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UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

Q: UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

Here is what happened.
I bought HP Envy dv6 7201tx (i5,6GB,2GB nVidia,750GB,Win8 Pro)
I used EaseUS Partition manager to resize "C:" and create a new partition in my notebook.
Unfortunately it failed after restart. And windows failed to load and UEFI told that boot not found.
I restarted nearly 7 to 8 times. Its no avail.

So I decided to Repair using Windows 8 USB-HDD created from ISO. Since I am not provided with any DVD Accessories from HP.
To my surprise it doesnt recognise my USB.

I went into BIOS setup and modified something like "Legacy support" to "Enabled" which is already disabled.
And the "Secureboot" option below it automatically faded out to "Disabled". And it said your system will boot in BIOS Mode in next restart.

After reboot I found UEFI to recognise my USB and furthur continued to install Windows 8 and activated it using the Product Key. And in the process i formatted my entire harddisk from GPT to MBR.

To my surprise I found System properties to show "Installed Memory: 6.00GB (929MB usable)
Then only i found myself wrong in doing the process. I have to install Windows 8 with UEFI Enabled and get my RAM memory back. Please help me. Note that UEFI Mode doesnt recognise my bootable USB-HDD.

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Preferred Solution: UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

Welcome to EightForums.



Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Than type> convert gpt

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

The only 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12.

Paragon 12 now supports Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - News: Significant booting challenges on EFI systems when upgrading to Windows 8

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




Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03502680.pdf








Originally Posted by HP/Compaq



Creating HP Recovery media

HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the settings for the programs. HP
Recovery media can also be used to customize the system or aid in the replacement of a hard drive.



Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP? Support

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Comment : My laptop satellite click 10 was working fine and I got a message from Macaffee protection that it had to be updated and to restart computer. I did this and now the computer won't recognise the hard drive and says No bootable device please restart system But nothing works, not F2 not 0 it just keeps repeating the above error messsge. How can this happen???? And more importantly how do I fix the problem.

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Hi, I just updated my BIOS version from 1.15 to 1.25 for my Aspire E15 (E5-573-32JT). I downloaded the version from http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/driverswith my SNID 53601167576. However on BOOT I get an error saying "No Bootable Device". I Googled and found a similar issue in Tom's Guide here  And as per that post I'm using Legacy instead of UEFI. I wish to know whats the difference booting up with Legacy. And is there anyway to revert back (booting up with UEFI)?  

A:No bootable device on startup for UEFI

please edit your SNID, it's a personal data. Legacy was an "emulation" of the old BIOS way, UEFi is the modern way. Since you are using a modern OS (from windows 8.x and up), UEFI is way more secure, the main issue is if you switch to legacy, you will receive a "no bootable device" since it can't read the little EFI partition that store some infos to boot under UEFI. you can easily revert to UEFI:Boot to BIOS pressing F2Go to BOOT tabpress enter on BOOT mode and select UEFIpress F10 to save and exitlet your system boot to windows

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Hi there,It appears the R3-131T has troubles with trying to boot to UEFI mode with an USB stick. BIOS version is 1.09. My device (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 3.0 32 GB) is not being detected and Windows Boot Manager is being loaded automaticaly. I managed to make it run under Legacy mode to run a unetbootin-created live install media of Debian 8.2 x86-64, however that leaves me with having to swap between the Legacy and UEFI modes each time I want to switch the system, as grub cannot detect the presence  of Win 10. I have tried disabling the Secure Boot, but alas no avail. As for the Legacy mode Debian I installed, the initial kernel (3.1.6) only allowed the use of touchscreen, not the touchpad and WiFi couldn't find networks. Upgrading the kernel to 4.3.0 fixed the touchpad issue, however, most importantly, the WiFi issue persists. I followed this guide as I detected Realtek RTL 8111/81668 using the lspci -nn feature. While the driver is listed for the 3.x kernel, I would suspect some backwards compatibility since the chipset is so new and the update time was literly yesterday (2016/1/12). The driver was succesfuly installed and is displayed in the lspci -v, however, I still cannot detect any WiFi  in the wicd application. Can anyone help me out on these 2 issues?

A:Aspire R3-131T Linux UEFI USB bootable device not ...

Instead of using unetbootin, use Rufus, set Partition Scheme to EFI/UEFI and FAT32 format. Disable only secure boot and then try to boot from the USB flash drive.

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I'm attempting to downgrade my laptop from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 64-bit. I have a Fujitsu U904; since it's an ultrabook there's no DVD drive.. and I have no access to an external (last resort, I'll buy one).

I'm attempting to use the guide here: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and I'm stuck.

On the last bit, where it mentions the step you must do only if you are creating a Windows 7 64bit uefi bootable usb, my folder structure doesn't match the one in the images.

This bit: C) In 7-Zip, navigate to the sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi on the USB flash drive, select the bootmgfw.efi file, copy it to your desktop, click/tap on OK, and close 7-Zip.

