Boot Windows 10 Safe Mode & How to Stop a Safe Mode Loop

How to boot Windows 10 Safe Mode if you cannot boot the system and How to Stop a Safe Mode Loop in Windows 10…

There are number of situations that you can’t boot system properly or successfully in that important situations you need to start PC in safe mode. Many people will restart their system in safe mode using advanced startup settings under updates & security under settings options. In windows 10 old days of booting methods of safe mode are no longer works. Methods such as pressing F8 button while starting up the OS or shift + F8 button on start up.

In windows 7 and windows vista accessing safe mode is very difficult and impossible it doesn’t mean no way to access safe mode but there is a way to accessing safe mode on it using force startup F8 menu with the help of comma prompt. In windows 10 and windows 8 you can access safe mode in different methods and different ways.

In windows 10 old days of booting methods of safe mode are no longer works. Methods such as pressing F8 button while starting up the OS or shift + F8 button on start up. In windows 7 and windows vista accessing safe mode is very difficult and impossible it doesn’t mean no way to access safe mode but there is a way to accessing safe mode on it using force startup F8 menu with the help of comma prompt. In windows 10 and windows 8 you can access safe mode in different methods and different ways.

But Windows 10 and 10 pro and windows 8 need to work properly before booting the system in safe mode. They are number of ways to access safe mode in WIN 10 and WIN 8 they are using CMD commands, Advanced startup settings, system configuration, Boot from Windows Recovery Drive and many more ways are there to access safe mode.

What is Safe Mode in Windows?

Safe mode is a mode that starts system in basic state or starts with limited access it gives necessary access and drivers to run safe mode. It is mainly used to trouble shoot the system when the software’s or any drivers are not working properly and recover the PC when there is any problem in your PC, Safe mode screen just like as given picture

They are two three types of safe mode versions they are

  • Safe Mode.
  • Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Safe Mode with CMD (Command Prompt).

Now here we explain how to boot windows 10 into Safe Mode booting system in safe mode is nothing but troubleshooting system and when the system cannot load with necessary configuration more times it automatically enters into recovery environment if you doesn’t find ‘Trouble shoot operation’, it might caused by corruptions of OS file or windows OS.  To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you will use the below processes. Open Settings (Windows + I) and head to the Update & security section.Here’s a look at the various ways you can boot a PC in Safe Mode they are –

  • Safe Mode Using Settings.
  • Entering into Safe Mode Using Logon screen.
  • Using System configuration (msconfig).
  • Using CMD (Command Prompt).
  • Automatic Repairing Mode.
  • Boot from a recovery drive
  • Use a Windows 10 installation drive and the Command Prompt.
  • F8 or Shift-F8 during boot (BIOS and HDDs only).

Windows 10 Safe Mode Using System Settings

This process will works only when operating system is working properly, if the operating system is not working correctly to achieve safe mode using this method is not possible and irritating. So, to access safe mode using system settings follow the given process. Open system settings and then go to ‘Updates and Recovery’ thumbnail and then go to ‘advanced restart’ options under ‘Recovery tools’ and then make a click on ‘Restart option’.

After restarting a page will open then choose ‘troubleshoot’ option and then ‘advanced settings’ and then ‘startup settings’ under ‘advanced settings’ and then choose ‘safe mode’ option in given list of options and then click on ‘restart’ button. On restart it will enters into safe mode.

In simple words ‘Settings > Updates and Recovery > recovery options >advances restart > after restarting Troubleshooting>advanced settings > start up settings > choose safe mode of two types > click on restart’.To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the Safe Mode Using System Settings. Detailed procedure of ‘Windows 10 how to access safe mode’ is given below –

  • First of all open system settings under home option (windows button).
  • Then go to ‘Updates and security’
  • Then go to ‘recovery options’ under ’Updates and recovery’ option.
  • Make a click on ‘restart’ button under ‘advanced startup’ to boot the system in safe mode after restarting.
  • After clicking restart button a page will open asking three options to choose they are –
  1. Continue (Exit and continue windows 10).
  2. Troubleshoot (Reset your PC with advanced options).
  3. Turn off your PC.
  • Then choose second option ‘Troubleshoot’ to access safe mode.
  • If the trouble shoot options are not displayed on the screen, it means your system is corrupted.
  • After clicking on Troubleshoot option you will see two options
  • Then click on ‘advanced options’ and then click on ‘startup settings’ under advanced options.
  • After clicking on startup options a blue page.
  • Click on restart button.
  • After restarting the device you are promoted to a page showing list of options as shown in the figure.
  • Then make a click on any one of the selected three options.
  • Then click on restart option after restarting it will enters into safe mode.

Entering into Windows 10 Safe Mode Using Logon Screen

It just like as above process and easier than through system settings process, it works before logging in into your desktop with your secured password,  and rough process is given here. At the logon screen, press Shift key and then click on restart option under power button at bottom of page. After restarting the device the device will promoted to a blue page showing three options they are ‘continue with windows 10, troubleshoot, turnoff your PC’. Choose second option (Troubleshoot), and then you are promoted to a page showing two options, select ‘advanced settings’ option from the two options then select startup settings under the advanced settings.

