Safe-mode is a stripped down version of an OS or application, used to diagnose issues.

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Can't enter safe mode

I'm trying to enter safe mode, but the screen remains black and there's "safe mode" in 4 corners. No sign-in option or what so ever appear after. Normal mode says "the group policy client ...
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Windows 10 stuck on boot

Today when i started my computer it got stuck on the windows 10 boot logo. The dotted circle stopped spinning after a few times and freezed. I to shut it down using the power button and when i started ...
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What does single user mode in Linux/Unix means and how is it different from Safe mode in Windows

What is Single User mode used for? Can it override the root Password? Do you need a password to acces the SU mode? In a normal session when you run SU command does it stands for Single User or Super ...
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Chrome requested to change computer

Any attempt to open Chrome shows a UAC window asking for permission to allow it to change the computer. Clicking Yes sends it to safe mode but it's oversized and blurry. Tried most of the suggestions ...
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Unable to Access Window 8 Startup Settings Option (for Safe Boot)

I've Googled this but no luck. I can get into the Troubleshoot > Advanced Options but there is no "Startup Settings" option as shown in the image below. There is an UEFI Settings option in place ...
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Windows 10 Special Black Screen

Ok so I've been using this computer for over a year, and I upkeep it well, software and hardware. I started rocket league one night and the screen started glitching in and out of the game and this ...
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Windows 10 forced into safe mode

This morning, I got a message for an update in Windows 10, and scheduled it for later. After it updated, I came back home to see that it was only displaying on one monitor and the resolution was low. ...
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Can I realistically use a computer in safe mode? [closed]

Not asking about how to do it - asking whether for day to day tasks (web browsing, email, mostly) if it could really be done in safe mode. Basically running the machine in safe mode permanently.
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command prompt not launching in windows 8

Command prompt is not launching in windows 8. On clicking the cmd file or icon the window displays for a second and then disappears.The conventional ways of typing in the search box or Run window also ...
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Windows xp won't boot not even in safe mode or the bios

I have Windows XP installed on my desktop which has 2 drives, I inadvertently switched my PC off by pressing the off button on the pc and have not been able to boot it up since, the boot sequence goes ...
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Safe mode networking:enabling audio

Need to enable sound in windows 7 professional SP1 safe mode(networking). I've followed all the steps, but audio is still disabled. All of these Services including their dependencies are also ...
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Windows XP Safe Mode Command Line detect external drive

Is it possible to detect an external USB drive to move folders to via Windows XP Safe Mode Command Prompt Command Line?
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Locked out of Windows Safe mode

I'm locked out of Windows 7. I needed to run a virus scan in safe mode and F8 wasn't booting me into safe mode on start up. So after finding a post on the web I ran msconfig and set it to boot into ...
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BCDedit showing the requested system device cannot be found, unable to get into safemode

I have a lenovo t430 laptop which boots shows the windows boot screen but then goes black for the login screen I suspect windows update has caused an issue and Im sure it can be resolved in safe mode ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot boot into safe mode / safe mode is only a black screen

After starting "msconfig" and activating the "Safe boot" option Windows 8.1 fails to start Safe Mode, displaying only a black screen and seldomly the words "Safe Mode" in each corner. User sometimes ...
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Booting Win8 in safe mode without recovery CD

I'm running an Acer Aspire V5-573G running windows 8. I was trying to update the thing, and after updating some drivers, the machine no longer boots to the operating system but just instead does a ...
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Run 3rd party driver in windows 8.1 safe-mode

On my windows 7 I could force some 3rd party kernel driver to run in safe-mode (with networking) by reg /add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\myDriver" /ve /d ...
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F8 failed to show startup menu in Windows 10

Running Windows 10 Pro 64bit I tried many times to press F8 or Shift + F8 but I could not display startup menu to choose safe mode, please advise what I should do, I need to choose safe mode because ...
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Tried to boot to safe mode through msconfig but laptop takes forever to reboot?

I was trying to boot to safe mode through msconfig but after it restarts, it got stuck and it was all black. I tried to wait for it to boot but time has passed and it's still stuck.I am in Windows 10 ...
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External monitor not working after starting in safe mode

I was having some troubles with my computer's antivirus so I had to restart my computer in safe mode. It successfully booted back up but my external monitor I have to use isn't working when I plug it ...
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Windows 10 downgrade bootloop

I downgraded to Windows 8.1 according to this answer's advice. Now, whenever I start my computer I am stuck seeing a bootloop of a black log-on screen. I can also see my mouse cursor which moves back ...
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Required Services for RDC in Safe Mode?

Does anyone know exactly which Services I need to add to Safe Mode + Networking to be able to RDC into a machine, just on the local subnet? I've added the ones I thought would do it... Remote ...
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How to add some application services and third party services to the list of safe mode services using regedit

I'm unable to launch a certain service when I booted my machine in "Safe Mode with Networking" because this particular service is not allowed to be launched in safe mode. Is there any way I can make ...
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How do I access safemode in windows 10 and reset the graphics driver, in an out of sync display?

My PC(HP pro 3500MT) was updated to windows 10, All I could see on the monitor is an out of sync error, probably due to an issue with the display driver. I have no access to the Shift + Restart or the ...
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How do you start Windows 10 in safe mode?