My sources folder includes:

dlmanifests
en-us
etwproviders
inf
license
replacementmanifests
servicing
servicingstackmisc

And a litany of individual files.

Any suggestions on this or where to proceed?

I've tried with rufus and the windows 7 usb tool (the one from the microsoftstore.com), and the laptop will not boot. The windows 7 tool states it couldn't made the usb drive bootable, and when using a drive imaged with rufus, the laptop says boot error (bios error; not win 7's install app)

A:Creating Bootable USB, UEFI, w/ eightforums guide, ISO doesn't match

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tbonecopper


I'm attempting to use the guide here: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and I'm stuck.

On the last bit, where it mentions the step you must do only if you are creating a Windows 7 64bit uefi bootable usb, my folder structure doesn't match the one in the images.

This bit: C) In 7-Zip, navigate to the sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi on the USB flash drive, select the bootmgfw.efi file, copy it to your desktop, click/tap on OK, and close 7-Zip.


You do not need this option if you are using a Rufus program.

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






Quote:
2. How to create UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8 64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in UEFI Boot Mode.

- Download and run the Rufus program.
- Connect your USB flash drive.
- Click on the browse icon and select your Windows 7/8 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.









Quote:
3. How to create Legacy BIOS Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8 32/64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in Legacy BI... Read more

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A few years back I had created and customized a WinPE 3.1 bootable USB media that worked pretty well for my support needs for Win XP and Win 7. I had one for the X86 and one for the
X64. I must say mostly used on Win XP before corporate client had no choice then to migrate to Windows 7.
Unfortunately, it does not seem to work on new Win 8.1 PCs with UEFI and secure boot.
In the boot manager I do not see my WinPE bootable Media as a possible USB boot device. Why?
So I started researching forums on the WEB. I must say that I am overwhelmed by all the information gathered on the WEB. I think that I have the information, but I need the glue to put
it together.
What I am looking is for a flexible tool that will work on Win 7 and Win 8 and possibly on the occasional WinXP.
We now have WinRE and WinPE.

My understanding is that WinRE is to restore or refresh a damage installation from most likely:
  1-a hidden partition from the hard drive that contains the factory default configuration, if the entire hard drive is not fried,
  2- a previously created image file 
  3- a valid install.wim file retrieved from  the Windows 7/8 installation DVD.

Right? The last two could be restored with a WinPE right?
From what I have read, to get a better tool we need to customise the WinRE to include the WinPE tools.
So what is the difference between WinRE and WinPE? There must ... Read more

A:WinPE and WinRE Creating a Bootable device, Bios vs UEFI.

Hi,
Here is the information about Windows PE:
(WinPE) Windows PE 5.0 (WinPE) is a small operating system used to install, deploy, and repair Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2, and other Windows operating systems. See:
WinPE for Windows 8.1: Windows PE 5.1
For the versions of Windows PE, please check here:
What's New in Windows PE
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) is a recovery environment that can repair common causes of unbootable operating systems. Windows RE is based on Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE), and can be customized with additional
drivers, languages, Windows PE Optional Components, and other troubleshooting and diagnostic tools. More information, see:
Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) Overview
For how to create a USB Bootable drive of Windows 8/8.1, please see:
WinPE: Create USB Bootable drive
For the system that has UEFI, to install Windows on it we need the USB drive
is at least 4GB, and  FAT
formatted. See: Windows Setup: Installing using the MBR or GPT partition style, that's why the WinPE bootable Media doesn't work here.
If any further questions, please feel free to ask.
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Hello,
I have a second monitor for my laptop, but when I have this monitor of or I am using it for my ps4, then there are still programs getting opened in that space, because my HDMI cable is in my laptop. Is there any solution so my laptop recognises when my monitor is getting used or when it is off? Else I have to pull my HDMI cable out everytime.

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Hi there,

Hope I'm posting in the right area....

We have an iriver mp3 player but our USB device doesn't recognise it when we plug it in, it says "USB device not recognised, one of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfuntioned, and Windows does not recognise it" even though on the mp3 player screen it says "USB connected"...

Please help!!
 

A:USB doesn't recognise iriver (mp3 player) device

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I'm not particularly knowledgeable with computers, so please bear with me if I'm missing something overwhelmingly simple.

Anyway, I'm trying to figure out exactly which graphics card is in this old machine. A friend passed it along to me after mine gave up the ghost and I reinstalled Windows XP. I checked DirectX Diagnostic Tool and Device Manager, but neither can tell what the heck the graphics card is. Neither can find the sound card, either. I need to know what it is so I can find the appropriate driver. Here's what Device Manager lists under "Other devices";

Audio device on high-definition audio bus
SM bus controller
Video controller
Video controller (VGA compatible)

I also tried the AMD auto-detect tool, but it flicks open for a moment, then closes immediately for some reason.

