Advanced start-up options menu for Windows® Vista system
What is the advanced start-up options menu for a Windows Vista system?
The advanced start-up menu is a feature that is available in Windows operating systems. It helps a Windows system load other options. The advanced start-up or boot menu options are generally considered as troubleshooting options. The Windows Vista operating system also provides users with the advanced start-up options menu. The various options provided in the Windows Vista system start-up are repair your computer, safe mode options like safe mode networking, safe mode with command prompt and simple safe mode options, enable boot logging, enable low resolution video, directory services restore mode, last known good configuration, debugging mode, disable driver signature enforcement, disable automatic restart on system failure and start Windows normally. All the above-mentioned options would load the operating system with different functionalities.
Discussed below are some points to keep in mind while using these options:
- Steps to access the options
- Use the option as troubleshooting utility
- Users should have knowledge about each option
Steps to access the options
The advanced start-up options or boot options in the Windows Vista operating system can be accessed through the steps that are mentioned below. Restart the system and press the 'F8' key continuously until the advanced boot options menu appears before the launching of the Windows logo. In the boot options window, use the 'Down' and 'Up' arrow keys to select the various advanced options. Press the 'Enter' key when the particular option needed is highlighted. Then, the system would load in that particular state.
Use the option as troubleshooting utility
The advanced options in Windows Vista systems can be used when users experience any issues in running a Windows Vista system. The advanced options selected by the user should be based on particular conditions of the system. So, the user should identify the issues as the first step and then choose a suitable troubleshooting mode from the advanced options. The normal mode start-up for the Windows operating system is also available in the advanced options menu.
The different advanced options available with the Windows Vista start-up menu highlights the various troubleshooting modes present in the system. So, the user should be aware about each option since they may be confused while accessing the boot menu window. The various options would load the system with limited resource mode according to the functionality and the user should be aware about such limited options for running the various applications. Some of the applications would be bared from running in Windows Vista systems under the advanced startup options. Users must click on the 'Escape' button when they need to come out of the window.
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