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windows 98 boot order ????

Question: windows 98 boot order ????

hi again.... this windows install has not gone well, when i left the boot order as it was, 1st A drive, 2nd cd, and 3rd c drive.....each time it started it asked for the boot disk, so i have changed them to, 1st c drive, 2nd cd drive, and 3rd A drive...now when i start it the damn thing says"not bootable CD-ROM"INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEYWhat am i suppose to do..........thanks

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Answer: windows 98 boot order ????

To install Win98, just use bootup sequence A,C (or am I missing something?). More details?

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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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   Evidently while trying to take advantage of the Windows 10 Upgrade, somehow some damage was done to a file(s) from my old  Windows 8.1 OS pertaining to a missing, or damaged, file....  \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe  ...  which
in turn rewflects an Error code:  0xc0000001...
  At any rate, as a result, I am not able to boot up without an installation disc, nor perform the requested "Restart" to continue with the Windows 8.1 reinstallation because of this Error, and missing file(s), and am at my wits end...
  Please does anyone have any idea what my best course of action might be at this point, as I have seeminglly tried everything that I could think of for the better part of two weeks now.
  Last night a gal that lives a few doors down checked in on me, because she hadn't seen me for those two weeks and was just pretty concerned about whether I was allright or not, and she suggested that I take the laptop to an outside Technician, but
unfortunately, I am a disabled  U.S. Veteran, and I just don't have alot of money to work with.
  If someone could please help me with this litlle bit of a predicament, I would surely appreciate it more than you could ever know.
  Thank you....  And I Wish you Happy Holidays!
     -Otto Pedersen

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Hi all, I'm trying to boot from my USB drive on my Lenovo IdeaPad U410. I changed the following settings in BIOS: * Boot mode -> legacy support (from UEFI)* Boot order -> USB HDD (listed my device) to the top, Windows Boot Manager to the bottom After that, I save the changes with Fn+F10 or via the Exit menu, and reboot the computer. When I go the BIOS then, the boot mode has been saved, but the boot order hasn't! Also, when I go to the boot menu and select USB HDD, the system doesn't boot my USB drive, but just boots windows. Does anyone know what's going on here? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Boot order isn't saved on the U410 and USB boot just boots windows

Hello and welcome,
 
Just tossing out some random ideas ...
 
Perhaps BIOS doesn't see your USB drive as bootable for some reason.  I'd expect the boot order to be saved anyway, though.  How have you prepared your external drive?  Is it an actual HDD or a flash drive?  What is installed on it that you're trying to boot?
 
If you try to set the boot order without your USB drive installed is there a generic USB HDD or similar entry that you can move?  If you do that does the order get saved?
 
In addition to legacy boot mode is there a CSM enable option?  I'd expect that to be automatic with legacy mode, but something to check.
 
Z.

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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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Hello,

I recently purchased a copy of x64 Windows 7 Business. I downloaded it from the Online store DigitalRiver as part of the students deal.

Here is my system information:
Current operating system: Windows Vista x32 Business
Processor: Intel Quad Core 2 Q6600 2.4 GHz
Memory: 4GB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz
Motherboard: Intel 975XBX2 KR Socket 775
BIOS version: 2838 (Latest)

I burned the x64 Windows 7 installation files onto a DVD. I am aware that it is not going to run from my current OS since it is x32.

My Boot order is the following: DVD/CD ROM -> HDD

I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD but it simply didn't. So I decided to format my computer using the x32 Vista DVD.

After the format, I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD and it failed again.

So I re-installed x32 Vista and I still cannot boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 x64 dvd doesn't boot up -Not boot order issue

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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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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Hi guys. Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here goes.

I have Kubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 installed on separate drives on my computer. Dual-booting through the Linux bootloader works fine, as in I can boot either Win8.1 or Linux without incident. However, whenever I boot Windows, it resets itself to the highest boot priority, and always re-adds a boot entry if I remove it. My question is, how can I get it to stop doing this? I can temporarily fix it through Linux, but I'd really like to stop it permanently, as it's starting to become a pain.

EDIT: It turns out my problem was related to a duplicate entry for Ubuntu. If you're having this problem and have tried to install Linux a couple of times, check to make sure that you only have one entry for it.

Answer:Windows 8.1 resets boot order on boot

Just make sure that in your BIOS, the first boot device is the UEFI device, was KuBuntU overwriting that in the dupe entry? Or was Windows doing it?

Since the removal of the Boot.ini file, I have had trouble keeping it all straight. Always in the past I could use the Boot.ini file to set my Boot OSes, but now you have to use BCDedit.

There are some 3rd party apps that allow you to set it to what you want, but they are paid programs. Check the Tutorials section for ways to set your Preferred Boot. One thing I have found is that if you have Windows 7 installed on one drive, and you add another drive and install Windows 8 on it fresh, it puts the Boot Entries on the Windows 7 drive. That's how my Media computer ended up, the Windows 8 OS is on a 750 GB drive, but the boot loader for 8 is on a 250 GB IDE drive that has Win 7 on it. So if the IDE drive is removed, it won't boot.

This does not happen if you install the OSes while no other drives are added, the boot sectors will be on the drives holding the OS. I took out all other drives from my main computer and then upgraded to Windows 8 from 7, after I put the other drivers back in, I got the old Black Boot Loader screen, so when I choose 8, it reboots, shows me the Windows 8 Loader, then continues.

Finally, I set the Windows 8 loader to Legacy mode - The Tutorials show you how, just search for "Legacy Boot Mode" - This might be good for your system, also you can get to Safe Mode a lot easier as well as choose betw... Read more

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Over the past week or so. I've run into a problem that the system on reboot hangs on loading the operating system. The fix
for this issue is to boot the system and hitting the F12 key. This brings up the change boot order menu. Then you just tell it to boot from the first disk and it boots up.

