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3 ways How to start Windows 10 in Safe mode

 Is your windows 10 behaving or working the way it shouldn’t.?

If you have the same question as mentioned above then congrats you are in the right place. Sometimes our windows 10 in laptops and computers don’t perform well and don’t meet our expectations. This can be due to any reason like third-party software, malware files, corrupted file, and many more reasons.

This issue can be fixed by starting your Windows 10 into Safe Mode.

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What is Windows Safe Mode:

Windows Safe Mode is a very important tool offered by Windows that can be used to solve or tackle many of the windows malfunctions and crashes or any other issues.
Safe mode starts Windows in a very basic and clean state with using very minimal and limited resources and drivers. The third-party drivers and resources are not used and loaded in safe mode. With this you can get to know if the fault is in Windows itself or any third party software or driver is causing the issue.
Safe mode provides an environment where you can easily remove the faulty drivers and Softwares that are causing the issue.
There are mainly three options through which you can go into safe mode. These options are:
1) From settings.
2) By using the sign-in screen.
3) From black or a blank screen.

How to start Windows 10 in Safe mode from Settings:

To boot your Windows 10 into Safe mode follow the below-given steps:
1) First of all go to the Settings of your laptop or pc. You can do this by pressing the windows button + I simultaneously or just press the windows button and click on the Settings icon on the bottom left corner.
2) Then click on Update & Security.


3) After that click on the Recovery option on the left side.
4) Then under Advanced startup click on Restart now.

5) Once you click on Restart now, your pc will restart and then you need to click on Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup settings

6) Then hit the Restart now button.

7) Once your pc/laptop gets restarted you will see a number of options.
Select the 4th option (Enable safe mode) to boot your pc into safe mode.

Select the 5 or press f5 to boot into safe mode with networking.

How to boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode from the sign-in screen:

Follow the below-given steps to boot into safe mode from the sign-in screen:
1) Once you on the sign-in screen, just press and hold the shift key in accordance with the power button. 

2) Then click on Restart.

3) Once you click on Restart now, your pc will restart, and then you need to click on Troubleshoot Advanced options > Startup settings.

4) Then hit the Restart now button.
5) Once the pc restarts you will see a lot of options.
Select the 4 or press f4 (Enable safe mode) to boot your pc into safe mode.

Select the 5 or press f5 to boot into safe mode with networking.

How to boot Windows 10 in safe mode from a black or blank screen:

To enter safe mode from a blank or black screen you need to enter the Windows Recovery Environment (winRE).

How to enter the Windows Recovery Environment (winRE):

1) You just need to turn your pc on and off continuously multiple times before it gets fully restarted.
2) Hold down the power button for 10 sec to turn off your pc.
3) Then again press the power button for 10 sec to turn on your pc.
4) Once you see the starting logo of your laptop just press the power button for 10 sec to turn off your pc again before it gets fully booted.
5) Now again press the power button and turn it on.
6) Press the power button to turn it off again before it gets fully booted.
7) Again hold the power button to turn it on.
8) This time just allow the pc to restart fully.
9) After restarting you will be in winRE.
Now follow the below-given steps to boot into safe mode:
1) Click on Troubleshoot Advanced options > Startup settings.

2) Then hit the Restart now button.
3) Once the pc restarts you will see a lot of options.
Select the 4 or press f4 (Enable safe mode) to boot your pc into safe mode.

Select the 5 or press f5 to boot into safe mode with networking.

How to start Windows 10 in safe mode with networking:

1) Click on Troubleshoot Advanced options > Startup settings.

2) After that hit the Restart now button.
3) Once the laptop restarts you will see a number of options.

Select the 5 or press f5 to boot into safe mode with networking.

How to get out of Safe mode Windows 10:

To get out of Safe mode just restart your laptop/pc.
or
1) Press windows button + R.

2) In the pop-up window type msconfig and click ok.
3) under the boot tab you will see the boot option.

4) Just uncheck the Safe boot option.

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One thought on “3 ways How to start Windows 10 in Safe mode

  1. Hey Akshay ,

    Awesome post with fabulous work. I truly appreciate your hard-works. You have provided such a helpful guide and easy tips to start windows-10 in safe mode. I really like the way you have explained and included all the necessary steps that are really providing good understanding and making the concept very clear. Your each listed steps to start windows 10 safe mode through settings, sign-in screen & networking are so clear, well-elaborated and easy to understand. Following the steps will be helpful and allows several user to start windows-10 in safe mode. However your included steps to enter the windows Recovery Environment and to get out of safe mode in windows-10 are also very helpful. Your all the methods will work effectively but According to me starting windows-10 safe mode with networking will be more easier.

    After going through this complete guide i really gain vital information and learned about various ways to start Windows-10 in safe mode. I am sure that this post will surely help lots of people, readers and users.

    Eventually thanks for sharing your knowledge and such an informative post.

    Regards
    -Aadarsh

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