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Extra Windows 7 Boot option makes pc take more time to boot up.

Q: Extra Windows 7 Boot option makes pc take more time to boot up.

So yeah, my simple issue is thaht i installed windows 7 on a hard drive, which i later replaced with a Samsung 840 SSD, which also was bootable. So now ive got 2 windows 7 options to boot from, and the only bad thing there is is that it takes 30 extra seconds to boot up, which isnt that much of an issue, but thats mainly why i bought an ssd, to get a quick bootup time, and i only use the FIRST (highlited) option of windows 7....

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A: Extra Windows 7 Boot option makes pc take more time to boot up.

Type msconfig in start search box. Click it when it pops up. Under the Boot tab, highlight the one you want to remove and Delete>Apply>OK

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Hi brainiacs

ok this issue is really bugging me. i have a standard home pc (which i put together) and have been using it for about a year and a bit. I have decided to add an extra 1tb HDD (wd green caviar sata2).

since doing so my boot time has turned into watching paint dry!! it goes through the usual bios stuff, then when it gets to 'Boot from CD' it stops and has a think for about 1 min (and no theres nothing in the cd drive ... THEN it gets onto a black screen for like 5 minutes!!!! eventually the 'loading windows' comes up and the rest boots as usual..

if i remove either of the TB drives, the boot is all normal, approx overall time 40secs..

oh and i also purchased a new Antec 650w psu as i thought that underpowering might have been the issue, but once installed had no effect.

my system is..

win XP(sp3) intel core 2 duo E6750 @ 2.66ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
hdd 40gig (OS..ide)
hdd 320gig (scsi)
hdd 1tb sata
hdd 1tb sata (new arrival)

advice is appreciated...
 

A:Adding extra TB hdd chews up boot time!!

When the BIOS screen comes up hold either F9 (generally F1 - F9, varies on manufacturer) or ESC and try to get into the BIOS configurations and change the Boot Priority so that it boots to hard drive first then try plugging in the other hard drives and booting.
 

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Hi brainiacs :)

ok this issue is really bugging me. i have a standard home pc (which i put together) and have been using it for about a year and a bit. I have decided to add an extra 1tb HDD (wd green caviar sata2).

since doing so my boot time has turned into watching paint dry!! it goes through the usual bios stuff, then when it gets to 'Boot from CD' it stops and has a think for about 1 min (and no theres nothing in the cd drive :)... THEN it gets onto a black screen for like 5 minutes!!!! eventually the 'loading windows' comes up and the rest boots as usual..

if i remove the new added drive, the boot is all normal, approx overall time 40secs..

oh and i also purchased a new Antec 650w psu as i thought that underpowering might have been the issue, but once installed had no effect.

my system is..

win XP(sp3) intel core 2 duo E6750 @ 2.66ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
hdd 40gig (OS..ide)
hdd 320gig (scsi)
hdd 1tb sata
hdd 1tb sata (new arrival)

advice is appreciated... :)

A:Adding extra TB hdd chews up boot time!!

goto bios and change your boot order, should be hard drive first then cd/dvd rom drive

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Dell inspiron 2 years old. My daughters Computer ran fine before this. Will not boot in safe mode. or last known good configuration. Ran Dell diagnostic, HD short test failed. Tried booting F12 CD/DVD from Vista CD, optical drive makes noise but screen returns to failed boot. Tried other boot disc same thing, noise like its being read, but nothing on screen. Optical drive worked fine before this episode.
 

A:Dell will not boot into Windows, optical drive makes noise will not boot from CD

Are you saying you believe the optical drive and hard disk have failed, or you think the optical drive has failed?
 

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My current windows 10 installation is too bogged down to play games properly. I've tried all the traditional solutions to speed up my PC but none of them made any noticeable difference, so I'd like to try a fresh OS. I'd prefer to avoid doing a "Reset My PC" option and having to re-install all my apps. So I'm trying to install a second windows 10 onto a new partition that will just be used for playing a couple games.

The media creation tool USB option doesn't work on my pc. The USB gets ignored when I boot normally. If I try to boot it directly from the boot menu, I get a "selected device failed to boot" error (with both windows 10 and windows 8 media creation tools). I used a brand new USB drive and tried it immediately after installing the tool onto it. I also tried re-installing the tool a second time.

