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Always showing boot menu /app menu on startup, not booting

Q: Always showing boot menu /app menu on startup, not booting

I have bought Lenovo Essential G580 (59-324061) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) on Feb 2013, its out of warranty now. I have installed Ubuntu in the laptop, not sure how i formatted the hard disk during installation. I guess it was full format of hard disk during installation (while selecting hard disk). Till today everything was working fine. From today morning, there is always a Boot menu which is being displayed with following options:1. ubuntu2. PCI LAN: Atheros Boot Agent3. ATA HDD: ST500LT012-9WS1424. ATAPI CD: MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ8D1 I have pressed enter in both Ubuntu and ATA HDD options. But after a brief duration the control comes back to the same menu I have specified before. I am not able to understand what is happening, or how to boot to my ubuntu. Please help. I have searched for possible solutions in the community, but could not find any information either.


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A: Always showing boot menu /app menu on startup, not booting

Solved this at last. Just removed the battery and after 2-5 mins, switched on again, it worked fine. Probably this was due to the NOVO button (small button near to the power button) was clicked accidentally. This probably made a hard reset, of the settings, and DONE.

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My new Lenovo T570 always fail to boot/startup normally. When i press the power button to start the laptop, it will display a page showing the following: "Lenovo", "To interrupt normal startup, press enter". This page will remain displayed permanently. This problem was noticed few days after i launched the laptop. I thought it would resolve on its own but it became worse. Now when i pres the power button, it will either display the above page or it will show the boot menu/app menu page. Please what might be the cause and the possible solution?. Thanks. 

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My Lenovo Z 580 is not booting it is showing boot menu and when I am selecting a hard disc or bootable CD drive it is again coming to the same thing . I tried with Linux/ Windows bootable CD/ DVD but it is doing the same thing

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My new Lenovo T570 always fail to boot/startup normally. When i press the power button to start the laptop, it will display a page showing the following: "Lenovo", "if you want to interrupt normal startup, press enter". This page will remain displayed permanently. This problem was noticed few days after i launched the laptop. I thought it would resolve on its own but it became worse. Now when i pres the power button, it will either display the above page or it will show the boot menu/app menu page. Please what might be the cause and the possible solution?. Thanks. 

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I'm writing this for a friend.

"About 1:00 this morning, my Gateway Laptop starting acting strangely. I was surfing the web when suddenly my computer began running incredibly slowly. I decided to restart, but when my profile opened, my entire desktop was clear, start menu included, save for my wallpaper.

"The start menu and icons appear at first, but then clear away after a while. In that time, I can open up outside applications, but not My Explorer or anything windows related. I brought it into Best Buy this morning and they told me that it was a virus that hit explorer.exe and that I had to back up everything and nuke the hard drive with a reformat.

"Needless to say, I wanted a second opinion. What do you guys think? I'm running XP, btw."


A:Start Menu not showing on startup

It's me again. I managed to get a HijackThis log from my friend's laptop. Hopefully that'll give you guys a better idea of what's haunting his computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:35:22 PM, on 1/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\McTray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\GetModule\GetModule33.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syste... Read more

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I'm on XP x64. Whenever I start up my computer nowadays, the start menu doesn't even show up. I've been waiting for a long time for it to. The reason I'm able to post on these forums is because I went through Task Manager, and File -> New Task (Run...) and typed firefox to access this site. It's just the idiotic startbar. Halp?

EDIT: Oh yeah. Whenever I log in (i'm using the Welcome screen), and it says "applying your personal settings..." or whatever, I have to hit ctrl alt delete to ge ttask manager. The only time windows will load is if the start menu DOES show up which is rare.

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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 Guys,

I am trying to fix up a computer for a friend of mine who has windows XP SP2. It boots up ok, but after logging in, I can't see the contents of C: or the start menu.

Logged into computer in safe mode as Administrator and I could get a RUN box there. Managed to get an IE window and a network connection, downloaded ComboFix.

Looking for next steps. Thanks!

A:Windows Booting, not showing contents of drive or start menu, dl'ed ComboFix, Next Steps?

I just tried to use Unhide.exe. No dice. I can't find my friend's files...

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this error shows about 5 times when i launch Cinema 4D, and when i try to open the materials menu it won't show up like other menus do

A:Cinema 4D not showing materials menu and error on startup

The error doesn't seem to be displaying anymore, though there are still a few bugs

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I decide to install windows xp into my PC via USB device just install WinXP ISO image to USB with the help of refus software but I can't find USB device in boot menu how can I fix this issue ...?

I have P4 old mechine FUJITSU SIEMENS running currently Windows 7 ... waiting for your response.

A:USB not showing on boot menu

i ' m having the same problem on my p3 pc as well . it ' s a very old machine and has award BIOS . the board has no usb ports . need some help in the same issue too ...

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I have a computer at work that an employee is no longer using, however, she left and we cant get the password to unlock the computer. I ordered the USB recovery and followed the instructions, however, the USB does not show up in the BOOT MENU under the UEFI. How do I fix this?

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I have a Dell Studio i558 Laptop and I cannot access the boot menu using F11. It has worked but has not been used for some time. The key seems to make contact as it moves the screen when pressed. It has a dual purpose and is used with Fn for multimedia functions.

A:F11 stopped showing boot menu

Hi Kiteman2186,

My name is Tapan. I am from Dell Social Media Team.

You would need to press F8 key for access the boot menu. You can follow be;ow mentioned steps and you would be able to boot to advanced options boot menu.

1. Restart the computer.
2. 2. Tap the < F8 > key on the keyboard at intervals of 2 to 3 seconds at the Dell logo until you see the Windows Advanced Options Menu on the screen.
3. 3. Select Safe Mode from the menu using the arrow keys on the keyboard and then press the <Enter> key.
4. 4. Select Administrator at the log in screen.

Let me know of the findings. Glad to be of assistance.

Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder

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So I am here trying to downgrade my Windows 8 laptop to Windows 7. (It is an ASUS X55U by the way)

Everytime I go to advanced startup settings it doesnt show the troubleshoot option, only the Continue and Turn Off Your PC options. It's frustrating me I've tried everything and the option won't appear.

Anyone know what's wrong?

A:*HELP!* Windows 8 Boot Menu not showing?

Is this any help?

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Hola, so I recently downloaded the W8 consumer preview, formatted, installed it, then installed w7 on a separate partition. Anyways, when I boot up I get the old, unappealing cold war era windows 7 boot menu. I'm just wondering if there is a way I could enable the new boot menu as I'm on a touch screen and would like to boot it up without having to go get my keyboard.


A:Windows 8 new boot menu not showing

The problem is that Windows 7 installation replaced part or the whole boot environment.
Microsoft recommends installing older Windows versions first to avoid boot problems.

However problem can be solved:

Download and install Visual BCD Editor - Windows 7/Vista. The tool comes with "Dual boot Repair" utility.
Run it. Click "Automatic Repair" and confirm. This will place the Windows 8 boot environment in control and set Windows 8 as default boot entry. The new graphic boot-menu should be there after reboot.

Only latest version of the product recognizes Windows 8. (Earlier versions recognize from XP till Window 7 !)
You will be not very interested in switching from new graphic style boot menu to old text style but this can be done by adding and deleting an element to {bootmgr} object in BCD.
If element "DisplayBootMenu" is present and set to true => old text style.
Element "DisplayBootMenu" not present => new graphic style.

Hope this helps.

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I have recently instaled windows 7 professional 32bit and 64bit versions on same laptop.

to my surprise the boot menu does not display, though its present.

boot options have it on a 10 second delay so i get a 10 sec blank screen.

in that time if i hit <Enter> I get the 32 bit version

if i hit <DOWN ARROW> and <Enter> I get the 64 bit version.

As you can see it works perfectly, but does not display anything.

I suspect its a resolution issue.
both versions of windows 7 work perfectly.

Any hints on this subject?

