How To Repair Windows 7 In Safe Mode

In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of repairing your Windows 7 computer in Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state, allowing you to diagnose and fix various system-related problems.

Why Use Safe Mode?

Safe Mode can be incredibly helpful when you encounter issues with your computer, such as malware infections, driver conflicts, or software crashes. By starting your computer in Safe Mode, you can isolate the problem and take the necessary steps to fix it without causing more issues.

How to Enter Safe Mode in Windows 7

Before we dive into repairing your system, let’s first discuss how to enter Safe Mode in Windows 7. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Turn on or restart your computer.
  2. Before the Windows logo appears, press the F8 key repeatedly to access the Advanced Boot Options menu.
  3. From the menu, use the arrow keys to highlight the Safe Mode option, and then press Enter.

Your computer will now start in Safe Mode.

How to Repair Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Once you have successfully entered Safe Mode, follow these steps to repair your Windows 7 installation:

  1. Click on the Start button and then select All Programs > Accessories.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, type the following command and then press Enter:

    sfc /scannow

    This command will run the System File Checker (SFC) tool, which scans and repairs any corrupted or missing system files.

  4. Wait for the SFC tool to complete the scanning and repairing process. This may take some time.
  5. Once the process is complete, you will see a message indicating whether or not any issues were found and fixed. If issues were found but not fixed, you may need to run the SFC tool again or seek further assistance.
  6. Close the Command Prompt window and restart your computer.

After restarting your computer, check to see if the issue you were experiencing has been resolved. If not, you may need to explore other troubleshooting options or seek professional assistance.


Repairing Windows 7 in Safe Mode can be a quick and effective way to fix many system-related issues. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you will be well on your way to diagnosing and resolving common Windows 7 problems. Remember, always make sure to back up your important files and data regularly to avoid potential data loss or corruption.