safe mode : Java Glossary
- safe mode
Windows can boot in a safe mode where it loads a minimum of
fancy device drivers or resident software. This can be useful if some program or
device driver has stopped your computer working entirely. Programs like defragger can
work more efficiently without the interference. To get into safe mode, you
frantically tap the F8 key during reboot. I find that about
one in ten boots, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32 and W8-64
will start up in safe mode.
It is very frustrating! I don’t know of a way to reboot to safe mode from
the command line or from Java. If you discover one, please let me know. You can use
msconfig to set the /SAFEBOOT flag
in the boot.ini file, which makes all subsequent boots safe
boots, until you edit it back off.
If you have a boot manager, such as Boot-It Bare Metal
, the trick in to start hammering
on the F8
key the instant you have selected the partition
to boot from.