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100-15iby Won't boot from USB, UEFI Bios won't save settings

Q: 100-15iby Won't boot from USB, UEFI Bios won't save settings

So I have a 100-15iby that's out of warranty, so I decided to try Linux on it (works great, unless you leave it doing a distro upgrade overnight and a power outage happens and the battery dies, requiring a reinstall) So I go to re-install and I try and boot from the USB, and it says "Boot from USB <Verbatim Store-N-Go> has failed". This raised an eyebrow, and I thought it might be a bad thumb stick, so I try another, a Kingston drive. I load up the boot menu and the option for USB says "EFI USB <Verbatim Store-N-Go>", which is weird because any other time I've tried to boot from this Kingston drive it said the name of the Drive next to the USB option. Tried to boot using Legacy mode, but that only brought up the UEFI boot menu, it was at this time that I noticed that the UEFI Bios isn't saving settings. So I take the laptop apart, pop the CMOS battery out, hold the power button for 15 sec to hard-reset, then power on/off for good measure, put the battery back in, closed the laptop up and powered it back on. And the Settings were still there! GRRRR... It still boots into Windows fine, so I know the laptop is working, so at this point I'm thinking the CMOS battery is dead (which if this was the case, I should have been able to clear the settings, but no dice), or there's something wrong with the Bios or Mobo. I can't revert the Bios because the setting for allowing a reversion is disabled and can't be enabled to allow the flash. Installing media from optical disc is a no-go (DVD drive defecated the bed a week after the warranty ran out the second time I ever used the drive, I have a replacement coming from eBay as I type this).

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Preferred Solution: 100-15iby Won't boot from USB, UEFI Bios won't save settings

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 I post this becouse there are people like me who met this warning message, and no was a correct answer on the internet wether we can continue UEFI (BIOS) update or not? (Than you Lenovo support for not helping for people).Today I am updated Ideapad 100-15BY UEFI but at the beginning I got a "This package is built for Lenovo Nano only" message. I am continued the installation and finaly cuccessfully upgraded. Reprogrammed the flash chip correctly.

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The problem is very similar than this link but I want to repost since it is not solved.  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/ll04_en/page/1/thread-id/154203 I removed the battery and bios battery. Then pressed the power button..  Bios settings stay the same and I still cannot change them.  Changing the platform.ini is not an option because I have ubuntu installed. I can not install windows because USB boot is not working.  I think the Bios and USB boot problems is linked. Any help will be much appreciated !? 

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Hellow I tried to make system - but it sems there is no posibility to set the BIOS to boot from USB, the BIOS doesn't save the settings, and i can't change the uefi to legancy after exit. My HDD is demaged and i cant make new system ! Please Help my how i can make system and unbrick my laptop! Thanks!


























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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?

Regard,
Thanks.

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Hello,
When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Hello everybody.I've been using Ubuntu for a long term, and someday my computer freezes. I made a hard reset, and then it says that not found my uefi entries.I cant boot from USB because it says i don't got uefi in it.I went to BIOS, and deactivated the UEFI, restart, and uefi is back. I went to BIOS, and found that my preferences wasn't saved.I'm now in a trap, can't install a OS, can't boot even a CD!What else i can do? Thanks in advance, sorry for bad english

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Hello everybody.I've been using Ubuntu for a long term, and someday my computer freezes. I made a hard reset, and then it says that not found my uefi entries.I cant boot from USB because it says i don't got uefi in it.I went to BIOS, and deactivated the UEFI, restart, and uefi is back. I went to BIOS, and found that my preferences wasn't saved.I'm now in a trap, can't install a OS, can't boot even a CD!What else i can do? Thanks in advance, sorry for bad english

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after performing a cleanup (deleting all the bloated lenovo recovery partition) UEFI won't recognize my HDD anymorewhile BIOS can recognize the HDD with no problem.  ~cheers

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Hello,

I am really confused on what settings are required in the UEFI Bios to run recovery USB/ disks or Linux live CDs.
It all used to be so simple. The manufacturer helpdesk seems unaware that it supplies UEFI systems - so I am working blind. Have tried boot CDs and USBs but all have booted straight into Windows to date.
Perhaps there is a basic guide but I have not found one yet.
I don't wish to change settings I have no understanding of.

I have a Medion /Lenovo desktop with an AMI UEFI Bios (12 July 2012) and Aptio Setup.

