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Cannot Use keyboard in Advanced Startup Menu in Windows 8

Q: Cannot Use keyboard in Advanced Startup Menu in Windows 8


My computer uses AC'97 to deliver audio but unfortunately there is no official driver for it in windows 8.1 (I have tried using Windows 7 drivers).

So, what I have to do is download a unofficial one and install it but in order to do that I have to remove Driver Signature Verfication which can only be done in advance startup menu.

The keyboard used to work fine in windows 8 but somehow in 8.1 it doesn't. Now I'm sitting in front of my desktop without audio.

Preferred Solution: Cannot Use keyboard in Advanced Startup Menu in Windows 8

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Cannot Use keyboard in Advanced Startup Menu in Windows 8

PC Specs?
Pre- Built Brand & Model Number
Custom Built- Brand & Model of Mobo-CPU-RAM-Graphics-PSU.

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Per this article below, I used the advanced startup menu in Win 8.1 to disable signed driver checking.Windows 8 and Intel USB 3.0 Host Controllers | Plugable

After I installed some unsigned Intel Usb 3.0 drivers, every time I shutdown and restart the machine from the old (Win 7) desktop, or the Metro UI, the machine now ALWAYS reboots/restarts with the Advanced startup menu.

I can't find any way to cancel this from happening. It is driving me nuts.

Please help!

A:Windows 8.1 Always Boots in Advanced Startup Menu

bcdedit /set {globalsettings} advancedoptions false

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i have a computer that when you turn it on it boots directly into

"Windows Advanced Options Menu"

all option are available for me to access, although the keyboard is non responsive (yes it works) & i am unable to select anything

after the timed countdown it starts to boot and get to the windows welcome screen and then hangs. no further progression from that point.

i hope to get some idea's on how tho correct this,
(would ressetting the cmos work?)

specs as i know are
win xp 2
512 ram
motherboard (asus i think)
rest is all on board


A:Solved: Windows Advanced Options Menu on Startup

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Vista Home Premium SP2


Fails with wireless keyboard [ Logitech ]

Fails with non wireless keyboard that came with the computer.

I can enter the BIOS, so I know that the keyboard works outside of Windows.

I checked the BIOS, but found nothing related to the Adv Startup Menu.

No entry for ACPI

The only way to access the Adv Startup Menu is to experience a freeze; hard shut down. Upon re-start the Windows Adv Startup menu appears.

As far as the friend of a friend of a friend knows, this feature has been present since the beginning of ownership, almost 3 yrs ago.


A:HP Slimline s3020n & Windows Advanced Startup Menu


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I am using a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop, with a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS. I recently reformatted my C:/ drive, and all seemed to be working just fine until I installed an icon package, which required me to reboot the computer. Since then, my laptop has not been able to get past the Advanced boot options screen (i.e. the Dell logo showing along with the "F2 Setup F12 Boot Options menu", and later it goes into the white blinking screen (like when you're typing), and the screen goes black after awhile, restarting again to the advanced boot options menu. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 startup does not get past Advanced Boot Options menu

Boot into the Win7 installer or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair a few times. How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

It should offer to System Restore but if not run it manually from the System Recovery Options to get back before the crap you installed which ruined your Win7.

If this fails then you may need to run Dell Windows 7 PC Restore from it's partition, or get a superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 following the steps and methods and using only the tools to maintain a perfect reinstall.

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I am using a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop, with a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit OS. I recently reformatted my C:/ drive, and all seemed to be working just fine until I installed an icon package, which required me to reboot the computer. Since then, my laptop has not been able to get past the Advanced boot options screen (i.e. the Dell logo showing along with the "F2 Setup F12 Boot Options menu", and later it goes into the white blinking screen (like when you're typing), and the screen goes black after awhile, restarting again to the advanced boot options menu. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 startup does not get past Advanced Boot Options menu

You have already posted this. I would suggest one thread for one problem.