I tried running the setup.exe at the root of the USB drive, which started properly. However, all the guides I've looked at say that I should get a "custom install" option when running this tool. This is where I would have the option of selecting the partition I want to install windows to. I don't get that option. It just asks me for the basic language/architecture fields, then gives me the "keep everything/keep files/remove everything" options. There are no options after that. If i I click install, the installation begins.

I tried using the windows 8 setup.exe on the USB, but it asks me for a product key. My computer came with wi... Read more

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Hallo,

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

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

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

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

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

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

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

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

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 I have a Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop with Windows 10 installed. I was attempting to install Ubuntu 18.04 as a dual boot option. I was able to install Ubuntu, but encountered some difficulties in that during the boot up process, I was not seeing an option to choose between the two OSs. I had to press F12 manually and select from one of the choices to boot into either Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04. I think this was because I had installed Ubuntu in legacy mode, but later found out that I should have installed it in UEFI mode instead.To start over, I removed the Ubuntu partitions using the Disk Management application in Windows. Now when I boot, I either get an error and go into GRUB rescue (I tried Boot-Repair by loading Ubuntu using a live USB to no effect) or have to press F12 again, after which I go to the screen shown below. From there, I have to choose the second option to load Windows 10. How I can remove the first option from the Boot Manager, so that Windows loads automatically without choosing the 2nd option from the Boot Option Menu whenever I start my laptop? 

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

Thank you!

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I am not getting the screen asking me to choose which Operating system at boot up. It gives me no options and just Boots straight to the C drive where I have Windows 7 Pro.
In preparation I shrunk the Volume of the C drive and created a new partition (E) in which I made it a simple volume NTFS . I then installed Windows 8 Pro from the CD ROM and everything went fine. However when I re boot it just Boots straight into Windows 7 Pro and no mention of Windows 8.
I tried to use Easy BCD 2.2 and now I have three entries (1) Windows 7 (2) Microsoft Windows 7 (3) Microsoft Windows 8
When I select Windows 8 at boot up I then get an error telling me the boot Load EXE file is corrupt

I am really stumped, I have loaded windows 8 four times and still get the same result. My ultimate goal is to get the Windows Dual Boot Screen.

A:Window 7 Pro and Windows 8 Pro Dual Boot (No option at boot up)

Both are 64 Bit and sorry if I should have posted this in Windows 8 Forum. I am new here

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After running a Avast boot time scan on a Aspire 7530 running Windows 7, the laptop is stuck in a startup repair loop which cant be fixed. Cannot get into safe mode either.

Problem details from the failed startup repair - OsVersionMismatch.
Recovery options using the windows installation disk gave me an error I was using a version of recovery tools that was not compatible with my version of Windows.

Using the command prompt I have tried chkdsk /r but it says the disc is write protected.

Next I ran diskpart and cleared the write protection on C drive

Tried chkdsk /r again - this is what I got...

X:\Sources>chkdsk r/
The type of file system is NTFS
Cannot lock the current drive
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

The problem details from the failed startup repair read as follows.

Problem signature:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature01: 0.0.0.0
Problem signature02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature03: unknown
Problem signature04: 36
Problem signature05: AutoFailover
Problem signature06: 1
Problem signature07: OsVersionMismatch
OS Version 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
LocalID 1033

Any help is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Windows won't boot after running Avast boot time scan -

bump.

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Recently I bought some new extra RAM
new: DDR PC3200 512Mb RAM (Corsair)
to go with my
old: DDR PC3200 512Mb RAM (Adata)
When starting up the computer, the memory check is OK (wich was not the case with some othe RAM I bought)
But when it comes to starting Windows XP, my PC shows the WinXP loading screen for a second and then starts te entire startup process al over again.

When I remove one of the memory chips this problem doesn't occur anymore.
So individually they work just fine.

Can anyone help me?
 

A:Extra RAM, windows won't boot...

