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Changing windows XP boot manager to boot from CD. [cannot boot from CD directly]

Question: Changing windows XP boot manager to boot from CD. [cannot boot from CD directly]

My dad just bought a new laptop and gave me back my ancient VAIO T150 that I gave him 2 years ago. I was going to format it, and keep as backup laptop, unfortunately BIOS has a password which I know my dad did not put in. Chances are I set up the password years ago, I went through every possible combination that I could have used still without luck.

I gave up on that route, and simply ran windows install from within windows, the problem is that windows installer does not let you format the drive when you start windows install from within windows, saying that temp files are stored on the hdd. Windows recovery console is also of no help, as it does not let you execute setup.exe

I could pull the drive, format it, install DOS on it, put it back in, and then get the installer going, but as it is a subnotebook, disassembling it is a pain.

Does anyone have any idea how to run windows setup installer when you are locked out of bios boot order options, but have full access to the actual machine? Lol, no the laptop is not stolen.

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Preferred Solution: Changing windows XP boot manager to boot from CD. [cannot boot from CD directly]

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Changing windows XP boot manager to boot from CD. [cannot boot from CD directly]

You've got a couple of options.

First, you can try to force boot to the CD. Lots of computers allow you to press a key to modify the boot sequence for that boot. Try hitting keys like F8-F12 and see if any of them bring up a boot menu. If that doesn't work, try to cancel any GUI boot screen to see if you can find what key you need to press.

Your second option is to clear the BIOS password. You might be able to get away with flashing the bios to a new/old version, but there are utilities out there that will help you clear the BIOS password. I've never actually had the need to use them, so I can't comment on how good they work, but they shouldn't be too hard to find.

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Hey everyone
First of all I'm on an iPod so I'm sort for.any misspellings and the like
Anyway, I did a cleaner today and it restarted my computer afterwards but I dropped my keybored and may have hit one of the f9 -12 keys and mnstead of doing start up normally it took me to an all black screen with white words

It says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem

1 insert your Windows installation disc and restart
2 choose language and click next
3 click repair your. Computer

Status 0cc000000f

Ingo t he boot selection failed because a required device I'd inaccessible.

At the bottom there are options for continuing and escaping

Continuing gives Mr Windows set up [ems enabled]

And under tools Windows men diagnostic

The first takes me right back to t he first menu

The second dies the same export for an additional "/boot/memtest.exe




Any help would be appreciated

I have an hp win7 ask if other info is neede

Answer:starting computer takes me directly to windows boot manager

See if you can get to the last good configuration (Repair) DON"T use Registry Cleaners. That's what caused the problem.

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Hi, I recently discovered this awesome forum, I'm wondering if someone can help me with this issue. I'm really desperate ...

My tablet's model is Linx 1010 (Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33Ghz, 2GB RAM) with Microsoft Windows 10 32 bits pre-installed on it. I have been using it for more than two years. But suddenly, last week I tried to boot the tablet as usual, and I faced with this error on it:

Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Upon pressing OK a new message appears:

Upon pressing OK another message appears:

And finally, upon pressing OK, my tablet's UEFI shows up:

Ok, this is all what I have tried:

1) I have made a USB stick with Rufus softwre (selecting FAT 32 file system, GPT partition for UEFI boot) and Windows 10 PRO 32 bits on it.
No success. USB is recognized, in fact the system tries to boot from it, but it fails:

USB is recognized on Boot Manager UEFI option menu:

2) Manually boot from Boot Manager UEFI Option Menu
No success. Same error message described on 1)

3) I installed another 32-bit image (in case the one of Win10 was corrupted) in ANOTHER USB stick
For instance, I installed this image on the new USB How to Reset Linx 7 / 8 / 10 Tablet Password with A Bootable USB Drive | Password Recovery
No success. Exactly the same messages from 1)

4) Pushed Power button and Vol+ simultaneosly, for 10-15 seconds
UEFI shows up (without the errors on 1), but anything changed. No success. Same error messages when I try to boot any OS from Boot Manager opti... Read more

Answer:Can't boot my Tablet. Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

gramenauer,

Welcome to Ten Forums!

Assuming the Linx tablet does not support 32-bit legacy BIOS mode, and that the Windows version you are trying to install matches the tablet's architecture (64-bit or 32-bit).

As far as I know, to repair the EFI Bootloader in Windows 10 normally you need to get the tablet to boot from the USB recovery media and get to the Advanced Options screen to open the command prompt.

However, have seen where Easy Recovery Essentials, (by Neosmart) has helped in some cases:
Fix UEFI Boot: Fix for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

If no luck with ERE, is there any possibility of contacting Linx for some guidance?
Sometimes these support crews have to be called (if phone number is available) in order to get any kind of help.

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Hello,

I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just pulled the power supply and the laptop abruptly turned off. My laptop battery is completely dead now...won't charge at all and after that incident when I tried to log back into Windows it showed this error:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an installation disc, I tried pressing F8 and none of the options there helped. Ubuntu still works totally fine though. So I'm guessing it is not some hard drive crash and my data are fine in Windows but I just can't boot into it! Please Help!!

Answer:Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

Are you using GRUB2 as bootmanager and is windows one of the options? Or do you start ubuntu from the win7 boot menu?

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I have recently installed my DVD copy of Windows Vista Beta onto my 2nd HD and all seems to function correctly as I`m given the choice from Windows Boot Manager to either boot from XP or from Vista.My question is that in Boot Manager the default setting is set at the 2nd choice - Vista but I would like this default setting changed to the 1st choice - Windows XP. Thought it safer to ask in case I have a problem.Many thanks.

Answer:Changing setting in Windows Boot Manager.

StartRunTypein msconfigBoot.iniThis shows the boot paths and allows you to set what path you want as default

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Hi there,Recently got a HP Pavilion g6 2213sa which came with Windows 8 (spit!) and this disgusting UEFI BIOS replacement (double spit!).Anyway, I need to dual boot Ubuntu on my system, so I installed Ubuntu. Normally, on a non UEFI system, a "Grub" bootloader installed by Linux would take over the startup process, and allow you to choose between either Windows 8 or Ubuntu on startup. However, on this computer, startup is just booting straight to Windows 8 despite the fact that Ubuntu and Grub IS installed.Now, upon startup, if I press F9, then I get to change the boot-device on a one-time basis. I can either select "OS Boot Manager", which loads Windows 8, or "Ubuntu" which loads the Grub bootloader which allows me to select Windows 8 or Ubuntu.However, when I press F10 to enter the Bios Setup with the intention of changing the boot order permanently, the Ubuntu option isn't there. Instead it has OS Manager, USB Disk, CD Rom, USB CD Rom and Network Card.Thanks, HP for, the crappily designed BIOS.Anyway, can anyone PLEASE provide me a way of changing the boot order so that GRUB is loaded first and NOT this crap Windows 8 rubbish (that I would happily bin if I didn't need it for work). 

Answer:Changing Boot Order on Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Looks like HP forums are just as useful as HP customer service and HP computers - i.e., not very useful at all.Problem solved though. Took the piece of crap back for a full refund and won't be buying HP again.Happy days.Bye.

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My daughter's laptop(acer aspire) has the above error message. we have no installation disc but do have the product key. I created an installation disc from my laptop but it have my product key. A tried to get it to use this cd as the install cd but it appears not to be working, What should I do?

Answer:windows 7 boot manager error 0xc000000e boot selection failed because

Just follow this tutorial. Make sure you first save the user data - e.g. with a live Linux CD. If you need help with that, post back.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Even after uninstalling bitdefender, the tool of windows boot manager has the bitdefender menu.
How to remove it ?

I am using easybcd boot manager.
 

Answer:How to remove Bitdefender boot menu from the tool of Windows boot manager

Could you provide an image?
 

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I used to have a W7 system in IDE, MBR and since I had to reinstall everything from sratch, I decided to set my drives to AHCI, UEFI/GPT. After install, I checked the BIOS settings and saw that in my Boot Options I had the "Windows Boot Manager" set as #1, my SSD set as #2 and DVD drive as #3.
 
When I change the boot priority and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and asks for a bootable device although the system is install on my SSD. I don't have a multiboot system, there's only W7 present so why do I have a "Windows Boot Manager" in my BIOS? I thought it was only for multi boot systems so I don't get why it's showing up here.
 
When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).
 
Since I'm new to AHCI/GPT, I don't know what's normal and what's not. If it's not normal, how come I got this Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS? Maybe the old MBR wasn't erased even though I ran a secure Erase on my SSD?

Answer:Single OS and Windows boot manager showing up in BIOS Boot options?

Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
 
See this post for an explanation.
 
