Safe Mode is a feature of Windows 10 that allows you to fix errors that cannot be fixed in normal mode. The following points will be useful in a tutorial on how to enter and exit Windows 10 safe mode according:
Safe Mode on Windows 10
Did you hear Safe Mode right? Yes, this is a feature in the operating system, specifically Windows. Read more about understanding safe mode here. Often we have problems with the operating system and all operating system diagnostic problems can be accessed from safe mode or safe mode.
This article will explain the steps on how to get into Windows 10 safe mode which most people still don’t know about. If you want to know how to enter safe mode on Windows 10, please read this article thoroughly.
What is Windows 10 Safe Mode?
Before getting into how to access safe mode in Windows 10, it’s better to know what safe mode is. Safe mode is a mode that is in the Windows operating system that functions to handle problems if it occurs in Windows. In this mode, Windows will run in a minimal condition without third-party drivers and software available.
Users will be able to see the constraints and fix them through the safe mode menu. Therefore, many problems in Windows can be fixed from safe mode. If you are still curious, please read this article to find out more about safe mode.
What is Safe Mode Function in Windows?
There are several safe mode functions in Windows, namely:
- Turn off and deactivate the driver installed from third parties, such as display drivers or network drivers.
- Turn off and deactivating the network, so that Windows will enter safe mode without network features and will not be connected to the internet.
- Can Uninstall software causes problems and cannot be accessed through normal Windows mode.
- Disabling certain software or programs, so users can find the problem and find out which software is causing the problem in normal mode.
- Run the System Restore function provided that this function has been previously created or has been previously backed up.
- Run and change Windows Registry settings.
- Run Windows in VGA mode or without other graphics added.
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Features in Windows 10 Safe Mode
There are several features that can be used when entering safe mode Windows 10, namely:
- Reset Windows
This feature you can use to reset or restore Windows like the first install. All software and drivers installed by the user will be lost.
- System Restore
This feature is a feature that users can use to restore Windows under certain circumstances. Of course to use this feature, the user must back up all systems and system restore will restore Windows settings on the date the user does a system backup.
- Go to the Previous Version
For this feature, users can return to the previous version of Windows.
- System Image Recovery
This feature is useful for users to restore Windows that have been created in the image file. Its function is almost the same as System Restore.
- Startup Repair.
Startup Repair is used when Windows is stuck on the Windows loading screen or on problems that occur before entering the Windows login.
- Command Prompt
This feature is a feature to activate the command prompt in safe mode.
- Startup Settings
This is the setting when the Windows boot process. Well, safe mode is in this setting. So all safe mode configurations start from this settings menu.
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Guide to Enter Windows 10 Safe Mode
Back to the core article. To enter Windows 10 safe mode, users can do it in 3 different ways. Safe mode can be activated from Settings, from the Login Screen and the user can also enter safe mode even if it is on a blank screen or a black screen.
Following are the steps to enter Windows 10 safe mode from these three methods:
1. How to enter Safe Mode through Windows 10 Settings
How to enter safe mode through the setting’s menu is:
- Press a Start + I key combination and Settings for Windows 10 will appear. If this key combination does not work, select it Start then select Settings.
- Then select Update & Security and select Recovery from the left hand menu.
- After the Recovery menu appears, there will be an Advanced Startup option and select this option.
- Your laptop or PC will restart automatically. After restarting, the Advanced Startup screen will appear. Then select the Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings -> Restart.
- Then the PC or Laptop will restart again and a option will appear. Please press F4 key to enter Windows 10 safe mode or if you need an internet connection in safe mode please press F5 key.
- The PC will enter safe mode and finished.
2. How to enter Safe Mode via the Login Screen
The second way is through the login screen. Following are the steps on how to enter Windows 10 safe mode through the login screen:
- Turn on the PC or Laptop to be able to display the login screen. If the laptop or PC is turned on, please return to the Windows login or log out menu by pressing the Start menu and selecting your Windows username then click on Sign out or Lock.
- If it’s already on the login screen, then hold down the Shift key then hover over the Power option and select Restart.
- PC and Laptop will restart and select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.
- After that the laptop or PC will restart again and select F4 (safe mode) or F5 (safe mode _ network) or F6 (safe mode + command prompt) according to user requirements.
- Then wait for it to enter Windows safe mode.
3. Access Safe Mode from Blank Screen or Black Screen
The third way is to access safe mode if you are having problems or are facing a black screen / blank screen. Here’s the right way to enter safe mode if you are on a black screen or blank screen:
- This method is a bit complicated. The user must repeatedly turn on and turn off the computer several times. This is so the user can enter into Windows Recovery Environment (winRE).
- Then press the power button and hold for up to 10 seconds to turn off the computer.
- Next, turn on the computer by pressing the power button again. If there is a sign that the computer is booting (usually the brand laptop user will appear), then press and hold the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the computer again.
- Then turn on the computer again with the power button.
- When Windows has restarted, press again and hold the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the computer (again and again).
- Press the power button again to turn on the computer.
- Leave the computer restart and do not turn it off again. The user will enter into the feature winRE. This is done because the user is dealing with a blank screen or black screen.
- After that choose the Option screen will appear and then select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.
- And the PC or Laptop will restart and enter safe mode by pressing F4 (safe mode) or F5 (safe mode + network) or F6 (safe mode + command prompt).
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Guide to Exit Windows 10 Safe Mode
If you are finished with safe mode, the user can exit safe mode by restarting the PC / laptop or in the following ways:
- Press the Windows Logo + R button to enter the Run menu.
- Type msconfig and press OK.
- After entering MSCONFIG settings then select Boot tab.
- In the Boot menu, uncheck the Safe boot option.
- Restart and the computer will enter into normal Windows mode.
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