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[T570] - Boot sequence ...

Q: [T570] - Boot sequence ...

Hi!I'm looking for information & ressources about boot sequence topic. What I need to do is to boot from USB-3 key. 1 - I know to enter into BIOS setup after boot (by the way F1 key works only on my machine if hybernate mode is off. it waste my time to understand why I was not able to enter BIOS setup with my machine out of box)2 - I can locate the startup tab 3 - but I'm no sure about the PCI LAN highlighted "by default" USB CD should be my dvd burnerUSB FDD should be floppy diskNVMe0 --> ?ATA HDD1 should be Hard drive disk ATA HDD0USB HDDPCI LANother CDother HDD Is there around documentation about meaning of all these items?And also the way to define first device as USB key ? thanks in advanceregards

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Problem is similar to others that have been posted earlier.

On boot sequence, PC hangs on Windows boot screen - with the good old progress bar churning along for eternity. It just stays there. It is possible to boot into safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc. but never boots up normally. 'Last Known Good..." does not help at all.

I have tried 'repairing' XP using the recovery console (deleting the boot.ini file, then BOOTCFG /REBUILD and then FIXBOOT) to no avail. Do not know where in the boot process it is getting hung up and not totally sure how to determine that.

Using Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP2. Plenty of RAM and disk space.

Had this problem once in the past and it seemed to self correct after about 50 reboots. No such luck this time.

Does this sound like a re-install of XP is required or are there any other options that might work?
Cheers, GR

A:Boot sequence hangs at Windows Logo boot screen with progress bar

You have trotry reformat and if that doesn't work replace the hard drive.

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

Windows version:  10.0.16299.15 Inspiron 3437

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hi guys,

Im new to the forum. Having a big problem with getting to the boot sequence of a pc. It seems as though none of the F keys are working, I have also tried delete. I have read somewhere before that this can happen.

Does anybody have any work arounds, is there something when logged in to change the boot sequence to cd just so I can do this. Maybe changing the boot.ini would achieve this boot I need to know what text to input to change it to boot from cd as default.

Hope someone can help.


Leigh mills

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My HP computer will not boot after "fixing" a problem with SP3. It boots to the HP Invent screen but won't load the OS. Can not enter Safe mode. I know it's an OS/boot problem. Anyone know where in the boot process the problem would occurr? (I have been reading the Boot Sequence artice in PC Guide).

A:Boot Sequence

So it just sits at the HP Invent screen, no errors or messages?


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This is a basic question forsome of you, but I do not know the answer. The question is," How do you change the boot sequence on a Acer Aspire 5515?"
Jerry Horton.

A:Boot sequence

Try F12. I believe that brings up the boot menu.

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what should be boot sequence when we are about to install xp or
other operating syatem .
i prefer to cd/dvd for booting but it could not work.what should i have
do.it only display the msg over the black screen " press any key to boot from cd" i pressed the key but it is still not working.

A:boot sequence

Welcome to TSF

Go into BIOS and set to boot from cd/dvd drive first. Try using a PS2 keyboard if using usb.

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Recently I was playing battlefield 2, when my screen froze. I then shut my computer down to restart it, used it a few times (in 4-bit safe mode), then after I shutdown again, I cant log back in... it just freezes and the screen flashes, I cannot boot into my computer setup (default f2) or into safe mode (default f8), however I can run the XP cd and get into the recovery console, is there any way that I can change the boot sequence from the recovery console? The screen is dotted with a bunch of dots up and down the screen in columns, and is in 4-bit video mode.

I have a Dell xps gen 5 with xp home.

the error I get is:

"Error: Cant enter setup. Video Mode 103 not supported by this video card."

A:boot sequence

What are you trying to change about the boot sequence?

How far into the boot process can you get and what exactly happens after that?

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I have a Compaq Presario 5050 with a Pentium Celeron processor. I'm currently running Windows 2000 and would like wipe out my hard drive ( It's hasn't been done in about 7 years) and reload 2000 back on. I planned on using a Windows 98 SE boot disk to access fdisk to clean out the hard drive. I need to change my boot sequence to boot from the floppy first.....I hit f10 to access cmos but there is nothing there to change the sequence. Any ideas where I should go to change the boot sequence? Any and all ideas would be welcomed.

