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Hard drive missing from UEFI boot options

Q: Hard drive missing from UEFI boot options

Hello, I am trying to switch from BIOS to UEFI, but when I do that I noticed that the hard drive is missing in the UEFI boot options. It does show up in the BIOS options. I also confirmed the hard drive is using GPT. The BIOS version is current as of today. Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Hard drive missing from UEFI boot options

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After upgrading a lattitude 7450 laptop to the latest BIOS, A13, both the IPv4 and IPv6 boot loader are missing when wanting to perfrom a UEFI network boot, Encountered this on all 7450 with BIOS A13. The enable UEFI network stack check box is checked as it was. Any idea where these options went? It is not possible to perfrom UEFI network boot anymore we wanting to reimage it.
The only solution we found around it is to downgrade the BIOS to A12, and then they are back. 
Is this a miss from Dell? Cant image they did this on purpose. 
Thanks.

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I would like to boot from UEFI (not bios) using a hard drive on our HP8300 small form factor boxes.  We need to boot from UEFI, because we want Windows 8 bit locker to interact directly with the hardware encryption of our Samsung SED SSDs (840 EVO). No problem loading windows 7 via bios on the Samsung SSD hard drive using the Windows install disk and booting from the CD drive as a legacy (bios) boot source.  This boots the machine using bios- and it recognizes the SSD as a legacy Hard Drive (SATA). BUT-- if I boot from the windows install disk from the UEFI prompt for the CD drive, Windows sees the Samsung SSD but says it can't install to it and can't boot from it.  Also, I notice that there are no hard drive boot sources listed in the HP Setup utility-- just USB hard drive, USB CD, and ATAPI CD.  Are the integrated SATA controllers NOT UEFI boot sources? The Samsung SSD was initially configured as a GPT device-- Windows 7 install (from a UEFI boot) still said it could not install windows to the SSD. Any white papers about HP UEFI?  Anyone know details?

A:UEFI boot from Hard Drive on HP8300

HiI am experiencing pretty much the same problem. disconnected internal hdd and connected new SSD with gpt formatted image on it, go into bios and it shows the hdd as a legacy boot device and not a uefi boot device.  obviously trying to boot the gpt drive in legacy mode fails, but how do i get the bios to see and use uefi to boot the drive? if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, I am using a Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop. Lately, I installed a Samsung Evo 850 SSD and made it a dual boot with Windows 10 and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. After few months I tried to install another operating system but any kind of USB bootable device is not recognized by the system. I tried resetting the BIOS settings removing the battery and it didn't work. So as an experiment I removed the SSD and reinstalled the HDD(with the operating system), and then I did reset BIOS settings again. HDD is detected by the system, it is displaying in the BIOS settings, but the boot entries from SSD is still visible and boot entries from the HDD are not detected. Please help.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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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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Hey everyone, me again.

Can someone explain to me the different options that are available in UEFI?
I am attempting to do a complete reinstall on Win 8.1, and I want to make sure ALL old files are gone, everything wiped clean and get a good, fresh, start. I don't want to mess anything up after installation by installing the wrong drivers, malware programs, etc., and leave my laptop vulverable as I did the last time.

I'm running a Dell Inspiron3521 (late 2012), pre-installed with Win 8, upgraded to 8.1. I have a bunch of corrupt files, damaged files/partitions, (and not able to run DISM without error codes), among some registry issues. At this moment, I DO have internet access on the laptop. BUT, it will not let me download anything, cmd prompt is not working properly, or will not let me run sfc /scannow or DISM /online.....etc. ..

I have a LOT of files that have dates prior to 2012 (age of computer), which I don't understand. (I think these files were also reaping havok when I would do a restore because they were dated prior to restore, they would automatically get restored whether I wanted them to or not.

Here are my main issues with the laptop:
1. Windows Explorer - I can not seem to delete any files, change ownership/permissions, or move them.
2. Cmd Prompt (W/admin)- I can't run DISM or sfc /scannow. I get error messages on both. (Error says that there is missing information for help to type DISM /?.
3. Upon running DISM.exe, I get the error, and when I loo... Read more

A:UEFI Boot Options for Reinstall of WIN 8 using USB

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link






Normally, you do not need to change the UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings, for example, the boot order of drives, enable Legacy BIOS boot mode, enable Compatibility Support Module (CSM), or disable Secure Boot. So, do not change the UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

- Connect your Windows 8.1 USB flash drive or insert your Windows 8.1 DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (see this link for help). Or, if you have a Lenovo computer, you can also press the NOVO button when the computer is turned off and then select "Boot Menu".
- Select your USB/DVD from the boot menu.



