Enter "Safe Mode" through BIOS

"Safe mode" involves limited Windows startup, for example by booting without network drivers. The "safe mode" is only necessary for troubleshooting within the system, so it is not good for constantly working with the OS (editing any document, etc.). The "safe mode" is a simplified version of the operating system with everything you need. It does not need to be run from the BIOS, for example, if you are working on the system and notice a problem with it, you can try to enter using Command Prompt.. In this case, it is not necessary to restart the computer. If you cannot enter the operating system or have already logged out, you should try entering through the BIOS, as it is safer to do so.

Method 1: Key Combination on Boot

This method is the easiest and the most tested. To do this, you must restart your computer and, before the operating system starts to boot, press the key F8 or a combination of Shift + F8. Next, a menu should appear asking you to select the operating system boot option. In addition to normal mode, you can choose from several types of safe mode.

Sometimes the hotkey may not work because it is disabled by the system itself. In some cases it may be possible to enable it, but to do this you will need to log in normally.

Use the following step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open a line "Run".pressing Windows + R. In the window that appears, enter the command in the input field cmd.
  2. Will appear "Command line".where you must enter the following:

    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

    Use the key to enter the command I went into.

  3. If you need to undo the changes, just type this command:

    bcdedit /set default bootmenupolicy

It is worth remembering that some motherboards and BIOS versions do not support entering Safe Mode via keyboard shortcuts during boot (although this is very rare).

Method 2: Boot Disk

This method is much more complicated than the previous one, but it guarantees results. To carry out this method, you will need the media that contains the Windows installer. To get started, you will need to insert the flash drive and restart your computer.

If the Windows Setup Wizard does not appear after rebooting - then you need to do the boot priority assignment in the BIOS.

Tutorial: How to enable boot from USB flash drive in BIOS

If the installer appears on restart, you can follow the steps in this tutorial:

  1. Initially, select the language, set the date and time, and then press "Next". and go to the installation window.
  2. As it is not necessary to reinstall the system, you have to go to "System Restore.". It's in the bottom corner of the window.
  3. A menu will appear with an additional action option, in which you will need to go to "Diagnosis"..
  4. There will be a few more menu items, from which you can select "Advanced Options"..
  5. Now open "Symbol of the system". using the corresponding menu option.
  6. In it you have to spell this command - bcdedit / set globalsettings. With it, you can start booting the operating system immediately in safe mode. Remember that the boot parameters will be needed after all the work is done in "Safe Mode" to return to the initial state.
  7. Close now "Symbol of the system". and go back to the menu where you were supposed to select "Diagnosis". (Step 3). Now only instead of "Diagnosis". must select "Keep going"..
  8. The operating system will start to boot, but you will now be presented with various boot options, including "Safe Mode." Sometimes you have to press the F4 o F8to correctly load the «Safe Mode».
  9. When you have finished all the work on "Safe Mode"open it there. Command Prompt.. Win + R will open a window "Run".and you must enter the command cmd to open the line. В Command Prompt. enter the following:

    bcdedit /deletevalue {globalsettings} advancedoptions

    This will allow after all the work in "Safe Mode". return the operating system boot priority to normal.

Entering "Safe Mode" through the BIOS can sometimes be more difficult than it seems at first glance, so if possible, try to enter it directly from the operating system.

On our website, you can learn how to run "Safe Mode" in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows XP operating systems.

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