Windows 10: Windows Recovery Environment issue

Discus and support Windows Recovery Environment issue in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I create a WinRE flash drive from which to boot, the ADVANCED OPTIONS window contains 5 options to choose from. However, when I am already in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bromberg, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. bromberg Win User

    Windows Recovery Environment issue

    When I create a WinRE flash drive from which to boot, the ADVANCED OPTIONS window contains 5 options to choose from.

    However, when I am already in Windows 10 and click the following:
    I now see a 6th option: "STARTUP SETTINGS"

    My question is how may I see this additional 6th option when I boot from my flash drive (and may really need it!) ?

    Thanks in advance to all who reply.

    bromberg, Sep 21, 2016
  2. MauriceSpeights, Sep 21, 2016
  3. Windows 10 Crashed

    Hi Muhammed,

    Windows might crash due to a system file corruption. The screen that you are in right now is the
    Windows Recovery Environment.
    Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems.

    If you are having startup issues, we suggest that you follow the steps given on this article:

    How to use Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to troubleshoot common startup issues

    Note: Using the WinRE needs to have a system installation media.It is also included on the article on how to have it.

    Let us know the results.
    Janeane Cru, Sep 21, 2016
  4. bro67 Win User

    Windows Recovery Environment issue

    bro67, Sep 21, 2016
  5. bromberg Win User
    Thanks for your reply, but considering how the missing option would help in rescuing I'm still puzzled by why (as I described in my original question) STARTUP SETTINGS is included in one way to restart and not the other.
    bromberg, Sep 21, 2016
  6. bro67 Win User
    There is no missing option. You are looking at this way too deep. The link I posted explains about the Windows Recovery Environment tool
    bro67, Sep 21, 2016
  7. Kyhi Win User
    From within the OS you can set the OS Startup Options..

    There are no startup options for usb booting... ie no safe mode booting usb
    usb boots from its own files and has nothing to do with OS at all
  8. bromberg Win User

    Windows Recovery Environment issue

    I appreciate your point that "USB boots from its own files", but if I want to boot into SAFE MODE and my PC doesn't offer that option when I restart my PC, it would be convenient if the WinRE would offer that to me. wouldn't you agree?
    bromberg, Sep 22, 2016
  9. Kbird Win User
    Safe Mode is not part of WinRE is what the others are trying to say ..... so not an option

    but you can add it to your standard boot with a time of say 3-5 secs so you can use it if needed, fairly easily.

    Kbird, Sep 22, 2016
  10. bro67 Win User
    Read the information in the link I provided. WinRE is a rescue tool as the name states. It has nothing to do with booting up the PC. Apples and Oranges.
    bro67, Sep 22, 2016
  11. bromberg Win User
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I am clueless how I could "add it to your standard boot with a time of say 3-5 secs"; Unsure how that would be done and just curious why MS didn't do it (I still think it's a good option to have available) for us ?!?
    bromberg, Sep 22, 2016
  12. Kbird Win User
    This is how I did it on one of my current systems...

    Hit WinKey+x and select Command Prompt (Admin),

    type bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows 10 Safe Mode" and hit Enter. (or copy and paste too)

    Hit WinKey+x type msconfig, this runs System Configuration App,

    navigate to the Boot tab. Highlight the Windows 10 Safe Mode option you just created, and below

    tick Safe boot and select Minimal under Boot options and reduce the Timeout value to 5 secs. so you won't be held up at boot - the min. is three seconds, max 30 secs.

    Tick Make all boot settings permanent on the RH Side then OK (ignore Dire warning about permanent)

    Repeat the above steps, substituting suitable names in quotes at the Command Prompt, to create shortcuts for
    Safe Mode with Networking (tick Network rather than Minimal in System Configuration) or
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt ( tick Alternate shell).

    If when you restart you don't see the Safe Mode Options created above , the you also need to set the Boot menu to display as well......... I Did....YMMV

    To also add the Display of the Menu at boot with BCDEDIT

    at a Admin Command Prompt again (Win key + X) type

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes <enter>

    to reverse the display of the menu (only) , if needed use
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no <enter>

    Kbird, Sep 22, 2016
  13. bro67 Win User

    Windows Recovery Environment issue

    You open up msconfig then got to Boot and change the time delay. Microsoft has not done anything. Nothing has changed in how things are done, other than a change to the GUI with two modes for those who have devices like the Yoga and Surface.
    bro67, Sep 23, 2016
  14. bromberg Win User
    Thanks for your detailed explanation. I never heard of the BCEDIT command and now I plan to play with it !
    bromberg, Sep 23, 2016
  15. Kbird Win User
    then backup religiously with Macrium Reflect so you can get yourself out of trouble if Needed...and make the RESCUE disk...very important for Macrium.

    BCDEdit Command-Line Options

    Kbird, Sep 23, 2016

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