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Can Safe Mode damage my laptop?


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ajayshah88

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I'm not a smart guy at all. I have Norton parental controls on my computer, and to bypass it i run my computer on safe mode....for a long time. I hope that I'm wrong, but I sell a light odor from the exhaust of the laptop and was wondering if running a laptop on safe mode for extended periods of times (several hours for months) can damage the hardware of the computer.

My computer started to glitch today, where the log in screen had fuzzed out areas, and the bottom of the screen was not even visible. I restarted it and its back to normal. Norton has yet to ever detect a thing. But I'm thinking after running a computer for so long on safe mode....my computer must be seriously compromised. I actually just formatted it. Do you guys think I'll have to again? :D

Many thanks,

Ajay
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Safe Mode will not damage your computer. Safe Mode runs with a minimum of drivers so actually it will put less strain on the system. The problem with laptops is they are almost impossible for normal users to clean properly and dust build up inside traps heat - never good. That may be your problem. I would remove all covers and removable devices and blast the all cracks and crevices with compressed air. Or take it to a shop for a professional cleaning.
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Thats great to hear! Many thanks.
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