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T460: Can't boot from USB-attached drive despite Secure Boot off and Legacy Boot on

Q: T460: Can't boot from USB-attached drive despite Secure Boot off and Legacy Boot on

Hello Lenovo Forum!This is driving me mad. I bought a SATA-to-USB3 Adapter to connect my SSD and HDD from my old computer and boot from them (I want to use the Linux on it). Yet I can't figure out how to do that. Secure Boot is off, Legacy Boot is on and yet - everytime I choose the drive in the boot menu, the screen goes black, there is a short drive access, and then I'm back at the boot device menu. I don't really know what to try now. Reimaging like most other threads here suggest doesn't help in that case because it's not a simple installation medium. What I tried aswell: Attaching the Adapter via a USB2-hub to check if there might be an issue with USB3 support. When plugged into my friends X230, both drives boot up perfectly fine and he can use them just fine. Any kind of help is highly appreciated.Kind regards,Iriya EDIT: Here the BIOS Options which I think are somewhat useful:Config TabUSB UEFI BIOS Support - Enabled (Tried turning it off, didn't helpSecurity TabSecure Boot: DisabledPlatform Mode: User ModeSecure Boot Mode: Standard ModeStartup TabUEFI/Legacy Boot: BothUEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy FirstBoot Mode: QuickRestart TabOS Optimized Defaults: Disabled

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Preferred Solution: T460: Can't boot from USB-attached drive despite Secure Boot off and Legacy Boot on

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Hi, Trying to boot my T550 from a Linux (Zorin) installation DVD. Can read the DVD in windows explorer. - it looks ok Have disabled Secure Boot and switched fro UEFI to legacy. Used f12 to select the DVD drive to boot but all I get is a black screen with 3 symbols. The 1st looks like a ruler, then =, then a stick figure in a circle. Any ideas? Liz

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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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Just bought a Dell Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower with Win 8 Pro 64-bit, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive and an Intel i5 3470 processor. Right now, it has Dell BIOS version A16.

It is normally in UEFI ON and Secure Boot ON, so that F12 on bootup (one-time boot options) does NOT normally show the CD-DVD as a boot option. OK - no problem.

However, if I reboot with F12 and select both UEFI OFF (meaning Legacy ON) and Secure Boot OFF and reboot, then F12 DOES show me the CD-DVD as a boot option, but if I actually try to boot up from a bootable CD, I get an error message.

I have practiced with two bootable CDs - a Knoppix and an Aomei Backupper, both made on earlier machines. Both these CDs work as boot-up CDs in my old XP machine, and the Aomei Backupper CD also worked in someone else's Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine.

What's wrong?

Again, please let me repeat that I am trying to boot from the CD-DVD AFTER I have turned OFF UEFI, turned ON Legacy and turned OFF Secure Boot.

Thanks.

A:No Legacy boot from CD-DVD - UEFI and Secure Boot are OFF

https://www.404techsupport.com/2013/...all-windows-7/

But if you're using those settings, Windows 8 will not start.

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

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it was windows 7 but now is windows 10 but please help me .

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A:How to disabled secure boot and enable legacy

Hi, Shutdown the notebook. Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to enter the Start-up Menu and then select the Bios Menu ( f10 ). Under the System Configuration tab, expand the Boot Options Menu. Here you should find the option to set Secure Boot to Disabled and Legacy Devices to Enabled. When done, press f10 and select to save the changes. You may then have to enter a 4 digit pin displayed on the screen to confirm the setting changes ( note that you will not see a display of the numbers as you enter tham ) - enter the code and hit enter. Regards, DP-K

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I am trying to install Windows 7 from a DVD to an HP 19-2113w All-in-One with Windows 8.1 as the factory install. I have entered the BIOS, turned off Secure Boot, restarted, and entered the code to confirm that I want to disable Secure Boot. Upon restarting and going back into the BIOS, Secure Boot shows it is "Disabled." HOWEVER -- when I then go into the boot options and try to enable the legacy boot devices, it gives me a message saying "You must disable Secure Boot before you may configure this option." As I previously stated -- Secure Boot shows "Disabled" when I check under the security tab.  How much more disabled can it get?  Am I missing something here?  Is there any other way to install Windows 7 from a DVD onto this computer?

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Hello, I am having an issue with downgrading to Windows 7 and It's not nearly as easy as normally installing an OS. I get to the expanding files screen, and once the system reboots it goes back to the Windows 7 install screen. This is an issue, because it should continue with the installation. Does anybody know why this would occur or how to fix it? I'm sure there's likely something I missed. This is rather urgent, so any help would be appreciated.

