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msconfig boot option problem please help

Q: msconfig boot option problem please help

Hello everyone, I have just recently went to msconfig, went to boot option tab then clicked on advanced tab, and it was showing 8 cores for start up, I changed it to 4, restarted my computer, and now it only shows 4, not 8 how do I get the 8 back? hopefully someone has an answer for me

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A: msconfig boot option problem please help

hi StaceyMorgan, and welcome to sevenforums,

i'm not sure why you changed it in the first place - were you getting problems before?

just untick the box, and all should be ok.

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Hi really hope someone can guide me a little.

I posted a thread in the video forum entitled "Brain Usage 0%.....please save me. " and was hoping maybe i could get someones attention here to help too.

I dont know if or how to bring that thread here so if you have the time it would be most appreciated if you could take a look over it for me.

Thank you for reading this post.



A:msconfig........BOOT.INI problem

Would have been helpful to provide a link to the thread.

If you want a thread moved, asked a moderator.
Click on the Triangle in the lower left corner of your first post and asked for it to be moved to another forum.

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Recently my computer has been very slow in logging in and shutting down. Also my computer has been freezing for atleast 20 seconds or more until I have to just shut it down. I also found last night that my Malawarebytes scanner found this "Rogue Installer" which I deleted. My computer is still running slow to shutdown so I'm not sure if this program is still in. Actually, for a few months I had been having some trouble(intrusions) with some type of virus.

Today, I wanted to try to clean the computer on Safe mode. I tried numerous of times by clicking fast or holding down the f8 key for safemode but nothing happens.

My second option was mscongfig box but I found there was no "BOOT. INI" option. I'm not sure if there is a way to restore this option? If not, is there an easier option to generate safemode? Thanks

A:No "BOOT INI." Option in "msconfig" for Safemode

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Hello there,

Ever been in the situation where your PC is taking too long to start up because you have too much software running at startup or on the system tray??

Well here's the answer - MSConfig

Go to Start>Run and type "msconfig" - without the quotation marks

When it appears, it should look like this

Then you go to the "Startup" tab

You can then scroll down the list of tick-boxes and uncheck any software which you do not want or need to run on system startup. When finished, you click "Apply" Then "OK"

Then this dialog box will appear.

Then you select "Restart"

Then when your system has restarted, another dialog box will appear saying that the system cnfig utility is running then you just tick the box which says something like "Do not launch the system configuration utility or show the message on system startup again" and click OK then, VOILA!..you're done, much faster system startup.

A:MSConfig - The Easy and trouble-free startup option.

Whilst unchecking some programs at startup can speed up your machine, unchecking the wrong ones can cause problems and it is not always obvious what some of these programs do.
For a comprehensive guide to speeding up your machine read this article.

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I had W7 7057 & XP running Fine, Dual Boot was working fine
On The Same Disk but different partition:

c: / W7 7057
d: / XP

To install the W7 RC 7100 i've formatted the c: partition and installed on it.
No problems at all during installation. W7 RC is running Fine.

XP is lost, so i've tried to add it to the boot options using EasyBCD 1.7.2, FAILED. Then running as ADMINISTRATOR bcedit.exe:
i've done this:

Heres my boot "overview" takem from EasyBCD

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=D:

bcdedit /set {ntldr} path \ntldr

bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlast
When i restart the Boot options appears Windows 7 and Windows Xp

But when i choose the XP option and Hit the enter key, the system immediately restarts.

Entry #1

Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2

Name: Windows Xp
BCD ID: {ntldr}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr

Entry #3

Name: Win XP PRO
BCD ID: {feeb7bd1-3bcc-11de-86d6-d8002af62693}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \ntldr

Any suggestions about how to fix my boot and recover my XP?


A:Boot screen Problem: The XP option restarts the PC

Can you post a screenshot of bcdedit, and Disk Management?

Like these:

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

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

Best to clean the HD drive.

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

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no csm option after disabling secure boot and setting up supervisor password. asus e402na. bios version american megatrends 306.

I need your help because no csm option only fast boot on boot tab.

A:bios problem no csm option after disabling secure boot

also i would like to downgrade windows 10 to windows 7 but the installer is stucked up on windows logo. maybe if the csm option will appear then i could clean install windows 7.

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I tryed to install windows xp proffesional and then changed my mind when it said there is some problem...I have xp home edition..
After that I got two options to chose at the reboot..xp professional setup or xp home..I then deleted the last line at the startup boot options in boot editor - this line was for the xp proffesional setup...

