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Legacy Boot Order in Bios

Question: Legacy Boot Order in Bios

Hi there, Here is the issue. About three days ago, I wanted to reformat my Laptop. I was on Windows 10 at this point. For some stupid reason I downgraded to windows 8.1.... Luckily for me I have a save of windows 10 on my usb. So the problem is that I don't know how to access the parameter for unlock legacy boot order in Bios.Yes I know that I have to enable it in the Bios but I browser all over Internet to see example of this case whit this specific Bios cause it's not like Phoenix Bios or Insyde Bios... That is why I ask you directly how do I activated that to change legacy boot order ? Thanks very much for the reply !Asher0004 Here some specific info about my computer : MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016Ran by Julien (administrator) on 01-08-2016 at 11:44:50Running from "C:\Users\Julien\Downloads"Microsoft Windows 8.1 (X64)Model: HP ProBook 650 G1 Manufacturer: Hewlett-PackardBoot Mode: Normal***************************************************************************========================= Flush DNS: ===================================Windows IP ConfigurationSuccessfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================Proxy is not enabled.No Proxy Server is set."Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.========================= Hosts content: ========================================================== IP Configuration: ================================Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-V = Ethernet (Connected)Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 = Wi-Fi (Media disconnected)Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network) = Bluetooth Network Connection (Media disconnected)TAP-Windows Adapter V9 = Ethernet 2 (Media disconnected)========================= Event log errors: ===============================Application errors:==================Error: (08/01/2016 12:20:56 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )Description: Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 11.0.9600.17126, time stamp: 0x53882e30Faulting module name: Flash.ocx, version: 14.0.0.145, time stamp: 0x53aa3a98Exception code: 0xc0000005Fault offset: 0x0075e745Faulting process id: 0x5ccFaulting application start time: 0xIEXPLORE.EXE0Faulting application path: IEXPLORE.EXE1Faulting module path: IEXPLORE.EXE2Report Id: IEXPLORE.EXE3Faulting package full name: IEXPLORE.EXE4Faulting package-relative application ID: IEXPLORE.EXE5Error: (07/31/2016 11:05:49 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 5534234Error: (07/31/2016 11:05:49 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 5534234Error: (07/31/2016 11:05:49 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a secondError: (07/31/2016 09:34:21 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 46656Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:21 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 46656Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:21 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a secondError: (07/31/2016 09:34:06 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 31031Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:06 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 31031Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:06 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a secondSystem errors:=============Error: (08/01/2016 11:28:26 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )Description: The HP File Sanitizer service failed to start due to the following error:%%2 = The system cannot find the file specified.Error: (08/01/2016 11:25:27 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)Description: application-specificLocalActivation{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)UnavailableUnavailableError: (08/01/2016 11:24:22 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )Description: The HP File Sanitizer service failed to start due to the following error:%%2 = The system cannot find the file specified.Error: (08/01/2016 11:24:20 AM) (Source: EventLog) (User: )Description: The previous system shutdown at 12:18:23 AM on ?8/?1/?2016 was unexpected.Error: (08/01/2016 11:23:43 AM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Boot) (User: NT AUTHORITY)Description: 32212256841170608Error: (08/01/2016 12:28:28 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )Description: The CyberLink PowerDVD 12 Media Server Service service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).Error: (08/01/2016 12:18:25 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )Description: The HP File Sanitizer service failed to start due to the following error:%%2 = The system cannot find the file specified.Error: (07/31/2016 11:48:08 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )Description: The HP File Sanitizer service failed to start due to the following error:%%2 = The system cannot find the file specified.Error: (07/31/2016 11:34:27 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )Description: The HP File Sanitizer service failed to start due to the following error:%%2 = The system cannot find the file specified.Error: (07/31/2016 11:33:41 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)Description: application-specificLocalActivation{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)UnavailableUnavailableMicrosoft Office Sessions:=========================Error: (08/01/2016 12:20:56 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )Description: IEXPLORE.EXE11.0.9600.1712653882e30Flash.ocx14.0.0.14553aa3a98c00000050075e7455cc01d1ebabf8fb4bcfC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Windows\SYSTEM32\Macromed\Flash\Flash.ocx56f4b589-579f-11e6-827b-d8fc930ccaf5Error: (07/31/2016 11:05:49 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 5534234Error: (07/31/2016 11:05:49 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 5534234Error: (07/31/2016 11:05:49 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a secondError: (07/31/2016 09:34:21 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 46656Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:21 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 46656Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:21 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a secondError: (07/31/2016 09:34:06 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 31031Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:06 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 31031Error: (07/31/2016 09:34:06 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a secondCodeIntegrity Errors:=================================== Date: 2016-08-01 11:44:45.258 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:44:45.196 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:25:41.799 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:25:41.737 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:25:41.471 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:25:41.409 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:25:32.940 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-08-01 11:25:32.877 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-07-31 16:40:05.528 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. Date: 2016-07-31 16:40:05.466 Description: Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Program Files\Bonjour\mdnsNSP.dll that did not meet the Custom 3 / Antimalware signing level requirements. ========================= Devices (Not ALL Listed): ================================Name: Intel(R) 82802 Firmware Hub DeviceDescription: Intel(R) 82802 Firmware Hub DeviceClass Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Manufacturer: IntelService:Device ID: ACPI\INT0800\4&36DCFEC1&0Name: System boardDescription: System boardClass Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Manufacturer: (Standard system devices)Service:Device ID: ACPI\PNP0C01\2Name: Synaptics SMBus DriverDescription: Synaptics SMBus DriverClass Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Manufacturer: SynapticsService: SmbDrvIDevice ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C22&SUBSYS_1993103C&REV_04\3&42FFD25&0&FBName: Motherboard resourcesDescription: Motherboard resourcesClass Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Manufacturer: (Standard system devices)Service:Device ID: ACPI\PNP0C02\1Name: Motherboard resourcesDescription: Motherboard resourcesClass Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Manufacturer: (Standard system devices)Service:Device ID: ACPI\PNP0C02\2Name: Motherboard resourcesDescription: Motherboard resourcesClass Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}Manufacturer: (Standard system devices) ========================= Memory info: ===================================Percentage of memory in use: 31%Total physical RAM: 8105.11 MBAvailable physical RAM: 5584.21 MBTotal Virtual: 8505.11 MBAvailable Virtual: 5884.58 MB========================= Partitions: =====================================1 Drive c: (Windows) (Fixed) (Total:450.04 GB) (Free:414.04 GB) NTFS========================= Users: ========================================User accounts for \\JULIEN-LAPTOPAdministrator Guest Julien ========================= Minidump Files ==================================No minidump file found========================= Restore Points ==================================31-07-2016 04:07:20 Windows Modules Installer**** End of log ****

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Answer: Legacy Boot Order in Bios

@Asher0004? Go to Advance then Boot Options. BIOS Simulator here. http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=5405400&MEID=C5343471-BBE6-4005-9DC8-0E40D6D060FB REO

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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We are pushing a new image this summer but we need to make boot and file system changes, my boss wants me to automate this process. the goals are to desable legacy in bios, enable UEFI, select PXE,  change UeFI boot order (usb,cd, NIC, Hd) using the Bios configuration tool at command line. I have the config.ini file from the bios. can I make all those changes at once or do I have to reboot in between enable UEFI and changeing the boot order The why: we are moving from MBR to GPT with the new image Win10, and we save time on the boot by disabling legacy. The boss says so. (the short answer) any tips or suggestions welcome.

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I have disabled the secure boot option and enabled the Legacy boot option which allows me to boot from USB stick. However, UEFI takes precendence over Legacy boot and I don't want that. For a little school project that we are running we want to run the educational OS Sugar on Stick(on a USB stick) to run straight from the stick instead of kids pressing 3-4 different buttons to get to that.  In short, I want to change boot priority from UEFI first to Legacy. Let me know how to do it? Whether its possible or not? If not, then I don't need these 4 laptops that I ordered and I will return the laptops. Thanks a lot in advance. -Ritesh

Answer:UEFI vs Legacy Boot order

Follow these instruction on how to properly disable secure boot:http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c03653226

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

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After running MBR2GPT on my system with a successful completion, I realized that I don't know how to change the BIOS from legacy to UEFI, resulting in the inability to boot the GPT'ed system. I was running Windows 10 Creator on an MBR system using an MSI H61M-E23 (version 2) motherboard. I made the mistake of thinking that setting the boot mode to UEFI would be easy - I tried setting the first boot device to UEFI, but that did not work. The system does not boot - all I get is a blinking cursor. Any help would be appreciated.