A:boot menu present but not showing

I would suggest posting in the appropriate forum: http://www.sevenforums.com/#seven-forums

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I have a computer at work that an employee is no longer using, however, she left and we cant get the password to unlock the computer. I ordered the USB recovery and followed the instructions, however, the USB does not show up in the BOOT MENU under the UEFI. How do I fix this?

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My computer and my dad's computer are both set like the above. Yet his computer is showing the boot menu when starting up, which only has Windows 7 on it. I used Easy BCD to rewrite the MBR, but that didn't make a difference. My computer doesn't show any boot menu.
In addition to this issue, before the boot menu comes up, he gets a black screen with a DOS cursor blinking in the upper left corner. This screen will only go away if a key is pressed. So far I've seen that Shift and Space work. Letters didn't, odd, right?
Anyway, yet still, another addition to this mystery, is when going to an Explorer window, say Computer for example, the address bar goes wonky. I've seen this on my grandma's computer before and it was caused by sticky keys. This keyboard is new though, so it doesn't have sticky keys yet. Pushing Shift also stops this from happening.

Does anyone here have any ideas to what's caused these issues? I suspect they aren't linked to each other, but I'm not sure.

A:Boot menu showing when it shouldn't

There should be a "quick boot option" in the bios... Make sure this option is enabled

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My Dell Inspiron 17r – 5721 laptop on boot up will only get as far as the boot up menu page and will not load windows. I have tried doing few thing and different ways to boot with no luck I even tried a DVD that is a rescue disc. Hoping somewhere out there someone will have an easy fix for this problem.Thank you

A:Stops booting at the boot menu

Please describe the different ways to boot you have tried so far.  What sort of DVD rescue disk did you try using, and what options on it did you try?
Are you able to boot into Windows Safe Mode?
To enter Windows 7 Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC.  Just before the Windows 7 splash screen appears, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Option.
Choose Safe Mode.

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Hello Friends..

I recently re-installed windows 7 in my D drive. earlier it was also installed there ,but due to some errors I had to do it. when i was installing , during setup it was showing drive C as primary, i formatted the whole drive d and re-installed the windows 7 32 bit.
i must also mention here that after the installation completed and I log on to windows 7 it changed the drive letter from d to c and and the other one which was showing c in setup menu had no drive letter. i had to go to the disk management to assign it a letter

Now i m getting a OS choice menu, giving me two options one is windows 7 and the other earlier version of windows. and when i select the earlier verison , nothing comes up, just a black screen. and windows 7 runs just fine..

i donot have a second os that is for sure. and I also checked in msconfig's "Boot" menu(as stated in other posts). There too i have only one windows showing up i.e. Windows 7.

Please help me to get rid of this problem....
i can provide any screenshots if you need it for solving.

A:Boot Choice Menu Showing two windows, when having just one

Hello bhavleen singh, welcome to Seven Forums!

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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We recently purchsed some of the EliteDesk 800 G2s and are having a terrible time getting them to see certain usb flash drives to boot off them. I have some PNY Turbo 3.0 drives that boot fine. I needed more, so I got some Kingston DataTraveler 100s and they wouldn't boot. Did some research and saw others were having a terrible time using them with UEFI BIOSes, so we ordered up more PNY Turbo 3.0 drives and now these new ones aren't seen, just like the Kingstons. Try the "old" PNY's and they boot.  I use RUFUS to make the bootable flash with an ISO of the HP restore disc. Did the same process on both and only the old one was listed in the Boot Menu. Has anyone else seen this? Does HP have a tool for these machines to make boot discs? They don't have optical drives so I can't run media creation software, which ironically, these come with the version that only writes to optical discs. Why would they not put the one that does USB media? Anyways, there has to be something out there that will help me make the USB drives show up and boot. This is beyond aggrivating.