But now the problem is that I still have two options
first is xp home edition and the second is windows default, so I still have the same problem.,
I must choose at every startup xp home manualy, because windows default is not ok..
What can I do so xp home will start normaly like before?
Thank you for your time and help.

[Boot Loader]
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

A:Solved: problem with windows default boot option

[Boot Loader]
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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I've started to have a problem when booting up my PC, when I power on it takes 5-10 attempts before it will boot successfully. Usually I get a small clicking noise from the base unit and the screen doesn't turn on. I have to hold the power key to turn off power and try again. Sometimes the system speaker makes 3 long beeps, about half a second each beep and just sticks at the screen that says "Compaq" in red letters with the <F9> Boot options etc at the bootom. I have had an error message which I hope will help. It reads:

110 - Out of memory space for option ROMs.
Option ROM for following device was unable to run due to memory constraints.
bus/dev/fcn: 05h/08h/00h

The problem started after I got the blue screen of death a couple of times, I had just installed AVG proffessional. I tried to start Nero to burn a disc and got the blue screen. I restarted, tried Nero again and got the blue screen. So I did a system restore to before i installed AVG and nero worked fine. I didn't give it much thought but a couple of days after that when i rebooted my PC for the first time is when this problem started. Don'ty know if that helps... Please tell me what additional info you need to diagnose the problem.

Thanks in advance of your assistance

A:Boot up problem - out of memory space for option ROMs

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1720 with Windows Vista I am trying to do a factory image but the repair your computer is missing from the F8 advanced boot options menu.
Can anyone tell me how to get this back on the list Thanks in advance

A:advanced boot option menu missing option

if your just trying to do a "factory reset" try powering on then press the ctrl key and the f11 key at the same time (at the dell logo), should get you a pc restore screen, follow the instructions...good luckps, if you have a manual, the key configuration may be different...

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Hi guys
in my desktop I have two hard disks ( disk 0 and disk 1 ) . Disk 1 is a clone of disk 0 created by Macrium Reflect
Disk 0 : ( C: ) windows 10 pro , upgrade from windows 7 , ( E: ) windows 8.1 pro , ( G: ) Storage partition
Disk 1 : clone of disk 0
problem description : I see in msconfig / boot a wrong listing
windows 10 ( C:\WINDOWS) : Current OS ; Default OS
windows 8.1 pro ( H:\WINDOWS ) instead of ( E:\WINDOWS )
nevertheless the dual booting works fine as well as the shift between the disks via BIOS.
The question is , could I fix the situation using the EasyBCD of Neosmart Technologies to edit the bootloader ?
I see can change drive letter H: to E: and save the change , am I right or wrong ?
or any other way
any help appreciated , thanks .

A:wrong drive letter in msconfig / boot in dual boot system

from Admin command, type: bcdboot E:\Windows
From msconfig, delete the entry pointing to H:

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I wanted to brag about how much I know about computers since i've built numerous ones and repaired everything I messed up.  But, now having a big senior moment and cannot for the life of me know what to select when rebooting acer aspire az3101.  The monitor wouldn't light, so I took the computer apart, made sure no dust was in the way, the fans work..and everything was in it's place.  So, plugged it in and got it to start but only get as far as select proper boot device and press key.  Yeah, I know  I know..I didn't make a boot disk.  Been beating myself up with wet noodle so now what's next?  Feathers

A:only option on F12 is to select boot option or use...

HDD is connected?if so, at F12 can you choose it as boot device?was the PC booting from that HDD?

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Vista Wont Boot after changing MAX Mem in msconfig/boot/advancedoptions

A:Vista Wont Boot after changing MAX Mem in msconfig/boot/advancedoptions

Its saved in a file called boot.ini so if you can get a command promot you can edit that file.
i know this works with NT, XP ..etc worth a shot with Vista

Boot with Vista CD.
# Insert the Windows CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer.
# When you receive the &#8220;Press any key to boot from CD&#8221; message, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM.
# When you receive the &#8220;Welcome to Setup&#8221; message, press R to start the Recovery Console.
# When you are prompted, type the administrator password, and then press ENTER.
# At the command prompt, type bootcfg /list, and then press ENTER. The entries in your current Boot.ini file appear on the screen.
# At the command prompt, type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
Also if you get access in DOS and are able to edit boot.ini you need to change:

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I have a HP Pavilion notebook. A bit older I think. It had built in windows Vista Home Premium. Somehow my hard disk crashed and I bought a new one. I installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and updated to service pack 1. I made a system image using windows default recovery console. Everything was fine. But today I needed to restore my computer to a previous restore point. Every time I press F8 to get to the advanced boot option I see everything is okay except the "repair your computer" option. Somehow the "repair your computer" option disappeared. I tried ctrl+F11 button and the F11 button too. F11 button worked for my previous vista home premium but for Win-7 it's the F8 key. Can anyone help me with this please? How may I get the "repair your computer" option back? Is there any way to edit advanced to boot option to get that option back? I would be needing it in case of system image recovery. Please I don't want to reinstall the O/S once again. Please somebody help me.

