Questions tagged [safe-mode]

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

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Computer works only in Safe Mode, does not boot in Normal mode

While I was using my PC, the screen suddenly entered sleep mode, then said "No Signal" and refused to accept any input, while the screen remained black. I restarted it and Windows said there ...
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Windows 10 UDP Socket Benchmark a lot faster in safe mode

I made a simple SendReceive benchmark for UDP sockets and noticed, that the perofrmance in Windows safe mode is considerably faster than in normal mode. Why is this the case? In normal mode I was very ...
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Internet speed poor in Normal Mode, good in Safe Mode

I am experiencing poor internet speed in Normal Mode and good internet speed in Safe Mode. Others have reported this as well, but in my case internet speed remains good when rebooting into Normal Mode ...
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Safe Mode with Networking

In my Notebook Dell Vostro 3590, the mounted wireless card is Qualcomm QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Adapter, O.S. Windows 10 PRO x64. Although the driver updated to the latest version is installed, 12.0....
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How do I prevent WIFI from being disabled in Windows 10 Safe Mode w/ Networking?

We have a project going that requires a program be run in Safe Mode as admin. Everyone is working from home and home users mostly do not have Ethernet. They are also not local admins. We need to ...
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Open Google Chrome in a fresh Install Mode

I have a Google Chrome with all my bookmarks and extensions. But sometimes, I would like to Open Google Chrome in an absolutely fresh Install mode. I have tried different command line switches but it ...
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How to choose “safeboot" and minimal from System Config msconfig when only using keyboard

Im on windows 10 and i messed up in my resolution refresh rate, now my monitor has no display after doing some ways to go to safe mode to fix it but never boot in safe mode i guess the system ...
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Windows 10 cannot find programs when run as an administrator (remotely) [closed]

Another post on this site (Windows cannot find programs when they are run as administrator on Windows 10) raises the basic question; but the responses all seem to hinge upon two things: being present ...
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windows 10 stuck at sign in page

I have bought a new Asus R512jb laptop and it's been a few weeks I'm using it with no problem, but a few days ago when I wanted to reboot it from sleep I faced a strange problem. When I saw the sign-...
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Using Windows 10, re-booting to the safe mode command line, why are my drive letters switched?

When I boot in safe mode, C and D drives swap. When I boot normally, they swap back. Why? Does it matter? I booted the computer in safe mode to a command line prompt. The initial prompt was on the X ...
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Run batch file on startup in safe mode

I have a batch script responsible for mounting a VHD that is run by Windows Task Scheduler on every startup. Is there a way to ensure that it is also run when Windows boots into Safe Mode?
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Whenever I attempt to download a file on Windows 10, I get a network error, unless I'm in safe mode or using Internet Explorer

I have tried disabling non-Microsoft Services in system configuration. I have also tried disabling start-up programs in task manager. Furthermore, I have tried running my browsers as admin. I have ...
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Why am I getting Windows Update error 1084 in Safe Mode with Networking?

I've been having issues updating Windows 10 (error 0x8000ffff) . I was able to boot into safe mode with networking, but when I try to use windows Update, I get the error: "Something went wrong. ...
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Black screen both at normal and safe mode on windows 8.1

After my system finished scanning and repairing I got a black screen with no cursor and keyboard commands were not working. I tried many solutions on the internet but all didn't work. I tried a ...
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Windows 10 only boots after running chkdsk /f

We have a PC with Windows 10 which boots up until it gets to the Windows restore options. Once I get into them, I can go to the Advanced startup options and reboot it in Safe Mode with CMD prompt. ...
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Windows 10 - timeout to boot normaly not available in selection on start

We have an issue with one computer, acting pretty much in kiosk mode. When a computer starts after an unsuccessful power off, Windows goes to the option to boot normally or to safe mode. Usually, on ...
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Unsupported Processor BSOD in Safe Mode

My computer works perfectly in Normal Mode. When I try to boot into Safe Mode, I am greeted with BSOD and the stop code "UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR". The computer then reboots itself into Normal Mode again....
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Booting into Safe Mode just starts Automatic Repair Again

My PC suddenly stopped being able to boot a little while ago, which I attributed to some kind of graphics driver issue (after booting, the display was just black, though I could hear windows sounds). ...
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Windows 10 extremely slow, but runs fine on Safe Mode

I have an Acer laptop with windows 10 64 bits. It has an i3 7th CPU, and 4 GB of RAM. It has 800 GB of free space. It two weeks ago, it suddenly became extremely slow. When I boot into safe mode, it ...
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Win 10 Stuck in Safe Mode - Disable Safeboot from Drive

So, yesterday I tried to update my driver for the graphic card (AMD). It asked me to reboot in Safe Mode, and I did... Now I'm stuck in the limbo of Safe Mode. The windows don't accept my password (...
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Enable Graphics Card or Change Aspect Ratio in Safe Mode?

Is there a way to enable my GPU in safe mode? "why would you do that", you ask? Well, my main screen burnt out after so many years of use. i'm now using my old samsung smart tv as a screen, but it ...
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Switching RAID to AHCI without Windows Reinstall but Safe Mode does not open up

I have an Acer Nitro 7 and I wanted to dual boot it with Zorin OS alongside Windows 10. Since I have only got a 1 TB SSD which has its SATA Mode on RST premium with Optane, I used the answer given in ...
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Where is the windows 10 safe mode? [duplicate]

When I press shift+f8 or f8 on boot time windows 10, I can't find safe boot mode. How to boot in safe mode windows 10?
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In safe mode, main monitor turns off after c5 minutes and won't wake

In Windows safe modes (all 3) main monitor turns off after c5 minutes and can't be woken up by keyboard or mouse. The monitor works fine when the PC normally booted. The monitor screen message is "...
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How to uncheck “safeboot” from System Configuration when only using keyboard

As stated in my previous question , I am using Windows 8.1. I do not use my laptop’s screen cause it is broken, so I use a monitor instead. So what happened was, I ran to “msconfig”, and went to the ...
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Win8.1: Safe Mode frequently breaks with empty black screen

I’ve had this problem for years: Every now and then, Safe Mode “breaks” and booting into it gives a blank black screen: no logon screen, no desktop icons, nothing. The mouse becomes visible when I ...
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Error 0x80070780 - The file cannot be accessed by the system. How can I delete this folder?

