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Question: cant change boot order

Using my OEM cd for xp home, I cannot boot up with the cd.

I have gone into boot up list, h/lited cd rom (which is 3rd in my case) c/o enter, pressed f8 to save but it boots up as normal desktop on restart.

Any advice please

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Answer: cant change boot order

Are you sure it's F8 Gudda it's usually F10.

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I have a HP ze5568cl laptop (Windows XP SP2). For a few years we've had trouble with the power connector. We've just wiggled the power cable to keep it connected and lived with the problem. It also gets very hot and the fan runs constantly.

Yesterday when I powered it on there was no power, absolutely nothing. My husband has some electronic knowledge so we took the laptop apart and he soldered the loose part of the power connector. While he was doing that I cleaned the fan (couldn't believe how much dust was in there!)

When we plugged in the power cable the orange light came on so we were excited. When we powered it on all the keyboard lights lit up so we thought we had fixed the problem but.... that's all it did. It went no further except that the fan kicked on.

There is a clicking noise coming from the cd drive about every second with the green light flashing. I suppose it is checking to see if there is a bootable cd in the cd drive. I have attempted to change the boot order by holding F1, then F2 but it still continues to try to read the cd drive. I can't get to the screen that will allow me to change the boot order.

I also put the OS disk in the cd drive, hoping that it would start with the disk but it just clicks. Hubby removed the cover of the cd drive and I could see that the cd is spinning.

There were no problems with this laptop prior to the power problem. It was really working very well especially considering the age of it.

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Answer:Laptop won't boot, can't change boot order, cd drive just clicks

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???

Cheers,

Sean

Answer:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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I tried F12 when booting up PC and got a screen called Boot Menu. C drive has a plus sign beside it. I used the arrow to go down to CD rom and hit enter.

When I tried to boot from the CD disk, it still booted into Windows, and when I used F12 again C drive is the one with the plus sign. I'm not sure what the plus sign means. I only have one hard drive in this PC.

Answer:How do I change boot order to boot from WinPE emergency CD-R?

My wild guess is that your computer is UEFI -- SecureBoot and FastBoot need to be turned off. If there is a Legacy choice, maybe activate Legacy. Then, with a dvd or usb stick in the respective place [to let UEFI "find it"] -- select your first boot choice again, save and exit, reboot.

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My Dell Inspiron 660 is 2 months old. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled. My problem: I am trying to change the boot order so I can boot from CD ROM as a first option. I have tried using the "F" keys on boot, but it just ignores me and goes on to boot up. I have also tried the "Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings" in "Change PC Settings" and got the same results. I spent some time on the phone with a Dell tech. After trying all the things I had already tried, he and his supervisor decided I must have a bad Motherboard. Does this sound right? Is there any way to repair this problem?

Answer:Can't get into Windows Boot Manager to change boot order.

The option your looking for is located in the BIOS. Try using the Del key to access the BIOS setup screen on startup.

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I am trying to delete all the files from an old HP (XH545) laptop running XP. Its screen doesn't work, so I have it attached to a remote monitor. I have both a bootable floppy and bootable cd which have [email protected] Kill Disk. My intention is to boot one or the other and erase everything on the hard drive.

Problem: I am unable to get into my BIOS to change the boot order. Since I have to do a Fn-F5 to switch over to the monitor, I am unable to get there in time to see when to hit F2 to edit my BIOS. I have been trying for several hours to "guess" when to hit it, still with no success. I'm not even sure I would be able to see the BIOS screen anyway - maybe you have to get past that for Fn-F5 to swap out to the monitor.

If I let the system boot normally, I can swap over in time to see it loading Windows XP.

Question 1: Is there any way to change the boot order from within Windows (or from DOS prompts)?

Question 2: Lacking a positive answer to #1, is there any other way to delete all the files from the hard drive so I can dispose of the laptop?

Thanks!

Answer:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

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Hello everyone hopefully someone can help me out with my issue .

I was having issues with my laptop and somehow ended up setting my boot device to the CD drive in BIOS . Now my computer will only boot to what is on the CD which is the program windows boot genius . if i don't have the CD in it'll repeatedly turn on and shut down unless i put the CD back in . I know i have to get back to the BIOS to change my boot device back to my HD ? but im unable to do so . F2 is my bios key but that takes me to windows boot manager where i can only select windows and it loads up to the program all over again .
I can access task manager etc and the run window and see my files are still there though . I did a boot file test through the program and none of the files are missing and it recognizes that my PC was on windows 8.1 .
 

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I want to change the boot order so that if I have  USB plugged in it will boot off that. I can get it to boot off the USB by interupting the boot and selecting the USB, but I want it to do that automatically. I can get in to the BIOS setup and find the Boot section but it only seems to give me options of UEFI or Legacy, no option for USB. I'm used to computers that have sensible options of Hard Drive, Optical Drive, Floppy Drive and USB.

Answer:How do I change the boot order

hi Nina_W,
 
Depending on the model and the BIOS version, newer Lenovo systems are preloaded with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and has a feature called Secure Boot (which is enabled by default) to protect the OS from loading any third party boot loaders / drivers (or even viruses) from loading during the boot process (this includes booting from the USB).
 
To automatically boot from a bootable UEFI USB flashdrive, the BIOS must have the following settings set:
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = UEFI
USB Boot = Enabled
Boot Sequence = USB Key
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS
 
If the USB Boot / Boot Sequence is missing in the BIOS, you will not be able to automatically boot from a bootable USB flashdrive. Instead, you will need to press F12 during boot-up and choose the USB key or follow this guide to boot from the device within Windows.
 
 
Regards

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How to change the boot order of OS's?

My boot order shows win2k on the top position but would like my winxp to be the top position so that way it will automatically boot into XP after the time runs out. Any idea how to change the boot order?
 

Answer:How to change the boot order of OS's?

In Windows XP:
Right Click on "My Computer"
Go To the "Advanced" tab
Under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings"
From the drop down menu, choose Windows Xp
You can also set the time to display the Operating System screen.

Hope that helps.
 

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hi !, i am running a system with intel core 2 duo processor and gigabyte motherboard. In my BIOS the first boot device is HDD, now i want to change that to CD/DVD, but i cant change them...

after entering Advanced BIOS settings -> Hard disk boot Priority [Press Enter]

but when i press enter it is showing the order, but those are disabled, i tried +, -, pu, pd but they didn't work. Does any one know the solution...?
 

Answer:How can I change my boot order

You're looking at the wrong item. Go down one line until you see "First Boot Device." Change that to the appropriate CDROM device. You can also set the second and third boot device if you wish. What you are doing now is choosing which hard drive (and hard drives only) will boot ahead of the other hard drives. So if your hard drive is selected as the second boot device, this will tell the system which hard drive to look at first. That is, if you had more than one. If you only have one hard drive, that would be unnecessary.

You may also press F12 to temporarily change the boot order for that one time only without entering the BIOS.
 

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Question: change boot order?

is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?
 

Answer:change boot order?

jayno20 said:



is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?Click to expand...

What difference does it make which way they load as long as they do,.?

