Switching back to Normal mode in Vista from Safe mode
Safe mode operations are done when serious troubleshooting processes are required, like system recovery, virus removal etc. In Safe mode, only the essential drivers and hardware will work, reducing the power consumption and memory usage. In almost all operating systems, while booting the system, if you press F8 key or the alternate key recommended by the manufacturer, you will be directed to the Safe mode option. Once the troubleshooting and repairs are done, reboot the system without pressing any keys during the process. It will boot into normal mode, naturally.
However, Safe mode in Vista operating system may result in some Vista problems. Even after rebooting of the system once the repair is done, it will not boot normally, instead it boots into the safe mode again. The process will be repeated until the Safe Mode option is turned off. Vista is not programmed to boot normally from Safe mode, and it has to be instructed to do so. This article will help users in carrying out the procedures for booting normally in Vista and avoiding Vista problems.
Instructions by Vista help
The below given steps will help you in turning off safe Mode and booting normally. The steps are as follows:
- Click the Start button in the bottom left corner of Vista in Safe Mode and select Turn Off Computer.
- Select Restart from the pop-up menu.
- Place the finger over the F8 key as the computer shuts down and reboots.
- As soon as it begins booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
- Stop pressing F8 when you see a menu of options appear on the screen. This is the boot menu.
- Select Normal Mode from the boot menu by either hitting the number next to Normal Mode, or by using the arrow keys to highlight Normal Mode, and then press Enter.
- Wait for Vista to boot up in Normal Mode.
- If you need to switch back to Safe Mode again, just reboot the computer, press F8 during boot-up.
- Select Safe Mode from the boot menu.
These steps will help in booting back to Normal Mode from Safe mode. If you have any issues in doing so, contact Vista help team for assistance.
Tutorial for disabling error reporting in Windows Vista
There is an error reporting tool in Windows Vista which launches automatically when there are any Vista problems on your computer. The error reporting tool is responsible for displaying the kind of error incurred, prompts you to search for solutions and fix the problem. It also allows you to send the report to Microsoft about the Vista problems you are facing for further analysis. Customer Experience Improvement Program of Windows Vista is a voluntary program that enables Windows Vista to gather information on your computer’s hardware and the different features you use in the OS. Any problem encountered in the system is also reported by this utility. Error reporting feature is enabled by default. If incase you are finding this tool annoying and are not interested in it any more, you can choose to disable it. The process of doing this is simple and it will also stop it from interfering with any other Windows programs. In this article you will find step by step instructions for switching off error reporting feature in Windows Vista.
For disabling the error reporting feature in Windows Vista, all you have to do is to follow the instructions mentioned below.
- Start off with this procedure by bringing up the Start menu. To do this, either click on the “Start” button located on the bottom left-hand corner of your desktop or press the key with Microsoft logo printed on it.
- Select the option which says “Control Panel” from the Start menu. Make sure that your control panel is in classic view; if it’s not, just click on the link which says “Classic View” for displaying your control panel in classic view.
- Continue with this procedure by double clicking on the icon titled “Problem Reports and Solutions” located inside the Control Panel window.
- Click on the link labeled “Change Settings”.
- Click on the link which says “Advanced Settings”, and a new page will now open up.
- Click on the radio button next to “Off” located under “For my programs, problem reporting is:” and hit the “Ok” button.
- Once you got the “Windows Problem Reporting is Turned Off”, hit the “Close” button.
That’s all with the instructions for disabling the error reporting feature in your Windows Vista operating system. Have a nice day!