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Expert Fixes for When Your HP Laptop Cannot Open in Safe Mode

Expert Fixes for When Your HP Laptop Cannot Open in Safe Mode

HP laptop users face a peculiar problem sometimes. After booting into Windows 10, they find the computer stuck in a loop. To fix it, you must make your HP laptop open in safe mode. However, this doesn’t happen. The safe mode does not work, making it difficult to get the computer out of the loop. Note that entering safe mode allows you to fix various issues with the laptop. But if the laptop doesn’t start in safe mode, most of those issues go unresolved. In this article, you will find effective methods to fix this glitch.

Fix HP Laptop Not Starting in Safe Mode

Use these fixes one by one and make your laptop boot into safe mode. 

Enable the F8 Boot Menu

The first resolution to fix the issue is to press the F8 key to enter safe mode. However, this key does not work for Windows 8 and 10 users. To fix the issue, you must re-enable the F8 boot menu. 

  1. In the search box, input ‘cmd.’
  2. Right-tap the ‘Command Prompt.’
  3. Now select ‘Run as Administrator.’
  4. From the pop-out window, tap ‘Yes’ to confirm.
  5. Paste bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy in the command prompt interface.
  6. Now hit Enter. 
  7. Finally, restart your HP laptop.
  8. Check if you can hit the F8 key and enter safe mode. 

Use the System Restore Functionality.

System Restore allows you to restore your device to an earlier time when it was functioning fine. Here is how to use it. 

  1. Press and hold the Power button for 5-6 seconds till your HP laptop completely turns off. 
  2. Now turn on the system.
  3. When you press the Power button to turn it on, begin pressing the Esc button simultaneously. 
  4. Do it before the appearance of any logo on the computer screen.
  5. It will launch the HP Startup Menu. 
  6. Now press F11. It will allow your PC to boot from its recovery partition. 
  7. This will give you different recovery options. 
  8. Choose any option for system recovery. 
  9. Every HP laptop has an in-built recovery partition which helps in such times. 

Force the Machine to Enter the Safe Mode

Are you still confused about resolving this error? If yes, try to force your machine to boot into safe mode. Here are the steps to follow.

  1. In the search of your Windows 10 system, type ‘msconfig.’
  2. Hit Enter.
  3. The System Configuration interface will appear.
  4. Go below the ‘Boot’ tab.
  5. Check the options ‘Minimal’ and ‘Safe boot.’
  6. Hit ‘Apply’ followed by ‘OK.’
  7. The System Configuration interface will appear again.
  8. Hit the ‘Restart’ button.
  9. It is likely that you will enter the safe mode. 
  10. Perform the tasks on your HP laptop in safe mode.
  11. After doing them, navigate to msconfig and remove the check from the ‘Safe boot’ option.

Use the Power Button at the Bottom.

This is another measure that Windows 10 users can try. If you can see the sign-in screen, follow these points.

  1. Head to ‘Power’ at the bottom-right part.
  2. Next, hold down the Shift key and select ‘Power’ followed by restart.
  3. After this, you should be able to choose the ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
  4. After ‘Troubleshoot,’ choose the ‘Advanced’ option.
  5. You will notice the command prompt there.
  6. If not, choose ‘Start-up Settings.’
  7. It will make your laptop enter safe mode.

Summing Up

It is not very difficult to make HP boot to safe mode after you know these resolutions. Windows 7 system users can enter safe mode by pressing the F8 key. But Windows 8 and 10 users can follow the various resolutions above. If you still face issues in entering into safe mode, feel free to consult a hardware support service.