Nearly every version of Windows has a Safe Mode feature. This lets you start your computer with just the basic files and drivers it needs to run — most extra features will be disabled, and programs will run more slowly. By default, you won’t even have internet access.
But Safe Mode isn’t meant to be used every day. You’ll use Safe Mode when your computer isn’t working correctly, or when it won’t start up at all. By only loading the essentials, it’ll help you narrow down what’s causing the problem: The system itself, or something else you installed.
Here’s how to boot in Safe Mode, and exit it when you’re done.
How to boot in Safe Mode in Windows 10
There are many ways to enter Safe Mode, but here are the three easiest.
Using the Power icon
If you’re signed in:
1. Click the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner.
2. Holding down the Shift key, click the Power icon and then Restart.
3. Your computer will restart, and then open onto a blue screen titled Choose an option. Select Troubleshoot, and then Advanced options.
4. Click Startup Settings, and then Restart. Your computer will turn off and on again.
5. Once the screen comes back, you’ll be given a few options. Press 4 to start your computer in Safe Mode, or 5 to start Safe Mode with internet access.
If you’re not signed in, do the same thing, but click the Power icon on the sign-in page.
Using the Settings app
1. Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows key + I.
2. Click Update & Security, and then Recovery.
3. On this page, underneath Advanced startup, click Restart now.
4. Your computer will restart onto the Choose an option screen. Here, click Troubleshoot, and then Advanced options.
5. Select Startup Settings and then Restart.
6. When your computer boots back up, you’ll be given some startup options. Here, press 4 to start your computer in Safe Mode, or 5 to start Safe Mode with internet access.
Holding down the power button
This is the method to use if you can’t boot into Windows normally.
1. Press your PC’s power button to turn it on.
2. As soon as you see something appear on the screen — probably the manufacturer’s logo — hold down the power button until the PC turns off again.
3. Do this two more times, and then turn on your PC again. As it’s starting, the words Preparing Automatic Repair will appear at the bottom of the screen. Let your PC go through this process — it should eventually boot onto the Choose an option screen.
4. On this screen, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced options, and then Startup Settings. When prompted, click Restart.
5. When the computer turns back on, press 4 to start your computer in Safe Mode, or 5 to start Safe Mode with internet access.
How to exit Safe Mode
There are two ways to exit Safe Mode.
The first — and easiest — is to just restart your computer. You can do this by holding down the power button, or by going through the Start menu.
If you’ve restarted your computer but it’s still in Safe Mode, you should:
1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run menu.
2. In the text box, type msconfig and press Enter.
3. At the top of the System Configuration menu, click Boot.
4. Underneath Boot options, make sure that Safe boot is unchecked. Once it is, click OK and restart your computer again.
Learn how to resolve printing issues in QuickBooks Desktop.
Are you having trouble printing from QuickBooks? This can be caused by a variety of reasons. Here are some solutions to the most common issues.
Because all printers are different, many of the troubleshooting steps below require you to have knowledge of your particular printer's setup. If you're unsure of how to use these tips, contact your IT person or the printer manufacturer's tech support directly.
Before you start troubleshooting
Check the following before you start troubleshooting.
- Ensure QuickBooks is updated to the latest release.
- Your computer is connected to the printer and that the printer software is installed.
- For specific printing error messages, you may search the QuickBooks Support site for the exact error.
Step 1: Check your printer
To know if your printer can print outside of QuickBooks, use Notepad.
- Select Start and browse to Notepad.
- Enter some text and choose File, then Print.
- Select the correct printer and select Print.
Step 2: If that didn't work, try.
If that print test didn't work, follow these steps. If it did work, go directly to Step 3.
- Turn off the printer, restart your computer, and then turn the printer back on.
- Make sure the printer paper is loaded correctly.
- Select the Windows Start button, browse to the Control Panel, and double-click Printers and Faxes.
- If the printer shows Offline, right-click the printer and select Use Printer Online.
- Double-click the printer and if there are print jobs displayed in the queue, choose Printer, then Cancel All Documents.
- Close the window.
- Right-click the printer, choose Properties, and select Print Test Page.
Note: If the printer is a network printer and the test page does not print, network issues could be the cause.
Still not working? Try this.
- Ensure that you have the latest printer drivers for your printer. Go to the manufacturer's web site to download and install the most current drivers.
