Booting into Safe Mode to fix problems when Windows 7 fails to start normally is an excellent step that you can take. But do you really know Safe Mode on Windows 7 clearly? If not, follow me to get familiar to Safe Mode on Windows 7 step by step. Let's go.
1. What is Safe Mode?
Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode of a computer operating system, which is available on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. It can also refer to a mode of operation by application software.
2. What is Safe Mode for?
Safe Mode is a way that you can gain limited access to Windows when the Windows System refuses to start normally.
3. How Do I Get to Safe Mode on Windows 7?
Windows 7 users may want to get to Safe Mode due to various hardware or software problems. The procedure about how to access Safe Mode on Windows 7 is very easy. You just need to seek help from function key - F8.
Restart your PC and press F8 continually before Windows 7 launches.
Use the arrow key to choose the installation if your PC is a dual-boot or multiple-boot systems, and highlight the appropriate Safe Mode from Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt, press Enter.
Safe Mode: It is the default and the best option. This mode will only load the most necessary processes to start Windows 7.
Safe Mode with Networking: Apart from those processes loaded in Safe Mode, this option will load those that allow the networking functions in Windows 7 to work as well.
Safe Mode with Command Prompt: If you need to access more advanced troubleshooting, this mode will be a more valuable option.
Now you can log into your PC as an administrator and troubleshoot problems of Windows 7 in Safe Mode (No built-in administrator account or no any account with privileges available? Turn to Windows Password Recovery to create a new admin account).
4. How Do I Turn Safe Mode off on Windows 7?
Booting into Safe Mode is only to solve a certain problem. Once the problem is fixed, you need to get your Windows 7 back to the standard Windows mode. Here let's continue to see how to get out of Safe Mode on Windows 7.
Reboot your Windows 7 and keep pressing F8 key as you see Windows 7 logo appearing for the first time. You will get into Windows Advanced Options Menu with black screen.
Press the down arrow button on your keyboard to navigate to "Start Windows Normally" option and hit Enter.
Log into your PC as usual.
This article recovers 4 tips about Safe Mode on Windows 7 full-scaly. These tips are also suitable to Windows XP/Vista as well.