I also opened the machine up to see if I could find a product number on the graphics card, but there isn't one. There appears to have been a sticker at one point, but it isn't there now. The best I can tell you is that it's red and bears the words "graphics by ATI Radeon".

I'm afraid I don't know much of anything else about this computer, but if there's anything you need to know, ask away and I'll do my best to find out. If a photo of the card would help to determine its model, I can do that.

Thanks in advance, sorry I couldn't offer more info.

A:[SOLVED] Device Manager doesn't recognise graphics card

What is the make and model# of the computer? Go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your make and model# and download the Chipset, Audio, and Video driver for your model.

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Hi, Did any one receive that message on there Yoga2? 

A:Message on black screen saying: No bootable device, please insert bootable device.

Hi Paultyk,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
This message indicates that either the bootable Windows image is not working/ corrupt or the hard drive itself is bad.
Try checking the BIOS (FN + F2 on restart) if the hard drive storage is still being detected so reseating it to its place can help ensure that it is not loose on its connection.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

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To begin, here is my laptop, Acer 15.6" VN7-591G-792U Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop. (http://bit.ly/2lEJZiv)

I'm also new to this site, so forgive me if this is the wrong thread.

I've had this laptop for about a year now. Everything working fantastically fine, until I decided to take use of my m.2 slot and buy one (Samsung 850 EVO - 250GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-N5E250BW)". I honestly can't remember if I had this problem since the first day I put it in, but I think I did.

To the problem - whenever I go to boot my computer, the screen pops up with "No Bootable Device". With nothing else to do, I force shutdown my computer, wait a few seconds then boot it up again. Windows (Windows 10) loads perfectly the second time around. I've been using this method for several months now, as I don't have a way to fix it. I've also gone into BIOS, but as far as I know the m.2 is set to be the device that boots. I can be wrong, though.

I have attached an image of the BIOS boot tab to make sure I'm not an idiot.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks
 

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Hello TSG,

My girlfriend is having a few difficulties with her 500GB Buffalo External Hard Drive. As of this morning, her Laptop hasn't been able to turn on if the HDD is plugged in, and if she plugs the HDD in while turned on the Laptop doesn't recognise it and Blue Screens after a few minutes.

She hasn't had the Hard Drive long (coming up to a year now) and her Laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens with Windows 7 OS.

She says she doesn't want to reformat (though it sounds more of a power issue to me) if possible, as she has a lot of photographs and work on there she doesn't wish to loose.

If anyone has any idea what's wrong, please let us know!

Thanks a lot!

EDIT -
I just advised her to try plugging the EXT HDD into another plug socket, and low and behold it works again. She said however that when she plugged it in, blue sparks flickered at the socket for a few seconds, which really doesn't sound good...

Any idea if it's the HDD's plug itself going... or is it the sockets in her room? <_> Cheers.
 

A:Solved: Laptop doesn't recognise EXT HDD BSOD's - Doesn't turn on if EXT HDD is plugg

Can you try the external drive on another PC as a test
 

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Hello,
I have a Portege Z830 with BIOS version 1.60. It runs a single operating system, ubuntu, (without a windows OS it does not appear to be possible to upgrade the BIOS). I have a bootable USB (debian, created by copying an .iso image using dd) which works on other computers, but not on this one. With USB at the top of the boot priority, it is not recognized as a bootable device and the computer boots from the HDD. The boot is in legacy mode, not UEFI (there is no UEFI/legacy switch in the BIOS menu).

Any pointers how to enable a boot from a USB on this computer?


Thanks and kind regards,

James

A:1.60 BIOS does not recognise bootable USB in Portege Z830

As you probably know, Toshiba doesn't support Linux so you cannot upgrade BIOS under Linux OS.
It is also not offered to be installed from USB.

It works like application and must be executed under running Windows.

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I have read the " Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create " Tutorial - very helpful - thanks . I have an new ASUS X551M laptop with Win 8.1 , and want to create a bootable USB Flash Drive . I see 2 possibilities - bootable USB or bootable UEFI USB . Which one should I use ?
Thanks .

A:Bootable USB or UEFI USB ?

if you use the create media tool (link in sig below) it creates both..

as long as the usb has the file > bootmgr.efi and a folder "efi" it is bootable via UEFI

Attachment 56825

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I have a Dell Inspiron 7720

I have created an uefi bootable usn flash disk with rufus 1.4b

I'm trying to boot from it so i can create a Windows 8.1 uefi installation and the problem is that the usb flash disk wont boot.

I have secure boot enabled and
legacy option rom disabled.

Am i doing something wrong?

A:Win 8.1 UEFI Installation from a bootable usb

Are you booting the USB/DVD in UEFI mode?

