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HP Notebook PCs - Entering Safe Mode
This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with Windows Vista.
Using Safe Mode
Running Windows in Safe Mode allows you to troubleshoot and correct problems that have occurred in Normal Mode. When starting in Safe Mode, Windows runs with a minimum set of drivers, and the screen appears different than usual.
After you have corrected the problem, restart the computer in Normal Mode.
Enter Safe Mode at startup
Follow the steps below to start Windows Vista in Safe Mode.
Enter Safe Mode when PC is operating
If the computer can boot into the Vista operating system, follow the steps below to enter Safe Mode.
The computer is now operating in Safe Mode.
Exit the Safe Mode
After completing the required troubleshooting and repair, follow the steps below to exit Safe Mode and return to normal operation.
The computer restarts in the normal mode.