This article will demonstrate how to restart a Windows computer in to safe mode using the command prompt.

Step 1

From the command prompt type in the following and press Enter

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal

If you want to restart using Safe Mode with Networking type in:

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot network


Step 2

Restart the computer using the following command:

shutdown /r

Note: After you have finished working on the computer in safe mode you will need to enter the following command before restarting to enter normal operation again:

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot