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HP Pavilion can't get to boot menu

Q: HP Pavilion can't get to boot menu

I'm trying to boot my computer from a DVD, but I can't get to the boot menu or anything. The computer displays the HP logo and a message on the bottom saying to press ESC for startup menu. I try that, and nothing works. When the computer turns on, it has Windows 10 trying to recover itself, but this just leads to a blank screen. I also tried to press F10, but that didn't work either. What can I do to boot to the CD/DVD drive instead?

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Hi All, First, thanks in advance for bearing with my ineptitude and noobness when it comes to computers! Just got a new T480 - i5 vpro.  It came with 16gb ram and an M.2 256gb hard drive w/ Windows 10.  It booted up fine and I set up the computer no problem.  The laptop I had before this one was a T460 that was running fine with a Sata3 Samsung 860 EVO 1tb hard drive and Windows 10.  All my work and stuff is on that HD and I wanted to just simply transfer it over to the T480.  I took it out, ordered the SATA adapter cable for the T480, and when the adapter arrived, swapped HDs with no physical problem. The problem, however, was once I booted up the T480 with my old 1tb HD, it won't boot.  It keeps getting stuck on a Boot Menu/App Menu, Windows Boot Manager screen (see attached picture).  I tried continuing the booting process by selecting each of those options (windows boot manager, ATA HDD0, and PCI LAN) but each time, it ends up back at the same screen.  If I leave the computer on that screen, it will after a delay keep trying to boot and each time coming back to that screen.  The other picture is something else I will see pop up momentarily during the attempted boot process. I called Lenovo factory support but after speaking to two of the reps (I got disconnected while on hold with the first one), the conversatiosn didn't leave me with a very confident feeling abou... Read more

A:T480 stuck on Boot Menu/App Menu Windows Boot Manager screen

One possibility is that you you have a non UEFI setup on the SSD and secure boot is turned on.  In the BIOS, under security, turn off secure boot.  Under the startup tab, select both/legacy first.
 
Also, if you are running windows 7, it isn't supported on T480

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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 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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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.
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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.
 
Regards

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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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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)

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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.
 
Regards
 
Soha



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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.
 
Louis

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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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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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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.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_PH/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT075709
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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I currently have the lenovo x1 carbon 3rd generation, which I purchased last summer. Hours ago, I decided to restart my laptop, but it ended up getting stuck in the boot menu/app menu. I have tried pressing the esc button or doing the f9 f10 method in the BIOS menu, but nothing seems to work. Does anyone know how I can fix this? This really is wasting my time, as I have assignments due and finals coming up, and I am getting really frustrated. Thank you!

A:x1 carbon stuck in boot menu/app menu

This sounds like a damaged boot record or a bad SSD.  Do you have a good backup?
 
Does it ever start?  If so, run chrystal diskinfo (free)

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I've had my laptop for a little while now, and today my laptop suddenly crashed, and without me realising it crashed to a blue screen I turned my laptop off by holding down the power button.

Now every time I turn on the laptop I'm stuck on Boot Menu / App Menu, out of the four options that are there I can only press setup, but I have no idea what to do in setup that may help. I can't get on my laptop at all this way and it's very frustrating :/
 

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Hi all.  A few days ago the power ran down on my yoga to where it turned off while I was working.  I plugged in the power cord and powered the machine up again.  It only goes to this Boot Menu/App Menu screen.  I can get to the Startup Interrupt Menu by pressing enter.  From there I can enter the BIOS Utility, but am lost inside there.  There are 3 other options from the interrupt menu.  ESC = resume normal startup (takes me back to boot menu screen); F10= to diagnose hardward (ran full diganoses and everything passed); and F12=to choose a temporary startup device (takes me also back to boot menu).   The only thing that has changed on my computer is that I installed windows 10 last week.  It ran perfectly for 3 days, and only when the power ran down did this happen.  Would very much appreciate any guidance here.  Thanks! 

A:Thinkpad Yoga 2 Keeps going to Boot Menu/App Menu ...

