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Windows stops booting in UEFI mode after adding another hard drive

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

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

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

My current assumption is that after removing the disk signature, Windows no longer regards HD #3 during the boot process and only setups the disk after booting has finished. But as soon as it has a disk signature again, Windows includes HD #3 in the boot process and probably the partition ordering gets mixed up compared to what Windows expects.

So my question is, why does this boot problem occur and how can I fix it permanently (and will it happen for any new disk I attach to my system)?

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

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

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Basically, I had my primary slave drive start giving me greif with write errors and that, and so I thought I ought to scandisk it. I had a load of sector errors and it spent a day or two fixing them all. When it finally finished, windows (obviously on the master drive) refused to boot saying:
error initialising SHELL
krnl386.exe missing or invalid
press any key to continue...
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and then shut down when u did. After all sorts of sillyness like reinstalling the file I found and disabling bus mastering (oh yeah - safe mode worked) that the computer would boot if i removed the drive. However, I could always view the drive in dos, and i've now plugged it into this machine and i can read and execute files, and it booted into windows (albeit '95) perfectly. I was just hoping you may have some idea of something I could tweak to make it work again on mine?

the drive is a maxtor diamondmax vl30 5400rpm 30gb at drive...

thanks in advance for anyhelp

cheers!
Jonny Platt
 

Answer:my 2nd hard drive stops windows booting

Hi namdas, welcome to TSG....

What operating system is running on the primary master drive?

Does it still boot up by itself?

Once you disconnected the problem drive and put it into another machine, you more than likely changed the jumpers....make sure you change them back to slave when attempting to re-install it in your other machine.

Also, bios will need to re-recognize the drives again as well.
 

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Answer:Windows 7 UEFI/bootmanager stops booting after 2nd HDD installed

Have you tried booting into safe mode to see if you can get to windows or you could also try to select the proper boot selection before booting to windiows via boot media selector on my computer when i start computer i have to hit f8 repetedly until it ask me what device i want to boot. These are not solutions just something to try to see if windows will boot with other harddrive at all. Also did other hard drive have a copy of windows installed on it or was it purely a data drive

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UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

What is the benefit of installing in UEFI vs Legacy? All I understand is that the system sets up more partitions.

Answer:Booting a Win 10 DVD in UEFi Mode for Windows installation

Anyone? :-)

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Answer:How to prevent Windows 7 installation from booting in UEFI mode?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Enter your bios and go to Advanced and boot and disable secure boot,
If there is no option to disable secure boot look for OS Type and switch to Other os
After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system.

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If I unplug the drive, it boots fine. If I plug it back in, it stops and Windows tries to repair itself.

EDIT: Figured it out. Apparantly if you're using Win 8 with UEFI, you can't have a 2nd drive that uses extended or logical partition. Since I had Ubuntu on the 2nd drive (logical) it wouldn't boot. I haven't done it yet, but If I delete the partition it should work just fine. I created a bootable usb with Gparted and will fix it later.

Answer:Just installed Windows 8 with UEFI, but 2nd drive stops

Is the secondary drive clean or has it had some bootable OS installed on it?

Any chance of a disk management picture of your SSD install?

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Due to the issue with Windows 7 being too dark on the Ideapad S400 (backlight issue), I decided to roll back to windows 8. To install Windows 7 from our deployment server I changed the BIOS to Legacy Support., but then to install Windows 8 I changed the BIOS back to UEFI but now under FI (Boot) only the network card is listed and not the hard-drive. If I roll back to BIOS to legacy then the hard-drive is listed as a boot device. Sound like a bug. I really got the feeling that the BIOS of the Ideapad S400 is a beta. Will Lenovo issue a BIOS update in the near future? This is the worse laptop I've even seen so far!  













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Answer:hard-drive not listed in BIOS after changing boot mode from Legacy to UEFI.

hi bthjf1,
 
AFAIK, to see the HDD under UEFI boot on the BIOS, you must install Windows 8 in UEFI (HDD being formatted as GPT).
 
Try to:
1. Install Windows 8 in UEFI as stated in this guide.
2. Boot into the BIOS, press F9 to reset BIOS to default then check if HDD is now listed under EFI boot
 
 
Hope this helps

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So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
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as shown in the picture below

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

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

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

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So I bought a WD Green 3TB and made two partitions > 40Gb and the rest as second partition. Since the second partition is more than 2.2 TB I had to partition entire drive with GPT.

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only CD/DVD.

Does this mean I will not be able to install windows on a GPT partition with a USB flash drive or am I missing something?

Anyone using windows on GPT partition installed with a flash drive?

Thanks.
 

Answer:UEFI, Windows 8.1, 3TB and booting from flash drive.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/15458-uefi-bootable-usb-flash-drive-create-windows.html

Try option 2.
 

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Answer:Problem with booting in uefi mode

hi Mortaza,
 
Welcoem to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, did you created a bootable UEFI Windows 8.1 installer via a USB flashdrive? If you did, this is most likely blocked by the settings in the BIOS as the system is bypassing it and is trying to boot via LAN.
 
Try to:
1. Boot in the BIOS and set the following:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled (if applicable)
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Disabled / Other OS (if applicable)
 
2. When done, press F10 to save and exit and repeatedly tap F12 and see if you can boot from the UEFI Windows 8.1 USB Installer.
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
 
Regards

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Hi

I have a system recently converted to UEFI using MBR2GPT. Today I created a bootable DVD using Kyhi's Recovery Tools ISO and want to run it up to find out exactly what I've got and how it works. Snag is I can't boot up from CD or DVD - my system just hangs.

I've done some searching on the internet and find that I have to disable Secure Boot in the UEFI firmware. I can't, I haven't got that option - although I have been told that Secure Boot will only appear if I have UEFI Only selected. It doesn't, I've checked. What I do have, however, is a setting called Storage Boot Option Control with the options Disabled, UEFI Only, Legacy Only, Legacy First and UEFI First - in that order. Does that mean anything to anyone? It's a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 mobo. When I converted to UEFI I made no changes (under advice) to my mobo firmware which is set to UEFI and Legacy - the other options are UEFI Only and Legacy Only.

When it comes to the boot sequence, first in the list is Windows Boot Manager followed by the disk model - the CD/DVD reader is second. Swapping them around just results in a flashing cursor on the screen.

My question therefore is: just how do I get my PC to boot from CD or DVD? I have a strong feeling that NavyLCDR would say I should use BCDboot with the ALL switch to copy both the UEFI and BIOS files to the System Reserved partition since currently I only have the files for UEFI in there as far as I am aware. Certainly its only around 10.6MB at present whereas BIOS files... Read more

Answer:Booting from WinPE CD/DVD Whilst in UEFI Mode

Originally Posted by TraceyW


Hi

I have a system recently converted to UEFI using MBR2GPT. Today I created a bootable DVD using Kyhi's Recovery Tools ISO and want to run it up to find out exactly what I've got and how it works. Snag is I can't boot up from CD or DVD - my system just hangs.

I've done some searching on the internet and find that I have to disable Secure Boot in the UEFI firmware. I can't, I haven't got that option - although I have been told that Secure Boot will only appear if I have UEFI Only selected. It doesn't, I've checked. What I do have, however, is a setting called Storage Boot Option Control with the options Disabled, UEFI Only, Legacy Only, Legacy First and UEFI First - in that order. Does that mean anything to anyone? It's a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 mobo. When I converted to UEFI I made no changes (under advice) to my mobo firmware which is set to UEFI and Legacy - the other options are UEFI Only and Legacy Only.

When it comes to the boot sequence, first in the list is Windows Boot Manager followed by the disk model - the CD/DVD reader is second. Swapping them around just results in a flashing cursor on the screen.

My question therefore is: just how do I get my PC to boot from CD or DVD? I have a strong feeling that NavyLCDR would say I should use BCDboot with the ALL switch to copy both the UEFI and BIOS files to the System Reserved partition since currently I only have the files for UEFI in there as far as I am aware. Certainly its o... Read more

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I have followed the instructions from this site, more specifically UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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The partition table of the disk is GPT.
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Safe Boot is disabled
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I'm not sure of what else I should try.
Any help is appreciated.

