Windows is the most widely used operating system on all computers around the world, is preloaded on almost all desktop and laptop computers. It has had many versions over the years and its latest version is Windows 10, however, older versions such as Windows 7 and even Windows XP are still the favorites of many users around the world.
This system can cause us more problems either because of a virus that our antivirus can’t detect, a program, or a change we’ve made to our operating system that causes an error that causes Windows to malfunction or simply not start .
If this is the case, start Windows in safe or secure mode it is a way of looking at what can cause failure. In this way, the operating system starts with the basics it needs and nothing else, so that any problem that the operating system has can be ruled out and even fixed.
If your operating system is Windows 7 or Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 how to access the safe or secure mode will vary, then the differences.
Safe or secure way for Windows 7
Windows 7 is the 12th version of this operating system released by Microsoft, despite being released in 2009 still the favorite of many users, who prefer newer versions.
To access the failsafe mode of this operating system is very simple, just start or restart the computer and press the F8 button repeatedly before the Windows startup logo appears.
It should come out a screen with various options to start WindowsIf the menu does not appear, restart Windows and try again. If for some reason Windows does not want to start, press and hold the power button until the PC shuts down and try again.
Once you get the options, you can choose failsafe mode or failsafe mode with network functions, if you need internet access, press Enter and you’re done. This method also works with Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Safe mode in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10
There are 2 ways to access Safe Mode in these versions of WindowsFirst, you need to access Start and then settings, there we choose the Update and Security option, in this menu we choose the recovery option which is in the left column and then click the Restart Now button which is under the Advanced Start option.
When the computer restarts, a screen with several options will appear, you will choose the option to resolve the issue, then you will choose Advanced Options, then click Repair at Startup, and finally click to restart.
This time another menu will appear in which you will have to choose an option pressing any key between F1 and F9If your Windows has a password, it may ask you at this time. If you want to access the safe mode you have to press F4, if you want to access it, but with the network functions you have to press F5.
If for some reason you can’t access Windows, you’ll need to use the other method is to turn the equipment off and on 3 times in a row, the menu may be displayed if you tried unsuccessfully to enter Windows several times.
If it did not come out, you will have to hold down the stop button, wait for the device to turn off, then turn it on, and as soon as it starts, turn it off again, then repeat this process again.
After turning the computer on and off 3 times, do nothing and the Start menu should appear, there repeat the same process indicated above.
By following these methods you can access safe or secure mode of many versions of Windows. If you are unable to resolve your issue in this way, you can always try running CHKDSK or reinstall Windows, which is the definitive solution.