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

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

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!

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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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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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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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Hi,
yesterday I wanted to install Windows 10 Enterprise on my T1650 test machine. Before doing so, I successfully updated the BIOS to A20. After updating BIOS, I've enabled UEFI + Secure Mode, saved the changes and... couldn't start the PC anymore. When turning the PC on, monitor immediately goes into power saving mode, there is obviously no signal coming from the PC. Removed the Nvidia Quadro NVS 300 and plugged the monitor into board's VGA slot, no success. Tried to clear the CMOS (battery out, jumpers), nothing helped.
Any ideas?

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I had to buy a new (SSD) HD and had trouble booting from a disc until I enabled Legacy Mode and disabled Secure Boot in BIOS. Boot orders in both UEFI and Legacy are the same, with DVD Rom set to boot first. Also, the settings for IPV4 and IPV6 are set to IPV4 (Legacy) when they were once set to BOTH IPV4 AND 6 and are unable to be changed, if that's important. Now whenever I boot up I always get a "No Boot Device Found" message until I hit "Enter" at which point i'm allowed entry into my precious Win10 laptop.  I disabled Legacy in BIOS, but then i get a different "No Boot Device Found" error, and hitting "Enter" doesn't help. Could some kind person tell me how to correct this, and possibly why it happened and the differences in each option? I'll settle for how to correct this, though, with much gratitude.  MUCH gratitude. GN

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I was using my laptop with everything going smoothly. USB port with adapter and CF card inserted. Ear buds in audio port. I decided to close the laptop which automatically puts the system in hibernate (or whatever it does when fast startup is active). Everything looked good. Now when I come back to it, open the lid and begin to startup from hibernate state it gets hung in the bootup and will not proceed. I have tried holding the power button to shut down and then restart -- no joy -- comes back to the same hung screen. Have tried holding various escape keys with startup -- no joy -- back to that same hung screen. Is there some way to bypass the hyberfil file which is probably corrupted, and get back to a full cold boot and restart from scratch?

A:Laptop hung up on boot with UEFI enabled

Don't know if this is true or not, but ...





When the computer attempts to resume from hibernation, press SPACE key. You will be presented with 2 options - either to continue with system resume or to delete the hibernation file and start with system boot. Choose the second option.

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I'm trying to Install Windows 10 on my Windows 8 Ideapad Z710, and I can't get my laptop to boot from DVD. From the InsydeH20 Setup Utility, I've so far disabled Secure Boot, set Boot Mode to UEFI. In this case there is only three options 1) EFI Network 0 for IPv4, 2) EFI Network 0 for IPv6, then 3) Windows Boot Manager (no other options). When I boot with these settings  it boots to Windows. Why can't I boot from DVD? Note that when setting is Boot Mode to Legacy Support and Boot Priority to Legacy First (with Secure Boot disabled) which results in this error: "windows cannot be installed on this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style."

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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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Hello, I have a Y720 tha comes with a 1x 129 GB M2 SSD and x1 HDD, in UEFI mode. I'm currently trying to replace the M2 SSD with a newly bougth Samsung 960 EVO M2 where I would like to install Windows 10 also in UEFI mode, as it has better power management than Legacy. But I have tried booting the Windows 10 installer USB stick and the laptop does not recognize in bios. I have created the usb stick with RUFUS 2.18 (latest), choosing UEFI + GPT and Fat32 file format. Before that I also tried restoring a system backup image I created from the former M2 using AOMEI Backupper but I couldn't boot the USB utility to do so either (the same happened: Bios does not recognise it, despite creating it choosing UEFI mode) Things I have tried: 1. Disabling secure boot (although the Secure Boot Status staed "Enabled", so I used the "REset Secure Boot mode" option too...)2. Chaging Optimal OS Setting to disabled in seetings, but still no use3. Using the Novo Button on the right part of the laptop. Of course, changing boot mode to Legacy would allow me to install Windows from USB ....but in Legacy mode, which I'm trying to avo So ...is there a way to boot a UEFI usb stick to install Windows in UEFI mode from it?  thanks!

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When will Windows Defender Offline x64 be signed for use with New OEM manufacturer's PC's with UEFI & Secure Boot ENABLED?

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Hi,

I restored UEFI to default settings and after that I couldn't get into Windows anymore, I just get into UEFI all the time after every reboot. No Windows.