A:Cannot Downgrade to 7 Legacy Enabled, Secure boot disabled

Hi there

At the reboot have you removed the installation media -- it might be re-booting again from the install media.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi, I have a bios version 7 on me pc and I dont have a update for a bios 8.I really need to disable secure boot and enable legacy mode but I dont have that option.Is there a way or a trick that I can do this?

A:Disable Secure Boot and enable legacy mode

@Siemen,Did you system originally have WIN 7, as listed here?   If so, the BIOS is correct at rev 7.  You can not  use the newer UEFI graphic cards because there is NO update BIOS available.  Your correct, you do not have a way to disable secure boot and enable legacy. In another post you asked, and got no answer.Yes, the GTX 660 will work, with an adequate new PSU.  Recommend EVGA GTX 600 and Corsair CX600 PSU.  On the GTX 750Ti inquiry, only chance would be the Hybrid vBIOS cards.  PSW<> The GTX 670's are a tad touchy.

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Hey all I have a Touchsmart 15-d087ca. I was going through the steps to fix my phone (which is currently stuck in fastboot mode), and one of them was to disable secure boot. So I selected the disable secure boot option, but didn't enable legacy boot, which may have been an incredibly stupid thing to do. I'm not sure if this is the cause of the problem, but it seems likely. I have to admit I'm not an expert when it comes to computers. Upon pressing f10 to save changes and restart, the computer turned off, and then turned back on. But now the screen is black - the backlight is on and the machine is running, but there's nothing I can do to get away from the black screen. Obviously this kinda sucks, because now my phone and laptop are both stuck somewhere in the boot process. Am I screwed, or is there a way to fix this issue? EDIT: I have tried a hard reset, the emergency BIOS access thing where I hold windows + B + Power On, and will try taking the memory out and putting it pack in tomorrow. I'm using this instructional video to guide me 

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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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How to Change BIOS MODE from Legacy to UEFI and secure boot state to 'ON' from 'unsupported' in DV6T-6c00 . Can we change BIOS version from 2.1 to higher version. 3. Can we change Hyper V virtualization enabled in windows 10. ORiginally the pavillion came with 7 home edition.

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Hello,
I tried to solve an installation problem for a friend of mine by GPT and as I tried to complete the installation, I most probably made a mistake in trying to turn UEFI boot on. I invalidated the legacy boot option and now the system does not start at all, no Dell logo nor anything else. I tried to boot on several installation DVDs with no results.

Is there a way to reset the settings I made in the BIOS ?
Is there any other solutions to boot ? Is possible that, I am able to find one, an UEFI iso image could be used to start from the DVD and go on with  the installation ?
I think the BIOS version was A11 but I am not 100% sure. Anyway, I am pretty sure I did not try to boot aother BIOS.
Is anyone can help me ;-)

A:Dell desktop: complete blank screen after setting Secure boot ON and disabling legacy

Glad that solved the problem. 
Please mark this thread as 'solved'
Thanks!

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

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

Regards

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Actually I installed various to lennox Distross into my laptop and finally it came to an end when the all of the system crashed after that I try to install a sum of operating systems that could fit my needs and install Fedora server edition server edition into my laptop but it but it didn't show any Desktop Environment so I was trying to install any other operating system which I was not able to do due to the way to my laptop was not supporting The Legacy Legacy boot because my laptop was not supporting the network boot option in The Legacy boot menu of my BIOD so I am suffering a great hope anybody could have clear my question and that whether house. It source exclamation mark near the network boot option so please tell me how to re enable my network boot In The Legacy boot option

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Hello, first post here...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Try one of those.

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

How do a Refresh:
Refresh Windows 8



How to do a Reset:
Reset Windows 8

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Hi-Im trying to image  800 G2 SFF via USB drive.The boot menu will not show the the USB Legacy option.  It shows me UEFI for the USB, DVD and  hard drive,   also it shows legacy option for the DVD and hard drive.  My Secure Boot Configuration is set to Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disabled.I have try clearing the secure Boot keys but the issue remains.  (USB Legacy Boot Option won't show in the boot menu)

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

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

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

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

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Hi, My pavilion 15 notebook was have windows 10. I try to install linux (dual boot) and change legacy boot mode. Not yet start to install linux and now i cannot boot my windows.  I did tried already F11 for factory reset and not working. I try to change my boot setup to default and no use still showing no os install. Please help me to get my windows back. I am from malaysia and is it able to get any "HP Recovery Media" ?

