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startup order, how to change it?

Question: startup order, how to change it?

Hi, folks! I'm pretty familiar with MSCONFIG, but it doesn't indicate what ORDER the services/applets load in the background during startup.
I would like to consider changing the order. Such as loading my firewall and anti-virus before anything else.

Is there a safe applet or program out there which will enable me to edit the startup order?

Thanks for your suggestions and assistance!

Sandy Gerli

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Answer: startup order, how to change it?

I don't think you can change the start up. If Windows was more like Unix/Linux then yes you could via /etc/rc.d, but Windows doesn't have that capability.

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The 2 items I feel need to start up first on computer startup are ZoneAlarm and Avast to help protect against any problems from the very start. On my computer most items are started before Avast comes on line and ZoneAlarm comes the very last. I have looked at all the ways that I can find to change the startup manager order but other than enabling or disabling an item have had no luck. Why I am worried is that a major part of the time the startup seems to hang part way through and the last several startup items never come on line but something is definitely happening as the RAM and processor usage is quite high. I have run every conceivable anti-malware and anti virus program to try and detect something that shouldn't be there. Nothing. Any help on either issue would be appreciated.

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I'm looking for a program that can alter the order that programs load up on startup. Or, a way to do it without a special program would work too....

Many thanks for any and all assistance!!
 

Answer:Startup proggie that can change startup order?

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Hi,

Is there a way to change the order of programs that auto start when system loads!

For example, I want to have MalwareBytes and Antivirus starts first before internet connection...or some others programs

MalwareBytes first because I have PRO version...

Hope you understand what I want to do, I searched it over internet, but it is confused

Thx in adv

Max

Answer:Change startup order

Good question - I'd like to know how as well I know how to use MSCONFIG to edit startup items, but not how to reorder.

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Hi  Is there a way to change the order in which services or other things start when the laptop is initially switched on? While I'm waiting for the laptop to finish booting up it seems the last thing to work is the trackpad, which is really frustrating.  I have to wait for it to settle down before I can use the trackpad properly. I've looked under 'startup' and there's nothing there that I don't need, I only have the items I want ticked.  An example would be perhaps to make the touchpad service start before bluetooth/apple services/print spooler/etc. which I don't need straight away. I have a G580 2689 running windows 8. Thanks.

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When I got a Win7 computer from Dell, McAfee was already installed.
How can I change the sequence of the booting order of startup programs.
For example, I would like to place McAfee proram at the end of the booting sequence for the startup programs. hummer

Answer:How to change the order of startup programs

Check out this app. Autoruns for Windows

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Can I change the order in which my startup items start? At the moment ZoneAlarm seems to start last of all, so my PC may not be protected for a minute or two. I'd like it to start before some of the other items.Christopher

Answer:Change order of startup items?

It's already working before you see the icons.click here

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Can anyone tell me an easy way to change the order of the programs at startup. Currently the first program that loads is my Pop Up Blocker. I'd like to move it further down or even to the end of the startup order.

Is their a program that would allow me to change the order?

One other minor thing I would like to change is when I go to the Internet Explorer, it opens in a small window. I would like to have it open maximized as a default. I can't find any where to make that happen. Any Suggestions?
 

Answer:Change order of programs in startup

There are 2 ways to review startup info.

1)MSConfig allows you to enable/disable programs, but doesn't allow you to set the order of the load!

2) using regedit.... the info is in two places as there are programs that start for the machine as a whole and programs that start for each individual user. The paths to this information are..

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
...Software
......Microsoft
.........Windows
............CurrentVersion
...............Run

HKEY_CURRENT_USER
...( same as above )

I've never tried it, but it would make sense that if you changed the order of the registry entries that you change the order of the load!

Regards......
 

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I have a wireless setup, and whenever I start windows, all my programs that require the internet, actually startup before the wireless utility does. This in turn, gives me a bunch of "do you want to start in offline?", "Can not login, no internet connection", and so on. Is there anyway to set the startup sequence to run the Wireless utility first?

