How To Start Windows In Safe Mode with Networking?

Windows Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode is also called a diagnostic mode of an operating system 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:

Start Windows Safe Mode with Networking from Startup

Step 1. First of all, turn your computer completely off (shut down). Boot Windows in Safe Mode with Networking Click To Tweet

Step 2. Now, you need to turn it ON. At the movement its powered on, start tapping the function key F8, it will display the Advanced Boot Options.

Start Windows on Diagnostic ModeStep 3. In above screen, computer mouse won’t functional. You need to use the up-n-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 on Step 3.

Start Windows on Diagnostic Mode

Step 1. If your computer is turned ON. Open the run dialog box (Win + R). Now type the command “msconfig” and click OK button or hit Enter.


Step 2. . 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 BOOT.INI. 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

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.

Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode with Networking

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