A:cannot boot after change legacy boot option

Any one help to get HP service center phone number?

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how to transfer the boot of windows from legacy support to uefi? 

A:trnsfer from legacy boot to uefi boot

Hi, It may depend on how the existing installation was performed - let me know the following. Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter. In Device Manager, expand Disk drives, right click the ssd and select Properties - select the Volumes tab and then click the 'Populate' button. What is listed as the Partition style? Regards, DP-K

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Never seen this message before but I can't get around it. All I did was reboot for a game and this popped up.

I've gone into bios and secure boot is greyed out.

How do I get around this?

Running win 7 64 bit with an Asus x99-A motherboard. Specs updated below

A:"Secure Boot Violation" Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot

What is your BIOS version? Have you flashed it?

Unfortunately as I have lack of experience with such an issue I can only refer you here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-301431436265

I am aware it says "Windows 8" but just have a read through it and get back to us.

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Never seen this message before but I can't get around it. All I did was reboot for a game and this popped up.

I've gone into bios and secure boot is greyed out.

How do I get around this?

Running win 7 64 bit with an Asus x99-A motherboard. Specs updated below

A:"Secure Boot Violation" Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot

What is your BIOS version? Have you flashed it?

Unfortunately as I have lack of experience with such an issue I can only refer you here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-301431436265

I am aware it says "Windows 8" but just have a read through it and get back to us.

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I have an old Dell Vistro

I cant boot to Tails USB. I plug it in and turn it on and immediately it freezes on the Bios splash screen. The info I've found is it should work fine because of legacy (normal). If the USB thumb drive is not plugged in I can F2 F8 F12 all day long. I used the Tails tutorial to create. Are there any step by steps for fixing the issue Tails is based on Debian.

Thanks in advance.

FYI I created a Windows 8.1 repair USB I can't boot to it either.

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

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I recently installed Linux onto a second drive, but I can't get it to boot by the other hard drive. It's a legacy hard drive, when I try to change the boot order it still keeps the UEFI on top and there's no way to move it down.

A:How do you Switch Legacy Hard Drive to Boot by Default

You have to first disable Secure Boot in the BIOS and set the BIOS to legacy mode (unless you have a Linux distro that supports UEFI). If the permanent settings do not work, try changing the temporary boot order.

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By Eduard Kovacs on August 10, 2016
Microsoft has been attempting to patch a serious Secure Boot vulnerability that can be exploited to bypass the security feature and install rootkits and bootkits on Windows devices. Researchers believe the security flaw cannot be fully patched.

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On systems where Secure Boot is locked down and cannot be disabled (e.g. Windows RT, HoloLens, Windows Phone), configuration changes can be made using policies, signed files loaded by the boot manager (bootmgr) from a UEFI variable. There are some boot loader executables (EFI files) signed by Microsoft that can be used to provision such policies.

Before loading a policy, bootmgr checks it to make sure it?s valid. However, researchers discovered that Microsoft introduced a new type of Secure Boot policy during the development of Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v1607) that can be abused to bypass the security feature.
 

A:Secure Boot Vulnerability Allows Disabling of Secure Boot

Microsoft introduced a new type of Secure Boot policy during the development of Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v1607) that can be abused to bypass the security feature.Click to expand...





Researchers believe the security flaw cannot be fully patched.Click to expand...

Really Microsoft...
 

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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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After installing an HP BIOS update about a week ago I can't boot the way I've been booting the laptop. HP offered through the support assistnt application a BIOS update. After installing that update, when I boot I am taken to a blue screen that appears to be from the BIOS firmware in the laptop telling me it can't find a certain file needed to boot. It always has booted without issue before that update. I rolled back the BIOS update and it still did not boot, so I have switched to using legacy support in BIOS with the hard drive the first boot option instead of using the HP Boot Manager option. It works fine with this arrangement but I thought I'd post this here to let others know that updating their BIOS may lead to a similar issue, and also wondered if anyone has addressed this issue on their laptop. Thanks!!!Donald

A:Will not boot with HP OS boot manager but does with legacy ...