When you run diagnostics, is the disk sensed?  If yes, it sounds like the disk was corrupted when it shut off

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Good day all. I'm using Lenovo thinkpad windows 7. The problem I was having with my system started from keyboard keys like 1,2,3,4,5,8,9 and 0 weren't working at all. I tried some reset relatiing to keyboard but I didn't get any positive result. Now it has escalated to the level of getting Boot Menu and Application Menu whenever I put on my laptop. I'm unable to acess my files,documents and make use of my system for anything again.Someone Please, help me out of this mess. Thanks.
 

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hi all
I have a 13Z940 laptop which was working fine until it freeze suddenly. Did Ctl/Alt/del and stuck on boot menu and app menu page. Can anyone help and advise what?s the problem and how to restart the laptop? Need to fix it asap to finish assignment ;(
Window xp
Thanks
 

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I bought a Pavilion 15-AB108AX somewhere in February. It came with Windows 10, and I dual-booted it with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.Recently, sometimes after turning on the laptop and selecting Windows 10 from the GRUB menu, the laptop simply turns off. Pressing the power button again turns it on and it functions normally again. It happens once in maybe 4-5 days or so. Any ideas on what could cause this and how to fix it?

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My laptop stop working one day and I found out it was the lead cable. So I bought a new one. But now I try to turn laptop on and get the message YOUR START MENU ISNT WORKING.I sign out more than two times and still getting the message. What else I could do to try to fix, pls?  Thanks











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A:Pavilion start menu isn't working

Hi, Try the following. Right click the Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) and click 'Yes' to the uac prompt. In the command prompt window, type powershell and hit enter. Copy the following, paste it in to the command prompt and then hit enter. Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"} When this has completed, type exit, hit enter, then type exit and hit enter once again. Restart the notebook. Regards, DP-K

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I got passed the administrator password part but now I'm on this black screen that says startup menu and the only options I can find are diagnostics and tests and information, how do I get to the normal page

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

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Hello, my notebook gets stuck in a boot loop I can only break by entering the Startup Menu pressing the ESC key. The boot loop constists in: the notebook starts (the power button goes ON and the Caps Lock led goes ON and then OFF), the screen goes white and then restarts. If I do nothing this procedure repeats infinitely. I can break this loop by hiting the ESC key while booting. Then the laptop screen starts making something strange (from black to some dashed white lines and back to black). If I connect an external monitor no signal goes there. If I disconnect the laptop screen and keep only the external monitor connected, the boot loop still extists, but when I hit the ESC key it enters the Startup Menu. I can see it on the external monitor, once there I can start Windows normally by pressing ENTER key. I tried everything I found: to perform a Hard Reset, to falsh the BIOS, to change the BIOS battery, to reinstall the RAM modules and the HDD, to change the screen wire, but the problem persists.  

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Hello,
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.

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HP Pavilion 6355 has the following issues:

1) Computer will not shut down by holding in power button. It must be "unplugged from outlet."

2) When power cord plugged in the light sequence on the tower reads, from left to right, yellow, green.

3) A Thumping sound comes from speakers, not the typical Bios Beeps.

4) Monitor is blank, yellow light indicator on.

5) Cannot open CD Drive, even manually.

This computer belongs to a friend of mine whose daughter uses it for High School work. She was working on it one day, received an error message, no, no, writing it down would be to easy , so she shut down using start-shutdown, and left for school. When she came back and resumed her work she was met with the above scenario.

Any ideas as to the most expeditious way to get to root of issue.
 

A:HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

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Hi guys,
I have a lab with 40 Dell OptiPlex 9030 AIO (touchscreen) desktops.  These computers all have up to date BIOS firmware.  They are running in UEFI mode with a well tested Windows 10 image, as are all of our labs.
The problem that I am running into is that these computers randomly, upon reboot, will enter the one-time boot menu screen instead of booting into Windows.
If I reboot the entire room, 2-6 random computers will enter into the one-time boot menu.  At that point I can either reboot the computer, or choose the Windows partition to enter enter into Windows.  The lab with this particular model of AIO is the only lab that is affected.  The computers that behave like this could be any of the 40 in the room, and the problem does not consistently happen.  It seems totally random.  When affected, the computer will reboot to the Dell logo screen, then the yellow Preparing One Time Boot Menu text will appear and they'll get stuck here.
I have not been able to dig up any potential causes to this problem.  I've thoroughly looked through the BIOS options, and I cannot see any settings that could be causing this to randomly happen.
This is a really strange problem that I have not encountered previously.  Any insight that you guys have would be really appreciated.  Please let me know if additional information would be helpful, I would be happy to provide it.  Thank you!

