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WINPE 10 UEFI Boot 640x480 video only

Q: WINPE 10 UEFI Boot 640x480 video only

Hi; I have an EQ20 P50 with BIOS 1.43. I tried booting a Macrium Reflect WinPE based boot disk in Secure Boot/UEFI only mode ( from a USB drive). This seems to have worked, except that the only video resolution available is 640x480. This makes the GUI unusuable. I tried this with WINPE 10, 5, and 4 based WINPE boot disks, all with the same bad results. This seems to be an issue with the P50, as the same WINPE USB booted in another computer under UEFI works fine (showing all the other resolutions). If I boot this disk on the P50 with Secure boot off/ Legacy boot set in the BIOS, this also works o.k. But, that makes it a pain to switch back and forth as I need the Secure Boot to be able to boot the Win 10 OS. The BIOS is configured for discret video only (NVidea Quaddro M1000M I think). But, setting hybrid/Intel didn't seem to make a difference either. Is this a known issue? Thanks;

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Hello,
I have a pxe server with gpxelinux. It can boot iso's over the network. I use WinPE with Imagex to deploy windows. I boot an WinPE iso over http and then it starts to deploy. 


Some computers with Windows 8 have an uefi bios. The product key is stored in the bios. The problem is that Windows 8 only can get the key if it uses the gpt filesystem. To make the gpt partitions and the bcdedit settings, you must boot WinPE in uefi.

There's no option in gpxelinux to boot the iso in uefi. How can i solve this problem?

A:PXE boot uefi gpxelinux WinPE

As I commented in your other thread, Windows 8's ability to read the product key from the BIOS has nothing to do with MBR or GPT deployments, but how the Windows image was created.

You can do a UEFI PXE boot using the WDS role in Server 2012.

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Hello I have several laptops models (Elitebook 820 G2; Elitebook 850 G2; EliteBook Folio 9470m; Zbook 17 G2) which don't want to boot in WinPE from the Windows Boot manager if SecureBoot is enabled. Other Models like EliteBook Folio 1040 G1; ProBook 650 G1 works fine with enbaled UEFI and Secure Boot !!! In my case I boot the UEFI computers with a USB stick and download the WinPE to the Windows Boot Manager (by MDT, confgmgr, SCCM]. But once the bootimage is on the systems and restart the computer to boot from the local Windows Boot Manager, it fails. A message appears: "No bootable image found, notebook will shutdown" But WinPE was successfully downloaded into OS Boot Manager. I've checked the configuration with Bcdedit too.USB Stick is formated with FAT32 and the local local disk is GPT. All looks good.  Interessting point is that if I login to the BIOS now and change the Secure Boot to "disable" the computer boot in WinPE immediately. All Laptops have latest BIOS version. I've tried BIOS Factory defaults, Clear Secureboot Keys and Security defaults. Nothing changed if UEFI and Secure Boot is enabled. It seems there are different SecureBoot checks implemented in different laptop models. Has anyone a solution, similar experiences or an explanation ?? Thanks a lot in advance

A:Unable to boot in WinPE if UEFI SecureBoot is enabled

Did you ever get this problem solved? We encounter the same symptoms with 840 G1 - G3.

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So I've searched, and I've tested, and now I'm about to turn my laptop into a frisbee and never buy a Samsung PC again. In short, I bought an ATIV 7 whose previous owner had downgraded to Win7. I wanted to put Win 8 on and I have a volume license as well as the OEM key so I burned the ISO (actually 2 different ones) using every method I could find (ImgBurn, Rufus, Iso2Disc, Win7 Download tool, etc.) It became clear that the USB needed to be formatted FAT32 with GPT filesystem, however in UEFI mode it shows the USB but won't allow me to select it - it just flashes. If I set it back to CSM and UEFI I can make a USB boot, but even if I use diskpart to clean the drive and convert to GPT it will fail to install because it detects I didn't boot in UEFI mode.

Here's the deal. When I'd installed it earlier this week in CSM and MBR mode, and then converted to UEFI it worked fine. So....I tested several recovery programs we use at work to make sure they'd restore it okay via bootable media. Paragon, Aomei, Macrium, Lazesoft - all boot media failed. ONLY True Image 2014 DOES ACTUALLY BOOT in UEFI mode on my laptop. The only thing I can figure is that the way WinPE 5 or 5.1 (whatever it uses) is set up on it agrees with my laptop. So what I was wondering is if one of the geniuses here has any idea how I can modify the Acronis recovery media or create similar WinPE media that might actually boot on my laptop.

THanks for any help!!!

A:Samsung won't boot install USB in UEFI mode. WinPE alt?

Do you have Windows 8/8.1 64-bit installation media?

To Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash Drive using Free Program "Rufus".
- Connect your USB flash drive.
- Click/tap on the browse icon and select your Windows 8/8.1 64-bit ISO image file.
- Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI Computer
- Under File system, select FAT32
- The default Cluster size setting is automatically detected, so do not change the setting.
- Click on Start button.

edit:

Here is info about UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style): link

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I have been having the hardest time using PXE to get our new 7480 laptops to image using SCCM.I have included all the x64 folder of the Dell WinPE 10 driver cab in the boot image. Does anyone have experience with which drivers to use? It appears to get far enough in the process that the boot image starts but then when it goes to check the network connection it restarts the laptop.