A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager

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this is what I did, since I have no CD-ROM, to install Win7 I created a partion X: NTFS and set it as the ACTIVE ONE, the put there the Windows 7 installation files, and opened prompt command to type bootsect.exe /n60 X: , next I restarted my computer, and automatically it booted into the Windows 7 setup, I installed Windows 7 on the partition C: and formatted the partition C:, everything installed and after the installation finished, a multiple choice menu appears that reads:
Windows 7
Windows Setup

I believe my error was not to set partition C: back as the active one, during the installation process where it asks you in which partition to install, I just formatted C: but forgot to set it as the ACTIVE ONE

I have 6 partition in total, but there is no need to put them all, just the ones , that are involved, this is how my partitions look:
Cboot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
XSystem,Active,Primary partition <<<this one became hidden



Code:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
integrityservices Enable
default {current}
resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
displayorder {current}
{7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windo... Read more

Answer:Windows boot files or boot manager installed in wrong partitiion

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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Hi, I really need some help here.

My system has two drives:
1) SSD (C: drive) where my win7 OS boots from (call this normal_win7)
2) HDD (D: drive) where I keep my data

I created a D:\virtual_win7.vhd file and installed win7 on it (for testing purposes) following these instructions:

Virtual Hard Drive VHD File - Create and Start with at Boot

When I boot, I get no boot menu asking me to choose either between normal_win7 or virtual_win7 install. By default, it boots into virtual_win7. To boot into normal_win7, I need to press F11 at reboot to enter into Boot Menu and select it. I thought I would be presented with a boot menu at reboot each time? Those instructions I followed in the link told me the boot manager would be present. So I got a feeling something went wrong somewhere.

These are some things I observed:

1. I installed EasyBCD within normal_win7 and it only has one entry listed in the bootloader:


HTML Code:
Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
2. Within System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced > Startup and Recovery, there is also only one entry.

3. In Disk Management (within normal_win7), the vhd does not appear.

Questions:

What do I need to do to get the boot menu manager going when I reboot my system to allow OS selection?

Why doesn't the vhd appear in Disk Management within normal_win7? Is it because it is being dynamically mounted each time it is booted into? I thought th... Read more

Answer:Boot issues with virtual hard disk. No windows boot manager

I guess everyone is using win8 these days, or my question is at the cutting edge of technology that no one knows the answer

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I?ve got a strange one on my hands here. I can not boot into windows 7 without having my windows 7 install disk in the drive at boot up and wait past the hit any botton to boot off of cd. If I try to boot without the disk in the drive I get the boot manager is missing error.
Also I can get windows 7 to recognize one of my SATA drives.
I have a pair of drives in raid 0
A 160 gig drive windows can see
A 250 gig drive that windows can?t see
My mobo is a Abit   ix38 quadgt
 
Thanks,

Answer:Boot manager is missing, will not boot without the windows 7 install disk in the drive

sprogis, If Windows isn't able to repair the problem on its own, you might try EasyBCD .-Alex

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Hallo,

After creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive with Rufus (using Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO x64), for a Dell Optiplex 3010 (configured as UEFI only, no CSM, latest firmware version, Windows 8 installed), I didn't see a USB boot option, so I tried to add one manually. Unfortunately I erased the existing boot option (boot manager) by mistake. Although there were two boot options for PXE booting, the machine will not start anymore, even when there is an active WDS server on the network.

I also see Led's 2 and 3 lighting up, meaning according to the manual 'hardware ok but bios possibly damaged/corrupt'.

I understand I cannot start the machine from a bios boot disk because of GPT partitioning, and the UEFI USB boot disk I made might be corrupt (as it didn't show up as a boot option), however I don't understand why it won't boot from the PXE network card, as these boot options are still there.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

Answer:Deleted Uefi boot option (Windows Boot Manager) by mistake

The Windows Boot Manager is held in the Bios and restores itself if you boot to a UEFI capable device. Could you please explain exactly what you did to "Add" the USB boot option?

I haven't used Rufus since it is so easy to just format the drive yourself, but it did format in Fat32?

I have the PXE boot options disabled in my bios since I do not have a network boot option.

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Hello,
I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Yesterday I accidentally 'killed' csrss.exe. Then, after a bluescreen, my computer restarted and I got the following message:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

So I tried that, but when I clicked "Repair your computer", I got another error message:

System Recovery Options

This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try using a recovery disc that is compatible with this version of Windows.

Then I opened a command promt by pressing Shift+F10 and typed 'chkdsk /r /f d:'(all the other ones were ok) and got

The type of this file system is NTFS.
Corrupt master file table. Windows will attempt to recover
master file table from disk.
Windows cannot recover master file table. CHKDSK aborted.
Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50.

Bootrec /FixMbr and Bootrec /FixBoot didn't do anything either.
After that I rebooted to a gParted live CD and got a Warning;

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Answer:Windows 7: Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

Well; one thing; did you remember to backup anything that you know you is important? Because If not you may be out of luck as it sound like some good sized corruption happened. Which leads me to think that the only way to fix this may be a complete clean install of windows.

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

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Hello,

I have been using windows xp for a long time. I have two actual HD, one partitioned into 4, and another without any partition, giving me a total of 5. I was using two instance of windows xp installed in drive C and another in drive E (both are actually located in just one HD, but the other HD somehow got in between the two)

I finally decided to change the windows xp in drive C into windows 7. After installation, my previous option of choosing between which windows xp to use no longer appears and it goes straight to my new windows 7. I tried these four command :

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=E:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast

So now an option appears before loading any windows but whenever i try to go to windows xp, it cant. It seems like i need to do more bcdedit.

Please help. Thanks!

Regards,
Deggen

Answer:Dual boot with Windows 7, and XP no longer appears in Boot Manager

Another physical hard drive can not possibly get between 2 partitions on a totally seperate physical hard drive.

If you can get in to your machine, post us a shot of disk management.

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that?
My motherboard is Gigabyte GA-Z97P-D3.

Thank you!

Answer:Windows Boot Manager in BIOS boots only at Boot position 1

I hope I haven't misunderstood your question.
All motherboards have a boot priority list.
It will check all sources according to that list until it reaches a source that has a functional operating system or atleast a trace of an operating system boot file.

PXE boot is a network boot, so it will search your network for a server that contains an operating system and will boot that.
Windows should be installed into your hard drive and should usually be your first priority boot device.

However, since you have asked how to change this, simply go to the motherboard BIOS.
The keys vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but a quick google search should help you. Common ones include F10, Del, Fn+F2.

Before the system has a chance to to boot, press the appropriate buttons repeatedly until you get access to the BIOS. Here you can navigate using your arrow keys on th keyboard to something a tab called something like along the lines of 'boot'.

Then navigate down and find boot order. The onscreen instruction will tell you which controls to use to change the order and move items up and down. Once you are satisfied, you may exit with saving changes and after reboot, the order you specified will be followed.

Cheers!

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Had my Toshiba Satellie Pro A300 for a few months, but now my machine won't boot up and gives me the following error each time on a black screen.
I am running Visa Business:

*"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To 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'*

*If you do not have this disc, contact your systems administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance*
*File: \Boot\BCD*
*Status: 0xc000000f*
*Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"*

I haven't updated or installed anything just before this error occured, and I dont want to use the Toshiba recovery disk that was supplied with my laptop, as this warns it will format the hard drive which is not what I want to do. I cant even get into Safe Mode or anything to try and resolve this problem.

Unfortunately I had not got round to creating the recovery DVD's from my system itself, which think would enable me to access the recovery console.

The instructions suggest inserting the Windows Recovery Disk to try and 'repair' the error, but this was not supplied with my laptop so what should I do??
Is it possible to get one from Toshiba or download it??

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Answer:Satellie Pro A300 won't boot up - Windows Boot Manager Errror

>The instructions suggest inserting the Windows Recovery Disk to try and 'repair' the error, but this was not supplied with my laptop so what should I do?? Is it possible to get one from Toshiba or download it??

The notebook should be equipped with the HDD recovery option which would mean that you could recover the notebook without any disk.
Press F8 while powering the notebook. Then choose ?repair my computer?.
Then choose Toshiba recovery and start the installation?

Finally if the notebook will boot up properly create the Recovery DVD using the preinstalled Toshiba recovery disk creator.

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BOOT MANAGER IS COORUPT AND CAN NOT BE REPAIRED OR REBUILT THROUGH WINDOWS COMMAND PROMPT, CANNOT NOTUSE BOOT REPAIR DISK EITHER, i HAVE TRIED WINDOWS 7 FRESH INSTALL, WINDOWS 7 REPAIR BOOT DISK, I HAVE TRIED A LINUX BOOT REPAIR DISK, I HAVE TRIED TO USE
BOOTSECT, BOOTREC, BOOTMBR, BOOTCFG, BOOT /FIXMBR, BOT /FIXBOOT, SCAN0S,
REBUILD, AND NOTHING SEEMS TO REPAIR THE BOOT DRIVE. ALL OF THIS IS BECAUSE OF A MISSING USB DRIVER THAT WINDOWS TRIED TO LOCATE FOR MY MOTOROLA HONE, AND IT COMPRESSED THE ENTIRE BOOT FILE AND DURING A RECOVERY OF SYSTEM IT TOALLY WIPED THE ENTIRE BOOT
PATH FROM WINDOWS COMMAND . SO I ASK YOU WHAT CAN I DO AT THIS POINT IN TIME TO RECOVER THE SYSTEM, PLEASE HELP, AS I AM AT MY WITS END AND COMPLETELY FRUSTRATED.