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What are the exact settings choices for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS and BIOS Boot priority? Camera snaps will help: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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===========DELL BIOS==============
In many situation, i have to boot to WinPE in uefi mode with legacy support to repair something
i would like to see the uefi boot line in this picture
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can someone teach me how to create 2 hiden fat32 partition to boot in this caseaddition
in legacy mode, i use plop boot manager so i can choose with partition to boot but in uefi i cant do this
i want my laptop can automatically recognize my fat32 partition
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===========DELL BIOS==============
In many situation, i have to boot to WinPE in uefi mode with legacy support to repair something
i would like to see the uefi boot line in this picture
but when i create a usb boot with a hiden fat32 partition in my usb, i cant see this line? what wrong with my usbi have try to setup MBR and PBR by bootice but nothing change
can someone teach me how to create 2 hiden fat32 partition to boot in this caseaddition
in legacy mode, i use plop boot manager so i can choose with partition to boot but in uefi i cant do this
i want my laptop can automatically recognize my fat32 partition
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I am not sure if this subforum is the right place, if not, pleases help me transfer to the right forum...

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So I tested install windows 7 in both mode, and I didn't find any advantage of UEFI consider it is a new technology been promoted quite a lot for recent years.

The benefit I found is: a graphic BIOS setup, which is useless to most users if you don't OC. Even you did, I still find using keyboard to navigate through the menu is much easier than mouse.

Faster boot time? very negligible, could be 31 seconds compare to 28 seconds. As I timed use my stopwatch, the value could include a few seconds human error as well.

Support boot from > 2.2TB HDD? nowadays most user use SSD as boot drive so this really doesn't matter.

GPT disk partition? don't see any benefit here compare to legacy MBR...

Anyone can enlighten me what is the advantage of UEFI here?

Thanks a lot!

Answer:What's the benefit of UEFI and install Windows in UEFI mode?

Thanks for adding information about EFI BIOS which present a problem for many during installation and repairs.

For this reason alone, I would advise disabling EFI BIOS in BIOS boot order or choosing Legacy BIOS in BIOS setup, installing normally to an MBR disk.

Wiping a HD already formatted as GPT disk with Diskpart Clean Command can clear the way for it to install as MBR. Sometimes it also takes runnning the command "Convert MBR" to change disk from GPT.

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So, I've been trying to get all of the machines in our organization up-to-speed on the latest standards.  I figured that, as long as anyone is getting any NEW machine imaged and set up for them, that machine might as well be set up in UEFI mode, with GPT partitioning, as those are the latest standards for PCs.
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This is a laptop that costs north of $1,000, Dell.  For real?

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This is not Dell's doing - it's Microsoft and Intel at work.  They removed the ability to boot Skylake-based systems from USB to install WIndows 7:
wccftech.com/.../
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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question PC is a E Machines with 4GB memory, 500GB HD and an AMD E300 dual core CPU. 20+ hours to install
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Hi,

I am using Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit version. I have 2 hard drives a 120G Kingstone SSD on which i have the OS(that runs ok) and a WDC 250G regular SATA hard drive(whit which i have problems). My problem is that lately when it comes to the second drive windows act strange . When i boot windows it sees the sata drive with all the partitions. The access to the data on it seems slower. After around lets say 5-10 minutes the hard drive cannot the accessed and windows no longer sees it. After reboot everything is back to normal(for the next 5-10 minutes, the the problem is back). What is the problem?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 stops seeing second hard drive

I would first check my cables to make sure they are completely seated and not losing connection to the drive. If that does not help I would run the manufacturer's Diagnostic test and run the DOS test, the short drive self test and the long drive test, The Western Digital software can be found at WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD Black If that one won't work, try using Seagate's diagnostic Seatools for DOS SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

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This has happened to me 2 times today and I think one time last night, and I don't know why.

I have my 640GB HDD which has my OS partition, and I have my 1TB WD HDD which has games and other things. For some reason that hard drive and both partitions disappears from windows. Rebooting fixes it, but I don't want to have to do that who knows how many times a day.

EDIT: I Think it was a prob with my sata cord. I moved it and plunged it into a diff sata slot and I changed my power management and it is still going ok...so prob solved!?

Answer:Windows 7 stops detecting 2nd hard drive

Read this and thought maybe you should check yur cables or try a different port. Glad it is working out.
Fabe

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Hi,

I have found something odd today. Normally my computer goes into hybrid sleep mode just fine. But I have just added an oldish SATA hard drive to the system, and now it won't go into sleep mode.

After selecting Sleep, the screen fades to black then immediately returns to the "computer locked" screen.

The drive itself seems to work fine, and the problem goes away after disconnecting the SATA cable from it.

Anybody got any ideas for this one?

Answer:Hard drive stops Windows 7 from sleeping

Welcome!

Might want to check the properties for that drive in Device Manager.

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I have added a third 80GB hard drive on to my second IDE channel but it does not show up in my Windows Explorer list and I cannot access it. I have seen it show up in my BIOS and if I access the Device Manager I can see that the system recognizes it there. The second channel shares a DVD drive but I'm not sure that makes any difference.

How can I get it to show up in the Windows Explorer so I can start writing/reading files to it and format it?

Here are some screen shots from the Device Manager with the first a summary of what is recognized and the other four the details of each item in the summary. I have noticed that the UDMA Supported entries and the Device Current Used entries are similar for the Primary and Secondary Drives on Channel 1 but that the 3rd hard drive supports UDMA 5 but uses UDMA mode 2. Could that be a problem? I'm not aware of what that means.


FIG 1: SYSTEM SUMMARY



FIG 2: CHANNEL 1 IDE DEVICE #1 (Primary hard drive)



FIG 3: CHANNEL 1 IDE DEVICE #2 9Secondary hard drive)



FIG 4: CHANNEL 2 IDE DEVICE #1 (DVD Drive)



FIG 5: CHANNEL 2 IDE DEVICE #2 (This is the hard drive that was just added)


THX
 

Answer:Adding Third Hard Drive - Windows Not Recognizing

Simply go into the disk management console & partition/format your new hard drive.

ps. having your DVD drive & the hard drive on the same bus means that both devices will work at the speed of the slowest one, in this case the DVD drive which is most likely ATA-66.
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm attemping to install Windows 7 64 bits in a Sony vaio SVE14A25CLB laptop. Many threads in this forum already help me a lot to change the UEFI settings to boot from a DVD or USB device in UEFI mode and I clean the hard drive with diskpart. Also secure boot is disabled.

My System specs:
Sony Vaio SVE14A25CLB
Intel Core i5 -3210M, 2.50GHz
Sony Vaio Intel HM76 Express Chipset
4GB DDR3 SDRAM 799MHz
Intel HD Graphics 4000, AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB
HDD 750GB, 5400 rpm

My next opponent in this journey is while windows setup is loading the files, on UEFI mode, it just stop at loading the disk.sys file (checked in safe mode), but in Legacy mode (BIOS) the windows setup (DVD or USB) start without issues (this is how I managed use diskpart).

I don't think it could be due to hard drive or memory issues (I didn't run any tests yet), as the windows setup start normaly on Legacy mode and It install successfully Windows 7 on a MBR partition.

From factory, the laptop comes with Windows 8, but even if the general performance is very good, it was some "features" that bother me. So hard drive already has GPT and I want to keep that partition table mode in case I need to do a dual boot with windows 8 in the future.

After clean the hard drive I even created GPT partitions following these steps:
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart (see Sample DiskPart Script: Default Configuration)

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Answer:Windows 7 setup stop in disk.sys on UEFI mode, but in BIOS mode it did

Sony boot key is F12.

Make sure you have followed Option One in UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
to create the flash stick.

To install Win7 in UEFI mode sometimes requires some level of CSM or Legacy set in BIOS, even "Boot UEFI First." You will need to scour those listings, post back camera snaps of all available choices for UEFI, Legacy, CSM, and boot order. Are you choosing UEFI device to boot. That would point to the media being the problem.

At Eight Forums they can help you derive your Product Key so that you can reinstall 8 to an MBR disk using media they should also be able to link you to. This is providing the BIOS won't auto-activate on MBR. These mysteries are all shrouded in EightForums which I will get over to one day when Win7 stops being the most popular OS and keeping us so busy here.

