Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: windows boot selection

11 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
windows boot selection

I have a strange issue haunting me. On a dual boot PC (Windows 7 x86 and x64 the OS selection (Windows Boot Manager) will not allow me to select with the arrow keys. Also the enter key will not allow bypassing the timer. I recently reinstalled both OS but it never worked previously when I had Windows 7 x86 and XP x64 on a dual boot.

During the install, during the several restarts that occur when you are doing an install it will work and I could select but now I cant. The keyboard is a USB keyboard with wireless mouse.

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Mojavekroc,

Double check in your BIOS settings to make sure that you have the USB Keyboard support at boot option enabled. Next, double check to see if you have both operating systems listed and have enough time selected to display them at boot.

Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7
Solved with Brink's (Shawn's) Help

Although it wasn't as clear in the BIOS as 'USB Keyboard support at boot option enabled', ultimately this was what I needed to do to fix it. I would have to again go into the BIOS to tell you the description of how I enabled the USB keyboard. I guess that some BIOS' use different terminology..

I really do thank you for your help because it was very frustrating...

Now if I could just figure out why my Windows 7 x64 freezes on shutdown or restart.

Thanks again so much
My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Jun 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got this issue sorted. :)

Go ahead and start a new thread on the shutdown and restart issue, and I'll be happy to see what I can do to help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 windows boot selection

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Dual Boot: Win7: Boot Manager Status: 0xc000000f boot selection failed
Hello, I have dual boot in my laptop with Ubuntnu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Today after working on Ubuntu I restarted and switched to Windows and as soon as it logged in I noticed the battery was 0%. I thought maybe it was some kind of glitch or something (silly me!) so I just...
General Discussion
windows 7 boot manager error 0xc000000e boot selection failed because
My daughter's laptop(acer aspire) has the above error message. we have no installation disc but do have the product key. I created an installation disc from my laptop but it have my product key. A tried to get it to use this cd as the install cd but it appears not to be working, What should I...
Installation & Setup
Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is
Hi there, I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get: Or Please select a boot device, or something to the affect. I've updated to the...
Hardware & Devices
Windows 7: Boot Manager Status 0xc000000f, boot selection failed.
Hello, I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Yesterday I accidentally 'killed' csrss.exe. Then, after a bluescreen, my computer restarted and I got the following message: Windows failed to start. A recent hardware of software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1.Insert your...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50.
Twitter Facebook