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What is the boot device priority?

The order in which devices are checked to locate the bootable partition. The boot device priority is set in the BIOS and can be arranged in any order.


What are advanced startup options?

A set of tools that allows users to troubleshoot, recover or restore an OS when it cannot boot.


What is the MBR and VBR?

The master boot record and the volume boot record.
The MBR identifies the VBR which loads the boot manager.


What does the BIOS boot the computer with?

The first drive that contains a valid boot sector.


What can be used in the boot priority order?

Hard drives, network drives, USB drives, and even removable media can be used in the boot order, depending on the capabilities of the motherboard.


What does pressing the F8 key during the boot process do?

It the Windows Advanced Boot Options menu.


What are the four commonly used startup options available in WABO?

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking Capabilities.
Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Last Known Good Configuration.


What is Safe Mode?

A diagnostic mode used to troubleshoot Windows and Windows startup issues. Functionality is limited as many device drivers are not loaded.


What is Last Known Good Configuration?

Loads the configuration settings that were used the last time that Windows started successfully. It does this by accessing a copy of the registry that is created for this purpose.


How do you get to the advanced startup settings in Windows 8/10?

Instead, hold the Shift key and select the Restart option in the Power menu. This will display the Choose an Option screen. To get the startup settings, select Troubleshoot, then from the next screen select Advanced options. Inside Advanced options select Startup settings, then on the next screen select Restart. The computer will then restart and display the Startup Settings menu.