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






Note: The UEFI firmware settings determines what type of boot devices are available in the boot menu: UEFI, Legacy BIOS (aka CSM), or both types of boot devices.

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Hi, I am using a Lenovo Y50-70 Laptop. Lately, I installed a Samsung Evo 850 SSD and made it a dual boot with Windows 10 and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. After few months I tried to install another operating system but any kind of USB bootable device is not recognized by the system. I tried resetting the BIOS settings removing the battery and it didn't work. So as an experiment I removed the SSD and reinstalled the HDD(with the operating system), and then I did reset BIOS settings again. HDD is detected by the system, it is displaying in the BIOS settings, but the boot entries from SSD is still visible and boot entries from the HDD are not detected. Please help.

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Hello

I am a bit stumped. My brothers Win8 machine runs chkdsk at startup.
It gets to 44% and stops. After about 10 min the machine boots into Win8.
He has 2 drives in it, the Win8 install and a Win7 home premium. After the machine boots into Win8 the Win7 disk does not show up in My Computer.
What do I need to do as my skills in such matters are very rusty. The problem just started about 3 weeks ago. The drive did show up after the original install.
He has a lot of music on the drive he wants to access and now he can't.

Thanks for the help

Mark
ps sorry if the is a duplicate post I did search first

A:Second hard drive missing after boot up

does it show in disk management? if so, try assigning a drive letter to it.

if it does not help, which os was installed first? was both os installed on that computer?

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Hi all,

I've just changed my heatsink and fan, from a Zalman something-or-other to an Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro. In doing so, I had to remove my motherboard from the case to sit the heatsink correctly. I've reconnected everything to where it was previously, and now when I boot up I'm missing my C:\ drive.

It's not showing up in my BIOS, but my other two drives are. I checked and re-checked the connections, making sure they were all correct. Which they are. I also tried changing the USB and power leads to make sure it wasn't those causing the problem, and it's not.

I've now tried to do a repair install of windows (I'm using Windows 7) and the drive isn't showing up there. The only option I can think of now is to install a fresh copy of windows on to one of my other drives and then see if I can use some software to look at the missing drive, although I don't think that's possible.

I'm not too worried about having to reinstall Windows, what I'm concerned about is losing the data on the drive. Ideally I'd be able to fix the drive and continue using it, but what I want to know the most is what's the best method of recovering the data from the drive?

Before I forget, the motherboard is a Gigabyte EP35-DS3R and the missing drive is a Seagate 360Gb.
 

A:Missing hard drive on boot

This sounds as though it is a wiring/connection problem.
 

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Hello all. I have been running the above SATA drive with NO - 0 problems for some time now. No changes to the system. Now it gives me "bootmanager problem _ hit cntrl +alt+del to reboot" I have tried the auto fix via the install disc _ no go> i have tried using the bootrec FIXMBR FIXBOOT AND REBUILDBCD commands no joy I have even tried the bootsect force command with no fix I really would like to fix this drive Any ideas on how to get it back would be great _ I was trying to figure out if there was some files that could be copied manually to the drive in order to get it to work _ I also tried the procedure outlined in this forums MBR _ restore windows & master boot record and while everything matched in the screens it still will NOT BOOT I appreciate any help given>>>> THANKS>>

A:HARD DRIVE not booting _ boot mgr missing msg comes up

Run a StartUp Repair

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I got a laptop from my friend to fix it ..it got Windows XP home & Professional On it ....

hard Drive size 40 GB (single partition) and it was almost full
when I restart and boot via CD /DVD ..it doesn't boot , it directly takes me to choose Operating system ..tried more than 15 different OS Boot dvd's but it picked nothing ..Same DVD's were booted my other laptops and Desktops ...

I took the HD out of laptop and connected externally via USB cable and formatted it ...Now when I hook up again the formatted HD to laptop it gives me BOOTMGR missing error ...

Kindly suggest me what i need to do now

A:[SOLVED] BOOT MGR missing after I formatted the Hard Drive

Did you change the boot order to CD/DVD in the bios?

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Hello there.

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit.
I have been getting a message saying there is problems with my hard drive recently and that I should back it up, this message comes up each time I log into windows.

I was waiting until pay day to get a new hard drive (which I've just bought) but perfect timing - my PC shut down in the middle of video editing and upon restart gives me the message "Boot manager is missing, press ctrl, alt, delete to restart" and just goes into a loop.