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Hello,

I have made a windows 7 image with the versions I want in it and it fits on a sl 4.7 dvd. All I did was take the install.wim out of the original genuine windows 7 ultimate iso and modify it and put it back in it with daemon tools then burned it to a dvd SL. The problem is that I am not getting the UEFI boot option for the dvd!! My bios is configured correctly 100%. If I take rufus program and put the w7 on usb, uefi shows up as boot option. My dvd does boot but only in mbr mode. So how do I make the dvd bootable with uefi? It can be done because the original w7 ultimate iso can boot as uefi or mbr mode. What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do?? I used daemon tools to extract and put the wim in the iso and ashampoo burning studio to burn the iso to dvd. Any help thanks!! ohh forgot, I am using x64 w7 dvd version

A:How to make windows 7 dvd SL (4.7gb) uefi bootable

Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 shows how to unlock all versions, provides ISO and tool to burn to DVD. Neither of the tools you are using is supported.

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My Windows 10 Anniversary version broke down on my laptop Lenovo B590 some days ago.After trying several solutions in UEFI I changed the BIOS to load first from DVD/USB and after that I can't do anything - only first standard Lenovo screen shows up and then blank screen - tap Enter - no reaction. Using F2, F12, F9/Fn and/or Delete/Esc buttons don't help and nothing else. Esc gives "Entering Diagnostich Splash Screen" and then blank screen. Conclusion, impossible to get into UEFI any more.I then created a bootable USB with ISO image using Media Creation tool from my wife's/this laptop. Then trying to use the (restricted) repair function from USB without success - then tried to make a clean install but got error message saying that the partition on laptop was GPT version partition and the iso image don't fit to this.Then downloaded the ISO file directly using Media Creation tool and then used Rufus 2.10 to create a GPT partion for UEFI - but the Lenovo laptop would not react on the USB tool at all - meaning blank screen only.(Trying to create  the MBR partition version with Rufus on USB gave the same result as with the USB from Media Creation tool with the message that the partition on my Lenovo was GPT and therefore the MBR could not be used!)I have now talked to Microsoft support who could not help but referred to this community for help - so ....help, please? 

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Hi all,

Does anyone know how I am able to create a Uefi Bootable USB Flash drive that contains both windows 7 and windows 10 ?

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Hi there
on some PC's when using bootable UEFI USB devices for programs like GPARTED / ACRONIS the BIOS boot menu will often list THE SAME device TWICE -- for example this happens on the HP envy sleekbook series -- when you press ESC then F9 to get the boot menu.

You will see for example Sony Storage stick and then again UEFI Sony Storage stick. Choose the UEFI Sony storage stick and the correct version of the program will load - for example using a USB bootable stick for GPARTED.

The Boot from Laptop's HDD will sometimes not work in some instances -- choose the UEFI OS boot manager - then Windows boots normally.

(Normally the system will boot OK using the OS boot manager in the BIOS for UEFI).

UEFI boot does not require PROTECTED BOOT to be enabled.

Cheers
jimbo

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USB Flash Drive has to be in GPT?

A:UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive

Hi there

NO

Creating a bootable UEFI drive is done by for example downloading a Live Linux distro on to a bootable USB drive. When the drive boots if the BIOS in the machine supports UEFI you'll usually (in the case of Linux distros) get TWO options - boot the UEFI OS or the regular one.

The same with Windows if you make a bootable USB from the Windows install ISO.

Cheers
jimbo

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So I want to create a bootable USB for win8 x64. I'v got the ISO.

Do I need to follow this:
Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO

or this?:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

My motherboard is:
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 (v1.3) and I have updated the BIOS to the latest version (U1L) which says to be a UEFI BIOS; GIGABYTE - Moederbord - Socket 1155 - GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (rev. 1.3)

But I dont quiet understand because what I thought was that UEFI is an alternative/replacement for BIOS. So how can you have a UEFI BIOS?

A:Create bootable USB win8, UEFI or BIOS?

I would make the UEFI USB drive, as you can than use the drive on UEFI or Legacy modes.






But I dont quiet understand because what I thought was that UEFI is an alternative/replacement for BIOS. So how can you have a UEFI BIOS?



Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS,Advantech(EN) - YouTube

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My Windows 10 Anniversary version broke down on my laptop Lenovo B590 some days ago.After trying several solutions in UEFI I changed the BIOS to load first from DVD/USB and after that I can't do anything - only first standard Lenovo screen shows up and then blank screen - tap Enter - no reaction. Using F2, F12, F9/Fn and/or Delete/Esc buttons don't help and nothing else. Esc gives "Entering Diagnostich Splash Screen" and then blank screen. Conclusion, impossible to get into UEFI any more.I then created a bootable USB with ISO image using Media Creation tool from my wife's/this laptop. Then trying to use the (restricted) repair function from USB without success - then tried to make a clean install but got error message saying that the partition on laptop was GPT version partition and the iso image don't fit to this.Then downloaded the ISO file directly using Media Creation tool and then used Rufus 2.10 to create a GPT partion for UEFI - but the Lenovo laptop would not react on the USB tool at all - meaning blank screen only.(Trying to create  the MBR partition version with Rufus on USB gave the same result as with the USB from Media Creation tool with the message that the partition on my Lenovo was GPT and therefore the MBR could not be used!)I have now talked to Microsoft support who could not help but referred to this community for help - so ....help, please? 

