boot manager help

Hewlett-packard / A6500f
June 19, 2010 at 12:14:55
Specs: Vista home premium, 4.00 GB
Home computer and I have not messed with anything. Just do my maintenace and scan with adaware once in a while. All of a sudden when I boot up it goes to the boot manager screen about choosing an os to start or press tab to select a tool and such. It's highligted on windows vista and I can hit enter and it boots to desktop fine and works fine but what the hecked happend for this screen to start coming up and how do I get rid of it? Mary

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#1
June 19, 2010 at 14:26:03
Hi there,

Follow the steps below:

Select My Computer-->Right Click it and select Properties.

Now click on Device manager located on left top corner.

Click on Adanced Tab and then look for Startup and recovery

and click the Button in front of it. Now uncheck the box

saying time to display list of operating system. Press ok and restart the system to see result.

Best of luck

Imran Khan

http://www.laptop-accessories4u.co.uk


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#2
June 19, 2010 at 15:05:08
Only problem is when I get to device manager I have this screen and no advanced tab there. Mary

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#3
June 19, 2010 at 15:17:03
Ok found your steps under advanced settings there and that didn't solve the problem, still getting the boot manager screen on start up but will go do desktop when I hit enter. Mary

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#4
June 19, 2010 at 15:45:56
I also justs tried this which worked form someone else but not me. Mary

You can try downloading and installing this program: EasyBCD 1.7.2 It's a Vista boot manager.
1. Once installed, open the program and click "Manage Bootloader" on the left side.
2. Select "Reinstall the Vista Bootloader" and click "Write MBR"
3. After that's completed, click on "Change Settings" on the left side.
4. Now lower the "Bootloader Timeout:" down to 0 and click "Save Settings".


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#5
June 19, 2010 at 16:32:44
I got it. I had to open a command prompt in and type in bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu No and now it boots right to the desktop. Don't even know how the heck it got changed but I think I had an MS update a few days ago is all I can think of. Hopefully this might help someone else with the problem. Mary

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#6
June 20, 2010 at 11:16:59
Hi there,

you can also set timeout = 0 to achieve the same result( by following my steps). anyways your problem is solved then its better than everything.

Best of luck

Imran Khan

http://www.laptop-accessories4u.co.uk


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#7
June 20, 2010 at 13:30:39
Nope tried setting to 0 and that did not work and tried a few programs that did that too like boot manager and no luck. After gooling I don't know how many sites stumbled upon the words to put in command prompt and that is the only thing that would fix it. Most other people on the net were able to set to 0 for the fix or use the programs but mine was not so simple I guess, thanks. Mary

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#8
October 24, 2010 at 10:51:52
I had the same problem and couldn't figure it out. Nothing in this article worked for me, then I took a close look at my keyboard and noticed a key was stuck down. I
changed out the keyboard and walaa! It boots perfectly again. I'm so glad I didn't
have to read through the whole article on bcdedit! Although it's probably a good
thing to get familiar with because there is no more boot.ini in the new OS's.
Hope this helps someone...



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#9
October 24, 2010 at 15:09:47
Never thought about a stuck key making the boot manager screen come up but I had not stuck keys and it was a newer keyboard too. Mary

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