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hi,

In my hard-disk i have total 4 partition ©:windows, (D):data, (E):HP Recovery Manager and (F):Windows 7. Therefore Initial Stage where Windows Boot Manager loads i use to get two option whether want to load from windows 7 or Windows vista.

But some few days back my pc were infected with trojon, etc. Then i used HP Recovery Manager to restore my PC to default factory settings. After re-installing Windows Vista from the Recovery manager, I reconize that i am unable to boot to my Windows 7. I think Boot Manager has been disturbed. If i place Windows 7 DVD then windows files load and then hangs for few mins and then message displays that
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred."

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

I have tried EasyBCD 2.1, but installation stops in middle and program exits without installing it.

Therefore how to boot from Windows 7 and fix the Boot Manager, where i can load in both the windows version.

So can anyone help with it as soon as possible, bec... Read more

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I have a 64G SSD drive and a 300G hard drive.

I set c drive drive to be the whole SSD drive. Cd drive to d:.
and an e drive to be 100G. (out of the 300G.

I am running an AMD phenom quad core with 12 G of memory.

I have spent hours on this and read countless posts.

I have tried diabling all start programs. I downloaded all of the latest drivers from Gigabyte and alsso got the AMD series series 7 chip set drivers from AMD.
I have narrowed it down to:

When windows boots, it sits at starting windows for 2-3 minutes and then loads.
I have set custom events for ids 100-110 and it shows nothing or warnings on event 100 with no details. Once the balls become the windows icon, windows brings up my long on.

Here is the vital clue, I installed Norton ghost 15. when I copy the drive to a third hard drive, the boot manager comes up.

When I select boot windows 7, it load starting windows and then the balls with the windows icon almost instantly.

It stays like this way even when I disconnect the 3rd drive.


If I remove boot manager, I am back to 2-3 minutes to get past starting windows.

Answer:Windows 7 boot is slow (2-3 minutes) without boot manager

I would uninstall Norton and make sure all traces of its infection are gone.

We use lightweight free tools here for best performance of Win7: Micrsoft Security Essentials with the Win7 firewall, Partition Wizard bootable CD for fail-safe partitioning of every imaginable variety, and built-in Win7 backup imaging or free Macrium Reflect.

If the problem persists use the tool the Pro's use to trace slow startup: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi there, first time posting. I have a problem on my system that on startup it opens windows boot manager and I have to choose to open windows vista. The only other option is to do a diagnostic scan, (which I have tried selecting with no results.) From What I have read, I understand this page would show up if I had multiple operating systems, but I don't. It didn't do this before. Can anybody help with what may be the issue?
Thanks in advance.

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Hi
After a failed windows update, I am not able to boot my laptop.
Finally, after being passed from one agent to another during some hours today, I was eventually forwarded to a 14th person at Dell, who was the right kind person to help me with my problem. Hurah!
But we could not find a solution.
During the call, I had to delete the Windows Boot Manager that figured in the sequence, and which was not working. And then to add it again.
So far so good.
I added WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER after clicking on $boot (after choosing one of my partitions).
But it then showed up as WINDOWS BOOT MANAG
I tried again Windows Boot Manager
which, again, came up as Windows Boot Manag
Two letters missing... So this is not working, and computer still doesn't boot into OS.
Any idea how to add Windows Boot Manager correctly?
by the way, I found this file bootsector.bak - is this of any use to restore my boot sector??
Would be great to get some help. I am on that issue full time since 3 days now, and can't even do my normal job. 
Thanks a lot!!

Windows version:  10.0.16299.15 Inspiron 3437

Answer:How to add Windows Boot Manager into boot sequence in BIOS?

Take a look at the suggested answers in this thread.  The interface is a bit different, but the file you need to select should be the same: en.community.dell.com/.../20013288

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Hi,

Have a new computer with freshly installed W7 on a SSD drive. The computer boots properly unless external HD are connected. If I have external HDs connected (USB 3) it fails to find windows. I've been into the BIOS and there Windows Boot Manager is set as first choice and I have disabled booting from external drives.

Why is WBM unable to find the installation on the SSD? Can I manually change the settings in WBM to select the SSD?

Going nuts on this so any suggestion is appreciated.

Christoffer

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I was having issues with Windows crashing when waking up from sleep. Everything seemed to point to driver issues, and while chasing that down I deleted several Acronis drivers from the registry. Acronis had been uninstalled, but left some artifacts behind.When I rebooted I got an Boot Manager error - basically not found.

I ran Windows startup repair 2-3 times without effect.

Windows recovery shows 2 recent backups are present, but neither is visible from the Restore window.

Tried to repair the MBR from Partition Wizard (8.1) and although it was successful Windows still doesn't boot. PW shows the partition is present and active but not as boot.

Happy Monday . Any ideas?

Answer:Boot manager corrupted - Windows fails to boot

Are you saying that after editing the Registry Win7 will not start? This can be fatal if you didn't save a System Restore point before messing with the registry.

Try a System Restore from System Recovery Options as far back as necessary.

If that fails confirm that Win7 or it's System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) is Partition Marked Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

If that doesn't help then everything that can possibly be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot leading up to if necessary rescuiing any files before running Recovery or doing the superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You will get and keep a perfect install for exactly as long as you stick with the tools and methods in that tutorial, as proven by over a million consumers who have used it without a single complaint.

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Hi,

I installed Windows 7 in UEFI mode to an SDD and I figured it would be easy to take my old drive which also had Windows 7 installed, hook it up to a SATA port, and copy over the files that I wanted.

In my BIOS interface I can select the SSD drive to boot from, or "Windows Boot Manager". Only selecting the later boots allows me to boot from the SSD, and only if the old drive is not hooked up. When I hook up my old drive (which had Windows 7 installed WITHOUT UEFI), selecting "Windows Boot Manager" will cause my system to try (and fail) to boot from my old drive.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Why is Windows Boot Manager choosing to try and boot from my old drive? Windows Boot Manager I believe resides on the SSD since that was the only drive connected during my new Windows 7 install, so why the heck wouldn't it default to booting the Windows 7 installation on that drive?! I've tried moving the old drive to different SATA ports and to a secondary SATA controller but it makes no difference, Windows Boot Manager always insists on trying to boot from it.

If I hadn't used UEFI I could have just told the bios what drive to boot from. But thanks to this new and "improved" standard I can't exercise this simplest of controls. Any ideas?

My mobo is a Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2 btw.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Boot Manager won't boot the correct drive

How to Migrate to a Solid-State Drive Without Reinstalling Windows

see if you missed anything.

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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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Today I installed Windows 10 on my machine (ASUS N55SF laptop) for the first time on a separate hard drive. Now I have Windows 7 on my main hard drive and Windows 10 on my new drive (the latter being an SSD one). After installing Windows 10, I got a new boot option in my BIOS called "Windows Boot Manager" which is set as default, but it runs Windows 10 directly, I can't see any boot manager (I can assure "Windows Boot Manager" behaves this way because my BIOS lets me override the boot option, so that I can directly run any boot option, and this is probably the only way I can run Windows 7 currently).

If I go to Start → Advanced system settings → Startup and Recovery → Settings, I only see Windows 10 in the "Default operating system" drop-down menu, while I only see Windows 7 if I do this while on Windows 7. It's like the two OSs are not completely aware of each other.

Sorry if this was asked already, but couldn't find any similar thread.

Answer:No Windows Boot Manager on dual boot system (7 & 10)

You probably installed Windows 10 to the unallocated space on the SSD and let it create it's own partitions? When you do that, Windows 10 also creates it's own completely separate boot partition and boot files. You will just have to add the entry for Windows 7 to the new BCD store created on the SSD when you did the clean install of Windows 10.

If you had created an empty, NTFS formatted partition on the SSD first - and point Windows 10 to the already created partition, then it would have picked up on the Windows 7 boot files and just added the Windows 10 entry to those instead of creating new boot files.

There is a bcdedit command (I think) that will add the Windows 7 entry to the new BCD store, but will have to wait until at home to figure out what it is.

You can also use EasyBCD to do it, or Macrium Reflect Free (at least with the rescue disc version).

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I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place, so I apologize if I'm not. But I have a HUGE problem. I have a Gateway laptop that's only about 5 months old. It has Windows 8 on it, and when I started it up this morning, I saw the Gateway logo, and then I kept getting an error message that said 'windows boot manager, boot failed, press ok to continue', which I did, and then got an error message saying 'no bootable device found, press any key'. I pressed ok, and then it took me to the boot option menu, which only gave me one option that said 'windows boot manager
(wcd wd3200bpvt-22jj5t0). When I press this option, it takes me back to the same boot manager error message.

