A. Safe Mode is a handy troubleshooting tool built right in to Windows. Macs have a version of it too. It helps you fix serious problems without paying an expert.
It's actually perfect for those occasions when your computer won't boot correctly, Nicole. However, it's useful for plenty of other situations as well.
This is a tool every computer user should know how to use. Trust me; it will save you time and money.
Before I tell you how to use Safe Mode, let me tell you what it does. When a computer starts normally, it loads a lot of information. Most of it you don't even notice.
There are dozens of drivers that control your computer hardware and software. Security programs, browsers, office suites and utilities can also load at startup.
Well, sometimes a driver or program messes up. Or it causes a conflict with another program. With all that information flying around, it's a wonder that more computers don't have problems.