Thanks
RAC

Answer:boot order windows 10

Glad you found the solution!

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hello
I make new installation for 8.1 pro than I make boot order for the HDD than CD drive and I disable usb boot than I save the setting than the pc is boot correct as the boot order wich I setup BUT when I make restart for the PC
the boot order getting changed than it boot same time from CD drive and same time from onther HDD not incloded in side it boot file!

so what is the resson to make the boot order in the bios chanded ?!

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I have a SSD and a HDD. I installed Windows from a flash drive, so I inserted the flash drive and restarted the computer and entered the BIOS setup. I changed the boot order so Windows would see the flash drive. The OS was successfully installed, and I went back to change the boot order.

What I noticed was that the order was now as follows:
Boot Manager (SSD)
P1 Samsung SSD
P2 ST1000Dm003

I think there's also an external HDD that is listed. With the current order as listed above, Windows starts with no issues. If I change the order, Windows gets to the lock screen and can't proceed past that point. I don't know why the external HDD needs to be listed in the startup. It's just a storage drive; it doesn't have any OS on it.

The OS is on the SSD.

Answer:Windows boot order problem

Post a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management window.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums

When you installed Windows on the SSD did you have other Hard Drives connected ?
When installing Windows, only the SSD/HD where you are Windows installing to should be connected.
Maybe some of your boot files are installed on the wrong device (Hard Drive) ???

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Hello , my computer totally crashed several weeks ago...got it basically under control , but in my initial panick I changed something in the bios ? It starts with two options on a black screen...windows xp and windows xp set up...and if I dont catch it in time it goes to blue screen with bla bla cdrom something....I hope and Im sure someone here knows what I ( stupidly ) did. I loaned my laptop the other day and forgot about this and got a freaked out call from my friend that my laptop was broken etc....hope someone can help...thanks

Answer:bios boot order windows xp

go back into the bios and change to defaults

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

Answer:Can you change Windows 7 boot order?

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

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I have Windows 7 and XP set up in a dual boot situation.
Is there a way to change the order of choices on the boot menu?
The default is Windows 7. I would like to have " an earlier version of Windows" be the default.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 boot order

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hi all,
I have a newish Asus laptop. my old Toshiba laptop had a hard drive crash. I am hoping to recover docs and photos by use of a Linux system on a USB drive. I tried to alter the boot order on my new Asus to experiment with it, but I cannot seem to find a way to enable booting from a USB drive. on my working Asus, I have Windows 7 home premium, 64-bit version. the
laptop is a ASUSTeK Computer Inc. K54C 1.0

is there a way out??
 

Answer:changing boot order in Windows 7

Your BIOS may not support booting from a USB drive.

Perhaps you could try the following workaround?

Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You
 

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Hello , my computer totally crashed several weeks ago...got it basically under control , but in my initial panick I changed something in the bios ? It starts with two options on a black screen...windows xp and windows xp set up...and if I dont catch it in time it goes to blue screen with bla bla cdrom something....I hope and Im sure someone here knows what I ( stupidly ) did. I loaned my laptop the other day and forgot about this and got a freaked out call from my friend that my laptop was broken etc....hope someone can help...thanks

Answer:bios boot order windows xp

go back into the bios and change to defaults

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Windows 8.1: HP Pavilion 2475ea Desktop PC.
I have Secure Boot turned off. I have Legacy Boot turned on, but do not think that is needed.

This link gives me instructions to boot from CD but they seem not to make sense from No 2...
h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&docname=c03659945

...in that at 5-6-7 it seems to require me to select the CD then boot to Windows from HDD then restart and do the same again, but this time select CD again, or something??
I expected to set the device, then restart the computer and it would boot from the device, not restart Windows as described.
I was able to boot from a WinPE 4b CD.

I then decided to try changing boot order in the UEFI BIOS. From then on the HP (F9) described menu showed 'Windows Boot Menu' only under UEFI Devices. I could only boot from CD after putting the order back to 'Windows Boot menu' at the top of the order list; after which, as long as the CD was in the drive the (F9) list showed the CD drive as selectable to boot from.

I find this, after 30 years of normal BIOS, to be confusing.
Can somebody help please?

Answer:Cannot set UEFI boot order to CD Windows 8.1 HP Pavilion

You can boot any DVD/CD/USB disk with WinPE4 in UEFI mode, with Secure Boot ON & UEFI mode ON.

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

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Hey guys! I recently uninstalled Ubuntu (installed to Windows) but its still on the boot order. The boot order is however NOT GRUB so I am wondering how to remove it. Thanks!

Answer:Removing ubuntu from Boot Order Windows 7

Hi,

There is a file that lists the boot information, but I can't remember where it is. I am going to through this over to the windows folks as they will know what file I am talking about and know where it is.

Cheers!

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I am trying to help a friend access his CD before the HD in Windows 7 home premium.
If I tab down to the CD and press enter as directed and hit save and exit,
the boot order is not changed. What do I have to do to accomplish this?
I am able to do this in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with no problem.
Thanks for any direction of how to fix this.

Answer:Changing boot order in windows 7 home premium

Not knowing what the friend's PC is we can only guess or offer general suggestions.

First thing, most BIOS' have an option to select the boot device by an F key at boot up. On many, that is F12. On others it may be F8 or F2. That will give you the menu with the various boot devices (e.g. CD drive or hard drive). You select the drive there to boot from.

