extended pre boot services menu



Robert
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
1) Normal boot
2) Hard drive integrity check

Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
Thanks
Robert

Rich Barry
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Robert, could that be Bios related? Something you can enable or disable
there?
"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
> When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
> Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
> 1) Normal boot
> 2) Hard drive integrity check
>
> Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
> Thanks
> Robert

Robert
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Rich,
It very well could be, but I try to stay out of the BIOS area because I've
never had good luck changing things there. If I had detailed instructions,
I'd givive it a try, but as far as going it alone,well, I'll just have to put
up with it. It's mainly an inconvenience.
Thanks

"Rich Barry" wrote:

> Robert, could that be Bios related? Something you can enable or disable
> there?
> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
> > When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
> > Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
> > 1) Normal boot
> > 2) Hard drive integrity check
> >
> > Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
> > Thanks
> > Robert
>
>
>

Sharon F
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
On Sun, 15 May 2005 10:19:17 -0700, Robert wrote:

> Rich,
> It very well could be, but I try to stay out of the BIOS area because I've
> never had good luck changing things there. If I had detailed instructions,
> I'd givive it a try, but as far as going it alone,well, I'll just have to put
> up with it. It's mainly an inconvenience.

Someone may recognize the menus that you're seeing and will be able to
help. Unfortunately, I haven't seen them so have nothing to offer except to
recommend checking back to this thread periodically for a few days. You
might get lucky and eventually find an answer.

Meanwhile, you could look over your system documentation where you might
find the details and an explanation of this behavior.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Feel free to explore your BIOS, make note of relevent options available,
exit the BIOS without making any changes, and then post here as to what you
have discovered. Someone can then walk you through. Also, post what kind of
BIOS you have.

Robert wrote:
> Rich,
> It very well could be, but I try to stay out of the BIOS area because
> I've never had good luck changing things there. If I had detailed
> instructions, I'd givive it a try, but as far as going it alone,well,
> I'll just have to put up with it. It's mainly an inconvenience.
> Thanks
>
> "Rich Barry" wrote:
>
>> Robert, could that be Bios related? Something you can enable or
>> disable there?
>> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
>>> When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
>>> Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
>>> 1) Normal boot
>>> 2) Hard drive integrity check
>>>
>>> Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
>>> Thanks
>>> Robert

Robert
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
At the risk of sounding totally clueless, can some one tell me how to access
my BIOS settings? I used to do it back on Windows 95, but have never done it
with XP.
I won't change anything, but I'll make a list of the settings and post them
here, and possibly some kind soul could look at them to see if anything looks
out of sorts.
Thanks

"T. Waters" wrote:

> Feel free to explore your BIOS, make note of relevent options available,
> exit the BIOS without making any changes, and then post here as to what you
> have discovered. Someone can then walk you through. Also, post what kind of
> BIOS you have.
>
> Robert wrote:
> > Rich,
> > It very well could be, but I try to stay out of the BIOS area because
> > I've never had good luck changing things there. If I had detailed
> > instructions, I'd givive it a try, but as far as going it alone,well,
> > I'll just have to put up with it. It's mainly an inconvenience.
> > Thanks
> >
> > "Rich Barry" wrote:
> >
> >> Robert, could that be Bios related? Something you can enable or
> >> disable there?
> >> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
> >>> When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
> >>> Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
> >>> 1) Normal boot
> >>> 2) Hard drive integrity check
> >>>
> >>> Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
> >>> Thanks
> >>> Robert
>
>
>
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
Robert, actually, we are as clueless as you. It varies by motherboard
manufacturer.
But, if you go to this page, you will find out how to access your system's
BIOS.
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

Robert wrote:
> At the risk of sounding totally clueless, can some one tell me how to
> access my BIOS settings? I used to do it back on Windows 95, but have
> never done it with XP.
> I won't change anything, but I'll make a list of the settings and
> post them here, and possibly some kind soul could look at them to see
> if anything looks out of sorts.
> Thanks
>
> "T. Waters" wrote:
>
>> Feel free to explore your BIOS, make note of relevent options
>> available, exit the BIOS without making any changes, and then post
>> here as to what you have discovered. Someone can then walk you
>> through. Also, post what kind of BIOS you have.
>>
>> Robert wrote:
>>> Rich,
>>> It very well could be, but I try to stay out of the BIOS area
>>> because I've never had good luck changing things there. If I had
>>> detailed instructions, I'd givive it a try, but as far as going it
>>> alone,well, I'll just have to put up with it. It's mainly an
>>> inconvenience. Thanks
>>>
>>> "Rich Barry" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Robert, could that be Bios related? Something you can enable or
>>>> disable there?
>>>> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
>>>>> When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
>>>>> Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
>>>>> 1) Normal boot
>>>>> 2) Hard drive integrity check
>>>>>
>>>>> Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Robert

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:29 PM
In news:124ACDB8-6696-41DA-B592-0E56D6F540F9@microsoft.com,
Robert <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> At the risk of sounding totally clueless, can some one tell me
> how to
> access my BIOS settings? I used to do it back on Windows 95,
> but have
> never done it with XP.


