How to Turn Safe Mode Off Locally

by Emilio Alvarez

Safe mode is a boot option available in most Windows operating systems. This mode is generally used for troubleshooting purposes. If an application is causing errors in normal mode, starting the system in safe mode allows you to determine whether the problems reside in the default Windows settings or in additional components you have installed. Safe mode provides only the essential Windows utilities, drivers and system services and does not include all additional applications you have in normal mode. You can easily turn off safe mode through the System Configuration utility.

Log into the local machine that is currently in safe mode.

Click the Windows "Start" menu and choose "Run." A dialog box will open.

Type "msconfig" and press "Enter." The "System Configuration Utility" window will open.

Select the "Boot.ini" tab. Deselect the check box that corresponds to "SAFEBOOT," under the "Boot Options" section. Click "OK."

Restart the computer. The system will start in normal mode. Safe mode will be turned off.

About the Author

Emilio Alvarez has a Bachelor of Science in computer science from San Diego State University and a minor in music composition from Southwestern College, San Diego. He has been writing since 2002 and has published short stories with Editorial Dunken (Buenos Aires, Argentina), where his work is part of a Spanish anthology: "El libro de talleres."