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UEFI laptop, booting from DVD or USB fails

Question: UEFI laptop, booting from DVD or USB fails

Hi

On this new laptop which appears to have UEFI and Legacy BIOS settings, setting UEFI settings to boot from DVD or USB first in order to run a bootable format disc to preformat before a clean install has thrown an error message that ..."boot from [xx device] failed." This was with the GParted.iso installed on disc or USB.

I did not touch the Legacy BIOS boot order just the UEFI boot order as information given suggested that the UEFI takes precedence.

In the end I formatted using the windows installation iso and format tool, booting from USB which worked. But this has meant that I get the windows recovery partitions that I was trying to avoid. Having got here, I think I will leave it like that as it probably makes sense and I suppose windows will probably run better with them? This has got rid of the additional HP partitions and crapware which is also what I was trying to achieve.

Just wanting to know for future reference, if I do want to boot from DVD or USB on this laptop OTHER THAN with windows installation .iso, how would I do it?

Thanks again in advance.

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Preferred Solution: UEFI laptop, booting from DVD or USB fails

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Answer: UEFI laptop, booting from DVD or USB fails

But this has meant that I get the windows recovery partitions that I was trying to avoid.



Hi, assuming you mean the 450Mb Recovery partition, you should keep that. That is for- guess what- recovery. Without that you have no Advanced troubleshooting options or automatic recovery. It's small- so you gain nothing worthwhile by not having it.

You could have removed all the additional stuff that came with your laptop without doing a clean install, and partition managers allow deleting the recovery partition.

Does your DVD boot up successfully on a different PC? Is there some chance it was not burnt successfully?

You may wish to check with your manufacturer about booting from a DVD. For example, on mine, I have to hit F7 to display the appropriate boot menu. Yes, F7. That was unexpected. And the option to select the DVD drive is described in a totally obscure way.

(Laptop = Toshiba Tecra A11 if anyone's familiar with it)

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I accidentally deleted the Boot Options and now I can only access the UEFI page. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated, thanks

Answer:Laptop booting up with UEFI please help

Are you talking about UEFI (more commonly, and mistakenly referred to as bios) setup before the computer boots into Windows, or are you talking about a failure to boot from the hard drive? If you are talking about the UEFI settings before the computer boots, we need to know the exact model Asus Laptop.

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I accidentally deleted the Boot Options and now I can only access the UEFI page. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated, thanks

Answer:Laptop booting up with UEFI please help

Are you talking about UEFI (more commonly, and mistakenly referred to as bios) setup before the computer boots into Windows, or are you talking about a failure to boot from the hard drive? If you are talking about the UEFI settings before the computer boots, we need to know the exact model Asus Laptop.

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

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

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

Originally Posted by nIGHTmAYOR


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

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



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

There are several tricks to force getting to bios

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

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

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

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

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Hi all, I recently updated windows 7 with "Update for Windows 7 to Improve Graphics Platform Performance and to Support Features in Upcoming IE9 PP Build" (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b607f3ee-61ef-4069-97c6-d8a8b90b40a5&displaylang=en).After that whenever i'm powering ON my laptop, it just beeps and displaying nothing.Also when i'm pressing a key in keyboard a beep sound comes.Then i'm powering off the system by pressing the power button, and then again powered ON.So it is is asking two options:1) boot windows with recovery options (something like that. am in office now and laptop is at home :))2) Start windows normally. Clicking on the second option is allowing to boot Windows smoothly. I just tried to fix this using reinstalling windows 7. But it fails :( Help me to fix this.. Thanks

Answer:Laptop beeps when booting to windows7 & fails

Use the FIRST option and use the Last Known Good Configuration (LKGC) option. The link below tell you how to use LKGC.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...In the future, curb your temptation to try something new unless you know what to do in the event you runs into trouble.i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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Hey all,

Just a little concerned. I installed to my new PC: Windows 10 Pro x64. This was from a brand new OEM DVD. I installed under UEFI. Installation was a breeze with no errors or issues.

Immediately after the installation completed, I installed the motherboard drivers, rebooted and GPU driver, rebooted. Device Manager showed zero problems. All looking good.

Then I ran sfc /scannow and it reported errors. I did not run it because I thought there might be an issue, in fact the PC was running brilliantly, but I did not want to start loading all my software without first checking this. I did not bother much with the CBS.log file as I did not understand anything in it.

So I tried again, deleting all partitions on the SSD and starting from scratch with another fresh, clean install of Windows. Exact same thing the second time. Why would this happen?

Anyway, after some research, found some info on the "DISM" command and popped the DVD back into the drive and it ran the process and it seemed to fix whatever was wrong. The sfc /scannow command now gives no errors.

Before I go ahead and start loading software and registering licenses etc, is this something I should be concerned about? Just bothering me that a brand new install can already have an issue like this?

Answer:sfc /scannow fails on new UEFI Install

without seeing the LOG - I would assume you have a Nvidia video card..
There is a known issue with the opencl.dll that causes such an error in SFC..

The problem is being addressed by MS - and at that point is not really an issue for your PC

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I recently purchased a Pavilion PC with Windows 10 and needed to turn AMD-v on. However, when I try to access UEFI settings through the advanced reset I only get black screen for about a minute, and then the PC just boots into OS. Anyone has any ideas on this one? Thanks

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Hey all,

Just a little concerned. I installed to my new PC: Windows 10 Pro x64. This was from a brand new OEM DVD. I installed under UEFI. Installation was a breeze with no errors or issues.

Immediately after the installation completed, I installed the motherboard drivers, rebooted and GPU driver, rebooted. Device Manager showed zero problems. All looking good.

Then I ran sfc /scannow and it reported errors. I did not run it because I thought there might be an issue, in fact the PC was running brilliantly, but I did not want to start loading all my software without first checking this. I did not bother much with the CBS.log file as I did not understand anything in it.

So I tried again, deleting all partitions on the SSD and starting from scratch with another fresh, clean install of Windows. Exact same thing the second time. Why would this happen?

Anyway, after some research, found some info on the "DISM" command and popped the DVD back into the drive and it ran the process and it seemed to fix whatever was wrong. The sfc /scannow command now gives no errors.

Before I go ahead and start loading software and registering licenses etc, is this something I should be concerned about? Just bothering me that a brand new install can already have an issue like this?

Answer:sfc /scannow fails on new UEFI Install

without seeing the LOG - I would assume you have a Nvidia video card..
There is a known issue with the opencl.dll that causes such an error in SFC..

The problem is being addressed by MS - and at that point is not really an issue for your PC

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Hey all,

Just a little concerned. I installed to my new PC: Windows 10 Pro x64. This was from a brand new OEM DVD. I installed under UEFI. Installation was a breeze with no errors or issues.

Immediately after the installation completed, I installed the motherboard drivers, rebooted and GPU driver, rebooted. Device Manager showed zero problems. All looking good.

Then I ran sfc /scannow and it reported errors. I did not run it because I thought there might be an issue, in fact the PC was running brilliantly, but I did not want to start loading all my software without first checking this. I did not bother much with the CBS.log file as I did not understand anything in it.

So I tried again, deleting all partitions on the SSD and starting from scratch with another fresh, clean install of Windows. Exact same thing the second time. Why would this happen?

Anyway, after some research, found some info on the "DISM" command and popped the DVD back into the drive and it ran the process and it seemed to fix whatever was wrong. The sfc /scannow command now gives no errors.

Before I go ahead and start loading software and registering licenses etc, is this something I should be concerned about? Just bothering me that a brand new install can already have an issue like this?

Answer:sfc /scannow fails on new UEFI Install

without seeing the LOG - I would assume you have a Nvidia video card..
There is a known issue with the opencl.dll that causes such an error in SFC..

The problem is being addressed by MS - and at that point is not really an issue for your PC

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I just installed a new 4 TB HD in my system an noticed windows would not address roughly half of the HD. So I converted to GPT using a lossless conversion tool. I now have a problem of not being able to boot (although I did somehow manage to get it to boot once). I have tried everything from repairing with the windows CD to changing boot orders around etc... It will work since I it did boot once though I can't remember exactly what I did. I have an HP h8-1012c Desktop. I have enabled UEFI support, and UEFI booting.

