dual boot not prompting when docked

I have a dual boot system.  When I am undocked, the PC will prompt me to select an OS to boot up into.  However, when it is docked, it does not prompt.  Any ideas?
OkumaITAsked:
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ZamZ0Commented:
Try Windows key + f5 while booting and/or update BIOS, chipset, and video drivers.
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OkumaITAuthor Commented:
I have an issue getting the video driver to install under XP.  Although the driver is for XP straight from the manufacturers site, it will not install.  Says it is for the wrong OS.  I am not sure how to fix this issue.
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ZamZ0Commented:
Try running it in compatibility mode for a different OS (right click, properties then compatibility)
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OkumaITAuthor Commented:
The user says he was doing that, but I will test again tomorrow and report my findings.
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ZamZ0Commented:
What is the network adapter and what version are you trying to install... Actually what is the model#?
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nobusCommented:
what video card do you have, and what pc or laptop model?
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OkumaITAuthor Commented:
This is a Lenovo W520. Quatro 1000M Nvidia card.
Bios is set to:
Display> discrete Graphics / Enabled
Serial ATA - Compatibility
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nobusCommented:
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OkumaITAuthor Commented:
Ok, I finally got this to work, but it was a combination of items.  Here is how I was finally able to resolve:

1. Go into Bios, set the display to Discrete Mode with Graphics Enabled, set the Serial ATA to compatibility mode.
2.  Use only Quadro 1000M verison 6.14.12.6824 video driver on the XP OS.

If this isn't done exactly this way, the install of the nVidia control panel will not install.
Once the control panel is installed, XP will find the docking station upon bootup.
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OkumaITAuthor Commented:
The reason I had to select my own solution as well is because it is not a straight-forward process.  If you don't install the driver EXACTLY as listed, the control panel will not install on XP.
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