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Hi Guys,
I have a Dell Precision 690 Workstation.  I want to reinstall Windows 7 but the CD ROM does not appear in the Boot Menu.  The drive is visible from within Windows, so I'm at a lose as to why it's not listed as a boot device.  Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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Last year I purchased a XPS 13 and was pretty happy with it until the mini Displayport stopped working and I had to send the device to Dell two weeks ago. Unfortunately they reset my laptop and Windows 8 was the operating system again (I upgraded to Windows 10).
Then I tried to use my system image, which I created before sending the laptop in. This did not work because of Windows 8 instead of Windows 10. I read in some help forums and one person recommended to restart the laptop by using a USB as recovery disk, which I did. I made the recovery disk and entered the BIOS/UEFI and changed the boot order to USB first.
Now I cannot reset my laptop with the USB recovery disk, since the laptop then tells me:
"Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
I also cannot change back to the original boot sequence since the HDD is missing in the options. When I enable legacy mode, there is no HDD. When I take out the USB recovery disk, I automatically get to a black screen which says:
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility, F5 for system check. I did the system check and it found no error."

Can anybody please help me with this?

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OK. My computer multi-boots to Windows 7 & 8 right now. 8 is on an SSD.

I am thinking about adding another HDD, moving 8 to the new HDD, and installing Windows 10 [Technical Preview] onto the SSD. If I disconnect the drives with 7 & 8 during the install, then add them to the boot menu after, can I make the computer boot to the HDD with 8, have that boot menu default to 8, with 7 & 10 as options, and if I make the computer boot off the SSD default to 10 with 7 & 8 as options?

A:Boot Menu & Multi-Harddrive booting

I am assuming that you have W7 & 8 installed using MBR style and they are both running 64 bit.
With Windows 8 running. Open Admin command prompt and type: bcdedit /export BCDbackup to save your current BCD. copy BCDbackup to somewhere safe.With the HD connected. Download Macrium Rescue disk from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB stick. then boot up your PC with it.On the first screen. Select Backup tab, select the SSD as source, click "Clone This disk", click next, select the HD as destination disk. Make sure you select the correct one.Shutdown. Disconnect the SSD and connect the HD to the cable that was connected to the SSD. set the boot priority to the HD in BIOS then reboot.If everything boot up as expected. Shutdown and connect the SSDBoot up Windows 10 TP installation media then select the SSD to install Windows 10
NOTE: delete all partitions from the SSD then click next.

Hope this helps.

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A couple of weeks ago I got infected by a virus (Bagle?) which wiped out my security software and made my system boot much more slowly. The delay is basically much earlier in the boot process than most of the "Guide to why your pc is slow booting"-type advice. As soon as the BIOS has finished its display telling me it has found my drives it then just sits there for 2 or 3 minutes before the usual Boot Menu shows up (with its normal 30sec countdown), after which everything is normal. It used to be just 2 or 3 seconds rather than minutes.

Now I had help from another forum to remove the malware and am told my system is now clean. When informed of the remaining delay problem the helper basically said it was now out of his specialty and he referred me here so I am asking you guys for help please.

Further info - Some of my security apps had to be re-installed as they had been corrupted. Since then I have tried booting to the Recovery Console and tried FIXMBR and FIXBOOT but they made no difference. I have also tried AVG AntiRootkit which found nothing.
It is quite possible that the problem could be unrelated to the viral attack.

My system is a Dual Core system, 1024Mb RAM and over 100GB disk space free. Running WinXP Pro SP2. All updates applied.

A:Slow Booting Prior To Boot Menu

Without a specific problem to approach, I'd have to suggest using SFC.EXE /SCANNOW or a repair install of Windows (uninstall IE7 first).

It all depends on what's causing the slowdown - and there's no telling what that is without extended diagnostics. For starters you can look in your Event Viewer for errors - and can use the Microsoft BootVis tool (although it's use isn't supported in XP) to figure out what's causing the delay.

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Hi. I have a Lenovo P50 that after doing recent Windows 10 updates, it now is not booting properly. When it boots, it brings me to a boot menu that is completely empty. It does not detect the hard drives, any external usb/hard drives, external DVD, etc. from the boot menu. If I run a diagnostics, that detects the drives for example, and all results come back fine.  If I try to go in to the BIOS and edit anything in the boot order, that too shows nothing. Also, the network boot option shows nothing.  I cannot figure out why there are no boot options appearing and why I also cannot even boot of a USB if I wanted to. 

