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Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

Q: Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

i have installed win 8 but i do not see the new boot menu or the option to boot with 8 at all. my disk look like this:

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Preferred Solution: Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

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A: Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

Try this:
1) Remove Drive letter from System8 partition:
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

2) Mark System8 partition Inactive:
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums

3) Run Startup Repair:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
Refresh Windows 8

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/2794-installed-win-8-but-no-new-boot-menu-option-windows-8-a.html
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A:[SOLVED] windows 7 installed, can't remove win 8 boot option

nvm didn't realize it was in the boot tab of smconfig lol. learn something new everyday.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-7-installed-cant-remove-win-8-boot-option-701761.html
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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...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/404640/advanced-boot-option-menu-missing-option/
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A:No CD/DVD/USB Option(s) In The Boot Menu

Nice work!

So you've now done a Clean Install Windows 7
in Legacy mode?

How is performance?

Tips to get and keep a perfect install are the same as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/341174-no-cd-dvd-usb-option-s-boot-menu.html
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thanks very much for this thread
i have a question about windows xp
i have one OS in my system=XP
but like the picture that you insertedbelow)
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...p-example2.jpg
i see 2 option in boot menu but two of them are windows XP!!!.while as i said i only have 1 Os and if i select each of the two options all of them will start the windows XP.is there a way solve this problem?

A:i see 2 option in boot menu

i have another question.
if we use this thread and create duall boot installation of windows 7 and Xp.
how can we return? for example delete the Xp or 7 to have only one OS

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/248882-i-see-2-option-boot-menu.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Why-my-Boot-Option-Menu-is-Empty/td-p/5607602
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hi guys,

i dont have the option with my xp to boot and run a repair "r"
i know this has to do with oem,volume license disks etc...

i was wondering if there was another way i could run a repair...
 

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Apologies if this question has been asked before I have tried to search for an answer before posting this but to no avail I'm a victim of Ransomeware The ICE Cyber jobbie I have followed the instructions online to download HitmanPro to an uninfected pc and habe saved it to a usb stick I have inserted the USB stick into the infected computer a Dell Vostro laptop which is running Windows XP bit I have booted from the USB drive and can Option Menu from Boot Options an the USB Cannot Choose see the following USB Boot Options- Bypass master boot record default Regular boot when bypass failed Legacy Boot last chance Please enter your choice The problem is that when I key in into the flashing choice field as per the instructions NO FIGURE APPEARS IN THE CHOICE FIELD I've also tried to key in a and then a but the choice field remains stubbornly blank I get the same effect whether I use the laptop's own keyboard or an external keyboard Any guidance which can be provided would be gratefully received Thanks

A:Cannot Choose an Option from the USB Boot Options Menu

 
Is Num-lock on the keyboard on?
 
Let's try another tool:
 
 
 Download USB-installer: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
 
Download AVG-Rescue: http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-file-cd-arl-iso
 
 Open USB-installer:
Get an USB-stick we can use for this operation.
Step 1: Select a Linux Distribution, choose AVG Rescue CD
Step 2: Select the AVG ISO, we downloaded it before.
Step 3: Select your path to USB-device <== Important, choose the correct drive letter
Press on create.
Note: In this example Mythbuntu is used, use AVG instead. 

 
 
​  AVG Rescue:
 
Now plugin the USB-device with AVG-rescue on it.
 