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Hi
Can you please help me with the issue i am facing? 
The screen resolution in WinPE is very high, the drop down values in MDT wizard are extremely small and almost unreadable. I see a similar question posted on technet for screen resolution in
WinPE 4.0 but I am unable to fix it.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/66bd25d3-cc37-4841-be38-3f427db36b57/winpe-screen-resolution-problem-no-display-signal-out-of-range?forum=w7itproinstall
The HTA screen looks OK but the when you select the drop down, the values are extremely small. 
I also referred to the article from Johan
http://www.deploymentresearch.com/Research/tabid/62/EntryId/51/Setting-screen-resolution-in-WinPE-4-0.aspx
Below is my setup:

MDT 2013Windows 8.1 x64Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 10 (UEFI)
Tried the below but no luck:

Changed the ColorDepth to 32 in unattend.xml in WinPE passTried modifying the Wizard.hta with different screen size and style.zoom
Playing around with the HTA settings might help but i am unsure how it looks and behaves on other UEFI devices.
Currently we are using Lenovo Tablet 10 but soon will also be using Surface Pro.
Am I missing something or is there a better way to do fix it?

A:Screen resolution in WinPE 5.0 on UEFI devices

Hi,
If our only issue is this particular font size, we can adjust some setting in files of
 script folder.
For example,  open  DeployWiz_LanguageUI.xml under Scripts folder, here is just an example to make keyboard layout font large.
Find:
<SELECT NAME="KeyboardLocale_Edit" class=WideEdit >

Edit it as:
<SELECT NAME="KeyboardLocale_Edit" class=WideEdit style="font-size: 30px" >
The result is just like:


About the root cause, there would be something wrong with the WinPE image, in my test, WinPE 5 works good under UEFI mode. You can recreate one for test.


Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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The subject kind of says it all (though with bad grammer ). If I have a digital camera that can record at 25/fps at 640x480, how many MB/s is that (recording in AVI format with WAV sound.)

Here's the link to the camera if it helps any:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=43459&item=7525906019&rd=1
 

A:Video Recording 25/fps 640x480 - How long on 512MB?

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**** This issue has been resolved ****
**** Look at Page 4, posts 4 and 5 ****
**** You need to enable Legacy MBR by Enabling Launch CSM in the EFI Setup ****

Hello all,

This is my first post. I am a Windows 7 user and now (against my will) Windows 8.

I bought an ASUS N76 laptop pre-loaded with Windows 8 so these are the new generation n76 series. The old ones come with Windows 7. Anyway...

I attempted to boot a Windows 7 ULT 64 install DVD but the install hangs on the Windows logo/flag. So...

- Windows is loading files is shown and hidden
- The animated Windows logo appears and then it just hangs....go figure

I have no idea what is going wrong. I went into the UEFI setup and the only option for my BR is EUFI boot.

I also added a "boot option" asking the EFI to boot "efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" or "\efi\microsoft\boot\boot.efi" but when selected (from Boot Override), the screen goes blank for a few seconds, the BR starts spinning and I am thrown back at the EFI so it looks like it cannot find the file. For path, I selected the BR device and at the end has a "\".

I have secure boot disabled. (yep, I have an option for that). So now I am left empty handed and I am stuck with Windows 8. I even put in a brand new SSD hoping I would install W7 on it but I can't even start the setup!! Argh....

I am very experienced with MBR and BIOS but I am a complete newbie to UEFI. I don't know what is going wrong and why the setup hangs....Ther... Read more

A:Asus N76 UEFI - W7 64 Install Hangs on Logo (DVD UEFI Boot)

Win8 PC's have Secure BIOS which must be disabled to install any other oS, then you can install in UEFI mode following these steps: Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

If you want to bypass UEFI and install normally to an MBR drive the procedure is related here: MS new "Secure Boot" locked BIOS arrives

Other info on EFI:
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
The 30-year-long Reign of BIOS is Over: Why UEFI W... - Input Output

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

Regard,
Thanks.

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Trying to understand handshaking between UEFI & Win 7. Have Win7 Pro sp1 64 installed on SSD, mb=Asus F2A85-V Pro. Example: boot to flashdrive to do Acronis backup of SSD; remove SDD, insert spinner; boot again to flashdrive to do Acronis restore to spinner (to test backup); remove flashdrive, boot to UEFI, set UEFI spinner as default, save & reset; spinner starts boot (#1), Win logo shows briefly, reboots (#2) and shows Win repair/normal screen; choose normal; Windows desktop shows; new driver is loaded for spinner and asks for reboot (that part I understand); reboot (#3) starts and again briefly shows Win logo before yet again rebooting (#4) to the Win repair/normal screen; again choose normal & all is happy. But then I remove the spinner, insert the SSD, and have to go through the whole deal again. Why so many reboots?

Similarly, if I change any hd/flashdrive configuration, my UEFI boot selection is lost & I have to reset it again - sometimes with the multiple reboot scenerio, sometimes not. Sure wish I could force that the UEFI selection stay there as long as the selected drive is installed.

A:UEFI boot keeps changing; UEFI/Win7 handshaking confusion

Hello and welcome diana look I am having a little difficulty in following the train of the thread.

Now do you mean you just backed up the SSD to a USB stick ? then tried to transfer that USB stick back up to the spinner? If it was just a back up then I don't think it is going to work because it is only a backup.

To make the spinner the boot device I would be cloning the SSD to the spinner. I wouldn't mucking around with sticks as I cannot see why that is necessary.

