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Single OS and Windows boot manager showing up in BIOS Boot options?


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#1 PODxt

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 08:31 AM

I used to have a W7 system in IDE, MBR and since I had to reinstall everything from sratch, I decided to set my drives to AHCI, UEFI/GPT. After install, I checked the BIOS settings and saw that in my Boot Options I had the "Windows Boot Manager" set as #1, my SSD set as #2 and DVD drive as #3.

 

When I change the boot priority and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and asks for a bootable device although the system is install on my SSD. I don't have a multiboot system, there's only W7 present so why do I have a "Windows Boot Manager" in my BIOS? I thought it was only for multi boot systems so I don't get why it's showing up here.

 

When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).

 

Since I'm new to AHCI/GPT, I don't know what's normal and what's not. If it's not normal, how come I got this Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS? Maybe the old MBR wasn't erased even though I ran a secure Erase on my SSD?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 

 

See this post for an explanation.

 

A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:22 AM

Thanks, just what I needed to know.






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