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I have a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 USB keyboard. When I restart Windows 8 using Advanced Startup Mode I get the familiar menu where you have to enter F1-F9 to select an option (or F10 for more options). My keyboard doesn't work, however. I tried pressing all of the F-keys but none of them are recognized.

I am pretty sure it's not a BIOS issue because whenever I do a cold boot I can get into the BIOS by pressing the DEL key so I know the keyboard is recognized by my system.

Any ideas as to why I can't use my keyboard in Windows 8 Advanced Startup?

Thank you.

A:Windows 8 Advanced Startup - Not Recognizing Keyboard

Try pressing regular numbers instead of F-key numbers.

Instead of F-4 just press the number 4.

That won't work with F-10 since there is no 10 on the keyboard.

In BIOS have you enabled Boot Menu & pressed F-12 at startup ?

Post back with results.


If you get F-12 at restart to work & get this:

Choose UEFI & proceed.

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usually,Windows 8.1 advanced startup options -> troubleshoot menu should be
But my troubleshoot->advanced options only have UEFI Firmware and Startup Settings

How to fix it? I have to use command prompt

A:Windows 8.1 2014 Update advanced startup options menu miss

I'm not sure this problem happen since when

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Hello ..
I turned on the computer today and I got the the Windows Advanced Options Menu i selected - start windows normally and it proceeds to load and you see a flash of blue and kicks right back to the the the Windows Advanced Options Menu again. I have tried selecting all the options available none are working... I can't get past this screen I do have a recovery disk for this laptop however this was my back up one and I'm afraid if i use it I'll lose what i have on there.. Please help me I need it Thanks!!! using windows xp mulitmedia sp 2 or 3 can't remember sorry ..

A:Windows Advanced Options Menu

Welcome to TSG---

Try choosing Disable Automatic Restart from that Windows Options menu. That flash of blue should then become a blue screen stop error which hopefully gives more information about the specific error.

Post the blue screen error---word for word please.

Also---any new hardware or software installed recently? Unplug any external devices and try the boot again.

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i have a computer that when you turn it on it boots directly into

"Windows Advanced Options Menu"

all option are available for me to access, although the keyboard is non responsive (yes it works) & i am unable to select anything

after the timed countdown it starts to boot and get to the windows welcome screen and then hangs. no further progression from that point.

i hope to get some idea's on how tho correct this,
(would ressetting the cmos work?)

specs as i know are
win xp 2
512 ram
30gb H/D
motherboard (asus i think)
rest is all on board

A:Windows Advanced Options Menu

Dont know if this helps>>

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Hi, first post here and in need of help.

My wifes PC won't get past the windows advanced options menu, whichever option I select I just get back to windows advanced options menu.

Can anyone help or is it a complete re install?


A:XP won't go past windows advanced options menu

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I was surfing the web when a blue screen of death flashed up and my Dell Inspiron E1505 restarted, taking me to the usual Windows Advanced Options Menu -- except now I can't leave. If I don't touch anything, it hovers over 'boot normally' for 30 seconds before freezing. If I go up and hit enter on 'safe mode' it also just freezes and absolutely nothing happens. You see all the options still, but now you can't move up/down w/ the keyboard to re-select. I've tried the different variants: 'safe mode with networking,' 'boot from last good config' etc. Nothing works. I've run the "PSA+ Pre-boot System Assessment" two times (including the extended memory test) and it passes everything / no problems. Then it asks to re-boot, and again it hangs in the same menu without getting anywhere. I can't do a repair/recovery because this is a hand-me-down laptop from my brother, so I don't have any CDs. Please help!

A:can't get past Windows Advanced Options Menu

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please watch this short video of my laptop. im not sure whats wrong with it but i think it might be an easy fix. please help.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZLiJExY8EA

please help!!!

