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Could not access Advanced Startup

  1. #1


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro

    Could not access Advanced Startup


    I've had two computers in the last few weeks where i was unable to get to the Advanced Startup functions through Settings>Change PC Settings. On one machine, clicking Change PC Settings just kept giving a blank white screen. The other PC simply would not boot. (On one of those PC's I wanted to get to Safe Mode, on the other I was looking to Refresh or Reset the OS.)

    I fixed both of them by restoring to factory original settings using the manufacturer's built in function, which was ok since there was not much configuration that had been done by the user.

    But I am wondering if Microsoft has built in any other ways to access Safe Mode or Refresh/Reset when the usual method does not work. Can these be accessed through the recovery boot disk? If so, are there any tutorials on this?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vincenzo,

    I like adding "Safe Mode" to my "Choose an OS" (Windows Boot Manager) screen to make it easy to boot to at boot if needed.

    If you have not already, then you might consider creating a system repair disc (CD/DVD) or recovery drive (USB) to be able to boot from and do a reset, refresh, etc.... with at boot if needed.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    OK the recovery disk or drive should do what I am looking for.

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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