Thank you

A:boot sequence

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Have a Toshiba Satellite 2400 laptop with the BIOS/CMOS password protected. You guessed it; don't have the password. It's a second hand purchase. Toshiba is willing to help for a (hefty) price. I've tried everything to no avail; maybe you can help. The laptop boots directly to the HDD. I need to be able to change the boot sequence to CD or floppy. This is my question. If I re-format or screwup the HDD, what will happen when I boot the PC. Will it try to boot from A: or willI be the screwed one? Any help appreciated. Thanks!!!

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I have two computers in the household. One, we recently hooked up directly to a cable television jack in order to watch TV through the computer. It is an older Gateway model, but has never had an issue. Two days ago, I got home from work and turned the computer on. I walked out of the room to change clothes, and when I returned, the monitor was off, but the PC was still running. I did a hard restart, and watched a little closer. There were $$ signs during the bootup process, and it passed the POST. Windows XP starts to boot up, and then the screen goes black. The screen then turns off. The PC stays on for a little longer and then powers down on its own. I am able to boot up in safe mode, and my antivirus comes up nil. I have done a system restore (both destructive and non-destructive) and still have the same issue. Following the system restore, as soon as the system restarts in order for the Windows installation to complete, same thing happens. $$$ are all over the screen during bootup process. Also, during startup, when it asks if I want to boot in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, etc... there are also several $$ signs on the screen, and most of the letters are mixed up.

I'm in my second year as a network and internet security student, and I'm stumped. Any ideas??

A:$$ during boot sequence

first suspect is the power supply has gone

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hello, i want to change the boot order of win xp pro. currently the order is first floppy drive, second cd rom, third: hard drive. how can i change the boot sequence where the sequence will be first: cd rom, second: hard drive and nothing on third as i will be removing floppy drive from the computer. thanks

A:boot sequence of win xp pro

This is done through the BIOS (also called Setup on some systems). When you first power on the PC, you should see something on the screen that says Press F1 to access Setup/BIOS... or something along those lines. It may be F1, F2, DEL or another key.

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Ive been trying to change to boot sequence on my friends PC as it is messed up. The problem is when I try and save my new boot order with F10 it doesn't do anything and doesn't save it.

I couldn't tell you the model number at the moment as I am not there, but it is a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard, probably about 5yrs old.


A:boot sequence

After hitting F10 save and exit, are you getting Y and N ?

Are you clicking Y yes ?

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i have a dell 2400 i went into bios went into boot sequence and deleted hardrive cd drive floppy drive pc cannot boot how can i restore them back

A:boot sequence

seems to me that you should be able to go back into your Bios and tell it to restore defaults and see if that restores your drives in the boot sequence.

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I was messing around with nlite and ended up making some sort of change to my computer that I just can't figure out.
All is basically well except for one thing---
Every time I boot the computer the first menu says something like
"Press 'R' for Standard System Recovery Options "
and then
Press 'F' for reformatting the hard drive and Q to quit

if i hit R i go to the recovery utility
HAVEN'T tried F for obvious reasons
and Q seems to read the boot ini file.

when i hit Q, my normal boot process works and All is OK.
However all subsequent reboots give me that same R, F and Q menu and I'd like to get back to just booting in to Windows.
Can anyone offer some advice as to how to tell the computer that all is well?
I'm running Windows XP MCE.

A:boot sequence?

Use Notepad to open c:\boot.ini
Copy & paste the contents here.

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My PC is set up to boot from HD, CD, FD in that order.

I was under the impression that it was best to have FD first in case the HD messes up, so I can use the Startup disk.
However, at least this way, the FD doesn't buzz when I first switch on.

Can anyone tell me if it matters which order they boot from? Should I alter the sequence?

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Can anyone tell me what's the boot sequence for a thinkpad 600? Thanks.

A:Boot Sequence

Not exactly sure what you mean. If you mean the boot sequence, as in, what device should be looked to first, normally, it's the floppy, hard drive, then external or cd devices.

If you mean how to access the bios to set the boot order, without doing a google search, I'd try F1, F2, or the DEL key.

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How do I change the Boot sequence on a 386 from A to B drive?
A is 5 1/4 floppy and B is 3 1/2 floppy
I didn't see anything in the BIOS

A:386 Boot Sequence from A to B

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Where is the file that shows the boot up sequence in Win 2K?

