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How can someone get a computer into safe mode?

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To get a computer into safe mode, restart it, access the Windows Advanced Options Menu page, select the operating system, then log on as an administrator. This process takes approximately five minutes.

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  1. Access the Windows Advanced Options Menu page

    To access the Windows Advanced Options Menu page, restart the computer, and press the F8 key before the Windows screen appears. If you fail to press the F8 key in time, restart the computer, and press again before the Windows screen appears. On the Windows Advanced Options Menu page, use the direction keys on your keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode option, and click Enter.

  2. Select the operating system of your computer

    Choose the operating system of your computer from the provided list by highlighting it with the direction keys on your keyboard, and then press Enter. On the next page, do not click any button on your keyboard until all system files are completely loaded.

  3. Log on as an administrator

    Click the Administrator button to log on as an administrator. To activate Safe Mode, click Yes on the dialog box that appears on your screen. The words “Safe Mode” should appear at the top four corners of the screen to confirm that Windows is running on Safe Mode.

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