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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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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