Is there a tool or a procedure I can use to repair the boot process on my PC? I am really at wits end. Obviously since the machine was able to boot once it will work but I need something to tell it to do so every time. Please help!

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Hello gang.

I am attempting to install a fresh copy of Windows 8, but I am coming across a *huge* problem.
My video card seems incompatible with UEFI booting.

My system works just fine in UEFI-mode via integrated graphics or with the graphics card my computer originally shipped with (Nvidia GeForce 1GB DDR3 GT620).

However, my Radeon HD 6570 simply *will not* work when UEFI is enabled. (I can't even see a boot screen.)
Ironically, the card does work when "Legacy Mode" is activated in the BIOS.

Your thoughts?

My System Specs
Dell Inspiron 660
Intel B75 Express Chipset
Sapphire Radeon HD6570 1GB DDR3 PCI-Express x16 Video Card
No OS (Blank hard-drive for the moment.)

Answer:My Video Card fails to operate under UEFI.

Hello Shane, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The "video card doesn't support UEFI GOP" type error is usually when you have your UEFI set to use "Ultra fast startup". If you change this to "Fast Startup" or "Disabled", your graphics card may work afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had a system crash on my Acer Aspire XC600 with Windows 8.1 installed. It was impossible to use Acer recovery management. I installed Ubuntu. Later I got the Acer recovery CD's. It was impossible to start from CD. I tried to remove Ubuntu, but unsuccessfully. Now Ubuntu does not start anymore. When booting from CD, I get the following error:Pleas boot this recovery disk using legacy BIOS mode. I tried that. After trying again I got this error:Restore Fail: This recovery system can only be used on "UEFI" mode. Please press "OK" to restart system immediately. I read that the solution would be to wipe the HDD, but I don't have a OS to do it with. How can I  Please help.

Answer:Recovery CD fails. UEFI/ legacy BIOS problem

if you still have the Ubuntu installation CD, boot from that and choose to try it Live, instead of installing, once booted run disk manager and completly wipe your HDD, must be with unallocated raw space.Then try again with the recovery cd.If it gives errors again, you must check if the HDD has GPT boot record instead of MBR.

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Hi experts

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME".

I'm using the same x64 boot.wim as with the BIOS clients, but with the mbr clients it works.

What is it, that makes my boot.wim unusable for uefi clients?

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I've been trying to update to Windows Anniversary for 5 months without success. The inevitable 0x80004005 error kept coming up and no suggestion in this stream worked (or anywhere else). Until the moment I read someone was able to update once his UEFI partition was present on an initially blank disc. Afterwards using his own Win 10 disc, he discovered it had no UEFI partition but after creating it, the update worked.My system had an UEFI partition but it must have become corrupt (possibly when moving from an 100 GB to 200 GB SSD disc) somehow. Googling for "Anniversary" and "UEFI" found the final solution after which the update was possible.In short: reboot the pc using its recovery DVD and using its troubleshooting option, replace/correct the UEFI partition. Once done, start the update Win 10 again and it works - at least for me and a lot of others with the same problem.For full description and credit where credit is due: see https://www.tenforums.com/installat...Some notes:* the setuperr.log file is found in C:\Windows\Panther\NewOS* if you start the recovery CD or DVD it is possible that some keys are on different locations. In my case the backslash \ wasn't found where the keyboard said it was, but after trying all SHIFT, ALT, CTRL combination keys for non-alphabetic I found it to be under Right-Alt  and the true backslash key \  (so Right-Alt + \ )

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Machine: IdeaPad N581 with latest BIOS/UEFI (v9.01). OS: Windows Hello!  I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) on my machine, which is currently running Windows 8.1. I want a clean install, i. e. wipe out the whole HDD (partition and format). Booting from DVD, the installation fails after the setup DVD has been loaded and the display says "Windows is starting" (the installation). There's a short graphical glitch an then a frozen display with the loading screen.  When I switch from UEFI to legacy BIOS, the installation starts as normal. But I want Win 7 to run on UEFI.  Is it possible, that the latest UEFI version does not support Windows 7? I had Windows 7 on UEFI before I made an BIOS update one year ago.  I made several DVDs to check, whether it's a faulty disc. My questions:  1) Where can I get an older BIOS/UEFI version for my machine (download archives?)?2) What else might keep Windows 7 from being installed under UEFI?

Answer:Windows 7 installation fails after UEFI/BIOS update

Hello and welcome,
 
Try enabling CSM support in BIOS.  Should be somewhere near the UEFI/legacy option if it's available.  Win 7 won't run in UEFI mode without CSM.
 
Z.

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Question: UEFI booting

I created two UEFI bootable USB drives:
USB stick 1.) using windows 10 "create recovery drive" - on a 32GB usb 3.0 drive
USB stick 2.) using EASE US backup/restore software - on a 4GB usb 2.0 drive

Both sticks appear to be UEFI. When I put them in my windows 10 desktop machine, they both show up in the boot menu as "UEFI:" followed by the usb stick brand name. Stick 2 also shows up a 2nd time in the boot menu, with the brand name but without the "UEFI" in front. When I select Stick 1 from the boot menu, the desktop machine boots, asks for the keyboard type and continues to the recovery program. However the desktop will not boot to Stick 2 using either of its boot menu choices.

Then I tried them in my Lenovo Yoga 2pro laptop (now with windows 10). The only way to get the boot menu on this device is to power down and hit the small button on the side. Stick 2 appears in the boot menu, and when I select it the EASE US backup software starts. Stick 1 is a different story however. I can boot to it by selecting "Advanced startup" under Settings, Recovery and then it boots and behaves like it did on my desktop machine. However it does not show up at all in the boot menu, and thus there would be no way to boot to it if windows was broken. (Kind of defeats the purpose of the USB stick!). I also tried this on a second Yoga 2 pro that I have and the results were the same. (I've already disabled the "secure boot" option in the BIOS.)

I... Read more

Answer:UEFI booting

Is your stick 1 formatted with NTFS ? If so, recreate it but format it with FAT32 because some earlier version of UEFI firmware won't boot if it is formatted with NTFS.

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Hi experts

When I try to boot my uefi client from LAN it successfully downloads boot.wim from my WDS 2012, shows the Windows Logo for some seconds, but then it crashes, showing BSOD and the message "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME".

I'm using the same x64 boot.wim as with the BIOS clients, but with the mbr clients it works.

What is it, that makes my boot.wim unusable for uefi clients?

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Hi all,

Just did an upgrade that included new MSI PC Mate MB and i7 4790K CPU - all went fine. Did a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro 64.

The Bios of the MSI gave me fits from the get go as far as booting. I initially installed OS in UEFI/Legacy mode. But did some switching to UEFI in an effort to get the boot correct (kept wanting to boot to other sata drives). It seems that at some point it stuck in UEFI mode - see below bcdedit /enum report. Now it will not boot in UEFI/Legacy mode at all (Please insert bootable media ...) so I'm running it in UEFI mode but at boot I have to use the Boot Manager and even choosing the correct disk I always get UEFI shell 1st time - second attempt gets me into Windows. Large PITA of my own making.

My question is how can I get the MBR back to standard legacy mode? Do I have to reinstall? Or maybe I can run a repair? I would hate to have to reinstall - I have a backup image - would that work or is the part that needs "fixing" on the image?

Thanks for any suggestions! I hope I was clear, if not please ask me. I'm not a rookie but not a full blown tech either.

Thanks!






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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Daf>bcdedit /enum

Windows Boot Manager
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identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
path \EFI\MICROSOFT\BOOT\BOOTMGFW.EFI
description ... Read more

Answer:Win 7 booting into UEFI - How to change

To clean install:
1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
than
2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
2b) Clean Install Windows 7
2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

If you boot the windows 7 x64 DVD in UEFI mode, this will install in UEFI mode.