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I did a restore of a hard disk with "Paragon 15 Hard Disk manager 15 Professional" and the restore worked (system is booting and running properly on both [2] Nvme disks), but when I try to select a (Nvme) boot device in the UEFI, the UEFI hangs and is not responding anymore. Resetting the UEFI, the bootloaders in the menu disappear (as expected), but only one of the two Nvme disks is bootable, the disk that has been restored is no longer bootable (was bootable right after restore). I am very dissapointed with the quality of the UEFI and the quality of the TP70 in general. A UEFI/BIOS should never hang and create this kind of a mess. Any idea what is going on ? How can a disk be bootable and after a UEFI/BIOS reset suddenly go offline ? Setup:2x Intel 6000p Nvme (2x1GB)1x 2.5" SSD (Transcent 1GB)1x 2.5" Spinner (Axiom 2TB)   

A:UEFI crashes when searching bootable devices

How was the machine configured when it came from Lenovo?  Where was the bootloader?

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Hello All

I have original ISO file from MSDN website - it is Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise (x64) MSDN version with Slovak language interface.
I?m create a bootable DVD (Verbatim DVD-R 4,7GB) in program ISO2Disc. This ISO I would like to install on to my system , more details about my pc - see my system specification. My motherboard is MSI Z77 Mpower with latest version UEFI - BIOS 17.12

I have a few question about installation a new windows 8.1 in uefi mode:

-what a bootable media is better ? I think USB stick or DVD disc
-what the function in the BIOS I must turn on or off, I mean the fast boot or memory fast boot
-UEFI mode is better then LEGACY mode ?

I have a bootable DVD Parted Magic , it is good Partition Manager. I must change MBR format to GPT - only GPT is supported format for UEFI , is it rue ? So , now i should format all disc inside my pc (secure erase for ssd disc and wipe for hhd). I can create NTFS partition with GPT format and aligned to 1204MB for all solid state discs and HDD. I can do this ?

I?m sorry for my english. I try to understand me. Thank you for all the helpful advice.

A:How to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode with bootable dvd

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
than
2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

For USB:

x64
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Hi all. My Lenovo Twist (Ultrabook s230u) has ran into problems - and tries to run AutoRepair but gets hung up each time. Lenovo has instructions for creating a bootable USB to run UEFI diagnostics: Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics - Bootable USB (Create it on Windows OS) - Desktops / Notebooks / Workstations. But it doesn't work. Level 2 support (thru IBM) said they haven't found a way to run diagnostics from a USB on this model (Twist). He showed me how to disable secure boot in BIOS setup to allow both UEFI & Legacy Boot. But he also tried & failed to create a USB key from Lenovo's instructions: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub...le-usb-204.txt. The command line given (UefiBootableGenerator.exe --create -l boot -u I -f "UEFI_Bootable_v02.00.04.zip") throws the error: "Invalid option to --create: -1". But these instructions were the same as given for a prior UEFI bootable version 1.05, which was posted in an earlier thread (www.eightforums.com/general-support/18039-how-access-boot-menu-bios-windows-8-a.html). So I thought someone here could shed some light on:
- How to create this USB key from Lenovo's download file
- Why the command line is not working
- How to run the diagnostics from a USB on this Lenovo Twist

This Lenovo model has diagnostics preloaded but, again, I've tried several times and it's not running. After starting AutoRepair, it says its running Diagnostics. Then a few times it's says checking or repairing hard drive, which says might ... Read more

A:Problem creating Bootable USB for Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics

Originally Posted by marko


The command line given (UefiBootableGenerator.exe --create -l boot -u I -f "UEFI_Bootable_v02.00.04.zip") throws the error: "Invalid option to --create: -1".



The error message seems to be referring to "-1" but the command refers to "-l" (One being the number "1" and the other being the letter between "k" and "m" in the alphabet.) Both look very similar in that txt file of instructions, and I think they even get it wrong.





8. Now create the USB key by entering this command:
BootableGenerator.exe --create -l -u -f

where
*<-1> is the new name of the USB key (limit of 11 characters)



(The -l and -1 look more alike in standard Courier fonts than in the Forum's font too.)

It couldn't be as simple as confusion between 1 and l could it?

Also, I'm assuming you checked the "I" (yet another easy confusion) later in the command was the actual letter of the USB drive or changed it?

I guess your PC isn't working well enough to post a screenshot, but maybe a photo is possible and would be helpful?

