Re: windows safe mode


It depends on your OS whether or not JAWS will work because with Windows7 (using some registry files) JAWS would work while in Safe Mode, but this unfortunately does not seem to be the case using Windows10. Microsoft claims that Narrator will work while in Safe Mode in a video on YouTube, but others say that it is not true and that Narrator will not successfully work within Safe Mode.


As far as getting into Safe Mode.


BootSafe is something that you may want to look in to (description and URL to download below).


BootSafe - Download:


* This is the description I spoke of above.



Brian Vogel


After all the discussion of getting sound in Safe Mode, it would probably help to discuss actually booting

into it.


I have earlier talked about using MSCONFIG or bcdedit methods for doing this, but both have the

disadvantage of making that boot sequence "permanent" if you don't undo the change while you're in

Safe Mode.


Someone on Bleeping Computer just pointed me to a freeware utility, BootSafe, that fills the bill

perfectly to allow you to either directly restart and boot into Safe Mode a single time, or to stage things

such that when you choose to Restart next that you'll boot into Safe Mode. It's also 100% accessible

with NVDA.


The program runs as a portable program from any non-networked drive (that means copy it somewhere

on a disc drive that's internal to your machine). The only big proviso is that you must not remove the

program or move it from its location after you've used it to stage a Safe Boot on next Restart. Once

you've gone to Safe Mode, and then later rebooted into regular Windows, you can safely remove it



The options, for anyone used to using Safe Mode or looking to use Safe Mode, are self explanatory. All

are controlled by radio buttons and as you move among the 4 options the radio button is automatically

selected. The default is Safe Mode, Minimal, which means without networking. You want to down arrow

once to get to the Safe Mode with Networking option. After that you simply tab to one of two buttons:


list of 2 items

1. Configure only (no restart) - which sets the stage for the machine to enter Safe Mode

when you next choose to Restart it or Cold Boot from complete shutdown.

2. Restart Windows - which instantly begins the Restart process, so close out your programs before

hitting this to save your data, and boots straight into Safe Mode. list end


If you change your mind after having fired up the program, and have not yet activated either of those

two buttons, simply close the program.


BootSafe for Windows

Restart your PC in a single click

BootSafe is a tiny application that allows you to restart your PC in Safe Mode with a single click. Without it, starting in Safe Mode usually requires

a manual restart and hitting the F8 key.There are four restart options in BootSafe's single...

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list of 2 items

Small and portable

Easy to use

list end




list of 2 items

Not Vista/Seven compatible

No options


From: <> On Behalf Of Shirley Healy
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 3:00
Subject: [TechTalk] windows safe mode


does jaws work when in safe mode? and, how do I boot up the computer into safe mode?




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