How to get out of Safe Mode on Windows 10

Stuck inside Safe Mode? Then this how you get out of the mode to boot Windows 10 normally.

Get out of Safe Mode on Windows 10
Get out of Safe Mode on Windows 10

Safe Mode is an environment that allows you to start Windows 10 with a minimal set of features and drivers to diagnose and fix problems when your device won’t boot normally.

On Windows 10, you can access Safe Mode in a number of ways, including using the Power menu, Command Prompt, System Configuration (msconfig), and Settings app, but once you’re in this mode, depending on the method, getting out of the mode will include different steps.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to get out of Safe Mode to start Windows 10 in normal mode.

How to exit Safe Mode after using Power menu or Settings

If you used the Power menu using the Shift + Restart shortcut or “Advanced startup” option from the Settings app, then to get out of Safe Mode, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Click the Power button.

  3. Click the Restart option.

    Getting out of Safe Mode by restarting Windows 10
    Getting out of Safe Mode by restarting Windows 10

Once you complete the steps, the computer will restart, and Windows 10 should start in normal mode.

How to exit Safe Mode after using Command Prompt or MSConfig

If you use the Bcdedit command or changed the boot options using MSConfig, then to get out of Safe Mode, you’ll need to revert the changes.

Getting out Safe Mode using Bcdedit

Use these steps to get out of Safe Mode after changing the Bcdedit settings:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to disable Safe Mode on startup and press Enter:

    Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no

    Disable Safe Mode after using Bcdedit command
    Disable Safe Mode after using Bcdedit command
  4. Restart your computer.

After you complete the steps, the device will start in normal mode.

Getting out Safe Mode using MSConfig

Use these steps to exit Safe Mode after changing the System Configuration settings:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for msconfig and click the top result to open System Configuration.

  3. Click the Boot tab.

  4. Under the “Boot options” section, clear the Safe boot option.

    Exit Safe Mode after editing msconfig on Windows 10
    Exit Safe Mode after editing msconfig on Windows 10
  5. Click the Apply button.

  6. Click the OK button.

  7. Restart your computer.

Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will start in normal mode.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.