Boot Priority - Change

lordbob75

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How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS
Synopsis
This will show you, step by step, how to change the drive Boot priority on your computer in BIOS.
How To Change the Drive Boot Priority in BIOS

information   Information
This will show you, step by step, how to change the drive Boot priority on your computer in the BIOS.
Note   Note
This will set your computer to Boot from where you want, in any order.
Tip   Tip
You may want to view this Tutorial on another computer, as your computer will need to restart multiple times.


Here's How:
Starting Out:
1) Shut down your computer​
2) Power your computer back on, but be ready.​
3) The BIOS screen is the motherboard boot screen. This is NOT the operating system loading, this takes place before that. Generally, it will be a screen with the computer manufacturer logo, and a little bit of text. You will need to press a certain key at this point, and it varies depending on the motherboard maker, BIOS, and computer manufacturer. Generally, it is ESC, F1, or DEL. To check what yours is, look on the bottom of the BIOS boot screen, and it should show something like this:​

Down on the bottom, it should say "Press [key] to enter SETUP". Press that key, and let SETUP load.​
4) After the BIOS SETUP loads, you should see a screen similar to THIS:​

5) Scroll over to the BOOT menu using the Arrows Keys. It should automatically show the menu, but if not, then hit enter. This should bring up a menu like THIS:​

6) This is where it varies depending on the motherboard. Some will show the menu as it is shown below in the image, and others will have a secondary menu for the Boot order.​

7) Now just select where you want to boot from first, second, and third. It is simple if you follow the instructions in the BIOS screen.​
8) After the new order is set, press F10 to SAVE AND EXIT, or scroll over to the EXIT and select save changes. This will REBOOT your computer.​
9) The computer should now start up and load from the first boot device. If it is the CD/DVD Drive first, then it will appear to hang at a black screen with a white cursor.​

If there is no CD/DVD, then it will eventually move on, be patient. If there is a CD/DVD in the drive, then it will say: "Press any key to boot from CD..." Hit the key to load from the menu if that's what you need. If not, let it Boot normally.​
This procedure is used to change the BOOT order to allow a boot up from a CD/DVD or a different HDD. This is used to reinstall/install/repair an Operating System (i.e. Vista), or to boot from a different OS first.​
I hope my second Tutorial here helped you out!

~Lordbob

EDIT: I changed the format here, as well as added images of newer BIOS menus. Hope it helps you out!
 

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kiddieboy12

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HELP i have a hp a6042n and i cant get there. tried f8 and f1. havent tried esc. any idas?
 

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kiddieboy12

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thx i'll try imdeiatly
 

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lordbob75

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Sorry I couldn't show all the BIOS screens on here, there just wasn't room. I had to go with more generic BIOS screens, but I hope you guys can still get it figured out. ;)

Hope you guys liked the tutorial.

~Lordbob
 

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kiddieboy12

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u can use virtaul pc
 

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Brink

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Sorry Kiddieboy12, Virtual PC will not show the BIOS settings. :(

I wish it did though.
 

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kiddieboy12

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oh..
 

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marlon301975

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Thank You Sir it worked im scanning my computer now.
 

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rajibroy

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It was really helpful, thanks. :)
:)
 

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Mairi

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Thank you so much for reminding me how to do this. I am trying to help a friend, still using windows, who is more P/C illiterate than I am. (And I'm a complete P/C illiterate!) Thanks again! I've been on linux for decades now, and I've forgotten so much about windows.
 
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