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Even after uninstalling bitdefender, the tool of windows boot manager has the bitdefender menu.
How to remove it ?

I am using easybcd boot manager.
 

A:How to remove Bitdefender boot menu from the tool of Windows boot manager

Could you provide an image?
 

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So i was playing Doom 3 and the game crashed so badly that i had to restart my computer (im running Vista 64bit by the way) and upon restarting it, it gets to the BIOS screen but after that it just goes black and nothing happens, i have tried the F8 thing but all that brings me to is this boot menu, but not advanced boot options, i have also tried pressing F8 or F5 after i selected hard disk from that boot menu, still nothing happens. So i cant access "restore to last good system configuration" because F8 doesnt take me to the right menu to do so. Also i dont have a vista install disk so am i SOL and have to just get another disk or upgrade to windows 7? or is there some other way to do this? Any help is appreciated!

A:Cant boot past BIOS screen, no Advanced boot options menu

Let's first see if this is a hardware problem. Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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I left my computer asleep. When I awoke it, it froze up, so I restarted it and it told me I had a disk boot failure, insert boot disk.

If I reboot, and press f8 to get a boot menu from the bios, I can select the drive that has windows on it.

If I do not intervene beyond this, it will boot to windows, but as soon as I login, it will show the task bar, but that's as far as it gets. The mouse will still move but beyond that I have no control, left or right click, ctrl, alt, del. Etc. The one light on the front of the case that usually blinks, remains on solid.

Sometimes after this stage if I reboot (with the button on the case), the drive that contains windows will not be recognized by the bios. It will simply say that sata connection is empty.

If I power the computer off, and wait a few seconds and turn it on, the drive will be displayed again. I then can press f8 to get the boot menu, and select the right drive, and this time I will press f8 to get the windows boot menu. I can select safe mode with networking, and boot up. I have been using windows on safe mode for over an hour and it runs fine.

I have run MSE, as well I downloaded AVG free, but I can only use the command line version in safe mode, which I did.

I am not sure what to check here. I was thinking the hard drive was failing, but then why am I able to run on safe mode for so long? Boot sector virus? Some other virus? What should I look for, and what can I do in safe mode, a lot of choices are dis... Read more

A:Disk boot failure, can launch to safe mode through boot menu

I would first Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hi, any ideas please - I replaced x230 laptop fan now several problems:1) Replacement fan bought from ebay. Seller said x220 and x230 fans are compatable. My original had 3 wire plug and a bracket arm, the new one has 4 wire plug and a stud arm. I had to fit it stud to stud.2) Replaced CMOS battery.3) Power on goes to logo > 'entering set up' > time and date error and fan error message> shuts down.4) Tried various fixes to restart, such as, charged CMOS battery for 12 hours, took out HD and battery, completed eletrical discharge, removed CMOS battery for 1 minute and started again without HD and battery, reseated the RAM card, used all combinations of F keys. They look hopeful but all return to error messages.5) Only delete or Ctl+S opens > Intel Boot Agent Set up Menu >F4 >back to error messages, shuts down6) This screen provides diagnostic support information but I don't know what it means.7) Should I use the CMOS pin jumper? Hope someone will reply.Thank you.   

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After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  I was unable to reboot into the newly installed system nor access the one time boot menu from F12 or the BIOS from F2 keys after the DELL logo and bar completed itself and displayed F12 and F2 in the bottom corner of the screen.
I can access  the ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment using CTRL Fn held down at boot.    I have run it twice, returning no faults.   Tapping the F8 key at boot has no effect.
Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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First, a couple of months ago the computer would get into this loop of displaying the Safe Mode/Last Known Config/Normal Mode Menu.