So I started to try and change things and finally found out that Fast Boot enabled is the culprit. If I disable it, I can get into Windows fine.

But I'd like to have the Fast Boot feature.

Anyone knows about this issue?

Thanks.

A:Fast Boot enabled on UEFI blocks access to Windows

I bring this up again because I am having the same problem.

I can't set UEFI to default parameters after changing things for installing a clean Windows 10 from USB.

Anyone knows?

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I received a new P51 Laptop and I'd like to install linux on it (dual boot with Windows). CD/USB boots perfectly fine in legacy BIOS mode. But when I switch to UEFI only (even with Secure Boot disabled!), I can't boot from CD/USB anymore. In the boot menu (F12) the options are shown, but after selecting to boot from CD/USB, the screen goes black and quickly returns to the boot menu. The installation media contains an EFI loader, so this can't be the issue. Further secure boot is disabled. So - to my understanding - it should theoretically work. And I don't want to fall back to legacy BIOS boot. Anyone else experienced this problem? Does anyone have a suggestion on how to solve this issue?

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Hi, I am new here.

My situation is:

1. I try to boot from UEFI DVD to start the Windows 7 x64 installation
2. The PC cannot do this and falls back to the next available device in the boot sequence

My MB is ASUS P8Z77-V with latest firmware. Any idea why I can't boot in UEFI mode? My desire is to install Win7 in UEFI/GPT.

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Hello , I have a laptop HP pavillion g6-2310er. My hdd was cleared accidently - all partitions are gone. But i have had retail win 8 key that I didnt use before. So I made an usb stick with bootable windows installiation but I couldnt install windows in uefi mode because bios doesnt see my usb stick in uefi mode , bios can only see it in legacy mode , so i installed windows in legacy mode without uefi support. And my question is why do u guys not allow user to install software in uefi mode or do u just force us to buy recovery disks for that? So have i choice to install os in uefi mode without your recovery disk because i bought windows retail version and i dont want  waste my money on your recovery disks?

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So I set the boot mode due to whateve reason to Legacy Mode (due to dual boot with Linux I think). Now I tried to set it back to UEFI. But this is what I got: (HDD is working if I swtich to Legacy Mode)


























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Hi,I want to install Windows 7 64xon Ideapad 520s-14ikb. I made bootable usb as said here:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Vista-and-XP/Prepare-an-usb-thumb-drive-to-boot-windows-7-in-.... Tried to boot in UEFI mode using this flash drive and this error message:  What should I do to install W7 successfully?

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Hi Guys,
We are struggling with an Poweredge R730xd server.
During the last scheduled downtime, our server started up as usual, although presented a new boot message which we have never seen before. The message comes up after all BIOS and IDRAC drivers boot after the Dell logo. Immediately once the option to press F2 (System Settings) becomes available the system shows us FVS Boot mode enabled.
We have been trying to find out what this means, but until now we had no success.
This server was in BIOS boot mode before the restart and we need BIOS boot mode to PXE our Linux Image. Once system settings is accessed and we try to change the BIOS boot mode to "BIOS" boot instead of UEFI the setting reverts back to UEFI after the finish button is pressed and also stays on UEFI boot mode even after a restart.
We have tried to upgrade all the HW component FW and still no success.
Searching the web did not provide info for FVS, except that for some older servers there were an VFS jumper on the management Riser Card.

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I have been trying for days to install Windows 7 on my new Yoga 11s in dual boot configuration with 8.1, with no luck.  Typical catch-22 problem -- can't boot from the install media in UEFI mode, and if booted in legacy mode, Windows won't install on GPT partition. I followed all the steps everywhere mentioned:  disabled secure boot, set boot mode and order in every possible combination, etc.  I followed these steps exactly to create a UEFI-bootable USB drive:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8-and-8-1-Knowledge-Base/Why-can-t-I-boot-from-a-USB-key-on-UEFI... I can boot easily from the USB in legacy mode, but in UEFI mode, when starting the machine, the USB is ignored.  If I go into Windows 8.1 recovery and do an advanced start and choose EFI USB, the machine thinks for a moment and then says: "System doesn't have any USB boot option.  Please select other boot option in Boot Manager Menu." Then I click OK and it offers only one option on the menu, Windows Boot Manager. I don't know if the lack of boot options is just a symptom of the USB not really being UEFI-bootable, or some other steps are needed to add boot options.  I even tried adding an item within the windows boot manager, but that didn't work, because even if it could work in principle I don't know the right settings. Has anyone actually made this work?  If so, what is the secret?

