Safe Mode is one option which is very useful if you find that you are unable to boot your computer in regular mode and you need to do some Windows troubleshooting.
To boot into Safe Mode, one normally press F8 at boot-time. The safe mode, uses the minimum required set of device drivers and services to start the Windows operating system.
But you may at times that you are even unable to boot in to safe mode. Here are some troubleshooting steps you may want to try to fix your safe mode.
1. Try a System Restore to a prior good point when Safe Mode was working and see if it helps.
2. Type sfc /scannow in an administrative command prompt and hit Enter to run your System File Checker. It may take a while. Go get a coffee or something till it runs the scan. Once complete, reboot, try again and see if it has helped.
3. Run Repair Install of Windows. Then try.
4. Type msconfig in start search and hit Enter to open System Configuration utility. Here under Boot tab > Boot options Check Safe boot an Minimal. Click Apply/OK. Restart. When you’re done working in Safe Mode, go back to msconfig and remove the check mark from Safe Boot.
Do note that this sort of forces your computer to boot in safe mode – your computer could therefore possibly go in a loop it is still unable to boot into safe mode. So use this as a last option and use it only if you know what you are doing.
I hope something helps. If you still need some help, you may want to address your questions to our TWC Forums.
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