Role of Safe Mode in Windows® 7
Safe Mode is an option in which the Windows operating system loads as few drivers and registry settings as possible but enable the computer’s administrator to perform maintenance and recovery. It is important to know how to open Windows 7 in safe mode in order to solve a problem. First restart your system and press 'F8' before the Windows 7 loading screen appears in order to enter the Advanced Boot Options. You will get different options in the advanced boot menu like safe Mode in which the windows would run only with a minimum file and driver also including the software. Safe Mode with Networking is an option like safe mode plus the driver so that it can utilize the network. Safe Mode with Command Prompt is same as safe mode with Command Prompt/MS- DOS Prompt (cmd.exe) will be activated immediately.
Role of safe mode in Windows 7 and features not available in safe mode are discussed below:
- Display in safe mode
- Start up programs
Using safe mode, you can uninstall previous version of software which cause the system hangs, error and so on. At times after a certain program is installed Windows 7 comes up with problem. So if you find it difficult to uninstall it through the usual Mode you can use Safe Mode. To facilitate the entry into Safe Mode you can use 'Auto run' application that can be obtained for free from SysInternals. This technique can be used to check the computer loading slow. If there is no Auto run then you can type 'MSCONFIG' in Run menu to run the System Configuration Utility.
Display in safe mode
Display in safe mode would not be as efficient as in normal mode. You will get only minimal features in safe mode. You may experience a bad resolution in safe mode. You would not be able to make any setting changes in the safe mode.
The start up programs will get disabled in safe mode. So when you start the system in safe mode the system would not initialize any programs automatically. You will have minimal features accessible in safe mode.
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