I've been through the Windows 10 upgrade, and am experiencing a recurring "INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR", which is stopping me from logging in. I'd like to be able to try to boot to safe mode, but it appears ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from booting in Safe Mode [duplicate]

I've found myself in quite the unusual situation, through my own thoughtlessness. Using a computer of which I do not have an (or the) administrative account on, went to msconfig, to 'boot' and ...
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Windows 8 desktop constant reloading, “thumbnail handler extraction host”

I have recently install the Nikon NEF codec and the Nikon nx d viewer on a Windows 8 laptop, after I restart Windows this happens: after i get into the desktop, it shows a full screen theme ...
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windows7 hangs on boot into safemode

I was having trouble booting windows7 and running it, slow operation etc. so i went into msconfig, and set the boot to safe-mode check box. Unfortunately, the computer hangs before getting into ...
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Wireless connection on windows 8 after reboot to SMWN

I've been trying to find some information on this but good old google shows me nothing useful, I was looking for a way that I can tell windows to remain connected to the wireless network after is ...
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BSOD STOP 0xF4 Dump Fail 0XC0000010

System Info: Laptop: HP Envy 15 3040nr OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 ...
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Windows 2003 Server doesnt start

My pc with W2003 server have this problem: It doesnt start in normal mode, in safe mode it hangs-on the acpitabl.dat. I have tried reset BIOS and disconect all devices, without sucess. I have tried ...
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How to add a program in safe mode start up registry using batch script?

We have a custom student computer activity monitoring software. I need a batch script to add this program in start up registry so no one can avoid by using safe mode. I want edit this registry ...
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Copied Mac OS Image, now I must boot into safe mode and reinstall OS on every restart

We copied one of our Mac Mini's hard drive images to another Mac Mini that we use as a build server for our iOS app. Every time we restart the new Mac that we copied the image to it doesn't start and ...
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Enable safe mode with an external USB installer?

Is it possible to enable safe mode with a USB Windows Installer or Recovery Drive? For Windows 8.1.
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sysprep failed and now I can't even log into windows now

Today I used sysprep.exe to rebuild my windows image. But it always said "a fatal error occurred while trying sysprep". Then I went to check log file , it shows that "microsoft internal media ...
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Videocard only working in safe mode

I am writing from safe-mode, because for some reason it does work in safe-mode (windows 7) though either black screens, or bluescreens on my normal windows mode, but I am extra sure, that the hardware ...
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windows 8.1 extremely long login

Hello I have just bought new computer. Asus g550jk. It came without Os, so i have installed win8.1 . It worked fine at the start but after few drivers and windows updates it developed very long login ...
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Change msconfig settings when unable to boot?

I under the "Start" tab in msconfig I set my Windows 7 to start in minimal safe mode, however as it turns out safe mode is broken somehow. When I try to boot it it shows a list of .sys files, tells me ...
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Virtualbox Windows 7 safe mode

I'm running OSX Yosemite. I have Virtualbox 4.3, and I use a Windows7 virtual machine for IE development. I am having an issue where every time the machine boots to safe mode it reboots to normal ...
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Ways to get into windows 7 safe mode

Long story short, i own an Asus Zenbook (UX32A) which is running windows 7, the only user on the system has a corrupt profile (user profile service failed the login error). I've researched how to fix ...
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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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Can I use my Nvidia graphics card in safe mode?

Can I run in safe mode while using my graphics card? I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 430, but when I run in safe mode, it uses my basic built-in graphics. Is that normal? Is it possible to run in ...
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How to disable drivers on offline Windows 8.x? [duplicate]

I have the same scenario that this user so excellently delineated on his "black screen of death" experience. Ultimately the crux of the issue seems as though there is no way to bring up safemode or ...
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How to start Chrome without plugins?

I have created a separate question Google Chrome completely unresponsive on the problem that may be fixed in this way. The browser cannot open any page, not even the settings, plugins and addons ...
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Make a User Account same as it is in Safe Mode

I have Windows 7 in my laptop which has Single User Account. I noticed that in Safe Mode laptop is much faster than usual. So I want to create a User Account which has all properties same as when ...
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Domain Controller: Can't Log Into Safe Mode

Today I've removed the DSRM password with PCUnlocker, and I can then boot to Directory Services Restore Mode and logged into the local administrator account with a blank password. But the most strange ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen and no safe mode [closed]

PROBLEM Cannot run Windows 8.1 due to black screen. No mouse pointer. Sometimes white cursor in top left. Cannot enter safe mode: get black screen but with a row of blue pixels at the bottom or a row ...
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How to enter safe-mode from command-line in Windows 8.1

I would like to enter safe-mode in the next booting but only using command-line. By using GUI, what I typically do is to run msconfig and choose safe-boot option in the menu. Without this GUI ...
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Unable to browse internet, unless in safe mode with networking

I have tried using Firefox, Chrome, and IE. No programs can connect to the internet. There is one oddity, though: pinging and tracert(ing) 8.8.8.8 (and perhaps any other site) works perfectly fine, ...
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Windows 8.1 Black screen + flickering mouse after update

So, my Windows 8.1 Computer announced that it needed to update, so I hit "Update and Shutdown". Normally, everything would be Ay-Okay, but apparently not this time. This time, whenever I boot my ...