Microsoft Windows provides Safe Mode as a way of booting up the computer with only the bare essentials of the operating system loaded. Dell Inspiron notebooks that run the Windows operating system are among the many models that can boot into Safe Mode. If your computer is infected with a virus or you are trying to fix a problem on the computer, booting into Safe Mode can help you fix the problem.
Turn on your Dell Inspiron notebook computer.
Press the "F8" key after the initial Dell splash screen disappears.
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Select "Safe Mode" from the advanced boot options list.
Press "Enter" to boot into Safe Mode.