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

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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Has anybody successfully changed the boot order of the BIOS on a T500\t510\T520 using the Lenovo WMI Bios utility(SetConfig.vbs)?  Everytime i attempt to change the bios boot order using this utility i get his error, " Parameter invalid" Parameter variables are:  SetConfig.vbs [Setting] [Value] I've successfully changed other settings but i can get this one to work. Current BOOTORDER using 'ListAll.vbs' BootOrder = HDD0:USBFDD:ATAPICD0:USBCDCILAN:USBHDD:HDD1 Command i'm using on a T500 is:  SetConfig.vbs BOOTORDER USBFDD:HDD0:ATAPICD0:USBCDCILAN:USBHDD:HDD1 I'm just testing this from a running OS to eventually use in a SCCM OSD task sequence.There is no BIOS password.Any ideas?  I get the same error on all 3 models listed above and I am using the latest version of the WMI utility. Thanks,thebearpoo













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Answer:Change boot order using SetConfig.vbs on T500\T510\T520 ?

Correct command is BootOrder and not BOOTORDER.Resolved.

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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 all, i am just wondering if that is possible because i think it must be something with the design of the t510 since my friend has a t420 and his keyboard feels great. unfortunately this t510 (and for the record i had 3 keyboard replacements) and each of the keyboard felt good initially but after some usage, the keys themeslves felt more resistant to press down. Either I am crazy but i feel that my keyboard goes through phases...where before at first the keys are extremely hard to depress and after a while the keys get really easy to depress and after while of typing on that keyboard it slowly the keys starts to get harder to depress down. It is really hard to believe but it is true. Might be a defect in the t510 keyboard or i am just so unlucky to get the same problem 3 times in a row with these replacement keyboards. lol thanks













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Answer:is it possible to order a t520 keyboard for a thinkpad t510 laptop

The keyboard on T510, T520, X220, T410, T420, T410s, T420s, T400s, W510, W520 are all intercompatible. So the answer to your question is yes. 
 
Just look for the Part number of the keyboard under the keyboard.
 
What you describe is possible, as initially the various plastic mechanism has not worn in, once it is worn in to the optimal point, the key will feel easier to type on. But as you use it more, the key mechanism will eventually wear out and create the difficulties you explain. 
 
Just like car engine, there is a wear in period for the engine parts after which the car engine will feel smoother and eventually it will wear out.
 
P.S. But what you describe will only be noticeable for people whom constantly type on their keyboard at a very fast rate. 

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   Good Afternoon,   I am in need of the Boot Priority order for my Acer Aspire E17 ES1-711-P1UV

Answer:what is the boot priority order for acer

enter BIOS pressing F2, check if Boot list is enabled (F12), enable it if disable, press F10 and save and exit. on next boot press F12 and you can change your bootable media.

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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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(Operating System is XP Pro_SP3)

I recently built a desktop with a Gigabyte mobo.

I have several USB and USB + eSATA external hard
drives. The SATA internal drives consist of two in a
RAID 0 configuration. There is only one operating
system installed on the RAID 0 internal drives.

Naturally, I set the RAID 0 drives to boot first in the
main BIOS setup. 99% of the time that's where the boot
begins for most of us. I've got the usual seperate
boot menu that allows you to boot from another
device. On the next reboot it reverts back to the normal
boot order.

I found out too late the this mobo randomly changes
the boot order. If one or two external drives are turned
on the boot order will be scrambled. This is beyond
insane because you cannot boot from something that
has no operating system, active partition, etc.

Google turned up a long list of posts on other forums
about this problem. It occurs with other mobo's besides
Gigabyte.

Someone suggested checking out BIOS Overlay's
and bootloader programs.

The only thing I remember about overlay's is that they
were used with an older BIOS that would not recognize
a partition over a certain size. A few years ago hard
drives capacities exploded but a lot of folks had older
mobo's that couldn't "see" these big drives.

Bootloaders or boot managers are usually used when you've
got two or more operating systems installed. Could this
type of program lock my system so it would always bo... Read more

Answer:BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority

Do you have the latest bios version? If not go to gigabytes site and download it and flash the board.
 

