Do you know how to start your computer in safe mode? If you are experiencing problems with your computer due to viruses, hardware problems, or failing drives, safe mode provides a way to access your data and potentially solve the concern, or at least rescue your files in the event of a computer crash. For many trouble-shooting efforts, this is often the first step to recovering your files.
While in safe mode, the machine will run only the bare minimum of software needed to function. By loading this way, Windows circumvents many types of malicious software such as viruses, trojans, or malware. Depending upon the machine, you may also be able to access a network or internet connection if you are booted into safe mode with networking, enabling you to access necessary drivers, anti-virus software, or other valuable resources online without sacrificing the safety of your PC.
Below are some instructions that will help you access this useful utility.