Advanced Boot Options

The Windows boot options allow you to use repair tools in case the system has loading problems. Press and Hold the function key F8 when the computer is booting from a restart or a power on. If the computer fails to boot from the hard drive, then use the Windows Installation DVD media. The following is a brief explanation of the boot options:

Repair Your Computer - more system recovery tools & diagnostics
Safe Mode – Loads a base system with a minimal set of functions
Safe Mode With Networking – Loads a base system with basic functions including networking
Safe Mode With Command Prompt – Loads a base system with basic functions and a command-line interface
Enable Boot Logging – Creates a log file called Ntbtlog.txt with a list of loaded drivers (excellent to diagnose a failure by checking the last loaded file)
Enable Low Resolution Video – Loads a normal system with a basic generic display drivers (excellent to recover from an incorrect/faulty display driver)
Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced) – Loads a previous normal system that used to function correctly as the current configuration might be faulty
Directory Services Restore Mode – Non-related to the client computer
Debugging Mode - Enables kernel debugging
Disbale Automatic Restart On System Failure – Disallow the computer to automatically restarts when a major fault (Blue screen of death) happens
Disable Driver Signal Enforcement – Allows you to load unsigned drivers
Start Windows Normally – Self explanatory