The following seem relevant are supplied as enabled in "Bios":

Intel Rapid Startup Technology
Quiet Boot
Boot Select Mode [UEFI]
UEFI Hard Disk BBS Priorities - Boot Option #1 - Windows Boot Manager
Secure Boot - Secure Boot Mode [Standard]

What do these all mean and what effect do they have on how Windows 8 runs and how boot drives run?

A:UEFI Bios Settings for Windows 8

To boot a DVD/CD/USB drive, the bootable software DVD/CD/USB disc need have full supports Windows 8, UEFI, GPT & Secure Boot & signed by Microsoft.

Boot the disc in UEFI mode from the One Time Boot Menu, check your manual for the F? key.

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I can't see UEFI BIOS Firmware settings in Windows 8.1 repair Troubleshoot section.

A:UEFI BIOS Firmware settings

How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 8.1

Its not available in my system.

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

A:Update BIOS settings LEGACY to UEFI (ThinkCentre M...

What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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I have a Yoga 3 14 running Windows 10.  When I try to restart into EUFI Settings (following instructions http://zd.net/2fK7Zjw), machine boots up to a blank screen.  Computer is seemingly on (eg: cap lock button light and screen backlighting turn on and off), but nothing is visible on screen.  Powering off and on restarts computers successfully back to windows. Thanks for your help!

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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Hello, I am not able to alter any variable (except Date) or boot from USB. Firmware update also not working. Disabling Secure Boot, Reset to Setup mode, Restore Factory keys or restore to factory defaults show no effect (after reboot settings are the same, efi dbx database still filled up). Tried also Windows EasyUEFI and Ubuntu efibootmgr.What is the correct solution to install and activate the EFI shell? In my opinion the EFI NVRAM is full or defect and the bos not able to handle it correctly or provide a solution for cleanup/fix.Any ideas? Best regardsPeter PS: would it work to Flash the SPI IC on the board in place without desoldering with my Miniprog?I can live with the situation but it is highly uncomfortable not being able to boot from USB stick. 

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Hi. I got my hands on an Ideapad Z710 with a broken LCD screen. 1. Does anybody know how to display the boot process on an external screen?2. Is it possible to find some documentation or manual over the UEFI/BIOS menues?  Best RegardsMats

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79







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Hi All,

I'm having my first encounter with UEFI on a new(to me) HP Laptop with Windows 8.1. (excuse the noobiness)
I have read/Googled quite a bit and am trying to understand.
If I understand the basics of the UEFI BIOS and "Key" and OS/Software needs a matching "Key" to be able to install.
I understand that along with this, there is a new method of partitioning "GPT" to support the UEFI/Safe Boot/Key.

To my questions/quries,

1. I have a set of "Full Recovery Disks",
Which I assume are able to put the Laptop back to original even if disk is replaced,
So the recovery disks will re-create the disk partitions(GPT?) to work with UEFI..??

2. I want to be able to boot from USB to try Linux Live boots.
From what I have read, I need to disable "Safe Boot", and enable "Legacy" mode, is this correct..??
I do understand this will bypass the extra security that "Safe Boot" brings.

Not sure if I should do another post for this one, but here goes.?
I have a Retail Windows 8.0 Pro Install disk, unopened with Key.
Can I install that on this Laptop, or is it only for use on a machine with No OS.?
If it's a YES, am I right to assume that if I removed all partition from the disk, like it was new,
It would create the necessary partitions/format to work with the UEFI BiIOS..??

Many Thanks
Dave

A:UEFI Settings for USB Boot and Recovery.?

HP Laptop with Windows 8.1



1) yes, will reinstall Windows 8.1 x64 HP OEM version.

3) Why would you downgrade to Windows 8?

2) The right version of Linux will boot with Secure Boot & UEFI.

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I'm trying to boot a disk but I am unable to because the option to save and exit in the BIOS menu is "<Disabled>". How can I enable it?

A:Cannot save BIOS settings

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Originally Posted by RoflJeff


I'm trying to boot a disk but I am unable to because the option to save and exit in the BIOS menu is "<Disabled>". How can I enable it?




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It sounds like either your BIOS settings are password-protected [and you have not typed in the correct password], or your BIOS is somehow really messed up.

You can try the following things:

1) Remove the button-cell battery from your motherboard, this is a round silver-colored device, a little smaller than a nickel (5-cent coin); it will usually have something like 'Lithium Battery' and/or 'CR2032' stamped on it. Wait 3 minutes (for the capacitors on the motherboard to discharge), and then re-install the battery. This procedure wipes out everything that has been saved, including the password-protection, so you must re-enter all of your BIOS settings, but this time, the 'save and exit' option should be available for you to use.