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Hey all. I have a realy irritating problem regarding the resolution being stuck in all games video options. I have my pc set up through HDMI to my 28" JVC TV which works fine when on desktop. I have the resolution at full hd 1080p. however in everygame I go on I cannot change the resolution to any higher then 640x480 and 720x480.
Never used to have this problem before and not sure what has happend as it never realy gets used. I tried to switch from HDMI to VGA and it still happends.

I am using windows XP 32 bit and have installed all the latest drivers on my hd5770.

Any help would be greatly apprechiated as im completely stumped at this!
Thanks.
 

A:Resolution stuck at 640x480 and 720x480 in video options

Have you tried another video card?
 

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Hi ,
I want to run some 32bit applications in a 64 bit WinPE4.0 (or 5.0 both are ok) . I know that a WOW64 subsystem is needed for this to happen. But I don't know how to include this WOW64 to my WinPE4.0 image using Windows ADK. If anybody have an idea about
this please share.

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Hello to the forum. Thanks for the welcome. And thanks for pointing me in this subforum.

I have a notebook toshiba satellite L850-1HU with UEFI

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

I have a professional license N sp1 x64 and then supports UEFI

Is possible to combine the systems in dual boot and both in UEFI mode?

I see from your guides that for installation the UEFI is necessary partition in a certain way.
What should I do if I want to leave intact the UEFI partition of win 8 (5 partition)? I just make only space for win7(1 partition) that will use the same 4 partition UEFI of win 8 or i make other 5 partition???
And which of the two systems will handle the boot? I can decide I?

and the warranty? restores factory work?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?

Sorry for the confusion! I hope you manage to understand me and help!

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

A:Satellite L850 & Win 8 UEFi: How dual boot UEFI win 7 ?

If I change hdd, and install win 7, when I put the old hdd, it works as before removing it?



Yes. This is how I do any OS tests\'dual boot'\experiments etc with zero chance of damage to the original boot OS\hd. Am keeping a bunch of old HD's for the purpose. The downside is the slight risk for some mechanic\connection problems, just be careful, remember to power down! So if you don't find it troublesome to switch HD's, IMO go ahead and try that route.

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Hi all,

Currently having a wake on lan issue with a certain computer.

The machine is setup correctly but the windows boot information is stored in a 100mb UEFI partition, and when the computer wakes on lan, it will not boot windows, just sit at a blank screen.

When it wakes on lan it is trying to boot from the legacy device (same blank screen happens if you choose to boot from it from bios)

ive tried updating the bios but no luck, all settings seem to be as they should be.

Is there some trick to get it to load the UEFI MBR, or is there a safe way other then reformatting the machine to move the MBR over to the legacy device itself?


Thanks for any help.

A:Boot UEFI from wake on lan, or convert UEFI MBR to legacy.

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup to enable Legacy BIOS. Next check BIOS Boot order for an EFI Boot Disk: remove it, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CONVERT MBR
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

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Hi, I have been trying to track down a problem where WinPE was locking my domain user account out while imaging a PC over the network. I found that my account gets locked out when the time/date is incorrect on the WinPE machine (when I am connected
to a network share).
Is there a way of automatically setting or doing a time sync with the time server when WinPE first boots? I would also like to be able to do this without providing any domain credentials.

It's also worth noting that we use the
same boot image for locations in different time zones.
Also, if someone could explain why this locks my account out then I would be really happy... :)

Yeah Buddy!

A:Set time and date in WinPE automatically (WinPE 3 and 4)

Actually.. try this
net time /DOMAIN:<YourDomain.TheWhole.Thing> /SET /Y
This has the advantage of hitting the local/near server so it 'should' set it to the correct local time.

Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

How to ask a question that is fixable.

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Dear Friends,

Long time reader of this forum but a first time poster, so please forgive me if this question has already been asked and answered.

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

Originally my laptop came with Windows 7 and when i looked at disk management my disks were formatted with UEFI schema. One of my friend gave me a UEFI bootable USB drive loaded with Windows 8. So, i thought why not give it a try. So, I created a backup of my OEM Windows 7 and saved the iso files in a seperate external HD (created twice just to be sure . Now, i decided to load the Windows 8. Booted into the BIOS and there is an option to select the USB drive along with the UEFI option for that USB drive. I selected the UEFI option but some reason it does not boot into UEFI. So i decided to select the standard USB install and this option let me install windows 8. In the process of installing i formatted the partitions and made a single partition and installed Windows 8 on it. I am guessing now the drive is not GPT but MBR. I also noticed that his installation USB disk had an option to select either 32bit or 64bit of Windows 8...I find this kind of odd. Would Microsoft create a same iso file with both versions? I am guessing he created the USB from a illegitimate source.
I am planning on purchasing Windows 8 Pro version as an iso but wanted to be confident that it would work with UEFI architecture.

Questions:
1. Why would the system NOT boot from UEFI?
2. If I download the legitimate iso fr... Read more

A:UEFI USB Disk - Does not boot from UEFI Windows 8.

Welcome. Begin with Clean Install - Windows 8. See the UEFI links in the tutorial: How to Install Windows 8 Using "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI). You also will want to see this tutorial link: How to Do a Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade.

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I am in the process of doing a number of clean installs. I am trying to make a decision as to whether or not to utilize the UEFI and Secure Boot modes which are available on the MBs.

It seems from an initial attempt, that I cannot simply use UEFI/GPT without turning on Secure Boot...that is one must NOT use CSM (turn it off) and USE Secure Boot. You cannot use UEFI without Secure Boot.