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Laptop is a gateway nv510p04u

Running Ubuntu 14.02.

Recently bought the laptop and have issues getting it to boot usb or cd.

I was able to disable secure boot but when I try to switch the bios the only option I can select is UEFI (I was told I need to boot into legacy).

I am trying to uninstall Ubuntu and reinstall Windows 8, but I can't do that without booting from cd/usb.

Answer:Issues with UEFI and booting

Download an 8 iso.
Extract it to a usb using 7-Zip.
Click the setup.exe.
Ubuntu will be overwritten.

There is no need to boot from a usb.

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



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

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

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Hi, I just purchased the HP x360 Spectre, which came with Win 10 Home and UEFI/SecureBoot turned on. The boot disk is GPT. Also, there are 4 partitions on the drive out of the box, as listed in the : EFI SystemRecovery PartitionRecovery ( D: )Windows ( C: ) This is my first Windows above 7, and the first that is not Legacy BIOS and MBR boot disk, so I'm a little lost with all this. I need to backup the drive before making changes to the new laptop using my Macrium Reflect Win7-based PE USB pen drive, but when I disable SecureBoot and enable Legacy Boot and move USB key to the top of the boot list, it boots Reflect under PE OK, but no drives are shown in Reflect to back up. I'm not sure at this point if this is because Version 5 of Reflect doesn't support UEFI (although I'm not sure that's a factor as I've booted), or some other factor resulting from UEFI and GPT. I know Reflect V5 can backup GPT drives, as I do it now, but have only imaged MBR drives. There are newer version of Win PE; Ver 4 based upon Win 8, and Ver 5 based upon Win 8.1, which might solve my problems. I'm trying that next. If anyone has any insight, it would be much appreciated. Also, are UEFI and BIOS connected in some way to MBR and GPT, so that one requires the other, or can you mix and match. For example, could I have machine using UEFI and an MBR boot drive, or vice versa? I'm just not sure what, at this point, is making my drives not appear in Reflect. Also, is there a way to conver... Read more

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

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

Answer:Windows 8.1 Booting with UEFI Problem.

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

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Hello guys.

I plan to triple boot Windows 8.1 Pro, Mac OS X Mavericks and Ubuntu 14.04 TLS on my machine.

I just had a few question regarding the same and some questions about UEFI & GPT.

Now, I'm going to format my entire drive and install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode. So the hard disk will be automatically formatted to GPT instead of MBR right?

Also, my graphic card (MSI R9 270X HAWK) doesn't yet support UEFI/GOP so even if I do install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode, I can choose not to use the UEFI option?

My hard disk being GPT formatted during the Windows 8.1 install in UEFI, will I have to apply any patches to install OS X (which will be on a separate partition)?

Should I install OS X first as it uses GPT and then install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode on a separate partition?

Lastly, after installing OS X and Windows 8.1, how do I install Ubuntu in UEFI mode (if it supports UEFI) and configure the boot menu so that I can choose which OS to boot into?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Yash Shah

Answer:Some questions regarding GPT, UEFI & Triple Booting

I don't know about Linux/Mac, but here is some info about UEFI/BIOS boot mode: link

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Trying to work out if i can PXE boot the 3620 in UEFI mode.
only "Widnows Boot Manager" appears in the boot sequence.

Thx.

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I got my y510 a month ago and  now i delet the win 8 (Complately Formated the HDD)& trying to inistall win 8.1 in uefi mode but instead if booting dvd which have efi support it shows me some ip like numbers (ipv4 , ipv5) & asks me to restart Now I wanna know Is there any solution for this ??













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Answer:Problem with booting in uefi mode

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

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Can a HP Notebook AY503TX supports UEFI Boot?Because i am going to do more than 4 primary partitions and hence i need GPT partition scheme. Hence does these model support UEFI booting?

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My win8 is currently installed in MBR. If I want to change to GPT from MBR, must I do clean install?

Answer:About UEFI booting; Is clean install required?

Short answer. Yes.

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How do I set my BIOS to have the DVD boot and install Windows 10 in UEFI mode? I do see a setting on my Asus motherboard UEFI "CSM Compatability" and in there are three options:
UEFI and Legacy OPROM
Legacy OPROM only
UEFI only

Do I select UEFI only option here?

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

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

Anyone? :-)

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It might be worth it to make a sticky referencing the Windows 7 tutorial for creating USB flash installation media, specifically the part 11 about moving the EFI files around. I have been bashing my head trying to figure out why my laptop refuses to acknowledge ANY USB Media (never tried CDs) and the conclusion I came to was that my laptop had booting from USB disabled, NOT that the ISO still doesn't have working boot files when flashed with Rufus.

It would've been nice to know before caving and upgrading (and subsequently downgrading) my Windows 8.1 install.

I am sorry that I'm ranting about this, but I honestly did try searching the problems and such, and not finding anything I assumed that it was a problem with my specific hardware.

I'm sure it is obvious where to find it, but it would be nice if in the installation and setup forum there is a sticky with links to relevant tutorials (such as setting up dual-boot, making a USB flash drive, installing the TP in a virtual machine)

Answer:Booting USB installation media on a UEFI system.

I am going to try tomorrow morning and see whether I could install Win10TP with the bootable USB drive, I always use the DVD but would like to try the USB disk.

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Hello,I have a Lenovo G475 laptop and I would like to know how to enable the (U)EFI mode in the BIOS menu and is it possible to access advanced features?I want to UEFI boot an operating system.InsydeH2OBIOS Version: 41CN24WW(V2.00)EC Version:   41EC24WW(V2.00)Thank you.

Answer:UEFI Booting/ Enabling BIOS Features

hi lks1981,

Welcome to the Lenovo Community.

The Lenovo G475 only have the old Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) and doesn't have a UEFI as an additional option. Until such time Lenovo allows flashing of the BIOS to convert it to UEFI, you can't yet enable this option.

If you want to transform the BIOS to UEFI (to allow booting from HDD's larger than 2TB and up to 128 partitions or mix MBR with GPT type partitions) , you can try to use Developer's UEFI Environment (DUET), you can find more info here - http://tinyurl.com/d9owxqr

Hope this helps.

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Partition resized, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

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

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

I was not able to install windows 8.1 from a flash drive on it. Later I realized I had to enable EFI from BIOS, which I did but the BIOS had no option of enabling EFI Boot from USB HDD,

only CD/DVD.

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

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

Thanks.
 

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

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

Try option 2.
 

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Hi,

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


Any ideas?

Thanks.

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

Convert the partition to FAT32?

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Hi,I am currently trying to install Ubuntu alongside my windows installation but have had with no success. The issue is that I am trying to make a UEFI Ubuntu installation but I can't get the USB to boot at all. I have made the bootable USB using Rufus 2.15 with the following settings:Partition scheme: UEFI GPTFilesystem: Fat32ISO image: 64 bit version of Ubuntu 16.04 (written as ISO image, not DD)Regarding my BIOS settings I have turned off secure boot, USB ports are always turned on, USB boot is enabled, CSM/Legacy is off. Furthermore I have turned off fastboot in Windows.Trying to boot via USB-FDD, USB-CD or USB-HDD does not work, it just proceeds and initializes the Windows operating system. Therefore I would like to hear if any of you have had any success dual booting a UEFI Ubuntu installation alongside your Windows installation. Help would very much be appreciated.Thanks in advance/Rvillebro

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Hello notebook "HP EliteBook 8570w Workstation" not auto booting from UEFI mSATA SSD.How can I change the BIOS to boot notebook from the UEFI mSATA SSD?Now I have to manually select the file bootx64.efi

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Hi all,

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

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

I've tried these things:

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



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

Cheers,

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Hi all,

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

Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi

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

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

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

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

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

Originally Posted by TraceyW


Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by arrowM


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


Welcome to Sevenforums,

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

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

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Hi all,

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

Thanks for any help!

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Hi all,

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

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Partition resize, Windows 8.1 not booting, UEFI

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

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

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Hi all,

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

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

I've tried these things:

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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

Hi,






Add entry in Boot Loader (using EasyBCD).



