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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 want to install Windows 10 Home Edition on a new hard drive i put in an HP Pavilion a6009n PC.  Trying to get into the BIOS to change boot sequence.  I tried every function key and other ways with no luck.  Any suggestions would be helpfull.Thanx.

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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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I have two nice 80gb wd drives. I use a promise ide card so I have four ide channels. The promise card will let me choose which drive to boot,
On the first HDD I have win2000 and an empty partion
I want to add win xp and linux and a partion for digital storage. Any suggestions about where these other three should go, and the order of loading them?

A:mukltiple boot sequence.

As long as they are in different partitions the order does not matter.

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I have an HP Pavilion 23 All in one desktop running Windows 8.1.

Something has happened to the system and I need to reinstall Windows.

How do I change the boot sequence so that I can boot from a dvd???

A:Windows 8.1 boot sequence

Restart your computer and press the F10 key to enter the BIOS.
Select the Advanced tab using the right/left arrow keys.
Use the up/down arrow keys to change boot order to CD/DVD
Press the F10 key to save your selection.

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

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I want to make a bootable flash drive.
My mobo is MSI. The boot sequence has an "optional" option with "yes" and "no". I assume that this is the option I need to modify. How? or my mobo doesn't support bootable flash drive?

A:optional boot sequence?

This should help you. http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

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Hey gang,

I am working on a Gateway machine that needed a complete reformat to rid some virus activity. After complete reformat and reinstall of WinXP, everything seems to work just fine. Ran all updates/drivers (hardware and software), everything is now back to performing the way it should, except....

The BIOS is not saving the Boot Sequence. With every restart, I have to manually go back in and change the Boot Sequence back to the way it should be. It keeps going back to this configuration....

2. Removable Device (but is trying LAN Boot)
3. HDD
4. IBA 4.1.08 Slot 0240

....when it should be....

1. HDD
3. Removable Device
4. IBA 4.1.08 Slot 0240

What is causing this? I've racked my brain and checked everything I know to check. Could it be the battery? I haven't seen any battery warnings. Maybe the RAM?

Thanks for the help!

A:Fogetting Boot Sequence

Is the time correct? It sounds like the battery. Unless you are not saving when closing. Look right after saving and see.

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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 there, anyone can help....

As I have WinME installed 1st, then follow by WINXP... so after the installation, a dual boot screen will appear at the startup for me to select the OS I wanted to go into. But default is WINXP (1st on the list) which I do not use so frequent. How do change it to WINME, which is 2nd on the list? Thx

A:How to change OS boot sequence?

Boot into XP. Right-click My Computer, Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery button. Choose the default operating system in the top dropdown box (and maybe you'd like to change how long it waits before booting to the default, too).

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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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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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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 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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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 an old Tecra S1 that was given to me and after doing general cleaning up, adding more RAM, and diagnostic work it is very stable and does what I need it to do.

I need to change the boot sequence where the CD/DVD ROM drive is first bootable. The only option I have been given is to press F12 before Windows loads.

Listed first is this drive but I am not sure if it is actually first bootable. I can't access the BIOS as it is password protected and I know of no way to do this. When I go to hit Enter concerning the drive a quick screen pops up saying there is no CD/DVD drive, Windows loads, but all icons, task bar etc. fail to load. My desktop screen comes up and so does my cursor but that is it.

This haoppened twice and niether Ctrl-Alt-Del nor trying to shut it down via power button would reboot it. It remained frozen (except the cursor). I had to unplug the power cord for a hard shut-down.

This is a long way of asking: How does one change the Boot sequence for a Tecra S1? Or, how can I tell what the sequence is at this moment? Thanks for reading this.

A:Need to Change Boot Sequence

On most toshiba use ESC to enter bios setup

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Hello everyone...for a last couple of months I am facing a problem which prevents me from putting ubuntu along with Windows in my machine(almost two years old).Here are the specifications:

Dell Inspiron 1525
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU [email protected] 1.83GHz
RAM 2.50 GB
32 bit OS
Windows Vista SP2

I suspected there was some problem with my CD-DVD drive.In fact,it was detecting CDs but did not detect DVDs...So,I purchased an external DVD drive...I put ISO image of Ubuntu 10.04 in a blank DVD and tried to boot from the disk (external DVD drive).

Meanwhile in BIOS,the boot-sequence has been rearranged a couple of times...Currently,booting from CD/DVD is at 1st priority,then comes from internal HDD etc.In fact,there are five options in BIOS.

However,when I am trying to boot from the disk,only three (out of five) options show: Internal HDD (comes first);CD/DVD;Onboard NIC (comes last).When I select "boot from CD/DVD drive" it straight goes to Windows! It is not detecting the external drive (or,rather I should say, the external drive is not blinking at all at this phase-during restart of my machine).

Apart from this,the newly purchaed external DVD drive is working fine...When the machine is on,I am using it to do everything.

I am therefore confused...How to make the content of the DVD work when restarting the machine...While putting OS,everyone starts from restarting---so that partitioning etc. can be done...

What could possibly affect the process and how to... Read more

A:Boot Sequence failing to get through the DVD

Have you checked in Bios for an option for boot from USB device......if there isn't one then your Motherboard may not be capable to use a USB device to boot from.

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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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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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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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