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cant change boot order

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gambie1, Nov 7, 2008.

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  1. gambie1

    gambie1 Thread Starter

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    fitted a new hard drive due to virus and want to reinstall windows but went into bios to change boot order but it wont let me it has enter in red alongside all i can do is press it it wont let me go anywhere else ,help please
     
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  3. Jack Hackett

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    try these keys to select option
    Page up/down keys
    Cursor keys
    +/- on number keypad
     
  4. gambie1

    gambie1 Thread Starter

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    tried them all thinking of using the other computer to reinstall windows on this hard drive and then change them over
     
  5. LouCopits

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    On my Lenovo I can hold down F12 when I power on and get a screen to change the boot order.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    It won't boot if you install it on another machine.

    Can you move around in BIOS setup at all? Are other options available?
     
  7. gambie1

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    i can get to the bios but it wont let me move anywhere alongside the hard drive boot is enter in red this is the only thing i can click on and that does not do anything
    i thought if i load windows on to the new hard drive on my other computer i could then put it in the old computer will this not work??
     
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    you say the hard drive boot is enter in red this is the only thing i can click hope you don't mean you are trying to use your mouse in bios . Need to use arrows on keyboard and the enter tab
     
  9. gambie1

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    just my way of putting it i cant move anything anywhere except to enter i have tried all keys including + - and direction keys
     
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