A:Yoga 11s - how to boot from USB in UEFI mode (tried everything)

I had the same problem and a lot of frustration. I finally solved the problem by using a different USB key. I also had to go into boot options and select the USB key even though I had the USB key first in the boot order. Right now I am Re-imaging from my backup and pray for success. Although things may look brigth afterall I have to leave out some steam:The whole problem started with a screen error, which had to be repaired. So before sending it to repair I made an image backup, - just in case. I got an eight hour time window where I had to wait for a pickup of the computer,- very frustrating when you are having a job requiring traveling. After ten days the computer computer came back with a scrambled hard disk with at note saying that it was an software error, although it was no doubt an hardware error because it worked perfectly with an external monitor. I have not counted the number of hours this bad service has costs but it exceeds the value of the computer!  

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

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

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

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

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Purchased an Acer Aspire V5 which comes with Windows 8 preloaded. I have two questions in this regard and taking the liberty of putting them in a single thread.
Does the Aspire V5 support UEFI booting? I am asking this since I want to use Ubuntu 13 along with Windows 8 and the ubuntu guide says that if the windows is installed with UEFI mode then I have to install Ubuntu in the same mode as well.When I purchased my laptop, I wasn't given any DVD as back up. If ever I am to format/replace my hard drive, how do I get back my Windows 8? In other words, how do I make a recovery disk?

A:Backup and UEFI Boot Mode

1) I would YES, as Ubuntu 12.4 x64 is UEFI, but not test Ubuntu 13.

2)
   Information

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8





You can use the ACER version of
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
   Warning
Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?



You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
Most OEM's will ship Recovery DVD's for FREE, (may be a postage fee)
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer



You can use the Windows system image.

System Image - Create in Windows 8

Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

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Or at least I think thats what's happening.

In the past under windows 7 or any other OS you can tell Bios to boot from USB. (or from your version of a quick boot options on system start) I cant do this now. The option wont show. I have read if you disable secure boot and or UEFI mode this will allow the USB to be seen at boot but if you do this you can no longer boot windows 8.

It doesn't make since to me they would force you to have to go into bios and change this setting each time you want to switch from a hard drive booted windows 8 or load a live version of another OS from a USB at boot time - so I must be missing something or not understanding something right.

I have tried asking the HP people and getting answers out of them is worse than pulling teeth. Since this new UEFI thing is windows 8 related, I thought i'd ask here to see if anyone can shed some light.

A:UEFI Mode keeping my USB from being seen to boot from

Since this new UEFI thing is windows 8 related



uEFI is not Windows 8 related.
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS - YouTube
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

What are you trying to do?

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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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hp/compaq nx6325 running xp pro

Can't boot in safe mode to do any meaningfull scans
Also as soon as i go online to get updates i'm getting a bunch of popups.

If I get a highjack this log would it be safe to copy to a thumb drive then transfer to my home pc (the one I'm on now) and paste here?

A:Can't boot in safe mode & get popups when internet is enabled

Malware logs do not belong in the XP forum, this forum deals with XP O/S issues, not malware. Although members/visitors might want to attempt assisting you...this is not the place for users to post known/suspected malware issues.If you want to post a malware log, I suggest following the administrative procedures at BC Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/.<<...as soon as i go online to get updates i'm getting a bunch of popups.>>What sort of popups? Please try to be as definitive as possible when describing situations.Louis

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I tried searching for updates to my sound driver (Integrated on the Intel D975Xbx mobo. RealTek, I believe it was) via the device manager.

Computer crashed.

Rebooted. No sound. Couldn't adjust volume - no driver installed.

Driver still showed up in device manager.

Disabled then re-enabled driver.

Computer crashed.

Can't boot up in normal or safe mode (or last known good configuration).

Normal mode: after bootscreen flashes blue screen with white text for a fraction of a second then reboots.

Safe mode: after list of drivers flashes by, pauses for a second, reboots.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

A:Re-Enabled Sound Driver. Can't Boot (even in safe mode)

Update: tried resetting BIOS. Did not work.

Also: when boot normally error is a "problem has been detected etc. etc. etc.

*** STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xB84EB380, 0xB84EB07C, 0x8A7B0805)"

not that i believe the numbers mean anything to a human being at a remote location.