Regards
 

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Hello all i really need some help

I was having issues with my laptop and somehow ended up changing my boot device to the CD drive in BIOS . Now my computer will only boot to what is on the CD which is the program windows boot genius . if i don't have the CD in it'll repeatedly turn on and shut down unless i put the CD back in . I know i have to get back to the BIOS to change my boot device back to my HD ? but im unable to do so . F2 is my bios key but that takes me to windows boot manager where i can only select windows and it loads up to the program all over again .
I can access task manager etc and the run window and see my files are still there though . I did a boot file test and none of the files are missing and it recognizes that my PC was on windows 8.1 , im really stuck though .

Answer:Can't Change Boot Order

Instead of f2 try escape for the one time boot change and see if the option to get into bios is there.

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Question: Change Boot Order

Just added a new Samsung M.2 SSD that the OS sees in the device manager. I've got a copy of the recovery image made and saved on a USB 3.0 drive.If I boot from the USB drive and run the recovery, how do I get make it so the SSD is the default boot device. When it goes into the recovery options from the USB flash drive, it doesn't specify which drive to use.  The BIOS/ UEFI  options aren't much help either. I'm just finding the HDD just way too slow.Thanks,Sheila













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Answer:Change Boot Order

I found the solution!  Go to the BIOS and under the System Configuration menu, I had to enable "Legacy" boot. When I restarted the laptop, it booted to the new Samsung  M.2 SSD by default as I'd used the Samsung migration tool to clone the main hard drive onto the SSD already. Now boots lightning fast! 

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Question: change boot order?

is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?
 

Answer:change boot order?

Disconnect from Internet before trying:

Uninstall both AV and printer.
Install printer.
Install AV.

If that does not work, there is a way to detect load order with a utiliity by that name from http://www.sysinternals.com. You can see the actual load order only with that kind of utility. Installing the anti-keylogger software SnoopFree indicates that its service is the first item to load before any other system service. So, there is a way to have it your way that the author of Snoopfree knows about - but, I have since forgotten, but that's the best example of the situation you want that I know of.

A bit of research should uncover the technique used.

-- Tom
 

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help,I am trying to update my bios.need to boot from floppy disc.can get into setup but when I go into bios setup all settings are greyed out,so I cant use arrow keys etc to change. any ideas really need help on this. thanks guys/gals dave

Answer:how to change boot order on xp

Has bios been password protected? If so you could clear it by switching all power off & remove battery for a few seconds. (some say overnight?) Ive never had to do it tho.

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I have a Lenovo ideapad 300-I7ISK Laptop Windows 10 x64Bit. I need to know how to boot from my CDDVD Drive and my USB Flash Drive as well as how to go back and boot from my Hard Drive. Please help me!. I am new here and i cannot find any help. This is the first time i have ever posted a question on a forum. I am bbg3712. Please reply to me concerning these questions!

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fitted a new hard drive due to virus and want to reinstall windows but went into bios to change boot order but it wont let me it has enter in red alongside all i can do is press it it wont let me go anywhere else ,help please
 

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I accidentally deleted some partitions in my U410 and now I need to completely reinstall the windows. However every time that I change the boot order at the BIOS, (putting USB as first and the 'windows boot manager' as last') and click on 'Exit Saving Changes' it simply do not save my changes! If I go again to the bios the windows boot manager goes back to the top and I can't boot from the USB. Is there a simple solution for this?  

Answer:Can't change boot order

Hi bragalucas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try switching the BIOS to these options,
 
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following settings:
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Win7 OS or other OS
 
When finished, hit Load default settings (just right above it) then set these additional settings:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
 
2. When finished, hit Fn+F10 to save and exit.
3. Restart the computer and start tapping F12 to pull up the boot menu, There you can select the USB.
 
This should let you select Legacy Devices such as USB, 
 
Regards
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Question: Change boot order

I need to change the boot order in order to fix a problem with start up. How do I do that?

Answer:Change boot order

You mean changed the boot order of your Physical Drives? If so, you want to hit F2 or F8, sometimes DEL (depending which type of machine you have) and you should enter BIOS when youre computer is booting. Let me know if that helps.

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So i took a peak in my bios screen today and i see the dvd drive is listed as the first boot option. I wanted to change it to the hdd, but it wont let me. This is the first time i have encountered this. I can select the menu, and i can move the arrow up and down to select the "new" first boot, but when i hit enter and i am returned to the main screen the order still says dvd drive.?...what gives, any ideas?
thanks
 

Answer:Cant change boot order/xp pro

I'm running two DVD drives and three harddrives.
All the drives are SATA and I'm not using RAID.
I set the "CDROM" as third boot device in "Boot Device Priority" and disable the 4th.
Set which HD to boot off in "Hard Disk Drives".

Not sure why yours won't save HD as first boot device.
 

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EUFI bios, PC always boots into W7 when I want W10 unless I go into bios and click the drive with W10 on it, then it works. I have tried changing it but when I try to change it in advanced it says not supported but it must be as if I click it then W10 boots up.

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I have a sager laptop that I bought and can't change the boot order. I get into the bios and windows boot manager is option 1 but when I click on it I seem to only get an option to disable or change order with UEFI IP4 or 6 which are options 2 and 3. I'm trying to boot from an extenal dvd drive. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't change boot order

Are you trying to do a one time change-meaning you do not want to permanently change the boot order, just for that one action(like booting to install an OS or use a live disk)? most PCs et you do it when you press the power button start spamming(repeatedly pressing) the Escape key, then the boot order menu will pop up, then choose the disk you want.

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Question: Change boot order

I need to change the boot order so that the BIOS polls the CD/DVD drive for a bootable disk and starting from there.So the boot drive order should be:CD/DVDHDD I've gone into BIOS and found the Boot Drive Order section. The first item listed there is Windows Boot Manager with choices for USB drive, network, and uefi drives listed after. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Recently, my BIOS has started to display ' view only item '; this means I can't change my boot order and few other things as well. Has any one seen this problem before ? I would appreciate some help.Many thanks, Colin

Answer:BIOS - can't change boot order.

Seen it for audio and graphics cards usual trick is to disable in device manager first before trying to change in BIOS.Never seen it for boot order though.

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I have a new ssd with a copy of windows 10 installed onto it, the only issue is that the machine I need to install it on, doesn't have a change boot order within the BIOS.
Am I missing something? Or do I have to upgrade to a later BIOS version?
Thanks in advance
Zak

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hello , I cloned my hdd to a new ssd then installed ssd using acronis . all went well. computer recognizes ssd as c drive and hhd as e drive. it boots to hdd I believe because (a) it is not faster and (b) I hear the typical noise the hdd maker (whirring) been in bios and got lost , tried going into legacy mode but that just didn't work out well.
I am at a loss what to do next

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Here's a video demonstration:

It's acting as if the left and right arrow keys don't exist, even though they work fine in Windows XP. I want to boot off of DVD drive.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Post a screen shot of the screen you move the video to fast for me to see what the keys are. Have you referred to the manual?

Some are
Page Up
Page Down
F5
F6
Enter (then select the one)
 

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When I boot up (XP Home Edition, SP2), the icons in my quick-launch toolbar appear in the following order: Broadband internet connection (2 vertical green arrows), other plug-in connection (1 horizontal green arrow, presumably because I've got a USB hub), speaker volume, AVG, then Kerio firewall.Since I've installed SP2 I've occasionally had a message, prior to the AVG and Kerio icons coming up, saying that my computer may be at risk because I've no firewall.This made me think, is there any way I can instruct Kerio and AVG to load before my broadband connection does?

