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Bruinaholic

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I get confused when I see the following 3 statements on which one is used for what"

1. Start windows in safe mode.

2. Start windows using last known good configuration.

3. Start windows using recovery console and restore using the most recent full backup.

Can someone please help me as to what you would use first and for what situations, please. I would really appreciate it.

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If you just had a problem getting into Windows (not a problem where it shut down incorrectly), then the first one you'd want to use is:

2. Start windows using last known good configuration.

Once you successfully log in (even if it doesn't boot all the way), you lose the usefulness of this option because if there was a change which screwed up logging in, after you "successfully" login, the computer will record the current settings, even if they are the screwed up ones.


You'd use this one only when you're having problems booting normally and need to make changes to fix it.

1. Start windows in safe mode.


I have never seen this one, referencing a full backup:

3. Start windows using recovery console and restore using the most recent full backup.

Is this on a server environment?
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No server environment.
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So is it safe to say the following

Safe mode- is for troubleshooting with minimal drivers and services, use this option.

LKGC- if your system has trouble booting as a result of something you changed such as hardware driver or service option, use this option.

Recovery console- has utilities that enable you to access your partitions and perform operations on a corrupted OS, use this option.

What do you guys think?
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Yup. I couldn't have said it any better myself. :whistling:
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