When I try to delete the folder named C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\FocusHomeInteractiveSA.APlagueTaleInnocence-Window_1.0.5.0_x64__4hny5m903y3g0 I get the error... The file cannot be accessed by ...
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Block access to safe mode windows 10?

How do I block access to safe mode from the shift+restart method and startup? Tried renaming registry folders but it wont let me. Tried this command bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no, Doesn't ...
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How to make a service start automatically in safe mode(WIndows 7 &10)

I'm working on my service(developed with C++). I'm trying to make it start automatically in safe mode(all modes). I'v checked on the internet, I'v tried the registry: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\...
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GRUB loads Windows always in safe mode

I've installed Fedora 31 on a notebook with Windows 10, GRUB shows me different options on boot, and when I choose Windows the system starts but always in safe mode. I have no options to load Windows ...
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How to DISABLE certain services from running in safe mode but run in normal boot in Windows 7

I have the following question. How to disable certain services in safe mode only - they must run in normal start but not in safe mode. We are talking about Win 7 64bit. The problem is that the ...
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How to access Windows 10 Recovery Environment (winRE) (ex to start in safe mode)

On support.microsoft.com, I have found these steps but it not working. When I hold the power button, my computer shut down directly.
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How can I make a PC enable Safe Mode automatically when it starts up?

I am removing a virus, and removing the virus requires me to restart several times with Safe Mode enabled. But I don't want to install any programs (Just to be safe). I don't want to go through the ...
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Is it possible to disable Bitlocker for Windows 10 Safe mode?

Every time I'm in the process of booting into Windows 10 Safe Mode, it asks for the Bitlocker recovery key. Is there some way to either permanently or temporary disable Bitlocker for Safe Mode/...
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laptop screen broken, using monitor. started in minimal safe mode, can't see anything

neither my monitor nor tv screen recognizes the signal from my laptop since I booted in safe mode. I can't see anything on the screen so I can't possibly follow any instructions that would require me ...
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I have a windows 10 PC that will start up, but will not let me log in and will not boot to safe mode, how can I re-install win10 and keep my files?

I have an ASUS laptop with some important personal files on it. It will boot to the Windows 10 login screen and will let me log in. However once I'm logged in the system just grinds to a halt and I ...
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How to force Windows 7 to complete safe mode boot

This computer (Windows 7 pro) boots up in normal mode, but I need to go into a Safe Mode command line. When I try to boot it into safe mode it gets stuck loading the files. The same thing happens ...
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Last Known Good Configuration - how to find delta to current config?

My Windows 7 Professional SP1 system has a BSOD after loggin on and waiting for 1 to 5 seconds. The problem does not arise with the 'Last Known Good Configuration' (LKGC) that can be chosen from the ...
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Laptop Unusually Fast in Safe Mode but Unusually Slow in Normal Mode (Windows 7)

This issue started early last week with my laptop. It boots up just fine, but after about five to ten minutes of usage, applications slow down, then eventually stop responding altogether, and I have ...
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How do i undo what the windows 10 Program Compatibility Troubleshooter does?

I am trying to undo what the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter did. Essentially it makes the program boot in Windows compatibility mode: XP. With it running in Windows compatibility mode: XP. I ...
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How do I shrink disk in safe mode? Error: “DiskPart has encountered an error: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode”

I have a Windows 7 computer that won't boot in regular mode, so I'm booting in Safe Mode to make a backup. This fails, wbadmin start backup does not work in Safe Mode (I have been unable to find ...
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Windows 10 stuck on safe mode

I am trying to access safe mode to experiment with a few things but all I'm getting is a black screen and the mouse switching from the loading cursor to arrow. I set it to boot to safe mode via ...
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How to create a custom safe mode option

I want to create a custom safe mode option (like Minimal and Network). I began by going to the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot and made a new key called ...
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How to set the default resolution of safe mode

I can set the resolution I want in Settings > Display. However, I want to know how you can set the default resolution of Safe Mode.
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how to get out of booting to safemode without fully booting?

Context: I was trying to fix a computer that was crashing on login, I made it default to booting in safemode to see if it would log in there (it didn't), I got the files off the computer by installing ...
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How can I run Wireshark in Windows Safe Mode

I'm trying to replicate a customer problem so I can troubleshoot. They're sending data down to our product at 5ms, according to the Wireshark logs they sent us. Because my company's computers are ...
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Windows 10 can’t boot after latest fall creators update 1709. USB safe mode not working

I updated my hp envy running windows 10 professional this morning to the fall creators update 1709. After successful update and restart I tried logging into my profile but the screen just goes black ...
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How do I start up my PC?

My PC is stuck in the Welcome screen forever. After I give my password, the Welcome wheel is spinning forever. Now I looked up the problem in the web, it was told to Shift+Restart the PC, and then ...
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I can't access my computer properly without safe mode.

I've done everything and I can confirm that the reason my computer is somehow broken is not because of a virus. I have used malware-bytes, hit-man pro and I have removed everything that was remotely ...
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Windows 10 Strangeness - everything isn't working

I'm running windows 10 professional, single user account, on a Dell XPS 15 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, less than 1 year old. Two days ago I noticed very strange, major software problems after a reboot. I can't ...

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