2) If the above procedure doesn't work, try downloading and installing the latest BIOS from your motherboard manufacturer's website.

I hope this helps, just let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Best regards,
Art

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Okay, here it goes I'm kind of new at this and think I'm over my head but... - I have a Intel p4 with an ECS 915p mobo and recently flashed the bios using the win/ami utility from the ECS website and the 060627 update. After doing so, the computer begins to post but stops after "checking NVRAM.." and says "CMOS Checksum Bad" and "CMOS set date/time," "Press F1 to enter set up." If I go into setup and correct the date and save (f10) it restarts but stops at the same exact point. It doesn't seem to be saving any of the changes I make - date/time or any others it reverts back to whatever was there. I replaced the battery on the motherboard but it still won't save the changes. I've tried resetting the CMOS using the jumper on the motherboard then it stops at the same point and says CMOS wrong the first time but then reverts back to the original message after I "save" it (doesn't actually save anything).

The reason I updated the BIOS is because I recently installed a new video card (Geforce 7300 gs oc) which worked but had lines and random falling pixels. I noticed the BIOS update on the ECS site mentioned further support for nVidia cards.

I have tried to put in my old AGP (xabre200) card to see if that solves it but the only difference is that the first boot after I change the card it says "Checking NVRAM okay!" instead of just "checking NVRAM.." that it usually does. It still wo... Read more

A:Bios settings won't save

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Hi

Here is my situation:

I have upgraded a few days ago my daughter's PC from Windows 7 home premium to Windows 10 Home. The upgrade (a clean install) was done on a brand new SSD (Samsung 860 Evo 250gb). After the upgrade, I loaded several programs and created an image of my C: drive with Macrium reflect v7.2 free.

When I installed the Samsung Magician software I realized that AHCI mode was not activated. So I went into the UEFI and turned AHCI mode on. I saved and rebooted the PC. On reboot what I got was a blue screen of death (BSOD). In the process, I lost my Boot manager and had a hard time reboting. Now, everything is screwed up. Sometimes the PC boots and sometimes it does not. It is a mess. It is not reliable at all. When it boots though, everything works normally. Every time, I just do not know if I will be able to reboot or not.

I did not know that I should have enabled the AHCI mode in the BIOS (or UEFI if you prefer) BEFORE installing Windows 10.

To solve the problem, I am thinking of running a restore with Macrium Reflect as I have an image of the boot drive dated the day PRIOR to the day I changed the AHCI mode in the UEFI. BEFORE I restore, I want to change the UEFI setting of AHCI mode to ON.

My question is this:

Question 1
If I do just that, will it save my butt ? I mean not have to re-install everything.

Question 2
Will windows install the necessary drivers for the AHCI mode (after the image is restored) or will it turn AHCI mode back to IDE... Read more

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I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
I created Rescue Media for the Macrium Reflect Free Imaging Software on a USB Flash Drive.
I can boot to that USB Flash Drive IF I can first boot into Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
But, the chances are that when I will need that Rescue Media, I probably will not be able to boot into Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
I have tried to directly access the UEFI by pressing the F2 key at the Dell Logo after powering on the System.  I also tried F12.  Neither has worked.
Is there something different that needs to be done on a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit to directly access the UEFI & change the boot sequence when I cannot boot into Windows?

A:Accessing PC's UEFI Settings if I canNOT boot into Windows

Donald357,
Below are some links to help you with the UEFI settings.
Access UEFI (BIOS) System Setup from Windows 8 / 8.1
How to troubleshoot and reinstall the operating system on Precision Desktop Workstations

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On my Asus desktop PC I can save screenshots of BIOS to USB (.bmp-files)Insert USB Thumbdrive, boot, go into BIOS and save each screen as .bmp file. Easier and with better quality than making poor quality photos, with these weird,  moire distortions. Vainly searched for a way to do the same on my P52. Maybe it is not possible at all?Or did I overlook a feature?Thanks!