Hi @t2000kw,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with a blue screen when booting. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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I have an Acer Aspire M5481T with a SSD 20Gb + 500Gb HD. When I bought it, I made it dual boot resizing it partition inside Windows and then installing Ubuntu. Ok, worked fine for last months. Now, after getting some bloatware that turned my dev tools broken, I needed to make a clean Windows installation. After playing around with its SSD, I opted to use the factory restore of the system. It gave me a "clean" Windows installation but, as expected, I lost grub as the boot manager. Trying to restore it, I changed the boot mode do Legacy instead of EFI. But now, I am not able to enter BIOS again, and I don't know which is the current boot order, as it only gets "frozen" in the Acer logo with options to enter Set-up with F2 or Boot Order with F12 (but no one of this options works). I tried to start with a Windows 8 installation disk, an Ubuntu installation disk or even a bootable USB (with Windows 8 and Ubuntu), but none of this options seems to be working. Anyone knows something I can try before attempting to send it to repair? Maybe a way to reflash or reset BIOS?

A:Acer Legacy Boot Bug - Cannot boot anything

Try pressing and holding the Fn key, then the Function key (ie F2 or F12).

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Hi,
I have an XPS 13 9360 that I wanted to use to test and run diagnostics for several PCIe drivers. My current setup involves a Plextor PCIe drive that I use daily. 
Before I put in one of the PCIe drives to test, I ran the diagnostics (Press F12 during boot to get there) on my current drive to see how it goes. But when the diagnostics get to the hard drive test, it skips it saying "Hard Drive Not Installed". 
The drive I have boots up perfectly fine with the current settings with legacy boot. Is it because the test will only detect drives with UEFI enabled? The problem is that when I upgraded my drive, I could not find a way to boot up with it in UEFI mode. After installing Windows on the PCIe drive (I upgraded from a normal m.2), I tried enabling UEFI mode but every time it would fail to start up also saying "Hard Drive Not Installed". So I just left it in legacy mode.
I'm not aware of any available M.2 NVMe to USB adapters that would simplify this for me but I was wondering if anyone else ran into any troubles doing the diagnostics with a PCIe drive? I'm sure the XPS 13's that come with PCIe drives are configured properly though. Not sure how to get mine working in UEFI mode. Any help is much appreciated

A:XPS 13 9360 - Diagnostics does not recognize PCIe Drive in Legacy Boot

PCIe drives normally require the UEFI configuration

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Hi.My BIOS update is: F.43 Rev.AI have an issue related with the boot menu screen resolution: 1. When secure boot is enabled it presents this screen resolution: 2. When secure boot is disabled it presents this screen resolution: Why does this happen and  How do you fix it? Note: I have used the BCDEDIT command with parameters as GRAFICRESOLUTION but it's same behavior within BIOS secure boot! I hope your reply.Thanks.

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Hi all I wanted to change Secure Boot to disabled, but after reboot I'm stuck on this message: Secure boot A request has been made to change this system's secure boot configuration.which may affect the secure boot keys and/or disable secure boot. Please type in and enter the below number for authorization. 0124 I've tried two different keyboards (that worked previously), but it doesn't accept / register anything I type... so the only thing I can do is to hit the power button to turn the computer off, turn it back on and end up on the samme message (different code, though) 

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Best I can tell the documentation HP publishing specifying the method required to disable Secure Boot on an Envy 700-074 was written by someone(s) who had no experience in implementing the methods they list.  IT DOES NOT WORK!  The ONLY way this machine will boot to the harddrive or to a bootable CD/DVD is if SECURE BOOT IS ENABLED. I have spent literally days trying to get it to work.  Formatted harddrive as MBR not uefi, gone through the truly bizarre methods required to get the computer register in bios that I wanted the DVD drive as the first option, F10 and Escaped innumerable times.  Bottom line, whoever designed and implemented the bios on the Envy 700-074 MUST be kept away from future involvement on bios implementation!

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I got a SSD now in my system connected to the first sata port with win7 installed
My previous (mechanical) sata hard disk who was prev. setup on this port is still usable and also has win7 installed on it. i wnat to use it as a experiment setup.
If I connect this old hdd to another sata port say sata 1 or 2.

Can I choose to boot from either the new SSD or the old sata-hdd and run win7 without problems using the BIOS boot order?

I read some scary stuff about this scenario could mess things up because both both drives used to be 'C'

Also I have my BIOS setup with AHCI nowbecause of the SSD. My previous hdd used the standard sata-mode. If I use this old mechanical sata hdd which has windows7 on it and use AHCI in bios will it boot/work?

A:Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?

As long as you installed windows independently, with the other drive unplugged, there would be no issue choosing either one to boot from the bios.

I doubt if the hard drive will boot in AHCI mode, but test it to see.

