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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
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.
NormalThe computer was started in the standard boot mode. This mode uses the normal drivers and settings for the system.

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: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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