[Windows10]System Configuration start the PC in Safe Mode by using the shutdown, F8 key ~ when the computer operation is unstable《2/2》

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Safe mode” is used as emergency start mode when Windows is unstable.

Here, since safe mode starts Windows with a limited minimum of components, devices and applications that were used in standard mode may not be available.

For example, you have a problem with your Internet connection and will be unavailable.

In addition to the above, We will introduce another way to continue to start Windows in safe mode.

We will introduce the safe mode using “System Configuration” and “shutdown” command, and how to activate the safe mode using the “F8” key which can not normally be used.

《Method 2》:Getting Started in “System Configuration”

▼ First, as shown below, Press Windows + R key to open the “Run“.

Type the 1msconfig in “Open” text input box and click 2OK button.

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Or, the same function is also possible by pressing Windows + X key .

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▼ ”System Configuration” window will be displayed. Click the 1Boot” tab , and check 2Safe Boot” in the boot options, click 3OK button.

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▼ Sometimes it is necessary to restart the PC for the changes in “System Configuration” to take effect.

Before restarting the PC, you need to save all open files and close all programs.「Message will be displayed as shoewn below.

Click 1Restart button.

You may need to restart your computer to apply these changes. Before restarting, save any open files and close all programs.

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▼ The PC will restart. This will start Windows in “Safe Mode“.

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Exit Safe Mode

Unless you uncheck the “Safe Mode” checked in the “System Configuration” above, pc will be booted in Safe Mode each time you start up your computer.

To switch back to the normal standard mode, in the 1Boot” of the “System Configuration” as follows, uncheck the 2Safe Boot” in the Boot options and click the 3OK button.

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《Method 3》:Starting from “shutdown” command

▼ As below, Press Windows + R key to open the “Run“.

Type the following 1command line in “Open” text input box and click 2OK button.

shutdown /r /o /t 0

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▼ Windows will restart in Safe Mode.

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▼ ”Choose an option” is displayed. 1Click “Troubleshoot: Reset your PC or see advanced options”.

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▼ ”Troubleshoot” is displayed. 1Click Advanced Options. Depending on the PC or Windows version, the option screen may differ.

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▼ The “Startup Settings” is displayed. Click the 1Restart button.

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▼ In the “Startup Settings“, select 14)Enable Safe Mode, pressing F4 on the keyboard.

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▼ The PC will restart.

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▼ The sign-in screen is displayed. Enter your password and sign in.

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End Safe Mode

▼ As shown below, Right-click on the 1 Start button, and then click 2Shutdown or sign Out” > “Restart“, Windows restarts in “normal mode”

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《Method 4》:Restart with “F8” key

Generally, since Windows 10 is a fast startup, it is not possible to start safe mode by pressing the F8 at startup like Windows 8/8.1, but it is possible by the following method.

▼ Run the Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt as administrator.

▼ As below, press Windows + X to display the “Context Menu”, and click 1Windows PowerShell(Admin).

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From Windows 10 Creators Update(Ver. 1703), Command Prompt on the right click menu for Start button has disappeared.

Instead, “Windows Powershell” has become the default display shell. You can check it at the link below about the contents on how to switch to the “command prompt“.

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▼ The User Account Control(UAC) appears to allow you to run Windows PowerShell as administrator. Click the 1Yes button.

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▼ At the Administrator: Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt, enter the following command line, and press Enter key.

▼ Windows PowerShell

bcdedit –% /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

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▼ Command Prompt

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy

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▼  When restarting Windows, (in case of multi-boot using multiple Windows OS), “Windows boot manager” of black screen starts up.

Press the F8 key on the screen as shown below .

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▼ ”Advanced Boot Options” screen is displayed. Select 1Safe Mode, and press Enter key.

▼ ”Safety Mode” will now start.

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After that, “Windows boot manager” will be started every time Windows 10 starts.

Canceling Safe Mode

▼ As above, run the Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt as administrator.

▼ As below, press Windows + X to display the “Context Menu”, and click 1Windows PowerShell(Admin).

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▼ At the Administrator: Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt, enter the following command line, and press Enter key.

If you start Administrator: Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt in the Safe Mode, the User Account Control(UAC) is not displayed.

▼ Windows PowerShell

bcdedit –% /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

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▼ Command Prompt

bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard

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▼ Now, you can start with the standard “(Multi)Boot Manager”.

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