Using Task Manager.docx

Only a subset of advanced boot options are available

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utility to specify which boot mode you would like to use, then reboot the system. Only a subset of advanced boot options are available in Msconfig . The following table describes the different startup modes: Mode Description Enable Debugging This option starts Windows in an advanced troubleshooting mode. This option is typically used by programmers, not system administrators. Enable Boot Logging This option creates a log file named Ntbtlog.txt in C:\Windows during startup. This file contains an entry for each driver loaded during the boot process. If the system does not complete a regular boot, you can look at this file to see the last driver to load before the failure occurred. Enable Low- Resolution Video This option loads Windows using your current video driver, but configures it to use low resolution settings and a slow refresh rate. This option is useful when the wrong video configuration settings have been used, causing the screen to be unreadable. Selecting this option gives you the ability to restore the correct video settings.
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Enable Safe Mode When a computer boots in Safe Mode, only essential drivers and services are loaded (e.g., generic mouse, monitor, base storage device, keyboard, video drivers, and the Event Log service). This allows you to troubleshoot misbehaving applications, services, and drivers. Enable Safe Mode with Networking Safe Mode with Networking is a variation of Safe Mode that also loads a network driver and protocol so the system can communicate on the network. This option is useful in situations where an updated driver needs to be downloaded from the Internet and installed on the system to correct a problem. Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt Safe Mode with Command Prompt starts the computer in Safe Mode and displays a command prompt. Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Selecting this option causes Windows to not require a digital signature when loading a driver. Disable Early Launch Anti-Malware Protection This prevents the early launch antimalware driver from loading when the system is booted. This could increase the system's exposure to rootkit malware packages. Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure By default, Windows is configured to reboot whenever a critical system error occurs (Blue Screen of Death). When the error occurs, you will have only a short time before the system reboots. This might not be sufficient time to read and record the error information. If the error occurs while you are away from your computer, you will see a message that the system has restarted, but won't have seen the error. If the error occurs during startup, the system might continually reboot. Use the Disable automatic restart on system failure option on the advanced boot menu to stop the automatic reboots. Launch Recovery Environment Use this option to access system recovery tools, such as: Reset This PC System Restore System Image Recovery Startup Repair Command Prompt Go Back to the Previous Build Use the following recommendations to troubleshoot startup errors with the advanced boot options: Boot into Safe Mode and then use the appropriate tool to undo any recent changes. For example, you can:
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