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How to change the BIOS boot order?

Question: How to change the BIOS boot order?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,
 
 
Mod:  edited the capitalization in the Subject line













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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   

Answer:U300s: Cannot access BIOS to change boot order

peavers wrote:I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   I think the problem is in deleting Ubuntu. According to this video after the deletion of the Ubuntu partitions they must be combined back to the Windows partition.

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo laptop that is about 4 years old. It was working fine earlier today but when I picked it up to turn it on it was powered down and the message came up saying BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart. I tried to restart and enter the bios to change the boot order so I could boot from my windows 7 usb to repair the problem with the command prompt but it would not let me into the BIOS. I tried burning a windows 7 Disc to try that but again it won't boot from the cd/dvd either. I know how to fix the problem but I cannot access the bios to change the settings. What could that problem be caused by? Is the mother board gone? I have seen other posts similar to this but everyone seems to pay attention to the windows part and not answer why they can't access the BIOS. I have tried all the keys, F2, F8, F12, F10, ESC, Del. Normally the F2 key works for entering the bios and the F12 is for changing the boot order on my machine. Please help with this BIOS problem and ignore the Windows BOOTMGR problem.

Thank you

Answer:Missing Bootmgr and can't get into BIOS to change Boot order

Might help any helpers if you fill in your computer specs. Keep in mind the more information you give, the better the chance that someone can or WILL help you... Computer type: Laptop & OS: Nevada???? are not much to go on, no?

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So, I dont know how but my Z580's BIOS is corrupted. I canot go into the bios or the boot options, even after pressint the right keys. and because i am at my college now, with no leaves left, I can not go to the lenovo service centre. So is there any way to recover my bios or changing the boot order without getting into the bios. and bcoz my first boot device is hdd i cannot boot from cd or usb.plz help.

Answer:Z580 Corrupt Bios : not able to change boot order.

Hi kmpways, welcome to the forums,
 
it will help members to help you if you could post which operating system is insatlled on your Z580 and also which keys you have been pressing in order to enter BIOS.
 
Have you been pressing the keys during a warm or a cold start?  There are some other very similar posts on the boards, the following seems to contain some good tips which you may / may not have already tried.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z580-ignores-USB-and-boots-straight-to-Win8...

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Have a Lenovo H420 desktop that was upgraded about 2 months ago. We backed up everything and want to reinstall Windows 7.

But I can find no way to get into the Setup screen. I've gone to Settings, Update & Security, Advanced Startup and Restart Now. But I have no option to Use a Device. If I choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options, the subsequent screen has no option for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I've disabled Fast Boot through Power Options in the Control Panel, then tried F2 and the Delete key when starting. Nothing...

The fact that I can't do something that was so easy in Windows 7 is enough reason in itself to remove 10. Throw in the fact that the scanner part of my printer no longer works is just icing on the cake. I have the Windows 7 disk. I just can't figure out how to use it.

Answer:After Upgrade Can't Access BIOS to Change Boot Order for W7 Reinstall

According to the mamual:






2.3 System Setup

System Setup configures the network configuration for the Lenovo Rescue
System to ensure your Rescue System can connect to internet. In addition, System
Setup sets and manages all passwords for the Lenovo Rescue system.

2.3.1 Launch
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key when turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System open, then select System Setup.

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I've got a Windows 7 upgrade disc, so I first installed Windows XP and now need to boot from this new disc. Because I'm going from 32-bit XP to 64-bit Windows 7, I have to boot from the disc.

I can press F12 to get into the boot order selection screen; but pressing the arrow keys, escape, or enter has no effect. Once I'm on that screen, I just have to turn off the PC because I can't do anything else.

Both keyboards I've tried have been USB. I actually bought a new keyboard in case my keyboard was the issue, but the stores only had USB keyboards--if USB is the issue, I'll have to wait a few days before I can borrow an old keyboard that uses PS2.

Is there any way to workaround this using the USB keyboard I have?
 

Answer:Keyboard doesn't work in BIOS, any other way to change boot order?

Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

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I can't acces to cmos to change boot priorityre. HELP !!!

Notebook Satellite S2410-504.

I try to normally press "C" on startup to boot from CD. but it don't work.
F12 too don't help.
I think some set some password on HWUtility, but how disable this pasword?

Please HELP!!!!

Answer:I can't acces to BIOS to change boot order on Satellite 2410

Hi

Try to enter BIOS settings using ESC button at the start up.

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optiplex 360 unable to change the boot order of the disks in the BIOS.Can anyone help.Already tried to reset CMOS/Jumper and updated the BIOS version to A07.
On startup of machine everytime I need to press F12 then sElect to boot from HDD.
Can anyone help to resolve the issue.

Thanks in advance.
Amar

Answer:optiplex 360 unable to change the boot order of the disks in the BIOS.Can anyone help.