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Hi to everyone, I have a B590 laptop, which is 3 years old. It has been working fine until this morning when I tried to turn the computer on. I don't get to the point where I could type in my user name and the password. Instead I get the Boot/Application Menu. I tried to turn off and then turn it back on but nothing changed. I selected different options in the Boot Menu but also nothing works. What can be done? Thanks for your input and help. Under Boot Menu:Windows Boot ManagerATAPI CD1: PLDS DVD-RW DS8A9SHATA HDDO: WDC WD3200LPCX-24C6HT0PCI LAN      LAN (54EE75000A03) - IPv4      LAN (54EE75000A03) - IPv6 Under Application MenuSetupDiagnostic Splash ScreenLenovo Diagnostics

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When i started up my laptop(g480 on win7) after loading the Lenovo logo, this boot menu/app menu appeared. (I dont know the reason why this boot menu showed up)i tried pressing esc for exit but it didnt work. seems like my keyboard isnt working. Please help me to get through this menu and to stop it from showing up next time i open my laptop. Thanks.
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:G480 - How to get out of the boot menu/app menu that pops up after opening my laptop? The keys arent...

hi shouu,
Welcome to the Forums.
It's likely that the boot priority has been changed in the BIOS causing the Boot Menu to show up everytime the unit is turned ON / restarted.
Things that you can try:
1. Boot into the BIOS by continuously tappnig F2 on startup (before the Lenovo logo shows up) or by pressing the OneKey Recoveyr button.
   - Sample image
2. Once In the BIOS navigate to the Startup tab > Boot Priority Order and ensure that the Boot Menu is at the very bottom or at the exclude list.
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When finished, hit F10 to save and exit and observe.
Let me know if this works for you.

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Hi, as I said in the title my Lenovo L540 laptop is stuck in an infinite boot menu/app menu after it says media test failure. Can anyone offer a solution?  

A:L540 stuck in boot menu/app menu (media test failure)

For reference I've attached the error message below.

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please help me to get out of the boot menu/ app menu options in windows 7. i just want to take the data and after that reinstall the OS again. so i dont wanna lose the data. lots of the data inside that laptop
Mod's Edit:  this post was moved to its own thread in the proper forum

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My pc switches on but doesn't boot. I normally just get a black screen with a flashing underscore in top left corner. I can get into the start up menu and then the boot menu and boot the pc that way. I have on the odd occasion received an error message, something about the keyboard, i cant remember exactly its been a while since i seen that message. I know nothing about taking a pc apart and testing hardware, so im hoping its a software issue. Any ideas?

A:Does not boot unless i use the startup menu.

Managed to reproduce the keyboard error, and that is literally all it says.. 'Keyboard error'

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Hi, I'm pretty smart for a woman, but not when it comes to pcs. Can anyone tell me how I can get to the window to uncheck programs, that I know are just junk, like weather desktop, jukebox, etc., that I don't want to load at startup. This thing takes forever to load everything.
I have windows xp sp3.
Thanks for any help.

A:Startup menu for boot up

Hello Joaniet02

I?ll suggest you use msconfig to stop them.

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So when I turn on my lenovo u410 laptop I get this menu box up as seen below in a black background. I've played around with the menu and I get nothing. This has been happening for the past few days and usually it manages to get past this and start up normally. However today is the day it's decided to stay put and I have no idea what to do. This is very frustrating as I only bought the laptop less then 2 months ago. Please help!     It's windows 8 btw   

A:lenovo u410 won't work. Boot menu/App menu pops up

Hi N_A,
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
I?d like to guide you in a way to try to set the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) inside the BIOS to be the first priority booting order so we will try to return the BIOS to factory default settings:
Step1: Please turn off the machine and then at the left side you can see the NOVO button which is the button with the curve arrow
Step2: Press on the NOVO button and then you will get option press on BIOS Setup
Step3: Please press on FN+F9 together and then press Enter on Yes option and then FN+F10 to save and exit and then press Enter
Hope the information helps. Let us know.

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this is what it looks like! please help me I am in trouble. I tried looking at other people's questions about this but none of the answers seem to help me and it always redirects me back to this same screen.please tell me what to do!