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

Cheers,

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Hi,

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


Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Hi all,

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

Thanks for any help!

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

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I have installed Windows 10 pro on my self built PC using an Asus Z170-A motherboard. I used a USB in UEFI mode made using the Windows media creation tool. Motherboard BIOS updated.

I have these drives:

N1-Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256G has GPT partitions
P5: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0
P6: ASUS BW-161HT

Sometimes they show up in the boot order in the UEFI bios other times not depending whether I have CSM or Secure Boot set. Whatever shows it boots OK as long as Windows Boot Manager is there.

Sometimes just "Windows Boot Manager" shows. Once I saw Windows Boot Manager (N1-Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256G)

I never have seen the drives as:
UEFI: N1-Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256G (has GPT partitions OK)
UEFI: P5: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0
UEFI: P6: ASUS BW-161HT
Should I see these? What should I see?

What settings should I have for CSM and Secure Boot?

Any help much appreciated.

Philip

Answer:Confused - am I booting in UEFI properly - msinfo32 shows I am but..?

The only time I see UEFI in front of a boot option is when I'm trying to boot from my install media. My boot entry for Windows 10 just shows Windows Boot Manager (Crucial_Ct.......

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Hi there. I've built a brand new HTPC and it has UEFI BIOS on it. I've tried to install Windows 7 with USB drive that I've made UEFI bootable with Rufus, but it gives me blue screen everytime after Windows goes from "Windows files are loading" screen to a Windows logo animation. The hard drive that I'm using is set to MBR, (I know that I should set it to GPT for UEFI installation). I don't want to have a UEFI version of Windows in my system anymore. How do I install legacy version of Windows 7 from USB stick on UEFI BIOS capable PC with HDD using MBR?

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

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

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New Windows 7 install on a computer with only one hard drive. However, I now have another HDD with data on it that I need to plug into my SATA port on my motherboard. Once I plug this other hard drive into the motherboard I am no longer able to boot into windows. When it boots it now takes me to a black screen saying that it can not find the boot device. Once I unplug the new HDD it boots just fine. I'm assuming this has to do with my Windows 7 HDD being given a different ID from Disk 0 to Disk 1. an easy fix would be to change the order of where my Hard Drives are plugged into the SATA ports on the motherboard. The issue is that I can not do this because the Windows 7 Disk is a SATA III 6Gb/s so i need/want it to be installed on the SATA III 6Gb/s Ports and the 2nd Disk is a SATA III 3 Gb/s drive so I can't install it on the 6 Gb/s ports on the motherboard. On my Motherboard it seems to order the SATA III 3Gb/s drives first on the Drive order and the SATA III 6Gb/s at the end of the disk ordering. So, right now what I believe I need to do is Change my EFI/bootloader to point to the new Drive 1 location instead of the old Drive 0 location. Normally this isn't hard with MBR because you would just go to Boot.ini and change it there with no problem. However, I am unsure how to do that with EFI boot stuff and I have not found the specific solution to do this through searching the internet yet.

If changing the EFI to point to Disk 1 instead of Disk 0 is the answer. How would I g... Read more

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

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

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Good day,

I have an Asus Z68 mainboard with UEFI-BIOS. Windows 7 Professional 64bit is installed in UEFI mode on a GPT partitioned drive (SSD). It worked flawlessly.

Now I added my second, old harddrive, that is still MBR formatted.
Windows won't start anymore, instead I am seeing "Windows is loading files", then a blinking cursor, and that's all.

I have two options in BIOS regarding boot priority:
1) I can boot from the SSD as primary priority
2) I can select an option called "Windows Boot loader", I think this refers to the UEFI boot code that Windows wrote to the UEFI.

If I select the first option, I get the "Windows is loading files screen" and then the "Windows has detected a startup error, do you want to repair the system startup" screen. If I select "Start Windows normally", I get a blinking cursor and then nothing. If I select "Repair startup", I see "Windows is loading files", and then again the "Startup repair screen". It is an endless loop.

If I select the second option, I get "Windows is loading files", then a blinking cursor, and nothing more.

Is there any way to get my Windows to boot again without disconnecting or re-partitioning the old harddrive?

Note that the old harddrive is NOT for booting, as it is just a datastore.

Philipp

Answer:UEFI Booting of GPT partition doesn't work after 2nd HDD was added

Philip,

Have you checked that the BIOS is not trying to RAID your 2 devices, your should find that in Integrated Peripherals (or something similar) in the BIOS

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hi folks, do you know how to boot a dvd in legacy-mode (without UEFI)? my lenovo B570 UEFI has very little options, so i assume the other options (e.g. booting in legacy mode) are hidden somewhere. i also found a guide from lenovo for the thinkpad series, but the option (see step 3) clearly is missing with my notebook. any ideas?? thank you very much in advance.. -benni

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I have installed Windows 10 pro on my self built PC using an Asus Z170-A motherboard. I used a USB in UEFI mode made using the Windows media creation tool. Motherboard BIOS updated.

I have these drives:

N1-Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256G has GPT partitions
P5: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0
P6: ASUS BW-161HT

Sometimes they show up in the boot order in the UEFI bios other times not depending whether I have CSM or Secure Boot set. Whatever shows it boots OK as long as Windows Boot Manager is there.

Sometimes just "Windows Boot Manager" shows. Once I saw Windows Boot Manager (N1-Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256G)

I never have seen the drives as:
UEFI: N1-Samsung SSD 950 PRO 256G (has GPT partitions OK)
UEFI: P5: WDC WD40EZRZ-00WN9B0
UEFI: P6: ASUS BW-161HT
Should I see these? What should I see?

What settings should I have for CSM and Secure Boot?

Any help much appreciated.

Philip

Answer:Confused - am I booting in UEFI properly - msinfo32 shows I am but..?

The only time I see UEFI in front of a boot option is when I'm trying to boot from my install media. My boot entry for Windows 10 just shows Windows Boot Manager (Crucial_Ct.......

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"The UEFI secure boot protocol is part of recent UEFI specification releases. It permits one or more signing keys to be installed into a system firmware. Once enabled, secure boot prevents executables or drivers from being loaded unless they're signed by one of these keys. Another set of keys (Pkek) permits communication between an OS and the firmware. An OS with a Pkek matching that installed in the firmware may add additional keys to the whitelist. Alternatively, it may add keys to a blacklist. Binaries signed with a blacklisted key will not load"
Read the rest: mjg59 | UEFI secure booting

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So for the last 4 years I have played with linux installs on and off. But something I ALWAYS encounter, is when I eventually get tired of linux (from not being able to play my games), during the removal process I always screw up my bootloader then struggle to fix it. Is there something I can do prior to this that will help?

I'm only interested in UEFI mode anymore since if I use windows it is w10.

If I create a system image of that drive with windows, could I just do windows recovery and get back that drive erasing whatever was on it prior? Would this also set the windows bootloader as the primary?

For example , I want to play with VFIO. First, I want to preserve my virgin windows 10 install on my ssd via a system image. Then I want to wipe it and install ubuntu and then create a VM within Ubuntu running w10. If this all goes south could I wipe the ssd and use the system image to revert back to where I started?

Answer:Safely dual booting linux without corrupting Win. bootloader? (UEFI)

We recommend Macrium Reflect Free and creating a Macrium Reflect rescue drive:
Macrium Reflect Free

It will let you make a backup image of your SSD, and you can restore the entire SSD from the image, or just a damaged EFI System partition. Also when you boot from the Macrium Rescue drive, under the restore menu will be a utility to Fix Windows startup problems which is very good at repairing the EFI System partition and BCD.

