Windows® ME in Safe Mode
Windows® ME in Safe Mode
Safe mode enables you to use Windows® ME to enter safely into your system and thus preventing the system from many problems that arises when you start the booting procedure. Safe mode differ from normal mode by using Windows® default settings and drivers. If the user is not be able to boot into normal form or you are not able to find and solve the problem with your computer then you should boot your system in safe mode. If you want to boot your system in normal mode, you just need to restart the computer in normal way. When your PC starts in safe mode, it loads only those components that the operating system needs to run. The CD-ROM does not function well when you are running in safe mode. For starting the Windows® in safe mode if the system is currently running then shutdown the system and turn off the power. Then, turn on the system and press ‘F8’ key. When you see the Windows® Advanced Options menu, select safe mode option. Finally press the ‘Enter’ key so that your system starts in safe mode. When you finish the troubleshooting just close all programs and restart your computer in normal mode. If your system is in safe mode, some functions like connecting to the Internet might not work well.
Some reason for starting the Windows® ME in safe mode:
- To remove spyware
- For troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes
- Other reasons
To remove spyware
If you are in safe mode you will be able to remove spyware, adware and viruses which cannot be removed in normal mode. Some viruses might block the system from working properly. So if you are in safe mode you could solve the problem which affects the system startup program. Spyware affected system means that the system is in danger. So you must resolve this problem.
For troubleshooting and diagnostic purposes
Safe mode means you are not in danger mode. Danger mode can face more errors. Normal mode sometimes becomes danger mode when there is a chance of occurring errors like system failure. The safe mode detects the reason for the system failure or the reason for the program not working well. If you know the error you could easily resolve the problem.
If you are in safe mode you could find many issues that can cause the system to not work properly. The issues are software installation and operation issues, local printing problems, video display issues, and issues that affect the operating system performance. Starting the Windows® in Safe mode disables potentially conflicting software and device drivers like CD-ROM drive, network drivers, and some items that automatically load during startup.