A:How to save screenshots of BIOS settings to USB (P52)

Hi lnw62,
 
Check here - https://download.lenovo.com/bsco/index.html
 
Regards,

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Hello dear members,Today I tried to set the BIOS to boot from USB, but it appears that I have some problems, the BIOS doesn't save the settings, when I press Enter on Exit Saving Changes or Exit Discarding Changes, the BIOS freezes up and the computer blocks. What should I do? I can't change nothing in the BIOS. When I press the power button the Windows is loading correctly.Please advise.BIOS 3.03, Y50 70, Core i5 4210H, 8GB RAM, 860M 4 GB Thank you

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I just replaced a nonworking motherboard with a new one. I was hoping I would be able to start up the WIN XP that was already installed on the harddrive. No such luck. Got a blue screen of death with the following message (between >> <<):

>>
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:

*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF894E640, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
<<

I get this error message whenever I try to boot up normally from the harddrive. I got something similar when I replaced a motherboard in the past .. I had to reinstall the operating system .. I used a new harddrive and kept the old one as a second harddrive.

This time around I'm trying to do the same thing, but I am unable to boot from my CD-ROM in order to load Win XP. When I save (with or without making any changes to the BIOS), it tries to save it .. but then I get a blank screen .. in fact the monitor turns off. I have to reset (short) the CMOS jumpers in order to get the computer to work again. But I find that the BIO... Read more

A:BIOS problem: Cannot save any settings.

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I have Dell Inspiron 15R 5537,. i installed  Windows 8 and yesterday updated it inot window 10. Now my UEFI Firmware Settings" option is missing from the Windows advanced startup options. 

Is there a method or driver that allows for enabling the UEFI Firmware Settings menu entry? 

I'm even willing to reinstall the fresh Window agin, though I also can't seem to boot from CD/DVD at this point.
thanks for your reply.

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I need to change my UEFI or legacy of HP pavilion 15 notebook laptop. pls help

A:in need settings procedure to change my UEFI boot order hp p...

Hi,  To change boot order, see this : Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS  Regards Visruth 

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.
www.nvmexpress.org/.../

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I want to boot to a USB flash drive but do not know how to configure the new uefi bios. Specs;HP 2000-2b09WM laptop

A:How to boot from USB with the new uefi bios?

Hi, You may want to try this:    http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/HP/HP-2000-2b09WM-UEFI-Software-5000.shtml Regards.

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Hey
Im trying to overclock my E8400 I just bought a A70 corsair cooler and want to try get the most out of the cpu.
My board is Gigabyte P35 DS3L. The only thing which stays the same is the CPU host frequency at 400 but the one above it stays saying that it is at 3.ghz and the ram is at 800. CPU-Z also says the same that it is at 3.0ghz on load.
Iv heard these boards can be a pain with saving bios settings. any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: Bios settings wont save!

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hi iv been looking on the internet on how to install a new video card for my 865G chipset, which has a built in video card (BOO, HISS, GET OUT OF MY COMPUTER!!!) and iv seen that i have to disable the built in card in the bios setup, so i do that, but when i press F10 to save, it just beeps, then when i go to the actual menu option to save, it is grayed out, and next to the menu option of saving it says diasbled, so could someone please help me and tell me how to enable saving?
 

A:Option to save bios settings is grayed out, HELP PLEASE!!!

Whats the make and model of the computer. Same computers have a jumper that needs to be changed to allow changes to the BIOS. Or does your BIOS ask for a password when you access it?

FYI, some boards will automatically disable the onboard graphics when you add in a separate video card and connect the monitor to it.
 

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Hi and sorry about my bad Engish writtig  I have a Ideapad Z50-70 with below configuration:CPU: i7 4170UGPU: Nvidia 840M 4G256GB Samsung Evo 850 SSD12GB DDR3 RAM I have 3 problems with my laptop:First: BIOS settings reset to default after restating  I really don't know why but everytime I try to make some changes to my laptop BIOS don't save them. Time and date have no problem and shows current date and time.Second: Can't boot from USB I have a Ubuntu bootable USB and it work on other laptops but not on my system. My laptop just can boot from DVDsAnd third: Ubnutu boot faild  After reinstalling Ubuntu 17.10 .. whenever I turn on my laptop a blue dialog in a blank screen comes up and sys that "ubuntu boot faild"Now .. Please help me to  fix this problemsI don't want to buy a new laptop because I love akampad (Ideapad Z50-70) And final question:I tried to reinstall or update my BIOS frimware but there is no newer update and when I download the exist driver and tried to install it, it didn't let to continue the installation and said that driver is in same version of installed BIOS version ..How can I reinstall my BIOS and reinstallation can fix those problems I just mentioned??!!

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I have a tablet, when I change bios settings, press f10 to save then exit, then reboot the settings change back and don't save? Bios f.0f hp stream 8 tablet?
 

