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      • #2359516
        magicspeller
        AskWoody Plus

        I’m trying to diagnose a website problem using safe mode. Obviously, I need network support in safe mode. However, even though I choose “Enable safe mode with networking,” it boots into safe mode without networking. And in safe mode, I can’t run network diagnostics. I’ve tried this three times, with the same result each time.

        Can anyone tell me how I can get Internet access in safe mode?

        Thanks!

      • #2359540
        anonymous
        Guest

        Are you wireless? If so, try connecting a cable and going wired. I’ve noticed wireless doesn’t always work in safe mode.

        • #2359605
          magicspeller
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. That occurred to me a little while ago, also. Thanks for the reinforcement. I’ll give it a try.

      • #2359595
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        What issues are you trying to solve by running in safe mode?

        cheers, Paul

        • #2359606
          magicspeller
          AskWoody Plus

          This one, Paul.

          Help! My Web Pages Disappear!

          It’s been driving me crazy for several months.

          Just reading through the comments again, I just realized there are still a couple of suggestions in that thread that I haven’t followed up on….

      • #2359611
        Moonshine
        AskWoody Lounger

        Have a look at the link below which shows you how to open some Browsers in Safe Mode.
        It will allow a Browser to open without any Extensions/Addons so a user can try and diagnose problems.
        Eg. If a webpage performs as it should in Safe Mode, then it may point to a problematic Extension/Addon that you can then disable/remove.

        Note: – not all Browsers have a dedicated ‘Safe Mode’ as Firefox does, but most browsers will have an equivalent to simulate it.
        Where there is no equivalent, a user can manually disable Extensions/Addons for a comparison on behaviour.

        How to open a Browser in Safe Mode

        https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001565.htm

        • #2359873
          magicspeller
          AskWoody Plus

          Thank you, Moonshine.

          When I was trying to resolve this problem in the other thread, someone suggested that I try it in private/incognito mode. I found that the pages loaded in incognito mode in both Chrome and Edge, but not Firefox. I didn’t realize at the time that safe mode is incorporated into incognito mode in Chrome (but not Firefox).

          Starting Firefox in safe mode also resulted in the pages loading.

          At some time in the past I thought that I had disabled all my extensions and it didn’t make a difference. Apparently I missed something, because this time, after starting the browsers in normal mode, I was able to determine which extension was at fault. With that extension disabled, the problem pages load fine.

          So your posting the link saved me having to deal with Windows safe mode, as well as solving my problem!

      • #2359889
        anonymous
        Guest
        • #2359907
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          What this link has in common with the topic? Touring test failed, I suppose.

          Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

          HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

          • #2359972
            b
            AskWoody MVP

            It’s an answer to the question immediately above it (from the originator of this thread).

            No bot involved, so no Turing test needed! 🙂

            Windows 10 Pro version 21H1 build 19043.964 (group ASAP)

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            • #2360117
              magicspeller
              AskWoody Plus

              Yes, I forgot to log in, so it showed up as anonymous.

              Sorry for the confusion.

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