Also, I installed a new secondary drive (it is a EIDE and is located on the second Ide channel as a primary), and have a previously installed SATA as my primary. Whenever windows first starts, it stays at the boot flash screen for like a minute or so, I know that it is because of the second harddrive, but Im kind of a noob when it comes to windows...any help on the reason it takes a minute or so would help me considerably.
 

Answer:Any way to change the order of programs that startup when windows does?

I hate having more than 2 icons in the system tray when my computer (Network and Audio is all I need to start) which means I hate programs starting up when Windows does. I know you can't change the order but you can disable programs from starting up and then write a batch script to run all the programs you want at once.
 

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The 2 items I feel need to start up first on computer startup are ZoneAlarm and Avast to help protect against any problems from the very start. On my computer most items are started before Avast comes on line and ZoneAlarm comes the very last.
I have looked at all the ways that I can find to change the startup manager order but other than enabling or disabling an item have had no luck. Why I am worried is that a major part of the time the startup seems to hang part way through and the last several startup items never come on line but something is definitely happening as the RAM and processor usage is quite high. I have run every conceivable anti-malware and anti virus program to try and detect something that shouldn't be there. Nothing.
Any help on either issue would be appreciated.

Answer:How do I change the startup order of programs in Windows

Pls see these: Delay Startup Programs or Control order of Startup Programs in Windows Set Delay time for Startup programs in Windows 10/8/7.

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When starting up Vista, several programs that use Internet access (such as Outlook and Yahoo! Messenger) start before my Cingular Communication Manager software. How can I move the Communication Manager up in the queue so that it's loaded first before Skype and other Internet-dependent software? I'm not unfamiliar with registry editing, but not brave enough to go playing with it without some guidance and it appears that's the only way to make it happen.

Answer:How Do I Change Startup Program Load Order?

There isnt a way that you can change the order as your internet apps will ALWAYS start first HOWEVER you can download a program such as Start-Up Control Center which is a freeware program and IS vista compatible

Startup Control Center lets you control which applications your computer executes when it starts up. You can also change the loading order of the startup entries.

See Here for a complete Tuts on how to use Startup control center

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I'd like to change the order in which certain programs in my startup folder load. I don't need to know how to add or remove programs from the startup folder, and I'm not talking about security or system programs. I'm talking about some programs I've added to my computer, which I use all the time in my research work, and I just want them to wind up in a different order on my taskbar for ease in switching back & forth, making notes, etc.

Any ideas?

Answer:Can I change the order of auto startup programs Win8

Yes, with Startup Delayer. Version: 3.0 build 359
Released: 16th Feb 2014
File size: 6.50 MB

You can choose from standard version = free and premium version = buy






Startup Delayer gives you the power to optimize your Startup Process by delaying applications from starting up as soon as you log into your computer.
By delaying the applications during start up, your computer becomes usable a lot faster. Startup Delayer will then start launching your delayed applications when your computer is more idle.

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I have 2 identical HP ze4610us notebooks. One of them works fine and the other one
underwent a clean install last week. The clean install computer is the one with
the problems. I loaded MS Office, Norton, SP2, all the updates. Everything was
working perfectly and smoothly and fast until I unplugged it and went into another
room.

Now the notebook won't boot from hard drive or CD-ROM. The CD-ROM will spin for
about 1 second then stop. The computer just sits there without any audible or visible
activity. I can turn it off by either removing the battery or holding the Power
button for 4 seconds.

I can't get past the first screen that says:

(hp invent logo)
Press ESC to change boot order
Press <F2> to enter Setup, <F12> to boot from LAN
******
Pressing ESC shows:
PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
Copyright 1985-2001 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reservied
Build Time: 10/16/03 14:56:09

HP Notebook PC BIOS Version KAM1.50
Copyright 1997-2002 Hewlett-Packard Co.