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

Thank you in advance

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

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

Thank you very much

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This site is useless, I recently asked a question and nobody managed to help I just got brushed of. My question is nowhere to be seen anymore, why?. Nobody here seems to understand what I asked. Here I go again: Since upgrading Win7 to Win10 I have been unable to access my 2 other Physical HDDs which have WinXP on them. Even the boot screen which used to come up when pressing F8 at restart has now disappeared.edited by moderator: Add missing link to original post

Answer:Does Windows 10 override BIOS boot order on older mobos

This site is uselessIf this site is useless, why do you keep asking question? While we fully understood your problem we do not have the correct answer because Windows 10 is only 19 days old. We are still studying and learning the behaviors of the new beast and develop methods that best tame itSince upgrading Win7 to Win10 I have been unable to access my 2 other Physical HDDs which have WinXP on themI am not sure what happened. How did you do the upgrade? Where did you get the Windows 10 installer? What instructions did you follow or did you do it blindly thinking what works for Windows 7 will work for Windows 10?Even the boot screen which used to come up when pressing F8 at restart has now disappearedThat is because Windows 10 has F8 Safe Mode key disabled by design.i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 Usermessage edited by XpUser

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I recently (April 2014) bought a Dell Inspiron 15 computer (4GB of Ram and 500GB hard drive) with Windows 8 installed. I have created a backup image of the OS and also burned a bootable disk so that I can reinstall Windows 8 at a future date.
 
My old computer (which uses Win XP) permits me to change the boot order sequence by using the f12 key during the startup process to access the BIOS and then edit the boot order sequence so that the machine boots from a DVD or USB drive. This makes it possible to restore a backup image from a previous date or even to use a different OS, e.g. Linux.
 
My problem is that the f12 key does not work on the new machine and I do not know how to create a boot order sequence that will permit me to boot from a DVD or USB drive instead of the hard drive. So at this point, I cannot use the bootable recovery disk that I prepared. I understand that there is now UEFI technology that controls booting.
 
Question: How can I make make the new computer boot from a DVD or USB drive?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Regards,
 
Thoughtful Skeptic

Answer:How do I change the boot order sequence in a Dell Inspiron 15 using Windows 8?

Immediately after pressing the power button start tapping the f2 key until the BIOS opens.
 
Be sure to change the BIOS to Legacy, then change the boot order to what you need.
 
Press f10 to save the changes, you may be asked to press Y to confirm your choice, the exit the BIOS.

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I have just updated Win7 to Win10. I have 3 HDDs 2 have XP one has theWin10. I am unable to boot to either of the drives with Xp on them.Win 10 seems to ignore the boot order in the bios. It keeps booting to Win10 only. My Mobo is Asus P5QL-E.Any ideas as to what I can do?message edited by Anteron

Answer:Windows 10 is overriding Asus BIOS dual boot order settings

Well, first step would be to make sure Win 10's fast boot's disabled. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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So I am just wondering what best practices are here. Please no nonsense answers and telling me I am doing everything wrong, whatever I do, okay.

Previous experience indicated that Windows 10 was capable of switching between IDE and RAID and AHCI settings without much problem.

I have a Windows 10 installation that I installed on some Gigabyte 780G motherboard.

I think I installed it with only one disk present and then later ran it as the 2nd disk and it worked.

I probably ran it in AHCI mode mostly.

Then later I replaced the motherboard with some Asus M2N motherboard and I got issues.

Predominantly the system failed to boot if it wasn't the 2nd disk, so I got boot failures until I connected back the first disk (that is unused by Windows) as I recall it. Other than that, it worked, and probably in AHCI again.

Now I have replaced the motherboard with some Abit AX78 mobo. It uses an older chipset (760) and is also slightly older. It is connected as the only disk and it boots just fine. I find that it has "Native IDE" set as mode, and Windows is just painfully slow harddisk wise.

This mobo is annoying because it doesn't have a boot menu (WHAT?) ... yes, (WHAT?!!!). So in order to boot from USB stick that has a copy of the Grub loader installed for this system, so I can boot Linux (that is on the disk too) I have to select the freaking USB stick as first boot device. Great. Anyway, it *might* be functional in the end.

However when I do so, and Grub loads, and I s... Read more

Answer:Changing hard drive order and number and Windows won't boot anymore

What I am going to do is try to install it on the Highpoint controller as only disk and then see if it will also run as second disk.

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this ... Read more

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with thi... Read more

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I have 400+ photos, all are in the same order by date created and by name, so no matter which way I sort them--by name or date created-- they are in the same order. When i view them with microsoft office picture manager, some of them -- about 20, at random throughout the list -- are out of order.

suggestions?
 

Answer:Photos in order on windows explorer; out of order on viewer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers,

Sean

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

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

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Howdy all, first post here.

I have a Satellite P840, Part PSPJ6A-00h001

Windows 8.

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

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

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

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

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

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I added an another hard drive with win 7 64 installed on it. So I now have 1 hard drive with win 7 32 bit and one with 64 bit (I need booth).
before when I have done this a boot option was automatically created. This time however the only way I can accesses the new drive with Win 64 on it is by going into my bios and manually selecting the drive to boot from. However I did detach the original 32 bit harddrive when I was installing the 64 bit OS to make sure I didn't erase it (as the drives are the same size).
How can I get a boot menu set up so I can pick which drive I want to load.
My motherboard is ASUS P8H61-M LE/USB3
click here Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Trying to set up a boot menu harddrive missing in boot order

I have an ASUS motherboard and during boot-up I get the choice of pressing F8 to select which drive I wish to boot-up from. It may be worth trying this. Alternativly your motherboard manual should tell you. If you do not have a manual you should be able to download one from the ASUS web site.

