How to Enter Safe Mode on a Sony Vaio Computer

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How to Enter Safe Mode on a Sony Vaio Computer
Enter safe mode on a Sony Vaio to solve problems. (pc-arbeit image by Ewe Degiampietro from

When you experience problems with a Windows operating system computer, restarting your computer without the normal start-up programs can help you diagnose problems, remove viruses and restore your computer to proper working condition. While many people consider a Sony Vaio to be an exceptional computer, even a Vaio may encounter difficulties. Enter safe mode on a Sony Vaio computer to solve computer issues.

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  1. 1

    Remove any DVDs or CDs from your computer drives.

  2. 2

    Restart your Sony Vaio computer.

  3. 3

    Press the "F8" key while your Vaio restarts. You must press this key and hold it down before you see the Windows logo screen.

  4. 4

    Press the appropriate arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode" and press "Enter."

  5. 5

    Enter your computer password to log in to your computer via safe mode.

  6. 6

    Look on your display to find "Safe Mode" indicated in the corners.

  7. 7

    Exit safe mode by restarting your computer in the normal fashion.

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