A:Win 2K Boot Sequence

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I'm running a custom built desktop that is somewhat older. Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3

Yesterday I attempted to restart the computer with a jump drive in the USB port. Now I cannot get my computer to boot correctly. If I do not enter setup I get a message saying "Reboot or select appropriate boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device"

Some things I have done already:

-Gone into BIOS looking for a way to disable USB -- it is not enabled
-Reprioritized my boot sequence
-Disabled Quick boot

When I disabled quick boot, I found the option of F8 for Boot Popup Window (or something similar). I tried the only drive I did not recognize from the BIOS Setup list of drives -- Tada. It's the right drive, and Windows booted properly.

I immediately backed up everything on a separate HD. I also reset my XP Admin password to something I could remember (a problem encountered earler when I tried the XP restore option from my disk).

So now that the panic part is over... How can I get this drive back into the boot sequence and get things back to normal?


A:Cannot get boot sequence right

You should try actually disabling ALL boot devices except the one you want, the HDD. If you're not sure which one to boot to, disable them all and try one at a time. After you find it you can just leave them all off but that one. Having the other boot devices disabled isn't really a problem for most users, to boot to a CD or other device you can simply re-enable them. I actually prefer to just have one boot device set all the time, HDD normally, CD when i boot to a CD. It's just a sure way of knowing where you're booting.

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I had recently a dual boot on my laptop- XP Pro and 2000.

I have formatted 2000 out from inside XP but now I still have a boot option for 2000 at start-up.

How do I remove that option and still keep the drive space that I wish to keep files on, so in the event of OS crash I still have the partition with my important files?

Thanks in advance, J

A:Boot sequence Help

Post the contents of your boot.ini file and we will show you how to edit it.

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Hello there people I am fixing this piece of junk lenovo 3000 j series for this lady. the os was windows vista but she wanted xp pro instead. So I have reinstalled windows xp, I am stuck with the setup utility for the startup sequence, I do not know enough about this section, This is what it is says.>>>>>> 1. IDE HDD: HDS728080pla 380-(S1)
2. IDE CD: Sony DVD RW
3. Diskette Drive A
6. PCI BEV: MBA V9.0.12 slot 0340
7. Blank
8. Blank
Excluded from Boot Order

Can someone tell me what order I need to put them in so I can get this heap of crap to work...lol. Thanks for your help email me at @hotmail.com or pm me thnxs

A:Help For the boot sequence?

Welcome to TSF

...To get it to work? Is it not booting now?

Normal boot order is as follows:
1. Floppy drive
2. CD/DVD Drive
3. Hard drive
4. Anything else, usually a USB drive

What's #6 in your list? PCI...?

Are you trying to simply boot from the hard drive, or do you still need to install Windows?

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For some reason when my pc reboots it keeps trying to use the floppy drive, which is not present, instead of the harddrive with the o/s. Could one of you fine people help me out? Thanks in advance for all help.

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Boot sequence and what are they?

I have a Dell Dimnsion 4100. I have a floppy, DVD, CD-RW.

After installing XP my CDROM does not "auto start". Does that have anything to do with the BIOS boot order and can you tell me what the following abreviations are?

ATAPI-CDROM (got this one)


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I have an old Dell Demension L550R,Pentium 3 processor with 256 mb ram.The machine is running a fresh copy of xp,the only problem is that when it sits (idle )running for five or six hours it has a screen come up asking for a boot disk.I can't get into the setup to change the boot sequence.THANK YOU.

A:changing boot sequence

you may have a faulty ide cable,or a problem with the hard drive
d/load the hard drive manufacturers diognostic utility and run it on the h/drive
chkdsk /r
you get into the bios by pressing usually the delete key as the computer is booting up it will tell you which one on the bottom of one of the post screens

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Hey all,

My nephew never runs his anti-virus right and so here I am yet again trying to clean his HD. But this time my system won't detect his HD when in my box. Thats cool, I just reinstalled XP in his box (slow 500mhz!).

BUT, after having his HD in my machine I now find my machine will suddenly crash and try to reboot, but it when it does try the boot sequence has been changed and it can't. (HD Jumper is set correctly to master)

I have to go into bios and set the sequence again, once the HD wasn't even showing in the bios so I changed the cable end I was using, restarted - same problem - not booting, but then reset bios (HD showing) and then it boots ok.

