As in previous versions, Windows 7 gives you the option to start your system in Safe Mode if you're unable to start reliably in the normal manner. In Safe Mode, Windows uses only services and drivers that are absolutely required to start your system . The operating system runs with a generic video driver at 800 by 600 resolution, with support for keyboard, mouse, monitor, local storage, and default system services. In Safe Mode, Windows does not install support for audio devices and nonessential peripherals . Your USB flash drives, hard disks, keyboard, and mouse will be supported, provided your system BIOS includes the option to recognize and enable these devices . All logon programs (programs in your Startup folder, for example) are bypassed.
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