I tried several things as listed in various posts but nothing seems to work as suggested in the posts or as it should, I guess perhaps because the damaged sector on my hard drive? I don't know enough about these things to be sure which is why I'm here.

I have a new hard drive which I've now installed into the case but done nothing else with it so far, was wondering if perhaps the best option would be to install windows 7 on to this new hard drive and then perhaps transfer any data I need from the previous drive but I don't know where to start with this or even if it's is possible?

I can manage to boot into windows on the damaged drive sometimes by choosing it from the boot menu but this doesn't always work and I'm worried that the drive is going to give up for good at any moment.

Last time I managed to get back in I created a system repair disc by following one of the guides here, but after some hours of it doing it's thing it stated that system repair can't fix my problem.

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A:Failing hard drive - and now boot manager is missing

If a HDD is failing, then anything on it is supposed to fail; so Boot Manager is.

It will be preferable to perform a clean reinstall of windows on the new disk.

For any data contained in the old failing disk, grab it later after doing the clean install.

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Hello there.

I'm running windows 7 home premium 64-bit.
I have been getting a message saying there is problems with my hard drive recently and that I should back it up, this message comes up each time I log into windows.

I was waiting until pay day to get a new hard drive (which I've just bought) but perfect timing - my PC shut down in the middle of video editing and upon restart gives me the message "Boot manager is missing, press ctrl, alt, delete to restart" and just goes into a loop.

I tried several things as listed in various posts but nothing seems to work as suggested in the posts or as it should, I guess perhaps because the damaged sector on my hard drive? I don't know enough about these things to be sure which is why I'm here.

I have a new hard drive which I've now installed into the case but done nothing else with it so far, was wondering if perhaps the best option would be to install windows 7 on to this new hard drive and then perhaps transfer any data I need from the previous drive but I don't know where to start with this or even if it's is possible?

I can manage to boot into windows on the damaged drive sometimes by choosing it from the boot menu but this doesn't always work and I'm worried that the drive is going to give up for good at any moment.

Last time I managed to get back in I created a system repair disc by following one of the guides here, but after some hours of it doing it's thing it stated that system repair can't fix my problem.

H... Read more

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Hi,

I am in the process of doing a clean re-install of Windows XP for Home on my PC. I have 3 hard drives:

c: 200gb Maxtor SATA drive - bootable with Windows XP (existing Windows install)
d: 20gb Maxtor IDE drive - non bootable data drive
g: 160gb Maxtor IDE drive - bootable with the clean install of Windows XP for home on it

Windows is not seeing all the sizes quite right yet but I will tackle that when I have solved this major problem that follows:

If I boot from the C drive - I have no problems at all. Windows will see all the different drives as it should do, I can access them all and they all work fine.

When I come to boot the clean install on drive G windows changes the drive letters - G becomes C, D remains as D but the 200gb Maxtor SATA drive isn't seen at all and might as well not exist.

Disk Management within Windows is no help as it can't see the drive, Maxtor software MaxBlast 4 is also no help as it can't see the drive on this install either.

I have checked and rechecked the BIOS but have pretty much discounted any issues here as it clearly shows all 3 drives and all 3 drives are listed on boot up. It's just when Windows kicks in that I have the problem.

I guess it's a simple setting somewhere, but I am pulling out what little hair I have left trying to think what it is - so any ideas would be very gratefully received.

Thanks in advance and kind regards

Stuart
 

A:Hard Drive Bootup Problems, Help required - Windows not seeing new hard drive Options

Hi
This is what I would do to enhance performance and storage strategy:

1. Use the 20g for the os and housekeeping utes such as av, spyware, etc only, nothing else goes on that drive.
2. Use the 160g for apps installs.
3. Use the 200g for data.

This might get you past the bios/firmware/os/drive letter issue and make better use of the drives. The 20 isn't really good for storage anymore, but would be great for an os/system ute drive. It's performance is less than the other drives, but that's ok, most of the os will stay in ram anyway after boot, you won't make any real diff having a faster os drive.
You might want to place a pagefile on each drive so pageing can occur concurrently too.
 

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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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Hi, I am recieving the error "BOOTMGR is missing. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart" When trying to boot.

The situation is this:
-I had hard drive issues. Purchased a new hard drive then made a ghost image of my Windows 7 install partition. Ghost image made with Norton Ghost 14.0
-Installed new hard drive, partitioned it with the win 7 install disc. rebooted.
-Loaded ghost image using norton ghost system recovery disc. ghost image was save on an external hdd. i loaded it onto brand new hard drive into a new partition.
-The ghost image loaded successfully, but I now receive the error mentioned.

