Windows® Vista Safe Mode With Networking
Discuss the role of the safe mode with networking option in Windows Vista.
Windows Vista is one of the best operating systems from Microsoft so far. This OS is far superior to previous Windows based operating systems as it is more stable and secure. This OS also has many features such as Windows Search, Windows Defender, Windows Aero, and other features that were included in precious Windows operating systems such as disk cleanup utilities, disk defragmenter etc. Windows based operating systems come with an operational state known as safe mode. When your computer is in the safe mode, the system would be working on very minimal services and users would be able to find out any problems within the system. Windows Vista also has a safe mode with networking option. In this mode, the system would be running on minimal services, but the networking capabilities of the system would not be compromised. While operating Windows Vista in safe mode with networking, users must create a backup of all the data so that even if some problems occur during the process, the data is not lost. It is also advised that users create a restore point before making any changes with the OS so that even if the changes are harmful, the system can be easily restored to its previous state where it worked properly.
Following details give users more information regarding the need to use safe mode with networking in Windows Vista:
- Malware infections
- Update drivers
- To test networking capabilities
If your Windows Vista system is infected with a bad malware that is starting up with the OS and cannot be removed with the help of any normal antivirus program or malware removal tool, the malware might be very complex/recently developed. In such cases, users would have to use some online malware removal tool or cloud based antivirus program to remove the malware. For doing this, Windows Vista users would have to use safe mode with networking.
Drivers are the link between the OS and the hardware components. Like other software installed in the system, even Windows Vista drivers must be updated. In some cases, the updating of the drivers might fail because of incompatibility/ network related issues with the system. Under these circumstances, Windows Vista users would have to start the system in the safe mode with networking option to update the drivers.
If some network related issues have arisen with your Windows Vista system and you want to fix them, then safe mode with networking would have to be used. With the safe mode with networking feature, Windows Vista users would be able to diagnose the problem, find its exact cause, and then test the networking capabilities of the system to ensure that the problem has been completely removed.