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Windows 7: Bootloader fails to start unless I press a key

05 Mar 2013   #11
reoperw

Windows 7
 
 

I knew it was some issue with bootloader alone, and also, some part which can be skipped with keypress when bootloader kicks off itself (else event log would have captured it). Pure luck, I thought I'll try create one more boot entry, and restarted. Then they showed the boot menu without any keypress, next step, I tried deleting the bootloader and keeping time the same- again it was normal (that tells that it was not the second item in boot menu which helped me), and next I cut time. That made me come to the conclusion that it was some error over there!


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05 Mar 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

What did you use to edit the bootloader? Please describe exactly how this was done, the sequence.
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06 Mar 2013   #13
reoperw

Windows 7
 
 

I used EasyBCD, (it was not EasyBCD's magic- coz I had tried rebuilding MBR and OSlist with it already, dint work!)
In it, added a new WIn7entry (duplicate) and set Waiting time to 10 or 20 sec. Rebooted, Everything was alright!
Then Kicked off Duplicate entry, and all was well!
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06 Mar 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Very interesting.

Of course you'd need to be able to boot Win7 to use EasyBCD, but I've never heard of this solution to resolve boot problems.

You don't need any timeout at all for a single OS boot using EasyBCD. You can still adjust that now.
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07 Mar 2013   #15
reoperw

Windows 7
 
 

I'm just born , can't resist it ;-)
yes, it has already been done:-)
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04 Apr 2013   #16
reoperw

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry for post after a long time. I thought that was just mere luck, and had nothing to do with real solution to the issue. Recently I came across the same issue in a Dell Optiplex 990 Desktop, and the same steps solved the issue to my amazement! Still, not able to figure out how this happens!
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