Is this correct? I am considering us9ng UEFI without Secure Boot because I hear it is faster.

However, I am concerned that I will run into all sorts of trouble turning Secure Boot on with respect to double booting Win 10...and additionally with creating images with Acronis.

I have been in the habit of creating a new PC with an extra drive with a cloned OS...then disconnecting the drive so that if the first OS drive fails, the person can boot up quickly with the other drive. I am concerned that there will be a problem with Secure Boot.

I mean, how many times have I been infected with a root kit.....some virus that take over at boot time...Answer...never since I started with PCs in 1991!

So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?

A:UEFI/Secure Boot or not to UEFI/SB, that is the question..

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


I am considering using UEFI without Secure Boot because I hear it is faster.



Secure Boot does not affect the speed of your computer.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


However, I am concerned that I will run into all sorts of trouble turning Secure Boot on with respect to double booting Win 10...and additionally with creating images with Acronis.



Windows 8/8.1/10 are compatible with the Secure Boot.

I don't know about Acronis True Image but Macrium Reflect is compatible with the Secure Boot.







Originally Posted by Andrew124C41


So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?



It is a very important security feature.






Microsoft designed Secure Boot to protect the computer from low-level exploits and rootkits and bootloaders. A security process shared between the operating system and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI, replacing the BIOS), Secure Boot requires all the applications that are running during the booting process to be pre-signed with valid digital certificates. This way, the system knows all the files being loaded before Windows 8 loads and gets to the login screen have not been tampered with.

If a bootloader has infected your computer and it tries to load during the boot-up sequence, Secure Boot will be able to undo all the changes and thwart the ... Read more

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Hello everyone
I am trying to make Windows 10 scripted installation with UEFI boot.
Every things works with normal Legacy mode in our environment and k2000.
I have made WINPE 10 boot file as a normal procedure with k2000 Media Manager (like in legacy mode). And uploaded it to k2000. Of cause I have re-cached my drivers when making new a boot source. 
I have setup our new DHCP so it can boot with UEFI and it works!, and I can see my boot sources when boot up the client in UEFI mode. 
Here comes the tricky part I can choose my newly created Windows 10 boot source with Dell's own WINPE10 drivers. Then it loads the Boot source file that I created but It stop at the Windows 10 logo it never loads the deployment menu like in legacy mode, so I cannot deploy a scripted installation.
I am stuck what could be wrong or what have I missed ? Please help
Regards,
Michael

     

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I am using Windows 7 on an Arcade monitor with a maximum resolution of [email protected] Sending a higher resolution to the monitor will damage it. Using the command "bcdedit /set bootux basic" Windows still outputs [email protected] for about half a second before showing the low resolution boot screen at [email protected] During that brief half second a get a rapid clicking sound from my Arcade Monitor as it can?t sync and this has previously damaged my old monitor.

I ran msconfig and on the Boot tab, I checked No GUI Boot and Base video. This should run windows startup in [email protected], but you won't see the Windows load screen. Unfortunately that's actually worse than using the command "bcdedit /set bootux basic" as Windows 7 outputs a blank screen at [email protected] for about 15 second before windows appears at [email protected]
Why does Windows 7 have a low resolution boot mode that still outputs a high resolution and is there anyway to keep the system at [email protected] during the Window 7 64bit bootup?

A:Getting Windows 7 boot screen at [email protected]

I don't know if there is any way to keep the low resolution when Windows is starting, but an easy work around, would be to wait until Windows starts before turning on the monitor.

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I have an Asus G75VX with Win7 64bit Home Premium that is suppose to be installed on it from a Microsoft Win7 Home Premium 32 and 64bit DVD. Instead of installing windows 7 64bit it has a locked file path in the bios to boot to X: network volume with WinPE that installs WinNT 32bit Client Server software in User Mode on C:Virtual Network Disk Volume. I am not even the administrator of my own personal computer. Someone I do not know and have never met is. I was just given a profile in the users and administrators group. I took a look at the registry many times and the registry confirms the client server configuration. What is wired is that I purchased the software from Fry's and paid 216.00 for the DVD and I paid $1375.00 for the G75VX. The WinPE is actually an operating system on the X:volume. I know because I have been in it. There is no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE network operating system booting. If you attempt to recover the notebook recovers from X:. There are not even any Win7 installation files on the win7 DVD. The other things is that after install the fake operating system masquerading as win7 will pass the Microsoft Genuine Security scan. Take a look at X: on your computer and see if you have a second operating system to. I actually thing there are three or more on mine.

A:no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE

That sounds like a PE disk being read in your optical drive.

What evidence is there in BIOS setup that such a lock has been placed? Check every tab for anything which indicates this. Otherwise it sounds like fantasy. Your BIOS would be locked from entry if such hacking had been done. In that case you'd either reflash to the last BIOS version or ship to manufacturer to have it recovered to Factory Condition.

If there is nothing which provides proof of this in the BIOS then wiping the hard drive with Diskpart Clean All Command to do the same perfect install as Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 will leave nothing that can affect the new system at all.

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I need to create a winPE boot CD for use with my backup software (Paragon Backup & Restore 10.2 free). The one created by Paragon free is a Linux boot CD that does not work correctly for me. They do have a WinPE CD but it comes with the $69 paid version.
I checked on the web and it seems pretty complicated to create my own WinPE requiring me to first install a 900 MB free program (WAIK) to create it with. Is there no simple way to create a WinPE CD right from my installed Windows 7 home premium 64 bit system (or XP system) or by simply downloading a WinPE CD iso?
Finally, how is a WinPE boot CD different from the boot CD the Windows 7 system creates?
Thanks.

