Troubleshooting Problems While Disabling Microsoft® Windows® Boot Manager
What is meant by Boot manager and what is the exact way to turn off or disable Windows boot manager in Windows?
A universal boot manager that is capable of booting many operating systems is termed as Windows boot manager. This utility is capable of operating different OS including all versions of Microsoft. The boot manager is also capable of installing itself in to the Master Boot Record in the system. The Boot manager includes several advanced features and techniques, and supports hard disks up to 2 TB. The boot manager of Windows allows booting that is beyond 8GB limit. With the help of Windows boot manager you can create, delete, hide and activate partitions. There are facilities for password protection for both boot manager and configuration program. It also supports GUI version and command line. The Windows boot manager also facilitates partition hiding. In some cases users might require to disable the Windows boot manager.
Following are the details about the ways to turn off or disable Windows boot manager and also about various problems while disabling Windows boot manager:
- Turn off or disable Windows boot manager
- Start up issues
- Dual boot performance
Turn off or disable Windows boot manager
Windows boot manager allows users to choose the OS to boot into if you have multiple OS installed in your system. In some cases after removing an Operating System, Windows Boot Manager might appear when you boot your system. In order to disable this, you need to go to system's settings. Go to start menu and type "msconfig" in the search box and click enter. After this select the "Continue" button that appears on the Window and select the "Boot" tab. Select the OS that you need to boot as default and click “Set as default" button and select “Apply”. Confirm the action and restart the operation.
Start up issues
You might receive start up problems while disabling Windows boot manager, and receive an error message when you start your system. You might also encounter issues while booting the system, which displays an error message “Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause”. In order to solve this, you have to enable the boot manager.
By disabling the Windows Boot manager this might affect the performance of system. If you have installed two Operating Systems in a single system, and if Boot manager is absent then it might lead to malfunctioning of system while booting up. There might also be conflicts between the two Operating Systems installed in the system. Hence it affects the system performance and functionality. Sometimes leading to a system crash.
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