Question about Last known good configuration

Home built / HOME BUILT
May 9, 2011 at 04:40:47
Specs: Windows XP pro, AMD 2400+ / 1 Gig
I have a person whom i work with that likes to talk as if he knows everything when its clear he does not. he seems to tell everyone when you have PC problems. just turn the PC off and then restart it. this will cause it to go to last known good configuration. my understanding is that if you want to do this you have to hit like F8 while its booting to get to that boot up screen to sele3ct "last known good config" screen and select it.. who is right?? thanks.

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#1
May 9, 2011 at 04:55:46
When you choose last known good config, you are accessing a restore point. If your machine is messed up and you reboot it, it will still be messed up. You would have to choose a restore point to correct the problem. Even that doesn't work sometimes. In theory, you are correct.

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#2
May 9, 2011 at 05:05:21
ok so when the Pc is acting up. just so i am clear. if you just shut it off and THEN restart it. this does NOT cause it to autmatically restore to LKGC?? you have to select F8 and then go form there correct??


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#3
May 9, 2011 at 05:19:33
There are times when a simple reboot will clear out a "glitch", but to load "LKGC" you MUST press F8 at bootup, then select it from the Advanced Options menu. In other words, you are correct, your know-it-all friend is wrong. This link will back that up:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307852

Here's a shot of that menu:

http://www.pc1news.com/articles-img...


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#4
May 9, 2011 at 05:38:08
thanks guys..

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