BIOS Version KT3B81 T3A
CPU = mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP processor 2500+
639K System RAM Passed
190M Extended RAM Passed
512K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
Fixed Disk 0: TOSHIBA MK4025GAS
ATAPI CD-ROM: Hl-DT-STCD-RW/DVD DRIVE GCC-4241N
Mouse initialized
*****
Pressing <F2> shows:
Entering Setup...
(Does not do anything after that)

Pressing <F12> shows:
Booting From LAN ...
(Does not do anything after t... Read more

Answer:HPze4610us can't access CMOS, startup, change boot order

are you certain the 'top wasn't overheating or subjected to an electical disturbance from the AC adapter (surge/spike)? this could also be caused by a random failure, loose part, or excessive dust. you should explore these possiblilities first.

and yes, the HP tech support is a rip off (not unlike other OEMs i might add)
 

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Original question asked at this linkhttp://www.computing.net/answers/wi...____________________________I want to delay some programs and start others.The order at start up needs (for me) to be changed. How can I do this?edited by moderator: Add link to original question asked on July 13, 2014

Answer:Change order of programs loaded at Windows startup (POST 2)

Your spec says Vista but you have posted in the Win 8 forum. Which is it?I don't know of any way to do this without a third party program - this sort of thing (there is a free version):http://www.r2.com.au/page/products/...I don't know anything about the above website so make sure you uncheck any unwanted goodies (if any), or go for Custom Install if available.Keep watching because maybe someone will have a particular program that they recommend and vouch for.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I have numerous programs that run on startup that each require an active network connection to function properly: BlackBerry Desktop Manager, Twhirl, etc. The problem is that all of these programs try to launch first, then they just sit there while all the other stuff loads in the background. Finally, when the network connection is established (which seems to be last in the sequence), these network-dependent programs finish their startup procedure. The whole process takes forever, and I'd like to change the startup order to:Norton Internet Security and/or Windows Defender (or vise-versa)Network ConnectionBB Manager, etc., etc.From what I've read, it's tough to effectively change the startup "completion" order of programs because of varying resource requirements, etc., but the network connection seems more like a service to me. Any ideas? I'm running XP Pro SP3 with a satellite ISP.Thanks much!

Answer:Can I change startup order to secure Internet connection earlier?

I don't see where you would gain anything...I believe that the system would still not allow programs to function...until all of the same boot processes are complete.

The sequence, IMO, has little to do with the fact that the system waits until all normal boot processes are ready to go.

I could be wrong.

Louis

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Someone from [email protected] took control of PC and supposedly got rid of MS errors, virus, etc. Now can not get into computer from windows screen because it wants a startup password.. How do I get it back to normal and be assured I didn't fall for a scam?

Answer:Desktop is asking for Windows XP Startup PASSWORD in order to startup, how do I know if it is a scam?

I'm afraid it sounds like you've fallen for a scam. Did your support call sound like this? ?I am calling you from Windows?: A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica | Ars Technica
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Answer:cant get into my bios to change order

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

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm new and didn't see a request section.
I wanted to know how to change the default name sort order from this:
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A Modified
A
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A
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A Modified
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Answer:Help: Change Name Sort Order

Hello Swordzero, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to have sorted the way you want after appying it.

Sort Order - Numbers in File and Folder Names - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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When I rebuilt my dead Compaq PC, I must've hooked the IDE cables to the two CD drives backwards, because the one on top (usually the first letter, like D: ) is E:, and the bottom is D:. Can you reverse the letters of the drives without rewiring them?

Answer:Change drive order in XP...is it possible?

Right Click on my Computer>Manage>Disk Management.

Right click on teh drive change it to a letter further down then right click on the drive that you want to have that letter. Then go back to the original drive and give it the 2nd drives letter.

Or give them any letter you want. The only one you cant change this way is the drive with the Windows isntall on it.

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

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

Any advice please
 

Answer:cant change boot order

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

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

Answer:Cant change boot order/xp pro

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

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

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

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

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

Any idea on how to solve this?

Answer:Can't change BIOS order

You need to update the boot file location.

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

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

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

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Answer:how to change boot order on xp

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

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

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

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

Any idea on how to solve this?