Answer:Can I change the order of boot-up programs?

I know I can unplug my modem, and only plug it in after everything else has loaded. But is there no electronic way of achieving this?

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Hello:On my Yoga 2 Pro, I have already used the Novo One Key recovery system to create a full image backup of my C: Drive, which was copied to a portable 500GB USB based disk drive  As long as the computer can do a cold boot using the one key Novo button, all is well and I can restore my system. I did read that in some cases, the one key recovery might fail if the hard drive is damaged and is replaced by a blank hard drive. So I created a Windows 8.1 bootable repair thumb drive (USB) which would allow a restore from an image backup.  To use this repair drive requires that the system will boot from the USB thumb drive. The default boot order places the USB drive down the list.  Does anyone know of any issues if I change the USB drive to be the first in line for a boot? Regards,Rich Locus













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Answer:Change Boot Order of Yoga 2 Pro

hello, how to create a full image backup of my C: Drive? did you mean that you use the Novo to make a copy of all your C dirve files to external disk, and then use the Novo to recover the whole system? In this case, you key files are backed up in extrnal disk, and the recovery operation erase all your data in C drive and put it back to factory mode, right?

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I have one drive that has been patitioned into C & D drives. Both had win7 on it however, my C drive was much fuller. I had no way to back up everything so I moved anything I wanted to save from D to C so I can reformt D & reinstall win7. Then I plan to do the same vise-versa, once I have time to sort throught everything. Until then I would like it to boot with D. Keep in mind booth are win 7.

Answer:How to change boot order from D to C drive.

If you've moved all of the files off of the target partition then boot the installer to Clean Install Windows 7.

As long as you don't touch the data partition but instead select the target partition, Win7 will install there and see itself as C when booted, assigning another letter to data.

Likewise when ready to reinstall to the data partition, move the data off and boot installer to install there. WIn7 will configure a Dual Boot menu and each OS will correctly see itself as C when booted.

Be advised this is not a recommended backup method. It's safer to always have your files backed up externally to another HD, DVD, flash drive, or the cloud such as Skydrive which offers 7gb free storage with each WIndows Live ID also gives you the ability to Sync Any Folder to Your SkyDrive Account | PCWorld.

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Fixing a Dell Latitude CPi for a colleague. Problem is the system freezes during the XP splashscreen. I went to change the boot order to CD so I could repair the install, but the BIOS isn't letting me change the setting. PII-233 CPU. 64MB sys mem, 2MB vid mem, 512 KB L2 Cache, 3253 MB HDD.
 

Answer:Need to change boot order to fix XP install.

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Hi there. I noticed that Windows (even Win 7) loads items in a weird order. For instance it loads an email notifier and a weather notifier before it has loaded the network connections (access to the internet). Is there a way to change that order somewhere? I have looked at MsConfig, but do not see any indication there. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Answer:Can you change Windows 7 boot order?

No doubt there is a reason why Windows chooses to load stuff in a certain order and we would be very foolish to think we can do it better.If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Hi all,
I have an old Dell laptop that is currently running Windows XP, but I'd like to install Linux on it. So I went into the BIOS, revision A14, and got to the page that changes boot order, so I can boot from CD. It says to use the right and left arrow keys to change it, but they don't do anything. So I am stuck with having to boot from floppy which I can't do for unrelated reasons. Any ideas on why I can't change this? The keyboard works fine, I can change other settings, just not this. Or am I totally missing something? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Try moving to the selection you want and hit enter.
That might give you a selection window.
If not try + and -.
Page up and page down also works on some.
 

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559747/bios-changing-boot-order/#entry3841096 - Hamluis.
 
Hello
I have problem of could not change boot order to DVD on windows 7 my laptop is Dell inspiron 15R

Answer:Cannot Change Boot Order in BIOS

Please do the following.  This will provide me with the name of the BIOS manufacturer and its version.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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When my Notebook first starts up, a note in the bar at the bottom of the opening 'Acer' screen graphic shows;

<F12> Change Boot Order in Vista

I don't have the confidence yet, just to hit the <F12> to discover where this leads to, and what it is all about. I fear that I may do something that will de-stabilise my perfectly operating system, or worse, get into a predicament that I have no knowledge off, nor the technical ability to escape from it.

I have searched through the Forum threads, but have been unable to find anything that discusses the <F12> boot order.

I would like to know the following:

1. In what situations is the <F12> boot key used, or when should it be used?

2. What system boot order does it change, and can this be beneficial to the performance of the Notebook? [my system in specs below....saves a lot of re-typing!].

3. Are the instructions clear and understandable to a 'non-geek'?

4. Is it easy to exit or escape from <F12> window, and can that be done without making any field or boot order changes?

5. Is there an ability to revert to, or restore to, former boot system settings, if incorrect or invalid changes are made, which later de-stabilise the system start-up?

Cheers, sassofalco

Answer:What does <F12> Change Boot Order in Vista do?

Hi sassofalco,

The boot order isn't a Vista thing, it's a bios thing.

One typically changes the boot order when you re-load the operating system. Right now your first boot device is your hard drive, but if you wanted to re-load Vista from a DVD you'd have to make the first boot device the DVD drive. Unless you changed the boot order you would continue to boot off your hard drive and never be able to boot from the DVD; essential if you're re-loading.

Escaping is easy; just save your changes, or not, and exit the bios.

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if I have two, or for that matter, 'n' SATA drives in a system, and one is bootable, the rest not, how come my GX620 optiplex/dell doesn't just go down the chain and boot anyway?
it seems [BIOS??] to assume only one SATA device in the overall boot scheme. SATA doesn't deal with master/slave stuff, right? its a marxist system....
 

Answer:Any way to change SATA boot order?

Most Mobos will let you set boot sequence, as in CD, floppy, hard drive, etc. You will also find you can often change the overall structure should you have more than one HD, so that you can chose which is the bootable disk.
You need to set each item as bootable- if your boot list has Hard drive and nothing else it wont look anywhere else. Computers are stupid, and do EXACTLY what you tell them. Not their fault that the idiot is at Dell
 

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I have xp on two partitions but I would like to change the boot order.Is it possible.If so how.

Answer:can I change dual boot order

can anyone help

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Hello. In W7, to change boot order, I went into the BIOS/Boot/ then moved the devices up or down to change the boot order and exited with saving. Under W10 however, I do not see the same options and am confused as to how to accomplish this. I have a Lenovo Y700 15isk which has a 1 TB HDD and a slot for an m.2 drive. I want to clone an m.2 from the HDD and and use that as my boot device, but don't know how to accomplish that in W10. Any step by step guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Change Boot Device Order in W10

The BIOS software is tied to the computer's motherboard and isn't controlled by the Windows operating system.
Regardless of whether you have Windows 7 or Windows 10 installed in your computer, the BIOS settings screen remains the same.

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HiI can change the boot order of hdd, CD, usb etc but I currently have two hdd's fitted, both with Win 10 installed.How do I set one as the default?Normally laptops defualt to the one fitted to the original hdd sata port and not the one fitted to the optical drive sata port, but not this machine! Thanks.   

