Windows® XP® debugging
Learn about the benefits of using the debugging mode in Windows XP operating system
Sometimes when you have a computer problem, you can fix it through the operating system. At times you will need to boot up into what is called safe mode so that problems can be fixed. The debugging mode is a type of system start up that does not open up many of the normal processes that your computer normally runs. It is a bit different as it will not start everything that it is supposed to start and there are huge benefits to this feature. The most common thing that happens on many PCs is that there are viruses that cannot be removed unless you are in the debugging mode. By going into the debugging mode, you can remove these because they are not started. The malware software can get you into debugging mode with an option, but at times you might have to boot up into this mode manually in your computer. Keep pressing the 'F8' key when you start your computer until you have an option to boot into safe mode.
Various issues related to the debugging mode in Windows XP are discussed in the following points:
- Role of debugging mode
- Malware removal
- Creating backup
Role of debugging mode
The basic role of the debugging mode in your Windows XP operating system is to provide necessary help and support in debugging your Windows XP operating system based computer. You can run the debugging mode to fix the errors that you are unable to fix using the normal start up.
At times it is very hard for you to get rid of certain programs when booted normally. By using the debugging mode in your Windows XP, these can be removed from the system. At most of the time these are virus and spyware issues that need to be remove from the machine while not booted normally.
At times when something goes wrong with your computer and you are not allowed to boot normally, you can make use of the debugging mode. If you can get to open the debugging mode, you can back up your files that are very important. This is another way of getting things backed up before trying to fix your computer that you should keep in mind.