Ran NAV and found three trojans, but it's still doing it.

I have recently installed a 9800pro and heard that they are power hungry. My PSU is a 300watt and I am running:
CD read only
80gb HD
PCI Creative Sound 5.1
PCI network card
PCI TV Capture card
56k Modem
PCI PCI 2 x USB panel

Thanks in advance for any ideas that might be forthcoming,

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I have a generic cpu with winxp, 80gb, 256ram. It takes way to long to boot up ( I use a sundial to time it). I have looked in msconfig, but don't know what should be there or where else to look.
I am asking for assistance with getting some speed out of starting up. Do you think that 256 ram is enough....


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Hi let us know what's listed in msconfig.

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I have Windows 7. I want to boot from CD instead of HD.

I go to System Boot Sequence. It shows:

1. Onboard SATA HD
2. Onboard USB or CD-Rom Drive
3. USB device (Not Present)

I can select a device using the up and down arrows. But How do I change the sequence. I have tried + and - and nearly everything mentioned. But I cant get the CD-Rom Drive to be number 1.

I must be missing something. Can you help me?

A:Change Boot Sequence

Jay, I have a Dell 620 and if I remember well you have to use the keys U and D for Up and Down respectively

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I just purchased a computer with xp pro and need to change the boot sequence so to read from the cd drive first. The person i purchased it from forgot the user password so after purchasing it i bought a password recovery disk to correct this problem.I would appreciate any help.Thanks

I know i need to do this in bios (and know how to do this with windows 98) but not sure how with windows xp pro. are there certain keys to press on powerup that will bring me into bios? Thanks

A:changing boot sequence in xp pro

The boot sequence is changed in the BIOS

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Hi...i have the dvd with windows 7 on.

when i enter the BIOS setup and use the arrow to go to BOOT. I do not get the usual boot seqence screen with 1st, 2nd etc..

all i get is a list on the possible boot devices...cd drive...HDD, FFS and LAN.

could anybody possibly shed some light on my problem and please advise me on how i could get the proper boot sequence screen to show...

cheers tom.http://www.techsupportforum.com/imag...ies/1-grin.gif

A:No boot sequence shown...

here is the image...

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This is unbelieveable for me! I have a 3000 J series (J115) Desktop. My PC was affected by boot sector virus which forced me to wipe out the entire hdd including Rescue/Recovery participation. Even though I had XP license key, I was forced to shell $50+ to acquire XP CD and reload it. But .....to wipe HDD and make boot sequence to use CD was AN adventure! Here are the reason why -My PC did not come with a floppy disk drive;My boot sequence was set for FDD(1), HDD (2), CDD (3). However - there was ABSOLUTELY no way to change the sequence. I don't have FDD, my HDD is affected with virus - goes into endless loop, my CDD can't be accessed to install XP from scratch! I can't change sequence from FDD-HDD-CDD to CDD-HDD-FDD or FDD-CDD-HDD I called Lenovo support - they didn't know how that could be, suggested I take the PC to one of their authorised service dealer. But since the PC was just past warranty period, I had to pay for the service charge. I had to figure this out myself.(I didn't want to spend $200 on a PC that cost $399 with Monitor.) My question is - has anyone experienced this? Meaning - not being able to change boot sequence.What I did was - I pulled a FDD from an old PC, used a utility program on a floopy disc to remove HDD partition. This forced PC to jump to CDD (as HDD was not readable), installed my new XP. Again - how to I make boot sequence "changeable"? Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks

A:Cannot change boot sequence!!

On my J115 I held down F12 when I powered on and got a screen to change boot order.

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plz i need a detailed description of win8 boot process , location of files , boot manager settings ,

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If you're having problems with booting your PC,
this reference gives all the gorry details from Power On,
reading the MBR, the partition table, loading NTLDR, NTDETECT,
NTOSKRNL, HAL.dll, giving control to the kernel, getting the boot-time
services initiated and creating the login environment.

A:XP Boot Sequence details

Nice, joe, thanks. :giddy:

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Since I've had a new mother board, processor, memory, and video card installed I am having a boot problem. It takes 2 or 3 tries to boot and then when I check the boot sequence it has reset itself to 3.5 for the first boot priority. I finally got it to stay but it is still hanging. Says I need to reconfigure but I don't know enought to know what to reconfigure.

