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How to by pass boot device menu at startup?

Im using Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and everytime I start the computer I get the Toshiba boot device menu selection and I have to chose which device to boot from eg hard drive or cd/dvd, etc before Windows starts.

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  • falconglider Feb 17, 2012

    Thanks but I have already done that.

  • falconglider Feb 17, 2012

    Thanks but I have already done that. Now the keys on the keyboard are behaving erratic at times eg they dont work or they do something completely different. Also frequently when I click START with the cursor it doesnt work and I have to press the SPACEBAR several times to lock START in to be able to make it work. I reinstalled Windows 7 but it didnt make a difference.

  • Michael Green Feb 18, 2012

    Does your laptop work with XP or Vista? Not all Computers are able to work with Windows 7. I don't know what laptop you are using but If you carried out an upgrade to Win 7, I have to believe that you used the compatibility checker before you installed.

  • falconglider Feb 19, 2012

    I am using Windows 7 Professional 32 bit which came pre-installed on the laptop which is a Toshiba Satellite L500 that has 4GB RAM with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU.

    I re-installed Windows 7 from the Toshiba Recovery Media that came with the laptop, thinking it might fix the problem but to no avail.

    It even started behaving erratic at once stage, when I was in the BIOS but its stopped that now and now seems to be bypassing the Boot Device Selection menu which I wanted at the start. But its still be having erratic as detailed before.

  • falconglider Feb 19, 2012

    Thank you for your help. I ended up dismantling the laptop today which I must say was a breeze on this type of laptop. The connection between the touch pad and the motherboard appeared to be loose in that the ribbon was not clipped in. This could explain the intermittent erratic behaviour I was having. So far its behaving normal so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the problem has been solved. Thanks again for your help.

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On boot, press F2 and go to the Boot section of the BIOS then select the correct order for booting.

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The issue resides in the startup files on your computer's hard drive.


You can fix this by running a repair tool that comes with your Windows operating system.

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Insert your Windows 7 installation disc into your computer's optical drive.


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Choose your language from the menu and then click the "Next" button.


Click "Repair your computer" from the menu.


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Click on the "Disable Automatic Restart On System Failure" button to disable the startup loop.


Click the "Startup Repair" tool from the menu and wait for the computer to fix your startup disk.


Wait for the computer to finish repairing your startup disk and then allow it to restart automatically.


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