Windows® Advanced Boot Options
Read on to know about Windows systems and the different boot options available in it.
Windows is a series of operating systems developed by Microsoft. Windows have better and easy-of-use features that simplify the daily tasks of the users. The most recent versions of Windows include Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. One of the features of Windows is its advanced boot options. The advanced boot options are actually meant for troubleshooting the problems that cannot be performed in the Normal Mode. Safe Mode, Start Windows in a Limited state, and Debugging Mode, etc. are some of the boot options in Windows systems.
Discussed below are some points that can let the users to know about different boot options in Windows:
- More on Advanced Boot Options
- Different Boot Options
- Points to remember while using Advanced Boot Options
More on Advanced Boot Options
Advanced Boot Options is a unique feature of Windows-based operating systems that help users to troubleshoot the problems in case they cannot be handled in Normal Mode. To access the Advanced Boot Options, turn on the computer and press the ‘F8’ key in your keyboard before Windows starts. A list of various advanced boot modes will appear which can be used for troubleshooting.
Different Boot Options
Windows operating systems come with different boot options. The Advanced Boot Options of Windows include Safe Mode, Debugging Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, etc. Safe Mode contains different options like Safe Mode with Networking and Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Safe Mode starts Windows with basic services and essential device drivers. Debugging Mode starts Windows with advanced troubleshooting options that are meant for IT professionals and system administrators.
Since these Advanced Boot Options are mainly meant for troubleshooting, there are certain things to keep in mind while using these modes. Some of the boot options like Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Directory Services Restore Mode, Debugging Mode, etc. are kept for IT professionals and system administrators. It is highly recommended that these modes should not be accessed by novice users as well as beginners as changing the settings in these modes can bring the system to halt. Also most of these boot options start with minimal services and required set of device drivers and you will not be able to use some applications which are installed in your system.
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