A:create WinPE boot CD

These instructions come directly from Microsoft TechNet

Walkthrough: Create a Custom Windows PE Image

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Hello,

I am attempting to create a WinPE dual boot with both Windows 7 32 and 64 to use with imagex to image my computers.

I have no problem creating a WinPE 32 and 64 seperatly on 2 usb keys. I would like to have 1 key with 32/64 on it. I can't seem to create a boot menu prompting me 32 or 64 enviroment on 1 key.

Any clues? Tutorials hidden somewhere i can follow?

Thanks in advance.

A:WinPE 32&64 bit dual boot

You can put 32bit.wim and 64bit.wim on usb and create a BCD with two loader entries - one for 32 bit another for 64 bit.

To start use the WinPE 32 as base.
1) Add 64 bit .wim file to USB
2) Create second loader entry in BCD(on USB) by copying existing entry.
3) Adjust second entry (its path).

Same as creating dual-boot on HDD.

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I want to make the hot key, such as F11, when power on, if press it, it can boot the winpe, then i can do something, such as recovery os. I remembered changing the boot file via bcdedit can do it, but now i forgot it, anyone can help me? thanks.

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I'm trying to make a stock WinPE bootable flash drive to deploy a custom Windows 8.1 .wim file to some tablets. I've downloaded the Windows ADK and am following the instructions here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825109.aspx

My first problem is that makewinpemedia.cmd isn't in the same folder as the rest of the files and the command prompt was not able to run it. I eventually found it in c:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits but after running it I get "ERROR: Working directory
is not valid: c:\winpe_amd64". I have followed the instructions on the library page exactly up to this point and can't find anyone else online with the same issue.

Thanks

A:Cannot make a WinPE boot drive

Hi,
Have you make sure that you run Deployment and Imaging Tools Environment as an
administrator?
If so, please capture the screenshot of your cmd window and post back here.



Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hi guys,

I'm struggeling with the following problem for a long time.

I'm using windows 8.1 enterprise to go for my work because i have to switch computers a lot. Most of the time it works great.
However sometimes the windows installation will corrupt and since windows to go had no system repair i have to install a new image.

Because of this problem i have created 3 partitions on my WD My Passport (which runs W2G), 1 is the system reserved partition, 2 is the OS en the 3th is my data partion. (the last two are bitlocker encrypted)
I regularly create a WIM image using DISM of my OS partition and i save it on my DATA partition so i don't lose my settings programs etc.

This way i can restore the latest WIM if my OS gets corrupted in some way. However i only can do a restore on a computer where I have administrator rights (since i have to assign driveletters to the WD disk and i have to use an elevated command prompt). And at my work or at clients i obviously don't have these rights.

Therefore i was wondering if it is possible to create another partition on my WD disk on which i would install WinPE. In that case if my OS doesn't work i could boot into WinPE en do my WIM restore.

I tried installing EasyBCD on my windows to go installation to create a boot screen with the possibility to select the WinPE installation.
However for some reason it keeps booting the WinPE disk immediatly and i am not able to start windows anymore.

So my question is:Is it possible to create a dualb... Read more

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I'm creating a Windows 7 WDS deployment image for our new Z440's but am having difficulty getting the WDS boot image to recognise the NIC in the Z440. When I boot in to Windows on C: everything works fine and the NIC is recognised as an "Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I1218-LM", using driver file E1D62X64.sys. It leases an IP address successfully from the DHCP server, so I'm confident the physical hardware works and is connected properly. I have even gone into the BIOS and reset to factory defaults. I have tried a number of driver sources to inject into the boot.wim file, all without success. After every failure I delete the Win7 folders including sources\boot.wim, and start with a freshly extracted copy from the Win7 SP1 ISO source file. I then follow the 3-step process to mount the image, inject the drivers and unmount the image with the /commit switch. The drivers all report as successfully installed. The driver sources so far:HP drivers for the NIC from the Z440 support downloads page (R19_338993).The Intel generic X64 drivers from https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18713 - the PROXGB folder has WinPE driver inf file updates for NDIS62 and NDIS63, both of which have been tried.The HP WinPE 3.0 drivers from http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_WinPE_DriverPack.html I then Add a boot image in WDS 2008R2, and right click the image to Create a Capture Image. I'm confident the DISM processes are working as the boot image file here changes siz... Read more

A:HP Z440 WDS WinPE PXE Network boot drivers

Anybody ever solve this?  I have the exact same problem, right down to the drivers I've already tried.

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My computer shipped from the factory (Dell) with Windows 7 x64. I recently did a clean ('custom') install of Windows 8 Pro x64. The install went very well, no problems. To install Windows 8, I booted from a USB flash drive.

I actually have two licensed copies of Windows 8. The other copy is on a DVD. To test the functioning of my DVD drive, I tried to boot from the Windows 8 disk. The computer would not boot. My computer had no trouble booting from the USB flash drive version of my Windows 8 installer, obviously, but it won't boot from a disk version of same.

As a further test, I tried to boot my computer from my original factory Windows 7 install disk. The computer successfully booted from this disk.

