msconfig issue.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Pasta88, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Windows 8.1 OS, bring up the run command and typing msconfig, select to safe boot and then hit ok. Nothing happens. How do i get it to boot?

    thx
     
  2. geobot

    geobot Guest

    Did you restart your PC?
     
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Of course. I found a way around it. Still like to know why though.
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #4 murphy78, Aug 30, 2014
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    There's a few ways to access the advanced startup options, but the one preferred method is to run:
    Code:
    shutdown /r /o /t 0
    That lets you enter the recovery options menu (it's kind-of like a duplicate winre except that it's not booted to)

    Then you select the advanced startup options and when you reboot it'll have the like 9 options and a hidden 10th or something.
    One of those is the safe-mode.

    They went out of their way to hide these recovery options and automate things in win8.x, which I personally don't approve of.
    As a rule, I don't like it when people design software that assumes that everyone using it is an idiot.
     
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