Safe mode start from BOOT menu


CountMike

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I suddenly lost ability to start windows from BOOT menu.
I have a BOOT menu to chose between normal windows and Insider Dev on another disk. Normally choosing each by pressing F5 or F8 buttons it would boot to safe mode but it doesn't now. F5 doesn't do anything and F8 starts in normal mode. Restarting from Windows (Shift + Restart) works properly. From command prompt too. Fast start in BIOS and fast BOOT are disabled. Next week I'm going to upgrade PC to new platform including MB, CPU and RAM so it's important to be able to do first BOOT in Safe mode.with networking.
I know I could make new BOOT entry for both in Msconfig but would like to get back to default behavior.
 

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Use EasyBCD to rebuild your Boot Menu.

On the Advanced Settings tab, you can select an entry in the boot menu and elect to boot into Safe Mode etc. on the Advanced tab under Change Settings.

 
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    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
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    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
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Use EasyBCD to rebuild your Boot Menu.

On the Advanced Settings tab, you can select an entry in the boot menu and elect to boot into Safe Mode etc. on the Advanced tab under Change Settings.

Tnx,I know that and used EasyBCD to make the menu but that's permanent until changed again. I need old behavior back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
If you want the old behaviour back, then rebuild your boot menu, something is messed up in your current boot menu. Doing so should restore the default behaviour.

As I pointed out though, you can add additional menu items that will boot into safe mode w/networking for example.

Your Boot Menu might look something like this:

Windows 11
Windows 11 Safe Mode W/Net
Insider Dev
Insider Dev Safe Mode W/Net

No need to press F5 or F8, it will be right there for you, just select the appropriate entry.

It all depends on how you want to configure things.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    G-Skill RipjawsV F4-3600C18 (16GB x 2)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS VE278 (x 2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    Samsung 970 Pro NVMe 512GB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0004 10TB (x 2)
    ST10000VN0008 10TB (x 2)
    ST4000VN000 4TB (x 2)
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 400R
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith Prism (Stock)
    Keyboard
    Logitech G213
    Mouse
    Logitech G502
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down / 40Mbps up
    Browser
    Firefox - Chrome - Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender - Clamwin
If you want the old behaviour back, then rebuild your boot menu, something is messed up in your current boot menu. Doing so should restore the default behaviour.

As I pointed out though, you can add additional menu items that will boot into safe mode w/networking for example.

Your Boot Menu might look something like this:

Windows 11
Windows 11 Safe Mode W/Net
Insider Dev
Insider Dev Safe Mode W/Net

No need to press F5 or F8, it will be right there for you, just select the appropriate entry.

It all depends on how you want to configure things.
Tnx. I added entry for Safe Mode, that isn't the problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
Tnx. I added entry for Safe Mode, that isn't the problem.
You can get the old (black) boot menu back with the command bcdedit /set {id} bootmenupolicy legacy. Run as admin. To see the id in the {} just run bcdedit without any parameters.

I assume that was the issue.


Cheers
jimbo
 

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You can get the old (black) boot menu back with the command bcdedit /set {id} bootmenupolicy legacy. Run as admin. To see the id in the {} just run bcdedit without any parameters.

I assume that was the issue.


Cheers
jimbo
Hiya Jimbo. I have black menu but no F5 and F8 functions.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10 and Insider Dev.+ Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home brewed
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 7900x
    Motherboard
    ASROCK b650 PRO RS
    Memory
    2x8GB Kingston 6000MHz, Cl 32 @ 6200MHz Cl30
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Rx 6600XT Gaming OC 8G Pro
    Sound Card
    MB, Realtek Ac1220p
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Kingston KC3000. 1TBSamsung 970 evo Plus 500GB, Crucial P1 NVMe 1TB, Lexar NVMe 2 TB, Silicon Power M.2 SATA 500GB
    PSU
    Seasonic 750W
    Case
    Custom Raidmax
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 360mm
    Internet Speed
    20/19 mbps
Hiya Jimbo. I have black menu but no F5 and F8 functions.
Somethings hosed up then -- just try re-installing the boot menu using the windows installmedia (repair system -->command mode). In Diskpart assign the efi partition to say S. exit disk part. Then run bcdedit and delete the boot entry that is giving trouble and recreate again with bcdboot. Boot the system -- if it comes up with the blue screen then run the command again to get the legacy system back.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
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