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Windows 7: Problem accessing boot screen after upgrade

08 May 2009   #1
njek

Vista 32-bit / Windows 7 32-bit (Dual-Boot)
 
 
Problem accessing boot screen after upgrade

I have recently upgraded from the Beta to the RC. All went well, except for one issue. I can no longer access the boot screen to choose which of my dual-boots I want.

I have a wireless USB desktop, and whereas previously this was available to access the boot screen, since the upgrade it is only available after the Windows splash screen shows.

Has anyone else experienced this? If so, is there a fix?

It's not a major issue at present, but could turn out to be if, for any reason, I need to access my XP boot.

(I know that I can more than likely access it if need-be by connecting a PS2 keyboard, but I would like to avoid that hassle if possible)


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08 May 2009   #2
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Put your disk in drive and just like you would on a install start up. When you get to the part that asks you to install if you look in the bottom left hand corner you will see it says repair computer(or something to that effect), open that and click on start up repair. It will then hopefully help you. Or you could also get this MajorGeeks.Com - Contacting Download Site and repair it with that.

The above is a direct link to vista boot pro which will more than accommodate you in your quest.
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08 May 2009   #3
njek

Vista 32-bit / Windows 7 32-bit (Dual-Boot)
 
 

I have just noticed a glaring error in my original post...

Whereas I had performed an upgrade from Beta to RC on my laptop, the above problem is occuring on my desktop PC, upon which I performed a fresh install onto a new HDD

Should I still follow the advice given?

BTW - I can't follow the first option, as I can't boot from CD/DVD, since I can't 'Press Any Key' when prompted :s
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08 May 2009   #4
njek

Vista 32-bit / Windows 7 32-bit (Dual-Boot)
 
 

Decided to take the plunge, and ran Vista Boot Pro...

However, I understand why you gave me this advice, but it's not the answer to my problem. Rather than a way of configuring the boot screen, I need to find a way of enabling my USB keyboard so that I can use it on the boot screen, as was the case before.
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08 May 2009   #5
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Better off doing a fresh install. you will have no problems.
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08 May 2009   #6
njek

Vista 32-bit / Windows 7 32-bit (Dual-Boot)
 
 

I just wish I had some kind of explanation why this was happening though...

To clarify - the keyboard is OK during BIOS (i.e. I can press F2 to enter setup), then is unusable again until the Windows splash screen appears.

Is it worth trying to repair my installation, or is a fresh install my only option?
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08 May 2009   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have you tried to reset the keyboard by pushing the rest connect button on the bottom or side of the wireless keyboard?
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08 May 2009   #8
njek

Vista 32-bit / Windows 7 32-bit (Dual-Boot)
 
 

Not really sure why this would help...the keyboard is functioning as it should, except for during the boot screen.
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09 May 2009   #9
njek

Vista 32-bit / Windows 7 32-bit (Dual-Boot)
 
 

OK, I have been looking further into this today, and notice that NO USB devices are operating in the time between BIOS and Boot Screen.

This is 100% definitely something that has happened since installing the RC.

What part of the OS controls this, and is it able to change any settings?
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09 May 2009   #10
murdoch

 

Check that USB emulation is turned on in your BIOS
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