bootloader does not always start in legacy (text) mode

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by gr8muft1, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. gr8muft1

    gr8muft1 MDL Novice

    Oct 17, 2016
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    hello, i have the MS boot manager configured to boot either win7, win10 or grub4dos
    even though BCD is set to "bootmenupolicy Legacy", it still sometimes starts in graphical mode
    and then as you know it takes an annoying extra restart whenever i want to launch something else than win10
    is anyone else seeing this, and is a fix/work-around known ?
    i am ready to install grub2 to MBR if i have to, but that would introduce a small delay whenever booting to win10 (which i pick most of the time)
     
  2. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    Did you try : bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu yes ?
     
  3. gr8muft1

    gr8muft1 MDL Novice

    Oct 17, 2016
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    hi rpo, thanks for your reply. I do not remember typing that explicitly but it seems to be active (see below the full output of bcdedit)


    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device partition=C:
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-GB
    inherit {globalsettings}
    default {current}
    resumeobject {903a8a3e-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    displayorder {903a8a39-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    {current}
    {903a8a3d-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 3
    displaybootmenu Yes

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {903a8a39-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 7
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {903a8a3a-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {903a8a38-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Legacy

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=D:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 10
    locale en-GB
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {903a8a40-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    recoveryenabled Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice partition=D:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {903a8a3e-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Legacy
    bootstatuspolicy IgnoreShutdownFailures

    Real-mode Boot Sector
    ---------------------
    identifier {903a8a3d-9c0e-11e6-b229-00190f26c9e4}
    device partition=C:
    path \NST\NeoGrub.mbr
    description NeoGrub