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Windows 7: Boot manager screen not showing on bootup


02 Nov 2012   #1
terbert

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Boot manager screen not showing on bootup

Hi all,
New here, and seems a very imformative forum.
I have two computers, one with Windows 7 64bit on one drive, and Windows seven 32bit on another drive. When I boot up, I get a boot manager screen, and can choose which OS to boot from. Perfect
On my second computer, I have a SATA drive with Windows 7 64bit loaded, and a second drive with Windows XP loaded. Both systems work fine. However, when I boot up, I do not get a boot manager screen, giving me the option of booting into Windows 7 or XP.
Obviously, going to BIOS and changing boot priority works fine, but this is a pain. As computer one shows an option screen, why does computer two not display the same.
I have been into the Control Panel route to boot manager, and it only lists Windows 7. No sign of XP. Is this an XP/7 clash. I seem to remember a while back, having two XP drives, I was given the option of which drive to boot from.
Sorry this is long winded, but it explains exactly what is happening


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02 Nov 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Boot Win 7 then download and install EasyBCD Community Edition 2.2.0.182 Free - Softpedia
Next boot you will get the boot selection menu.
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02 Nov 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Why do you go into BIOS to change the boot order. That's what the one-time BIOS Boot Menu shortcut key is for. Try that.

If you don't like that method then set Win7 first to boot in BIOS setup, boot into it to install EasyBCD as suggested, add XP on Add OS Entry tab.
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05 Nov 2012   #4
terbert

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Solved thanks....used the EasyBCD method......great stuff fellas
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