No, it has nothing to do with Windows 95 vs. Windows XP. How to
get into your BIOS depends, not on Windows, but on what
motherboard/BIOS you have. As a matter of fact, you have to
access the BIOS before Windows even starts to boot. One common
way is to press the Del key when you first power on, but that's
not necessarily right for your computer. Watch the screen
carefully when you first boot; there's often a message there
telling you what to do. If not, check your system documentation
or check with your vendor.



Also look here:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm



Or just try the Del key. There's a good chance that's correct for
you.


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup

Robert
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
I found out how to access the BIOS screen, it's the F1 key in my case.
Then I went to the Gateway support website and saw that there is a patch for
Gateway computers that have a BIOS version RG84510A.xxx.xxxx.Pxx (x's can be
variables, but the root number is what's important). I have accessed the BIOS
and written down everything on every screen (see above trouble with Windows
95).
Now I'm ready to download the patch. Wish me luck!
Robert

"Ken Blake" wrote:

> In news:124ACDB8-6696-41DA-B592-0E56D6F540F9@microsoft.com,
> Robert <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
> > At the risk of sounding totally clueless, can some one tell me
> > how to
> > access my BIOS settings? I used to do it back on Windows 95,
> > but have
> > never done it with XP.
>
>
> No, it has nothing to do with Windows 95 vs. Windows XP. How to
> get into your BIOS depends, not on Windows, but on what
> motherboard/BIOS you have. As a matter of fact, you have to
> access the BIOS before Windows even starts to boot. One common
> way is to press the Del key when you first power on, but that's
> not necessarily right for your computer. Watch the screen
> carefully when you first boot; there's often a message there
> telling you what to do. If not, check your system documentation
> or check with your vendor.
>
>
>
> Also look here:
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>
>
>
> Or just try the Del key. There's a good chance that's correct for
> you.
>
>
> --
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>
>

Rich Barry
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Robert, is your Computer an early vintage or of recent origin?
"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
> When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
> Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
> 1) Normal boot
> 2) Hard drive integrity check
>
> Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
> Thanks
> Robert

Lil' Dave
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
The patch is a revised bios in flash form. Hope your PC makes it out alive.
If your original problem was/is of bios origin, how did your bios setup get
configured that way? This don't sound right, and where its going may lead
to an inop PC.
After flashing, you're going to auto-configure (clear cmos) which will do
away with any manually required configurations. This may fool you into
believing the flash fixed it, when in fact the auto-configuration did away
with the menu problem you have now.
If the problem doesn't go away, the PXE (pre execution environment) may be
loaded on the hard disk's boot partition. And may be related to LAN
security software not related to the bios or XP.
"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B118121D-4074-490D-90A8-DBE602A03BD4@microsoft.com...
>I found out how to access the BIOS screen, it's the F1 key in my case.
> Then I went to the Gateway support website and saw that there is a patch
> for
> Gateway computers that have a BIOS version RG84510A.xxx.xxxx.Pxx (x's can
> be
> variables, but the root number is what's important). I have accessed the
> BIOS
> and written down everything on every screen (see above trouble with
> Windows
> 95).
> Now I'm ready to download the patch. Wish me luck!
> Robert
>
> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> In news:124ACDB8-6696-41DA-B592-0E56D6F540F9@microsoft.com,
>> Robert <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>> > At the risk of sounding totally clueless, can some one tell me
>> > how to
>> > access my BIOS settings? I used to do it back on Windows 95,
>> > but have
>> > never done it with XP.
>>
>>
>> No, it has nothing to do with Windows 95 vs. Windows XP. How to
>> get into your BIOS depends, not on Windows, but on what
>> motherboard/BIOS you have. As a matter of fact, you have to
>> access the BIOS before Windows even starts to boot. One common
>> way is to press the Del key when you first power on, but that's
>> not necessarily right for your computer. Watch the screen
>> carefully when you first boot; there's often a message there
>> telling you what to do. If not, check your system documentation
>> or check with your vendor.
>>
>>
>>
>> Also look here:
>> http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> Or just try the Del key. There's a good chance that's correct for
>> you.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup
>>
>>
>>

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
In news:B118121D-4074-490D-90A8-DBE602A03BD4@microsoft.com,
Robert <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> I found out how to access the BIOS screen, it's the F1 key in
> my case.
> Then I went to the Gateway support website and saw that there
> is a
> patch for Gateway computers that have a BIOS version
> RG84510A.xxx.xxxx.Pxx (x's can be variables, but the root
> number is
> what's important). I have accessed the BIOS and written down
> everything on every screen (see above trouble with Windows 95).
> Now I'm ready to download the patch. Wish me luck!


