W10 Boot Issue

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  1. riverguy

    riverguy

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    A new Acer Aspire 5 laptop with it’s supplied W10 on a 125Gb SSD and Ubuntu 18.04 on a 500 Gb SSD installed in the available empty drive bay. This is my wife’s laptop and she wanted me to remove Ubuntu as she was more comfortable with W10. I removed the Ubuntu drive and was going to repair the W10 boot with a W10 repair thumb drive.

    Upon trying to boot, with or without usb W10 drive inserted, this comes up instantly. No chance to hit f12 for boot source selection.

    "Minimal BASH-like live editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else, TAB lists possible device or file completions."

    How can I get this thing to boot from the flash drive so I can repair the W10 boot function?
     
    riverguy, Aug 11, 2021
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    OK, so it looks like I've scared everyone away here by making this unnecessarily complicated. Here's the basic version of my question:

    Acer Aspire 5 laptop with Windows 10 on a 125Gb SSD won’t boot up. Something happened to the MBR and on trying to boot from my Windows 10 boot repair USB drive, I do not get the moment when I can access the boot order with f-12. It acts the same with or without the thumb drive inserted.

    How can I get this laptop to boot from the flash drive so I can repair the W10 boot function?
     
    riverguy, Aug 12, 2021
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