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Windows 7: Bootup using a repair disk

20 Jan 2011   #1
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Bootup using a repair disk

I have a Parkard Bell Acer Aspire 5742 laptop.
If I want to boot from a repair disk I have to go into the boot menu to change the drive.
Then when I reboot to go to Windows its back into the boot menu to change the drive.
Is there anything I can do so that this is done automatically?
My desktop recognises if there is a disk in at startup.

Thanks
jack


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20 Jan 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Do you mean you are tapping F12 at boot to invoke the boot menu, then selecting the boot device? You need to set the boot device priority in the bios Boot tab, then save changes (Press F10) and exit. To get into the bios tap F2 or Del or Ctrl+Alt+Esc at boot, the key varies by the computer make.
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20 Jan 2011   #3
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

If you set CD to first boot and hardrive as second boot device you don't have to change it.

I leave mine like this all the time.
If CD is in the drawer it boots the disk if bootable. Music CD/ movie DVD won't boot.
If no bootable CD is in the drawer it goes to the second device the hard drive.

Set it once 1-CD, 2- hard drive and your done unless you need to add flash drive later for some reason.

Mike
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20 Jan 2011   #4
jackdash

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks done that, Great.

jack
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20 Jan 2011   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You are welcome.

Mike
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