Start a computer in safe mode

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3 methods: Windows 8 Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XPMac OS X

safe mode is a way to get your computer to boot with a limited set of files and drivers-this allows you to better find out for certain which component is causing problems. Follow the steps in this article to your computer to start in safe mode for Mac OS X, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

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: Windows 8 Steps Method 1 or 3  start a computer in safe mode

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to turn off your computer.

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2 If Windows starts up 8 click or tap the on/off button on the logon screen.

 start a computer in safe mode

 start a computer in safe mode

3 press and hold down the shift key and click or tap on \ \ \ ‘ \ ‘ reboot. The computer now opens the window \ \ ‘ \ \ ” startup settings.

 start a computer in safe mode

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safe mode, select \ \ ‘ \ \ ‘ and press enter. The computer will boot into safe mode.

method 2 or 3: Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

 start a computer in safe mode

1 remove all discs from your computer (external hard drives, USB flash drives, cd’s or dvd’s)

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 start a computer in safe mode

2 restart your computer. start a computer in safe mode

3 press and hold down the F8 key while the computer reboots. The advanced startup options \ \ ‘ \ \ ‘ window will now open.

 start a computer in safe mode

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use your arrow keys to select Safe mode \ \ ‘ \ \ ‘ to , and then press enter. Now the computer will boot into safe mode.