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===========DELL BIOS==============
In many situation, i have to boot to WinPE in uefi mode with legacy support to repair something
i would like to see the uefi boot line in this picture
but when i create a usb boot with a hiden fat32 partition in my usb, i cant see this line? what wrong with my usbi have try to setup MBR and PBR by bootice but nothing change
can someone teach me how to create 2 hiden fat32 partition to boot in this caseaddition
in legacy mode, i use plop boot manager so i can choose with partition to boot but in uefi i cant do this
i want my laptop can automatically recognize my fat32 partition
thanks

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===========DELL BIOS==============
In many situation, i have to boot to WinPE in uefi mode with legacy support to repair something
i would like to see the uefi boot line in this picture
but when i create a usb boot with a hiden fat32 partition in my usb, i cant see this line? what wrong with my usbi have try to setup MBR and PBR by bootice but nothing change
can someone teach me how to create 2 hiden fat32 partition to boot in this caseaddition
in legacy mode, i use plop boot manager so i can choose with partition to boot but in uefi i cant do this
i want my laptop can automatically recognize my fat32 partition
thanks

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

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

My ... Read more

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

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

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Hi, again...the W520 BIOS seems to have a bug. I've tested it via several Notebooks and PC's and it's the ONLY one NOT starting. I'm using a GPT-partitioned Harddrive WITHOUT UEFI (which is absoluetly legal). The BIOS seems to check the boot flags and wont go furher after boot-select screen showing all present connected drivers. Other drivers (not GPT-partitioned) work fine on W520. The main questions here are: WHY IS THE BIOS CHECKING HARD-DRIVE-BOOT FLAGS??? and WHEN IS THIS GOING TO BE FIXED ON W520-BIOS? I need my PC for work, I try to earn money here..

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Trying to boot from CD to do a repair of Windows XP so that I can boot into safe mode and uninstall a malware programme.

Get as far as the End User agreement where one is supposed to press F8 to accept it - nothing happens when I press F8.

If I try to boot into Safe Mode, eventually come to a black screen with Safe Mode written in each corner and the operating system version written up the top. Nothing then happens.

Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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I have a hard time installing these things :Win98 SEWinXP ProThey are both bootable as I know and I got this system :ASUS A7N8X MicroATXAMD Athlon XP 2800+Sapphire x1650 PRO 512 MBMaxtor 80 GBWestern Digital 320 GBCreative SoundBlaster X-fi eXtreme Gamer Low ProfileStartup :1. Show some info and a HP logo2. Check: CD 1/2, Floppy, HDD 1/23. Loading XP4. Loading Desktop (here it fails to go further)Only way to get the PC to read from CD is to force it by pressing ESC when the HP logo shows or make the Maxtor drive not bootable in BIOSWhen I force it to read from CD it says:Insert Proper Boot Device Or Revome Portable MediasI have also tryed with the CD Drive as 1:st Media to boot fromBut nothing i have done seems to help What can I do ? I will also try this :1. Install XP on the 320 GB Drive with another PC2. Move the 320 GB Drive back to my regular PC

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I am just wondering where can I find the list for approved minipci wireless network card or disable the UEFI lock for itI am trying to install Killer NIC N1103 on it""ERROR1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in Power off and remove the miniPCI network card.""One more thing is there anyway to disable the UEFI lock so I can boot from my Fedora live usb?

Answer:Thinkpad X130e AMD e300 approved minipci network card and UEFI preventing Fedoraliveusb from booting

Hello,
 
As far as I know, Lenovo offers no way to disable the whitelisting for MiniPCIe cards in the BIOS/UEFI firmware.
 
You may be able to find firmware that does this from a third-party, but I would imagine that installing it voids your warranty.  At least until Lenovo-provided firmware is reinstalled.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Windows 7 32bit on Dell 9200 4 GB RAM 2 x 500GB HDD ... with all OS updates.

Been working fine ... today left PC running, returned to it, power but screen was 'black'

Power off to reboot - on start up (normal) desktop paints in, the spinning wheel runs for ages, then eventually all seems fine ... but can't do anything, only action is cursor .. nothing clickable. (incl Ctl+alt+del) HDD led on PC running permanently.

Reboot in safe mode ... chose system restore .. and it shows a Windows Critical update restore point .. at a time that matches failure. ??
OK tried restore ... still the same.
Tried W7 repair disk, again selected restore ... Tried restore to next previous (2 days ago) all seems to go well, get login, desktop paints in ... then screen goes black ... all that is on it is cursor.

The only other points I can think of is that this morning (last successful boot up) it brought up a pop-up "Express files updated" with recommendation to run it ... as it gave no program, or manufacturer ... I chose not to run.
On one of the boot ups during problem .. an unfamiliar icon showed on desktop ... "Homegroup", a green sphere, surrounded by 3 orbiting blue spheres" although not been there on any subsequent boot up.

Any suggestions on next step ?

Answer:Fails to work after booting up

I take it the computer is not actually BSODing? It almost sounds like a memory error or corruption that is causing windows to freak out?

I take it that you are not overclocking it, this can happen when an overclock is unstable.

It sounds like the VGA is ok if you are getting some sort of start up screen but maybe when the VGA tries to set the resolution that you use for your desktop screen it is somehow not doing it and causing an error.

Its so hard to diagnose especially without any actual memory dumps or BSOD to highlight any issues.

Have you tried safe mode?

It could even be that the system restore hasn't worked correctly, as you know system restore operates on the reboot as well as while restoring, often setting up some files just before you get back into your desktop password screen.

Just come across this which may be of help to yourself??

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

Good luck

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Hi all,

I've got a six year old toshiba laptop running windows xp pro on it, and I'm having problems with the start up.

I the the computer on, the fan comes on, then 'in touch with tomorrow, toshiba' flashes up.
Then some bios message flashes up
'intel boot version 4 ...... etc etc,
pxe e61 media test failure, check cable
pxe mof: exiting intel pxe rom'

The windows sign comes up with the loading bar across the middle of the screen set against black. It does this for a few seconds, and then the screen goes completely black, waits for another second or two, then the screen flashes blue for an instant, and then the fan stops, and we go back to the beginning, where it will start with the fan coming on.

I've tried loading it in various of the options in safe mode, and to no avail, with it cutting out after it writes a number of the drivers in safe mode.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

CB
 

Answer:Booting fails while starting up

It telling you it can find the hard drive . . You can take the drive out, then reseat it to be sure it is not a connection fault . . you can download drive diagnostics to rule out failure
 

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Hey all. 
I've got a Dell Latitude E6320 where the driver installer for the Dell Wireless 1530 wireless card fails.  I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, the computer boots in UEFI mode, and I've installed all of the drivers according to the Latitude E-Family Re-Image Guide.
I've got a log, as well, it says this:
[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Dell Update Package Execution Start[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Original command line: E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111.EXE  /s[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUPFramework version: 3.0.80.1[09/13/16 16:24:47]    User Command: unattended[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Capabilities Value: 6291455 (0x5FFFFF)[09/13/16 16:24:47]    DUP Vendor Software Version: A01[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Version: 6.1.1.0[09/13/16 16:24:47]    OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Local System OS Language: EN[09/13/16 16:24:47]    Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Identified Behavior : unattended[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Temporary payload log file name: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\dell\drivers\E6320-NIC_DRVR_WIN_A01_R294111\DUP9B64.tmp[09/13/16 16:24:48]    Translated Command Line : setup.exe /s /v" LOGFILE=&q... Read more

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My Helix suddenly stopped booting. The power just goes when it should be loading Windows. I am able to enter the BIOS and as soon as I press save and exit to start booting windows it fails. Not even time to see the logo. Fan seems to be working. I took it to the local recommended technicians and they want to change the SSD (and they won't give me back the old one for some reason!). It is still under warranty. I would dread losing my files not backuped in the SSD. Anyone has any other possible causes for the failure to boot? 

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I recently installed Windows 7 and started facing a weird problem from and 2nd or 3rd day. First time when I start the PC on the day the startup fails and windows complaints the last shutdown was not proper or some driver has shut the system down automatically in order to prevent data corruption. After 3 or 4 (sometimes even 7,8) attempts or after starting in safe mode I'm able to start the PC and it runs like a dream for the rest of the day. If I try to restart it during the day I don't face any trouble at all. And the sad old story begins on the next day. I looked at the system logs and it complaints of a "Kernel power" problem. Searching for windows online help hasn't produced any useful info. Could someone please help providing some bright ideas about to how to solve this issue?
I have changed the system clock now to see whether it changes anything or not.