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Hello When i go to UEFI (Phoenix SecureCore Tiano Setup?) and change boot order to boot into CD/DVD, it doesn't boot into CD/DVD. After when i go back to UEFI the boot order list is restored to it's original position. So how can i boot from my cd.Also when i try to access to BIOS by pressing f2 nothing happens.message edited by k2ru

Answer:Samsung ATIV laptop boot priority order problem

Are you pressing F10 to save?

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When I connect a second HDD, and reset the BIOS to boot from the SATA socket to which THAT HDD is connected which I want to boot from, booting may still happen from the other socket/HDD. How can the BIOS setting be enforced ?

Answer:BIOS ignores desired boot priority/order/sequence

You select the HDD you want to boot 1st...move it up to the top of the boot priority list using the up /down arrows...when set to your liking Press F 10 to "Save settings and Exit"...The PC will re-boot with the new settings.

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Could someone describe exactly how to change the boot order on the T520 from the BIOS?  I have spent hours trying to do something that should be very straightforward and simple.  Any directoin would be appreciated.
 
Moderator note: moved post to its own thread and changed title to match content.





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Answer:T520 - Changing Boot order in BIOS

Hi rsbonini,
 
I moved your post here from an old thread that was about managing UEFI BIOS boot order with scripts...
 
I wonder if you're being tripped up by the same thing that got me with my T420:  The ">Boot" line in BIOS -> Start Up looks like a heading for the rest of the page, but it actually links to an expandable menu. (That's what the ">" is indicating, I guess).  This got me and a few of my friends.
 
Highlight that ">"Boot" line and hit enter, and you should get the boot priority list with instructions on how to change it in the right pane.
 
Apologies if I've misunderstood,
Z.
 
 

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WIth the T410/T510 I could use the SetConfig.vbs to change the boot order in BIOS.  However with the newer laptops (T420, T520, X220) that have the UEFI BIOS the SetConfig.vbs doesn't seem to work.  Is there another way of scripting the boot order change?  I also tried running the ListAll.vbs and didn't see anything related to the boot order listed in WMI. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.













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Answer:T520/T420 UEFI BIOS Management - Changing Boot order

First, please make sure you are using the latest BIOS version for your system.  I know that a bug about changing BootOrder has been fixed in a recent update. Also, while the scripts themselves have not changed, the list of available settings and values has (in some cases), so please refer to hrdeploy_en.pdf at the following website http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-68488 If you still have problems, please post back with your MTM, BIOS version, and exactly how you are calling setConfig.vbs and I'm sure we can get to the bottom of it. 

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Hi, we have two T520s at work however unfortunately one of the harddrives on one of the T520s has failed and although the documents were backed up regularly no recovery media was created. My question is could I create a recovery USB from the good T520 to restore the other T520 that now has a fresh HDD in it. Btw these are exactly the same models - same CPU, RAM, screen etc. Thanks













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Answer:Using the recovery partition of one Thinkpad T520 to recover another Thinkpad T520

Yes.  When you are done, run sysprep on the "fixed" machine to change security info so you don't end up with duplicate security IDs on your network.  (found in windows\system32\sysprep) 

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Well, I'm trying to boot Ubuntu Live CD upon startup, but Windows Vista loads, not the CD. i was told to change Boot Priority to CD from BIOS, but I don't see a Boot Priority line. Any advice?
 

Answer:How do you change Boot Priority to CD?

When you first turn on your computer, you should see something like press F1 to enter setup or another key combination. Press it to go into Bios setup. Inside you will see a menu for boot options. Change the list to have CD-ROM first, then Hard Drive. You will see what I mean when you go into the Bios screen.
 

