Home » Guides » Troubleshooting

Published on 01.25.10 by Brent Trahan

Boot Up Windows 7 in Safe Mode

How to Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode.

Safe Mode loads only the necessary services and drivers to run Windows.  It’s used to remove malware and fix problems caused by faulty drivers or services.

How do I Start Windows 7 in Safe Mode?

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. As soon as the computer starts to boot up start pressing F8 repeatedly until you see the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  3. Select Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, or Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

What is the difference between Safe Modes?

  • Safe Mode: Loads only the necessary services and drivers to start Windows.
  • Safe Mode with Networking: Loads necessary services and drivers to start Windows including ones needed for networking capabilities such as Internet access.
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Loads necessary services and drivers to start Windows and the ability to run the command prompt for use with troubleshooting problems.

Still need help? Ask your computer question now.

Related Guides:

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to this guide's comments RSS feed.

Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Corporation in no way endorses or is affiliated with MAXIMUMpcguides.com. All other products mentioned are registered trademarks of their respective companies. MAXIMUMpcguides IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage or data loss to your computer from using this web site. All information on MAXIMUMpcguides is provided on an AS IS basis with NO WARRANTIES.

Copyright 2006-2016 Brent Trahan. All rights reserved.