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How can I change my boot order

Q: How can I change my boot order

hi !, i am running a system with intel core 2 duo processor and gigabyte motherboard. In my BIOS the first boot device is HDD, now i want to change that to CD/DVD, but i cant change them...

after entering Advanced BIOS settings -> Hard disk boot Priority [Press Enter]

but when i press enter it is showing the order, but those are disabled, i tried +, -, pu, pd but they didn't work. Does any one know the solution...?

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A: How can I change my boot order

You're looking at the wrong item. Go down one line until you see "First Boot Device." Change that to the appropriate CDROM device. You can also set the second and third boot device if you wish. What you are doing now is choosing which hard drive (and hard drives only) will boot ahead of the other hard drives. So if your hard drive is selected as the second boot device, this will tell the system which hard drive to look at first. That is, if you had more than one. If you only have one hard drive, that would be unnecessary.

You may also press F12 to temporarily change the boot order for that one time only without entering the BIOS.

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A:Laptop won't boot, can't change boot order, cd drive just clicks

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-wont-boot-cant-change-boot-order-cd-drive-just-clicks.648044/
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A:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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A:change boot order?

jayno20 said:



is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?Click to expand...

What difference does it make which way they load as long as they do,.?

Regards
 

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A:Change boot order

You mean changed the boot order of your Physical Drives? If so, you want to hit F2 or F8, sometimes DEL (depending which type of machine you have) and you should enter BIOS when youre computer is booting. Let me know if that helps.

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A:change boot order?

Disconnect from Internet before trying:

Uninstall both AV and printer.
Install printer.
Install AV.

If that does not work, there is a way to detect load order with a utiliity by that name from http://www.sysinternals.com. You can see the actual load order only with that kind of utility. Installing the anti-keylogger software SnoopFree indicates that its service is the first item to load before any other system service. So, there is a way to have it your way that the author of Snoopfree knows about - but, I have since forgotten, but that's the best example of the situation you want that I know of.

A bit of research should uncover the technique used.

-- Tom
 

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A:Can't change boot order

Are you trying to do a one time change-meaning you do not want to permanently change the boot order, just for that one action(like booting to install an OS or use a live disk)? most PCs et you do it when you press the power button start spamming(repeatedly pressing) the Escape key, then the boot order menu will pop up, then choose the disk you want.

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A:Can't Change Boot Order

Instead of f2 try escape for the one time boot change and see if the option to get into bios is there.

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A:Can't change boot order

Hi bragalucas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try switching the BIOS to these options,
 
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following settings:
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Win7 OS or other OS
 
When finished, hit Load default settings (just right above it) then set these additional settings:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
 
2. When finished, hit Fn+F10 to save and exit.
3. Restart the computer and start tapping F12 to pull up the boot menu, There you can select the USB.
 
This should let you select Legacy Devices such as USB, 
 
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A:cant change boot order

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A:Can't get into Windows Boot Manager to change boot order.

The option your looking for is located in the BIOS. Try using the Del key to access the BIOS setup screen on startup.

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A:Cannot Change Boot Order in BIOS

Please do the following.  This will provide me with the name of the BIOS manufacturer and its version.
 
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A:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Try moving to the selection you want and hit enter.
That might give you a selection window.
If not try + and -.
Page up and page down also works on some.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cant-change-boot-order-in-bios.781230/
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A:How to change the BIOS boot order?

Are you having trouble getting to UEFI/BIOS? Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8. If you have tried this approach, then please tell us what else you have tried.

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A:How To Change Harddrive Boot Order

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A:HP 15-n096sa change hdd boot order

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A:How to change boot order from D to C drive.

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Hi,
It is a DIY project. You can change the order in MSCONFIG or you can get two great little programs from Neosmart Technologies.
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http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
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Hi: Please read the info at the link below.  You have to enable legacy mode and disable secure boot in the BIOS for best results. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03736054

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Can you reset to default BIOS settings? What about flashing a new/updated BIOS if one is available?

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@ZL1BNB?, welcome to the forum. Try using the Esc key to see if that works.

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Hello, I am still struggling with this, and I hope that someone will be able to get the chance to assisst me with this. Thanks,

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A:change hard drive boot order??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by msongs


hello,

I have win7 on the HD that boots up now. I also have another HD with the old vista set up. How can I change the bios so the vista HD will boot? tried a few things in bios but nothing changed. have sata system. the vista hd is listed as slave.

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Hi and welcome.

You can use bcdedit to set up a dual boot. instruction here BCDEDIT - How to Use

Just leave both plugged in and set up the two OS's

Kenn J++

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Enter your BIOS and set your SSD as Boot Option # 1 as shown:

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Hi scarpentier,

Can you change the boot order in BIOS and boot from another boot device? Go into BIOS and change the boot order. Enter a bootable disk (e. g. Toshiba recovery disk), save & exit BIOS setup. The computer will restart and should boot from CD.

Check this!!!

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

http://partedmagic.com/
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-how-to-change-boot-order-in-ibm-thinkcentre.1011579/
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Ok guys looks like I sorted it -

There's a great program called EasyBCD which showed both of the OS's and allowed me to sort it all out!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-trying-to-change-boot-order-dual-booting.1021511/
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Might help any helpers if you fill in your computer specs. Keep in mind the more information you give, the better the chance that someone can or WILL help you... Computer type: Laptop & OS: Nevada???? are not much to go on, no?