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 I am currently having issues with PXE booting a ThinkPad T520.  The Intel Boot Agent version is v.1.3.66The PXE Menu Boot File is v.1.10 On the backend, we are running Symantec Ghost 11.5.1.  We also have ThinkPad T410s.  Those PXE boot just fine.  The Intel Boot Agent version is v.1.3.51 Has anyone else experienced this particular issue?  Please advise.  Thank you. Samson

Answer:ThinkPad T520 PXE boot

For what it's worth, I am having the exact same issue on the T520 series machines as well as X220 machines. Symantec has suggested to use an alternate NIC driver in the WinPE image but that has not resolved the issue for me. This is apparently a common problem (numerous postings around the internet) with any of the 20 series Lenovo machines. Lenovo uses PXE Ghost imaging to prep the machines so it would be great if they could simply point to the drivers they use in their PXE image. 





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Just recently bought the Lenovo y580 laptop that came preinstalled with Windows 8. I cannot boot from a cd or a flash drive as there is no where in the bios to change it. In the boot priority it lists only the Windows Boot Mangersomething else for IVP4something else for IVP6  How can I change this so that I can boot and install another operating system, any Ideas?













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Answer:Cannot Change Boot Priority To CD-ROM -- Y580

In bios menu turn off secure boot and uefi.





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Hi, first post to this forum, so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong place. I have a similar problem with a G580.   I've done some searching on this and other forums but so far nothing has helped. Here's the issue:1. I had a working Win8 installation, on a SSD.  (wrist-slap 1, yes I know - possibly a bad idea).  This has been working well for months.2. Something happened - I can't ID what - possibly a virus but I do have Norton installed and not aware of any threats.3. Windows stopped working.  By that I mean it started failing on some of the registry checks - e.g. starting Excel threw an error, running the Store App also failed etc.  When I did a re-boot, I could not re-start Win, but did get the recovery screens instead.4. When I tried any of the options, including the Refresh, Restore I got an error complaining the disk was locked.5. I used the command window do to various things such asBOOTREC /FIXMBRBOOTREC /FIXBOOTBOOTREC /SCANOSBOOTREC /REBUILDBCDSome of these failed due to various complaints about the disk.6. I do have a working System Restore USB drive and full sys backup, however....7. I was not able to actually boot from this - possibly due to by BIOS and secure boot settings.8. I was pretty desperate by now - and (yes slap wrists #2 or more) I ran a CLEAN on the system partition.  Yes, I'm cringing even now as I type.  Anyhow...9. Now I can not even boot the laptop into recovery mode.9. So I now have a) a... Read more

Answer:Re: Cannot Change Boot Priority To CD-ROM -- G580

ok, so I was hoping for at least a slap on the wrists, maybe even a big telling off.  But so far....nothing.  That's probably because my question looks a bit complex, or the right person has not read it yet? Anyhow...in case this helps: here's an update. I've got the original HDD (altered) which still has recovery partitions on it intact.  I copied all recovery partitions (and a few I was not sure about) to the SSD (using a working machine of course) and also copied from my system backup the C: drive to a new NFTS partition on the SSD.  I didn't fully expect that to work as I'd expect to hit some UEFI issues, and sure enough, when I now try to boot from the SSD, I get a complaint that the Boot information is missing or corrupt, and I need to insert my Win 8 installation disk....which of course I don't have. But that's definitely progress. Now: I don't even mind buying a new Win8 disk if that will help things along (probably my fault for altering things so much initially anyhow) - so long as this will fix this issue. So my question is: does anyone have an expert opinion on whether I can buy a new Win 8 CD/USB and will that let me restore my SSD to where it needs to?  Or is that also doomed for failure and why? Again, any help appreciated, even if it involves a bit of telling off....not that I like that sort of thing. Thanks Jonathan

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Hi,
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 laptop and it is very slow to boot up. It has been like this for as long as I can remember, so I figured I'd ask a professional about it. Bootracer says it is taking around 5 minutes to boot, and it's extremely annoying. So annoying that I only restart my computer once a week or so.

I have no idea if this is a hardware issue, software issue, or both, so hopefully this is the correct forum to post in.

Some computer info:
Windows 7 Pro SP1
Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.5Ghz
8GB DDR3 RAM
Toshiba 500GB hard drive, 5400RPM (130GB used)

Here are a couple of images from my Soluto report on the starting processes:


Please note that this problem has been going on way since I have installed Malwarebytes which shows a 60 second load time.

