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Startup Settings doesn't show up no matter what method I use

anion

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I tried to access it via Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Advanced Startup. After clicking that Startup Settings, it reboots but straight to desktop, it doesn't show me the Startup Settings.

I tried the pressing F8 key method through Windows Boot Manager but that didn't work as well. When I press F8, it just goes to desktop directly.

Are there any ways to access that settings? I'm just trying to disable driver signature enforcement.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop

Slavic

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As far as I know, the new (Windows 8+) boot menu cannot be called easily by pressing F8 because it is intended to appear only after system failure. You can restore the old-style boot menu like it was in Windows 7. Run the cmd.exe as administrator, then input
BCDEdit /SET "{Current}" BootMenuPolicy Legacy
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro; Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-12700K (Alder Lake)
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z690-M Plus D4
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (FHD)
    Hard Drives
    Windows 8.1: Samsung SSD 980 PRO, 500 GB (M.2)
    Windows 11: Samsung SSD 870 EVO, 500 GB (SATA)
    PSU
    Platimax D.F. 1050 W (80 Plus Platinum)
    Browser
    Google Chrome

MGhee

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Have you ever in the past on this machine been able to boot into safe mode, has it worked before? It might help to know if something is broken and you're trying to fix it?

Do you have your installation media, use it to boot or perform a recovery. Do you have a restore point that you can go back to, it sounds like you have a corrupted install - possibly.

See if anything here helps -> Solutions for a Computer That Won't Go Past the Startup Options

Also, if nothing so far is working for you, you may want to try msconfig.exe to boot into safe mode.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)

anion

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Have you ever in the past on this machine been able to boot into safe mode, has it worked before? It might help to know if something is broken and you're trying to fix it?

Do you have your installation media, use it to boot or perform a recovery. Do you have a restore point that you can go back to, it sounds like you have a corrupted install - possibly.

See if anything here helps -> Solutions for a Computer That Won't Go Past the Startup Options

Also, if nothing so far is working for you, you may want to try msconfig.exe to boot into safe mode.

Can I install a driver in Safe Mode? I think I can go to Safe Mode. It's just the Startup Settings I can't go into.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop

anion

New Member
As far as I know, the new (Windows 8+) boot menu cannot be called easily by pressing F8 because it is intended to appear only after system failure. You can restore the old-style boot menu like it was in Windows 7. Run the cmd.exe as administrator, then input
BCDEdit /SET "{Current}" BootMenuPolicy Legacy

Is this what you meant?

windows-boot-manager-5a2ae361e258f80036c1ecb9.png


I can go to it but when I press F8, Windows just starts normally.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop

MGhee

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Can I install a driver in Safe Mode? I think I can go to Safe Mode. It's just the Startup Settings I can't go into.
Sometimes this is the only way to get into a system to perform work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)

MGhee

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Member

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)
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