I therefore concluded that my computer can boot from a disk made with WinPE 3, but it will not boot from a disk made with WinPE 4, even though it will boot from a USB flash drive made with WinPE 4. I tried to boot from other bootable disks made with WinPE 4 - none would boot the computer. Other bootable flash drives made with WinPE 4 have no problem booting my computer.

My computer is partitioned with a MBR and uses a BIOS. I made no changes to my BIOS settings, and unfortunately there will be no more BIOS updates for my computer.

Should I just accept that I cannot boot from disks made with WinPE 4, or is there some way around this? I'm not too broken up about this because, after all, I have no trouble booting from WinPE 4 flash drives. And disks are on the way out, anyway.

A:PC Will Not Boot From a WinPE 4 Boot Disk

I use Macrium Reflect and I believe their recovery disc is WinPE 4. I also have a legacy BIOS and I can never get that disc to boot on the first try. It actually starts and then the screen goes black. What I have to do to get it to stick is leave the disk in the DVD tray and manually power down. Now, I apply power the second time and I am able to get to the BIOS boot menu. Once there, I can select the boot from DVD and it works. It would be interesting to see if you could get yours to work the same way. I offer no technical merit behind what happens in my particular case.

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hi guys i need your help, I have Windows 8.1 PC, then i installed EaseUS Partition Master 9.3 (All Editions), So i am having seperate ISO of WinPE, so i like to know "How to install WinPE on PC" because i want to Create EASEUS 3.9.0 Bootable CD.

I am having all the files like this below.
1)--EASEUS Partition Master 3.9.0
2)--WinPE ISO image ( in this iso there is no SETUP file is there, so how i should install this WinPE)
If i install WinPE then i am able to create EASEUS Bootable CD.

Hopefully waiting for your replies.

Thanks

A:How to Create EASEUS Partition Master 3.9.0 WinPE Boot CD

Take a look here:
Portable partition manager - EaseUS partition WinPE bootable disk

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I have a couple of drive utilities boot discs that run on WinPE, and until a few days ago they worked no problem on my laptop.
Now they boot as far as the Starting Windows message and will go no further. These WinPE-based discs boot all the way on other computers, no problem.

Furthermore, the laptop is able to boot successfully from DOS-based boot discs (Factory Recovery, Drive Diagnostics etc) just not WinPE-based boot discs.

And the laptop runs Windows (Vista) perfectly well with no BSODS or other problems. I'm just baffled why it can no longer boot from WinPE-based discs all the way to completion.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: WinPE boot discs no longer work

I figured it out - the partition table on my laptop's hard drive had an ID which equates to FAT16, obviously wrong since the partition it relates to is NTFS. I changed the ID to NTFS and all is now well. How did the ID get changed to FAT16? - beats me but at least I fixed it.
 

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I used Malware Bytes and AVG and Avira and Spybot and Microsoft Security Center and online scans........

These removed and fixxed all my virus and spyware problems except a IE redirect I was working on.....

I used Super WinPE Disk and now windows will not boot!

Windows was working good before this (aside from the viruses and malware) ...stupid stupid... argh!

No boot options work.

I have run chkdsk /r from recovery console.... nothing

I figured all was lost so I used WinPE to save my files to an external usb harddrive.

Then I did something stupid.... I ran a XP Home CD from boot and chose install...
then it found a previous version and I chose to fix it. It looks like I may have ruined the
windows install by doing this.

I can still see all the old directories from the old windows install on C: drive when using WinPE

not sure what to do next.....

thanks

A:Used Super WinPE Disk while doing malware removal now no boot!

I decided to do a destructive restore on the Emachine by pushing F11 at start.

Of course I backed up all my files onto my WD MyBook.

My computer has never been restored and i've had it for 5 years+.

I'll update this once i've done all the Microsoft updates and installed protection and then
plug-in my WD MyBook and scan.

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Hi.
I have been reading a lot about problem with the PXE Boot Driver for OptiPlex 5040, I have spent the last 2 days trying to get this working and not been able to.
I am using WDS to deploy my images. I know its a driver issues. I have managed to get the computer to half boot passing the driver error message in MDT but when I apply the network drivers to the WDS WinPE I have I am still unable to get this to boot it errors up about the network connection.
I know the drive that MDT loads is --> PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_15B8&SUBSYS_06BA1028. I know the windows driver is Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V.
I have tried the WinPE boot drivers and direct from Intel. I have download 5 different versions of the this drive and tried x86 and x64 and still not able to get the WinPE to boot.
Has anyone else had this problem and managed to fix it?
I am deploying a custom Windows 7 image.
Thank you.

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I am running Windows 8.0 preloaded on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.  I have boot set to UEFI with Secure Boot disabled.  When I create any kind of boot USB such as ESET virus scanner and others, when I press F12 to boot from the USB it shows "Checking Media" for a couple of seconds, then goes right to the HD.
 
The only one that reliably boots is the WinPE rescue media made by Macrium Reflect.
 
I wonder if anyone has found a similar issue with a Toshiba Laptop and if there is a work-around.  I use an image Rollback software as well as Macrium Reflect to restore my system in case of problems.  But if I did happen to get a virus it would be nice to be able to boot a USB flash drive and clean the crap off as an alternative.
 
This machine is weird in that Restore Points only work 5% of the time and Windows Update never works.  That is why I use the Rollback software since it substitutes as a more complete Restore Point.  Also to save my soul I have never been able to boot a VHD of any kind in a couple of dozen attempts using various tools.  I either get Checking Image and it fails or it starts to load, then hangs.
 