Any other information or test results that I can provide, I'd be more than happy to. I'm not sure if my 5400RPM hard drive is slowing me down greatly, or not.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Thinkpad T520 Slow Boot

Addition: It also takes a while for it to resume from hibernate. Once it finally finishes booting or resumes from hibernation, the computer works great.

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Hello community I currently discovered some issues during the PXE boot of my ThinkPad T520 (4243).When I try to install Windows 7 x64 with my Microsoft WDS it only starts the first parts of the setup and cancels with the error-message "no network driver found".Into my startup image i integrated the drivers provided here by lenvovo for windows 7 x64: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/83rw20ww_64.exe Has anybody a working driver or running WDS for T520 and can provide solutions? Kind regards!

Answer:ThinkPad T520 (4243) PXE Boot from WDS

Not sure if it'll work, but this showed up in a web search:https://communities.intel.com/thread/21719

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Did unplog the CMOS back battery and know won't bootdid unplog because battery did not charge or work from battery charged just use to work from AC charger!!!

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I have been experiencing booting problems off and on for a while now (mouse-OS/2 and keyboard-USB would not respond). It's been a mild nuisance, but nothing terrible - and it never seemed to get any worse. Until last night, I suspected that it was either the device(s) or the OS/2 &/or USB port. I ran the latest MS XP sp2 critical updates last night, emptied Prefetch & temporary internet files. Using Clone DVD, I backed up a data DVD and set the computer to automatically shut down after the backup finished burning.

My wife tried to restart the comp this morning and received the "missing/corrupt ntsf.sys - run XP CD & choose r" message. No problem. Load the XP disk, repair Windows, enjoy life. NOT!!!

First, the computer won't boot to either of the DVD drives. Second, when I restart the computer, the startup sequence goes blowing past the POST and won't allow me into BIOS to change the boot priority.

Is there any possible way to fix this? Or should I start replacing hardware?

Any help you can be would be great.


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Answer:Need to change boot priority but can't access setup

What interface do you have on your mouse/keyboard (USB or PS/2)? May sound weird, but a PS/2 mouse will not work on my computer unless there is a PS/2 keyboard aswell.

If you are using a USB keyboard, try a PS/2.

Try clearing CMOS.

Try using a different IDE cable for the optical drives, and make sure all jumpers on the optical drives are set properly. Make sure no pins are bent on the optical drive and motherboard (where the cable plugs in).

Report back.

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Hello I want to install Linux on a seperate partition. I was not able to change the boot priority in BIOS, I could not select the USB port  Is there any special trick to make the yoga laptop to boot from USB port?

Answer:Yoga ideapad: How to change the boot priority

hi cprr,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Have you tried the following settings in the BIOS and try from booting from a USB key?
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Smart Boot = Disabled
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS / Disabled
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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hello,new guy here.i resently ran a memtest86 program to check my ram so i had to change my boot priority to get the program to work.now it seems i cant change it back.ive changed it and saved it but my cdrom still wants to boot up first.i even reset the bios with no luck.can someone help me out.

Answer:changed boot priority now cant change it back

When entering bios you should be able to access the boot menu and select which device to boot 1st/2nd/3rd, after making any changes you must select to save & exit normally F10 key

Having dvd/cd first is quite normal followed by your OS HDD

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The manual does not help me at all. I can't figure out how to do it in the boot legacy order.

Answer:How to change boot priority to dvd rom on probook 4530s, mod...

reboot then press F9 a boot device list will appear use down arrow or up arrow to select the dvd then press enter .. that should let you boot to the dvdbut only that 1 time.. if you want to boot to the dvd all the time you'll need to change the boot settings in the bios by rebooting then press F10 ..be carefull unless you know what you're doing it could mess up the system all together.. hopes this helps

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Originally I had a small solid-state hard drive on this set up. I added a non-solid-state hard drive later. Recently, my solid-state drive, the C Dr., became too full to upgrade certain software programs such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I purchased a second solid-state hard drive.

I "mirrored" that second solid-state hard drive. To make sure that Windows was operating appropriately, I rebooted and hit F10. I then showed the new solid-state hard drive. Everything booted perfectly and the new solid-state hard drive was noted as the C Dr.

