How to Boot in Safe Mode Windows 10?

Safe mode can be seen as a diagnostic mode of Windows 10 Operating System of a computer. What safe mode boot does is to give some necessary programs and services permission to start up at boot using a limited set of drivers and files. Windows 10 Safe mode is powerful; it can solve all issues on your computer System. The moment you discover the problem does not happen in safe mode, instantly, you should know the cause of the issue is not from default settings neither from basic device drivers.

Safe mode is in two forms:

  • Safe Mode, and
  • Safe Mode with Networking.

Both Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking don’t really have any difference apart from safe mode with networking that includes the network drivers and services needed to access the internet and other computers on your network.

From these sections, you will learn how to start your PC in safe mode.

Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10

Looking for information on black or blank screen errors that prevent you from reaching the sign-in screen?

Go to “Settings”

Click Windows logo key + I on your keyboard. The Settings will open. Should that doesn’t work, from the lower left corner on your screen; you will select the “Start” button then “Settings”.

Choose “Update & security” > “Recovery”

From “Advanced startup”, click on “Restart now”.

Once your PC comes up to the Choose an option screen, choose “Troubleshoot” > “Advanced options” > “Startup Settings” then “Restart”.

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A list of options will pop up immediately after your PC comes up. Click 4 or F4 to start in Safe Mode. However, if you prefer to use using the Internet, then click 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

Restart your PC from the sign-in screen. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down, then you select the “Power” icon

> “Restart”.

 A black or blank screen

In some cases, black and blank screen error does deprive users the excess to reach the sign-in screen. If you experience this, the following will help you.

Enter a Windows key sequence so that the screen can come up.

You will need to press the Windows logo key +Ctrl+Shift + B from your keyboard, However, press the up volume and down volume buttons together for three times within 2 seconds if you are in tablet mode.

When a short beep occurs and the screen blinks or dim while Windows is attempting to refresh the screen, that’s a big sign that the Windows responds.

Check your connections

In case your PC is suffering from connection problem or problem of a display, trying these things will go far in helping you to resolve them:

If it is a desktop PC:

Make sure your display is plugged and turned on.  If the PC is connected to a TV, make sure it’s on and set to the input for your PC.

Attempting to connect to different video outputs.

Should you have a display adapter installed and connected to your display, you will need to connect the display to the built-in video on the motherboard.

If you’re using a laptop or tablet:

How to start pc in windows 10 in safe mode


Remove temporarily, upon verifying it is a docking station.

An external monitor must be on and properly plugged in.

Check for damaged cables e.g. Thunderbolt DVI, DMI, DisplayPort, VGA. Loose connections or faulty adapters (such as DVI-to-VGA).

Project video to a different monitor, if your displays are multiple. Press the Windows logo key + P, select a display and press enter.


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