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Computer will not boot to my SSD, it's forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.

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  1. crazygamer901

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    Hello, I had an issue with my Windows 8 where I was forced to reinstall it. I have completely wiped my SSD and reinstalled Windows 8 on it. However, now it will not let me pick my boot order. It is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager as my Boot Option 1. If I use anything else, I just get a black screen with a blinking line cursor.

    It didn't use to do this before I had to reinstall. I'm not sure how to fix this. It also will not let me choose F11 boot options, it always is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.

    How do I make it so I can boot from whichever boot order I want, instead of using Boot Manager?
     
  2. crazygamer901

    crazygamer901 Thread Starter

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    Can somebody please help, I am still having this problem.
     
  3. CleaverX

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    Hello,
    The thing is that your explanation is a bit vague and it is not clear exactly what problem you are having. For example, being able to pick a boot order is a function of the BIOS and the same goes for accessing hot keys for additional functions, so you may want to start with the motherboard documentation or if it is an OEM computer, consult their technical documents. This is very important especially if you have a newer EUFI enabled motherboard.
     
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    Have you gone into your BIOS and changed the primary boot device to be your SSD?
     
  5. crazygamer901

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    Yes, that is the problem I am having. My OS is on my SSD, so naturally I would make that primary boot device. However, it WILL NOT boot unless I make Windows Boot Manager my primary boot device. It makes no sense to me. My windows 8 is on my SSD, so I would think that if I made that my primary boot device, it would work. However it only shows a black screen after POST. It is forcing me to use Windows Boot Manager.
     
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    Windows Boot Manager is listed as a separate device within your BIOS?

    That's...unique. :confused:

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    I'm far from being an expert when it comes to things like the boot manager and the master boot record, so it may be best to wait until someone else can chime in.

    The only thing I could think of doing is backup your data, burn GParted onto a DVD or flash drive, format and delete all partitions on the drive, clear CMOS, then re-install everything from scratch and restore your data once you're back in Windows.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    Is your motherboard BIOS or UEFI?

    What are the various Boot Options?

    What are the F11 boot options?

    Did this computer come with Windows 8 pre-installed?

    Please attach a screen shot of the Disk Management window. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
     
  8. Magician595

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    Ah, interesting. Yes also cannot boot to my SSD, it says Windows Boot Manager and will boot through that. Yes listed in BIOS as separate device although it still goes to my 8.1 installation on my SSD.
     
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