Users who may not be able to boot into normal mode or are not able to troubleshoot their computer properly may need to boot into safe mode bypassing normal windows settings and startup programs and allowing the user to fix their computer.
This option load a minimal set of drivers. to use the Safe Mode, press the F8 key (refer your motherboard manual as there are some use different key) while the computer is booting to call on the safe mode options as follows:
Safe Mode: This options uses a minimal set of drivers and services to start Windows
Safe Mode with Networking: Same as above together with the drivers to load networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt: Same as above but cmd.exe starts instead of Windows Explorer
Enable VGA Mode: Windows in 640 x 480 mode (not using vga.sys) but current video driver. It’s quite useful if the display are configured for a setting the monitor can’t display.
Last Known Good Configuration: Start Windows using previous good configuration.
Directory Service Restore Mode: Performs a directory service repair (for Windows-based domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode: Turn on debug mode using a serial cable; COM2. Debugging information can be sent across a serial cable to another computer that is running a debugger.
Enable Boot Logging: Turn on logging when the computers is started with any of the safe boot options except for the Last Known Good Configuration. The Boot Loggging text are recorded in the Ntbtlog.txt in the System Root Folder.
Start Windows Normally: Start Windows in normal mode.
Reboot: Restart your computer.
Return to OS Choices Menu: For system that is configured to have more than one operating system, returns to the boot menu.