Insert the dvd or usb flash drive. The option may even be located within a general menu like advanced options advanced bios features or other options.
Go to the boot tab.
Boot device menu windows xp. It s usually at the bottom left corner of the screen. As the computer starts booting an initial process called power on self test post runs to test the hardware. This key depends on your computer manufacturer and computer model this is usually listed on the first.
Click repair your computer at the install now screen or press r. When windows xp begins to boot up and you see the message please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep press f8 to display the windows advanced options menu. Press any key to boot from the dvd or usb.
If you are after the boot menu that lets you select safe mode or command prompt then you need to press the f8 key as the system begins to boot before the windows logo. How to get to the boot menu on windows. Windows will reboot into a special boot options menu.
The screen messages will say something like press xxx key to enter setup or bios setup. This boot menu will also automatically appear if your pc is having trouble booting properly so you should be able to access it even if your pc can t boot windows. Bios setup utility boot menu hard drive priority.
Windows 10 and 8. Boot into safe mode with f8. Press and hold the shift key as you click the restart option in the start menu or on the sign in screen.
For windows xp windows vista and windows 7 accessing the advanced boot options menu is achieved by pressing the f8 key as the computer is booting. Click troubleshoot advanced options uefi firmware settings on this menu screen to access your computer s uefi settings screen. Press the necessary key to open bios menu.
Change the boot order and list your computer s hdd first boot selection menu. Your computer should. How to access the boot menu on windows xp quora this depends which boot menu you mean.
Reboot the computer and watch the screen for instructions on which key to press for getting into the boot device selection menu or bios setup. The menu option or configuration item might be called boot options boot boot order etc. If you are after the boot options menu.
You will only have a few seconds to read the instructions on your screen. Locate and navigate to the boot order options in bios.