A:Lenovo g580 opens at boot menu/app menu screen help!!

and it won't let me exit either!

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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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I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hi there
Please can someone help me fix the above issue.. I'm stuck in a Lenovo Flex Zone (!) - aka the screen is stuck on the below menu:
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 The harddrive was replaced a few months ago after a similar issue occurred - hoping someone can save this one's soul....  many thanks in advance...

A:Lenovo flex 14 stuck on Boot Menu / App Menu

HiWhat do you mean by stuck? What happens when you press Enter key on that menu?

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios4)tried ipdate BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before  with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!please anybody help me with this particular issue....i have already complanied about this problem to lenovo but they were saying it's keyboard it is soo silly they don't know what they were talking!!! my keyboard is working perfectly i can able to use ENter key,and all other keys in windows operating system!!!even i tried with external keybord still i can't access BIOS!!!!  Ser... Read more

A:can't access UEFI BIOS menu and BOOT menu on my le...

hi sivasandeep99,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
If you have tried FN+F2 when boot?
Or holding down Shift and clicking restart?
If those steps did not work either,  You might need to contact Lenovo Technical Support and have the system shipped to Repair Facility for BIOS Reflash.
Found this article but it is for the same model that has same issue like yours.
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Hey guys, do you know how would I prevent the startup menu from showing up everytime I turn on my laptop?Thanks

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Hello, i'm using a Gateway Windows 8 64 Bit.

I know how to access the boot menu using the advanced troubleshooting option inside the computer. But, what if Windows 8 becomes unbootable and I cannot log into the machine? There is no boot menu option like Windows 7.

I have heard if Windows will not boot, it will display the advanced options automatically. Is this true?

Also, if I power down my system while it is booting up will I be able to access the boot menu on next startup?

A:A way to access boot menu on startup?

Hello Windows8Home,

If Windows will not boot, it will usually display the recovery options screen, but there's no guarantee either.

You don't want to hard shut down the computer during startup if you could help it, since that could corrupt Windows.

Option Four and on in the tutorial below are some good options to boot to the startup options menu if you like.

Startup Options Menu - Boot to in Windows 8

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I have my Windows 2K and Windows 98 PC running fine. It brings up a startup option and I select the option that I want.

My problem is that the software that I am running needs to run from the Windows 98 start menu option number - 5. command prompt. At present when I want to run the software I need to firstly choose the Windows 98 option from the menu and then try to hit F8 really quickly so that I can run the command prompt.

Is there any option that I can write in the boot.ini that will force the Windows 98 Boot Partition to show me the startup menu instead of having to hit F8 really quickly.


A:dual boot 2K/98 - how do I get it to run the startup menu automatically.

Post your boot.ini file. If you are multibooting it should come up automatically unless the timeout= option has been removed.

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For the past month or so, my work PC hasn't been loading everything that it's supposed to on bootup. It usually requires restarting to get it to load everything. Initially, it was maybe a few times a week, but its' been getting worse now - with every bootup in the morning and sometimes takes a few reboots.

I'm not sure if this post belings in this area or the malware area. I am not getting any hits when sweeping for viruses or spyware and I defragged the HDD last week. I use Spysweeper and NOD32.

Any thought would be appreciated!


A:WinXP Pro Not loading everything in Startup menu on Boot

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Hello guysI had both Windows XP and Windows 7 installed on my computer until a few days ago. Then, I uninstalled the Windows 7 OS, and kept only XP. I've formatted the Windows 7 partition, but when I start the system, it still shows Windows 7 in the menu, and I can still select it. It doesn't work, obviously, but it's pretty annoying.Any idea how do I remove it from the boot menu?Thanks guysMaddieHello Guys, I had the same problem and tried what you guys suggested. But the boot.ini file only has a line for the operating system I'm using. I checked the hidden files in all other partitions but I already formatted all partitions and there is no other boot.ini files anywhere. I don't know what else could be wrong. Any ideas?Thanks Raaney

