If your computer won’t boot, Windows Safe Mode may be your way of bypassing the corruption and accessing the PC.
- The boot-safe mode on Windows 10 is a very useful troubleshooting tool.
- If Windows fails to boot into safe mode, the third-party software we suggested earlier in the article should fix it.
- You can also fix the boot safe mode problem by modifying the boot order using Command prompt.
Update your Windows 10
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Select Update & Security.
- Click the Check for updates button.
- Press the Windows key + R to open Run.
- Type msconfig in the Open box, and click OK or press Enter.
- Click Selective startup.
- Select the Load startup items checkbox.
- Select the Load system services checkbox, and click on the Disable all button.
- Click Apply, and close the System Configuration window.
- Restart your computer.
Turn off fast startup in Power Options
- If your PC has a version of the Windows 10 operating system that supports fast startup, you can temporarily disable it.
- Go to Control Panel > Power Options.
- Click Choose what the power button does.
- Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- Scroll down to Power buttons and turn off Fast Startup.
Check the date and time
- Check the time and date on your computer.
- Open Control Panel.
- Click Clock, Language, and Region.
- Click Date and Time.
- Select Set time automatically.
Check your BIOS settings
- Press F2, F9, or F10 to enter the BIOS.
- Locate the Boot Safe Mode option and enable or disable it.
- If you have enabled boot safe mode, try booting your PC in safe mode.
Reinstall your BIOS
- You can uninstall your BIOS using the following procedure.
- First boot your PC into Safe Mode, by typing the keyword SAFE in the search box and clicking the first result.
- Now, click the Advanced Options button.
- Next, click the Load Optimized Defaults button.
- Now, click the Restart button.
- Finally, restart your computer.
Update your Windows
- Click the Start button > select Settings.
- Select Update & Security.
- Click on Update and Security > Windows Update.
- Check for any updates, if available, and install them.
Perform a Clean boot
- To perform a Clean boot, open the Task Manager.
- Right-click on the Startup tab.
- Select Disable all Startup items and disable the Load startup items option.
- Restart your PC.
Perform a System Restore
- Launch the System Restore utility using the steps in the first solution.
- Click Next on the window that opens, and select a date when the computer was working without error.
- Click Next again, and wait for the System Restore utility to complete the process.
- Restart your desktop or laptop with the Windows 10 OS after System Restore is completed.
How do I boot Windows 10 Safe Mode?
- Press the F8 key repeatedly while booting your PC.
- Select the Safe Mode option from the Advanced Boot Options menu displayed.
- Alternatively, you can insert your Windows installation DVD/USB and restart your PC.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced Options.
- Click on Startup Settings > Restart.
- Select the Safe Mode option and restart your PC.
How do I reset Windows 10 to factory settings?
- Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
- Select Update & security.
- Click Recovery from the left pane.
- Under Get Started, click Reset this PC.
- Pick the Remove everything option and click Next.