Booting in Safe Mode is an option considered when there seems to be some malfunctioning issue with the Windows OS. In Safe Mode, Windows is booted up with a limited set of files and drivers working upon that particular computer or laptop. This helps in finding the cause of the solution by narrowing down the number of potential issues. If the system works fine in Safe Mode, it means that the system’s default drivers and configurations are intact and not the cause.
But then how do you get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode. Let’s see how you can exit the Windows 10 Safe Mode and learn why it’s used.
What is Safe Mode on Windows 10?
Safe Mode is more of a troubleshooter. When you boot your Windows 10 system in safe mode, the OS disables specific programs and drivers to narrow down the potential causes of the concern in question.
Some startup programs are disabled; hardware support is lowered, screen resolution is decreased, and any driver associated with third-party software or device is also disabled. If the system works fine in the safe mode, then one can conclude that the problem lies with the third-party software, or maybe the issue is a hardware issue.
The safe mode also allows you to solve the issue by rolling back the system to a previous date, rolling back drivers, check logs, and even removing software programs.
How to Enter Windows 10 Safe Mode?
Step1: Shut down your PC the normal way.
Step 2: Now restart the PC and then press and hold the power button for five seconds. This will take the PC to the Automatic Repair Screen. If not, then keep repeating the process.
Step 3: You will get Preparing Automatic Repair notification on the screen.
Step 4: Windows will diagnose your PC.
Step 5: Once there, click on advanced options.
Step 6: Head to Troubleshoot ? Advanced Option ? Startup Settings ? Restart. The new startup screen will offer different startup options.
Step 5: Press F4 to boot the Windows in Safe Mode.
How to Exit Safe Mode on Windows 10?
The Safe Mode can be exited by restarting the PC. The first and foremost manner is to reboot it the old way. You can head to Start Button ? Power Button ? Restart and exit the safe mode; however, sometimes, the old way does not fully guarantee exit the safe mode.
Hence, there are other ways to reboot the PC and help you get out of the safe mode successfully.
Exiting Safe Mode via Command Prompt
Step 1: Search for cmd in the search bar.
Step 2: Run the Command Prompt as administrator.
Step 3: Type the command shutdown /r. The PC will restart
However, this process will prompt you to restart Windows generally at first. You can remove this prompt by using the Run command. Here’s how to do that:
Removing Restart Confirmation Prompt
Step 1: Type Win+R on your keyboard to open the Run window.
Step 2: Type msconfig in the command line.
Step 3: From the pop-up window, click on the Boot option.
Step 4: Uncheck the box for Safe Boot.
Step 5: Click OK.
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