A:boot sequence keeps changing

The only thing old is the disk right?

You need to reload the OS

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I am trying to upgrade my OS from Vista to 7 Ultimate. I can not access the bios boot sequence to allow me to change to dvd. It get's to the screen for me to hit f2 or f12 but freezes there. I figured the bios may need to be reset, so I removed the hard drive so it will force me to select a device to boot from and then I would select my 7 ultimate dvd...or so I thought. It starts the process and then interupts. so I jumped the b500 circuit and restarted the laptop to see if that would reset the bios...nothin.
Please help. I have exhausted what I believe is all my efforts and knowledge.
Thanks in advance.

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I need a boot sequence from the time a pc is powered on up to but not including loading the OS.

A:Intel boot sequence

As per your request

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I have a Dell Dimension 2400 and I want to format the C drive and reload xp pro. The disk tells me the version on my computer is newer than the disk and blah, blah, blah...and if I want to do this I need to boot from the install disk. Well, the original cd rom drive no longer works. I have an internal dvd burner installed and operating fine. The pc will not boot from this drive. I understand that I need to hit a particular key(F1, F8, F10 or DEL) during the boot up to enter the BIOS and change the boot sequence so the pc will look at the dvd drive before the C drive. I'm having trouble with this and need assistance. I'm either not hitting the correct key or.....

A:Changing the boot sequence.

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Hello there.

I have a problem with my pc laptop. A few days ago I received a URL in MSN messenger that infected me with a trojan horse when I entered the site.

Since then, AVG antivirus has popped up every time I startup my computer and has told me "threat detected - trojan horse downloader." I proceed to heal the file, yet next time I start up the same thing happens. The file name is simply "installer.exe". Immediately after this, my internet explorer opens and opens "web.links4all.biz", (*DO NOT VISIT THE SITE*) which I believe re-infects me.

Since then, I have worked with my PC for a few days, with the intention of coming on here and sorting out the problem when I get the chance, unfortunately, the problem has escalated.

This evening, during my usual practice, AVG popped up saying "threat detected" once again. This time, the problem was "Trojan horse flooder." I told it to heal the file, it said it was healed, but told me I had to restart my computer for the process to complete.

I restarted my computer, but after the first windows loading screen, the system shuts off and automatically reboots, until it reaches this point where the same thing happens.

I've tried using safe mode, and nothing has changed, it still enters the cycle of restarting continually.

Thankyou for any help you can provide.

A:Trojan - Boot sequence

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I have a Lenovo 3000 desktop with Vista Business.

Recently I changed the boot up sequence (I can't remember why). Some time later I decided to return it to its previous state and selected Return to Default (or words to that effect). I now find that when I open Computer it shows a non-existant A (floppy) drive. It's not a big deal, but how do I get rid of it?

A:Boot Sequence Question

disable the floppy in the bios

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Hi all, new to the Forum, hope someone or some people can help. Heres the basics, I have Vista 32 Home Premium Ed installed, when I boot up, first it wont boot without the disc in a drive and secondly I found using Infranview part of the boot sequence on a hard drive thats dieing. I unplugged that drive and Vista fails to boot giving me the NTLDR boot missing or something similiar. Now, my worry is that seeing the weird boot on the dieing drive is unmovable as it can not be seen by normal means..ie its not hidden etc and doesnt show up any other way other than using infranview, how can I fix thi/these issues? I have tried fixing MBR, but problem is that during the repair process it can not find my OS (with the dieing drive disconected) so It fails to go further. When the dieing drive is connected, it finds my OS which incidently IS NOT installed to that dieing drive o-0 So..any fix other than full re-install?
This issue has been driving me crazy for sometime and I have been so busy, I havnt been able to get around to further probing around..HELP!!!

A:Unusual boot sequence

I am slightly Confused...

Do you have 2 HDD 1 with Home Premium the other 1 Dying?

Many Thanks,

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In my bios menu it says my primary drive is hard disk c and my secondary is cd-r
how do i make my cd-r drive primary so i can boot an os off it?

A:How do i change my boot sequence

It usually involves hitting the + or - buttons, though it should have instructions somewhere in your BIOS.

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How do I change the boot sequence in the think center I hit cont s and go to boot sequence and it says no other value for boot sequence. any ideas.

