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BootMode Enumeration

Specifies the boot mode in which the system was started.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public enum BootMode

Member nameDescription
NormalThe computer was started in the standard boot mode. This mode uses the normal drivers and settings for the system.
FailSafeThe computer was started in safe mode without network support. This mode uses a limited drivers and settings profile.
FailSafeWithNetworkThe computer was started in safe mode with network support. This mode uses a limited drivers and settings profile, and loads the services needed to start networking.

This enumeration defines identifiers that represent the standard operating system startup modes.

This enumeration is used by the BootMode property of the SystemInformation class.

The Normal boot mode is the standard system startup mode. The FailSafe boot mode is also called safe mode. The FailSafeWithNetwork boot mode is also called safe mode with networking.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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