• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 15. Maintenance, Backups, and Tr... > Safe Mode and the Startup Menu

15.9. Safe Mode and the Startup Menu

PC troubleshooting is among the most difficult propositions on earth, in part because your machine has so many cooks. Microsoft made the operating system, another company made the computer, and dozens of others contributed the programs you use every day. The number of conflicts that can arise and the number of problems you may encounter are nearly infinite.

If the problems you're having are caused by drivers that load just as the computer is starting up, turning them all off can be helpful, at least so that you can get into your machine to begin your troubleshooting pursuit. That's precisely the purpose of the Startup menu—a menu most people never even know exists until they're initiated into its secret world by a technically savvy guru.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint