How to get out of Safe Mode

From Windows Safe Mode, click Start, Shutdown, and restart the computer to boot back into Normal Mode.


Note: Many users believe they are still in Safe Mode because the colors or video may not look correct.

Unless it says "Safe Mode" in the corners of the screen, you are not in Safe Mode. If your colors are distorted or you have video problems, see the below document.

How to set the display resolution in Microsoft Windows.

If you are rebooting the computer and it is rebooting back into Safe Mode, it is likely another problem exists with Windows preventing it from loading into normal Windows.

We recommend you see the basic troubleshooting section for additional ideas that may help to resolve your issue.

Which Safe Mode option should I choose?

Users who are running later versions of Windows will get different options for different versions of Safe Mode.

For example, you may have options for "Safe Mode," "Safe Mode with Networking," and "Safe Mode with Command Prompt." Below is a brief description of each of these different modes.

Safe Mode

The basic Safe Mode option is usually what most users will want to choose when troubleshooting their computer.

The only downside is that this option has no additional support.

Safe Mode with Networking

Users who need access to the Internet or the network the computer is connected to while in Safe Mode should select this option.

This mode is helpful for when you need to be in Safe Mode to troubleshoot, but also need access to the Internet so you can get updates, drivers, or other files to help troubleshoot your issue.

Safe Mode with Command Prompt

This version of Safe Mode gives
you access to the command line (MS-DOS prompt).

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