- Ensure that there are no error lights displayed on the printer itself.
- Refer to the printer manufacturer's documentation for any of the following:
- The printer displays error indications.
- The printer will not print the test page.
- The printer doesn't print from Notepad.
Step 3: If that did work, do this.
Use the QuickBooks Tool Hub
If you could print in Notepad, use the Print & PDF Repair Tool from the QuickBooks Tool Hub . This fixes most of the common printing issues.
Once it's done, try to print again.
Rename the file
If the tool doesn't work you can manually rename the QBPrint.QBP file.
- Locate the QBPrint.qbp.
- Windows 10, 8.1, and 8:C:\ProgramData\Intuit\QuickBooks 20xx
(20xx represents the version of your QuickBooks.)
- Server 2008 and Server 2012:C:\Program Data\Intuit\QuickBooks YEAR and C:\Users\**remote user**\AppData\Roaming\Intuit\ YEAR VERSION\TSPrinterSettings
Note: Terminal Service users report finding duplicate copies of the Qbprint.qbp file with the stored client data files; double-check all folders for odd instances.
- Right-click the QBprint.qbp file for your QuickBooks version and select Rename.
- Add the word old to the file name (i.e. QBPrint.qbp.old)
- Open QuickBooks Desktop.
- From the File menu, select Printer Setup.
- Select any transaction in the Form Name list and select OK. This will create a new QBprint.qbp file.
Note: You don't have to do this for every transaction.
- Try to open and print any transaction.
Step 4: If none of the above works verify the printer is the correct one
Still not printing? Verify that the printer is the correct one.
- In QuickBooks, go to the File menu and select Printer Setup.
- Choose the form you want to print.
- Does the printer name match the exact name of the printer you are trying to use? If not, you’ll need to correct the setup within your computer’s Printer Setup first.
- Select Help in this area for more detailed instructions on these settings.
- Try to print using a different printer in the Printer Setup.
- In QuickBooks, choose File, then Printer Setup.
- Choose the form you are trying to print.
- Choose a different printer, a suggestion is the Microsoft XP printer.
- Select Help in this area for more detailed instructions on these settings.
Step 5: Still not printing? Try these additional solutions
Is the printer local or on a network?
- Local: the problem may be within your computer/printer setup itself. Verify there is a connection between the computer and the printer. Refer to the printer manufacturer's troubleshooting for further help.
- Network: verify network settings are set up correctly. Refer to the printer manufacturer's troubleshooting for further help.
Do you have a status monitor running?
Is the status monitor set to appear when you print or only when errors occur?
- Yes: change the setting for the status monitor so it appears only when there is an error (refer to the printer manual). Check spool path information and change settings to RAW.
- No: go on to the next troubleshooting tip.
Are there other printers mapped to LPT1? If there are multiple printers connected to LPT1, are you using a switch box?
If you are experiencing problems with your printer, the troubleshooting tips below may help you resolve the issues.
Printer does not have power indicator
First, make sure that the printer is turned on. When a printer is on, it should have some light or LED (usually green) indicating it’s receiving power.
If you do not have any indicator light, make sure the printer is connected to a working power outlet by verifying each end of the power cable. Next, press the printer power button.
If, after performing the above steps the printer still does not display a power status indicator light, your printer may have a serious internal hardware issue. We suggest contacting the printer manufacturer for repair or replacement.
Cables not connected properly
Your printer should have two cables connected to it: the power cable and the data cable. Make sure the power and data cables (parallel cable or USB cable) are connected to both the printer and computer.
Printer error (orange or blinking light)
After your printer has completed its initial startup, you’ll see a solid colored light. If the indicator is orange or blinking, often this is an indication of a printer error. A paper jam or an issue with the ink or toner cartridge can cause the error.
As there are not standards for all printers, if you see a blinking light, visit the manufacturer’s website or review the printer manual for specific error details.
No paper or paper jam
Without paper, your printer cannot print. Make sure there is paper loaded into the printer paper cartridge or tray. Next, verify that no printer paper is jammed or partially fed into the printer. If you suspect paper is stuck somewhere it shouldn’t be, refer to our help page for paper jams.
