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Q: advanced boot option menu missing option

I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Windows Vista I am trying to do a factory image but the repair your computer is missing from the F8 advanced boot options menu.
Can anyone tell me how to get this back on the list Thanks in advance

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A: advanced boot option menu missing option

if your just trying to do a "factory reset" try powering on then press the ctrl key and the f11 key at the same time (at the dell logo), should get you a pc restore screen, follow the instructions...good luckps, if you have a manual, the key configuration may be different...

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Advanced Boot option menu missing from my Deii Inspiron 1720 as far as I can tell the recovery drive is still intact. I have seen a web page somewhere that explained how to fix this issue cause I needed it before I know Windows AIK is used but thats all I remember any help is welcome thanks

A:Advanced Boot option menu missing

sorry what is missing is the repair your computer option that is what I'm looking to repair

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On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.


A:Repair your computer option missing from advanced boot menu

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo

On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.


I don't possess such deep knowledge to answer your question.
Perhaps the following link will be of interest to you :
Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu

Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu - Vista Setup and Install

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The Troubleshoot icon that should be under the 'Advanced Startup' Option is missing. System is a new Dell Latitude 10 ST2 Tablet running Windows 8. Have access to 9 other identical tablets, all configured the same and they all have the Troubleshoot Option. Have tried multiple methods of getting to "Advanced Startup" display (including Safe mode, 'shutdown /r /o', etc.), but all result in only having the 'Continue', 'Use a Device', and 'Turn Off your PC' options - No Troubleshoot. Other than missing this icon, system is working fine. Shy of wiping the disk and starting over, any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Troubleshoot Option Under Advanced Startup Option Missing

im having the same problem, nobody has a solution?!!?

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Hello,The Advanced Boot Option is the problem, to be exact, the lack of it.When using the F8 key at boot up the only thing is happening the PC is beeping rapidly and the OS loading normally instead of getting into ABO.(As I know the rapid beeping could signify hardware fault. I've tried the same f8 procedure with different keyboard, the outcome was the same negative one.)Any ideas how to fix this?Thanxbarsim 

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Hello, The Advanced Boot Option is the big problem, to be exact the lack of it when using the F8 key. The only thing is happening the PC is beeping rapidly, and then terminating the f8 the OS loading normally instead of getting into ABO.How to get it back?Any advice for solution is appreciated.Thank you

A:Advanced Boot Option is missing

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. There are some settings not configured in the Windows boot options.You can read more about it here >> https://forum.acronis.com/forum/6758 Some tips:If you find it too difficult to repair, an alternative option to boot the machine in Safe Mode is by msconfig:>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/#windows7 An alternative way for using System Restore if Windows fails to start:>> http://support.hp.com/hr-en/document/c01835735#AbT6

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My OS is W7 x64 PRO.

The Advanced Boot Option is the big problem, to be exact the lack of it when using the F8 key. The only thing is happening the PC is beeping rapidly, and then terminting the f8 the OS loading normally instead of getting into ABO.
How to get it back?
Any advice?
Thank you

A:Advanced Boot Option is missing

Check and see if your Bios is upto date.


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I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

A:Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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My Notebook runs and boots fine, but I can no longer re-install the operating system from the USB installation media (I used the same installation media before, and had no problem with it). At the Start Menu this will always happen:1) After pressing F11, I will always get the same blue screen error message:"Your PC needs to be repaired. A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error 0xc0000225." 2) After pressing F9, only two options appear (USB option is missing):OS ManagerBoot From EFI File At the blue screen error Menu:After pressing F8 for startup setting, the blue screen persists (it just blinks once). I did a comprehensive system test, and all componenets (including HDD) PASSED.

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Hello there, I  want to run Virtualbox on my PC and Virtualbox comes with 32bit and no 64bit initially. So, in order for me to use 64bit, we would have to go thru Bios by enabling Intel Virtualization Technology manually. My bios version is F.24 and it seeems to be upto date. I tried to look for that option in every tab menu on my bios, but it seems like the ADVANCED option tab is completly missing there including a lot of other options. Can you guys please refer to the image file pasted below and help me with this? thank you.  Reagrds,HP Customer 

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Hello all,

My childs system is missing the Java option in the Tools/Internet Options/Advanced tab. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the JRE environment but still, nothing. I completely removed the Java folders and such before I reinstalled too to no avail.