If it's not saving your changes, replace the CR-2032 battery on the mainboard.

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Hello reader/answerer of my questions,
I am having some trouble with my 750 ODN's bios. This bios was an official update (3.6) from the support centre, and almost everything has been fine since (the plot thickens!). I decided one day I wanted to dual boot with linux, in particular Fedora (this is not related to it though).

But, when I burned the disc and tried to live boot (too test it out) I found that the boot order was set to hard drive first! I rebooted and pressed f12 - didn't work.
I tried delete and escape - neither worked. I then tried all the f keys - none of them worked.
Every time it took me to Windows boot menu, and I explored that and I couldn't find anything.

It's also worth mentioning I am running Win 7 SP1.
I tried both PLoP and osloader (too boot from the dvd) - neither worked.
I also can't remember what the key to start the bios was originally - oops!

Also the toshiba logo with instructions never appears.
I would really just like too change the boot order though, the rest of the bios I don't need access too right now.

A separate issue is that Windows randomly decides it wants to check my hard drive, which takes ages, and it won't give up until it gets to check it. I think it may need some medical help.

But, any help, from a qualified doctor or not, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Mitchell

Answer:Satellite L750 BIOS trouble - cannot change boot order

Hi

> I also can't remember what the key to start the bios was originally - oops!

Pressing F2 while powering up the unit would help you to access the BIOS.
But you don?t need to change the booting order within the BIOS. You can do that by pressing F12. This should be done immediately after you have powered up the notebook.
Then the boot menu would appear and you could choose the right boot device.

Does it functions?

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Have a Lenovo H420 desktop that was upgraded about 2 months ago. We backed up everything and want to reinstall Windows 7.

But I can find no way to get into the Setup screen. I've gone to Settings, Update & Security, Advanced Startup and Restart Now. But I have no option to Use a Device. If I choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options, the subsequent screen has no option for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I've disabled Fast Boot through Power Options in the Control Panel, then tried F2 and the Delete key when starting. Nothing...

The fact that I can't do something that was so easy in Windows 7 is enough reason in itself to remove 10. Throw in the fact that the scanner part of my printer no longer works is just icing on the cake. I have the Windows 7 disk. I just can't figure out how to use it.

Answer:After Upgrade Can't Access BIOS to Change Boot Order for W7 Reinstall

According to the mamual:






2.3 System Setup

System Setup configures the network configuration for the Lenovo Rescue
System to ensure your Rescue System can connect to internet. In addition, System
Setup sets and manages all passwords for the Lenovo Rescue system.

2.3.1 Launch
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key when turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System open, then select System Setup.

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I can't enter bios with F2 or change boot order with F12. It always prompt for a supervisor password that I never set.
The only thing I can do is to hit F11 to enter bios with limited functions where I can't modify anything.
The notebook was brand new and it is working well with W8.1. The problem arose when I tried to boot from a backup dvd to restore the system.
How can I get rid of this problem?
Thanks for any help

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Hi, Im trying to enter to the BIOs setup menu on HP Notebook ba019nr to change the boot sequence.  I already tried with Esc, F2, F6, F10 and others several keys.  which key should I use?

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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This is my problem..

I am curantly working on a Acer aspire 4520. The problem with this computer is that it has sticky keys, first i thought it was the keyboard so i plunged in a usb keyboard and still had the same problems, keys don't react fast, when i turn caps lock on it turns it off and vise versa, when i use the mouse to click something it selects everything on my desktop and opens it all at once.

So i thought it might be a bad OS, so i decide to preform a reinstall of windows vista but when i go to the BIOS it wont let me change the boot order, when i press the keys to chang the order it just makes a beep.

so i went back and did more research and found that some other people are having the same problem and they told me to do i BIOS flash, but that did nothing.. this is the website..
http://geeklord.com/2008/01/19/solution-to-keyboard-lag-problem-in-acer-aspire-4520-laptop/
i am out of ideas, what do you guys think?
 

Answer:Solved: Acer aspire 4520 Sticky key and cant change BIOS boot order.. Need Help..

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Hi dear!

I got an old computer that I used for perhaps one year ago, and what I did to destroy it was to delete the language pack somehow. Now I would like to try to fix it, as I actually need it. But I do have some issues, maybe someone of you guys know. I can start it up all the way to where I choose between safe mode, and so on - then I get the blue screen that lasts the whole 2 seconds, amazingly enough.

I have Windows 7 Installation, that's all I have. When I start up my PC also says two fix the problem:
1 Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2 Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3 Click "Repair your computer".

