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V110 - PXE UEFI Boot No Offer Received

Q: V110 - PXE UEFI Boot No Offer Received

Hi, I am trying to PXE boot a new V110 Notebook in UEFI mode so that I can use our regular MDT build. This boot process and build works fine on our Lenovo ThinkCentres and all Dell devices. It network boots fine and can see DHCP as we get an IP address but then we get "PXE-E16: No offer received" error then boots into Windows. We are using IPv4 and the BIOS has been updated to the latest version (2TCN22WW) and is setup as attached. I have read the other relevant posts on here but the only one that appears to be close is this one which was fixed with a BIOS update from Lenovo - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkStation-Workstations/P320-Problem-PXE-Boot-in-UEFI-mode/m-p/381193... Any ideas?

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Can anyone explain why Win10 will only start up in Legacy mode but not in UEFI mode?I've tried everything but failed to boot the installer in UEFI.When I used Legacy support the installer was loaded and could install W10. However, Windows won't start afterwards in UEFI.

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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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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**** You need to enable Legacy MBR by Enabling Launch CSM in the EFI Setup ****

Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help.

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

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

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

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

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

SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

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

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

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

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

Default is win 8 os, recently upgraded to 8.1.

Now I need to win 7.

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

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

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

and the warranty? restores factory work?

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

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

Ciao forum! E grazie! Saluti dall'Italia!

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

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

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

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Dear Friends,

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

Laptop: ASUS UX31A-DB71, latest BIOS: 218

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?

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

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41

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

Secure Boot does not affect the speed of your computer.

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41

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

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

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

Originally Posted by Andrew124C41

So, anyone really think Secure Boot is worth it?

It is a very important security feature.

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

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

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


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When I turn on I don't get the Lenovo startup LogoIt goes directly to a Boot Manager, with options and from there doesn't boot.I use Fedora Linux as OS, and I tried to boot with a live usb.When I insert the USB the boot manager shows the drive option, but doesn't do nothing, maybe its not FAT.What do you suggest to solve the situation?Why did this happen? Thank you!

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Hi,we have several v110 devices that have the same issue, when we close the device and after a while we open it again the device not comming up again, it keeps turning on the Lenovo screen. When i push the start button en hold it will stop but when i start the devices again the problem remains.I get in the device when i use the reset button on the right side with a small pin, then choosing recovery, and exit out of the recovery. Then it startup to windows. But if i close the device end reopen the issue is exactly as before. Any idea why this V110 devices facing this issue? Best regards,Benny

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I have a Lenovo G510 i7, and now I have bought a Lenovo V110-15isk i3 for my daughter. The notebbok has no DVD/CD unit, so I was planning to make a Bootable USB with Windows 8.1. I used the free program Rufus and got it. But then when I change the BIOS Boot section to state boot from USB and UEFI, the system si not able to start the instaltion. Any ideas.Thank you.Bets RegardsJose

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I have a Lenovo G510 i7, and now I have bought a Lenovo V110-15isk i3 for my daughter. The notebbok has no DVD/CD unit, so I was planning to make a Bootable USB with Windows 8.1. I used the free program Rufus and got it. But then when I change the BIOS Boot section to state boot from USB and UEFI, the system si not able to start the instaltion. Any ideas.Thank you.Bets RegardsJose

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Hello,I've just updated BIOS using BIOS Update from your support page (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/pl/pl/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-v-series-laptops/v110-15isk/...). After that instead of loading Windows I get boot menu. In boot menu after selecting HDD I get black screen and after few seconds boot menu appears again.Is there anything that I could do to make this work normally???

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Hi All, Purchased this laptop for my daughter for Christmas new from ebuyer. She went to use it yesterday and it wont boot.With the power plugged in the orange power light flashes say every 1 second.The caps lock flashes about every 5 seconds. The screen flashes very very quicky/briefly as though it wants to boot at a similar time to the caps flashing.With the power cabel out it does the same but the orange power light flashes slower say every 5 seconds. Im very confident in taking it apart if needs be to reset anything etc as long as this doesnt void the warranty which i still have but would like to get it fixed sooner rather than later. Any suggestions? Thanking you in advance. David 

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Hi all,

I cannot get into Windows due to problem booting and would greatly appreciate any help. Here is how it happened.