It obviously appears there is a problem with the master boot record etc. I tried installing windows 7 freshly from the disc and that worked fine, but I need my ghost image from the external to be loaded.

I do not have any OS installed and running currently. I tried installing XP after this happened, thinking I could find a way to modify the boot record from inside XP. However, after installing XP I receive the error: "error loading operating system".

What should I do now; what is the proper way to load this norton ghost 14.0 image of windows 7 onto a brand new hard drive?

Thank you for any help!
 

A:BOOTMGR is missing - error on boot. Loaded a ghosted OS image to new hard drive

Got a feeling your recovery disc may not have the boot loader inside.

Normally you can rebuild boomgr and this is my suggestion

(1) Load Win7 installation DVD, opt for repair and click Command prompt

(2) Copy from the DVD the program bootmgr.exe and the entire /boot directory into your WIn7 directory if it is the C drive,
if not put it in the C drive.

(3) Put Win7's MBR inside the C drive by command

Code:
bootrec /fixmbr
(4) Install Win7 boot sector code in the C drive by command

Code:
bootsect /nt60 c:
The bootsect.exe is inside /boot of the DVD
(5) Rebuild the BCD by command

Code:
bootrec /rebuildbcd
You should find Xp and Win7 in the next reboot.

The booting sequence starts with something like

The Bios reads the Win7 MBR and loads it into memory
That MBR will load the bootsector code in the first partition recognised by MS Windows and that must be the C drive
It is the boot sector code that finds bootmgr and put it in the memory
boomgr can then show the user the booting alternatives with a BCD menu.

The original recovery disc will never boot in the new hard disk because even if everything is complete the GUID partition reference of the old partition will not never mactch that in the new disk. The GUID reference is unique when a partition is created. You can check it out yourself by command "bcdedit.exe /enum".

Word of warning

If you have installed WIn7 in a C drive position it may not boot if you place it in a D drive. Although the drive lette... Read more

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I installed windows 10. Normally, There has no problem. But in today, when I turn on my laptop, it shows some waring like this "boot manager is missing. Please insert recovery image or installation media and hit any key". After I search my problem in google. Some people said "change your boot mode to legacy". So, I changed boot mode to leagacy and windows starting. After that I also repair windows OS from installation disc. But the problem is, everytime when I turn on my laptop, boot mode is  always change automatically to 'UEFI'. So, I need to change it to 'Legacy' again and again. How can I fix this problem without reinstalling windows?

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Hello everyone.

Please help me.

I have a very similar problem (almost identical minus UBuntu) as this thread:Repair Windows 7 boot menu on UEFI

I DO NOT have Ubuntu.

So in essence, my PC crashed after converting a video file with a slight overclock. When I rebooted it said: Operating system is missing...

It then changed to "select boot disk"

Used a windows recovery USB.

Made sure it was in fat 32 and GPT UEFI mode.

I have a Sabertooth R.2 990Fx motherboard, but I can't disable Secure Boot through BIOS. I am only given two options, "Windows in EUFI mode" or "Other OS"

Startup repair fails with root cause: No OS files found on disk.

I've tried using CMD and bootrec commands.

What I get when trying to set a partition as active:

The selected disks is not a fixed MBR disk. Active command can only be used on fixed MBR disks.

bootrec /fixboot
operation succesful

bootrec /fixmbr
operation succesful

bootsect /nt60 all /mbr
This tool can only be run on systems booted using a PC/AT BIOS. This system was booted using EFI or some other firmware type.

bootrec /rebuildbcd

Please wait..
Successfully scanned.
Total identified windows installations: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list?
Yes

The requested system device cannot be identified due to multiple indistinguishable devices potentially matching the identification criteria.


I have no idea what to do next.

I would like to recover my DATA and get Windows back up and running.

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 We have a HP 110-194  desktop computer that we wish to remove the original hard drive (#1) from the case (using BIOS UEFI mode), install hard drive (#2) using BIOS Legacy mode.  When changing the BIOS hard drive mode to Legacy, will the hard drive be automatically detected as non-UEFI computers, and can component drivers be installed for devices? After changing the BIOS to Legacy mode to instal hard drive #2, can hard drive #2 be removed and the BIOS changed back to UEFI to install hard drive #1, keeping the original operating system anf files as they were before removing the drive? If hard drive #2 doesn't install correctly, we would like the option to go back to hard drive #1 without much effort.