I would use VCOM's Recovery Commander to get it to boot properly.
Then, a week ago, I used the 6 CD Recovery Disk set of CDs to do a complete install of XP Home ("F") The installation was a success. I could restart and shut down the computer with no problem that one day. The next day and subsequent days it would display the Safe Mode/Last Known Config/Normal Mode Menu.
Now, what I've discovered is that if I wait about 10 minutes, I can select Normal Mode and XP boots normally.

The computer is a Compaq Presario S3100 NX with a 80 GB Ultra DMA Hard Drive, 256 MB RAM DDR SDRAM, with an AMD Athlon XP Processor, 1.8 GHz (2200+) running WINDOWS XP Home Edition SP1.

What hardware element do you think is warming up after 10 minutes that if I replace would solve this booting issue?
I looked at the NTBTLOG.TXT file and there's 1 1/2 pages of "Did not load driver...(the specific driver is listed)" message listed.

Thanks for all your helpful advice.

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I installed Windows 8.1 to try.
The problem is that it stopped working and gives me troubleshooting boot menu .
I have Windows xp on the machine too that's working fine.
So now every time I open my pc, I get the boot menu where it says Windows 8 can't start. What u want to do. Run troubleshooting or boot in earlier version
I go ahead and select earlier version.
I just want to remove this menu and remove the entire Windows 8. I just want to go directly to Windows xp

A:Dual boot system (Windows 8.1 and xp), how to edit boot menu from xp

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management. To do this from XP, press the Prnt Scrn button, open built-in Paint to paste the screenshot in, Save File, attach back here in reply box using paper clip icon. Screenshot with Paint

If XP is still System Active in Disk Mgmt, then normally you can just delete 8, remove the boot entry in msconfig>Boot, but we need to see the screenshot to be sure of no unexpected configurations.

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I have XP (x86) installed on one partition.

Last night I installed Windows 7 (x64) on a separate partition.

Anytime I had tried this in the past, using Vista, it always detected the Windows XP partition, and gave me a boot menu with "Earlier Version of Windows" option to boot to.

This is not so with Windows 7.

How can I get the boot menu to show both options, to boot to XP or to Win7?

Thank you

A:boot menu doesn't show up - XP and Win7 dual boot

Try this tutorial.

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Hello. I just hit a problem for which I can see no immediate workaround. I'm hoping someone else can.

I had XP on a partition, the primary partition had/has Win7 Home Premium. I tried many ways to delete the XP partition, but no programs, including 7's disk management, would let me do that as it was a system partition, until I tried Paragon, which said OK. After rebooting, my computer failed to boot into 7, though the XP partition had been deleted. What Paragon did to damage the primary partition and my Win7 boot capabilities I don't know, but damage it it did. Had I had access to DOS's FDISK, I would have had no problems as I've done such things many, many times before without a single problem using FDISK.

I had previously used a program (EasyBCD) to successfully remove the XP entry from the boot menu, assuming there might be problems if I left it there. I booted from my Win7 DVD, and chose Repair. The Win7 installation was clearly there - I trawled it looking for some system file that Windows wanted me to find, but didn't name. I never did find anything suitable, because I wasn't told what I was looking for. So I moved away from that bit and on to Repair proper - no input from me. After a very long time, I was told to reboot to apply found solutions. I did so.

At boot, I got a message telling me that the file NTOSKRNL.EXE was missing from the Windows\System32 folder, and I should replace it. Impossible, of course, while I couldn't actually boot; I think I can be forgive... Read more

A:Existence of the Boot menu (MBR) denies access to other boot methods.

Maybe somebody who has done a lot of multiple OS lately can be more help. On my old 486 I had Dos Windows Linux and OS/2 multibooting. But that was some time ago. I did use Paragon Drive Backup imaging program. One thing I noticed was that when Vista came along, Paragon had problems. Even after they claimed to have solved them (Vista and later has some subtle differences in NTFS partitions) trying to create a recovery capsule on the drive hosed my partition table. But the point I'm making is, in future the first step I would take would be to boot Partition Wizard and undo the XP partition delete.