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I installed windows 7 as UEFI, removing the old MBR storage disc. After completing the installation whenever I try to add the storage disc, windows becomes unbootable. Remove the storage disc, everything is as normal as earlier.

Is there a way to solve this issue with keeping everything intact?

Thanks a lot in advance.

** Microsoft has some hotfixes, but those need to be added to installation media

A:UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?

Is Windows Boot Manager, first boot device in UEFI/BIOS firmware

Are all storage drives marked INACTIVE

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Hy guys, on a UEFI PC Asus g752, a Windows 10 bootable usb is not recognized during boot time. The PC has Secure Boot Disabled and CS mode enabled in the BIOS/UEFI.

The bootable USB was created using Rufus and I tried all options including MBR/UEFI and GPT/UEFI ,
both using FAT32. I use the 90 Day Trial Windows 10 Enterprise available from microsoft.com.
The option named "MBR for BIOS or UEFI-CSM" does not work neither with its difference being that it forces the USB into NTFS mode vs the other two options, which allow it stay in FAT32 ...

The UEFI Asus pc will not boot from that USB, using the "Flash" selection during boot and ends up in black screen with cursor blinking.. Also this same USB
will not boot on a non-UEFI Dell laptop neither resulting in the same black screen with blinking cursor ...

Now, creating a bootable USB with the official Microsoft tool : MediaCreationToolx64 still cannot boot the UEFI Asus PC with the same blinking cursor result ... however it will boot the other non-UEFI Dell Laptop.

How can I create a bootable USB for that UEFI Asus PC ?

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So, got a new laptop, and it started to rain in problems :
1) uefi - what kind of crap is this ?? it cannot detect anything - i have ssd, i have pluged bootable win7 installation usb flash, but it just gives "no bootable device found". Had to turn off uefi and enable legacy mode. Is uefi usable only with windows 8+ ?

A:Acer laptop, uefi, no bootable devices found

This is the benefits of UEFI:
Better security by helping to protect the pre-start-up – or pre-boot – process against bootkit attacks.
Faster start-up times and resuming from hibernation.
Support for drives larger than 2.2 terabytes (TB).
Support for modern, 64-bit firmware device drivers that the system can use to address more than 17.2 billion gigabytes (GB) of memory during start-up.
Capability to use BIOS with UEFI hardware.

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Here is the issue I am currently at:

I have a Surface Pro 4 that I want to set up a Dual Boot on. I normally wouldn't have too much of an issue resolving this on my own, but due to the Surface Pro 4 not supporting Legacy flash drives, my standard way (Booting into a MBR Flash Drive w/ an Offline OS on it and doing the defrag/moving the files to the beginning of the drive) of solving this issue has left me baffled. I've attempted downloading Rufus and utilizing a MBR ISO (Which failed, since it didn't have the EFI boot sector on it), going back and forth amongst various methods of removing secure boot (which was a doozy at first, after having to go through recovering my BitLocker key) in order to boot from legacy, all to no avail.

Basically, I want to take my SSD, and move all the files to the beginning, which I can't do in Windows due to system files being in use (Ironically, a large portion being near the end of the drive). All I am looking for is a method to create a bootable UEFI flash drive that I can use to defrag/do this from. I've dug a little bit around on Linux and didn't find anything that seemed to be able to do it, as most options seemed only relevant to Windows PCs. Is there any options available to do this? Or would formatting and reinstalling it be the only option?

~ Thanks in advance

A:Create bootable UEFI Defrag Flash Drive?

Welcome to TenForums, QuentinX5.

Defragging an SSD is the last thing you want to do. There IS no "front of the drive" on an SSD. All you'll do is shorten its useful lifetime unnecessarily.

If it's actually just moving your partitions around, that's another can of worms - there are free tools available to do that which you can't do (either conveniently or at all) with Windows native Disk Management or without knowing how to use diskpart at a command prompt.

If it's really just partitioning you want to do, you'll get a more effective help if you post a screen shot of your partition layout in Disk Management and explain what your ultimate goal is. Here's a tutorial on how to do that: Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of


Do I surmise correctly that you simply want to shrink your OS partition and make room for another partition to put a 2nd OS on?

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I have recovery tools that have bootable CDs based upon WinPE but they do not work in a UEFI environment. Is it possible to modify the boot details on the CD (or USB) such that it will then boot? I don't want to fiddle with the PC settings to enable legacy mode or anything like that as this causes me other problems.

If possible there is one other issue that would prevent them working. If the CD is based upon the 32bit WinPE then this will not boot in UEFI on 64bit hardware and vice versa. However I have UEFI in both 32 and 64 bit in my VMWare for testing.