When I rebooted into bios to change the hard drive boot order so that the new second solid-state hard drive would be the first in the priority, when I highlighted it and exited from it,it still showed the original solid-state hard drive as the first hard drive.

I have never had this problem before. I now have to go into F10 every time I boot into my computer and highlight the new solid-state hard drive.

Any thoughts?

Thanks so much,

Jim

Answer:cannot change boot priority among hard drives

Nice, you were very close. When you have highlighted it just press + on the keyboard and it will jump to the top!

Good luck! SG

edit: you can just call them HDD and SSD (solid state drive is not 'hard' XD)
what do you mean by C Dr?

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Hello! I'm having a bit off an issue with my installation of Windows 7 home premium. I Will try to explain it with as many details as possible. I have Windows installed on my computer but now I want to change Windows to home premium , and I'm geting stuck on the boot priority change , because I don't know what to have as first priority!
Any help would be great! And sorry for my bad english.
Pic related: it's my bios

Answer:How do I change my boot priority to my external dvd player ?

Hi Olq8korv

When you first boot your PC you will see Boot Priority (or similar) and the keyboard key, that will be something like Delete, F12, Esc, etc then you can change your boot order.

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Hello

Windows XP is broken on my computer and i have just tracked down the reason why i cant change my boot priority on my A40 laptop.

My son has set a "master" password in HWTOOLS. I cannot access windows (it just never boots or crashes out after the XP screen in safe mode).

How do i access HWTOOLS or reset that blasted password!!

Any help appreciated.

Richard.

Answer:A40: How can I access HWTOOLS to change my boot priority?

Hi

This problem was solved in the another topic which you have posted in the forum.
Please check this other topic:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=8578&messageID=29979#29979

Bye

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I purchased a used Thinkpad T520. It has a clean install of Windows 7 Pro x-64and boots without any issues. I decided to access the BIOS and see its currentsettings. I have tried a number of function keys ThinkVantage, F1, F2, F12, etc.without any success. For example, pressing (or tapping) the F1 key or on beforethe ThinkPad logo appears goes to the Windows Boot Manger. I have updated it to the latest version (UEFI 1.45/ECP 1.36) but I am still unableto enter the BIOS. Regards.

Answer:Thinkpad T520 - F1 goes to Boot Manager not BIOS

HiWhat is the boot mode of the laptop (UEFI, Legacy BIOS)?If it's UEFI, any chance Linux was installed before win7?I don't see related settings in the BIOS Setup that might prevent the BIOS access. It's possible to reset the BIOS settings to default ones, but if boot mode will be changed, laptop might become unbootable.

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Is it normal for there to be 3 to 5 pixels out within 6 months and 8 to 12 within a year?  I have spots all over my screen. My second issue is that my DVD/CD drive started occasionally scratching disks within 6 months and at 11 months started "skip-playing".  Sounds like one of the early CD players when you drive over RR tracks.  And, of course, it is all out of warranty now. I expected better from Lenovo - am I an exception?  

Answer:Cannot change boot startup sequence on T520 to boot from a CD drive

Hi,
 
Your subject line doesn't match the content of your post.  Do you actually have a T520?  If so we'll move your post to the correct fourm.
 
If you have a 3000 series or essential - or something else, we'll change the subject line.
 
Z.

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I have a Satellite A50. I need to restore it to factory default by DVD recover, what must I do to boot from DVD?

The default boot priority is HDD and no longer bootable because has been formatted. My BIOS is password protected, how can I change boot priority? After Inserting the password, its always boot from HDD.

Thanks

Answer:Re: Satellite A50 - How can I change boot priority with BIOS password?

The boot priority you can change in the BIOS.
Go into the BIOS with ?ESC?, enter your password and there you can change it.
But don?t forget to save changes.

That?s all and then you can boot from CD.

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Hi all,

I have dell inspiron with windows 7 installed in it. My younger brother did compressed some files. After that I am getting this bootmgr is compressed- press ctrl+alt+del to restart error.

I googled it and found a lot of solutions to try.

