Dual boot menu problem

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Kamrul08, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    I've dual boot with Windows 7 and 8.1. It worked fine. Recently I've repaired Windows 8.1 boot problem with Win 8.1 DVD. Now Windows 8.1 directly opens without dual boot menu. But when I restart, the boot menu comes and works fine.
     
  2. RubahGeni

    RubahGeni MDL Novice

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    Why didn't use 3rd application such as EasyBCD to make dual boot?
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Could it be an issue with FastBoot/FastShutdown?
     
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  4. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    Windows 8.1 dual boot menu is nice to look with some great options. I don't want to change it. So I don't like 3rd party apps.

    Yes Carlos Detweiller. My windows 8.1 boots and shuts down within few second.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    First, EasyBCD is a tool to conveniently work on the original Microsoft BCD. Only the editor itself is third-party.

    Second, FastBoot is a partial Hibernation and may not go well with Dualboot. When you reboot, FastBoot does not apply and thus your bootmenu shows up. That's why you will most probably have to disable FastBoot to get the bootmenu after shutdowns as well.
     
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  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Try going into your win81 and run "bcdboot c:\windows" in admin prompt.
    It should fix any bcd/multi-boot issues you're having.

    That's for the blue win81 multi-boot menu.
    If you want the old-school black with white letters menu you run it from win7.
     
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  7. WinDev

    WinDev MDL Expert

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    I had some problems with Primary partitions recently to set dual-boot (Windows 7 and Windows 8.1), and now I use only Windows 7, sometimes I use Windows 8.1.
     
  8. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    Really the great solution I wanted exactly. Very nice command. Thanks murphy78, thanks all.

    "bcdboot c:\windows"
     
  9. smilem

    smilem MDL Novice

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    AFAIK It's always better to use third party boot manager then to use M$, when two version of the stuff get together most of the time they do not play well.
     
  10. Kamrul08

    Kamrul08 MDL Member

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    I tested the MS command, working fine. Thanks.