A:Solved: Windows advanced options menu

try to press the pause button on the top right corner of your keyboard when the bsod comes up so you can write down the code on the screen and hopefully someone can help out

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A friend of mine is dual booting Windows ME and Windows 2000 Adv. Server. The system has previously had windows XP Home installed on it and the Win 2000 Adv. Serv. has also been previously installed on the system, but then was removed. Because of this the OS boot menu shows Windows ME, Windows XP, and two Win 2000 Adv. Serv. entries...

What we want to know is how to delete the old entries, and for all of you Windows XP users out there, in the "Startup and recovery" section, there is no "manual edit" button like XP has, so therefore we are stuck... We have searched for files with the name of "boot" and also files that may contain "/fastdetect" like the startup and recovery drop-down menu shows.

A:Windows 2000 Advanced Server OS Boot Menu

I'd be curious as to why someone would spend that kind of money on an OS for home, Advanced Server is rather expensive.

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Hello - I have been referred here from the 'malware removal' section (link to thread http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...omputer-constantly-freezing-antivirus-xp.html ).

I ran smitfraud and rebooted but my computer keeps freezing both in safe mode and normal. I tried last good configuration but the same thing happened. Either just a black screen with the mouse icon or frozen on the long list (in safe mode).

I don't know any of the other options so I hope someone can help.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Cannot boot up (normal or safe) I can only get to Windows Advanced Menu

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I have a computer that is stuck in a loop and won't boot into normal or safe mode. There is a blue screen flashing up, but way too quick for me to be able to see the STOP code.

The problem I have is that the American Megatrends BIOS 2.51, has an option on the boot screen "Press F8 for BBS Popup". Therefore I can't use the F8 key to get into the Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Why the hell has a BIOS manufacturer hijacked an important Windows key?????

I have also tried pressing the F8 key AFTER the BIOS screen, but even by doing that you still get a boot order list by pressing F8, and not the Advanced Options menu.

Does anyone know how to either:
1. Disable the Press F8 for BBS Popup in the BIOS? (I've looked, so has a workmate, but we can't see it)


2. Is there an alternative to using the F8 key to access the Advanced Options menu?

Hope someone can help.

A:Windows XP - Can't access Advanced Options menu (F8 key hijacked by BIOS)

If your keyboard has a "F-lock" key, press it before F8.

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I have a problem right here. My Windows 8.1 is missing the Troubleshoot option like the above picture. It just have 2 option: Continue and Turn off PC. I haven't find out any solution in the internet.

A:[Help]Advanced Startup Option in Windows 8.1

Well, I suppose I will start. Could you open an administrative command prompt and type the following command. Insert the results on your next post.

reagentc /info

A picture of your Disk Management window, showing the partitions with the graphical section shown might also be helpful.

But it looks like you don't have the options available for some reason.

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A few days ago I reinstalled Windows due to some problems, all resolved now. However, a new problem has occurred. When I go to Advanced Startup and click "Restart Now" to go into the advanced startup mode, it doesn't work. The computer restarts and simply goes back to the log in screen. I need to boot from a USB drive to test some things, and I cannot do it. I also tried changing the boot order, so my Flash Drive boots first, but it simply skips it and goes straight into Windows.

The Advanced Startup worked just fine before the reinstall and I need help to get this working again. I looked online and found a possible solution by disabling "Secure Boot" in BIOS. I did it with no avail.

A:I cannot get into Advanced Startup after Windows Reinstall

No clue what is wrong.