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After reading through lots and lots of posts and tutorials, I'm still a little confused. I worked for a carpenter one summer when I was a kid and he stressed the philosophy of measuring twice and cutting once as a rule to live by. So, before I fire up my saw, I thought I would seek a little clarification. I expect to get my new 60GB Intel 520 SSD delivered today and here's what I would like to do.

First, here's my system Info:

ASUS P8Z77-V/Pro/Thunderbolt with i7 3770 (non-K) and 2x4GB Trident X Series 2400 RAM
60GB Intel 520 SSD
500GB WD HDD
SW DVD

Okay. I had Windows 7 Home Premium installed on the HDD, but in anticipation of using the new SSD as the boot drive, I cleaned it with Diskpart>clean all. Now, I would like to do a fresh install on the SSD from the DVD drive and use the following xml (from Keri), that I now have on a USB, to move the User and program data to the HDD.






Quote:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64"
publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS"
xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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A:Boot Priority & Boot Device Control for New SSD as boot drive

We link to tutorials so you'll have illustrated steps for a specific suggestions. It's one of the main reasons we are the top tech forum on the web.

I would not move User folders as we've had feedback indicating unintended consequences. Much easier to copy your User folders to the HD data partition, rightclick each to add to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums. Keep the emptied C user folder in Library so you can see if anything lands there and drag it over to data drive in same window.

Install most-used programs to C, if space gets too tight uninstall and reinstall lesser used programs to data drive.

To save space you can set paging file to 2gb: Change Virtual Memory Paging File.
If you don't rely on it you can turn off Hibernate in Power Options, though it is perfected in Win7. These are trade-offs that must be decided with a small SSD.

Here are customized install steps for you:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Check for a BIOS update. If none boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, SSD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

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

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

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirmi... Read more

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Message on PC appeared to be hijackware. I shut down and am trying to boot to Kaspersky DVD rescue disk.Followed instructions according to http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03659945Disabled Secure Boot, shut down, restarted; new boot menu only shows windows boot manager options.what to do!

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Starting issue may 2017
Quick Solution for UEFI base mode
I'll try to write it in English :)
Step by step According to the pictures...
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Put Name: 123philipyip.files.wordpress.com/.../17.png
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When the "123" list was added to the list above, the "V" must be removed from the restphilipyip.files.wordpress.com/.../15.png
Apply => popup windows => click "OK"philipyip.files.wordpress.com/.../30.png
Exitphilipyip.files.wordpress.com/.../31.png
The system restarting...
Wait and see if my magic has succeeded ...

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I have two Asus M5A97 R 2.0 LE and one Asus M5A97 R 2.0 MBs. I want to do the following:

Duel booth them in the following manner. The main OS will be on an SSD. The trial (Win 10) will be on a second HD (not SSD.)

In addition, I want to use a third HD for data and do this on a clean install.

I know how to move the user folder by doing a single clean install but I am not sure I can have two Win OSs on two different drives using the same third HD to place the user folder.

My plan is to keep the OSs totally separate and using the bios to select the drives.

1) Can this be done?
2) Is it best for me to DISABLE SECURE BOOT IF I DO THIS?

A:New Builds: Duel Boot, ? Secure Boot

Secure boot is a pain. might as well disable it.

With all HD's disconnected except the SSD. Install the main OSDisconnect the SSD and connect the second HD. Install Win 10Connect everything back: SSD, HD1,HD2Boot up using the boot menu if available so you don't have to reconfigure the BIOS.

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Hi All,

My son dropped a book on his Samsung Np355V5C at uni the other week and cracked his screen. So now he is home for easter I've changed the screen but he has killed the hard disk at the same time though I am able to recover his docs using easeus recovery program.

I have gone and got him a new 1TB western Digital Hard drive today and fitted it but had the following problems when i tried to install Windows 7 Pro

I read through your clean install guide and reset the BIOS to defaults but when i then change the boot proirty to cd i get a red label saying

Secure Boot Violation

Invalid Signature detected. Check secure Boot Policy in Setup

OK

After restoring to defaults the boot order looks like this
Boot option Priorty

Boot option 1 [Windows Boot Manager (P0: WDC WD10JPVX-22JC3T0)
Boot Option 2 [Windows Boot Manager (P0: WDC WD10JPVX-22JC3T0)
Boot Option 3 UEFI: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208DN

I have a windows 7 pro disk which has worked previously so could use some help please.

