By Anand Khanse for The Windows Club
Difference Between Safe Mode or Clean Boot
Most of us are familiar with the Safe Mode in Windows. When you restart your Windows computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard, you will enter the Safe Mode. The safe boot mode, uses a minimal pre-defined set of device drivers and services to start the Windows operating system.
Clean Boot State
On the other hand there is also the Clean Boot State which is used to diagnose and troubleshoot advanced Windows problems. If your computer is not starting normally, or if you receive errors when you start your computer that you cannot identify, you could consider performing a “clean boot.”
When you start the computer in clean boot, the computer starts by using a pre-selected minimal set of drivers and startup programs, and because the computer start with a minimal set of drivers, some programs may not work as you expected.
Clean-boot troubleshooting is designed to isolate a performance problem. To perform clean-boot troubleshooting, you must take a number of actions, and then restart the computer after each action.
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