Startup Modes

Windows can boot in one of many different modes. Pressing the F8 key during the boot process opens the Windows Advanced Startup Options menu, as shown in the figure. This allows users to select how to boot Windows. The following startup options are commonly used:

NOTE: Last Known Good Configuration is not useful unless it is applied immediately after a failure occurs. If the machine is restarted and manages to open Windows, the registry is updated with the faulty information.