Answer:HP 15-n096sa change hdd boot order

So which one is it defaulting to? The optical drive port?

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Why can't I change my UEFI boot order? I want to boot first from CD/DVD, then USB stick, then HDD if neither is loaded. When I go into the BIOS setup, it is simple to change the boot order. However, my system always uses the UEFI boot order, which I have been unable to change. I think that I should enable legacy boot, but when I choose that, I get a warning message. Would I render my laptop unbootable if I did enable legacy boot? My system is working, and I don't want to crash it, just change the boot order.

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No recent changes that I'm aware of No new hardware I don't turn my computer off very often but the last 4 times I've done so upon restart the boot order has changed from hard drive to CD Rom so it won't boot of course. I restart it, pressing escape to go to boot menu and change the order to hard drive and save the changes and boot right up. But it reverts to cd rom on next start

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New XPS 13 in front of me. I want to clean install the OS on this machine. In my XPS 15, (L502X), the BIOS was laid out so that even I was able to figure things out, such as changing the boot order so I could boot off a thumb drive. But in the 13 I'm not finding it to be so intuitive. I'm sure it's me, but I'd rather not fuss around and screw things up, so I figured I'd come here to ask: what are the steps for changing the boot order on this machine? Thank you.

Answer:How to change boot order, XPS 13 (9350)?

Settings, Update, Recovery. Or keep tapping F12 to access boot menu as soon as you reboot. Changes to the bios not necessary to boot to media. Not a good idea to clean install windows on a new computer. That procedure is old tech and not needed on new uefi models and can cause irreparable damage. Windows and everything else is a single image file not installed piecemeal like years ago. You will screw things up if you apply old procedures to a brand new OS.

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I have 2 sata slots on my Motherboard so I put in a 160 gig hard drive with windows xp worked fine. Now I have one 40 gig IDE harddrive I wanted to put in just as a storage drive.(This computer has both Sata and IDE) computer reboots sees both drives I press F10 or 9 to continue . Then the screen goes black. I know whats happening,, Its reading the IDE to boot from and it doesnt have an O.S. on it. I want it to boot from the sata drive, SO I go into bios to change the boot order.. Every thing including the time is not letting me change it. Bios lock down ... Now I remember going into bios last year and I was able to change settings . Something happened! Now I cant change it. I even pulled out the dvdrom and put the IDE on the ribbon and power.... I heard that might fix the problem on another message board. SAME Problem. I see people with similar problems and the answer is to flash the bios,,, I have been reading about flashing bios and everyone says don't do it if you don't know what your doing. (PAPER WEIGHT IF DONE WRONG) Some one give me some advise and please something that helps !! I have heard so many dumb things to do I'm about to give up.

Answer:Can't change boot order in bios

Do NOT flash the BIOS! What type of keyboard are you using - PS/2, USB or wireless?

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I have a Acer aspire 5735Z laptop on windows vista that I want to install windos xp on. I rebooted and pushed S2. when I get to the boot options it won't let me change the order to boot from cd. I used 2 different windows xp disks. Can anyone make suggestions on how to get this to change so I can boot from the cd drive and load windows xp and get rid of vista?

Answer:computer won't change the boot order to cd

The boot order is changed in the BIOS which is probably F1 or the delete key. Search Google for the roll back method before you try to install XP & make sure that you can get all the Acer drivers for XP first. How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi, My computer seems to be having this frustrating personality flaw where it looks like it loads every other program and service before it enables the network connection. The result of this is that all the programs I have set to auto-run (many rely on a web connection) sit there and say "there is a problem with your network" until the little 'Network Connection' icon pops up in the Notification Area of the Taskbar. Once this pops up, everything zips along with a shiny new connection.

The problem is that it takes a good 30 seconds for this icon to appear and for services to resume as expected. Is there a way to tell Windows to start the network connection first, before any on the other programs start loading? This wasn't a problem on my last Windows XP machine, so I'm hoping its something I can adjust.
 

Answer:How to Change Boot Order of Services

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Guys, I feel stupid.  A frustrating place to be.  Please bear with me if I am doing something stupid.  I added a mSata second drive.  Works fine.  Lenovo X220, Bios 1.16.  PC boots from the new drive.  I don't want an operating system on the new drive, just want it for storage.  So I entered the bios by pushing the blue thinkvantage button and can't find a way to permanently change boot order.  I hit F12 to TEMPORARILY change boot order, every time I boot the PC.  Major PAIN!  I tried to enter the Intel Boot Extension Management Engine, but it needs a password and I don't have a password.  Any thoughts? 













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Answer:How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

Hi,
 
I don't have access to the same BIOS so this is a guess based on my other Thinkpads:  get into BIOS and go to the Startup tab (or similarly named tab).  On that page there should be an entry like ">Boot"  That is Boot with an arrow-like thing next to it.
 
It looks like the title to the page but can be expanded to the boot list by selecting it.  There should be an option there to move bootable devices up and down in the list.
 
If this isn't what your BIOS looks like, sorry for wasting your time.
 
Z.
 
[edit] "click"

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I have two 1TB HDDs and have just realised Win 7 is installed on Disk 1 (the first is Disk 0). I suspect this is why I can't get RollbackRx to install.

When I changed the boot order in BIOS the PC wouldn't start giving a NTLDR error. I used the Win Rescue Disk to get it to boot which switched the order back again.

How can I set my disk with OS to be first in the boot order?

Answer:Can I change the boot order of my HDDs?

Have you tried swapping the SATA cables so W7 is connected to SATA 0 ??

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I have a Toshiba Tecra 8200 with Windows XP Home and last week I installed a plug and play bootable Sony DVD CD-RW drive.

Since that time it won’t boot the way it used to.

Here is the situation report.

I turn it on.

I get a “Press [F2] for the boot device selection menu.”

I press F2 and 90 seconds or more later the selection menu appears.

I select “Boot from internal HD” and the systems boots up.

If possible I want my computer to boot automatically to the built in hard drive. I like the option of booting to the other devices. I would like to keep the option open to press F2 at start up. However if I don’t press F2 I would like it to boot to the hard drive without my intervention in a short amount of time.

I know there must be a simple way to do this but I don’t know how to do this. Someone please help, I can’t afford to pay someone $ 50.00 to do this for me right now.
 

Answer:How to change boot order after install

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I'm trying to set up WinXP on an old computer, in which I have installed the hdd from another computer which has WinXP from a that computer installed on it. The hdd drive has four partitions - 1. with WinXP (formatted NTFS), 2. a storage partition formatted FAT 32, 3. a Ubuntu 8.1 partition formatted for Linux, and 4., a small swap partition for the Linux. Everything on the drive was installed when the drive was in the other computer. I am now installing the drive back in the computer it was originally in, but I know I will have to reinstall everything, since the drivers are all incorrect drivers, etc. I replaced the CMOS battery in the old computer that I am bringing back to life, so the Award BIOS should be set back to default. My problem is that I can't reset the boot order so that I can boot from the Windows XP CD. At the screen to do this I am given the following options:

1. Removable Drive (Legacy Floppy is selected) gives these options:

Disabled
Legacy Floppy
LS 120
ZIP
ATAPI MO
USB FDD
USB ZIP

2. IDE Hard Drive (ST3200822A is selected) has the following options:

Disabled
ST3200822A

3. ATAPI CD ROM (the SONY DW-DZ is selected) has the following options:

Disabled
SONY DVD RW DW-DZ
Samsung CD-R/RW SW 240B

4. Other

Disabled
SCSI Boot Device
INT 18 Dev (Network device) (this one is selected)

I don't seem to have the choice to switch to having a DVD drive boot before the HDD. (Tried switching to ATAPI MO for the first drive, but it just tried to boot... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't change boot order

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I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me.
Here are some of my system specs:





Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.01
BIOS Mode UEFI

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G



As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot from the hard disk.
I am hopeful that it is my ignorance that prevents me from accessing and changing the order, and that some good hearted soul will set my down the right path.

