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Windows 7: After clean Win7 install forced to use boot manager rather than SSD

28 Dec 2014   #1
matix018

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After clean Win7 install forced to use boot manager rather than SSD

Hi all,

I'm a computer novice and recently had a boot issue (wouldn't boot, just go to black screen) after the 12/9 windows update. After trying a number of possible solutions, I eventually had to transfer my data to an external hd and do a clean install of Windows 7 on my SSD. Now the only way I'm able to boot is by hitting F8 and selecting boot manager rather than allowing it to boot from my BIOS settings which I've tried setting as multiple combinations - none of which seemed to work. My SSD is what I have windows installed on and would like to be first to boot from. If I let it boot with any of the BIOS settings I've tried, it just brings me to a black screen. Before the update I had Windows booting from my SSD drive and had never even had the boot manager as an option in BIOS or F8 screens.

What I'm wondering is how to have it boot properly from my SSD each time without having to hit F8 and run through boot manager. Does anything look fishy in my disk management snip?




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28 Dec 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

You've installed to UEFI which is fine since it offers the latest features of your BIOS (a graphical interface, mouse support, faster boot) but the OS drive will always boot now from Windows Boot Manager and not the SSD, so set that as the first device to boot in BIOS.

You'll also need to boot the Win7 or Repair disk for any repairs or reinstall in the future as a EFI device in BIOS Boot menu, which apparently you already did since you got it installed to UEFI.

More on UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
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30 Dec 2014   #3
matix018

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Thank you, gregrocker! That did the trick. I am a little confused on what you mean by your second paragraph, though. Do you recommend I still run the Win7 disc to repair, or do I not need to now? Either way, I am grateful for your help now that I've got a working computer back.
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30 Dec 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Was just letting you know that in the future any boot disks must be booted as UEFI devices when you have a UEFI install.

Glad to help.
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