In the rest of this article, we will tell you more about how to run Windows 11 computer in safe mode.
Use the Start menu
Perhaps the easiest way to start in safe mode is to press and hold the Shift key while clicking the Restart option in the Start menu (Power> Restart). Your computer will restart. When launched, you will see a list of options to choose from. Select Troubleshoot. You will now be taken to the advanced options screen. Click Startup Settings here. Now click Restart in the lower right corner of the next screen. You will then need to select the type of safe mode you want to run into.
- Safe Mode: Runs into standard safe mode. Press 4 or F4 to select this option.
- Secure Networking Mode: Runs in safe mode with all network services and drivers still enabled. Press 5 or F5 to select this option.
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt or “Command Prompt” options: Run in standard safe mode but automatically opens the command line. Press 6 or F6 to select this option.
The Windows 11 system will then boot into the selected safe mode.
Using the system configuration application
You can also start your machine in safe mode from the system configuration application. First, open the application by searching System Configuration in the Windows Search Bar and selecting the application from the search results. The system configuration window will open.
Go to the Boot tab, select Safe Boot in the Boot Options group, and then click OK. A pop-up dialog box will appear. Click Restart to confirm that you want to restart your computer. You will then be in safe mode after your computer restarts.
Using application settings
Another way to run in safe mode is through the Settings app. Open Settings and on the System tab (which will be the default) find and click Recovery. On the next screen, click Restart next to Advanced Startup. A pop-up dialog box will appear. Click Restart Now. After selecting, your computer will restart. When it restarts, you will need to go through the steps outlined in the first section of this article. More precisely:
Troubleshooting> Startup settings> Restart> Select the safe startup type.
Using Windows 11 Terminal
It should come as no surprise that there is also a command that you can use to start your computer in safe mode. Open a Windows terminal and run this command: Shutdown.exe / r / o.
A message will appear informing you that you will be logged out in less than a minute. Wait for your computer to restart. When restarting, click Troubleshooting> Startup settings> Restart> Select a safe startup type.