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Questions tagged [safe-mode]

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

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How to disable Safe mod screen of Windows 7 from Ubuntu

I used dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04. I choose Windows 7 to start using windows as normally. One nice day, I press F8 to start Safe Mod screen and it hang. After that, I can not login to ...
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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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Computer keeps restarting in the welcome screen in an infinite loop on windows 10

I went to reset my network because of internet issues I had, and it told me if I remember correctly that the computer would be restarted in about 5 minutes. I had no patience and so I've restarted it ...
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Computer won't start in safe mode

I was trying to run a game but in order to install, I needed to run Windows 7 in safe mode. The f8 move wasn't working, so I decided to find another way to run Windows 7 in safe mode. I found a way to ...
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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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Random Restarts on Client Machine

I've just rebuilt a client machine (Windows 7 Enterprise) and upgraded the RAM and SSD. The image went on smoothly and the build is generally 'flawless'. The RAM increase has been verified as well as ...
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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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Windows 10 - uninstalled AHCI driver - can not boot safe mode - UNACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE

Here is the situation: Client deleted in device driver Intel AHCI controller driver and checked Delete drivers from disk. Then restarted and BSOD occured with INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE info and still ...
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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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Start windows 10 in safe mode without logging in, and without recovery media

I recently changed some display settings on my desktop pc, which resulted in the TV going black screen. The TV still works, I can enter BIOS, and the Acer logo also appears. But the screen goes black ...
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windows 10 flickers screen and then system shut downs

OK here is the situation on my laptop. I have windows 10 1607 ( anniversary update) installed after formatting my whole hard disk and when I install new window then PC remains logged in for about 40 ...
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Change screen resolution in safe mode to the one in normal mode

I have used this link, but have not found it useful, but anyways I have a windows 7 64bit laptop, Intel Core 2 CPU processor and I a using safe mode. The default resolution is 800 X 600 so I changed ...
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Windows 7 how to enable/disable services to troubleshoot black screen on login?

This morning after starting my Windows 7 PC I found myself logging into a completely black screen (no mouse cursor as some people get with this similar problem). The Windows 7 login screen comes up, ...
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How to get logs of crashes when system wont response

I got very strange thing happening all of sudden. My windows wont let me do right click Cltr alt del Click on taskbar Let me choose a icon Let me run antivurus It all started one day out of no ...
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Restoring WIndows From Safe Mode

I have a dual boot Laptop with windows 8 and Ubuntu , I tried entering safe mode by using the System Configuration but now for some reason when i select windows 8 from the grub boot it just don't boot ...
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Access Windows 10 Safe Mode from startup

I have an Asus machine running up-to-date Windows 10. With all the Ransomware panic going around ittakes me back to when I was victim of a type-3 Ransomware attack (lockout). The way I managed to ...
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Windows 8 Stuck in Safe Mode

I tried doing some repairs in the safe mode accessed by holding down shift while selecting the restart option. I'm done with my work and now I'm stuck in safe mode no matter how I try and restart or ...
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Stuck in Safe Mode login on Windows 10 [closed]

I wanted to uninstall Avast AV from safe mode so I turned on the safe mode option in System Configuration and restarted the system. But password doesn't seem to work on safe mode so I restarted again ...
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Windows 10 (Bootcamp on Macbook Pro) fails to boot after forced Windows Update

This is a Macbook Pro with Windows 10 installed via Bootcamp, and OS X El Capitan. MacOS currently boots normally and works, so I think the hardware is okay. Windows 10 was working pretty well until ...
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Computer restart loop w/blue screen, can't f8 safe mode

My computer will boot up to the login screen, then after a few seconds I get the blue screen of death and my computer restarts. This continues until I perform a hard shutdown. F8 won't bring up ...
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How to identify the faulty driver if the computer working good in safe mode?

I had 64bit windows 10 computer, it then suddenly started BSOD. I tried everything in the internet but nothing solves the problem, so I just reformatted the pc and go back to windows 7. Everything ...
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Acer Aspire E5-571G shows black screen after Acer logo

I have been on windows 10 for 10 months now. Yesterday, i turned my laptop off and back on, it showed the Acer logo then entered a black screen with just the mouse cursor. I attempted to go into safe ...
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Get Windows 10 safe mode with only bios

I have a PC under windows 10 and I have the black screen with mouse issue, probable due to some graphic driver. Anyway, I already had this problem some days ago, and to solve it I had reboot my ...
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Pressing F8 on startup doesn’t show safe mode option nor restore - Win7

After some power failures, my Windows 7 doesn’t display the common options to enter on safe mode, or restore at startup when I press F8. It shows only: Windows 7 and at the bottom of the screen, the ...
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What to do after booting into safe mode?

