Safe Mode with Networking Windows
Safe mode or safe mode with networking Windows is also known as a diagnostic mode of an operating system, developed by Microsoft. This is a very good Windows utility to diagnose Windows issues in certain cases. Most of the techies do use safe mode utility to diagnose and fixing the computer. But do you know, how to boot an operating system on safe mode?
This post will explain you the steps to boot your computer on safe mode utility. Therefore, we have two ways; you may start your computer on Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking in such conditions when your computer misbehave or doesn’t respond properly.
Follow the steps given below in two different methods to start your Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 computer on advanced boot menu:
Option 1: Boot in Safe Mode with Networking Windows from Startup
Step 1. First of all, turn your Windows desktop or laptop completely off (shut down).
Step 2. Now, you need to turn it ON. At the moment, its powered on, start tapping the function key F8, it will display the Advanced Boot Options as shown in the below image:
Step 3. As a result, you will see above screen and your computer mouse won’t be functional at this screen. You need to use the up and down arrow keys from your keyboard and select Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.
Step 4. Now, windows will start booting and it will start your computer on safe mode or diagnostic mode, depends what option you had selected in Step 3. Boot Windows in Safe Mode with Networking Click To Tweet
Option 2: By Using System Configuration Utility
Step 1. If your computer is turned ON. Open the run dialog box by key combination Win + R . Now type the command “msconfig” and click OK button or hit Enter from your keyboard.
Step 2. . Hence, a new System Configuration windows will appear at your computer screen, as shown in below image. Click on the Boot tab located at the top of the System Configuration window. In Windows XP, this tab is labeled as Check the checkbox from the left of Safe boot under Boot Option, as shown above image.
- In Windows XP, /SAFEBOOT.
The radio buttons under the Safe boot option, there are few other modes of Safe Mode as well. We required below two only:
- Minimal: Starts the standard Safe Mode
- Network: Starts Safe Mode with Networking
Step 4. Select Minimal (without internet) or Network (with internet) and click on Apply and OK. You will be prompted to Restart, click on Restart. Now your computer will start Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking, as per selected option.