Sounds weird. But not new, same thing happened to me. I tried running kingston with g skill, ram posted in bios, but wouldnt start up. Try making sure the timings on the ram are natively identical
 

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Hey guys, I've recently installed windows 8 on another hard drive and it's booting straight to Windows 8, I'd love to option to boot with windows 7 (I had the option when I had XP/7 dual-booting)

How would I enable this boot menu? I've done a small amount of research and found a program that'd allow me to enable the boot menu but I'm not too sure if it'll work with windows 7/windows 8 I believe it was called easyBCD. Would this software work?
 

A:No boot option after dual-boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8

Yes, should do (I used it to set up dual boot from Windows 7 on one HDD and OpenSuse on the other, but will work for any PC version of Windows too)
 

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So I got a new SSD the other day in a trade, not sure if I want to keep it yet or trade off for something I would get more use out of. Anyways I decided to test it in the meantime, ended up formatting windows 10 onto it with all of my other HDDs still installed an active without thinking about. Windows ended up putting the system information for the SSD in the same system partition on my current main boot drive.

After I was done testing out the SSD I went ahead and formatted it again to a blank partition to use as a backup drive or game drive for now.

However now the system information/boot information for the OS install of the SSD that no longer exists is still installed in the System partition for my current Main OS drive, when starting up the computer I initially get an error saying it failed and have to hit F9 to select boot from another partition, once it boots I get the option to select between 2 volumes, and have to select the second volume as the SSD is now set as the primary boot.

How can I simply and cleanly get rid of the extra System Information and Boot record? While I am at it, when installing my OS with multiple drives installed in my computer over the years I have always just disabled all drives accept the one that I am installing the OS to, then renabled them afterwards, is there a better way to do this in windows installer to force it to install the System Partition on the same drive the OS is being installed to?

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After the Windows 10 creators update, I have an Inspiron 3250 that failed to boot.  The blue screen that shows includes the text:

Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.
The Boot Configuration Data files doesn't contain valid information for an operating system.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc0000098
You'll need to use recovery tools.  If you don't have any installation media...

I was able to fix it by adding a boot option and selecting the EFI boot file directly.  I called the boot option "BOOT EFI".   I set it to "Boot Option #1" in the bios, and the computer boots.
The boot option #1 resets to "Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0" after a power outage.  It does not always reset, but most of the time it does.
How do I get "Windows Boot Manager on Disk 0" working correctly or how do I prevent the Bios from changing to it after a power outage?
Here are some screen shots that show reselecting the boot option so that it will boot.

A:Inspiron 3250 Updates boot option automatically and fails to boot

0xc0000098: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry boot error message affecting Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 , 10.
File: \Boot\BCD Status 0XC0000098
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/927392/
 
Bootrec.exe /Fixmbr
Bootrec.exe /Fixboot
Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD
You MUST have Bootable DVD to fix this aka WINPE disk.
 
You are totally hozed.
Time to reinstall from scratch.

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Actually I installed various to lennox Distross into my laptop and finally it came to an end when the all of the system crashed after that I try to install a sum of operating systems that could fit my needs and install Fedora server edition server edition into my laptop but it but it didn't show any Desktop Environment so I was trying to install any other operating system which I was not able to do due to the way to my laptop was not supporting The Legacy Legacy boot because my laptop was not supporting the network boot option in The Legacy boot menu of my BIOD so I am suffering a great hope anybody could have clear my question and that whether house. It source exclamation mark near the network boot option so please tell me how to re enable my network boot In The Legacy boot option

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

Thanks

A:Dual Boot issues, changing default boot option

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

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Hello,
 
I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with Windows 10 Preinstalled. 
 
When I try booting from a USB drive and get the following error: System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu. I followed some advice found in forums and disabled secure boot. That did not help. I also tried to enable legacy boot option but that option does not exist in the bios. The bios is InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 and the boot mode is UEFI which is not clickable or changeable.
 
 I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 ini file on the USB drive. I reformatted the USB drive to Fat32 before copying the ini file to it using these instructions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124(v=ws.11).aspx
 
What am I doing wrong? What am I missing?
 
Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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I've had Win 7 Pro on my laptop for over a year. I installed a 2nd hard drive to it recently and today I installed Windows 8 Pro on the 2nd hard drive. It's been a roller coaster of good & bad luck.

