Alternative way to launch "Advanced Boot Options"?

If F8 doesn't work is more (due to the change C drive) possible to get to the Advanced Boot Options, another way? The D drive is always there in its entirety and completely intact.


Thank you very much.  It's a great way to spare for a starting course.

I installed a linux distribution and the startup sequence I messed it up and vista was not showing or launch.  To make a long story short vista was intact and I found it and I could run but the F8 Advanced Boot Option was not engaging.  I came across a few pieces of timing when you press F8 in combination with the help of the space bar for strength in the early startup Option and it does the trick.

I wanted to do a reset to factory image and I was hoping that all the C drive could get reformatted, including on the distribution of linux, that I had created the reformatting.  Factory reset did work, but surprisingly, it does not reformat the entire disk C and left alone the partitioned on linux distro.

(I must be using a mix of things and wrong terminology here.  Maybe the reset worked well, but I had narrowed the C drive and partitioned it on linux distro was on another drive and that's why he was left alone.  I don't know).  Anyway, thanks again for you help.

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