This is a short but sweet tip that you will need to use one day. Sometimes when your computer will not boot you can try to boot in safe mode. Once I have done this you can try and restart. Most of the time it gets back to normal, however sometimes you need to find a deeper problem. Like recent software installations or a corrupt file.
How to boot to safe mode?
- Start your computer.
- While starting up press F8 key. (When its on the first boot screen.)
- If you miss the right time just restart the computer and try again.
- A few choices will appear on screen, then choose Safe Mode.
If you need a full explanation then please see what is safe mode?
Types of Safe Mode
Often people get confused when they have to choose which safe mode to boot in to. There is usually three different types.
Safe Mode: Normal safe mode with the least amount of drivers and applications loaded.
Safe Mode with Networking: Safe Mode with Networking allows you access to the internet, so that you can download any needed software or updates.
Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Safe Mode with Command Prompt is for advanced computer users who know how to run DOS commands.