Windows 10: Stuck at Boot Menu

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    Stuck at Boot Menu


    Had my desktop computer in sleep mode overnight recently, and the next morning got an error that it shutdown incorrectly and now I'm stuck at the initial boot menu. At first It was just stuck at the black screen saying "GIGABYTE" prior to accessing Windows, and now can get to a set of repair options after trying some solutions I found online. Still can't get to Windows or access any of my files, and looking to see if there are any options remaining before attempting a clean install - or if there is any way to save my files before I lose everything attempting such.Tried disconnecting all USB pe

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    Ken_C92, Jun 22, 2022
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  2. No startup boot menu

    Hello Kimoefat,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    As an initial recommendation, I would suggest you to access the System configuration utility and check if the Operating System installation path for Ubuntu exists. To do so, follow the below steps.

    • Type msconfig in the search bar and select System Configuration from the search results.
    • Select the boot tab in the System configuration console to check if the installation path for Ubuntu exists.
    If it exists, next logical step is to check if the boot menu time out has been set to 0, which results in Boot menu not showing up.

    The boot menu time-out determines how long the boot menu is displayed before the default boot entry is loaded. It is calibrated in seconds. To change the boot menu time-out, use the Bootcfg
    /timeout switch. Valid values are from 0 through 999. You cannot use Bootcfg to set an indefinite time-out.

    You can run the following Run command line to set the boot menu time-out accordingly. To do so, follow the below steps.


    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Command prompt (Admin) to bring up elevated Command prompt

    • Type in the following command: bootcfg /timeout 10

      timeout 10
      will set the time frame to 10 seconds
    However, if the Boot path for Ubuntu does not exist in the boot menu of System Configuration utility, I would suggest you to check if the Ubuntu is overridden by the Windows installation or if the Ubuntu installation files are corrupted.

    Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write to us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Jun 22, 2022
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  3. Windows stuck in automatic repair; Can't access BIOS/ boot menu

    I've changed the boot order through both BIOS and the boot manager, as my original post stated. Neither did anything, but both were functional in the past. Neither listed the windows boot manager, either. Previously, it would boot just as expected whenever
    other media was set as the first option, so I'm pretty sure there are no issues there.

    As my original post suggested, I've already tried out the steps you gave. I've gone through all the options listed in the boot menu, UEFI or not.

    My BIOS and boot menu settings were at their defaults when all of this started, so that's been tried already, if those are what you're referring to.
     
    KierraMcCullough, Jun 22, 2022
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  4. Stuck at Boot Menu

    Toshiba Laptop Stuck at Boot Menu

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with the laptop which is stuck at boot menu.

    1. What is the model number of the laptop?
    2. What is the error you have received when you try to boot the computer to desktop?

    I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and let us know if that helps.

    Method 1

    Unplug all the external devices and then try to boot the computer to desktop.

    Method 2

    Unplug the AC adapter to your laptop. Remove the Battery. Hold power button for 30 seconds. Then leave it set for 15-20 plus minutes (Letting it sit longer won't really help to much) and then just plug back in ONLY AC adapter and see if it shows the
    hard drive in the BIOS.

    Method 3

    Start your PC in safe mode

    I suggest you to refer the article “Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10
    for the steps.

    If the issue still persists I suggest you to refer the article Recovery options in Windows 10
    for more information.

    Note: This article includes Reset your PC and
    Use installation media to reinstall Windows 10 as the options. I suggest you to ignore these options, since there is a chances of data loss. This will remove all your personal files, apps and drivers you installed, apps and customizations from
    your PC manufacturer, and changes you made to settings.

    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance on this issue. We will be happy to help you.

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Jun 22, 2022
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