Safe mode starts Windows in a basic state, using a limited set of files and drivers. It can help you troubleshoot problems on your PC. For example, if the problem doesn’t happen in safe mode, you’ll know default settings and basic device drivers aren’t causing the issue.
There are two versions of safe mode: Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. They’re quite similar, but Safe Mode with Networking includes the network drivers and services you’ll need to access the Internet and other computers on your network.
One of the easiest methods to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10 is to use the Shift + Restart combination.
- Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
- Then, while keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
note: We can also use the Shift + Restart combination from the Sign In screen
After Windows 10 restarts, then :
- Go to “Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Startup Settings -> Restart”.
- Then, press 4 or F4 on your keyboard to start in Safe Mode