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Hello all i really need some help

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

Answer:Can't Change Boot Order

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

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I am sure I am going to get a few "why don't you use the Search" or "try Google" suggestions, but the problem is I am not 100% sure on what to Google for this.


I have a Server 2008 R2 Box doing my DNS, and DCHP duties among a few other things. Before I started using the DHCP on the windows box, i was using PFSense for DHCP and only DHCP at the end of its life (kind of overkill for DHCP).

So my question is, can i change the order that my Windows DHCP server hands out IP address?

For example, right now it hands out lower numbers first like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 but i would rather it went 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 as my old PFSense box use to do.
 

Answer:Change order of DHCP

Why?
 

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

Answer:cant change boot order

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does anyone know if the order that programs appear in on the start/programs menu list on the desktop in windows 98 can be changed & if they can how to go about it? cheers march

Answer:change the order of programs?

Yes, you can list them alphabetically by right clinging one of them and choosing "Sort by name". Or you can drag them around, if you wish.

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

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

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Question: change boot order?

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

Answer:change boot order?

Disconnect from Internet before trying:

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

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

A bit of research should uncover the technique used.

-- Tom
 

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Question: Change disk order

Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

I want to put disk 1 to disk 0 and disk 0 to 1.

I try to change that at bios but after save windows don't boot. So, i put all was before.

Someone can help me?

Regards.

Answer:Change disk order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by csoyen


Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

I want to put disk 1 to disk 0 and disk 0 to 1.

I try to change that at bios but after save windows don't boot. So, i put all was before.

Someone can help me?

Regards.


Hi and welcome to seven forums

It may be more trouble than it is worth. Are these drives built into a tower?
Why do you want to change the order?

Thanks

Ken J

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How to change the boot order of OS's?

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

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

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

Hope that helps.
 

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Wireless NetWork needs to load before all access attempts not after.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MICK
System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model KT400-8235
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 1/10/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name MICK\Administrator
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 438.08 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 

Answer:How do I change load order?

I think that using Windows' Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) is the quickest wireless start you can get.
 

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Question: Change file order

How do I make file numbers change order, as in slide show ?

Answer:Change file order

I am sure you know what you are asking but I don't so perphaps a few more words describing what you see in a slide show and how that relates to how you want to see your files sorted would be in order.

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Question: Change Boot Order

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













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Answer:Change Boot Order

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

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Question: change boot order?

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

Answer:change boot order?

jayno20 said:



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

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

Regards
 

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

Answer:How do I change the boot order

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

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Question: Change boot order

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

Answer:Change boot order

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

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

Answer:Can't change boot order

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



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

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Is there a way I can do this? I want certain accounts to appear at the top of the list. I do not use the Local Folders - so I want that to move to the bottom.TIA.

Answer:How to change the order in which folders appear?

We need more info.  "Local Folders" in what application?  What version of Windows?

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Question: Change boot order

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

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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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in graphic programs, explorer, etc when I right click I get a drop down box showing

"rename"

well right above that is "delete" and I'm frequently getting the two mixed when clicking, tho I don't usually actually delete cause I catch that first.

Is there a way to seperate those and reorder the drop down list so they are farther apart. It gets to be a nuisance sometimes when I am rename picture files.

Answer:change order in right click drop down box...?

Not an answer to your question but a still a solution of sorts.

Press F2 to bring up the rename dialog. No confusion that way

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

Answer:Any way to change SATA boot order?

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

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Hello everyone, nice to be here
I have simply question, but not sure about simply answer
I would like change order of items in Navigation Pane.
My Navigation Pane is like this

Favorites

Libraries

Homergroup

Computer

Network


and i want this order

Favorites

Computer

Network

Homergroup

Libraries


I found lot of topic how disable/enable one of them, but not order
Any chance to change this :-D

Answer:Change order in Navigation Pane

Welcome to Seven Forums Revex. You should be able to just drag and drop the favorites on the navigation pane.

Working with the navigation pane

Expand Customize your favorites

A Guy

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

Answer:can I change dual boot order

can anyone help

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

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

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Whenever my computer comes back from standby mode, it seems the last process to revive is my wireless mouse/keyboard. Is there a way to have these revive first or are they just, by nature, slow to activate?
 

