Safe mode starts Windows with only the basic drivers and services listed here.
For more information about these items, go to the Microsoft website for IT professionals.
Floppy disk drives (internal and USB)
Internal CD-ROM drives (ATA, SCSI)
External CD-ROM drives (USB)
Internal DVD-ROM drives (ATA, SCSI)
External DVD-ROM drives (USB)
Internal hard disk drives (ATA, SATA, SCSI)
External hard disk drives (USB)
Keyboards (USB, PS/2, serial)
Mice (USB, PS/2, serial)
VGA display cards (PCI, AGP)
Windows event log
Plug and Play
Remote procedure call (WPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Network adapters (wired Ethernet and wireless 802.11x)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Windows Event Log
Remote Procedure Call
WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)
Network Adapters (wired Ethernet and wireless 802.11x)
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See what devices are compatible with Windows 7 at the Compatibility Center.