How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode?


Safe Mode in Windows 10 is a troubleshooting option which starts your system in a limited state. In this, only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows 10 are started. Safe mode in Windows 10 is useful for troubleshooting problems related to programs and drivers that might not start correctly or prevent Windows 10 system from starting correctly. This article will show you how to enable and start or boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode. There are many ways through which you can boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode. Some of the convenient ways are as follows.

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

You can boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode in three easy ways.

  • Press Shift and then click on Restart option.
  • Open Recovery section in Update & Settings and click on Restart now.
  • Use System Configuration Utility or MSConfig. Select Safe Mode and Minimal options setting and restart.

Let us take a look at them in detail.

Using Advanced Startup Options:

  • The easiest way to boot or start Windows 10 in Safe Mode is to press Shift button and click on Restart option. This will reboot Windows 10 system into Advanced Startup Options.
  • Alternatively, open Settings app and to go Update & Security then to Recovery. Under Advanced startup, click on Restart now.

When you follow any of the two methods which are mentioned above, Windows 10 will restart and you will see some options on current screen. Click on Troubleshoot to proceed.

Now follow steps which placed down in Advanced Startup options in Windows 10. It will take out to the entire process starting with Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart and then Press 4 key.

If you have followed the procedure correctly, then you will easily reach to Startup Settings screen, from where you will be able to enable Safe Mode.

Press No 4 Key and your system will restart and enter Safe Mode. Press No.5 Key to reboot the system in Safe Mode with Networking. Press No 6 Key to reboot in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. 

Now, you will see a black screen with a Safe Mode mark in the bottom left and right sides.

Using System Configuration Utility

From Inbuilt-in System configuration utility, from Win+X Menu, Open Run box and type msconfig and press Enter.

Under Boot option, check Safe Boot and minimal options. Click Apply or Ok and exit. On a restart, your system will enter Safe Mode directly.

Now, you can work in the Safe Mode. Before you exit, remember to open msconfig and uncheck Safe Boot checkbox, click on Apply or OK and then click on Restart so that on reboot the system will not again boot in safe mode.

While you are booting your system in safe mode, you may lose files from the system. In such situation, you can opt File Recovery Software to recover deleted or lost files from the system on Windows 10. For more details, you can visit this link:

Features of File Recovery Software:

  • This software is capable of recovering lost files from the system on all major versions of Windows and Mac OS.
  • Get back data from USB drive, memory card, memory stick, external hard drive, etc.
  • The recovered files can be sorted on the basis of file size, file name, date of creation, etc.
  • Using Preview option of the software, you can view the recovered data prior to restoration.
  • With the help of this, you can even recover data from formatted hard drive

Steps to Recover Lost Files from the System:

Step1: Download and install demo vesrion of File Recovery Software on your computer. Once you run this software by double clicking on the desktop icon, you will get the main page, from which you need to select “Recover Lost Files” option.

How to Boot Windows 10 In Safe Mode?- Main Screen

Step2: Now you can get with a list of drives, from which, select the one required to recover lost files from the system and then click on“Next” option.

Boot Windows 10 In Safe Mode- Choose Drive

Step3: Finally, you can view the list of recovered files using “File Type View” or “Data View” option.

How to Boot or Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode?- Preview Screen


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