Use Safe Mode to troubleshoot problems with Windows, remove malware, uninstall programs that won't otherwise uninstall, or fix problems with Windows settings and features.
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- [Instructor] I find the term, Safe Mode, rather humorous.…Does it imply that Windows normally runs in Unsafe Mode?…Regardless, the point of Safe Mode is to…diagnose and repair software problems.…Specifically, those owned by Windows.…In Safe Mode, Windows runs with a bare set of drivers…and support processes.…If the problem you're experiencing is with Windows itself,…Safe Mode lets you know.…Plus, it provides an environment…where you can easily fix other issues.…
In this movie, I cover Safe Mode.…To enter Safe Mode, you use the msconfig utility.…First, ensure that no programs are open…and that all your data has been saved.…Then press the Windows + R key combination, Win + R,…to bring up a Run dialog box.…Type msconfig and press Enter.…The msconfig utility comes in handy…for troubleshooting purposes,…and it's covered specifically in a later movie.…For now, click the Boot tab.…
Choose Safe boot.…The Minimal setting is what you want.…If you need to use the network in Safe Mode,…for example you want to test the network adapter,…
- Diagnosing the causes of PC issues
- Troubleshooting hardware and software
- Performing startup and system restore steps
- Accessing the Task Manager
- Using the Registry Editor
- Fixing Windows
- Maintaining storage drives
- Restoring network connectivity
Skill Level Beginner
1. PC Trouble
2. Startup and Shutdown Issues
3. Problems and Solutions: Windows
4. Problems and Solutions: Mass Storage
5. Problems and Solutions: Printer
6. Problems and Solutions: Monitors and Graphics
Troubleshooting the monitor3m 54s
7. Problems and Solutions: Peripherals
8. Problems and Solutions: Networking
Checking network software2m 59s
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