Windows 10 Startup, Windows 8 its Settings

Deepak Gupta January 10, 2022
Updated 2022/01/10 at 10:53 PM

Being able to access the startup settings of Windows 10 and 8 can help us acfix any operating system malfunction. This fact is very important, because sometimes it is not even possible to access the startup configurations from the operating system itself.

In this case we must use some removable media with a system installation that allows us to access this utility. If you want to know how to access the startup settings of Windows 8 and 10, and the different boot modes of the operating system, I invite you to continue reading. We already started.

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Windows 10 and 8 startup settings from PC settings

To access the Windows 10 and 8 startup settings from the computer configuration you simply have to follow the following steps.

First, write setting in the start menu. Select open once the setup option appears. In this window go to the option Update and security. Here select the option Recovery.

In this window go to the Advanced startup section. Here select the option Restart now. This procedure will restart the computer.

Once it restarts, a screen should appear with the option “Choose an option”. On this screen select Solve problems. If you don’t see the option in this window Startup settings, you must select Advanced Options.

Once here select startup settings and then restart. When the startup settings screen appears, you just need to choose the start mode you want.

Windows 10 and 8 startup settings from Windows recovery

In case the system cannot be accessed, we can always access the boot configuration menu using removable media with a system install.

For this insert the removable media with the installation in the computer and restart it. Enter the boot menu and select boot from removable device.

Select Repair your computer. In this window select the option “choose an option”. Then click Solve problems. If the option does not appear Startup settings, select Advanced Options and then Startup settings. Then press restart. When the computer restarts, select a startup option and restart the computer again.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 Start Modes

There are several startup modes that can be selected. Please note that aSome modes start the operating system with only some functionality and in a limited way. On the other hand, other modes allow Windows startup with advanced features. These modes are only recommended for IT specialists and professionals.

Among the possible start modes we have the following.

Windows 10 and 8 startup settings, enable debugging

With this mode we will be activating the Kernel debugging in Windows 10 and 8. This method is very advanced for troubleshooting. It consists of transmitting the startup information to another computer or device with a debugger running.

Is depuration It is the same that is in several previous versions of Windows, working practically the same. It is very important since it will allow us to develop a safe and fast debugging as well as efficient.

Enable boot record

This option consists of create loadable drivers file in the next startup / startup process of the computer. Otherwise it works the same as in previous versions. It will be loaded and stored as ntbtlog.txt almost always in C. This will depend on where we have Windows installed and this will be our Boot Record.

Starting Windows correctly we will go to files, we will see if something helps in solving the problems that have occurred on our computer. If Windows does not start, we should try to run the Safe Mode. After this we will go to the file again and try to solve the current problem from that document.

Even if safe mode were to fail, we could do a soft reset Advanced startup options and run control panel. We search from there the log file and we will use the command type d: windows ntbtlog.txt.

Windows 10 and 8 startup settings, enable low resolution video.

With this option we would be starting Windows relatively normally, but our screen resolution would be 800 × 600 pixels. In older monitors the refresh rate would also be reduced.

All monitors accept this resolution, resulting in a fairly secure option for those who wish to correct some previous configuration error. We must also note that we will only change the resolution, the display driver will not be uninstalled, it will not be modified and it will definitely not disappear if this option is activated. Significantly this mode will be greatly appreciated for anyone who makes a mistake in some resolution setting and his monitor stops responding.

Enable Safe Mode

Windows 10 and Windows 8 Safe Mode will load a tiny number of drivers and services for Windows to run. This is caused by trying to diagnose problems with this Windows startup option.

If Windows starts from Safe Mode, you you can run all kinds of tools and services. Thanks to this, you will be able to know which controller is deactivated, causing the precariousness of your system. This is the most normal mode, the one most used by users, the safest and without a doubt one of the best options when it comes to solving problems.

Enable Safe Mode with networks

This option would be oriented to the same objective as the previous option, it has all the characteristics of the previous one mentioned. The drivers and services for network denial will be enabled and you will be able to make use of these to diagnose your problem.

An interesting tool if you want to have your computer in safe mode and at the same time have the internet active. The best option for those who want to inquire about their problem on the web.

Enable safe mode with the home button

It is the same option as activating Safe Mode, only this will also load the home button with the default user settings. This option is mostly chosen when normal Safe Mode fails.

It has a series of commands that can help you when it comes to solving your Windows startup problem.

Suppress driver signature application

This option will allow us install unsigned drivers in Windows being able to be useful at the time of solving advanced operations in which the controllers are related. Thus allowing to install several drivers without limitations orienting us to the resolution of problems thanks to them. Something quite positive when it comes to working in this mode.

Remove Early Start Anti-Malware Protection

Windows loads antimalware protection as one of its first drivers and this option will allow us to deactivate it. It will be useful when judging if our latest installed antivirus is impacting our Windows startup or because it is not starting correctly. A highly suggested option for all users who have recently changed their antivirus.

Suppress automatic restart after failure

This Windows startup option as it already shows will not allow Windows to start automatically once it suffers from any error or failure. As you will realize if your computer has a fault it can happen that it suffers a sudden shutdown and then restarts automatically, this option will avoid this.

With this function activated, Windows itself will force itself to restart after some critical system failure such as the famous ones blue screens. This will cause that when the first blue screen occurs, it will automatically restart, preventing us from witnessing the error that occurred or writing down the solution code.


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