How to Boot Virtual Machine in the Recovery Mode

Many are the ways through which you can boot a virtual machine in the recovery mode. Here, we are going to focus on of the most effective ways of achieving the same. We will inform you of a method that geeks and other computer experts use to go around the task. Every step below is critical therefore; there is need for you to pay close attention to each one of them.

What are the steps to take?

In this method, the buttons from F1, F2… etc. are very important so there is need to ensure that all of them are functional before beginning the process. Below are the steps to take:

  1. 1. Opening of the OS X System preferences

The first step involves opening of the OS X system preferences using your keyboard. Enable all the keys that will serve as standard functional keys.

  1. 2. Open the configuration pane

The next step involves opening of the virtual machine configuration pane. You should follow the steps from hardware to boot order where you will get various options. Click on the “select boot device on startup” option. You should then start your virtual machine and make its window active be clicking on it.

  1. 3. Press F8

Depending on the type of operating system that you are using, press the F8 button before anything appears on the screen your computer. For some types of OSs like Windows 8.1, you will have to press Shift and F8 to achieve the same effect as the other types.

It is important to note that this stage requires patience. We recommend that after booting your virtual machine; continue pressing on F8 multiple times until the advanced boot option appears on your screen. If you do not achieve this on the first attempt, shut down the computer and redo the procedure.

  1. 4. Choose repair your computer option

When the advanced boot option appears on your screen, use the arrow keys to select the “repair your computer option”. Windows will then ask you to choose your language and from here, you can enter your credentials and continue. If you are using Windows 8.1, choose the troubleshoot option.

  1. 5. Select boot device on startup option

After the repair or the troubleshooting process is over, the next step is to select the boot device on startup option.It is important to note that you might not be able to boot your machine into recovery mode if you do not have a system recovery partition. However, you can go about that by booting the virtual machine from the installation media. Booting a virtual machine in the recovery mode is not as hard a task. All you need to do is follow the steps above.