The first install went fine, until I tried to install the Windows 8.1 upgrade from the Windows store, then things went bad and I had to go into Windows 7 and eventually delete the Windows 8 volume and change it from MBR to GPT because of UEFI (no secure boot enabled thankfully). Gawd what a stretch of error messages telling me I can't install Windows 8 on the blank hard drive because it was or wasn't MBR or GPT, or the automagically made partitions weren't in the right order.

After spending over 7 hours twice in a row installing Windows 8, I finally find out that there's no boot option for Windows 7 anymore.

The only clue I have is to use a Windows 7 repair disk and use diskpart.exe and make the Win 7 drive "active" but that's a little foreign to me at this point.

A:GPT Win 8 Dual boot installation killed Win 7 MBR boot option.

I'm looking in Computer Management / Disk Management from within Windows 8.

Disk 0: SYSTEM D: 438 MB NTFS (lengthened from 199 MB with EaseUS because Acronis 2014 thought it too small while crashing), Healthy (Active, Primary Partition); Win 7 E: 930.98 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition); HP_TOOLS F: 102 MB FAT 32 Healthy (Primary Partition)

Disk 1: 300 MB Healthy (Recovery Partition) {no letter}; 100 MB Healthy (EFI System Partition) {no letter}; C: 931.00 GB NTFS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

And several other external disks which don't deserve mention today.

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I'm making a image for installation of windows 10.
I make a USB flash drive with WINPE. and once the device starts into WINPE, it will automatically start to install windows 10 by calling "dism /apply-image".
Normally i just shutdown the computer after installation, but now i want to reboot the device and boot into the windows i just installed. But i can't, because if i reboot the device, it will boot into WINPE again and start another turn of installation of windows.
How could i temporary boot into my windows 10?

A:How to temporary boot into hard disk if my first boot option is USB?

Seems like you are doing it backwards. Set the hard drive as the primary boot device and temporarily boot the USB flash drive the first time. Then on restarting the first time during the Windows 10 install it will boot to the hard drive and ignore the USB flash drive.

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Hi-Im trying to image  800 G2 SFF via USB drive.The boot menu will not show the the USB Legacy option.  It shows me UEFI for the USB, DVD and  hard drive,   also it shows legacy option for the DVD and hard drive.  My Secure Boot Configuration is set to Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disabled.I have try clearing the secure Boot keys but the issue remains.  (USB Legacy Boot Option won't show in the boot menu)

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Message on PC appeared to be hijackware. I shut down and am trying to boot to Kaspersky DVD rescue disk.Followed instructions according to http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03659945Disabled Secure Boot, shut down, restarted; new boot menu only shows windows boot manager options.what to do!

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

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I replaced my old hard drive with a SSD. However, I am unable to go through the steps to install windows.Once I start the laptop, I can see the following : " primary ( internal ) battery 601 .When hitting esc to get to startup menu, I get nothing but hp logo and black screen.So I took the following steps:bought a new external batterybought and replaced the Rtc batteryThen restarted the laptop, This is what I saw :cmos incompatible, a configuration reset is needed, hit enterOnce I do, I get the same msg primary ( internal) battery 601same difficulty : cannot access start-up, nor boot up optionsBy the way, I don't have any manufacturer warranty.What is next? 

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Hi, My pavilion 15 notebook was have windows 10. I try to install linux (dual boot) and change legacy boot mode. Not yet start to install linux and now i cannot boot my windows.  I did tried already F11 for factory reset and not working. I try to change my boot setup to default and no use still showing no os install. Please help me to get my windows back. I am from malaysia and is it able to get any "HP Recovery Media" ?

A:cannot boot after change legacy boot option

Any one help to get HP service center phone number?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo Flex 5 with Windows 10 Preinstalled.  When I try booting from a USB drive and get the following error: System doesn't have any USB boot option. Please select other boot option in boot manager menu. I followed some advice found in forums and disabled secure boot. That did not help. I also tried to enable legacy boot option but that option does not exist in the bios. The bios is InsydeH20 Rev 5.0 and the boot mode is UEFI which is not clickable or changeable.  I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 ini file on the USB drive. I reformatted the USB drive to Fat32 before copying the ini file to it using these instructions: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124(v=ws.11).aspx What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? Thanks!

