately want to know how to enter safe mode. Therefore, to make the learning easy, I’ve assembled this guide into two parts.
The first part is a workaround for how to restart in safe mode in windows 7 while the other part will be focused on how to start windows in safe mode on windows 8. Read the guide and enjoy troubleshooting without having to worry on how to boot into safe mode! Windows 8 users can also boot directly to Desktop. Check that out.
How To Start Windows 7 In Safe Mode
Windows 7 is one the most used operating system. So, the majority of windows users keep wondering about how to start windows 7 in safe mode. Below I’ve covered the whole method with the necessary screenshot.
Starting windows 7 in safe mode is comparatively easy than windows 8. Let’s see how to do it.
Step 1. The very first is to turn on or restart your computer.
Step 2. Now wait for your system to gets ready to initialize and load the operating system. When the windows get prepare to reboot and start displaying the windows logo, press and hold the F8 key or repeatedly press it until you see the Advanced Boot Options Menu.
The screen will look similar to the below screen.
(If you can’t see the Advanced Boot Options Menu and your computer starts normally, then you’ll need to restart your computer again and repeat the procedure.)
Step 3. Now use the arrow up and down keys to navigate through the options visible on your screen.
Step 4. When the safe mode option is highlighted, press the Enter key.
Step 5. As sooner the enter key is pressed, your system will boot in the safe mode.
Now you are in the safe mode. Do the needful, either it is about removing the viruses or uninstalling any program. When you are done, come out of the safe mode by following the regular turn off or shut down procedure. Click on the Start Menu> Turn off Computer.
Still have problem to boot windows 7 in safe mode?? Ask below in the comment section. We will try our best to get you solve the problem. That’s it for the Windows 7 users. If you are a windows 8 user, then the guide for you is given below.
How To Start Windows 8 In Safe Mode
Tried pressing F8 for windows 8 too, but can’t get into the safe mode?? Now?? Well here’s when this guide turns out to be a significant help. Starting windows in safe mode in windows 8 is a completely different procedure than windows 7.
Here’s how to start in safe mode window in windows 8.
Step 1. To go to the safe mode in windows 8, open Run windows(Press Windows key+R) and type in msconfig and press Enter.
Step 2. Running this command will lead you to the System configuration windows.
Step 3. Now on the System Configuration Windows, you need to go to the Boot Tab. See the below screen to understand better.
Step 4. Ok once done everything properly, it’s time to move ahead and select the boot options. You need to check the option Safe Mode. Under this option, you can see 4 other options, select the option Minimal among them and click on OK.
The below screenshot highlights all the options I’ve mentioned.
Step 5. Now in the next pop-up windows, you’ll be asked to choose from Restart your computer now or later. Select the first option to select Restart.
The very next moment, you’re computer will restart in the safe mode.
Although the first method is enough for anyone trying to troubleshoot the computer. But, I’m describing the second method, in case the first method didn’t work.
Step 1. Press the power button first. Now press the SHIFT key and click on the restart button simultaneously.
Step 2. Once you do that, a new window will pop-up containing three options. Select the second option i.e Troubleshoot. See the screen below.
Step 3. Now in the next windows, select the third option i.e. Advanced Option.On clicking Advanced option, you’ll see the following screen.
Step 4. Now in the options provided, go to the Startup Settings.
Step 5. In the Startup Settings, select the option 4 i.e Enable Safe Mode and press Enter.
Step 6. That’s it. You are almost done. Just the last step left. As sooner you’ll press the restart button, your computer will reboot but before it enters into the Safe mode, you’ll be asked to choose the type of safe mode.
Now it’s up to your need, select any one of them and you are good to go!
Knowing how to boot the computer in safe mode comes out to be very handy sometimes. Since you can’t call your hardware person all the time for the very small system errors. If you know the way to enter into the safe mode, small troubleshooting can be easily done by you. Also see how you can speed up startup process in Windows 7.
I believe this guide would have been helpful to you. If you have still any doubt remains about how to boot the computer in safe mode, feel free to ask below.
Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!