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My hard disk is broken but the computer can't boot from my new replacement hard drive.  I have checked the Bios setting and the legacy boot option is locked.  I disabled secure boot but it still doesn't allow  me to enable legacy boot.  I downloaded the updated BIOS .exe (sp70481.exe) file from HP website but I am not sure if I can flash the BIOS using that file.  Is there anyway that I can enable the legacy boot option so that I can boot from my hard disk?  I appreicate any advise and suggestion.  Thank you.

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so the only way i could figure to boot from media at clean install was to boot from legacy mode.... is there an "easy" way to swap the boot from legacy to uefi? i'm only asking because it takes about 3 minutes to boot from legacy instead of 20 seconds and my ssd drive is missing??













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Answer:Legacy bios boot vs uefi

First of all, which media are you booting from? What is your OS?

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After disabling Secure Boot and restarting my P50,  I do not have the option to select a Legacy boot in the BIOS Startup tab.  The UEFI/Legacy Boot option is disabled and shows UEFI Only. Any help is truly appreciated.  Thanks.

Answer:P50 BIOS 1.35 not allowing Legacy boot

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I have been attempting to Enable Legacy boot and Disable Secure boot on this machine for a few days now.  My current BIOS version is N01 2.15.  It is the oddest thing.  I am able to make some changes, save and have them succesfully change...but I cannot get legacy to enable and save.  Steps I have taken: - Cleared Secure Boot Keys - Reset- Selected Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable - Reset- Go back to BIOS --> Boot Options -->Attempt to Uncheck UEFI Boot Order (Unable to) --> Check to see if Legacy Boot is available and its a no go- Then I go back to the secure boot options and verify that none of my changes saved.  I am attempting to get these machines to PXE boot to grab our company's image, but I need Legacy boot enabled to do it.  After several attempts to get Legacy to enable I resolved to just try to PXE boot BUT can't do that as well as it says the "selected boot image did not authenticate."  Of course the fix I found for this was enable Legacy Boot....which I can't do. I tried a different method and still no different results. - Updated BIOS to V 02.15- reset back to factory settings in the main menu- back into bios, set password --->reboot- back into bios disabled bootable devices usb and cd rom - went to secure boot options and selected in the drop down "enable legacy and disable UEFI boot" -->reboot- back to bios to the check box next to legacy in the boot options menu ... Read more

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I have been attempting to Enable Legacy boot and Disable Secure boot on this machine for a few days now.  My current BIOS version is N01 2.05 11/11/2015.  It is the oddest thing.  I am able to make some changes, save and have them succesfully change...but I cannot get legacy to enable and save.  Steps I have taken: - Cleared Secure Boot Keys - Reset- Selected Legacy Support Enable and Secure Boot Disable - Reset- Go back to BIOS --> Boot Options -->Attempt to Uncheck UEFI Boot Order (Unable to) --> Check to see if Legacy Boot is available and its a no go- Then I go back to the secure boot options and verify that none of my changes saved.  I have tried rolling the Bios Version back to 2.04 but that didn't make any difference so I put 2.05 back on it. I am attempting to get these machines to PXE boot to grab our school district's image, but I need Legacy boot enabled to do it.  After several attempts to get Legacy to enable I resolved to just use our Win7 Ent disk BUT can't do that as well as it says the "selected boot image did not authenticate."  Of course the fix I found for this was enable Legacy Boot....which I can't do.  I have looked through the forums and found a few possible solutions, but none of them have worked.  Please help!













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Answer:BIOS Refuses to Enable Legacy Boot

Thank you for the reply.  I ended up doing the following, which worked finally(not sure why):- Updated BIOS back to V 02.05- reset back to factory settings in the main menu- back into bios, set password and ownership tag as needed by the school district i work for--->reboot- back into bios disabled bootable devices usb and cd rom (as is school district tech policy)- went to secure boot options and selected in the drop down "enable legacy and disable UEFI boot" -->reboot- back to bios THIS TIME the check box next to legacy in the boot options menu was available.  I checked the box and was also able to uncheck UEFI boot -->reboot- f12 to PXE boot and like magic it finally worked Again, this is very similar to the process I tried in the begining the only difference was the amount of reboots it took to get it accomplished.  I did have a similar issue with another 800 G2 and no matter what I did it would not PXE boot so I rolled the bios version back to 02.04, restored factory settings and did the process I just oultined above.  AND IT WORKED on that machine.  It is an inconsistant issue we are having with the 50 or so 800 G2s our district purchased this last month.   In any case we are able to get these machines to PXE boot using one of the two methods I just mentioned.  So we're good for now.  Thanks again for your reply.

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Hi, I installed WIndows 10 using UEFI but  couldn't disable Legacy support boot mode in the BIOS.If I disable Legacy support the PC will beep 6 times and red led flashs on the power button. I don't know if anyone had encountered this problem before or have a solution for it? Help please! Cheers  

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

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Hi, i have the same problem as mentioned in some other threads on the forum:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Can-t-change-BIOS-settings-after... or http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Can-t-change-BIOS-settings-after... I need to setup a PC to Win7, that has a trial Version of Windows 10 installed. My Bios Version is HP M60 2.14 and unfortunately, some bios options like legacy boot are greyed out.This means that I cannot use my Win7 USB Stick nor the DVD.I have setup an administrator password and also an MEBx password, but am not able to enable these options. In contrast to these other threads, where the solution was to login as guest user and then enter the admin password, i do not get an login option before or in bios. I can startup directly into the Bios Options, but cant find an option to switch user. Thank you for your help!   

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I bought a brand new HP Pavillion 17G053US from Office Depot.
It came with OEM installed win 8.
I did a fresh install of win 8.1 pro x64.
I had to do this with Legacy Support enabled, and secure boot disabled.
I used an 8 GB USB 2.0 stick for the install, the win 8.1 iso image was applied using rufus 2.3.
During the install, I reformatted the HD, removing all the OEM partitions.
I also used diskpart to convert the format of the HD from GPT to MBR.
The installation seems successful, except for a strange WLAN issue (extremely limited range despite loading the drivers).
I would also like to boot in UEFI to benefit from the faster start up times, etc.
BUT if I change the BIOS config by disabling legacy support, then it will no longer boot from HD.
The resulting error message says something to the effect of "please install an OS on the HD"
I suspected that perhaps this may be due to my converting the HD format from GPT to MBR,so I converted back to GPT, reinstalled, and still, must boot with Legacy support enabled....
 
Any suggestions?
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Answer:won't boot unless BIOS Legacy Support is enabled

Hi jfirthsouth What are the options you used on RUFUS to create your bootable USB?

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All,I updated my bois to v2.30 last night and found the machine doesn't boot anymore. It kept complaining it can't find a boot loader.After extensive research I found changing the boot mode to "legacy" will revive the OS.I just wonder, do I stuck with legacy mode for the rest of the laptop's life? what's wrong? thanks,

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I have an Acer V5 571 touch running Windows 8, I went to the BIOS and changed from boot EUFI mode to Legacy BIOS mode and disable secure boot. When rebooted,  i got the F2 / F10 prompt, selected F2 (BIOS setup) but did not go to the BIOS settings, instead it looks like it went ahead and tried booting an OS then started getting "Operating System not found" error.   All the Windows 8 partitions stil exists, looks like windows 8 doesn't boot with Legacy BIOS mode, so I would like to change the boot mode back to EUFI but cannot do so since i cannot access the BIOS. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks,-jsl

Answer:How to boot back to EUFI from Legacy BIOS, pressin...