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Hello, I need your help!! URGENT!!!I had no problem until this afternoon, especailly before I put my SD card for Canon DSLR in my Lenovo laptop. My laptop didn't read that SD, so I just rebooted. However, after that, my laptop just shows the boot menu for selecting booting devices(PCI lan, ATA HDD) and Bios. It always just shows that boot menu even if whatever I do(press ESC, select one device, or reboot).  I ran Diagnostics but everything was OK. Strange is that before this problem happened, the logo shown while booting was 'thinkpad'.  But after, now 'Lenovo' is shown...How can I solve this? I have IMPORTANT data in SSD, so I can't reset all. Also, safe mode doesn't work too. I put every button! Discharge also. I changed my BIOS setting to default but nothing improved. Please help me... 

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Hi People

I have a dual boot PC. I had to rebuild it recently because I put a new mobo and a new cpu in. I decided to be different this time and installed Winxp on my C drive and Win7 on my D drive. In my old rig the order was reversed.

Originally I thought this would be okay until it came to installing Rollback RX. Then I discovered that every time I tried to install rollback it either failed to install or it only protected my XP drive. I want it to protect my Win7 drive because it is my default boot.

I decided to start all over again this time installing in the reverse, with Win7 on C and WinXP on D. However I am having nothing but problems doing this because now the Win7 disk is not being recognized as having all the drivers and I can't get an internet connection on WinXP!!!!

So I'm thinking there might be a simpler way to do this. I put the contents of the disks on a Norton Ghost backup before I started doing this. Can I restore the contents of D on C and C on D? I can do it physically because both are the same size and both are ntfs. The problem is booting. If I do this my pc won't boot. So is there a way I can fix this?

I contacted Rollback RX three days ago and they haven't responded.
 

Answer:How can I fix my boot files so that I can reverse order of my boot in dual pc

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

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

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

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

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I replaced my motherboard and installed an Agility ssd for my boot drive. Every couple weeks, the computer won't boot. I go into the bios under "hard drive boot order" and find that one of my other hard drives is at the top of the hit parade. It even put my external drive as the boot drive one time. As soon as I switch my ssd to boot drive of course it boots up properly. Any ideas why it's doing this? Thanks.

Answer:computer randomly changes hd boot order and won't boot

What's the manufacturer and model of the mobo, you may need to check to see if there is a bios flash available for it. Is it under warranty? If it is then call the manufacturer and tell them what is going on.

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

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I have an Inspiron 5759 laptop with Win 10 home.  I want to add a boot option for a CD/DVD.  I can access the UEFI but can't figure out how to add this option to the UEFI boot sequence.

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

Answer:Dual boot - boot order change?

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

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I have my boot order set to boot from DVD/CD first. The reason for that is all my recovery media is on DVD's or CD's. I have a system repair CD disc to boot into windows recovery mode. I have a windows PE 3.1 to boot into Macrium Reflect. I have a lucid Puppy CD to boot into Linux. I have 5 DVD's to restore back to factory. Sorry if my computer language is not the best. I realize it may take a few seconds longer to boot into windows, but this way I don't have to change the boot order if I have problems.
What are your thoughts. Is this a good or bad idea??
Thank you!!
 

Answer:How should I have my boot order set??

Thats how i setup PCs and recommend they are setup
 

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Question: Boot order

This machine suddenly refuses to boot from Cd.or Floppy. Tried Bios and selecting boot order via f12. Nothing works. Can anyone help? Don. Also tried sys restore rollback-no good. On win xp.

Answer:Boot order

Best bet Flash your Bios..

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Just wondering what you guys suggest the boot order in the BIOS be ? i seen many different options
 

Answer:Boot Order

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I downloaded the new 9860 Win TP today and noticed a few interesting boot problems.

I am using 3 separate SSD's: One with Win 7 HP 64 bit, the second with Win 8.1 Pro and the 3rd with Win 10 TP.

I am using a Asus Maximus V Gene mob and the legacy BIOS option. In the BIOS hdd order options I have to put the SSD with Win 10 TP in the 1st position. If I re-arrange the hdd boot order I get a black text screen and an error message that the "digital signature is missing." This is a new one for me. If I use F8 and choose an SSD other than Win 10 TP that OS will boot. I have experimented with "Fast Boot" in the BIOS and it doesn't seem to have any affect. Each OS has its own SSD with a "Sys" partition, OS partition, and a over provisioning unallocated partition.

On a separate note, I do like the improvements in Win 10 TP and expect it will become my OS of choice when it is released next spring.

Any thoughts on the boot mystery will be appreciated.

Answer:Win TP wants to be first in boot order

I'm having a whole bunch of strange boot problems.
I was running W8.1 on an SSD, WTP on an HDD, and WTP 9841 on another HDD;
I went over to the WTP 9841 and it forced an update, then every entry in the boot loader was gone.
I repaired boot files and the loader with EasyBCD but it is totally different than boot in msconfig.
So now I have three editions of WTP 9860 running on three different drives, W8.1 is totally gone!?
I'm definitely puzzled.

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Question: boot order

In searching for something else I incidentally noticed my boot order seems to be incorrect.
I have not changed it to my knowledge but it says:

1-hard drive
2-dvd/cd
3-usb
4-usb......

Shouldn't the dvd be first so you can boot from it in case you use a disc and the hard drive be second so if there is no disc it would just skip to the hard drive?
I have the older BIOS not UEFI.
 

Answer:boot order

Greetings peterr.

Generally it's best to leave the hard drive as #1. You're correct about BIOS skipping the optical drive if no media is present, but if a bootable disk of any type is inadvertantly left in the optical drive you might open a wide array of accidental problems (the same applies to USB devices). Change the boot order if needed, but for the most part the BIOS should be left as default.
 

