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When Windows 10 crashes, hangs or does not boot, safe mode can help to fix the problem. We show you three ways to boot Windows 10 into safe mode.


Method One: How to start Windows 10 Safe Mode with Advanced Startup Options
Method Two: How to start Windows 10 Safe Mode with System Configuration using msconfig
Method Three: How to start Windows 10 Safe Mode using the Command Prompt (CMD)

Safe mode is a troubleshooting mode that runs Windows 10 only with core features and drivers. There is a big chance Windows 10 might boot in safe mode while it refuses to start in the normal way. In many scenarios this can help to fix critical problems.

  • Uninstall programs that broke your Windows 10 system
  • Removing programs from the autostart section (Programs that start automatically with Windows)
  • Uninstall drivers that broke your system
  • Repairing a corrupted file system
  • Cleaning up disk space when you reached the limit and your computer hangs up

Below we are going to show you three different ways to manage the Windows 10 safe mode behaviour. Just choose what you might find useful.

  • Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking loads networking, other critical drivers and the graphical interface
  • Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Minimal Option loads the minimum of drivers and the graphical interface
  • Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt Option (CMD) can be used to fix things in the command prompt
  • Windows 10 in Normal Mode can be chosen to leave Safe Mode when your problems are solved

That’s how it looks like when you boot your computer to Windows 10 Safe Mode:

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A) Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Advanced Startup Options

Go to Start Menu and click on Power and select Restart while you are holding Shift key on keyboard.

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Windows 10 will be restarted and you’ll see the following picture which you need to click on Troubleshoot.

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Click on Advanced Options.

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Go ahead and click on Startup Settings.

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By clicking on Restart, you’ll be able to Enable/Disable different safe mode options on the next reboot.

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When the following screen shows up choose one of the three available save mode options:

4) Enable Safe Mode – for Minimal Mode
5) Enable Safe Mode with Networking
6) Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt

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B) Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with System Configuration using command: msconfig

Press Windows + R keys on keyboard to bring up Run window. Type msconfig and press on OK.

You will see the System Configuration dialog. Go to the Boot tab and choose one of the different Windows 10 Safe Modes below.

1. Starting Windows 10 in Normal Mode

Make sure that Safe boot is unchecked under Boot options. Check Make all boot settings permanent and click on OK.

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Click on Yes and go to step 5.

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2. Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with the Minimal Option

In the Boot tab, select Minimal under Boot options. Click on OK and go to step 5.

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3. Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with the Networking Option

In the Boot tab, select Network under Boot options. Click on OK and go to step 5.

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4. Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with the Command Prompt Option (CMD)

In the Boot tab, select Alternate shell under Boot options. Click on OK and go to step 5.

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5. Tap on Restart to save all the settings and restart your computer.

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C) Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode using the Command Prompt (CMD)

 

Press Windows + R on keyboard. Type CMD and tap on OK.

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In the Command prompt, run one of the different commands explained below.

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1. Starting Windows 10 in Normal Mode

Type or copy and paste the following command line:

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

 

2. Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode

Type or copy and paste the following command line:

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal

 

3. Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

Type or copy and paste the following command line:

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot network

 

4. Starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt (CMD)

Type or copy and paste the following command line:

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal

Or

bcdedit /set {current} safebootalternateshell yes

 

5. Reboot!

Now you can restart your computer and Windows 10 will automatically start in the mode you have chosen.

Credits: Tenforums