Hi You should still be able to get to BIOS.. try again, maybe you mistimed it? Once in change it back to UEFI and you should be OK





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Hello,

I have an Asus U46E laptop (circa 2011) originally purchased with Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit and problem free. It's since been upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 64Bit v.1607 and in all respects but one seems to be working fine. It won't launch from a rescue boot disk in the D: disk drive.

I researched as much as I could about this issue and the PC's System Information shows the BIOS Mode is Legacy and Secure Boot is Unsupported. My boot-up order shows device before HDD and every reboot confirms the disk drive is being accessed and spins the disk before moving on to the HDD. This issue apparently has something to do with Windows 10 UEFI and its Secure Boot feature, which also speeds up boot-ups.

I've tried every combination of boot-up keys, F2, F8, F10, F12, with and without shift+ and also tapping the F key or holding it down. Shift+ Restart F2 gets me into the UEFI Settings>Troubleshooting>Advanced>Startup Options> Restart but it still won't boot to the rescue disk or into any BIOS-like menu. It just continue to boo up the the HDD with Windows.

The bootable rescue disk which was accessible before updating from v1511 to v1607 was by Acronis. Now I've switched to Macrium Reflect and have created bootable rescue disks with WinPE v.10, v.5 and v.4 to see if the lagacy detail would help. None work.

I think the solution is to get into the BIOS (not sure if UEFI is BIOS) or the UEFI and turn off Secure Boot or Fast Boot but I don't see how or at least it's not follow... Read more

Answer:How to fix boot to disk in Windows 10 v1607 with legacy BIOS

From a Command Prompt (Admin) run:

shutdown /r /fw /t 00

(those are number 00 not letter O)
What happens?

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I just got this brand new computer and switched out the hard drive with my current SSD and 16gb of pc-12800 1.35v. Since i wasn't using a UEFI compatible bios before, I switched this one into legacy mode. When I rebooted, the computer just hung at the first screen. It will not go into bios or boot menu or anything. It will accept keypresses for the first few seconds of boot, but then just hangs saying "Entering Setup" or other appropriate messages. Switching the hardware back to the factory parts had no effect on this state. After that I started messing around and found that some older ddr3 ram allowed me to get into the bios and change it back to UEFI. In that mode, even with secure boot disabled, I cannot boot to DVD, USB, SSD, or the original hard drive. It is almost like they aren't recognized. Is there an issue with the 1.11 bios here? Thanks,Bob

Answer:Brand New T540p will not boot in legacy bios mode

I have the same problem.I replaced my ssd with original hard driver ,swith to legacy mode and installed centos, after installation, it could not boot succefully,then I switched back to UEFI, and installed win8 with UEFI, after installation, it also could not boot.After that, I switch back to lagacy and computer hangs at the screen same as you, which shows 'to interrupt normal post?press enter', and nothing could be done to pass it.  after replace old ddr3 ram,  it also made me succesful to enter bios. I switch back to UEFI. the system dit not hang but nothing could be done. If with T540p's original ram, when I press F12, both harddisk and cdrom could not be detected.If with old ddr3, the hardisk and usb showed sucessfully, but when pressed, noghing happend. can anybody help to fix it? Thanks very much.  

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bios date 7/6/2015 :Booting Tahr64-6.05 CD in Legacy mode works, but in ufei mode vesa driver extensions not loaded, so no video.   when installed on hdd or usb key--not detected no OS installed or a grub prompt,  when installing grub, boot flag not detected, bootstrap.* not installed on hdd nor usb.  pretends not enough room on ext2 format.  what am I not doing?

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We (Educational Instution) recently got delivered some 21 (more to come) Lenovo Helix 2 thinkpads (Model 20CH).UEFI BIOS Version N17ET72W (1.72)UEFI Bios Date 2015-02-05ME Fireware version 10.0.30.1072Currently I am unable to get the to either PXE Network boot nor boot from the Build USB stick.I have isolated the issue down to bios settings.The prior Helix's/Yoga's/Carbons all had the traditional 'DOS Looking' BIOS configuration.In this bios there are 2 features that need to be changed in order for us to be able to boot off USB/LAN.1. Disable 'UEFI secure boot' under 'Security'2. Change boot setting to either 'Legacy first' or 'Legacy only' under 'Startup'.  (then save, reboot, press F12 to get boot menu then select usb or lan).The issue with the new 20CH Helix 2's is that they use a different Thinkpad Tablet Setup Bios, and in this Bios I can only find option #1.There is no setting for #2 anywhere in the BIOS.Also checked the 20CH User guide which made no mention to legacy boot.Cannot find any mention of 'Advanced' or hidden Bios features for this particular Model.Even Dr Google has been unhelpful. Help Please!













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Answer:Helix 2 (Model 20CH) No Legacy Boot Option in BIOS.

Go into the ThinkPad Tablet Setup
 
Go to Restart
 
Go down to - OS Optimized Defaults so it is highlighted and press enter
 
Change the setting to Disabled
 
Click Yes
 
Click Load Setup Defaults
 
Click Yes
 
Click Exit Saving Changes
 
Click Yes
 
This will give UEFI with CSM support and Secure Boot disabled.
 
 

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At any point in the future, is a new BIOS/UEFI firmware going to be released that unlocks the selection for "UEFI" on the boot mode? I have an operating system/bootloader that would be better served with the ability to switch to a legacy BIOS style mode as opposed to being locked into UEFI only. Consider this a formal request as well, to include a legacy boot mode in a future release. I know there's quite a few of us who would consider this a very useful change.

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Hello,I have an IMEDIA S2883 and need to change from UEFI to legacy. I disabled the secure boot option but apparently the current BIOS (P11-B1) does not have the option to always launch CSM.I tried updating with the latest BIOS available for my Computer from Acer web site (P21-B2) but when updating I get the error message that "ROM file ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID".Any suggestions?Thank you in advance  

Answer:imedia s2883 legacy boot-unable to update BIOS

if it's like Acer's BIOS, you can only update BIOS with the same first 3 characters, so: P11 can be updated only with P11 BIOSP21 can be updated only with P21 BIOS if you are still under warranty, i would contact PB and ask LaunchCSM and BIOS version confirmation.

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my windows 8     operating system was crashed and i want to install now windows 7 on my desktop but to do that i have to change boot order  for this i have to change uefi to legacy boot by diabling secure boot . but unlike in other pc secure boot  my pc is not showing the legacy support which has to be enabled by disabling secure boot . i have tried disabling uefi boot but legacy boot  is not enabling , it has shown the Boot mode change message on which  four-digit code has to be entered but even then it is not booting from the dvd which i entered  i even tried using usb/cd option in uefi  thinking that it will boot from usb or cd but again it is stating same inorder to boot from the option selected also i  observed that in Secure Boot Configuration window " it is not showing legacy support  it is only showinng secure boot option and rest options  why i am saying this because i have not seen my bios boot screen before now as my os crashed and i am willing to load another os in place of it i am facing this problem i have seen many youtube videos and hp fourms but everywhere the above option is there but in my case i am not seeing it so please suggest what to do or any alternate solution so as to install a fresh copy of os  

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I was working on a client's HP 15 Touchscreen and needed to boot a flash drive to perform a virus scan. It originally had Windows 8.1 instaled but had been force-upgraded to Windows 10. When I enabled Legacy Support it automagically disabled Secure Boot. I set the UEFI boot order to USB, OSD then HDD. I set the Legacy boot order to USB, OSD then HDD. Saved and exited. Laptop restarted and stopped dead, nothing but a gray screen. Fan runs but HDD is silent. Nothing on the screen, not even a blinking cursor. Power off, pull battery, disconnect AC, drain the capacitors, attach AC and boot. Same result. Power off/on and tap ESC, same result. Repeat but tap F10, same result. Connect external monitor, no video. Recover BIOS and boots perfectly from HDD, still no Legacy support. Tried just disabling Secure Boot only but it automagically enabled Legacy, and disabling Legacy automagically enabled Secure Boot. I've scoured the internet and this forum. Saw one topic with exacly the same problem but with no resolution. I no longer have the laptop so cannot give more info or do further tests. Does anyone know why enabling Legacy and disabling Secure Boot would cause this? Need an answer 'cuz I'm pretty sure this is going to be a problem in the near-future. Thanks!