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Hi all, I updated my laptop months ago to windows 10 from windows 7 and now wanted to double boot ubuntu along with windows 10. While trying to disable the secure boot option inorder to boot the linux, i saw tat the secure boot is missing and even the PXE boot capability option is missing and the only options that is remaining is cd-rom boot and internal network adaptor option are shown.  and I dont even want to reinstall windows 10 or go back to windows 7 as there are lot of files which might get effected in the process. So is there any other way how I can resolve it???? 

A:Don't have secure boot option in boot option

It is an Intel Core 2nd generation and the motherboard may not support secure boot which is consistent with its being a native Windows 7 machine. Have you tried to install Ubuntu and run into issues or you are just anticipating them? 

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My laptop recently just will not start from any boot option I select, it always freezes and when click system restore all that loads is a black screen with a cursor, other than that every other option from the boot menus I select fail too

Thanks in advance

A:Windows will not start from any boot option

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Report back the results of each step for more help as needed.

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Hi,
I'm using Toshiba satellite series laptop. I have windows 7 installed init. Now the problem is my cd/dvd writer is not reading DVD's . nd Also tried USB method but i dont have USB boot option..

Plz help me in installing a clean copy of win 7

A:how to install windows 7 without dvd n without usb boot option?

You won't know if you can boot a USB stick until you write the Win7 DVD ISO image to the stick using Universal USB Installer then reboot and tap the Toshiba F12 one-time BIOS Boot Menu key, check under USB, Removable or HD's for the name of the flashstick to select it to boot.

If this fails, does Win7 start? If so you can copy the installer files to another partition then run Setup from Win7 desktop to overwrite itself.

In some cases you can boot the installer partition by marking it active then adding it to the Boot menu using EasyBCD. The older versions of Easy are still free: EasyBCD 2.0.2 - NeoSmart Technologies However with a bootable installer partition on the same HD you'll not get Drive Options to delete/create/format partitions as you do when you boot from DVD/stick, although you may need to do it this way to overwrite the C partition if running it from Win7 won't cooperate.

Tips for getting a Perfect Reinstall

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Hi there

Windows to go doesn't seem to have a Fast boot option -- Not a real issue since I use an SSD for this but just curious. I suppose if Windows to Go is being used on different computers and the idea is to use the external device totally then it obviously doesn't make sense to store a file on the Host PC's HDD.

Anyway two screenshots -- you can see the Windows to Go doesn't have a fast boot option. Ist screenshot is from Windows to Go -- both running W8.1 enterprise update 1 x-64 on REAL (not Virtual) Machines.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Windows to Go - No Fast boot option

This makes sense.

When Fast boot is enabled shutdown first closes all running applications and then essentially goes into hibernation. This involves saving the volatile system state in RAM to the system drive. On startup this system state is restored from the drive. The problem arises when the system is started on a computer other than the one on which the most recent shutdown occurred. A portion of the system state is hardware dependent and would thus be invalid. The result would be unpredictable but some kind of system crash would seem inevitable.

For that reason both hibernation and fast boot are not supported.

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Hi i'm just getting started at the forum and i'd like some help

Well here we go.. I have an Acer Aspire One Netbook and recently i installed Windows 7 x32 bits on it via pendrive, from the beggining it was all ok and working correctly, my pc always haves problems with the blue death screen (even before the windows 7 installation), but after the reboot from the blue screen it always works fine.
Until today, i was transferring some .word files from the pendrive to the computer, and a message appeared saying something like ''the transferency cannot be completed, please reboot system'' and so i did. BUT now, i am just STUCK on the boot screen.
Windows doesn't even get to load the system, all i see is a screen saying that Windows had a problem at launching and options to ''Start windows normally'' and ''Repair your PC'' the big problem is, When i press enter to choose any option, the screen goes on and off and it doesn't load nothing, nothing changes, it just blinks and then it's back to the screen i was before The same thing is happening when i press F8 for more system options, they don't do nothing, so i am completely STUCK in this boot screen. The only screen i can get access and make changes is the BIOS, by pressing F2.
Please guys this is a big deal :/ i'd rate the maximum for everyone who helps. Thanks if you've read all of this o/

A:Windows 7 boot option problems.

