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Jan 20, 1 0 1, 0. I can't seem to narrow down what I need to get a fresh install of Windows 10 on my laptop. Brief history: -Bought HP Gdx for my wife. The PC will not recognize the hard drive without Legacy mode enable. It also will not recognize the disk drive I am guessing because I have set it to UEFI mode and arranged boot priority and it does not find it. I can turn on Legacy mode but I am guessing that if I install windows 10 again while in Legacy mode I will be right back where I started.
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So far, I've only been able to successfully revert to a BIOS interface once on an Acer Laptopand then select an alternative boot source, but that's it. Once only. I've already had one situation involving a client who had his new HP Windows 8 machine locked down with malware. Try as I might, it was impossible to select an alternative boot device off-line anti virus rescue disc to resolve the issue. In the end, I had to remove the hard drive, backup the user profile, then factory reset the computer.
A very messy resolution. If Windows 8 becomes unbootable for what ever reason, how do I select the DVD drive as the boot device to perform a re-install, virus clean up, or re-image? Is there a standard method to revert to a BIOS interface? Thanks for your time. This standard was created by over technology companies as part of the UEFI consortium, including Microsoft. It's designed to improve software interoperability and address limitations of BIOS.
If the computer becomes unbootable, then ensure that no external devices are connected to the computer and then try to access the BIOS. Accessing BIOS any time is not a problem even when the computer is in no boot situation. Secure Boot protects the integrity of the operating system and prevents unauthorized firmware, operating systems or UEFI drivers from interfering with the boot process.
Further, you may also want to know that Secure Boot must first be disabled before installing new hardware or for that matter to make changes in the BIOS. For more information on disabling Secure Boot in your computer's BIOS, reference the manual that came with your motherboard or contact your motherboard manufacturer. If you are in an enterprise environment, contact your system administrator. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. Reply with the status of the issue and we will be glad to offer our assistance.
Select An Alternative Boot Device In UEFI
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Might also want to remove and replace them a few times to make sure the connections are clean. If it's a laptop, remove and reinsert the hard drive a few times to clean the contacts. Now try to boot it up.
If not, there is a problem recognizing the hard drive Unfortunately they do not last forever. You're more than welcome. Sorry to hear about the death of your hard drive though. Community Forum Software by IP.
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Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list.I Googled and found a similar issue in Tom's Guide here. I wish to know whats the difference booting up with Legacy. And is there anyway to revert back booting up with UEFI? Since you are using a modern OS from windows 8. Since your computer came pre-installed with Linpus, it might have been in legacy mode.
Not sure. Unfortunately there's not a lot of people on this forum that have a computer that came pre-installed with Linpus. Ironfly might know. I must be missing something. But there was no such thing when installing the update. The laptop came with Windows 8. As mentioned before, everything was fine untill the BIOS update, which was performed like 3 or 4 days before.
Step-by-step instructions on how to clean install vanilla Windows 8. And will help you get un-stuck from legacy mode. The BIOS update didn't somehow magically re-install your Windows installation in to legacy installation. I think you're confused. Since you had a legacy MBR installation of Windows, you got the message no bootable device. You could also just use your USB factory default recovery drive that you created when you first purchased the computer.
Acer is not allowed by Microsoft to sell computers that come pre-installed with Windows 8. Make sure you backup all of your important personal files as the instructions I gave you will completely wipe your drive. If Acer did make the mistake of selling you a computer that came pre-installed with Windows 8. But I'm assuming you installed Windows in legacy mode for whatever reason.Forum Rules. Remember Me? What's New?
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To be clear, the current hard drives are in known good condition previously used in another setup and if I test out the Legacy ROM MBR setup, everything looks to work just fine which leads me to conclude I'm just not setting something up correctly.
Not sure what to do at this point. Any ideas of how to diagnose this problem?? Especially the part where it says "for A88X chipsets. When the UEFI version did show up in the boot menu from a cold bootI was able to successfully load the EFI shell and initialize the discs using the rcadm command as described. At least I think I was successful. The command to create a RAID 1 array from the 2 initialized disks was followed by a "created successfully" response.
The next hurdle is trying to install Fedora 23 Server without crashing, but to at least find out if I got the drives set up correctly I tested out running a Windows 10 installation process up to choosing the OS location. I found the root cause of the Linux problem. The 2 old drives were previously setup in a RAID configuration on the old motherboard. I used a Windows10 install disk USB flash to run 'diskpart' to clear out the old information before trying again to create a new array.
Mostly just a learning exercise at this point as I'm going to remove the array and go back to AHCI to continue installation. The general consensus from the Internet appears to be that unless you've got an expensive add-on RAID controller, using virtual RAID by way of motherboard firmware or OS software is a bit of a crapshoot anyway.
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Please make sure your Windows and Pyramix-Ovation-VCube versions are compatible, see this page for details. Merging highly recommends you "defer feature updates" in Windows Validated BIOS version : 4. First update BIOS if required. When updating the BIOS, all settings are lost or not set correctly, you have to enter all the parameters again manually. Merging Technologies does not guarantee any issue or instability if any overclocking is enabled! You may adjust date and time.
Please switch to Advance Mode F6. Leave default values. Secondary Timing : No settings to change. Thrid Timing : No settings to change. Fourth Timing : No settings to change. Advanced Setting : No settings to change. Set to M if you use onboard graphics and Auto for dedicated graphic card.
How to set boot priority in BIOS or UEFI
Hot plug : enable if you need Hot-Plug capability Drive trays for example. Intel Thunderbolt Technology : Fully Disabled. Use at your own risk. Allows to fine tune each fan on the computer.
Boot Options : You should first set the optical drive as your first boot device, then the system drive. Network devices can be disabled. Fast Boot: Disabled. Boot from onboard LAN : Disabled. Merging recommends to set it to Disabled. Use with caution if you enable it. If you have installed a PCIe graphic card, you should now install its driver.Please see following four methods.
So if it couldn't help you after several tries, please go on and follow other three methods below. The biggest difference is how to enter Advanced startup. In Windows 8you can move your mouse to the upper-right side of window and choose Settings. Following, in the opening PC settings window, select General and you can see Advanced startup.
Just click it. While there is a dialog popping up to ask you whether allow Command Prompt to make changes to this computer, type an administrator password and click Yes. A message displays in the middle of the screen warning you that you are about to be signed off. If all above works normally, you would access Advanced startup options and you are available to choose Troubleshoot.
Next steps will be the same to Method 2 Step 3 - 6. Compared to above two methods, this is a faster way to access UEFI bios options menu. Step 1: Just simply find the Shut down or Restart button on login screen, and hold down the Shift key while you click on Restart.
Step 2: Once you've done this, instead of fully rebooting, the blue boot options menu displays. In order to use the advanced tools, click Troubleshoot. Then you can choose to access Advanced options. Step 4: Now several options shows and they will be available when Windows restarts next time.
So click Restart to reboot Windows system and access to these options. If you want listing options are available for you now, just need to select the option by using the number or the function keys F1-F9.
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If you don't want to use any of these options, you can boot normally by pressing Enter. Launch recovery environment is the extra option accessed by pressing F To return to the other options, press F10 again. Access Windows 8 Advanced startup option: In Windows 8you can move your mouse to the upper-right side of window and choose Settings. Step 2: Click Restart now under Advanced startup option.
Step 3: Choose Troubleshoot in several options. Step 4: Select Advanced options in Troubleshoot. Type the following command and press Enter. Step 5: Press F10 to get more options.
Step 6: Press F1 to launch recovery environment.