Other that that, and having a slow Sata II spinner, the machine works pretty well.  

A:Boot USB fails with Checking Media on all but Macrium WinPE rescue

Macrium boots because it has the SecureBoot certificate on the install media. In order to boot most other media SecureBoot needs to be disabled and possibly you would need to enable Legacy or CSM boot if the media cannot boot from UEFI. Rufus will let you create bootable media that will boot from a UEFI computer but you would still need to disable SecureBoot.
 
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03F30002R01.htm

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We have a new Latitude E5550 that I'm trying to boot with a Winpe 32bit disk; it starts loading winpe but then errors with
File: \windows\system32\drivers\megasas.sys
Status: 0xC000035a
Info: Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt
I've downloaded the winpe driver pack and used Windows AIK tools to install the drivers to the winpe boot disk, and confirmed that the megasas2.sys driver is there.  I've done this procedure twice to make sure it wasn't corrupted.
The BIOS came with SATA Operation set to RAID, I changed it to AHCI, neither one works.
This boot disk has worked with all other models of Dell computers (we have a lot).
Can anyone give me some ideas?
Thanks very much,
MG

A:latitude E5550 winpe boot megasas2.sys missing or corrupt

MG,

I too have the same issue, did you figure out the fix?

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Hi.
I have been reading a lot about problem with the PXE Boot Driver for OptiPlex 5040, I have spent the last 2 days trying to get this working and not been able to.
I am using WDS to deploy my images. I know its a driver issues. I have managed to get the computer to half boot passing the driver error message in MDT but when I apply the network drivers to the WDS WinPE I have I am still unable to get this to boot it errors up about the network connection.
I know the drive that MDT loads is --> PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_15B8&SUBSYS_06BA1028. I know the windows driver is Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V.
I have tried the WinPE boot drivers and direct from Intel. I have download 5 different versions of the this drive and tried x86 and x64 and still not able to get the WinPE to boot.
Has anyone else had this problem and managed to fix it?
I am deploying a custom Windows 7 image.
Thank you.

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Not sure why I get a boot to winPE recovery at every start up. Have to get out of this with F12 and then wait for boot to start again then finally get into Win7 boot.
I tried turning off WinPE with NO selected at windows boot menu. (attached)
Deleted the PE selection in system configuration (attached)
Any solution to this? I dont need winPE and have a recovery USB ready.

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I am running Windows 8.0 preloaded on a Toshiba Satellite Laptop.  I have boot set to UEFI with Secure Boot disabled.  When I create any kind of boot USB such as ESET virus scanner and others, when I press F12 to boot from the USB it shows "Checking Media" for a couple of seconds, then goes right to the HD.
 
The only one that reliably boots is the WinPE rescue media made by Macrium Reflect.
 
I wonder if anyone has found a similar issue with a Toshiba Laptop and if there is a work-around.  I use an image Rollback software as well as Macrium Reflect to restore my system in case of problems.  But if I did happen to get a virus it would be nice to be able to boot a USB flash drive and clean the crap off as an alternative.
 
This machine is weird in that Restore Points only work 5% of the time and Windows Update never works.  That is why I use the Rollback software since it substitutes as a more complete Restore Point.  Also to save my soul I have never been able to boot a VHD of any kind in a couple of dozen attempts using various tools.  I either get Checking Image and it fails or it starts to load, then hangs.
 
Other that that, and having a slow Sata II spinner, the machine works pretty well.  

A:Boot USB fails with Checking Media on all but Macrium WinPE rescue

Macrium boots because it has the SecureBoot certificate on the install media. In order to boot most other media SecureBoot needs to be disabled and possibly you would need to enable Legacy or CSM boot if the media cannot boot from UEFI. Rufus will let you create bootable media that will boot from a UEFI computer but you would still need to disable SecureBoot.
 
https://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03F30002R01.htm

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Hello,
I have to modify the bcd store for ramdisk options in order to boot from D:/E: partition but not from C:\ partition because of space limitation.
so i want something like this :
Windows Boot Loader
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identifier              {c3fd5d30-25ec-11df-a14c-ba6da5052625}
device                  ramdisk=[D:]\bootdrive\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
path                    \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
description             Windows PE
osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\bootdrive\boot.wim,{ramdiskoptions}
systemroot              \Windows
detecthal               Yes
winpe                   Yes

I know this is easy to achieve, but here comes the problem:
I need to make the BCD file generic so that i can use the one BCD file on 1000 of devices simply overwriting the existing BCD file. When i modify the BCD file for D: partition on my computer it shows as shown above but as soon as i copy the BCD file on another
device it says
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {c3fd5d30-25ec-11df-a14c-ba6da5052625}
device                 Unknown
p... Read more

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A year later, and I discover again that I STILL cannot boot from a non-UEFI CD on my UEFI Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit Dell Optiplex 7010 MT even though "Enable Legacy ROMs" is ENABLED in the BIOS and Secure Boot is OFF.

My original details are here - Cannot boot from CD-DVD in LEGACY mode - NOT Secure Boot NOT UEFI - General Hardware - Desktop - Dell Community

That thread from a year ago describes the issue but then goes off on a tangent into my (successful) experience in establishing dual-booting, but THIS ISSUE remains. My Dell Optiplex 7010 MT (which is now dual-booting Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit) will NOT BOOT a legacy CD that is not UEFI even though "Enable Legacy ROMs" is CHECKED in the BIOS and Secure Boot is OFF. (My BIOS is A20.)