OS : 64 bit windows 7
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo
Motherboard : Gigabyte

Answer:Booting fails first time everyday

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jacobselvin


I recently installed Windows 7 and started facing a weird problem from and 2nd or 3rd day. First time when I start the PC on the day the startup fails and windows complaints the last shutdown was not proper or some driver has shut the system down automatically in order to prevent data corruption. After 3 or 4 (sometimes even 7,8) attempts or after starting in safe mode I'm able to start the PC and it runs like a dream for the rest of the day. If I try to restart it during the day I don't face any trouble at all. And the sad old story begins on the next day. I looked at the system logs and it complaints of a "Kernel power" problem. Searching for windows online help hasn't produced any useful info. Could someone please help providing some bright ideas about to how to solve this issue?
I have changed the system clock now to see whether it changes anything or not.

OS : 64 bit windows 7
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo
Motherboard : Gigabyte


You need to go into the repair console and let it fix it automatically. You need your install/upgrade disc to do this. To do it manually through commands, when you get to the second screen (after you choose your language) go to "Repair Your Computer" and click Command Prompt. Type:

bootrec /fixmbr
press enter.

bootrec /FixBoot
press enter.

Restart.

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Windows wont finnish booting! i cannot access the PC in anyways via windows booting. i would like to repair this install if possible without reformating again

Any help appreiciated!

thanks and details below...

Before the Problem:

i was playing Ceasar IV, the game had froze for about 30 secs and then flashed a blue screen and restarted the PC. Since this happened the PC will not finnish booting. I have had this game for several months and no issues with it before.

Current Problem:

I press the power button the PC completes the POST and begins to start windows, the windows loading screen apears for around 5 seconds and the a very fast flash of a blue screen apears and the PC restarts and then it says the PC did not shut down properly and what do i wish to do.... i have tryed all safe mode types (with networking ect) but everytime i get the above problem.

More Info: I was unable to record the error number on the blue screen as it flashed too fast(around 0.5 secs tops) and the same for the current blue screen i recieve while attempting to boot.

I have left the PC disconnected from the power for over half an hour but still no change in symptoms.

i have formated my PC around 2 weeks ago to a fresh install and updated drivers ect but it has been used alot since with no problems what so ever while on the internet and gaming using COD4 and ceasar IV.

PC spec is:

AMD athlon XP 2400+
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Motherboard
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Answer:Windows Fails to finnish booting!

well since ive had no reply yet i have decided to just format it. so problem solved
 

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Runinng windows 2000. On power up, won't recognize the hard drive, nor the floppy drive, not the cd drive. I get an error message 8603 Pointing device error. Then it asks for a password. I never set it up with a pssword. Can't do anything. Everything was working well the last time I powered up.
 

Answer:Booting fails to recognize any drive

See your other post here
 

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Okay, I am going to try and be as detailed as possible but if I leave out anything important let me know.

I was running Vista Ultimate 64-bit that had neither SP1 nor SP2 on it. I tried updating to SP1 as soon as it appeared on my Windows Update (surprisingly, not preceded by the Microsoft hotfix that I only now know exists for preventing SP1 failures...lot of good that did me). SP1 installed, seemingly, without a hitch and restarted my PC.

Immediately following that, however, Windows would not boot and would crash with a BSOD every single time. I could not even use a Vista Repair Disk which I have (complete with Start-up recovery) due to the BSOD. Luckily, however, I found a fix for the BSOD: I downloaded a System Rescue CD with bootable Linux on it and followed a detailed set of instructions to mount my disk partition with Vista on it and delete a file called $TxfLog in my C:/windows/$Extend/RmMetadata/ folder which was supposedly causing the BSOD. Apparently Windows checks that file to see if the HD is messed up and Vista SP1 had corrupted it - rendering my OS Boot process FUBARed.

So...after deleting the file, unmounting my system partition, and restarting my PC, the BSOD stopped appearing but I STILL couldn't boot. I would get an error code and then it'd hang. So, after this I ran my Vista Repair Disk and did a startup repair (actually I went through a cycle of repairing, rebooting, failing to boot, repairing again...up to eight times because I was told it sometimes t... Read more

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Laptop Satellite L30 -psL33E ..........original HDD failed

Fitted new HDD, hitachi hts541616j9sa00.
Boot from recovery CD, this completes then computer switches off.

I restart and on screen it says wait while windows loads for first time.
This gets as far as the screen lighting up and the scrolling circle and then stops and the laptop just hangs there.

I left it for a couple of hours switch laptop off and then reboot.
Laptop screen then shows launch startup repair and start windows normally.

I've tried both options, the screen goes blank and then the same options appear it just sticks in this continuous loop.

Could this be problem with new HDD or restore disk any help appreciated

Message was edited by: sixbeers

Answer:Satellite L30 PSL33E - New HDD inserted but booting fails

Don?t think this issue could be related to the HDD? but who knows? everything is possible but I think it?s improbably.

Did you check the memory modules?
From my knowledge such strange notebook behaviors can be related to a memory malfunction too.

But as I already said, we can always provides some suggestions and to be 100% sure what part is affected an notebook check would be necessary!

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I almost think this thread's title says it all: it seems that after around a handful of successful boots, that after I enter my password successfully, the system transitions to the next window where it proceeds to hang indefinitely. At that point, I power down, wait a minute and then power up. 99.9% of the time the system will boot up successfully. I haven't had any luck figuring out the cause and just 'discovered' this SeverForums website.

Answer:Windows7 (64bit) booting fails every 5 or 6 times.

Confirm the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition Marked Active

Then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times to see if it finds anything to repair.

If this doesn't help post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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  hey! can anybody help me with this issue; my desktop fails to boot, no beep sound but the fan runs ok.

Answer:booting fails. No motherboard beepsound. RAM ok, hdd ok. any ideas

A few more details on what happened prior to this, any new devices installed ;protection apps used etc. would be helpful...

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Hello, - Edge E330- 6 weeks old- stucked for more then 20min- even it was not possible to enter the "disk management" in Win8- so I saved the Win8 OEM Key- start a complete new setup- but this was after 45% stopped and had an error- got the recovery DVD by post from lenovo (after 4 business days? no download possible) - recovery DVD will not accepted (the Lenovo is not booting from these) - download a Win8 RTM ISO - this runs directly and very well (is booting from this and installing it perfectly!) - so the Lenovo hotline tells me, they do not have a Win8 OEM ISO DVD, I must do it with the recovcery DVD- but these will be not accepted by the computer! - tried it with a external USB stick (FAT 32) and an SD card (FAT 32) - the data will be not accepted as a boot capable next plan: A) organize a Win8 ISO CD (not RTM),  but I guess the key will be not be accepted because of OEM,  I am right?B) return the notebook and buy a competitors notebook I appreciate any kind of help! Thanks in advancedrawonmycar   

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Hi,every time I try to PXE boot an iso BIOS image from a TFTP server and after pressing "2. Update system program"  and "Y" the system hangs. I tried different ThinkPads (W520, W530), i tried different memdisk 5.10, 6.02), i tried different memdisk settings like iso raw no one apparently works. Is there someone who can point me to the right direction, am I missing something?  Here my current PXELINUX configuration<config>LABEL w520biosMENU LABEL ^w. BIOS V1.42 W520  - 32bit - Normal    - ISO  - (EN)TEXT HELP * Boot the W520 BIOS ISO image over PXEENDTEXTLINUX memdisk-6.02INITRD ../isos/bios/w520/8buj19uc.isoAPPEND iso</config>

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Recently I purchased Nero 9. Installation fails. My computer has been very slow rebooting. I have a highjack log fro Advanced Systems Care. I hope someone can find my problem.
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 2:16:42 AM, on 3/27/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.0)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.0 (8.0.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Users\Sharon\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.23\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\BitDefender 2009\seccenter.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\BitDefender 2009\uiscan.exe
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C... Read more

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Hello everyone! I'm hoping some one can help me with a situation I have.