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Hi everyone. I have a slight problem. I am trying to boot from the CDROM drive but in order to do that I have to get into the BIOS. I am able to get into the BIOS and set the startup sequence to boot from the CDROM drive and after that you have to select Save and Exit to save the current settings. The trouble I am having involves the Save and Exit feature in the BIOS. For some reason it is disabled and I dont know how to enable it again. All of the other Save features in the BIOS are also disabled. Someone told me to press F12 or F10 at the beginning of startup to directly go to the startup sequence to boot from the CDROM but that is also not working.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

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I want to know why I can't save my Hard-drive settings in My BIOS? I have to set it in the BIOS each time I do a cold boot. Is it because the BIOS Battery going bad. HELP PLEASE!!!

THX

DAN
 

A:Cannot save Hard drive settings in Bios

If you select save and exit on leaving the bios area, then yes, the cmos battery must be dead.
Replace the battery and see if it works
 

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This is not really a question. I wrestled with this problem at a client site and wanted to share our findings with the community since I don't see the actual solution posted in an obvious place online and even HP support took a long time to help figure out the issue. Latest UEFI "BIOS" file at time of writing (6/11/2016) does not help either. My suggestion to HP would be to encode a clear INPUT FAILURE message when the 4 digit code has been rejected instead of what currently happens - the PC plays a tune and it seems like all is well but then you get the boot error listed below. ProbOn an HP with UEFI, settings revert back when trying to disable secure bootError msg - Selected boot image did not authenticate CauseNUMLock not being ON when system prompts for 4 digit code upon boot (causing code to be rejected)and/orFast boot is ENABLED Solution1 - DISABLE Fast BootAND2 - Either use the number keys or hit NUMLock and THEN use number padHP should show numbers entered, "sing" some audio, and then UEFI settings should stick *Remember that a USB stick must be formatted Fat32 to show as a boot option in UEFI unless you enable legacy boot options (assuming they are available)

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This is not really a question. I wrestled with this problem at a client site and wanted to share our findings with the community since I don't see the actual solution posted in an obvious place online and even HP support took a long time to help figure out the issue. Latest UEFI "BIOS" file at time of writing (6/11/2016) does not help either. My suggestion to HP would be to encode a clear INPUT FAILURE message when the 4 digit code has been rejected instead of what currently happens - the PC plays a tune and it seems like all is well but then you get the boot error listed below. ProbOn an HP with UEFI, settings revert back when trying to disable secure bootError msg - Selected boot image did not authenticate CauseNUMLock not being ON when system prompts for 4 digit code upon boot (causing code to be rejected)and/orFast boot is ENABLED Solution1 - DISABLE Fast BootAND2 - Either use the number keys or hit NUMLock and THEN use number padHP should show numbers entered, "sing" some audio, and then UEFI settings should stick *Remember that a USB stick must be formatted Fat32 to show as a boot option in UEFI unless you enable legacy boot options (assuming they are available)

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I just bought sony vaio S Series, with original Win 7 home basic 64 bit. But, many of my device such as printers, network wifi and etc not support for win 7 64 bit. Now, I want to install win 7 32-bit on my laptop. But, My CD Win 7 bootable won't boot at my laptop. After i check bios, i found something strange on boot menu orders, if the boot in "Legacy" mode, that laptop will boot from my cd. But if "UEFI" mode, looks like the system has ignore my boot cd, and go straight to windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone solve this problem? Will somebody help me to solve my problem? Thanks anyway

A:if UEFI mode on Bios, Cannot boot from CD... :(

You can install 32 bit to an EFI BIOS but it has to be in Legacy mode, with EFI Boot disk removed from the BIOS Boot order, and the HD wiped with Diskpart Clean Command so installer can reformat it from (EFI formatted) GPT disk to the normal MBR disk.

Follow these steps to get a perfect normal Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Hi guys,

how is it possible to boot into the uefi/bios configuration?

If I try "Shift + Restart" and choose troubleshooting there is no option to specify the bios boot...