Inkjet printer ink related issues
Often when you’re encountering an ink related issue, your printer status indicator light (mentioned above) should be flashing. If this is not occurring, you may want to skip to the next section. However, if you’ve recently inserted a new ink cartridge, you may want to try the below suggestions.
Most printers have a way of printing a test page. A printer test page allows you to determine if the printer is working. The printer self-test is usually accomplished by holding down a series of keys. If you don’t know to access and use the self-test feature on your printer, refer to the printer manual or visit the printer manufacturer’s website.
You can also perform a software self-test to determine if the computer can see the printer and it’s able to print. Follow the steps below to perform this test.
Microsoft Windows users
Older versions of Windows with older printers
If you have an older printer and run MS-DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT, you can also attempt the following software test.
The above should take the directory listing and print it to the printer. If this does not print, refer to your operating system troubleshooting section.
The above command doesn’t do a paper feed, so you need to press your FF or PP options on the printer, or you can try manually ejecting the paper.
If your printer does not have any flashing lights and is connected properly, it’s possible you may be encountering a driver related issue. We suggest visiting our printer driver listing, which links to all major printer manufacturer driver pages, and download the latest drivers for your printer.
Parallel (LPT) printers
If the printer you’re connecting to the computer is an LPT (parallel port) printer, we also suggest verifying the below settings if your printer is not working.
Parallel port in CMOS
- Enter the computer’s BIOS setup.
- Once in CMOS, verify that the parallel port is enabled or installed.
- Next, verify the printer or parallel port mode. If your parallel port is set to ECP mode, we suggest trying a different mode.
Other parallel device
If you use a parallel printer with other parallel devices, such as a scanner, temporarily disconnect these devices to verify they are not causing issues with your printer.
Your first reaction when discovering your PC won’t start is probably to panic, but the issue often isn’t catastrophic. It’s likely a mundane and easily fixable glitch.
There are a lot of reasons why your computer won’t turn on, and a lot of definitions of “won’t turn on,” ranging from “nothing is happening at all” to “Windows won’t start properly.”
How to troubleshoot your Windows PC when it won’t turn on
Below are the 10 most common solutions for getting your computer up and running with that spectrum of problems in mind.
Try a different power source
If you try to turn on your computer and absolutely nothing happens, there are generally only two possibilities. Either the computer’s internal power supply has failed, in which case it probably needs to be replaced, or there’s no electricity entering your PC.
Unplug the computer from wherever it’s currently plugged in and plug it directly into a wall outlet, bypassing the UPS, surge suppressor, or power strip. If nothing still happens, make sure that outlet works by plugging something else into it, like a desk lamp, and confirming it turns on.
Try a different power cable
This is highly unlikely, but it’s an easy fix. If you have a spare power cord available, swap it out. If the original cord has failed, your computer should restart with the new cable.
Let the battery charge
If the computer that won’t work is a laptop and you recently ran the computer out of juice, then it’s not unusual for it to fail to start even if it’s now plugged into wall power. Plug the laptop in and let the battery charge for at least a half-hour. Then try turning it on again.
Decrypt the beep codes
Some computer motherboards issue a set of beeps at startup. A single beep may signal that all is well, while a long, continuous tone could point to the power supply experiencing a critical fault.
There’s no single standard set of codes, but the beeps can sound like Morse Code, with long and short tones. Check the computer’s user guide, website, or tech support service to figure out what the error is pointing to.
Unfortunately, not all motherboards even use beep codes, so this may not be a feasible option.
Check your display
If your computer appears to be running — or it’s at least making some noise — but nothing appears on the screen, ensure the monitor is turned on and connected to the computer.
It’s also worth checking to make sure the brightness didn’t get accidentally set to zero. If it’s an option, try plugging the computer into a different display to see if that resolves the problem.
Check your BIOS or UEFI settings
If your computer appears to do something but isn’t proceeding to boot to Windows, there are several possibilities as to why. Start with the computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), which, in most modern PCs, has been replaced with the far less friendly-sounding UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface).
You might need to check your computer’s user manual to know which specific key to press to access the BIOS or UEFI. You may even see instructions on the screen at startup that tell you which key to press. But regardless of how your PC is equipped, here’s how you should be able to access the BIOS or UEFI.
