Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Can Safe Mode Do for You?

Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. By running your computer in safe mode, non-essential processes do not start and non-core components are disabled and you can fix many computer errors. Here will show you how to reset  Windows password, delete stubborn files and get rid of virtues.
Reset lost Windows Password
Bypassing a lost Windows password is not as difficult as you think. Forgot Windows password? Start your computer, press F8 to enter safe mode to reset it. Once you are in safe mode, you can follow the steps listed below to reset the lost Windows password:
1.       Right-click Computer to select Manage.
2. In the coming Local Users and Groups screen, double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
Delete Stubborn Files
When you intend to delete some files or empty the recycle bin, sometimes an error message that “Cannot delete file because it's being used by another person or program” may appear, though these files are not in use actually.  A recommend solution to fixing this problem is to boot your computer into safe mode and delete them. By running your computer in safe mode, non-essential processes do not start and non-core components are disabled. In another word,
Get Rid of Viruses
Safe mode is a boot option in the Windows operating system that starts the system in a reduced functionality mode. This reduced functionality has the advantage of making it easier for antivirus programs to remove viruses from the computer, since more system files are freed up for scanning and disinfection. If you have a virus you cannot delete or if your system will not boot up correctly and you suspect a virus is the problem, you can run virus scanning in Safe Mode by using the following steps.
1. Launch your anti-virus software and run a virus scan on your "C:" drive. The screen will flicker, and you will see your computer revert to its "Setup" mode. This is normal. A thorough scan can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the size and percentage of free space of your hard drive.
2. Reboot your computer and allow it to go into normal mode. Your anti-virus software should produce a virus report, detailing what malware was found during the scan in safe mode.
Well, you can do many significant things with safe mode. Next time, if you forgot Windows password, just try with this safe mode, which can do a great favor for you.

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