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Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in PC Maintenance, Troubleshoot Windows | 0 comments

Use Safe Mode to troubleshoot your PC and disable error prone startup apps

Safe Mode is a special troubleshooting mode that Windows can be put into. If you have a problem starting your PC, or if you need to use special troubleshooting software that instructs you to use Safe Mode, use this tutorial to see how it is done. Safe Mode loads the bare minimum set of drivers and startup applications, allowing you to disable or uninstall programs or features that might otherwise be impossible to remove.

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Additional notes

Windows XP and Windows Vista users:- This video was recorded using Windows 7, but the process is the same for your operating system too.

Accessing the Advanced Boot Options menu:- Accessing this menu can be a little tricky, you need to press the F8 key before Windows starts to load. Most users simply keep pressing the key while their PC powers up. This might cause the PC’s internal speaker to beep, but no harm will be done to your computer if this happens.

If you are using a Windows 8 machine, you will need to enable the Advanced Boot Options menu before you can access it. Click here for a tutorial that shows you how to do this.

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