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Question: Boot Order?

Hello

If the pc BIOS is set such that the very first device to boot from is a usb stick, what happens if there is no usb stick ?

Will it ?automatically? go to the second device (presumably a normal boot) ?

Thanks,
Bob

Answer:Boot Order?

The bios should look at other drives to find the boot drive. If none is found you will get a No boot device found error message.

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Question: Boot Order

Hi everybody :
I've got a question about the Boot Order on my machine.
On the Boot Order screen, it seems to list my Optical Drive twice. It lists a SATA device twice, and an Epson Device. The only Epson device I have is an Epson Printer. I'm not sure if I just hit the ENTER key to "change the device" (and select my CD ROM as one of the alternate devices) (?). I tried uploading a screen shot of the Boot Order screen but it's 6.15 Mb.
The exact order is : Boot Option #1 SATA S........
Boot Option #2 Epson S.......
Boot Option #3 SATA S.......
Right now, I just have only one (internal) Hard Drive. And an External Hard connected via a USB Docking Port. Also, my Optical Drive is SATA.
garystan
 

Answer:Boot Order

Hi everybody :
I forgot to mention a few things.
My System : Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard (UEFI DualBios)
garystan
 

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Question: Usb boot order

In the bios how do i change the boot order to usb download?

Answer:Usb boot order

I have to download Windows 8.1.

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Question: Boot order

I have Win98SE and Win XP on my PC.The default is XP.How do I change my boot.ini file to make 98SE the default?My boot.ini file is as follows:[boot loader]timeout=30default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS[operating systems]multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetectC:\ = "Windows 98"

Answer:Boot order

In xp go control panel/system/adavanced/startup and recovery, and both should be listed, just select 98 as default.

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EDIT : Im stuck on "PRESS A KEY TO BOOT FROM CD". I press a key, but nothing happens. I tried over and over and combed the internet but  I  couldnt find a solution.Message Edited by trixareforkids on 03-01-2009 02:27 PM

Answer:Boot Order

So, you have Y710 and your laptop beeps when you "press any key"?Can you hear CD spinning up in ODD?Have you tried external keyboard?Does F12 menu show itself?





//help will save the world

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Question: Best Boot Order

At the bottom of this mesage is my current Boot Order. I want to know the optimal order to use with the type of tasks I am using. I have a T60 8744-5BU with Win7 32bit95% booting from 2.5" SSD with Win7 (love the speed of the SSD)02% booting from 2.5" HDD to try out different OS or software. I clone from SSD to HDD 3 or 4 times/mos as part of my backup strategy02% Run Ubuntu Live CD to learn OS and have ability to pull of data in emergency01% want to see if Ubuntu Live USB will run faster than Live CDOne last bit of info, I have a eSATA port in the Express card slot that I would guess is not able to be used as a boot device?Current Boot Priority Order1: ATAPI CD1:2: ATA HDD1:3: USB FDD:4: ATAPI CDO:HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM GSA-45: USB CD:6: ATAPI CDO: C300-CTFDDAC256MAG-(S1) my 256 SSD7: PCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 020 V13248: -USB HDDExcluded from boot order: ATA HDD2ThinkVantage button >> F12 allows be to choose one time boot device from . . .4: ATAPI CDO:HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM GSA-46: ATAPI CDO: C300-CTFDDAC256MAG-(S1) my 256 SSD7: PCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 020 V1324





ThinkPad T530 2359-CTO i7-3520M (up to 3.60 GHz) 16GB RAM, 250GB Samsung 840 SSD, 15.6" 1600 x 900 LED, NVIDIA NVS 5400M Graphics with Optimus TechnologyThinkPad T60 8744-5BUT7200(2GHz), 4GB RAM, 256GB Crucial C-300 SSD HD, 15.4in 1680x1050 LCD, 256MB ATI MOBILITY FireGL V5250, CDRW/DVDRW, Win7 Ultimate 32bit

Answer:Best Boot Order

Hello,
I would suggest setting C300-CTFDDAC256MAG-(S1) as the primary boot device as the computer starts 95% of the time from it.  The order of the other items is unimportant because you will always be selecting one of the manually via the F12 boot order option.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Question: Boot Order

This one has me stumped...

I have a workstation running XP Pro in a domain environment, and it will not boot from the hard drive by default. On the screen, it states that if I want to boot from the hard drive, I need to press H. IF I don't, it tries to boot from the network. I've gone into the BIOS and checked the boot order and it's fine; Legacy floppy, then ATAPI CD, then HDD. I'm stumped.

I need this workstation to boot directly from the machine and NOT from the network. What setting do I need to change and where? Thanks!
 

Answer:Boot Order

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Question: boot order

Win 8.1 Older BIOS
When I tap F12 I see 1-hard drive, 2- cd/dvd, 3- cd/dvd, 4-diagnostics,5-setup.
When I go to set up(F2) at boot I see a different setup. It is hard drive first then dvd+ lists usb and other entries unlike the order in F12.
I don't know why that is.

However, my question is, in boot under set up, I am trying to set it so usb can be booted from but I cannot seem to understand how to navigate and save. I know how to use the up down and left right but I cannot reset the boot while there. I know when I leave I will be prompted to keep or not but I am not there yet. I did it with my older dell but have forgotten.

Also, I do not know if it should be set up in boot so usb is in F12 instead of one of the others listed or just come to set up to get usb to boot as needed.
if you could lease give me some hints as to how to set the boot I would really appreciate it. Thank you
Peter

Answer:boot order

if ur usb was rilly bootable then its name would have popped up in the boot menu!

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Hi,

Maybe stupid question....but even so:

My laptop boot order is HDD/SSD, USB,DVD,....