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It would help if you were to post the model of this Compaq.

Try F10.

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Be sure to change the BIOS to Legacy, then change the boot order to what you need.
 
Press f10 to save the changes, you may be asked to press Y to confirm your choice, the exit the BIOS.

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Okay, I am experiencing the exact same problem with a very similar system.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
Intel i5-2500k @ stock 3.3 GHz
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128GB Crucial M4 SSD

The CPU had been OC'd to 4.7GHz for about 1 year with no problems, however I put it back to stock while trying to figure out this problem.

So my apartment has crappy wiring and semi-frequent power flickers (Yeah, I know I need a UPS). I believe one occurred overnight less than a week ago because the LED lighting on my router which I normally turn off had been turned back on and my computer had reset to a boot device not found black screen. So I looked at my BIOS and my boot order had been reset. I fixed it and started up my computer.

Here's the problems I encountered (similar to OP):
While playing games, using Skype, Chrome, or Windows Explorer, or probably anything else the computer would randomly freeze up. I hadn't yet noticed this occur while it is sitting idle. The freezes appear to be more of an application not responding situation, but instead of being able to force quit, the computer just fails to execute any operation. So sometimes I can refocus on a different window, but I'm still forced to hard reset because the computer is completely locked up.

Occasionally when I restart the boot order gets reset again. I've only had this happen one more time beyond the initial occurrence.

Windows Update keeps updating and installing the same two .NET updates again and again and again, even though they're listed as being successfully installed in the programs list.

What I have done so far:
Wiped SSD and did a clean reinstall of Windows
Updated BIOS
Clocked CPU back to stock
Ran Windows Memory Diagnostic - OK

Initial impressions tell me the problem still persists. I've had a couple more freezes within the last hour similar to those experienced before. However, the Windows Update issue seems to be resolved now and I have yet to see the boot order reset again.

*UPDATE*
Freeze up happened again while refreshing browser page. Seems like all active applications sort of stop responding. Instead of hard restarting this time, I managed to get an "End Process" popup (I've had them before on these freezes, but it didn't seem to work). I mashed End Process about 100 times until the computer tried to do a system restart. It got partway though the process, locked up, and then proceeded to a BSOD (attached). It then restarted itself to having my boot order reset again and SSD not showing up as an option until I restarted again. Fixed boot order, and here I am again.
So no changes thus far.
//UPDATE

Anyone have a clue as to what is going on here?

Attached is my diag report.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/247290-system-freezes-causing-boot-order-magically-change.html
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Have you tried it with a blank hard drive?? None bootable hard drive would do if you don't want to blank it.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/struggling-to-change-boot-order-in-a-old-machine-compaq-evo-n800v.920606/
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Try plugging the usb keyboard into the usb port next to the ethernet port.

.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/keyboard-doesnt-work-in-bios-any-other-way-to-change-boot-order.915368/
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Hello Lars,

You should be able to do a Startup Repair on the Vista partition to have it back.

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See this to Boot Partition - Default

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Hello Steve,

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Why can't I get the F12 Boot Menu to work on my notebook or netbook?

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A:Change disk order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by csoyen


Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

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Hi and welcome to seven forums

It may be more trouble than it is worth. Are these drives built into a tower?
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http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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Look Here ---- Better Export It And Paste It in This Thread

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Welcome to Seven Forums Revex. You should be able to just drag and drop the favorites on the navigation pane.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/change-context-menu-order.787130/
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When I burn an Audio CD with Nero Burning Rom 9, it lets me rearrange the order of the tracks I want them put on the CD and also lets me customize the ID tags, and also even level the volumes plus a lot more.

I want to convert my Audio CD's to MP3 discs to play in my MP3 player. I know that you need to burn it as a "Data" disc or in some cases, an MP3 Jukebox CD.
However, after selecting the tracks, they are automatically placed in Alphabetical order and burned in that regard. I cannot drag and move them or find any option to put the songs in the order I want played on the disc.

How the crap do I do this? If Nero can't do it, what software can?

Thanks.

A:Burn an MP3 CD but Change the Order of the Tracks

A .mp3 CD is like the file system on your hard drive. The only way to make the tracks line up in the order you'd link is to prefix the tracks numerically (ie 1_trackname.mp3,2_trackname.mp3, and so on). Also your MP3 CD capable CD Player may have it's own rules and formats for how it will read discs and folder systems.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/406216/burn-an-mp3-cd-but-change-the-order-of-the-tracks/
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A:Can´t change order of taskbar properly

Hi welcome to seven forum

i would start by trying a restore point before the issue started.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/355309-can-t-change-order-taskbar-properly.html
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Check out this app. Autoruns for Windows

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A:Change Order of Grouped Buttons on Taskbar

I'm sorry but I don't think this is possible. The only way to tweak the taskbar thumbnail previews are through the registry, or using a small portable program called Taskbar Thumbnail Tweaker, but what you are talking about is not an option on this program nor is it tweakable through the registry(I may be mistaken).

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/110382-change-order-grouped-buttons-taskbar.html