The Last Known Good Configuration utility on windows-based computers is simply one of the most overlooked options out there.
In short, this option will restore the last registry and system settings that previously worked. Each time your computer successfully loads, these settings are saved for this specific utility.
Useful For Fixing
- Any sort of startup problem
- Corrupt registry
- Problems caused by sudden shutdown or loss of power
- Driver issues (perhaps a failed driver installation or update)
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Reboot or turn on your computer
Start pressing the <F8> repeatedly
The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear
Use the arrow keys to highlight Last Known Good Configuration (Advanced)
Press Enter to resume normal startup
If you have any questions or comments on using this utility, please feel free to leave a comment or question below.