1.  Reboot the computer and start the boot menu (F10 or F12). Then choose for the USB-device
 
2. At the Boot Menu: Choose AVG Rescue CD (1) and press Enter
3. Let it load, at the "Disclaimer Screen"... just choose I agree or not and press Enter4. At the "Update Screen", choose Yes and press EnterNext screen, Choose Update from Internet and press Enter5. At the "Update Priority Configuration" window, choose Priority 2 Virus Database Update and press Enter6. Let it update and when finished, Press any key to continue7. You end up back at the "Update Screen", choose Return and press Enter8. Your at the "Main Menu" screen, choose Scan, press Enter9. "Scan Type Menu", choose "Volumes Scan - Selected Volumes" and press Enter10. "Scan Volumes", choose "OK" and press Enter11. "Scan Options", choose "OK" and press Enter12. "Run Scan", choose "Yes" and press Enter13. When scan is complete, Press any key to continue14. "Info screen", choose "OK" and press Enter15. To see the scan report, select "Report File" and press EnterPlease look over the list as some files can be crucial for the Windows system and deleting them can make it inoperative, if  in your not sure please Google the file or files.16. "Scan Results Menu", use the up and down keys and choose "Select - Handle single or groups of infected files", press EnterGo through the files and choose to Rename the infected file, don't choose Delete!This is important....Rename<---17. Read the "Warning Screen", "Yes" and Enter18. Back to "Scan Results Menu", choose "Back or Return" to get to the "Main Menu" and then choose ---->Reboot SystemDon't forget to take out the rescue cd.19. All the malware files will be renamed to "_INFECTED.arl", to find all of these files....Go to Start > Search > All Files and Folders > type "_INFECTED.arl" and click search.  Example: malware.exe would be renamed to malware.exe_infected.arl
 
 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/502572/cannot-choose-an-option-from-the-usb-boot-options-menu/
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Hi, recently started using Reflect, moving away from TrueImage. I'm pretty happy with it so far, except for the outlandish price (yea, I know, free version fine for most but I like to password protect my images).

I notice there's an option to put the recovery on the boot menu, reminiscent of Norton Ghost. Anyone using this option who can speak for its stability in Windows 10?

Thanks!

A:Macrium Reflect boot menu option

Hey wreckwriter,

I actually did the same as far as moving away from TrueImage to Reflect, but I am using the free version.

I'm curious to see the responses, as I was wondering the same. I'm also wondering about the purpose of doing that vs. creating a bootable Flash / CD. Is it just a matter of convenience, or does it offer something else that I'm missing?

Also, I'm wondering if there's any risk of configuring Reflect so that it's added to the boot menu? Since it really does not load before Windows per se, I'm assuming the risks are minimal, but that is a concern of mine as well.

b1rd

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A:Advanced Boot option menu missing

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/403893/advanced-boot-option-menu-missing/
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About a year ago, I added a Macrium Reflect boot menu option but have never needed to use it. There have been several Reflect updates since then. Do I need to do anything to update this boot menu option? Also, how do you remove the boot menu option?

A:Update Macrium Reflect Boot Menu Option?

You should always create a new rescue media when you have updated Macrium. In doing so also the WinPE files for Macrium Rescue will be updated (files in %programdata%\Macrium folder). In this case the boot menu entry does not need to be edited when Macrium is updated.

The easiest way to remove all entries, including Macrium, from boot menu is to boot the PC to Macrium Recovery Console and select Fix Windows boot problems:



Accept all prompts:


Boot menu is gone and PC boots now directly to Windows.

You can manually edit the boot menu in an Elevated Command Prompt with command bcdedit. Here some commands to modify boot menu:
bcdedit
list all boot entriesbcdedit /delete {Boot Entry Identifier}
Removes the selected entry from Boot Menubcdedit /set {Boot Entry Identifier} description "Any Name"
Sets the name of selected entry in Boot Menu to your chosen one, instead of for instance having two entries named Windows 10, you can name them as Windows 10 Pro on HDD and Windows 10 Home on VHDNew name (description) needs to be in quotes if it contains spacesbcdedit /default {Boot Entry Identifier}
Sets the selected entry as default OS which will be automatically started when countdown reaches 0

An example. Here I wanted to change the name of the Macrium Reflect System Recovery entry in my boot menu to simple and short Macrium (highlighted blue). For that I need to use it's identifier (highlighted yellow):



Checking with plain bcdedit command I can see the name (description) has been changed:



Notice that the identifier is a 128 bit (32 hexa digits) GUID, with two exceptions: the current OS, the one you are using at the moment is always identified as {current}, and the OS set to be default is identified as {default}. If {current} is also {default}, then all other entries except {current} have the 32 digit GUID.


