Windows 10 safe mode will start Windows in a basic state which will load limited set of files and drivers.
This mode is basically used for troubleshooting. Observing Windows in safe mode enables you to narrow down the source of a problem, and can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC
If a problem doesn’t happen in safe mode, and was happening in normal mode then you know that your pc will work completely fine in its default settings or factory settings. And any external software or driver is causing the problem.
There are two versions of safe mode: Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking adds the network drivers and services you’ll need to access the Internet and other computers on your network.
How to launch windows 10 in safe mode ?
There are two very easy methods to launch windows 10 safe mode :-
Search for msconfig, and open system configuration.
Go to the boot tab, that you see highlighted in the image below
Now, to enable windows 10 safe mode, check the safe boot option under the boot option settings.
Now, apply the settings and click ok. Then click on restart and your pc will start in safe mode.
After restart your pc will automatically boot into safe mode.
Search for recovery options in the windows tab, and open it.
Under the advanced startup, click on restart now. This will open all the recovery option and advanced settings.
Window like this will appear, here, click on troubleshoot.
Under troubleshoot, click on advanced options.
Here under advanced options, select startup settings.
Now, click on restart button, this will open all the options available for advanced restart.
Now, here you can press different function keys for different modes.
- Press F4 to Enable safe mode
- Press F5 to Enable safe mode with networking
- Press F6 to Enable safe mode with command prompt (There will be no GUI in this option)
Select F6 i.e. safe mode with command prompt only if you know CMD commands, else select F4 or F5.
You can also use numerical keys instead of using function keys to select any option.