I have run several online virus programs (clean) as well as Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, and Windows Defender and they all come out clean.

I think this is a configuration issue rather than malware.

Has anyone else expierienced this and know a cure?

System Config:
Vista Home Ultimate (32 bit)
Parental Controls On

After reinstalling I ran the Java "Test" on the Java site and here are the results:

load: class testvmDynamicJavaComPopUp819.class not found.
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: testvmDynamicJavaComPopUp819.class
at sun.plugin2.applet.Applet2ClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2ClassLoader.loadCode(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager.createApplet(Unknown Source)
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager$AppletExecutionRunnable.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
Caused by: java.net.SocketException: Connection reset
at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(Unknown Source)
at java.io.BufferedInputStream.fill(Unknown Source)
at java.io.BufferedInputStream.read1(Unknown Source)
at java.io.BufferedInputStrea... Read more

A:Java Option Missing in Advanced Options

I found some other errors a well so I am replacing the drive. Thanks to all of those that looked at the thread.

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I have just upgraded to windows 7 last week.The problem is when I am trying to hit F8 button and get into advanced boot options.I tried holding it down instead of repeatedly pressing it too ..tried everything possible, All the time only a screen appears that give me the option to select the boot device with 3 options(My HD, USB Drive and DVD). I can't get into safe mode.. Please help Me

I am having 32 bit with Intel i3

A:Advanced boot option F8 not appearing

Check in BIOS for USB legacy is enable, & not disabled.
Try a PS2 keyboard.

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Hi I seen that this should be ticked on other forums but just wanted make sure here as this forum seems to no what your doing more and seems more legit. But does PCI lock need to be ticked or un ticked in boot advanced option. I no that leaving number of processors and maximum memory un ticked uses auto but if I chose to use all 8 processors my self and maximum memory could this improve system just incase auto not using them all or working right?.

Main question though is PCI Clock.

A:PCI lock boot advanced option?.

PCI lock or clock? very confusing post.

If that option is what I am thinking is, then do not mess with it unless you want to risk burning your PCI-e devices/corrupt hard disk

Default clock is 100Mhz, and almost only increased by experienced overclockers sometimes to ensure stability. Most of the time it is manually set to 100Mhz so it doesn't scale with FSB (Front Side Bus) speed.

I am not a overclock person though, (I will ask help regarding this in due time) so if I am wrong friends will correct.

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Hi, I posted a thread a few days ago in the Windows 7 section and as instructed I decided to make my thread here instead.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 21:02:24, on 2014-01-31
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19489)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Druide\Antidote 7\Programmes32\agentantidote.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdderBlackEdition\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdderBlackEdition\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdder\vdDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\DeathAdderBlackEdition\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Realtime Soft\RTSHookInterop\x32\RTSHookInterop.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

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A:Can't access the Advanced boot option.

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Hi I am posting this for a friend, his advanced boot menu pops up every time his laptop is started even though it shuts down correctly. Windows 7 OS, It is up to date Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 advanced boot option

Ask your friend to go Start - type msconfig - press Enter and under the General tab that Normal startup is checked and/or under the Boot tab that Safe boot is unchecked.

If they are as they should be, then select Repair your Computer when in the Advanced boot mode and navigate to the Recovery Environment to select Startup Repair.

If that returns that it is unable to auto repair then run the Startup Repair another twice to see if that resolves.

Let us know if either msconfig or the Startup Repair fail to resolve.

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When accessing the Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options (ASO), I am expecting to see a menu option called Troubleshoot – see screenshot (from Microsoft).

..but when I access this screen on my brand new Windows 8 XPS12, the Troubleshoot menu item is not displayed – see screenshot.

This is contrary to standard Windows 8 functionality.
I would be grateful for any advice on getting access to the Troubleshoot menu of Windows 8 ASO. Thanks!