See these tutorials on our sister site Seven Forums for more bcdedit info:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-manager.htmlhttp://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-how-use.html

Kari

http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/64087-update-macrium-reflect-boot-menu-option.html
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Hi all,

Excuse me if this topic was already addressed elsewhere.

I have a Acer Extensa 5230 laptop with Vista, but no Windows CD/DVD. The only way I can install Vista is by using a complete system recovery disc, which basically sets the C: drive to the factory settings.

Recently, I installed Fedora 10 on a separate 30Gb partition. Windows is still higher on the sda list than Fedora. The problem now is that I don't know how to boot using Fedora. When my machine boots, it automatically loads Windows without prompting which OS to load.

Are there any ways that I can use Fedora on my machine? I don't think that installing Fedora on the first sda and installing Windows on the second sda is an option as I don't have access to a Vista install CD/DVD.

Thanks in advance,
Wilmar.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/installed-fedora-10-on-vista-machine-but-no-boot-option.849674/
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On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
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Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.

Thanks

A:Repair your computer option missing from advanced boot menu

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo


On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.

Thanks



I don't possess such deep knowledge to answer your question.
Perhaps the following link will be of interest to you :
Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu

Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu - Vista Setup and Install

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/284210-repair-your-computer-option-missing-advanced-boot-menu.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Missing-Option-in-Boot-Menu-blue-screen-error-0xc0000225/td-p/5835571
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A:Loss of Dual Boot Menu After Win8 Installed

i used this to overcome it

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/EasyBCD.shtml
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/loss-of-dual-boot-menu-after-win8-installed.1096790/
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A:Windows 7 DVD Play menu option inop

Is it possible for you to reinstall that app that came with the DVD?

Try to reinstall it and then reboot your computer and then try to uninstall it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-dvd-play-menu-option-inop-432957.html
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A:Missing print option in right click menu Windows 7

You can add a command to the menu bar, such as showing your printer under the address bar ... see this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...customize.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/219661-missing-print-option-right-click-menu-windows-7-a.html
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A:Search option disappeared in Windows 7(Start Menu)

Hello brat02

Firstly make sure windows search is enabled in windows features if not tick and reboot - Windows Features - Enable or Disable -

Or Windows Search - Turn On or Off

Run this up to 3 times or until the result comes back clear - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Ive not heard of a windows update doing this before, if all else fails do you have a system restore point available before you did the updates - System Restore

Danny

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A:Menu Problem - Selected menu option staying on screen

when is the last time you updated your video driver?

This also could be some menu effects gone wrong. Windows has some effects it can do by default, but other programs can add their own.

as an experiment - try the following:
- right click on your desktop and pick properties
- click the appearance tab
- click the 'Effects' button
make a note if which options are selected.

- UN check everything.
- hit 'ok' on both windows and they will close.


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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/menu-problem-selected-menu-option-staying-on-screen-332731.html
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A:Add search engine option to windows explorer context menu

I can find Raise The Red Lantern in imdb using
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windows 7 - How can I add a program to the context menu of all files? - Super User

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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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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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Switch User in Windows 10

http://www.tenforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/34029-switch-user-option-power-option-list-start-menu-list.html
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A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

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

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-dual-boot-no-boot-options-menu-on-cold-boot.897053/
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A:Windows 8 format or boot option

terry5880 said:





Hi all I bought a acer laptop today windows 8 from cash converters store 2nd hand . and when I got it home it hadnt been wiped it was passworded so I took it back they offered to do it but said it would take few days as they busy or said we can give u 30 compensation to go get it wiped ..so I took the 30 as I know how to do it my self BUT when I turn it on there is no boot option does anyone know how to get to boot menu or what key it is to factory reset it.. I got it for 274.99 then 30 off so what a bargainClick to expand...

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Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

Report back the results of each step for more help as needed.

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A:Windows 7 boot option problems.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/321826-windows-7-boot-option-problems.html
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This makes sense.

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Could you provide an image?
 