Where you are now it may be too convoluted to help. But I believe PW boot CD is more powerful than anything you can do with the system running Windows. But usually when you have XP booting with a Vista or later Windows, an issue involves ntdetect.com and ntldr. XP installs them in the root of C: even if XP itself is on H: or whatever. It confuses the issue.

Hopefully somebody with more current experience will help dig you out of the hole, if it can be done.

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Guys..!!! i was trying installing xp sp3 in xp..!!! got a fatal error (Boot Manager not found) which left me a dual boot menu, ie

"Which os u want to run
Xp professional
Xp professional setup "

now i installed win 7, thnx to a software named "EASYBCD" got rid of XP but still it shows dual boot..!!

now

Windows7
Xp professional Setup

how to get ride of this setup frm boot
can any1 help me...????

i havn't isntalled the os in different drives..!! everthing was i C drive
eventhought i deleted the windows.old folder..!! which contained the xp files.

How to get rid of this Xp professional setup frm the boot guys..??

A:Dual Boot ( Xp professional Setup with Win7 ) in boot menu

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool ni STart Menu.

Do you remember which partition you tried to install XP upon? Normally you would just delete that partition in Disk Management, providing it is not already System Active. So let us see the Disk Mgmt screenshot, and tell us what is on each partition.

EasyBCD does not get rid of the partial XP install you have on there, just the boot listing. You still need to find and delete it from where it was installed.

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I've been dual booting both 7 and 8x for years, and both have been reinstalled as upgrade in-place repairs, and as far as 8 is, concerned, upgraded several times.

I have always preferred the text mode, legacy boot menus, not least because they do not warm reboot when an OS which is not windows 8x is chosen.

Now I am not sure whether 7 or 8x software runs the boot menu.

How can I tell which is my bootmanager?

A:Dual boot 7 & 8 how to tell which owns text mode Boot Menu

It will generally be whichever OS was installed first, which is why when setting up multi-boot scenarios it's best practice to start with the newest OS first and then work backwards.

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Okay so I didn't screw up everything, but I can't get my boot menu situation straight. I have a dual boot of windows xp pro and windows vista business. I used EasyBCD to edit my boot menu, this way my boot menu listed Windows XP and Windows Vista and it would default to Windows XP. The problem now is that I can access F8 options on windows vista, but not on windows xp. I messed around with my boot.ini for xp, but can't get it to do what i want it to do.

This was my boot.ini setup after using EasyBCD -

;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

When the boot.ini is listed as above, it will automatically just go to Windows XP. I want to have my F8 options back in case I need to get into safe mode. I modified the boot.ini to do this -

;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Safe Mode" /safeboot:minimal /sos ... Read more

A:Dual Boot Windows Xp + Vista Boot Menu issues

This is all you should need to start XP. I suggest lowering the "timeout" to 3 or less. To access your F8 options you should do so immediately after starting the XP-os. (right after this "boot loader" processes.)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
 

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Hello guys,
I have dual booting Windows with Ubuntu, when I made something wrong to both of them, I had to reinstall both of them but then there are 2 Ubuntu boot option left in Boot Manager, the one with capitalized word is actually not working (it?s boot into Windows instead of Grub). So my question, how can I remove the 3rd list/the broken Boot Option from the menu?
Thanks In advance!

A:How to remove boot menu entry in Boot Manager

search BCDedit you can use it to remove the entry from the bcd store.. If you type bcdedit in the command prompt (admin) you will see the bcd store you would have to tell it to select an entry and remove it. since this depends on your machines entries, I can not better explain it's use. so you are better off understanding the commands and process by searching for it usage

But I do Have this

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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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Hi all...