A:Advanced boot option doesn't show the option "repair your computer"!

On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
The option does appear on my ACER PC.

You can access this option by booting from a System Repair CD/DVD. A system repair CD is a must have.

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

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

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

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Hello everyone, going to update the drivers for your video card, I wanted to get into Safe Mode to clean, but entering msconfig. the tab "Startup Options" not responding? That is all the other entering it I can tick all the various options, while in boot options going to check "Start in Safe Mode" it is as if the mouse does not work, I can not check or click anything as if the program were to crack .. Also pressing F8 at startup and entering the safe mode, if restart the pc it does not return in safe mode, but return to normal mode without me doing anything?? I scanned to see if I virus but that's okay, and also file verified "sfc scannow" is ok. From what can be the problem? Thanks

A:Msconfig "startup option" disabled??

When you go into safe mode, no external drivers are loaded. Are you sure your mouse is in a USB 2.0 port and not a USB 3.0 port? Usb 3.0 requires the drivers to be loaded. But, when you restart, it should boot into normal mode. It will only boot into safe mode if you press the F8 key and tell it to. I hope that helps, if I understand your problem correctly.

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I have changed the System Configuration-"General-startup" selection to be "selective startup" and checked "Load System service" and "use original boot configuration". Then in the "service" section I checked "Hide all Microsoft services" and then clicked "Disable all" , then click "ok". These are all the changes I have done.

Now I am not able to enter Windows and even the safety mode (blue screen pomp up), When I try to use System Restore, there are restored time but i am unable to check the C disk box and thus cannot hit "next".
I am able to enter PE mode now, is there any way (or use command prmpt) to undo my change in msconfig?

A:can't boot after changing MSconfig.exe startup (clean boot)

I was trying to do a "clean boot" by changing these configurations, according to an online tutorial

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I pulled a newbie error and forgot the command to get me out of this issue, so here it goes...

I was hit with spyware and hijacking and it was eatin up RAM, so I decided to boot into safe mode using the MSCONFIG console. Went to the BOOT.INI tab and checked the "Minimum Boot(Alt. Shell) option. <Newbieisms>

So now it boots up to Safe mode and within the Administrator profile, I get the command prompt <cmd.exe> and I dont know the command to use to reboot back into "Normal mode" not Safe mode.

Keep in mind, I CANNOT access the run prompt, explorer, the Start bar, msconfig<to uncheck it>, or any thing !!! Dooh!!

Can any one help or point in the right direction on this one??

Thanks again,
Harcore Baller

A:Msconfig,Boot.INI, minimum boot alt shell issue.

Just a thought - can you hit F8 while starting to get a startup list, then choose normal boot?

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Please forgive--I only have cell access:

Win 10 build 1607 w/last week's update
Toshiba Satellite laptop A665
BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore Tiano Setup ver. 2.30

Trying to solve problem, in MSCONFIG> boot tab > advanced settings > I unchecked # of processors to use at boot.

Now can't boot Windows. No bios setting for # of processors. On boot up, get error

bad system config info

System then goes to "blue screen" options. Tried everything in Advanced options -- System Restore 3x using 3 different restore points - error code 0x800700b7

Startup Repair no-go

Startup Settings - will not boot into any Safe Mode

Do not have System Image, any system/OS disc or any recovery disc or USB drive and no backup available (literally in another state).

I don't think System Reset (reinstall w/saving programs and data) will work or should be necessary, partly because already can't boot to Safe Mode w/networking.

I CAN ACCESS Command Prompt and can see all of HDD and files.

bootcfg gives ERROR: Cannot open boot.ini file. (I cannot locate--not used in Win10?)

Don't understand how to use bcdboot, don't want to make things worse.

One Web comment said to change msconfig settings in Registry Editor but no "msconfig" key.

