safe mode definition operating system
An alternative way to start Microsoft Windows
such that only a minimal set of software components (drivers
and background processes) are loaded, making it easier to diagnose problems. Safe mode loads a standard low resolution
video driver and does not support connection to the Internet
Windows will sometimes restart in safe mode automatically following a crash
. All Windows versions except Windows 3.1
can be started in safe mode, usually by holding the Ctrl or F8 key while the computer is restarting. To start Windows NT
in safe mode you need to edit C:\boot.ini.
Once the problem is fixed you need to restart Windows normally to load all the installed components.