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Step-by-step guide on how to boot into Windows 10, 11 safe mode

In this article you will find out:

  • how to boot into safe mode
  • how to protect your data

Are you ready? Let's read!

About Windows 10, 11 Safe Mode

Windows 10, 11 Safe Mode is a baseline system state that uses only the core set of files and drivers. This feature is useful enough to troubleshoot and troubleshoot your computer. As a situational example, the following can be cited: the computer constantly crashes and shows system errors. You load it in safe mode, there are no more crashes and errors, in which case you will already be sure that the failure is not caused by the default settings and not the base drivers.

If your computer won't boot, you can also go to Safe Mode and determine the source of the problem. Thus, we can say that Safe Mode in Windows 10, 11 is one of the steps to restore your computer to health.

Of course, it is not advisable to constantly start your computer in Safe Mode, since the most important functions and applications will be unavailable.

To boot properly in Safe Mode in Windows 10, 11, you need to use the instructions below.

How do I boot my PC?

Through settings

If your computer boots up properly, you can boot into Safe Mode from the settings menu.

Open the Start menu and select Settings (or use the Windows + I combination). Next, go to the "Updates and Security" section, then open the "Recovery" tab. Next, you will need the "Advanced Startup" section, where select the "Restart Now" option. Next, the computer will restart, then follow the arrows: Troubleshooting -> Advanced options -> Startup options -> "Restart". Your device will reboot again, in the launch options menu, press F4 (or another function key) in the launch options menu and you will boot into safe mode. If you need the ability to connect to the Internet, press F5.

From login screen

If your computer does not boot - this is not a problem, you can enter Safe Mode from the login screen. To do this, follow these steps:

Start restarting your computer by holding down the Shift key and clicking the button on the Power screen. In the new window, select Troubleshoot, then select Advanced options -> Startup options -> Restart. Then you will be taken to the "Select an option" menu, where click "Troubleshoot", then the "Advanced options" option, and then "Startup options" and restart your computer. After that, your device will reboot - press F4 in the startup options menu and you will boot into Safe Mode. If you need the ability to connect to the Internet, press F5.

In case of emergency

There is another way to enter Safe Mode in case of emergency:

Hold the physical power button for 10 seconds to force Shutdown the computer. Then, after 10-15 seconds, press the power button again. These steps must be repeated several times. In other words, you must repeat this until you enter the Windows Recovery Environment (winRE).

Then select the option Troubleshoot-> Advanced options-> Startup options -> Restart. After that, your device will reboot and you must press F4 in the startup options menu. After rebooting the device, you will see a list of available options. Press F4 - this will put the computer into Safe Mode. If you need the ability to connect to the Internet, press F5.

Make sure your data is safe!

The best way to recover any file format is to use dedicated software like DiskInternals Partition Recovery.

Loss can occur as a result of system errors, virus attacks, hardware problems, etc. and you will not be prepared for this outcome. This professional software tool will help you recover files quickly and automatically, even if you are new to the business. Try a free trial of DiskInternals Partition Recovery before purchasing a license for this software.

So, before you buy, you will see all the benefits of this application and make sure that this is exactly what you need to keep your data safe. You can use the preview function and preview the desired file before restoring; You will also notice the amazing quality of the recovery.

For clarity, use the instructions below to make the application simpler and more intuitive.

Step 1. Download and run DiskInternals Partition Recovery (you can use the free or paid version).

Step 2. In a new application window, you will see all storage devices that are present and connected to your computer. Select the drive containing your lost or deleted files and click Next. You can select the type of files (or skip this step) that you want to recover and click Next.

Step 3. Scan. Select the scan method: fast or full (recommended) and wait for the process to complete. You can also select Reading Mode to view inaccessible files.

Step 4. Preview and recover lost video files. Right-click the file and select "View in New Window" or press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + P. After viewing the files, you can restore them automatically.

Step 5. Saving all or selected data - you just need to purchase a license and choose a location to save the recovered files. It is best to store the video somewhere safe to prevent data overwriting.

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