Thanks
James

Answer:How to change the BIOS boot order?

Are you having trouble getting to UEFI/BIOS? Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8. If you have tried this approach, then please tell us what else you have tried.

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If you read my previous Post, My Computer Popped ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/104716/my-computer-popped-and-now-wont-power-on/ ), you'll know my initial problem.I've managed to salvage the Hard Drive (Salvaged Hard Drive), and connect it into my old computer (Original Hard Drive) It's still working fine. Disk Manager reads it as Healthy. My problem is, If I connect it internally through the cable as Hard Drive 1, the computer doesn't want to access it. It gets stuck on Initializing Boot Screen (when you first start it up, even before Windows XP logo appears). I can connect it as Hard Drive 2/Zip, replacing my internal 250Zip Drive as the second component (previously it was Original Hard Drive as 1, Zip Drive as Hard Drive 2/Zip, now Original Hard Drive as Hard Drive 1, Salvaged Hard Drive as Hard Drive 2/Zip). I can even access my files (ie, rename them via right click).Is there anyway to change their boot order or something that so my Salvaged Hard Drive load ups instead of the Original Hard Drive? Would switching their Drive letters work (Original Hard Drive goes from C to H, Salvaged Hard Drive from D to C)?I just don't want to switch and have the same hold up when starting, and have no way to undo the problem because I can't load up Windows and switch them back. Then I'll have no computer at all. I'd need to have it move on to the Original Hard Drive, or be able to remove the Salvaged Hard Drive and have it automatically go to the Original Hard Driv... Read more

Answer:How To Change Harddrive Boot Order

Is this salvaged hard drive original to the computer you putting it into? If no, it won't work that way. You can jumper it as slave, get the files of it you want, then reformat it to use as a second drive
Mark

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CANT SAVE CHANGED BOOT ORDER on z585
I am having same problem. Tried almost everything I can think of.
I was accidently forced to do a win10 upgrade when locked into the blue screen saying device isnt connected (000225 error code.)
No trying to boot from a USB or DVD but it refuses to try those before hard disk and fails boot.
It will see the usb device in the list ( tried 2 types ) and recognises it as say toshiba device, but will not boot from it, and when ever i try to sve that as the fist option, with f10, while it says ok, never saves it, 
Any help much appreciated.
 
Thanks
Lump1
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity. Moved posting to it own thread in the Lenovo Z series notebook forum from the Lenovo U/S series notebook.

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I have a Packard Bell desktop with XP and W7 installed.  When I switch on the (BIOS?) menu appears with both drives selectable in this order.  If I do nothing XP fires up by default.  I would like now to switch the default to W7.  My PC shop tells me that a special program is required to do this whereas I had thought that I could do this somehow via the BIOS settings (just how is not clear).  Is this indeed a complex task or can I DIY?

Answer:Dual boot - boot order change?

Hi,
It is a DIY project. You can change the order in MSCONFIG or you can get two great little programs from Neosmart Technologies.
One is EasyBCD and the other is iReboot.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
EasyBCD lets you edit your configurations while iReboot lets you switch between operating systems with a single click. Got them, use them, recommend them. And, they are free for personal use.
Keep us posted

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Hi, I am in the position where I will have to reinstall Windows 10 Home from a USB Flash Drive to replace corrupted files and after googling how to change the boot order on my AMI 80.11 motherboard I am really confused. Is there any link or any information where I can  see step-by-step directions on how to boot my computer from a USB Flash Drive and then return it to default settings when the reinstall is successful (hopefully ...lol)  In other words how do I change the current order so the PC will boot from the USB Flash Drive instead of my hard drive? Thanks and regards,thefewtheproud

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I'm having a problem with recovery using the Media discs. 1st disc works perfectly, 74% into 2nd disc, says Copy File Fails. I recently replaced the HDD.  If I change the boot order to the CD ROM first, will this make a difference? HELP!

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Hello,I had a SEVEN computer, it is broken and I've purchase a new computer.All the new computers mounts Windows10, except those free-dos.I've a user license for Window Seven, I've several old programs for windows98, I write programs with Delphi 7 (windows 98).It is not possible to work with Win10 (fine, fast).It is necessary for me work on Seven SO, but this computer prevents me.I've created a partition empty for install with a DVD autorun WinSeven 64bit.I've changed the boot order  (DVD-HD WIN10) but the Bios does not recognize the DVD and start with the HD Win10.I've change, also, the boot security (disabled).Nothing.Then, with F9 I've reversed the bios setting to the origin.- - -This is not right, to have a SO that defends himself from me, to have a SO that does not do what I ask him to do,to have a SO that sometimes does not make a request variation as administrator...I tell you what is a computer than do not do what I need?It is not right!!!Why I don't install Seven on Win10 computer?Best regardsAntonio BIANCA 

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1) My desktop takes forever to boot up, then after being on 5 minutes it reboots itself so I am unable to run utilities or virus scans. I have the Dell Reinstallation CD, + the Dell Drivers and Utilities cd, however I can't even get into Boot Options to change the boot order to cd drive The System32 files are damaged, + the windows installer is corrupt. What to do now?
2) In the past I have used a special cable to connect defective hard drive to a functioning pc and use it's OS to run scans and remove viruses from the defective drive. But I don't know how using this method would help if the problem with defective drive is damaged or missing system files. Ie. I do not know how to repair these files while the defective hard drive is connected to another functioning pc OS. Any thoughts on this?

3) One other concern, there is a product key # label on the Dell case, however as I recall this rarely matches the product key in the machine (in BIOS or hard drive???) . I'm wondering if I will have trouble activating the OS if I only have product key on outside of case?
 

Answer:Can't change boot order to use Dell Reinstall DVD

1) system32 nowt to do with bios if having issues entering bios then will need to reset it by taking battery out for a minute
you can not do anything else till you fix the boot order but obviously you could attempt a safe mode approach pressing f8 repeatedly on start up
2) access your comp with a lynx live disc
3) this should be ok even if you have to go down the phone microsoft route

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

http://partedmagic.com/
 

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Guys,

Am trying to get access to the bios setup of Motherboard to check boot priority order.
I am trying to format my PC using a DVD but its not working.
I checked the DVD on other PC and its working properly!

Can I get help?

Thanx

Answer:How to change boot order on Satellite L755-172

Hi

You can access the boot menu without changing the boot order in the BIOS.
Power up the notebook and press F12. Usually you should get an boot menu where you could choose the CD/DVD drive as booting device.

