Windows Safe Mode is a protected version of Windows that’s useful in case a driver or other issue is causing a crash, freeze or Blue Screen of Death. From Safe Mode, you can roll back to an earlier state of Windows (called restoring to a Restore Point), download and run a specific antivirus or antispyware app, or run Driver Reviver to update your drivers to more stable editions.
To enter Safe Mode in Windows XP, Vista or 7:
To enter Safe Mode in Windows 8 or 8.1:
Safe Mode will look odd, without a very high resolution or many of the features you’re used to. That’s OK — it’s designed to be a bare-bones version of Windows for diagnostic purposes.
Once you’ve made the changes you need to Windows, restart again and choose to boot normally when prompted. Hopefully, it will work right this time!
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