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Aspire E5-573/Windows 8.1 The PC won't boot, it's stuck in a loop where it shows the message "A problem has been detected..." and then goes to Automatic Repair but never finishes. Was able to get into the Advanced Startup Settings menu (Alt-F10), and have the "Troubleshoot" option button available, but selecting it via mouse click or keyboard arrow + Enter key never brings up the next option screen - it just hangs. I want to enable legacy booting mode. Any ideas what's wrong? TIA

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Hello, Recently, my system was found to be infected with malware and was removed with assistance from Moderators- Pizza and Pepsi/Boopme here in this forum. However, I'm not able to to update MS Office 2007 to service pack 3 and it may or may not be due to malware infection found in the system. Additionally, upon PC bootup, an error screen with Window XP Advanced options Menu shows up every time. It must be noted that I'm able to logon to Windows XP in Normal mode without any issues. Malware infections detected by MBAM and ESETSCan were RECYCLERS- Rogue.FakeAV and Win32/MessengerPlus.A application variant. They were quarantined and removed successfully. Following Boopme's instructions, I had run DDS as well as GMER scans and I have posted them below for analysis.Please note that the scans were run 4 days ago and hopefully they are good enough for troubleshooting purposes.I have also posted the link to the topic posted in Am I Infected? thread for better understanding.Awaiting further instructions,Thank you http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic457727.html - Referral LinkVarious Reports below.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1Run by Twinkle at 22:10:31 on 2012-07-01Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.202 [GMT -4:00].AV: Rogers Online Protection Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {5B5A3BD7-8573-4672-AEA8-C9BB713B6755}FW: Rogers Online Protection Firewall *Enabled* .===========... Read more

A:MS Office 2007 SP3 update Installation failure/ Error SCreen with WIndows Advanced Options Menu

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Hello. I'm running Win 8.1 Embedded on an Asus laptop. I want to "disable driver signature enforcement," so that I can use a device that doesn't have a signed signature. I've tried the various methods to get to the setting where I click restart and reboot into the settings prompt, but after I click restart, the PC just boots normally and I never get to the screen with all the startup options.
I've been browsing for a while and have found a few others with this same issue but no resolution. Here's one for example:

Could anyone shed some light on the issue? Thank you in advance for your time.

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

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

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

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

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

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I am trying to fix a friends pc. he has installed Win XP Pro and each time he turns machine on he gets the Advanced Boot Menu. He always chooses Normal start up and then Windows loads ok.

How can he get rid of this Option Screen and get Windows to load straight away.


A:Advanced Boot Menu

zarah said:

I am trying to fix a friends pc. he has installed Win XP Pro and each time he turns machine on he gets the Advanced Boot Menu. He always chooses Normal start up and then Windows loads ok.
How can he get rid of this Option Screen and get Windows to load straight away.
zarah Click to expand...

Hi zarah,

Try this:
Click the Boot.ini tab and uncheck /Safeboot if it is checked
Click Ok

Then on next reboot, if /Safeboot was checked and is now unchecked, the system should just boot up in Normal mode.

-- Tom

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Hello eveyoneCan someone please help me unlock advanced menu in my BIOS Insydeh20 rev 3.7.I want to access my GPU options and to lower the dedicated shared memory to my integrated GPU to minimal as possible since I a have GPU with dedicated 2g of ram. I did had HP 255 G2 with same BIOS and combination of F10 + A worked. But with this one it doesn't. Can someone please help me.

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Does anyone know how to edit the advanced boot menu? When I hit the F10 key I would like to add my own entry there. Any guides/ideas? I have started to do research on BCD.

A:Edit Advanced Boot Menu?

Hi Eagle710,
This may be helpful for you:
Boot Process: Windows Vista vs. Windows XP

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I have a computer that keeps going back to the advanced options menu. So it won't boot to the desktop. Each time I select safe mode, command prompt, last known good config, safe mode with networking or whatever the choice may be it keeps coming back to the advanced options menu.

My strategy is to clean the drive for viruses then see what happens. Then I'll try connecting a known working hard drive to the computer to test whether a hardware malfunction is causing the problem. Then if those steps fail look to reinstall Windows if the hard drive is healthy.

Any advise?

A:Advanced Options Menu ineffective

Yep, your right - AV the drive - pop a new one in and stick an OS on there and then slave the 'old' drive to recover your data - Thats the best thing you can do. Well advised Jones!


