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How to Access Safe Mode Command Prompt in Windows 10 / 8

October 23rd, 2017 by Admin

Safe Mode Command Prompt is a special boot mode that lets you start Windows with the minimum of drivers and services possible. This is really useful for troubleshooting when you can’t load Windows (for example, user profile is corrupted or broken). In this tutorial we’ll show you how to access Safe Mode Command Prompt in Windows 10 / 8.

Tips: If you’re running Windows 7/Vista/XP, just hold down the F8 key as your computer starts and you can access “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” under Advanced Startup Options.

How to Start Windows 10 / 8 in Safe Mode with Command Prompt?

  1. When you get to the Windows 10/8 login screen, hold down the SHIFT key while you click the Power icon and then select the Restart option.

  2. The system will restart into Advanced Startup Options. Click on Troubleshoot.

  3. Click Advanced options on the next screen.

  4. Click on the Startup Settings option.

  5. Click Restart.

  6. After restarting, you’ll be presented with a list of features and boot options. Here you should press the number 6 key or F6 on your keyboard to enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

  7. You will be prompted to choose the account to sign in. After you sign in, you will be brought directly to a administrative Command Prompt rather than the normal Windows desktop.

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Menu in Windows 10 or 8

April 28th, 2015 by Admin

Safe Mode is a special Windows boot mode used for troubleshooting and system diagnostics. Since Windows 8, there is no straight-forward method to access the Safe Mode and the traditional F8 key also doesn’t work any longer. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add the Safe Mode option to Boot Menu in Windows 10/8.1/8.

How to Add Safe Mode to Boot Menu in Windows 10 or 8?

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key + X and then selecting “Command Prompt (Admin)“.
  2. Enter the following command or copy and paste the command in the Command Prompt window, and press the Enter key.
    bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Safe Mode"


    This command clones the current OS boot settings to a new boot entry named “Safe Mode”. Close the Command Prompt after the command above is executed.

  3. Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run box. Type msconfig and press OK.
  4. In the System Configuration window, click on the Boot tab, select the newly-created boot entry “Safe Mode” from the list. Check the box labelled Safe boot (under Boot options), and set the Timeout to 30 seconds.


  5. Click OK, then apply changes. Restart your PC and the Safe Mode option would now appear in the boot selection menu.


    The boot screen menu will automatically disappear after 30 seconds to boot into Windows. Note that, when you select the Safe Mode option, your PC will reboot once again and bring you to Safe Mode automatically.