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Separate Boot Menu without entering the BIOS?


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#1 videobruce

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:51 AM

I haven't upgraded since 2007 or so. After doing my usual ton of research, I have a questions about the availability of a separate Boot Menu outside the BIOS allowing changing boot order with entering into the BIOS itself.

I understand pressing F8 is suppose to bring up some type of a Boot menu. Does anyone know if any MB's have a separate Boot Menu that can be made available by a BIOS choice?

My nForce 570 Foxconn does have this and I must admit I'm now spoiled by having it.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:03 PM

I haven't upgraded since 2007 or so.

 

What haven't you updated?

 

I understand pressing F8 is suppose to bring up some type of a Boot menu.

 

 

F8 open the Advanced Boot Options.

 

In order to be of help I need to know what operating system you are running.

 

What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

 

Are you trying to boot from two different operating systems?


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:24 AM

I'm running XP now, but have succumbed to switching over to Win7 unfortunately due to hard ware concerns. All drives will probably use the same. I do this for backup in case one drive gores down or for access to system folder files if I get a virus. Done it for years. (Each drive has a bootable partition).

 

This is what I have now from a nForce570 Foxconn MB. It comes up without pressing buttons which is really nice.

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