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such as keys for most bios configuration (f2 or Side key menu bios little configuration)entered in once case more configuration menu bios ram schelta video card, etc.)   translate google   quali tasti per bios piu configurazione (f2 o tasto laterale menu bios poca configurazione ) entrato una volta per caso menu bios piu  configurazione ram schelta scheda video e altro)

A:lenovo z51 70 bios menu advanced

This will likely not be answered as it pertains to menus that were intentionally locked by the manufacturer.

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i wona ask if is there any option to edit advanced boot menu,so not the menu for select OS's,but the menu when win 7 restart unexpactualy and the open the bootmenu -repair and normal mode...So repair your computer is set as default so when 30s is done its go into repair.How to se that normal mode will be defaut nach 30s?


A:advanced boot menu edit

Why not just quickly press the down/up button then quickly enter?

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Hello Community, now i have an idea about how to unlock the bios for acer aspire e5-521. ive looked it up online and found files for aspire e5-521g now ive been wondering if the unlocked bios would work for my laptop. i have had this laptop for a while now im not worried about damage to the machine i would like to expand my knowlage, also this isnt the fastest computer to game on

A:Unlock Advanced Menu in Bios

No, that is NOT the fastest computer to game on.  Here is a little primer ... E series devices are 'Entry level' products, designed for the casual user who wants to do the basics at a reasonable price.  These models are not targeted at heavy users like gamers, photo editors, video makers, etc.  For big time gaming power, take a look at the Predator line.  Now THAT is a gaming platform!

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I'm having issues with my graphics card and I need to switch my Intel off and Nvidia on. I saw on the internet that you need to enter the Advanced BIOS to do that. But for some reason, I can't see it in the BIOS. I am using an HP 15 Notebook PC.

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Hello, I have a remote user who has a Lenovo desktop with Windows 10. She is unsure which model it is. Windows fails to load (when windows loads the cursor just spins for hours and never loads). I want her to open the Advanced Boot Menu and run a "repair your computer" before windows start loading and I tell her to hit the f8 key repeatedly. This is not working. What is the key combination for Lenovo computers to get to the Advanced Boot Menu (Safe mode/repair) or is it F8 and just a Windows 10 issue with it booting too fast?

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I am trying to remove a program from my startup menu. I have windows xp home editions. I have reviewed several websites and all are the same. After performing the task as directed in msconfig and I reboot and the following message appears.
You have used the System Configuration Utility to make changes to the way Windows starts.

The system Configuration Utility is currently in Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode, causing this message to be displayed and the utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab to start Windows normally and undo the changes you made using the System Configuration Utility.

Don?t show this message or launch the system Configuration Utility when Windows start:

After I select ok the program I unchecked is automatically recheck and back in the startup menu. How do I remove a program from the startup menu permanently.

A:startup menu windows xp

Try with HijackThis...


Do a system scan and remove program from the startup...
But be careful and do not remove some important file...
Best way would be to remove only program that you do not want to have anymore in startup...

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When I was on vacation, I accidently left my XP CD in the reader, and someone accidently started to install XP. (it did not complete)
I now have 2 "Windows XP Professional" listings on the black screen at startup.

How do I remove one of these?



A:Windows DOS Startup Menu

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i reformatted my computer and well, i forgot what to search for because all the search phrases that i've been using have brought me up nothing. anyways, before i reformatted, i'm FOR SURE, theres a registry hack to make it so when u press the windows key (start menu key) on your keyboard (the one with the windows symbol), it won't bring up the start menu on windows.

i need this for gaming because i sometimes press it and the game minimizes and i lose sound or the game will exit.

if someone can post how to do it again that would help.

A:how do i get rid of the start menu key (windows key) on my keyboard via registry?


Google search...



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So the windows key on my keyboard for some reason just stopped working which is a pain. ctrl+esc still opens the menu. But I'd like the shortcut back.