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Dear Bleepers,
 
this is our strange situation:
My friend has a samsung laptop Ativ Book 2 (np270e4e) with windows 8.
After few problems when updating to 8.1 (it deleted the o.s and gived only a bsod saying that there is not any os installed), she decided to buy and install windows 7 so she disabled the uefi, setted the legacy mode and the boot priority first to the usb hdd (we have a bootable iso).
Parphaps every time we restat doesn't boot from the disk but showed the windows 8 bsod. Naturally the f4 for restore gives anoter bsod for not founding any partitions!
We discovered that it's not possible to boot from the disk, so we made a bootable usb driver with the official iso.
After that we picked up the hard disk and delete all partition from another pc and disabled all the boot driver but the usb hdd. After that it booted from the pen drive with official w7 iso.
The installation was completed in about 30 minutes. We started to install the drivers, chipset, intel storage but:
the next reboot it showed this message: all boot options are tried. press f4 key to recover with factory image using recovery or any other keys for next boot loop iteration and it was a continue loop and can't access the bios.
Strangely when the usb driver with the official w7 iso was inserted it said: "press any button for starting with usb driver"  and if we don't press anything windows started normally.
So we tried to install another time thinking it was a driver conflict but the second ti... Read more

A:All boot options are tried, no (uefi) Bios

Seems to be a common problem with Samsungs. See this thread and the post by François.  Can you access the boot menu by tapping F2 instead of holding it down? See if you can access the computer with Fatdog64. You will need to burn the iso file or use Rufus to create a bootable USB. If the USB does not boot then use GPT as a partition scheme in Rufus. 
 
According to here F2 is the boot menu for a Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 but F10 is the UEFI access key. Try tapping F10 at boot.

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I don't have the option in windows to boot back into the UEFI setup. In my motherboard bios setup there is an option which allows for the selection of UEFI, Legacy and UEFI or Legacy, When I change this to UEFI my pc wont' boot and the error message is that no UEFI partition was found.

I think it may have been deleted when I installed Windows 8.1 initially because i had to convert from MBR to GPT. Or so i read on one of the forums.

Is it possible to restore my UEFI partition so that I can use windows to enter the bios setup. I've had the boot on ultra fast and it took me a week to get into the bios without using the delete key. I had to use Gigabyte utilities which include drivers that crash windows. So i want to remove them again ASAP.

Any help appreciated.

A:UEFI option instead of Bios boot

Well to get back into UEFI mode you will have to reinstall in UEFI mode there is no other way, Sounds like some how your OS got converted to MBR so It may not boot either MBR or UEFI but you can't convert back to UEFI you have to Reinstall. If you have data on that disk you need to recover you can pull the drive and hook it up USB to another computer and recover your Data.

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Hi, I can't change out of UEFI only boot. I change it to legacy support, save, reboot. When I go back in to check, its back to UEFI. Need to boot from a USB stick which I have done mutiple times in the past. Its not even detecting them at the moment, and the OS is linux, but wont boot, thus the USB is needed.

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Hi everyone. I have a slight problem. I am trying to boot from the CDROM drive but in order to do that I have to get into the BIOS. I am able to get into the BIOS and set the startup sequence to boot from the CDROM drive and after that you have to select Save and Exit to save the current settings. The trouble I am having involves the Save and Exit feature in the BIOS. For some reason it is disabled and I dont know how to enable it again. All of the other Save features in the BIOS are also disabled. Someone told me to press F12 or F10 at the beginning of startup to directly go to the startup sequence to boot from the CDROM but that is also not working.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

A:Solved: BIOS Save and Exit Settings Disabled!

Sounds as though there is a password on your BIOS. What make of machine is this? F12 will get you to a selection of boot devices on a Dell. Unsure of others.
 

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A coworkers computer (Compaq) shows at bootup "no valid drive" or something of that nature. The BIOS settings show only the CD/DVD writer. All devices are set for Auto detection. When I go into the First device it shows that it should be a 80GB drive I say OK...then the 80GB drive appears where it should be "First Device". I hit F10 to save and exit, the machine reboots and the same message appears...I go back into the BIOS and again the "First Device" says none.

I have checked the battery with a VOM and it reads 3V...I have reset the IDE and power cable, still no joy.
There is a clicking sound or two when I hit the power button....HD failure?

I am going to checkout the following:
1. PSU
2. Controller
3. Replace IDE cable ??

Question: What would be the best way to test the first two devices?
Are there any other suggestions/thoughts to this problem
Thanks for your input!
 

A:Bios wont save settings for HD...clicking sound also

I wouldn't bother checking the PSU to be honest.

Try the hard drive in another machine (don't forget to make sure the jumper is set to 'Cable Select'). If this doesn't work then try it in another machine as a secondary drive and see if you can at least extract some of the data from it.

To be perfectly honest the clicking of the hard drive makes it sound like that's dead.
 

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