My Gateway Laptop (NV55S05u) had a Norton scan today and found a trojan virus that Norton could not remove. I restarted the computer to try to get it in safe mode, and when I restarted I got a black screen with just a cursor. I was able to get into the BIOS (F2) and also able to burn AVG rescue disk onto a CD and boot from that as I was unable to boot from a USB stick or SD card. I ran all the scans I could find and deleted the virus files off my system. I then created a Windows 7 recovery CD from a different functioning computer and booted from that disk. I was able to run startup repair, but then it doesn't finish. I don't get a chance to see why it doesn't finish because this stupid HP Recovery Manager pops up. Upon further research, I discovered it should have something that says "System Recovery" to reset back to factory settings. I can see it is there, but I am unable to click on it. I then tried doing a system restore back to an earlier point and it completes and has me restart. When I restart, I push F2 again to change the boot order so the computer boots from the hard drive first. When I do this, I just get the black screen with a cursor in the upper left corner of the screen. I am not sure what else to do at this point. I do not have the original windows 7 disk as I bought it pre-loaded on this laptop. This computer is only about 2 months old so I am freaking out. If anyone has any ideas I would be SO appreciative.

A:System will not boot, cannot use F8, cannot access advanced boot menu

You do not need to buy a new copy of Win7 as you own the one which came preinstalled on the Gateway for the life of the machine, and can reinstall it as often as you need and in any way you want via several methods.

First work through these steps for when Windows 7 fails to boot.

I should tell you that Norton and AVG raise red flags with the experts here - the better choices are in the steps.

Do you have a Win7 System Repair Disk to use as this is best to try the repairs?

If not you can download the latest official Win7 ISO download with SP1 for your licensed version and burn to DVD or write to flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool:
Win7 Home Premium x86 SP1 English Official ISO download

Use one of these disks for repairs given in the steps above, or if necessary to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM without the bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions in Win7.

You can also try running Gateway Factory Recovery by tapping the key given on first boot screen for Recovery, or order Recovery Disks from Gateway Tech Support which is included free for the first year along with a full parts and replacement warranty.

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My G50-80 will not boot. The Lenovo logo appears but not the loading wheel, and it hangs endlessly at that screen. The onekey recovery button yields the same result. No boot menu. Also, the power light and charging light are both lit, even though the charger is unplugged. I've tried removing the battery as well. Haven't been able to find any other instances of this issue. Anybody have a clue? Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue. 

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T540p, and I am stuck in boot menu. When I click a drive to boot from it sends me in a circle. All I did was shut down, then I couldn't boot. 

A:HELP!!!!!! I am stuck in boot menu and it won't let me pick a drive to boot from

When  you say "click"  ... are you using a mouse? try using the cursor-keys  (arrow keys) hi-light HDD0 in <white> the press enter? 

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I built this computer about a year ago, everything has been fine up until about 3 days ago. All of a sudden now i cant get past the windows boot screen, i make a selection (safe mode, last known good config, or normal) and it immediately freezes on that screen. I have tried to let the time run down but it freezes on 0.

Before it got to this point my computer would freeze from time to time usually when i was asleep or at work and the screen saver was up. I would move the mouse but the screen saver was frozen so i would just reboot. I did disk cleanups, defrag, Removed any scheduled backup tasks, ran spyware/anti virus detection software and removed any settings to turn off hard drive or monitor after any period of time.

I currently have the computer in pieces...i have booted the hard drive in another computer with no problem. At that point i ran a hard drive test where i passed with no issue. I have tried booting the computer with different sticks of RAM in about every combo imaginable (no luck). I have tried running a repair on the OS with the windows disk but never made it far enough to get anything done. I think it might be the motherboard but i am not positive. i am looking for some advice before i go and buy a new board. I have been debating on flashing the bios but have actually never done that before so i wasnt sure. Please Help...

A:O/S Wont Boot Past XP Boot Menu (Frozen)

You might want to try (no for certain) to remove the battery from the motherboard to reset it and then attempt a reboot.

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I have installed ubuntu14.04 alongside windows7 and now in the multi-boot menu I get 3 boot options for windows 7 in addition with a boot option for ubuntu. They are:
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda1)
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)
Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda3)

I am not sure which one to boot into.
Here is some information of my partitions:

Code:
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks at sector 1 of
the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at this location and looks
in partition 112 for .

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System: Windows 7
Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD /Windows/System32/winload.exe

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

File system: ntfs
Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7: NTFS
Boot sector info: According to the info in the boot sector, sda3 has... Read more

A:Multiple boot options for windows 7 in boot menu

Please post back screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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