The first step to recovering a crashed computer is Windows Vista's Safe Mode. Knowing this will allow you to deal with bad software drivers, determine if it's a hardware or software error, and fight off virus attacks. Safe Mode is like a second chance to save your PC from certain doom. This PCSTATS Guide is designed to provide the average computer user with the tools to repair his or her Vista operating system and access files in an emergency, using almost nothing but Windows Vista's own inbuilt tools and utilities. All of this is done through the most useful of all these tools, the Windows Safe Mode option.