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Internal hard drive. I tried switching my hard drive to a different port, I also tried using a different hard drive (and switched cables as well). If I switch ports, windows does recognize it for a few minutes then the drive disappears. How do I troubleshoot?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows stops recognizing hard drive during boot.

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Hi Any help with this would be much appreciated!I have just got a third hand HP PC - It had no dvd drive but worked perfectly without one.I bought a philips dvd writer and plugged it in and the pc wont boot - I get a message saying insert bootable diskette.I have tried the new dvd drive on my pc and everything is fine.I created bootable diskette and still no joy. Is there anything else I can try???ThanksPurdypinns

Answer:New dvd drive stops pc from booting

You need to change the settings on the drive,(s).The hard drive will have a jumper as will the dvd drive. If they are connected on the same cable the hard drive will need to be the master and the dvd a slave. If 2 separate cables should both be set to master. Might also need check in the bios if both ide channels are active..

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i bought a laptop customised from HIDevolution.com recently and by default, they have installed windows 8 in Legacy mode (in HIDevolution installed SSD). now i wish to switch to UEFI mode. will simple reset in windows 8 give me an option for changing the BIOS mode? please help

Answer:how to boot windows 8 in UEFI mode having Legacy mode now?

Changing from legacy to UEFI mode has to be done before installing Windows:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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I can't install any Windows on GPT. (UEFI), but I can in CSM-BIOS (MBR) When the installation is nearing completion I see the message: Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.
I don't have partition for recovery.
In the diskpart I used: list disk, select disk 0, clean, convert GPT.
Please help.

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Okay, I've searched as much as I could and I couldn't find out how to fix my problem so I'm hoping someone can guide me to possibly fixing it.

Okay, to start out with some back story...

My computer:

Dell 8400
Windows XP Pro SP3
1.52GB's of RAM
500GB Hitachi HDD
80GB Seagate HDD
X1900 Diamond graphics card

Okay so I had some spare time and I've been wanting to format a spare Seagate 80GB HDD that's been just sitting in my PC doing nothing for a while now. So I broke out my Partition Magic and went to format the HDD, well, I got an error or two and I gave up... But then I got to thinking maybe I might try rebooting my PC. So I did that and then there was trouble.

I got the "Drive not found, strike F1 to continue, F2 for Setup" (sp?).

So I figured it was nothing major and hit my F1 key and then I got some weird letters on my screen... So weird, I can't actually type them out. (I'll upload a picture even though it won't help)

So after messing around in the BIOs to no avail, I though maybe (some how) my 80GB was trying to boot instead of my 500GB. So I took my 80GB out and put it's connections on my 500GB HDD, started it up and still did the same thing...

So, I gave up, I figured I'd have to go ahead and boot up into a Ubuntu disc and see if the drive is even visible. To my surprise, it was. I got to at least backup some things and that's great and all but I truly hate to format and reinstall Windows again, even more so now that I know my 5... Read more

Answer:Windows XP hard drive not booting.

umm

1st thing do you have any windows CD eg windows xp (must be bootable)?

just making sure before we try anything lol

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I have a T61p which originally had a Hitachi 100GB HD.  I cloned that drive and copied it over to a new 320GB Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT.  Problem is that when I try to boot I get nothing but the flashing cursor in the top left corner.  Here is what I have tried:Replaced MBR, Boot.ini, drive ID, Boot cfg. I have tried switching the SATA settings in BIOS to compatibility mode.  The bios recognizes the drive just fine.  I can run diagnostics on it (all check out good) and bring it up in the windows pre-enviroment 2.1 rescue disk from the clone software (Macrium Reflect). I tried to load windows XP from CD to run recovery console and I get a message that there is no drive present.  Can anyone tell me how to make this work please.













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Answer:New BIG Hard Drive not booting Windows XP

joiseystud, welcome to the forum,
 
How did you clone the drive, was the new drive inserted in your T61p as primary or was it external?  The drive being cloned to needs to be in the system as primary.
 
Knowledgebase Article; Upgrading-HDD-on-ThinkPad-T61p   Another thread; T60 problems changing the harddrive
 
And something I threw together with fellow moderator KalvinKlein.
 
A search of the forum for; "clone blinking cursor", will also find a plethora of information

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Hi there,

I was wondering if there is any way to boot my new Windows XP computer off of an old Windows 98 Hard Drive without screwing anything up. What I am trying to do is access and run a program that was installed on the WIN 98 Hard Drive. The software was an expensive Patent Software and I no longer have the installation disk.

Here is what I have already tried:
1. Connected the WIN98 hard drive to my XP Computer and booted up. Computer started to boot into WIN98 but came back with some kind of memory error and shut down.
2. Tried running the software from the WIN98 Drive in WINXP but came back with an error about missing DLL files.

Someone mentioned running the drive as a virtual machine. Is that an option? If so, how do I set it up. Also, the old drive is partitioned into 4 pieces which doesn't help.

Please let me know if there are any ideas to get it running on my new machine.

Thanks,

Max
 

Answer:Booting from an Old Windows 98 Hard Drive

Hi and welcome. How about putting the drive back into the windows 98 machine
 

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I just got done building my first computer! (12 gb ddr3 ram, i7 950, WD 1T HDD, 128gb SSD sata 3, radeon HD 6950) and I'm trying to figure out which drive windows 7 is booting from?

Answer:which hard drive is windows booting from?

disk 1, however the boot partition is on disk 0, this is done for hardware reasons, as some systems will not see the bootmgr unless it's located on disk 0. This is a physical identification based on where the disk is plugged into the motherboard.

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Please help Windows 7 crash
If someone could please try and help me fix this or just start over.

Ok I have a emachine e725 running windows 7 32bit and a acer running on windows vista. My emachine recently crashed in the blue screen and I tried to complete a system restore. I was able to get through the advanced boot menu and use the repair your computer option to restore windows. During the windows setup process I got another blue screen and the computer restarting. It then started the process over and once it got to the step that says windows is preparing setup, it gives an error msg saying something along the lines of windows was interupted and needs to restart to complete installation, and it has an option to press ok. This cycle continues and I can not open in safe mode because it says "windows can not complete the installation in safemode. Also the option to repair your computer in the advanced menu options is no longer available. So after wrestling with windows starting up I decided to create a back up and restore disc on my acer for my windows 7 computer. I tried putting it on a disc but it would not boot. So I tried creating a installation disc of windows 7 and tried booting from the cdrom drive. Once I did that I got a error msg saying "device driver not found: MSCD001 No valid cdrom device drivers selected. It then gives me the A:\>. Im not sure if I created the disc wrong since I cant unzip the entire file I downloaded with needing an encryption pas... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 not booting from cd or hard drive

When Win7 will not start, you want to run Startup Repair from the Repair My Computer console if available on F8 Advanced Boot Tools menu, or by booting the Win7 Repair CD:
System Repair Disc - Create
Startup Repair

In your case, you ran full Factory Recovery which has now stalled. If you are still under one-year Tech Support warranty I would call eMachine to have them help you. If not, do you have the Recovery Disks which should have been made off the Recovery Partition when you first got your computer? You would normally use these to boot and start the Recovery again. You may need to order the disks from eMachine tech support.

The error you are getting while in Safe Mode means you may be able to follow the "Now for Safe Mode" steps at the end of this tutorial to access Device Manager to uninstall any Device which is showing in error - this device is probably the one causing the blue screen, and by uninstalling it you may be allowed to complete installation then update the driver correctly from the desktop. Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If you can find a Win7 installation DVD for your version you can also wipe your HD to clean reinstall with the Product Key on your COA sticker. This is a much cleaner install allowing better Win7 performance without the factory bloatware and useless factory utilities which have much better versions built into Win7: Reinstalling Windows 7

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I have a V570 running Win 7 64 bit that I've been using for about a year now. For the past few days, when I try to boot up my laptop the hard drive makes a louder, higher pitched whine than usual followed by a total freeze-up at some point in the booting process. A couple times I have gone into the BIOS the next time I booted and set all configurations to default, which seemed to work the first time. The boot priority order seems to be normal as far as I can tell. Two other times it recognized that Windows didn't start up properly and asked if I wanted to use Setup Repair (or whatever it is) which then loaded a system restore point from before I installed 14 updates to Windows a couple days ago. The laptop booted fine until I installed the updates again. Here is a picture of the updates in question, not sure how to embed images on this boardhttp://tinypic.com/r/2qlc3e0/6Anyway, I don't really feel like installing each of them individually to try and figure out which one or more are screwing things up, so I was wondering if anyone had any insight.

