1.    11 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Window 10

    Issues with Dual boot menu not appearing when starting from a shutdown


    Not sure if this is the best thread for this issue, but hopefully someone can help.

    I have a laptop which had Windows 7 installed on a normal HDD and an SSD which I added after it was lying around spare. I then updated to Windows 10 via the free upgrade. Everything was working fine, and I decided to put Windows 10 on the SSD for quicker booting.

    I did a clean install on the SSD using the Windows 10 installation media and everything now works fine until I shut down the laptop.

    After powering on and seeing the Bios screen I then just get a black screen and the boot menu to choose which OS to boot off (Windows 10 is now installed on both the HDD and the SSD) does not appear.

    A workaround is to go into the Bios after powering on and exiting the Bios without making any changes, then the boot menu appears as normal and I can log in to either installed OS. Also if I'm in Windows and restart then everything works as expected.

    Although I have a workaround, it is not ideal and wondered if anyone had seen any issues like this before and whether there were any solutions.

    I've tried the repair tools from the Windows 10 installation media., which said there was nothing to repair, and have tried swapping to the old text based boot menu, which had the same problems.

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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  2.    11 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 7,158

    Hello Astro, welcome to tenforums.com!

    One of two things:
    - either the boot loader did not create separate entries for 2 identical OS's, or
    - the time-out may have been set to 0,
    Hold 'Shift' and press Restart to check the options.
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  3.    11 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 393
    10 pro 64 clean install

    Hi ... If you have an optical drive try setting that as your first boot option and see if that helps
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  4.    11 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,766
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    This may help and have already touched upon by Edwin...............
    Right click at Start > select Run > type msconfig in the box > OK > click boot tab at top > under Time Out > set it at say, 30 seconds > OK when done.
    Reboot and see if you are given the choices now.
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  5.    11 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Window 10

    Hi again thanks for the help, but it appears to have been an issue with the SSD firmware. I updated it and now it seems to be working fine.
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