Starting a Windows PC in Safe Mode

How to start a Windows PC in Safe Mode

You should print these instructions if you need to access the same PC in safe mode.

If your computer is turned on, click start and then click shut down wait for 20 seconds and turn your PC back on using the power button.

As the computer starts up you will first see the BIOS screen which contains information about your computer. Shortly afterwards you need to press F8. The method I use and teach to others is to simply tap the F8 key approximately every quarter of a second. This will bring up a selection menu of white writing on a black screen.

Should you miss this selection menu then you will need to wait until Windows finishes loading, shutdown, then retry the startup procedure again.

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