Thanks

A:Can BIOS bootable recovery CDs be made to work with UEFI

x86 UEFI is only supported by ATOM processors

create your PE media on usb

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Hello guys, today i'm are here to explain how to create a bootable usb uefi in few steps



Thank you for whatching

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Hello, some time ago I did a bootable in UEFI mode Windows 8 setup USB following this tutorial and using the ISO I have. All worked fine, now I want to do it with DVD cause you know, USBs are for other storage, I prefer keeping such on a DVD where I won't be touching or using them for anything else but installation and booting.

I have DVD+RW (crappy Verbatim). I am not sure if it can burn DVDs but at least it didn't work for Win 7-8 usb/dvd tool due to being dual-layer disk.

Anyway, my question is, would it work if I followed as in the tutorial, making it all on the USB up to Step 8, sending the files to the USB as if I am to boot from USB but then I do normal burn of all files from the USB after Step 8 to DVD,.

Or some other method is needed? I would use Burnaware free, if you know how to do it with it or other tool for that purpose.

A:(Quick) question - making Windows 8 bootable in UEFI DVD

Take a look at this from step nine:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

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Cant boot from UEFI NEED to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1

need to create a bootable recovery disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

How do I make my computer bootable?
I found the following on a recovery disk which I made early last year for the same computer but I cant get it to boot.

How do I boot this usb flash drive without losing this material and is it used to recreate the correct partitions? It has this info on it:

convert gpt
create partition primary size=1000
format quick fs=ntfs label="WINRE_DRV"
assign letter="W"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
create partition efi size=260
format quick fs=fat32 label="SYSTEM_DRV"
assign letter="S"
create partition efi size=1000
format quick fs=fat32 label="LRS_ESP"
assign letter="I"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="bfbfafe7-a34f-448a-9a5b-6213eb736c22"
create partition msr size=128
create partition primary size=436224
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows8_OS"
assign letter="T"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="LENOVO"
assign letter="O"
shrink minimum=12288
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="PBR_DRV"
assign letter="Q"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
exit
 

A:Need to create a bootable repair disk in win 8.1 have a Lenovo ideapad and UEFI

No reply?
 

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Hey guys...

Been at this a while and need some help.

Got a new machine (Qosmio X70-B-102) which like most tries to force me to use Windows 8 platform preinstalled... no chance thankyou... my machine and I'll run it how I choose to.

So my plan has always been to do a clean install of 7 x 64 pro which I already own.

Initially I learn that the BIOS needs to be changed from UEFI to CSM... no prob that's easy... but the hybrid SSHD is set up with GPT partitions and my 7 wont install unless they are MBR.

At the advanced options screen I can delete all partitons and format but I end up with one single unallocated drive that remains as a GPT cos the advanced options don't offer the necessary conversion to MBR.

So... I do some reading and discover that in fact Windows 7 WILL install to GPT providing the installer I use can do that and as some will no doubt know the RUFUS installer allows us to select 'GPT partition scheme for UEFI computers'

Hmmm... brilliant I thought... I can keep using the UEFI firmware advantages by installing onto GPT partitions.

So I got Rufus and created my bootable windows 7 x64 Pro selecting the 'GPT partition scheme.....'

Only change I then make to the BIOS is to disable secure boot and boot order to USB.

Standard 'Windows loading' white progress bar on black screen.... then the recognisable logo begins to go thru it's motions of 'Starting Windows' and the 4 coloured squares fly around to form the logo.... only it never complet... Read more

A:Installing 7x64 issue on 8.1 machine using Rufus UEFI bootable

Make sure the Rufus settings are exactly as pictured in Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and do not change once you load the ISO.

Where did you get the ISO. Check it's HASH to confirm it is intact, from Step 1 of Clean Reinstall Windows 7 .

Did you boot the installer as a UEFI device? It is not going to install to UEFI if not, and if it doesn't show up as a UEFI device after Rufus formatting, then it is either formatted incorrectly or the BIOS settings are not yet correct.

It may require Legacy BIOS settings if UEFI First to Boot is present. It may require some level of CSM, as long as you can boot the flash stick as a UEFI device.

If in doubt about settings, let us see the ones in BIOS related to Secure Boot, UEFI, Legacy BIOS, CSM and BIOS Boot Priority order. Attach camera pics using paper clip icon in reply box.

Use the BIOS Boot menu key to trigger flash stick with HD or Windows Boot Manager set first to boot.

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Hi
I've had a look through the threads and have no idea if this problem is included there, so apologies if it is.
I have recently received a dvd with photos on it and my pc doesn't recognise it at all. No messages, drop-downs
not listed in control panel, just not recognised. The dvd whizzes around for a while and then nothing.
I have tried the dvd on my tv, again nothing. I have another disc with photos on it and it works fine on both TV and pc.
The photos were taken on a kodak camera and the dvd is 'Verbatim dvd + r 16x)
Can anyone give me any hints as to what the problem may be?
Thanks
 

A:pc doesn't recognise dvd at all

lj077 said:


Hi
I have recently received a dvd with photos on it and my pc doesn't recognise it at all. No messages, drop-downs
not listed in control panel, just not recognised. The dvd whizzes around for a while and then nothing.
Click to expand...