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I have an Aspire v7 and I am trying to install Windows 10. I have a USB formatted with UEFI install of Windows 10 64bit, and it works on my other computers, but I can't get my Acer to boot from it. I was able to switch to LEGACY mode in the boot options in the BIOS and install it that way, but if I go back into the BIOS to switch back to UEFI, it tells me no media is found.How can I get my laptop to boot and install in UEFI mode, or at least be able to switch back to UEFI mode after the installation?

A:won't boot or install windows 10 in UEFI mode

Did you use the windows 10 media downloader and application to create the UEFI boot usb? 

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I want to install Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on Sat Pro C50 (downgrade if you like - supplied with Win 8), but I want it UEFI booting, with GPT partitioning.
I am happy to wipe existing partitions if that solves problem.

I _have_ disabled Secure Boot.
Booting Win 8 install DVD works;
Setting CSM boot and booting from Win 7 DVD works - but this isn't what I want.
Setting back to UEFI boot and boot Win7 install media - locks up at "Starting Windows" screen.
Media _is_ good, works OK on other manufacturers' PCs.

I am not convinced this is a Microsoft problem.

A:Satellite Pro C50: Installation of Win 7 using UEFI boot mode

Hi

On Toshiba notebooks where UEFI BIOS is available, it?s necessary to disable secure boot and to change the boot mode to CSM in order to boot from external sources and to install other systems than Win 8 or Win 8.1

Some workarounds in the internet describes the installation of Windows 7 in UEFI mode but I doubt this will be possible on Toshiba notebooks since the BIOS is different and modified for each notebook series.

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I have HP Pavilion dv6-6c65sx Entertainment Notebook PC which I bought it like 4 years ago. I need to install Ubuntu system on it but the bios doesn?t support UEFI boot mode. I tried to boot through legacy mode but it doesn?t work for me. All I want to know if I can flash the bios to support UEFI mode !

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hello!
my boot mode is set uefi with legacy oprom and I don't seem to have graphic options available on it..except ''dvmt preallocated'' I want to switch my boot to much more better...which should be the better option for it...I'm using asus vivobook x456ur ?

Note: I cant see boot option to set from uefi to legacy uefi or legacy
 

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Is  B50-70 boot default UEFI or legacy mode?

A:Is B50-70 boot default UEFI or legacy mode?

Hi  lenovoman123, Good to have you back. If the system is using Win8/8.1/10 UEFI would be the choice, anything else I recommend using Legacy. Cheers,





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Hi all  I am trying to install ubuntu alogside w10 in my hp elitebook 8560p in UEFI mode. W10 is already installed and I have 100GB left on my ssd for ubuntu. However I cannot boot from USB in UEFI. In the pre-boot settings, I have UEFI support enabled and legacy USB support disabled. USB boot does not appear in the UEFI boot-order list. BIOS is up to date (just installed the latest version). What can I do? Thank you

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I am trying to install windows 7 64 bit. my hardisk partion type is gpt. But, Usb boot option is not coming in UEFI boot mode.If I select Legecy support boot option, then usb option comes, but i want to install win 7 64 bit in uefi.I have already created the bootable usb in gpt uefi mode using diskpart as mentioned in other topics. Also tried with rufus. Bios settings:Lenovo g50 70Security boot : disabledBoot mode: uefiFast boot: disabledUsb boot: enabledOs optimized defults: other os.Hard disk format: gpt When I boot, only "EFI PXE Network" option comes. No boot from usb optionPlease helpThanks

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Is it "normal" that the M.2 slot on these is only bootable in UEFI mode? I wasted my last day installing Mint 18.1 about 20 times with different bios settings, 2.5" SSDs, M.2 SSDs, etc. The M.2 slot functions fine regardless of whether the notebook using Legacy or UEFI mode, and I can install whatever OS to the drive without issue, however the system won't boot to the M.2 SSD when set to Legacy mode... and this isn't an NVMe SSD, it's M.2 SATA.  Legacy works with the 2.5" SSD fine. Thanks

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Tried various search terms, but nothing came up.

