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Windows 7: Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

13 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

Since I was having some issues with my system, I just reinstalled W7 from scratched on my SSD. With this new install I decided to go the AHCI, UEFI, GPT route instead of MBR and IDE like on my previous install.

Everything installed smoothly. I took a look at my BIOS setting and I can see in my Boot options that my #1 boot option is set to "Windows Boot Manager". My SSD is #2 and my DVD drive is #3. I only have one system installed (W7) so I'm not dual booting.

When I change the boot order and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and tells to select a drive with a bootable system. "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press any key"

Is this normal behavior?? If not, how do I fix this?

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13 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

When you reinstalled Windows you should have disconnected the other drives and leave only your SSD connected as now you have your boot files on the other hard drive so either reinstall Windows disconnecting the other hard drives and reconnect when you're done or follow the suggestions in this thread

I need to move the boot files of win7x64
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13 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home x64

When I reinstalled Windows, only my SSD was connected, that's why I don't understand why I have this Windows Boot Manager showing up. There is only one OS present in msconfig /boot.
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13 Jun 2015   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window with fields expanded to show all information.
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13 Jun 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

This tutorial by Golden should help you with Ztucher's request.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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13 Jun 2015   #6
Microsoft MVP


Windows boot manager is how a UEFI install is booted, is invoked during install and must remain set first to boot.
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 Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

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