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I installed windows 7 onto my computer , now when my computer boots up it does not go directly to my hard drive and boot up windows 7. When the computer starts to boot I have to click the escape button (boot menu) and then manually select what drive I want to boot from . Help how do I fix this ?

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  • Adnan Bhatti
    Adnan Bhatti May 29, 2010

    Set the boot device priority from within BIOS.

  • Jimmy Accardi May 30, 2010

    did not work , there was an error : the element data type specified is not recongnized , or does not apply to the specified entry. run "bcdedit /?" for command line assistance

  • Jimmy Accardi May 30, 2010

    that was the first thing I tried and its set properly but still not booting

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Hi,

Open up the command line as an administrator or user w/admin rights (right click on the Shorcut > Run As and lets you run as an admin if your on a non-admin account)
2. type this command to see the current state of affairs.
bcdedit

you prob will see something like this (my original boot option)
__________________________________________
D:\Users\seamonkey> bcdedit
Windows Boot Manager
——————–
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
displayorder {ntldr}
{current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
Windows Legacy OS Loader
————————
identifier {ntldr}
device partition=C:
path \ntldr
description Earlier Version of Windows
Windows Boot Loader
——————-
identifier {current}
device partition=D:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=D:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {1ecfd635-a8ea-11db-bb9b-ddf07c6aaff1}
nx OptIn

to change the default boot os to 7 from xp use the command
bcdedit /set {ntldr} default “{bootmgr}” in the command prompt ,restart and then check .

all the best, hope this post helps you ...

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If u press f2 on start up u enter setup then from there it gives u the boot options if u put harddrive first then u problem is solved

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