I was surfing the net and all of a sudden my screen frozed up while my harddrive suddenly went very quiet while its lights were still on. My computer did not respond so I tried to restart my pc. The screen then came up with the following error:

"Intel Boot Agent Version 4.0.19
Intel Base-Code, PXE-2.1 (Build 083)

PXE-E53: No Boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Boot Failure: System Halted"

I have WindowsXP installed but don't have the disc anymore so I'm hoping the solution to this problem will not require reinstallation or the disc. Also, I have not made any recent changes on my computer settings so this error seems to be have come up out of nowhere. My computer had been working fine before this and I have no idea why this error happened.

(Not sure if this info will help or even relevant but I have a router and a home network set up with another computer (a laptop). I did not make any changes on their setting prior to this error.)

Thank you very much for any help in advance.


A:Boot Failure: System Halted PXE-E53 No Boot File Received

This message means that the system is trying to boot from the network card...

This happens if it can't boot from the hard disk, look in the BIOS, is your hard drive still recognized by your mainboard ?

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© 1997 - 2001 INTEL

INTEL BASE CODE PXE-2.1 (build 083)
© 1997 - 2001 INTEL

CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 03 47 EE 30F4
guid 202080ba-e5id-b211-8000-fec76167eb7e




A:Boot Failure: System Halted PXE-E53 No Boot File Received

And your point is? Are you trying to load it from PXE? Is it just booting to this when your trying to load up the OS?

If you had a working PC with an OS but its showing this I would go into the BIOS and make sure the boot order is HDD first and NIC is last. I would also verify the BIOS sees the HDD that is installed...

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This morning updated my working Idea V110-15AST to last bios update on Lenovo support (1PCN63WW) everything looks works ok til bios upgraded sucessufuly and never works again. No Lenovo Logo. No Bios access with Fn+F2 keyboards. Just the CapsLk key have led turn on from beginin and fan runs as never heard before. Need a really good help with this issue cause end a work there!   Thans in advance!

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

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

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

What is the fix??

Please reply here, not in my old Dell thread above. Thanks.

A:STILL cannot boot a non-UEFI CD on my UEFI Win 7 64-bit - any fix ??

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

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

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

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


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I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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For some reason my computer just started having boot problems. I had not used it in a while because it was a backup. My primary has been totally taken over by a spyware program so I need to use the backup and now it won't boot up. All I get is the PXE_E53 no filename received message. Anyone know what to do with this problem???:rallyes:

A:Boot failure PXE-E53 no boot filename received

Welcome to TSG...

The PXE message is shows your machine trying to boot from a network card-perhaps because it's not finding any other bootable media....

Is your 'backup' drive recognized in BIOS? Is it the first boot device?

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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?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,

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

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

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

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

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

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I did the Upgrade Assistant from Win7 pro to 8 pro and this is what I was told:

Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you
won't be able to use it in Windows 8.

More info

I really want Secure boot, however. I have a UEFI BIOS. I am willing to upgrade or clean install, as I will never use the previous windows 7 version again. Is there a way to get Secure boot with my computer [when I upgrade to 8]?

Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database

How do I get this?

All replies welcome, and thank you any who take the time on this problem of mine.

PS. I have the windows 15$ upgrade, but I want to install it on this computer (details listed) instead of the new one that came with the deal

A:Secure boot with upgrade offer?

SecureBoot is a feature of UEFI on newer (released late this year, mostly) motherboards that allows digital signage of the boot process and some extra (well, lots of it) security checking during boot process. If you want it, you need to acquire a motherboard with it. You might (/might/) get it via an upgrade, as it's security software built into the UEFI software itself, but I don't know of any current UEFI motherboards that didn't ship with SB enabled that have updates to enable it yet. Since the x77 and x79 chipsets seem to support it (I've seen a Gigabyte and an Asus board so far that have it, both were x79), you could ask Gigabyte if they plan on adding it to your UEFI system software in the future, of course.