I've tried hitting F12, and it just gives me the boot option menu like I described above. I get nothing pressing F8. If I press F2, I get the InsydeH20 Setup Utility. Under the security tab, it will only allow me to select the 'set supervisor and HDD passwords(there's currently no passwords listed for these). Below it has the option to erase all secure boot setting, select an UEF1 file and restore secure boot to factory default, but it doesn't allow me to go down to any of these options.

I'll be honest and say that overall, I'm not a fan of Windows 8.. it's so different from all of the previous OS's, which I was fairly adept at navigating through in order to troubleshoot when I needed to.. but I am clueless as to what to do with this problem, and have spent hours googling possible solutions, bu... Read more

Answer:Help! error 'windows boot manager, boot failed!

Sure sounds like your hard drive may be failing or your boot sector is corrupted. However, since your laptop is only 5 months old, I assume it is still under warranty. With that said, I would recommend that you work this issue through Lenovo support so they can identify the source, authorize a factory service call (if covered), and/or authorize the shipment of any replacement parts (if required). Good luck.

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Since I was having some issues with my system, I just reinstalled W7 from scratched on my SSD. With this new install I decided to go the AHCI, UEFI, GPT route instead of MBR and IDE like on my previous install.

Everything installed smoothly. I took a look at my BIOS setting and I can see in my Boot options that my #1 boot option is set to "Windows Boot Manager". My SSD is #2 and my DVD drive is #3. I only have one system installed (W7) so I'm not dual booting.

When I change the boot order and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and tells to select a drive with a bootable system. "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press any key"

Is this normal behavior?? If not, how do I fix this?
Thanks

Answer:Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

When you reinstalled Windows you should have disconnected the other drives and leave only your SSD connected as now you have your boot files on the other hard drive so either reinstall Windows disconnecting the other hard drives and reconnect when you're done or follow the suggestions in this thread

I need to move the boot files of win7x64

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Hello, I had an issue with my Windows 8 where I was forced to reinstall it. I have completely wiped my SSD and reinstalled Windows 8 on it. However, now it will not let me pick my boot order. It is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager as my Boot Option 1. If I use anything else, I just get a black screen with a blinking line cursor.

It didn't use to do this before I had to reinstall. I'm not sure how to fix this. It also will not let me choose F11 boot options, it always is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.

How do I make it so I can boot from whichever boot order I want, instead of using Boot Manager?
 

Answer:Computer will not boot to my SSD, it's forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.

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Hi there, I have a about 1 year old Lenovo Ideapad Z510.I was playing the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and my screen suddenly froze. I couldn't even do ctrl+alt+delete. So I turned off the computer, but when I tried to turn the computer on again, this message came:I've looked through some of the forum threads to look for a solution to this, and some of the following said you had to go into the BIOS and change to Legacy BIOS boot. But that neither works. So whenever I try to move on from there, it says: "Boot device not found, insert boot device and press any key to go on". Afterwards if I press a key, I come up to a loading screen which says: "Loading files". After some minutes, this message comes up:I have never changed any Hardware or Software inside this computer, and I am not very good with the insides of a computer, so I would like to avoid having to take off the whole back of the computer just to change some parts. So does anyone have any idea of how to fix this? I currently live in Norway, but I bought this computer around easter 2014 in Singapore.

Answer:Windows Boot Manager boot failed

That simply meams that you have  boot failure. The first picture tells you the pocedure to follow to repair such a poblem. The second one tels you that you may have crashed hard drive and it is no longer accessible. Do the procdure as instructed by googling Microsoft media Creation tool to download and burn the Win 8.1 installer into a pendrive or dvd.

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Taptop LENOVO G50-70 Model 20351, Window 8.blijft hangen bij mededeling "Windows Boot Manager boot failed"

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Yesterday, I was trying to boot the Windows 10 prerelease from an iso on my hard drive using EasyBCD. It failed to boot and i made the careless mistake of removing my main os (Windows 8.1) instead of 10 from the boot manager on windows. i'm pretty sure that windows 8 remains on my hard drive it's just not showing in my boot manager, and with that am curious if there is a way to boot windows 8.1 even though its not showing in boot manager. Thanks.

Answer:Can i boot an OS not listed in the windows boot manager?

edit:

How to use the BCDboot command in Windows 8/10 -> link

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I've searched for this on the web and haven't found the answer:
1. What is the maximum number of Widows 8 OS's that Windows 8 Boot Manager can accommodate that aren't a VHD?

2. What is the maximum number of Widows 8 OS's that Windows 8 Boot Manager can accommodate that includes VHD's?
What I'm hoping for with planning a new system (once 8 is available) is a gaming system where each game has its own OS (or in other words about 100 OS's). The reason? A "clean" system for each game with it's own settings and controls that I don't have to alter.. but particularly each game running from System Memory via a software Ram Drive.

If the answers to either 1 or 2 above would not​ accommodate this goal, what is the nicest GUI/boot manager available that would work and that didn't conflict with Windows 8?
Thanks.

Answer:Multi-Boot with Windows 8 Boot Manager?

I don't know the maximum - I often have around 30 boot menu entries - I seem to recall having 36 at one stage.

Will that be enough for you?

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My pc doesn't work now. After windows boot manager appears, i choose windows xp and was immediately greeted with a black screen. Lights on my pc was still on. At first i thought perhaps xp is corrupted, so i reboot into windows vista and was met with the same black screen. Both versions of windows reboot after a few mins of black screens. Any ideas? I HAVE BOTH XP AND VISTA INSTALL.DISCS BYW

Answer:Windows doesn't boot after boot manager

First of all, welcome to BC !
 
I would say your best bet at this point would be to use your Vista disc to do a full reinstall of Vista, this should get your computer running again even if it only has Vista on it. Vista at least has the advantage of being still supported.
 
The problem here is that a full re-install will wipe - format - your hard drive so the question becomes 'have you got any data on this computer that you don't have backed to external media ?'.  If you do have data that you haven't got backed up, probably the simplest way to do this is to create a self-booting Puppy Linux disc and use that to boot your computer and recover your data to some sort of external media - DVDs, memory stick, external hard drive, whatever. You will of course have to use a different computer to create the Puppy disc. You can get the necessary files and information on how to use it from here -
 
http://puppylinux.org/main/Overview%20and%20Getting%20Started.htm
 
Between that and your Vista disc you should be able to salvage your data and get your computer running again.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Hello, I have a Yoga 2 Pro that I purchased and registered on Oct 31, 2014. I wanted a clean install of Win 8.1 pro, so purchased a license, copy of same and installed on the laptop.  All good, installed drivers, and confirm I have installed 64bit version of bios v 38. All was fine for about a week until approx Nov 7, I started having boot problems, the system upon startup would go directly to the windows blue screen with the unhappy face icon, how cute, saying I needed a repair disk.  I turned the laptop off and started again, and the laptop would boot up fine and run perfectly.   Then approximately every 5 or 6 boots, I would receive the errors immediately upon startup: Windows Boo Manager boot failed [ok]      I then hit returnEFI USB Device boot failed [ok]   I then hit returnEFI DVD/CDROM boot failed [ok]    I then hit returnEFI Network boot failed [ok]    I then hit returnDefault Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed.Insert Recovery Media and Hit any keyThen Select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to BootRecovery Media [ok]  I then hit return Then the yoga boots normally.  This happened several times, then did a complete new reinstall of Win 8.1 pro, and confirm I have the correct drivers installed, with no errors in the device manager.  Beside, this is, in my humble opininion, a bios/ssd issue, not a software, win 8.1 pro issue. The problem persists. I hav... Read more

Answer:Windows Boot Manager boot failed.

Taptop LENOVO G50-70 Model 20351, Window 8.blijft hangen bij mededeling "Windows Boot Manager boot failed"

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Hi all,

I followed some instructions to remove the Windows 8 Dual Boot by just deleting the Windows 8 Partition and that there was no need to edit the boot menu as everything will be done automatically after restart.

Now, when I tried to reboot my computer, the computer hangs at the screen where you are suppose to select to boot up Windows 7 or Windows 8.

As I had deleted Windows 8 Already, it should not prompt me to select to boot Windows 8 but rather directly boot into Windows 7.

How should I proceed from here ? I am currently installing Fedora Dual Boot on my laptop so hopefully I am able to do some salvaging from there....

Thanks in advance !

Warmest Regards,
Zeke

Answer:Windows 7 Crashes at Boot Manager after Deleting Windows 8 Dual Boot

Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

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Hi All,
I recently rebuilt my PC and installed Windows 10. I then decided I wanted to have Windows 7 available just in case. I partitioned my primary HD and installed Windows 7. In other words, I installed Windows 7 AFTER Windows 10 for a dual-boot system. I was surprised to see the Windows 7 Boot Manager screen appear instead of the Windows 10 Boot Manager. I guess I did this backwards as it appears installing Windows 10 AFTER Windows 7 is more common.

Is there a way to edit/change/modify the boot manager to use the Windows 10 screen instead of the Windows 7 screen?

Thanks for any help!
John

Answer:Need Help Changing Boot Manager Screen

I do believe if you boot into Windows 10, and then set it as the default, you will get the Windows 10 dual boot menu.