While recently using Nero 10's suite of programs I encountered a screen indicating several programs had newer versions and that I should update before continuing. I then updated the programs. The update process required a system reboot to complete the update, since part of the update process could not be completed while the system was running. After clicking on the "Reboot Now Button" the system went through a normal shutdown and start up process. However, after displaying the Windows 7 screen the system hung and I never saw the Windows 7 Logon screen.

At this point I powered down and restarted the computer. The computer displayed the "Windows did not shutdown properly last time" screen during the loading process. I then selected to finish booting in SAFE Mode. The computer then booted successfully and I was able to exercise the system. I then attempted to restart the computer from SAFE MODE but again encountered the "hanging" condition. I again attempted to reboot and once again received the "Windows did not shutdown properly last time" screen. Since booting into SAFE MODE hadn't solved the problem, I attempted to boot into SAFE MODE with networking. This caused the system to again "hang". In summary, I am able to boot into all but the SAFE MODE with networking capability, which reproduces the problem.

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Answer:Windows 7 fails to complete booting after software update

I then selected to finish booting in SAFE Mode. The computer then booted successfully and I was able to exercise the system.Hi -Did you have an option to select "Last Known Good Configuration ..." or whatever your system usually has, as well as Safe Mode ??This is always the better option to select first if available -Or was Safe Mode (with or without Networking) your only options -

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Hi.
 
Yesterday my machine froze and I had to so a power off restart. Since then it will freeze during boot up, not always in the same place. Sometimes at the login screen, sometimes gets as far as loading the desktop, but it freezes every time.
 
If it gets as far as the desktop I am able to press alt-ctrl-delete and then click Task Manager but at this point the start menu and taskbar disappear.
 
System restore fails. I have also noticed that nothing seems to be being written to event logs.
 
If I do a diagnostic startup so that no services are running the system will boot into normal mode.
 
Works satisfactorily in Safe Mode.
 
Spec is HP dx2400 PC, Intel Core 2 duo E7400 processor, 3.25GB ram, running XPSP3.
 
Thsi is very similar to a problem I had last year:- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/516204/windows-xp-programs-will-only-work-in-safe-mode/
 
Perhaps foolishly, I have run the windows repair software from tweaking.com and it has made no difference.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I need to move on to Windows 7 but this machine runs legacy software which will not work in W7 even in xp mode. I will make it an 'offline' workstation once the error is fixed.
 
Many thanks,
Andy.

Answer:Windows XP issue - Booting fails except in safe mode

Andy,
 
If your machine has Microsoft Security Essentials, this looks like your issue:
 
http://hothardware.com/News/Coincidence-Or-Accident-Microsoft-Security-Essentials-Bug-Rendering-XP-Machines-Hamstrung-Like-A-Virus/
 
I have a friend who has 3 different machines where it is happening as well.

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Hello, I got a lenovo 300 - 15ISK a month back. Now suddenly it would not start. It just fails at bootup. I have attached the screen below. It just restarts after that.


























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Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 300 - 15ISK wont start, fails at booting

Hi dsiddharth2 ,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
On the Novo menu , can you check if the harddrive is still detecting the harddrive when you choose BIOS set up. 
If not try to F9 reset defaults of BIOS and F10 to save and exit.
 
If still the same that no harddrive on BIOS , best that you call in technical support for recomended fix since most likely your warranty is a very much active. 
 
Update us how things go.
 
Regards

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Hello, I'm having a rather strange issues with booting mylaptop. I have a thinkpad R60, a few years old, but very lightly used (I've only used it for 6 months, it was essentially unused for the first year).  It has developed a very strange issue when trying to boot.  If I turn the machine off, and leave it plugged into AC, it will not boot.  I press on the on/off button and there is no life, lights stay the same, no noise, no nothing.  If I unplug from AC and pull the battery out and put the battery back in, and DON'T plug into AC, it will boot up most of the time.  However, if I plug back into AC again, it won't boot and I'll have to pull the battery out again.  It seems it will refuse to boot up on AC ever.  Even if I leave it off AC, I will have to pull the battery out before it will start.  I have also tried it with AC only, no battery, still will not boot. Also, I say "most of the time" because maybe 1% of the time, it won't boot after pulling the battery out.  And there seems to be no combination of pulling out the battery or fiddling that will get it to reboot (I've tried pushing the power button with the battery out, it didn't help).  To fix this, I've always just left the machine with the battery out, and come back in half an hour and it goes again once I put the battery back in.   The first problem is a major annoyance, and I'm wondering what I can do about it.  The second problem is a signif... Read more

Answer:Lenovo strange booting problem: fails to boot when connected to AC

Nobody have any idea on this issue?  Should I call tech support?  I'd like to avoid being on hold for ages if possible. Thanks for the input.

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Hi,
 
I've been using Win7 Ultimate 64bit since January without encountering any problems, until last week that is...
Probably due to a virus or screwed up installation of "Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver and utility" it refused to boot. Repair was not working, neither was safe mode iirc.
I eventually managed to "fix" the problem by choosing the "boot with last known working configuration".
However after another reboot yesterday, it stopped working again.
 
I tried booting into safe mode and got stuck at aswrvrt.sys which lead me to this thread: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=120531.165
After renaming it on my working Ubuntu install (same ssd) it got stuck on (another avast file) and then on classpnp.sys
 
I tried at least 3 different methods of creating a bootable USB stick (2 different sticks) with an official ISO of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (X17-59465.iso) including the Windows DVD Download Tool and rufus_v1.3.4 with both MBR and GPT partitions.
I can get my computer to boot from it, but it always gets stuck at "Starting Windows" Bootanimation (with the glowing windows logo), same as the original problem, and I can get no further, thus I can not run FRST64.exe
So there seems to be no way to repair my W7 install or even set it up new. I don't have an optical drive on this computer either, so USB stick is the only way to go.
 
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Answer:Windows 7: not booting, safe mode fails - possible virus infection?

Ok, so I finally managed to get windows working again by following these instructions: http://superuser.com/a/560105/263684

 
The most frequent problem of my Windows 7...
It can be consequence of bad drivers, or bad/half updates.
Sometimes it can happen if you plug any device while system is booting.
It can cause if you/any program changes some registry settings...
There's an interesting thing: most of all it happens if you haven't activated your OS.
But there's no need to reinstall your OS!
If I see this, I do these steps:
The only thing you need is to gain access to your hard drives.
You can use any NTFS boot-disk (such as LiveCD , Hiren BootDisk ) for it. After you can access your hard drives, do these steps:
1)Go to this folder: C:\Windows\System32\Config
2)Create some folder and COPYthese files (for backup):
SAM,SOFTWARE,SECURITY,DEFAULT,SYSTEM
3)Copy files SOFTWAREand SYSTEM from directory C:\Windows\System32\Config\RegBack toC:\Windows\System32\Config and Restart your PC.
Now it must work fine.
If it's still hanging, then do 1st and 3rd steps, but copy these files: DEFAULT,SECURITY,SAM. Then all your registry will be restored.
OK. Now it'll work fine.
You can also check your drivers and update them. Or download DriverPack Solutions and let him do it all.
(ClassPnP has NO MATTER here. It was LOADED, and the problem is in the NEXT driver which is being loaded. To find what caused the problem, use any tool (I th... Read more

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Stable Win XP system now fails to get past initial Windows screen when booting, If you press PF5 when booting can go to safe mode with or without networking but can't access printer from this mode.
If you do go to safe mode and run the SP2 update file (which is already applied to the system) the system will install it and reboot for ONE TIME successfully. All functions seem normal, Upon shutdown and reboot the system starts OK but hangs at the point where there is a Windows screen and a sliding horizontal bar at the bottom but it never turns on the audio or goes any further than this screen, This system has run without problems for years,
BIGHANK

 

Answer:WinXP fails to get past initial Windows screen when booting

When Windows will only run in Safe Mode it's almost always because you've recently installed a driver (or installed some software that installs a driver, like CD-burning sofftware, third-party firewall or AV) which Windows does not like for whatever reason. The logic of this thinking is that Windows does not load any third-party drivers (except network driver when required) in Safe Mode, which is why a driver problem is the most likely cause.