Answer:Can You Change Order of Process Initialization?

It just takes time for your system to completely wake up.
How quick are you when you first wake up?
 

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

Answer:HP 15-n096sa change hdd boot order

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

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Hey everyone,

I don?t know what happened but I can?t change the order of the pinned buttons in my taskbar.
Partially actually.
I had a preferred order (My documents/Chrome/Utorrent/iTunes) but now if I change one of the buttons they keep sticking.
The weird part is that some buttons do move, but it depends on where I leave it to drop or else they return to their original place(example: iTunes can only go left or mid left but not right or mid right) which doesn't make any sense.

I have not locked my taskbar.

What should I do to return it to the original state?

Answer:Can´t change order of taskbar properly

Hi welcome to seven forum

i would start by trying a restore point before the issue started.

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I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:How to change context menu order - Help!

Look Here ---- Better Export It And Paste It in This Thread

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
 

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

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

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

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Is there any way to change the order of the bookmarks in Edge? I can't seem to drag and drop anymore.

Matt

Answer:Change order of bookmarks in Edge?

I want to know as well. I wish it didn't show the urls. Very hard to read a list of bookmark names and urls. It's a mess

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

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How to change context menu order - Help!
I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.
As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items I would like is :
1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage
However Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage.
I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
but once there, I have no options to change.
Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

I am sure someone will give you a helful answer, but maybe you should repost in the XP Forum.
 

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Hi. I have eleven open items showing on my taskbar (browser windows, files,
etc.). Is there a way to change the order that they appear on the taskbar so
that all similar items are together- all Word docs, all Excel files and so
on- without closing and reopening them in order?
Thanks.

Answer:Change the order of taskbar items...

Hi,
Change the order? No, but you can go to the taskbar properties and tell it
to 'group similar taskbar buttons'. Just right click the taskbar, choose
properties and the option is on the first tab. They won't be sequential
(side by side), they will stack.
--
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"silas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi. I have eleven open items showing on my taskbar (browser windows,
> files, etc.). Is there a way to change the order that they appear on the
> taskbar so that all similar items are together- all Word docs, all Excel
> files and so on- without closing and reopening them in order?
>
> Thanks.

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

Answer:Can't change boot order in bios

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

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

Answer:Change Boot Device Order in W10

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

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I'm pulling my hair out here.
When I burn an Audio CD with Nero Burning Rom 9, it lets me rearrange the order of the tracks I want them put on the CD and also lets me customize the ID tags, and also even level the volumes plus a lot more.

I want to convert my Audio CD's to MP3 discs to play in my MP3 player. I know that you need to burn it as a "Data" disc or in some cases, an MP3 Jukebox CD.
However, after selecting the tracks, they are automatically placed in Alphabetical order and burned in that regard. I cannot drag and move them or find any option to put the songs in the order I want played on the disc.

How the crap do I do this? If Nero can't do it, what software can?

Thanks.

Answer:Burn an MP3 CD but Change the Order of the Tracks

A .mp3 CD is like the file system on your hard drive. The only way to make the tracks line up in the order you'd link is to prefix the tracks numerically (ie 1_trackname.mp3,2_trackname.mp3, and so on). Also your MP3 CD capable CD Player may have it's own rules and formats for how it will read discs and folder systems.

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Hi, first time posted but a long time reader! I have placed an order for my W530 last week and it is scheduled to be delivered next Tuesday. Instead of selecting Onsite 4yr warranty + 4yr Thinkpad Protection I have selected Depot 4yr warranty + Thinkpad Protection. Called Lenovo today and was told by a rep that I have to return laptop back to Lenovo and pay 15% restocking fees and then place another order to change warranty. That is absurd! I have used the serial number sent to me by email to check warranty upgrade availability online and website says that no upgrades are avilable. I really wish I had made a proper selection during my order. Help! How do I upgrade without returning my first lenovo laptop that I had been researching for 6 months and which have not even received yet

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I HAVE created a folder with different pages ...the pages are out of order due to my scanning them at various times. I want to move the pages (files) to put them in order of page number. I know they don't move

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Here's a video demonstration:

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

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

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

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

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

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

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

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How to change context menu order - Help!
I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

Go to Folder Options => File Types
Scroll down to 'Folder' and click the Advanced button
You will see 2 operations listed. The one in bold is the default.
Click 'open' and click the 'Set Default' button. Be aware that this will change the default action for all folders. But I suppose you can change it back if you want.
 