PS: I would recommend creating an Toshiba Recover disk firstly before formatting the notebook!
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Today I've got the hal.dll missing/corrupted problem, im unable to do anything with windows at all, so im trying to boot the computer with the recovery CD, and im able to change the order but this ">" pops up and stays with those options and when i press f9 on startup menu it only shows the option marked by that arrow. Im unable to change it to anything else and i can barely do something cause of my issue with windows. Here is what im talking about

Answer:Can't Change Boot Order, Ignores it completely

Hi: See if enabling legacy mode and disabling secure boot in the BIOS allows you to boot from the DVD.

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I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?
 

Answer:My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.

2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.

3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.

4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.

5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.

6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.

7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.

Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.

Hope this helps.
 

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When I access my UEFI during startup, the Boot Priority section is either empty or shows unrelated drives attached. I can select the drive from which to boot by clicking on the Boot Menu, then clicking on the drive desired.

I purchased a new Intel SSD and installed it as the "C" and "D" drives and was happily booting from that SSD until I added new HDDs to my system. I now have four HDDs plus the SSD. One of those HDDs still contains the original Root C bootup and Windows 8 system on it. I frequently now find the system, reason unknown, may choose to boot from the HDD rather than the SSD.

I cannot find the method for directing the UEFI bootup menu/priority steps... my goal is to have the computer boot from the SSD, which if it were to fail, then would secondarily boot from the HDD original Root C.

The computer arbitrarily changes the SSD from drive designation "C:" to "J:" and the HDD to "C:"... how to specify the SSD as the "C:" unless it fails or is removed?

the computer system info:

Thank you in advance. DLGMEX

Answer:Boot Order UEFI ASUS P8 Z77-V How to change?

Enter your BIOS and set your SSD as Boot Option # 1 as shown:

Or set your optical drive as boot #1 and set your ssd as boot #2.

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i cant change my boot order i think it is locked by administrator whenever i try to change in BIOS boot order its locked whether i pressed left or right buttons Help me.So why i can format my laptop

Answer:i cant change my boot order i think it is locked by administ

Have you looked at the bottom of the BIOS screen to see what keyboard commands are actually used?Are you trying to install an OS? You should be able to do that and boot to the install CD without having to change the boot order in the BIOS.

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I am looking at a friends computer that has some issues to say the least. I ran malwarebytes and removed probably 150 trojans. Now it has Rootkit.0access.h on it and possibly a boot sector virus as well. I am not interested in saving anything on this machine, I just was to put a clean install of Win XP on it. At start up when I try to access the Boot device using F12, it either ignors it or freezes up. It does the same when I try to access setup with F2. I can bootup in safe mode using F8 most of the time. When I try to Install XP it goes through the motions until it tries to boot from windows setup then I get a blue screen of death. Any help will be very appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: I can't get into setup or change boot order.

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I am trying to format and install windows XP on IBM ThinkCentre. it is not selecting the CD so i decided to go and change the boot order. but i can not find any information that allows me to change the boot order. can someone be of help to me?
 

Answer:Solved: how to change boot order in IBM ThinkCentre

Before the system POSTs hi F12. This should give you a boot order menu.
 

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Hey guys, I'm back on my old toshiba tecra m9 that I hardly use. I want it to dual boot w10 with ubuntu. But, if u remember from like a year ago when I had those graphics problems, what I did was that I just installed another motherboard that had a working gpu. However, this motherboard had a messed up bios where all the bios shortcuts were gone and almost all the settings in the bios setup were gone. The first time I installed my motherboard it said something about my cmos, does that affect my bios settings or just does it keep time.

I cant choose my boot device/boot order. What I do now for installing an os is to take out my hdd and put it in my other laptop and install it from there . Is there a fix/work around???

Answer:Cant Change Boot Device/Order On Laptop

CMOS = BIOS settings.

Can you reset to default BIOS settings? What about flashing a new/updated BIOS if one is available?

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Hi, I'm increasingly sick of Windows 8, but I haven't found any way of persuading my laptop to boot into Ubuntu without going back into Windows every time I restart, and then holding down Shift when I restart in order to be able to get the boot menu up at all. It seems like UEFI always takes priority over 'legacy' boot order, UEFI always excludes Linux, and as long as Windows is installed, UEFI kicks in and avoids the boot choice I want to use. But that can't be right. I'm convinced that HP is a competent hardware manufacturer, and it must be possible to dual boot without going through Windows every time. So what am I missing?

Answer:Need to change OS boot order on HP Pavilion 15-b135e (to run...

Hi: Please read the info at the link below.  You have to enable legacy mode and disable secure boot in the BIOS for best results. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736054

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Hey guys,

My PC is running Windows 7. In the past I never had an issue running memtest from my CD. I would put the CD into the PC, restart the PC, press a certain key (I think) and Memtest would load.

Unfortunately I forgot what key I used to press and Memtest won't load, it goes straight to the Windows Startup Screen and the Desktop loads.

I went into Bios and I saw that CD/DVD was not #1 in the boot order which is strange because I used to run memtest many times on this PC and I never changed the Boot order.

I tried changing the boot order by hitting the + key but the key won't do anything. Is there some other key that I need to press in order to get + or - working?

also I see two CD/DVD's in the boot order of the Bios, I guess it's because I have two CD/DVD drives? Which one do I make #1? The Memtest disc is in the bottom CD/DVD drive.

Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in Bios to run Memtest

Usually Memtest starts automatically without any key presses if your CD/DVD drive is 1st device.

What brand and model motherboard are you using? Usually it tells you at the bottom of the screen in the BIOS what keys you have to press to navigate through the menus. The manual probably explains it in great detail, but I know, who reads those things?

We aren't going to be able to tell you which drive is which, you will just have to try trial and error with at most 2 restarts.
 

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Hello everyone, I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesnt even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. thanks,    












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Answer:cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

Hello, I am still struggling with this, and I hope that someone will be able to get the chance to assisst me with this. Thanks,

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I'm trying to dual boot Vista and XP (on my old computer ), but I need to make it so that XP automatically boots my default. (Right now Vista boots by default) I think I remember some dialog in Vista, but I don't remember where it was.
 

Answer:Solved: Change boot order (as in, partitions)

Unfortunately, Vista isn't as user friendly when it comes to editing the boot.ini file in order to allow which selection you want to be the default. You actually can go into the boot.ini file for Windows XP, which can be found by enabling Hidden Files and Folders and Protected OS Files under the Folder Options Menu, and then changing the option for like you would want it.

I've included an example one for reference purposes:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /noexecute=optout
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista" /noexecute

You would change number for the partition that starts with default in the above example to the partition that you want it to default to on the boot screen. I would also recommend changing the timeout to something like 60 seconds in case you have concerns and want to change your mind.
 

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I have a Toshiba R630-141 and I'm trying to change the boot order in the Bios but the Bios will not allow me to select my cd drive or a usb drive as the startup disk.

I have updated the Bios today to the latest version thinking I need the latest release but the Bios still wont allow me to change the order.

The problem is the screen just blinks when I'm in the boot change order screen. When I select the up and down arrows to select an option the box just blinks and will not allow me to select any option.