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How can I get my pc to boot directly to windows. To make XP automatically login without displayingthe blue welcome screen.I have gone into User account alter the way users log on and off and disabled Welcome screen, I still get a login although I have no password.Any advise..Thanks

Answer:How to boot directly to windows XP

Start, Run, typecontrol userpasswords2untick the box about users hhave to have a username and passwoed.

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I have a sony netbook and i reformat it using a bootable USB flash disk because i didn't have any external optical drive to be use. The re formatting was successful and i installed the windows xp pro OS. After that i reset the netbook but i observed that it didn't proceed to windows right away. It first display this two choices

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
USB Repair Not to Start Microsoft Windows XP Professional

If i select the first and press the enter key that the time it will load the windows xp. Or i will wait for 30seconds before it will proceed to widows xp.

How can i directly proceed to windows XP and eliminate that two choice during booting process?

please help
 

Answer:How to boot to windows directly

Welcome to the forums

If you run "msconfig" and go to the boot menu, you should be able to tweak your startup options there. You can alter the timeout (from 30 seconds), set a default option and remove items from that list.
 

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The question is very simple:When booting i just want to change the default opion in boot manager that appears after the F9 button is pressed.This is not done in bios boot settings, as in the UEFI boot order not all the options are sawn.In fact i have a win10 system alongside ubuntu in the same disk on other partition and while in the boot manager i can see the option i want, in any way always OS boot Manager of windows is starting, except within F9. So i want to change permanently the default option in F9 boot manager.

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This is crazy - seems every time I restart one PC here, the boot manager description (msconfig/boot) keeps changing. Went from Win 10 Pro to Home to, now, Vista. If this keeps up, I'm liable to see Win 3.1.

I am using bcdedit to change it back but where's this coming from?

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I have 2 hard drives. One HD is XP and it boots fine from boot manager. The other drive has Windows 7 and gives me error code oxc000000e in boot manager when I try to boot it. I have XP as the default on IDE and Windows 7 is on SATA. I loaded 7 on the SATA though while disconnecting XP IDE drive to avoid any possible conflicts.

None of my keyboard keys give me the luxury to bring up a direct boot list like other forum posters I have read. My only other option is going in bios and changing boot priority. Windows 7 boots fine when I do that.

Windows Boot Manager would allow fastest boot to avoid going into bios every time choosing what OS I want. How can I safely edit the BCD? It seems complicated but I know I could do it with a good instructor.

I just want to be able to turn my computer on and have the Boot manager pop up and let me choose what OS I want to boot.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

Answer:Windows boot manager will not boot 7

Hello Beta Boy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you disconnected the XP drive during installation, the boot entry for Windows 7 was never added to the default boot file on the XP drive. You should be able to run a Startup Repair with your Windows 7 installation disc to fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I had Windows 7 installed on my PC and I wanted to install Windows 8 in dual boot, so I bought a SSD and installed it and then proceeded to install Windows 8 on the SSD.

Now when I restart the computer, it just boots into Windows 8 without loading the boot manager where I can choose the OS.

Instead, the only way to get into Windows 7 is for me to press F12 and choose the other hard drive. I have attached a screenshot of Disk Management. Windows 7 is installed on Disk 0 (C) and Windows 8 is installed on Disk 1 (G).

How can I get the Windows 8 boot manager to show up?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot - No Boot Manager Loads

Hello akishore, welcome to Eight Forums!


To most people you have the desired boot set-up, a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you want a Windows managed dual-boot the easiest way to achieve that is to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to do 3 separate startup repairs, have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the procedure and be sure to post back with updates.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I bought a new Inspiron 11-3152 which came with a 128 GB SSD.  I upgraded it with a SanDisk 240 GB SSD and when installing the new OS I turned off the UEFI.  That is, in the BIOS menu for BOOT, I have:
Boot List Option:  Legacy
Secure Boot: Disabled
Load Legacy Option ROM: Enabled

PROBLEM:  The system is on its own changing boot options.  Specifically, 1st Boot Priority is always set to Diskette Drive.  If I change it to Hard Drive, then Exit with Save Changes and Reset, it will boot normally.  But when I shut down and boot up again, the system will fail to load, sitting at a blinking cursor.  If I go into the setup menu with F2, I find that 1st Boot Priority has been changed back to Diskette Drive.  Also, Fast Boot is always switched to Enabled.

I have never heard of anything like this in 20 years of using computers.  How can BIOS settings change themselves on reboot?  Is there any way to fix this?  The computer works fine other than having to go into the boot menu with F12 and change from Diskette Drive to Hard Drive on every boot.  Any ideas how to fix this?

The current SSD has linux on it but I have the Windows 10 that the computer came with untouched on the factory SSD.

BIOS Version: 1.1.11
CPU Type: Pentium CPU [email protected] 1.6GHz

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As my subject suggests, i am running a dual boot system comprising of two win xp systems. The second system (F:) is a clone of the first system (C:).

My problem is this: all the programs on the second system still have references to the C: drive (since there is no way to 'mount' systems). And so i need to able to CHANGE the drive letter of the second system to C: when i boot through that system, and vice versa.

To put it in another way... I need to be able to SWAP drives C: and F: dynamically, straight after i have booted through one system, where the active system is always set to drive C:.

Answer: Dynamically changing drive letters after boot on a dual boot system

Yes but i need it to AUTOMATICALLY change drive letters when i boot... so that the filesystem i have booted with is assigned to C: and the other one is swapped to F:

Cheers

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Hello, wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I am looking to install xp so I wrote the .iso onto a bootable USB and changed the boot order in the bios to boot from USB first. Then after it rebooted, the screen stays black with no bios screen etc. Not sure why it doesn't come up, any suggestions? Thanks

This is an acer aspire one netbook running ubuntu 10.04. 120gb hdd and 1gb Ram. Have absolutely no problems in past with it and it's about a year and a half old.

Extra info :-: when trying to hit the caps lock in the blank screen, the light does jot come up and the keyboard seems to be unresponsive. I am letting it cool down as it was on all day whilst o was researching the xp installation so will attempt to turn it on again soon but fear it may be to the boot order change.
 

Answer:Solved: Blank screen on startup after changing boot order to boot from USB.

Any POST messages?
 

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After running MBR2GPT on my system with a successful completion, I realized that I don't know how to change the BIOS from legacy to UEFI, resulting in the inability to boot the GPT'ed system. I was running Windows 10 Creator on an MBR system using an MSI H61M-E23 (version 2) motherboard. I made the mistake of thinking that setting the boot mode to UEFI would be easy - I tried setting the first boot device to UEFI, but that did not work. The system does not boot - all I get is a blinking cursor. Any help would be appreciated.

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I am dual booting Win7 Ultimate x64 from a SSD and WinXP Pro x64 from a HDD. After POST, i get to a boot selection screen showing the XP 2003 Server edition (XP x64) and Win7. I could enter Win7 but the default is the setup so if I don't do anything the screen times out after 30 seconds, loads the setup, and BSOD. So whatever. I just use arrow up, select Win7 and I'm fine. BUT, I changed the timeout from 30 to 0 seconds in boot options and now I can't figure out how to get back into Win7. To enter XP, I have to press f11 and select the disk from boot options or else it enters setup and BSOD. I need help on getting settings changed so my PC will automatically boot into Win7 and booting into XP is done as it currently is.

Thanks

Answer:Dual Boot issues, changing default boot option

Try this: https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/ba...default-entry/

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Vista Wont Boot after changing MAX Mem in msconfig/boot/advancedoptions
 

Answer:Vista Wont Boot after changing MAX Mem in msconfig/boot/advancedoptions

Its saved in a file called boot.ini so if you can get a command promot you can edit that file.
i know this works with NT, XP ..etc worth a shot with Vista

Boot with Vista CD.
# Insert the Windows CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
# When you receive the &#8220;Press any key to boot from CD&#8221; message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
# When you receive the &#8220;Welcome to Setup&#8221; message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
# When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
# At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
# At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
Also if you get access in DOS and are able to edit boot.ini you need to change:
/maxmem=number
 

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Hi,
I just got a ASUS G75V series and updated it to windows 7 professional with Intel core i7.
I was able to work with it and everything was fine until I had to install XP because some softwares are not compatible with Win 7 x64.
I have Win 7 on drive C: and windows xp on drive E: which in windows XP environment it is shown as drive C: again(I have two HDDs, 500GB each).

So as you can predict I tried using the dual booting and followed the tutorial for that on the website, I wasn't able to get it to work exactly and each time I had to change the bios settings to boot either win 7 or win XP,

I downloaded easyBCD and was trying to get it to work but my silly mistake was I Reset BCD configuration under BCD backup/repair tab and ever since I haven't been able to load windows 7 and the laptop directly loads windows xp.

I ran easyBCD in windows xp and tried to fix the problem by adding the bootloader for windows 7 there but nothing seems to work.

