Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Windows Safe Mode Benefits And How To Use

For most of us (computer users) may not be familiar with the term Safe Mode. This feature was provided in the Windows operating system, for various purposes. For example to check or repair damage to the windows system, remove viruses, check for damage and other drivers.

How to enable Safe Mode and anything that can be exploited when we have entered Safe Mode? What is Safe Mode? Safe mode option is an option start up windows whose primary function handle if there are problems with the system. Windows will run with minimal conditions, only the files and drivers that are important in the switch, as well as some additional software is not activated. Then when it entered safe mode, it will appear the words "Safe Mode" at the top corners of windows.

How to Go into Safe Mode One way that can be used in almost all Windows systems including Windows Vista is by pressing the F8 key while Windows is booting (or when the computer starts up and display information Memory / hardware). After that will perform some computer boot options menu, as follows:

Some explanation of Windows Advanced Options Menu. In addition to the menu to select Safe mode, there are many other menus that can be selected. Here are some explanations menus are:

  • Safe Mode, this option means that Windows will run using only minimal files and drivers as well as software-software.
  • Safe Mode with Networking, this option like safe mode coupled with the drivers so that we can utilize Network (Networking)
  • Safe Mode with Command Prompt, the same as safe mode except that the program Command Prompt / MS-DOS Prompt (cmd.exe) will be activated immediately (instead of explorer)
  • Enable Boot Logging, windows will create a file Ntbtlog.txt, when start-ups and start-up information will be stored in the file. This file is usually stored in the root system, such as drive C:
  • Enable VGA Mode. Windows will run with a minimum display modes such as 640 × 800 × 480 or 600. Usually used to check for damage or error [driver] VGA (graphic display windows).
  • Last Known Good Configuration, run the Windows registry using the information that was saved when the last shutdown. Use if we are wrong to change the system configuration, or when windows fails to enter into the main display.

Some of the benefits of Safe Mode:

  • Uninstall previous software causes the computer hangs, error and so on. Sometimes after a certain program installed windows problem, so if it can not be uninstalled through normal mode using Safe Mode.

  • Disabling an application or a particular program. To facilitate the entry into Safe Mode, can use application that can be obtained free Autoruns from SysInternals. This technique can also be used to check the computer loading slow. If no Autoruns, can type MSCONFIG in the Run menu to run the System Configuration Utility, if it is performed is selected via the Startup tab.

  • Examine the problems with the graphics display windows (VGA). When the display windows problem, can be checked by selecting "Enable VGA Mode", if successful, and did not see the problem, possible problems in the VGA driver.

  • Deleting files / viruses that can not be through normal mode. Some antivirus can still run in safe mode, and can be tried scan through safe mode. Sometimes the virus is not running in safe mode, although many also who can walk / ing even in Safe Mode.

  • Running System Restore if previously enabled, so the condition of the system can be restored to its previous state.

  • Running the various features of the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and so on.

  • Open the Registry Editor, either to check or to edit some of its contents.

  • Safe Mode is a standard feature of Windows and sometimes quite useful for some problems like the above, although sometimes are like a virus could also be active in this mode, so use the safe mode is not enough.

    Jim Gordon
    Lecturer in Computer Networking
    Setting Computer - settingcomputers.blogspot.com

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