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Can't get to BIOS - goes directly to Win boot

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    It is working now. I am not absolutely sure why.

    I built a bootable USB on another machine to get an application loaded that could look at/fix a problem with the boot flag on the C drive. I booted from it twice. The first time I got lost in the somewhat confusing menus. I booted it a second time and was not seeing options to address the boot flag. On the third boot, I (just for the Hell of it) took out the USB stick and it allowed me to get to the BIOS. The entries in the BIOS about boot devices and boot order were strange. I don't think I knowingly set the parameters to where they were.

    I went through and rationalized the boot order lists and Presto! It worked. And I had forgotten about the small mammal that was standing by. So it does not appear that it was magic. Aargh.

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