A:Troubleshoot option missing from Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options (ASO) on XPS12

Hi David,
I appreciate your efforts for providing the screenshots of Windows 8 Advanced Startup Options. Please follow the steps that I have provided below to start the computer again with Advanced Startup Options and check if the “Troubleshoot” icon appears:
1. On the Windows 8 Desktop, open the Charms Bar by moving the mouse pointer to the top right corner of the screen.2. Click on “Settings” and the click on the “Power” icon.3. Hold down the “Shift Key” and click “Restart”.4. Windows 8 will load the Advanced Startup Options.
Please let me know if the “Troubleshoot” icon appears.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4400 @ 2.00GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 946GZ Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 33684 MB; E: Total - 80003 MB, Free - 48976 MB; F: Total - 149997 MB, Free - 50195 MB; G: Total - 99998 MB, Free - 15365 MB; H: Total - 146938 MB, Free - 76456 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I hope I uploaded an attachment which shows a screen shot of how an advanced boot screen should look, but you likely know anyways (http://b2b.cbsimg.net/gallery/6253822-512-384.jpg). Mine looks identical except for one row / option missing. "Repair your computer". This is the row that I need to proceed with the system recovery option using an image I created on an external hard drive.

Question: Is there a way to get to the screen which has the "repair your computer" row available?

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I've seen a tutorial before that if you're using a Processor to check on "Number of Processors" and select 2 supposedly it helps booting up into Windows faster.

How about the "Maximum Memory"?
Do you think it'll help if I used all the memory to boot Windows?

and if not, what do you think it's good for?

A:Boot Advanced Option (Maximum Memory)

Those options are present for testing configuration options (software testing, driver testing, debugging).

Any reference to setting these options to aid in booting or increasing system performance is nonsense.

The settings are there to limit performance, not to increase it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293430 MB, Free - 211194 MB;
Motherboard: AMD Corp., Guam
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2013, Updated and Enabled

Trying to fix friends laptop. Need to restore it. All her restore points are gone. Want to do a system image recovery" if IT still has old information from Advanced Boot Options. Have tried a dozen times to restart and use F8 key get to Advanced Boot Options. Manage to get to Safe Mode Option but I don't see or there isn't anyway to get o the Advanced Boot Options screen. Wondering about just going to the command prompt after windows loads and typing rstrul.exe. will that work? Thanks,,,, its taking too long and I want it done before she gets here from work so i can just give it to her.

A:Advanced Boot Option and System Image REcovery

hiya, try tapping f5 as soon as you startup keep tapping until you hear a beep

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I recently installed Windows 7 on my new SSD and everything was fine but when I tried to access safe mode later on, by pressing F8, a black screen appeared with nothing but a flashing white "_". I have to manually restart the computer at this point. I've tried to reformat Windows but the problem persist. I've heard it might be a Virus that block me from accessing safe mode but my system seems clean.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

A:Can't access the Advanced boot option, black screen.

Try some online scans from various antivirus vendors. They are all free. Bitdefender, ESET, Kaspersky and Trend Micro. If they report a problem. Then post in the virus removal sub-forum to get help.

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A few days ago the Shutdown option at the bottom of the start menu has disappeared and from the Ctrl+Alt+Delete also.

I have scanned the computer with Avira antivirus, free version, and super antispyware. Lots of things were deleted, but the shutdown option is still missing.

I have not been able to shut my laptop down for two days.

Apreciate your help.

A:Missing Shutdown option in Start Menu

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Just got a new Sony camcorder. Love it.

But I have a problem.

I am trying to convert/save old Hi8 tapes onto my pc.

I've plugged my old Cannon's AV outs into the AV in of the new Sony

I've read the manual, which refers to setting the "A/V > DV Out" menu option, but no matter how many times I scroll through the menu on the SOny, I can't find this option!!

Any idea what is happening?

Also, I'd like to know whether I can USB-stream the data from the old camcorder through the Sony, and straight onto my pc, or do I have to record all my old tapes on to new DV tapes, and then copy these to the pc?

Many, many thanks to anyone who can help!!!


A:Missing Menu Option on Sony DCR-HC40

Well, I've got a bit further.

