Repairing a computer is a job that was taken over by experts in the fields for quite some time now but you can do that all by yourself if you want to. Windows provide you with every possible way to sort the problem out and act wisely in order to solve it. Windows give you advanced startup options with multiple scopes just to make the repair job easier for you. You can access the menu with all these options before your computer starts.
Safe mode, for an instance starts you computer in the limited state using the essential applications and drivers only where you can get to know the problems and fix the issues. This is the most basic application that can be used by a user in order to diagnose the computer. The advanced startup options that would help people with professional skills in the field include:
- Repair Your Computer: This advanced startup option gives you with some recovery tools to repair startup issues mainly. You can run a diagnostic test or restore your system through these tools but they need to be installed on your system before you access them. Not all system have this startup option. Your Windows installations disc has instances of these tools contrarily.
- Safe Mode: Safe mode is the instance where your computer starts with the minimum number of drivers and services that are just required to start your machine. You can use other tools to repair your system.
- Safe Mode with Networking: Safe mode with networking is the advanced startup option that needs to be used when the repair involves other resources on the network. You would have your network drivers and services running in this more that would certainly help you gain access to either of the internet or network.
- Safe Mode with Command Prompt: This startup option uses even less drivers and services. The only mode available under this startup option is the command prompt. This option is used for administrators and IT professionals who know how to use command line tools to solve computer related issues.
- Enable Boot Logging: This option involves advanced troubleshooting and could be done by experienced people. The mode starts up with the creation of a file ntbtlog.txt which has lists of all the drivers that are installed during the startup. This helps diagnosing issues with the drivers.
- Last Known Good Configuration (advanced): This is a reasonable startup option that gives you with the startup configuration of drivers and registry that worked perfectly in the last normal run of your computer.
- Directory Services Restore Mode: This is another of the advanced startup options that give experts a way to resolve issues related to the Active Directory. The windows domain controller starts running the Active Directory so that the directory services are restored to normal.
- Debugging Mode: This is another of the advanced startup modes that give professionals experienced with repair and problem resolution with advanced troubleshooting options.
- Disable automatic restart on system failure: This option needs to be used with proper care and expertise. This is because Windows only restart where it has a serious issue. You can turn the restart feature off and it would not restart on failure. You are suggested to use this option only when you face the problem over and over again.
These advanced startup options help you a great deal in setting your computer to the running mode and fixing all possible problems that might occur.