Upgraded to windows (from factory default windows 8) 10 while it was still free. Wiped the drive and tried to reinstall windows 10 (home) and all I got was an error saying that can't install on non gpt partition. Turns out the only way can figure out how to boot usb is via legacy mode. Plugged hard drive into desktop machine and says all the partitions are in fact gpt. Used rufus to burn image to usb, made sure that is gpt as well. For fun, tried the system restore function, but fails right away. I just deleted the windows partition (not the entire drive).

Was playing around with settings in the bios:

Insydeh20 setup utility. gpt option (usb) - select option
Get his popup -> input file path?

A:how to boot usb in uefi mode (not legacy) for inspiron 3531

When you reinstall there are some critical partitions.  You cannot leave any of those of the drive and reinstall Windows 10.  Data partitions should be OK.
To boot a USB drive as UEFI, assuming your system has that capability, you have to format the USB drive as FAT 32.  It must use an x64 bit version of Win 10.
When you boot you should be able to see a Boot Device Menu.  Look for something that shows as UEFI and boot to that.  If you don't see a UEFI option, the Bios may be set incorrectly or the USB drive is not configured correctly.

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Switched my Z30-b to UEFI boot mode for CSM Mode. The red Toshiba boot logo is now showing 4 or even 5 times longer than in CSM mode.
How can I speed up boot to the speed of CSM ?

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Hello everyone,

since a few months, I'm the proud owner of a Vostro 3350.
But i am really trying hard to install Windows 7 in native EFI mode on it.
The Aptio firmware must support EFI boot.
But I can't find the option for the EFI Shell.

Thank you in advance for any help

A:How do I boot Windows 7 x64 in UEFI mode on my Vostro 3350?

You might check this web site
forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php

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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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When i try and boot my Windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode my computer completely skips it and boots my hard drive. However when I boot in legacy mode i can boot the CD but i get the error 'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style'. I'm assuming i get this error because i'm not booting via UEFI mode.

A:Windows 7 Installation CD - Can boot in Legacy mode but not in UEFI

Where do you buy your Windows 7 DVD from?

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I am not able to revert back to my older BIOS because the InsydeFlash tool is not allowing me to do that. Maybe because the BIOS is older than the present one (tried with changing the setting in platform.ini as well. Did not work).
So anyone out there. Please HELP. I'll be eternally greatful to you. 

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Hi, I built a new PC running 8.1, GPT, UEFI secure boot mode, everything. I'm now at the point where I'm ready to start migrating my data to it, but before I do that, I need to get some backup software that offers me the option to boot from a recovery CD and restore from an image file backup stored elsewhere. Until I've wiped this install & restored successfully, I don't consider it a usable machine. I already have this setup working on my Win7, but for some reason that software is not working with 8.1.

So I'm looking around for something new, and I'm on a trial of Paragon Backup and Recovery Home 12. It says I can create a WinPE disk (and I must use this, since I'm using Intel firmware-based RAID) that will allow me to do a bare-metal restore. The help takes me to a link on their website for something called the "Paragon Boot Media Builder." And there's documentation on it, but I can't find out how to download it. If I Google downloading that, a bunch of pirate websites show up & not much else.

Is their help & website outdated, is there another of their products that I must buy to get this?? Very unclear.

Or does anyone have any other suggestions? I'm not really not interested in purchasing anything until I've verified it is solid & will work in the manner I described above. I don't trust untested backups.

A:bare-metal restore of 8.1 in UEFI secure boot mode

Paragon 12 has no support for Windows 8.1.
Paragon update to 14
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview

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Hi, this issue has come up before on this forum but the solution offered just did not make sense to me. Let me explain. My recent purchase a used / refurbished z620 workstation with Windows 10 64 bit installed via UEFI simply does not recognise  any of the 1TB enterprise hard drives I have installed in the 3Gbs SATA drive bays 0,1 and 2.Somewhere I read that you need to reinstall the Integrated Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (RST) SATA controller from either Intel or HP. I downloaded and installed the Intel Driver Update Utility and this utility displayed that I needed to download and install Intel Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility-EXE Only) vers. 10.1.1.14 but that fails each timehttp://prntscr.com/dkmlqi I am a bit lost here. What are "missing instructions" to have my system recognise the hard drives ? Yours truly,Anthony  

A:Z620 in UEFI boot mode does not recognize separate internal ...