- I have checked the regedt32 - currentcontrolset etc and have no scanmap file in there so I know I never turned it off.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows logo key on keyboard not bringing up the windows start menu

I think your best bet is to try another keyboard if you have one.

If the problem disappears that suggests you have a suspect key on the original keyboard.

If the problem doesn't go away you can assume it's a Windows problem.

Is there any dirt on the keyboard and have you checked whether the Windows key sticks?

Failing that, you could try a system restore to a point in time before the problem occurred.

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Hello everybody.
Encountered this problem, when trying to access menu Advanced from BIOS, if I go from keyboard remain blocked, and i need to turn off the pc, if I go with mouse and i trying to access the menu, my pc restarts.
I did update the BIOS, from verion 1.0 to 5.2, but i have the same issue.
How is possible to fix this problem ?

Thank you!

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Win 8.1.... For me there is no 'Advanced Options' tab inside the Troubleshoot menu... so I can't alter UEFI secure boot function status in order to set up dual boot to linux.... the Troubleshoot only takes me to 'advanced startup options' menu... nothing else... No 'Refresh' or 'Reset' tabs short of reinstalling the whole system...?

Any idea how to restore the missing Advanced options...?

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What key must I press on my Satellite Pro M70-220 during startup of Win XP, in order to get into the "Advanced Start Menu" - that is, the menu that gives various boot options, such as Safe Mode, Last Good Startup Congiguration, Normal Windows Startup, etc. ?

On my old Satellite 5105-S702 laptop it was the F8 key, but pressing the F8 key on my Pro M70 does not appear to bring up the "Advanced Start Menu".

The Advanced Start Menu came up on its own a couple days ago, after an abnormal shutdown, so it would appear that it does exist on the Pro M70.

Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.


A:Satellite Pro M70-220 - how to start Advanced Boot Menu


The Advanced Boot Menu can be reached pressing the F8 button.
It?s a Windows based menu and it?s no matter what notebook it is.
It should work on all computers.

Maybe you cannot enable the Advanced Boot Menu because the Windows OS is muddled up.

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

A:Advanced Boot option menu missing

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

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Hello world, I am Kiran.
     As you can see in title i have a problem i am finding solution for 2 days by now. Found many suggestion on what to do on youtube, yahoo answers and many other alternate sites but unfortunately there was no solution for me, i mean i am beginner as compared to many people on this forum and i think there are many thing i haven't tried yet as i know this forum can suggest it.
     Problem is i am not able to navigate or perform any operation in bios once i am there. its weird since if my keyboard wasn't supposed to work in bios i shouln't even able to get there by pressing Del key in the first place; or f12 for boot selection menu. from the menu it like froze up there. it works fine in windows ones i m in, or within that f8 key operations that brings up several options and safe mode during startup. so its only not working in cmos/bios munu snd boot selection.
here's the Detail of hard ware:   
     1. gigabyte motherboard model:g31m-es2l
     2. logitech ps2 keyboard
     3. not necessary i think (core2 duo, ddr2 2 gb X2 RAMs, 2gb Nvidea grafics)
     Things i've already tried:
1. clear cmos by jumper
2. changed cmos battery(since it was depleted after 1 yr of no use)
3. tested with another ps2 keyboard
4. updated bios from gigabyte online services 2 times
5. removed viruses lol and still cleaning
6. countless time pc restart by pressing bu... Read more

A:Keyboard(PS2) not working in Bios menu and Boot selection menu.

If your system currently has a malware problem/situation...this is not the correct forum for such.
Any issues that the system has developed...may be related to malware.  Rather than start a million topics for emerging symptoms...let's see if we can neutralize the malware aspect and then go on to whatever issues may appear.
Moved topic to Am I Infected forum.