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Hi,When I right click on any file, I get a "Context Menu" saying various option like cut, copy, edit, etc.How can i change the order of these options.Thanks

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

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













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Answer:Change Boot Order of Yoga 2 Pro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I remember this from the past but I don't remember how to fix it. I did some searching online but I don't know what this is called. I found one reg fix but it didn't work. Anybody have the correct registry fix for this?

My files are sorting as so;
1,
11,
12,
13--->19,
2,
20,
21--->29,
3,
30,
etc

I want regular ascending.
 

Answer:Change Windows 7 Sort Order from 1,10,11 to 1,2,3

Sort by name should sort 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ..., 11, 12, ...

If it doesn't, then there's something else wrong.
 

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

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

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













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

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

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

Answer:Cannot Change Boot Order in BIOS

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:BIOS - can't change boot order.

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

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In other verisons of windows the tiles on the taskbar would be in order from time. If i opened Google Chrome, and then Adobe, and then another Google Chrome instance it would look that way. Now however it "groups" the two Google Chrome ones near other, and the Adobe one on the left. Anyway to change that?

Answer:Change order of taskbar windows?

Right click the Taskbar, then click Properties. Then select 'Never Combine' next to 'Taskbar Buttons'.

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

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

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

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

Disabled
ST3200822A

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

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

4. Other

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

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

Answer:Solved: Can't change boot order

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

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

Answer:How to Change Boot Order of Services

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Hi, I am trying to change the order of Domain Name Resolution on a Windows XP SP2 computer. The default order for Domain Name Resolution within XP is:1.Hosts File 2.Domain Name System 3.Netbios However I would like to change the order to:1.Domain Name System 2.Hosts File 3.Netbios I have tried changing this order by editing the registry keys that are described in this tutorial:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/what-is-domain-name-resolution/. This is what I did: I changed the values of the following registry keys:DnsPriority = 30HostsPriority = 75NetbtPriority = 100LocalPriority = 200These subkeys can be found under this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider to.However this did not work, and I tried this on a number of different computers. Am I doing something wrong? Or is there another way to change the domain name resolution order?Any help would be really appreciated.

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I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp3.

As an example, when I right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. Delete

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and delete.

Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:How to change context menu order?

On my system, explore is at the top. There really isn't much difference, except open will show a single pane, if Windows Classic folders is used.

To change, in Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, File Types, Folder, Advanced. Click Open. Click, Set Default. OK OK

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

<F12> Change Boot Order in Vista

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

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

I would like to know the following:

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers, sassofalco

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

Hi sassofalco,

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

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

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

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Hi,
Is there a way to change the sequence of the entries in the folder context
menu?

When I right click on folder the first option is Search. Could anyone please help me. I'm using xp.

 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

It's possible, but requires mucking about in the registry, so be sure to back your registry up before you start tweaking keys in there.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-clean-up-your-messy-windows-context-menu/
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:How To Change Harddrive Boot Order

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

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





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

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

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G



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

Thanks
James

Answer:How to change the BIOS boot order?

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

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hello i have win 8.1 pro x64.i want to know if i can change the display order of disks icons manually.usually the c drive appears first(from left to right),second cdrom icon and next the external drives.can i change that with drag and drop?(i remember that i can do it in vista)

Answer:change display icon order

You can try to sort or group them

Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

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How do I change the order of programs that open during start-up?
 

Answer:Change start-up order in Windows XP

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

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

Here is the situation report.

I turn it on.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:How to change boot order after install

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