This document pertains to HP and Compaq computers with Windows 7.
Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that allows you to use Windows with basic drivers. No extra software is loaded, so troubleshooting software and driver problems is much easier.
note:In Safe Mode, Windows might look different, because Safe Mode uses a low graphics mode (VGA at 16 colors) for the display. Also, the words Safe Mode appear in the four corners of the screen.
Choose one of the options below to start the computer in Safe Mode.