Windows 11: How to boot PC in Safe Mode

Windows 11: How to boot PC in Safe Mode

By ariannaflamini

Safe Mode is a very useful tool in Windows because it allows advanced troubleshooting. Booting into safe mode is not difficult; today we will talk about how to boot your PC into safe mode with Windows 11. Remember that debugging your issues in safe mode works in both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

How does Safe Mode work? Putting the operating system in safe mode allows you to verify the origin of a problem and supports you in solving it on your PC, for example problems with malicious files or processes that use a lot of RAM. In addition, this also applies to performance issues or interface bugs.

These are some examples of situations where you should boot Windows 11 into Safe Mode:

-If you are unable to boot the operating system.

-If your PC has been infected with malware.

-If your computer has unstable hardware drivers that lead to errors such as Bsod (black screen of death on Windows 11).

Windows 11: How to boot PC in Safe Mode

In today’s guide we will give you three options to help you to start Windows 11 in safe mode. The only thing you need to do is follow the next steps that are really simple.

First option: You can start Windows 11 in safe mode through the Start menu.

  1. Click on the Start menu and select the Power icon.
  2. Hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and click Restart.
  3. Once you are in the options screen, select Troubleshoot.
  4. Tap on Advanced Options.
  5. Select Startup Settings.
  6. Then click Restart.
  7. After restarting your PC, on the next screen, choose option 4 by pressing the number 4 on the keyboard. The PC will enter safe mode.

Second option: you can start Windows 11 in safe mode through Windows Recovery.

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Click System and select Recovery.
  3. Look at the Advanced startup option and then click on Restart now.
  4. The computer will restart and display the advanced options screen: select Troubleshoot.
  5. Click on Advanced Options.
  6. Select Boot Settings.
  7. Then, tap Restart.
  8. Finally, press the F4 key to enter safe mode.

Third option: Start Windows 11 Safe Mode through system configuration.

  1. Click the Search button; type Run and select it.
  2. Once you open the Run window, type msconfig and click OK.
  3. Then, select the Boot tab and take a look at the Boot Options.
  4. Select Safe Boot and then the Minimal option.
  5. Tap Apply, then select OK.
  6. In the pop-up window, click Restart.
  7. Wait a couple of seconds, you will enter safe mode.

Furthermore, you can also use Automatic Repair:

When the computer is turned off, turn it on and turn it off as soon as the Windows logo is shown. Repeat this operation three times and you will be redirected to the Automatic Repair screen. At this point, you have to click on Advanced options.

  1. Choose Troubleshoot.
  2. Select Advanced Options.
  3. Click on Startup Settings.
  4. Tap on Restart.
  5. Finally press the F4 key to send the PC to safe mode.

These last 5 steps are the same as in the first and second option.

Of course remember that you can disable Windows 11 Safe Mode. For the first two options proposed, after restarting the computer, exit Safe Mode and start Windows normally. For the third option, go back to the steps and change the settings again in System Configuration or Command Prompt. The process of accessing and exiting Safe Mode is practically identical for Windows 11 and Windows 10.