What is Safe Mode?

Safe Mode is a troubleshooting option in the Windows operating system. When entering Safe Mode, you enter the operating system on a limited basis with only the basic drivers and files needed to run Windows. You will notice the words Safe Mode in the corners of your screen when you are actually in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode, you can determine causes to issue you find while trying to use Windows normally. If your existing issue doesn’t happen while you are in Safe Mode, you have the ability to eliminate the default settings and basic device drivers that could be causing issues.

If your computer automatically starts up in Safe Mode, there is problem exists that is preventing Windows from loading normally. If you have recently made changes to drivers, installed components, or programs- you can try reverting these changes or uninstalling these programs while in Safe Mode.