Start with the hardware tests and work through everything for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

If necessary to boot disk, reset the BIOS to defaults, first taking note in BIOS setup of the SATA controller setting: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Then in BIOS setup set SATA controller setting, set HDD first to boot in BIOS Boot order, trigger boot disks or flash stick equivalents to boot using the Acer F10 or F12 one-time BIOS Boot menu key.

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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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Hi all I bought a acer laptop today windows 8 from cash converters store 2nd hand . and when I got it home it hadnt been wiped it was passworded so I took it back they offered to do it but said it would take few days as they busy or said we can give u 30 compensation to go get it wiped ..so I took the 30 as I know how to do it my self BUT when I turn it on there is no boot option does anyone know how to get to boot menu or what key it is to factory reset it.. I got it for 274.99 then 30 off so what a bargain
 

A:Windows 8 format or boot option

terry5880 said:





Hi all I bought a acer laptop today windows 8 from cash converters store 2nd hand . and when I got it home it hadnt been wiped it was passworded so I took it back they offered to do it but said it would take few days as they busy or said we can give u 30 compensation to go get it wiped ..so I took the 30 as I know how to do it my self BUT when I turn it on there is no boot option does anyone know how to get to boot menu or what key it is to factory reset it.. I got it for 274.99 then 30 off so what a bargainClick to expand...

It must not even have an option for safe mode... interesting. What is the make and model?
 

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Hello there,I recently Installed Windows 7, and decided to remove it. I installed it from a iso obtained from Microsoft. After installing it, Windows 7 decided to make its own boot record, I formatted the partition it was on and looked to remove the boot record from boot.ini.No such luck, ; ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems. ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options. ; [boot loader] timeout=3 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOW S [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT /TUTAG=9HKO74 /KERNEL=TUKERNEL.EXEI understand it is something to do with a Master Boot Record, but my Acer Aspire One does not have a CD Drive and that is why the only software that allows me to re-install windows is the eRecovery Agent. But problems again, It seems because the boot label is stuck I can't use eRecovery.I really need this removing, as quick as possible.Thanks, and I look forward to a reply.

A:Dual Boot 7/XP // Windows 7 Option will not go away.

Removing Windows Vista Bootloader from Startup Microsoft Vista Tech-Recipes - http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1341/removi...loader_startup/ Louis

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Please help me, i'm so desperate !!....
every time i want to log into windows i get this screen:

it happened because i was using msconfig to makea safe boot, but in stead i choose another option that
led to not been able to log into my account.

so i've been reading about the new Advanced Startup stuff, and every damn time i hit restart in the screen
by holding down shift, i get into this screen:

There is no bloddy Troubleshoot option !!!
i've tried like 10024058 times already and i can't do anything
i have no recovery discs... and my windows 8 came pre-installed so i even tried to burn a copy of windows 8
so i can boot it from there but every time i try to burn it it doesn't work...
i'm running out of options here, why every win8 has that troubleshoot option but mine doesnt!??
all i need is to boot into safe mode so i can reconfigurate msconfig just the way it was before, but i cant enter safe mode !
please help

A:No Troubleshooting option, can't boot windows 8

Hi Alvo, and "Welcome to the Eight Forums.". . .

If you have a Win 8 DVD or a copy of Win 8 on a USB Stick put them in and let your system bring it up to the Start Screen. From there choose "Trouble Shooting" or "Repair," and see if you can do a Recovery, or Refresh of your Win 8 installation. Good Luck.

BTW, if you do not have a copy of the installation on DVD/USB, but have another PC you can download Win 8 Enterprise from the MS web site to create an installation DVD/USB. This is a free copy (for testing purposes only).

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Hello all,

I have just installed Win 7 and cannot see how I set up a dual boot option.

Here is the setup :-

Original setup was XP on a HDD with 2 partitions.
I installed a second HDD and made a clean install of Win 7 onto this drive. I can access the XP HDD from Win 7, so that seems to be working OK, but I was expecting to get an option when Win 7 started asking which OS I wanted to boot. Nothing - it goes straight into Win 7.

I can boot the other OS by F11 into the bios at startup and then selecting the XP HDD as my boot disk, but thats not ideal.
Have I missed something during the install procedure ?