1. Turn on the PC.
2. Immediately press the boot key specific to your computer; common keys include the ESC, Delete, F1, or F2.
Once you’re in the BIOS or UEFI, make sure the computer is set up to boot to your primary hard drive , disable Fast Boot, and look for any other unusual settings that might be causing startup problems. You can also reset the BIOS or UEFI to factory defaults and see if that solves the problem.
Try Safe Mode
If you can get to your computer’s BIOS, you might also be able to get to Windows’ special boot options. If possible, start the computer in Safe Mode. It can be tricky, so here’s how to do it.
1. If there are any power lights or signs of activity, hold the power button for 10 seconds to turn it off.
2. Press the power button to turn the PC on.
3. Watch carefully, and at the first sign the computer is booting – generally, you’ll see a logo on the screen – hold the power button for 10 seconds to turn it off again.
4. Turn it on and off a total of three times.
5. On the fourth power-on, let the computer stay on. It’ll enter the Windows Recovery Environment.
6. On the “Choose an option” page, select “Troubleshoot.”
7. Select “Advanced options.”
8. Choose “Startup Settings.”
9. Hit “Restart.”
10. When the computer restarts, pick “Safe Mode with Networking” from the list of options.
If your computer boots normally, try to undo any recent changes you made to the computer. That may include uninstalling recently added hardware. You might also want to roll your computer back to a clean install of Windows using the “Reset this PC” section of Windows Settings.
Disconnect everything non-essential
A fundamental rule of troubleshooting is to eliminate as many variables as possible. So if you’ve tried the previous solutions and it’s still unclear what’s going on, disconnect everything that isn’t absolutely essential from your computer. That generally means removing the printer cable, scanner, webcam, and anything else connected to the computer. Now, try booting the computer with just the power cord, monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
Make sure nothing has come loose
While something coming loose might be a relatively uncommon problem, it’s still worth troubleshooting.
You can do this by removing the computer’s side panel and – with the power removed – making sure everything is still seated properly. For the most part, that means inspecting the video card, sound card if you have one, memory chips, and all the power and data cables.
Check for ransomware or a virus
If your computer is clearly powering on but won’t boot properly to Windows, your computer may be infected with malware , such as a virus or ransomware . Poorly written malware can be buggy enough that it prevents Windows from running correctly.
Try to boot your computer not from the internal hard drive but a USB drive. If you can successfully get the computer running this way, you can then use anti-malware software to inspect your PC for unwanted software.
The Advanced Startup Options is available in Windows 10 and 8, where you can access Startup Settings and several Windows diagnostic and repair tools.
- Startup Settings: Includes Safe Mode and other startup methods that could help you access Windows 10/8 when you have problems starting.
- Windows diagnostic and repair tools: Includes Reset This PC, System Restore, Command Prompt, Startup Repair and much more.
Generally, when your Windows 10/8 computer has startup errors twice, the option would appear automatically. But if you want to open it manually, it is necessary to follow other ways.
For example, you can find advanced startup options easily in Search box or Settings Update & Security Recovery if you are in accessible Windows 10/8.1/8 computer.
But if you are locked out of Windows 10/8.1/8 because of Windows password forgot or other reasons, you have to use other methods listed in this article.
- Method 1: Shift + Restart key
- Method 2: Windows 10/8 installation media
Method 1: Shift + Restart key
1. Start locked Windows 10/8 computer.
2. On the sign-in screen, hold on Shift key and tap on Restart from Power icon.
3. Wait until the Advanced Startup Options menu opens.
Sometimes you need to click "Troubleshoot" and choose "Advanced options", and then you could see Advanced Options menu. Just like the method 2.
Method 2: Windows 10/8 installation media
1. Get the Windows 10/8 installation media you have or from others.
If you have no such disc, you could also burn the installation media now with bootable devices, CD/DVD-ROM or USB flash drive.
2. Insert the media into Windows 10 or 8 computers.
3. Boot computer from installation disc, usually it is a CD or USB disc.
So you can follow the guide to boot locked computer from installation media.
4. Click Next on Windows Setup screen after computers boot from removal disc.
5. Tap on Repair your computer link at the bottom of the window.
6. Advanced Startup Options will start immediately after you click on "Troubleshoot" and "Advanced options".
Whenever you want to finish using the Advanced Startup Options menu, you can choose Continue to restart your computer. And this will exit Advanced Startup Options and boot back into Windows 10/8 if it works properly. Or you can directly turn off your PC to exit the options.
