Reason for starting Windows® XP® in Safe Mode
Why would you need to start Windows XP in Safe Mode? How does it help?
Windows XP is a very efficient Operating System released by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business laptops, desktops and media centers. Windows XP was released in 2001 and it is the most popular version of Windows based on installed Operating Systems. Windows XP is very reliable, easy to use, stable, lots of support and programs. It provides a streamlined interface and better performance on many systems; easier and more capable networking. The name XP is given in short for experience. Windows XP OS the successor to both, Windows 2000 and the Windows Me and is the first consumer oriented Operating System produced by Microsoft to be built on Windows NT kernel and architecture.
Different reasons for starting the system in Safe Mode are discussed below:
- To remove viruses
- To remove unwanted software
- To check slow system performance
To remove viruses
You might want to start the system in Safe Mode to remove viruses from the system. At times you might find it difficult to remove viruses in normal mode. In Safe Mode the system loads with minimum system resources. So the diagnosis is easy. You need to press the F8 key the moment the system starts to boot. This will take you to Safe Mode and you can select the option which you need to complete troubleshooting.
To remove unwanted software
Another situation you might need to log on to Safe Mode can be when you need to remove unwanted software and programs from the system. These programs may be affecting your system performance. So in Safe Mode you can completely remove the program without creating any issues for your system resources.
Safe Mode will help you diagnose the system slow down issue as Safe Mode loads minimum system resources. It will load access to basic files and drivers which will include hardware like mouse, monitor, keyboard, default system services, and no network connections. So if you find that the system is comparatively fast in Safe Mode then it will be due to any software or drivers which you may have installed recently.
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