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Every time I start up my Acer Aspire S3 goes to the Advanced Boot Options menu.

Selecting the 'Start Windows normally' option works fine - the machine boots up normally but it's just annoying that the Advanced Boot Options screen opens every time.

Checked msconfig and the Normal start up is selected. All options under Boot are unchecked.

Any ideas out there?

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Welcome to SuperUser. I couldn't find an answer to this myself. I did find a similar question on another site, was that you? community.acer.com/t5/Acer-Ultrabooks/… –  Julian Knight Mar 3 '13 at 14:52
    
Thanks @JulianKnight - that was me :-) –  BalsamicAlien Mar 4 '13 at 12:32
    
Have you run Startup Repair a couple of times? –  Big Chris Jun 30 at 18:21

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I had this same problem. I was only able to find two recommended solutions. One was to install a different boot loader. The second was someone found a way to disable this but they highly recommended against it due to the fact that if you ever have a real problem your done for.

I found that my problem was I wasn't using the shut down from inside the operating system. If you hold the power button to shut it off it will do this every time. However if you stay inside windows to power off it won't do that.

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Thanks @griffin. Always shut down through the Windows option. What alternate boot loaders are there? –  BalsamicAlien Mar 4 '13 at 12:31

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