Different ways Boot into Safe Mode On Windows 10

Safe Mode is an inbuilt troubleshooting feature which disables unnecessary drivers and programs during the startup process. Windows 10 Safe Mode loads the operating system with a minimal set of system files and device drivers – just enough to boot the Windows OS. In Safe Mode, the startup programs, add-ons, etc, do not run


This allows us to isolate any setting or system errors and fix them at the root, without non-essential applications interfering.

There is various ways to Boot Windows 10 in safe Mode


Using System Configuration Utility

To  Reach Windows System Configuration press Windows key + R on Run window Type command Msconfig Press enter. or you can click on start menu and Type system configuration and open system configuration windows application As shown bellow image.


System configuration window will open. now click on boot Tab select safe boot.

Selecting Safe Boot from the options will force your system to boot into Safe Mode followings its next restart.

You can choose from additional options

• Minimal: Starts Safe Mode with the absolute minimal amount of drivers and services, but with the standard Windows GUI (Graphical User Interface).

• Alternate Shell: Starts Safe Mode with a Command Prompt, without the Windows GUI. Requires knowledge of advanced text commands, as well as navigating the operating system without a mouse.

• Active Directory Repair: Starts Safe Mode with access to machine-specific information, such as hardware models. If we unsuccessfully install new hardware, corrupting the Active Directory, Safe Mode can be used to restore system stability by repairing corrupted data, or adding new data to the directory.

• Network: Starts Safe Mode with the necessary services and drivers for networking, with the standard Windows GUI.
by default select minimal and click Apply.system configuration will Ask for Restart

Using Advanced Startup Options

Easiest way to boot Windows 10 into Safe Mode, would be to press Shift and then click on Restart. This will reboot your Windows 10 computer into Advanced Startup Options.

Click on Troubleshoot to proceed – Now Click on Advanced options- startup Setting- Restart -Now press 4 to Boot wiht command prompt,

To reboot in Safe Mode with Networking, press ‘5’ key. To reboot in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, press the ‘6’ key. it will Reasart windows and load with safe mode

Boot From A Recovery Drive
In Windows 10 you can use the Recovery Drive app to create a system recovery USB drive.
inset the  USB recovery drive and restart,The first screen will ask you to choose the layout for your keyboard. Select the one you want to use,
Then select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt. At the command prompt, enter these three lines,

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy
exit and Restart Windows .

If you’ve installed Windows 10 via a disc or USB, you can boot straight into recovery mode by inserting said disc/USB before turning your system on. Choose your keyboard layout, followed by Repair Your Computer, in the bottom-left of the screen. From here you can head to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options where you’ll find System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Command Prompt, and Go Back to the Previous Build.




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