I dont' understand what is going wrong

Cheers

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I've tried changing boot priority multiple times to have my CD/DVD drive boot first & the SSD second & 3rd disabled.

But it doesn't ever seem to save the settings and does NOT boot from the CD/DVD and instead goes directly to the SSD, either my Ubuntu or my Win7 SSD, whichever one I happen to have hooked up at the time.

Anyone know what the problem & solution is? This is getting very frustrating, I've been trying to do this for a couple weeks now and just no luck. I've tried multiple Secure Erase DVDs, one made through Samsung Magician & one made manually with an iso burner, both gave me same results regardless of SSD Ubuntu/Win7

A:Trying to Secure Erase SSD, bios won't boot from CD/DVD drive?

Hello, GreyWizard in BIOS are you sure you saved the changes? It would help if we knew your system specs.

Please fill out your System Specs



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Your System Specs will help us to help you, and doing it in this manner will make them available to all helpers in every post and keep us from hunting for them. We ask that you fill them out in as much detail as possible including Desktop or Laptop, Model number if it is an OEM computer and all components with the Manufacturer and Model number if possible.
If you will go to your last post and click the 'System Specs' in the bottom left of the post, you will find a link to update your system specs. Please fill those out in as much detail as possible, making sure to click save at the bottom of the page. If you would like to know what we would like, you can click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post to see mine. If you do not know what your components are, this will help you accomplish this task. System Info - See Your System Specs

Most computers have a one time boot menu key. Every Motherboard is different. Some will tell you what it is on the loading screen. It tells the computer which drive to boot from this one time without changing the boot order in BIOS. If we knew which Motherboard you have it may help us to tell you which key it is.

Usually when it boots fron the CD drive, it will ask to push any button to boot from the DVD. You have to be quick as you only have a few sec... Read more

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We just bought a WD 2TB My Book Elite external hard drive. When we boot the computer into Windows 7 and plug in the USB cable, the drive is recognized and assigned a drive letter. Everything looks normal--we can access the drive, read files on it, copy files to it, etc. However, next time we power up the computer, if this drive is attached, the computer won't boot. The Dell BIOS splash screen comes up and sits there for a while, then the screen goes black--and absolutely nothing else happens. If we then disconnect the drive and start the computer again, it boots normally. The external drive has the latest firmware and software installed, and we have the most current BIOS installed. Has anyone else run across this problem?

A:Can't boot if USB external drive attached

Try disabling boot from USB in your BIOS. Perhaps then it will stop trying to read the driver during boot. Also make sure your OS drive is the first one in the boot list.

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Hi, i have a Lenovo Ideapad Z585 running Windows 8, secure boot, gpt paritioning and UEFI bios.
The laptop comes with a factory shipped 1TB Sata drive which i want to replace with a Kingston V300 SDD 120GB drive.

I have followed this guide How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.Ive run this in another desktop, it completes and i shut down, remove the destination and insert it into the laptop - power up and it blue screens with There has been an unexpected error message. Trying to access the recovery partition says it is damaged but looks like its almost going to load. Looking at the drive in EaseUS paritition master the paritions look a perfect copy apart from the proportional sizing.

AHCI is enabled in bios - i've tried EaseUS Backup clone, task was successfull but again blue screens but this time with a attached device cant be found.

One thing i wasnt sure about, the PC i done the cloning in has a RAID stripe setup but not sure if this effects it.
Any one had success in cloning a GPT drive over to a SSD? Am i missing something
I cant do a fresh installation of windows 8 as i dont have recovery discs, nor does the onekey recovery software allow me to do so and id like to keep the recovery parition in tact really.

Any help much appreciated!

A:Migrating / Cloning GPT Secure Boot HDD to SDD Hard drive

Lenovo Ideapad Z585








I cant do a fresh installation of windows 8 as i dont have recovery discs,



Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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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. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)




I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
How to make Lenovo Windows 8 Recovery DVD
Lenovo Solution Center shows CD/DVD recovery media for Microsoft Windows 8 - ThinkCentre, ThinkStation, ThinkPad, IdeaPad, IdeaCentre

or
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
Lenovo Support - Home (US)
Click on Parts & Accessories.
or
https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx

From the manual for Lenovo G480.







Originally Posted by Lenovo


When the hard disk drive or solid state drive is replaced because of a failure, no
product recovery program is on the new drive. In this case, you must use the
Recovery Disc Set for the computer. Order the Recovery Disc Set and the drive at
the same time so that you can recover the... Read more

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