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I have a new Precision 7710 with a 2.5 inch 1GB SATA SSD (system boot=Disk0) and a 1GB NVMe PM951 SSD.
I have been attempting to install Windows Server 2012R2 on the second, M.2 SSD (Disk1) into a GPT, NTFS partition.
Since this system has no DVD, I made a bootable UEFI thumb drive with the contents of the .iso installation for Server 2012R2.
The thumb drive boots OK and I can begin installation, but when it comes to choosing the target for installation, the M.2 SSD is not visible in setup.
The M.2 drive is clearly visible inside Windows 10 Pro as the D: drive.
So...I mounted the .iso setup file in Windows 10 and ran setup.exe. The install began and could see the target M.2 drive, and began loading files on the second SSD. It then attempted the first of several restarts that come with this process with the new Server 2012 R2 environment.
It sucessfully modified the Windows Boot Manager before the restart, then restarted, and the setup program gave an error because it could not find the target partition on the second SSD.
The setup environment then modified the Boot Manager to "Windows Setup Rollback" and proceeded to enter an infinite loop, attempting to delete files from the unreachable M.2 drive. I manually choose Windows 10 on the boot menu, and once booted changed Windows 10 back to the default OS.
I've tried several things (turning off Secure boot, changing from UEFI to legacy bios--it won't boot at all that way) , but I can't get that second disk t... Read more

A:Precision 7710 UEFI Bios and pre-boot does not detect second SSD (NVMe PM951) can't install Windows on it for dual boot

You're going to need to build a new set of boot media with NVMe drivers.

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

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

Hello all,

This is my problem:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to take up the Australian $50 Student Offer, but am confused about whether I need to purchase the boot disk kit which is gonna cost me $15 extra and force me to wait for it to be delivered.

Now as far as I understand it, upon purchase they're going to link me to downloads for setup and box files. But since I want to do a clean install (going from 32 bit XP to 64 bit 7, so I don't have much choice), these files don't really mean much to me.

So basically, I'm left with the choice of buying the disk and waiting for delivery (could be over a week, especially at this time of year) or getting an ISO and burning my own copy. As far as I know I can't make my own ISO because I won't be able to execute the 64 bit exe file.

I have however found links to the ISO from the digital river content site which I can (legally I guess) download.

So I guess my question is this: is this ISO identical to the disk they want to mail to me and charge me for?

If so I'll just download that and burn my own copy, and just spend the $50 to get the product key/license.

Thanks in advance.

A:Student Offer: Boot Disk Required?

Yes and Yes....

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I bought a refurbished Desktop PC off tiger direct (By Joy Systems) this past Dec2013.

Dell 780 Desktop PC - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. You can see it here for more specs:

It was running beautifully for the first month. It's a long story after that.

Skype was using 300k vs the usual 160k in my processes suddenly, so after some troubleshooting I uninstalled it, assuming a reinstall would solve the issue. Skype's site recommended deleting everything with the term "skype" in it from my registry for a totally clean uninstall... I still don't know if this ultimately screwed me over or not, but that's what I did. I didn't delete everything because I started having second thoughts, though. After reinstalling skype the high useage continued, but I figured out why; it was some influx of skype not saving my "no history" setting and remembering 1400+ messages in one sitting. Ultimately reinstalling was unnessacary, I was just impatient.

So while I was doing that, I restarted and got this:

Google searches said it was associated with Visual Studio, which is not listed in my add/remove programs. It didn't seem to effect anything so I ignored it... Then my internet gradually stopped loading, which I originally thought was due my new roomate&#... Read more

A:PXE-E53: No boot filename received

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Several days ago one of our computers booted with a hard drive not found message - options to choose esc. to exit or enter to cancel. I chose enter the PC shut down and I rebooted - The system works -BUT, it has a very slow start and goes to a black screen with Boot Agent PXE 0007E941E43E followed by DHCP and a blinking cursor, eventually it adds No Boot file Received. It will then boot to WIN XP. The system seems to work fine at this time. I have run thru a series of anti virus protocols and have found nothing. Should I worry about this or should I say itís not broke don't fix it?

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I recently got this problem on my oldest PC, and it's seemingly come out of nowhere. There has been no tempering with it as far as I know, either through hardware or software.

The computer will begin to boot, and then will hit the error:
PXE-53: No boot filename received

and then
and hang there.

Installed I have windows XP SP2.
The boot order is Floppy, CDROM, and then HDD-0.
I feel this is a bit uneccesary considering that there is no CDROM drive or Floppy Drive installed.

