How to Get in Safe Mode on the Dell Latitude

Dell's Latitude laptop line comes with Windows XP or Vista 7 pre-installed, depending on when you purchased your laptop. All of these Microsoft Windows operating systems have a startup mode named "Safe Mode." When you boot a computer in safe mode, the computer loads only those drivers that the operating system requires. This makes troubleshooting driver conflicts, virus infections and other problems on a computer much easier.

Step 1

Turn on your computer and start tapping the "F8" key once every few seconds.

Step 2

Stop pressing the "F8" key once you see the "Advanced Options Menu" appear.

Step 3

Press the up and down arrow keys to select "Safe Mode" and then press "Enter" to get into safe mode.

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