Questions tagged [safe-mode]

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

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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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Is there any ways to get past the youtube safe mode “enabled by network administrator”?

I want to get past the YouTube safe mode turned on by WiFi administrator. Is there any ways to do this?
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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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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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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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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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