A:Removing Dual Boot From Startup Menu

FWIW: The boot.ini file for XP...is overridden by the Windows 7 file, normally. The basic assumption is that XP was installed before Win 7 and the XP boot.ini file is incapable of recognizing the Win 7 install because it's newer than XP.Sooo...modifying the boot.ini file of an XP install...won't solve the problem, IMO. In fact, that boot.ini file won't even boot XP...it is the Win 7 files which now boot the XP install...and which reflect the Win 7 install that you removed.If it were me...I would simply use EasyBCD to modify the recognized boot files...or simply do a repair install of XP, which will break the Win 7 bootloader and reestablish boot.ini properly.EasyBCDI dual-boot both and have done the repair install of XP when I tired of Win 7...and I've also used EasyBCD (installed in XP) to correct a boot problem with XP after I had removed my Win 7 partition.Louis

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Serial Number 5CD6107NZM  Product Number T1D62EA#ABU i am a little disappointed in boot up time which takes about 25 seconds. The main delay seems to be the time taken before the HP logo appears. It takes about 5 or 6 seconds before a message 'press esc key to enter startup menu' appears and then another few seconds before the HP logo. After that it is very quick.Is there any way to boot straight to the HP logo?Prior to buying this notebook I did buy one from Microsoft Store (decided to change because of larger SSD hard drive) and that notebook booted up in 1.1 seconds. I think it was called a Signature Edition of the Spectre x360 and apparently contained no bloatware although I'm not sure if that affected the boot time. 

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I plan to have two installations of windows 7, on each harddrive. I don't want a dual boot setup in the traditional sense, where Windows adds it to startup options, and the boot files are all placed on one drive, if that makes sense.

What I am after are two totally independant systems that are not aware of each other, by installing one first, then unplugging that drive, then installing the other.

The only way to boot these is via F12 boot menu, where you would select to boot from a drive, usb, or cd.

My question is, would it be possible to set in BIOS options, to always display this F12 boot menu on startup, rather than having to quickly time hitting the F12 key?

I guess this is dependant on the motherboard bios itself (Gigabyte Z87) but I have no idea what this option would be called or if it exists.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:How to display Bios boot menu on startup?

Not possible as far as I know. I have not seen any option in the BIOS to do that. The best you can do is set the drive with the OS you use most often as the first boot device. Then use F12 to switch to the other drive when need be.

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I have window xp SP2 on my asus A8jn on two partions C and D. I have my backup data on the D partition. But i decided to install window 7 ultimate x32 on the C, then on a restart i get a "BOOTMGR not found", boot manager corrupt error message. When i restart again it just load the partition with the window 7 straight without without displaying option to select the other partition.

The question is what is wrong with the boot manager, i want to be able to see and load any partion drive. I want to keep my data on the drive with xp.

I will really appreciate any useful information on how to have window xp and window on my system without any issue with booting

A:Boot menu not displaying during startup with window 7

Quote: Originally Posted by dayo4me

I have window xp SP2 on my asus A8jn on two partions C and D. I have my backup data on the D partition. But i decided to install window 7 ultimate x32 on the C, then on a restart i get a "BOOTMGR not found", boot manager corrupt error message. When i restart again it just load the partition with the window 7 straight without without displaying option to select the other partition.

The question is what is wrong with the boot manager, i want to be able to see and load any partion drive. I want to keep my data on the drive with xp.

I will really appreciate any useful information on how to have window xp and window on my system without any issue with booting

Hi dayo4me, welcome to the forums try this Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I had xp_sp2 in two differents partitions. but saddly one crashed due to virus. Now I reinstalled in that partition again the same OS but I can not see at the startup the other OS. It actually starts directly in the new installed OS without let me choose between the two operating systems.

I already tried (in the new inst.OS) going to system advanced sitem startup, but in the choices as system default it does not give the second option.

I don;t know what to do ....

Thanks in advance!! diego

A:[SOLVED] I cannot see the multi boot menu at startup

have you tried to edit the boot.ini file? i had the same problem before and i edited the boot.ini to see the other Windows partition. see this MS page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

sample of boot.ini:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

here's an instruction from ThorXP in using BOOTCFG in Recovery Console:

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