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It was about a month ago the last time I booted into the Windows ME Startup Menu. I tried booting into the Windows ME Startup Menu yesterday with no success. I applied all the methods that I know of while booting up my system. I tapped the F8 - No Result, I held down the Ctrl - No Result, I held down both Shift keys - No Result and last I tried the most sure fire way I know of I went into System Configurations > Advanced and I ticked Enable Startup Menu - No Result.

What else is left to do? Perhaps has my bios become corrupt? Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thank you

A:Booting Into Windows Startup Menu!

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Hi, Problem - When i Start or Restart my system during booting it gets stuck on windows startup menu Screens looks like F1 System InformationF2 System DiagnosticsF9 Boot device optionsF10 BIOS setupF11 System Recovery Enter - Continue Startup So after pressing enter system works fineHow do i avoid my problem ? I dont want to get stuck at start up menu everytime i restart or start my system 

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I have a Gigabyte Laptop, with Windows 7 ultimate, and used to get a message "Press DEL to enter setup" just after my POST screen.
However, this is now gone, and i have been unable to enter my bios. The "windows starting" appears and everything else is as usual, it has been working fine, so i dont know for how long my bios have been gone.
Now, what i really want is ree-booting some USB options, since this is done in BIOS i discovered i no longer have acces during startup. I dont know if my faulty USB and the BIOS-gone-bye-bye is related...

I have edited msconfig, tried safe modes etc., disabled "Hibernate" (due to someone having my problem and seeing the message "resuming windows" instead of "starting windows", however i just dont get a message like that)

I have been adviced to clearing my CMOS but this requires acces to BIOS and BIOS is ... hiding!
a black screen, white letters, a quit look at "Pheonix Trusted core... BIOS version .. system ID... 1 processer detected " ie the ususal stuff. But there is no line with "Press DEL to enter setup" it is gone!

System information tells me that my BIOS is Phoenix Technologies LTD.

Entering DEL a lot during startup (I dont think it is a fast startup, but i do not know) gives me a new black screen, white letters, and Windows Advanced options, such as running a memory scan.
This is new!!!!!!

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A:BIOS acces gone in win7-startup - "Advanced windows" options instead

HI and welcome to 7F. Would be very helpful if you could list the model of your laptop. You can try to reset the BIOS by removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard which might help to bring the normal screen with the Del option but without knowing the model of your laptop it would be impossible to find instructions how to get to the battery

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Does anybody know how to configure the right side of the Vista start menu besides that of which is already provided in the task bar settings?

A:Vista Advanced Start Menu Configuration (Right Side Only)

TweakUI used to be able to do this for XP SP1 and above, but I don't think it works in Vista. You could try group policy, or manually making changes to the registry.
Group policy is in start, run, then type gpedit.msc
For taskbar stuff go to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu and Taskbar. (the options aren't that many though)
Anything in particular you're trying to do?

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Not sure the actual name of the menu, but when you are on the metro start screen with all the tiles and put the mouse in the bottom left and RIGHT-click - that menu. When I click on any item on that menu (except for Run and Desktop) I get the following error message:
Invalid Location - Cannot save the archive control.zip to the current folder...(see attached screen cap)

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Or how to solve it?


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Is it possible to overwrite my install of Windows 10 with a 8.1 by using the Advanced Start-Up option? I can get into the Windows 8 installer disc this way, but I want to make sure I don't screw aything up.

My Fujitsu T902 won't let me into the boot menu by pressing F12 anymore, it just beeps and loads up Windows normally. I'm wondering if this is some Win10 security feature or incompatibility with my computer. The computer came with Win8, but it wouldn't load after I tried installing Ubuntu. I couldn't find an official Win8 ISO so I used Win10 Beta, though I don't remember how I managed to boot into it.

I want a fresh install as I again tried installing Ubuntu via Advanced Start-Up. Then it booted into Ubuntu but couldn't load the Windows image. I managed to get back into Windows by adjusting my boot settings. Somehow the Ubuntu startup menu was able to get me into my boot settings menu, but no keyboard shortcut seems to let me in.


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