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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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Dual Boot W10 + W8.1 installs using 2 SSDs. Any thoughts on why there are less partitions on SSD install #2?

SSD 1 W10 (installed first) C Drive:

- Recovery
- System
- Reserved
- Primary

SSD 2 W8.1 (installed last)

- Reserved
- Primary

Am I right in saying that install/SSD 2 shared the (Recovery, System) UEFI boot partition and that this is not good if I remove SSD1?

How do you prevent this on SSD #2, by physically removing SSD #1 when installing OS #2?

Appreciate any help.

A:Windows 10 Dual Boot UEFI Missing or Shared Partitions on SSD2?

Yes, the only way to ensure that a clean install of Windows will not affect any other hard drives/SSDs with system partitions on them is to disconnect them when installing Windows to the drive you want it exclusively on. Unplugging either the data cable or the power cable is good enough.

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Hey guys, I already tried to post this question on another forum, they tried but then they send me here and maybe you can do something for my problem.
Here is the original thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/missing-operating-system-cant-boot-after-trying-to/f6a82a4c-533f-4447-af4e-94162c78e45d?messageId=f8ab0de2-f35d-4648-9ba2-fe5bc6bdbb3a
My last question is from yesterday but I still want to try asking you too just to save time eventually.. so in the last one I put interesting info cause I can boot in the windows installation section AND open cmd.

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Hello all, This is my problem: My BIOS won't boot my USB drive while in Secure Boot mode (Legacy Support disabled). After researching this, I realized UEFI Secure Boot won't read NTFS formatted flash drives hence requiring user to reformat to FAT32. I've reformatted to FAT32 but it still won't boot. I continue to run into the 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk.' screen. The only way to get the USB drive to boot is to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Support. Virtually every forum I have researched pointed to this being the problem (aside from loose hard drives / hard drive and/or memory problems). I have checked the hard drive and have ran the F2 System Diagnostics and am sure there is no problem with the HDD. I have even tested the RAM/CPU with Memtest86 with 0 errors. I have ran multiple 'sfc /scannow' tests after each fresh Windows install and there are no corrupt files during installation. I have been trying to install a fresh Windows 8.1 with Bing (32 bit) on a system that originally came with 64 (there were no 64 bit ISOs available anywhere to download and since Microsoft conveniently doesn't make this specific Windows version available for download via their Media Creation Tool (or anywhere else on their or their affiliate sites for that matter), I was forced to resort to a 3rd party site to obtain this download. The problem is I am forced to install using Legacy Support as there appears to be no o... Read more

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HP Notebook 15-f009wm
OS: Windows 8.1 with Bing 32 bit

Hello all,

This is my problem:

I can't get my USB drive to load while in Secure Boot mode and continue running into 'Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk' screen. The only method that works thus far is disabling Secure Boot mode and enabling Legacy
Support. Here are the methods I have tried based on extensive research of various forums after several days:

- Performed all the generic System Diagnostic tests (F2) + Memtest86 + sfc /scannow multiple times after every fresh install + physically checked HDD. Performed all HP recommendations: http://support.hp(DOT)com/us-en/document/c01443463


- Did multiple fresh installs of Windows 8.1 with Bing (32 bit) erasing all partitions from hard drive every time (my system is designed for 64 but I only have access to a 32 ISO). Installed using Legacy Support (I understand you can't go back and enable Secure
Boot and disable Legacy once it has been installed this way but due to lack of any other way of installing Windows, I have no choice).

- Used 'Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool' to create ISO which automatically formats drive to NTFS; converted to FAT32 using 'AOEMI Partition Assistant' software (preserving all partitions/data) but it still won't read.

- Used 'Rufus v. 2.11.995' software to create ISO as FAT32 under several different setting iterations:

1. GPT partition scheme for UEFI (this presumably s... Read more

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Hi folks. After searching in these forums and some more on the web results in no useful answers, I would like to pot my problemhere: M System is a ThinkCentre M93PBIOS ist currentHarddisk to use is a WD30Installing Windows from USB Stick Now... to be able to use the whole 3 TB I have to enable UEFI - thats fine, in Windows Setup I see a total of 3 TB.But... the actual start of the setup and every step and klicks hangs up to the point of a complete freeze. It's not the disk. I have tried others.When I use a Disk <= 2TB everything works fine I can't see,where to go from here or what else to try... Any ideas? thx.