Think hard about what you've installed recently and remove it.
 

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Laptop is not booting up. It is restarting again and again. Problem started in following manner.
-First while using laptop my keyboards stop functioning.
-Second When I restarted It starts normal but stopped accepting inputs from keyboard and even Window Virtual Keyboard.
-Third I tried reinstalling windows, When I tried to install it from pen-drive(bootable pendrive). It is not booting. It is restarting again and again.
Can any one help me on this?

Answer:Laptop is not booting. It starts booting but restarts before it gets boot properly.

First thing to do is run an extended (NOT just 10 minute) diagnostic on the hard drive.  If you need further assistance, post the results of that (numeric error codes) along with the full model information - i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS L501x, etc.).

Press F12 a few times immediately after powering on to get into the diagnostics.

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We have 4 classrooms of Optiplex 990s and I intend to image them with Windows 10.
I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version A20, and there is no UEFI "Onboard Nic" boot option only a Legacy one. This means that it won't PXE Boot for a UEFI image.
Am I missing something?
Is it supposed to have it?

Thanks

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I noticed that if i boot my TPY in tablet mode, the cursor simply doesn't show up even if i flip back to the laptop mode. i can only solve it by restarting and booting back from laptop mode. If i boot from laptop mode however and flip to tablet mode, the cursor reappears when i flip it back to laptop mode. Anyone else suffering from this issue too?













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Answer:Cursor Fails to show up if booting from tablet mode - Thinkpad Yoga

I solved this problem after reinstalling the driver the 3rd time. Not too sure why the problem is gone  however, a new problem surfaced (a less serious one). the mouse driver seems to be loaded quite late into the boot sequence, so after seeing my desktop, the cursor only appears after around 5-10 seconds. if i disable the touchpad in Device Manager, the cursor shows up immediately on startup (without the proper drivers loaded). guess it's a bug.

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Hi Everybody,
I do have a Compaq Presario C505TU Laptop with the following specifications:

Intel Dual Core,2GB RAM,160 GB HDD.

My Laptop is running on Dual Operating System:

D-Drive: Windows Server 2003 (Oracle11i E-Business Suite software)
E-Drive: WindowsXP (For General Purpose).

Thing is like after Installing this 2 Operating Systems,i have installed Audio and Video drivers successfully.
Since i had no accurate drivers for installing WLAN drivers, i called up to HP Tech Support and i had an Online Chat with the tech person.The tech guy has given some 2 drivers,which i had installed and later the second driver which is for the BIOS update.The tech guy said i need to install this BIOS update driver.I had confirmed and reconfirmed whether there is any data loss in my laptop.The guy said there won't be any loss and told to install the driver.Once i installed the BIOS UPDATE driver ,the driver has flashed my BIOS and totally messed up my laptop.Later the next day i had chatted again with another tech guy and they said that is the wrong driver and the new guy has suggest the appropiate driver for my laptop.It was really disgusting since i couldn't log on to my Windows and do my job.

So, i need some help in this issue.How can restore my BIOS settings back to normal and keep my laptop running Windows.

So, when i started booting up my system with the BOOTABLE XP CD,its booting up and later it throws an error message "Your HDD are not detected,check if it is pro... Read more

Answer:Windows booting fails when the BIOS flashes with new settings after loading a driver

Well you should always verify the drivers you download. But BIOS's are not updated or restored in the 'software' sense, they are flashed in the hardware sense. So, to 'restore' simply take the original BIOS and flash it again. You'll probably have to see if you can download the original BIOS from HP.

If your HDD is not detected at boot, WHILE BOOTING you will be prompted to hit F6 to install 3rd party SCSI drivers, hit F6 here. It will prompt you for a floppy containing the drivers for your disk. Make sure you have a floppy ready to go. Again HP will have the drivers on their site, if you do not have one ready.
 

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Hi guys.

Thanks for looking at this thread.

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

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

Thank you

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

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

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

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Hello there, occassional lurker, first time poster, hopefully someone here will be able to help

I've been setting my laptop to dual boot xp pro, and Ubuntu on a seperate partition. All was going well, until xp decided to die altogther. I don't have that error to hand, but it's gone a little further now.

Was going to install xp pro on a 3rd partition, and it started up fine. Now I can boot fine to Ubuntu, and the 2nd version of xp. However, the original xp is still having issues.

Now, when booting up, gets BSOD - bad_pool_caller. Code at the end is: 0x000000c2 (0x00000007,0x00000CD4,0x00000060,0x86F7E1FC)

Everything I've read suggests this is talking about a hardware or software conflict. However, I've not installed any new hardware. I suspect there is a software conflict between the two versions of xp, but I can't see how that can happen.

I can boot into the 1st copy of xp in safe mode, however, explorer.exe fails to start up. Tried running it in task manager to no avail.

I forgot to add - I am using GNU GBRUB to boot between the 3 operating systems.

EDIT 2: Tried it again to boot 1st xp in safe mode - new error for windows product activation - a problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for this computer error code 0x800004005
 

Answer:Dual booting laptop crashes booting xp pro.

Are these installations of XP Pro on the two partitions diferent install disks with separate key codes?
 

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Your link shows Windows 7 on the unit. Could you explain the procedure you tried and what the results were, what messages did you get?

I know at least one company sells a combination drive like that. They should have a procedure for loading it, if one is needed, but I have not had such a setup.

You mention UEFI, are you using that install configuration?

Edit: The link, under the support section has a FAQ about updating the Bios. It seems to suggest you should, so you might check.

Answer:uefi samsung laptop

You have a driver of some sort for the caching drive. You will or should clean of the spinner and load windows and then you will have to set up your cache drive. Get your manual out.

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Please advice.
Lenovo B575e notebook.

I need to install Windows 7 to factory preinstalled Windows 8 Lenovo UEFI laptop.
Installation media W7 Pro OEM DVD from internal DVD drive.
Likely there is no need to restore Windows 8 later - so just a clean Windows 7 installation.

Is it correct just to Disable Secure boot in Bios?
Or is there something else requirements?

On BIOS security tab there is also "Reset to Setup Mode" and Restore Factory Keys.

Thank you.

Answer:How to downgrade UEFI W8 laptop to W7

This should work for your purposes:

Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Good luck.

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Hi HP experts, I have been reading about UEFI and Gpt partition versus Mbr partition, and from what i understand about these subjects - the Gpt partition is to prefer if the laptop supports UEFI, because the laptop boots faster, but is that the only thing thats better about it ?I found the driver page for my Envy, and found out that under help program/tools, there were a program named HP UEFI-support (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) . Now i am not quite sure if this means that my Envy supports everything about UEFI, because in my BIOS i dont seem to be able to find anything named UEFI ? But if i press F2 during bootup, i do get a menu wiith for example the opportunity to reverse to an older version of BIOS, and 4 or 5 other options to see what my laptop consists of.I also ran the CMD tool, and ran the diskpart and list disk commands, and the partition is not listed as Gpt, but Mbr, because there aint no * under Gpt column, and i think the only way i could make a clean install for several months ago, was to set the Rufus usb boot tool to Mbr, and then clean install Windows. If and only if you mean that i can gain anything by going the Gpt and UEFI way, by setting Rufus up to make the usb bootable this way, shouldnt i then just reformat to Gpt with CMD with these commands in the order : Diskpart-list disk-select disk-clean , and then shut down the Envy and run the usb drive ?  Further more i suppose the recovery file i made and saved with Ma... Read more

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Hello.After Windows 10 came out, i noticed that my laptop working and booting not in UEFi mod.First i tried to go into OS settings (windows 10) and put there uefi setting on restart. Its booting without uefi at all.Tried to press f2,f1,f8,f7,f12, del keys - nothing.Tried to update bios from lenovo site - still nothing, i cant access uefi bios.Tried to install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - cant boot into uefi of get uefi bios.What I'm doing wrong, direct me please? p.s. I'm using lenovo Z580.

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