Some of them is to run the system startup repair using windows DVD or usb flash drive.

Now problem is I am not able to boot from DVD as well , because I guess My boot priority is set to HDD.

I wanted to change the boot priority, but I am not able to get that option also. I tried pressing every possible key from F1-F12, Del and even CTRL buttons. But none could take me to boot priority setting option.

I even removed my battery and tried connecting my laptop to power directly that too could not help to reset BIOS setup option as , I read somewhere that this could lead the motherboard to do the hardware reset and bios reset.

Please help me with this.

Thanks in advance,
Jitesh
 

Answer:bootmgr is compressed in windows 7 and also I am not able to change the boot priority

I'm sure you can find on Dell's documentation that came with the PC and/or on Dell's web site the proper key to tap to reorder the boot order list. And often the key is displayed on the screen immediately after power on. You'll probably have better luck if you work with the correct key (or key combination) than by trying numerous guesses.
 

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I want to make my IDE the primary hard drive and SATA the secondary. By default windows selects the SATA but I have issues with partitions and I want to use the IDE instead.
In my advanced features bios I am given three boot devices to choose as I will, but if I want to boot from a hard drive it doesn't give me a choice so it selects primary device being the SATA.
The standard cmos features show the SATA on channel 0 master and i'm given three options - none, auto and manual. Nowhere do I see an option to change the IDE to primary. How do I do this?
I have a gigabyte ga-p35-ds3l mobo
 

Answer:Cannot change boot disc priority in Gigabyte BIOS

In the Advanced BIOS Features you have First boot device; Second boot device; Third boot device. Take a look at the item just above those: Hard Disk Boot Priority

Highlight it and press "Enter." You should see all your hard drives listed.
 

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Hi All - I have just bought a Toshiba Satellite laptop. Before installing everything I wanted to partition the hard drive, for various reasons. To do so, I installed EASUS Pro. (Have used that many, many times on my W7 PC without a problem.) Anyway, it went away to resize the boot partition and now I can't do a [email protected]#%$ing thing. The laptop boots to a 0xc0000225 error screen, and that's it. I entered the UEFI Firmware Settings, and managed to firstly change the fn keys to standard (YAY!) but I CANNOT use the F10 key to save the boot priority to CD/DVD or anything else, so I have nowhere to go from there.

Any useful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have literally no idea what to do, am hundreds of miles from any physical support, and so have a totally useless, very expensive laptop on my desk.

Answer:Toshiba W8 laptop - can't change BIOS/boot priority

Need to back way up to the beginning. Start by telling us step by step what you were doing. Before the BSOD came up.

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Still trying to decide which way to go to have one PC with XP and Vista 64. I kinda like the idea of completely separated installations, and was hoping to get assurance that if I installed them each on two separate drives I could control which OS started simply by changing the bootable drive in the mainboard's BIOS. I have a new ASUS P5E and you can in fact set the boot drive. My only concern is whether or not in this situation each OS remains completely independent of the other--ie, that XP does not know Vista is installed in the same box, and vice versa. Can anyone confirm this is the case? I am trying to get around various entanglements and issues (like the restore point deletions, etc) that can occur with dual booting in typical ways.

Thanks in advance,

Noel

Answer:If you change the boot priority in the BIOS, will 2 OS installs stay independent?

Hi Noel.

I have XP and Vista Premium installed on my laptop with two separate hard drives. I installed XP first on the C drive and then Vista on the D drive.

There is no interference between the two OS's at all. I have had no problem running either one of them. I don't see the need to change the boot order in the BIOS as Vista installs a boot manager and you can select Vista or "Older windows operating system" to boot into.

Even though Vista is on the D drive, it fools itself into believing it is the C drive. I don't know how this works, but it does. (eg: When using windows explorer under vista, XP is on the D drive).

Let me know if you have any other questions!!

