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    I recently bought a new memory stick and when I plugged it into the PC drive it looked for driver software (something like that I think). The following day when I booted up the drive, instead of just loading as normal the boot manager screen came up asking me which operating system I wanted to use. It only gave one option though (W7) and when I clicked on it, it then loaded as normal. I switch off the computer every evening and after that it was fine and I didn't get the boot manager at startup over the next few days. This morning it brought up the boot manager again, i.e., it's not doing it every time the drive is switched on. I've looked in Control Panel>Devices and Printers and there is a USB Input Device listed under Unspecified (but I don't know whether this has anything to do with the new memory stick).

    I've never seen the boot manager at startup before this - is it to do with the memory stick and why would it have interfered with the boot manager anyway? Also, is there any way of stopping it happening again? I did find some information in Control Panel>System>Advanced System Settings>Startup & Recovery>Settings that said to change the Time to List Operating Systems from 30 secs to 0 secs but this didn't seem to work for everyone and seemed to cause additional problems for some users.

    Any advice would be appreciated, as always

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    Hi Steph,

    That is strange...

    Try this:

    1. When you boot into Windows 7 click Start< Run and type msconfig and hit Enter.
    2. The System Configuration window will open.
    3. Now click the Boot Tab.
    4. On the right side under Timeout you will see a number in seconds.
    5. Make sure the timeout is 0 seconds. If it is NOT 0 seconds, change the value to 0.
    6. When done click Apply and Ok to close the window.
    7. Reboot the computer for the changes to take effect.

    My computer will not allow me to set it for 0 seconds. If yours is the same, just set it for 3 seconds. It may even choose a default number for you. Mine was 3 sec.

    Also, while in the System Configuration window, do you only see the Windows 7 OS in the list under the Boot Tab?
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    Hi Steph,

    I am so sorry your topic got locked. I want to ask Canuck to see how that might have happened but I fear his reply may be that I somehow locked it. That happened once before and still blame it on my sensitive touchpad and lack of sleep.

    Please reply when ready.

    Off to another long day at work I go... Have a nice day!

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    Also

    Post the boot file in case it might show something, although I doubt it.

    To do that:

    Click start in the search box type CMD
    In the results at the top right click on command prompt and "Run as administrator"

    Copy this command in bold--> bcdedit /enum all > c:\bcdoutput.txt

    Now
    Right click in the black command window an choose paste.
    Hit enter on the keyboard.

    Then
    Navigate to your C:\ drive and find the file--> c:\bcdoutput.txt

    Copy it an Paste it to a reply so we can look at it.
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    Hi Donna and zep, thank you both for replying

    Donna,
    I did what you said re changing the timeout to 0 secs and as you found, the least I could set it to is 3 secs, which I did. And yes, the only OS showing in the list under the Boot tab is W7. I'll wait and see if the boot manager comes up again as it seemed to be an intermittent problem and hopefully this will stop it coming up again.


    Hi zep, long time no speak

    Here's the c:\bcdoutput.txt file you asked for :


    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {729e5d05-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    displayorder {current}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 3

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {729e5d07-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {729e5d05-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    nx OptIn

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {729e5d07-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    device ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\729e5d07-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3\Winre.wim,{729e5d08-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    path \windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows Recovery Environment
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\729e5d07-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3\Winre.wim,{729e5d08-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    systemroot \windows
    nx OptIn
    winpe Yes

    Resume from Hibernate
    ---------------------
    identifier {729e5d05-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
    description Windows Resume Application
    locale en-US
    inherit {resumeloadersettings}
    filedevice partition=C:
    filepath \hiberfil.sys
    debugoptionenabled No

    Windows Memory Tester
    ---------------------
    identifier {memdiag}
    device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    path \boot\memtest.exe
    description Windows Memory Diagnostic
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    badmemoryaccess Yes

    EMS Settings
    ------------
    identifier {emssettings}
    bootems Yes

    Debugger Settings
    -----------------
    identifier {dbgsettings}
    debugtype Serial
    debugport 1
    baudrate 115200

    RAM Defects
    -----------
    identifier {badmemory}

    Global Settings
    ---------------
    identifier {globalsettings}
    inherit {dbgsettings}
    {emssettings}
    {badmemory}

    Boot Loader Settings
    --------------------
    identifier {bootloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}
    {hypervisorsettings}

    Hypervisor Settings
    -------------------
    identifier {hypervisorsettings}
    hypervisordebugtype Serial
    hypervisordebugport 1
    hypervisorbaudrate 115200

    Resume Loader Settings
    ----------------------
    identifier {resumeloadersettings}
    inherit {globalsettings}

    Device options
    --------------
    identifier {729e5d08-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3}
    description Ramdisk Options
    ramdisksdidevice partition=C:
    ramdisksdipath \Recovery\729e5d07-4279-11e3-a1b7-08606ee7faa3\boot.sdi
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    Let us know if it comes up again. I still don't know what caused it and the file looks normal.

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    Will do, thank you both for taking a look.

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    You're welcome Steph.

    Quote Originally Posted by zep516 View Post
    Let us know if it comes up again. I still don't know what caused it and the file looks normal.
    I'm with Joe. I have no idea what might have caused this. Do keep us updated if it happens again.

    Have a nice day!

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