Should I change it?
It will be better to start by the DVD?

Of course I may change it hiting F2 and then go back again to another order!

paulo

Answer:best boot order in win 7

Hi,

It depends on what you are trying to do. If you are trying to boot straight to the installed Windows, then that order is fine.

I usually set USB first so I don't have to remember the to change the boot order if I am booting from a USB.

Regards,
Golden

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Question: Boot order

Ok so I don't know much about computers. But mine won't go the desktop and it keeps telling me to select correct boot order and I don't know what that means, any help?
 

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Question: Boot order

I just installed Linux on my Windows 7 computer with a dual boot option. When I start the computer it wants to boot into Linux Mint by default, how do I change the boot order so Windows 7 will boot by default.

Thank you,
Len

Answer:Boot order

Here is the solution to change Boot Order. I never tried this but hopefully it should work.

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Question: boot order

hi 1 of my pcs don't show the boot order or sequence press ny key it seems to run past straight into windows the time to list operating systems is 30sec recovery options is also 30sec it is set to boot from cd thanks chippy

Answer:boot order

Not sure I understand the question, but are you tapping F2 as you boot up?Sorry if this is a silly question.

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I've just built a new PC Win 7 64bit, Gigabyte X58A-UD5 with i950. I have logged into Bios settings and set the boot HDD to top. But next time i switch on pc it defaults back to the original HDD settings based on port used (?).

I also get a screen message saying can gigabyte make changes whcih I reject.

How can i stop these two?
Brian

Answer:HDD Boot Order Changes

Hi Brian and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are any other BIOS settings being affected? Is the BIOS clock showing the correct time, or does it reset itself to the same time? Check the motherboard battery.

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Question: Boot order ??

hi, while i wait for the laptops new HDD, I thought i would look to see which boots first, the way i read it, it says it tries each one in turn, the order on the screen is....diskette, HDD,CD,modular bay...do i read it right ? as i can not see any way of changing it..I can see it is going to be a long day tomorrow if the drive turns up..thanks

Answer:Boot order ??

you can choose the order to boot from..so say you go into BIOS and you want to from CD (providing the CD is in the drive) you can boot from there...if you have more than 1 HDD you can boot from either of those..its fairly simple...but you are reading it right..altho in my experience if one boot option fails it doesnt automatically try the second one...but just see what happens when the drive arrives and let us know what you get...

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Question: Boot Order

I deleted my OS on ssd accidently while i put my win 8 dvd to delete partitions. Now nothing is left . when i go to setup F2 , and go to boot order , there are only lan IP v 4 and Lan IP v6 .
I cant install win 8 from dvd , error keep coming up saying a media driver your computer needs is missing . i just installed windows 8 this afternoon and this suddenly happened at night.

Please anyone help.

Answer:Boot Order

Sounds like your SSD drive and your optical drives are not detecting in the BIOS. Can you get into your BIOS and check the detected drives? You may have to do an Auto-Detect- I don't see why it would not be seeing your Optical Drive. You may have "Boot Profiles" in there, depending on the system, and those are an SOB to set up. The HD and Optical Drive may be excluded from Boot.

The question is, can you get into the BIOS at all, if your system had UEFI, it's possible you only had access to it via Windows 8's advanced start settings.

Check this link from the other post.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Question: Boot Order

New Inspiron 5675.  Just installed a Samsung SSD.  Cloned and boots fine as long as the original drive is unplugged.  Want to use original drive as storage and boot from the SSD.  If I start with both drives it will boot from the normal drive.  In the bios every option other than changing date/time is greyed out.  Any ideas on how to access these settings to change boot order?

Answer:Boot Order

I believe your computer has a UEFI BIOS which means you cannot change the boot order. You need to hit F12 when you see the Dell logo at startup and select the SSD as the boot device and then re-initialize your HDD to use as a storage device.

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Question: Boot Order

I purchased Acronis true image 11 and would like to do a backup to a 16gb kingston flash drive. In my bios boot order #1 is usb fdc, #2 is cd-rom and #3 is my hdd. I don't have a floppy disk drive in my laptop. If I have to reinstall the backup I have done to my usb flash drive in case of a boot failure, how do I set my bios boot order to start with the usb flash drive? I have xp sp2 professional. Thank you.

Answer:Boot Order

It would depend on you BIOS, some have the ability to set the USB drive as the first device in the boot order. If the BIOS doesn't have this option then there is another options which are covered in this tutorial.

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Question: Boot Order

  I would like to change the boot order to where it boots from a USP first, thenthe removable drive  (CDROM or CDRW), then the hard drive. I do not see an option for a USP drive in the boot menu.

Answer:Boot Order

Do you mean USB?If I start my computer and hold down F12 it asks me to choose what to boot from-in which case I select a number.  If I go into the BIOS menu, which is an option also shown on the same screen(and this can also be accessed by holding F2 when starting)and open the system list then go to boot sequence and enter and follow the prompts to change the order.If I'm wrong someone correct me.  Otherwise I hope this helps.

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I have an HP 23-F250 AIO.  When I turn on the power button and hold down the ESC key to get into the startup menu, I get a message near the bottom of the screen that says "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu"  but pressing the ESC key gets no further response. Help! Larry33

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Question: Boot Order

Hi

I recently changed my boot order so that my PC can auto-boot from a CD at startup. However now it's not booting from a floppy. I want it to check for both CDs and Floppies and then load Windows. What boot order do I need?

Thanks
Tarq
 

Answer:Boot Order

The most efficient boot sequence is:

1.Floppy Drive
2.CD Drive
3.Hard Drive

**Happy Sailing**
 

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Question: boot order?