There are 3 other HDD options in the booup menu (for exmaple I can set boot order to be HDD-0, HDD-1, HDD-3), but if I set any of those to boot (for example Floppy, CDROM, HDD-3), then it goes straight to the "DISK BOOT FAILURE" error message and skips the PXE error. I don't know if this is significant. If this is unclear please let me know so I can clarify what i mena here.

I have also found that apparantly this PXE error means that the PC is trying to boot through LAN. This is confusing and I know for a fact that I haven't changed anything in the BIOS to make it do so, and noone else has the technical know-how to do this. That being said, I looked through the BIOS and found nothing on LAN.

Thanks ahead.

A:PXE-53: No boot filename received

The PXE error is indeed related to booting from the network card in the system.

The computer tries to boot from the network card (what you refer to as "boot from LAN") because there is no boot code found in any other location and boot from network card is the only location left for it to try. This usually indicates that the Windows installation is either damaged or the hard drive has failed.

Test the hard drive with the drive maker's diagnostic software for DOS. The links are here: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

If the hard drive passes the tests, you go ahead and re-install Windows on it.

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Have been running Windows 7 with no problem until today. Upon booting up my PC, after the first loading screen I get this message:

PXE-253: No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

I get the same message again after a while with "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" added on the end.

I've checked all connections to my hard drive and all is fine.

I've made sure my primary hard drive with OS is selected as the first boot device and it also has first boot priority.

I've tried a startup repair using the system recovery tools.

There's no system restore point so I can't revert back to anything.

I've done a chkdsk with the recovery tools.
I've done SFC but I receive this message "The offline image has a different platform architecture than the running system".

I don't know what else to do.
I have a small idea of what caused this but not 100% sure.
I have two hard drives and was dual booting Windows, so each hard drive had a copy of Windows 7 installed.

My primary hard drive (C:\) was almost full and my secondary hard drive (D:\) was hardly used. I used a third party software to to delete and format my D:\ drive, then I moved some files from C to D.

A while later after this was done I put my PC to sleep, the display turned off but my PC never although when I woke it up I was brought to my log in screen. I didn't think nothing of it at the time and so when I turned my PC off later on and started it back up ... Read more

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I read the thread about this problem possibly being caused from the system trying to boot online. I don't know how to change boot options in bios can anyone help?

A:PXE-E53 No boot filename received

This usually occurs if the system cannot recognise C:, it defaults to the network adapter.

To change the boot priority you need to enter BIOS at power-up, before it gets to Windows.

The key should be shown momentarily in the boot process, common ones are F2, or DEL.

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Today - I bought a new monitor. Plugged it in. Turned it on. Started to browse the internet. Computer locked up.


The computer would hang at Boot from CD. Its supposed to boot from hard drive.
Checked the bios. Changed the boot sequence to boot from hard drive.

Still same error.

Went to try safe mode so that I might could defrag the computer because I suspected I had a bad file.

Problem is I can't get to safe mode either.

Any recommendations.

I don't know the attributes of the computer other than its running on Windows XP. \


A:Pxe-e53 No Boot File Name Received

Have you tried Last known good configuration? You should get this option with the F8 key, same as going to safe mode option.

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Hi all,

On startup after my graphics card information appears it has the old school loading pattern that consists of slashes and lines, Then after approx 20 seconds it Informs me

PXE - E53 No boot filename received and continues on its merry way

On some other occasions however, Maybe it depends what way the wind is blowing or what colour socks I have on it will, instead of 'no boot filename...' it will say 'no dhcp offers recieved'

What are these errors and what do they mean for my system. I recently reformatted but the error was there after too. Any searches on this only landed my in situations where the error came up when someone was trying something, not on every startup like mine. Does anybody have any ideas?


A:No boot filename received


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My parents's computer is very old, I was trying to recover a partition using MiniTool Partition Recovery, after restarting(it asked me to) I've been waiting on the "updating system" screen for 4 hours, I thought it was too long so I restarted using the restart button it has, now I get this:

What should I do?It's a screenshot from symantec, but it is almost same as mine.
My HDD is listed first in BIOS

A:No boot filename received

Run chkdsk & System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run chkdsk & SFCIf you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7: If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River via Dell
Download Official Windows Vista RTM with SP1 Setup Files (32-bit and 64-bit)

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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