Did you get this DVD from a reliable source ? Never trust a DVD from somewhere else. I don't even trust my brother's stuff.
 

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Hi,
i have a rather old second computer which i recently accuired for free.
It runs on XP (home or prof.)

The D Drive (a Samsung DVD-rom 612S) doesnt read cd's atall, it asks you to insert a disk when you attempt to use it. It reads dvds slowly but atleasts it recognises them, my main problem is getting it to read cd's.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

chigz
 

A:DVD ROM doesn't recognise cd's

something i've noticed in 'accuired' PC's, (including skips, car-boots) that they come with dvd-roms (wow! how amazing, and cheap!) but one downside, they don't work.

Id buy a new one, dvd-roms, alot less than 20, visit www.rlsupplies.co.uk I have ordered dvd-rw, speakers, memory usb flash, digi camera cards, blank CD's. they are english, I'm pretty sure they do overseas delivery
 

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my asus gffx5200magicT has an s-video and a composite tv out. My tv only has a regular coax aerial socket so I'm using a composite to aerial lead from an N64 to connect.
Trouble is this doesn't report a second monitor to the pc and nView has no second monitor option to configure the 2nd output with.
Any ideas how I can 'force' the pc to use the composite tv out with no 2nd monitor detected?
 

A:pc doesn't recognise tv on composite out

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Just installed a Maxtor 40gb HD as a slave.

It's there in the Bios and according to the device manager is working correctly.

But it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer or any installed software.

Unsure whether it's formatted but I thought it would show up as an extra drive.

Any ideas ??

Cheerz
 

A:Doesn't recognise slave HD

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My computer with Vista doesn't recognise my handycam when i plug it in through a firewire cable.

This is what is in play.

Windows Vista
Firewire cable that came with card VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Sony MiniDV Handycam DCR-HC15E

Tried to import my footage with both Movie Maker & Nero Vision but neither recognised that my handycam was plugged in.

Any help would be greatly appreicated.
 

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Hi,

my PC doesn't recognise my C,D,E and H(external hd).
it will ask me to choose a program from a ist and I don't really know what to do.
when i right-click it ??(0) shows up at the top of the pop up.
I'm able to explore it but most of my folders had been hidden.
when I tried to unhidden it in the properties, the hidden box had been greyed out.
I'm really stuck right now coz I think that my autorun.inf file is missing...i think thats why it's showing ??(0).

Please help me....
 

A:PC doesn't recognise my drives!!!

Try:

File, Drive, and Folder Open Fix
 

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Hi guys

Hope someone can help me with this. My computer no-longer recognises any of my .lnk files or exe files. I boot up the computer and am presented with my ususal desktop (usual wallpaper etc) but all of the icons are the default file icon except for explorer and one or two others. even the microsoft office icons are screwed. I then try to click (eg) MS Excel shortcut which it doesn't recognise. It says pick a programme to use from a list. Excel is on this list and then opens and runs as usual. However, most programmes are not on the list.

A bit of backgoraund. I run a dual core AMD machine, XP x64, lavasoft ad-ware and Avast antivirus. Last thing that happened before the problem was that the computer crashed and I had to do a hard-reboot. Upon rebooting lavasoft ad-ware informed me about a large number of attempted changes to my registry. To be on the "safe side" I blocked all of these. Now I have the problem as above. I guess I might have a registry problem. Anyway, lavasoft wont run, neither will regedit, etc, etc.

Any clues on how I can approach this? Thoughts very much appreciated. All my files appear in-tact but my computer is essentially useless in this state (haven't even got anti-virus protection right now!!)

Cheers
Mike

A:XP doesn't recognise any commands

you may have a corrupted profile or a infection
for the profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;811151
for an infection follow the 5 steps
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

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I'm trying to re-install XP Home oem (SP3) on a sata drive in a Dell Dimension XPSGen3. The error message "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed, etc, stops the installation. Recovery console won't see the drive either.

I've slipstreamed the Intel sata drivers for the ICH6R controller onto the cd, no luck. Tried F6 and installing from a floppy, same thing.

Curiously, if I boot to the hard drive, xp loads and runs, both sata drives are accessible. But when booting from the cd it just doesn't see any drives.

Anyone ??

A:XP doesn't recognise drive

Do you see the disk as you boot up if not try going into the bios to get it recognized.

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I am purchase hp laptop before 2days. in my laptop suddenly occur in the virus then I am os recovery dvd inside the cd driver and run then second dvd is writing suddenly system is interrupted and automatically off. Why I am saying admin plz











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A:no bootable device--insert boot device and press any key

I am open the my laptop and press logon button then automatically display the no bootable drive--please insert boot disk and press any key then in my point of view what I am saying

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