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I'm trying to change our boot configuration from BIOS to UEFI. I've tried to simplify the problem. I'm booting via BIOS PXE to SCCM task sequence and performing following actions:Apply UEFI Secure Boot configuration with BiosConfigUtility (Secure Boot enable, boot order that is ignored anyway...)Set disk partition type as GPTCreate Fat32 partition for EFI boot and NTFS volume for dataApply WinPE to NTFS and copy boot files (bcdboot) to Fat32Set Fat32 volume as ESPRebootNow BIOS will not allow me to boot this disk. Disk shows up in "Device configuration" but not in Boot order.If I boot again to PXE (now in UEFI mode) and check disk contents, all seems in order. If I reapply my script to redo steps 4 and 5 then on following boot the disk will apper in Boot Order and boot.If before first UEFI attempt I put in a known UEFI bootable disk, the system will not boot it either. I'm thinking that there's a bug in BIOS. I've seen something similar with Z620. When applying some config changes to BIOS, system will no longer show valid boot hard drives in Boot Order (that attempt was in BIOS mode). Switching controller emulation to RAID and back to AHCI worked around it then. But this time I'm not changing controller emulation. Also BiosConfigUtility reports that it has set boot order changes but when reading them back (before or after reboot, they're the same). That's not as important but BiosConfigUtility 4.0.15.1BIOS v2.68

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Scenario:

I have a laptop that i set up with an image that loads Win8X64 UEFI Secure. If this hard drive crashes at all, will i get a chance to hook it up to as an external hard drive to another computer to pull off user files as back up?

I tried to do this scenario before i start deploying uefi secure images for my company but it wouldn't show data. I can see the drive however in devices but it won't give it a drive letter and i can't access it.

Is there a resolution to this problem that i can troubleshoot just in case i run into it in the future.

Thank you in advance.

A:Will not recognize Hard Drive as secondary if set up UEFI?

ok so i can see the drive if its on a Legacy boot system.

But it wont show on a UEFI Boot system. whether its unsecure or secure, will not show up.

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My HP Windows 8 laptop came in contact with an electromagnetic field. Unfortunately it wiped the hard drive completely and i could not recover any files or data from it. I am used to repairing computers but i am not familiar with the new UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) and i am now having problems installing windows 8 again. Like a dummy i forgot to create recovery disks and am now sitting with a very expensive paperweight with a blank hard drive and no money to afford hp recovery tools. I have a windows 8 installation disk and a product key that i bought when i got the computer. How do i install windows 8 without being able to access the UEFI configuration menu accessible through the Operating System? Please help!!
 

A:Windows 8 (UEFI) Blank Hard Drive

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Hello guys, kindly does any one know how to get to Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities (Bios Boot Priority.)I installed an M SATA SSD 500GB Crucial in my laptop and I would like to prioritize it order as the main OS boot Manager. I have installed Windows 10 in it however while restarting it still does not recognize the M SATA SSD as the boot drive. Please help.

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Hi there,Recently my laptop had been freezing immediately after entering windows explorer. After a reset it now very frequently freezes at seemingly random points.I did a test of the hard drive in the hardware diagnostics UEFI which failed. Failure ID was given as:PTXX24-7PQ8KU-XD7WMG-60XV03Thanks for any advice. My product is no longer in warranty.

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My notebook started having problems, showing the sad smiley face saying that the computer ran into a problem and needs to restart. The blue screen showed the following exception: UNEXPECTED STORE EXCEPTION The next boot fails with a "Boot Device not Found... Hard Disk (3F0)" black screen. Only after a hard reset the computer is able to boot into windows, only to have the same problem happen again every 15 minutes or so. I ran the UEFI Hard Disk check, which resulted in the following failure ID: 9K58QC-6NW89U-MFPX0K-60R403 Would appreciate your help    

A:Hard drive errors with failed UEFI test

If your notebook is still in warranty, a rep;replacement can be provided free of charge by HP.  Contact HP for warranty service. Don't forget to provide the failure ID. Check your warranty status Here.

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I just need to know how to disable HP Hardware diagnostics UEFI from startup. It keeps saying my hard drive is bad, even on a new hard drive. I just want to bypass the diagnostics and have been searching for hours.

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Have a new Dell XPS 8920 Desktop with a 256 SSD and I want to install a 2nd Win 10 operating system on a 2nd drive under UEFI. If I do a clean install from a DVD will the 2nd drive be seen and bootable?
 