Open boot order on this HP Mini netbook,

which one Is for usb flash drive;
USB diskette on key/usb hard disk,
USB CD/DVD ROM,
or
USB floppy?

Answer:boot order?

I would say that it is USB diskette on key/usb hard disk

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Question: Boot order

Trying to boot from CD but when I go into bios set up and toggle over to boot order nothing is highlighted so I can not use the up and down arrows to move between boot devices. Also the clock is wrong and I can't figure out to set it.
 

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Question: Boot order

I have an old Windows XP computer. I'm trying to boot from a CD. In the advanced BIOS setup I change the boot order to have the CD drive boot first but it still doesn't. I even changed all the boot devices to CD and it still doesn't do it. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Boot order

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Hi Shawn, Your tutorials are great!

I'm very frustrated. I'm trying to boot Windows 8.1 from DVD (for Nero backitup.)
I can get to the advanced settings option and even to the UEFI option.
Once I get tothe UEFI restart the computer shuts down and then just sits there - power light on - but nothing on the screen. The screen stays asleep(?) if that is what you would call it.

I'm on an Acer Aspire AT3-605_ES20 desktop. They had an instruction to hit "delete" at the Aspire logo during boot. But I don't get an Aspire logo - it just starts up to the Windows log in screen. I turned off "fast startup".

Any suggestions on how I can change my boot order so I can boot from DVD?

Thanks!
Steve

Answer:How I can change my boot order so I can boot from DVD?

Hello Steve,

You should be able to press the F12 key at boot to open the boot menu to be able to select to temporarily boot from the DVD.

If you like, you could also press F2 to enter your BIOS setup to select to have the DVD drive listed first in the boot priority order, and your OS drive second.

Why can't I get the F12 Boot Menu to work on my notebook or netbook?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How to change boot order to boot from a CD/DVD?

Answer:How to change boot order to boot from a CD/DVD?

Hi,First disable secure boot and enable legacy support from BIOS setup. Save and exithttps://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c04784866Then insert the discNow, change boot order:https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c01443326Save and exit to continue to boot from disc.RegardsVisruth

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My T42 seems to be taking a long time to boot up of late, i changed the boot order to what was recommended on another site, but im not totally sure its right because it seems to take ages to begin loading  This is what it is currently set to: 1. PCI LAN: IBA GE SLOT 0208 v12172. USB FDD:3. LEGACY FLOPPY DRIVES4. ATAPI CD0:HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD DRIVE-5. USB CD6. IDE HDD0: HTS541040G9AT00-(PM)7. -USB HDD8. IDE HDD1 EXCLUDED FROM BOOT ORDER:: IDE HDD2:: ATAPI CD1:    WOULD ANYONE BE KIND ENOUGH TO SUGGEST A BETTER/SAFER/FASTER BOOT ORDER FOR ME TO TRY/LIVE WITH? I GOT THE LAPTOP SITTING NEXT TO ME WAITING ...  ANY HELP APPRECIATED THANKS 





T42 - T21 - Tecra 8200 all xp

Answer:Boot Order question

set 1. PCI LAN: IBA GE SLOT 0208 v1217 to exclude that is not needed at all if you dont use PXE to boot pc also set  6. IDE HDD0: HTS541040G9AT00-(PM)  to boot from number 1. so final order should look like this:  1. IDE HDD0: HTS541040G9AT00-(PM)2. USB FDD:3. LEGACY FLOPPY DRIVES4. ATAPI CD0:HL-DT-STCD-RW/DVD DRIVE-5. USB CD6. -USB HDD7. IDE HDD1  EXCLUDED FROM BOOT ORDER:: IDE HDD2:: ATAPI CD1:CI LAN: IBA GE SLOT 0208 v1217

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Question: Boot order dilemma

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Here's what I have:

ASUS A7N8X DELUXE mobo
3 DVD-RW's all IDE
1 Superdisk drive IDE
1 Raptor SATA which is connected to my onboard SATA controller.

Everything works fine. I have SCSI set as my third boot device and it boots into XP just fine.

Problem
I need to add a 40GB IDE HDD, so I threw in an old Promise IDE PCI card and plug it into that.

No matter what the boot order in the BIOS, it always trys to boot off the IDE HDD first (the PCI controller card). Hell, I even set the first three boot devices to SCSI and it still doesn't work. There is a setting for alternate boot device and I disabled that.

Has anyone tried booting a machine with two seperate controller cards like I'm trying? Anyone have any idea how I could change the boot order of this damned thing?
 

Answer:Boot order dilemma

Its because when you set it to "SCSI" its really wtf ever is on your PCI slots that is a controller card. See if your bios has a more specific setting for the actual cards when you scroll down the boot selection screen of devices in the bios. If not i would try maybe switching the order of the scsi and promise ide cards on the mobo. Ie flip the scsi and ide cards around in the slots. FYI i've never tried this but it may just work!
 

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Question: X100e Boot Order

The option to boot from USB CD drive is missing from the Boot Order.I have updated the BIOS but that didn't help Anyone have a slution for this? Thanks  

Answer:X100e Boot Order

Hi ttyner, no, not really. I'm using BIOS version 1.31 / 1.24 dd. 2011-02-17 now. From the main screen I go to "Startup" then "Boot" and I have the following media available: USB FDDUSB CDROMATA HDD0PCI LANUSB HDD What do you have available? RegardsAlex

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For the past year I have been running 2 hard drivers.
Drive C: 60gig
Drive D: 120gig

Both drives are running Windows XP Pro.
When turing the power on my PC I get the "Pick your OS" option boot screen.
Both drives have been listed but Drive D: was the top option and Drive C: was the bottom option.