I wish you luck, but if my message reaches you in time, please
don't download the patch!

Although a BIOS upgrade normally goes well, it is not without
danger. If something goes wrong while the upgrade is an progress
(for example, a lapse in power) you can be left with no BIOS at
all, and an unbootable computer.
Do a BIOS upgrade if you need to--because you are having a
problem that the new version is known to fix--not just because
one is available.


--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
Please reply to the newsgroup



> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>
>> In news:124ACDB8-6696-41DA-B592-0E56D6F540F9@microsoft.com,
>> Robert <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>>
>>> At the risk of sounding totally clueless, can some one tell
>>> me
>>> how to
>>> access my BIOS settings? I used to do it back on Windows 95,
>>> but have
>>> never done it with XP.
>>
>>
>> No, it has nothing to do with Windows 95 vs. Windows XP. How
>> to
>> get into your BIOS depends, not on Windows, but on what
>> motherboard/BIOS you have. As a matter of fact, you have to
>> access the BIOS before Windows even starts to boot. One common
>> way is to press the Del key when you first power on, but
>> that's
>> not necessarily right for your computer. Watch the screen
>> carefully when you first boot; there's often a message there
>> telling you what to do. If not, check your system
>> documentation
>> or check with your vendor.
>>
>>
>>
>> Also look here:
>> http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> Or just try the Del key. There's a good chance that's correct
>> for
>> you.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
>> Please reply to the newsgroup

Robert
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Thanks for all of your responses!
Rich,
This computer belongs to my daughter who lived in the dorms at college. This
was a great place for unprotected computers, or computers who did not get
proper upgrades to get majorly infected with trojans (which happened).
I worked with the great people at the SWI forums and HiJackThis to rid the
computer of trojans.
This boot up problem has been the same since bfore the cleanup, and although
the computer runs much faster and better now, the boot up problems remain the
same as always. WindowsXP 5.1.2600 has always been the one and only OS on
this computer (no upgrades from previous versions). This machine is a Gateway
500 SE purchased in 2002.

"Rich Barry" wrote:

> Robert, is your Computer an early vintage or of recent origin?
> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
> > When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
> > Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
> > 1) Normal boot
> > 2) Hard drive integrity check
> >
> > Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
> > Thanks
> > Robert
>
>
>

Robert
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Oh yes, I did download the patch and it didn't seem to do anything, even
after I restarted my computer. It still flashes a black screen breifly, with
lots of writing on it that I don't have time to read (I think it says
something about versions) and then the black screen that asks me to enter
current password. Which I do and hit enter.
ThenI get the black Windows multicolored screen with the green bar going
across.
Then sometimes it goes to a blue screen that says windows is starting up and
hangs there for about 10 minutes or so until the screen saver kicks in then
it will go to another blue screen asking for yet another password asking me
to log onto windows. It has a small screen overtop of the windows logon
screen that says "Windows could not log you on. Make sure that your user name
and domain are correct, then type your password again.Letters in the password
must be typed using the correct case." If I hit the OK button, it never lets
me changeanything on the window underneat, they both dissapear. Then it logs
on as usual.

"Robert" wrote:

> Thanks for all of your responses!
> Rich,
> This computer belongs to my daughter who lived in the dorms at college. This
> was a great place for unprotected computers, or computers who did not get
> proper upgrades to get majorly infected with trojans (which happened).
> I worked with the great people at the SWI forums and HiJackThis to rid the
> computer of trojans.
> This boot up problem has been the same since bfore the cleanup, and although
> the computer runs much faster and better now, the boot up problems remain the
> same as always. WindowsXP 5.1.2600 has always been the one and only OS on
> this computer (no upgrades from previous versions). This machine is a Gateway
> 500 SE purchased in 2002.
>
> "Rich Barry" wrote:
>
> > Robert, is your Computer an early vintage or of recent origin?
> > "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:58A8C8BF-C392-46C9-B608-4F8E8A671D0C@microsoft.com...
> > > When I boot up, it asks for my current password.
> > > Then I get the extended pre boot services menu asking for;
> > > 1) Normal boot
> > > 2) Hard drive integrity check
> > >
> > > Whats going on with this, and how can I just get a normal boot?
> > > Thanks
> > > Robert
> >
> >
> >


extended pre boot services menu