Answer:V570 hard drive stops midway through bootup - possibly Windows Update?

I just used OneKey Recovery and set it back to stock. The next time I turned it on it froze just before the Windows logo came up, and after a few minutes in the BIOS (where there did not appear to be any hard drive recognized in the boot order) the hard drive stopped spinning completely, after which it turned on again and made normal sounds instead of loud whiny ones. Now I'm thinking maybe it's just cold, but it's definitely no colder than 50 degrees F in my house which is well within reasonable operating range.I would like some insight if anyone has some to offer. Is it the link that's putting people off? I'm not an adbot, I swear. I know they all say that, but still.

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Problem is WINDOWS 7 does not boot from the 4TB disk alone. There is a 2 line error message "ReBoot and Select Proper Boot Device Or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press a key". The system boots only when both the hard disks are connected.



Did any update of BIOS to UEFI from ASUS. Copied the the partition from 1TB to 4TB hard drive via AOMEI Partition Assistant. There is also a hidden folder \WINDOWS\Boot on both the physical disks. Moreover,EasyBCD shows the Bootloader Path to 4TB disk c:\Windows\system32\winload.exe.

Any guidance on how to change the system partition from E: to C:

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Trying to find the setting in a Gateway Saladin 9515 series server that will allow the server to boot when USB drive is plugged in. Server boots when not plugged in.

Went to BIOS and boot priority. USB drive does not show up.

Unfortunately, support for Gateways is very hard to find since MPC took over (and then they went belly up). So any ideas would be very much appreciated since this has been VERY frustrating-
 

Answer:Server stops booting when USB drive plugged in

You should be close...USB drives won't show up of course but in boot devices (Optical, Hard drive, etc.) you probably have either USB or Other; something like that which is enabled and causes it the hang in the eternal attempt to boot to the USB drive.
 

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Sometime in the fall I started getting Windows 10 update errors trying to install 1607 (the anniversary update I believe). After trying different fixes I just ignored it for a while hoping windows would come up with a fix. 6 months later and I'd like to finally resolved this issue once and for all.

Windows Update Failure

I found I can use msinfo32 from the cmd shell to see my BIOS Mode which indicates I'm in UEFI
So I'm not entirely sure what the problem is. I did some funky things when I first built and installed Windows on this computer about a year ago. I have a 3TB Hard Drive and a 500GB SSD. And I found out I wasn't able to use all 3TB without using a GPT. Found some guide online followed the steps and fixed that issue.

I think there was an issue after that where the 3TB hard drive had the Boot part on it, and I followed some other guide to get my SSD to be the boot drive. But I think what I did then has put something in a weird state thats causing the update issue above.

Heres the Partitions
And heres using diskpart
Looking at other peoples partitions when using UEFI and GPT they have some partitions I don't have. Like MSR, System, Recovery etc... but mine just has the one single Primary partition. Recommended UEFI-Based Disk-Partition Configurations What I also find weird is that my boot partition is Disk 1 instead of Disk 0. If I unplug the HDD and boot the computer, then the SSD becomes Drive 0 but the update still fails.

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Answer:'Unsupported Disk Layout for UEFI Firmware' yet BIOS Mode set to UEFI

It looks to me that you don't have a UEFI install you have an MBR (legacy) install. In your BIOS what is listed as your primary boot device

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I have a hard drive from an old pc which was broken and I had to scrap. I bought a new pc with vista installed. I now have the old hard drive connected via a usb caddy and wish to boot from it with my new pc (the connections are different so cannot connect it internally).

I read on ehow about being able to do this but you had to edit some .IN_ files using cab SDK to extract them. I cannot find cab SDK in xp or vista and the link to download it from the microsoft site no longer exists. Please advise me of a way to edit these files in order for me to boot xp from my external usb drive.

Thanks.

Answer:Booting windows xp from external hard drive

Not going to happen as far as I know.

The only way I know of is to install XP to the external drive.
http://ccollomb.free.fr/blog/?p=64

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I have three hard drives in my computer.
2. Main 1TB WDCaviar Black with windows 10 installed
0. secondary useless (as of right now) 1TB generic HDD
1. SSD with Mac installed

if I remove drive #1 I can still boot to drive #2 but if I remove drive #0 (with nothing on it), I cant boot to my dive #2

I read somewhere that the boot partition gets installed to wherever 'disk0' is.
maybe that will help?

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Windows will not boot, only gives access to the basic menu to check memory and hard rive. Memory check passes, hard drive check fails and gives error ID OLXV79-81D8K8-XD7WMA-6OU803.













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Answer:HARD DRIVE FAILURE WINDOWS NOT BOOTING

The hard drive has failed and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will replace it. If not a retail 2.5" laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use HP Recovery Media to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd.

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I have three hard drives in my computer.
2. Main 1TB WDCaviar Black with windows 10 installed
0. secondary useless (as of right now) 1TB generic HDD
1. SSD with Mac installed

if I remove drive #1 I can still boot to drive #2 but if I remove drive #0 (with nothing on it), I cant boot to my dive #2

I read somewhere that the boot partition gets installed to wherever 'disk0' is.
maybe that will help?

Answer:Problem booting Windows Ten without my other hard drive.

From the screen shot you posted, we can't see which partition is Active, but if you can't boot with Disk 0 disconnected, it would seem that the first partition on 0 is active. If you highlight this partition in Disc Management, you'll be able to see.
If this is correct, you'll need to mark it Inactive, and make Disk 2 (C) active.
You can asssign drive letters to the large partitions on Disks 0 and 1 by right clicking them, and make them usable.
If you plan to keep Disk 0 in the computer, there's no need to change the active partition. Oh, and the active partition doesn't have to be on Disk 0

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I found an old pc in my basement and I thought I would try to restore it and use it as media pc. The PC was without a hard drive and an optical dvd drive (only cd's) so I got a hard drive. I wanted to install windows 7 on it, so I connected the hard drive to my pc I use normally installed windows on that and it booted fine and worked nicely. Then I came to swap the hard drives so I put it back into the old pc once windows was installed and I got errors, I could not boot up. I checked RAM, made sure everything was seated correctly but nothing. It then asked me whether I wanted to do a start up repair which I said yes to but once it had finished the repair I got the message:'Setup repair cannot repair this computer automatically'. I looked in the logs and the error codes all were 0x0. What can I do now?Thanks

Answer:Swap hard drive windows not booting

You cannot install windows on a hd on one system and boot to that hd on another system. You have to format and install the OS on the system you want to use.

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1. Can a second, non-OS, internal hard drive going bad cause Windows - Vista to hang during bootup? Used only for storage.

I've had the same setup - same 2 Seagate SATA drives - several yrs - no problem.
Suddenly, Vista hangs after the post screens & after the scrolling icon, but before Windows logo on splash screen. Boot into all Safe modes hangs, too.

Tried startup repair & Windows restore - no change. Finally, disconnected the 2nd drive & Windows boots as long as it's disconnected.

It's not set in BIOS as a / the boot drive. But I see it has an MBR (maybe damaged?).

2. Ran Seatools diagnostics (boot disk) & the BIOS DST on 2nd drive.
The 1st run, they both failed it. So changed out SATA cable & switched to another power connector. Reran diagnostics.

This time, BIOS DST passed - on - short test, but SeaTools short test just loops - no result.

3. If answer to # 1 is "No," still need another tool to test the drive. Probably from bootable disk.
Thanks.
 

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As I have understood it, new Windows 8 is possible to boot from virtual hard drive. Do that mean that I don't need to burn it into CD anymore but just keep it in my VHD and boot, if needed, from there?

If that is true, I just cant understand how you can boot anything from your PC before it open?!
 

