How To Enter Toshiba Laptop Safe Mode

Wondering how to enter Toshiba laptop safe mode? Here is all the information you need in one helpful article.

There are many ways to enter safe mode on your laptop and it depends which one is easiest for you and your operating system.

So, let’s go over all the main ways you can enter the safemode on your Toshiba laptop.

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How To Enter Toshiba Laptop Safe Mode

Here are the main ways to enter safe mode on your laptop.

  • Hold shift, go to start > power > restart > troubleshoot > advanced options > startup settings > restart > press F4
  • Windows Start > Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Startup > Restart Now > troubleshoot > advanced options > startup settings > restart > press F4

There are various ways you can enter Toshiba laptop safe mode. The most common way is to press the restart button at the same time you are holding down the shift key.

You will have to get to the startup settings screen and press 4, F4 or FN + F4 to enter the safe mode by selecting it from the list of other modes.

Enter Safe Mode with shift + restart

One of the best ways to enter safe mode on a Toshiba laptop is to use the Shift restart method. To do this you want to do the following:

Hold shift, go to start > power > restart.

Now you should be on a blue recovery screen. From here you want to do this:

Troubleshoot > advanced options > startup settings > restart

Now you should be on a startup settings screen with a list of modes to choose from, you want to press F4 to enter safe mode from this screen.

Your Toshiba laptop will now restart and be in safe mode, you can identify that you are in safe mode by looking for white description text at the top of your screen once the restart is complete.

Enter Safe mode through windows

Another method you can use to enter safemode on your Toshiba laptop is to do it via the Windows settings. This way is also good if you don’t want to hold shift and restart your computer incase it just does a normal restart and wastes your time.

To do this you want to do the following procedure:

  • Go to Windows start menu and click on the settings cog icon. On Windows 11 press Windows button + I at the same time.
  • Then go to update & security.
  • Press restart now under the advanced startup option.
  • From here go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  • Once you are in the startup settings press the F4 key to choose safe boot.

Your laptop should now briefly restart into safe mode. To exit safe mode just restart your laptop again. Safe mode is a great option to use when your laptop is not functioning correctly. This helps you diagnose the problem and uninstall any programs that could be causing the issue.

You can also finally get to use your laptop in the case that it keeps periodically crashing. Entering in safe mode will be a great way to stop the loop and allow you to go online and find a solution for your problem.

Safe mode is also a great way to check if you have any driver compatibility issues and service program issues.

Enter Safe mode without logging in

If you want to enter safe mode without logging in then you can do it on the sign in screen with the same procedure as method 1. To do this you want to do the following:

  • Restart or start up your Toshiba laptop so you land on the sign in screen.
  • Hold down shift and press the power button on the sign in screen
  • Select restart
  • Then go to Troubleshoot > advanced options > startup settings > restart > Press F4

On the final screen you will be in the startup settings, from here all you do is press 4, F4 or FN + F4 to enter into safe mode without even logging in.

Enter safe mode with windows + R

You can also enter safe mode by using the windows + R Method. Here is what to do:

  • Press the windows key and R key at the same time to open the run command
  • Then type in msconfig into the run command
  • Select the boot tab
  • Then press safe boot option and press apply.
  • Choose restart to on the system configuration window that shows up.

enter safe mode with the f8 key

If you want an easy way to enter safe mode while you are booting up your laptop this is how you do it.

  • Restart or start up your Toshiba laptop
  • Spam the F8 key when your laptop is booting up until you see a new screen.
  • From here you should see the boot options: Repair your computer, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt.
  • From here use the arrow keys to navigate and enter to select.
  • Choose Safe mode option.
  • After your laptop restarts it will enter safe mode and prompt you to login.

You can also use the F11 key to enter safe mode on some laptops.

Exiting Safe Mode

To exit the safe mode just restart it. If it is still in safe mode then you can do this:

  • Press the Windows key and R at the same time to open the run command.
  • Type in msconfig into the run command and press enter
  • From the window that pops up choose the boot tab
  • Under boot options uncheck the safe boot check box.

Conclusion

Hopefully by now you have learned how to enter safe mode on your Toshiba laptop. Safe mode is a little trickier to enter than the BIOS, but once you get the hang of it then it’s easy.

Safe mode is a great way to fix any software or hardware issues with your operating system.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I force my laptop into Safe Mode?

To force your laptop into safe mode do the following: Go to Windows Start > Settings > Update & Security > Advanced Startup > Restart Now > troubleshoot > advanced options > startup settings > press restart > press F4

How do I start in Safe Mode without F8?

You can enter safe mode without using F8 by going through the windows settings, to do this you want to do the following procedure:

  • Go to Windows start menu and click on the settings cog icon. On Windows 11 press Windows button + I at the same time.
  • Then go to update & security.
  • Press restart now under the advanced startup option.
  • From here go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  • Once you are in the startup settings press the F4 key to choose safe boot.

How do I boot up in Safe Mode?

If you want an easy way to enter safe mode while you are booting up your laptop this is how you do it.

  • Restart or start up your Toshiba laptop
  • Spam the F8 key when your laptop is booting up until you see a new screen.
  • From here you should see the boot options: Repair your computer, safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt.
  • From here use the arrow keys to navigate and enter to select.
  • Choose Safe mode option.
  • After your laptop restarts it will enter safe mode and prompt you to login.
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