Another said use bcdedit but not entirely clear instructions :

>bcdedit /deletevalue [identifier] truncatememory

but I'm not confident in trying that. [identifier] would be either GUID, default or cu... Read more

A:Can't Boot After Unchecked # of Boot Processors in MSCONFIG

FIRST: NEVER DO WHAT I DID! Do not mess with the processors on boot setting EVER.

MS 2nd level tech said bcdedit would not work.


Did Reset, saved data but could not save programs. All works great.

Downside: just need to download software, install and adjust all system and program settings.

Upside: got rid of all clutter in one move--PC now fast again!

Hope this helps somebody.

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my boot tab disappeared.
I ran Fixboot and fixMBR still nothing.
Please help.

A:Boot Tab not in MSconfig

Boot.ini tab is missing in MSCONFIG ?

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I am trying to start my computer in safe mode through msconfig (because pressing F8 at startup doesn't seem to work) although I am missing the BOOT.INI tab. How do I get the tab to appear?

A:No BOOT.INI tab in msconfig

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I previously used MSConfig and selected the Boot tab "Advanced Options" to change the number of cores allocated to Windows, now I cannot open the Advanced Options at all. The selection is not grayed out so it should be accessable. Basically nothing under the Boot tab can be modified, the other tabs seem to allow changes normally. Any clues to why the Boot tab features are locked?

A:MSConfig Boot tab does not allow changes

Hello mfstein, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help. By default, the Number of processors box should be unchecked.

Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

Hope this helps for now,

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Where's the Boot tab in msconfig gone?
I open msconfig and i can see only general, services, start-up and tools but no BOOT tab.
Does anyone know how to get it?

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My HP Laptop running Windows XP Media Center Edition will not boot.

I made a single change in MSconfig and since I did that and restarted it will not boot into windows in any mode including safe mode. Igt gets a blue screen with a lot of words on it that I can't read fast enough before it automatically restarts. I can get to the recovery console and the recover partition by pressing f10 during startup. I can also still access bios. Is there a way that I can undo what I did or access msconfig from the command prompt in the recovery console? I'm not really great with the DOS commands.

A:Msconfig changes and now I can't boot

Can you see if the following Advanced Boot Option Exists after hitting F8?

Disable automatic restart on system failure

The Disable automatic restart on system failure option stops Windows from restarting after a serious system failure, like a Blue Screen of Death.

If you can't disable automatic restart from within Windows because Windows won't fully start, this Advanced Boot Option suddenly become very useful.

In some early versions of Windows XP, the Disable automatic restart on system failure is not available on the Windows Advanced Options Menu. However, assuming you're not dealing with a Windows startup issue, you can do this from within Windows: How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure in Windows XP.

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

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

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

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,

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

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

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

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

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This has been driving me crazy. Recently I want to install Ubuntu to my YOGA computer. My BIOS version is 5NCN39WW. I made my bootable USB as the following setting. My USB is FAT-32 formatted.However, when I enter the BIOS, I found nothing in the boot sequence but the Samsung one. I was very confused. I already plug in my USB but why it did not showed up. I searched online and found some guys solving this problem by modifying OS Optimized Default or disable security boot. I have tried disable security boot, nothing happen. Also, I did not find any "OS Optimized Default" option. I don't know what to do now. I try to enter legacy boot mode to solve this problem, but this BIOS don't provide me a way to do legacy, which is pretty unbelievable if this is true. I will really appreciate it if you give me some advice. Thank you very much.

A:Unable to find USB boot option in boot sequence for YOGA 920-131KB

I think you need to set AHCI instead of intel rst premium to get legacy booting to work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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


A:Dual Boot issues, changing default boot option

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

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

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

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

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I recently upgraded my SSD from a 500 GB drive to a 1 TB drive. I cloned the drive with Arocnis True Image 2016. It seemed to work, but then it wouldn't boot up. I followed some instructions I found on another forum about how to repair the bcd (booting up using the Windows 10 USB stick and going into the command prompt and running several commands), and that worked. The computer now boots up. However, I have now noticed that there is no listing under the MSConfig boot tab. Also, I don't know if System Restore is working - under C:, it says (Missing). See attached screenshots. I am not sure what to do now. I need to boot into Safe Mode, but I can't select Safe Mode in MSConfig because there is nothing listed under the Boot tab. It seems likely that whatever I did at the command prompt has messed things up. Anyone have any idea how I would fix this?