Answer:Windows 8, virtual hard drive booting

What do you mean by "boot from virtual hard drive"? Is this something other than a guest system in a virtual machine such as VMWare Player or VirtualBox?
 

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I need to change some setting in my UEFI/BIOS but it is stuck in ready only mode.
All options are blanked out except for "exit". How can I get it to let me edit the settings again?

Answer:Cannot change UEFI settings / UEFI stuck in read only mode

You may have to disable the "Secure Boot" option first.

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Hello guys,
First of all my english can be sux,Sorry for that i hope i can tell my problem properly.

Last days, I installed Hackintosh to my pc, and i did some efi changes for Hackintosh. After i bored and deleted hackintosh part. Than now i cant start my computer with uefi.When i open ''Enable CSM'' its starting but ;its starting like this. It was starting no intel and windows 8 circle was spining under asus logo.
An there is another problem when i Disable Csm, There is no add boot section ; How can i turn back to my orginal settings ? Please help me, i asked all of my friends but no one to help me.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Booting with UEFI Problem.

You would need to reinstall Windows 8. It should fix the MBR during the install. If not. Try this to see if it works. https://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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Hello! Having some serious issues, as it seems we all have. So, here's the situation. As a nerd truck driver I bought a laptop for skyping with the family and playing games. Laptop was working fine one night and the next morning I start it up and windows won't boot. Just gives me a blank screen with the infamous blinking cursor in the top left.

After searching the forums, it appears I need the Win7 install discs, which this computer did NOT come with. I may be able to get my hands on a reinstall disc, but I doubt it'll be a samsung laptop disc. I was, however, able to make a recovery disc from my wife's Dell laptop. I thought she had a reinstall disc, but we can't find it.

My current problem, and the most troubling, is that now BIOS doesn't even show the HDD. I checked the connections and they are fine, and I was able to put the SATA drive in my desktop and copied all my important data to my desktop. So I know the drive is good. Nothing is corrupted and all partitions, including the recovery partition is intact. I can't figure out why the laptop isn't showing the drive in BIOS now, though.

I've tried the recovery disc a second time, but it doesn't seem to want to boot correctly now. It worked fine when the HDD was recognized, but now it's getting to the blinking screen, then the cursor jumps to the bottom right and pixelates across the bottom of the screen like it's trying to load.

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Answer:Hard Drive first not booting Windows, now not recognized in BIOS

Ok, I got the recovery disc to boot again, but still don't have the HDD in BIOS yet. Only option that works in the recovery disc is the command prompt. searching for the HDD that way, but so far, I have only found D: which has the Dirs: Boot, and Sources, and a file called bootmgr. This is along with X: which is obviously the recovery disc. So far, I can't find anything else.

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Hi,
I just received a refurbished M7510, that has a 256GB SSD installed and a 1TB hard drive.  It has Windows 10 Pro installed.
I noticed that the C: drive is the 1TB hard drive, and the D: drive is the 256GB SSD.
Does that mean that the machine is booting off of the 1TB hard drive?
Is that normal for a Dell M7510?
I'm kind of assuming that the C: drive should be the SSD and the D: drive should be the 1TB hard drive?
How can I re-configure it so that the SSD is the boot (and C:) drive?

Thanks,
Jim

Answer:Refurb M7510 - Is Windows booting off of the hard-drive instead of the SSD?

If the WIndows directory is on the hard drive, that's where it's loaded.
You'd need to reload the OS (from the  recovery media you can make using the system tools) to reload the OS to the SSD.

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Ok, I have an external hard drive (150GB) which is partitioned into two parts. One partition , about 145gb, is data and files of my own. Then there is an extended partition at 5gb in size, which contains windows xp installation files. What I did was take my windows xp cd, make an ISO, and then extracted the iso and put the files into the extended partition of my external usb hard drive.

The computer I want to install to has a cd drive that is not working and thus i cannot install windows xp from a cd. The BIOS of the computer DOES support booting from a USB device.

I have partition magic software and have used it to create the 5gb extended partition on the usb external drive. However, I don't know how to configure anything so that it will acutally know to boot from this partition and what files to use to start the installation.

Any ideas!!?
 

Answer:booting a windows XP installation from an external hard drive

The partition on the external drive that contains the installation files needs to be an active partition in order to boot from it.

Personally, I would install a working CD drive. They are quite inexpensive these days.
 

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So recently, the hard drive that came with my computer has failed. So I purchased a replacement hard drive (Blank / Unformatted) and have been trying to re-install Windows 7 Home Premium 62-bit. The only problem is that I cannot boot from the disk, it doesn’t even seem to recognize that one is in it. All I get is the “Reboot and select proper boot device or insert media” screen. Here is my Boot Priority:

1st Boot Device: CD-ROM Group
2nd Boot Device: HDD Group
3rd Boot Device: Floppy Group (Not Installed)
4th Boot Device: Network Boot Group (Disabled because one is not setup)

Note that there is no option to select a USB device as that would require an update to the BIOS which can only be done with a CD-ROM or Floppy Disk (Which this computer doesn’t have). I am wondering if the problem is a driver issue as any CD-DVD Driver would have been on the old hard drive or if it is just faulty. I Have tried both the 32-Bit and 64-Bit DVD ROM for windows 7 (Just in case the older hard drive is for whatever reason not 64-Bit compatible and took out all but one stick of RAM and it still won’t boot.) If anyone can help me figure out what is going on it would be greatly appreciated. Here are my system specs:

Old hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (ST31000528AS)
Capacity: 1 Tb
RPM: 7200
Firmware: HP35
Replacement hard drive: Seagate Barracuda ES (ST3250620NS)
Capacity: 250 Gb
RPM: 7200
Firmware: 3.A EG
Motherboard: N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
Chipset: AMD 785G
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Answer:Problem Booting From A Windows 7 CD After Hard Drive Failure

No one have any ideas?
 

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Hello all,
I was hoping someone could give me a little insight and direction on what might be the problem here. Here's the deal:
When I boot up windows my hard drive will "clunk" (basically it sounds likes it powering off and then back on really quick). It does this intermittently, but every single time it happens it happens at the same spot in the bootup sequence (I am gauging by the approximate time it takes from the moment the Windows XP loading screen appears to when I get the "clunk"). When this happens Windows stops load. I figure it is obviously confused by the sudden and unexpected disappearance of its hard drive. Anyone have a clue what’s going on? I have a feeling its a combination of mobo, hard drive, and windows XP causing it. At first I thought perhaps the hard drive was overheating and shutting down. I installed a hard drive heatsink and the temps are normally below 30C now. The problem still remains however.

Here are my system stats.
AMD Opteron 170 (stock speeds for now with stock HSF)
ASUS A8N-E
2x Corsair 1024MXS 3200c2pt @ 2.5,3,3,6,1T
2x 400 GB Western digital SE16 drive
Lite-On DVD RW
X-Plosion DTS sound card
Antec NeoHE 550

Thanks in advanced for any assistance you can provide!
 

Answer:Very strange hard drive issue when booting Windows XP

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

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard (on a bootable USB) to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up again on the minitool wizard USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting to windows & have not been able to get into windows since.

I've gone through the BIOS, tried disabling secure boot, swapping between UEFI First and Legacy First, but cannot get the windows dvd (I've tried the windows 8.1 dvd (don't have the repair disc)) to see the partitions or even refresh or reset, it gives the error "the drive where windows is installed is locked" or "unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing", but the minitool wizard sees the partitions just fine. I've tried several discs such as hiren's cd just to try to get to a GUI (mini windows) but always get a bluescreen (trying to load the GUI). I tried GParted, also no luck.

I tried the System recovery from the Novo Button Menu, but all I get is "Default boot device missing or boot failed" it then demands installation media which I already know won't help with recovery.

Would it be right to assume (since at least some tools can see the partitions) that it is simply a problem with how the partition table is being identified? If that's the case, is there any softw... Read more

Answer:Partition resized, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

I always recommend a person do a complete disk image using Macrium or Aoemi before moving partitions but that being said see this page. If you can get to a command prompt using the Windows install disk use the diskpart commands shown. If it does not work then I think you are looking at a reinstall.