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Hello,I have an IMEDIA S2883 and need to change from UEFI to legacy. I disabled the secure boot option but apparently the current BIOS (P11-B1) does not have the option to always launch CSM.I tried updating with the latest BIOS available for my Computer from Acer web site (P21-B2) but when updating I get the error message that "ROM file ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID".Any suggestions?Thank you in advance  

Answer:imedia s2883 legacy boot-unable to update BIOS

if it's like Acer's BIOS, you can only update BIOS with the same first 3 characters, so: P11 can be updated only with P11 BIOSP21 can be updated only with P21 BIOS if you are still under warranty, i would contact PB and ask LaunchCSM and BIOS version confirmation.

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I would like to enable legacy boot on my Lenovo q190 10115, however that function seems to be locked in the BIOS. How do I change this?

Answer:Lenovo q190 10115 - unable to enable legacy boot in BIOS.

Here's a solved post that may help you: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/Lenovo-Q190-how-to-boot-from-usb/td-p/10... Can you try to:1 Boot into the BIOS by pressing F1. When you're in, navigate to the Startup & Exit Tab and set the following settings: UEFI Boot Mode = LegacySecure Boot = Disabled  (if applicable)CSM = Disabled / Legacy or Other OS (if applicable)OS Optimized Default = Disabled or Legacy (if applicable) Then go to "Primary Boot Sequence" on the startup tab and set the priority to the following: 1st = USB Key or USB HDD2nd = HDD 2. When done, insert your bootabe USB flashdrive and press F10 to save and exit BIOS.  Let me know your findings, Cheers

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Hey guys, I already tried to post this question on another forum, they tried but then they send me here and maybe you can do something for my problem.
Here is the original thread, https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance-winpc/missing-operating-system-cant-boot-after-trying-to/f6a82a4c-533f-4447-af4e-94162c78e45d?messageId=f8ab0de2-f35d-4648-9ba2-fe5bc6bdbb3a
My last question is from yesterday but I still want to try asking you too just to save time eventually.. so in the last one I put interesting info cause I can boot in the windows installation section AND open cmd.

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

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System T61 I was able to boot from my USB memory stick before.  However, recently I no longer can do this. Boot from ATAPI CD is fine.When I go into BIOS Setup, I notice there is a "-" minus sign in front of USB HDD.  What is this?  This is the only entry that has "-" sign in front of it.   Does this mean anything to booting off the USB stick?

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???

Cheers,

Sean

Answer:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Howdy all, first post here.

I have a Satellite P840, Part PSPJ6A-00h001

Windows 8.

I am having trouble accessing the Bios or the Boot Order. I need to boot from a CD/DVD and I cant get into the options of boot to change the boot order.

I have tried F12 F2 pushing repetitively on boot, holding down F12 and holding for 1 second (as per the manual) with no luck.

What am I missing....I have never not been able to get to boot options before. The only thing is it is Win8 which I am not familiar with.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite P840 - Accessin the Bios or Boot Order from Boot

Perform complete shutdown http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm , restart notebook, press F12 and you will be able to enter boot menu. There you can choose which device should be first bootable device.

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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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I am a proud owner of an Satellite A500 PSAR9A-02S001
I have been quite happy with it over the years.

However when trying to dual boot I am running into all sorts of problems.

I really need uefi/legacy boot options to be unlocked in the bios menu
I believe this functionality is present
However there are no options to configure it in the bios, please release an update for this.

Please.

It would help me out a lot.
Not too mention all of the other hidden settings in the bios u could also unlock.
I Would really appreciate any help with this

Message was edited by: Bigwheels

Answer:Satellite A500 - BIOS update request - UEFI/legacy boot option

As far as I know Toshiba doesn't offer some BIOS options modification and this is also not a part of BIOS updates.

What kind of problems do you have with dual boot?
What is preinstalled on your machine? Post please some info about exact OS installation.

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I bought a ThinkPad 540p that comes with preloaded Windows 8.1. As I want to dual boot the machine I tried to select the Legacy Boot option in the BIOS/Startup tab, but I can't do anything as the option UEFI/Legacy Book is greyed out and locked in "UEFI Only". Below it there is an option called: -CSM Support that is also greyed out and selected as [No]. (below  these options there is a little note with an asterisk saying "Unselectable for Secure Boot"). How can I enable the UEFI/Legacy Boot option again in order to dual boot the computer? I want to be able to boot from USB or from the CD Drive.   Thank you very much for helping me out!     













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Answer:Unable to select UEFI/Legacy Boot in BIOS / Startup - ThinkPad T540p

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm not sure where it is in your BIOS (security tab maybe) but there should be an option to turn off secure boot.
 
Z.

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Hi all, I've been a long-time reader of this forum, but this is my first message. I bought last year a T420 from eBay and promptly installed Ubuntu on the HDD. Last week I bought a Samsung mSATA SSD to reinstall Ubuntu on it and use the HDD as data disk. I took the opportunity to test UEFI and enabled UEFI in the BIOS. The installation was successful but when I plugged it to the dock station I lost the USB connectivity (no USB keyboard or wireless mouse), so I decided to revert UEFI to "legacy" and reinstall it. To my surprise, once I reverted to "legacy" boot I lost the ability to boot from any of the possibilities: the original HDD or even the Ubuntu DVD install media. I've played with all the BIOS options, going back to UEFI boot, and it doesn't even detect now my installation on the SSD  I went yesterday to an official Lenovo shop and they told me it was a software issue and that reverting back to BIOS should be enough, so I downloaded the "BIOS Update Bootable CD" from: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/migr-77076 but it doesn't boot either, so I'm really stuck and any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks in advance.Pablo

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I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.

Answer:Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203


I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.



There are no problems with doing it that way its just a PITA. with minimal work you can have a bootloader where all you have to do is click the OS you want to run. You need to use a tool like bcdedit. there are instructions for itis use here BCDEDIT - How to Use .How this helps and let us know if you need help with anything

Ken

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I am trying to delete all the files from an old HP (XH545) laptop running XP. Its screen doesn't work, so I have it attached to a remote monitor. I have both a bootable floppy and bootable cd which have [email protected] Kill Disk. My intention is to boot one or the other and erase everything on the hard drive.

Problem: I am unable to get into my BIOS to change the boot order. Since I have to do a Fn-F5 to switch over to the monitor, I am unable to get there in time to see when to hit F2 to edit my BIOS. I have been trying for several hours to "guess" when to hit it, still with no success. I'm not even sure I would be able to see the BIOS screen anyway - maybe you have to get past that for Fn-F5 to swap out to the monitor.

If I let the system boot normally, I can swap over in time to see it loading Windows XP.

Question 1: Is there any way to change the boot order from within Windows (or from DOS prompts)?

Question 2: Lacking a positive answer to #1, is there any other way to delete all the files from the hard drive so I can dispose of the laptop?

Thanks!

Answer:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

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The problem started when i changed to legacy mode when windows installation started giving me trouble.What i think would fix the problem is to either change back to UEFI mode from windows, or to get in the BIOS menu somehow..Does anyone know how to do either of those things? any other ideas are more than welcome

Answer:z580 can't access bios setup or boot menu after changing to Legacy from UEFI mode

Anyone? u_uI was under the impression this community contained some Lenovo experts..

