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Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #30


    Posts : 3
    multi OSX, Win, Ubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    sametoxxo,

    I don't see anything that stands out for why this is happening, but I'm not familiar with dual booting with Ubuntu either. I would have to guess that something with Ubuntu may be the cause, but can't say what.

    I've asked others to take a look to see if they may know.
    thank you very much; also if i find something i will share it here

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  2. #31


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Bcdedit reports bootmenupolicy as standard and boots legacy. Tried Advanced Repair and it said "repairing disk" but no change. Tried deleting bootmenupolicy and it booted legacy. Reset to standard and it still boots legacy.
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  3. #32


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey rdwray,

    Please go ahead and type bcdedit in your command prompt, press Enter, and post back with all of the results to see what the issue could be.

    Did you install Windows 8 Pro with UEFI?
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  4. #33


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    This is a scratch install of Windows 8 Pro on a clean partition.

    Code:
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    integrityservices       Enable
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {997d486f-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    displayorder            {current}
                            {b2e1dcfd-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
                            {b2e1dcfc-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    displaybootmenu         Yes
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 8 64
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {997d4871-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    integrityservices       Enable
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {997d486f-5f67-11e2-9198-d65a11bae4cc}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    debug                   No
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {b2e1dcfd-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    device                  partition=D:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 7 64
    locale                  en-US
    osdevice                partition=D:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {55d24cd2-4f5b-11e2-b3d9-806e6f6e6963}
    bootmenupolicy          Legacy
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {b2e1dcfc-4ef4-11e2-ae77-f18f0e217593}
    device                  partition=E:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description             Emergency 7 64
    locale                  en-US
    osdevice                partition=E:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {92129852-4edc-11e2-8b2d-806e6f6e6963}
    Last edited by rdwray; 14 Feb 2015 at 05:52.
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  5. #34


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) to better see what we're working with.

    In addition, use the tutorial below to verify if you are using UEFI or legacy.

    BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode
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  6. #35


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Installed Legacy...
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  7. #36


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, that's why then. You'll only have the modern boot options ("Choose an option") screen available if you installed with UEFI instead of legacy.
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  8. #37


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    That's weird because it booted standard until I changed it to legacy. As a matter of fact it was booting standard yesterday and I had to change it to legacy for F8 and now it will not change back - Windows
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  9. #38


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    I just did some looking around and evidently this PC is not UEFI enabled. It also seems that if the BIOS is mouse enabled, it is UEFI enabled and this PC is BIOS mouse enabled. I think that the issue is that this is a Dell and their mother board is not an industry standard.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Your bcdedit report shows that you have Windows 7 (x64) on D: set to legacy instead of standard.

    If you like, post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management to see if it may reveal an issue.
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