I'm now using a Firewire cable.
I've switched the camera to PLAY/EDIT mode (rather than record) (the missing menu item then appears)

I can now play back my old analogue tapes in my old camcorder, and see/hear the video on my new Sony's screen.

I can even see this video streamed onto my pc Windows Movie Maker!

Unfortunatly, whenever I press "Start Capture" on the pc, it tries to start the tape in the Sony. If there isn't a tape in there, I get an error message syaing 'no tape', and I can't go any further. If there is a tape in there, it plays the tape (blank or not) whichoverrides the signal from the Analogue source.

So, I've got so much further, but I still can't do what I want. Capture the video from my old Analogue camcorder onto my pc.

Any thoughts?

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So i have all sharing options turned on, home network.
I could copy files from xp and i could access etc.
but the problem is that i cant share a folder. The option in folder properties, context menu or menu bar is totally missing.
File and printer sharing is enabled.

A:Share option in properties/menu missing

Hi djmauro,

You might want to check out these pages for help:

Win 7 context menu items missing

Right Click Menu - after SP1, items missing - Vista Forums

Let us know if you find a solution!


Windows Outreach Team

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I have tried everything suggested to do to try and restore my new folder option in my context menus and nothing has worked. Even when I try to use the folderfix.reg option all it does it open the code in my note pad. I have tried running the code in my cmd prompt but it does not work. Can someone tell me what I may be overlooking? I'm only at beginners level, so please bare with me.

A:missing new folder option in context menu

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PLEASE HELP ME IT IS CAUSING ME MY JOB!!!!!Need help badly pls...i installed my ring central controller and i need to fax some documents but when i try i really cannot find the send out fax on the options menu..... and

A:Ring central (fax icon)missing on the option menu

the operation software am using is Windows XP plsss.help me

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I am using Windows xp. In 'Start' menu, the 'Run' and 'Search' options are not being shown. When I try keys 'Windows + R' it shows a message reading " This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your System Operator."

A:Solved: Run command option missing in Start menu

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I have just upgrated from XP to Win 7 Home Premium. I'm missing the option to close my pc down with hybernation to get at much faster close down and restart.
Due to I can not get the "hybernation" menu option into the start menu.

I open "Power Option" click on "Change Advanced power Settings" and click on "Power buttons and lid". Here can I only see "Power button action" and have set it to "hybernate" which works"

I'm missing "Sleep button action" and "Start menu power button".

Can any one help me?

Jesper A

A:Start Menu Power button option is missing

Once you open the Power Options window,on the left click Choose what the power buttons do
Change the sleep button to Hibernate
Im not sure if this means the actual button on the front of your PC or the one on the start menu.

Either way you should now be able to set Hibernate.

Perhaps someone else can get you the options you want.


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A few days ago my background was hijacked and since I have had issues with getting the background to restore.

The main problem I am trying to fix is that when I right-click on the desktop and select properties I am not able to get to the background options. Even going through the Control Panel does not produce the background display options.

I have run Spy Sweeper and AdAware and while it finds things removal of these hasn't solved the problems.

HJT scan:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:52:51 PM, on 4/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Sjdd\Hpdx.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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A:Background Option missing on Display Properties Menu

First check one thing, try to sign in as another user, if you are able to access the background features then the following will work...

After hours of analysis I determined that the problem was not in the system registry.

If you don't already have another account with admin rights, create one. Then log into it in safe mode just in case. Then go to where your user folders are kept usually in C:\Documents and Settings\"user with no background". Here create a new folder, we'll call it "new". Then move everything from your user folder to the new folder and delete the "user with no background" folder (this will not delete the user). Then reboot and login as your normal user. Windows will take a min or two to recreate the user files for your profile. When it loads go to C:\Documents and Settings again and move everything you can from the "new" folder back into your user folder with the exception of the NTUSER files, there should be two (in them lies the problem). This should restore your ability to access the background and everything else. You will need to reset some of your windows settings but all of your files and favorites should still be there. I still haven't had time to analyze the NTUSER files to determine exactly what the problem was but this method saved me countless hours of reloading.

Good luck!!