A:No listing under MSConfig Boot tab / not sure what to do

Here's one more screenshot that might be helpful.
I notice that none of the drives are marked as active, and when I right click on them, the option to set a partition as active is greyed out.

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I always say, It takes one to know one! Well I use this forum and others as well as ask questions in my browser to Fix computer problems!! I wubi downloaded Ibex Linux OS. Vista didn't like the altered boot logger, so a blocked program warning appeared, next time I shut down and started back up, Darn, Vista came up real fast, so fast I could not even get to Bios!! So I brosed for a fix, and found how to go into msconfig a check a gui box in startup. This brings up my mainboard logo and a boot manager choice so I can get into Ibex Linux or Vista! I wupped this rascal this morning in two hours, I love to learn this stuff! Cheers!

A:Boot Mgr. check msconfig

I was fiddeling with the vista bootloader, grub and various setups as well not too long ago...

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I'm trying to boot into safemode but cannot get it to open. I've tried F8, F2, F12. Del takes me into the BIOS settings and there is nothing in there to boot into safemode. I went into msconfig and told it to boot into safemode and it booted into regular Windows after restarting. I went into msconfig again and it shows it should be booting into safemode. Any ideas why this is happening? It is an Asus board if that helps.

A:Cannot boot into Safemode, not even with msconfig

Try using Option Three here:
Using BCDEDIT Command in a Command Prompt

You should try to find out why you cannot boot into safe mode using the regular methods.

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When I start my computer, the boot manager comes up with two options that are the same. Windows 7 64 bit. When I open msconfig under boot it has two options and I cant delete one of them. Thanks for any help in advance

A:Two boot options in MSCONFIG

How about editing the BOOT.INI file?

Description of the BOOTCFG Command and Its Uses

Enter the Command Prompt (Safe Mode) and then enter bootcfg /default for the operating system entry to be automatically selected, then you shouldn't get the option of two operating systems.

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I was doing some registry tweaks (nothing related to MSCONFIG, just stuff from http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/37920...indows-better/ and now, my MSCONFIG boot tab looks like this. I cannot do a system restore, and I have run an SFC scan with no integrity violations. I have not rebooted my computer since finding the error.

A:MSCONFIG Blank Boot Tab

I would bite the bullet and reboot, you gotta do it sometime. Do you have a disk image saved somewhere ?

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Went into msconfig as admin and when I went to the boot tab, there was no Windows installation, and all the options did not function. Wanted to check on my processors settings in Advanced. Appreciate any assistance!

A:Inert Boot Tab in MSCONFIG

type winver in the start search box ... does a window pop up telling you the OS version that's licensed to you?

Also see this: MSCONFIG Boot tab disabled

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Hi guys,

For some reason or another when I launch MSCONFIG.exe in win7 and select the Boot tab nothing seems to function within that tab. I tried to tick several options in the tab but none of them work. The tab preferences remain static wherever I click. I would really apprecieate some help for fixing this problem.

Thanks in advance

A:MSCONFIG Boot tab disabled

I'm am not familiar with this behavior.
Though as I generally suggest when a core system feature doesn't seem to be working right you can run a secure file check.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
and see if that helps the issue, as a start.

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I have no entries in the Msconfig > Boot section. I started computer for the day and after logging in, it stopped apparently, with no waiting indication. I then looked in Msconfig. About five months ago I got this or a very similar problem after playing around with the system. Finally had to do full reinstall.
Also noted in that the 100mb system reserved area is now showing 100% Free? See next

Did complete AV/Malwarebytes/non resident Superantispyware/sfc /scannow and chkdsk in safe mode with network. Other than my AV/Malwarebytes/Secunia and my UPC app, everything else is turned off in Msconfig prior to issue as well as now. Hang up in startup has not returned in the last two days.
Appreciate any assistance.


A:No Entry in MSCONFIG > Boot

Hello Glenn,

If you have not already, you might see if running a startup repair at boot may be able to help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I was reading (in a closed thread about dual boot problems and solutions) that basically you can used msconfig and select 'boot' tab and then 'delete' the one you don't want--BUT...how do you delete the one you don't want--I cannot find an option to delete?
Here is a quote from that thread: "start>run,type msconfig,select boot tab select which one you do not want ,delete"
Thanks in advance

A:How to delete one xp installation in msconfig/boot tab

Maybe a screen shot of the msconfig boot tab would help us understand your problem. Also one of the Disk Management window. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot.

In your case do you have at least two entries and is the one you want to delete not the default and does not contain the master boot record?

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