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#1 golfdude

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:37 AM

Need some help,

A friends computer hangs up when starting up at Windows Boot Manager with a choice of OS's- only there is only (1) OS on the computer.

Vista with SP2

He told me that he was having problems with it and took it to Best Buy. Not sure what the problem was- the guy is 70 years old and not really techy.

Anyway, I thought this could be fixed going to System Properties/Advanced/Startup and Recovery, but this is what I got:
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There isn't any OS's to pick from under "Default Operating System".

Any ideas how to fix this?

Also- doesn't have a Vista OS disc- just those stupid Recovery Disc.

Thanks,

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:25 PM

A friends computer hangs up when starting up at Windows Boot Manager with a choice of OS's

What the choices are and what happens next?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:35 PM

I didn't write the choices down (there were 2), but I think one was "Client OS" and something else.

I did a search and found the following (I will try this next time I go to their house- 3 hours away):
(ignore the lack of screenshots)
Through System Configuration

1. Open the Start Menu.

A) In the search line, type msconfig and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tut...-start_menu.jpg

:huh: Go to step 3.

OR

2. Open the Control Panel (All Items view) and click on the Administrative Tools icon and System Configration.

A) Close the Administrative Tools window.

3. Click on the Boot tab. (See screenshot below)

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tut...oot-os-boot.jpg

4. Select another operating system that is not set as the Default OS to be the new default operating system instead. (See screenshot above)

5. Check the Make all boot settings permanent box, and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 3)

6. Click on Yes to confirm. (See screenshot below)

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tut...-os-confirm.jpg

7. Click on the Restart button. (See screenshot below)
WARNING: This will restart the computer immediately. Make sure you save and close anything open that you do not want to lose first.

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tut...-os-restart.jpg


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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:47 PM

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