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After some recent software installs and removals, I find myself without a print option when I right-click on files. I still have a default printer and opening the file I can print it.

I found a tutorial about this problem when there are "too many" files selected, but I am selecting only one. Still, I tried the 15-file fix and that did not grant me print option in the menu.

How do I restore the print option in the file rigt-click menu?

A:Missing print option in right click menu Windows 7

You can add a command to the menu bar, such as showing your printer under the address bar ... see this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...customize.html

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After locating a BIOS update from HP's website and applying it, the option now properly shows in the Boot Manager. Up until this afternoon I was unable to figure out what exact model numer of this laptop was. I know this fix was the very first thing I should have checked. Just wanted to say I'm not inept, just limited in what I could achieve/find up to this point. Glad this is done with!

Original Post
My mom purchased an HP Pavilion (17-e049wm) with Windows 8. She wants me to get rid of it and install Windows 7. The problem I am encountering is that there is no CD/DVD Drive or USB boot option in the Boot Manager. I have searched for days and am unable to find anybody else with this problem. Any advice or feedback is greatly appreciated!

The BIOS is something called InsydeH20 Setup Utility
I have disabled UEFI Secure Boot and enabled Legacy Support (following HP's instructions).
Both the UEFI and Legacy boot lists show the CD/DVD Drive and USB Drive booting options.
I have saved BIOS settings and hit F9 when restarting the laptop to be taken to the Boot Manager
There are no USB Drive or CD/DVD Drive option listed on the Boot Manager
There is no doubt my official Windows 7 HP 64-bit DVD is bootable.
Inside Windows 8 the DVD drive can read, rip, and burn with no problems.
I have taken images of each menu in my BIOS([email protected]) and of the Boot Manager ([email protected]) to avoid any miscommunication on my part. Any ideas on what else I could try?

A:No CD/DVD/USB Option(s) In The Boot Menu

Nice work!

So you've now done a Clean Install Windows 7
in Legacy mode?

How is performance?

Tips to get and keep a perfect install are the same as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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thanks very much for this thread
i have a question about windows xp
i have one OS in my system=XP
but like the picture that you insertedbelow)
i see 2 option in boot menu but two of them are windows XP!!!.while as i said i only have 1 Os and if i select each of the two options all of them will start the windows XP.is there a way solve this problem?

A:i see 2 option in boot menu

i have another question.
if we use this thread and create duall boot installation of windows 7 and Xp.
how can we return? for example delete the Xp or 7 to have only one OS

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After I removed a theme pack called "Vista OSX" from my pc running vista home premium, the options such as shutdown,restart are missing from the start menu. And moreover, nothing shows up even if I press Alt + F4. Is there anyway to restore them back? I already tried System Restore but it fails to restore back to an earlier point.

ps. I screen shot the start menu and attached it.

A:Shutdown,Restart & Hibernate option missing in Start Menu

Hi rapster88 . .

Are you updated w/ Vista SP1?

What was the problem with the system restore? Do you have dual-boot Vista/XP?


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i cant get to the folder options from the control panel and everytime i try to open the registry editor i get a message saying that i'ts been disabled by the administrator, eventhough i'm using an administrator account. ive also tried starting windows xp in safe mode during the starup process but that option isnt available either.

A:folder option command is missing from the tools menu, i think i may be infected

Hello.Seems to be an infection messing with the policies. Let's see what we can do.Download and run MalwareBytes Anti-MalwareIf you already have MBAM installed, simply update and run a quick scan.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup and to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Refer to the steps given here on installing MalwareBytes, running the scan, and saving the log file (not on using File Assasin). If you have trouble updating, try the other mirror download site.Should the computer in question not be able update using the normal method download the update file from here, using another machine if needed. Simple double click the file to install the updates.If MalwareBytes asks to reboot to remove certain items, do so right away.Please include the scan logfile in your next reply.[rh]With Regards,The Panda

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When I click the start button (windows circle) the search command is missing on the right hand side, same if I right-click. How did this go missing, and how can I get it back?

Do you think I may have a virus? Does anyone know how to get rid of it or know how to bring back the search link? I'm using Vista 32 bit. Thank you.