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Hi,
I really appreciate the good design of Dell Inspiration 7353 laptop, it's good, mostly indeed.
Recently I have a problem to use legacy boot (USB, DVD/CD, Internal HD, whatever), after I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest one (Inspiron_3153_3158_7353_7359_7568_1.13.0). Due to legacy boot is required in my daily work, so I will ask for help, see if anyone can give me a solution.
When I used the laptop without any BIOS upgrade, it can boot from any legacy driver (USB, etc) with Windows 7, 8+ etc. 
Then it had a small USB issue, I thought I should try to upgrade BIOS, see if this can help, then soon I started to regret, because I had found that all legacy boot is failed, the Windows 8.1 throw me into a BSOD, tell me PAGE FAULT error. I have tried USB, internal HD & DVD, all same.
Then I googled, saw someone had similar problem (not same), he cleared CMOS by pull out the battery, so I tried it without any hope, but surprisingly, when I pull out the battery and remove the connection of power adapter and laptop battery, by pressing the power button several time with & without power cord connected, then I installed the CMOS battery, laptop battery, restart the laptop.
When I press F12 to load the boot menu, it really can load legacy bootable device, but that's one time thing. After the system reboot, the problem back again, looks like if I want to boot into legacy bootable device, I will have to remove CMOS battery each time like above all...sad.
I thought ... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiration 7353 BIOS Update bring legacy boot failed Windows 8.1

By the way, I also tried BIOS recovery from Dell support page, and the recovery screen never showed up at all, and the led blink with white & yellow, even when I plugin in a usb stick with latest flash rom renamed to BIOS_IMG.rcv, still not work.

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Question: BIOS Boot order

I could not find an option under Boot Options, in the BIOS, of my P57W computer to boot off an optical or thumb drive.
How the hell am I to boot off these devices when I cannot see them in the BIOS? Gigabyte documentation, or the lack thereof, SUCKS big time. I finally found that you place the Windows 10 disk in the drive. Then boot, pressing F12. Now, I see what the BIOS does not-choices to boot from. I can select my image backup, from the list, and restore it to the computer should the need arise.

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Question: Bios boot order

Hey guys! I have an old dell laptop here with windows 7 on it. im trying to reformat the drive and install a fresh copy of 7 ultimate but cd drive is not on the boot order. when i enter the bios and try to change anything in the boot menu, nothing happens. it literally wont let me. when i hit the change value key over cd/dvd rom drive it just beeps at me. i know some ppl have often said a solution to this is to disable "secure boot/csm/UEFI" etc. but this system doesnt even have those options. it does have a comparable "computrace" but it is deactivated and inaccessible. How can i get the system to start from the disc drive so i can reformat and install a fresh copy of 7?

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Friends: I am running a AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+ dual core processor with Windows XP. I do not see any USB ports in the BIOS boot order sequence. How can I add these ports? Please don't refer me to PLOP because I had to spend 6 hours of hair pulling trying to uninstall it. After installing it does not even work. It took over my boot manager. Even a system restore did not remove it. Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:How To Add Usb To Boot Order In Bios

You will only see the USB devices when they are plugged in.
 

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Question: BIOS Boot order

No way, in the BIOS, to change Boot prioriy. I cannot use a CD to boot from in an emergency. How can this be done?
Gigabyte laptop, Windows 10, 64. I cannot disable secure boot, the option will not highlite.

Answer:BIOS Boot order

Have you talked to the manufacturer of the laptop?

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Question: BIOS Boot order

No way, in the BIOS, to change Boot prioriy. I cannot use a CD to boot from in an emergency. How can this be done?
Gigabyte laptop, Windows 10, 64. I cannot disable secure boot, the option will not highlite.

Answer:BIOS Boot order

Have you talked to the manufacturer of the laptop?

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559747/bios-changing-boot-order/#entry3841096 - Hamluis.
 
Hello
I have problem of could not change boot order to DVD on windows 7 my laptop is Dell inspiron 15R

Answer:Cannot Change Boot Order in BIOS

Please do the following.  This will provide me with the name of the BIOS manufacturer and its version.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Recently, the boot order changed all by itself. I just have one internal hard disk and one 32gb flash drive connected. The boot order in the hdd group swapped those two devices. This has never happened before. Is this just a one time thing, or is it a sign of things to come? There is no bios update offered on the website. Why not? Do you have any thoughts as to what could have caused this? Thanks for your assistance.

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I have 2 sata slots on my Motherboard so I put in a 160 gig hard drive with windows xp worked fine. Now I have one 40 gig IDE harddrive I wanted to put in just as a storage drive.(This computer has both Sata and IDE) computer reboots sees both drives I press F10 or 9 to continue . Then the screen goes black. I know whats happening,, Its reading the IDE to boot from and it doesnt have an O.S. on it. I want it to boot from the sata drive, SO I go into bios to change the boot order.. Every thing including the time is not letting me change it. Bios lock down ... Now I remember going into bios last year and I was able to change settings . Something happened! Now I cant change it. I even pulled out the dvdrom and put the IDE on the ribbon and power.... I heard that might fix the problem on another message board. SAME Problem. I see people with similar problems and the answer is to flash the bios,,, I have been reading about flashing bios and everyone says don't do it if you don't know what your doing. (PAPER WEIGHT IF DONE WRONG) Some one give me some advise and please something that helps !! I have heard so many dumb things to do I'm about to give up.

Answer:Can't change boot order in bios

Do NOT flash the BIOS! What type of keyboard are you using - PS/2, USB or wireless?

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I need to change the BIOS boot order in order to boot from my DVD drive (installed in Ultrabay). But I can't find the boot order list in the BIOS setup utility-- it just doesn't show up anywhere.  And when I use F12 to get a boot order popup screen during startup, I only see the hard drive in the list.  Even though the DVD drive is installed in the Ultrabay and is usable under Windows. I have done the following: * Installed the latest BIOS via System Update.* Made sure that the supervisor password is disabled and the BIOS lock is disabled.* Temporarily tried turning on the supervisor password to see if that makes a difference -- and it doesn't. I must be doing something wrong, but I can't imagine what. My machine is a T60ptype 2007-CQ8 with 3GB of RAM and a 90GB hard drive.  I run Windows/XP but that shouldn't be relevant for this problem.

Answer:Where is the BIOS boot order list?

do you have the devices you want added to the 'boot priority order' list? you can play with a simulation of the T60 BIOS here if you want to see what everything looks like without having to reboot.

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I have a new ssd with a copy of windows 10 installed onto it, the only issue is that the machine I need to install it on, doesn't have a change boot order within the BIOS.
Am I missing something? Or do I have to upgrade to a later BIOS version?
Thanks in advance
Zak

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Computer is an Asus. Windows 7. Has been having issues.. blah blah.. how do I change the boot order so that it goes to CD first? Thanks in advance.
...Tried to upload picture but it is too large apparently. Here is a link to it:
http://tinypic.com/r/i3w17m/8

Answer:Bios.... Changing Boot Order???

Hello and Welcome
 
From the picture it looks like you would use the up/down arrow keys to hightlight Boot Option 1 and then use the +/- keys to change it.
 
I believe you can also access the boot order menu by tapping Esc or F8 at boot for ASUS but it depends on the model number.

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I have one Sata drive and one IDE
I need to boot to Sata
I have set the BIOS to do this and it does ONCE only

Each time I turn pc on or restart it defaults to the IDE

Please help not sure what to do now

TIA
Jan
 

Answer:Bios not holding boot order

It's most likely the small cmos button battery requires replacing
If this is a Desktop computer you will need to download the free service\operational manual from your computer's (if brand name) or Motherboard's home support site
This will help in locating this cmos battery, and also advise you on electrical and anti-static precautions

Please replace the CMOS battery
 

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I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me.
Here are some of my system specs:





Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.01
BIOS Mode UEFI

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G



As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot from the hard disk.
I am hopeful that it is my ignorance that prevents me from accessing and changing the order, and that some good hearted soul will set my down the right path.

Thanks
James

Answer:How to change the BIOS boot order?

Are you having trouble getting to UEFI/BIOS? Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8. If you have tried this approach, then please tell us what else you have tried.

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Gday there i can boot up my PC by tapping f 11 i can see my ssd and my Samsung hard drive there i tap ssd drive and it boots ,but i have to do this painful process every time i boot up.
my mobo is a z77 extreme 4 all was fine until i followed an over clock guide and my bios must have reset it self when i went past the sweet spot.I did find a solution as a cmd prompt make ssd boot priority 1 in the cmd prompt,i found this in Google but now i cant find it again.Can some one please advise me what to do.

Answer:ssd not showing in bios boot order

Have you tried going to the BIOS and setting the SSD as first in the boot priority?