Andrew

A:No boot manager option in Windows 7

A true dual-boot system has 2 OS`s on the same hard drive.The way you have it set-up, to seperate hard drives, F11 on start-up is your only option to switch between them.Plenty of links to info on how to HERE.

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

A:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.

Thankyou

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I have a Toshiba L875 and previously dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. When I returned to Windows 7 only, almost every single time I do not see the Toshiba "splash screen" even though I have gone into msconfig and checked to see if it was still there as a boot option, and set the time out to 0 on both options under advanced system settings..Can anyone help dignose why this is still happening?

Thank you all,
Matt

A:Windows 7 Boot manager option only at startup

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Try to tell us what is on each partition to the best of your knowledge.

Did you delete the old Ubuntu install off of the PC, along with GRUB if it was used to Dual Boot?

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Hey so I just bought a new Western Digital 640GB Harddrive and wanted to install a few OS's on there. Before I was using a super old school IDE drive that I installed XP x86 on it.

When I got my new drive, I decided I wanted to install FreeDos, XP x86, and Vista x64 on it. I installed FreeDos first, then when I tried to install XP, it never gave me the option to press any key to boot from CD. I tried booting from the DVD Drive in boot options and everything. Keep in mind this is the same CD I used to install XP with on my old HDD. Also of note, it DOES detect the Vista DVD and I am able to install Vista no problem.

So why doesn't the XP CD work? I have installed FreeDos first and XP x86 second my 15+ computers in the past (at work) and had no problems. Thanks for any help.

A:Can't Install Windows XP, not giving option to Boot from CD

Sorry to bump this, but can anyone help? Thanks again.

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Hello, I recently was messing with my old laptop and kinda installed windows 7. There was a lot of problem during installing so before that, I tried installing XP and there was a problem of some sort of read error so in the boot option there is still the option for XP Setup for booting. So I ignored it and went to install windows 7. I ignored it because there was error when I tried to install XP. I don't really post on forums but I've really ran out of option.
So here's my stupid mistake:
After installing windows 7.
I was wanting to make windows 7 boot itself without the XP setup coming so I went to change in the windows 7
Computer > Properties > Advance System settings > Advanced
And then boot setting or something. I set the default I CLEARLY SET THE DEFAULT TO WINDOWS 7 and then put the timer to 0. So now, I restart computer, omg, it boots into the setup filled with errors instead of w default I've set. Now I can't even go into windows 7 and change it, what am I to do
Please help me out.

A:Windows 7-ish problem. Cannot change boot option

Best to clean the HD drive.

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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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:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
Refresh Windows 8

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I've just installed the beta of Windows 7 on a 2 disk set-up, XP already installed on the other disk. I know there isn't a Windows 7 forum but it's essentially Vista so the solution should be as Vista I imagine.

If you install Vista after XP shouldn't XP appear in the Vista boot menu? In my case it doesn't but I'd like it to.

The only way I can set which OS boots is by selecting which drive boots first through the BIOS.
Is there a simple way to fix this?

Thanks for your help.
 

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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

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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First off I am a tech for staples, and we had a computer come in that has windows 7 factory installed and at some point windows 8 was installed as a dual boot setup. The Compaq CQ5504F came in with loads of virues and addware, and to have the windows 8 install removed. All the virueses have been removed and works great, but when I go in to My Computer to format the win 8 partion it isn't there. So I reboot the PC and the try booting to the windows 8 option in there, but then to it it says the files are missing and to choose a different OS. The 1 partion is the whole the 500gb drive -the recovery drive. So then I need to Remove that boot option for 8, and I have no clue where to start.

A:[SOLVED] windows 7 installed, can't remove win 8 boot option

nvm didn't realize it was in the boot tab of smconfig lol. learn something new everyday.

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Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for any help you can give us!

My husband has a three-year-old hp pavillion zv5000, running Windows XP, but unfortunately I don't have much additional information about the system.

My husband was defragging his computer when it suddenly hibernated--perhaps due to a power surge?, He hit the power button, and it immediately went back into Windows and said that the defragging was complete. He kept working away, shut off the computer and went to bed.

The next morning he booted the computer and it went into a screen stating that Windows did not start successfully, and gave him the options of Safe Mode, Last Known Good Config or Start Normally.