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If you are having trouble logging in to your WordPress Administration Screen, here are some possible solutions.
Enable Cookies # Enable Cookies
In order to make sure that cookies are enabled for your browser, you need to:
- Clear your browser cookies.
- Clear your browser cache.
To see how to clear cookies and caches on various browsers, visit Clearing Cache and Cookies.
WordPress MultiSite Network # WordPress MultiSite Network
- Check your wp-config.php file.
- Verify the DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE value.
Disable Plugins # Disable Plugins
Some WordPress Plugins may interfere with the login process. Disable all of your WordPress Plugins, either through the Administration Screen or by removing them from the /wp-content/plugins/ folder, so they will not be recognized by the program.
Alternatively, you can rename the plugins folder to something else temporarily to something like
/wp-content/pluginsXX/ and they will not be recognized. Rename the folder back to /wp-content/plugins/ once the base WordPress installation has been recovered.
Deactivate Theme # Deactivate Theme
- Rename the active theme folder (in wp-content/themes) by using FTP. Once renamed, WordPress will revert to using the <
>. When finally logged in, change to a different theme.
- To find out what caused problem in the theme, upload and run this code when the theme is active:
New Login File # New Login File
Sometimes the wp-login.php file may have been corrupted or uploaded incorrectly.
- Delete wp-login.php off of your server and upload a new copy from a fresh WordPress download. Remember, overwriting file via FTP can lead to incomplete transfers.
- Edit wp-login.php as follows:
- Go to the case retrievepassword section, found under this comment:
Edit Users Table # Edit Users Table
- Open the WordPress database.
- Click on the users table in the left menu (default is wp_users , or yourprefix_users if you defined a different table prefix.)
- Click BROWSE.
- Click on the EDIT button next to the admin user.
- Delete whatever is in the password field.
- Enter your desired password.
- From the Function drop-down list, choose MD5.
- Save the info in the database.
- Log in to WordPress using “admin” and the password you used.
- In the case of newer versions of WordPress, the password is double hashed, but as long as you md5 the password, it will complete the hash (it upgrades your password for you).
Password Problems # Password Problems
For information on problems logging in due to a wrong or lost password, see Resetting Your Password. Remember: the Username and Password fields are case sensitive.
Site URL Redirecting # Site URL Redirecting
In certain cases your WordPress address URI may have been reset.
- Check the siteurl value in the wp-options table of your WordPress database. A guide to doing this is available here.
- Is it set as http:/ ?
- If it is, change siteurl to the correct value.
- Open wp-login.php in a text-editor and comment or delete the following lines:
Changed your WordPress address URI and cannot login nor access the database (but still can access the login page) ?
wp-login.php can be used to reset the address:
Subdomains or Subdirectories # Subdomains or Subdirectories
In your wp-config.php try changing from:
Headers Already Sent # Headers Already Sent
If you get an error about headers already sent, see Solving the Headers Already Being Sent Problem.
Check Your URL Options # Check Your URL Options
In some situations, your blog can be seen from inside your domain, but not outside. Following the instruction above about changing the wp-options MySQL table might still result in login failure.
In this event, double-check your wp-options table siteurl (WordPress address URL) and home (Blog Address URL) values to make sure they reference the same base externally available address; i.e., http://blog.yourdomain.com. The standard install may set them to your local (internal) host name, such as http://servername
Another issue may be if you are redirecting using .htaccess from a non-www url prefix to a www while you have the wp-options table siteurl (WordPress address URL) and home (Blog Address URL) set with non-www prefix. Consequently this would create an endless loop which you need to avoid.
One way is to disable the .htaccess redirection temporarily by placing # before the line or eliminating the entries entirely and trying to Login again.
Advanced users may want to adjust the wp-options table siteurl (WordPress address URL) and home (Blog Address URL) through the database.
Notice that this issue can also occur if you are redirecting from www to non-www but have your wp-options table siteurl (WordPress address URL) and home (Blog Address URL) set with a www url prefix.
Check your Firewall # Check your Firewall
Some firewalls (e.g., eTrust Personal Firewall) block you from logging in to WordPress. Disable your firewall and try to log in again.
