I have had to use this option recently as my laptop would not boot into Windows 8 while I was on vacation. If the problem with Windows occurs after the desktop has been loaded, the Last Known Good Configuration will not fix the issue. I have to set everything to legacy for it to work. Please be as specific as possible, I know a lot less than you guys - as if that's not apparent - and what you might think is a given really isn't, not to me, anyway. The Startup Settings screen requires the use of the keyboard like the other Advanced Boot Options menus require. I can either boot windows normally or run diagnostics. I downloaded a file that puts a screen up when booting, offering me the option of booting into safe mode.
I would like to not. . For some issues, outside help may be needed and if the computer will boot to Safe Mode, usually it will also boot into Safe Mode with Networking unless the issue with Windows involves the drivers for the networking device s. This is a quick way to restart into the boot options menu, as you can access the Shut Down button from the Charms anywhere on your system. How long should I wait? I have encountered several issues in which booting into Safe Mode, one of the Advanced Boot Options, and then rebooting into Windows normally was enough to fix the issues. An example of using the Safe Mode with Networking option would be allowing a technician to remote in to the computer to fix a problem such as a virus or corrupt files that are preventing Windows from starting normally.
Thanks again and best wishes to all of you. When I go to the boot menu, the screen says: Boot Option 1 Windows Boot Manager Add New Boot Option Delete Boot Option There is no option to boot from anywhere else! Have you tried uninstalling it, then remove its program folder,if it still remains, and clear the Temp folder? I am having some serious boot issues at the moment and need to get this sorted out really. The first choice, Safe Mode, is a very basic boot up of Windows that uses generic Windows drivers from Microsoft instead of the drivers provided by the vendor. I need to change the boot order. I still cannot find a way to boot into safemode except using windows config utility. I have been given a new value for the boot.
The new and improved boot menu also lets you , into a different operating system, or mess around with settings like you've always done. I am now trying an xp repair install and hoping it doesnt wipe anything! Also, the Gigabyte manual says F9 is for some driver disk hard drive backup thing sounds like Gigabyte proprietary. The Last Known Good Configuration does exactly what it sounds like it does. No keyboard or mouse actions can do anything. Accessing the Startup Settings menu using the above steps is a per-use situation. I even tried altering my registry as suggested by another forum member, but it didnt work either. Windows loads the last system configuration in which the system booted normally.
I have tried all other F keys and several others! You can access your boot. I've tried all other suggestions to no avail also so looks like I will just have to live with this Thanks again. Best wishes Hi tobeach, thanks for your input. The Advanced Boot Options, what they are used for, and how they are used will be discussed in more detail below. If you have not done it before, it may need trial and error to get it just right - try tapping the F8 key repeatedly about once every half a second, or faster, just after switching on the computer. It sat there for 15 seconds and no movement. Debuggers are used to find problems in how a program was written.
When this happens, we use the Advanced Boot Options to resolve the issues. As soon as you see a blank black display with a small horizontal cursor at the top left, press the key 3. These options require that the Windows 8 installation software be available. The only reason this became a problem was that a couple of weeks ago, Ihad a problem where I couldn't boot into windows at all! The image below from Windows 7 shows the new functionality added that was included starting in Windows Vista. These options are System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Command Prompt, and Startup Settings.
F8 for safe mode, F11 for system restore, etc. These options include commonly used options such as Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Last Known Good Configuration as well as advanced options that I have rarely needed to use. Using the Disable automatic restart on system failure option prevents the automatic restarts of the computer so that the information about the issue can be obtained. After booting into Safe Mode, I was able to reboot the computer in normal mode successfully and have had no further issues. I installed windows 7 but now windows doesnt detect m graphic card.
This information can then be analyzed to find where the boot up process is failing. Since there are various Windows boot issues, one needs to enter the boot menu to apply the troubleshooting steps. Early Launch anti-malware protection is used to malware from installing as Windows loads to the desktop. While previous versions of Windows required you to press a certain key when starting your computer, Windows 8 uses a completely different method. Does this mean my System Reserved partition is whacked? There are five options common to all four operating systems. I have now been told how to alter the registry for boot.