Then click on restart button under startup settings Thendevice will restart, a blue page will open displaying a list of options then select options 4 or 5 to access Safe Mode. In simple words ‘Press shift and click on restart button on logon screen > Click on Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart>blue page will open > select 4 or 5 options’ to boot PC in safe mode’. To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the Entering into Safe Mode Using Logon screen process.

The detailed process is given blow –

  • First of all start your PC, after starting in logon screen.
  • Press shift button and click on restart button.
  • Under power symbol at bottom of logon screen.
  • After clicking restart button a page will open asking three options as shown in given picture –
  • Then choose second option ‘Troubleshoot’ to access safe mode.
  • If the trouble shoot options are not displayed on the screen, it means your system is corrupted.
  • After clicking on Troubleshoot option you will see two options as shown in the figure
  • Then click on ‘advanced options’ and then click on ‘startup settings’ under advanced options.
  • After clicking on startup options a blue page.
  • Click on restart button.
  • After restarting the device you are promoted to a page showing list of options as shown in the figure.
  • Then make a click on any one of the selected three options.
  • Select option 4 or 5 to boot to Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking, respectively.
  • Then click on restart option after restarting it will enters into safe mode.

Using System configuration (msconfig):

This process is very simple and little bit interesting, this process works only when your computer working properly and you can launch system configurations app by two different ways, first one is that using ‘RUN (windows + R)’ and then type ‘msconfig’ then click enter to launch system configuration app and second process, click on start button an type ‘msconfig’ or ‘system configuration’ then click enter to launch it.

After opening system configuration, go to boot settings then select the Safe Boot check box and select the Minimal option under safe boot check box. And then click on ‘OK’ and you will promoted to restart your PC to access safe mode, if it is not promoted to boot PC boot your PC manually by pressing shortcut key (ALT+F4) then hit enter button to restart or shutdown. To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the System configuration process. The detailed process is given here –

  • First, make a click on Start button (windows button).
  • Then make a search for ‘msconfig’ or ‘system configuration’ then hit enter to launch system configuration app.
  • Or press windows and R (WIN+R), a run window will open then type ‘msconfig’ then hit enter to launch system configuration app.
  • After launching the ‘System Configuration’ app click on the boot tab as shown in the below pic.
  • And then select the safe boot check box.
  • Then select ‘Minimal’ under safe boot check box.
  • Then click on OK button to restart your device in safe mode.
  • If your system is not promoted to restart your PC manually by using shortcut key ALT +F4 then select restart on list of options and then hit enter.
  • Then Windows will reboot and enter Safe Mode automatically.

Windows 10 Safe Mode Using CMD:

This method is to boot the system to safe mode by forcefully by using ‘bcdedit’ command in CMD (Command Prompt). If you entered ‘bcdedit’ command is correct it will return ‘Operation Completed Successfully’ if it is incorrect assignment it will return ‘Invalid Operation’. Then check your operation then give correct assignment to it to boot computer in safe mode. They are three types of CMD commands to access safe mode they are –

Safe Mode –bcdedit /set {default} safe boot minimal

Safe Mode with Networking – bcdedit /set {default} safe boot network

Safe Mode with Command Prompt – bcdedit /set {default} safe boot minimal

bcdedit /set {default} safebootalternateshell yes

To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the Command prompt process.The detailed process is given below –

NOTE: enter the commands correctly else it will return ‘incorrect assignment’.

  • First of all open CMD by pressing WINDOWS + R.
  • Then type ‘CMD’ (command prompt) and hit enter button to launch Command prompt.
  • After launching CMD execute correct ‘bcdedit’ command to boot computer in safe mode.
  • Type ‘bcdedit /set {default} safe boot minimal’ and hit enter to boot the system in safe mode.
  • Type ‘bcdedit /set {default} safe boot network’and hit enter to boot the system in safe mode with networking.
  • Type the following two commands to access safe mode with command prompt
  1. bcdedit /set {default} safe boot minimal
  2. bcdedit /set {default} safe boot alternates hell yes

If the assignments are correct CMD will return ‘Operation Completed Successfully’ else it will return ‘invalid assignment’ as shown in the figure.

  • Then close command prompt window and then restart your device.
  • Wait while your computer or device restarts.
  • After restarting you are promoted to access safe mode.

