How to Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode

By 2 months ago

You can use Safe Mode in Windows 10 to solve various problems on your computer. You can use one of different ways to boot your Windows 10 computer into safe mode.

You can also use the built-in app, select options on the login screen, or use the installation disc to boot Windows 10 into safe mode.

Use Settings to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Use Settings to boot your PC in safe mode if you are able to turn on and log into your PC without any issues. 

Make sure you save your unsaved work and close all your apps before you perform this procedure. 

  1. Launch the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys at the same time. You can also search for Settings in the Start menu to launch this app.
  2. Select Update & Security at the bottom.

3. Select Recovery from the left sidebar on the Update & Security screen.

4. Select the Restart now button under Advanced startup in the middle of the Recovery screen.

5. On the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot.

6. Choose Advanced options on the following screen.

7. Select Startup Settings.

8. Select the Restart button.

9. On the following screen, type 4 to enter safe mode. Type 5 to boot in safe mode with networking. Use number 6 to enter safe mode with access to Command Prompt

Start Windows 10 in Safe Mode From an Installation Drive

In a circumstance where your PC can’t go on and you can’t get to the login screen, you can utilize Windows 10’s establishment media to get into protected mode.

Plug in the Windows 10 bootable media into your PC and follow the steps below:

  1. On the Windows Setup screen, select a language, pick time and cash designs, select a console technique, and select Next at the base.

2. Choose Repair your computer at the bottom.

3. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt to open a Command Prompt window. 

Presently here’s the place where things get somewhat precarious. Contingent upon your adaptation of Windows 10 and how your PC’s boot parts are set up, you might have to play out some extra strides prior to attempting stage 4. To start with, feel free to attempt to type in the order underneath from the default drive, which will no doubt be X: as displayed beneath.

4. Type bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal on the Command Prompt window and press Enter.

In the event that you get a message expressing that the order “bcdedit” couldn’t be discovered, then, at that point, you need to attempt other drive letters and get to the Windows/System32 catalog. To do this, you can begin with drive C.

At the brief, type in C: and press Enter. Then, at that point, type dir and press Enter. In the event that you don’t see the Windows catalog, attempt the following letter, D: and afterward E: trailed by the dir order. In the long run, you’ll see one of them has the Windows catalog where Windows 10 is introduced.

Presently type in disc Windows/System32. This will carry you into the index where bcdedit.exe is found. Presently you can type in the order in Step 4 again and it should work.

5. Close the Command Prompt window.

6. Select Continue on your screen and your PC should boot into safe mode.

Initially, this method didn’t work in the test, but once I found the Windows partition and moved it to the correct directory, I was able to run the command.


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