I have tried the tab key the number keys basically every key I have on the keyboard and still I can't select the usb or cd drive so I'm forced to exit and restart.


Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite R630-141 - Can't change the boot order

Hi scarpentier,

Can you change the boot order in BIOS and boot from another boot device? Go into BIOS and change the boot order. Enter a bootable disk (e. g. Toshiba recovery disk), save & exit BIOS setup. The computer will restart and should boot from CD.

Check this!!!

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I want to change the boot order to allow bootup from iso disks.Keyboarding F10 at doesn' t bring up the BIOS screen, and the machine just boots into  Win7. Any suggestions?Thanks

Answer:Can' t enter BIOS to change boot order

@ZL1BNB?, welcome to the forum. Try using the Esc key to see if that works.

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My dv6 has a shattered LCD screen, but works otherwise.  I'd like to get into the BIOS and change the boot order so that I can boot from CD/DVD or USB. When the computer boots and I press F10, computer goes into the BIOS setup but I cannot read the screen and navigate the menus. Any suggestions? If someone can see their BIOS screen, could you tell me which keys to press, in order, to reset the boot order and/or to set CD/DVD and USB to boot before HDD? Many thanks in advance,-Craig-

Answer:Busted LCD - Change BIOS boot order

This is what the LCD looks like. -Craig- 

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After I reset my computer with back file, window does not work. Instead, it directly goes to "choose an option". Although I try to solve problem through restore or other ways that I could, I cannot still access window. If it cannot be solved, I want to format my computer. In this case, how can I format C drive? I have a USB including window file and need to change the boot order to use USB. But I do not know how to change because it directly goes to "choose an option". Please share me the best solution to solve this problem.

Answer:how to change boot order (USB first) when the screen shows ...

Hi: 1. Make sure you have the USB recovery drive plugged into a USB 2 port.  It won't work from a USB 3 port. 2. Restart the PC and at the beginning of the HP welcome screen, tap the ESC key to get the options menu. 3.  Select the F9 boot options menu, and then select the USB drive from the list and hit the enter key. If that doesn't work, unfortunately, I don't have any other suggestions for you to try.

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This is the first time I've seen a computer with a boot order that can't be changed. It's a rebuilt Dell E520. When I go to the bios, it lists about 7 changes that can't be made, and one is the boot order. It boots the HD first and the CD/Rom second. period! So is there some other way I can run the Reinstallation CD so I can repair whatever it is that's making this machine seem like it's got the FengXing Infection? Thanks, Bahb
 

Answer:Solved: Can't change boot order in Bios

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Hello everyone,
 
I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesn't even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
thanks,
 
 
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Answer:How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?     Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-18-2009 08:34 AM

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hello,

I have win7 on the HD that boots up now. I also have another HD with the old vista set up. How can I change the bios so the vista HD will boot? tried a few things in bios but nothing changed. have sata system. the vista hd is listed as slave.

really what I want is to boot into the vista setup. I can get data files but want to see a program setting for access to internet (if that's possible), and that requires opening the program on vista, not the win7.

Msongs

Answer:change hard drive boot order??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by msongs


hello,

I have win7 on the HD that boots up now. I also have another HD with the old vista set up. How can I change the bios so the vista HD will boot? tried a few things in bios but nothing changed. have sata system. the vista hd is listed as slave.

really what I want is to boot into the vista setup. I can get data files but want to see a program setting for access to internet (if that's possible), and that requires opening the program on vista, not the win7.

Msongs


Hi and welcome.

You can use bcdedit to set up a dual boot. instruction here BCDEDIT - How to Use

Just leave both plugged in and set up the two OS's

Kenn J++

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Recently I replaced my old 2TB WD external HD with a new, 2TB Passport.  Regardless of which USB port I use, the machine will not boot past the memory check with it plugged in, the machine is trying to boot from the external drive.  This is not the case with the old drive.  This BIOS has two boot order screens.  Delete key takes one to the standard BIOS screen.  Under the setup, I have tried all manner of disabling and changing order of drives, to no effect.  F11 at boot takes one to a separate, very abbreviated screen labeled BOOT ORDER.  I can arrow up and down to select the drive I wish to boot from.  The only other selections are ENTER to select and F4 to exit.  There appears to be no way to save the selection and I've tried dozens of other keys.  The selection you make only works for that instance.  It does not affect the other BIOS screen and next time one boots, it returns to the first choice, which is REMOVABLE.  I can find no way to permanently change this first BOOT ORDER screen.  Can anyone help please?  Again, the main BIOS utility has no effect.  The only way the machine will boot is if I disconnect the new external drive.  DS

Answer:presario will not save boot order change

It appears that the BIOS does not like the new Hard Drive.In cases like this, you may just need to leave the External hard Drive unplugged during BootOrTry to update the BIOS and see if it helps.

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I got a nasty little virus on mt T42!!!  I was able to copy the files to another computer and I am now trying to reimage with the an IBM Recovery Disk (disk #1) which I created as soon as I got my ThinkPad.  I wasn't able to do this.  Then, I tried to load Startup - Recovery Disk.  I wasn't able to do this. I finally decided that I had to change the order of devices that the machine looks at when starting up.  I Hit F1 on the startup screen, enter the BIOS, and then I'm prompted for a password.  I thit the the 'Enter' key and this seems to work.  I can then enter the BIOS, but I can't change the boot sequence in the BIOS.  I'm not sure if hitting the 'Enter' key is causing me to bypass the BIOS ocntrols, of if the virus disabled the boot sequence in the BIOS.  Has anyone delt with this kid of issue before?  Does anyone have any advice?  Please help!!! Thanks so much,Ryan---

Answer:Unable to Change Boot Device Order

Welcome to the forum! Your ThinkPad has a Supervisor and/or BIOS lock. You will have to get the password from whoever sold you the laptop. We are NOT allowed to discuss password cracking on this forum. Good luck.

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I'm trying to install Mint (from a pen) in my elitebook 8540. I pressed "esc" and then "f9" to change boot order, the computer identifies correctly my pen as a bootable option. But when I press "enter" to choose the usb option, the computer just boots as usual.What can I do so as to boot from usb? Thanks for all the help

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Yoga 3 Pro P1370 I have an external USB CD/DVD drive.  I would like to from YOGA "OFF", boot to this drive.  From YOGA "OFF" tried the tiny button (pused with pencil point), choose boot menu, this is using "windows boot mgr.", it said to use the "UP & Down" arrows to, change then press <enter> The up & down arrows offered NO  other choices than what was already there. So from off how do i boot to the CD/DVD plugged into the USB port? Thanks

Answer:How to change Boot device order to enable install of OS from CD/DVD?

Hi,
 
First go to BIOS setup and turn off secure boot.  If that doesn't do it, switch the boot mode from UEFI to legacy.
 
What's on the CD you're trying to boot?
 
Z.

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last day i've just bought new machine thinkpad T430, when i try to change default order boot priority in BIOS, the menu is disable, i cannot change anything. Does thinkpad T430 came with default Supervisor password? Does anyone here know the supervisor password default? FYI, when i try to enter BIos, it ask the password, and i just hit Enter to enter the bios. Thank You













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Answer:Thinkpad T430 Cannot change Bios Boot order

It does not come with a password. Where did you buy the laptop?

