Running Operating Systems in Safe Mode
An operating system (OS) controls the hardware and software applications that control the system. There are different types of operating systems. Some of them are Microsoft® Windows®, MAC® OS, Unix® OS, Plan 9, Linux®, and GNU. An operating system performs various tasks, like recording files and folders, managing device drivers, controlling the printer, sending messages to the screen, decoding the messages, and so on. It can also offer a number of features. By using an operating system, one or more persons can access programs simultaneously. It can also run a number of programs as well as different parts of the programs at the same time. The response to the input is very fast in operating systems. However, you might face some problems with your operating system. If the settings have been changed, you may face certain problems. You may also face problems if the drivers and programs are not installed properly. In such situations, you may need to run the operating system in the Safe Mode. Running the system in the Safe Mode enables you to solve many problems.
- Using a startup disk
- Using the System Restore tool
- Changing the restart option
Using a startup disk
It should be noted that before you run the operating system in the Safe Mode you should have a Windows® startup disk with you. You can use this disk if the files get corrupted when you run the system in the Safe Mode. You can create a startup disk by inserting a floppy disk into the floppy drive and then formatting the system. Thus, it is very important to have a startup disk.
Using the System Restore tool
Sometimes, you might lose some of your files and data when you make changes, like uninstalling programs, removing viruses, and so on, while running the system in the Safe Mode. So, you should take a back up of all the data on your system using the System Restore tool before performing these actions. The System Restore tool creates a back up of all your files and information. Thus, you don’t have to worry about losing valuable information when you run the operating system in the Safe Mode.
One thing which you should note when you run the OS in the Safe Mode is to disable the ‘Automatic Restart’ option. There is a chance for major errors to occur when the system automatically boots and opens in the Safe Mode. These errors might be fatal and might require experienced specialists to solve them.