What is the fix??

Please reply here, not in my old Dell thread above. Thanks.
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A:STILL cannot boot a non-UEFI CD on my UEFI Win 7 64-bit - any fix ??

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Update - I have now made TWO bootable CDs of Macrium Reflect. These two CDs show the problem.

First, in my old Dell Optiplex 755 Win XP Pro SP3 32-bit machine, I installed Macrium Reflect Free and made a bootable CD with the included Win PE. I assume it will boot in my XP machine. However, that CD will NOT boot in my other PC, which is my Dell Optiplex 7010 MT that dual-boots Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit, even though the BIOS in this Dell Optiplex 7010 MT ENABLES Legacy ROMs.

Second, in that other PC (my Dell Optiplex 7010 MT that dual-boots Win 7 Pro SP1 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit), I again installed Macrium Reflect Free (with 64-bit architecture) and made a new bootable CD (with the lowest level of Win PE, which is 3.1), and that CD WILL boot in that second machine.

Why are we being tortured this way? I have other bootable CDs from my XP days - is there any way to get them to boot in the second (Win 7 Pro 64-bit) PC?

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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Hallo,

After creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive with Rufus (using Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO x64), for a Dell Optiplex 3010 (configured as UEFI only, no CSM, latest firmware version, Windows 8 installed), I didn't see a USB boot option, so I tried to add one manually. Unfortunately I erased the existing boot option (boot manager) by mistake. Although there were two boot options for PXE booting, the machine will not start anymore, even when there is an active WDS server on the network.

I also see Led's 2 and 3 lighting up, meaning according to the manual 'hardware ok but bios possibly damaged/corrupt'.

I understand I cannot start the machine from a bios boot disk because of GPT partitioning, and the UEFI USB boot disk I made might be corrupt (as it didn't show up as a boot option), however I don't understand why it won't boot from the PXE network card, as these boot options are still there.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

A:Deleted Uefi boot option (Windows Boot Manager) by mistake

The Windows Boot Manager is held in the Bios and restores itself if you boot to a UEFI capable device. Could you please explain exactly what you did to "Add" the USB boot option?

I haven't used Rufus since it is so easy to just format the drive yourself, but it did format in Fat32?

I have the PXE boot options disabled in my bios since I do not have a network boot option.

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Is there currently any way to configure a custom boot logo for UEFI booting? I can only find methods for Legacy users, but no luck with UEFI.

I'm kind of new to custom boot logos, so if anybody could give me some information as to if it's possible first?

Regards

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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Hi all!
I have Alienware Aurora R4 machine with three hard drives:

(Local Disk)C: - (Windows 7) the “original” one that I bought with the computer.
(OS)D: - (Windows 10 with all updates) the one I’ve added after the “original” started to show signs of degradation.
(STORE)F: - (no OS) the one I use just to store stuff.
I’ve had dual boot and everything was hunky-dory until last week the C drive have finally kicked the bucket.
First the computer refused to shut down until I forced it. And next morning it took more than TWO hours to boot. When I finally got to the window explorer the C drive was still there but I couldn’t access or do anything to it.
In the old times I could just remove it and set boot priorities in BIOS to boot from drive D. But if I actually remove the dead drive now, the computer says that it has nothing to boot from. 
It appears that with UEFI mode enabled

I don’t see the actual drives in the BIOS (It only shows general source types, like Hard Drive, CD/DVD, etc.) and therefore cannot boot from a particular internal drive.
I cannot assign Active Partition
I cannot remove the dead C drive

So, what am I supposed to do? Please, HELP!

A:Aurora-R4, How to assign a particular boot drive with UEFI boot mode enabled?

Hi willkanoff,Thanks for posting.You may find more answers to your question by posting in the Alienware Forum.  http://dell.to/2yJl3j1

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Hello, first post here...

First, some context: I have a Dell Inspiron 15R SE that came with Windows 8.

I've managed to get a working dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.10. I can't remember exactly how I done that, but I remember that I had to disable secure boot. I think that the boot configuration those days was:
Secure boot: DisabledLoad legacy option rom: EnabledBoot list option: Legacy

This "configuration" worked perfectly for 6-7 months.

Then, one day (last week, can't remember the exact day), when I was using Windows 8 the computer crashed. I hard-rebooted and got this screen:

I've searched a lot, looking for solutions and after executed boot-repair from a Ubuntu LiveCD dozens of times I've decided to eliminate Ubuntu temporarily and focus to get a system with Windows 8 working nice.

Then I used my recovery DVDs to recover the system. Yup, Windows has booted. But when I restarted first time I got the same error. Then I, digging a solution, pressed F12 after a reboot and got here:

The highlighted option allows me to boot into Windows 8. So I went to boot options (F2) and changed the following configuration:
Load legacy option rom: DisabledBoot list option: UEFI

Now I can boot directly to Windows without need to press F12.

But my objective isn't complete. I want to erase all Ubuntu entries from the seconds image and restore the legacy boot from the first imagem (because they worked before).

I did two things:
I erased all partitions related to Ub... Read more

A:Recover legacy boot and remove old entries from UEFI boot

Are you booting the Start up Repair CD/DVD/USB in UEFI mode.



Try one of those.

From the desktop:
System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
From the Repair CD/USB:
How to do a Auto Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

How do a Refresh:
Refresh Windows 8



How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

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