A:Search option missing on right hand side of start menu

If you installed SP1 then the Search entry went away by design. Legal action was taken against Microsoft by other search engine providers so that their software could be easier to integrate.


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suddenly Missing new folder/ new option in desktop right click drop down menu


A:Missing new folder option in desktop right click dropdown menu

Got Answer from following link!!

Click on Start and type cmd in the "Search programs and files" box.  Cmd.exe will appear at the top
of the Menu.  Rightclick on it and choose "Run as Administrator".  Copy and paste the following command after the prompt > and hit Enter:
Reg add "HKCR\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New" /t REG_SZ  /d {D969A300-E7FF-11d0-A93B-00A0C90F2719}

Reboot and let us know if this helped.

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Hey guys, during the setup I have no "advanced" option at the partitions menu which must contain the formatting option. I have the partitions menu and only two buttons under it: "Refresh" and "Load Driver".

Any suggestions?

A:No "advanced" option at partitions menu

Hello Xranitel, welcome to Seven Forums!

There's some useful information in the tutorial at the link below.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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  That is what Happend after i decided to upgrade BIOS to latest version .. along with other more complicated issues .. for Examble : *General downgrade in the device Preformance [Acting like a Pentium III not Core I5 8GB Ram]* Login takes 2 Minutes to get to the Desktop* TouchPad is Acting Funny  My System Specs :          any Explination or Solution ? I have put up a video and pictures and some other decument to describe it all better here  

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Following a HDD failure on my G50-80 I decide to upgrade to an SSD plus Windows 10 as I was going to have to do a clean install. Having installed the new SSD I changed to BIOS settings to enable the machine to boot from USB in order to install Windows. However after saving the changes and entering the Boot Menu I dont get an option for USB Any suggests what the issue might be. All USB ports were working prior to the HDD failure  

A:USB option not showing in Boot Menu G50-80

Hi Warbonnet!
Here's a guide from our support website to enable to boot to USB https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500207
Hope this helps answer your query.

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hi guys,

i dont have the option with my xp to boot and run a repair "r"
i know this has to do with oem,volume license disks etc...

i was wondering if there was another way i could run a repair...

A:no repair option in xp boot menu

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I have ASUS S400CA windows 8.1(upgraded from windows8). When I right click for openwith for jpg,png files, I get option of opening with Photo gallery.
But in my Dell venue pro tablet with Windows 8.1, I don't get this option.
Any way to get it in dell venue 8 pro?

A:missing photo gallery option in context menu in dell venue

Hello LV,

You should have a Windows Photo Viewer to select to open with? This is the new Windows Photo Gallery.

If not, then after you click on Open with Choose default program More Options, it should be there to select.
Open with - Change Default Program in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I just recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now my printer is not allowing me to "enable advanced printing features" in the printer properties under the advanced tab.  The box is checked however it is grey'd out and not even an option for
selecting  and deselecting.  Neither Dell nor HP support had any idea how to correct this issue.  Can someone please help me with this issue?

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Can I use switch user option on power option list or on start menu list ?

A:switch user option on power option list or on start menu list

Hello jk22,

If you like, you could already use either option in the tutorial below to natively switch user. OPTION ONE is the closest to what you want.

Switch User in Windows 10

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i have installed win 8 but i do not see the new boot menu or the option to boot with 8 at all. my disk look like this:

A:Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

Try this:
1) Remove Drive letter from System8 partition:
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

2) Mark System8 partition Inactive:
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums

3) Run Startup Repair:
Refresh Windows 8

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Apologies if this question has been asked before. I have tried to search for an answer before posting this but to no avail.
I'm a victim of Ransomeware (The ICE Cyber jobbie.) I have followed the instructions online to download HitmanPro to an uninfected pc and habe saved it to a usb stick. I have inserted the USB stick into the infected computer ( a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop) which is running Windows XP 32 bit. I have booted from the USB drive and can see the following USB Boot Options-1. Bypass master boot record (default)
2. Regular boot (when bypass failed)
3. Legacy Boot (last chance)
Please enter your choice: _
The problem is that when I key in "1" into the (flashing) choice field, as per the instructions, NO FIGURE APPEARS IN THE CHOICE FIELD! I've also tried to key in a "2" and then a "3" but the choice field remains stubbornly blank. I get the same effect whether I use the laptop's own keyboard or an external keyboard. Any guidance which can be provided would be gratefully received. Thanks.