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I recently acquired a 5-year old Compaq Presario 5030 desktop. Upon checking the settings in the Compaq BIOS, I discovered that there are none present that allow you to change the boot order of the various drives. How do you deal with this?
 

Answer:A Question About Boot Order In BIOS

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I am trying to use the Lenovo Diagnostics Bootable USB. I have to get my BIOS to boot from the USB before my SSD. In the BIOS, the Startup > Boot menu already  looks like the USB is listed first. But when I do a hard boot, Windows still boots from my SSD. Here is the startup order listed in the BIOS:1: USB FDD:2: ATAPI CD0: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50N-(TS)3: USB CD:4: ATA HDD0: SAMSUNG MMCQE28G8MUP-OVA-(S1)5: +USB HDD6: ATA HDD1: See, the USB is listed first. Why doesn't my system boot to the USB? What do those symbols in the boot order mean? For example, why are there three USBs? Thanks.J













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Answer:Changing Boot Order in BIOS

I think you want to choose number 5 unless your trying to boot from a USB connected floppy drive or USB connected CD/DVD drive.

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Here's a video demonstration:

It's acting as if the left and right arrow keys don't exist, even though they work fine in Windows XP. I want to boot off of DVD drive.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Post a screen shot of the screen you move the video to fast for me to see what the keys are. Have you referred to the manual?

Some are
Page Up
Page Down
F5
F6
Enter (then select the one)
 

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Hi everyone,

Before I start, please tell me if this is in the wrong category. Virtualization seemed like the most applicable

Anyway,

I am on a laptop running Windows 8.1 x64. I have an external Hard Drive, with 3 partitions. ONE of them, assigned as X:, contains Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Using the Advanced System Settings built into Windows 8.1, I tried using the 'Use a device' option, and it came up with three options under the name of my hard drive. I assume these were the three partitions, but hey all had the same name. I cannot tell the difference between them. I tried selecting all of them to boot, and the computer still booted to Windows 8.1. I tried editing the boot order in the bios, trying the three partitions as the first option, and it still didn't boot to my copy of Windows 7.

Is there something that I'm doing wrong, or does Windows 8.1 simply not allow external USB booting?

Answer:BIOS Boot Order has been completely ignored

If the external HD is MBR then I think you have to turn off EUFI. Also secure booting. Afaik if EUFI is enabled then only GPT Windows partitions can boot(or OS that can handle EUFI such as some Linux distros.)

Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI
I believe in the EUFI options you must have Legacy or Legacy + EUFI selected or MBR type drives just will not boot.
For my backup image software I had to set up a USB to boot using EUFI(well, Macrium did it for me.) In that case all I have to do is select the USB in the boot order.

Edit: I think this issue would come under Installation and Setup. Virtualization is about running virtual machines or guest OS etc..

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I just recently had to upgrade to a 880gm-ud2h motherboard after my old one died (an older model, also updated the RAM and Processor, but not the hard drives or video card) but now that I've done all this, something has messed up with Windows.
Whenever I start the computer, windows will seem to start normally, then a BSOD will flash for less than a second before the computer reboots and demands that I run the System Repair thing for Windows. After running this three times without effect, I decided that I was better off installing a new OS (I lost my repair disk), and created a USB bootable for Ubuntu.
However, with this USB boot drive plugged in, hitting F12 during boot up brings up the BIOS boot order as normal, but no matter which option I choose nothing changes.

Can anybody help me with this problem?
 

Answer:Boot order of BIOS isn't changing

Well for some reason it finally decided to work, but now the computer won't go past a black screen that says "Loading Operating System..." and it sat there for about fifteen, twenty minutes,.
 

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Recently, my BIOS has started to display ' view only item '; this means I can't change my boot order and few other things as well. Has any one seen this problem before ? I would appreciate some help.Many thanks, Colin

Answer:BIOS - can't change boot order.

Seen it for audio and graphics cards usual trick is to disable in device manager first before trying to change in BIOS.Never seen it for boot order though.

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Hi i have a problem, i recently upgraded my sony vaio pc with a SSD.

originally it had 2x500gb RAID0 as the C disk but i clean installed on my new vertex 2 SSD and set everything up, BUT my bios keeps changing the boot order and i keep getting 'boot manager missing' press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

the RAID 0 is under Volume0 in the bios (limit bios as its from sony)

but it keeps putting [SONY] as the 1st boot and the best i can gues this is the in-built card readers.

I ve tried everthing and i cant get it to stay as i set it.

Also i cant update my bios as the .exe update tool gets a 'Cannot read system information' error message.


please and help would be amazing, ive been pulling my hair out for hours.

Answer:Bios Keeps changing boot order...

When you reinstalled with the single HD, did you change the SATA controller to AHCI or IDE mode? Or is it still set ot RAID? Check all BIOS settings related to SATA, IDE or RAID drives controller.

How many HD's are connected? Try booting with only the Win7 HD plugged in.

You say that "SONY" is listed as the First boot device. Sony what? Can you be more specific as to what device this is? Try setting the HD upon which Win7 is installed as first to boot if it's not.

Next try resetting the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

See if you can update the BIOS now, or if the problem clears. Post back a screenshot of the full Disk Mgmt drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

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I cantt get rid of some viruses.I prepared a booting stick with Avira to clean the system 'from the outside'.I can't make the pc boot from the stick, even if I properly set the BIOS booting order.I saw a more recent BIOS is available. I've tryed to update. Everything ok, but at reboot it says the update was not successful.The error log file (ME_IPD.txt) says Intel (R) Firmware Update Utility Version: 2.0.0.2077
Copyright (C) 2007 - 2015, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Cannot locate hardware platform identification
This program cannot be run on the current platformThe bios update packaged was given by the support, after automatic (and correct) identification of the machine and OS.So what's wrong with the 'current platfrom' Thanks to whoever will help Paolo

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Hi all,
I have an old Dell laptop that is currently running Windows XP, but I'd like to install Linux on it. So I went into the BIOS, revision A14, and got to the page that changes boot order, so I can boot from CD. It says to use the right and left arrow keys to change it, but they don't do anything. So I am stuck with having to boot from floppy which I can't do for unrelated reasons. Any ideas on why I can't change this? The keyboard works fine, I can change other settings, just not this. Or am I totally missing something? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in BIOS

Try moving to the selection you want and hit enter.
That might give you a selection window.
If not try + and -.
Page up and page down also works on some.
 

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Hello , my computer totally crashed several weeks ago...got it basically under control , but in my initial panick I changed something in the bios ? It starts with two options on a black screen...windows xp and windows xp set up...and if I dont catch it in time it goes to blue screen with bla bla cdrom something....I hope and Im sure someone here knows what I ( stupidly ) did. I loaned my laptop the other day and forgot about this and got a freaked out call from my friend that my laptop was broken etc....hope someone can help...thanks

Answer:bios boot order windows xp

go back into the bios and change to defaults

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Hello , my computer totally crashed several weeks ago...got it basically under control , but in my initial panick I changed something in the bios ? It starts with two options on a black screen...windows xp and windows xp set up...and if I dont catch it in time it goes to blue screen with bla bla cdrom something....I hope and Im sure someone here knows what I ( stupidly ) did. I loaned my laptop the other day and forgot about this and got a freaked out call from my friend that my laptop was broken etc....hope someone can help...thanks

Answer:bios boot order windows xp

go back into the bios and change to defaults

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I bought a Lenovo Y50-70, 3 months ago i.e September 2015. It was working just fine. On Friday (25th December 2015) i was using the laptop and after i finished my work i wraped up my laptop and kept it in the bag before sleeping.
Next day (26th December 2015) in the morning i switched on my laptop. After switching it ON. My display said that the there is a problem booting. So after going into BIOS. The INFROMATION showed that the Hard Disc is not DETECTED. So i made a complaint in the customer care (LENOVO). So one of LENOVO'S officials came to examine my laptop. The first thing they did is replace my hard disc with a new one. After restarting the laptop it still couldn't read the Hard Disc. The official checked the Mother Board after and couldn't tell what the problem is. Please Reply to my post as soon as possible.
 
