msconfig issue.

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

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

    Jun 17, 2009
    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?

  2. geobot

    geobot Guest

    Did you restart your PC?
  3. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

    Jun 17, 2009
    Of course. I found a way around it. Still like to know why though.
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

    Nov 18, 2012
    #4 murphy78, Aug 30, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    There's a few ways to access the advanced startup options, but the one preferred method is to run:
    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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