Windows10 provides a wide range of interesting features and functions although several many have complained about the Operating system and its relatability to the audience. However, the Operating system boasts of other impressive features one of which is the advanced boot options comes in handy for tackling and setting lasting solution to problems encountered by the Operating system.
The option allows users to reset their computers, restore the PC to its previous state, to boot the system up with a different operating system along with other functions including the Startup Repair.
The Windows 10 boot options can, however, be accessed through a variety of ways which will be treated in this article. Here are some of the ways to access the Windows 10 Boot Options o your PC.
There are more than one way to access the boot option on your Windows 10 PC but if you can gain complete access to your Desktop, then your windows are working fine, and the boot option can be accessed by holding the Shift Key while you click on the restart option on your PC. This is the simplest method to access the Windows 10 boot option as all you need do using this method is to hold down the shift key while restarting your PC. Doing that involves accessing the start menu panel on your PC and opening up the Power options menu from which you then proceed to press and hold the shift key while clicking on the Restart option. The combination will result in Windows giving an automatic response by providing an advanced boot option after a short period.
However, it is worthy to note that this shortcut function can work from anywhere on your PC and irrespective of the applications opened. The trick is also applicable to the Shutdown menu from the start screen. The key, however, remains that the Shift key must be held down while clicking on the Restart button. A major setback to this method involves the On-Screen keyboard or the virtual keyboard as the command does not respond to the virtual keyboard in case of faulty or non-responsive physical keyboard.
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In cases where users can’t employ the shift and restart function on their PC especially when the physical keyboard is non-responsive, this method could prove to be the next best alternative to accessing the Windows 10 boot options. Through accessing the ‘Advanced Startup Options’ on your laptop, you can equally arrive at the boot options.
Doing this involves launching into the Settings panel of the Windows 10 from the start menu then proceeding to the Update and Security option provided at the bottom part of the window. From this point, locate and navigate to the Recovery option where you can click on the ‘restart Now’ option under the Advanced Startup options in the window provided. Your PC following this series of calculated moves will then proceed to restart into advanced boot options.
Using the command prompt may prove to be the next best idea in case of the physical keyboard’s non-responsiveness. Using the command prompt involves accessing the command prompt by clicking on the start menu where the “Command Prompt (Administrative access must be granted for this to work) is clicked upon. At the pop-up window of the command prompt, enter the code “shutdown.exe /r /o” and click on enter.
You will see the prompt saying you are being signed out, just close it and Windows 10 will reboot to boot options. However, unlike the above methods where Windows restarts immediately, there will be a tiny delay before the Windows restart.
The options above used to access the Windows 10 boot options are however particular to users who can access their Desktop but in cases where a certain user cannot go past a certain stage to access their Desktop, here are some of the ways to access your boot options.
Forcing windows to start in advanced boot options may be the first step to take and this could be achieved through a default setting which allows Windows to start in advanced boot option should it fail to startup, however, if it doesn’t load up the boot option itself, and your Windows is stuck in the boot cycle, all hope I not lost.
Forcing windows to start in advanced boot options after it has crashed could be achieved by carefully timing your move. Here’s how; Power up your PC and once you see the Windows logo, press and hold the power button on your PC which in turn shuts your PC down. This could also be achieved by pulling out the battery source as soon as the PC boots to the Windows screen. However, make sure to repeat this between 2 and five times to force your PC to open the boot options.
If however, the above method looks too tasking and probably insane, here’s another approach which involves the use of Windows 10 Recovery Drive. This method is quite simple as all you need a USB drive and any other PC running on Windows 10.
Running the recovery drive can help you troubleshoot several errors which might be the problem on your Windows 10 PC.
Start by creating a recovery Driver or your PC if you haven’t already done that using a USB drive and a Windows 10 PC, proceed to follow carefully the instructions given for the creation of the backup file. Once done, attach the recovery drive created to your PC and restart your PC from the drive. The setup will prompt you for a keyboard layout, choose the desired layout, the US setup works in most cases across the board.