By the way these hard drives are not intended to be in any raid configuration

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Because I was trying to get Linux to boot on my new ThinkPad X1 Extreme, I disabled Secure Boot and set graphics to Discrete only. I wasn't able to boot Linux, but at least the machine was still working. I'm aware that some people's machines were bricked by the Discrete Only setting, but for me, that doesn't appear to be what caused it. While troubleshooting the issue with Linux, I went into the BIOS to set it to boot using UEFI Only, and disabled CSM support, because I  wanted to force it to use UEFI. After I saved the settings and restarted the machine, however, it appears that the machine has been bricked. Now, every time I power it on, I see a cursor in the upper-left corner for a few seconds; it then disappears and leaves the screen completely black, then fan turns on for a few minutes, then the fan turns off. The Lenovo logo never appears, and I can't enter setup anymore. I assume the only solution is to have the CMOS flashed, but I'm wondering whether Lenovo is aware of this issue?

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My hp 14-ac106tu won't show cd room boot option in uefi mode I have already enable cd room boot and disable secure boot.

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Hi, in the future I am planning a computer build that hopes to run upon a UEFI-install of 64-bit Windows 8.1. Looking into the specifications for Fast Boot and UEFI mode and all that jazz, it says I need UEFI Option Roms for my GPU as well as a UEFI motherboard. However I am confused as to... the actual requirements for UEFI only mode (or rather fast boot I guess... are they the same or associated?).

I currently use a D-Link PCI-e wireless adapter card on my computer due to a lack of internal network wiring between my room and the location of the router, so moving the router is out of the question as well (since its kept in someone's bedroom. It's a small house).

I plan to reuse this card for my next computer, however... GPUs require a UEFI-supporting OpROM to support CSM off mode... does CSM Off Mode (and by extension secure boot) prevent me from using my PCIe card cause I am not sure as to UEFI's effect on the wireless card...

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Hi! Yesterday I updated my bios from F.26 to F.29. What made me switch was the "Note: HP strongly recommends transitioning promptly to this updated BIOS version. " Apparently some major security issues were fixed so i downloaded the installer and ran it, everything went fluently as it seemed. Last thing it did was writing boot block or something and then it rebooted and i was prompted with: Boot Device Not FoundPlease Install an operating system on your hard diskHard Disk (3F0)F2 System Diagnostics For more information please visit: hp.com/go/techcenter/startup Did the Diagnostic Tests - Everything passed (memory, hdd) Restored Factory Default from Bios. Put windows 8 installer onto USB drive. Rebooted and then pushed f9 to get into Boot Options Menu. There was nothing. The boot options menu was clear. Thought I could simply do startup repair from the installer but no, can't boot off the usb stick (Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB). Also, I changed the boot order from  the BIOS, it still failed to boot. Then I switched legacy mode to enabled. Now I could boot off the USB stick, then I tried to fix the bootloader from command prompt to switch back to uefi mode. Rebooted and it still doesn't boot from UEFI mode.  UEFI Boot Order from bios looks like this:Internal CD/DVD ROM DriveUSB Diskette on Key/USB Hard DiskUSB CD/DVD ROM DriveOS boot Manager! Network Adapter (since i disabled Internal Network Adapter boot) Legacy Boot OrderNoteboo... Read more

A:Boot Device Not Found after BIOS update in UEFI mode, HP G6...

Im not 100 percent sure its the right forum for this. Anyway, im writing this from a ubuntu live usb and legacy mode is enabled. Currently copying stuff over from my windows partition, everything works good. Im hoping that things will get working again after formatting the whole drive and i can install windows from scratch under uefi mode... Im hoping it was the windows installation messing with the other bootable devices under uefi.

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Hello,I am trying to install Ubuntu Linux to my laptop. When I try to change some settings from UEFI and save changes the settings are not being saved. I tried to disable Secure Boot from UEFI but when I save it and go to check settings next time, the old settings are still there and Secure Boot is NOT disabled. Same happens when I try to change anything from UEFI menu, it seems changes are not getting saves. UEFI is not asking for supervisor password. When I try to install Ubuntu from USB I get following error: EFI USB Device boot failedI have also tried with Windows 10 USB stick. At the moment I have no bootable OS in laptop I could use, current Ubuntu installation is broken and I'm getting error "Verification failed: (0x1A) Security Violation" I have tried with two different usb sticks and two methods: dd'ing files to stick and file copy method. Currently my laptop is in unusable state. There is no operating system I can boot to. Usb installation is not working. Any ideas how to proceed? Lenovo ideapad U330p

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