My Win10 sometimes gets stuck during login (after I type in the password). Booting into safe mode with networking loads OK. But now, what should I do in order to fix the normal login issue? All the ...
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Windows 7 freezes at startup in safe mode with networking, and works in safe mode

I am working with Windows 7 on a laptop. Recently, my laptop froze during my session (and showed me quickly a blue screen). After that, it freezes always at startup, about 10 seconds after the Windows ...
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Windows 10 won't boot to safe mode

I need to boot my copy of Windows 10 in Safe Mode. I have a regular copy of Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update (v. 1607 - b. 14393.576) I have tried the old-fashion F8 & Shift-F8 which doesn'...
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May I enable the F8 key function on Windows from Linux?

I have Windows 10 pro installed on C and it boots but I can no longer access it (the login bar doesn't appear); I want entering the system on safe mode but the F8 doesn't work, I guess it might be ...
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Make app think Windows is not in Safe Mode?

Some applications check whether Windows is booted in safe mode in order to restrict their features. Is there a way to hide the fact that Windows is in safe mode (registry edit maybe)?
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How to boot Windows 10 to safe mode from cold?

My computer doesn't boot, so no any methods including magic clicking on running computer are not applicable. So, I have turned off computer on my desk. How to boot it into safe mode? UPDATE I ...
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I changed my computer resolution and now it shows that the mode is not supported

I was using my computer (on a samsung tv) and suddenly the resolution changed itself. Then, i tried to change the resolution but then when i did, after waiting it to boot it said that the mode is not ...
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How to boot into Safe Mode in Dell Optiplex 760 - F8 key not working

I am having some major issues with an Dell Optiplex 760. The Issue: So an error comes up after I select an account to login it gives the error: The User Profile Service failed the logon. User ...
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If my computer boots up in safe mode, does that mean my SSD is still alive?

So I have a desktop PC at home. Today, after several weeks of not using it, I turned it on and it didn't boot up. It basically just loads a blank, black screen. This PC is fairly new and hasn't been ...
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Windows 10 Safe mode: Login not possible anymore

I've got the following problem: I wanted to set my boot options of my Windows 10 laptop to "safe mode" in the system configuration, that's what I did, only option I ticked was "(safe boot) with ...
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Windows 10 boot loop after update

Last week I got my new laptop and installed Windows10 with anniversary update. Some days it worked really well, however, during the last reboot of the system windows installed some updates and since ...
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I use my laptop (windows 7) for browsing only , can I run it in safemode always?

I use my win7 laptop (2GB) ,only for browsing .Can I always run it in safemode mode as if I open in normal mode my laptop becomes extremely slow may be due to scvhost , (not virus scanned using ...
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Unable to boot into safe mode in Windows 8.1, display driver failure

Shift + F8 does NOT work. I am unable to use the UI to select safe boot or enter commands reliably (the screen is all random colors). Is there a 100% keyboard driven way to enter safe mode? I am able ...
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program runs in safe mode but not in normal mode for Win7 in a virtual box

I recently installed a program on Win7 (hosted on a virtual box that runs on a Linux machine). The program runs correctly in Windows safe mode (no network) but fails to start in normal mode (...
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How can I find specific drivers used in safe mode to use in normal mode?

For some reason, my crash logs aren't working, so no help there. I ran every diagnostic I could find. It seemed to be a graphics driver issue. Upgraded an old XP machine to Windows 7 and have spent ...
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Forcefully boot windows 7 in normal mode when set to safe mode in msconfig (but crashes)

I wanted to use safe mode to get some things done on my PC. It worked in normal mode just fine, but no matter what I ever did, I could never get the advanced boot menu. F8 doesn't work, at at best I ...
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How to reboot Windows 7 Home Premium without a mouse?

What are the exact key strokes for rebooting your computer without a monitor while it is in safe mode? I rebooted my computer in safe mode for some other issues, hence being in safe mode, and it will ...
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Win 8 / 10 - Slow internet unless using Safe Mode

I have a completely clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed and fully updated via Windows Update today), and when in Usermode I can see 46-47Mbit transfers (Speedtest.net, MS Iso downloads, ...
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How do I enable certain services in Safe Mode?

I have a Windows Vista computer that is no longer functioning properly on regular mode, however it works okay on Safe Mode with Networking. I'd like to enable some other services on Safe Mode though, ...
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Windows 10 not recognized anymore on boot

I have a Windows 10 laptop that one day stopped booting (my wife was using it, she doesn't know what caused it). If I boot it normally, it shows the blue windows and the rotating dots for a while, ...