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Roger912

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After sorting out my problem installing multiple Hard Drives and getting past that I am now faced with another problem, which is that no screen is displayed on start-up to allow selecting other drives to boot from.

I can select other drives to boot from if I boot up into the default drive and select "Change PC Settings" but that is very slow and allows mistakes if one is tired.

I think the reason for the problem is because I installed all the drives on their own separately (took out the other drives) and they are now all installed properly except for this problem.

I only need to boot from the default drive when I need to do something with that particular drive or to boot from "Windows 7 Ultimate" I tried to fix the problem with Drive Freshen (I think its called) but that didn't work.

Is there a way to fix this problem and have the screen that offers to allow booting from another drive added to the default drive, without doing a total re-install please ?

On a multi boot system it is the first screen to display before booting the OS, and shows all the installed Drives in boxes with their names (labels) on, so that you can choose which Drive to boot from..

Many thanks for any help

Roger912
 

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  • OS
    win 8

CountMike

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You could fix that with Download EasyBCD 2.2 you can ad any OS to the boot menu without resorting to BIOS changes.
 

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Roger912

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I should have said the install is UEFI and that does not

I should have said the install is UEFI and that should not be used with EasyBCD and if you make changes with EasyBCD it renders the boot system useless and is the reason I had to re-install all my drives in the first place.

For other users here is a warning for anyone using EasyBCD (which is great for a MBR system) if you make any changes to a drive installed as UEFI it will be unable to boot as a UEFI because of the following:

What happens to the changes is that just three letters are changed which cannot be changed back with any known program (to my knowledge).
The last line in each entry in the "View Settings" panel relating to a UEFI Drive is changed as follows:

Before:
Bootloader Path:\WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
Is changed by EasyBCD to:
Bootloader Path:\WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe

If those three letters could be changed back there would not be a problem, but I and many others with better knowledge than I have, cannot find an editor that will allow the editing to take place.
If anyone knows of a program that will, please post it because you will make a lot of people very happy.

Back to my problem:
While the Drives are not populated with any programs except for "Win 7 Ultimate" I think I am going to have to re-install at least the last Drive installed (My Default Drive) to see if this fixes the problem

Thanks for any replies

Roger912
 

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  • OS
    win 8
Maybe, in the BIOS, enable boot menu.
An F-key will be assigned to it for use on rebooting.
Usually F-12.

The boot menu should offer all attached drives.
 

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Maybe, in the BIOS, enable boot menu.
An F-key will be assigned to it for use on rebooting.
Usually F-12.

The boot menu should offer all attached drives.

:ditto: Set the drive (OS) you use most often as the default boot device in your BIOS. Then when you want to boot to another drive press the relevant Fn key to bring up the BIOS Quick Boot menu. That will change the boot sequence for that boot. On a reboot it will go back to the default, unless you bring up the Quick Boot menu again.
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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theog

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Are all the installs UEFI?
 

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Ztruker

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Just found this: EasyUEFI: Edit UEFI Boot Entries In Windows 8.1

I've never used it so I'd suggest doing a image backup before using, at least the first time until we get some experience with it.

Also just found this: Announcing EasyBCD 2.2: Windows 8 dual-booting and more!

EasyBCD 2.2 is also the first version to officially support EFI machines. Not all EasyBCD features will work perfectly on EFI as each will need to be heavily tested and verified under the most severe circumstances before we can make that claim, but in the meanwhile, EasyBCD will allow you to edit your machine’s native EFI boot menu (change, reorder, remove primitive boot devices, etc.) and will not clobber or eat up your EFI boot menu by misreading its contents then saving to disk as previous versions may or may not have done.
 

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