 
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I am getting Boot Failure Insert Disk in A. (Windows XP)

I checked the boot sequence in the BIOS and the IDE is 3rd. How do I change it to 1st?
Thanks.

Bob
 

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HP 110-016 runing updated Windows 10.  Am trying to dual boot to ubuntu.  Ubuntu is installed and works along side windows.  Changing the boot order in the BIOS will not stick.  It always changes back to boot only windows.   I get into the BIOS change the boot order so Ubuntu boots first, do F10 to save then do a save and exit.  At this time the computer will boot to Ubuntu, but as soon as I turn the computer off and then restart it will boot to windows. This is not what I want. Is there something wrong with the BIOS?  Any fixes?

Answer:Changing boot order in BIOS will not stick

@danmf?, welcome to the forum. It has been awhile since I used Ubuntu, but I believe that you have to use GRUB to select the drive that you want to use at boot.  I suggest going to www.ubuntuforums.org for help.  They are the experts on Ubuntu. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi everyone.
A little embarrassing but I can not change the boot order in the BIOS of my mobo to boot from the ODD in order to boot from a CD. My mobo is an Intel desktop board DH55TC. Hopefully there is some of you guys who has the same mobo who can give me a little help.
Merry Christmas.

Answer:Help changing boot order in Intel BIOS

Changing boot order in BIOS setup steps are on page 64 here: http://downloadmirror.intel.com/1850...chProdSpec.pdf

You can also get a one-time BIOS Boot Menu by pressing F10 key repeatedly at first boot screen.

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When I access the bios to change the boot order.   The USB boot function is not available.  If I boot with a USB stick in, the option appears in the BIOS. However, when I adjust the USB to be #1.  It will boot the first time fine but the next time I boot with out the USB drive in, it will reset to the USB to be after the HD.  Other settings in the BIOS save fine.

Answer:Y550P Bios Bug, will not save boot order.

there's a small battery for bios, may be it's empty, changing it with new one may fix your issue or you may need bios update.

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The computer starts up and I see " Boot From CD _ " but nothing happens and it just restarts itself.

There is only one CD Drive so I know it's not conflicting with anything else....

I'm trying to do a fresh install of XP.

It has an MSI KM4AM mobo

Answer:Conputer won't boot from CD...the BIOS order is correct

if you see "boot from cd_" then there's nothing wrong with the bios setting. could be a bad cd/dvd drive if it restarts itself. normally it'll say "non bootable disk" if it's a bad disk.

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I have an x140e, with external hard drives connected througI fhe the USB ports.  They apparently take too long to reswpond duringb  B'IOS boot, and it just hangs.  I suspect I need to tell the BIOS to not try and boot from the USB portsB ports, but I can't figure out how to get into the BIOS to control boot order.

Answer:Changing Boot Order in BIOS for x140e

Hello,
I don't have my ThinkPad X140e with me to test this, but I believe that holding down the F1 key as soon as the system powers up will prompt you to enter the BIOS.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Phoenix Technologies BIOS A23 on a Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop.  There is no option in this BIOS to reset to defaults or to remove an item in the boot order.  The item in question is "Cardbus NIC". I have disabled it but I want to also delete this item completely from the boot order.  Is there any way to do that?  Is it possible to replace this BIOS with a different BIOS? (I flashed it with a downloaded A23 version from Dell support site but nothing changed. FYI:  The version on Dell site is the latest one I've found and it's dated 2002.)

Answer:How to delete item in BIOS boot order

i do believe the BIOS detects ALL devices plugged into your computer. i assume when you remove the NIC card, the item will be gone from the BIOS.

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My dv6 has a shattered LCD screen, but works otherwise.  I'd like to get into the BIOS and change the boot order so that I can boot from CD/DVD or USB. When the computer boots and I press F10, computer goes into the BIOS setup but I cannot read the screen and navigate the menus. Any suggestions? If someone can see their BIOS screen, could you tell me which keys to press, in order, to reset the boot order and/or to set CD/DVD and USB to boot before HDD? Many thanks in advance,-Craig-

Answer:Busted LCD - Change BIOS boot order

This is what the LCD looks like. -Craig- 

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Okay, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre 7373CTO. And i would like to use multiple drives. i could do it on any other machine.Anyways. i start the pc i go into setup i go to boot order to make sure my Hitachi boot drive is #1 so my other drive that simply holds files is not reconized to boot from, so i change the boot order i re arrange it just he way i like it. and i go to the EXIT tab. The Save and Exit option is always greyed out and it always makes me exit without saving. I need to know how to save it.

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Hey guys,

My PC is running Windows 7. In the past I never had an issue running memtest from my CD. I would put the CD into the PC, restart the PC, press a certain key (I think) and Memtest would load.

Unfortunately I forgot what key I used to press and Memtest won't load, it goes straight to the Windows Startup Screen and the Desktop loads.

I went into Bios and I saw that CD/DVD was not #1 in the boot order which is strange because I used to run memtest many times on this PC and I never changed the Boot order.

I tried changing the boot order by hitting the + key but the key won't do anything. Is there some other key that I need to press in order to get + or - working?

also I see two CD/DVD's in the boot order of the Bios, I guess it's because I have two CD/DVD drives? Which one do I make #1? The Memtest disc is in the bottom CD/DVD drive.

Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Can't change boot order in Bios to run Memtest

Usually Memtest starts automatically without any key presses if your CD/DVD drive is 1st device.

What brand and model motherboard are you using? Usually it tells you at the bottom of the screen in the BIOS what keys you have to press to navigate through the menus. The manual probably explains it in great detail, but I know, who reads those things?

We aren't going to be able to tell you which drive is which, you will just have to try trial and error with at most 2 restarts.
 

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I have a Gigabyte Ultra Durable 3 motherboard MA785GM-USTH. I have tried several times to set the BIOS to boot first from a cd/dvd. It does not change the boot order. I continues to boot from my hard drive. I want to boot from a UBUNTU CD and I can't. Can someone help?
 

Answer:My Gigabyte BIOS won't change the boot order

My short answer here to this, is that it sounds like your BIOS needs a swift kick in the pants! Maybe the BIOS just needs a jump start, maybe to get things back on track. This is just a real quick little fix, if it works.

1. Remove the computer from power, unplug the power cord from the power supply.

2. Take the side panel off your computer case, exposing the guts of the machine.

3. Look for the motherboard, then look for a small shiny chrome colored battery.

4. Remove that chrome colored battery off the motherboard.

5. With the battery removed, take your hand and press the (power) button on the front of the case.

6. Keep that button depressed and or pushed for approx. 30 to 40 seconds, while your computer BIOS is drained of it's power and hopefully it's current setting.

7. Let off the (power) button, replace the chrome battery back onto the motherboard, replace the side panel of the case and reconnect the computer power cord to the back of the power supply.

Now turn on your computer and see if that helped take care of some things! Again, this is just one of those quick fixes that may or may not always work.

Hope this helps.
 

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Heys guys, I'm hoping I can get some help with this. I have a Lenovo y410p. It has 2 drives, one with the OS (120GB SSD 40mm N.2 NGFF) and a data drive(1TB HDD)
My computer recently crashed when I was installing a piece of software, (Bentley MX Road, it's a road alignment package.) When I restarted my laptop I was greeted with a lovely message informing me that winload.efi was corrupt. That was fine so I did a bit of research to fix it involving getting a recover DVD and going to the command prompt to rebuild BCD. That didnt work for me as it didnt detect windows. I tried to see what was up with the SSD using DISKPART & CHKDSK. Neither of these showed the SSD. They only showed the HDD
So now to take a step back, In order to get the recovery DVD to boot I had to change the boot option in the BIOS from UEFI to legacy support. This showed me a list of bootable devices (HDD, SSD, DVD etc.) When UEFI is selected only one option is available which is the Windows boot manager. This is followed by the serial number of the HDD which does not have any OS on it.
I have tried using f12 which give me the windows boot manager option and nothing else. When I select this, it boots me into the error message.
So to get to the root of this, how can I change the boot order when the BIOS is set to UEFI so I can repair the winload.efi file on the SSD. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Changing boot order when BIOS is set to UEFI

You change it the same way as before. Usually you can do it withe the OEM software installed on Win8.

