Starting Windows in Safe Mode with Networking


Starting Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Starting Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in Safe Mode with Networking:

1.Repeatedly tap the F5 or F8 key while the computer is booting.
2. At the Boot Options screen select Safe Mode with Networking, and if prompted, administrator. The screen will look different because the video driver is not loaded. That will return to normal after a reboot. In the interim you can right click the desktop and change the Display resolution for easier navigation.

To start Windows 8 in Safe Mode with Networking:

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2. Under PC settings, tap or click General.
3. Under Advanced startup, tap or click Restart now.
4. On the Choose an option screen, tap or click Troubleshoot, then click on Advanced Options.
5. Tap or click Startup Settings.
6. Tap or click Restart.
7. On the Startup Settings screen, choose Safe Mode with Networking.
8. Sign in to your PC with a user account that has administrator rights.

To start Windows 8.1 in Safe Mode with Networking:

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2. Under PC settings, tap or click Update and Recovery.
3. Tap or click Recovery
4. Tap or click Advanced Startup
5. Tap or click Troubleshoot
6. Select Advanced Options, then tap or click Startup settings and choose the Safe Mode with networking option from there.

Windows 10 Safe Mode with Networking:

Click Start> Settings> Update & Security> Recovery
Under Advanced startup, click: Restart Now
Click: Troubleshoot> Advanced Options> Startup Settings> Restart (button)
Press on your keyboard: 5 (this is Safe Mode with Networking)

*To run PC Matic, you may need to go to Start>Programs>PC Pitstop>PC Matic if the desktop icons are not present.

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23 thoughts on “Starting Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

      • I did reach out. There’s no customer service number so you type a message and wait for a reply, which when I got one was merely links to articles that didn’t do squat to help me out. I want a frigging human being I can speak with to resolve my issue! I paid for supposedly the best of the best in hacking prevention and customer service/IT support – I got hacked and now there’s no one to help me resolve the problem!? Will obviously be canceling my services with PCMatic. @Devin Bergin:

  1. In this day and age of plug-n-play, this program is a nightmare. You have to down load it then jump through hoop after hoop to get it to work. Then more hoops to get it to work every time you turn on your pc. I’ve spent two days now and many hours on this and it still isn’t working. I don’t want to read blog after blog looking for help. Taking a computer security course would have been faster than trying to install this mess. 🙁

    • Vikki, I’m very sorry that you had a problem getting PC Matic to work. Typically it is a very fast setup process and I apologize that you had to go through several steps to get protection up and running. It looks like James from our Customer Support team refunded your purchase. We thank you for trying our product.

  2. i have very limited knowless on the computer i do not understand every you ask can take control . my laptop is thru my desk top and i have uverse with att. i call them yesterday and they couldnot fix my problem.

  3. I still can’t find what I’m looking for for Window 10 There is NO update & security under settings AND I can’t log in because of this:

    User Login
    Email Address
    Scripting is not enabled

    You do not appear to have scripting enabled, or are using a utility that is blocking the correct operation of forms and scripting. The PC Pitstop site requires scripting to be enabled. Please see our troubleshooting page.

  4. I see my old friend Rob Cheng who I bought my PC MATIC from. But he said tech support has english as their first language.. However I can not find any way to prove that. I can not find any way to talk to anyone! I have a problem that is not covered in general FAQs but I am sure I am not alone. How do I talk to someone about a program running in the background as a service that is draining 98% of my system resources?

      • All of our technical support goes through either the pcmatic.com/help website or direct email at pcmatic@pcpitstop.com. Since being in business, online support has been proven to be the most effective and efficient way to provide technical assistance. Unlike our competitors, our development and support services are all located in the United States. Feel free to check out where other software is being developed and supported here.

        • Kayla, the proof is in the service I get. Your CEO can do all the talking on TV he wants, but If may computer is going down and I’m not getting automatic check on my computer that I’m expecting, that’s all it is just TALK and empty promises. At least, when I called ON MY PHONE my last computer company, He at least was able to get my computer straighten out.

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