If All Else Fails # If All Else Fails
If these steps fail, please indicate that you have tried all these possible solutions when posting at the WordPress Support Forum. Be sure to give details of your server setup, if you know it, including mySQL and PHP versions, as well as your operating system (OS), browser, and the WordPress version that is causing these problems.
Robert Wiley February 6, 2021
Although Windows 10 is the latest and greatest reiteration of the Windows Operating System currently, it is far from perfect. That being the case, Microsoft recurrently rolls out tons of updates for both Windows 10 and the programs and applications that it contains. Unlike the older versions of Windows, however, all updates rolled out to Windows 10 computers through Windows Update are mandatory and automatically downloaded.
Regardless of the necessary status of an update and whether you want to install it, it will eventually be downloaded and installed. However, you do have the power to delay the occurrence slightly.
This issue of Windows update stuck on pending download or taskbar disappeared windows 10 is undoubtedly exasperating for a lot of Windows users. But it is not complicated to fix it. You can do that by following the below methods mentioned along with the instructions.
What are Windows Updates?
Windows updates are service packs and security fixes released by Microsoft Windows to enhance its functionality. Windows Updates also help fix driver issues with the most known hardware issues. Generally, Microsoft releases updates every second Tuesday of the month that is also known as Patchy Tuesday. Still, if there are important updates, they can be released on an ordinary day as well.
How to look for most recent update in Windows 10?
If your system is all set to install Windows manually, then you can follow the steps given below for the latest Windows 10 updates.
- First, click on the Start button and then on Settings.
- Now click on the Update and Security to look for the latest Windows updates.
- It will automatically look for the latest Windows updates and install them for you.
- It may prompt you to restart the computer or download the Windows update if there is a critical update and will also ask you to install it once you restart the computer later.
How to turn off Windows 10 update?
To disable Windows 10 updates, you need to follow the steps mentioned below carefully. Make sure that you don’t leave any steps in between:
- First of all, press Win plus R keys and type control, and press enter to Control Panel.
- Go to Administrative Tools and then click on Services. In the services window, scroll down and look for Windows Update.
- Right-click on Windows Updates and click on Properties. On the General tab, then select Disable in the Startup Type.
- This will disable the Windows updates to download and install automatically on your system.
Troubleshoot Windows update pending download issues
Windows update stuck on pending download can be annoying for the users, but it is not complicated or hard to fix. In order to improve Windows update pending download issues, follow the methods mentioned below along with its instructions.
Solution 1: Run Troubleshooter of Windows Update
If Windows update stuck on pending download, you need to run Windows 10 built-in troubleshooting utility, but run it specifically for the malfunctioning component. You can try this method given below to fix this issue.
- First of all, open the Control Panel and switch to Icons.
- Click on Troubleshooting and then view all option in the left pane.
- Now, click on the Windows Update and then on Next. Then proceed with the troubleshooter, following the on-screen instructions along the way.
Solution 2: Services related to Window update should be running
You may be encountering these Windows update pending download issues if one or more than one of the services appertaining to Windows Update is either not enabled or. If it is so, this issue can be easily solved by ensuring that all Windows Update-related services are enabled and running.
Hold down the Windows Logo key and also press R to open Run.
- Now, in the Run dialog, type services.msc and press Enter. Next, find and right-click on the Windows Update service and then select Properties.
- You need to set the service’s Startup Type to Automatic. If the service has stopped, click on Start to initiate it, click on Apply, and click on OK.
- Locate and right-click on the BITS and click on Properties. Repeat point 3. After that, locate and right-click on the Cryptographic Service and click on Properties, and repeat point or step 3.
This blog has covered almost all significant issues, including Windows update stuck on pending download. Now you know what Windows updates are, how to look for them and how to disable them as well. We also mentioned the troubleshooting techniques to fix Windows update pending download.
Myself Robert Wiley; I have 20 years of experience in the tech-word. After quitting my job as an IT professional, I have started writing blogs handy for troubleshooting tech problems. Apart from giving solutions, I have a hobby of reading.
The Draw and Pen tab on microsoft word are greyed out, so I can’t do anything.
- The “Start Inking” button is also greyed out
- Powerpoint and Excel both WORK with the stylus; only Word doesn’t work
- I have no add-ins
- I have installed, then uninstalled Verbatim, if anybody who does debate knows its effects on Word.