Snark

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I cannot change the "boot startup sequence" on T520 (start computer + F1 > Thinkpad Setup > Startup > Boot.This opens "Boot Priority Order").I want to boot my computer from a CD in order to run certain software.I do not know what any of the listed terms in the "Boot Priority Order" stands for.The Lenovo User Guide says that each "attached/installed device" is supposed to be followed by  a "colon" and information. On my computer, this is not the case.None of these names are mentioned in the Lenovo User Guide. I cannot find any info on these names in the Lenovo Knowledge base, in the Lenovo search engine, in the Lenovo forum search engine, nor on the internet.The list is:(It seems that each "0" is a "zero" and not a "capital O")1. USB CD2. USB FDD3. ATAPI CD0 HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT33N4. ATA HDD25. ATA HDD0 HITACHI HTS727550A9E3646. ATA HDD17. USB HDD8. PCI LAN IBAGE Slot00C8 v13669. ATAPI CD110. ATAPI CD211. ATA HDD312. ATA HDD4"Excluded from the boot priority order [are] Other CD [and] Other HDD".Thank-you for your help.













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Answer:Cannot change Boot Startup Sequence on T520

Hi, za2
 
What is your current operating system? If you are running Windows 8, then you will need to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS under Security ? Secure Boot. Secure Boot is a function in Windows 8 that prevents anything but Windows 8 from starting. This is designed to make boot times faster. If you are running Windows 8, then try disabling this and see if that works. If you are running Windows 7 or earlier, I would make sure that your BIOS and any other drivers on the system are up to date to make sure they are not causing the issue. Actually, I recommend getting these updated anyway, regardless of OS, just to ensure your computer is running as well as it can. 
 
Regards,
Adam





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When my T520 is docked in a ThinkPad Mini Dock, I am unable to get the boot or bios displays to show on a DVI monitor attached to the Mini Dock.  During a normal boot with the ThinkPad docked and lid closed, I can "blindly" enter the Hard Drive password and the T520 will boot normally and Windows uses the DVI monitor just fine.  Going into the BIOS setup (T520 is docked but need to use the laptop screen) the Boot Display Device option only shows choices for "ThinkPad LCD" or "Analog (VGA)".  There is no "Digital 1" or "Digital 2" choice as mentioned by the help text.  My T520 is model 4239-CTO BIOS is level 1.21ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 is 4338-30U Thanks in advance for any tips on making this work. 

Answer:T520 in ThinkPad Mini Dock does not show boot display DVI monitor

do you have the optimus nvidia model? if you do, then you have to switch to discrete only in the bios menu, to be able to see the boot up screen in your dvi attached screen.

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I have a curious situation. I replaced the hard disk in the above named Thinkpad with and Intel 530 SSD (250 MB). The OS is a fully patched Windows 7 Pro. Just for the record, to ensure full details are revealed: The new disk was, as recommended on the Lenovo site, activated as a GPT disk, the original was MBR. The BIOS option is Legacy boot (MBR) or UEFI (no MBR) or both. If I selected the UEFI only, I could not boot to or install the OS from the recovery disks. If I selected both, with legacy first or UEFI first, the recovery DVD's would boot and the inbstall would proceed without issue. This si where the trouble starts: Upon completion of the install, a number of anomalies appear. Regardless of the legacy/UEFI setting on the BIOS, if I warm boot, the options menu appears (tabbed with boot options and application options). I have no way out of this as another warm boot just returns me to that menu. If I cold boot, the proper boot sequence occurs and Windows loads properly, but only if the BIOS is set to BOTH for Legacy/UEFI. If it is set to either Legacy only or UEFI only on a cold boot, I get the option menu with the boot/applications tabs but the applications tab now includes the BIOS menu. If I cold boot with both Legacy and UEFI enabled, it boots to Windows and disk manager reveals that the disk is GPT but it appears to have an MBR. My conclusion is that the BIOS is confused because the disk is in some sort of amorphous MBR AND GPT state or something. I am concerned abo... Read more

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Hello there,  I have Lenovo T520 4243 series. I need to change the boot option in Bios settings, because first option is Lan and second is HDD but i would like to boot from DVD or Usb DVD. My problem is i cannot edit the settings, also unable to set bios settings to default F9 is is not allowed.In password menu i can just change or set Power-On Password User and Master. Supervisor password is not highlighted. What can i do ?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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