Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

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loanshark53

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

crjdriver

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Cold boot problems that go away after a reboot are very often pw supply problems. To do some troubleshooting, download HWMonitor and install. Run HWMonitor for a while and post a screenshot of it here. This will monitor your voltages and show if any are dropping down ie bad pw supply.

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