- The stylus works with anything else; you name it. Autodesk, Ink Workplace, (PPT and Excel), onenote.
- I’ve already did both offline and online repair for office 365
I’ve already contacted for support, so I’m asking the community if anybody else has gotten this issue for Word 365
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Since Safe mode works around the issue, the underlying cause is likely to be a poorly designed add-in. You can troubleshoot COM and Startup add-ins by following the relevant steps in the article at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/921541/how-to-troubleshoot-problems-that-occur-when-you-start-or-use-word. That same article also includes instructions on renaming the Normal template, which is the next thing to try, if disabling add-ins does not help.
As a side-note, note that the missing Developer tab can be (re-)displayed via File > Options > Customize Ribbon. You’ll just have to scroll down the list of “Main tabs” until you find “Developer” and then you will be able to activate it.
After upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11, you may notice that some programs behave strangely or do not work. In any case, there are many things you can try and today we show you what to do when Word does not open in Windows 11 .
- Why can’t you open Word in Windows 11?
- What to do if you can’t open Word due to problems with your printer?
- How to solve Word compatibility problem with Windows 11?
- How to fix Word won’t open in Windows 11 from system settings?
- What alternatives do you have if you still can’t open Word in Windows 11?
Why can’t you open Word in Windows 11?
Downloading Microsoft Office is essential for any type of work on today’s computers, therefore, its failures can represent a real problem. Fortunately, most of the time, the reasons for the errors are usually known and then we will show you the causes of Word not opening in Windows 11 one by one.
- Failure or failure to install or update:It is possible that an error occurred while updating your Microsoft Office and that this is the reason why you cannot start Word.
- Plugins with bugs:Word has long allowed the installation of plugins that can be very useful. In any case, these add-ons could fail and cause the program to not start.
- Data corruption:A sudden computer shutdown can create problems such as file corruption, which could damage Microsoft Word’s startup components and lead to startup errors.
What to do if you can’t open Word due to problems with your printer?
One of the first things you could try is to change the printer that you have configured by default. Sometimes errors are due to misconfigured printers . Given this, it could also help to install the drivers or directly configure the printer on the Windows network .
To change the default printer do this: First open the Control Panel (you can do it from the Start Menu). Now, look for the ‘Hardware and sound’ section and click on it. Finally, access the printer configuration options, to do this, click on ‘View devices and printers and select the new default printer .
How to solve Word compatibility problem with Windows 11?
You really shouldn’t have a problem using Microsoft Word on Windows 11, as the new operating system should be compatible with all versions of the Software. In any case, it could happen that you have compatibility problems with older versions of Microsoft Word, in which case there are some things you could try .
We recommend using the Legacy Application Compatibility Tool provided by Windows. To use it, just right-click on the Microsoft Word shortcut and select the ‘Properties’ option at the bottom of the list.
Within properties you will find the ‘Compatibility’ tab, in this section you must configure the ‘Compatibility Mode’ . You will notice that there are several ways to do it, in any case, everything will depend on the version of Office you have, for example, if you have Office 2007, you could try selecting ‘Windows 7’.
How to fix Word won’t open in Windows 11 from system settings?
The current versions of Office allow you to modify specific sections and thus fix the execution problems of the programs that make up this office suite. To apply this solution, the first thing to do is access the system’s ‘Settings’ options, to do this, go to the Start Menu and access Settings.
Once in the system settings, you must click on ‘Applications’ space where all the programs installed in Windows will be displayed . On this occasion, look for the Microsoft Office application, click on it and then on ‘Modify’.
What alternatives do you have if you still can’t open Word in Windows 11?
An option that may be functional when Microsoft Word does not start is to access the ‘Programs and Features’ options to try to repair the application from the Windows settings. In any case, you must first access these options.
The first thing is to open the Control Panel, something you can do from the Start Menu. Then, inside the Control Panel, click on ‘Programs’ and then click on ‘Programs and Features’. Inside the programs section, look for Microsoft Office, right click on the option and then on ‘Repair’ , also from here you can uninstall the software
If you continue with the problem and nothing works to fix it, you can also try uninstalling and installing it again . In fact, as we indicated before, this process can be done from ‘Programs and features’. After uninstalling Office, install it again and see if the software is already working.