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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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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 am having an issue with my Lenovo H430 desktop with the hard drive in it, The issue is that the hard drive is real slow in it when I have windows installed under Uefi mode,  but when the computer is in standard bios mode the computer works fine. The only thing that i know is that hard drives can have issues under UEFI which is caused by the hard drive not being aligned correctly, But i don't know how to check if the alignment is correct on the hard drive or not, and if the alignment isn't right , figuring what alignment is needed for the hard drive, and how to make sure it will format to that alignment. Also I think it could be alignment issue since if i try to benchmark it , it doesn't work, it says it can't finish certain tests like 4K test and other tests as well. I was also told to try to see if the computer has a bios update for it, but the bios update will not work on my model, I have tried installing it throughn DOS, windows 32 bit and even 64 bit, it says its not the right bios update for my model, and it shows up as a bios update for my model, unless the bios update only works for certain h430 models and mine isn't one of the models for that update. 

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MoBo: nvidia 680i chipset mother board
HDs: 4x 400Gb Samsung

When I build it I couldn't create a bootable raid due to the lack of a floppy drive and having no working machine to help, I was also keen to get working so I installed windows on one hard drive leaving the other 3.

I have since come back setting them up as a bootable raid and created a slipstream windows cd with the nvidia drivers that works very well.

My problem is that on the bios raid setup it only shows the 3 remaining disks. I also want to include the disk I've already installed windows on (well aware I will lose all data on it.) How can I make it appear in the list to include it in a raid array?
 

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MoBo: nvidia 680i chipset mother board
HDs: 4x 400Gb Samsung

When I build it I couldn't create a bootable raid due to the lack of a floppy drive and having no working machine to help, I was also keen to get working so I installed windows on one hard drive leaving the other 3.

I have since come back setting them up as a bootable raid and created a slipstream windows cd with the nvidia drivers that works very well.

My problem is that on the bios raid setup it only shows the 3 remaining disks. I also want to include the disk I've already installed windows on (well aware I will lose all data on it.) How can I make it appear in the list to include it in a raid array?
 

A:In use drive missing from RAID options.

Is that disk plugged into a RAID port?

When you set up your computer before, then you probably created a RAID0 or JBOD "array" that contains only one drive. Delete this.
 

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This is somewhat of a follow on to my earlier post dealing with migrating the OS to an SSD.  After havinig cloned the OS from the 2TB HDD, I wanted to boot from the SSD.  In the old days I would have gone to BIOS and from there selected boot priority of the various devices.  In this instance, I encountered UEFI and could not figure out how to change boot priority.  I saw options for legacy boot, some messages about disabling secure boot, and I was afraid to touch either.   So....I just swapped the disk cables and booted from the SSD.  
Still, I have the question, how can I change the boot priority?  Is there some Dell manual that gives a good explanation of the UEFI interface for me to study?  

A:UEFI (?) changing boot drive? XPS 8900

Tap F12 as soon as you reboot to access the Boot Menu and select the boot device. Don't wait for any screen.

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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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Hi All,
Dell update popped up new update. Installed. Shut down. Following the update. The laptop loaded up with (probably coincidence):-
Recovery
Your PC/Device needs to be repaired
The Boot Configuration Data file is missing some required information.
File: \BCD
Error code: 0xc000000d

Attempting to get the Win 10 usb image to boot in UEFI mode doesn't seem to work. Wasted 3+ hours so far looking for solutions. Why can I not change the boot priority order in the bios? UEFI boot seems to always default to windows boot manager irrespective of any selection made. Am I going to have to remove the drive and repair the boot drive.

Anyone managed to boot from external dvd image successfully?
Is the A10 bios locked/limited? Is there a way to unlock?
Great way to ruin my bank holiday. Wife is moaning :(

Any help/links would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

   Phil

A:How to boot UEFI usb drive on Dell XPS 13 L322X

Check you UEFI setup to make sure the update didn't change the drive mode (AHCI to RAID, etc.).  If it did, you'll see that problem.

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This week, I encountered the following strange problem for which I haven't found a final solution so far, though I have found some bandaids. But having a complete solution -or at least a reason why this problem occurs- would be great:
I have a working installation of Windows 7 Professional x64 in UEFI mode. The main disk, SSD #1, contains the following partitions (using GPT): ESP, MSR, system, data. An additional disk, HD #2, with a single data partition (using MBR) is also attached to the system. With this setup, everything works fine.
Now, after adding another disk, HD #3, to the system -my old system disk (bootable, using MBR, one active primary partition and an extend partition with three logical disks)- Windows will no longer boots completely: The boot process begins, the Windows logo is shown. Then, a message is shown in text mode "Windows is loading files" with a loading bar. After a while the boot process stops and I am dropped into the EFI shell. After removing the offending HD #3, Windows boots normally again.

