Does your PC reboot in a loop or does it show a blue screen? Doesn’t seem to exceed Windows 10 login screen? Fortunately, thanks to Safe Mode, it is often possible to start your machine in the event of a malfunction. In this tutorial, you will learn how to regain control of your PC.
Why start in safe mode?
When Windows 10 is facing serious malfunctions, it is sometimes impossible to start your PC in the usual way. Starting in safe mode, therefore, makes it possible to diagnose failures that have occurred on your operating system. There are many reasons for this disruption:
- Failed to install an update
- Installation of a program affecting system files failed
- Presence of malware
- Incompatibility with a driver
- Hardware failure
When your PC is operating in safe mode, you can only benefit from the basic functionality of Windows 10. As soon as it is activated, you will immediately notice that the display of the desktop and menus is different from the classic model. Beyond its minimalist ergonomics, the safe mode offers only the essential to its user. For example, note the non-activation of device drivers and the absence of an internet connection, unless you have activated network support. We will talk about it below.
How to start in safe mode?
Now let’s see how to boot into safe mode. Depending on the symptoms of your machine, several solutions are available to you.
1. Is your PC stuck on the Windows logo? A blue screen is displayed at startup?
Your PC may start looping when Windows 10 starts or that a blue screen (BSOD or “blue screen”) occurs. If this is the case for you, it is impossible to start your PC in classic mode without using safe mode or do a repair first, don’t panic because even if nothing seems to work, it should be possible to activate the recovery environment (WinRE) to restart your PC.
- Hold the physical On / Off button on your PC for at least 10 seconds to turn it off
- Once off, simply press the On / Off button to turn it on
- When the manufacturer’s logo is displayed when the PC starts, restart your PC again by pressing and holding the On / Off button for 10 seconds
- Press the On / Off button again to start your PC
- The next time you restart, you should access the Windows recovery environment (WinRE). The “choose an option” screen will appear.
6. Click on “troubleshoot” then on “advanced options”.
7. Then click on the “startup parameter” and restart your PC by clicking on the corresponding button.
8. After this step, press the ” F5 ” key on your keyboard to activate Safe Mode. A screen like this will appear. Just click on option 4 or 5 depending on whether you need network support or not.