Male Rep 2


 "Customer's perception is our reality"

Have IT Questions?
Call us now (888) 894-6411


TWINTEL Solutions has been serving the Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Diego County, areas. Since 2005, TWINTEL has provided IT Support such as technical help desk support, computer support, and overall IT consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Know Your Tech: Safe Mode

Know Your Tech: Safe Mode

If you are trying to identify a specific issue with your PC, it can be difficult to do so due to the fact that there are so many moving parts in an operating system. Still, you want a secure way to find the problem and diagnose it. Thankfully, Safe Mode allows you to take a look at your computer in its most basic form to see what the root of the issue is.

What Safe Mode Does
Chances are that your business’ computers have a lot of extra drivers and features on them that make things a little more difficult for your organization. When you boot up a device in Safe Mode, you make it much easier to diagnose problems since you’re booting it up in its bare minimum state. If the issue persists even in Safe Mode, for example, you know that it’s a problem with the core functions of your PC, whereas the opposite means that it’s a more specific issue with something you’ve installed.

There are two major ways that you can access Safe Mode on your PC. The first is the one that we just outlined. The other can include your network drivers and devices, but this sometimes isn’t what you are looking to do.

Follow these directions to implement Safe Mode on startup.

From the Start Menu:

  • Select the Start button in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • Select Settings (the gear icon)
  • Click on Update & Security
  • Go to Recover in the left-hand column
  • Go to Advanced Startup and select Restart Now
  • When the device restarts, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup > Settings > Restart
  • Upon startup, hit F4 or the number 4 for Safe Mode. Hit F5 or the number 5 for Safe Mode with Networking

From the Sign-in Screen:

  • Restart your PC. Hold down the Shift key while you’re selecting Restart.
  • When the device restarts, select Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup > Settings > Restart
  • Upon startup, hit F4 or the number 4 for Safe Mode. Hit F5 or the number 5 for Safe Mode with Networking

Have you found this tip helpful? Subscribe to our blog for more great technology tips and tricks.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Saturday, July 21 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Mobile? Grab this Article!


Our 10 Benefits

Our 10 Benefits Whitepaper

This whitepaper will evaluate the differences between traditional technical support practices and modern managed IT practices and the pros and cons of both in regards to small and medium-sized businesses.

Download Now!   Need A Consultation?

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Privacy Cloud Technology Business Computing Backup Hackers Network Security Malware Hosted Solutions Google Microsoft VoIP Software Mobile Devices bgc roundup nonprofit Email Alert Disaster Recovery Managed IT Services Business Continuity Business Data Internet Outsourced IT communications Windows 10 Ransomware Innovation Smartphones Browser IT Services Cybercrime Saving Money Hardware Android Efficiency Tech Term IT Support Managed IT Services Server Cloud Computing Data Backup Computer Computers Small Business BDR Smartphone Business Management Productivity Internet of Things Windows Office Social Engineering Telephone Systems Network Money Recovery Save Money Managed IT BYOD Passwords Cybersecurity Data Recovery Mobile Device Management User Tips Quick Tips Vulnerability IT Support Virtualization Upgrade Law Enforcement Collaboration Artificial Intelligence Productivity Mobility Work/Life Balance Communication Phishing Hacking Router Office Tips Managed Service Provider Budget App VPN Wi-Fi Microsoft Office Password Proactive IT Miscellaneous Bring Your Own Device Holiday Two-factor Authentication Flexibility Avoiding Downtime Data Protection How To Firewall Health Private Cloud Chrome Office 365 Social Media Bandwidth Applications Remote Monitoring Facebook Automation Mobile Device Safety Redundancy Value Remote Computing Identity Theft Google Drive Business Intelligence HaaS Windows 10 Black Market Word Apps Operating System Compliance Data Security Gadgets Workplace Tips Data Breach Information Technology Connectivity History Wireless Technology HIPAA Samsung Spam Scam Data storage Website Data Storage Worker IT Management Business Owner USB Entertainment SaaS IT Plan Document Management CES Government Computing Infrastructure Marketing Workers Save Time Big Data Content Management Credit Cards Automobile Blockchain OneNote YouTube Windows 7 Risk Management Charger Unsupported Software Data Management End of Support Electronic Medical Records Battery Infrastructure The Internet of Things Employer-Employee Relationship Keyboard Spam Blocking Content Filtering Paperless Office Comparison PDF Servers Hiring/Firing Solid State Drive Update Cleaning Sports Emergency Legal Physical Security Mobile Computing Computer Care Patch Management Wireless Charging Conferencing Sync Computer Accessories Search Virtual Reality Devices Recycling Google Docs Cast Supercomputer Networking Workforce Fiber-Optic Netflix Telephony Bluetooth How to Worker Commute Thought Leadership eWaste Audit Telecommuting Current Events Frequently Asked Questions Transportation Video Games Enterprise Content Management Practices User Error Monitor Wireless Cables Skype Audiobook Twitter Criminal Computer Fan Voice over Internet Protocol Loyalty Remote Work Knowledge Excel Benefits Password Management Hosted Computing Colocation Unified Communications Chromecast Start Menu Rootkit Troubleshooting Techology Addiction FENG Multi-Factor Security Network Congestion Tip of the week Smart Technology NIST Inventory Theft Tools Training Shadow IT Cache Trending Windows Server 2008 Two Factor Authentication Cryptocurrency Access Control Hacker Cortana Vendor Management Assessment Data Warehousing Books Wireless Internet Going Green Apple Lifestyle Fraud IT Consultant Safe Mode Authentication Internet Exlporer Google Apps Settings Mobile Television Hosted Solution Wire Human Resources iPhone CrashOverride Amazon Leadership Regulations Virtual Assistant Downtime Politics Reputation Professional Services Public Computer Software Tips Smart Office Staff Meetings Robot Advertising Amazon Web Services Scalability Telephone System Education Customers Hard Drives Nanotechnology Password Manager Software as a Service Unified Threat Management Digital Signature Laptop Data loss Online Shopping Experience Smart Tech Business Mangement Relocation Windows 10s HBO Machine Learning Encryption Touchpad Files Specifications Evernote NarrowBand webinar Flash Employer Employee Relationship Instant Messaging Users Gmail Humor Public Cloud WiFi Screen Mirroring IBM Outlook Content Best Practice HVAC Accountants Millennials nonprofits Thank You Congratulations