Safe Mode refers to one of the two main ways to launch the Windows® OperatingSystem (OS): 'Normal Mode' and ' Mode'.
|Normal Mode is what you normally see when you open Windows - with all your favourite programs running, that nice picture in the background, and the screensaver showing some nice pictures. By contrast, this Mode has none of these: it is just Windows, and nothing else. To open in ' Mode', either your Windows OS has to be seriously sick (in which case it happens automatically), or you have to deliberately choose to start Windows in ' Mode'. Why would you want to do this? Answer: because often it is a good place to run some maintenance programs, and to install programs safely.|
|2. Go to the Start Menu, and click on Run. A box will appear. Type in msconfig and click on OK or press |
|3. The System Configuration|
dialog box will
4. Click on the
5. Another dialog box will appear. Tick the checkbox labeled "/SAFE BOOT", then press the OK button. You will now be asked if you would like to reboot your computer.. Press Restart, and your computer will restart in Safe Mode.
6. To reset Windows to reboot normally, go back into MSConfig and reverse steps 1, 2 and 3 above.
Practice entering using both methods of entering Safe Mode on differentcomputers. Being able to do this is a very useful skill, and taking the timeto learn how to do it easily will safe you a lot of trouble later on.
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