Update: Ultimate Links PC Tips - Vista Boot Options

This Tip is for the First Time Windows Vista Users

Click Start-Run then enter "msconfig" without quotes and press enter.
Alternate way to take Windows Run
Press Win key+R

The Boot tab lets you configure boot options, including timeout settings and advanced
settings, such as these:

Safe Boot: Minimal—Boots to the Windows GUI but only running critical services.
Networking functions are also disabled. If you find your system is working at this level
then you might want to try turning on services to see if they cause any further issues.

Safe Boot: Alternate Shell—Boots to a command prompt. Critical services are running,
but networking and the GUI are disabled. From here you can perform command-line

Safe Boot: Active Directory Repair—Boots to the Windows GUI running critical services
and Active Directory.

Safe Boot: Network—Boots to the Windows GUI, running critical services and network-
ing. If you don’t think your problem is in the networking services then having the
network turned on for your system will allow you to access resources you might need
on the network or Internet for diagnosis.

No GUI Boot—Does not display the Windows Vista splash screen when you are booting.
Instead, as mentioned earlier, the Aurora screen appears.

Boot Log—Stores information from the boot process in a log located in %systemroot%
called ntbt...

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