I am really stuck and I can not reinstall windows 7 because it is set up with all the softwares for my work

Answer:Issue booting Win 7, booting directly into XP & no boot manager

It sounds like you have the OS's installed on two separate HD's, and were booting them correctly via the BIOS - setting preferred one first to boot in BIOS setup, then booting the other one using the one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

To restart Win7 unplug all other HD's, Mark the 100mb System Reserved (preferred) or Win7 Partition Active then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

Once Win7 starts, plug back in the XP HD and boot it using the Asus F8 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, or install EasyBCD to Win7 to add XP on its Add OS entry tab.

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Apart from offering an option to skip the Start Screen and boot directly to Desktop mode, Windows 8.1 lets a separate setting run into a “All Apps” view mode on Start screen. The view displays all your installed apps. To boot to All Apps View in Windows 8.1 directly, follow these instrucions. Boot to All Apps View in Windows 8.1 directly
When in the Desktop mode, right-click on the Taskbar, select “Properties” from the content menu.
Next, Go to the “Navigation” tab and check the “Show the Apps view automatically when I go to Start” option.
Also uncheck “Go to desktop instead of Start when I sign in“.
Now, Click “Apply” and then hit the “OK” button.
Reboot for your computer!

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I have make my PC dual boot between preinstalled windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 but my PC directly starts windows without showing any OS selector. Please help me in this case, i am not finding any answer related to it.

Answer:After dual-boot, my pc directly leads me to the windows

How did you make your PC dual boot?

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I have make my PC dual boot between preinstalled windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 but my PC directly starts windows without showing any OS selector. Please help me in this case, i am not finding any answer related to it.

Answer:After dual-boot, my pc directly leads me to the windows

How did you make your PC dual boot?

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Hi,
I recently added a home edition (xp) to a computer already using
xp media center (mistakenly). Subsequently whenever it boots up I have to chooseone or other of the two. I was advised to make xp media center the default and to remove the line listing the xp home from the operating
system listing (in a file on notepad). Now when it boots up I still have to choose between windows (default) and windows xp media center. This after I made the setting for media center as the default. Also, there is
no boot.ini tab in the system coniguration utility box. How can I get
it to boot up directly to media center (OS)?

thanks.

Answer:Cant boot directly into windows xp media center

Go to Start/Run and type sysdm.cpl and press enter.. Under Startup and Recovery click the Settings button. Under System Startup click the Edit button. This is the Boot.ini file. A typical Boot.ini file for Media Center Edition should look like this:

Quote:




[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=Windows XP" [Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /




Edit your Boot.ini file to look like this and save it. You can go to Start/Run and type msconfig and press enter and go to the Boot.ini tab, but it may not save the changes until you Reboot your computer. When you reboot go back to msconfig/boot.ini and press the Check All Boot paths button

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I have make my PC dual boot between preinstalled windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 but my PC directly starts windows without showing any OS selector. Please help me in this case, i am not finding any answer related to it.

Answer:After dual-boot, my pc directly leads me to the windows

How did you make your PC dual boot?

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I managed to mess up my Windows 8.1 factory install almost as soon as I unboxed my Y50-70 with a couple of boneheaded moves. I was able to restore Windows from a downloaded USB image from Microsoft and the BIOS Windows key on the laptop. So far so good. The boot is on /dev/dsa1 as fat32. I have a suspicion that the system when installed was in a different location from the factory. The reason for my suspicion is the following. When trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 as a dual boot, Ubuntu cannot see the Windows OS. I have tried shrinking the Windows partition using the windows partition utility. I have also changed the unallocated space from shrinking to ext4 using GParted. Do I need to change the Windows boot location or change the BIOS boot type to get Ubuntu to see it should install alonside Windows?

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I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.

Answer:Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203


I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.



There are no problems with doing it that way its just a PITA. with minimal work you can have a bootloader where all you have to do is click the OS you want to run. You need to use a tool like bcdedit. there are instructions for itis use here BCDEDIT - How to Use .How this helps and let us know if you need help with anything

Ken

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I wanted to change the password that unlocks the computer when booting it up. It just takes more time than it should and what I have on the computer isn't that private. Also, I wanted to make a guest account for everyone else that needs to use my computer at the house. I just can't find the settings to do that, if anyone could help it'd be greatly apreciated. Thanks!













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Answer:Changing the boot up password and adding users on boot up pa...

@SirRomo, welcome to the forum. I have my computers set to Auto logon.  Like you, I don't need the security.  Here us a guide to help you set it up: Automatically logon without passwordThis is the easiest way to automatically login to Windows 10 without entering the password.Step 1: First step is to open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows logo and R keys (Windows+R). In the Run dialog box, type Netplwiz and then press Enter key. Step 2: In the resulting User Accounts dialog, select your user account first and then uncheck the option labelled Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Click Apply button to see Automatically sign in box.Step 3: In the Automatically sign in dialog, type your password and then re-enter the password to confirm the same. Finally, click OK button. Here is the guide with the above information. You can go into the Control Panel / System and Security / User Accounts / User Accounts / Manage another account.  There you can setup a Guest Account. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi all,
I find that the Windows 7 boot screen slows down the boot process on my machine. Is there a way to restore the old Vista scrolling loading bar? I know it's there as my netbook uses it.

Thanks.

Answer:Changing the Windows 7 Boot Screen back to Vista's boot screen

Boot manager is the same as in vista! It doesn't slow down your machine.
Or do you mean something different with "boot screen"?

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Hi, I keep getting this message at startup which is strange as my computer was fine. I was using my computer all day today and then I turned it off and when I turned it back on later, I immediately got this message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I don't have an windows installation disc or USB and I don't have a DVD-ROM. I tried some advice on other threads involving shift + F10 or pressing F8 by itself and nothing happened. I only have press delete for setup and F12.

I also noticed that a fan that was previously turning on and working fine before is no longer working. I'm not sure if this is related to what I'm currently experiencing or not.

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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Code:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Anyone got a 0x9f bugecheck on rebooting after updating from Build 9841 to Build 9860? No .dmp files written to system. After 3 or 4 hard resets, W10TP finally booted as normal.

Looks like Windows tried to boot from my USB-connected Garmin GPS??? This was the first time I had connected the Garmin using Build 9860. Previously it had been connected multiple times on Build 9841 without any trouble at all.

From eventlog:

Code:
Event[2915]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-UserPnp
Date: 2014-10-23T19:20:04.998
Event ID: 20001
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: Colin-Laptop
Description:
Driver Management concluded the process to install driver wpdfs.inf_amd64_2f5838d6d988be9a\wpdfs.inf for Device Instance ID SWD\WPDBUSENUM\_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_GARMIN&PROD_EDGE_500_FLASH&REV_1.00#0000E5CF8EF0&0#{53F56307-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B} with the following status: 0x0.

Answer:Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed

I got lot's of errors, but no BSOD crashes. 0x80246007 was the most common one.
I restarted about 10 times, and shut completely down before restarting 3 times (in a Virtual Box VM).
Finally gave up and let it rest for a couple of hours - then it went in without problems!
ArrrrrgggggghhhhhhhH!!!!!!!!!

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Hi,

I have a windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. And when i start the system i get the following message.

Boot Manager:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1.Insert your Windows installation disc and restart the computer.
2.Choose your language settings, and then click "Next".
3.Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

I searched the forums. But unfortunately i don have the installation disc.
Is there any other way to get through this.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.

You can use a repair disc. To get a repair disc, find someone with Windows 7 32 bit and Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides.

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Did a re install with boot disk, not when the computers boots, its asking for the boot disk. I tried changing the startup order in the Bios having the HDD with windows installed on it as the First, but it still will not load without the boot disk.

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Did a re install with boot disk, not when the computers boots, its asking for the boot disk. I tried changing the startup order in the Bios having the HDD with windows installed on it as the First, but it still will not load without the boot disk.

Answer:Windows Doesn't boot without boot disk. Changes the boot order no luck

Hi wjason777. Welcome to the TenForums @wjason777

Normally I don't comment in BSOD section of forum.

When you installed windows did you have other drives attached? I would re-do the clean installation with only your primary boot disk attached.

I would also get a fresh copy of windows using the media creation tool and just leave it on USB Key.

Here is the clean install tutorial.

Clean Install Windows 10

If you only have your windows and programs on boot disk I might be inclined to delete all partitions and let windows rebuild, think it is step 13 in tutorial. Ensure your data is backed up.

Have one of the mods move thread to Installation section.

Ken

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

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I had Vista and XP installed as a dual booting system. I recently removed Vista and reformated the partition where I had Vista installed. Now when I restart my computer the boot loader/manager screen comes up and asks me what OS I want to load. Vista is automatically highlighted and above that 'earlier version" is listed. And I have 30 seconds to make a selection.

What do I have to do to have the computer boot up automatically to Windows XP and not have this screen come up?

Answer:Boot Loader/Manager (dual boot system)

Hello Techie19

To get rid of the dual-boot option, go to Start/Run and type
msconfig
OK

On the boot.ini tab, click "Check all boot paths".