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Hi all,

This is my situation:
Running Windows 10 x64 on a UEFI-system.Trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a VHD for dual booting (such as in http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...8-using-a-vhd/)

I running into troubles that I think are having to do with UEFI. Secure boot is disabled.

I've tried these things:

Situation 1:
Create a bootable USB using Rufus (GPT partition)When booting I get this error.

Situation 2:
Mount the VHD.Manually install Windows 7 using Dism /apply-image command.Add bootfilesAdd entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).When booting I get a black screen (nothing else, even ''starting Windows'' does not occur).

So currently I have no idea what to do next. Could anyone give me assistance?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problems dual booting Windows 7/10 (UEFI?)

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



That's what's caused it. So, yes it is UEFI related and GPT related too.

Cheers,

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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Hi,

I'm trying to make a Windows To Go image for my PC repair business using Rufus and a Windows 10 Pro ISO from MS Techbench. It boots perfectly fine on most computers except one. The computer I am trying to boot off is running Windows 8.1 with a UEFI bios. It's got a weird "EFI File Navigator" which is a pain in my rear end. When I try booting from it, it gives me an error. A picture of which is attached.


Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 To Go Image not booting on Computer with UEFI

Convert the partition to FAT32?

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Hi all,

This is my situation:
Running Windows 10 x64 on a UEFI-system.Trying to install Windows 7 x64 on a VHD for dual booting (such as in http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...8-using-a-vhd/)

I running into troubles that I think are having to do with UEFI. Secure boot is disabled.

I've tried these things:

Situation 1:
Create a bootable USB using Rufus (GPT partition)When booting I get this error.

Situation 2:
Mount the VHD.Manually install Windows 7 using Dism /apply-image command.Add bootfilesAdd entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).When booting I get a black screen (nothing else, even ''starting Windows'' does not occur).

So currently I have no idea what to do next. Could anyone give me assistance?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problems dual booting Windows 7/10 (UEFI?)

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



That's what's caused it. So, yes it is UEFI related and GPT related too.

Cheers,

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Hi,

I'm trying to make a Windows To Go image for my PC repair business using Rufus and a Windows 10 Pro ISO from MS Techbench. It boots perfectly fine on most computers except one. The computer I am trying to boot off is running Windows 8.1 with a UEFI bios. It's got a weird "EFI File Navigator" which is a pain in my rear end. When I try booting from it, it gives me an error. A picture of which is attached.


Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted
up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions
UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

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Hi all,

Ok, I have a new lenovo ideapad 305 (system is UEFI boot), I used minitool partition wizard to resize the c: & d: drives (to increase space on the D) but didn't touch anything else, rebooted into windows & it seemed nothing had changed, so I booted up by USB and the partitions were exactly what I had changed them to. Thinking this was really weird, I tried rebooting & have not been able to get into windows since.
I have tried recovery through the windows 8.1 cd but it does not recognise the partitions at all! So I can't even use diskpart or the like, I have tried several boot recovery tools, some see the partitions & some don't, so I guess I need to make the partitions UEFI-enabled? I'm not fully savvy with UEFI & I've tried every piece of advice I could find, but i'm stuck, any clues?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Partition resize, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

Just to update, I've gone through the BIOS, tried disabling secure boot, swapping between UEFI First and Legacy First, but cannot get the windows dvd (I've tried the windows 8.1 dvd (don't have the repair disc)) to see the partitions or even refresh or reset, it gives the error "the drive where windows is installed is locked" or "unable to reset your pc. a required drive partition is missing", but the minitool wizard sees the partitions just fine. I've tried several discs such as hiren's cd just to try to get to a GUI (mini windows) but always get a bluescreen (trying to load the GUI). I tried GParted, also no luck.

I tried the System recovery from the Novo Button Menu, but all I get is "Default boot device missing or boot failed" it then demands installation media which I already know won't help with recovery.
Would it be right to assume (since at least some tools can see the partitions)
that it is simply a problem with how the partition table is being identified? If that's the case, is there any software tool that can correct it?
I'd rather fix the problem than reload the whole thing (but it looks like I'll end up doing just that), any ideas?

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After installing a round of usual updates (Microsoft Security updates, Virus definition updates), my computer asked to restart so it could finish applying the updates. Nothing suspicious there, as this is pretty normal. However, when it restarted, my computer booted to the motherboard's UEFI (ASRock motherboard) for whatever reason. I just selected "Save Changes and Exit" to continue booting into Windows. However, now my computer goes into the UEFI every time it starts up. How do I make it go directly to Windows again?

Answer:Computer is now booting to the UEFI instead of directly to Windows

  
Quote: Originally Posted by arrowM


After installing a round of usual updates (Microsoft Security updates, Virus definition updates), my computer asked to restart so it could finish applying the updates. Nothing suspicious there, as this is pretty normal. However, when it restarted, my computer booted to the motherboard's UEFI (ASRock motherboard) for whatever reason. I just selected "Save Changes and Exit" to continue booting into Windows. However, now my computer goes into the UEFI every time it starts up. How do I make it go directly to Windows again?


Welcome to Sevenforums,

An update might have changed/reset the way in Bios the primary disk boot. Check in your Bios settings for disk options if its set to AHCI, IDE, or RAID mode.

Choose AHCI if you're not doing any RAID0/1/5/10

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Hi, I recently pulled my hard drive from a windows 7 machine and changed ownership (on winxp) of the hard drive so I could copy some files. Well now that I put the hard drive back in the windows 7 computer it boots, shows the windows 7 logo then black screen with a functioning mouse pointer.

I am guessing this happened because I changed the hard drive owner.

I tried changing the permission on the hard drive to allow everyone full access but that did not work, still won't boot. I also tried f8 and did a repair, but it did not find anything to repair.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank u so much.

Answer:Windows 7 booting issue after taking ownership of hard drive on another pc.

Since you can access Safe Mode go again to 'Repair your Computer' and run it 3 times in a row,(reboot after each time)NO matter what results you get the first two times.İf that doesn't do it,and you don't mention any error messages or the like)you may be best served by simply reinstalling the OS,if you don't have any system images at the ready.

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Hi,I have a lenovo y50 laptop that comes preinstalled with windows 8. The laptop has a 1 TB hard disk that I decided to replace with a SSD. I then installed windows 7 on the SSD and the SSD became the internal storage and the 1TB hard disk became an external storage connected through the USB.I use legacy boot to boot windows 7 from the SDD and it works great.My problem is I can't boot windows 8 from the 1TB when it's connected as external storage through USB. I had used UEFI boot and tried also to disable secure boot but had no success.I always get an automatic repair window, However windows 8 boot correctly if I connected the 1TB as an internal storage with the same BIOS setup (UEFI boot and Enabled Secureboot)Any ideas how I can boot the preinstalled windows 8 from a hard disk that is connected as an external storage?Thank you.

Answer:Problem Booting Pre-Installed OEM Windows 8 From External Hard Drive

If you wish to boot from a USB device you will need to change the boot order in the BIOS so the the USB is the first device in the boot order and the hdd the second device.
 
You will have go through this every time since these are on to separate drives.

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I was recently running windows XP professional on my Compaq 1900 laptop when my hard drive crashed, so I searched on ebay and bought the exact same model MK6014MAP (Toshiba). When i got the drive I put it in my laptop and turned it on. It didn't automatically recognized the hard drive so I put the Compaq recovery disk in to help the BIOS recognize the drive, it worked and I was able to boot from the windows XP pro setup disk. While setup was formatting my hard drive it crashed at 94%!!! So i turned off my computer but this time the BIOS didn't recognize the hard drive. So I put in the Compaq recovery disk in again and the BIOS recognized it once again but this time my Laptop won't Boot from the XP cd it just gave me a black screen. I tried booting from the cd with the hard drive removed and it works perfectly!! Can some body please help me! I love this laptop and can't live without it!!!

Answer:My hard drive is keeping me from booting to a windows pro xp setup disk!!