I tried removing HD #2 and only attaching HD #3 together with SSD #1, but this yielded the same problem. Using SSD #1 by itself works fine though. Booting from a Linux live-cd works without problems. All disks and partitions are found and can be mounted. There, I erased the disk signature from the offending HD #3 and now Windows was able to boot and also found all disks and partitions correctly. But after a reboot the same problem reappeared.

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A:Windows stops booting in UEFI mode after adding another hard drive

Has HD#3 any active partitions?
What happens if you boot with HD#3 attached only?
How did you erase the disk signature? As far as I know you can only update it

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hey guys. im having some issues installing windows from a usb after a hard drive replacement. im a novice at this and have been frustrated all week. ill try to keep this short, here goes... this is a sony vaio laptop about two years old.

replaced hard drive and upgraded ram as well. installed 1st recovery disk that came with the pc, second one was cracked. tried the recovery disks made when the computer was bought. nothing. turns out new HD was an advanced format whereas the old one was not so recovery disks were of no use.

downloaded windows 7 64bit iso file from mydigitallife and made it bootable to usb using command prompt. formatted it to NFTS, didnt seem to work so i used ultraiso. after changing boot order in bois i get "bootmgr is missing ctrl+alt+del to restart" usb is def bootable as it starts syncing immediately when plugged into another computer.

when i press f10 during power up i see "edit windows boot options for 'start vaio recovery center'" along with a few other things like path minint rdimageoffset, etc

also, i have performed hardware diognostics, vaio says everything is working well. any help is much appreciated. school is in week two and i can not get this to work. thank you in advance!

Robert

A:bootmgr is missing and edit windows boot options

What is now on usb? put that disk in a working pc and post a screenshot of that root folder with files (be sure to also show hidden and system files). Also post screenshot of disk mangement with usb attached. So I can see partition layout.

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide point 2 and 4, so I see everything!

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Hello,

I have just purchased a Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition 7720. It came with a preinstalled Windows 8 (so 64-bit and mandatory UEFI boot). I want to use Linux (more specifically, Archlinux) for work and Windows for games, so dual boot is needed.
I almost completed the Linux installation except for the bootloader: I need to boot Linux from UEFI and didn't manage to do it so far. Here is what I did after I received the PC:

disabled Secure Boot;
updated BIOS to version A12 (maybe I shouldn't have...);
resized the main Windows partition and created a few partitions for Linux;
switched to legacy boot mode and managed to boot a MBR-bootable Archlinux installation USB drive;
installed most of the system
switched back to UEFI boot mode, Secure Boot off.

At this time I needed to boot the kernel from UEFI for the bootloader installation program to have mandatory access to the EFI environment variables. So I created an UEFI-bootable Archlinux installation USB drive (with a FAT partition) but so far I couldn't manage to successfully boot this drive from UEFI instead of Windows 8.
I think I really tried every single combination, such as:

different USB ports;
different boot entries created with F2 boot setup, with different parameters;
different orders for the boot entries;
hit my boot entries directly within F12 boot menu.

No matter what, in UEFI mode the system always boots the Windows partition.
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A:[Inspiron SE 7720] UEFI boot from USB drive does not work

Try going into Advanced Start-up Options.   Hold Shift key down while doing a RESTART while in Win 8.  This will get you to a page that will have an option called "Other Devices" (going by memory).    Choose it and you will have all the device options like USB. Give it a try first and I am sure there is a simpler way to boot Linus directly later.

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Hi there,
My sister just bought a new desktop. It was working fine and all. But this morning, she forced shut down a windows update. The next thing happen once it gets past through BIOS is
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
"SATA SM: TSSTcorp CDDVD SH-2"
as shown in the picture below

Is there anything I can do? I tried opening the desktop case and see everything is loose, but everything was still in tact.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.

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Hi, I'm trying to do a factory restore on an Inspiron N5050, and the F8 menu does not have the 'Repair Your Computer' option, nor other expected items, such as last known good config. All it shows is the 3 safe mode options, and the boot windows normally option.

Dell's F12 menu is also missing an option to repair/restore.

I can boot the laptop to normal windows 7, but it's a black screen with a movable cursor. I get the same thing in Safe Mode, black screen, cursor.

I'm trying to figure out why the F8 menu is so limited. I can boot a Hiren's CD and get to a Mini XP desktop from there, and it works fine (no black screen).

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Dell Inspiron n5050, missing options in F8 boot menu

Do you have a Restore disk, or image??

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