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Hello guys,
I have dual booting Windows with Ubuntu, when I made something wrong to both of them, I had to reinstall both of them but then there are 2 Ubuntu boot option left in Boot Manager, the one with capitalized word is actually not working (it?s boot into Windows instead of Grub). So my question, how can I remove the 3rd list/the broken Boot Option from the menu?
Thanks In advance!

Answer:How to remove boot menu entry in Boot Manager

search BCDedit you can use it to remove the entry from the bcd store.. If you type bcdedit in the command prompt (admin) you will see the bcd store you would have to tell it to select an entry and remove it. since this depends on your machines entries, I can not better explain it's use. so you are better off understanding the commands and process by searching for it usage

But I do Have this

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I had had 2 operating system on 2 hard drives (XP and Vista) I took vista off and replaced it with media center. I could boot both xp and media center but the vista boot screen always shows up and would have to go into "ealier versions of windows" and choose my OS from there. I read somewhere to get rid of the vista boot screen I should delete "bootmgr" file and "boot" folder from the root of C: I did this and now nothing works. It tries to boot into vista boot screen but it says files are missing and resets. What do I do?
 

Answer:Need Help...Computer wont boot!!!? Boot Manager Error!!!

Boot from the XP CD and log into the Recovery Console. Try fixboot and fixmbr.
 

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I added a Samsung Evo 850 Pro (512GB) SSD to my Inspiron 3650 and I can boot to it fine when using F12 at startup and manually selecting it from the list.  The original 1GB drive is something I want to only use as storage, but it seems the system is still seeking it ... when I start normally I get a boot device not found error.  This is driving me a bit crazy ... 
Any help or guidance would be appreciated!

Answer:Inspiron 3650: Added SSD, but can't get to boot without F12 Boot manager

Have you changed the Default boot device in the Bios?

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I really need some help with my Toshiba laptop.Ok here it is last thursday my Toshiba laptop was working just fine.I just got off of the internet.Itook my laptop with me in the room to listen to some music.When I put the cd in it was skipping a lot so I took that cd out and put another cd in and it played just fine.A few minutes into the cd playing the battery started getting low it was on 48%.I went to go get the plug to charge it and the computer went off.so I turned the laptop back on and plugged the cord into the laptop only to see the error this disk needs to be checked for consistency.It went through stages 1-3.It took forever for the computer to load to windows,so I powered off and ran it again and the same error came up.It took almost 1 hour and this was after it already went through the stages 1 of 1,2 of 2,3 of 3.so I put my Windows recovery disc in and boot from the disk.When I went to reinstall windows a error came saying that it could not find all of the files that were required.I went through all 5 five of the windows vista home basic discs.The windows files were copied but when it got to the 1 cd to expand the files it would not get past that.well the guy that helped me from microsoft windows told me toclick on install now.when it was time to get to the screen that asked for my information he told me skip that and delete my partitions that was listed.so I delete all both of the paritions and created a new one that said Disk 0 and I told him that.After I told hi... Read more

Answer:Computer will not boot disc and boot manager is missing

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Greetings y'all!

My title is my BLUF (bottom-line up front). If this belongs in a different sub-section of the forum, sorry in advance.

I just did a clean install of 10 Pro from a UEFI formatted thumb drive, using RUFUS - did that because I upgraded to a PNY CS2211 480GB SSD. Everything works great once loaded!

The problem seems to be my laptop can't use the Windows Boot Manager my laptop is pointing to in UEFI settings. I first noticed the problem while installing it (after initial reboot during install). When I hit F12 for the One-Time boot menu and select WBM, it boots just fine - no issue.

Maybe this has everything to do with the fact I did not make the change prior to install from Legacy to UEFI?

Very likely, I think.

The victim is a Dell Latitude E6510, circa 2010-ish. BIOS is up to date (A16 version) and all other drivers/updates are good.

Appreciate any help rendered!

Ian

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I have recently installed windows 8.1 onto my previous installation of windows 10 (upgraded from laptops factory windows 8). Both OS's work perfectly fine however i am faced with a problem where i get the legacy boot menu. My problem is i can't get the standard windows 8 GUI boot manager rather i get the legacy boot menu and sometimes my computer even decides to skip the boot menu and load straight into the default OS.

I have done some BCDEDIT commands and i set it up. To me it looks perfectly fine but the boot manager doesn't reflect that. Here is a screenshot of the bcdedit oiutput.

As you can see boot manager is set to standard which is the GUI boot manager. I cannot seem to figure out the problem here. I have already posted in another thread and i could not get a solution so i decided to start my own thread.

One thing that i should mention is when i was installing the windows 8 it did give me a warning about the recommended order for partitions for GPT. However i ignored it and saw no real problem in how the OS runs or booting. Only the boot manager but here is a screenshot of diskmanager

Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Dual-boot windows 8 and Windows 10 but no GUI boot manager

Windows 10 and Windows 7 dual boot system (see screenshots below).

Take a look at this post: dual boot win 7 and win 10? - Windows 10 Forums











Open Admin Command Prompt and type: bcdboot %windir%
will rebuild the BCD and gives you back the GUI.



Thanks, it works perfectly.











Originally Posted by ajay250496


One thing that i should mention is when i was installing the windows 8 it did give me a warning about the recommended order for partitions for GPT. However i ignored it and saw no real problem in how the OS runs or booting.



That's a useless error message, so this error message can be ignored.

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I had windows seven installed first then i tried to install windows xp, not knowing the xp boot manager would over right windows seven boot manager, now it boots straight into windows xp.
I have tried to use EasyBCD with no success.
I can't boot up from the win 7 dvd because i only have the .iso file.

What else is there to do besides backing up and reformatting with XP first?

Answer:Dual boot xp and win 7 boot manager problem.

Have a read of this tutorial:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Use EasyBCD 2.0 in Win 7.

EasyBCD 2.0 Beta Builds - The NeoSmart Forums

A bit more reading.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...wont-boot.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...ndows-7-a.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...dual-boot.html

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Running Win 7 and everytime I boot my computer it displays the Win Boot Manager screen w/ the option to startup in Win 7 or Vista. Aside from annoying, it's interesting since I have never installed/run Vista.

Anyway, how to I omit this Boot Manager screen from my startup?

Answer:how can I skip the win boot manager screen upon boot?

Go to Control Panel-> System ->Advanced System Settings. There in Startup and Recovery go to Settings. In that window just uncheck Time do display operating system ...

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Hello All,
I'm having a heck of a time trying to figure this one out so I came here for help.
Background:
I had a dual boot system with XP Pro and Vista Ultimate 32bit everything was great.
I decided to try the Win7 RC but I needed a new drive due to lack of space.
My original drive is IDE, I bought a SATA drive and moved the OS's to the new drive.
I wanted to keep the old drive in system for storage so I formatted it and changed BIOS boot priority.
After fixing some minor issues with drive letter assignments due to the fact the bios reads the first and second IDE channels first then SATA.
I was all ready to install Win7 RC on an unallocated 100gb section of my new drive.
Note: that the old drive has a single partition formatted NTFS but is currently blank.
And I did follow the "Golden Rule" of installing the oldest OS first when I set up the computer in the first place.
The Install went fine.

Now for the problem.
Win7 did not add an entry into Vista's boot manager so no option to boot into Win7 without the install disk in the drive.
I used EasyBCD 1.7.2 from within Vista to add an entry for Win7. But when initially added easyBCD assigns the drive partition a drive letter that I don't have.
Therefore the entry does not show up on reboot. I changed the path to the correct drive and then the entry does show up on reboot.
But when I select Win7 the boot manager refuses to load Win7 saying that "cannot verify the digital signature of the file winload.exe"
I h... Read more

Answer:Cannot boot Win7 RC from Vista boot manager.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthLinux


Hello All,
I'm having a heck of a time trying to figure this one out so I came here for help.
Background:
I had a dual boot system with XP Pro and Vista Ultimate 32bit everything was great.
I decided to try the Win7 RC but I needed a new drive due to lack of space.
My original drive is IDE, I bought a SATA drive and moved the OS's to the new drive.
I wanted to keep the old drive in system for storage so I formatted it and changed BIOS boot priority.
After fixing some minor issues with drive letter assignments due to the fact the bios reads the first and second IDE channels first then SATA.
I was all ready to install Win7 RC on an unallocated 100gb section of my new drive.
Note: that the old drive has a single partition formatted NTFS but is currently blank.
And I did follow the "Golden Rule" of installing the oldest OS first when I set up the computer in the first place.
The Install went fine.

Now for the problem.
Win7 did not add an entry into Vista's boot manager so no option to boot into Win7 without the install disk in the drive.
I used EasyBCD 1.7.2 from within Vista to add an entry for Win7. But when initially added easyBCD assigns the drive partition a drive letter that I don't have.
Therefore the entry does not show up on reboot. I changed the path to the correct drive and then the entry does show up on reboot.
But when I select Win7 the boot manager refuses to load Win7 saying that... Read more

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I formatted a HD that had the bootmanager on it. The Win 8 disc can't repair it. I'm also getting a message that my C: drive is locked. Can you help me?