A:IBM think Center boot sequence

Is CRTL S the sequence that gets you into the bios?

There are many different combinations on different machins and I am not familier with that particular one.

Some others are del, F2, shft F2.

From inside of the bios setup you should find the way to change the boot order.

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I had a dual boot, xp/Win 7, The HD with the XP crashed. Reinstalled XP and now don't have dual boot option. Tried for 2 days to get it to work but to no avail. I reinstalled Win 7 on a different HD than the old install. Got the dual boot option back. Here's my question, can I edit the boot sequence to redirect to the old Win 7 install instead of the new one? So I don't have to re-install all my programs.
All help appreciated,

A:Editing boot up sequence??

Windows 7 need to use BCDEDIT to edit which partition to boot into.
I'm not really familiar with this command, several guides found on Google.

type BCDEdit in command prompt get output like this:
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=D:
path \bootmgr
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
default {current}
resumeobject {b938c92d-49df-11e0-b823-806e6f6e6963}
displayorder {current}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7 Professional (recovered)
locale en-US
recoverysequence {03ca02e1-49f6-11e0-a8bb-c89036c0e1a7}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {b938c92d-49df-11e0-b823-806e6f6e6963}

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I have a machine I built, 2 or 3 years ago, around an ASUS P8Z77-V LK mother board. It's used for video editing. This Summer I went through a boot problem caused by a Microsoft Win 7 update, which was resolved by turning Secure Boot off in the UEFI. It works like new again, but I find that it will not search down through the boot sequence to find a good boot device (not sure it ever did). In past machines I always put the optical drive at the top of the boot sequence and my preferred OS in second place. That way the machines would boot from the optical device if a bootable disc were installed, or drop down to my preferred OS if no bootable disc were present in the optical drive. This UEFI will only boot from the device at the top of the boot sequence. If the first device isn't bootable, or has no disc, it throws an error message. The only way to boot then, is to boot into the UEFI and move the desired OS device to the top of the boot list.I'm beginning to believe that this is just the way the UEFI is designed to work. Does anyone know more about the UEFI boot?  Is there a setting I'm missing?

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I hope someone has an idea about this because I'm stumped. It's probably right in front of me and I'm not seeing it. I just built a Fry's GQ 5110 for a friend. It originally came with AMD Celeron, 128m ram, 40g WD hard drive, WinXP SP2, updated. Added 512m ram, 120g WD HD as primary, wiped original 40g and set up as secondary. It had some trouble in the beginning with rebooting on it's own 2 days after delivery and I found "startup: reboot.exe" in HiJack This log. Some forums say it is a trojan, others say it is a program installed by software, but not needed. Anyway, I got rid of it and that seemed to fix the rebooting problem, completely cleaned machine with Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, and multiple spyware programs, including removing HD and running virus scans as an inactive drive on another clean computer. Took it back to friend and it started giving blue screens and random times, (no particular process to relate it to) that always gave different errors but always had something to do with drivers or memory. Ran some memory tests and 128m ram tested bad. Checked all memory slots and the 512m stick, which tested good. Took 128 stick out and delivered machine. 2 days later, after the machine had been used daily with no problems, friend called and said when he started the computer, it gave him the "boot sequence" change screen and told him to press f1. Windows started fine but when he rebooted, it did it again. I went out to check it and it did it to me twice. ... Read more

A:Boot Sequence Problem

Maybe it is that AMD Celeron you are using! It must be confused on what the cpu is. LOL Just kidding.

Not sure what you mean by the boot sequence change screen?

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Need to re-boot with CD to get to recovery console, and when I get to the boot menu CD/CD-ROM is in the # 3 spot and I can't get it to move to the # 1 spot. I was on the phone with Microsoft for 2 hours the other night and they eventually gave up and told me to contact HP (my computer). HP couldn't help either because I upgraded everything a few years ago (I bought the original HP computer in '99) and they told me it's no longer an HP computer and they couldn't tell me how to change the boot sequence. Anyway, when I get to the boot menu, all I'm able to do is move the curser up/down to highlight the 3 choices but not change the sequence. Frustrating! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Can't Change Boot Sequence

If you look down at the bottom of screen, you should see how to make changes but without telling us the hardware we would be just guessing. I have seen the "+" "-" or "u" "d" letters do it and sometimes others, tell us what it shows and we can help.

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