I am in the process of formatting and installing XP Pro again on both drives.
After completing, is there a way to switch the options around on the Pick your OS boot screen
so Drive C: is first choice and Drive D: will be second choice?

I thought of checking the way they are in order in the boot.ini file but this thought didn't come to me until I was sitting and waiting for Drive C: to finish formatting this morning.

Would the order in the boot.ini file be the answer to my question or is something else causing the way the OS's are listed on the boot screen?

-SYN

Answer:OS Boot Screen Order

Hi Synthox, and Welcome to TSF.

How do you have the two HDD's configured?

Is one a 'Master' and the other a 'Slave'?

Because if you have them configured this way you will only get the 'Master' booting up.

To do this you'll need to set the jumper pin on one of them to be a 'Slave', and if you do that there wouldn't be any need [as I can see] to have two O/S's.

Post back with your thoughts.

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

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

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

Answer:How can I change my boot order

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

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

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Question: Boot order problem

Strange problem that even the shop that built this computer can't fix. All but boot order [CD's, DVD's only load from My Computer also] work fine with SP1 or SP2. When CDROM or FLOPPY is selected as first to boot, there is a 30-60 second freeze and fade to almost invisible at the black Windows loading screen [third,I think] when booting. Then, the screen unfreezes, goes dark black [normal] and proceeds normally. All else is fine from there. Putting the boot order back to HDD first solves this but then I can't boot from a CD or FLOPPY. All the latest drivers are installed and the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-K8ONP939 and a MSI Gforce FX 5200 Video card [replaced this]. Any ideas on how I solve this. Thankyou for any help.
 

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my mum has an xp home edition,specs are system model dell inc. dell dv051 system service tag f1hn12jmain circuit board board dell inc ojc 474bus clock:800 megahertzbios:dell inc ao310/08/2005when she starts up pc she always has to press f1 on the keyboard for normal start up.how can i fix it so that the pc starts up a normal boot up?

Answer:start up boot order

Usually having to press f1 would indicate some kind of error during boot e.g. a keyboard error.Can you advise exactly what message she gets?

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I would like to have my MSE boot before anything else does. Is there any way to change the order in which programs boot?? Thanks.

Answer:Order of programs in boot

No, Windows 7 starts drivers, services, and boot programs in parallel.

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Hi all. Happy fourth weekend. I've asked this or similar before but I would like to see if anyone has an answer for me. If this is in the wrong area please move.
Periodically my system will say " no boot device" or some such message. Going into the bios shows me that the boot order has changed..on its own...and the SSD is now listed as the second drive in boot order. Sometimes the SSD is not listed at all.
Any ideas why this is happening to my system. When it happens its very frustrating.
Thanks.
 

Answer:SSD disappears/boot order changes

Could be any number of things causing the SSD to disappear from your system:
* Flaky SSD
* BAD Cable
* Dying SATA Port
* Bad PSU/Power Plug

I'd start by moving the SATA cable to another port. If you experience the same problem, try a SATA cable you know works. IF that fails, try a different lead from your PSU. If all that fails... start considering the drive to be bad (unless someone posts something I forgot).
 

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When I originally installed 7 on my dad's PC, I disconnected the other 2 hard drives (I did not want the boot selection screen popping up all the time). Everything has been working fine (he uses XP, so I use the BIOS to select the hard drive boot order when I want to boot into 7). Yesterday I disconnected the Windows 7 hard drive, so that I could clone his XP installation over to the secondary hard drive in the machine (the primary & secondary drives are 80 GB SATA units, while the Windows 7 drive is a 30 GB IDE unit). When I was finished, I shut down the machine & hooked the Windows 7 hard drive back up. For some odd reason, the machine boots into 7 no matter which drive is selected first in the BIOS boot order. I cannot figure this one out. With the Windows 7 drive disconnected, the machine boots into XP just fine. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this to happen?? I cloned the XP drive once before & did not have this problem(I do it every couple of months so that he has a complete image should the main hard drive fail). Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Boot order issue.......

Hi and welcome to windows 7 forums.
Looks like the BIOS is unable to hold the settings.
Open your computer and remove the CMOS battery and put it back in. This should fix it.

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Cannot change the boot order.  When I f5-6 it moves the order, but the little black arrow never changes from the original boot sequence??  I have the  USB on the top line, but won't boot from a stick?Thanks,Nick

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Hi ... My friend has a HP computer with Windows xp home edition preinstall , Now my friend also has a full retail version of Windows xp home edition on cd disk ... He want to install this retail version onto his HP computer .... I have heard that you can change the boot.ini file so it can accept the retail version as OEM version and my friend could use the product keys that with his HP computer , This way if my friend ever want to use another computer he can use the retail version disk product keys ... Can someone explain how this can be done ?? Thanks
 

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I have cloned my HDD to new Samsung SSD with EasyUS. That part was ok. I still have my "old" HDD connected. Now I have problem with the boot order.  1. Boot Device [EFI Device]2. Boot Device [ New Samsung SSD] With this boot order I get this message: "Reboot and select proper Boot device or insert boot media in selcted boot device and press enter" What is wrong?  

Answer:New SSD - problem with boot order

that if you didn't erased the windows installation on the HDD, the BIOS has some issues on which device to boot.

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

Answer:Can't change boot order

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

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My system ignores the boot order set in the BIOS.Attached on the PC is a external HD drive as back up unit connected via USB.In the BIOS i set HD as primary boot drive and even disabled the possibility of boot from USB.Still the system persists in booting from USB what of course fails so i need to restart.Only sollution so far is to disconnect the USB HD before booting what oc is highly annoying. Any sollutions? 

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Question: Change Boot Order

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













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Answer:Change Boot Order

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

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