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Windows 7: Why is Windows asking me which OS to boot to?

24 Jul 2010   #1
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 
Why is Windows asking me which OS to boot to?

I only have one OS installed (Windows 64 bit) and all of a sudden out of the blue Windows 7 decides to prompt me after restarting or starting the computer which OS to boot to. The only selection is Windows 7 and Windows just hangs waiting for me to hit enter (for Windows 7).


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24 Jul 2010   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

run msconfig, go to the boot tab, then see what you have listed:


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24 Jul 2010   #3
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

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24 Jul 2010   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Now that I think about it, I had a machine doing the same thing. Like you, it started right out of the blue...

If I remember correctly, I did a Startup Repair
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25 Jul 2010   #5
FJRoberts

Windows 7
 
 

type msconfig in the start menu and go to the boot tab and set a little box the will either say 30 or 60 set that to zero
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25 Jul 2010   #6
FJRoberts

Windows 7
 
 

i figured it out, right click computer and hit properties and to the left go to advanced system settings, and on the advanced tab at the bottom it would say start up and recovery goto settings on start up and recovery and uncheck time to display list of OSes and put the 30 seconds to 0
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25 Jul 2010   #7
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Setting the delay to "0" only masks the problem, it doesn't fix it.

If I had a computer which thought there was a choice of which OS to boot to when I knew for a fact that there was only one OS installed, I would want to figure out what the problem was before I possibly ended up with no choice at all due to a messed up boot manager.
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25 Jul 2010   #8
Sammy888

Windows 7
 
 

lol. and if you look at the image of the msconfig file, you will see that I had already tried setting to 0 and it didnt work.

i ended up flashing my mobo's bios last night and windows wouldnt boot. i ended up doing the start-up repair any ways and now it's working. but, i do recall previously having done the start-up repair as this isn't the first time this has happened. i would hope this bug will be fixed in Windows 7 SP1 this winter.
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25 Jul 2010   #9
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hope you don't have it come back on you.
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25 Jul 2010   #10
FJRoberts

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Setting the delay to "0" only masks the problem, it doesn't fix it.

If I had a computer which thought there was a choice of which OS to boot to when I knew for a fact that there was only one OS installed, I would want to figure out what the problem was before I possibly ended up with no choice at all due to a messed up boot manager.
who cares? just get vistabootpro then
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