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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]
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-windows-xp-vista-boot-menu-issues.948385/
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Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

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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
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/346963-windows-7-ish-problem-cannot-change-boot-option.html
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Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Try to tell us what is on each partition to the best of your knowledge.

Did you delete the old Ubuntu install off of the PC, along with GRUB if it was used to Dual Boot?

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A:Can't Install Windows XP, not giving option to Boot from CD

Sorry to bump this, but can anyone help? Thanks again.

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/370609-multiple-boot-options-windows-7-boot-menu.html
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[Boot Loader]
Timeout=5
Default=C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[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]
Timeout=5
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[Operating Systems]
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-problem-with-windows-default-boot-option.703281/
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A:Windows XP won't boot, only gives option of reformatting/deleting partitions

Hello and welcome to the forum

You can take the hard drive out and temporarily attach it to a working PC to salvage files . . Once the files are salvaged, put the drive back in, boot from the XP install disc into the Repair Console and run chkdsk /r

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These are good guides to performing a repair install

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.informationweek.com/windo...leID=189400897

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-xp-wont-boot-only-gives-option-of-reformatting-deleting-partitions-242144.html
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A:Windows 7 from fresh image - Lost my boot option for XP

  
Quote: Originally Posted by owl


Hi
I have been running Windows 7 Ultimate RC until yesterday. I wanted a seemless and safe install of the new Windows 7 Ultimate that just came out, so I opted to image my old partitions and install Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, then take an image of that and put it onto my existing hard drive.

My current problem: I've lost my ability to boot into Windows XP but I'd like to have it back since there are still some programs that work there but not well enough in XP Mode.

My installation steps:
- Imaged my Win7 RC and WinXP partitions (Acronis)
- Installed Win7 Ultimate on a separate hard drive
- Used the Transfer/Migration tool to move files and settings, installed software - basically got the new install up and running like my RC install
- Imaged the fresh Win7 partition (so now I have three images and working OSs on two separate hard drives)
- Restored fresh Win7 image on top of existing Win7 RC partition
- System does not boot ("BOOTMGR is missing") ==> after a few rounds with the Win7 dvd and the repair option, I can boot into Windows 7
- I don't have Windows XP as a boot option anymore - how can I get it back?

If it matters:
- Lenovo X200s laptop - SU9300 1.2Ghz - XP Mode works fine after enabling Virtualization support in hardware - 500GB hdd, 4GB ram


----

Any advice?

Thank you for this forum!


hi and welcome to sevenforums

am I right, that you still have the XP and the win 7. each on seperate drives? what do you want your final configuration to be?

Ken

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A:(Solved) Boot option screen missing, I lost my windows XP

Wanted
It is kind of frustrating when this happens but the problem can be corrected quite easily. There is a file called Boot.ini which I believe is hidden and read only so you will have to change the attributes before any corrections can be made.
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Dave
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-boot-option-screen-missing-i-lost-my-windows-xp.223120/
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A:Windows won't boot past Welcome screen, no safe mode option with F8.

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If the Alienware came with a Dell disk, that's the correct kind.
 
Here's more detailed instructions:  https://www.winhelp.us/repair-your-computer-in-windows-vista-or-7.html

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A:"folder option" - in the menu bar

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Welcome to the forums.

I wouldn't try COMBOFIX just yet. Let's try to find out a little more about your problem first.

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Hello Infinite,

You might see if booting from your Windows 8 installation media, and doing an automatic repair may help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/295458-no-option-use-windows-8-dual-boot-windows-7-a.html
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A:Edit Windows Boot Option for: Windows 7

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On my clean OS install, the "repair your computer" option also does not appear in the F8 Advanced Boot Options list.
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A:Adding Option Right Click Menu

If you have a device like a flash drive in one of the USB ports there should be a icon in the task bar which when you move you pointer onto it will read Safely Remove Hardware. Is this what you want?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/122795/adding-option-right-click-menu/
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A:Right-Click Menu Loses Option

Hi,
You may find this link of some help:-

Right-Click Gone Wrong -- Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/288442-right-click-menu-loses-option.html
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1.
2.
Select CD-ROM Boot Type:

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A:Strange Option menu during Install of x64

Strange indeed.