Had this been as simple as the system claims, I would have been fixing it myself asap. The problem is that when I put the CD, restart the pc is also nothing happens. So I've searched up a bit, where you can do so in a way pc starts via cd so I can install windows 7 The problem is when I enter the BIOS I can choose between "Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit ". When I go to BOOT it says "Boot priority order" and that's the list:
1 IDE0 WD
2 IDE1: PIONNER DVD-RW
3 USB FDD:
4 Network Boot: LEGACY PCI DEVICE
5 USB HDD
6 USB CD / DVD ROM:

I can not do anything here, no matter what I press. It's sort of gray text, what I can do about is completely black. So it turns out that they are locked. What should I do ..

Have also tried ALT + F10, the Acer eRecov... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire 5552G: Deleted language pack - BIOS, can't change boot pri order

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

Answer:Can't change BIOS order

You need to update the boot file location.

I use rEFInd not grub so (from Windows Administrator command prompt) I run this whenever Windows resets it which it does on occasion.
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi

You probably want to do something like this (again from windows command prompt).
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

If you can't remember or don't know where you installed grub (or what the name is) then mount the ESP and have a look - your loader will be in the EFI directory somewhere.

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im using windows 2000 pro on a dell latitude cp laptop i think i tried everything when i restart it and hit f1 or f2 it just starts loading window it just bypasses by everyuthing and starts windows any help is appreciated
 

Answer:cant get into my bios to change order

Hi try Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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Hi
I have some encounted an error (UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME) and I need to reinstall my Win XP. I only have Win XP Cd. But my computer doesnt seem to detect the cd that is in CD-ROW.
I have tried to change the BIOS order. This is what I did to change it. (P.S. I am not sure if I am really changing the boot order or not, that is why I listed out the steps that I have done)
- Press "Del" to Setup
- Go to "BOOT"
- Then see a list like this:
1. Removable Device [legacy floppy]
2. IDE Hard Drive [WDC WD400BB-00DEA07]
3. ATAPI CD-ROW [ARTEC WRA-WA48]
4. Other Boot Device [INT18 Device (Network)]
- Change ATAPI CD-ROW to the top of the list.
-Restarted computer

Result: My computer didn't recongize there is a CD in CD-ROW......
Please help. Thanks~
P.S. I dont have the SIX Win XP start up disks, and I'm not able to get that thing in short peroid of time. Thus, using CD disk is the only way I have to reinstall Win XP.
 

Answer:Change BIOS order, CDROW doesnt seem to be detected....

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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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I want to be able to boot on CD or USB KEY at start up but, in the BIOS its not possible to change the boot sequence...


Thank for helping me ! :)

Answer:Not possible to change the booting order in the BIOS on Satellite Satelite A10-403D

Hello Nerach

It will be interesting to know which notebook model you have. By problem description it is always useful to know exact notebook model.

When you switch off your notebook press F12 and let us know what happen exactly. By the way: can you explain us what happen when you try to change boot order in BIOS settings?

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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 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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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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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 .
 

Answer:Can't Change Boot Order

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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
 

Answer:cant change boot order

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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
Solid Cruver



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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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System T61 I was able to boot from my USB memory stick before.  However, recently I no longer can do this. Boot from ATAPI CD is fine.When I go into BIOS Setup, I notice there is a "-" minus sign in front of USB HDD.  What is this?  This is the only entry that has "-" sign in front of it.   Does this mean anything to booting off the USB stick?

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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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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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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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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)

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Answer:Solved: Can't change boot order

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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.
 
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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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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: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 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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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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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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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 got a SSD now in my system connected to the first sata port with win7 installed
My previous (mechanical) sata hard disk who was prev. setup on this port is still usable and also has win7 installed on it. i wnat to use it as a experiment setup.
If I connect this old hdd to another sata port say sata 1 or 2.

Can I choose to boot from either the new SSD or the old sata-hdd and run win7 without problems using the BIOS boot order?

I read some scary stuff about this scenario could mess things up because both both drives used to be 'C'

Also I have my BIOS setup with AHCI nowbecause of the SSD. My previous hdd used the standard sata-mode. If I use this old mechanical sata hdd which has windows7 on it and use AHCI in bios will it boot/work?

Answer:Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?

As long as you installed windows independently, with the other drive unplugged, there would be no issue choosing either one to boot from the bios.

I doubt if the hard drive will boot in AHCI mode, but test it to see.

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Howdy all, first post here.

I have a Satellite P840, Part PSPJ6A-00h001

Windows 8.

I am having trouble accessing the Bios or the Boot Order. I need to boot from a CD/DVD and I cant get into the options of boot to change the boot order.

I have tried F12 F2 pushing repetitively on boot, holding down F12 and holding for 1 second (as per the manual) with no luck.

What am I missing....I have never not been able to get to boot options before. The only thing is it is Win8 which I am not familiar with.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite P840 - Accessin the Bios or Boot Order from Boot

Perform complete shutdown http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm , restart notebook, press F12 and you will be able to enter boot menu. There you can choose which device should be first bootable device.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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