Windows® 98 Safe Mode
How to start Windows® 98 in safe mode?
There are many problems one can face at the time of booting Windows® 98. Then you need to start the computer in safe mode. Starting a computer in safe mode means one is using minimum resources to start the computer. The user can then find out which device driver is causing problem or errors by troubleshooting the device drivers in Windows®.
The following points will provide a better understanding of booting Windows® 98 in safe mode:
- What is safe mode?
- Needs and benefits of safe mode
- Fixing Windows® 98 in safe mode
What is safe mode?
Safe mode is nothing but an analytical mode of computer operating system. It is meant to fix most of the problems occurring in the operating system. It can also be referred to as a troubleshooting method in Windows® in which the higher functions are not activated.
Needs and benefits of safe mode
There are several needs of safe mode. One often faces various problems related to booting like blank screen problem. Sometime the problem is minor and sometime major. For minor problems one does not need to call any professional to fix the problem. One can easily handle the problem by starting the computer in safe mode. It is the best way to troubleshoot various problems. There are various viruses which can affect the computer in many ways. Sometime the viruses can prevent the computer from booting. If you need some important file or folder from that computer then what will you do? Just start the computer in safe mode and you will be able to access file or folders which you need.
If one faces any problem at the time of booting Windows® 98 then one should restart the computer. After that press the ‘CTRL’ key and hold it till the start up menu of Windows® 98 opens. Then select the ‘safe mode’ option. After that one should press ‘Enter’. Then you need to disable some devices from ‘Device Manager’ in ‘Control Panel’. The disable option is available under ‘Disable in this hardware profile’. There are some devices like Display adapters, Floppy disk controllers, Hard disk controllers, Keyboard, Mouse, Network adapters, Ports, SCSI controllers etc which need to be disabled. Then the computer should be restarted in normal mode and now Windows® 98 will work properly. Now disabled devices should be enabled and the computer should be restarted in normal mode.