How to Access Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10?

The Advanced Boot Options menu can help you to repair, reset the Windows, access the OS BIOS, and restore the data from the backup file by safe mode. This option is available in the various versions of Windows, such as Windows Vista/7/XP, etc. Advanced Boot Options menu was available in the startup of Windows 8, but now it is present in the Advanced Startup Options. So, if you want to access the Advanced Boot Options menu, then you can read this article to get complete information to access the Advanced Boot Options menu easily without having trouble.

What Is Advanced Boot Options Menu?

Windows Advanced Boot Options is the feature of Windows consists of various advanced troubleshooting tools and startup methods which are used for repairing the important files or starting the system by minimum required processes, restoring all of the previous settings, etc. Windows 10 also offers many of the advanced windows troubleshooting methods. There are many ways listed below that will help you to learn more about the Advanced Boot Options in Windows 10.

Windows Advanced Boot Options

Options in the Windows Advanced Boot Options menu

There are different options listed in the Advanced Boot Options menu, and these options work well for various situations, so we will give you brief information on these options so that you can understand and use them according to your convenience.

#1: Safe Mode

This option is used for accessing in the safe mode because this mode loads the Windows with lesser features as well as dependencies enabled so that you can resolve the issues of your system. Apart from it, there are two different options in safe mode. So the first one is “Safe Mode with Networking,” and another one is “Safe Mode with Command Prompt.”Windows 10 Safe Mode

#2: Enable Boot Logging

In the Advanced Boot Options menu, this option indicates the Windows to create and write the information regarding the boot-up process to the log. This log is saved in the text document having a name ntbtlog.txt in a %SystemRoot% folder.Enable Boot Logging

#3: Repair Your Computer

This particular option has been added to the Advanced Boot Options menu of Windows 7. This option offers access to startup the repair feature, but this option is not available in every Windows 7 because the repair option must be installed in the disk. You can also access this option from the boot menu in Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Repair Your Computer

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#4: Enable low-resolution video

This option works to disable the advanced video option and helps a user access the system for changing the graphics settings. Enable low-resolution video is also used for the basic VGA drivers so that you can resolve the graphics card related issues easily. This option enables your system to load the video at the low-resolution video (640×480), reduces the screen resolution, and decreases the refresh rate.Windows Low Resolution Video

#5: Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)

Last Known Good Configuration is an essential recovery option that helps you start your system using the Window registry backup copy. This option is beneficial to resolve the buggy Windows or driver update or any changes in the hardware configuration. You can read the Last Known Good Configuration to get complete details about it.Last Known Good Configuration

#6: Debugging Mode

Debugging Mode helps the developers use the debugger in Windows for catching and monitoring the bugs and issues. This feature is used by the developers of the low-level system to write drivers or different kernel modules.

Windows Debugging

#7: Disable automatic restart on system failure

This option is beneficial to get the details of the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) at the Windows startup. When your system detects the BSOD issue during the boot, then it automatically reboots your system, so you can select this option for viewing the complete details of BSOD.Disable Automatic Restart After Failure

#8: Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement option is beneficial for the user to bypass the driver signature checks. In different Windows versions, this option works for bypassing the security checking for the specific types of drivers, which helps you to load the third-party drivers.

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

#9: Disable early launch anti-malware protection

Disable early launch anti-malware protection option is only available in Windows 8, and this option can disable anti-malware software’s early startup such as Windows Defender and Microsoft Security.Disable early launch anti-malware protection

#10: Start Windows Normally

This option starts your Windows system in the normal mode, which means you can select this option if you don’t want to use any of the above options of the Advanced Boot Options menu liststart-windows-normally

How to Access the Windows Advanced Boot Options menu(Windows 10)?

#1: By Boot Up Menu

  • First, you need to power on your system and press the F11 key at the time of Windows boot-up, then it will open the Advanced Startup menu.
  • In case you have a bootable drive such as a USB or DVD, then you can boot it for going in the Advanced Startup Options.
  • After inserting the bootable drive, you need to boot off this drive then click on the Next button.Install Windows 10
  • After that, click on the Repair Your Computer.Repair Your Computer
  • Select Troubleshoot.Select troubleshoot
  • (If your system stops due to the startup error, it will redirect to the boot’s Advanced Startup Options menu).
  • In case you reached the login screen of Windows 10, then you can use the Advanced System Options.
  • Now, click on the power icon at the button right corner and hold the shift button, then click on the Restart icon.
  • Next, click on the Troubleshoot and select Advanced Options.

#2: By Settings Option

  • You can also use the Settings option to open the Advanced Startup Options menu quickly.
  • Open the Settings by clicking on the Start Menu and clicking on the gear icon.
  • After that, click on the Update & Security, click on the Recovery, and then select Restart Now.Windows Update and Security
  • At last, click on the Troubleshoot.Select troubleshoot
  • Select Advanced Options to open it.Advanced Option


This article will help you to get complete information regarding the Advanced Boot Options menu and how to access the Advanced Boot Options menu in Windows. As we have described, the Advanced Boot Options menu is beneficial for you in repairing, Resetting the Windows, accessing the OS BIOS, and restoring the data by the backup file through the safe mode. Apart from it, this option is available in the different versions of Windows like Windows Vista/7/XP, etc.

We hope that you got thorough details of the Advanced Boot Options menu and you can use them to resolve various issues that occur in Windows.

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