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System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8


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#22
Indeed. :)
 

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#23
Shutdown /r /o /t 00

at the command prompt or in a shortcut will force a restart to the advanced boot options menu. It is best to always run this as administrator if needed.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP COMPAQ Presario CQ57
    CPU
    AMD E- 300 APU with Radion HD Graphics 1.30GHz
    Motherboard
    inbuilt
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI
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    High Definition Audio on-board
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    notebook
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    1366x768
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    Seagate ST9500325AS
    Google drive 15GB
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    external 20v
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    inbuilt
    Mouse
    touchpad
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    BT Infinity Unlimited - 80 up 20 down =70/16 really
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Thank you Fafhrd. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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wuming79

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#25
er...hi, I installed win RP on my system and tried to do an image recovery but I can't find the option under Advanced Options. Does anyone encounter this before?

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    Win 8 RP
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    XPS 2710
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    Intel® Core™ i5-3450s processor
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    Not sure
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    8GB DDR3 SO-DIMM AT 1600MHZ-2x4GB
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Hello wuming, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Which option did you use to boot to the Startup Options Menu?

If you can start Windows 8, then using OPTION TWO in link above is a good choice.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

wuming79

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#27
Hi, both options still did not show Image Recovery option.
Does installing in UEFI mode or Legacy mode makes a difference?
 

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    Win 8 RP
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    XPS 2710
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-3450s processor
    Motherboard
    Not sure
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 SO-DIMM AT 1600MHZ-2x4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M 2GB DDR5

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#28
Wuming,

Not sure why you do not have these options. I suppose that it may be related to UEFI or Legacy mode, but I have no way of testing to see.

Have you already tried restoring the image (system backup) through "Windows 7 Recovery" in the Control Panel in Windows 8 to hopefully be able to select a "System Backup" like below?

System_Backup.jpg
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

wuming79

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#29
Hi, somehow it has something to do with installing in UEFI or Legacy mode. Now the option is appearing after I switch to install from Legacy mode which the system came in default.
 

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    8GB DDR3 SO-DIMM AT 1600MHZ-2x4GB
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    NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 640M 2GB DDR5

Daddyman

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#30
Unfortunately, this method fails. In the Advanced Options window, there is no 'Windows Startup Settings' icon in either of my Windows 8 installation discs. Both discs are retail versions.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Daddyman

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#32
Thanks for your amazingly fast reply. I will discuss the article to which you linked.

Please keep in mind that my objective is to boot directly to Safe Mode (or to the other boot options described in the tutorial, e.g., Safe Mode with Networking, With Command Prompt, etc.) without first booting into Windows. This is important because if my computer fails to boot for any reason, and I cannot boot directly to Safe Mode for troubleshooting, then my only other choice is to make a wholesale change to my system via Refresh, Reset, restoring a backup image or a factory reset.

OPTION ONE is only possible if you can boot into Windows 8 normally.
OPTION TWO is only possible if you can boot into Windows 8 normally.
OPTION THREE states "You will not be able to boot to the Advanced Boot Options screen using this option."
OPTION FOUR states "You will not be able to boot to the Advanced Boot Options screen using this option."
OPTION FIVE states "You will only see this option if you added Windows 8 Safe Mode to the Windows boot manager." Option Five allows me to boot directly to Safe Mode, but only if I don't mind seeing the "Choose an operating system" screen every time I boot my computer.
OPTION SIX is the option I tried, with the results I described: There is no Windows Startup Settings icon in the Advanced Options window.

I noticed that the tutorial was originally published on September 14, 2011. It appears that things may not work the same way in the released 'retail' version of the Windows 8 install disc. Nevertheless, I would be glad to be corrected or shown another way to boot directly to Safe Mode in Windows 8. It may be that Microsoft in its wisdom decided that we shall not do this any longer.
 

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    Windows 8

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Daddyman

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#34
Thanks again for your help, and thanks for all the effort you devote to these forums. Your work is much appreciated.

It seems like 'boot to Safe Mode' is another long-time Windows feature that Microsoft is trying to deprecate. I hope a work-around surfaces soon.
 

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    Windows 8

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Daddyman

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#36
Hello once again.

Although it might seem that I'm obsessed with Safe Mode in Windows 8, I am not. I merely have an abiding interest in the subject. ;)

I read elsewhere that if you are unable to boot into Windows 8 normally after numerous attempts, Windows will automatically load the Advanced Startup Options screen, from which you can choose to go to Windows Startup Settings and from there to Safe Mode (or any of the other startup choices available.)

I can't see anything in my copy of Windows 8 that says Windows will restart automatically but I did see a checkbox option in Control Panel > Systems Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery > Time to display recovery options when needed.

If you or any other EightForums members have had the experience, and can confirm that Safe Mode can be reached in this way, that would satisfy my concern: It would mean that Safe Mode is accessible if you can't boot Windows normally.

Of course, Safe Mode has other handy uses, like deleting files that are locked when Windows loads normally, but for those uses it's perfectly fine to access Safe Mode after booting in to Windows 8.
 

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    Windows 8

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Yep, that's correct. If a problem is detected, it will give you the default 30 seconds to press a key (usually F8) to enter Startup Settings.

Of course, adding Safe Mode to your boot menu would be good insurance to have. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Daddyman

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#38
Yep, that's correct. If a problem is detected, it will give you the default 30 seconds to press a key (usually F8) to enter Startup Settings.
TA DA! :party:

Ah, but there's a "gotcha."

In my copy of Windows 8, there was no check mark in Control Panel > Systems Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery > Time to display recovery options when needed. I had to put that check mark there myself. Word to the wise!

Of course, adding Safe Mode to your boot menu would be good insurance to have.
Agreed!

Thanks again for all your time and help.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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You're welcome. Anytime. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

wins

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#40
I found another way to reboot to RecoveryEnvironment

Before restarting enter this in elevated command prompt : reagentc.exe /boottore
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
    Motherboard
    Intel
    Memory
    4GB
    Hard Drives
    ( WD Black 1TB ) x 2