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Help with boot screen

  1. #1


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    Help with boot screen


    Hi everbody,
    I am using windows 8 on hp envy dv6. It sometimes happens that there is an electricity short cut where I live. As a result the windows crashes as it shuts down the wrong way (The hp battery is not working). The problem is when I come to start the windows again, it takes me back to a screen where I have to choose the language and the keybord layout language instead of logging it directly to the home screen. This really bothers me. There is one more issue, when my kids want to use the laptop, they don't know how to log in and start clicking randomly on the other options on that screen (like reset your windows, windows restore, etc.) That is why I come home often I find my windows are reset and I lose the setting options and sometimes many important files on desktop.
    The question is: Is there a way to stop the windows from taking me back to that stupid screen and directly log onto windows 8 start screen.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Take the computer with you to prevent misuse.
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    Windows 8


    Thank you David for your quick reply. But this still doesn't solve the problem. What I wanted is a better way to avoid windows taking me back to (Choose language and keyboard setting screen)
    I'd better take the kids with me instead.
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    You can put a password in the BIOS so computer will not let anybody without it to Boot up windows, That would take care of kids doing foolish things to windows. Only way to bypass that, is to reset bios and that means opening computer to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughSea View Post

    I'd better take the kids with me instead.
    Probably cheaper to get a new battery
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RoughSea View Post

    I'd better take the kids with me instead.
    Probably cheaper to get a new battery
    Or get a good, stern babysitter, or teaching kids not to touch something they are not supposed too.
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    Windows 8


    Thank you CountMike, adamf and David.
    It seems that I am not able to clarify my point. The problem is not mainly the kids. The problem is that the screen that appears when the computer shuts down as a result of power cut off. How can I avoid that stupid screen that keeps asking me to choose language and keyboard layout. It is supposed for the system to keep these previously set up setting, Why does this screens keep annoying me?
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    You mean this screen right? This appears when windows enters recovery mode - this could happen due to power loss. You have to pick your language and keyboard before you enter the recovery options. I don't know how to stop it. A new battery might be a good idea though as if you have lots of power outages you could irretrievably loose data. Sorry I can't help more.
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    Thank you adamf for your help.

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    I'm afraid you might have more of the problem than just the battery, not even without it windows should go to repair stage. I too loose power fairly regularly, twice a month at least and at most I get a message that Windows recovered from a serious error and asks if I want to send report. What could be happening is that your HDD has an error and it needs to be repaired.
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