Windows 10: Bootmenupolicy Ignored After Shut Down Solved

  1.    13 Dec 2015 #1

    Bootmenupolicy Ignored After Shut Down

    My BCD is configured as follows:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]
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    Windows Boot Manager
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {13c1c520-8ae7-11e5-8068-942956f812f0}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    displaybootmenu         Yes
    Windows Boot Loader
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 10
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence        {4735fec6-8ae7-11e5-8068-942956f812f0}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \WINDOWS
    resumeobject            {13c1c520-8ae7-11e5-8068-942956f812f0}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Legacy
    Real-mode Boot Sector
    identifier              {0879f931-a104-11e5-9c1a-6cf049744689}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr
    description             Ubuntu
    locale                  en-US
    custom:250000c2         0
    If I Restart to switch between operating systems, I get the Legacy boot menu every time. However, after I Shut Down and then power on the system again, I get the Metro boot menu. The Metro boot menu is butt ugly and also causes a second POST cycle when I switch to Ubuntu.

    Any idea how to correct this behavior?

    UPDATE: I find that if I Shut Down from Ubuntu, I get the Legacy boot menu after power on. It is only when I Shut Down from Windows that I get the Metro boot menu.
    Last edited by claytoncarney; 13 Dec 2015 at 16:07.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,089
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Dec 2015 #2

    Hello Clayton, :)

    As a test, turn off Fast Startup and restart to see if that may be the issue. If so, and once you have it working, you may be able to turn on Fast Startup again to have it still working.

    Sometimes the hiberfil.sys for Fast Startup doesn't get updated.
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  3.    13 Dec 2015 #3

    displaybootmenu Yes
    that command tells BCD to use Black and white non metro boot menu..

    (displaybootmenu NO) displays Metro Boot Tiles Screen

    bootmenupolicy Legacy
    that command tell BCD to show advanced options menu, (F8 menu)
    Which is fine and known as working as you wish for non metro boot menu screen

    Real-mode Boot Sector
    so I would assume this is the cause...

    if you reboot into windows and reboot into windows - the metro screen show ??
    or does it show after a reboot from grubmbr ??
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  4.    13 Dec 2015 #4

    I followed Brink's suggestion and turned Fast Startup off. After several tests, the problem seems to be corrected. However, if I turn Fast Startup on again, the problem returns. No worries though. I don't observe that Fast Startup is actually any faster.

    Many thanks Brink, you've saved the day yet again!
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  5. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,089
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Dec 2015 #5

    Great news.

    It wouldn't hurt to also check what Jimmy (Kyhi) posted above to make sure they are set for the boot menu you wanted.
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  6.    13 Dec 2015 #6

    Based on Kyhi's suggestions, I changed bootmenupolicy back to standard (leaving displaybootmenu as yes). Non-GUI boot manager is still displayed. Further testing proves that it is indeed Fast Startup that is causing the GUI boot manager to be displayed after Shut Down.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,089
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Dec 2015 #7

    It was worth a try though. :)
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