When a serious problem occurs or Windows fails to start normally, there is another mode available to log in to Windows for solving issues and fixing errors, known as Safe Mode. Have you ever think why Windows always boots easily in Safe mode whether there is any type of problem persists.



This is because Safe mode starts Windows only with the basic drivers and services, due to this any type of virus or any other problem are not able effect the system and you can easily solve the problems.

The list of drivers and services which loads when Windows boots in Safe mode:

Devices and drivers that start in safe mode
  • Floppy disk drives (internal and USB)
  • Internal CD-ROM drives (ATA, SCSI)
  • External CD-ROM drives (USB)
  • Internal DVD-ROM drives (ATA, SCSI)
  • External DVD-ROM drives (USB)
  • Internal hard disk drives (ATA, SATA, SCSI)
  • External hard disk drives (USB)
  • Keyboards (USB, PS/2, serial)
  • Mice (USB, PS/2, serial)
  • VGA display cards (PCI, AGP)



Windows services that start in safe mode
  • Windows event log
  • Plug and Play
  • Remote procedure call (WPC)
  • Cryptographic Services
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)


Network-related devices and services that start in safe mode

  • Network adapters (wired Ethernet and wireless 802.11x)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • DNS
  • Network connections
  • TCP/IP-NetBIOS Helper
  • Windows Firewall