I am A+ certified with no experience under my belt so this is just my fart in the wind. I think you may need to look into updating the motherboards BIOS. Your BIOS should have no trouble recognizing the HDD. If that doesn't work I'd try contacting Compaq's technical support team. Hope that helps :/

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HiMy current pc specswindows 7 ultimate,hdd:320 gb(now replaced),1gb RAm2 weeks ago my lenovo R61 started showing fan error,I force fully sometimes closed laptop by pressing power button for 5 sec around 10-15 times because it never gets shut down,after opening it by pressing Esc key.Then I opened it,saw dust,cleaned fan dust.And it worked smoothly but after one day,windows stopped booting at logo glowing screen.It hangs there for so long.Again forcefully shut down.Luckily i installed ubuntu too on separate partition.It was working normally but few days later,ubuntu also stopped booting.Then  I thought to replaced my current hard disk(320 gb)  with my older one(It is 160 gb,it has windows 7 installed, i took it from my brother lappy of SL500).And my pc boots normally,it worked but again with some times showing fan error and on pressing Esc,logging inwindows 7,sometimes mouse automatically right clicks (i have updated mouse drivers).No fan is available in india of its model,although i have now extra one cooling pad,which keeps laptop cool.Questions:Is my hard disk(320 gb) has failed?Is my fan error eventually going to destroy my motherboard,if i do not replace fan?Why sometimes fan error comes and some times not, and why mousepad sometimes gets disabled on some parts like taskbar,and then it works,sometimes automatic right clicks ,then later works.?What is problem  

Answer:Fan error,windows stopped booting,replaced hard drive,Windows boots mouse problem

Typically, a fan error means you have a bad fan and if not that, probably a motherboard problem.  I would first try ordering a new fan (I will locate a part number for you).
 
Hard shutdowns do damage because the OS could still be writing system information when the PC suddenly goes off, and on the next reboot, you may have a damaged file.





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When I bought this computer I installed a Crucial m500 SSD right away.  To get it to recognize the hard drive I for some reason had to switch to legacy boot, UEFI would not recognize my hard drive.  Fast forward a couple weeks and I'm experiencing frequent blue screens, 2-3 per week.  I suspect it has something to do with either this hard drive, or EUFI being disabled on W8.1 x64.  Can anyone help me figure out why UEFI won't work with this hard drive?  Also I've invluded the critical event for the latest BSOD which happens during each blue screen. http://cyber-knowledge.net/blog/extras/3-1-14%20Error.evtxhttp://cyber-knowledge.net/blog/extras/3-1-14%20Error2.evtx If anyone had any suggestions what those error log events mean, that'd be very helpful.

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So basically back in the days a simple as F8 boots you to safe mode or F12 could bring up boot menu where you could boot from a flash drive or an optical disc , use a tool like hirens boot cd to undo the mess or just do a windows upgrade and you are good .

Now what's the new trend as UEFI bioses just lock you out from both bios and boot menus unless you legitimately pick those from inside OS menus , a friend had his windows 10 falling into some boot loop and all i could think of was to unscrew the hard drive and work on it externally , is that the trend really or am i missing something ?

Answer:How to access/fix a non booting Windows 10 on a laptop with UEFI bios?

Originally Posted by nIGHTmAYOR


So basically back in the days a simple as F8 boots you to safe mode or F12 could bring up boot menu where you could boot from a flash drive or an optical disc , use a tool like hirens boot cd to undo the mess or just do a windows upgrade and you are good .

Now what's the new trend as UEFI bioses just lock you out from both bios and boot menus unless you legitimately pick those from inside OS menus , a friend had his windows 10 falling into some boot loop and all i could think of was to unscrew the hard drive and work on it externally , is that the trend really or am i missing something ?



It can be tricky getting to Bios if UEFI, particularly if fast boot is enabled.

There are several tricks to force getting to bios

1) See if bios has jumper settings you can change to make it boot to bios

2) Remove CMOS battery which often forces a jump to bios to reset date/time

3) Remove hard drive, and boot with a windows 10 installation flash drive or dvd inserted. As it will not detect hdd, it will boot from usb drive or dvd next, and using repair options, you can get to the bios via the repair menus. This is probably easiest to try first.

Once you get to bios, you can set boot order to boot from usb drive or dvd first. Then replace hdd and boot from flash drive or dvd. I always set the boot order to boot from flash drive first on any new pc, so I do not get caught.

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OK, here's the deal... I've cloned the HDD onto an SSD, but I can't get it to boot.-- keep getting a notice to install the OS.  I know the clone is (should be) ok, because this is the SEVENTH SSD I've cloned over the past three weeks.  The only difference with this one is that it has the UEFI interface (with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit), and for some reason it won't recognize the OS on the SSD. The UEFI is set for: "Legacy Boot with Secure Boot disabled" (when booting either drive).The original drive is MBR.  I tried cloning the drive as MBR and GPT, but neither will boot.I tried cloning a different SSD to make sure it wasn't the SSD.I tried disabling the "UEFI Boot order"  (by unchecking it), but that didn't do anything. What I did notice was... When the original HDD is installed the UEFI BOOT MENU shows the drive in the list TWICE, once as UEFI (#2), and once as Legacy (#4) (with DVDRW as UEFI #1, and Legacy #3, then Boot from file as #5). HOWEVER, when the SSD is installed, the only option it gives me is UEFI.  If I DISABLE (uncheck the option) for the "UEFI Boot order", all it will show is the Legacy CDRW in the Boot Menu. I remembered having a similar problem with about a year ago on my own Windows 10 laptop having the same issue when installing a cloned SSD and then I was able to use the Windows Repair to fix it.  So I created a Windows 7 repair disk (CD), but it won't boot from the disk (it just comes to a blank screen--I've f... Read more

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

Answer:UEFI boot from Hard Drive on HP8300

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

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Scenario:

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

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

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

Thank you in advance.

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

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

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

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

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I tried hooking up a 60 gig IDE hard drive to my ASUS A8N5X motherboard and its not detecting it.The computer is already set up with windows Xp and windows 98 on 2 seperate Sata2 hard drives.The IDE hard drive is compatible with the motherboard from what I know, and Ive tired installing it with several different jumper positions.  Although Id prefer to have it on as a secondary slave drive.   All I want to do is reformat the drive so I can give it to a friend.    Things Ive tried.....I tried putting it in a different IDE port by removing  the DVD burner.I tried removing the Sata2 hard drives and installing the IDE drive as a master. I tried all 3 different jumper positions on the IDE drive.Yet every time I boot the computer up the drive is not detected.   If you need more details about the computer just let me know.   I don't know if there is an operating system on the IDE drive but I don't think there is.   I also have no drivers for the IDE drive but I figured I didn't need drivers.   Ive never tried hooking an IDE drive to a computer already using SATA technology.Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

Answer:Adding an IDE hard drive, to a computer with two sata2 Hard Drives.

where is it not being detected? in the BIOS or in windows?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Hard drive errors with failed UEFI test

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

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Hi guys.

Thanks for looking at this thread.

I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.

1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how?
2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it?
3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI?
4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?

Thank you

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

Really no point in dual booting since they are essentially the same OS like 7 to Vista.

Choose one and stick with it, Windows 7 will be supported till 2017 (mainstream) and 2020 (security).

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My motherboard supports booting in UEFI mode. Does anyone here know how to install Windows 7 x64 in UEFI mode? It keeps booting into legacy BIOS mode and I have no idea how to get into the UEFI shell to choose the UEFI boot option so I can install in a native UEFI environment.

Please help!
 

Answer:Installing Windows 7 x64 in UEFI mode?

What motherboard? Does it support UEFI 2.0?
 

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During my work I have previously successfully deployed PC's with several Computers with UEFI Booting with GPT partitioning for a while now - due to its advantages ( I understand UEFI supports 2TB+ drives and is quicker to boot ) , this UEFI booting was also influenced by being supplied with more modern motherboards which do not natively recognise MBR partitionsIt seems the general concensous is that UEFI is a technology that only supports x64 Operating systems , is this correct?We are being suplied with Netbooks which have 32GB SSD's and I would rather install X32/86 Windows to save a Few GB . I have created a Dual X32/x64 Win 10 Image with UEFI boot and GPT partitioning , however this throws an EFI error when I run the 32 bit install but runs fine on X64 ( Using Rufus ) I also tried creating and running a MBR with CSM for UEFI but Windows does not recognise the SSD I spoke to ASUS , they rekon their netbooks support 32Bit UEFI Win 10 OS , so am a bit lost This is an Asus E402MA-WX0055T

Answer:Does WIndows 10 support 32 Bit UEFI mode ?