Automatic Repair mode:

This process works only when your PC is unable to start, on three failed consecutive attempts automatically your PC is promoted to automatic repair mode screen. Click trouble shoot on the three options Then click on advanced options then click on startup options then click on restart under startup options, after restarting device you are promoted to several boot options select 4th or 5th option to boot device in safe mode. In simple words Advanced Options > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart > Select 4 or 5 option to boot system in safe mode. To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the automatic repair process. The detailed process is given here –

  • On three or more failed consecutive boot attempts your PC automatically promoted to automatic repair mode screen.
  • On automatic repair screen select advanced settings.
  • Then you are promoted to three options, select 2 option ‘Troubleshoot’ as shown in the above picture.
  • Then select ‘advanced options’ under the Troubleshoot options.
  • Then click on startup options under the advanced options then click on restart button.
  • After restarting your device you are promoted to several options.
  • Select 4th or 5thor 6thoptions in that list of options to boot device in safe mode.
  • And then your system is start repairing automatically.

Windows 10 Safe Mode Boot from a recovery drive:

This process is just like as above process, but works only when your device have recovery drive. So, create a recovery drive using ‘Recovery Drive Creator’ app. After creating recovery drive, boot your device to recovery drive. On booting you are promoted to select your preferred language and after selecting your preferred language click on OK then you are promoted to three options, then Click on trouble shoot on the three options then click on advanced options then click on startup options then click on restart under startup options, after restarting device you are promoted to several boot options select 4th option to boot device in safe mode or 5th option to boot device in safe mode with networking and 6th option to boot device in safe mode with command prompt. To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the boot from recovery drive process. The detailed process is given below –

  • First create a recovery drive on USB using recovery drive app.
  • Then boot the device in recovery drive.
  • Then you are promoted to select your preferred language (English US).
  • After selecting you have to select one option from the given three options as shown in the below picture.
  • Select ‘Trouble shoot option’ and then advanced settings and then startup settings under advanced settings then click on restart under startup options (Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart).
  • After restarting your device you are promoted to several options.
  • Select 4th or 5th or 6th options in that list of options to boot device in safe mode.
  • Select option 4 to boot into Safe Mode; option 5 to boot into Safe Mode With Networking or option 6 to boot into Safe Mode With Command Prompt.
  • And then your system is start repairing automatically.

Use a Windows 10 installation drive and the Command Prompt:

This process will works also when your computer is unable to start, If you have a Windows 10 installation Disk or USB, or if you don’t have create an installation drive right now to boot your PC in safe mode and to repair your corrupted PC. After creating your installation drive. Boot your computer device to installation, after booting it into installation at setup screen click on next button then you are promoted to three options. Select ‘Troubleshoot’ option among the three options. After clicking trouble shoot option, click on advanced options then click Command Prompt under advanced options. Type the ‘bcdedit’ command to boot system in safe mode. To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the Use a Windows 10 installation drive and the Command Prompt process. The detailed process is given below –

  • First, Boot your computer device to installation.
  • After installation the USB, then choose your preferred language and keyboard layout and then click or tap on Next.
  • On clicking Next button you are promoted to three options.
  • Select ‘Trouble shoot option’ among the three options and then advanced settings and then Command Prompt under advanced settings (Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Command Prompt).
  • Then the command prompt will open the type correct ‘bcdedit’ command to boot the device in safe mode.
  • On CMD screen type ‘bcdedit /set {default} safeboot minimal’ command to boot device in safe mode.
  • If the given assignment is correct CMD will return ‘Operation Completed Successfully’ else it will return ‘invalid assignment’.
  • Once it will return ‘Operation Completed Successfully’ close command prompt and select Continue to exit and boot into Safe Mode.

F8 or Shift-F8 during boot (BIOS and HDDs only):
This process will works only when windows 10 uses a legacy BIOS and a spinning-platter-based hard drive, In Windows 7, during loading of windows 10 you are able to press F8 or Shift + F8 button to open advanced booting options where you can boot into Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode in Windows 10, you can also use the F8 or Shift-F8 during boot (BIOS and HDDs only) process, Generally most of people will press Shift+F8 or F8 to launch windows 10 recovery mode, from where you can boot into Safe Mode. If problem is many times F8 and Shift+F8 will doesn’t work. Even they are correct commands. If your PC using BIOS and a based on spinning-platter hard drive, you have a chance to invoke safe mode during booting the device in windows 10 using F8 or Shift + F8 shortcut keys of keyboard.

How to Stop a Safe Mode Loop in Windows 10:

Sometimes windows will struck in booting of safe mode continuously. If you entered ‘bcdedit’ command is correct it will return ‘Operation Completed successfully’ if it is incorrect assignment it will return ‘Invalid Operation’. Then follow the given instructions to stop safe mode looping continuously –

  • First of all open CMD by pressing WINDOWS + R.
  • Then type ‘CMD’ (command prompt) and hit enter button to launch Command prompt.
  • After launching CMD execute correct ‘bcdedit’ command to boot computer in safe mode.
  • Then type bcdedit /deletevalue {default} safeboot’ command to stop looping safe mode.
  • If given assignment is correct CMD will return ‘Operation Completed Successfully’ else it will return ‘invalid assignment’.
  • Then restart your pc, after restarting it will promoted to boot system normally.

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