Restarting Windows® 7 in Safe Mode
Do you want to know about using Safe Mode in Windows 7? Read on.
Windows 7 is the best operating system from Microsoft. Windows 7 not only comes with many advanced features and options but the operating system is far more stable than previous versions of Windows based operating systems. Safe Mode is a diagnostics and repair operational state in Windows based computers. When Windows computers are running in the Safe Mode, system will be operating on minimal services that are essential for the working of the operating system. This will help in finding the correct root cause of the problem and resolving it easily. All Windows based operating systems, including the latest Windows 7 operating system has Safe Mode. Windows 7 users can access the Safe Mode by tapping the 'F8' key before the operating system is loading. Windows 7 has three types of Safe Modes; Normal Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Depending on the type of problem that users want to fix, the type of Safe Mode can be selected. While accessing Windows 7 system in the Safe Mode, users are advised to access the administrator account as only this account will provide users with proper rights to solve or fix issues.
Following points will give users more information regarding the need to restart Windows 7 in Safe Mode:
- Malware infections
- Driver problems
- Application issues
Majority of malware infections are designed to start up along with the operating system of a computer. If your Windows 7 system is infected with a bad malware, then it is very likely that the malware will start up along with the operating system and cause problems, such as start up freeze or restart loop problem. In such cases, Windows 7 users will have to restart the system in Safe Mode so that malware will not be able to start up and cause issues.
Drivers are the communication link between the hardware components on a system and the operating system. Under normal circumstances, drivers are started up with the Windows 7 operating system so that system will be ready for use. If the drivers installed on your Windows 7 system get corrupted or damaged, then issues, such as blue screen error and recurring system restart will come up. In order to gain access to the system and remove drivers, Windows 7 will have to be started in Safe Mode.
Windows 7 can be installed with many applications. Problems with the installed applications will cause start up issues on the system. In order to remove the problem causing applications and to get the system working in ideal state, Windows 7 users may need to restart the system in the Safe Mode.
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