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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HiI have a Pavilion P210-ne NotebookI have updated my bios to latest version I disabled Legacy mode And use an Uefi bootable usb That Created by Refuse and using standard windows 10 iso (Uefi version)Also i tried with a bootable Windows dvd(with uefi file) But in both way After turning on my notebook i just see black screen with this message (boot device not found) I Tested my usb and dvd withe another notebook from asus and its work correctly 

Answer:I cant install windows 10 in uefi mode

1001fboy When you install in UEFI mode, the installer expects to see a drive that has been formatted in GPT mode, not MBR. So, you need to confirm that your drive is formatted in GPT mode. You probably also need to disable Secure Boot in the UEFI menu. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".======================================================================== 

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Hi there -

Can one install Windows 8.1 64-bit version in UEFI mode to one disk and leave all the other disks in the system using the NTFS mode. Also, must the Acronis 2015 Disk backup be saved on a disk with a GPT partition or not.

Many thanks in advance for any help - reading all about it on the net has totally confused me!

Answer:Windows 8.1 installation in UEFI mode

Yes you can have a OS on UEIF/GPT and have BIOS/MBR Data disk. You can't have 2 OS on different formats.
Acronis should run from a USB Drive I would go with FAT32 but you'll have to check with their Support Forum as to whether their recovery program will run from A NTFS USB or DVD
Quick search gets these answers https://kb.acronis.com/search/site/C...very%2520media I guess they are still using Lunix based recovery media.

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Hey guys, I've never seen a full guide to installing Windows 7 in UEFI mode before anywhere, trust me I've looked. But I managed to pull it off a few days ago. So I thought I'd share it with you guys

What you'll need:
A Windows 7 64 bit ISO (doesn't matter what edition and can be an All in One disk.)
Virtual Clone Drive (To Extract ISO Contents)
8GB+ USB Stick
A UEFI BIOS
7-Zip
A Computer already running Windows

Steps:
1) Install Virtual Clone Drive Link Here and also install 7 zip Link here

2) Make a flat copy of your windows 7 x64 ISO, which mean just extract the contents of the ISO into a folder. First you'll want to mount the Disk Image, by right clicking and mount to Drive E: for example.
Mounting Image Example

Next open the disk drive you mounted it to, and copy the contents to a place you'll remember. (This will take a while)
When it's done it should look something like this

3) Format your USB Stick.
Just go to computer, right click it and press format. Make sure you change file system to FAT32. This is so you can boot from it.
Settings for formatting

4) Now here's the hard part. Preparing the flat copy for UEFI.

Go to the EFI folder, make a new folder in there called "boot".
Now go into the "Microsoft" folder which is in the EFI foler. Then boot, and copy the contents.
What it should look like
Put that into your boot folder you just made.

Now that's done. Go to the Sources folder which is in the root Here!
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Answer:How to install Windows 7 in UEFI Mode with a USB

Hello immersive, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be a bit easier to follow instead.

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

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Hello, I recently bought a Lenovo X1 Carbon and, after an brief excursion into Windows 8, decided to install a clean Windows 7 on the computer. I had successfully installed Windows 8 in UEFI BIOS mode without CSM compatibility (and secure boot). Today, I have tried to install Windows 7 with UEFI BIOS mode without CSM compatibility and without secure boot. When I tried to load the Windows 7 (SP1 slipstreamed) setup from a bootable FAT32 USB stick, the "grey bar" initialisation worked fine (i.e. the data is read), but the setup hung on "starting windows" (tried 3 times); I tried one of the safe modes and the system stops reporting loaded system files at "classpnp.sys". I then went back to the BIOS and enabled CSM compatibility (still UEFI only). With this setting, I couId install Windows 7 without any problems, and I installed it onto a GPT partition. After the installation I installed all drivers and Windows 7 updates on offer and also updated the X1 Carbon drivers through Lenovo System Update. Then I tried to disable CSM and reboot, which again resulted in the system getting stuck at "Starting Windows" like during the installation attempt. Have any of you successfully installed Windows 7 with UEFI only and without CSM enabled? Are there any "tricks" that can be applied to get this to work? N.B. the only benefit that I expect from getting this to work is the "nicer looking" UEFI "BIOS" screen. BIOS version is 2.03. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Answer:X1C Windows 7 UEFI install without CSM mode possible?

If you have the virtualization directed I/O setting enabled in the BIOS settings, disable it.  That seems to be one of the culprits I keep reading about.

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Hello,

I am using Windows 8 since release now but just figured out it was never installed in UEFI mode. So I wanted to reinstall it. The first problem I had was I couldnt boot from my DVD I burned the iso file on the Windows 8 setup too created for me, there is no UEFI boot option available.

Then I created a copy of all files on a 8gb SD card, used bootsect /nt60 x:, again, no UEFI boot option available. My last try was, because I have no USB pen, creating a fat32 partition on one of my usb hdds, again copied all files on it, did a bootsect /nt60 x:, and now I was able to chose UEFI: ... from the boot menu.

So I booted from it, but then it gave me this error screen, and I don't know why, or what to do now anymore. Any help would be really appreciated.

Answer:Can't install Windows 8 in UEFI mode

Open command prompt in Repair my Computer



Startup Options Menu Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

Type diskpart
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # ( HD Drive for Windows 8)
CLEAN
convent gpt
exit


Make the first partition in Drive Options


To boot your DVD, use boot menu



press enter on the UEFI DVD drive




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

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I am wondering if I can install windows 10 creator's update on my new hp laptop, I have it on usb, in uefi mode. The reason I ask is that my older laptop, also an hp did not allow me to install via eufi, but in legacy only. I think it has something to do with oem windows baked in to the bios.

Henry.

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Hi,  I try to install Windows 7 on my T440s. However, I fail booting the USB stick with error code 0xc000000d ("An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"). I created the USB stick as described in the Forum here (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Knowledge-Base/Prepare-an-usb-thumb-drive-to-boot-windows-7-in...). Also, the USB-Stick boots fine in UEFI mode on my old (HP) Laptop. Also I can boot on CSM-Mode Compatibility Support Module. I tried several other how-tos and what else Google answered search fo that error code (e.g. disabling USB3, disable nearly everything the UEFI BIOS could disable etc...). It really seems to be an issue in conjunction with that UEFI implementation... I'm using latest UEFI BIOS (GJET64WW, 2.14). Anyone successfully installed Windows 7 on that model? Any help would be appriciated. Best regards,falstaff













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Answer:T440s & Windows 7 in UEFI mode

Hi falstaff_ch, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
You might want to check this post.

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So, what is that basically ? When i boot from my usb stick, i have the option to install in UEFI mode and in normal mode.

I know in UEFI mode it makes 4 partitions, and in normal mode just 2 partitions.

So basically if i install in UEFI mode i will have better windows 8 implementation and it will boot and post and run faster ?

What are the advantages for installing in UEFI mode vs normal mode ?

And why in UEFI mode the OS creates 3 additional partitions, instead of only one ?

Answer:Windows 8 install in UEFI mode

For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows
Technical Note: UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS, Advantech(EN) - YouTube
Sample: Configure UEFI/GPT-Based Hard Drive Partitions by Using Windows PE and DiskPart

Lenovo uEFI Windows 7.
Lenovo UEFI Demo Clip.wmv - YouTube

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IDE 80 GB internal drive, model ST380011A
Did diags, 100% functional.

Driver corrupted? When I run the system in safe mode, it now stops at the file above. After 10 minutes of attempts to boot, system finally succeeds.

Here is where th SAFE mode stops each time:

/drivers/agpcpq.sys each time

Dell Dimension 3000, 80 GB IDE drive internal. XP Pro, 512 MB RAM.

Suggestions?

Answer:Ide Drive Whirring Non Stop, Safe Mode Stops

From what I can find it appear to be the vido driver. Check the Event Viewer in the Administrative tools.

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