A:Cannot Choose an Option from the USB Boot Options Menu

Is Num-lock on the keyboard on?
Let's try another tool:
 Download USB-installer: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
Download AVG-Rescue: http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-file-cd-arl-iso
 Open USB-installer:
Get an USB-stick we can use for this operation.
Step 1: Select a Linux Distribution, choose AVG Rescue CD
Step 2: Select the AVG ISO, we downloaded it before.
Step 3: Select your path to USB-device <== Important, choose the correct drive letter
Press on create.
Note: In this example Mythbuntu is used, use AVG instead. 

​  AVG Rescue:
Now plugin the USB-device with AVG-rescue on it.
1.  Reboot the computer and start the boot menu (F10 or F12). Then choose for the USB-device
2. At the Boot Menu: Choose AVG Rescue CD (1) and press Enter
3. Let it load, at the "Disclaimer Screen"... just choose I agree or not and press Enter4. At the "Update Screen", choose Yes and press EnterNext screen, Choose Update from Internet and press Enter5. At the "Update Priority Configuration" window, choose Priority 2 Virus Database Update and press Enter6. Let it update and when finished, Press any key to continue7. You end up back at the "Update Screen", choose Return and press Enter8. Your at the "Main Menu" screen, choose Scan, press Enter9. "Scan Type Menu", choose "Volumes Scan - Selected Volumes" and press Enter10. "Scan Volumes... Read more

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Hi, recently started using Reflect, moving away from TrueImage. I'm pretty happy with it so far, except for the outlandish price (yea, I know, free version fine for most but I like to password protect my images).

I notice there's an option to put the recovery on the boot menu, reminiscent of Norton Ghost. Anyone using this option who can speak for its stability in Windows 10?


A:Macrium Reflect boot menu option

Hey wreckwriter,

I actually did the same as far as moving away from TrueImage to Reflect, but I am using the free version.

I'm curious to see the responses, as I was wondering the same. I'm also wondering about the purpose of doing that vs. creating a bootable Flash / CD. Is it just a matter of convenience, or does it offer something else that I'm missing?

Also, I'm wondering if there's any risk of configuring Reflect so that it's added to the boot menu? Since it really does not load before Windows per se, I'm assuming the risks are minimal, but that is a concern of mine as well.


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About a year ago, I added a Macrium Reflect boot menu option but have never needed to use it. There have been several Reflect updates since then. Do I need to do anything to update this boot menu option? Also, how do you remove the boot menu option?

A:Update Macrium Reflect Boot Menu Option?

You should always create a new rescue media when you have updated Macrium. In doing so also the WinPE files for Macrium Rescue will be updated (files in %programdata%\Macrium folder). In this case the boot menu entry does not need to be edited when Macrium is updated.

The easiest way to remove all entries, including Macrium, from boot menu is to boot the PC to Macrium Recovery Console and select Fix Windows boot problems:

Accept all prompts:

Boot menu is gone and PC boots now directly to Windows.

You can manually edit the boot menu in an Elevated Command Prompt with command bcdedit. Here some commands to modify boot menu:
list all boot entriesbcdedit /delete {Boot Entry Identifier}
Removes the selected entry from Boot Menubcdedit /set {Boot Entry Identifier} description "Any Name"
Sets the name of selected entry in Boot Menu to your chosen one, instead of for instance having two entries named Windows 10, you can name them as Windows 10 Pro on HDD and Windows 10 Home on VHDNew name (description) needs to be in quotes if it contains spacesbcdedit /default {Boot Entry Identifier}
Sets the selected entry as default OS which will be automatically started when countdown reaches 0

An example. Here I wanted to change the name of the Macrium Reflect System Recovery entry in my boot menu to simple and short Macrium (highlighted blue). For that I need to use it's identifier (highlighted yellow):

Checking with plain bcdedit command I ca... Read more

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