Windows® 7 Boot Options
Windows 7 is the latest Operating system provided by Microsoft Corporation. This OS is installed with various new and innovative features in it. Windows 7 offer the users with a number of advanced boot options. The advanced boot options permits the users to start Windows in advanced trouble shooting modes. This menu could be access by turning on the system and then press on F8 key prior to the appearance of Windows. Certain options such as such as safe mode could start the Windows in a limited state where only the bare essentials get started. The advanced start up options could help the computer to start Windows with latest features. These advanced boot options are commonly used by system administrators and IT professionals.
Advanced boot options in Windows 7 is equipped with the following features. They are:
- Repair the computer
- Start the system in safe mode
- Enable boot logging and low resolution video
- Windows 7 boot loader
Repair the computer
The advanced boot options offer the users with a number of system recovery tools that help the users to solve the start up problems and even restore the computer itself. This option could be accessible to the uses if the tools are incorporated in the computer’s hard disk. The recovery tools are placed in the installation disc if the Windows is packed with an installation disc.
Start the system in safe mode
These options could help to start the Windows in the safe mode. That is you could start the Windows with the least set of drivers and services. It could also allow starting the Windows with network drivers and services that ate required to access the network in an easy manner. Advanced boot options help the users to start the Windows in the safe mode with a command prompt Windows rather than the usual Windows interface.
The advanced boot options enable boot logging by creating a file, ntbtlog.txt that could lists all the drivers which are installed at the time of startup and it is very much helpful for advanced troubleshooting purpose. These options also offer the option to start Windows with the help of the existing video driver and by means of low resolution and rejuvenate rate settings. Users could use this mode for resetting the display settings.
Today most of the computers are packed with boot loader which is suitable with advanced versions of Windows like Windows 7. Boot loader is also called by the name Boot manager. When a system is powered up, the BIOS carry out some initial tests and relocate the control to master boot record in which the boot loader is located. Boot loader helps to load the Operating System in to the memory of the system when it is booted and also boot the Operating System. That is in order to place the OS in to the system memory, the boot loader has the main role. Then only your computer could easily identify the OS and work effectively. Boot loader also helps to solve various booting issues.
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