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  Hi allIve just purchased a 2nd hand pavilion notebook that i cant seem to reformat. My problem is the keyboard arrow keys, up down and right no longer work only the left arrow does. Someone else has changed the boot order so i cant revert it back to boot from cd rom without the arrow keys. As im here in australia i dont have access to new keyboards. Can you give any advice. thnx in advance.

Answer:Arrow keys not working cant change boot order

Hi, One option would be to temporarily connect an external usb keyboard. Also, if you're trying to boot from an installation disc, I'd do this via the boot manager menu, rather than setting the boot priority in the bios menu as this is often ignored - you can do this as follows. Insert the installation disc and Shutdown the notebook. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Boot Options Menu ( f9 ). Use the arrow keys to highlight the CDROM option and hit enter - if prompted to 'Press any key to continue....' - do so. Regards, DP-K  

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I need to change the boot order of my laptop which is running Windows 7. It is an HP/compaq laptop. I have tried pressing F2, F4 and F8 on startup. The only thing I got to was the "HP Advanced System Diagnostics".

How can I change to boot order to boot from CD? Also, can I change the boot order to boot from a USB drive?

Thanks!!!!!!!

Answer:How to change boot order with HP Advanced System Diagnostics

It would help if you were to post the model of this Compaq.

Try F10.

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on the Boot Priority Order there is only ATA HDD0, and the other option are Excluded.how I add thoes optioh like USB/CD to the boot priority order













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Answer:i can't change Boot Priority Order thinkpad t520

In the BIOS, under "Boot", F9 will reload default settings

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I try to change order boot in BIOS (DVD - OS Manager - Others)At the end, after pressed F10 (Save), a message prompt me:"Operating System Boot Mode Change.A change to the operating system secure boot is pending.Please enter the pass code displayed below to complete the change.Operating system boot mode change (021).... + ENTER to complete the change.ESC to continue without changing"Also clicking the number ...., they are not shown on screen,and pressing ENTER, there is not change to boot order.If I shutdown the copmputer and enter in Bios, the order is changed (DVD/HDD)in the sections "Uefi boot order" and "Legacy boot order",but the ">" indicators are positioned on items "OS Manager" and "Notebook HD",not on items "Internal CD/DVD" and "Internal CD/DVD"Perhaps, keyborad is not loaded in this step?Thanks for answer.Antonio BIANCA

Answer:Change boot order in Win10 HP15 Notebook

As we have properly understood your issue  please follow these steps: Turn on or restart the computer.While the display is blank, press the f10 key to enter the BIOS settings menu.Press the f9 key to reset the BIOS to the default settings.Press the f10 key to save the changes and exit the BIOS settings menu.Nitin singh guleria

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Hi Peeps,

I have just bought a C850, and using KIS2013 produced a recovery setup on a usb pen drive. But how do I get the machine to boot from the pen, I can find no way to enter bios to change the boot order. I have been Googling all day and tried every method I could find recommended, non of which worked.

Thanks in anticipation,

Ray

Answer:Satellite C850 - How to change Boot Order in BIOS?

Perform complete shutdown and after you start your notebook again press F12 to enter BOOT menu.
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm

There you will find option to enter BIOS settings.

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Hi
I have a Asus laptop with windows 7. I’m trying to reformat the hard drive. I know I have to start the computer from the CD drive with a copy of windows 7.
I’m having a problem getting the “boot” bios to change the order of starting up.
The screen has the following:
UEFI Boot [Disabled]
PXE ROM [Disabled]

Boot Options Priorities
Boot Option #1 [PO: WDC WD6400BEVT …]
Boot Option #2 [P1: SlimtypeDVD A …]

Hard Drive BBS Priorities
CD/DVD/ Rom Drive BBS Priorities
>Delete Boot Option

I tried to use the +/- keys as per instructions to change the order under “ Hard Drive BBS Priorities”, but nothing happens.
I don’t know what the rest of the stuff means.
I’m not that smart with computers. I figure hands on is the best way to learn.
Mike
 

Answer:Solved: change the boot order on a ASUS laptop

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Hello
I own a Satellite P850-12Z with Win10 pro November Build. I want to boot from a USB and I need to change the boot sequence but I can't access the BIOS nor the UEFI Boot Mode. I have the latest BIOS update available.

Thank you in advance

Answer:Satellite P850-12Z - Change boot order on Windows 10 pro x64

I own a Toshiba Satellite P850-12Z with Windows 10 (November Release). My computer is not compatible with UEFI boot menu and I have the latest BIOS firmware available installed. I need to but from an USB and I can't change the boot order because I can't access the BIOS Settings. How can I access?

Thank you very much

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Problem number 1)
Every once in a blue moon my computer decide to change the boot order of my hard drives, so that the one with my OS is not included. The fix is simple; I go into the BIOS setting and add it back on top of the list. But it is quite annoying (especially if it happens for my girlfriend, who does not know how to fix it).
I have been unable to find any patterns to when it happens. It happens very rarely, maybe once every two months, but other times it does it twice a week.
Problem number 2)
This problem appeared together with the upgrade to windows 10 (from Windows 7). Once in a while, at least once per week, I start my computer and it is unable to play any kind of videos. On Youtube, it appears to load the video/commercial but does not move beyond 0.00. Same with VLC player, or any other players I have tried. Additionally, steam is unable to launch.
When I try to restart or turn off the computer, it appear to shut windows down normally, but it never turns of the power and I have to kill it by force.
Any help it appreciated.
My setup:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
HD1: OCZ Vertex 4 SSD - 256 GB
HD2: Western Digital WD Green WD7500AADS 750GB
HD3 (by USB): Hitachi 1TB HDS 721010
RAM: 4xCorsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650HXEU
Graphic card: AMD Radeon HD 6900
Cabinet: Lian Li PC-8A OS: Windows 10

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Hey Guys,

I've recently installed Windows 7 Professional on my Windows XP machine. It's installed on a partition of the same drive that XP was on.

At the boot menu when it lets you choose between the 2 OS's, it's defaulted to the Windows 7 one, and I can only get to XP if I manually choose it. I want to keep XP as the default option, but I don't appear to be able to change it (I did this before with Windows 7 RC1 without any problems)

When I got to msconfig and look at the boot configuration in Windows 7, it only shows Windows 7 as the default option. There is no other option, Windows XP doesn't show up there where it should

It's the same when I look at the boot config on XP, there's no sign of Windows 7 there!

Anyone any ideas how I can sort this out? I need to add XP to the list

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Trying to change boot order (Dual Booting)

Ok guys looks like I sorted it -

There's a great program called EasyBCD which showed both of the OS's and allowed me to sort it all out!
 

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This must be ridiculously simple,however, F1 and/or F12 do not work for me. Have Win 8 Pro and bios 2.5 installed. If you have updated the bios on your carbon x1 and can a) boot into the UEFI menu, b) change the boot order, then I'd appreciate the solution. Please only respond if you have actually accomplished this on a X1 Carbon with the latest bios, 2.5. thanks,

Answer:Booit into UEFI; how to change boot order Carbon x1

You must turn off Windows 8 fast start (hibernation) or do a full shutdown.

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