How to boot your computer in Safe Mode with Networking (Windows)
Booting your computer into Safe Mode with Networking causes your computer to load with only the essential drivers and services, thus limiting the impact that software and malware (viruses) have on your computer. Booting in Safe Mode can eliminate problems related to: Antivirus Program Security Settings, Software Issues, and Malware/Spyware
This article provides insight into booting your computer in Safe Mode with Networking for the following Windows Operating Systems:
For Mac (Apple) users, if you need assistance on booting your Apple (Macintosh) computer into Safe Mode, you can find out more on how to do so in the following article: Booting into Safe Mode (Apple).
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
To boot your Windows XP, Vista or 7 computer into Safe Mode with Networking you will need to do the following:
Power off your computer
Restart your computer and immediately start pressing the F8 key, located on your keyboard. Continue to press F8 repeatedly until the Boot Menu appears
Select Safe Mode with Networking from the list of options using the arrow keys on your keyboard, followed by the ENTER key
Log on to your computer if prompted. Once logged in you will notice that the desktop looks different when compared to booting up your computer in normal mode. Your display may seem enlarged and unclear, but this is normal while in Safe Mode; the desktop will revert back to its previous state when you exit Safe Mode
When you are ready to exit Safe Mode, simply restart your computer.