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Windows Boot Manager appears on startup, occasionally


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

Windows Boot Manager has been appearing upon startup occasionally for the last two months. No other big problems seem to be happening, other than a frequent problem with speaker volume control dropping downward, which has been happening also for about the last month or so. All other operations seem to occur well.

The screen shows this as white text on black background, occasionally on start up:

Windows Boot Manager

Choose an operating system to start, or press TAB to select a tool:
(Use the arrow keys to highlight your choice, then press ENTER.)

Microsoft Windows Vista (this was highlighted)

To specify an advanced option for this choice, press F8.

Tools:
Ramdisk Device Options
Windows Memory Diagnostic


This afternoon when the screen came up upon start up, the keyboard would not do anything. Pressing Enter did nothing, but computer would not respond to keypresses, so Windows did not start; just the same Boot Manager screen remained unchanged; so I turned OFF the computer, disconnected from power, pressed and held power button to drain all charge, waited two minutes more, and then reconnected, and did fresh computer start and found no trouble since - still in current usage session.

I wish I knew how to understand and investigate this in some meaningful way.

Windows Vista, laptop-Toshiba, T5550 processor, 3072 RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, 802.11 a/b/g wireless internet connection. What else needed?

Edited by cafejose, 26 November 2012 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

Can you post a screenshot from Disk Management?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Can you post a screenshot from Disk Management?

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How do I do that? If you mean, post a screen shot of the Boot Manager message that appeared, I have no way to do so, which is why I copied the message onto paper using pencil and reported exactly what the message said in my original question posting.

EDIT: This system is not allowing the link to the images to be included, so I will simply give the hyperlink addresses to the images screenshots. (Found how to find Disk Management in Control Panel).

(The difference between the two is just a matter of scrolling while in Disk Management)
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/diskmanp2nov26.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/diskmanp1nov26.jpg/

Edited by cafejose, 28 November 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

System manufacturer and model?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

System manufacturer and model?

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As I already wrote:

Windows Vista, laptop-Toshiba, T5550 processor, 3072 RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, 802.11 a/b/g wireless internet connection. What else needed?


Toshiba Satellite, model = p305-s8822. Windows o.s. is Windows Vista Home Premium.




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