When we hit Safe Mode, the computer lists files on partition(1)/windows, and then reboots. Last Known Config and Start Normally just without listing files reboots.

When we put the Recovery Disk in and chose to Repair the computer we get a message saying "The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality. Type EXIT to quite the Recovery Console and restart the computer" and then it goes immediately into the C prompt. I performed a CHKDSK, and it found one ore more errors on the volume.

When we opt to reinstall Windows it asks which partition we would like to install Windows onto (there is a partition, and a small unpartitioned space), and then only gives us the option to reformat the partition as it is too full, damaged, not formatted or formatted with an in... Read more

A:Windows XP won't boot, only gives option of reformatting/deleting partitions

Hello and welcome to the forum

You can take the hard drive out and temporarily attach it to a working PC to salvage files . . Once the files are salvaged, put the drive back in, boot from the XP install disc into the Repair Console and run chkdsk /r

If that does not get it going, try a Repair install:

These are good guides to performing a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.informationweek.com/windo...leID=189400897

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Hi im Using hp envy 4-1046 notebook.  and i am Using windowos 8.1 pro but now i need to install windows 10.  with the boot option (Clean Installatin) but the boot Doesnt show me CD drive or even the Usb drive also not Showing  only  "boot with Hard drive"  is showing so plz help me to solve the problem very soon  

A:windows boot doesnt shows usb n cd drive option

Hi @allwynloon,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are trying to upgrade to Windows 10 from USB drive. I will be glad to help you. As of July 28, 2016, Microsoft is not longer offering free Windows 10 upgrade. As for booting from a USB, boot into the BIOS. Please look at document for Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hi
I have been running Windows 7 Ultimate RC until yesterday. I wanted a seemless and safe install of the new Windows 7 Ultimate that just came out, so I opted to image my old partitions and install Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, then take an image of that and put it onto my existing hard drive.

My current problem: I've lost my ability to boot into Windows XP but I'd like to have it back since there are still some programs that work there but not well enough in XP Mode.

My installation steps:
- Imaged my Win7 RC and WinXP partitions (Acronis)
- Installed Win7 Ultimate on a separate hard drive
- Used the Transfer/Migration tool to move files and settings, installed software - basically got the new install up and running like my RC install
- Imaged the fresh Win7 partition (so now I have three images and working OSs on two separate hard drives)
- Restored fresh Win7 image on top of existing Win7 RC partition
- System does not boot ("BOOTMGR is missing") ==> after a few rounds with the Win7 dvd and the repair option, I can boot into Windows 7
- I don't have Windows XP as a boot option anymore - how can I get it back?

If it matters:
- Lenovo X200s laptop - SU9300 1.2Ghz - XP Mode works fine after enabling Virtualization support in hardware - 500GB hdd, 4GB ram


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Any advice?

Thank you for this forum!

A:Windows 7 from fresh image - Lost my boot option for XP

  
Quote: Originally Posted by owl


Hi
I have been running Windows 7 Ultimate RC until yesterday. I wanted a seemless and safe install of the new Windows 7 Ultimate that just came out, so I opted to image my old partitions and install Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, then take an image of that and put it onto my existing hard drive.

My current problem: I've lost my ability to boot into Windows XP but I'd like to have it back since there are still some programs that work there but not well enough in XP Mode.

My installation steps:
- Imaged my Win7 RC and WinXP partitions (Acronis)
- Installed Win7 Ultimate on a separate hard drive
- Used the Transfer/Migration tool to move files and settings, installed software - basically got the new install up and running like my RC install
- Imaged the fresh Win7 partition (so now I have three images and working OSs on two separate hard drives)
- Restored fresh Win7 image on top of existing Win7 RC partition
- System does not boot ("BOOTMGR is missing") ==> after a few rounds with the Win7 dvd and the repair option, I can boot into Windows 7
- I don't have Windows XP as a boot option anymore - how can I get it back?

If it matters:
- Lenovo X200s laptop - SU9300 1.2Ghz - XP Mode works fine after enabling Virtualization support in hardware - 500GB hdd, 4GB ram


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Any advice?

Thank you for this forum!


hi and welcome to sevenforums

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