PRSNRS

Answer:I Accidentally Deleted the Boot Manager and PC Won't Boot

I would grab another computer and install EasyBCD on it, connect your boot drive to that computer (either through sata or external usb) and create a new boot file in EasyBCD. It's worked for me with windows 7 in the past, but I have not tried Windows 8.

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Just make sure you select the right drive to work on as it defaults to the computer your using, and you don't want to mess that one up too!

What is your hard drive arrangement? I take it you have multiple drives, one with the OS and the other has the boot files?

Try accessing C: with another computer too to make sure it's intact.

If you still have no success, I suggest accessing C: and removing any important files and reinstall windows with ONLY that one hard drive connected to avoid the boot files from being installed on another disk.

EasyBCD is great though, it's got me out of a bind exactly the same as what your in now, except my C: drive was still OK. I used it to transfer the boot files to C: too.

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I recently added an Intel 530 MSATA SSD in an Acer R7 running Windows 10. I then used EaseUS Todo backup to clone the main drive to the SSD, all went well. If I start using the Boot manager (F12), it shows both boot options, the old 1TB dirve, and the new 240GB SSD, I can select the SSD and boot on it, no problem. If I enter the Bios, in the information age, both disks are in the harware list. HD0 the old 1TB drive, HD1 the new SSDBUT If I go to the Bios Boot page, the SSD is nowhere in the boot priority list, so I cannot make it the default boot drive. I know I could format the old drive and hope that once it is not bootable, the SSD will show up, but, for a while at least I would like to keep the old drive as is, so that in case something goes wrong with the SSD, I could easily switch back to the old drive. Does anyone know what could be preventing the MSATA SSD to appear in the boot list, when it does appear in the boot manager, and if there is a fix? Note: I also noticed that the priority list starts with Windows boot manager in position one just before the Old drive, yet, unless I press F12, it does not start with the boot manager but goes straight to the old drive (#2 in the list)In the Windows boot manager, the old drive is on 1 and the SSD in 2. Any way to change the order in the Windows boot manager? Thank you for any insight

Answer:cloned SSD in Boot manager but not Boot priority l...

Sorry BCDEdit is for selectig partitions on a single drive. For two different drives is it possible that one is MASTER and the other SLAVE or CSS. I suspect the one you want to boot may need to be designated as the MASTER but have never run into ths problem before. That said you may be able to use DISKMGMT or DISKPART to change the one drive from ACTIVE (bootable) without reformatting. It is just a single bit.

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hi all,

I'm having a problem every time I power on the system. I'm dual booting vista ultimate with win 7 build 7100; with vista I have no problem, but with 7 every time I start the system the first boot attempt gives me the error 0xc000000e after the boot manager display: "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible".;after a reset the system boots 7 with no problems. Win 7 is installed in a brand new hd(seagate barracuda 1.5tb) and vista on a second hd. I've search the web for people with a similar problem with no success. I've tryed already many solutions but the problem persists(latest bios for the motherboard, latest intel sata drivers, etc). I'm hoping that this could be a bug in win 7 instead of a hardware failure for the hd. Again, the strange thing is that this only happen after the power on. After that first error, no matter how many reboots, the system always boot without problems.
thanks for any help

Answer:boot manager/dual boot error

I would recommend to format that partition completely (I use Acronis) and reinstall fresh, if it happens again try downloading the *.iso from the microsoft site and burning it a little slower, it may have just been corrupt... just trial and error.

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Hi!

First of all I want to tell you that my computer is still running, so my issue is not urgent as some others may be. Yet I hope that someone may take his time to give me some hints. I am familiar with computers, but do not have deep knowledge about many parts of the operating system.

I am sorry for the unspecific title, I couldnt get it any better with a few letters and my little English knowledge.
When Windows 8.1 was released, I took my Windows 8 Pro licence and a step-by-step tutorial from a German IT magazine to install Win 8.1 straight to a brand new computer which was built by a local store. The tutorial had described how to have a microsoft tool running under Windows 7 create a bootable Win 8.1 USB stick.
(As the Microsoft tool does not run under Windows 8, I cannot use it anymore.)

Additionally, I followed instructions in a magazine to create and use a VHD file for installation of another instance of the operating system.
Everything worked fine until ... I did something stupid: I wanted to change the default boot entry and used EasyBCD to destroy my conmputer's ability to boot. (Yeah, well, don't use a tool if you don't know what you're doing.) During the process of repairing that (mostly by googling on my 4" smart phone, sigh), I've learned that you can take backups of your boot configuration and many more things, but still I don't really understand the boot process.
I bought books on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 but all I found was the very same ... Read more

Answer:not urgent: boot/boot manager questions

Take a look here:
https://www.happyassassin.net/2014/0...lly-work-then/

Rich

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Win 7, 64 bit

I recently replaced a HD due to a RAID failure. Everything mirrored properly.

However, when I boot up the process stops at the Win Boot Manager. On that screen I have the choice of clicking Win 7 or Win 7 Home Premium (Recommended).

If I click on Win7 Home Prem the PC boots up and operates properly.

My bios is set to boot up from HD.

How can I get it to boot up automatically from the HD?

Thanks

Answer:Problem with Boot Manager - will not auto boot from HD

Try this:
Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System

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Hey all, my friend is trying to fix a messed up laptop. Everytime it boots he gets the error "boot manager missing" and when he goes to boot setting and chooses to boot from the hd it gives that same error message. He does not have a boot disk. Are there any options besides running recovery and wiping the hd?
 

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In attempting to install W7 64 on generic non-micro ATX [full] form factor desktop, Windows 7 will successfully begin installation. Upon reboot to complete installation I am informed that the boot manager cannot be found. How might I determine what is wrong so that I might correct the problem? Might it be a problem with jumper pins? No-o-o-o, it's not IDE HDDs I'm using; it's ATA. Might Microsoft's installation disc be at fault? I'll try using a different 64-bit disc with the [legal] new license, and then a 32-b it disc with the [legal] new license, but I'm at a loss. If it were the processor, it wouldn't even get to the install GUI that originates from the disc, would it? Otherwise, I'll have to take it to the shop and pay them to do a RAID 0 (striped) config/install. The reason I'm posting this here is that I strongly suspect the 64-bit edition discs to be inherently flawed. On my 64-bit processor laptop, the 64-bit disc wouldn't install, but the 32-bit one did. I never worried about that because all I'm using on it are 32-bit apps. It's only on the custom-built desktop I need the 64-bit environment.
 

Answer:Boot Issue: Boot Manager Not Found

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I want to run Red Hat 7 on my comp with Win ME.I need a Bootmanager. Has anyone any ideas of a free one that will do the job. I know there is one with Partition Magic but i can't afford to buy Partition Magic.And which is the Best Linux? Red hat or one of the others? Where can i buy them from as i have Red Hat 7 from a friend and may want to get 8.0/9.0 or one of the others.Where can i buy it from?

Answer:Boot Manager And Linux for Dual Boot

8.0 and 9.0 are updates from 7.0 as i see it.So 8.0 or 9.0 would be better. 9.0 has support for USB whereas 8.0 does not (without adding it which requires some knowing about Linux to do).You can download Linux... click here 8.0 and 9.0 have a boot mamger/laoder which you can choose you to install.

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At the moment, the restarting - selecting Seven from boot menu, restart again is a huge PITA.
Anyone know of a Win8 based way of Restart directly into seven, essentially skipping the double restart.

I prefer the old method of select - boot. Not select - restart, boot.

Answer:Re-boot into Seven directly from 8?

Hey Patrick,

This will let you switch to another installed OS from within Windows 8.

Startup Options Menu Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

or

Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8

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During a boot, how do I go directly to DOS from a laptop that has Windows 2000?

Answer:boot directly into dos

Use a boot disk

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So....anyone have a hammer handy? I'm piecing together a computer from parts that have been given to me, and everything was moving along fine until this morning. I installed the drives, pci cards, etc. I went to the BIOS, told it boot from CD-ROM as I was installing XP. The install of XP went great, but the problem lies in the way the system boots now. If I go into the BIOS and tell it to boot from the HDD, it wont. It recognizes the HDD in the BIOS, but won't boot directly from it. Heres the wierd part...if I turn the boot priority back to the CD-ROM and let it prompt me to "Press any button to boot from CD-ROM", but don't press any buttons, XP will load up fine. I've tried everything that comes to mind. New IDE ribbon, jumpers are in CS position, etc.... Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:PC will not boot directly from HDD

It's fine just to leave the boot order to boot from the cd-rom first. If you want the "press any key to boot from cd" thing to go away, don't have a cd in the drive when starting up your computer. Usually when it gives you that "press any key to boot from cd" option, it's most likely that you have a bootable cd-rom in the drive at the time. Like the Windows XP install cd maybe.......

But if you want it to boot from the hardrive first, make sure the first boot device is "IDE-0" instead of "IDE-1". Then again, different computers have different BIOS menus, so they vary...
 

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