Where did you get your copy of W7? Is it the official BETA ISO from microsoft?

If not, it could have been tweaked by someone to include other boot options.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/2734-strange-option-menu-during-install-x64.html
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pls let me know the solutions.
thanks in advance [/COLOR]
 

A:Xp- not able to get folder option in tools menu

You're infected. Run your anti-virus and anti-malware scanners.

These might help you get some functions back while you are trying to clean the infestation:

Infiltration Recovery Tool
XP Security Console

These are good scanners:

Free anti-malware scanners:

Spybot S&D
Ad-Aware 2007
SuperAntiSpyware
Spyware Eliminator
Emco Malware Destroyer
Spyware Doctor
Arovax Anti-spyware
Trend-Micro Rootkit Buster
F-Secure Blacklight
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-not-able-to-get-folder-option-in-tools-menu.688694/
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A:No hibernation option in Start Menu ?

Welcome
Did you try to enable correctly?
Hibernate - Enable or Disable

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/132114-no-hibernation-option-start-menu.html
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A:New files option not in context menu

Just found there are some other folders round the place that I have the new files options in the context menu , but I dont see the ryme or reason too it.

Also, just discovered I can get this functionality by 'sharing' the folder with my user name. Is it a good way to go about it just to just share all the folder paths I would like this functionality in?

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A:Add option to right click context menu

Why? That would be the same as double clicking on the folder to open it then copy a file.

I probably don't understand what you are trying to do, can you explain more?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/351340-add-option-right-click-context-menu.html
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A:WD SmartWare 1.6.4 Installed - No option to set up drive

If it helps...while the External Hard Drive does not show up in My Computer, it does show up in Device Manager (under Disk Drives). However, I think I'm supposed to be setting up a password or trying to unlock the old one
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wd-smartware-1-6-4-installed-no-option-to-set-up-drive.1072323/
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also same thing for Photoshop/notepad/excel options as well...

Thanks for any help i looked @ couple of tutorials but nothing shows exactly what i want!

Thanks

A:Context Menu Add Play with Foobar Option!

Try this: Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol

If you set the file types to open with foobar, there might be an option in the context menu. Don't know for sure, but worth a shot

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/139031-context-menu-add-play-foobar-option.html
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A:Can't use the Format option from menu on any drive letter

Have you tried using diskpart in a command prompt? In XP you need to be on an administrator account, type in disk part, then "list disk", "select disk #" for the disk you want to format, "list part" to list the partition table, "sel part #" to select a particular partition, "del part (might need to use "override")". Kind of a workaround but it will definately allow you to manage your disks if disk manager isn't functioning properly.
 
This will allow you to go through and remove partitioned space on drives. While still in the disk to create a new partition "create partition primary". Or you can just select a particular partition and "format fs=ntfs quick".
 
Probably do a little more research on diskpart, it's a pretty useful tool.

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when he boots up he gets the menu that says along the lines of

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2.setup xp from cd

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its cos i tried to reinstall xp at one point for him (other problems which later dissapeared) and the system crashed out on me before i could do it..

his pc is fine and everything no problem like, just this annoying startup screen! is it just a case of changin bootup in bios to hard disk or is it bootcfg in recovery console.? or do i just delete setup files from the tmp directory somewhere on his h disk.

help please-thanks alot in advance
 

A:xp bootup menu error (with install option)

You don't need to change anything in BIOS because it's already trying to boot from the hard drive. I would try to do an XP repair first as outlined below

WinXP Repair Install
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-bootup-menu-error-with-install-option.314865/
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Hallo!

A few days ago the Shutdown option at the bottom of the start menu has disappeared and from the Ctrl+Alt+Delete also.

I have scanned the computer with Avira antivirus, free version, and super antispyware. Lots of things were deleted, but the shutdown option is still missing.

I have not been able to shut my laptop down for two days.

Apreciate your help.