You may have to turn off Fast Boot if set.

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I want to change the boot order to allow bootup from iso disks.Keyboarding F10 at doesn' t bring up the BIOS screen, and the machine just boots into  Win7. Any suggestions?Thanks

Answer:Can' t enter BIOS to change boot order

@ZL1BNB?, welcome to the forum. Try using the Esc key to see if that works.

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Hi, we have a very old Satellite Pro A40 with a new hard drive.

We're tryng to change the boot order in BIOS to recognise the CD drive ready for the windows disk. However, there seems to be no option to change the BIOS boot order and yes we've tried the Toshiba route which suggests pressing C during boot up and F12 to select the drive during boot up, neither of which work.

Please can someone help?
regards
Karl

PS: The current message on the screen during boot up is BOOTMGR is missing

Answer:Re: Satellite Pro A40 - Can't find boot order in BIOS

Hi karl1966,

Have you checked if the CD/DVD drive is recognized properly in BIOS?

Maybe your disk is scratchy and you should try another one. I don?t know which disk you have used but try it with Toshiba recovery disk and Microsoft Windows disk.

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This is the first time I've seen a computer with a boot order that can't be changed. It's a rebuilt Dell E520. When I go to the bios, it lists about 7 changes that can't be made, and one is the boot order. It boots the HD first and the CD/Rom second. period! So is there some other way I can run the Reinstallation CD so I can repair whatever it is that's making this machine seem like it's got the FengXing Infection? Thanks, Bahb
 

Answer:Solved: Can't change boot order in Bios

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Could someone describe exactly how to change the boot order on the T520 from the BIOS?  I have spent hours trying to do something that should be very straightforward and simple.  Any directoin would be appreciated.
 
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Answer:T520 - Changing Boot order in BIOS

Hi rsbonini,
 
I moved your post here from an old thread that was about managing UEFI BIOS boot order with scripts...
 
I wonder if you're being tripped up by the same thing that got me with my T420:  The ">Boot" line in BIOS -> Start Up looks like a heading for the rest of the page, but it actually links to an expandable menu. (That's what the ">" is indicating, I guess).  This got me and a few of my friends.
 
Highlight that ">"Boot" line and hit enter, and you should get the boot priority list with instructions on how to change it in the right pane.
 
Apologies if I've misunderstood,
Z.
 
 

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Hi guys, I'm trying to properly dual-boot Windows 10 Edu 64bit and Kubuntu 16.10 64bit. The problem is that on startup it's impossible to start GRUB, Windows is loaded automatically. Is there a way to change UEFI boot order? I tried several methods but Windows always overrides my changes; I managed to load GRUB only once by renaming the Windows OS Loader path to the GRUB one, but after I booted to Windows once again, it overrode my settings creating a new Windows OS Loader entry. These are the methods I've already tried: Renaming the path as I said up here through bcdeditUsing EasyUEFI to change boot orderUsing efibootmgr in KubuntuUsing boot-repair in KubuntuUpdating GRUB in Kubuntu While on my desktop I have a BIOS setting that lets me change UEFI boot partition, I don't have anything similar on this laptop. Let me know, thanks.

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I don't see my DVD in the Boot priority when I was inside BIOS UEFI. It was there before. I think I may have deleted itin Windows. My intention was to place the DVD in number one spot to boot from. What do I need to do to get it back? I recall seeing it there before.  B50-70BIOS version 9dcn79ww(v2.00)

Answer:DVD is missing in Boot mode order in BIOS B50-70

Have you tried hitting F9?  (load setup default) Then, move up.

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 Is there any way to hide C / make my computer completely exclude it using BIOS settings - i mean without physically removing the disk  - i've got to do some experiments on D - ultrabay drive and don't want to mess up...   

Answer:T500 - exclude C from boot order from BIOS

Go into BIOS - Startup - Boot, select your internal harddrive with the arrow-keys and deactivate the HDD by pressing the "x" - key from boot-sequence.

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(Operating System is XP Pro_SP3)

I recently built a desktop with a Gigabyte mobo.

I have several USB and USB + eSATA external hard
drives. The SATA internal drives consist of two in a
RAID 0 configuration. There is only one operating
system installed on the RAID 0 internal drives.

Naturally, I set the RAID 0 drives to boot first in the
main BIOS setup. 99% of the time that's where the boot
begins for most of us. I've got the usual seperate
boot menu that allows you to boot from another
device. On the next reboot it reverts back to the normal
boot order.

I found out too late the this mobo randomly changes
the boot order. If one or two external drives are turned
on the boot order will be scrambled. This is beyond
insane because you cannot boot from something that
has no operating system, active partition, etc.

Google turned up a long list of posts on other forums
about this problem. It occurs with other mobo's besides
Gigabyte.

Someone suggested checking out BIOS Overlay's
and bootloader programs.

The only thing I remember about overlay's is that they
were used with an older BIOS that would not recognize
a partition over a certain size. A few years ago hard
drives capacities exploded but a lot of folks had older
mobo's that couldn't "see" these big drives.

Bootloaders or boot managers are usually used when you've
got two or more operating systems installed. Could this
type of program lock my system so it would always bo... Read more

Answer:BIOS Keeps Changing Boot Order Priority

Do you have the latest bios version? If not go to gigabytes site and download it and flash the board.
 

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Hello everyone,
 
I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesn't even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
thanks,
 
 
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Answer:How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?     Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-18-2009 08:34 AM

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Hello, I've a Thinkpad X230 and I want to change the Boot order but it's not possible. I'm not aware thtat any kind of password have been defined and the system is never asking for one. I can edit all elements of the BIOS except for the Boot order. could anybody help? I checked all possible threads regarding the BIOS but could not find my problemm anywere. here are the screenshots of all the BIOS configuration. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5f8gvchb2kx22s6/AAAmcRLBCLx4yHKlavOOqLl2a?dl=0 if naybody means that a password have been set up. Please let me know how could I make the system prompt for it because otherwise I could not even try to find out the password

Answer:x230 BIOS. Boot order not changing

Hello and welcomeAre you able to hit +/- keys to change the boot order?Srartup menu-> Boot-> Choose the drive you want to change, hit "+" or "-" keys to change the order.The option to prevent (lock) to change the boot order is disabled on your photo #25.

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The OEM HDD which came with the system no longer functions properly. When booting it loads the splash screen, though instead of booting into Windows, it loads the recovery partition and gives me the error that the recovery partition has been destroyed.From there I have made both a Windows installation DVD & USB disk. The system automatically bypasses any external media for OS installation, and returns me to the screen previously mentioned. I have tried changing as many BIOS options as available that deal with the boot order/settings. Though no matter what, if the OEM HDD is connected to the PC it boots first, even when my DVD/USB is the only boot option (all others are disabled). When the HDD is connected I also cannot access the boot menu from startup (only my BIOS settings). Has anyone experienced this? My last idea is to buy an external encloseure in order to fully wipe the HDD, though if I can get around this it would be preferred. P.S. I'm currenly typing this from the mentioned computer, using a different HDD, so I can easily know that the issue lies with the OEM HDD. Thanks in advance.

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So, my friend has just received a laptop that isn't exactly functional at the moment. It only has Ubuntu on it, which is in guest mode, and there is no known password for elevated privileges (that we actually have). So I made her a bootable USB with Windows on it to install. The problem is that we can't seem to get into the BIOS, no matter how quick we are (tried everything). When taken to the GRUB bootloader, this is all we get:


Are there any commands I can use in Grub to get it to see the USB, or is there something I can accomplish in guest mode to change the delay so I can get into the BIOS? Or, is there a way I can help her get sudo access? I thought maybe it could have something to do with fast boot or something, but I have no idea. It's a little difficult because she's across the country, but I know more than she does when it comes to computers, so I'm trying to help.

The laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad T450. Please feel free to ask me for any other necessary information. I wasn't sure if this would be enough, but didn't know what else to include.
Thank you in advance for your time! ^_^
 

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