Safe Mode is a diagnostic startup mode of the Windows, in which only a basic drivers which are needed for the windows to run are loaded. In this mode, only basic drivers are loaded and a “Safe Mode” is shown at the four corners of the screen.
Why do we need to start computer in Safe Mode?
1. To Solve driver Conflict Issues.
If your computer refuse to start up, after you install a new hardware. It might to due to the reason that the new hardware driver conflicts with some other drivers in your system. Starting your computer in Safe Mode loads only basic drivers and the problem can be solve by uninstalling the new driver in Safe Mode and installing new driver from the internet.
2. To Solve Driver Instability.
If you have installed an unstable driver which is a result of poor coding or due to an update of already present drivers, then your computer may likely refuse to startup. In that case, you can start your system in Safe Mode and revert back the changes.
3. To remove Virus, Malware, Adware or any other ware.
Some viruses are very hard to remove in the normal mode as they may get integrated into the windows files. So you need to login through the Safe Mode to remove the Virus and any other Wares that your system is affected with.
Some other Options in the Safe Mode
Safe Mode With Networking:
This option loads the basic drivers for windows with the drivers for the networking to be operational.
Safe Mode With Command Prompt:
This option is same as the Safe Mode. But the Command Prompt (DOS) comes instead of Windows Desktop. Users familiar with DOS can use this option to debug.